Compensating sprocket under early tins (1936-1954).

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Compensating sprocket under early tins (1936-1954).

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Post by clubs » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:19 am

Hi,
Is it possible to fit a compensating sprocket inside the early tin primary of my 1952 panhead? I would like to fit the compensator to ease the shock loads on the drivetrain. Has anyone out there tried this combination?



VT

Re: Compensating sprocket under early tins (1936-1954).

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Post by VT » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:54 am

Nope. It's a '55-64 assembly for a spline shaft. Tapered shafts never had one.
Don't worry about drive train stress. If a tapered shaft motor needed a compensating sprocket assembly, the engineers would have created one.

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Re: Compensating sprocket under early tins (1936-1954).

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Post by john HD » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:02 am

If a tapered shaft motor needed a compensating sprocket assembly, the engineers would have created one.
they did, see attached. they are rare and do not show up often.

i have a after market diamond primary with the bump out for the compensator, i ran mine that way until i found a nos cover.

i'm gonna do a garage sale in the classifieds section here soon keep an eye out for it!

john
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