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Eric
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compensating sproket

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Post by Eric » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:55 pm

I recently ordered an aftermarket compensating sproket set. It all looked pretty good but on closer examining I found the grease hole on the nut was drilled and a grease fitting was installed. Now comes the dumbest question of all. Isn't this hole supposed to be drilled all the way through or am I missing something? I have been unable to find any pictures showing this at the right angle to varify this.
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Eric :oops:



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Re: compensating sproket

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Post by hjans » Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:19 pm

Mine looks the same with the grease nipple so i think its original
Hans

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Re: compensating sproket

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Post by mbskeam » Sat Apr 18, 2009 5:14 pm

pump some grease thru the zerk, you will know right away if it is drilled thru.....

Eric
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Re: compensating sproket

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Post by Eric » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:01 pm

I have pulled the fitting out and it is not drilled through - is it suppose to be? It makes sense that it should be so the grease would go to the sprocket. But is it there for looks only?
Thanks for the responses
Eric

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Re: compensating sproket

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Post by Panacea » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:51 pm

I was thinking the grease fitting would be to grease the cam in the compensater, ...Mike

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Re: compensating sproket

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Post by Eric » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:52 am

Panacea
That makes total sense to me. Having never seen a compensator spocket before this, I just wanted to verify my suspition that it should be all the way through. I guess the quality control at the end of the line are not doing their job. Thanks, you guys have saved me alot of time, I'm installing the clutch tonight.
Eric

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Re: compensating sproket

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Post by Panhead Joey » Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:33 pm

Hello,

I am looking to use a good quality grease I can use for my 59 panhead. For instance, I want grease my compensating sprocket shaft, primary chain, rear chain, transmission shaft, wheel hubs etc. Some have suggested axle bearing grease, lithium grease e.t.c. I only want to use one grease that I can use and should it be water proof, temperature rating, Light or thick viscosity?

Thank you,

Joey

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Re: compensating sproket

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Post by 58flh » Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:30 pm

JOEY----On all new drive chains-(rear/Primary)-What I do is Clean the crap-off that the chains are packaged in.Then get some WHEEL-BERING grease & put enuff in a pot to cover the chains.Now---Melt the grease using a good hotplate or propane grill,etc.Dunk the chain in & keep the pot on low setting so grease remains Flowing.After a 1/2-day of cooking the chains /I usually Hang them & let cool & dry!.Once cooled//Use a rag & wipe excess off chains.Install,ADJ.& Ride.Use the oil-dripper for constant rear chain lubrication.The primary Will get its share of oil from breather & crankcase pressure being expelled.The grease zerk on Comp.-sproket is for the cams in the unit itself!/The motor sprocket Gets oiled just like the Primary chain--Its carried thru by the chain.I have my oiler set to ADD 3/4s of a QT. between 4-500,Miles.----Respectfully----Richie

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