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Post by chuck 56 pan » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:24 am

I scored a 23 tooth unit on Ebay, its never been run and has #55A stamped on the gear. could this be a factory part?

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Re: COMPENSATOR SPROCKET

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Post by RUBONE » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:46 am

Could be, seems to me I have a couple with those markings.
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Re: COMPENSATOR SPROCKET

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Post by George Greer » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:03 am

Yes it is a factory part, I have one, NOS and on the box is has:

AMF Harley Davidson
40282 55A

And on the gear is also has the 55A stamped on it.

I will try and get a pic posted.

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Post by chuck 56 pan » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:37 pm

Can you see the smile on my face! and the Palmers book I just got was a USA copy too! Now if it would only warm up some I could get some bugs in my teeth.

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Re: COMPENSATOR SPROCKET

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Post by chuck 56 pan » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:05 pm

Hello All,

New compensating sprocket is on, primary cover wont clear. I thought this cover had the large hump for this application, could it be the inner cover thats the problem? I need to do some research.
My cover measures 1 7/8" deep at the hump, with that measurement would this be the right cover or not?

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Re: COMPENSATOR SPROCKET

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Post by RUBONE » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:59 pm

If your cover is a "diamond" type it is incorrect and won't fit, although there are some aftermarket types with an extended front pocket that do. The correct '55 up covers will fit properly. which do you have?
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Re: COMPENSATOR SPROCKET

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Post by chuck 56 pan » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:19 pm

RUBONE wrote:If your cover is a "diamond" type it is incorrect and won't fit, although there are some aftermarket types with an extended front pocket that do. The correct '55 up covers will fit properly. which do you have?
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Robbie!
Mine is the diamond type. this cover also has a slight interferance with the rear foot board mount, the last owner made a small crease in the cover to clear the rear mount. Will my clutch cover that is on my diamond cover fit onto the correct '55 up cover? VT sells some replica covers or is there a better supplier for them that you know of?

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Re: COMPENSATOR SPROCKET

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Post by RUBONE » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:59 pm

Your inner will work and is likely the correct one otherwise it wouldn't bolt up to the '55 up engine cases. Paughco would probably be your best bet for aftermarket and if you want to keep the diamond look they offer one, #751 chrome or B751 black.
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Re: COMPENSATOR SPROCKET

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Post by chuck 56 pan » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:08 am

RUBONE wrote:Your inner will work and is likely the correct one otherwise it wouldn't bolt up to the '55 up engine cases. Paughco would probably be your best bet for aftermarket and if you want to keep the diamond look they offer one, #751 chrome or B751 black.
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Robbie, do you know if the Paughco will clear the stock foot boards?

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Re: COMPENSATOR SPROCKET

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Post by RUBONE » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:52 am

Sorry but I cannot tell you. It has been a while since I used any of theirs and can't vouch for fit. Perhaps someone else has current info.

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Re: COMPENSATOR SPROCKET

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Post by 58flh » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:50 pm

CHUCK---Im running a comp.-sprocket & Diamond-primary--The frame is a 49--motor is 58, As ROBBIE said the inner tin you can use I have a Paughco outer D-cover,that has the room to clear the sprocket!---If you want to see it just go to my pics. & I have a subalbum also. As far as clearing riders floorboards -YES to the ones you see I have!,They bolt-up in the sameplace as original!--I dont know if the arms are the same as stock!---If you need measurenents PM me & tell me what you need!----RICHIE 8)

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