Question about Harley Davidson Motorcycles
I get a squeak from the left side of my bike when I getup to 25-30 mph. Could it be my primary chain tensioner?
Posted by Anonymous on
Hi Anonymous, take a ride or drive over to your local dealers service/parts department, I'm sure they will be happy to take your Harley Davidson for a test ride if necessary and offer professional advice and assistance concerning your issue. Have a nice day.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
thees 2 adjustments - one on the cable, one in the primary....
stand the bike upright and remove the derby cover. Looseen the jam not on the cable adjuestment ( under rubber boot). Move the adjuster till u see alot of freeplay at the hand lever. Loosen the lock nut on th e clutch basket and then u can turn the center adjuster screw all the way in until lightly seated. Then u back it out 1/2-1 turn and tighten the adjuster jam nut . Then u go back to the cable adjustment and take up the freeplay till the hand lever feels right to u...... tighten that down, button up the primary and take her fer a ride........ let me know if that helps
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
Sorry, not up on new hogs but I think you remove plate off outer primary,it's got the foot peg mounted on it.Look through hole and you'll see the bolt that holds the chain support unit.Carefully loosen bolt and pry up or down,tighten or loosen, tension.You don't have belt right? some newer ones do.If you want hi-tech and yours doesn't have one already remove the outer primary and replace the "skidplate" adjuster with a roller type.Makes things quiet.There is room in the hole to check that you don't get chain too tight.
Posted on Mar 24, 2010
Does the sound come even when the bike is stalled and you accelerate it? If yes, then it must be timing chain and in case the noise comes only when the bike is moving, it must be the primary chain.
Posted on Apr 15, 2010
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If you did not have the noise before the service, guess what caused it, yep the service. So something was not done properly.
It almost sounds as if the primary chain has too much slack and is hitting the inside if the primary case when in de-cel mode.
I am thinking that the primary chain tensioner has been improperly re-installed or damaged.
Posted on May 26, 2010
SOURCE: I have a 2000 FXST
The primary chain is supposed to have 5/8 to 7/8 inch up and down play in the top run of the chain with the engine cold. I think it's 1/2 to 5/8 inch hot but I've never set the tension on a hot primary chain.
But, if you say you heard a crunching noise, then the engine started running rough and popping out the exhaust, I'd suspect something to do with the ignition timing. The ignition timing is controlled by the pulses from the crank position sensor on the right flywheel.
If I were you, I'd pull the primary cover, take the compensator sprocket, primary chain, and clutch assembly off, pull the rotor and the stator of the alternator. Then pull the sprocket shaft seal out and take a look at the Timken bearing. While you've got everything off, take the plugs out and turn the engine over and feel for any roughness. It may be time for an engine overhaul. I've only seen Timken bearings fail in one Shovelhead engine but they do fail. Hopefully, you'll find something much simplier and less expensive than this wrong.
Posted on Aug 14, 2010
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