883/1200 heads

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by steve299, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. steve299

    steve299 Active Member

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    Stupid question, but I have to ask it. If you can use 883 heads on 1200 pistons can you do the reverse and use 1200 heads on an 883.
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I dont see why not, tho the 883 heads have been shown to out flow the 1200 heads Branch · O'Keefe | About here is a link to info about Jerry Branch and his famous head work
     
  3. steve299

    steve299 Active Member

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    I found a set of brand new SE performance heads and wondered if I would get any benefit from them vs my stock heads.
     
  4. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    If I were doing this conversion, I would only go with like jack said: use 883 on a 1200 conversion OR convert to 1200 pistons and cyls then use the 1200 SE heads...

    I have done the 1200 conversion and used the 883 heads and Built me a very fast bike..

    Google; Jerry Branch, one late night with jerry branch; BUBBIE

    Here it is.. Read this and you will learn.:bigsmiley23:

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    Have fun with that bike no madder which way you go... (smitty901)

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  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I am sure the SE heads will out perform stock heads, You should be able to find the flow rate in the SE section of the H D Pand A catalog Harley Davidson Community may be here
     
  6. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    If you use the 1200 pistons and the 1200 SE heads,,, Wow,,,, HOLD ON :D

    especially with 10:1 or 10.5:1 pistons.

    The 883 bike is geared lower so it will WILL fly.

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  7. lucky 15

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    If you have a new rubber mounted motor in FI trim the stock heads on the 1200 are good, if you want real performance head see NRHS performance they do some stunning packages, me I would if i had a 1200 sporty leave the heads alone unless I was doing other work to the motor
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  8. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Hobbit used to KNOW all these answers TOO,,,, Just Like lucky 15...:bigsmiley23:

    signed....BUBBIE