snapped compensator nut when trying to remove

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by flyingherot, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. flyingherot

    flyingherot New Member

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    I have a 1990 FXRP was trying to get compensator nut off and snapped it where the threads begin. Any suggestions? What do I do next? Did it snap the drive shaft too?

    If you could be of any help please reply.

    thank you,
    flyingherot:(
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    WOW! What where you trying to back it off with? That thing is supposed to be torqued to 150+ ft-lbs.!! It is a 1 1/2" socket. Stout!! I am shocked! Post some pix.

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  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Might the direction for loosing, is to turn comp nut clockwise???????
     
  4. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Comp nut is right handed. Looking at the nut that would be counter clockwise to loosen. Righty tighty, lefty loosey
     
  5. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Thanks HD Don
     
  6. flyingherot

    flyingherot New Member

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    I was turning it clockwise. I know it's righty loosy instead of righty tighty..and no it wasn't a lack of planning.
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You are confusing the threads on the compensator and clutch hub.


    Compensator/Clutch Nuts - Harley Davidson Community
     
  8. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Did the nut split? Or did the crankshaft end break where the threads begin?
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    If you broke the comp nut that is not good news, I have never seen one break can you post some pics of the damage?
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    Agree pictures would speak volumes here:s