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Offline Karl H.

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Can anybody identify this cam?
« on: February 11, 2019, 10:04:49 AM »
A buddy of mine sent me this pic of his preowned TC88 which was upgraded with hydraulic tensioners by the first owner. His question: Can you please tell me what cam it is?  :nix:

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Re: Can anybody identify this cam?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 11:25:05 AM »
Looks like a stock B cam. It is usually stamped on the other side. Pic is blurry when I zoom in though. A = carburetor B= fuel injection, or the other way around, been a while.

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Re: Can anybody identify this cam?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 01:08:15 PM »
If the bike has had the hydraulic conversion done using the roller chain then the bike is 1999 to 2006 and those cams can't be the originals.
Probably one of the Andrews Conversion cams.
The internet seems to think the markings that identify the cams are on the inside.
Bit of a pain if it is true!
Try measuring the lift.
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Re: Can anybody identify this cam?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 03:49:51 PM »
They are stock cams. I am on my pc now not my phone and can see the pic better. You can run stock cams with the screaming eagle conversion, I have installed many. Hope that helps.

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Re: Can anybody identify this cam?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 04:16:14 PM »
If the bike has had the hydraulic conversion done using the roller chain then the bike is 1999 to 2006 and those cams can't be the originals.
Probably one of the Andrews Conversion cams.
The internet seems to think the markings that identify the cams are on the inside.
Bit of a pain if it is true!
Try measuring the lift.

If he used the Screamin' Chicken cam plate they can be stockers. They have ball bearings on the outer so for sure it is a SE cam plate and "style style" cams.
I am an adult?? When did that happen, and how do I make it stop?!

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Re: Can anybody identify this cam?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 11:10:00 PM »
If the bike has had the hydraulic conversion done using the roller chain then the bike is 1999 to 2006 and those cams can't be the originals.
Probably one of the Andrews Conversion cams.
The internet seems to think the markings that identify the cams are on the inside.
Bit of a pain if it is true!
Try measuring the lift.

If he used the Screamin' Chicken cam plate they can be stockers. They have ball bearings on the outer so for sure it is a SE cam plate and "style style" cams.
Ah. You can just see 'Scr' in the picture, I thought the official HD conversion included new cams too...
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Re: Can anybody identify this cam?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 03:16:05 AM »
Crap!

and "style style" cams

"stock style" cams!
I am an adult?? When did that happen, and how do I make it stop?!

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Re: Can anybody identify this cam?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 11:44:01 AM »
Thanks so far guys! I still doubt that we see a stock cam. Stockers don't show any marks on the outer face imho.

Karl
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Re: Can anybody identify this cam?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 12:22:54 PM »
I have a pile of stock Harley cams, i have one with identical marks.

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Re: Can anybody identify this cam?
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2019, 01:58:26 PM »
Thatís the old model SE cam plate. It still has a silent chain with a hydrolic tensioner on the back and that tensioner should be checked for wear (the silent chain ate hydrolic tensioners too). If you pull the plate to check the tensioner shoe, youíll know for certain what cam youíre dealing with, and have one less wear item to worry about... win-win and youíre already most of the way there based on this picture.

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Re: Can anybody identify this cam?
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2019, 02:18:14 PM »
Seen a thousand of them. Those are stock HD cams.

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Re: Can anybody identify this cam?
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2019, 02:45:33 PM »
Thatís the old model SE cam plate. It still has a silent chain with a hydrolic tensioner on the back and that tensioner should be checked for wear (the silent chain ate hydrolic tensioners too). If you pull the plate to check the tensioner shoe, youíll know for certain what cam youíre dealing with, and have one less wear item to worry about... win-win and youíre already most of the way there based on this picture.

IIRC, from what I have been led to believe here, that update is holding up well.
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Re: Can anybody identify this cam?
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2019, 03:02:48 PM »
I donít know anybody that looses sleep over it, but it is a wear item and an excuse to pull the plate, and check to see if the inner bearings were replaced too. If itís a stock cam I just found this on eBay!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Crane-300-2-For-Early-Twin-Cam-Harley-Davidson-torque-cam/163528759488?hash=item261312d8c0:g:yYEAAOSwhzRacKNZ

Thatíd bold in most 88 applications real well ;)

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Re: Can anybody identify this cam?
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2019, 03:41:43 PM »
They say used, "dyno time". They sure look like they've been polished to try and clean them up. Look at the sprockets.
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Re: Can anybody identify this cam?
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2019, 07:40:28 AM »
Thanks alot guys. I'm convinced now these cams are stock  :SM:

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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2019, 08:10:30 AM »
Unless they were reground...      :potstir:
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Re: Can anybody identify this cam?
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2019, 07:20:12 PM »
  :hyst: