SE Compensator Change

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Bud White, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    This has been wrote up a few times so i wont run to long

    ITs amazing how much beefier it is than the stock unit

    Remove front floorboard mount

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    Rear Floorboard

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    Some mighty long Screws

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    Lots of fuzz

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    Now according to instructions you must remove clutch pak at same time as the comp i found this not to be true once i removed the Auto tensioner and the comp bolt i was able to remove the comp and chain and install the new one without removing the clutch pak.

    I did have to grind the inner as stated in many of the others posts


    .. Something was deff wrong with my comp i could compress the springs with not hassle but it was gritty and and you could hear it snapping the sound of 2 steel edges hitting

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    Much different Design

    New Biohazard Cover i painted the stock chrome one after some prep then doug09_ultra was able to paint the biohazard on it

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    one other add on some floorboard covers something different

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  2. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    That cover looks good, really good, makes me want to see the rest of the bike now. How did you prep the chrome for painting?
     
  3. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Sand it with some fine grit and then use some acid etch primer then paint with VHT paint that drys to the wrinkle finish and then bake to harden

    i have the same biohazard on the oppsite side air cleaner and timing cover

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  4. dangerdan

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    What are the benifits of a larger compensator unit
     
  5. duffey22

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    Got mine replaced today under warranty. I paid $100.00 for the SE upgrade. I feel a little more engine vibrations but well worth the difference.
     
  6. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    supposed to be less noise easier on starter and i have heard makes low speed riding little eaiser
     
  7. dangerdan

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    The low speed riding makes sense. Greater mass resulting in a smoother ride on acceleration .

    Thanks Bud
     
  8. PigSnot

    PigSnot Active Member Contributor

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    Good to see you found opportunity to do this. The Biohazard graphic and floorboards look real nice! :)

    . . . Now according to instructions you must remove clutch pak at same time as the comp i found this not to be true once i removed the Auto tensioner and the comp bolt i was able to remove the comp and chain and install the new one without removing the clutch pak.. . .

    I suspect they recommend clutch pack removal to avoid any sideway stress of the chain when removing comp sprocket. I followed instructions being my first ‘project’, but I wondered if that would’ve worked.


    Not sure I understand what you mean here: :eam
    . . Something was deff wrong with my comp i could compress the springs with not hassle but it was gritty and and you could hear it snapping the sound of 2 steel edges hitting . . .

    Test ride still pending weather?
     
  9. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    no sideways stress on the chain once you poped comp loose it basiclly flopped ..

    where i was talking about the springs being gritty i mean the orginal one.. i had been hearing a clack in the comp area when i was shifting from 5th to 6th and also when starting or using clutch sounded like it was slapping back and forth ..

    No test ride yet was still ice today didnt get warm enough to melt and rain tomm
     
  10. biscuit

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    How long did it take you to the point where you actually got the compensator off?