Go Sportsters

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Bloodweiser, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Bregan D'Aerthe

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    Yes.
  2. semper-guzzi

    semper-guzzi Been here awhile

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    Yeah, metallic oily paste. The nothing else looked worn outside of the primary case being ground down on that one rib.
  3. trumpet

    trumpet Group W Bench

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    That's normal wear and tear.
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  4. semper-guzzi

    semper-guzzi Been here awhile

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    I'd say so too if wasn't just changed 100 miles before. I think I either over tightened the chain tensioner or it wasn't tight enough. I don't know the symptoms of either . It's all good. I'll flush it and try again. If it doesn't work, I'll order a new tensioner and shoe and try again....
  5. trumpet

    trumpet Group W Bench

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    I assemble and tighten the chain til the slack is taken up. Start the bike, tighten til the idle drops a hair then loosen it a little so it smooths out.

    Just my way on the sporty.

    Here's another: http://www.hoohoohoblin.com/Harley_Davidson_Motorcycle_Primary_Chain_Adjustment.html
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  6. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Bregan D'Aerthe

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    With a cold engine, should have 3/8-1/2" slack in the chain.
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  7. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    Great week-end out, scouted out some new roads...
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  8. Webman

    Webman Long timer

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    Now that’s what I call an adventure bike, one that goes on actual adventures!
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  9. norseXL

    norseXL Northman

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    It was a little adventure, found a great camping spot by the river...
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  10. semper-guzzi

    semper-guzzi Been here awhile

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    I reassembled, adjusted to specs in the manual, and it was clacking and banging at idle. I just tried what you said as well. No matter where I had the adjuster in range, what sounded and felt right at idle would clatter, ting and bang ridiculously under throttle.... so I'm thinking since I rode it home from work like that, albeit gingerly, I may have worn the adjuster too much and maybe the chain as well. I'll order a new primary chain and adjuster, and try that. This ain't rocket science, but it may be a case of parts too worn to keep in spec.


    What do you guys think of the Hayden M6 auto tensioner?
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  11. rokytnji

    rokytnji Been here awhile

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    I consider it a source of breakage for a component that works fine as is < the manual adjuster with a lockdown nut >

    YMMV from mine.
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  12. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Bregan D'Aerthe

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    That.
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  13. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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  14. Richy

    Richy Long timer

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    This stuff? I’ve had this can a while.
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  15. Webman

    Webman Long timer

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    Super cool graphics on that can, thanks for sharing!
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  16. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Supporter

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    What other bike is most like a Sportster?

    Your basic Dyna Superglide, of course...

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    A friend I previousy bought a KLX250 from was selling this 2006 FXD/I, and I couldn't help myself! It has Progressive suspension front and rear, new tires, several tasteful mods, and it turned 11,500 miles on the ride home from buying it yesterday. I think this was the first year of fuel injection and the six-speed gearbox on the big twins, and the last of the 88 ci. I think some 96 ci. got the six speed in 2007 and all of them in 2008.

    Anyway, I thought I might like this more and sell my 2007 Roadster, but after riding them back-to-back yesterday, I think I like the Sportster better! My 883R has the 1200 cc kit (1250?) so the difference in power between it and this 1,440 cc "big twin" is negligible. The Sporty also has better cornering clearance, and is what, 80 pounds lighter? You can sure feel the difference pushing them around the garage!

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  17. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    Close.

    2006 Dyna was a one-year only TC88 with all the upgrades that would go across the whole BT line for 2007.

    * 6-speed
    * closed-loop EFI
    * Most importantly the new hydraulic chain tensioners
    * Maybe the auto adjust primary, not sure when that debuted.

    Anyway 1995 was the first year of EFI (Weber-Marelli) on BTs but only a limited edition "1340" ultras.

    In 1996 that same open-loop EFI became an available option on all FLH+variants.

    And EFI expanded as an option to Dynas and Softails in the next few years.
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  18. luftkoph

    luftkoph Long timer Super Supporter

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    Wasn’t 06 the year they had all those inner primary cover bearings failing, something about no dowel pins between the engine and trans, or something like that.
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  19. anotherguy

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    First year six speed-Dyna only. Harley spec'd the wrong bearing and many dealers did not notice the TSB and correct the parts books. So we just kept putting shit parts in the place of shit parts. Many warranty admins got reamed over that one.
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  20. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Supporter

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    The owner of a local corner Harley shop told me today that he had a 2007 Road King that was an 88 ci...

    The seller of my bike said a recall had been done on the primary bearings. At least that's what I think I heard...