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Hi All, Can someone tell me at what interval (miles or years) do you change the timing belts and is it done with the engine in the frame? My '83 GL1100 has 41K miles and runs very well. I am the 4th owner and I do not know what has been done to the engine prior to me.

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Hi All, Can someone tell me at what interval (miles or years) do you change the timing belts and is it done with the engine in the frame? My '83 GL1100 has 41K miles and runs very well. I am the 4th owner and I do not know what has been done to the engine prior to me.

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Hello Retro48,

Check out this thread for timing belts info, and search this site for timing belt also, lots of great info...I think it is 20,000 miles or every 2 or 3 years

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=618&forum_id=1&highlight =timing+belt+change


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Have talked to alot of Wingers who have changed them at different milage ?!

Chsnged mine at 75,000 and they looked like they could have gone another 20,000?!

After 60000 I think your gambling with your engine!

PS the "Napa" belts work great !

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Agreed then, I will change belts. Now the question is Honda/NAPA/JCW? I have bought stuff from JCW. and have been pretty happy. I would rather get a Gates set if possible. anyone have a part number? Still did not see answer to wether or not you change belts with the engine in the frame. I am guessingyou need to pull the radiator from the looks of it. Any suggestions?

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Honda: Too expensive, with JCW you don't know what brand you are getting, NAPA you are getting rebranded Gates at a great price to boot. Someone will chime in with the part number shortly. Or you can do a Google search for NAPA and GL1100 Timing Belts.

I took my radiator off, so I could change the hoses out too. There is a NAPA 7733 hose that you cut in half and do both upper and lower.

Anything with 22 year old rubber is bound to fail. Same went for the diapragm in the fuel pump, carbs, and O-rings in the crossover tubes.

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Just finished having the timing belts changed along with some other work. I bought the Goodyear belts #40274. They fit but they are slightly longer than the original belts which had 55k on them. They should have been slightly smaller. I had the belts done at the same time as doing the waterpump which was leaking oil. I would say it would be better to yank the radiator and do everything at the same time. Coolant, waterpump if needed and belts.

By the way, I had someone else do this work. I'm a halfass mechanic and now prefer to pay someone to screw up rather than doing it myself for free. As it was the forks were a real mess.

I also had the front fork seals redone and well as the front brake. Carbs had to come apart again because there was a jet on number 2 that was clogged. My friend rebuilt the carbs, but he must have missed the jet. Well $1400 later my bike is back on the road and feels very strong. It really pulls now. Looking forward to some riding.

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Thanks to all who have posted. It realy helps to have a place to go to geta good answer when you need it. Thanks again to all!.

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I would suggest the Gates belts, I don't know the number but someone will post it .

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Found this on some website:

TIMING BELTS

GL1000/1100: Gates: T274 NAPA: 250274
GL1200: Gates: T070 NAPA: 250070
GL1500: Gates: T275 NAPA: 250275


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Gates makes "Napa's" belts !

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