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I was hoping to ride all summer--it's been a great spring riding season here in VA, but I started to pull out of the drive moving slow(10-15mph) and the motor suddenly started squealing loud. I shut it off in a few seconds so the motor did not seize up, it will crank but I'm afraid to start it--I'm sure there is no oil pressure. The repair manual says that oil pump replacement requires engine removal, so that will end my riding for the future. I will be checking to see if there is a blocked oil pickup somewhere but the oil level was fine,so I don't hold much hope.
 

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Bummer,

But like chop said, don't assume the worst, panic sets in and all but maybbbbbbbbbe it could be something else less deadly.

Others will chime in later that have more expertise than I do but we will hope for the best.
 

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like chopin said check the belt first but don't start it
 

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Normally an engine with no lubrication doesn't squeal, it will start rattling. The only belts on a GL1200 are the timing belts and if they were squealing it wouldn't run. Without hearing the sound it's hard to diagnose. It could be a timing belt tensioner, which wouldn't require engine removal.

This may sound crazy, but did you have the radio on?
 

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thanks for the replies guys---I think I found good news--I just torn down the front fairing and popped off the timing covers, the timing belt WAS in great condition until somewhere somehow a 10mmx3/4 bolt got loose inside the timing cover and lodged between the engine case and timing gear/belt!!! The belt was pushed forward but remained on the gear and the belt was frayed on the inside edge from rubbing the bolt! I guess I got lucky this time. Will order a new belt today!
 

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Great news, just be sure to find where the bolt came from and re-install it!


If you have a NAPA auto parts store in your area they have the belt for about $15.
 

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Glad you got her fixed.:D Don't scare us like that.:eek: Ride safe and enjoy the season..:)
 

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Well that was certainly a close one! Just an observation, being as you have a brand new belt on the right side, how old is the one on the left? I ain't sayin, I'm just sayin...
 

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Glad to hear that all is well! I would be more than just a little disappointed if I had a scare like that.
 
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