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After the initial 1000 miles service at the dealer I decided to do all maintenance work by myself.
Having currently over 230’000 km on the clock I think I did quit well.
The bike never let me down on the road.
I extended the service intervals a couple years ago to 10’000 km without any problems.
Adding a K&N air filter and after marked exhaust required a carburetor upgrade.
The carburetor was re-jetted and a Dyno Kit was added.
Hydraulic primary chain tensioner
In order to avoid to check always the primary chain play
a hydraulic tensioner was mounted.
Resulted as well into a smoother ride.
Hydraulic cam shaft chain tensioner
It is well known to the TC88B community that the cam shaft chain tensioner are done well before 100’000 km.
I exchanged them with the hydraulic version and added the SE- Plate with an improved oil pump.
Adjustable push rods
One of the hydraulic lifter started to be noisy at 130tkm.
I changed them all and used the opportunity to mount adjustable push rods at the same time
Steering head adjustment
The steering head produced a ‘klonck’ sound whilst hard braking. Harley identified the problem and offered a steering head washer kit. After I mounted it the ‘klonck’ was gone.
An easy clutch actuator was mounted in order to reduce the force needed to actuate the clutch.
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