A few questions


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talob
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A few questions

Postby talob » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:57 am



Hello, just found this site, there is a LOT of good info here. Got a few questions I have a 95 SE with 65k on it doing my winter clean up in July (just finished my workshop) anyway one question is i'm gonna change out the cam belts read a couple of good how to's here, I see on ebay Gates belts for about half the price of the distributers gotta wonder are they selling seconds or the distributers charging that much more because it says Goldwing? Second question i've noticed on the exhaust, left muffler putting out good hardly anything out the right muffler, thinking of replaceing exhaust system been looking at the Torqmonster a lot of money for a couple pieces of bent pipe worth it? Next is Tourqmaster Hollywood muffleres, worth it? Next question is when the bike sits for a couple of weeks or more it gets really hard to start any one else have this problem, any ideas? What a great site for wingers.
Thanks Mike



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Re: A few questions

Postby dingdong » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:19 am

The Gates belts are excellent quality. Honda = $$$$$. As to the mufflers, how is the bike running? Check the headers to see if they are equal in temp. You may have a carb problem not an exhaust problem.
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Re: A few questions

Postby dan1951 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:22 pm

As far as the exhaust goes, The torque monster is about 30% cheaper than stock collector box, I installed one on a 95, Due to the stock box rusted off at the muffler end, Heat shields are the biggest problem when installing the headers they tend to push Your patience a little, I installed Jardine mufflers at the same time, I was very impressed with the system when completed. Gives Your Bike a deeper exhaust tone, Not loud. The Torq header gives You equal flow to both mufflers.

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Re: A few questions

Postby detdrbuzzard » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:38 pm

i'm heading to napa auto parts to get belts for my 1500, napa part # 250275, gates part # t275, goodyear part # 40275
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Re: A few questions

Postby talob » Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:49 pm

Thanks for the replys guys, dingdong the bike seems to be running ok, as far as power don't know, a muffler slowly pluging up is like slowly getting hard to see you don't know what your missing until you get glasses, or good mufflers :lol: Dan what's really pushing my patience is getting the old collector box off! Loose but dosen't come off any secrets to it? Guess i'll go ahead and order the Gates belts off Ebay. By the way what is this seafoam i'm reading about never heard of it befor, a carb cleaner?
Thanks Mike

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Re: A few questions

Postby dan1951 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:04 pm

Sorry Mike, I neglected to tell You since My exhaust box was shot, I used a sawsall with a metal blade and cut it off. Make the cuts as close to the box as possible then peel the old outter sleeve of the box off the pipes with a air or hand chisel. If Your going to use the stock mufflers again the pipe will be on the inside of the mufflers You can get this out fairly easy. The Headers come with new sleeve gaskets and clamps so don,t worry about destroying them. If Your collector box is good and You want to save it, I have no easy way to remove it, Those babys are on there tight, I do not know if this will help You out or not, But good luck to You.

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Re: A few questions

Postby robb » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:26 pm

I second NAPA. They keep parts in stock for our wings. NAPA belts are second to none ( made by gates) and NAPA gold oil filters are the only other than Amsoil I'll use.

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Re: A few questions

Postby HALBUDD » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:30 pm

talob Just a note you can get your new timing belts at Napa also walmart and most auto parts stores have seafoam great stuff. Run it in your gas for a few tanks really helps clean up your fuel system. Also good to add just before you change your oil will get a lot of gunk out of your engine. Good Luck Hal P.S. you can also get fuel filters at napa
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Re: A few questions

Postby talob » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:38 am

Thanks guys, i'll check at NAPA and walmart.
Mike




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