Bike I'm looking at had the belts changed 15k ago, but it was also five years ago. Five years ok or no ?
My opinion on age is 10 to 15 years. Many have gone farther but it is up to you how much you want to risk..Age wise, what would you all recommend as max. ?
Thanks, sounds good. I have no desire to take chances on something so important but also don't want to change them out if not needed.My opinion on age is 10 to 15 years. Many have gone farther but it is up to you how much you want to risk..
Timing belt quality will not change significantly within eight (8) years of proper storage, as outlined in Rubber Manufacturers Technical Bulletin IP-3-4. A proper storage environment has been defined as an ambient temperature of less than 85°F and relative humidity of less than 70%. Service life is expected to decrease 10% per year for each year of storage beyond eight (8) years. In addition, storage limitation decreases by 50% for each 15°F increase in storage temperature. Storage temperatures should never exceed 115°F.