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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Welcome. Did you just recently buy it? If so there are several things you need to check/service to prevent serious damage in the future. The final drive splines can become damaged in under 7K miles if they weren't properly lubricated at the factory, and apparently many of them weren't. Typical oem cam chain tensioner life is 10K-15K miles. Listen for a rattling sound coming from the engine. The oem cam chain tensioners are a defective design, and the failure to lube the final drive splines was an assembly line screw up.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
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1979 Vespa P200E
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