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Harley davidson how to change tensioners

Grinding noise in side points cover

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  • v2iper
    v2iper May 11, 2010

    What year Harley and Model

  • Dr. Mark CycleSurgeon
    Dr. Mark CycleSurgeon May 11, 2010

    What year is your FatBoy? Is your Ignition system STOCK or AFTERMARKET?

  • Brad Hurt
    Brad Hurt May 11, 2010

    Tell what yr model and engine and I may be able to help

  • Carl Navarro
    Carl Navarro May 11, 2010

    Whats wrong with it :-)



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If you have chain Tensioners then you have a Twin cam. This is NOT a job for an amature. Its necessary to take out Push rods which means remove heads or cut your pushrods and reinstall adjustables. You need to take out your cam plate,re align oil pump..Its not a simple job for a novice. If you have noise they have already exploded or are about to. Do not ride your bike..those plastic pieces can get sucked into the oil pump and do major damage. I told that to a customer that was going on a trip he did not heed warning. He got 75 miles they exploded and he bought a new motor.

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Is your bike STOCK?? Have the Cams been changed? Do you have Stock Cam CHAINS & TENSIONERS, or is it updated to GEAR DRIVEN Cams? Either way, you have a Cam and or Lifter Problem, and if you are not a Harley Mechanic with access to Shop type tools and Equipment, then I suggest you take you Harley to a reputable repair shop for diagnosis and repair. DO NOT CONTINUE TO RIDE WITH THIS PROBLEM, IT WILL NOT FIX ITSELF and will only cause you MORE EXPENSIVE DAMAGE. Good Luck! -Dr.Mark

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