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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-30-2014, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Id like some cam advice

Im considering getting into the motor finally after owning my 2011 RGU since it was new in July 2011 when I bought it. I ride pretty mild most of the time as its my daily driver but i notice the power loss when my wife rides with me. We probably have 550 between us rider and passenger. Im also considering towing a trailer with the bike for longer excursions. I like to shift it around 3200 rpm. 4000 on occasion when im riding with the fellas but day in and out Im taking it easy. So id like a cam that produces a lot of torque in the low range. The stock 5000 rpm redline is fine with me. Im not looking to blow it apart. Thanks. NORM


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I think I would look at all the manufactures offering and see what they have to offer.
There are some great cams out there and we all have our favorites.
I would also consider new lifters and push rods as well.

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I've got SE 255's in mine. I ride some what like you do and they suit me fine. As far as H_D the se 254e is another good cam.
Check with Jon @ horny toad H_D he gave me a good deal on my cams, lifters, bearings ans push rods.

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I have the se255s and it pulls good at lower RPMs. However, I also did the screaming eagle pro racing stage 3 and head work at the same time so I'm not sure what just adding the cams will do.


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The 255 se cams run hotter but do produce nice torque.I had them in my old bike but switched to the tman 555 torquer cams.the tman pull just as well and run cooler. better on hot starting too.the differences are in the valve overlap.good luck.

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Im considering getting into the motor finally after owning my 2011 RGU since it was new in July 2011 when I bought it. I ride pretty mild most of the time as its my daily driver but i notice the power loss when my wife rides with me. We probably have 550 between us rider and passenger. Im also considering towing a trailer with the bike for longer excursions. I like to shift it around 3200 rpm. 4000 on occasion when im riding with the fellas but day in and out Im taking it easy. So id like a cam that produces a lot of torque in the low range. The stock 5000 rpm redline is fine with me. Im not looking to blow it apart. Thanks. NORM


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I have the TW-222 in my RGC and love it. It makes great torque right where the OP described. For a cam only application, the TW-222 is a great choice. I've been very happy with mine.

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Im running a feuling 525 reaper cams pulls hard on the low end love em, I never shift higher than 5k ,noticeable low end pull especially when riding two up with my tour bag, good luck.

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The Woods TW 222 is a real stump puller, it has great torque from 2000 to 5000 rpm. I run the SE 255 before and the TW 222 beats the SE 255 cam hands down. JMO


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