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Cam Tools

Does the cam chain video series show and tell you the special tools needed? Via Email Yes, we use, talk about, and demonstrate the use of specialty tools. Related Fix My Hog Videos: Cam Chain Tensioner Have more questions? Check out our Q&A index page to find some answers.

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Harley Timing

Q: Hi I am currently in the process of changing my cam on a harley twin cam engine …. I have now put it all together but now the bike absolutely wont start – I am 100% that the Harley timing marks are positioned correct – HOWEVER – i might have turned the engine ONE…

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Harley Cam Seal

Q: OK, got a question.. Have a 96 evo.. Has 42 thou on it.. Runs perfect, But.. It blows the Harley cam seal one after another in less than 100 miles. No damage to cam, no leaks otherwise. ??? Been to 5 H-D dealers.. they have no idea.. Got any ideas?? Started blowing cam seals…

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Cam Chain Adjuster Shoes

Q: I have a 2006 HD Ultra Classic 1450 CC. What year did they (HD) start putting in the hydraulic cam chain adjusters? I have 42,000 miles and I am concerned. Thank you – Robert A: Robert, Harley upgraded to the hydraulic cam chain adjusters in 2007. At 42k, we would suggest having yours inspected.…

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Cam Chain Tensioner Shoes Built to Last?

I’m a new subscriber and want your opinion on the hydraulic cam chain tension system. Generally how long can you expect the chain tensioner shoes to last? I’ve got 36,000 miles on my 2008 Electra Glide and I don’t have a good place to set up the bike to check the shoes as you describe…

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Tensioners Creating Tension

I have your Softail maintenance DVD and it has taught me a great deal and also saved me a lot of money. This is my first Harley. I have a 2006 Fatboy with around 15,000 miles on it. I recently checked my primary chain tension and the shoe was a little worn but not bad.…

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Wrecked 2001 XL1200c

I am rebuilding a wrecked 2001 XL1200c. I pulled the cam cover off without thinking to make engine removal easier. The cams and shafts all stayed in the case and the engine has not moved. Can I reinstall without pulling lifters, pushrods, etc? Thanks, Dennis P.S. I am experience racer, rider and mechanic for 40…

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Cam Problem ’99 FLHTCUI

I need help. I have a 1999 FLHTCUI that I bought new. A cam bearing problem was taken care of during the extended warranty period. It currently has 71200 miles on it. It has a dealer installed stage one kit and has had the top end pulled apart by the dealer a couple of times,…

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