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What is the timing idler upgrade mod, I never heard of it.
It gets rid of the old idler pulleys and it puts new timing components mainly it uses a Kia timing idler pulley to get rid of those old ones that have a tendency to fail due to their age if you search it on Google idler pulley upgrade they'll probably be 10 different sites show how to do it it's pretty easy
 
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So I've got a lot of feedback on how to do this mod to replace the old worn out non available timing idlers first drill out the pulley off backing plate with a half inch bit just keep sizing up the bit till it clears the canfer recess then knock it out with a punch.View attachment 49879 Next get all these parts two 3/8x1inch carriage bolts 2 lock washers two 3/8 nylon lock nuts . And two t42015 idler pulleys View attachment 49880 Put bolt through the side of backing plate that is recessed put pulley on put lock washers on put lock nut on View attachment 49881 then this step is optional but I do it cause I overdue things it I put a couple of tack welds on back of bolts then I grind down the face just a bit.View attachment 49885 Install you may have to grind the molding tabs a bit to make the pulley fit cause the bolt might hitView attachment 49884 cheers
 

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It gets rid of the old idler pulleys and it puts new timing components mainly it uses a Kia timing idler pulley to get rid of those old ones that have a tendency to fail due to their age if you search it on Google idler pulley upgrade they'll probably be 10 different sites show how to do it it's pretty easy
Oh I've heard of that just never heard it called a timing upgrade mod. If you had called it a belt idler fix I would have known what it was.
 
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Belts on valves set time for frame touch up
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Getting closer to finishing cleaned the gas tank with vinegar painted
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got the the fairing mounted rewired and took a small look at fake take and seat
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. And fyi so if you are replacing the radiator hoses on gl1000 or 1100 buy this gates formed hose lay your original hose on top it mark and cut to length this hose will do both top and bottom and will save you alot of money from buying the overpriced Honda hoses
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this cost 22 bucks
 
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On the engine I use DupliColor cast aluminum but on the frame I get a quart of Rust-Oleum gloss black I cut it with Naptha about 15percent then I spray it with either a HVLP gun or an airbrush gun if I'm just doing touch up
 
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Almost done fired her for the first time today since the restore first time she's breathed oxygen in 20 years and yes I know the mufflers are on backwards I just stuck them on so not to run headers with no back pressure I always love when these old girls first fire knowing everything went together correctly
 

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