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Armored Attitude Adjuster

Stronger than the original for those with more abusive inclinations! Prevent damage to your motorcycles left side motor case bearings, inner primary bearings, clutch hub bearings and transmission output gear bearings. If you have a 2006 or later Dyna, or a 2007 and later Softail/ Touring bike you know the issues that come along with the stock auto chain tensioner. At the first moment that the chain has any slack in it, the auto tensioner ratchets the shoe up another notch. Now one notch is not going to be an issue, but the tightening never stops and this causes several problems. Our manual chain tensioner allows you to set the chain to the proper 5/8”-7/8” (cold) freeplay, and never have to worry about it being too tight.   *The support kit to upgrade your original Attitude Adjuster to the new Armored Attitude Adjuster includes a support plate, hardware, shoe and a shoe keeper. PN 179-67-A.
  • Chain shoe machined from Nylon 66
  • Active Plate and Back Support Plate investment cast with 4130 steel
  • 28% finer teeth spacing (compared to 2001-06 chain adjusters) for more accurate adjustments
  • Chain adjustment method same as 2001-06 style stock ‘L’Bracket’ adjusters.


  • Increase torque by 3.42 ft/lbs
  • Reduces primary noise
  • Helps prevent damage to primary
  • Improves motor bottom end and inner primary race bearing durability
  • 2006-Later Dyna Models
  • 2007-Later Softail/ Touring Models*
*Except 2018 Softail Street Bob and 2018 Softail Low Rider 

    The Armored Attitude Adjuster is an excellent solution for any non-racing application. 

    The Attitude Chain Adjuster solves the issues associated with the stock auto chain tensioner on 2006-Later Dyna & 2007-Later Softail/ Touring models. The first moment the chain has enough slack into it to ratchet the shoe up another notch, and thus tightening the chain, it will. One notch tighter  might not be an issue, but you don’t have any control of when this mechanism stops tightening the chain. The end result in many cases is the primary chain is so tight that it will start wearing out left side motor case bearings, inner primary bearings, clutch hub bearings and transmission output gear bearings.  Our manual chain tensioner allows you to adjust the chain to the proper 5/8-7/8″ (cold) freeplay, and never have to worry about the chain getting too tight. We offer this chain adjuster for fitment with stock outer primary covers.

    Note: Check the primary chain tension at the 500-mile interval and then after every 5000 miles.  If the chain cannot be adjusted properly, then replace the chain.  


      BAKER Attitude Adjuster Installation Instructions: Click Here

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        Wrinkle Black

        These example finishes are intended to show the exterior treatments of cases, top covers and doors.

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        NOTE: Limited warranty does not cover labor or other costs or expenses incidental to the repair and or replacement of BAKER™ products.

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        Steve B.
        United States
        • What model motorcycle do you ride? 2007 FXSTC Softail Custom

        Too soon to tell

        04/08/2019. I have just recently installed the Armored Attitude Adjuster to address the overly tight primary chain caused by the OEM automatic primary chain adjuster. It was installed to see if it would solve the problem of the compensator making the hard clunking noise when the engine was restarted when warm. I hope so as I do not want to spend the $600+ to replace the compensator. I will know better as the weather gets hot here in Georgia.

        Greg K.
        United States
        • What model motorcycle do you ride? ‘13 Ultra Classic

        The Good Stuff

        Good to know that there are people out there that are willing to put the effort into design and build of superior parts to keep us in the wind without having to break the bank. Thanks to all the people at Baker

        William B.
        United States

        your product does work

        your product does work well it took a lot of machine work and extra parts to install it on my bike.

        Darrin S.
        United States
        • What model motorcycle do you ride? 2012 Ultra Classic with a Zippers 107 sport kit.

        Armored Attitude Adjuster, So far, so good.

        I gave it 4 stars because I only got a few hundred miles on it before winter hit. I think it’s noisier than the Hayden tensioner I had in the bike before. We’ll see how it goes next spring and summer.

        United States

        Great so far!

        Just put 3000 miles on it and everything worked great! A little difficult to install around the primary chain but once I got it in everything fell into place. Tensioning was tedious but I also went a little overboard with multiple measurements. I will say that when I pulled the primary cover off to replace the Harley Davidson tensioner, the primary chain was tight as it could be.

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