Picking it up tomorrow. Will have a 70 mile ride home. I will probably get 3 to 400 miles on it this weekend.thinking of this upgrade as part of my "bullet proof" the failure spots. Be interested in your thoughts after a few rides.
HD manufacturing tolerances have always been scrutinized.So everyone be advised that a washer may be needed on the comp bolt. According to Andrew at Dark Horse some of HD comp bolts are shorter than others. Imagine that. HD half assing something.
I took mine off. It made the trans rattle so bad it was unbearable. I guess you can call it neutral knock. Having trans replaced with a Baker grudge box because I am having 3rd gear issues. Also adding a trask clutch basket. I will put the Man O War back on after the trans swap. So for now I am bikeless. Baker said 7-10 days to get trans. We will see. I have heard horror stories about waiting for Baker Transmissions to arrive. Hope that is not the case.So this past weekend I had this upgrade installed along with a few others. I was very surprised to find how much more responsive the throttle is. Makes perfect sense when i think about it, but just never really registered.
Did 800 miles on it in the last three days, and I am very pleased with the results. I have noticed a slight bit more primary noise, and I'm fairly certain that's a normal byproduct of ditching the comp in favor of a "solid" style sprocket. I'll do a 30 day review to keep any interested parties updated.
Installed ManOWar on 2012 Glide with 70k miles.For those following this, I wanted to just add a quick 30 day review.
I had the Man-o-war installed close to 2500 miles ago in the 2019 CVO 117. I did a 700 mile run home and have used the bike for the last 30 days for my daily commute on both highway and city traffic..............
I will add that I had several upgrades done at the same time which all work in conjunction to each other in the primary, (SOHB Hydraulic chain tensioner, Billet clutch basket with Rekluse torque drive clutch pack) however, my opinion is only focused on the motor sprocket.
The pros: I noticed that there was immediate response and pull when the clutch was engaged and throttle twisted, more than i remember from the stock configuration. There is no odd chattering upon start up or shut down, and fewer moving parts to wear down. Performance wise I feel a small improvement in responsiveness.
The cons: As mentioned previously there is now more noise from the primary and trans. This is noticeable when the bike idles in neutral or when in gear with the clutch lever pulled in at lights. With a cam, depending on the lope, it will be way more noticeable. Even after Freedom1974 mentioned the noise, I wasn't sure what to expect given different bikes and parts, but accept the increased primary noise for what it is. (It is my opinion that with a lopey cam the extra movement/chatter will cause increased wear to a stock clutch basket)
While in gear and riding there is no excess noise compared to that of the stock comp that I can hear. The engine and primary just hum along. When I sit at a light, I can hear the chatter of the trans, clutch pack and possibly the primary chain. In neutral the noise is just slightly more. I do have a RS468 cam which has a good lope to it in the 117, and may contribute to the extra chatter. I am overall happy with decision. I do have a 3000+ mile trip coming up in September and will report any new observations following my return.