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Old Jun 6th, 2010, 08:07 PM     #1
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what engine has most trouble?

was wondering what motor is more troublesom. evo or twin cam.
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Old Jun 6th, 2010, 08:29 PM     #2
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Re: what engine has most trouble?

They each have their problems that are common to each engine. Tensioners, base gaskets, bearings, cranks, head gaskets, etc and the list goes on.

The twin cam engine was touted as having one million miles of testing before it was released

Guess they didn't see the weak areas.
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Old Jun 6th, 2010, 09:00 PM     #3
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Re: what engine has most trouble?

I bought a 2000 Electra Glide Standard with 10k miles and it gave so much trouble I pulled the Twin Cam and bought a Evo and installed it, rode it for 35k and sold it to my brother and he is still riding it with 56k on that Evo engine. The only thing that has ever been done to it is S&S Cam, adjustable push rods, and Mikuni carb.
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Old Jun 6th, 2010, 09:13 PM     #4
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Re: what engine has most trouble?

My old "Rainmaker" has a little over 50K and still going. TC88 no mods just old stocker.
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Old Jun 6th, 2010, 09:14 PM     #5
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Re: what engine has most trouble?

30,000 on my 2005 roadking twin 88b engine, runs like a new one.
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Old Jun 7th, 2010, 09:52 AM     #6
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Re: what engine has most trouble?

2001 RK with 109,000 K = 68,000 still running and only the cam changed over to a gear. Still stock. Running great!!!

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Old Jun 7th, 2010, 11:31 AM     #7
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Quote: Originally Posted by ron1978 View Post
30,000 on my 2005 roadking twin 88b engine, runs like a new one.
I think you mean an 88A not B. They were in softails.
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Quote: Originally Posted by itellya View Post
2001 RK with 109,000 K = 68,000 still running and only the cam changed over to a gear. Still stock. Running great!!!

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That is awesome. What do you use for crankcase oil because it sounds like a winner.
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Old Jun 7th, 2010, 12:12 PM     #9
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Re: what engine has most trouble?

Most likly the odd lemon is put out there but I would say the engine that is run hard and not looked after or serviced properly is going to give you the most probloms. just my opinion.
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Old Jun 7th, 2010, 12:39 PM     #10
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Quote: Originally Posted by itellya View Post
2001 RK with 109,000 K = 68,000 still running and only the cam changed over to a gear. Still stock. Running great!!!

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I've got an 02 wideglide and finally put pistons and cams in at 94,500miles. Now have 99k and doing just fine. If ya take care of em they should last a long time
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