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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 03:33 PM     #1
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Hi folks I can't get the nut of my compisator blu apart my braker bar up im going left to losten the clutch basket was lock tited I got that loose i put some heat on the nut not to much tho wasent red it smelt like locktite any ideas Russ 2000 road king
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 03:37 PM     #2
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It took me a long time and I was sure I was going to bust something. In the end, persistent and alternating use of heat and the breaker bar got it off.
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 04:50 PM     #3
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I fogot to menchen I tryed both air and electric impacts Russ
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 04:54 PM     #4
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Are you turning the right way. Comp nut is right to loosen left to tighten
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 04:59 PM     #5
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A good bit of heat is required to soften the loctite then a breaker bar perhaps with an extension and a friend to steady the bike should do it
However i had to use a lot of heat and an air impact wrench to get mine off but it did take a wee while to start moving

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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 05:01 PM     #6
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Sorry guys I gave the wrong information, the comp nut is loosened by turning left.
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Old Mar 17th, 2011, 05:16 PM     #7
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well thanks by golly it works a whole lot better going the right way dont know whare I got left couldn't find it in the manual either brain hic up I supose working alone dog aint helping either thanks Russ
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well thanks by golly it works a whole lot better going the right way dont know whare I got left couldn't find it in the manual either brain hic up I supose working alone dog aint helping either thanks Russ
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DON'T use an impact wrench. the piece behind the compensator says quite clearly in stamped letters do not use impact tools to loosen or tighten. manual says same thing as well. something about breaking the magnets loose in the alternator piece behind the compensator. jmho.
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DON'T use an impact wrench. the piece behind the compensator says quite clearly in stamped letters do not use impact tools to loosen or tighten. manual says same thing as well. something about breaking the magnets loose in the alternator piece behind the compensator. jmho.
Just our experience. My cousin and I used heat and an impact to remove the comp from his 85 FXRS. Took a bit of effort and a little heat to get it off. No damage to rotor magnets. Time will tell if some hidden fault will show up. Your mileage may vary...
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