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Last summer I replaced the timing belts--simply made sure nothing moved from the position it was in when the old belts were removed and had no problems. (Didn't check TDC, or rotate motor by hand 2x with spark plugs removed, etc...:doh:). However, ever since then I have had a distinct high pitched whine from the front of the motor--my guess is the tensioners are squealing. Is it possible to remove the tensioners from an 1100 and replace them without removing the belts? Just trying to idiot proof the process as much as possible.
 

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Yes, you can....
From Rudy's Website... Once you know what that all looks like, you can begin to remove the tensioners. If you ONLY intend to change the tensioners, you can use my little trick. Verify the alignment as we have just done and then tie a velcro strap around the belts on each side so the alignment can't change while the tensioners are off. Tensioners come out and back in...no problem. If you are changing the belts too you can skip the trick because the belts have to come off anyway.




For the complete story..... http://goldwingtech.info/timingbelts/timingbelts.htm
 

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Squealing is also caused by the belts just being too tight. But since it's been since last Summer, it's likely the belts may need to be replaced again if that is the case.

Loosen the tensioners and spin them by hand and see if you can feel any roughness in the bearings.
 

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hello,

when I had my aspys belts and tensioners replaced, there was a whine that sounded like one of the new tensioners was bad, and I took the bike back to the mechanic to be checked out.

there was nothing wrong, as he explained it is harmonics caused by the new belts not quite bedding with slightly worn pulleys.

he put belt oil on, and it helped a wee bit, but as he said as the belts bed in the wine will diminish, and it could take awhile.

he was right, it has taken several months but the wine is almost gone.

cheers,
 

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Interesting. I never heard of putting belt oil on the timing belts.
 

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not even sure of the name of it mike, it came in a spray can, he put it on while I was there, sorry not much help.
 

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I've heard about the belt dressing. I just thought using anything on the timing belts for the wings was not a good idea.
 

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Never heard of using belt dressing on a cogged (synchronous/timing) belt...
 

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Nice shooting there SDB.
 

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I put belts on my 1100 about two years ago and made sure I did not get them to tight. As I remember I gave it a touch more tennion than the springs put on it.I made sure not to make it to tight because years ago I put timing belt on a little 4 cyl dodge and got it to tight and it squealed like crazy. A friend of mine told me it was to tight because hi did the same thing on and escort and it squealed.Xo I bet if belts on your 1100 are to tight they will squeel
 

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I put belts on my 1100 about two years ago and made sure I did not get them to tight. As I remember I gave it a touch more tennion than the springs put on it.I made sure not to make it to tight because years ago I put timing belt on a little 4 cyl dodge and got it to tight and it squealed like crazy. A friend of mine told me it was to tight because hi did the same thing on and escort and it squealed.Xo I bet if belts on your 1100 are to tight they will squeel
 
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