compensating sprocket - 66 XLCH

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compensating sprocket - 66 XLCH

Postby K Daddy » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:56 am

I bought a 66 Sportster xlch recently. Now I find it has major issues, intentionally hidden from potential buyers.
I am seeking some refund but that is another story. Good luck I tell myself.
The engine does not have a compensating sprocket. Does this mean the XLCH did not have a compensating sprocket or has it been discarded along the way.
My guess is it should have a compensating sprocket or vibration would be intolerable.
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Re: compensating sprocket - 66 XLCH

Postby mikeslemmon » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:08 am

the XLCH does not have a compensating sprocket
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Re: compensating sprocket - 66 XLCH

Postby Ferrous_Head » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:43 pm

A compensating sprocket will not reduce vibration. It acts as a shock absorber to lesson the impact on the transmission. If anything it probably adds to the vibration.
What are the other major issues ?
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Re: compensating sprocket - 66 XLCH

Postby Magneto Sportster » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:26 pm

1966 XLCH did not come with a compensating sprocket. Only the XLH model had it in 1966.
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