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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-30-2014, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Compensation Sprocket

I have a 2009 and when I hit the start switch at times I have this ungodly noise. I was at an old country cycle shop and he told me on another customer he replaced 3 starters before he focused in on the compensation sprocket. Lf anyone has any feedback please let me know. I'm heading to the Harley dealer Sunday to try to get this replaced under my extended warranty.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-30-2014, 09:10 PM
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Bikes with the 96" motors which I believe 07 to 11ish bikes have had known compensator problems. And yes bad comp will take out the starter too. These bikes mentioned had basically carry over compansator parts from the earlier 88" which are too weak to hold up to the added power the 96"ers made. They upgraded them with the Screaming Eagle versions which come stock on the 103" amd 110" bikes. Some folks had the dealer replace them with the SE comp under warranty

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Your warranty should cover it no problem. Like rlaf75 said, I'd pay the extra to up grade to the SE version .

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Costs a TON less to put in compression releases auto or manual than even one Starter. There's a reason why the 103's come from the factory with compression releases. They need it with this '06 and up POS compensator.

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My compensator shit the bed the end of the season last year. Going to get it replaced on Friday . Freeking Harley junk.
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I'm on my second compensator, the one I have now is the SE, it's starting to make that terrible noise sometimes on start up, when I change again I'm going to something other than HD. I may go to the solid one from Vulcanworks, I looked at the Compensavor but don't know if I want to go that route.

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I'm on my second compensator, the one I have now is the SE, it's starting to make that terrible noise sometimes on start up, when I change again I'm going to something other than HD. I may go to the solid one from Vulcanworks, I looked at the Compensavor but don't know if I want to go that route.

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+1. I'm in the same boat. Seriously considering the Vulcanworks, but still holding out to see if Hoban Bros. come out with theirs.

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I went with and have friends that have gone with Vulcanworks Solid Sprocket.

I am a fan and so are those that I know that have converted.

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I went with and have friends that have gone with Vulcanworks Solid Sprocket.

I am a fan and so are those that I know that have converted.
I went with a solid sprocket from Evolution Industries. Went with their Diamond Terminator clutch (awesome!) and a SE manual adjuster. No issues here whatsoever.

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34T Motor Sprocket Conversion, 06+ Dynas, 07+ Softails, Dressers- #4513 can someone thats has done the conversion tell me if this is the one from Vulcanworks that will work on a 12 roadglide?

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