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I have a set of readily available se 259e cams. My bike is a 13í Glide with the 103. Would these work okay with stock heads, compression, power duals, se breather and se race tuner?

If not, would the 204 or Andrews 57 or 59 be a good option? I really like to romp on it and I treat my bagger pretty rough admittedly. Looking to use the 259ís if I can make them work (theyíre free) until I am prepared to yank the heads and have them flowed out with thinner gaskets. Iím not really interested in doing flat top pistons or pulling the jugs.....YET..


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Those cams probably need a bit of added compression. Torque gets these bikes down the road. I have Andrews 57ís in mine and my wifeís bikes, but I like the Andrews 48ís that we put in my sons bike better. This is for a stock bike. If youíre going into the motor then there are plenty of other options.
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I had a set of SE 259e cams in my stage 4 build and I thought that they sucked but that's JMO. The SE 259E cams need more compression than a stock bike has and they don't have good low end torque.


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I've talked to several "experts" on going with 255's vs. 259's and the conclusion is that I'm going with the 259's dropping the bike off tomorrow. torque will suffer a little especially with my true dual set up but I'll have a good amount of top end which is where I usually live. The 255's are done at about 3k so for my riding the conclusion is I will not be happy.
While a compression bump and heads will wake it up considerably more I'm not changing anything else at this point and have been assured I'll feel a difference. I will report back with my results next week. Anyone want some 255's for the low low? lol

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I've talked to several "experts" on going with 255's vs. 259's and the conclusion is that I'm going with the 259's dropping the bike off tomorrow. torque will suffer a little especially with my true dual set up but I'll have a good amount of top end which is where I usually live. The 255's are done at about 3k so for my riding the conclusion is I will not be happy.

While a compression bump and heads will wake it up considerably more I'm not changing anything else at this point and have been assured I'll feel a difference. I will report back with my results next week. Anyone want some 255's for the low low? lol


Let me know how your build goes. Feel free to post back here. My worry is that without a compression bump the 259ís wonít do much.

I do a large majority of my riding 1-up and higher in the power band. I abuse my bike and enjoy letting her stretch her legs. Really torn.


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I had a set of SE 259e cams in my stage 4 build and I thought that they sucked but that's JMO. The SE 259E cams need more compression than a stock bike has and they don't have good low end torque.


Low torque isnít really my goal here. I think the Bike has plenty of that stock. Iím more interested in the power moving farther to the right so to speak........,


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Those cams probably need a bit of added compression. Torque gets these bikes down the road. I have Andrews 57ís in mine and my wifeís bikes, but I like the Andrews 48ís that we put in my sons bike better. This is for a stock bike. If youíre going into the motor then there are plenty of other options.


Can you elaborate on why you feel that way about those Andrews options? I really need this bike to wake up. These 103ís fall on their face after 3,000 and it drives me up the wall with myriding style.


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Can you elaborate on why you feel that way about those Andrews options? I really need this bike to wake up. These 103ís fall on their face after 3,000 and it drives me up the wall with myriding style.


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Itís more of a compression thing. The Andrews 57ís are great cams, but stock compression leaves the bottom end a bit soft. If you are riding along at 3000 you should be able to roll into the throttle and pass a vehicle but without a little added compression you need to downshift to get the RPMs up to where they need to be to run. The 48s Just hit harder where you spend 90% of your time riding.

No issues above 3500.
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Let me know how your build goes. Feel free to post back here. My worry is that without a compression bump the 259ís wonít do much.

I do a large majority of my riding 1-up and higher in the power band. I abuse my bike and enjoy letting her stretch her legs. Really torn.


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sounds like we ride about the same, I'm always up against redline which is why I'm going with the 259's. just saw another thread with someone who just installed some without compression and his numbers were upper 90's with 110 tq. if I remember correctly. That's a nice jump!

I'll let you know how it feels when I get it back, probably won't be till next weekend. I already have my map from fuel moto ready to go.

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How much was the map from FM? Iíve got the SE old school race tuner with the orange button on it. I donít have the software though so iím not sure how or if Iíll be able to get a map without having someone dyno my Bike who supports the TTS mastertune..


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