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heres what I found at 22000kms. im sure it was gone at 12000
 

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Yup. Changed mine at 13000. Looked just like that maybe worse. Put the newer one in with the plastic thing that glues on the inside of the primary cover to oil it. It is different than the old one. Just opened the primary last night to check it as I am getting ready to do a 3000, mi trip and it looks good with 7000 mi on it.
 

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Did the vulcanworks solid sprocket on mine ~ Will never go back ~ SemperFi
+1 got 20k on mine.

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How would the vulcanworks solid sprocket work with a stock motor? I was looking into these but I'm nervous about it because I have 35k miles on my stock untouched engine and crank. I just took the primary apart for an oil leak and noticed the SE comp I put in awhile ago is worn pretty good and is due for replacing AGAIN.
 

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Hey wayne, did your compensator actually fail or is that just wear?
first symptom was clutch and ratle and clutch slip. pulled clutch and steels all burned. could not adjust. got louder as far as rattle and clunck when shutting down. ive been riding HD for 26years. first time ever burned a clutch. do all my own work. warranty is useless. only reason they have it now is because theres a possibility that it took the flywheel out as well as bearings. they can swallow that bill. if you have any concei=rns about noise and stuff and the bikes under warranty take it in and demand inspection. if not warrantied take it apart and look for wear. it will do more damage down the road.i guess you can call it a fail as far as wear. theres no way a compensator should look likethat at 13-20000kms. bad design and lack of oil in there. its a failure. not a happy camper. had rooms booked for sturgis and now the bike sits at HD in the lineup. compensators are backordered upwards of a month here in canada, harley has yet to do a recall.
 

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that sucks man, only reason I asked was im starting to show a little wear on mine and it has 11000 on it. good luck
 

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need advice on fix

My comp is at the end of its life. Started hard starting quite awhile ago.
Now i feel like i can hear noise inside the primary while riding. Bike is parked for now until i can get it fixed, but not sure which direction to go.
i have a 2010 with a dragos 107" kit and Tman cams, and upgraded clutch.
I do not have compression releases or high tq starter.
Im afraid the comp may be taking my starter out too?
Do i just buy a new SE compensator and hope for the best?
any advice is appreciated. Oh, and hoping for the least expensive fix.
thanks!
 

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My replacement SE comp is pretty much all done too and I have a stock engine. I've been looking into the BDL compensator because it's less expensive than the HD comps which is important if I have to keep replacing it every 10 to 15k miles. They don't use any springs and it's relatively a simple design. http://www.roadglide.org/showthread.php?t=162241 . I've also heard of the Dark Horse crankworks compensator that's supposedly coming out soon which uses a cush-drive design like the newer style rear hub assemblies on our bikes but the release has been pushed back for an unknowingly amount of time. That looks like a great design but a lot of us can't wait that long. There's also the Vulcanworks direct drive sprocket which I don't think I should go with that because my motor is completely bone stock and I don't want to pretzel my crank. My research seems to put the BDL somewhere in between the Vulcanworks sprocket and anything that HD has until Dark Horse releases their design.
 

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everyone that has this compensator issue needs to write or call HD corporate and state their concerns. theres hundreds of of thousands of dollars in repairs, further damages and down time all over Canada and US. why doesnt HD do recalls instead of us loyal HD guys paying for unnescassary repairs and downtime. mines still sitting in shop waiting for bench time. this is so unacceptable. prime riding season here in alberta canada. sturgis 2 weeks away. rooms cancelled, vacation cancelled, generally pissed. get together guys, warranty or not. write a letter ar call HD. complain. pretty sad a HD wont last more than 13000-15000KMS before weeks of repairs in the shop. Rant over. good luck all.
 
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