Chain and Sprockets for Harley Davidson Road Glide
Still adapting Alexander Andreev's Road Glide Special 2015 for stunt riding. We already installed Legend + 2 inches fork cartridges, 23 front wheel and 14-inch rear shock absorbers. To make the throttle more sensitive while being on the rear wheel and in a drift, it is important to replace the belt with a chain. The chain also has less power loss. We made the gear ratio slightly bigger than the stock one to make it easier to do wheelie.
A chain and sprockets kit for touring harley is expensive, because the rear sprocket comes with a hub and bearing. We chose Trask sprockets, the new polyurethane damper and the strongest EK ZVX3 anti-corrosion chain. Trask instructions give incorrect information on chain length: 130 links. We only used 118 links with the largest rear sprocket of 54 teeth.
In our case, because of the 54 rear sprocket, the chain touches the muffler, so in the future we'll be installing the system 2-1.
The 2015 Road Glide has a Twin Cam engine, so the video is useful if you're servicing primary chaincase on motorcycles with this engine. We went through a similar process on FXR with an Evolution engine. The Twin Cam one is much easier to maintain and better manufactured.
Timecodes to navigate easier:
- 0:47 Primary chaincase deiassembling
- 2:57 Belt pulley removing
- 3:30 Rear wheel removing
- 4:33 Rear fork removing
- 5:34 Rear fork installation
- 6:09 Chain and sprockets kit contents
- 6:38 Rear sprocket installation
- 7:03 Chain installation
- 7:36 Front sprocket installation
- 8:12 Primary chaincase installation
- 9:10 Compensator sporcket tightening
- 9:21 Clutch nut tightening
- 9:51 Primary chaincase cover installation
- 10:33 Putting oil in primary chaincase
- 11:02 The chain slack adjusting
- 11:25 Rear wheel tightening