Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brewton, Alabama, USA
Year: 2000 & 1994
Model: 2000 GL1500SE Candy Spectra Red, 1994 GL1500SE Pearl Bermuda Green
I'm not sure what the Gates 5119 belt is. What is recommended for the GL1000 is the Gates T274, or NAPA 250274, or Goodyear 40274. Also Randakk, who is a recognized guru on the 4 cylinder wings, recommends replacement of the GL1000 belts at 5 year or 25,000 miles. He says the GL1000 is harder on belts than the later models due to high performance cams and high rpm redline on these engines. Some think that replacement interval is overkill, but it is cheap insurance against what can happen to your engine if one breaks. My riding buddy had a belt break on his GL1000 when it was only about 2 years old and fairly low mileage. It bent a bunch of valves and scarred up the pistons on the side that broke.
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