Compression releases??

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by rockrspud, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. rockrspud

    rockrspud New Member

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    I have a 2002 Fat Boy 88B that has a big bore to 95ci,electronic Race Tuner.
    I was concerned about cold starts I HAVE ALOT OF COMPRESSION and the big starter, I don't want to mess up the ring gear when it kiks back So I was woundering about compression Releases.
    Got any input ??? how much they cost?? with labor??
    Thanks!!!!:newsmile063:
     
  2. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    What kind of compression, heads and cams do you have?
     
  3. rockrspud

    rockrspud New Member

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    Not sure the kind of heads or cam (i'll look in my paper work)
    I got the bike allready bored...It was done buy a shop here in Las Vegas that is no longer in buissness.
    I do have the history on the bike though
     
  4. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    An alternative to compression releases is a higher torque 1600W or greater starter. The added compression and turning resistance means more stress on the starting and charging system.
     
  5. B-1B_Guy

    B-1B_Guy Junior Member

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    What compression are you running? If you do go with CR's, go w/ manuals. JMO.
     
  6. LarryC08

    LarryC08 Active Member

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    Yes, I have the same upgrade on my 06 Ultra and the compression releases are really worth the coin they cost. I am sorta, checking out the electric ones,but the manual ones work fine and until I have issues with them I'll keep setting them every time I shutdown (dealer told me this trick).

    Take care and ride safe eh!!:D