ring gears

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by brandon450r, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. brandon450r

    brandon450r New Member

    3
    0
    0
    i have a 96 softail springer that has a 96'' s&s, everything else is stock. The starter and ring gear started making grinding noises so i decided to replace them.(they were pretty chewed up) My question is should i go with a different # of teeth? Right now it has a 10 102 set up and i dont have a decompression cam.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    25,464
    108
    44
    It wouldn't hurt to get a bit more torque, what's your compression ratio?
     
  3. brandon450r

    brandon450r New Member

    3
    0
    0
    I really dont know, i just got the bike. I was told its a 96'' and nothing has been done to it. What # of teeth should i go with to get more torque?
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    25,464
    108
    44
    There's really no need to go to a different ratio with the 96 unless there is a higher CR than a stock ratio. Above 10-1 would be beneficial with a different ratio and each modification that is done on a bike sometime causes other problems in my experience. If you are having no problems with the stock gearing, I would stay there and if necessary have compression reliefs installed if you are having a starting problem.

    You may want to contact S&S with the motor serial number and see what you can find out as far as what's inside.
     
  5. kykool1975

    kykool1975 Member

    17
    0
    0
    Totally agree compression releases are the way to go!