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Old 04-15-2017, 08:21 AM
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What the fuck Harley Davidson is imploding

Well what the fuck is going on at HD
that 1st gen twin cam ....... self destruct mode cam chain nonsense, cheap as chips engineering.

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Swap meets and Ebay are littered with cams , chains , oil pumps, tales of woe over here, never seen so many Harleys for sale , just coming to 20,000 miles is this the destruct time ...

Ill stick with my old nonsense and my 113 inch S+S......



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Old 04-16-2017, 08:41 AM
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The spring loaded chain tensioners are an interesting story, lack of use is the worst thing for longevity. I've seen the shoes look OK at 40K on bikes that have been ridden hard, recently a buddy bought an '03 with 8K on it and they looked horrible. The problem is that because they're spring loaded they are constantly under tension and the chain wears into the shoes when sitting. A couple of hundred bucks will get you the hydraulic setup and then you're good to go. I did mine at 26K and the shoes looked like brand new.
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:00 PM
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Also from what I've seen, lugging and low rpms seem like they eat em up also. Like they said, seems like some of the harder run motors I've come across are in the best shape. I did my dad's at 20k, he putts around town with my mom.....he was through the shoe, the pin had broken out of the plate and it was about 2-3 starts away from totally going. It's the one behind the cam plate you gotta worry about.....but def something you wanna check. Also the new replacements you can get are made from a teflon material that will last twice as long. But ya, theres nothing like an s&s evo.
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Old 04-30-2017, 08:56 AM
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I have passed on a twin cam and bought an FXR evo as I cant get my head around this nonsense , stage 1 stage 2, fuel pump , exhaust sensors , heated seats, cam chain tensioners, seems like the parts guys love the new junk, ....... rekon I just look at more things to fail on a bike and with not much cash spare like most, a bike with less inherent parts that will fail is a better option to me ..... more ridin less fixin shit :-)
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Amen there. Got a 2005 Lowrider for sale. too expensive to make power without the simplicity of a carb and easier add-ons. Fuel injection, sensors and ECMs are expensive!
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