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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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