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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Best engine upgrade for 110" '13 CVO?

Torn between stage 4 HD kit or going with gear driven cams, high compression pistons, crank work and larger throttle body. Anyone have any experience knowing which gives best performance without sacrificing reliability?
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Not sure. I think the CVO would probably hold its value best if left stock. Stage 4 kits might be a bit stressed, and the 110 is reportedly already running at high temperatures.

There's always a 120R crate motor, or even the Jims 131 and 135, all which put out plenty in bone stock form.

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Best engine upgrade for 110" '13 CVO?

I am interested in the same idea. Had my 103 all hopped up and it had way more torque than my 110 CVO. I am guessing there are some smart answers to be had with this crowd.


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headwork,bump the compression to 9.8-1 & install S&S .570 cams,easy 110+/115+ and "stock like" reliability.or bump the compression up to 10.5-1 and use S&S .585,woods 6H or a couple other grinds for more power with still good reliablity/dependability
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SE 110 heads or good heads change pistons and cams you will be real happy.the 110 lower compression what makes them a little doggie.But I like the 110 it is a very dependable touring motor.The guy who has done my machine work has nothing to say but good about the se heads.I am a big fan of weisco forged pistons.
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Torn between stage 4 HD kit or going with gear driven cams, high compression pistons, crank work and larger throttle body. Anyone have any experience knowing which gives best performance without sacrificing reliability?
No problem getting those 110's into the mid-120's.
A set of S&S cylinders, will pop that to a 117"er. High 130's no issue.
We have those out there with 30,000-40,000 miles going strong.
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Keep us posted on what you do. Engine work is my next move. However that probably will not happen until 14.....


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bumping up the SE 110"

Thanks for all the suggestions. I think the stock pistons are 9.6:1. With head work and S&S cams, do you think the S&S 583 cams will give me the best low to mid range torque as that is what I'm after? Maybe the 10:1 or 10.5:1 pistons would give me more performance but will I sacrifice reliability? As I review the S&S dyno chart, the 583 cams seem to pull strongest from 2,000-4,500 rpm. Also, would you have crank work done while its taken apart? Should I go to a larger throttle body as well? I really want to do this right the first time. My old '02 Roadking I punched out to 96" with pistons, heads and cams and it far outperformed my stock CVO Fatboy 103" but it took a few trial and error attempts and cost me a ton.

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For the price,IMO the 120R would be the way to go.


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