GL1500 timing belts in action


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Stew
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GL1500 timing belts in action

Post by Stew » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:30 am



Changed the timing belts today, I heard a ticking noise so I pulled the cover back off to have a look at them doing their thing. Everything looked fine, must be a noisy lifter... I'll have to try some Seafoam.




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19,119 miles when I got it from dad Oct 15, 2017 --- 23,128 miles and counting as of July 30, 2018!

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Stew
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Re: GL1500 timing belts in action

Post by Stew » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:54 pm

It was a noisy lifter. Of course it decides to be noisy for the first time right after I change the timing belts :roll:. After that video last night I changed the oil and filter since I already bought them and it was on my to do list, even though the oil in it was not very dark. I took it for a shake down run today from Smokey Point to the Auburn Honda dealer and back to grab one more thing I needed and it quieted down after a couple of miles.
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Re: GL1500 timing belts in action

Post by lamasue » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:33 pm

How did u measure belt deflection very tricky

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Re: GL1500 timing belts in action

Post by Stew » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:01 pm

I did it similarly to how WingAdmin does in his tutorial, which was very useful by the way. Like others mentioned in that tutorial, I didn't open the cooling system, it makes it a tighter squeeze pulling the covers in and out but it wasn't too bad. The belts in it turned out to be the original Honda belts and were pretty loose.

Timing belt change tutorial: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9774
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Re: GL1500 timing belts in action

Post by lamasue » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:07 pm

Put someting like a 1/2 extension on valve covers and put ear up to it if its lifters it should come through

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Re: GL1500 timing belts in action

Post by curtm » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:17 pm

sounds like a freight train with a noisy lifter
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Re: GL1500 timing belts in action

Post by thompsoj22 » Tue May 01, 2018 8:23 pm

lifters will sometimes collapse when rotating the valve train without oil pressure, normal.



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