Buying Belts

cross over parts from other wings, hondas, or any other parts sources that can be used on our wings.

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Buying Belts

Post #1 by Hold-Fast » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:41 am

Hey guys I see in almost every thread I read replacing belts is mentioned. I got to looking around for them online and found most are made by Gates. Gates makes a lot of belts for everything, a large company. Anyways the machine shop I work in is attached to a Napa store my boss owns. I checked and since NAPA carries Gates, they can get the timing belts. For the GL1100 anyways, haven't checked other models but I'm sure they can get them.

The part number (for a GL1100) is 250274 and is $26.99. Thats almost half of what I've seen the same belt go for on some sites. They can get it from the warehouse next day too.

Just a tip if this hasn't been metioned before.
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Post #2 by peteybug » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:24 pm

Not a bad price but I got mine tro auto zone 19.95 a piece they were gatorback belts. Pete
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Post #3 by Anybox » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:10 am

Good tip!
I picked up mine from Napa up here in Canada.
A real good price. Thanks!

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Post #4 by Missourimike » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:56 am

Personally, I would stick with OEM Honda, Gates, or Goodyear Gatorbacks. The Gates and Goodyear are American made. At this time, some Honda OEM parts are being made in China, and I don't trust Chinese parts to last or work.
At this point in time, their quality and standards are near 1948 Japanese era. There is one well-known online Wing parts supplier, with a bad reputation, that shows Japan made belts in their ad, but what you get are Chinese made.
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Post #5 by Schuvwj » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:07 pm

Did you replace the idler pulleys?
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Post #6 by robin1731 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:20 am

The cross over thread has belt numbers for all up to and including the 1500. I get mine at NAPA and pay just over $13 each for NAPA brand. Probably made by Gates.
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Post #7 by rockinron » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:03 pm

i did not know this trick .. good call ..
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Post #8 by CYBORG » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:36 am

Checked with the local NAPA a few weeks ago, and they wanted $25 each. I passed
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Post #10 by Don R » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:58 pm

check Rock Auto for belts, the prices are very good and they have Gates.
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