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Does anyone on here work on 1500's? I am looking to replace my timing belts on my 1992 1500and would like someone with previous knowledge to help me. I live in Arnold and can either travel to your garage or mine. I have read on these on here, but would feel more comfortable with someone who has done it before. I am willing to pay for someones knowledge.
 

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I think by following Rudy's link you should have no problem. I did my 1100 a year ago. The hardest part was getting started. Lot of help listed here. I would suggest to make sure that you have plenty of time to do this job. Don't set yourself on a time frame that you have to be done by a certain time. Take your time and ask questions here if you need to. Good luck with your project.
 

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if you have any kind of mechanical skills. like know what end of a wrench to use, rudy's link and this forum will make an expert out of you. you have so much help right here its easy. you will even get pictures if you want. but if you really dont have any confidence in yourself. take it to a shop just for peace of mind.
 

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Set aside a day for the job, and you'll find it takes 2-3 hours, especially on the 1500. Hardest part of the job is to keep the pully marks correctly lined up, and replacing the coolant. But the tutorials available here are great. Another good source of information are the routine and advanced DVDs put out by Illustrated Powersports, featuring the WingWorld tech editor and a helper. http://www.illustratedpowersports.com/



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Thanks for all the information. I will attempt it soon and let you all know how it went. My main concern is making sure things are lined up correctly and not messing anything up along the way. I can and have worked on most things myself, but when your talking about messing with your pride and joy I don't want to be walking I would rather be riding.
 

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I too am getting ready to do my belts and I agree a that it is easy to psych yourself out before you get started. I felt the same way when I did my clutch. After some close study of the bike, reading the manual and consulting the boards here, I did it myself and the results are just fine.

Good luck!

Everrett
 

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Well, it's done. With the friendly help of another member on here the belts were replaced yesterday. Thanks to Ray's knowledge and his kind attitude of coming over and helping me through the process, I was successful in replacing the belts. What wonderful pepople are on here and willing to lend a hand to others in need. Thanks Ray for all your help.
 

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That a boy Ray..... here you guys, have a cold one.
 

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Why don't you give some mana to Ray. Mana is very valuable to members here on the forum. So go looking for the mana section and give it freely.
 

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slevans168 wrote:
Does anyone on here work on 1500's? I am looking to replace my timing belts on my 1992 1500and would like someone with previous knowledge to help me. I live in Arnold and can either travel to your garage or mine. I have read on these on here, but would feel more comfortable with someone who has done it before. I am willing to pay for someones knowledge.
Send me a ticket and I'm on my way :cheeky1::cheeky1::action::action::cheeky1::cheeky1:



OOPs I see you aready did it
 

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Helping each other out is what this Forum is all about, right? Really all I did was stand back and say do this do that. But we got the belts changed out and had his bike started and running before I left.

:action:

The 1500 is not all that much different than replacing the belts on my 1100. Just a few more gadgets in the way.

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Like I told him, I have a buddy from the GWRRA that is going to paint my bike once I get it all prepped. Wingers helping Wingers. That's the ticket!

BTW, I used something very similar to Rudy's technique when I did my belts also.

I did not worry about moving the gears, just marked all the way across the belt marking the wheel and the case as well (four marks on each belt).

Then I transferred the marks to the new belts being sure they stayed lined up. A large paper clamp works great here if you have one. Then put them back as they were taken off. If all the marks line up you can't go wrong.

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Ray
 
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