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Old 15th January 2020
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Yep, I bought it in 09 with 4000 miles. Due various issues it was out of use for about 3-4 years,
Other bikes, a car and truck, it does not get much use.
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I'm not sure when I replaced mine, perhaps at 150,000 miles?

I currently have 263,000 miles on my 2006 Sportster and I know I am presently on the second one and have no thoughts on replacing it at this time.

I don't think it needs replacing, however if it will make you feel better go ahead as they are not that expensive
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Does not sound like I need to bother ripping it down then
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Nothing wrong with having spares but I'd bet that in 5 yrs this one would still be sitting on a shelf. Just don't over-tighten the primary chain. The cases grow as they warm and the chain "tightens". A little "too loose" when cold is "just right" when up to temp.
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I changed mine when I did my trans gears upgrade. It was yellow-brown and was actually loose on the metal plate. The two screws were tight in the plate, but it still wobbled around. The new pad was only ~$6, so I put it in. I tightened the screws down, they felt like they were tight but I could still see ~1/32" space under the pad. And it was loose. I just kept tightening. Like an interference fit.
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