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Chain tensioner for primary

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keys55
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Chain tensioner for primary

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Post by keys55 » Mon May 30, 2005 10:19 am

In" the chopper cookbook" the author discussed a possible bolt on primary tensioner in the works. I have never seen anything more on it. As much as I enjoy the ritual involved with adjusting that, it sounded like a good idea. ;D



jonnybrovo

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Post by jonnybrovo » Sat Jun 04, 2005 3:53 am

Why not just slide the tranny back enough to take out the slack in the chain????????????? isnt this how its done?

keys55
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Post by keys55 » Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:47 am

Yes, plus possibly re-adjust cluthrod,mousetrap control cable. rear brake rod,rear wheel for chain tensionand probably something else,probably my sanity.

Billy
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Post by Billy » Mon Jun 06, 2005 5:33 am

keys-

I agree w/ya, make life easier. It can be done w/tin primaries.

King
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Post by King » Wed Jun 08, 2005 11:14 am

Hi Billy

Any info on where to obtain the tensioner and how to install? Sounds like a great idea, not only from the adjusting standpoint but also to lessen the chain flop that allways seems to be there.

King

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Post by panhead » Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:27 pm

The 'chopper cookbook': viewtopic.php?f=63&t=355

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Post by Billy » Thu Jun 09, 2005 4:02 am

Panhead-
Good pics from the 'chopper cookbook.'

Hi King- we used "Tom Hayden M6" pr ch tensioner,
originally made for '65-2000 Big Twins;
http://www.jpcycles.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; part #601-051
Inner primary 'beefed' kinda like the cook-book pics, but additional bracing to the rear mount for rigidity.
The cookbook welds to the frame (Don't like that)
Prefer a bolt-on w/loc-tite...
This works well. It is spring loaded, & uses a 'flat shoe'....which is fine, But, have been playing w/a spring loaded 'roller' w/sealed bearings for much less resistance..

I have a roller set-up in my Flatty, much nicer than the OEM style adj. flat shoe, stock on '64-'73 Flattys..

chucklbones
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Post by chucklbones » Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:52 pm

hey now
what about a chain tensioner for rear chain on a hard tail sort of like the roller skake wheel for swing arms ?
thanks
chucklbones

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Post by Billy » Fri Jun 10, 2005 6:23 am

chucklbones-
That is what we are playing w/now.

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Post by chucklbones » Fri Jun 10, 2005 1:03 pm

Billy
thanks please keep us posted on this
i was thinking of useing a sporter primary chain adj and adapt it some how i also heard of useing a 450 honda forgive me for the honda part but i heard it will work
thanks
chucklbones

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Post by Billy » Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:28 am

chucklbones-
Hey man, Ideas are where it's at!!! I don't know anything about hondos,(x-cept my dirt bike as a kid) but sounds interesting about the adjuster..

Interesting, I know 2 different guys that had a bike biz
long ago.
Their names were Bones & Chuck=BC choppers...

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Post by chucklbones » Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:35 pm

hey now billy
nope i dont know them i am in central fla
anywho i am still working on rear chain tensioner i dont want to weld anything to frame
i am tried of geting tight spots in it
see ya
chucklbones

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Post by panhead » Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:29 pm

Saw a picture of this bike on ebay, look at the rear chain, just behind the clutch. some kind of tensioner.

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Post by Billy » Tue Jun 14, 2005 5:50 am

chucklbones- I hear ya man!! Check this tensioner out Panhead posted...That's what I was referring to.......

Panhead-
Sharp eye man!!!!!!
That is the 'Exact' rear chain tensioner we are messing with for the primarychains, too.. Nice 'sealed bearing roller'
Those are made by LBV Engineering, Inc. (no web-site)
location is, Wood Dale, IL. phone is: 630-860-9966
But,
they can be found in J&P cycles book also..

Great for rear chain (as intended, also) ;)
3 different styles, for different HDs

chucklbones
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Post by chucklbones » Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:58 pm

hey now billy
any chance of a picture on how its mounted to the frame? i am sure interested in one
thanks
chucklbones

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