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Aging & Worn
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Does anyone know if the Tensioner upgrade is recommended on the 2004 Twin-Cam 88B?

-Soupy
 

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I was told that "all the service requirements were up to date" ......I'll have to ask him if that mod was done.

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That's not technically a "service requirement"...

...but the hydraulic tensioners are definitely something to look at.

If you are thinking any at all of changing cams, go to gear driven, then it's moot.
 

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The only reason to upgrade the tensioners is if you plan on building a stroker motor.

If you have an '03, '04, or early '05 there are a lot of companies that will try to use fear to sell you a tensioner upgrade.

If you have one of those year models, AND you have one of the bikes that have premature tensioner shoe wear, you should understand that the problem was with the chain plates themselves, and not with the tensioner shoes. It's much less expensive to replace both cam chains with new OEM parts then it is to go with a complete overhaul of the tensioner system.
 

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good advice Eye

-Soupy
 
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