primary tensioner wear

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by kdaddy, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. kdaddy

    kdaddy Active Member

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    I just noticed when changing my primary fluid that my tensioner has about 1/16 or so wear. The bike has 28000 miles. Is this excessive? The chain is adjusted correctly.
     
  2. 01 rk

    01 rk Active Member

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    The proper chain adjustment is 7/8" slack cold and 5/8" slack hot, a hydrualic tensioner eliminates the need to adjust the chain.
     
  3. Slo-Ryd

    Slo-Ryd Junior Member Contributor

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    He means the wear pad and mentioned it is adjusted properly. At 28k there should be some wear on the pad and a 16th seems perfectly normal and not excessive. Remember, although it's constantly lubricated, it's still metal on plastic and is a serviceable wear item.
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  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Sounds good to me. It will wear down that much just to get the sides of the chain down to where the rollers roll across it nicely.
     
  5. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    I wish I could 'splain so well with so few words. :s