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Offline jack6hd

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Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« on: Friday, September 20, 2013. 04:10:30 PM. »
Stumbled across this product on the internet. 1/3 the cost of the SE Compensator. Anyone use or have info on it?
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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #1 on: Friday, September 20, 2013. 04:24:32 PM. »
Stumbled across this product on the internet. 1/3 the cost of the SE Compensator. Anyone use or have info on it?

Here's a link.
http://vulcanworks.net/store_4/product.php?productid=17185&cat=0&page=1
Myself, not a fan of solid sprockets.
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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, September 21, 2013. 05:53:46 AM. »
I would try that before I would ever buy another SE compensator. I have had two, and hated them both. I am still running the stock comp. on my 124 with no problem. Waiting to see if Hoban's comp. pans out. I know a few people that are running a solid sprocket, and they have no complaints. I have a welded crank and an IDS rear pulley, so I think it would be safe.  Thanks for the link.  I couldn't remember who made that.
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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, September 21, 2013. 06:31:56 AM. »
What're the drawbacks to a straight sprocket?
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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, September 21, 2013. 07:07:01 AM. »
With a solid sprocket, power pulses can be felt, mostly at even throttle cruising.
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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, September 21, 2013. 08:49:53 AM. »
Having very little ass time on a Sporty and knowing they have a solid sprocket, how would they compare do you suppose?
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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, September 21, 2013. 11:07:21 AM. »
I fitted a solid sprocket when I was chasing noises on my Road Glide.
The motor did feel a bit rougher at low rpm, but as I ride a Sportster too it didn't bother me at all. At speed it felt fine.
In the end I bought a cheap aftermarket spring pack for the compensating sprocket and put it back together.
I will admit to some paranoia about what can happen if you run without the compensating sprocket. But Sportsters don't blow up so....
The solid sprocket is useful for hunting noises though!
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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, September 21, 2013. 11:28:25 AM. »
I ran a Vulcan sprocket on my 02 flht for a short time. The bike felt torquier but as stated the power pulses could be felt. It seemed to vibrate more thru the bars as time went on too
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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, July 29, 2014. 06:47:08 AM. »
Would I be causing a big problem if I welded the ramps together on the compensator on my 02 RK. I'm tired of the clicking noise from it.

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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, July 29, 2014. 08:05:12 AM. »
this is a standard 34 tooth. Evolution Ind makes the same with 30 tooth. HARD on the drive train BUT LOADS of tork. U  can feel pulses? ITS A HARLEY!!!!! If ya dont want the vibs get a HONDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  30,000 on my ride with 30 tooth NOnBSator. HELL turn up the radio. get louder exh. Get a sporty. Gel seat seat. GO old get a BMW OR gOLD wING

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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #10 on: Friday, August 01, 2014. 07:06:11 PM. »
Stumbled across this product on the internet. 1/3 the cost of the SE Compensator. Anyone use or have info on it?

Here's a link.
http://vulcanworks.net/store_4/product.php?productid=17185&cat=0&page=1
Myself, not a fan of solid sprockets.
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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #11 on: Friday, August 01, 2014. 07:24:29 PM. »
I think drivetrain, crank and rotor splines would all see more shock...not a choice I would consider for a street ride.   Rick

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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #12 on: Friday, August 01, 2014. 07:33:14 PM. »
Pretty sure that's why Harley has been dinking around with compensators these past 7 years.
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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #13 on: Friday, August 01, 2014. 10:25:23 PM. »
this is a standard 34 tooth. Evolution Ind makes the same with 30 tooth. HARD on the drive train BUT LOADS of tork. U  can feel pulses? ITS A HARLEY!!!!! If ya dont want the vibs get a HONDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  30,000 on my ride with 30 tooth NOnBSator. HELL turn up the radio. get louder exh. Get a sporty. Gel seat seat. GO old get a BMW OR gOLD wING

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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #14 on: Friday, August 08, 2014. 05:58:42 AM. »
Well most generally unusual noises lead to failures

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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #15 on: Friday, August 08, 2014. 08:28:25 AM. »
Well most generally unusual noises lead to failures

Who said anything about unusual noises?  What about the usual noises?

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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #16 on: Friday, August 08, 2014. 10:55:50 AM. »
OK either or. Well this winter my bike gets a BDL comp. New chain and clutch bearing.

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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #17 on: Friday, August 08, 2014. 12:11:13 PM. »
Wait TILL ya wake up and yer OLD!! The noise ya hearing from your body parts :emoGroan: mean something is going to FAIL!!!!!!

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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #18 on: Friday, August 08, 2014. 12:25:01 PM. »
Wait TILL ya wake up and yer OLD!! The noise ya hearing from your body parts :emoGroan: mean something is going to FAIL!!!!!!

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I got body parts that have been making noise for 40 years.. They may fail soon but I don't worry about em..

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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #19 on: Friday, August 08, 2014. 03:18:19 PM. »
I ran the Evolution sprocket for a time. Thought it worked well.  I may be numb or dumb, but did not think it pulsed at all. But it did make short work of three chain tensioners in there.
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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #20 on: Friday, August 08, 2014. 06:29:27 PM. »
My concern would also be about the effect on the drivetrain, not so much the rider.

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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #21 on: Monday, August 11, 2014. 06:27:36 AM. »
Wait TILL ya wake up and yer OLD!! The noise ya hearing from your body parts :emoGroan: mean something is going to FAIL!!!!!!

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I got body parts that have been making noise for 40 years.. They may fail soon but I don't worry about em..

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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #22 on: Monday, August 11, 2014. 09:29:01 AM. »
OK either or. Well this winter my bike gets a BDL comp. New chain and clutch bearing.

If you are referring to the "new style BDL comp" stay away from it. I tried it for a very short time and it was real jerky feeling, and it felt like it would slip, not to mention noisy. My bud ran one for awhile last year and the thing actually locked up on him. I ended up spending the extra money and put a Drag Specialties comp assembly in my '02.

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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #23 on: Monday, August 11, 2014. 09:35:18 AM. »
OK either or. Well this winter my bike gets a BDL comp. New chain and clutch bearing.

If you are referring to the "new style BDL comp" stay away from it. I tried it for a very short time and it was real jerky feeling, and it felt like it would slip, not to mention noisy. My bud ran one for awhile last year and the thing actually locked up on him. I ended up spending the extra money and put a Drag Specialties comp assembly in my '02.

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Re: Vulcan Works Solid Sprocket
« Reply #24 on: Monday, August 11, 2014. 10:22:41 AM. »
OK either or. Well this winter my bike gets a BDL comp. New chain and clutch bearing.

If you are referring to the "new style BDL comp" stay away from it. I tried it for a very short time and it was real jerky feeling, and it felt like it would slip, not to mention noisy. My bud ran one for awhile last year and the thing actually locked up on him. I ended up spending the extra money and put a Drag Specialties comp assembly in my '02.

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Not good to here. Yes was referring to the new style of compensator. Have seen other users opinions that thought it worked well? :scratch: