I have an 07 FLHTC with 45K. Within the past year the H-D dealer has diagnosed a loose compensator twice. Each time the mechanic told me he tightened the nut. The noise level was lessened but was still louder than I thought it should have been. I didn't quiz him as to what he specifically did. I figured he's the pro and did it correctly. It's been 4 months since the second fix and now the noise is back and as loud as ever. I haven't called the dealer for an appointment yet but I have talked to several people and have been given various advice: 1) weld the sprocket. 2) add a .003 " shim. 3) shave .003" off the nut. 3) install a SE compensator 4) install a shim as well as replacing the nut. 5) replace the other nut (mechanic). I know there is hundreds of years of experience among you guys and gals out there and am very interested to hear your opinions. I would like to go to the dealer with some valid discussion points rather than just dropping it off and hoping the third time does the trick. Thanks folks.