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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-12-2015, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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I recently purchased a 2005 RG and was told it had a stage 2 upgrade, is there any way to verify this? It was a purchase from a car dealership and they told me there was no documentation to verify the upgrade. I do know that it is quicker than my friends 103 Ultra Classic.
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The only way of verifying, besides tracking down the previous owner(s) & asking, is to take it apart and look at the part numbers on the cams, pistons, take measurements of the bores/pistons etc. I don't think I'd do that though, unless I was going in to do more engine work.

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There is no real way to tell unless you tear into the bikes engine.
A stage 1 is pretty easy to check because it is just a air intake and exhaust upgrade.
A stage 2 would include a cam and you would have to tear into the cam chest and pull the cams to get a part number. It isn't a bad idea to open the cam chest and check the cam chain tensioners and install new cam bearings anyways.
To check and see if you have the 95 inch big bore kit you would have to pull the heads and check the piston size which isn't worth doing IMO.
If your bike runs good and you're happy with it then just leave it alone but doing the maintenance in the cam chest would be a good idea just for peace of mind.


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maybe someone can say for sure but I think if the work was done at a dealer then there should be record of it that can be pulled by the vin

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maybe someone can say for sure but I think if the work was done at a dealer then there should be record of it that can be pulled by the vin
The work record for performance upgrades can only be pulled up at the dealer that performed the work so you would have to find the dealer that did the work to get the record. I am not sure but if it was just a performance mod then the work may only be listed under the customer's name depending on the dealer's record system .
Any warranty work and recalls could be found by running the VIN # because those records are available to all dealers through HDs record system.


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The only way of verifying, besides tracking down the previous owner(s) & asking, is to take it apart and look at the part numbers on the cams, pistons, take measurements of the bores/pistons etc. I don't think I'd do that though, unless I was going in to do more engine work.

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