Timing Belts


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agedbikeman
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Timing Belts

Post by agedbikeman » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:33 am



Hello does anyone know if there are any FAKE timing belts posing as Gates belts, the reason I ask is on ebay there are so many "GATES" timing belts pictured in albeit red boxes branded gates at such a variation of prices from as low as about $18 a pair, I'm afraid of unknowingly buying a cheap chinese copy and ending up with a smashed engine. There is nowhere locally to buy these belts, only a hond dealer who I doubt will have or get these gl1500 belts being so old now.

Any input appreciated
Alex



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Re: Timing Belts

Post by moreira72 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:13 am

i have purchased 3 sets of the gates belts from amazon.com for my 1500, and a couple Valkyries. Never had a problem. they cost $17.31 USD. here is a link

https://www.amazon.com/Gates-T275-Timin ... motorcycle

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Re: Timing Belts

Post by Bigbiker0 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:00 am

agedbikeman wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:33 am
Hello does anyone know if there are any FAKE timing belts posing as Gates belts, the reason I ask is on ebay there are so many "GATES" timing belts pictured in albeit red boxes branded gates at such a variation of prices from as low as about $18 a pair, I'm afraid of unknowingly buying a cheap chinese copy and ending up with a smashed engine. There is nowhere locally to buy these belts, only a hond dealer who I doubt will have or get these gl1500 belts being so old now.

Any input appreciated
Alex
Last time I bought 2 belt for $32 can dollars with no issue and this time I paid $64 for the same thing. NAPA want $72 can each.
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Re: Timing Belts

Post by Elmobile » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:10 pm

Bought mine on Amazon.ca made by Gates for $30.62 each Canadian, bien sur ;)

On Amazon, it will say where they come from, supplier... My search was for "Gates T275" and they are still available by the look of things...

Bonne chance!

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Re: Timing Belts

Post by CrystalPistol » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:52 pm

I've bought Gates T275 belts twice off Amazon, most expensive was $14 & change, that's 4 belts total, all were marked made in United Kingdom.




I was comparing OEM GL1200 belts with OEM GL1500 belts and the Gates T275 belt. Both the 1200 & 1500 belts are same length, pitch, width too, but 1200 belts teeth are flat topped.


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