compensator nut

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by oddjob, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. oddjob

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    Hi folks I can't get the nut of my compisator blu apart my braker bar up im going left to losten the clutch basket was lock tited I got that loose i put some heat on the nut not to much tho wasent red it smelt like locktite any ideas Russ 2000 road king
     
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    It took me a long time and I was sure I was going to bust something. In the end, persistent and alternating use of heat and the breaker bar got it off.
     
  3. oddjob

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    I fogot to menchen I tryed both air and electric impacts Russ
     
  4. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    Are you turning the right way. Comp nut is right to loosen left to tighten
    Kemo
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    A good bit of heat is required to soften the loctite then a breaker bar perhaps with an extension and a friend to steady the bike should do it
    However i had to use a lot of heat and an air impact wrench to get mine off but it did take a wee while to start moving

    Brian
     
  6. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    Sorry guys I gave the wrong information, the comp nut is loosened by turning left.
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  7. oddjob

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    well thanks by golly it works a whole lot better going the right way dont know whare I got left couldn't find it in the manual either brain hic up I supose working alone dog aint helping either thanks Russ
     
  8. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I'm always having a brain hic---maybe I sould get a dog.
     
  9. glimmerman

    glimmerman Active Member

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    DON'T use an impact wrench. the piece behind the compensator says quite clearly in stamped letters do not use impact tools to loosen or tighten. manual says same thing as well. something about breaking the magnets loose in the alternator piece behind the compensator. jmho.
     
  10. FLST

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    Just our experience. My cousin and I used heat and an impact to remove the comp from his 85 FXRS. Took a bit of effort and a little heat to get it off. No damage to rotor magnets. Time will tell if some hidden fault will show up. Your mileage may vary...