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 Expert Member

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    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 Expert Member

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    Agree pictures would speak volumes here:s