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Timing Belt broke

following on Facebook, saw a guy who had just bought a primo looking, gorgeous bike.

Custom seat, etc.....

he didn't know much about it when he bought it, and decided to jump on it and ride it straight home.

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Truly gruesome sight. She didn't make it home on her own
follow up talk leaned into a broken Timing Belt from the sound of how it stopped running.
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how many miles and any symptoms before it broke
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There's never any symptoms before a timing belt fail, they work perfectly right up until they snap.

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how many miles on the bike at the time it broke. lb
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how many miles on the bike at the time it broke. lb
Be interesting to know since Honda recommends Miles not age in the manual check.
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Be interesting to know since Honda recommends Miles not age in the manual check.
That bike is an 1100 last year they were made was in 1983. The Honda recommendation for timing belt is based on miles. They most likely based that on x # miles per year or approximately 10 years. Changing timing belts before the recommended miles based on years would be using common sense. So if they were original belts just do some basic math and they would have lasted more than times longer than expected even if it only had half of the miles recommended.


Rubber will deteriorate over time.

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That bike is an 1100 last year they were made was in 1983. The Honda recommendation for timing belt is based on miles. They most likely based that on x # miles per year or approximately 10 years. Changing timing belts before the recommended miles based on years would be using common sense. So if they were original belts just do some basic math and they would have lasted more than times longer than expected even if it only had half of the miles recommended.


Rubber will deteriorate over time.
Thanks for the lesson but you didn't answer my question.
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If there is anything good (and there isn't) the bike is a 4 cylinder. With a 4 cylinder it is possible to break the belt and not do any damage. Odds are against it but it is possible. Also the damage on a 4 cylinder is usually less than a 6 cylinder. Hopefully he has some luck. Hasn't so far.

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If he's lucky he just bent a couple valves, unlucky there's holes in two pistons and the head is trash.......

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Thanks for the lesson but you didn't answer my question.

we don't know how many miles.

I just saw a post on Facebook, and he mentioned that he had just bought this bike.

he had posted its' picture full face as he first saw it....
oh it is gorgeous, but after that, no one posted again, and it disappears,
I searched for many hours trying to find that post.

anyway, he never told us how many miles.
just that he found it on craigslist, went to see it, fell in love with it because it looks brand new.

started it up and rode it home.... well almost, the timing belt snapped and engine stopped.

I looked at his homepage, he is about my age or so, in his 70s with a lot of grandkids showing on his homepage. don't remember his FB name now.
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