timing belt change


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quasi2008
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timing belt change

Post by quasi2008 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:21 pm



82 gl1100i, 72,000 miles....ok, the T-1 is lined up, cam gears are showing UP, left bank cam gear aligns with the mark on the casing. right bank appears to be a tooth off. what say ye? install the new belts and leave the marks as they are, or rotate the right bank cam gear to align with the casing mark? tks, melvin


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Re: timing belt change

Post by Wilcoy02 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:13 pm

I would suggest getting the marks to align on both sides. It will run better.

Also write the mileage and date on the inside of the shield.

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Re: timing belt change

Post by RBGERSON » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:29 am

Yep line it up..hold in place with wench and zip ties while you install the belt. Cams on the 1/3 side push the cam wheel so it has to be held in place to install the belt.
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Re: timing belt change

Post by quasi2008 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:34 am

will do, thanks for the info and advice.
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Re: timing belt change

Post by DenverWinger » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:45 am

These marks never line up perfectly when the timing is correct... but if you have the belt one cog off-time, the marks will line up "even worse".

My trick for the right cam which always wants to rest about two cogs to the left of the timing mark is to simply turn the crankshaft "two cogs" to the left also, then put the belt on. When you return the crank back to the T1 mark after you have the belt on, you'll see the cam lines up correctly too.


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