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  • Title Page- Timing (Cam) Belts
  • Original Author- Carl Kulow

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Timing (Cam) Belts


Note: Honda only calls for an inspection at 100K miles. Most automotive timing belts are replaced at 60K miles. I would suggest that you check the tension at each 12K service and change the belts at ~50K miles if you mostly ride hard or replace the belts at ~75K miles if you mostly do highway riding.


  1. Remove the timing belt cover

Warning: Use caution when removing the top left bolt near the round crank pulley cover. It has sealant on it and may break off.

  1. Inspect the belts for cracks, worn teeth, contamination, etc.
  2. Check the belt tension it should deflect ~0.2 0.3 inches (5 - 7mm) in the center of the long straight side of the belt (the side opposite the tensioner)
  3. See shop manual for tensioner adjustment and belt replacement


The author has done his best to produce accurate information
however; neither he nor the editor nor the web publisher can assume
liability for any damage or injury caused by any errors or omissions in this manual
Use good sense and at your own risk!

ISBN F6-1520CC

First Edition Copyright:  1997-2001 All Valkyrie Riders

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