107 jugs pistons and gaskets....to hard to DIY? - Road Glide Forums
Do-IT-Yourself For all those Do-it-yourself ideas that will save you some bucks

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
Prospect
 
r0de_runr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 258
107 jugs pistons and gaskets....to hard to DIY?

Ok, so I watch a video and read up on do a compensator swap, no proiblems.

Did lifters and SE Adjustable Pushrods on two different bikes.

Always do my own wheel and tire, brake, air cleaner and exhaust removal/replacement. Do my own wheel bearings.

Did my own cams on my 2013 RGU.

I have never taken the tank off any of my three harleys, but did it all the time on my metrics. Can tune a 6 carb bike (sync the carbs anyway).

I can usually watch a video several times, read all the boards, use the Service Manual and vendor instructions, and so far have good results.

I'd like to buy a kit from Hillside or GMR or FM. Somewhere between $550 and $750 for parts. $0 labor, and self tune with TTS Mastertune Flight Recorder.

Should I give the 107 upgrade a whack? I've never done any piston or head removal work on anything. Did not take shop class in high school, took electronics, lol.

Greg

Last edited by r0de_runr; 11-21-2013 at 01:58 PM.
r0de_runr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 02:18 PM
Newbie
 
strokerjlk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: mattoon IL.
Posts: 37
I would say you could handle a top end.
What is your goal?
IMO if your not doing headwork, there is no reason to take a 103 to 107 .
Your just going to pick up 3-4 hp tq over your 103 .
Now if your wanting to do some head work , bump the compression a little , and step up the game a little ? A 107 is a good platform.
strokerjlk is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
Prospect
 
r0de_runr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 258
With my 57H cams, I'd probably be happy with a little more compression and keep the 103. But if Im in that far, why not the jugs too?

Decisions decisions decisions.

That good info, not much improvement. Not a high rpm rider, so headswork is not really gonna help me.

But a head gasket say .030 to increase compression just a teeny bit? That is an option.
r0de_runr is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 04:55 PM
Grey beard
 
mocotom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Pa
Posts: 1,110
Quote:
Originally Posted by r0de_runr View Post
With my 57H cams, I'd probably be happy with a little more compression and keep the 103. But if Im in that far, why not the jugs too?

Decisions decisions decisions.

That good info, not much improvement. Not a high rpm rider, so headswork is not really gonna help me.

But a head gasket say .030 to increase compression just a teeny bit? That is an option.
Actually a good quality street type port on the heads will make a noticeable gain at low and mid rpms also.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2005 RG 98cu in
USMC 1968-1972
mocotom is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 06:58 PM
Member
 
jack6hd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Western Pa
Posts: 333
From what you've done in the past, I don't think you'll have any problems.

2013 FLTRX , 107", 10.5 comp, T-Man 625 Cam, SE 110 Hillside Heads, 58mm S&S Throttle Hog, VP92, 2-1 Patriot SS Exh. PV, SE Heavy Breather, Madstad, 944's , Detach Tour Pac, Sirius Radio
2015 FXDL 2nd best HD on road
jack6hd is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 07:12 PM
Newbie
 
strokerjlk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: mattoon IL.
Posts: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by r0de_runr View Post
With my 57H cams, I'd probably be happy with a little more compression and keep the 103. But if Im in that far, why not the jugs too?

Decisions decisions decisions.

That good info, not much improvement. Not a high rpm rider, so headswork is not really gonna help me.

But a head gasket say .030 to increase compression just a teeny bit? That is an option.
if you use a .030 head gasket and just surface your heads .020 ,you will have the same compressoin as a 107 flat top piston set up. 10.3:1

what exhaust do you have ?
what does it do for power now?
if your not somewhere between 95-100 hp and 105-115 tq now,then you either need a tune or diff exhaust.
thats a real sweet combo,even with stock heads.
strokerjlk is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
Prospect
 
r0de_runr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 258
Quote:
Originally Posted by strokerjlk View Post
if you use a .030 head gasket and just surface your heads .020 ,you will have the same compressoin as a 107 flat top piston set up. 10.3:1

what exhaust do you have ?
what does it do for power now?
if your not somewhere between 95-100 hp and 105-115 tq now,then you either need a tune or diff exhaust.
thats a real sweet combo,even with stock heads.
I have not had it dynoed, have been tuning using the self tune features of the TTS. I went from stock with slip ons, to stage two, so the seat of the pants dyno tells me it really woke up.

I have seen similar dyno sheets at 95hp and 110tq for my setup, but the had .030 head gasket.

Big Sucker
Cobra Power Port Duals
57H cams
V&H twin slash slip ons.

It's just something I have never thought I could do. Now thinking sending the heads to Big Boyz for their street porting job and a .030 gasket. Have them take .020 off the head surface?
r0de_runr is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 07:40 PM
Newbie
 
strokerjlk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: mattoon IL.
Posts: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by r0de_runr View Post
I have not had it dynoed, have been tuning using the self tune features of the TTS. I went from stock with slip ons, to stage two, so the seat of the pants dyno tells me it really woke up.

I have seen similar dyno sheets at 95hp and 110tq for my setup, but the had .030 head gasket.

Big Sucker
Cobra Power Port Duals
57H cams
V&H twin slash slip ons.

It's just something I have never thought I could do. Now thinking sending the heads to Big Boyz for their street porting job and a .030 gasket. Have them take .020 off the head surface?
maybe you better leave it at the .030 gasket and street port.
thats a little to much compression for a v tuned bike.
with the exhaust you have it really won't benefit from the extra compression of surfacing the heads anyway.
strokerjlk is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 04:22 PM
Member
 
jim540's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Independence, Mo.
Posts: 586
Here's what I'm doing. Going to leave the bike at 103. I am having the heads done, going with a set of Dragos 565 cams, new lifters and adjustable push rods. I can't see a huge difference in performance going from a 103 to a 107, just not enough cubes gained. If you are wanting to raise compression or go to forged pistons then I could see doing the jugs and pistons. Just my thoughts on the subject, I would imagine whichever way you go you will be happy.

2011 RGC, 103 engine, custom seat, Drogo's Dragula exhaust, Drago's 565 cams, ported and polished heads, HD Heavy Breather intake, Thunder Max tuner, Heritage style bars, Hawg Wired Six Pack audio system, Mean City Cycles modified seat ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
jim540 is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-20-2014, 06:24 PM
Life Member
 
sj01fltri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Dayton ohio
Posts: 2,001
Garage
I also will leave mine a 103,will bump the comp up some with forged pistons,get the heads done,new lifters and push rods.

2012 RG Vivid Black,contrast Anarchy wheels,SE air cleaner,cobra tuner,Thunderheader ,diamond cut heads and clys,Fueling Reaper 574 cams,this is just a starting point.
sj01fltri is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Road Glide Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
96" Pistons and Jugs bykw2 Parts for Sale 1 05-11-2018 04:47 PM
2007 96" jugs & Pistons with only 700 miles for sale sloride Parts for Sale 2 07-23-2014 08:54 PM
107 pistons raker Engine Related 15 03-01-2013 05:06 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome