If you’ve hopped-up your motor, there are other components involved other than cylinders, pistons, heads, etc., that you may want to also think about installing to compensate for the increase of ponies. Let’s face it; your stock engine’s components are built to comply with your engine in its stock state. When upgraded with power, the rest of the stock engine components that remain after a big-bore swap or cam upgrade or flywheel upgrade, etc., can become more susceptible to wear and tear from adding cubic inches.
One great way to handle the added power from an engine hop up is the Screamin’ Eagle Big Twin Compensator kit ($249.95), which is outfitted with heavier springs and increased travel to support the high-torque output associated with high-compression race and large-displacement engines. According to Harley-Davidson the Screamin’ Eagle Big Twin Compensator is designed to support up to seven times the energy capacity of the OE compensator. The SE Compensator fits ’06-11 Dyna, Softail, and Touring models, and delivers more peace of mind for power-hungry enthusiasts that have cracked open the cylinders or cases without thinking about other necessities.
We headed over to the Harley-Davidson Fleet Center in Carson, California, for a quick tutorial in how the Big Twin Compensator is installed as well as to get the rundown on how to prevent potential engine failure from engine hop-ups with the Screamin’ Eagle Big Twin Compensator unit. HB
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