Camshaft Upgrade Advice...

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Billua, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Billua

    Billua Active Member

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    Bike is as in signature...I am looking for a mild upgrade cam set. Also, cam drive recommendations...

    I do not want to upgrade valve springs.
    I am not going to upgrade the jugs etc. I am going to stop at performance cams...

    I truly love this bike and it's performance but, I cannot leave well enough alone and upgrading cams seems like a good play from where I am...:D

    S/F

    Bill

    2008 FLSTC. Cobra Pipes and EFI Tuner, Stage 1 air cleaner..
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2009
  2. Billua

    Billua Active Member

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    Hobbit, you rock!

    I will look at those you mentioned...As you may have guessed, I am looking for more pull at the lower Rpm's...

    Cheers,

    Bill
     
  3. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Check out woods cams also if you want bottom end mid range he says its all about torque with his cams
     
  4. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    im sure S&S does um too .. about anyone who would make a cam should .. if i was chaging mine i would go with a woods set up .. maybe that snazzy belt drive too
     
  5. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    yeah but your nuts :newsmile070:
     
  6. Billua

    Billua Active Member

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    Bud and Hobbit thanks...

    I like what I read about the woods cams...


    Cheers,

    Bill
     
  7. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Here are some resources for you:

    Choosing a Cam

    http://www.andrewsproducts.com/PDF_files/2008-catalog.pdf


    They describe briefly the expectations for each cam type starting around page 3 of the catalog. Glider has included the following technical specs on a variety of cams (in Cam Specifications):

    http://www.nightrider.com/biketech/download/HDMasterCamSpecs.pdf

    I wanted more lower end torque, and so went with AP 21N (upgrading to roller chain set).

    Good luck with your project.

    TQ
     

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  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You already have the roller chain in your bike so you are OK there.

    As far as cams, without going too far into the performance gallery of the bigger cams, the SE 203 will wake up the motor nice and brings in the power band in the low RPM's nicely. It's a big improvement over the stock EPA cam that is in there now. Depending on your dealer, it should not impact the warranty of the motor either.
     
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  9. Billua

    Billua Active Member

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    Thanks Glider!

    As always, you provide a ton of information.

    I will report back with my selection and results!

    Cheers,

    Bill
     
  10. silentflyer

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    If you don't have to ride like your hair is on fire the HD 203 cams are a good choice....