Cam Tensioner Change on a 2004 Classic TC-95

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Rod Stewart, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Active Member

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    Hi Guys;
    I am getting ready to inspect and likley change my cam chain tensioners, which have close to 40K miles on them.
    My question: Other than the great writeup by TQuentin on doing his, is there any other recommended reading and/or suggestions for doing this job?

    I have SE 203 cams that were installed at the same time as the big bore 95" kit, but otherwise, it is stock.
    I will likely get the adjustable pushrod kit so as to avoid having to pull the top end apart.

    Thanks for any advice.

    Rod
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    T Q did a Bang up job on this one, I would only add have a manual handy and Good Luck:s
     
  3. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    You may want to consider the tensioner upgrade to hydraulics with the oil pump upgrade also.I don't know HD's part #. This will bring it up to the '07 and later setup.
     
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  4. 01 rk

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    I would also suggest the upgrade. The job is pretty straight forward.
    Were the inner bearings replaced when the cams were installed? If not I would replace them and the outer rear cam bearing.
    If you cannot find the tappet block alignment pins to align the oil pump, 1/4-20 flathead screws will work.
     
  5. Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Active Member

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    Thanks for the thoughts all.
    So is this the roller chain upgrade kit that I read about?
    Anyone know about what this costs?

    Rod
     
  6. 01 rk

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    Depends on where you buy.
    I bought mine from Tri County H-D
    Quick install push rods $118
    Cam plate kit $399
    Spacer kit $16
    Inner bearings $15
    Outer bearing $20
    Don't buy the $120 gasket kit, O-rings come with the push rods, and you only need the cam cover gasket, $7
     
  7. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    What tools does this job require; anything special?
     
  8. Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart Active Member

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    Thanks for all the info so far. Very good stuff to know.

    One more question: The manual shows an HD tool to lock the primary chain sprockets together for tightening and removing the sprocket bolts.
    Any ideas for a workaround if you don't have the tool?

    Thanks,
    Rod
     
  9. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    If you go to georges-garage.com for tools on the 99-06 TC it gives you the tools.You will need the locking tool,Inner cam bearing remover,inner cam bearing installer,outer cam bearing remv./installer,& oil pump alignment screws.
    I recently got a couple of these tools from them and was very pleased.Mine were for '07 and later because I have a 2012. You can call them for any additional tools.They are also a sponsor.
    tourbox
     
  10. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    A piece of 1X or 2x lumber jammed in the chain works every time. Here some pretty nice tools for the price.

    Harley Davidson Tools