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Old 01-02-2013, 11:32 AM
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I put a screamin eagle compensator on my bike over the weekend , it's so easy I thought I was doing something wrong! The hardest part was pulling off the old one because the strength of the magnet, but I just put 2 pairs of vice grips on the edges and it pulled right off ! Cya
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Thats good to hear, hows is it compared to the old one?
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I put a screamin eagle compensator on my bike over the weekend , it's so easy I thought I was doing something wrong! The hardest part was pulling off the old one because the strength of the magnet, but I just put 2 pairs of vice grips on the edges and it pulled right off ! Cya
I assume you did a little grinding to the inner primary lip? Softails need a lot more material removed than touring models.

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Yes, I would like to know if you ground it or removed your inner primary?
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If you are asking me I did the grind.
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yep, don't even need to remove the clutch pack
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I know that a few guys are doing this but I have to ask why? Is it an increase in performance, easier starts, less potential for a mechanical failure?
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I put a screamin eagle compensator on my bike over the weekend , it's so easy I thought I was doing something wrong! The hardest part was pulling off the old one because the strength of the magnet, but I just put 2 pairs of vice grips on the edges and it pulled right off ! Cya
Imagine that and just think what the stealership would've told you about how difficult it is to change one and that's why they have to rape you at the cash register, congratulations to you.
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I know that a few guys are doing this but I have to ask why? Is it an increase in performance, easier starts, less potential for a mechanical failure?

My 09 had a bad clunk at startup & a nasty one going into first. Neutral was a PITA. When I hit a bump or pothole the primary would make the clunk again. I opened it up & one of the bolt holes had a chunk missing from chain slap so I made the change. Now startup is smooth & quiet, first gear is a click, no more clunk over bumps & neutral is a breeze. I just added the Hayden tensioner too so we'll see how that works when it warms up some.
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Did the same recently, but I pulled the inner primary since I was changin' the bearing too. Not really any more difficult. Added the Hayden tensioner too. The change in sound went from a low howl to a chain sound. Bike even feels better, but that could just be my imagination......
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