Replacing belts??


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Replacing belts??

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Ok, I have an '08 13,500 mi. And want to change the "alternator belt". As far as I can tell it has never been done. I find it amazing how some people don't take care of things sometimes. Don't find any info in manual, am capable of doing most of my own work, but am curious, how difficult is this to do?. Just don't want to Shell out alot of money at a dealer, want to put some add-ons on. Any advice would be appreciated. :geek:



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What alternator belt??????

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Got to looking at that again, and made the assumption that there was a belt, seeing the older models had them. Good deal, one less thing to have to take care of, air filter will be the last thing to be done. Thanks for the reply.

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I can't speak to the 1100's and 1200's, but the 1500 was driven off the engine, no belt. Only belts were the timing belts.
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bstig60 wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:44 am
I can't speak to the 1100's and 1200's, but the 1500 was driven off the engine, no belt. Only belts were the timing belts.
And the GL1800 does not even have timing belts. Good ole chains for these puppies. AND for the originator of this thread - bones6599 - you could probably ride another 20,000 miles before you need to change your air filter. Unless riding in really dirty or dusty conditions, these do not get that dirty, and are a WHOLE LOT of work to change.
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Whenever I need to get caught up on my maintenance I turn to KaleCo Automotive for those hard to find items..

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Kaleco is the best. You can get your replacement muffler bearings from them when yours wears out.

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Hey mainviking, thanks for the info on air filter, yea i know its a pain to change it, might hold off. Ill put in a k&n when i do. Safe travels!!

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bones6599 wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:22 am
Hey mainviking, thanks for the info on air filter, yea i know its a pain to change it, might hold off. Ill put in a k&n when i do. Safe travels!!
I wouldn't. The stock filter will last longer. K&N attract dirt and hold it there, so when first put in they breath fine, maybe even better than stock, but after a bit they are garbage and need to be taken out and washed and reoiled. Then it is the same thing all over again. With a filter that only gets changed every 50K miles or so, I would stick with OEM. Just my opinion.
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themainviking wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:51 am
bones6599 wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:22 am
Hey mainviking, thanks for the info on air filter, yea i know its a pain to change it, might hold off. Ill put in a k&n when i do. Safe travels!!
I wouldn't. The stock filter will last longer. K&N attract dirt and hold it there, so when first put in they breath fine, maybe even better than stock, but after a bit they are garbage and need to be taken out and washed and reoiled. Then it is the same thing all over again. With a filter that only gets changed every 50K miles or so, I would stick with OEM. Just my opinion.
NOT! I have run a K&N air filter on both my 1500's and now on my 1800. I have never had to replace the filter, but clean it and retreat with oil once per year. Otherwise, I would be replacing the OEM filter once per year. I have never seen one run for 50K miles on any vehicle. The Key is not to over oil the filter. Follow the instructions on K&N's site and you will never have to replace an expensive air filter again.
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Bstig60, i have used k&n in many of my vehicles and i like them, have cleaned and recharged them many times,and if you change once a year you will recover the initial cost in five years. I like the idea i wont have to get a new filter when i want to replace. I do alot of things on a spur of the moment basis. Thanks for the input.



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