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I use one it works, (helps) used a bearing/bushing installer that I made in shop tapped in make sure it is straight ,.. simple.
found this (relevance is the "chamfer")
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hmm, the tamer I received does not have a chamfered edge on the bushing. both sides look identical.
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I have one down in my shop, still in the package... I will have to look about the chamfered egde*...

this is an older one, not sure if there is a difference between this and the newest ones available.
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I have one down in my shop, still in the package... I will have to look about the chamfered egde*...

this is an older one, not sure if there is a difference between this and the newest ones available.
usa-vs-china, perhaps?

ledgends now offers this part too, but doesn't show if it comes with a bushing or not.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Harley-Sport...f505ca&vxp=mtr
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ledgends now offers this part too, but doesn't show if it comes with a bushing or not.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Harley-Sport...f505ca&vxp=mtr
I have the original Tamer in my 80 and 83 they both work and do what they are suppose to. I recently plcked a tamerII up at a swap meet still sealed in plastic for a 79 project I'm doing. After going threw two adjuster screws being stripped I pulled the cover to have a look, the recessed well in the thrust collar that the adj. screw rides in was a unfinished mess! It caused all kinds of havoc trying to adj. the clutch. Needless to say it now holds receipts on the bench. I have heard the original company has ceased production and the ones being sold are Taiwan copies. ,but I do have a nice paper weight!!!
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the one I have, came from a buyout of parts that were all purchased in 1996 era..

I still need to go look to see if its a Tamer II or not...
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ok so I got the bushing in tonight, put everything back together and adjusted my clutch per the manual. Since it is so late I have not fired it up to test the clutch adjustment, but with a properly adjusted clutch should I be able to roll the bike easily in 1st gear with the clutch pulled in? Because I can't roll the thing at all
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I don't like a Tamer in an Ironhead, I feel it is a bandaid "fixing" a symptom not the problem and may actually cause the clutch to drag. If it rode in a bearing instead of a bushing that would be better, but it is still a bandaid. A Geedunk, like the sound of money tossed into a wishing well.

I have assembled many XL clutches without a Tamer and have had few if any troubles.
The biggest thing is to not use a single spring, the stock dual springs are best, they are counter wound and cancel the twisting imparted when they are compressed. The second is to update an older clutch to use the sleeves and use sleeves that have not been crushed with new nylocks every time. Tack welding all the studs to the rear plate helps as well.
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