Question about 2004 Harley Davidson FLSTF - FLSTFI Fat Boy
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Remove the "inspection cover" in the center of your primary. Using your finger, gauge the up and travel of the upper run of the primary chain. Set it to between 3/4" and 7/8" with the engine cold. Now, with that being said, unless you're used to what you're doing, you'll probably find it pretty difficult to judge this distance and I know of no way to accurately measure and set the tension without taking the outer primary cover off. But, considering the price of a new gasket for the outer primary cover, I'd be willing to settle for a "close" setting. It's not that critical just don't get it too tight or too loose. Someone makes a tool for doing it but I don't remember who it is. To adjust the tension, loosen the nut just inside the inspection cover and move the shoe up to reduce the tension.
Posted on Sep 08, 2011
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