Your question: How long does it take to change a compensator on a Harley?

How long does it take to change compensator on a Harley?

Re: Compensator Replacement cost

The manager said Harley gives them . 9 Hours for the job!

What does a compensator on a Harley do?

The intention of the compensator is to smooth out the rough pulses that the engine creates under certain load situations (think about when you lug the engine and it bucks back and forth) and prevent them from being transmitted through the drivetrain.

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.

What year did Harley start using a compensator?

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.

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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”.

Is Harley compensator nut reverse thread?

Your compensator nut is NOT a left hand thread, it is standard. Clockwise to tighten, counter-clockwise to loosen.

How does a Harley compensator sprocket work?

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 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 do I know if my compensator 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.

Do Sportsters have compensators?

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