I am thinking of doing the compensator install myself and have decided to go with the Harley upgrade kit. I believe I have the needed tools and can get the primary gear locking tool through Harley. Any suggestions from those that have done their own on what to watch out for, needed items, etc. Also, any input on the Adhesive Kit install would be great as well.
Get what you need from PCPain. He can provide all the necessary parts. The Adhesive is critical, as it is some form of super epoxy that can stand up to the hot oil, and whatever else is inside the primary. The Glue comes with mixing nozzles, and I would recommend you get the caulking adapter as well, unless you are a professional arm wrestler, that glue is pretty stiff and hard to push out thru the mixing nozzle. Like I said, give PCPain a call (he has several threads herein, that have his contact info, or just PM him). Some dealers will not sell the glue, or the caulking gun adapter because HD said not to (Corporate BS).
I did my own, not all that difficult. But... (there is always a but), I had already had the SE compensator put on before (mine is also a 2009). The SE Comp came with a new Rotor, so I already had that part done. If you have not previously replaced your comp with the SE Model, you will have to swap rotors as well, and the 2014 Comp kit does not come with one, so you will have to order one of those as well.
So, having to pull the primary apart just to change the rotor is REALLY DUMB!!! The clearance issue is ever so slight, but enough so that you cannot get it out without removing the primary, or grinding the primary case. REALLY DUMB!!!
Good luck. Make sure you keep your primary chain oriented properly, do not run it backwards from what it had been doing. I found my locking bar on
for only $20.00 with shipping (but no HD Logo on it). You will also need a T70 Torx Bit, which may be hard to find (