adjustment tool

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by wvcoalminer, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. wvcoalminer

    wvcoalminer Member

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    does anyone know if and who would sell a tool for getting the correct slack in my primary chain?
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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  3. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    If you have a old wheel spoke laying around you can make a tool, just give it a few bends and mark the one part off in 1/8'' marks with a small grinder, I use it all the time, fits right inside the primary under the chain and makes adjustments easy, don't know if anyone sells them but easy enough to make.
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  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Great idea for a usefull tool Chopper thanks for that one
    Ill get out in the shed and start bending a bit of wire as soon as the weather clears

    Brian
     
  5. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    I cheated, I installed an after market HB125 automatic hydraulic primary chain adjuster.
    kemo
     
  6. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Are you happy with it and what was the cost Kemo?
     
  7. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    I think that I paid $100. for it. I am very happy with the way it works. I find you really notice the benifit in a parking lot or slow traffic where you are on the clutch and throttle a lot.
    kemo
     
  8. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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  9. BOBFLHTC

    BOBFLHTC Active Member

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    I cheated too and put on a HB125. After 25 years and 85000 miles the old one was worn. The HB125 is working good so far - Bob
     
  10. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I have the Hayden M6 version on my bikes. As stuff wears, there are shims to add under the springs. Haven't had to do that though.

    Hayden Enterprise

    TQ