Doing the timing belts!


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Bettedavis
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Doing the timing belts!

Post by Bettedavis » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:59 am



Hello, didn't find any records of a timing belt change so I'm doing it when the parts get here. From this wonderful site I also decided to do the sub, cruise, and air filter. Oil change. It has new fork seals, I did a fuel filter (used a car one, did it on the road) and the petcock rebuild. Have the part coming for the clutch lever, (bushing?). While I've gotten this thing apart is there anything else I should do, look at, check? Thanks! Tracy



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Re: Doing the timing belts!

Post by SG_Jay » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:54 am

Good time to change the plugs since you have access to them. :D

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Re: Doing the timing belts!

Post by Happytrails » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:56 am

Hi Tracy,

It might not be a bad idea to change/bleed your brake and clutch fluids. A coolant fluid change might be something to consider too.
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Re: Doing the timing belts!

Post by bigsteveswing » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:42 am

When I did my belts last year I also did coolant, plugs, and sub filter.

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Re: Doing the timing belts!

Post by Bettedavis » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:59 pm

Thanks for the assistance, ordered the spark plugs. Will do the other things too... Are these not great bikes!? Always wanted one...sidecar makes is possible. ZOOM! :lol: Tracy

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Re: Doing the timing belts!

Post by tsandvik » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:12 am

If within your budget I would recommend also changing out the tensioners. Another part that if it goes will more than likely take out the whole engine.

I am obsessed with preventative maintenance. While in there I figure might as well take care of anything that could be considered consumable.



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