1977 GL1000 GOLDWING camshaft belts


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1977 GL1000 GOLDWING camshaft belts

Post by Goldwinguser123 » Mon May 13, 2019 11:32 am



I have purchased a 77 gl1000 came with extra parts. I have extra camshaft belts. What is the shelf life on these, if never installed and still in envelope they were shipped in?



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Re: 1977 GL1000 GOLDWING camshaft belts

Post by Rambozo » Mon May 13, 2019 12:53 pm

Like all rubber parts, the years do as much damage as the miles.

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Re: 1977 GL1000 GOLDWING camshaft belts

Post by WingAdmin » Mon May 13, 2019 3:05 pm

The primary killer of rubber is ozone. So while years will deteriorate rubber no matter what, if the belts were sealed in a their original plastic bag, they will be in far better condition than if they were not hermetically sealed against environmental ozone.

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Re: 1977 GL1000 GOLDWING camshaft belts

Post by Rambozo » Mon May 13, 2019 3:21 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 3:05 pm
The primary killer of rubber is ozone. So while years will deteriorate rubber no matter what, if the belts were sealed in a their original plastic bag, they will be in far better condition than if they were not hermetically sealed against environmental ozone.
Very true.
Location also has a big impact. I know in some parts of the country, things like rubber bands last for decades, where near Los Angeles smog they crumble to bits in short order.

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Re: 1977 GL1000 GOLDWING camshaft belts

Post by SnoBrdr » Mon May 13, 2019 3:28 pm

Goldwinguser123 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 11:32 am
I have purchased a 77 gl1000 came with extra parts. I have extra camshaft belts. What is the shelf life on these, if never installed and still in envelope they were shipped in?
For what a pair of belts cost, if you don't know, pitch them.

Belts are very cheap.



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