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Old 03-14-2012, 07:32 AM
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Default Compensator Washer or Spacer?

Getting ready to install my inner primary and was looking at the compensator vs. the pic in my manual and it shows a compensator spacer. Mine had no such spacer but it did have a washer (see pics). Is this the spacer but the PO put it on the wrong side? The drawing does not list a washer nor does any parts sites.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:38 AM
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I'd say the washer is your spacer just reverse engineer the way it came off.
Somewhere the manual will list the size of the spacer and you can reference that.
What bike and year?.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:39 AM
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88 FXR motor E84 FXR 5 speed tranny. PO mixed up a lot of stuff on this.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:00 AM
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K for my Softy the spacer outside the rotor is 2.81 inches OD and quite thick the spacer inside the rotor is 1.75 inches od and faily thin,the next spacer that sits on the bigger spacer is for trueing the chain Measure with it all together the chain to the outer of the inner primary front sprocket and rear clutch and that spacer will be the difference man.
I know what to do but not how to tell it.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:16 AM
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My book shows 1 spacer between the compensator and the stator shield. Also shows how to measure it. Had a bad clutch problem that I worked on for about 6 months. I pulled everything and tried a newer (86) inner primary and clutch but it didn't fit. I would adjust the clutch and have a good adjustment until I started the bike and then no clutch at all. Plus the starter clutch would not fully engage the ring gear. This spacer may have been binding this up since it was being used as a washer. It also had the wrong pushrod installed. I painted my primary yesterday and will install it tomorrow.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:29 AM
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Yea you're glide might be different a dealer will have the part numbers and they are cheap if you can't work it out just buy and if you've doubled up take them back and say they are wrong.lol.
Yea I was gonna say the clutch rod was wrong then i rad it.
You'll work it out,just take your time man.
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Yea you're glide might be different a dealer will have the part numbers and they are cheap if you can't work it out just buy and if you've doubled up take them back and say they are wrong.lol.
Yea I was gonna say the clutch rod was wrong then i rad it.
You'll work it out,just take your time man.
Going through everything. Everything in the tranny and primary I bought for an E84 so it is all the same. Frankenstein used less mismatched parts than the PO. LOL I'm getting there. Been on it for a year and 2 months. Hope to ride it soon.
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dont know if you're talking about the spacer (shim) that goes on the rotor first before you install the front sprocket shaft. it's a very thin washer that aligns your chain with your front sprocket and clutch basket.that alignment must be within .030". I have a 99 twin cam, and it was within .030 without that shim. every bike is different.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:56 PM
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Yep. That's the one I'm talking about. I have a straight edge, I gotta run get a dial caliper with depth measuring capabilities.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:01 PM
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It is the spacer. Just mounted the inner primary and checked the two sprockets and the compensator was way too far inboard. PO obviously was too cheap to buy a Clymer manual. (Mine was free online)
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