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  • Jersey
    Jersey
    17 days ago
    Quoting Neale on 09 Oct 2021 05:51 AM

    I had mine replaced at 92,000 kms on my 08 flht.

    It was rooted.
    The mechanic told me to listen for the clunk once you shut the motor off.
    Doesn’t clunck any more.
    Now has 119,000 on the bike.

    Hi Neale
    Do you know what brand he changed it to ? 
    Jersey
  • leachy
    leachy
    15 days ago
    Is there something that makes them wear out faster or something you can do to make them last longer.

    Leachy
  • Jersey
    Jersey
    15 days ago
    Quoting leachy on 12 Oct 2021 04:00 AM

    Is there something that makes them wear out faster or something you can do to make them last longer.


    Leachy

    Hi Leachy
    Apparently they just changed the design in 2007 (my year) and they were shit.  The new Comps come with a ramp for better oiling and thicker steel I believe.  I think it took them until 2011-2012 to fix the problem.  The new Screaming Eagle ones are supposed to be much better.  If you need one don't put the stock one back in.  Talk to your Independent and see what he uses or some of the blokes on here recommend the newer HD Screaming Eagle and Baker ones.  I'm going to keep looking into the Dark Horse Rubber ones.  Looks far better engineering with No metal to metal ramps.  If mine doesn't completely fail I may just wait it out until I go back to the states next year and buy one there.
    Jersey
  • leachy
    leachy
    14 days ago
    Quoting leachy on 12 Oct 2021 04:00 AM

    Is there something that makes them wear out faster or something you can do to make them last longer.


    Leachy

    Quoting Jersey on 12 Oct 2021 08:18 AM

    Hi Leachy

    Apparently they just changed the design in 2007 (my year) and they were shit.  The new Comps come with a ramp for better oiling and thicker steel I believe.  I think it took them until 2011-2012 to fix the problem.  The new Screaming Eagle ones are supposed to be much better.  If you need one don't put the stock one back in.  Talk to your Independent and see what he uses or some of the blokes on here recommend the newer HD Screaming Eagle and Baker ones.  I'm going to keep looking into the Dark Horse Rubber ones.  Looks far better engineering with No metal to metal ramps.  If mine doesn't completely fail I may just wait it out until I go back to the states next year and buy one there.
    Jersey

    Hopefully my bike doesn't ever have the issue, its a 2016 model and I think it has the SE comp fitted but just wondering if there was something that leads to premature wear.

    Regards
    Leachy
  • fatbat
    fatbat
    14 days ago
    Should be ok with the se compensator added oem then unless there are serious mods to engine and transmission/driveline 
  • Neale
    Neale
    14 days ago
    Quoting Neale on 09 Oct 2021 05:51 AM

    I had mine replaced at 92,000 kms on my 08 flht.

    It was rooted.
    The mechanic told me to listen for the clunk once you shut the motor off.
    Doesn’t clunck any more.
    Now has 119,000 on the bike.

    Quoting Jersey on 09 Oct 2021 12:11 PM

    Hi Neale

    Do you know what brand he changed it to ? 
    Jersey

    Screaming Chicken, (eagle).
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