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rattling cover on compensator

Post Mon May 31, 2010 7:48 am
jib

Posts: 575
Location: devon,england
hi guys my mate has a 86 fxr and the primary compensator cover spins , when the engine is running it sounds like it has a loose tappet, any ideas, i havent had any experiance of these drives and am in hospital.
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years

Post Mon May 31, 2010 10:49 am

Posts: 2688
Location: Los Angeles, CA
There may be a bit lost in translation here.
I don't know of a cover for the compensator. A common problem is the rotor for the alternator which is under the compensator will get loose and spin. When this happens to only fix is to remove it and install a new one. This because as it spins the center hole becomes oblong. I am surprised it is still charging.

Post Mon May 31, 2010 3:04 pm
jib

Posts: 575
Location: devon,england
ok, thanks chris , i'll let him know, its difficult because i cant see the bike, and that was his description to me, so it could still end up being the loose nut behind the handlebars yet.
regards jib
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years


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