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Post #31 by britman » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:02 pm

Ok i was goingto post pics of the piston i pulled out of my wing 4 years ago to show why we need to change our belts but it was to big sorry
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Post #32 by Roady » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:13 pm

You can use MS Paint to size the pic down to 1024 pixels wide. Open it in Paint, select Attributes from the Image menu.

Or download PhotoFiltre and use it to crop and size your pictures. It's free.

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Post #33 by Old Fogey » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:57 am

There is a Microsoft image resizer that I use, in their power toys collection.

http://www.microsoft.com/powertoys
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Post #34 by britman » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:48 am

this should be a pic of a bad piston
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Post #35 by britman » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:49 am

britman wrote:this should be a pic of a bad piston
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Post #36 by britman » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:49 am

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britman wrote:this should be a pic of a bad piston
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Post #37 by britman » Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:50 am

britman wrote:
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britman wrote:this should be a pic of a bad piston
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Post #38 by 81GLwinger » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:58 am

81 GL 1100i hondaline faring,63,000 miles. I put 3,000 on myself.weekend rider. tore apart front end on bike and got to timing belts...they look good to me but should I just R&R anyway? I don't that the po knows anything about a change out,he never did anything and only had the bike for a little while.good thing I removed radiator , coolant was gross lookin.I,ve got Roady's instruc's for belt changeout,if I do this how many miles do they need to be replaced? thanks
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Post #39 by Old Fogey » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:29 am

81GLwinger wrote:81 GL 1100i hondaline faring,63,000 miles. I put 3,000 on myself.weekend rider. tore apart front end on bike and got to timing belts...they look good to me but should I just R&R anyway? I don't that the po knows anything about a change out,he never did anything and only had the bike for a little while.good thing I removed radiator , coolant was gross lookin.I,ve got Roady's instruc's for belt changeout,if I do this how many miles do they need to be replaced? thanks


After looking at the above pics, you still need to ask??

Insurance is a payment to cover you in case something disastrous happens if you don't.
Belt change is a payment to cover you as it will happen if you don't.
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Post #40 by 81GLwinger » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:47 pm

nope....i guess not
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Post #41 by Roady » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:26 pm

Yep, replace 'em. They're cheap.

Check your water pump while you're in there and replace the radiator hoses and thermostat. Short of the water pump, the parts for belts, hoses and stat shouldn't be more than about $60 at NAPA.

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Post #42 by Motowalt » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:33 pm

Very useful info here.
I'm going to try the starting tips for a laid up GL...hadn't seen that in such detail before, but will give it a try before pulling my old 77 out for the new year.
Thanks! :8)

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Post #43 by Roady » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:39 pm

That's an excellent plan, Walt.

And replace those belts if it's been laid up for a while.

Where are you located? I could not find Helots on the map.

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Post #44 by Roady » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:37 pm

I've finally gotten around to updating the original post in this thread. Links updated and typos fixed. :IDTS:

Please have a read through it and let me know what's missing.

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Post #45 by muncher9707 » Sun May 06, 2012 8:42 pm

THis is very informative stuff. I just bought a 1975 GL1000 andd discovered it has no coolant. Gotta call and see if the cooling system was bypassed??


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