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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-08-2015, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Ok guys in the past y'all have always helped with my upgrades, so here it goes. I got 2013 FLTRX , got stage 1 download, air filter, decatted stock head pipe, n CFR knockoff slip ons. I get on the wife's 2014 Streetglide with the HO motor n it pisses me off that it's got more ump than mine!!!!
So thinking bout a cam swap maybe to the SE255's like in her bike, or is there something with a little more. Not going to go into heads or nothing and also don't want to create a lot of valve train noise.
Now please don't beat me up ,just looking for some help as in when I did my bar swap, stereo upgrade n decatting!

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Andrews 48's. The 255's build a bit too much compression in the 103". I had them in the wife's softail and they did great. I'd just worry about them in a heavier touring bike. The 48's are better all around. FYI, the cams in her bike are NOT the SE255's. Similar, but not the same. They are actually about midway between stock and the 255's.

If you wanted to pull the heads and install new .030 head gaskets you could use the Andrews 57's or the S&S 570's. Your compression would be around 10.2:1.

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The 48's are the non-emission version of the 255's.
They work well.
Not for nothing, but that Cyclerama .575 is a bell-ringer also.
A .030" turns it on a tick more.
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There are so many cams to choose from it's like finding a needle in a haystack lol.
I would suggest looking at different Dyno sheets on the forums sections if you really want a set of 255 cams I have a box full of them for 100 $ set. All in great shape with few miles on them.


QUOTE=Pattywagon;3077538]Ok guys in the past y'all have always helped with my upgrades, so here it goes. I got 2013 FLTRX , got stage 1 download, air filter, decatted stock head pipe, n CFR knockoff slip ons. I get on the wife's 2014 Streetglide with the HO motor n it pisses me off that it's got more ump than mine!!!!
So thinking bout a cam swap maybe to the SE255's like in her bike, or is there something with a little more. Not going to go into heads or nothing and also don't want to create a lot of valve train noise.
Now please don't beat me up ,just looking for some help as in when I did my bar swap, stereo upgrade n decatting![/QUOTE]
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Well hell guess I will start looking at some 48's if my bid don't win on eBay. Currently got a bid on some take out 255's out of a 15 CVO.
Thanks for the info guys. I was under the impression the HO motors had 255's. If I do win the bid, would y'all absolutely not use them in my set up?? Thanks

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If the cams are stock in your 2013 they have .484 lift in both the exhaust and intake valves with a duration of .198 intake and .222 exhaust.

The 103 HO which is in the 2014 and later models OEM cam has .511 lift intake/exhaust with a duration of .212 intake and .233 exhaust.

The SE 255 cam has .556 lift intake/exhaust with a duration of .211 intake and .235 exhaust.

As you can see the 2014 OEM cams have a little less lift then the SE 255 cams but the duration is real close, there is also a slight timing difference between the 2 cams but the timing is pretty close too.

Any cam that gives you .550 lift will be sufficient and any more lift than that in a stock 103 will not improve performance. As you can see the duration is important as well and cams with a lower intake/ exhaust duration will be a low end/ midrange torque cams compared to cams that has higher intake/exhaust duration. The low end/midrange torque cams work the best with the heavier touring model bikes and they will pull hard at lower RPM.
The Woods TW222 or TW 555 and the T-Man 555 torqster are both good cams and these cams all have .555 lift and lower duration.
I used the SE255 cam and the Woods TW222 cams in my bike and the Woods TW222 out performed the SE255 hands down.
Right now I have the 2015 HO engine in my bike with the OEM cams and these cams are not that bad of a cam for general riding IMO


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Ok guys found some Andrews TW48 chain drive, twin cam 07-15. .548 lift.
Is this the cam to go with ?
Found them on Flea Bay for 229.95 shipped free.
Or r there any sponsors on here that can beat that price??
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Nothing but the Woods 222 IMHO if you don't touch heads.
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Nothing but the Woods 222 IMHO if you don't touch heads.
+1 The TW222 cams pulls like a freight train, they may cost a little more but they are worth it IMO.


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Andrews 48's here. Very happy with them. Also, swap out the lifters while you are doing the cams. JMO

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