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post #29 of (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 12:10 AM
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Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
Year: 1999
Make: GL1500 SE
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From Gates:
Belts may be stored up to six years if properly stored at temperatures
less than 85F and relative humidity less than 70%.

From Pfeifer Industries:
Timing belt quality will not change significantly within eight (8) years of proper storage

From Rubber Manufacturer Association:
A. When belts are properly stored, according to RMA bulletin IP3-4, no significant change in performance should
be detected for up to 8 years. Proper storage, as described in this bulletin, means the belt should be protected from
moisture, temperature extremes, direct sunlight, and high ozone levels. The belt should be stored in it original
package, avoiding sharp bends or crimping that could damage the belt. (date of publication, 2017)


Worked on the "big rigs" for 45 years now just riding my Wing whenever I can. Gets cold in Wisconsin.
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