Broken timing belt?


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jcn59
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Broken timing belt?

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Has anyone ever witnessed a timing belt break on their own bike? I know many say replace them at 40,000 miles but has anyone had one break on their own bike? Ever?


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Re: Broken timing belt?

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Not on mine but there's numerous threads with pictures of bent valves and broken pistons here....
♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
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♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

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Re: Broken timing belt?

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I broke a belt on my 76. Two bent exhaust valves. No piston damage.
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