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    Hi everyone

    Hi everyone and thanks for letting me join. I've just bought my first Harley a 2005 Road king 23k miles one owner. Up to now I've had various Jap bikes of which I still have my 2000 W Blackbird. Been looking at Harley's for a few years now as we needed something with a comfy seat and more relaxed ride, plus a back rest for the wife. I read that my model year has problems with the cam chain adjusters, I'm quite handy with the spanners so will be checking them out even though the dealer serviced the bike. I will not be doing high mileage on the bike probably 2-3k a year. Has any one replaced their cam tensioner shoes with the CYCO kits that come with the shoes/gaskets and fitting/removal tool, if you have how did you get on and have you examined them since the install? Thanks guys, I look forward to hearing from you. Terry

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    Hello Terry,

    A warm welcome to the forum from Calderdale in the West Yorkshire Pennine's.

    As a Sportster owner, I'm not too familiar with H-D's Big Twins, our Big Twin owners will be able to give you sound advice.

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    Welcome fae Fife. Sorry sportster owner too, so can't help either. I do think there is a post somewhere about cam pensioners regarding the twin cam engine. There was a modification if I remember.
    FTW )

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    The only true fix is to replace the tensioner with gears.

    Cam shaft end float has to be in tolerance for this.


    The Harley 'fix' has a new type of
    pad material and upgraded oil pump, uses oil pressure to push the pads onto the chain instead of the spring, it should push any problems a few tens of thousands of miles away but the only real fix is to go with gears.


    This is worth a read http://www.jamesrussellpublishing.bi...buyharley.html
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    http://www.jamesrussellpublishing.bi...buyharley.html

    scroll down for the twin cam tensioner saga, a damn good read

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    Hi Terry

    Did you get around to changing your cam tensioners I'm really interested to know if, how and what make?

    Glenn
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