Drive Chain Tightening Question

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Re: Drive Chain Tightening Question

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Post by George Greer » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:50 am

Did ya download the factory manual from the link I posted?

If you did not, here is the information

It explains the adjustment for the oiler in detail.

George

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I also have Bruce Palmers books.

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Re: Drive Chain Tightening Question

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Post by George Greer » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:20 am

Ooppps, :oops:

I just reread this entire thread......and noticed the engines a 54.

Get this manual too..

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Re: Drive Chain Tightening Question

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Post by Rib423 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:34 pm

Forgot to mention the primary chain had some wear around the outside, outer portion of the chain. Not too much, but I could definitely see wear like it had been rubbing on the outside of the cover or something.

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Re: Drive Chain Tightening Question

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Post by Rib423 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:53 pm

Thanks! I downloaded the material from the links you sent. I'll head back to the garage and see what I can come up with. Thanks again for the help!

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Re: Drive Chain Tightening Question

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Post by km-eek » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:33 am

The front chain needs 1/2" of play and so does the rear chain. This is with the bike cold. If the front chain is adjusted tighter that 1/2" it will be too tight when the machine warms up. With a swing arm bike, You, or someone, should sit on the bike when testing adjustment of the rear chain. If you adjust the rear chain when the bike is jacked up, it will be too tight when riding.

The automatic oiler will keep the front chain oiled as well as the back. The H-D Manual instructs about adjusting the automatic oiler so enough drips out. If some "biker" says "hey, your bike is dripping oil!" You can tell him "Good god I hope so, Otherwise that means it's out!"

Have fun with your old bike!

Ken

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