Timken Conversion : Sprocket Shaft 2008 FLHT

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by wglide85, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. wglide85

    wglide85 Member

    Hello and I hope to address whether a Timken Conversion can be done on a 2008 FLHT.
    You see, I have been planning on a build since I purchased the bike in July of 08. I have been following this forum shortly after the purchase learning about the newer Harleys. I have ridden since 1975, owned Harleys continually since 1982, a Sportster and a 1985 FXWG.

    While some items may seem to some unnecessary or even unwise, here is my list:

    Pistons Wisco
    Cylinders 107” Revolution Performance
    Cam Andrews 54HG & Gear Kit
    Pushrods Crane Adjustable Chrome Moly
    Rocker Arm Roller Rockers Crane 

    Feuling (Combo Kits) #7074 - CamPlate, Oil Pump, Lifters
    Exhaust Thunderheader #1054B (2 into 1 Long Style)
    Air Cleaner K&N 63-1122
    Clutch HD Heavy Duty Spring
    Ignition Zippers ThunderMax
    Heads Dewey heads.

    The bike tear down started today. I also was going to remove the crankshaft, have it trued and welded along with the timken conversion. I was having a discussion about it and was told the newer models could not accommodate the conversion due to the sprocket shaft being a different diameter. And I would have to purchase the S&S version. This is the first I have heard of this.

    Can anybody verify this?
    Has anybody had the conversion on a 2007 or 2008 touring model?