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#532030 - 10/20/09 07:00 PM Cam Chain Tensioner  
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I've read here about replacing this, but it always seems to be on older bikes. Does this modification apply to the 2004 RT?
Thanks.


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#532046 - 10/20/09 07:22 PM Re: Cam Chain Tensioner [Re: John in NC]  
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Yes John, I installed the new tensioner in my '04 RT last year. New design was put into '05 Oilheads and later. Gets rid of the rattle on startup and in my case, must have improved the left camshaft timing because my 7,000 rpm detonation problem totally disappeared.

And remember you only need to do the left side.

One of the better upgrades you can do to your bike.

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#532084 - 10/20/09 08:08 PM Re: Cam Chain Tensioner [Re: RPG]  
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My how-to article from March MCN features my own 2004 RT. See http://www.mklsportster.com/Articles/mcncct.pdf This upgrade can be done on all pre-Hexhead Oilheads.

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#532141 - 10/20/09 11:06 PM Re: Cam Chain Tensioner [Re: moshe_levy]  
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Good to know stuff for a newbie. Going to have to do this.

Thanks guys
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#532146 - 10/20/09 11:30 PM Re: Cam Chain Tensioner [Re: TimeToRide]  
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I did it a week ago, well worth the $85.00 cost. Good for ever once done.

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#532204 - 10/21/09 03:42 AM Re: Cam Chain Tensioner [Re: David R]  
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See my post on this board on this topic.

#532304 - 10/21/09 03:30 PM Re: Cam Chain Tensioner [Re: Francis]  
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So what I gather here is that the main reason to replace this part is make the start up quieter? Are there any other benefits?
Thanks


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#532319 - 10/21/09 04:23 PM Re: Cam Chain Tensioner [Re: John in NC]  
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Originally Posted By: John in NC
So what I gather here is that the main reason to replace this part is make the start up quieter? Are there any other benefits?
Thanks


+1......


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#532345 - 10/21/09 04:55 PM Re: Cam Chain Tensioner [Re: Deadboy]  
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Originally Posted By: Deadboy
Originally Posted By: John in NC
So what I gather here is that the main reason to replace this part is make the start up quieter? Are there any other benefits?
Thanks


+1......


I thought about the cause of the noise - it is the cam-chain lashing about. I considered I would rather it didn't just in case that in doing so it did some harm, even though I have never heard of any issues connected to this. Just the thought of the chain thrashing about was enough unsubstantiated worry for me.

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#532360 - 10/21/09 05:31 PM Re: Cam Chain Tensioner [Re: John in NC]  
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Originally Posted By: John in NC
So what I gather here is that the main reason to replace this part is make the start up quieter? Are there any other benefits?
Thanks


Noisy startup and noisy idle at operating temp are the main reasons to install the the later tensioner.


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