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Old 07-26-2009, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Compensator Sprocket troubles

Anyone else having compensator sprocket troubles on touring models. Third visit to dealer 3400miles still having issues, they just replaced and added a fifth wave washer. Dealer says bikes are coming right and left with issues on 96inch touring models. It started out as a rattle down low in the bottom end of the bike, took a while til I tracked it down to primary area ( see 09 ultra thread). Dealer blew me off the first visit advising normal vibrations. Second visit the admitted to issues with compensator sprocket and kept the bike another week and placed and upgraded. I got to look at the old one when I picked the bike friday, it was scared up badly.After riding yesterday and today the rattle has returned even worse now as is it knocks loudly at 70-75mph. So tomorrow morning it's back to HD again. Any one else with same issue...
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mine used to come loose every once in a while... last time, we loctited it and no problems since. I don't remember if it was red or blue.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The six speed models with the new comp sprocket have a bolt that gets replaced everytime it is removed . The new bolt has a thread lock compound already applied to the threads .
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There is a heavy duty compensator in the Screaming Eagle catalog. I have been thinking this compensator would upgrade this weak link from the factory. Not sure, but you might ask around about it. A friend changed the primary gearing in his '08. The new compensator sprocket eliminated the compensator completely. He loves the way it runs without having a compensator. It removed the slack when on the throttle, then off the throttle.
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There is a heavy duty compensator in the Screaming Eagle catalog. I have been thinking this compensator would upgrade this weak link from the factory. Not sure, but you might ask around about it. A friend changed the primary gearing in his '08. The new compensator sprocket eliminated the compensator completely. He loves the way it runs without having a compensator. It removed the slack when on the throttle, then off the throttle.
The best improvement I made, the SE Compensator Kit

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Old 07-30-2009, 02:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'll keep the SE kit in mind, I picked up my bike this time they replaces the adjuster and chain. It seems to be cured now, time will tell.
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I only have 700 miles on my 09 ultra Bad knock in primary, Glade you guys talked about this problem, Will see what the dealer says
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Al...could you give some detail the SE compensator made in your ride?
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Al...could you give some detail the SE compensator made in your ride?
My bike is an '07. I don't know if the same old is in the '09

It shifts smoother, no more start bang, no lower rattle, takes off smoother and an over all tighter sound and feeling.


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