Compensator Bolt?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Joe2007ultra, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Joe2007ultra

    Joe2007ultra Active Member

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    Has anyone out there taken a primary compensator bolt off? I know it has oposite threads. I have used an inpact gun and long breaker bars and I cant get it to break loose. Feels like it keeps turning but nothing ? Do I need heat to break the loc tite?

    Any tips would appriciated.
     
  2. softailhog

    softailhog Active Member

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  3. hargun2

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    I just removed and replaced my stator and the compensator nut is a lefty loosey on my 06 classic and the clutch pack nut is reverse threaded.
     
  4. Joe2007ultra

    Joe2007ultra Active Member

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    got it ! finaaly broke loose

    Thanks!!!
     
  5. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Your compensator nut is NOT a left hand thread, it is standard. Clockwise to tighten, counter-clockwise to loosen. AND DO NOT USE AN IMPACT WRENCH!! The clutch basket nut is a left hand thread.

    So now that you have the COMPENSATOR nut VERY tight, why are you taking it off?

    TQ
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2010
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Compensator nut should have red loctite on it to stop it from coming loose if its been on for a while you may need to hot before the loctite gives up its grip and a good breaker bar should give you enough torque to get it moving but on that nut anti clockwise to loosen

    Brian
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Oh Oh hope we dont have a ruined alternator here
     
  8. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    it to a bit to break mine free but with long breaker bar wanst to bad mine was blue loctited
     
  9. Joe2007ultra

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    It finally broke , Must have been the loc tight. All good. Installed the SE compensator Kit. Road it this afternoon, Big change no noise and smooth. FYI absolutely no reason to remove the clutch per the instructions. Sproket comes rite off no stress on the chain at all.
     
  10. Hoople

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    You noticed an improvement even with a 2010 (like new) bike/parts. Did you have to do any clearance grinding for the R&R of the Rotor?