Interesting thread. I am happy with my stock 88. '01 Road Glide. I bought it with 21k. I have a couple guys telling my I bought a time bomb in that the cam chain tensioners are on borrowed time. Both trying to sell me something.... so I take it with a grain of salt.
The HD shop wants $1000+ to install an SE hydraulic tensioner with upgraded oil pump. The Indy shop wants $1400 to install gear driven S&S cams. Either way we are probably looking at a new ignition to make it work which is, what another $300?
I am very cost disabled (broke), so whatever I do will wait for a while. I was thinking about just replaing the tensioners and keep rolling. I also love the fact that I am currently getting 43 miles to the gallon on a big bagger. Best of any HD I have owned.
Thoughts, opinions... didn't mean to hijack, seemed like the same intent of the the thread.
Riding Baggers before Baggers were cool!
2005 FXD - The "fun" bike 23k+
1997 FLHTC, "GGII" 142k+
Gone but not forgotten....
2001 Road Glide - The pink bike
2006 VRSCR - The red headed step child of the V-Rods
1995 FLHT "GG I" 127k miles - RIP (1997-2010)
1987 XL883 Hugger - Her Bike
- the band!