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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Are there any noticeable symptoms of a timing belt needing to be replaced?

How often shud the antifreeze be changed?
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Timing belts don't give any warning signs when they are due for replacement. They can look fine and break a week later. Coolant is supposed to be replaced every couple of years, but you can get away with longer.

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Thank u. I was told the belts were replaced 30,000 miles ago. He also said a couple of other things were done which he actually SAW had been done, so had no reason to disbelieve the timing belts weren't done.

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My belts were at 81,000 miles when I changed them, but should have done them a bit sooner probably. They looked fine. I think they were the stock ones. I hit a deer in '05 (about 20k on the bike) which caused a lot of damage, but I do not remember Honda charging me for belts and I KNOW they would not have done them for free. Even if they had, that was still 60k on the belts.
As for coolant, the entire system only hold about a gallon. I like to do it every year, two years at the max especially if it sits. It does not take a lot of scale to reduce cooling ability and changing it is VERY easy, not to mention cheap.

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As for your signature, I find the 1500 the easiest to ride of the wings I have owned. Just do it.

Of course, my massive bulk helps (I am 5'10" and weigh in about 155 pounds)

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