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I know there are posts about it but, I have found ranges from 25k mi, to 80k mi, for timing belt replacementand don't know what to usefor a reference. I am a master automobile tech and work on motorcycles on the side. I don't have a problem replacing the belts at 25k I just want to know what Honda recommends, I didn't find any mention of it in the owners manual and the Clymer manual only goes over replacement procedures.

I just purchased a 86 Aspencade with 67k mi. on it for $1500, it hasn't been on the road since 2006. It looks like it's in good shape, needs some carb work (were done 3 years ago and then it sat not being used) the fuel we have now sucks (carb work is the most common work I do on bikes).

New tires were done also, (they aren't anydry rot cracks, the DOT date is 3604 though) don't know how long they will last.

The rear brake does nothing (suspecta master cylinder overhaul isnecessary).

And last but not least the fork seals are weeping.



I purchased this bike because my girlfriend doesn't want to ride on my other bike (2006 V-Strom 1000), she says she feels like she will fall off. It has a back rest and I'm told it's comfortable but...



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Welcome John . You will recive a lot more response if you post this question in the "Technical Forum"



I dont recall if the factory service book has a mileage listed for belt replacement . This is an interference fit engine . For my own piece of mind , When I get a new project Wing it gets new belts . $40 bucks is worth the it to me . You dont know if they have ever been changed so they could be at max 24 yrs old .
 

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I dont think honda recommended any milage interval for timing belts. I just change them on any new to me goldwing i get.Its worth the time just to know its done and done right.
 

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Hi,



Thanks for the reply, I agree and am going to change the belts, I just want to know when to change them the next time.
 

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10 years, or 100,000 miles is what I go by. If you don`t know when they were last changed, or at all, I would be doing it right now.
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What he said..When I bought mine the guy said the belts were new..I found a few things he told me were not correct I changed the belts and they were nearly new Oh well I know the ones on now are new.
 

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There are cross-reference numbers for Gates and Napa belts.
If it's been sitting for 5 years you may have to get into the calipers as well. They are really nice bikes. Once you get it squared away you're gonna be pleased.

I don't know that there is an "official" mileage to change the belts. I will be changing mine again at 20k. It isn't something I want to test. If a belt breaks you will bend at least one valve for sure.
 

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I sell Quinton Hazel belts, made for them by Gates. When I was setting up the deal, I spoke to their Tech guy who recommended 25k or 5 years, due to the high revving nature of these engines. He also said to change them if the engine has not been turned over regularly in storage as they can take a 'set' from sitting under tension.
 
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