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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-25-2013, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Specifics on cam decision

Guys,
I know there are a ton of threads on here and this cam and that cam and why each are better, worse, etc...I wanted to give some specifics on my bike and riding style and see if you all could help point me in the right direction. I've been talking with another member about some options so I thought I'd throw it out to the masses and see what kind of feedback I get.
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-2012 RGU / Custom (hardly ever run with the TP)
-103"
-Stage 1 A/C
-SE Super Tuner Pro
-Rush 2 into 1 pipes
-I ride solo almost exclusively
-Most of my weekday riding is around town, but I do ride a few hundred miles every weekend on highways
-I'm not looking for something that is going to keep up with a crotch rocket, but just some low end torque from 2k-4k
-I'm not a high rpm shifter, usually around 3.5k
-Would like something that makes my bike sound more old school w/ a lope
-Would like to stick with the SE cams, but not dead set on that

I've heard a lot about the 254s, some about the 255s and not much about the 204s
The one thing that I do like about the 204s from what I have seen is the sound that they make at idle. My dad is an old school rider and I've always wanted my bike to sound like his. It "hits a lick" and I just can't help but smile every time I hear it. Of course it is carbed, but the 204s seem to create that sound from what I've seen on YouTube. I know that may not be the reason that most people change cams, but it will factor in my decision.
I know this is a lot to go over, but I thought I would put a specific thread out here and see what I come up with.

Thanks in advance for all the input.

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That sweet old school "potato potato" lope does sound good doesn't it? There was a newer bike at my local dealer that they were doing some work on that had that sound and they told me what cam was in it (it was an HD SE cam) but which one it was is escaping me right now. I know, lotta help I'm being!


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Re: Specifics on cam decision

Subscribed. Looking for the same info. as you. Ride the same with very similar mods.

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Re: Specifics on cam decision

Here's what I'm talking about. These are the 204s. Man that's a sweet sound!! I'm not trying to be a drag bike so these are tempting because of the sound!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9Do6QLgCDg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOE6eYOuQ8k

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Man those 204's sound sweet! Get them and let's put them in.
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Man those 204's sound sweet! Get them and let's put them in.
No kidding! Those things sound sick, don't they? I'm not sure how they work with the 103" though. I think those clips are from 96"s.
Anyone have a clue on this?

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I've got the 204s in my 103, I'm really happy with them, both sound and performance. They really run nice in a touring bike, and actually made 6th gear useable under 70mph.

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I've got the 204s in my 103, I'm really happy with them, both sound and performance. They really run nice in a touring bike, and actually made 6th gear useable under 70mph.
What made you decide to go with those? What is the biggest difference in those and the 254/5? I talked to my dealer Sunday and they were pushing me toward the 255s.

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S&S 551 lives in the 2-4 range

Ideal

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S&S 551 lives in the 2-4 range

Ideal

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