Video-In this completely free DIY video we show you how to remove and replace a primary drive auto chain tensioner on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The purpose of this device is to keep the appropriate amount of tension on your primary chain and they do fail sometimes. If that happens, you'll know and you'll hear slapping and banging noises in your primary chaincase.
You'll also need to replace the chain tensioner at some point when you get much higher miles on your Harley. We show you how to inspect the friction point where chain rides on the tensioner. You can see the exact auto chain tensioner we used at the bottom of this article.
Yup, we'll show you how to remove your outer primary cover, access the chain tensioner, and remove it. We'll also show you some tips and tricks along the way. Then we show you how to install a new auto chain tensioner.
Note: You'll need a replacement primary cover gasket for this project.
Save yourself a ton of money by not having to take your Harley to the dealership to have these types of projects done. You can do this right in your very own shop or garage and right on the kickstand. Plus, have the absolute satisfaction of wrenching on your own Harley!
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