Timing marks


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Ridgeback46
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Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta
Motorcycle: 1994 Honda Gold Wing 1500 SE

Timing marks

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Hi guys, this is my first time doing major work on my wing and I would appreciate a little advice from the members.i have just taken the covers off the timing belts and turned the motor over and lined up the 1.2 T/F mRk on the crankshaft pulley, and I notice that the camshaft pulley marks are not in exact alignment.
Now the question, from the photos is this enough to be one tooth out or is this due to the old belts having stretched or something else? In advace I would like to say thank you all!

Left pulley
Left pulley


Right pulley
Right pulley


Crankshaft pulley
Crankshaft pulley



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Andy Cote
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Re: Timing marks

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Are you planning on new belts? I would since you are already there. Regardless, it is not uncommon to be off a half tooth.
2015 Goldwing, basic black

Previously: GL1200 standard, GL1200 Interstate, GL1500 Goldwing, GL1500 Valkyrie Standard, 2000 Valkyrie Interstate, many other Hondas
Ridgeback46
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Joined: Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:27 pm
Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta
Motorcycle: 1994 Honda Gold Wing 1500 SE

Re: Timing marks

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Thanks Andy! Yes I have installed new timing belts!
I have been riding this since 2012 and I do not have any idea how old they are. Guess I have been lucky!
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