I had the same problem with my 09 after the 103 kit and cams. I had swapped the compensator, then the starter drive. The problem with the 255 is the overlap in the valves causes problems on hot restart as well as a lot of extra heat. I did the manual head releases and swapped out the cams to tman 555 torqsters. I believe if you're happy with the cams, the way to go is the manual compression releases. If you don't you will end up replacing the starter drive again in another couple of years. You wont need to used them when the motor is cold or after some cooling.
I did like the improvement of the cams more torque and less heat. Definitely not necessary to do both.
However, for anybody that is about to swap cams without auto compression releases, I would consider a different cams than the 255.
2011 COOL BLUE PEARL FLTRX , 120R,
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Last edited by panhead; 04-20-2014 at 07:54 AM.