Cam support plate?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by BonzaiBerger, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. BonzaiBerger

    BonzaiBerger Member

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    Can anyone tell me if the cam support plates are the same or have they been upgraded like the oil pump in '07?
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    There are different versions of the cam support plates. Why are you asking that question? Do you have a different one and want to know if it will fit your bike, are you thinking of up-grading and want to know what to get, etc.?

    TQ
     
  3. BonzaiBerger

    BonzaiBerger Member

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    I want to upgrade. I'm pushing it now with 22,000 on my motor with the spring loaded tensioners, so when I upgrade this winter I want the most for my money and want to see if I can piece it all together or buy a whole kit?
     
  4. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    You NEED the KIT type cam plate as they have a completely different set-up on the Hydraulic tensioner system.(.)

    You Cannot beat the KIT price.(.) If bought separately you would pay 3/4 of the 429$ just for the cam plate not to say just as much for the oil pump..... THINK KIT it will save you money.

    Or check $$ with john Herko as The Mods say to use.

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  5. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    OK. You have two basic alternatives to consider when you up-grade: gear-driven or roller-chain conversion. Below is some info on the roller chain conversion options:

    Roller Chain Conversion white paper

    Roller-chain Conversion - Harley Davidson Community

    And here is a pictorial when I did the roller-chain conversion on my bike:

    TQs Engine Build

    TQ's Engine Build - Harley Davidson Community

    TQ