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!
1997 FLHTC - "Mamma Bear" 144k+
2005 FXD - "Baby Bear" 24k+
Gone but not forgotten....
2001 Road Glide, 2006 VRSCR, 1996 Buell S2T, 1987 XL883 Hugger, 1980 GL1100, 1987 Suzuki Intruder 700, 1978 Honda Hawk 400
1995 FLHT "Geezer Glide" 127k miles - RIP (1997-2010)
- the band!
Dr. Rick "Superman" Doolin 1970-2014. Miss you bro.