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Old Jan 9th, 2012, 10:22 AM     #1
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Cam tensioner upgrade

I am planning on replacing the cam chain tensioners on my '06 flhtci, I want to upgrade to the hydraulic tensioners and a new oil pump. I do not want to change the cams!
Are there any other kits on the market besides the SE kit that will allow me to do this?
If there are others which one will give me the most for my money?

If I wind up using the SE kit, is there a concern with support plate?
Also, where can I get the best price for what ever I buy?
Any advise, suggestions and info will be greatly appreciated.
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Old Jan 9th, 2012, 03:37 PM     #2
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Re: Cam tensioner upgrade

Quote: Originally Posted by 01 rk View Post
I am planning on replacing the cam chain tensioners on my '06 flhtci, I want to upgrade to the hydraulic tensioners and a new oil pump. I do not want to change the cams!
Are there any other kits on the market besides the SE kit that will allow me to do this?
If there are others which one will give me the most for my money?

If I wind up using the SE kit, is there a concern with support plate?
Also, where can I get the best price for what ever I buy?
Any advise, suggestions and info will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
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Old Jan 9th, 2012, 03:54 PM     #3
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Re: Cam tensioner upgrade

Any particular reason you dont want to use the SE plate? I'm just curious here because I just installed the SE plate in my bike last week and haven't heard of any problems with it. So far it has worked well for me and installation was a breeze. I got my parts from Zanotti for a fairly good price. I did the project as cheaply as possible and opted to keep the OEM cams and took the pushrods out the top instead of buying adjustable push rods. With parts, gaskets, etc I think I paid right around $500. I did purchase a few tools as well but plan to sell those on ebay to reduce my cost.
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Old Jan 9th, 2012, 03:57 PM     #4
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I did purchase a few tools as well but plan to sell those on ebay to reduce my cost.
Be sure you give your pals here on HDTalking first shot at those tools before listing them on Ebay or where ever!
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Old Jan 9th, 2012, 04:02 PM     #5
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Re: Cam tensioner upgrade

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Also, where can I get the best price for what ever I buy?
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Old Jan 9th, 2012, 04:12 PM     #6
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Re: Cam tensioner upgrade

Did HD go to hydraulic tensioners in 07?
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Yes they did.
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Old Jan 9th, 2012, 05:08 PM     #8
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Re: Cam tensioner upgrade

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Any particular reason you dont want to use the SE plate?
IT's not that I don't want to use the SE plate, just want to know if there are any issues with them.
Seems the person who marketed the Herko kit is no longer taking any orders.
Thanks Glider for the info, the prices at Tri-County look pretty good.

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Let us know the outcome with the prices.
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Old Jan 10th, 2012, 09:12 AM     #10
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Re: Cam tensioner upgrade

I had the SE kit put on my bike 18 months ago. I've ridden about 15,000 miles with the kit installed and have had no trouble at all.
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