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Personally, if I was going through all the work you plan, I would stick with OEM parts, or at least a reputable manufacturer. Even $50 for a pair of belts seems awful cheap. Out of all the parts you are replacing, the belts are the one thing that can destroy the engine.
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The two belts that are on their way in are Gates T070. I got the parts numbers off of several threads and the Timing Belt change instructions on this site. They were listed at about 15.00 per. I'm sure OEM belts are preferred, but with so many guys saying the Gates are perfectly fine I see no problem using them.

As far as the oil filter is concerned I ordered one of the part numbers listed off of the conversion kit that I bought a few days ago.

The only apparent goof I made was ordering a K&N air filter. But that order has been cancelled. If it comes to it I'll pick one up at my local dealer.
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the Gates T070 is the OEM belt, Honda bought it from Gates.
so, you have 'OEM' without paying the Honda price.

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the Gates T070 is the OEM belt, Honda bought it from Gates.
so, you have 'OEM' without paying the Honda price.
So I screwed up in reverse? Story of my life..lol
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So I screwed up in reverse? Story of my life..lol

None of it's a screw up. The Gates belts are preferred by mechanics, but lots of people get along with lower quality. Just for your information, places like Western Honda often have OEM parts for less than questionable aftermarket knock offs.

I have run EMGO air filters when I needed something fast. Also used Fram oil filters several times. Never had a problem with either, but, I still prefer OEM and don't mind paying a little extra for the peace of mind.

On the other hand, I have never used K&N, because my brother tried one, long ago, and it made his CB550 run so much hotter it blued the headers, and slowed the bike down considerably.

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So I screwed up in reverse? Story of my life..lol

None of it's a screw up. The Gates belts are preferred by mechanics, but lots of people get along with lower quality. Just for your information, places like Western Honda often have OEM parts for less than questionable aftermarket knock offs.
Oh I was just kidding about screwing up in reverse. I was confident in the purchase of the belts just through the research.

I'm looking forward to everything coming in so I can get the work done. If it all comes together quick enough I may be able to do a charity ride a few hours north with a group of pals.
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I thought Rockauto.com had 2 of the T070 Gates belts for ~$20 delivered, yes? they have a Goldwing 1200 thing on their website for some parts. that is where I was going to get them... when the time comes; the buying the belts is not the problem... the problem is the CHORE it will be to get to the belts as I am the WORLDS WORST at taking things apart and then... the wind leaves my sails... especially when it is HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT
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I thought Rockauto.com had 2 of the T070 Gates belts for ~$20 delivered, yes? they have a Goldwing 1200 thing on their website for some parts. that is where I was going to get them... when the time comes; the buying the belts is not the problem... the problem is the CHORE it will be to get to the belts as I am the WORLDS WORST at taking things apart and then... the wind leaves my sails... especially when it is HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT
The weather here is in the 90s. Even working in my garage in the shade I expect to work up a sweat. However I'm looking forward to tackling the job.

Biggest concern I have is setting the belt tensions correctly afterward.

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Biggest concern I have is setting the belt tensions correctly afterward.
The springs set the tension, you just have to follow the tutorial.
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I think the hardest thing will be getting the bike on the center stand. I've not managed it yet, haven't figured out how to accomplish it with the passenger's foot board in the way.

The passenger footboard just flips up out of the way so you can reach the tang on the center stand. My biggest problem is keeping both legs of the center stand on the floor; if it rocks just a tiny bit, it's not going to go up.

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