GL 1500 timing belts


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GL 1500 timing belts

Postby bernasj » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:28 pm



Thanks to all who add information to this site. Just did the timing belts on the 96 with 61,500m. The hardest thing about the whole job was gettin the doggone rubber boot off the oil pressure sending unit. Thanks again.



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Re: GL 1500 timing belts

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:48 pm

bernasj wrote:Thanks to all who add information to this site. Just did the timing belts on the 96 with 61,500m. The hardest thing about the whole job was gettin the doggone rubber boot off the oil pressure sending unit. Thanks again.


That thing can be stuck on there good after years of heat cycles. I used a small pick to shove up underneath it, and gently lift the rubber away, to free it up.

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Re: GL 1500 timing belts

Postby WvChamp » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:37 am

I'm in the middle of replacing my Timing Belts also. Thanks for the great step by step again WingAdmin.
Would you happen to know the size of the vaccume lines around and under the Carbs?
I'm pretty sure (From reading posts) that the vaccume hose under the card is bad. Was just wanting to have the hoses on hand.
Thanks in advance,
WvChamp

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Re: GL 1500 timing belts

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:05 pm

WvChamp wrote:I'm in the middle of replacing my Timing Belts also. Thanks for the great step by step again WingAdmin.
Would you happen to know the size of the vaccume lines around and under the Carbs?
I'm pretty sure (From reading posts) that the vaccume hose under the card is bad. Was just wanting to have the hoses on hand.
Thanks in advance,
WvChamp


Virgilmobile might know that, I know he has replaced a lot of his.

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Re: GL 1500 timing belts

Postby vtxcandyred » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:14 pm

WvChamp wrote:I'm in the middle of replacing my Timing Belts also. Thanks for the great step by step again WingAdmin.
Would you happen to know the size of the vaccume lines around and under the Carbs?
I'm pretty sure (From reading posts) that the vaccume hose under the card is bad. Was just wanting to have the hoses on hand.
Thanks in advance,
WvChamp

You should be able to take off the ones you want to replace and the local auto parts store should have them.

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Re: GL 1500 timing belts

Postby Mag » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:46 pm

I find...of all places, the local NAPA place always has something that will work. They had parts in stock for my 68 Chevy pickup, and also some of the screw caps for my Goldwing.

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Re: GL 1500 timing belts

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:24 am

Virgilmobile might know that, I know he has replaced a lot of his.[/quote]

Yes I replaced many lines.
Fortunately I have a Bumper to Bumper next door to where I work .I waltzed in there and purchased every rubber hose they had up to 3/8". I got them for 0.85 per foot and bought 5 sizes,4 foot long and left without a 20 dollar bill.
The bike is probably outfitted with metric sized hoses so I used what fit.Some were pretty tight.
I found that a few of the hoses that were bad at the sharp bend had enough slack that they could be trimmed and put back on.
By the way....while your there...replace the entire fuel line too.Mine hardened inside and leaked at the carb.The inside was cracked and the outside looked perfect.
Virgil




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