Compensator

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by dd1228, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. dd1228

    dd1228 Active Member

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    My 2002 FLHTC with 70,000 developed a vibraton and noise coming from the primary side. As for the vibration I did all the usual things, replaced the front engine mount with Velva Ride (I think that's what it's called), checked the stabilizer links, etc,etc. I had the primary cover off recently and took apart the compensator and it looked OK. Any chance it can look OK and still be bad? It costs $165 at the dealer and I hate to spend that kind of money only to find out that's not my problem. But the funny noise and vibration came on at the same time and a bad compensator would definitely cause both things. Can someone shed some light. And yes, the nut was very tight when I took it off and retorqued to 165 ft/lbs.
     
  2. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    I imagine that you have checked the exhaust to make sure that nothing is grounding out
    Kemo
     
  3. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    BIG Shot in the dark:

    One time on a Jagg oil cooler,,,,, the mounting that converts the oil filter adaptor to hoses to the cooler,,,, The ADAPTOR Turned (slipped on gasket) and Grounded against the frame.... WOW it was a Big vibration Until i slipped it back away from touching the frame....

    I think they make locks now so it won't Slip...

    wild thought I know! but ?? Good information,,,,shows that anything touching from frame will cause the rubber mounted motor to Vibrate..

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  4. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    You can buy the anti rotation devise from Jagg. I think are about $10.00.
    Kemo
     
  5. dd1228

    dd1228 Active Member

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    Believe me , I checked every place that the engine or any of it's parts might be touching the frame, and I can't find anything.

    Thanks for answering, but I do not have an oil cooler.
     
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  6. HarryB737

    HarryB737 Junior Member

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    While you were in the primary and your mind was on the compensator, did you check the chain tensioner and mount ??
     
  7. dd1228

    dd1228 Active Member

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    We were in the primary to install a Hayden M6 tensioner. So that is good now.
     
  8. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    What about the magnets in the stator. They may have become mis-aligned
     
  9. dd1228

    dd1228 Active Member

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    That's a good idea. I'm going to check that when I take apart the compensator again.