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Old 18-Dec-2013, 08:50 PM
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Timing Belts??

Hi Guys. I am a bit of a lapsed forum user I am afraid, not having ridden my bike for a couple of years. I have got the bug again to bring her out of storage and on the road/track again.

The bike is a 748 BP with an 853 big bore kit. It was fully serviced 3 years ago after which it did about 300 trackday miles and then has been sitting unused in my garage for the past 2 years.

My question is......... should I replace the timing belts?? Years ago, the general advice was that they should be changed every 2 years whatever, but I am wondering whether the materials have improved since then. Many thanks

Steve
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Old 18-Dec-2013, 09:41 PM
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Definitely replace the belts Steve.
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Old 19-Dec-2013, 09:04 AM
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I'm with Neil, I would replace them especially if the engine hasn't been turned over on a regular basis. The pre-Testastretta engines such as the 748 and 916 have some tight angles around the tensioner pulleys that leave a set in the belts if they are left in one position for to long
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Old 19-Dec-2013, 10:17 AM
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Ditto on the above. I defo change them out. Leaving them sat around does them no good at all..


.....but better in YELLOW, or Bloo and now even RED

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Old 19-Dec-2013, 09:45 PM
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OK thanks very much guys..........new belts it is then!!

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