Timing belt


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jazzrider
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Timing belt

Postby jazzrider » Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:28 pm



How hard is it to change the timing belt on a 1997 gl 1500 se?
I'm at 48,456 miles and plan on doing this during the winter.



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Re: Timing belt

Postby dingdong » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:50 am

Here is a full tutorial on the 1500 belts.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500timingbelts.htm
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Re: Timing belt

Postby robb » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:01 pm

If you are good with a wrench it can easily be done in under 4 hours.

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Re: Timing belt

Postby Bravo » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:34 pm

I just did mine this past Friday, first time I ever tried something like that. Took me 5 hours but got interrupted some and also replaced some bulbs. Would probably take three if I ever had to do it again. Got the belts through Amazon for about $36 for both w/shipping. The hardest part for me was getting the left (large) belt cover in and out - barely enough room there to do so on my '94 unless there's a trick I didn't know about. The directions referenced above are great and if you mix up how to put the screws back into the left belt cover (some are longer than others) you can see it on the parts fiche under "Fairing", #30 and #32.

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Re: Timing belt

Postby RHalbur482 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:51 pm

I just done mine for the first time. I also change antifreeze at the same time and that way I took off the main water hose and the 2 small hoses from water pump and I also got the oil pressure sensor wire unhook from sensor and that got me alot of room. I also removed the 2 horns.

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Re: Timing belt

Postby Bravo » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:35 pm

The oil pressure sensor must be that thin wire that was running parallel to the two small hoses. I couldn't get that bugger off the connector to save my life and finally gave up scared I'd break the wire. If I had freed that up I would have had a lot more room getting that left cover off.

Thanks for your input!

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Re: Timing belt

Postby RHalbur482 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:38 pm

You have to work with the rubber boot and get it off enough to get under and take a nut off. Yes that is the single wire.

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Re: Timing belt

Postby Bravo » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:49 pm

Thanks so much for that info - I missed the fact that there was a nut holding it on. No wonder it didn't budge! Now that I'm probably good for a 100K miles or a few years I might not have to do it again but thanks for that tip - it would have saved me a bunch of time the other day.

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Re: Timing belt

Postby svorn » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:38 pm

Normally I'd attack the belts myself, but my local dealer has his shop rate cut in half until 1-31-12, so I'm going to pay to have them done this time. Check your local shops, they may do it for about $80. I bought my Gates belts on Amazon too.

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Re: Timing belt

Postby glassbebo » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:52 am

had my done at the dealership, bought gates belts at o'reillys. had all the fairing and everything out of the way they charged me $65.for the change.




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