Cam chain

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by 01GlideRider, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. 01GlideRider

    01GlideRider Member

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    I have been checking on the cam chain shoes on my bike today (01 twincam fxd) The shoes are wearing even and both are smooth, well the front is for sure as it's hard to see the inner shoe even with a dentist mirror for me . Anyway do any of you guy's know the thickness of the shoes when new? Thanks
     
  2. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Not sure how thick it is, around 3/16" or so, but it will usually wear a grove through it. Check to see if you see a "lip" on either side of the chain and judge from there.
     
  3. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    mine needed to be replaced on the roadking at 18k. early for most i think
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    I don't know the spec. for your year, but the '07 and up hydraulic tensioner min. is .060". You can roughly judge the wear on the shoe face against the thickness of the edge. When in doubt, change them.
     
  5. 01GlideRider

    01GlideRider Member

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    I checked the shoes again today and I see no lip or groove worn into them at all. The bike has 67000 mi.
    So I'm thinking they were recently changed, I bought the bike in August from a guy in Sanford Florida. It was a trade in at Ocala Harley Davidson and the guy that I bought it from bought it from them and sold it to me, Also he never rode the bike he gets their trade inns and resales. I have the original owners name but his phone # is unlisted. Any ideas how that I could contact him? I realy would like to know more about the bike, Service ect. ect.-----Thanks for the help
     
  6. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Why not call Ocala HD? They are nice folks and may have all the maint. records.
     
  7. glazier

    glazier Junior Member

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    Are they the spring loaded tensioners, or the hydraulic ones??? If hydraulic, then they were changed out at some point. Yours came stock with spring loaded tensioners. Orange = spring loaded. White = hydraulic.
     
  8. 01GlideRider

    01GlideRider Member

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    Yes they are spring loaded (orange)
     
  9. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    My '07 hydraulic tensioner shoes are Orange(ish).
     

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  10. glazier

    glazier Junior Member

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    Interesting. All the hydraulic shoes I've seen have been white.