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Offline michael133

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compensator nut
« on: August 11, 2017, 07:20:02 AM »
changing out my clutch I noticed the compensator nut when tightening just comes to a stop when torqueing.inside the nut the ruber at end inside is gone,35 years old.does that ruber being gone affect the torque. or does it never get to there....?
thanks in advance.....my ol 1986 fxstc..

Offline jeffscycle

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Re: compensator nut
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 08:55:38 AM »
  If your referring to the though hole on the nut, they never had a plug. As for it stop turning while you torque it, it may be bottoming out against the splined ramp. Its not a bad idea to turn off approx. .050" off the inside lip of the nut, so it doesn't bottom out.
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Offline Burnout

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Re: compensator nut
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 11:45:21 AM »
This sounds like an early belt drive?
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Offline xlfan

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Re: compensator nut
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 06:58:45 AM »
This sounds like an early belt drive?
Like an OEM H-D primary belt drive? Are the rubber inserts similar to the compensator rubbers in the V-Rods rear pulley?

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Re: compensator nut
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 08:19:02 AM »
What's a VRod?     :sick:
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Re: compensator nut
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2017, 10:06:55 AM »
What's a VRod?     :sick:
A bike HD made by mistake. It's quick and reliable. :hyst:
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Re: compensator nut
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2017, 03:45:01 PM »
"It's quick and reliable. "

 :up: A good friend has 120,000+ trouble free miles on his.
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Offline xlfan

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Re: compensator nut
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 04:01:37 AM »
In 1986 the stock FXST compensator nut should be a closed end all metal no rubber nut. Have you got a picture of what you mean?

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If you never measure your work, you can assume it's perfect.
Doesn't make it so.