Hayden tensionor and primary whine

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by jkrahn, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. jkrahn

    jkrahn New Member

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    Just recently installed the M-6 on my 99 eglide and have since noticed a bit more noise from my primary. The sound is similar to the whine from older bikes witn a generator. Any one else have this experience? Should I be looking for a problem somewhere else?
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Recheck the chain tension cold, a whine most usually is TOO tight
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I am with Jack on this just a wee bit too tight and the whine is there

    Brian
     
  4. jkrahn

    jkrahn New Member

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    The M-6 is auto tensioning and I set it up per instructions, I might just need to remmove a shim to make it a bit looser. My other thought on this is that before installing the auto tensionor the chain may have been too loose for me to hear the noise. If the chain is a bit too tight, will I be causing any damage?
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    As the bike heats up the sprockets on the clutch hub and compensator expand with the heat making the chain tighter this will put some extra strain on the bearings possibly causing premature failure
    If the chain had been too loose in the past there may have been some noise associated with the chain hitting the primary cover

    Brian
     
  6. Taildraggerdave

    Taildraggerdave Active Member

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    I thought the tensioner shoe makes noise until the chain wears into it...

    Take care,
    Dave