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Old 03-07-2013, 10:12 PM   #1
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R1200GS alternator belt replacement advice.

Today i replaced my alternator belt on my r1200gs. At first i couldn't do it than i realized if i take a spark plug or two out than it will be easier to turn the real wheel after that it went on so much easier.

Just wanted to help people who are strugling with this.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:13 AM   #2
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Yes i have the dvd, for me, when i took the right plug out i was easily be able to put the belt on.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:54 PM   #3
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It would be very hard to swap a belt with the plugs in. Sorry if I wasn't clear on that.

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Old 03-09-2013, 09:44 AM   #4
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with or without the plugs when I did the belt on my old 2006 GS it kicked my ass by myself. Ended up getting a buddy to help me and it went on easier. I knew the belts had to stretch but wasn't aware on how far it actually had to go. But it's done now. When I have to do it on my new bike 08 GSA. I'll know in advance and be more prepared..
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:01 PM   #5
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With the plug our obviously you will be able to turm the rear wheel easier. Im done with my 36k service. Vale adj. was easy too.
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Old 05-29-2015, 05:09 PM   #6
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I have 25K on my 2012 GS so thought I'd put a new alternator belt on it.

Ordered up a new one from the Beemer Boneyard and went to work. I have Touratech crash bars on my bike so had to remove them of course. Wasn't much of a problem at all just took my time. Thanks to JVB's instructions it was a piece of cake.

I didn't take the plugs out and still was not a problem, turned over quite easily with a 12" crescent wrench. Anyway the old belt was stretched a bit but otherwise looked OK. It had some wear on it and some rubber "dust" was on the cover. Not sure if it was slipping or that was just normal wear.

Took a few pictures of the old belt for grins.




Old belt in the sleeve I received the new one in.


Took me about an hour fifteen or so. Nice project on a rainy night. Here's to another 25k safe and trouble free miles.
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Plus, you now have a spare!
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Plus, you now have a spare!
Yes, good for emergencies!
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