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Offline Hossamania

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Re: Are the new stock 2019 M-8's good enough without engine work?
« Reply #50 on: August 11, 2019, 07:12:51 AM »
I know you say you don't need a cam, but if you put one in, you'll say yes I guess I did need one after all.
Just sayin'.
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Re: Are the new stock 2019 M-8's good enough without engine work?
« Reply #51 on: August 12, 2019, 04:25:37 AM »
I know you say you don't need a cam, but if you put one in, you'll say yes I guess I did need one after all.
Just sayin'.
Indeed Hoss. The SE447 isn't a bad cam either for guys like Ken that want to retain the warranty.

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Re: Are the new stock 2019 M-8's good enough without engine work?
« Reply #52 on: August 12, 2019, 01:07:43 PM »
I know you say you don't need a cam, but if you put one in, you'll say yes I guess I did need one after all.
Just sayin'.
Indeed Hoss. The SE447 isn't a bad cam either for guys like Ken that want to retain the warranty.
447 Reminds me of when they did the 203 back in the day. Very under rated cam.
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Re: Are the new stock 2019 M-8's good enough without engine work?
« Reply #53 on: August 13, 2019, 03:22:01 AM »
I know you say you don't need a cam, but if you put one in, you'll say yes I guess I did need one after all.
Just sayin'.
Indeed Hoss. The SE447 isn't a bad cam either for guys like Ken that want to retain the warranty.
447 Reminds me of when they did the 203 back in the day. Very under rated cam.
Agreed Bob. Here's an example for those interested.
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Re: Are the new stock 2019 M-8's good enough without engine work?
« Reply #54 on: August 13, 2019, 06:50:03 AM »
What does it say about our Harleys if we are worried to ride them with 60,000 miles? That's really not a lot for the money spent. I have 175 thousand and change on my 04 flht. Just did a 10,500 mile round tripper. Purred like a kitten. I thought about what I would do if I had a serious breakdown, and the answer was get to a dealer and ride out on a new one. Peer pressure to buy new has never been a great motivator for me.

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Re: Are the new stock 2019 M-8's good enough without engine work?
« Reply #55 on: August 13, 2019, 07:33:16 AM »
Are the M8's good enough  to run stock? I know guys that left their 88" stock, right down  to the exhaust. Only the rider can answer that.

Personally, I would have cams, exhaust and tune long before the warranty ran out.
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Re: Are the new stock 2019 M-8's good enough without engine work?
« Reply #56 on: August 13, 2019, 06:47:38 PM »
That seems really impressive! 
Is the red line the performance without tuning?  Then the blue after tuning?

120 ft lbs!  I remember my old 2002 Ultra couldn't come close to 90 ft lbs with 95 CI.  Only then would it maintain 75 mph Interstate speeds. 

The new cam is inexpensive enough.  Might just do it this winter.  (more for the sound than the performance).

I wonder, if the cam is designed for more torque at lower RPM, does that also means more fuel efficiency at those RPM?   I'd love to be the fuel consumption winner with friends at gas stops.  :teeth: :wink:


I know you say you don't need a cam, but if you put one in, you'll say yes I guess I did need one after all.
Just sayin'.
Indeed Hoss. The SE447 isn't a bad cam either for guys like Ken that want to retain the warranty.
447 Reminds me of when they did the 203 back in the day. Very under rated cam.
Agreed Bob. Here's an example for those interested.
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