551 Easy Start cams

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by scsharp2260, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. scsharp2260

    scsharp2260 Member

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    I am thinking of putting in the S&S 551 ez start cams, and body have any input on these?
     
  2. hogrotten

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    I went with the 583's but I also installed a 106" kit ( 92 HP 110TQ) otherwise I would have used the 551's if I was staying with 96". Check out their website I believe that's a good choice for a 96" motor. Good luck with whatever you choose. :s
     
  3. Turk55

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    I have the 585G S&S easy start (107 kit, 10.5 comp -118hp , 123torq) love the power BUT not sure about the easy start part. I had to replace my starter clutch already, it seems that the compression releases do not always work, especially on short trips when motor is hot. :(
     
  4. hogrotten

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    Huh, that is the first I've heard of any issues. I have a little over 2,000 miles on mine (10.1) and have had no trouble at all.
     
  5. Turk55

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    Yea, just my luck I guess, fig I put a HD starter in it when it first happen and go fig again the Spike starter I got was not built correctly and leaked oil all over my scoot!:(
     
  6. hogrotten

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    Not good. :(
     
  7. hoghunter

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    Are you guys having any pinging from the 10 to 1 compression. Do you run 90 octane fuel.

    Thanks
     
  8. hogrotten

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    Nope, but the corrected compression is lower than 10:1 and the bike has been dyno tuned.
     
  9. biscuit

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    My brother and i run S & S Easy Start 583 cams in our '08 Softails.-stock motors,but with A/C mods,Thundermaxes,one with Slip-ons and one with " 2into 1" V&H system.

    We've run these for 2 years and have had no issues whatsoever.They work as advertised,even down to the ocassional "click" on engine shutoff.

    As a Cam,they produce low to mid-range which is where we like it.

    We also fitted adjustable pushrods at installation time, and these Cams also come with new (and better )bearings.

    Check the S & S website.Oh,and also some posts by a member called 'Sage Counsel' a couple of years back.He went the engine modification route and Easy Starts; and he posted good results.
     
  10. scsharp2260

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    Well ordered the 551s from Phat Performance they'll be here Wednesday I also ordered new lifters. Can't wait!