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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-16-2013, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Question on Compensator Upgrade

Getting ready to upgrade the old compensator on my old 09 FLTR 96 inch motor to the SE one. Is there anything else I should do while I'm in there? How about the tensioner? Is there an upgrade for that? If so, when I order the compensator does it come with a new tensioner?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-16-2013, 12:11 PM
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-16-2013, 12:32 PM
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Grab a Hayden Auto Primary Tensioner. Also, not sure how much ur wanting to spend or do, but a Barnett Clutch is also something to consider if you want a smoother, non slipping clutch that feels like butter!! Lol


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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-16-2013, 12:36 PM
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Are you going with the 2014 style? A tensioner doesn't come with the compensator, I was going to mention the Hayden also as a previous post. I have one, just haven't gotten around to installing it yet..... you might want to check on HD Forums, there are a few write ups both good and bad, may help your decission.

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+1 on Hayden, also I went to a Vulcanworks Solid Sprocket ~ got tired of a trip to the boutique every 15k. My average compensator over the last two bikes at 113k on the clocks combined since 2010 was 15k ~ Just food for thought, and the vulcanworks is $100 cheaper.

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Ok, so I found 2 part numbers for the compensator, 40274-08A which I have literature for, and 83935-09A which I can find literature for. Does anyone know the difference between these 2? The 08A looks like the one, but I'd like to be sure.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 06:47 AM
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Harley did another up grade to their SE compensator for 2014. That part should work on your bike and would be the latest from HD. Sorry, I don't have the part # but your dealer will have it listed in his "2014" catalog. Don't know anything about the changes but worth looking I guess.
Found the part# for the new one, it's 42200064


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+2 on the Vulcanworks engine sprocket. Made a huge difference in starting. No more looks from all the noise it used to make. Got sprocket for $175.50 shipped to the door.
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+1 on Hayden, also I went to a Vulcanworks Solid Sprocket ~ got tired of a trip to the boutique every 15k. My average compensator over the last two bikes at 113k on the clocks combined since 2010 was 15k ~ Just food for thought, and the vulcanworks is $100 cheaper.
I'm going to have to look into the Vulcanworks I'm on my second compensator also, change the first one around 17k and I have about 36k now.....






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+2 on the Vulcanworks engine sprocket. Made a huge difference in starting. No more looks from all the noise it used to make. Got sprocket for $175.50 shipped to the door.
By that noise, do you mean that annoying kickback you get sometimes if the bike doesn't fire the first time? For $175 I'm checking, I may be due soon.

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You gotta love this site! Just ordered a Vulcan sprocket for my new build. The se compensator a bought sat is going back. Thanks guys
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