Originally Posted by wide03
I ride 03 wideglide.I changed the primary and tower gaskets becouse they were leaking. While I was there I adjusted the tensioned and clutch. After riding for about a hour it started whirring real bad. I heard they will do that if too tight so I loosened it and rode again about 2 hours. Noise still there but not as bad. Could it still be too tight, thought I gave it plenty of slack. Could clutch be too tight, not much free play in lever. I also only put 26 ounces of primary fluid in as manual stated. Bike has 37.000 miles and tensioner didn't look too bad on wear. Any help appreciated.thanks
Tensioner play: 5/8"-7/8" cold, at the tightest spot
. This is found by rotating the engine and pressing the chain upwards in the middle. If you fail to use this method, your chain will always be too tight.
If the noise wasn't there prior to adjustment, and now it is, then it's likely that's your issue, BUT
....your primary takes 32 onces of oil, not 26. The TRANS takes 26. Your tensioner shoe may be starving for oil and that can contribute to your noise as well.