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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-09-2014, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone here had work done by either Dark Horse or Revolution Performance?

Im going to have my crank welded and balanced as well as the timken conversion and H beam connecting rods. Ive read reviews for both but I figured I would ask here.
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I don't think you can go wrong with Dark Horse

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Dark Horse is the only way to go.

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Has anyone here had work done by either Dark Horse or Revolution Performance?

Im going to have my crank welded and balanced as well as the timken conversion and H beam connecting rods. Ive read reviews for both but I figured I would ask here.
Get a hold of John @ Darkhorse.
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Not knocking Darkhorse, RevPerf, or SilverMoons work.... Based on cost you may consider a new S&S crank ~ this is the route I would choose.

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Seems like an overwhelmingly one sided opinion. Lol.

I actually spoke with John at Darkhorse yesterday. I called RevPerf as well. I figured I would get both their recommendations for my build. Both were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Thats the reason for this post because it seemed difficult to choose which to go with.
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Darkhorse would be the best option but if you are not putting in a big HP/torque build there is no need to weld/balance the stock crank.


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Darkhorse would be the best option but if you are not putting in a big HP/torque build there is no need to weld/balance the stock crank.
I'm doing a Fuel Moto 107 build with headwork and 777 cams. Even if it wasn't absolutely necessary, since the motor will be aprt, it is insurance to have work done to the crank. It's peace of mind that whatever I throw at the motor, it will handle it.
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I'm doing a Fuel Moto 107 build with headwork and 777 cams. Even if it wasn't absolutely necessary, since the motor will be aprt, it is insurance to have work done to the crank. It's peace of mind that whatever I throw at the motor, it will handle it.
Most engine builders and crank builders will tell you the OEM crank is junk because they make big money telling you this (scare tatic) but in most cases it will work just fine until you go with big HP/torque. HD is using the same pressed crank set up in the 110" engines with no problems and lots of people put in high compression builds in the 110" with no work done to the crank and they have no problems.
With the 107 build the stock crank will be fine and and you saved $1500+ on crank work that wasn't needed. But if you feel more comfortable doing the crank then that is what you should do.


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My mission is to ride 50k per year ~ 30 hd's in ~ ask me why I think the stock crank is junk.... If you ride 5k per year you can get some decent service ~ If you start rolling big miles you exploit every possible weakness.

Stock Crank 16k ~ Remanned NEW SilverMoon Crank 36k. This is on the 12 CVO Skunk I have now. 56k on the clock and third motor ~

I liken reworking a stock crank to polishing a turd, lipstick on a pig, and ask the fine folks about their warranty ~ and if they cover labor if you happen to spin the crank bearings out.

My bikes are not beaten on the bottom ~ but ridden long and fast ~ Same belt for 56k ~ rear tires 15k + on the OEM Dunlops. My first rear tire outlasted the Stock 110 crank ~

I am just sharing my experience, I know others with high miles have had more favorable results ~ The S&S 124 is in it now ~ We'll see how it goes.

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