How does a Harley compensator sprocket work?

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.

How do I know if my compensator sprocket is bad?

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.

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 long does a Harley compensator 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.

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What does a bad compensator sound like?

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.

How much does it cost to replace a compensator on a Harley Davidson?

The compensator Part #42200064A costs $299.95 on Harley’s website.

What does a loose primary chain sound like?

If the chain is too tight, you’ll feel it (might feel jerky, especially when it’s hot), but a loose chain usually you’ll hear, particularly when cold, a slap that kind of just goes “tick, tick, tick, tick”.

How do you test a compensator?

How do i check the compensator.

Do Sportsters have compensators?

Sportsters do have compensators; however, they are commonly referred to as the “primary,” or “triple.”

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.