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Old 09-28-2005, 06:18 PM
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I hate to see any motor take a bad rap as any manufacturer can have a few problem motors. Lets face it fact that these big inch motors from ultima are fairly recent motors especially so comparing them to HD and S&S history is not a fair shake. There are going to be some teething problems with any new motors. I think the ultimas are a solidly built motor that need some refinement that will take a little more work. Some of you know who designed the el bruto series for those of you that dont, does the word MERCH ring a bell that right former merch people contibuted to the design of the motor. I will tell you this I own a 127" Ultima with about 4500 hard miles on it , never had ANY problems with it, No oil leaks, No gasket problems, No valve train Problems , no meltdowns. No Nothings. I live 20 miles from Daytona here in florida where it gets Damn hot in summer and motor runs HOT and it has not failed me yet. What I dont like about the motor is that it is not a smooth running motor at 2000 - 2800 rpm but once this motor hits 3200 rpm its a Beast and you better be ready for it. It will flat out stomp a stock S&S 124" above 3500rpms how do I know this? because I have one sitting next to it in the garage. The 124" is definately a smoother motor and pulls harder down lower and overall a better daily ride without question. For a weekend adrenaline rush hands down the Ultima. Cost wise I paid 4800.00 for the Ultima, the S&S cost me 6750.00 if you want refinement that comes with S&S it will cost you. Both are good motors i believe the problems some people are experiencing with Ultimas were assembled from kits or long blocks and then sold as complete motors. If you want a daily ride go S&S if your a weekend warrior go Ultima. IMHO
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For what it's worth, I have a Revtech 110 in my FXR. I have about 9000 miles on it. It has been reliable and trustworthy local and long distance. I will ride it anywhere. Never a problem.
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