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Offline capn

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Took the plunge
« on: February 13, 2018, 03:50:37 PM »
Ordered a 120 ultima for my 97 FLHT. Looking for recommendations for pushrods and rocker arms.Already have some S&S lifters.Also have some S&S quickee pushrods, dont know if they are stout enough for the ultima.

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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 04:04:54 PM »
The Ultima doesn't come with rocker arms  push rods and lifters??

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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 04:10:35 PM »
I really want it as dependable as possible.

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 04:25:24 PM »
Then I would leave it the way it's built, I have had tappet rollers on S&S lifters fail more than once...

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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 04:32:09 PM »
Thanks for the input Mule. I just might do that and keep the S&S parts as spares.

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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 04:40:18 PM »
Congrats. Haven't heard anything negative about Ultima pushrods. Rockers, maybe.Wait until the warranty is over. Some guys have no problems. One friend has not had any problems with his 120, so far. 12,000 miles on it. Enjoy.
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 04:48:02 PM »
I can get parts at dealer cost as I work at local shop.Will they void the warranty if I change out those parts?It will be a lot easier on these old bones to do it while the motor is on the bench.

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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 09:59:58 AM »
I've sold a bunch of Ultima engines, and your wasting your time & sleep. Statistically you have more chance of screwing up their system, than improving with yours.
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 04:05:21 PM »
So you are sayin they dont have trouble with lifters and rocker arms?

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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 04:15:54 PM »
I think what he's saying is there very few problems for as many as they sell. On the internet we tend to hear the bad, but not the good, as much.
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2018, 04:20:01 PM »
I just dont want to spend the summer wrenchin

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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2018, 04:28:03 PM »
I hear you. FWIW I just got a Ultima 113". Gonna run it as is. Some guys have had problems with S&S motors also, goes with the territory I reckon. Let's keep our fingers crossed ours weren't assembled on a Monday.
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2018, 04:34:15 PM »
I hope that 113 runs well. Im hoping to get mine broken in before it gets hot.Should have it in the bike in a couple weeks.

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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2018, 04:44:28 PM »
Thanks, I'm pulling for you as well.  :chop:
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2018, 04:48:51 PM »
Yeah. I rode a 120r twin cam for four years till it burned up in a fire. Im just now getttin back to a big motor I just regressed to an evo.

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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2018, 08:09:10 AM »
Re-gressed or PRO-gressed?

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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2018, 04:41:59 PM »
Re-gressed or PRO-gressed?

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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2018, 05:14:57 PM »
I confess I like evos and I dont like efi anymore.Ive had a few evos over the years.

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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2018, 09:39:06 AM »
Ordered a 120 ultima for my 97 FLHT. Looking for recommendations for pushrods and rocker arms.Already have some S&S lifters.Also have some S&S quickee pushrods, dont know if they are stout enough for the ultima.

If Ultima  cant make pushrods, rocker arms,etc , what makes you think the rest of it is made ok?
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2018, 10:18:12 AM »
Havent heard too many stories of bad ultima lower ends but there are many stories of lifters and rocker arms.

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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2018, 02:48:51 PM »
Ordered a 120 ultima for my 97 FLHT. Looking for recommendations for pushrods and rocker arms.Already have some S&S lifters.Also have some S&S quickee pushrods, dont know if they are stout enough for the ultima.
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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2018, 01:23:02 PM »
Well it runs good. Just did two heat cycles sounds very good . Ultima 120.

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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2018, 03:57:02 PM »
Well it runs good. Just did two heat cycles sounds very good . Ultima 120.

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Offline BigE1340

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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2018, 06:51:50 PM »
Smart move to put the S&S lifters in that motor. My Ultima 120 blew up in just 8K short miles. Naturally I was 2.5 hours from home and it was a Sunday afternoon ! Oh the joy .... Yeah lifter needle roller bearings fell apart and lodged in the oil pump , abruptly seizing the motor . Ultima did warranty the motor but I did all the labor myself. Seems they told me that they had a bad run of lifters ? Oddly I had a RevTech 100" Gen3 that had over 60K miles on it and I beat the snot out of it and it never gave me a lick of trouble , and those were supposed to be the crappy motors ? WTF ?   :banghead: :banghead:

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Re: Took the plunge
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2018, 07:36:16 PM »
Not to flame on here..but why would anyone buy a ultima engine?
Are they that much cheaper?
S&S looks like a good deal!
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