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What is your primary malfunction soldier? : ) Please learn this... Don't even think about overtightening your chain. Wise folk suggest setting the chain slack to no less than 5/8" and closer to 3/4" total up and down play when the chain is in its most taught position.

The Hayden M6 tensioner is not a reliable device in a Buell primary. Stay away from it.

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Output shaft bearing issue?Jcs6412-17-11  02:49 pm
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Interesting Noise!!!Thumper7411-17-10  11:08 pm
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Primary/Tran Drain Plug Torque Specs?Scubaduck03-22-10  12:20 am
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Grinds Going into Fourth GearReepicheep11-01-09  09:10 am
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Y put xb12 primary on blast?Blak05-27-09  09:58 am
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Archive through June 26, 2007Froggy629 62 07-31-18  06:25 am
O4+ XB9/12Rs and Inspection of Primary ShoeM1combat11 09-22-05  11:16 am
Need Help!!! removing engine sprocketBlake09-17-05  03:44 am
Archive through July 30, 2005Bluzm243 08-08-05  10:26 pm
Archive through June 06, 2005Road_thing30 06-06-05  09:32 am
Archive through March 21, 2005Bluzm230 03-21-05  01:17 pm
Archive through February 08, 2005Reepicheep30 02-08-05  10:00 am
Archive through November 02, 2004Henrik749 26 11-02-04  01:56 pm
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