When Should I Replace the Timing Belt on a Honda Goldwing | Motorcycle Timing Belt  | Partzilla.com

When Should I Replace the Timing Belt on a Honda Goldwing | Motorcycle Timing Belt | Partzilla.com


Hello, John Talley here with Partzilla.com. We have an interesting Goldwing question that
made it up through the ranks over at the call center and made it to my desk. This particular customer has an older unit,
it’s a 1500, and he’s been saying that he’s replace the timing belt on it a couple of
times and it keeps wearing them out. Well, that got me interested so I started
looking in to it. Now I’ve got one of the newer 1800 models
here, and I’ve decided to compare the two systems. So let’s step over to the table and let me
show you what I’ve found. Now what you have in front of you are basically
the two setups for either a 1500 or the 1800 Goldwing. Now as you can tell they’re completely different. The older 1500 used what they call just a
regular old timing belt, where as the 1800 a timing chain along with a different type
of tensioner and the guide rails that keep tension on the two sprockets. What he was running into is he kept replacing
just the belt. And the mistake I think he made is a mistake
Ithink a lot of beginning motorcrossers probably make the same mistake. They’ll go in, their chain is worn when their
sprockets are worn and they’ll just replace one or the other. but guess what? After these are worn in together, they actually
start to wear down these edges and believe it or not it’ll actually start wearing down
the gears themselves. When that happens, it gets stuck in what they
call a wear pattern. So if you just replace the belt, and not the
gear, well, you’ve got an old gear with this wear pattern trying to mesh with a brand new
belt that doesn’t have the same patter. So that’s what was happening. He put on a new belt to an old gear and it
was wearing out really quick. Now what Honda recommends on their maintenance
schedule is to take a look at this every 100,000 miles. They don’t give a year, but I’d be afraid
to push one past five because I know through experience in the auto market that uses a
similar type belt, these things break down after a while. They get brittle and then one cold morning
when you go to start it and it’s just going to rip those teeth off. And if you have what they call an interference
engine? Where the pistons can actually hit the valves? Well, you’ve bent your valves. Now if you have this particular setup and
you go ahead and order the gears and the tensioner and the belt and the spring and everything
for this, make sure that you have the service manual because just don’t throw on another
belt. It has to be specifically timed so you don’t
go in and bend your valves. Make sure you reference that service manual
for your specific machine before you go and tackle a project like this. So, if you’re having trouble figuring out
which parts you need for your machine, get in touch with us. That is what we’re here for. We’re going to get you down to the exact part
that’s going to be an OEM direct fit for your machine. Take advantage of us, it’s what we do. Listen we just want to say thank you for shopping
here with us at Partzilla.com, and we will see you in the next video. Have a great day.

9 thoughts on “When Should I Replace the Timing Belt on a Honda Goldwing | Motorcycle Timing Belt | Partzilla.com

  1. Jon awesome videos and information. I have a simple Question. I just got a Like new 2014 trx 450r. The machine is really low hours however I want to change the Oil / Trans. at the same time. Some say the good old GN4 10-40 will work perfect in Both sides. What are Your recommendations for this machine. I have also heard Dont use engine oil in the Transmission side use a specific thicker 80wt oil. Cheers!!

  2. Hi Partzilla,
    I have an old 88 GL1500 with 25,ooo miles on the clock. I have just purchased the bike so I am going to change the timing belts. The concern I have is are the Australian part numbers compatible to the American imports? Which my bike is. The Australian part number is (14401MN5004. You help would be appreciated thank you Dave.

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