Riding on borrowed time


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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rexles
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Riding on borrowed time

Post by rexles » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:05 pm



Decided to change out my timing belts this winter as I had no idea how many miles or years were on my belts for my 95 wing with 88k miles.
According to the How to article on timing belts there is supposed to be between 5mm-7mm movement with 4.4lbs of pressure.
I had close to 1" of movement with my finger just pushing lightly. I could see where the belts were flapping against the plastic timing belt cover. Belts were OEM Honda belts, not necessarily original, I suppose, but WHEW, bit the bullet on that one!



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bluthundr31
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Re: Riding on borrowed time

Post by bluthundr31 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:05 pm

Did you use Honda brand belts, , or did you opt for the Gates belts.
If you used the Gates belts, ,did you notice if they were made in USA or UK? There was a discussion that China had begun (possibly) making them.

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AZgl1800
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Re: Riding on borrowed time

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:23 pm

Gates makes the Honda brand belts,
as to when/if China is sourcing them, I don't know
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rexles
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Re: Riding on borrowed time

Post by rexles » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:31 am

Mine were made in UK GATES



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