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cambelts on 1500

Postby rover » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:25 pm



Hi all
I have read all the info and suggestions on the change of cambelts and I want to tell you all my experiance.Ive got a 98 se with 117000km on the clock currently.After Ive read all your comments I decided to change mine at 11500km.Although here by us the dealer and the manual that I have suggested 150000km. So I tackled the job.Which wasnt difficult for me as im a technical guy.
I found that the belts were in a good nick.Could find no cracks whatsoever
inside and out,Ive bent them backwards and they were as new,But,the one had one place between two teeth where the fibres of the belt were open .Looks like the join of the belt.?
Another interesting thing I found was that you could turn both tensioner pulleys while the belts were on, which tells me that there were a little wear on the belts. I would then suggest that it is a good thing in my opinion to change belts at least on 100000km so the tensioners can also be checked.I will open mine up again after 10000km just to check the tension.
Hope this info helps someone make up his mind for the good!!!



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Re: cambelts on 1500

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:13 pm

Good to know. I was going to do mine this spring but recent surgery isn't allowing it. Think I'll wait until next winter now.
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Re: cambelts on 1500

Postby BanJoe » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:32 am

Hi Folks
I'm new here. I just bought a 93 GW, When I was bring it home on it's maiden run for me I heard this terrible screaming noise coming from the front of the bike wasn't sure what was going on. The bike was still running and the noise didn't seem to affect the running of the bike. The engine didn't quit, miss fire or run ruff, just this screaming noise and even that seem to subside when I sat on the side of the road with the engine idling. This happened many times on the way home. When I did get home I called the previous owner and explained everything and he said it seems to him it was one of the timing belt idlers that was dry and needed to be replaced. He did one last year on the bike but didn't do both.
In the service manual it shows and tells how to change the timing belts I know I should do the timing belts to while I have everything apart, I have to do this in my graveled drive way and on a sunny day. I know the timing procedure is critical but is it a hard thing to do. To add some insight to this story "My mechanical abilities are such that I don't even admit to owning a set of sockets".
Feed back would be appreciated, thanks.

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Re: cambelts on 1500

Postby dingdong » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:04 am

BanJoe: Here is a how-to-article for changing the belts on the 1500. You will have to buy some tools though. :lol:

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500timingbelts.htm
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Re: cambelts on 1500

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:16 am

ANd here's another;

http://goldwingtech.info/timingbelts/timingbelts.htm


If you are lacking in mechanical ability and the tools to do the job you may want to get some one to do it or at least get assistance. This is one job where things can go horribly wrong. The previous owner should be helping you with that IMO.
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Re: cambelts on 1500

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:59 am

Just to be sure.I NEVER crank an engine over after that kind of repairs without first turning it over by hand.If the timing belt is in wrong,(this is an intrusive valve) trying to start the motor can result in bad things happening.Turn the crank by hand a couple of full turns and recheck the timing marks.If the valve hits a piston with hand rotation it won't damage it.Start that motor with a valve timing problem and it can make for a really bad day.

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Re: cambelts on 1500

Postby thrasherg » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:58 pm

virgilmobile wrote:Just to be sure.I NEVER crank an engine over after that kind of repairs without first turning it over by hand.If the timing belt is in wrong,(this is an intrusive valve) trying to start the motor can result in bad things happening.Turn the crank by hand a couple of full turns and recheck the timing marks.If the valve hits a piston with hand rotation it won't damage it.Start that motor with a valve timing problem and it can make for a really bad day.


And to make it easy, remove the spark plugs first!! then turn over by hand..

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Re: cambelts on 1500

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:15 pm

What,and miss the gorilla grip,skinned knuckles,bloody forearm?That's proof of a job well done....Oh,alright,pull the plugs and turn it over the easy way.




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