What does a compensator sprocket on a Harley do?
What Does It Do? The compensator sprocket dampens (reduces) torsional vibration created by the crankshaft so it is not transmitted through the drivetrain causing rider discomfort and premature component wear.
What does a compensator Eliminator do?
The Compensator Eliminator Sprocket eliminates slipping, reduces noise, and improves the starting and starter life of the motorcycle. It reduces spinning weight by 4.8 lbs. and is designed to fit 07-15 Big Twin models and 2006 Dyna. It has been machined from 4140 heat-treated steel and is made in the USA.
What happens when a Harley compensator fails?
The symptoms of a bad compensator are a loud clang at start up, trouble shifting into first or neutral and a sound like gravel in the front of the primary around 2200 RPM. But, the only way to know for sure that you have this problem is to pull the primary cover off and look.
What size is the compensator nut on a Harley Davidson?
the factory compensator bolt is 13/16″ socket and the new baker compensator kit bolt is a 1 1/2″ socket so all worked out good,now its time to ride,thanks again for the info guys.
How long do Harley compensators last?
With the unmodified SE comp, you should get at least 10,000 to 15,000 miles of trouble free operation, much improved from the previous compensator.
How do you test a Harley compensator?
Go to you tube and look up Harley compensator. Look for the one that says “clunkity klunk” and see if the noise is similar. It has an illustration of the guts too, which helps to make sense of the noise. I think the only real test is someone knowledgeable looking (tearing) in to it.
How do you remove the compensator from a Harley Davidson?
We often use a tire spoon that has been cut to match the length of the factory tool. Now, with the drive locked and the Harley compensator sprocket bolt heated, use a breaker bar with a T-70 torx to break loose and remove the compensator bolt. After the bolt is removed, remove the rest of the compensator assembly.
What size is the clutch nut on a Harley Davidson?
The tapered mainshafts use a nut that takes a 1-1/8 socket.
When did Harley start using compensators?
I don’t have all the facts on hand right now because I am on the road but I believe that 2011 was the first year HD switched to SE compensator sprocket in the Road Glides with the 103 engine and made it standard equipment in all of the 2012 touring models.
What is a stator on a Harley Davidson?
The stator is an integral part of your Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycle’s charging system, generating an electrical field that is manipulated by a rotating magnetic flywheel to generate an alternating electrical current.
How long does a Harley compensator last?
What is a Screamin Eagle compensator?
This premium compensator has been engineered with heavier springs and increased travel to support the high torque output associated with high compression race and large displacement engines.
How to replace a compensating sprocket?
Now pick a heat gun and heat the compensating sprocket nut to loosen it up. Use a hex socket and breaker bar to release the compensating sprocket nut. Gradually, release the spacer, sprocket cover, sliding cam, and the compensating sprocket. Now, you need to clean and examine all those components for corrosion.
How to tell if Harley compensator is bad?
How To Tell If Harley Compensator Is Bad? A bad or worn compensator happens when the spring pack behind your compensator sprocket hub gets weak, and a series of concentric rings push each other against the compensator hub.
What happens when the compensator on a Honda Accord goes bad?
A bad or worn compensator happens when the spring pack behind your compensator sprocket hub gets weak, and a series of concentric rings push each other against the compensator hub. Which cushions the impact of the pistons firing crankshaft and consequently through the primary chain into your transmission like a shock absorber for the engine pulses.
Should I repair or replace my motorcycle compensator?
If yes, then most probably the problem is in your motorcycle’s compensator. But to find out the exact issues, you need to check and test your compensator. After a proper inspection, you need either repair or replace your compensator.