Goldwing 1500 Timing Belt Questions

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Goldwing 1500 Timing Belt Questions

Post by Avalon97 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:41 pm

I replaced the timing belts in a 1996 wing I picked up last year that had no prior maintenance history, along with oil change, air filter, spark plugs. (I am not a mechanic) The right side cam mark was off by about a half cog when I took it apart and when I put it back together. I found out that this can be typical. The left cam marks and the crank marks lined up perfectly.
The bike starts up and idles fine, however, when I rev it up I get some popping. I drove it down the street, it cruises fine, however, there is some popping upon decelaeration and acceleration. Seems like the popping at time comes from both the left and right side. Is this a symptom of the cams and crank not being aligned properly?
I have no idea how the bike ran before as when I purchased it, it was not in running condition. I really don't want to have to tear back into it to double check it, but might have to. Is it also possible I have bent some valves? In hindsight I probably should have had a professional do the job, but I wanted to try and learn something new. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Goldwing 1500 Timing Belt Questions

Post by seelyark1 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:42 pm

Did you follow the directions on the DIY on this site? Those marks should line up, not be close. hope you haven't hurt anything, but this isn't good from the sounds. Recheck it and see if it is correct. :?
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Re: Goldwing 1500 Timing Belt Questions

Post by smilam » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:51 pm

You probably didn't bend any valves. You want the marks as close as you can get them but on mine they weren't perfect. If it is half a tooth off and you moved it to the next tooth you would still be half a tooth off. As long as you turned it over by hand and you didn't feel any resistance you should be all right. I am not sure what the popping is but some others should see this and give you an idea on what to check.

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Re: Goldwing 1500 Timing Belt Questions

Post by ct1500 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:47 am

Your can belt timing is fine.

Popping on decel for an otherwise good running engine is an AIR injection, Shot Air or carb problem.
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Re: Goldwing 1500 Timing Belt Questions

Post by nitefuzz » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:46 pm

sounds like you need to have the carbs synked

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