Rebuild the Timing Belt Tensioner - $20

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Rebuild the Timing Belt Tensioner - $20

Post #1 by sandiegobrass » Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:53 pm

If this is not the correct forum, feel free to move it..

Rebuild the Timing Belt Tensioner - do it yourself for $20

New OEM tensioners are available for $60 to $80 each. And this is still a reasonable price considering that it is the complete assembly, so I am not necessarily recommending that anyone abandon the OEM solution when it is still available. However, this part is often in short supply and in many cases backordered, so at least those of you that are somewhat handy with tools may be happy to substitute something different that is equally as good, if not better in “fit and functionâ€Â

Here is the link TENSIONER-REBUILD-JCS.pdf
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Post #2 by Cookie » Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:37 pm

Post away, I'd love to see this.
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Post #3 by confish86 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:14 pm

Yea keep posting i would love to see it
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Post #4 by rcmatt007 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:35 pm

just "volunteer" to organize a gathering.... :roll:

anyway, have tried your link and get a blank, so there must be something missing
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Post #5 by rcmatt007 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:08 pm

-Rodger-
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Post #6 by sandiegobrass » Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:10 pm

rcmatt007 wrote:just "volunteer" to organize a gathering.... :roll:

anyway, have tried your link and get a blank, so there must be something missing


Hey Rodger, and thanks for posting it also.. got 5 posts.. and fixed my link.. . Jim
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Post #7 by sandiegobrass » Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:10 pm

If you want to see all the studs go HERE

Lots of choices.. I haven't worked through all of them yet.. this is one of the things left to do.. but I've been sitting on this for 6 months, so wanted to get it out there for every one to look at..

Bright Green "likely to work"
Light Green "may work"
Yellow "don't know"

comments welcome.. posts or PM

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Post #8 by sandiegobrass » Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:11 pm

If you want to see all of the bearings looked at and tried.. GO HERE

Red means "forget it"
Light Green means "can be made to work"
Bright Green means "easily made to work"
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Post #9 by Whiskerfish » Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:38 pm

EXCELLENT information!! Moved to the How too forum.
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Post #10 by Old Fogey » Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:35 pm

Wow!
A load of reseach went into that. :shock:

This is going to be very useful as time goes on and parts becme scarcer. Well done! thup
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Post #11 by Cookie » Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:40 pm

It is saving me a ton of time and money. I started this last winter when Iwas sick and got burnt out and put two new ones on that bike.
This winter I plan to do two bikes so this is great. I had figured to spend half a day at a bearing shop and all the work there has been done.
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Post #12 by sandiegobrass » Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:03 pm

Cookie wrote:It is saving me a ton of time and money. I started this last winter when Iwas sick and got burnt out and put two new ones on that bike.
This winter I plan to do two bikes so this is great. I had figured to spend half a day at a bearing shop and all the work there has been done.
Thanks!


You got the time and $$$ part right.. ... but I don't regret it.. research is what I do (hobby and living.. go figure..)

Incidently, a revised version was uploaded (prior to this post) so if you downloaded the earlier version, you may want to replace it.. (be mindful of cache issues or you'll still have the old one.)

Incidently, I expect that it will be revised many times as I find the errors and add discussion and pictures, so it will be available for a loooong time.. and even if I dump it from my host, I'll upload a copy for this and the other interested sites

It was not quite ready to publish, but a number of members of the goldwingfacts and classicgoldwings forum were waiting for me to get it done.. so I decided to put it up there early.. ..

If you find any more errors let me know.. [the 10mm stud section was a bit messed up..]

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Post #13 by heraldhamster » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:25 pm

hey, I briefly scanned through the original ver. you had up earlier and thought it was all good info to have.

thanks for all your costly & time consuming work on it!
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Post #14 by sandiegobrass » Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:56 pm

heraldhamster wrote:hey, I briefly scanned through the original ver. you had up earlier and thought it was all good info to have.

thanks for all your costly & time consuming work on it!


Hey thanks.. that is what I enjoy most..
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Post #15 by Sidecar Bob » Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:30 pm

sandiegobrass wrote:Incidently, I expect that it will be revised many times as I find the errors and add discussion and pictures, so it will be available for a loooong time.. and even if I dump it from my host, I'll upload a copy for this and the other interested sites

On Page 14 in the Editor's Choice - Custom Hex Bolt Method, under Installation it says
"(3) Grind or machine stepped"
I think you left something out there.

I have downloaded this for future use. I think I will do mine the next time I replace the belts, just in case.

BTW: What's the current recommendation for timing belt replacement interval? My FSM just says to inspect and replace if you see wear and the Owner's manual doesn't mention them.
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