Anyone installed a Power Pulley?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by flh canuck, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. flh canuck

    flh canuck Active Member

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    Was just thumbing through one of my latest motorcycle publications and came across an advertisement for a Power Pulley from Andrews Products. According to the ad, it has 30 teeth versus the stock 32 teeth for '07 and '08 models.

    My '08 Electraglide is geared a little too tall for my liking, especially when starting out in first gear with a loaded down machine.

    This might fix the concern with tall gearing on my motorcycle and just wondering if anyone else has tried this on their motorcycle?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Most of those pulleys are solid centers and do away with the compensator function (not a good thing) . The 09 bikes went to a larger rear pulley to do the same thing.
     
  3. flh canuck

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    Thanks Glider.

    I forgot to mention that from the photograph in the advertisement, the pulley I was looking at appeared to be a front pulley for the final belt drive. I think those are normally a solid pulley.

    Of course, that being said, I wonder if a reduction of two teeth on the final drive pulley would make much of a difference...
     
  4. glider

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    Different story then, they are a solid pulley. I don't know if a 2 tooth reduction would require a new belt or not. Replacing a belt is a rather involved job but if you were replacing the pulley, you're half way there then.

    Check the fitment of the 09 rear (wheel) pulley.
     
  5. flh canuck

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    I will have to check into the '09 rear pulley as it would be a whole lot easier than replacing the front pulley.

    From what I have read, the IDS is now an integral part of the rear wheel on the '09 models but don't know if that also means a change in the actual pulley design and compatability with an '08 wheel.

    I may have to take a trip down to see the parts guy at my friendly Harley dealer and do some investigation..... :D
     
  6. hntwrobin

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    You'll gain a little from the pulley change but it isn't worth tearing your primary apart just for that! If you had a reason to go in there that's different :s
     
  7. Rod Stewart

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    I have a related question:
    Glider mentioned the compensator mechanism on the front cog of the primary chain drive.
    I have wondered two things about the compensator.

    First, what the heck is it for, and what does it "compensate" for?
    Second, could it possibly contribute to the clackety-clack racket that twin cam engines make?

    Anyone know?
    Rod
     
  8. glider

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    Doesn't anybody look at all the work I did in the self help forums any more? :D

    Compensator Sprocket - Harley Davidson Community
     
  9. Rod Stewart

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    Oops, sorry Glider, I forgot to check the self-help.

    The explanation in there is great, and makes a lot of sense.
    So if a peson suspects that the compensator might be making noise I guess if would be smart to remove the outer chain cover and check it for torque?

    Rod
     
  10. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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