IDS or SE COMPENSATOR?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by larry bart, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. larry bart

    larry bart Member

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    I have 2007 Road King tired of listening to the rattle.I'm having a hard time deciding which one to do or do both.
     
  2. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    I am installing se compensator first. got it yesterday on my 09 flh
     
  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Hey, it's only money right? Order what you need to do both from Zanotti's and you'll have 2 winter projects that will tremendously improve the quality of your ride!
     
  4. gs34

    gs34 Junior Member

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    I think if you do the SE Compensator, you will probably decide you don't need the IDS.
    If you go the other route, you will still have the bang on start-up and the rattle.
     
  5. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    My thinking also............:)
     
  6. PigSnot

    PigSnot Active Member Contributor

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    I wrestled with the same choice and upgraded to the SE comp sprocket, just last week. My theory (and it’s a layman’s theory) was to fix the problem at the source, so that drive train shock does not propagate through the system.
    The starter knock is gone. The drive train is smoother, I’m sure due to the heftier springs as they absorb some of that initial ‘spike’ energy.
    The rattling noise is much less, but still comes through, more so 2 up. Need to ensure there isn’t something else contributing here. No plans for an IDS at this time.

    The ‘how-to’ by gs34 was excellent. I also crafted the locking tool as per gs34 description. Worked perfect. :)
     
  7. Alamo

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    I reckon I am pretty ignorant. I have no idea what this IDS thing is that ya'll are talking about.
    I did install the SE comp kit on my 2007 Ultra. Made a world of difference. NO more starter bang. No more marbles in the primary. Smoother shifting. Best mod I have done.:TEXAS
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  9. Alamo

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    Thanks. I see now said the blind man. I do not have that problem as of yet. The SE comp fixed the problems I was experiencing.:TEXAS
     
  10. ultrat

    ultrat Senior Member Contributor

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    Installed s/e compensator after work today wise move,no bang no rattle