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Whats everyones thoughts on the new H.O. cams in the 103s. I repacked my exhaust with some fiberglass today which helped some but this cam seems really short lived. Bike wakes up at 28-3k and is all outta gas around 5k. Was planning on waiting for the warranty to be up but im not sure I can wait that long now. Was looking at the se204 ( I must admit im a sucker for a lopey heavy idle). But having trouble finding real world experiences for some of these cams. I know a choppy idle doesnt mean good power but to have a mix of both would be great. Any other suggestions or personal experiences with some of these cams.
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I'm loving the Andrews 57H. It's docile below 3000 rpm but some report it taking off as low as 2500. I had head work done so that might have pushed it to the right. I need to enable my rev extend to get all I can out of it. It bounces off the stock rev limiter real easy and I have heard this cam tops out at 5500rpm. I believe it. I can't wait to make use of the extra 1200 rpms.

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The stock Rushmore cams are a big step up over the prior years stock cams, but they are down on power compared to the aftermarket offerings. Andrews 48's will be going in the wife's bike if I ever get the bug to cam it. Its all about the torque.

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Whats everyones thoughts on the new H.O. cams in the 103s. I repacked my exhaust with some fiberglass today which helped some but this cam seems really short lived. Bike wakes up at 28-3k and is all outta gas around 5k. Was planning on waiting for the warranty to be up but im not sure I can wait that long now. Was looking at the se204 ( I must admit im a sucker for a lopey heavy idle). But having trouble finding real world experiences for some of these cams. I know a choppy idle doesnt mean good power but to have a mix of both would be great. Any other suggestions or personal experiences with some of these cams.
The stock HO cams are meant to produce power at early rpm's and yes they do hit the wall at 5000 rpm. If the power seems soft at lower rpm's something caused it to be that way. Usually the culprit is your exhaust choice
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Out of curiosity, what kind of riding are you doing that you will need more power at or above the 5k rpm range?

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The woooohooooo I just got new cams installed kind of riding. I rode with the stock cams for just about 5 years so the difference is exhilarating but I also noticed that my gas gauge has been moving faster as well. I've started to tone it down a bit and cruise at around 3000rpm over the 2500 I used to. The power is right there if you need/want it. It is real easy to just let the cam work and shift at 4k now. It's a totally different bike. With stock heads and cams the motor sounded strained at 5k. This one wants more. It's a lot of fun but like I said I'm starting to cool down... a little bit... sometimes.

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I put in a 103 HO engine in my bike and I don't think the HO cams are that bad. The HO cams are a lot better than the OEM cams that came in the 2013 and earlier bikes. If you're running a HO cam I don't really see why you would need to swap them out for a aftermarket cam until you need to do a R&R in the cam chest.
Will a aftermarket cam give you more torque? I would think it would but is it worth the money for a extra 5 ft lbs of torque.


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I'd say the stock 14-up cams are about perfect for the stock engine.


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I had a Andrews 57H cam installed. I love it. 2500 RPM's on up it pulls had. Want to have head work done soon. My Dyno torque is 106 and HP is 95.
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If leaving the motor stock except for a pipe change, the torque delivery of the stock 2015 & up cams is excellent IMO. Fully loaded, 2 up on the way to Sturgis, no down shift needed to pass.
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