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Old 09-02-2013, 05:42 PM
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Copied this from the Touring section.
Ive replaced one compensator on wifes TG so far, this was not available then.
I dont know how to post a link to the whole thread, maybe someone else could do it if they think there is intrest in the whole thing.
http://www.harley-davidson.com/store...in-compensator Here is a link to the part

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I thought this was old news by now, but here are some drawings of the newly designed compensator, the oil passage efforts, and the oil deflector:

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The 2014's have a metallic deflector forged into the primary outer cover in the same place the retro-fit plastic deflector will go in pre-2014 models. I would say that marine-grade JB Weld should do well to hold that piece of plastic in place. (but only after the proper cure time) If you noticed, it looks like it is also held by some kind of metal clip (which in my opinion is not very robust looking at all).

As I said earlier, how can oil pass inward toward the splined shaft when centrifugal force wants to sling it in the opposite direction? I don't see the angle or orientation of the grooves as a solution to this problem because the centrifugal force is always present and would, in my opinion, overpower any potential oil entry from the outside of the assembly.
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Here is the instructions for this re-designed SE Comp.
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:03 PM
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Actual picture of the re-designed SE Comp.

I am waiting on test reports from 2 different shop owners who both bought this new setup and have installed them in their own personal bikes.
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are we gonna have to pay for the kit?
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are we gonna have to pay for the kit?
Yep. Everytime one fails. The big question is, will this re-design comp solve several issues the first SE Comp has had.
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how do you know when they are going bad? I have a 2012 street glide all the more reason to get the extended warranty.
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how do you know when they are going bad? I have a 2012 street glide all the more reason to get the extended warranty.
I heard a clunking noise when starting(my clunking may sound like a rattle to someone else) and sometimes on shut down ,
Only certain models came stock with the SE Compensator such as the TriGlide.. I think it is stock on the 103" bikes now. Its been discussed here I just cant remember where. Someone can chime in here who remembers dates and models im sure.

FLTR, Thanks for the additional info.
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When I took my trike in to an Indy and a Harley Dealer, they both suspected the Compensator but it turned out to be a bad carankshaft.
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I heard a clunking noise when starting(my clunking may sound like a rattle to someone else) and sometimes on shut down ,
Only certain models came stock with the SE Compensator such as the TriGlide.. I think it is stock on the 103" bikes now. Its been discussed here I just cant remember where. Someone can chime in here who remembers dates and models im sure.

FLTR, Thanks for the additional info.
We were getting clunks on shutdown on both my dads and mine. My dad had his replaced under extended warranty, mine..... Its someone else's problem now. When we took my dads to the dealer the service mgr took one listen to it on shutdown and said it was shot, and it was. I only hope this new design is the cure, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Any word on when the upgrade kit will be available for those of us with the older unit? Since the rotor and spring pack don't need to be replaced I would expect the cost of the upgrade kit to be significantly less than the complete unit.
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