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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2014, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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117" Insanity!

I have been playing with the idea for a while to build a big inch engine for my 2001 Road Glide. I have pounded many forums asking a lot of questions and reading a lot about what people are doing to make these engines last. After looking into this, I have decided to go ahead and do it, and I have started the parts gathering phase of the project.

Before I get into the specifics of the build of what I have chosen for this engine, I want to say that I am somewhat conservative. I want power without destruction. (Is that even really possible)? I understand that most will not like my cam choice, but like I said, I am conservative, also remember that I am prone to changing my mind from time to time.

OK, so here is what I am planning on doing:

117 CI
4.060" Bore
S&S Cases
S&S Wheels (4.500" Stroke)
Rev Performance Jugs (Not 100% Positve on this, those are really spendy).
SE 110 heads (already purchased).
Appropriate Drivetrain Upgrades
Baker DD6
(Pistons are hard to find for this set up, so I am considering heavily on having a set made. Looking at a Flat top for this build and most likely will be CP).
Red Shift Cams: .575" ( Already purchased).
Valves: Looking at stock 110 sizes but this is subject to change.
Compression target: Looking at about 9.6-9.8 Corrected

This is my basic build ffor now. Soon I will be number crunching in my dyno program and get a good look at what I am looking at for power to see if it performs how I want it to..

Please follow and offer insight if should have some. Thanks.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2014, 12:45 PM
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personally I would stay away from Rev Performance Jugs, I had 2 sets fail.. I went with S&S the whole way..
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I did a 113 with the a list of parts ~ 36k on the build. Deadstroke has had issues with a build.

I am a fan of S&S ~ they stand behind their products and will even absorb labor.

If you do the math on the build you may find a complete 124 would be a cheaper route ~ It was for me unfortunately I did the build and bought the 124...

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I am a fan of S&S ~ they stand behind their products and will even absorb labor.

If you do the math on the build you may find a complete 124 would be a cheaper route ~ It was for me unfortunately I did the build and bought the 124...

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I did the same thing. I was going to build a 117 and by the time I added it up a S&S124 with a warranty was a better option. I just finished my 124 swap yesterday and it pulls really nice. Very smooth and quiet.The warranty is piece of mind. Let me know I have a buddy that owns a shop, he got me a killer deal and somehow he got it in 9 days.
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If I'd have known that S&S was coming out with a Granite 124 before I reached the point of no return with my 117 Build, I would have gone with the 124 crate motor

Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy with the 117 (6k so far) but that warranty is good piece of mind if you do any miles...

If you do the 117, I recommend going with the 4-3/8 crank and 4.125 bore

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If I'd have known that S&S was coming out with a Granite 124 before I reached the point of no return with my 117 Build, I would have gone with the 124.

Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy with the 117 (6k so far) but that warranty is good piece of mind if you do any miles...

If you do the 117, I recommend going with the 4-3/8 crank and 4.125 bore
Thats great glad to hear you are running strong.. Curious on what your dyno numbers are.. The guy who built mine was a total tool and screwed it all up.. Now I went with someone else who built a S&S 124 parts cost me 4300.00 in total.. Hopefully it will be together this weekend and I will be able to test it out.
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117" build

It's very easy to get off course with a bigger build so do your homework up front and look at the success and failures that others have found with combinations as everything needs to work together for you to be happy. Don't forget about the intake costs (throttle body), clutch upgrades etc as there are quite a few pieces that will nickle and dime you along the way. It's been fun but not sure I would go as aggressive with another build.

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Thats great glad to hear you are running strong.. Curious on what your dyno numbers are.. The guy who built mine was a total tool and screwed it all up.. Now I went with someone else who built a S&S 124 parts cost me 4300.00 in total.. Hopefully it will be together this weekend and I will be able to test it out.
I'm in no hurry to Dyno this bike other than mild curiosity..

The PC-V/Auto seems to be working really well, so I really don't need a Dyno Tune.

The educated "butt Dyno" says (at least) high 120s tq coming on early and staying late, and mid to high 120s hp

"I've read dozens of books about heros and crooks, and learned much from both of their styles"

'09 SERG 117/DD7 "THE SHORT BUS"

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I have been able to start my engine project but it got put on hold because I have major issues with my Sportster.

What I have purchased so far are the cams, jugs, heads and small valve train components. The heads that I but are SE 110 heads. I have reconsidered the bore and stroke set up, opting to go with the more standard way to get there. I will be offering the jugs and pistons for sale soon as I won't have a need for them. The cams that I bought will soon be offered as well as I have opted to go with different cams as well.
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