Anytime, some say every 10K but I feel every 30K is sufficient. Get a little dental mirror and you should be able to check the tensioner behind the cam plate.G Everett said:My 05 fx has over 10k on it,my warranty runs out this coming aug.When should I rip the cover off and take a look......................Gary:blink:
Might not even wait for warranty to expire if you live where you can ride a lot. Did the gear drives in the 04 at 18months/44000 miles, still in warranty, but didn't figure I could wait much longer.LittleBear said:Best time to check your tensioners is right after the warranty expires while you are installing the gear drive cams.+SMSH+
I'd probably take a look at 20 or 30K. Good time to change the inner cam bearings to Torringtons and add a Baisley Spring to address low oil pressure. If they are simply worn down, I'd doubt that the dealer would pick up replacements under warranty. They would probably want to see that they had failed and mess things up a bit before they would do anything for you.G Everett said:My 05 fx has over 10k on it,my warranty runs out this coming aug.When should I rip the cover off and take a look......................Gary:blink:
Mtclassic said:on my 04 EG I had the first set replaced under warranty at ~12,000 miles. I checked the replacement set at ~12,000 (24,000 on bike) and they looked like new. Same riding style, same oil and change interval, same everything except no wear second time around. There is no rhyme or reason in why some wear fast and some don't. Both my inner and outer were the same both times. Ie the first time both were wore out and replaced second time both looked like new.