ding dong· Premium Member
1993 gl1500, 1976 gl1000
Ditto. Been there done that and ended up rebuilding a head. There is no way to insure a belt is good by looking at it.Just curious, why would you go to all that work and not bother spending the $30- $40 tops and just buy new belts and be certain they are new and good?
Why bother doing all that work to take them off and check again next year?
Just replace them anyway and forget about them for the next 6 years and 80,000 miles :ROFL:
Also, just looking at them and bending them does not show anything about the belts/cords inside them that actually hold them together! If the internal belts/cords snap there goes the belt no matter how good it looks on the outside!
Think about an old nice looking tire that goes BOOM with broken internal cords/belts!