2 years ago a local dealer had to do rod bearings and also changed the lifters otherwise I would have missed Sharkweek (I had S&S lifters in it from a stage 1 and to this day question the lifter change). 2 years later, on my way back from Sharkweek in Deadwood, the upper end really started making ungodly noises, even though it still ran strong. (commented in this thread) https://www.roadglide.org/3-%2Agener...expensive.html
Luckily for me, Dave who originally did the stage 1 (excellent guy and awesome dyno tuner) has his new shop open in PA so off it goes. He is worth the trip out of state. After some digging inside even he mentioned he could not even figure out what lifters the dealer actually put back into my bike. The lifters were blackened pretty bad for only having 12k on them they did not match anything he has seen before !!!!! After some discussions, and being that the crank is in awesome shape (runout only 2 thousands) I was thinking to myself, well if Dave is already into the motor ………….
what are you having done, if i might inquire?
I'm very curious to hear Dave's report on his motor work. A cam change is a whole lot cheaper than a new bike.
Again as much as I WOULD LOVE one of his 124 builds, budget is not there. (budget not even there for this one ) We discussed one of his 110 builds including ported heads, new cam, new head pipe, new larger throttle body, variable pressure clutch, etc. etc. and of course, Dave doing the Dyno tuning.
Ultimate goal is reliability with more mid-range toque and a smooth tune for fun riding while 2 up with gear, not top horsepower. I’m thinking 130 ft-lb would be perfect
The funny thing is towards the end of our conversation when I said “ F-it, let’s do it!” Dave commented back “Awesome. I had already sent the heads out!” Well, I guess Dave knows me better than I thought.
A new Motor is a lot cheaper than a new bike, I can’t want to see the torque number Dave gets from this.