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R&R Cycle 143
« on: January 27, 2018, 09:09:20 AM »
Looks like R&R will up their large motor offerings from a 131 to a 143 soon.

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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 09:21:44 AM »
NICE that engine case is a monster . You cannot see how beefy they are in the video. I took some close up photos of the 131 and when you see what it looks like on the inside the amount of material around cylinders is impressive to say the least . 13.5  comp ratio wonder what cam is in it .. maybe Randy will step in .
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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 10:00:32 AM »
Yes, I'm also interested in the components they used, and I assume their cast heads, but maybe not.  I look forward to seeing what that bruiser lays down.
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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 10:42:21 AM »
i cannot speak for that 143 but I know the 131 inside and out .  it was a low comp 640 10.5 comp with silly low CCP but still made massive power on both sides would run on 87 fuel and never hicup
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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2018, 11:42:03 AM »
From the sound of that idle, I would't want to get caught in the rain with it.
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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2018, 12:10:42 PM »
Sounds a little angry.

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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2018, 12:14:21 PM »
Good thing there's a chain on that bike, just sayin.....         


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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2018, 12:21:45 PM »
That's the RB Racing chain offering. So is the swingarm modification.  Very nice setup and when priced out as a kit or separately it is actually reasonably priced for a straight bolt on swap.
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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2018, 12:32:13 PM »
I decided to go this route for my swingarm.


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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2018, 01:04:57 PM »
I decided to go this route for my swingarm.


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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2018, 01:08:26 PM »
I decided to go this route for my swingarm.


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I think so too Kelly. I waffled back and forth as to which way to go, even bought a spare OEM swingarm to send out. But in the end, Jim Hutton helped convince me to go this route.
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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2018, 01:21:03 PM »
I decided to go this route for my swingarm.


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I think so too Kelly. I waffled back and forth as to which way to go, even bought a spare OEM swingarm to send out. But in the end, Jim Hutton helped convince me to go this route.

Make you some aluminum wheel spacers, I have seen a couple guys have issue with the powdered metal factory ones, they are kind of hard up against the aluminum arm.  I had mine turned so the end against the arm had a little bigger OD.  My axle was a little tweaked after racing this year, TRAC taking care of that.
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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2018, 01:36:52 PM »
I decided to go this route for my swingarm.


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You'll be happy, its a nice piece

I think so too Kelly. I waffled back and forth as to which way to go, even bought a spare OEM swingarm to send out. But in the end, Jim Hutton helped convince me to go this route.

Make you some aluminum wheel spacers, I have seen a couple guys have issue with the powdered metal factory ones, they are kind of hard up against the aluminum arm.  I had mine turned so the end against the arm had a little bigger OD.  My axle was a little tweaked after racing this year, TRAC taking care of that.

Hey that's good info and advice, thanks, I will do that. I had to change to a different left side spacer anyway, due to conversion to chain drive. So I have that one I can use as a model. I just looked the right side up in the Drags catalog, they give the length, 0.737", so I'll use that to get one made for the right side.

The customer support is another reason I went with Trac, I figured since it's their product 100%, they would stand behind any better. Glad to hear they're stepping up for you.
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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2018, 01:39:06 PM »
Sounds mean.  I hate to see the price tag on that thing..... the 131" is steep already, albeit a thing of beauty. 

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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2018, 01:57:50 PM »
Yeah, it won't be cheap by anyone's standard.
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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2018, 02:04:14 PM »
If itís any more than the S&S with any less performance there would be no reason to buy it. Right now, youíd be nuts to buy the 131, itís way more than the 143 and not nearly the performance.

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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2018, 02:06:41 PM »
I agree with you, the S&S 143 is a better bargain performance wise over the R&R 131.

But I think that R&R 143 at 13.5:1 will be a contender and then some. I guess we'll see when they tune it.    :idunno:

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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2018, 03:41:43 PM »
hope they put better shocks on it.....But, it sure does sound rowdy!
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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2018, 04:28:31 PM »
If itís any more than the S&S with any less performance there would be no reason to buy it. Right now, youíd be nuts to buy the 131, itís way more than the 143 and not nearly the performance.
And might as well get a slightly tweaked S&S 180 HP pump gas GMS 143" while you are at it-

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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2018, 08:08:30 PM »
Sounds fairly tame.

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Re: R&R Cycle 143
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2018, 08:35:34 PM »
I'd like to know if anyone has documented the miles ridden with one of these 143/131's.
How long have they lasted until it's time to R&R the top end?