New Screamin’ Eagle Chain Adjuster To Increase Primary Drive Durability

Manual-Primary-Chain-AdjusterIt Permits the Manual Adjustment of the Primary Chain Tension and Locks it in Place. Ideal for bikes equipped with big-displacement, high-performance (100-plus horsepower) engines.

This anodized billet aluminum tension adjuster is a direct replacement for the Original Equipment automatic adjuster.

It permits fine-tuning of the primary chain freeplay and locks the chain tension in place to prevent the chain from adjusting during severe shifting. The kit includes required mounting hardware and fits 2006-later Dyna® and 2007-later Softail® and Touring models.

Installation requires the separate purchase of model-specific primary gaskets and seals. $149.95  Screaming Eagle® Manual Primary Chain Tension Adjuster (P/N 36500020. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s Website.

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12 Responses to “New Screamin’ Eagle Chain Adjuster To Increase Primary Drive Durability”


  1. 1 Troll Mar 22nd, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Oh, look…something “new”..I guess it’s better than sliding the trans. back and forth in the frame. Wait a second…didn’t I have one of these on all my aluminum primary bikes, starting in like 1965????

  2. 2 Terence Tory Mar 22nd, 2014 at 10:09 am

    As the guy riding a Yamaha,Victory or new Indian revs his bike up,drops the clutch and smokes the tire leaving his girlfriends house.Without a care in the world.

    Or a any tools in his jacket.

  3. 3 Avgjoe Mar 22nd, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Didn’t Baker come out with this over a year ago? Good old HD copying the aftermarket world again..
    no thanks I’ll stick with Bakers

  4. 4 Mike Greenwald Mar 22nd, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Great marketing. Build a defect into a product and sell a solution.

  5. 5 Doc Robinson Mar 23rd, 2014 at 6:33 am

    With respect Mike, the stock H-D tensioner is fine for stock bikes. It is when the engine gets hotted up and puts out significantly more power than it leaves the factory with that this type of tensioner becomes worthwhile. And yes, Baker Drivetrain came out with it first, at a time when Harley-Davidson was denying the need for such a modification. I think they copied it just after copying Brian Klock’s Flare windshield.

  6. 6 Rogue Mar 23rd, 2014 at 8:39 am

    I Have The Baker Unit in my 2009 FLHT and it has been working great.

  7. 7 Mike Greenwald Mar 23rd, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Doc, I beg your pardon. It is my recollection that this specific problem has been built into the twin cam motor. I recall having the problem in 2003. I would hardly think that SE mufflers, K&N air cleaner, and the factory chip upgrade was “hotting up” that bike.

  8. 8 Industry guy Mar 23rd, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    This just proves that there heavily sprung stock adjuster is flawed.

  9. 9 Smegma Mar 24th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Put one on.
    Racket emits from primary side.
    Took back apart.
    New primary chain.
    Verify all clearances.
    Put back together.
    Racket still emits from primary side.
    Took back apart.
    Put stock adjuster back on.
    Racket gone.
    Low mileage part for sale cheap.
    Hard to sell when you expain racket.
    $150.00 shot to hell.

  10. 10 Hot Rod Mar 26th, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Hey Smegma, you have to adjust it. 🙂

  11. 11 Terence Tory Mar 26th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    H-D “upgrade” definition : making things work like they should have when the left the factory.At an extra cost.

    Every other motorcycle maker on Earth’s definition of “upgrade” : Making bikes better than last year,often at no extra cost.

  12. 12 Phil Mar 28th, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Here we go again. More HD bashing and more shilling for victory/indian.
    ZZZZZZZ.

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