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Timing Belt Quality. Which Brand?

I have found all the aftermarket part numbers for timing belts for my 1995 GL1500. Now....to open a can of worms. Due to FAR more experience than I have, I would like to ask all you veterans if you have a preference in belt manufacturers. Are there some better than others? When it comes to belts, I would like to think that what I am installing is the best on the market. I would appreciate your expertise.

The three I am looking at include:

Gates - #T275
NAPA - #250275
Goodyear - #40275

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The Gates and NAPA are the same thing, both gates and Gates makes the OE belts for Honda.

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Pretty well your best deal on a set of new Gates T -275 timing belts is


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That's where I got my present set from.



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Pretty well your best deal on a set of new Gates T -275 timing belts is from Amazon.com.

That's where I got my present set from.



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Interestingly enough I was just there looking at them and Amazon claims that they don't fit my '95 Interstate. They referred me to a manufacturer that I had never heard of and wanted over $53.00 for a single belt! YIKES!!!!

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I installed Gates timing belts (purchased at NAPA) on all three of my Wings. From my research, Gates belts are highly recommended.

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I installed Gates timing belts (purchased at NAPA) on all three of my Wings. From my research, Gates belts are highly recommended.
Did you purchase the T275's?

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The T275 fits only the GL1500s.

I installed a set in 2009 and will be installing the set I got from Amazon this winter, as I have put on 157,768km/98,033mi since the last time I changed them. (Gates T275)

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The T275 fits only the GL1500s.

I installed a set in 2009 and will be installing the set I got from Amazon this winter, as I have put on 157,768km/98,033mi since the last time I changed them. (Gates T275)
How accurate is Amazons fitment chart , it says the T275 doesnt fit a 97 1500A...many thanks

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How accurate is Amazons fitment chart , it says the T275 doesnt fit a 97 1500A...many thanks
The line "The T275 only fits the GL1500" says it all. Don't believe what a chart created by a web company says, trust the hundreds if not thousands of us on here who have bought and installed them.

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Can I assume if I order the T-275 that I need to order two?

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