Cam Help

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by garagman, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. garagman

    garagman Member

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    Looking at getting the brake switch replaced this weekend and was thinking about adding 255 cams and tapered rods to see if I can get some low to mid range torque. How do the 255 add up to the rest of the pack?
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    255 S.E. cams - Harley Davidson Community more reads in the self help section:s
     
  3. garagman

    garagman Member

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    Thanks Jack, still feeling my way around....:)
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    You are doing fine Glad to Help when I can Good luck:s
     
  5. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    The SE255, are GOOD for the low end torque and really work well with a 96" motor.

    Look at the Intake close number... Stock cams, intake valve closes at 30* and the 255's close at 25*. Making More compression and that = Power.. Yes, Torque on the lower side where a heavy bike usually needs it.

    Cams with intake closing Later, like 36/40 are mostly benefitting from HIGHER RPM's and Not for MY 09 FLHR. Higher intake close cams usually require a Increase in compression as they do Loose some compression on the Later closing..

    Cams are a give and take....
    Not to be chosen light hearted but that 255 WILL be a good choice IF you are Not a High revving, winding out the motor to 5500 RPM every time out...:swoon

    I DO like the HD Slender Tapers for the adjustable pushrods.:D

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  6. garagman

    garagman Member

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    Thanks for the help Bubbie, I think I will go this route.
     
  7. Trek

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    That's what I went with on my 09 with the 103" couldn't be happier.
     
  8. garagman

    garagman Member

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    Thanks Trek, I think I will be satisfied as well. The only thing is I have to wait another week, the dealer could not get me in until next Saturday.
     
  9. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    garageman,

    Save :newsmile093: and get your feet wet....:newsmile098:

    Not too hard a job to do yourself. Lots of help and plenty to read here on HDT.com..

    Just Saying:newsmile036:

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  10. mike5511

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    I had never been inside any motor before, and changed my cams myself with no problems and good results, and really enjoyed doing it. I re-used the stock push rods. Well satisfied with the SE 255s.