Timing belts


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rainman1956
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Timing belts

Postby rainman1956 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:24 pm



I have a 1998 GL1500, I don't know if the timing belts have ever been replaced. The shop-service DVD that came with the bike, shows how to replace them, but gives no indication as to type or interval of replacement. I'm under the impression that this is an iteference engine, IE the belts break, engine is junk.... I have 94,000 miles on my bike... Do i replace them, or not... Bike is and has been running GREAT...



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Re: Timing belts

Postby wingpilot08 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:30 pm

Short answer...replace them...you are over the suggested interval...and when you do change them..no doubt you will say the original belts look fine! Mine looked good..but were replaced...have replaced 3 times so far...and I currently have 194,000 + miles. Yes it is an interference engine and you don't want a junk engine!

No doubt you will hear other say...CHANGE THEM!
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Re: Timing belts

Postby Big Blue UK » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:52 pm

wingpilot96 wrote:No doubt you will hear other say...CHANGE THEM!


CHANGE THEM
Ignore what they look like
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wilsonoo
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Re: Timing belts

Postby wilsonoo » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:35 pm

I just replaced a couple of days ago. The belts did not to bad but they were stretched. I had 97000 miles.
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Sidcar
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Re: Timing belts

Postby Sidcar » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:44 am

First thing I did when I bought my Wing, before I even started the engine was change the belts. Gates belts are only £11 each. £22 pounds for peace of mind, cheap at the price.

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Dusty Boots
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Re: Timing belts

Postby Dusty Boots » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:33 am

Change them out at your earliest convenience!!

You need the Gates T275 timing belts for replacement.
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Re: Timing belts

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