We’ve seen cam chain tensioners fail at 6,000 miles and at 50,000 miles. If you haven’t had a problem and you’re at 15,000-25,000 miles it’s time to have them checked. Cam chain tensioners can wear out without warning and this can be catastrophic to your engine. You might see changes in your engines timing or your bike just might not be running as it should. It will make a noise but most people don’t hear it until it’s too late. Check out these options from Feuling and S&S Cycle.
|Cam tensioner completely worn through.||Checking Runout on pinion shaft for chain
and gear drive install.
|Open Cam Chest.|