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pros of adding high performance lifters

Been reading alot about ppl swapping out stock HD lifters for S&S /high performance lifters in these newer engines. Jut wondering what the pros are of doing this? My bike is stock other than stage 1 kit and I THINK it may be my lifters that are a little noisier than the past bikes I've had. Thinking of doing a swap but like to know if it's worth it

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Don't fix what's not broken. Wait until you hear the lifters fail which is usually a rattle sound when starting the bike after it was sitting for a long time.
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Don't fix what's not broken. Wait until you hear the lifters fail which is usually a rattle sound when starting the bike after it was sitting for a long time.
On cold mornings I'm getting a rattl on start up that last a few seconds

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It's the lousy "C" lifters that came in your bike. My 2015 RG made the same noise as yours occasionally at around 5000 miles, and every morning by 9000 miles. Changed to S&S standard lifters (my bike is stock also) and SE adjustable push rods, no start up rattle, and super quiet, all temps.
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If it only last a few seconds and goes away then it isn't that bad, the lifters just bleed off a little and need to be pumped up some which happens to brand new lifters.
If the rattle gets longer and louder then it would be time to address the problem, it is your decision when to replace the lifters since it is your bike and you can hear it better than anyone .


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On cold mornings I'm getting a rattl on start up that last a few seconds
On your bike I wouldn't waste the money on the S&S premiums, if you are dead set on s&s then just use their standard lifter. I would just use a set of comp cam 850-1's. You can usually find them less then $20 a lifter.
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It's the lousy "C" lifters that came in your bike. My 2015 RG made the same noise as yours occasionally at around 5000 miles, and every morning by 9000 miles. Changed to S&S standard lifters (my bike is stock also) and SE adjustable push rods, no start up rattle, and super quiet, all temps.
Couple dumb questions for ya.
1. What does changing out the push rods do?
2. Changing out the lifters / push rods doesn't affect tune does it?

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I'll 2nd the Comp Cams 850-1 lifters, used them a couple times, always run quiet.

COMP Cams High Energy Hydraulic Roller Lifters 850-1 - Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racing

2015 RGU CVO........under continuous change......
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On your bike I wouldn't waste the money on the S&S premiums, if you are dead set on s&s then just use their standard lifter. I would just use a set of comp cam 850-1's. You can usually find them less then $20 a lifter.
I'll check that out. I also shouldn't have put High performance lifters on the post. The standard S&S I what I'm looking at but I'm open to others.

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The 850-1 Comp Cams lifters are the very same lifters that Comp Cams sells under the V-thunder
name. Last summer I needed a set "today" so I went to J&Ps to pick some up. The V-Thunder lifters
were double bagged, with the inner bag being the Comp Cams 850-1 bag.

I've used Comp Cams stuff in cars and trucks for many many years and never had a single failure, I
have no qualms with using their stuff in my bike.

2015 RGU CVO........under continuous change......
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