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Hi All, Can someone tell me at what interval (miles or years) do you change the timing belts and is it done with the engine in the frame? My '83 GL1100 has 41K miles and runs very well. I am the 4th owner and I do not know what has been done to the engine prior to me.

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Retro48 wrote:
Hi All, Can someone tell me at what interval (miles or years) do you change the timing belts and is it done with the engine in the frame? My '83 GL1100 has 41K miles and runs very well. I am the 4th owner and I do not know what has been done to the engine prior to me.

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Hello Retro48,

Check out this thread for timing belts info, and search this site for timing belt also, lots of great info...I think it is 20,000 miles or every 2 or 3 years

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=618&forum_id=1&highlight=timing+belt+change


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Have talked to alot of Wingers who have changed them at different milage ?!

Chsnged mine at 75,000 and they looked like they could have gone another 20,000?!

After 60000 I think your gambling with your engine!

PS the "Napa" belts work great !
 

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Agreed then, I will change belts. Now the question is Honda/NAPA/JCW? I have bought stuff from JCW. and have been pretty happy. I would rather get a Gates set if possible. anyone have a part number? Still did not see answer to wether or not you change belts with the engine in the frame. I am guessingyou need to pull the radiator from the looks of it. Any suggestions?
 

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Honda: Too expensive, with JCW you don't know what brand you are getting, NAPA you are getting rebranded Gates at a great price to boot. Someone will chime in with the part number shortly. Or you can do a Google search for NAPA and GL1100 Timing Belts.

I took my radiator off, so I could change the hoses out too. There is a NAPA 7733 hose that you cut in half and do both upper and lower.

Anything with 22 year old rubber is bound to fail. Same went for the diapragm in the fuel pump, carbs, and O-rings in the crossover tubes.

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Just finished having the timing belts changed along with some other work. I bought the Goodyear belts #40274. They fit but they are slightly longer than the original belts which had 55k on them. They should have been slightly smaller. I had the belts done at the same time as doing the waterpump which was leaking oil. I would say it would be better to yank the radiator and do everything at the same time. Coolant, waterpump if needed and belts.

By the way, I had someone else do this work. I'm a halfass mechanic and now prefer to pay someone to screw up rather than doing it myself for free. As it was the forks were a real mess.

I also had the front fork seals redone and well as the front brake. Carbs had to come apart again because there was a jet on number 2 that was clogged. My friend rebuilt the carbs, but he must have missed the jet. Well $1400 later my bike is back on the road and feels very strong. It really pulls now. :clapper::clapper::clapper: Looking forward to some riding.

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Thanks to all who have posted. It realy helps to have a place to go to geta good answer when you need it. Thanks again to all!.

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Thanks to all who have posted. It realy helps to have a place to go to geta good answer when you need it. Thanks again to all!.

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I would suggest the Gates belts, I don't know the number but someone will post it .

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Found this on some website:

TIMING BELTS

GL1000/1100: Gates: T274 NAPA: 250274
GL1200: Gates: T070 NAPA: 250070
GL1500: Gates: T275 NAPA: 250275


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Uhh, yeah... That's what I had posted earlier. Wonder why Dave is not here to debunk all of use on this issue...

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Hi everyone,

Forum Newbie here. Great stuff! I just purchased a 82 Interstate with only 24,000mi on it last Saturday. It has a few quirks (air suspention needs work, rear brake needs replacing, rear tire needs replacing) but it is in otherwise great-garaged condition. I will definitly order some timing belts after reading the links on this thread and put that on my to-do list. I plan to do some pretty nifty electronic additions to the bike since that is kind of my raison d'etre. Hopefully I can be helpful to others as well.

green tunnels and few stopsigns,

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P.S. Will post some pics as soon as I can.
 

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Hi everyone,

Forum Newbie here. Great stuff! I just purchased a 82 Interstate with only 24,000mi on it last Saturday. It has a few quirks (air suspention needs work, rear brake needs replacing, rear tire needs replacing) but it is in otherwise great-garaged condition. I will definitly order some timing belts after reading the links on this thread and put that on my to-do list. I plan to do some pretty nifty electronic additions to the bike since that is kind of my raison d'etre. Hopefully I can be helpful to others as well.

green tunnels and few stopsigns,

Sterling



P.S. Will post some pics as soon as I can.
Hello Sterling, Sounds like you found a Jewel. keep us informed as you get it up to snuff. These guys here know there stuff. It is a fun site, and really informative.

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SoulvilleUSA wrote:
Hi everyone,

Forum Newbie here. Great stuff! I just purchased a 82 Interstate with only 24,000mi on it last Saturday. It has a few quirks (air suspention needs work, rear brake needs replacing, rear tire needs replacing) but it is in otherwise great-garaged condition. I will definitly order some timing belts after reading the links on this thread and put that on my to-do list. I plan to do some pretty nifty electronic additions to the bike since that is kind of my raison d'etre. Hopefully I can be helpful to others as well.

green tunnels and few stopsigns,

Sterling



P.S. Will post some pics as soon as I can.
Hey Sterling, Don't be suprised if Redwing ask to borrow your new bike as soon as you get it ready. Especially if it is Red.

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Forum Newbie here.
:waving::waving:Welcome to the Best Goldwing Site in the Known World, Sterling!:waving::waving:

Sounds like you got a nice old bike, doesn't sound like a lot of expensive work to do either. Keep us posted on your progress!

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Thanks Dean and Xavid,



I'm going to get to work on it as soon as I can quit riding it for 5 minutes. :D (perfect scooter-days here the past week or so.) I won a set of Progressive Suspension air shocks for a very nifty price last night on Ebay, so I will be pulling the rear wheel to replace the shocks soon. I might as well replace the tire and the final drive lube while I am back there... any other suggestions on things I ought to do while I have the rear wheel off?



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SoulvilleUSA wrote:
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Forum Newbie here. Great stuff! I just purchased a 82 Interstate with only 24,000mi on it last Saturday.
Hey Sterling, Don't be suprised if Redwing ask to borrow your new bike as soon as you get it ready. Especially if it is Red.
Hey SoulvilleUSA :waving: Welcome to the forum and visit often. :clapper:I wont be able to borrow your :11red:because your too far away. I hope she is the fastest colour. :jumper:

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Ron Ayers.com has these belts for about $65.00 each, you'll need two I believe and you may want to buy the seals for the cover. Thanks, Kevin
 

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Ron Ayers.com has these belts for about $65.00 each, you'll need two I believe and you may want to buy the seals for the cover. Thanks, Kevin
Jebus!!!! Remind me to avoid Ron Ayers for belts.
 

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kevin wrote:
Ron Ayers.com has these belts for about $65.00 each, you'll need two I believe and you may want to buy the seals for the cover. Thanks, Kevin
Jebus!!!! Remind me to avoid Ron Ayers for belts.
Jumpin' Jehosephats! .... I think we may have a new record for days...no... months...no.... YEARS in between responses to a thread.

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