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It's a fairly simple task. If you don't have a service manual I would get one so you know the proper torque values and sequences.

Remove the fuel tank and everything is right there. A couple of the bolts on the rear cylinder are difficult to torque back down properly because of access limitations, but otherwise it's pretty straight forward.
 

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A hack-saw works well too, then replace with good adjustables.
 

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Just remember which hole the pushrods came out of and which end was up.
 

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Thx fellas. I was able to take off the top cover of the rocker boxes but wasn't sure on how to take off the lower covers. I already have a set of SE adjustable pushrods installed but It wasn't installed by me. That and the cams were the only things I wasn't confident on installing by myself.


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DO NOT USE hacksaw! use bolt cutters to remove push rods if you go that route!
 

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I think I'm going to wait until my partner can help me out... LoL I'm pulling a Richie Rich... LoL


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Q, have you seen this video from Fuel Moto? Not sure how far you have gotten with the heads/rods tubes. Maybe this will help: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mMnQNPbwTfw
 

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I saw the video and NOW I'm sure I'm not messing with it.. Sometimes there's a point when I have to see a professional/Indy.. LOL
 

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Damn...I was seriously thinking of ordering the 107" kit from FM and doing the work myself using the videos as a guide. Now you have me second guessing. Anyone know of a good builder/tuner in the Sacramento area? :)
 

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I ordered the 107 and did it myself. It's easy as 1 2 3. The videos are really helpful. Just take your time and pay attention to detail! Hell, call me if you need help! I enjoyed doing mine!
 

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Goodmad, that's what I was thinking. Go slow and just reference the videos when I had a question. I've built up truck motors in the past. Just never done any tuning with the fuel injection systems. This is where the "black magic" seems to come into play. How did you handle this part of your 107 build?
 

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Damn...I was seriously thinking of ordering the 107" kit from FM and doing the work myself using the videos as a guide. Now you have me second guessing. Anyone know of a good builder/tuner in the Sacramento area? :)
Do the work yourself. It's not tough, work within your limitations. Put in the FM tune if you get a tuner from them, if not pick up a TTS and plug in a close tune.

Take an easy ride to Hayward and visit Bob Lobenberg at RC Cycles. He's a great guy. Coolest part is that you can stand there in the wind tunnel side by side with him and he will explain exactly what he's doing. Very informative. He did my '05 RG back in '06.

You won't regret it.

That said, I don't know of any tuners in Sac, am sure there are many. I know of a few other guys in San Jose, but haven't had them do the tune on my bikes.
 

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rageglide, thank you for the recommendation. I Googled "Harley tuners" in my area and found RC praised on nearly every site. I will schedule a visit to their shop soon and check them out. I have a PC-V from Fuel Moto. Didn't even consider a canned download to get started. Brain is fried with too much travel lately....having a beer in Sydney Australia as I type this. :cool:

Q-Hog, you feeling any better about pulling your heads? Hope so!
 

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I saw the video on the boxes but not the one on removing the push rods so I can get the covers off to powder coat. The rocker box cover video didn't go into detail on taking them out. I'm in no rush.


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Just a second on NOT using a hacksaw to remove the pushrods! Can't imagine a more inappropriate method to do it, short of a grinding wheel! Use bolt cutters, or simply remove the rocker arms, since you already have the covers off.

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You obviously dont want the metal shavings falling down into base. I prefer the bolt cutter method.
 

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rageglide, thank you for the recommendation. I Googled "Harley tuners" in my area and found RC praised on nearly every site. I will schedule a visit to their shop soon and check them out. I have a PC-V from Fuel Moto. Didn't even consider a canned download to get started. Brain is fried with too much travel lately....having a beer in Sydney Australia as I type this. :cool:

Q-Hog, you feeling any better about pulling your heads? Hope so!
I think you'll appreciate the experience visiting Bob @RC.

Envious of the beer drinking location! Cheers!
 
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