primary chain auto adjusters

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by bobbeidel, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. bobbeidel

    bobbeidel Active Member

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    I plan on installing the SE compensator and was wondering if I should also change to a different primary chain self adjuster (say the HB125). Have there been any problems with the HD self adjusters - my mechanic doesn't like the HD self adjusters for some reason. Any thoughts on this subject??

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Did your mechanic say why? I have not seen any major issues reported yet, I would like to see an adjuster window in the primary just because but I think it is a very good set up JMO
     
  3. bobbeidel

    bobbeidel Active Member

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    he probably did say but it didn't register with me. I'll talk to him about it and if it's not too expensive I might just do the adjuster while he is in there!! Thanks Jack. I'll try to let you know why he doesn't like the stock adjuster.
     
  4. 100ed

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    on some models it holds the chain to tight . it is a cause ot premature seal failer . more info is avabile on baker drivetrain web site ( i just saw something about it the other day on there site .didnt pay to much attention sorry .mine still has the origenal hand adj 03 .
     
  5. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    If I am not mistaken, the stock adjuster is a spring-loaded mechanical ratchet type. Under certain conditions, such can ratchet too tight, and stay that way. A hydraulic will bleed back down if it self-sets too tight during a particular ride. Your mileage may vary.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
  6. dd1228

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    My mechanic says the same thing that it is a ratchet type and has a tendency to ratchet too tight and it won't release. I installed the spring loaded adjuster, I can't remember the brand, but it begins with an H. It's been working fine for me over a year, and keeps the chain just right.
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Installing the Hayden M6 Chain Tensioner >> Motorcycle Riding Gear Online must be a Hayden like this one
     
  8. dd1228

    dd1228 Active Member

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    Yeah, that's it, the Hayden M6. Thanks Jack.