Screamin Eagle big twin compensator
I have been trying to solve a starting problem on my 09 Super Glide. Starts fine when cold. Starter raises hell when engine is warm. It has a hard time turning the engine over and takes 2-3 tries to get it started. Had the starter checked out. (good as new) Replaced battery, cleaned all cable ends, cleaned fuse connections, new premium gas, new plugs, same problem. Talked to service manager at the stealership, and he told me I need the Screaming Eagle big twin compensator. He also said the later models have the compensator already just because of this problem. It will cost around $500 installed. Seems like maybe it should be a recall item. I'm not exactly sure what it does. Is it a further gear reduction between the starter and the ring gear to allow more starter torque? Has anyone had this problem and added a compensator?