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.
2016 FLHTK - 18 miles and counting
2004 FXSTSI - 10,000 miles and counting
Fueling has a reaper camshafts of 525 left in the same duration as Andrews TW 26 which is 490 left. And the RPM range of the fueling cams is 1,750-5,800. Just a little broader RPM range than Andrews cams. Just another consideration.
Does somebody have a flyswatter to smack that bug going around on Kainams post.