S&S vs Dragos Rebuild - Need advice
So, I'm going to have to do something with my motor this winter. It's eating lifters (4 sets in 34K miles and it needs another set) and it's using a bit of oil. I've been going over several options and looking for guidance.
I talked to Frank today and he was a big help. I'm leaning toward simply trailering the bike up there and letting him go through it. However, he's a long way away (700 miles). My other option I'm considering is an S&S 111 or 124. I could get that locally. So, for roughly the same budget, here are my options:
Option 1: Frank would do the Diablo 106 kit; the lower end would be taken care of (crank/bearings/etc). New pistons, cylinders, AIM clutch, Frank's 580 cam... etc. I know it would be done right. I'd have to trailer the bike up there and drop it off. Drive home and return to pick it up in a few weeks.
Option 2: S&S T111 or T124 crate motor. I could get this locally. All in, this option would cost a little more up front, but then I wouldn't have the expense of 2 1400 mile round trips, so it would probably be a wash. The drawbacks in my mind are 1) My local indy seems ok, but he doesn't do any tuning and 2) there are no tuners here that I've heard much good about.
For now, I'm planning to put yet another set of lifters in the bike just to get me through the rest of the riding season. I've already got the parts on order and I'm planning to do it this weekend.
Opinions, thoughts, more options?
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