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post #11 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 03:27 PM
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I'd shop around on the net.
Better options for heads than the MOCO.

If i were in your shoes, I'd talk to several headporters with your goals in mind.
Let the porter recommend a head/cam package.

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post #12 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 08:42 PM
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I'd shop around on the net.
Better options for heads than the MOCO.

If i were in your shoes, I'd talk to several headporters with your goals in mind.
Let the porter recommend a head/cam package.
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post #13 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Still have 2 1/2 years on HD ESP so I i am sticking with HD parts at this time.

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I am not going with the Kompressor heads. I decided on a different set of heads that have bigger intake (just over 2 inch) and bigger exhaust valves, I don't have the exact dimensions on the valve sizes right now. The heads are CNC and are ported and I am having them polished as well and they will have ACR's installed too, right at this time I am sticking with the SE 255 cam that I have in the bike but I am having adjustable push rods installed so if I want to change cams latter on it will be easier. I am also having the high compression pistons installed, with this combination I may be able to go to a different cam down the road but this will be OK until the engine is broke in.
not sure who suggested this,or if you came up with it on your own,buts its not going to work very well (S&S .570`s would like this build)the 255`s are very low end end torque cams & the bigger valves will kill any low end power (mid-high RPM like big valves)the 255`s wont like tons of compression either
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not sure who suggested this,or if you came up with it on your own,buts its not going to work very well (S&S .570`s would like this build)the 255`s are very low end end torque cams & the bigger valves will kill any low end power (mid-high RPM like big valves)the 255`s wont like tons of compression either
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If I am sticking with HD parts which SE cam would work the best with this build. The compression on the bike should only be 10:5 to 1 so if the 255's won't work well now would be the time to change the cams.

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If I am sticking with HD parts which SE cam would work the best with this build. The compression on the bike should only be 10:5 to 1 so if the 255's won't work well now would be the time to change the cams.
IMO, you should select the cam, which has the characteristics that will compliment your riding habits, first. Do you want the power band favovoring the low, mid, or high rpm's? Then, choose a head/piston/tune combo that will compliment the cam.

BTW, I'm no expert by any stretch of the imagination. Just have received a lot of great advice, that's later proven to be correct, from experienced builders who post on here, and elsewhere. Has spared me much aggravation, and even saved me some cash.

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I like the low end and mid-range torque that the SE 255 produce but with the build I may be able to go with a mid-range torque cam. I am not a high speed rider so I would like a cam that turns on around 2000 RPM's and give the bike plenty of power and torque thru the entire RPM range.

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Seems like folks have gotten broad torque curves with the 254E, but if you prefer to favor the mid to low, perhaps the 204? Gotta be a few guys on here that have put these to use, and could let you know what they think about them. Maybe talk to whomever is going to tune the bike, and see what they think, or are partial to?

So many damn choices, it can be frustrating at times.

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