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Compensator nut I need torque spec for compensator nut on a 2002 fxst

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150-165 foot pounds with two LINES of Loctite 271 red in the threads of the nut. Yeah, it's tight and you will need a primary locking bar to lock the primary so that the engine will not turn over while applying torque to the nut. A primary locking bar is a piece of rectangular metal stock cut the precise length to fit into the primary chain teeth on engine sprocket and the outer clutch shell in order to prevent the spocket from turning. Good Luck, Steve

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Torque specs on 69 shovelhead compensated sprocket? Installed it and not functioning? I have been told it has to be torqued down AND THEN backed off?? Can you help? Please and thank you

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I don't have one - I am fixing a problem and need a drawing/spec sheet w/torque specs for motor hub nut and clutch hub nut and are these two hub nuts right or left hand thread.

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Where is the compensator nut located?

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Compensater torque spec

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Sound like a loose Compensator nut.

The compensator nut is the part (the nut) that attaches the front sprocket to the motor crank.

When a cylinder of a v-twin fires there is a very strong power pulse. To keep from shaking the bike and rider apart these pulses have to be "smoothed" out. Harley does this by NOT solidly attaching the front sprocket to the engine - they use a "compensating sprocket".

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There are a LOT of forces acting on this nut and sometimes the nut loosens up. A loose compensator nut results in a compensating sprocket that can move laterally on the crank. A loose compensator nut therefore is one potential source of engine vibration.

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Check with your local Dealer to get the correct torque spec and procedure for your year bike.

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