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Easy start cams w/ vulcan?

I am curious, would an easy start cam eliminate the need for a comp sprocket?. I am gonna put in s&s easy starts this winter (08 103 w/ 255, no comp release), hopefully, to go easier on the starter and compensator. Maybe go with a vulcan or game changer. Just have a very basic understanding of engines. Any insight would be helpful. Attatched pics of comp...ok or nay. Can you tell from just looking?
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an easy start cam eliminating the need for a compensator sprocket? not sure what that means.

it lifts the exhaust valve, which lowers compression, in order to make it easier to start.

not quite sure how i feel about more parts moving around in the bottom end of a motor...

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The compensator absorbs engine pulses when running. The easy start cams make it easier to start. Neither would benefit from the other or vis versa.

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an easy start cam eliminating the need for a compensator sprocket? not sure what that means.

it lifts the exhaust valve, which lowers compression, in order to make it easier to start.

not quite sure how i feel about more parts moving around in the bottom end of a motor...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q5mg0C4Rfg
The easy start mechanism is fine. It only actually moves once on start up and once at shut down. V-Rods run a similar mechanism. And the Easy start cams crank with less effort than non easy start w/the oem compression releases. I just pulled a set that have more than 20K on them, and there is no detectable wear on the easy start lever.

If I was buying a cam set from S&S, I would spend the extra $ for the easy start.


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