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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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99 evo engine upgrade?

so I've got some whine coming from the cam and I'm thinking inner cam bearing. motor is all stock, never been apart, 99 Evo with about 44k miles on her. got to looking and I'm thinking about kickin it up a notch. choices are:

1) Revtech 110" Evo motor for $4900...

or

2) S&S 96" big bore stroker kit for $3700 and a shop to do the install, which I have no idea how much more that would cost

was thinkin to just do the cam, bearing, dynojet kit for the carb, new air cleaner, and better flowing pipes, but I figured if I was unhappy with this, it'd be like throwing money away. any suggestions?

do most of my riding on back roads of WI with my wife, and don't need too much power, but would like a little more torque out of the corners when I needed it
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 08:30 AM
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I know you're gonna get some responses on this, but you might let everyone know if it's an 883 or a 1200. Also, it's kind of traditional to post up a New Member thread, introduce yourself, include pix of your bike (these guys LOVE pix, man), may tell us a little about yourself.

You'll be glad you did, because (1) there are some really cool people on this forum, and (2) there is an encyclopedia of knowledge for whatever bike project you embark upon.

Welcome from Arkansas, man. I ride a '93 XLH1200 Sportster that has quite a few mods and runs like a scalded dog. I am in the midst of researching some ideas on how to really amp mine up. Maybe a big bore kit to bring it to 1250cc, new XB heads, stouter cams, 2-1 performance exhaust, modified brakes, modified forks, and a few other little suspension-related goodies. With this forum, I can research using the search function and get tons of ideas, advice, and so forth from experienced people. I can learn from their successes and failures (these guys will tell ya both, man!).

So start another thread, man, and tell us all about your current bike and a little about yourself, how long you been thunderin' around the country on motorsickles and such!

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Yep, should have done that.

Bike is 99 FLSTC with 1380 EVO motor. Am posting on new member thread now...
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Yep, should have done that.

Bike is 99 FLSTC with 1380 EVO motor. Am posting on new member thread now...
laffin' at myself man, dunno what it was that made me think you were on a sportster! Again, welcome to the forum, ignore me, but pay special attention to guys like Dave63, Schmidty, and lots of others.

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I may be wrong, and I hope someone will correct me if i am, but I believe if you put a revtec or S&S motor in there it can no longer be titled as a Harley-Davidson. You may want to just go with the cam, bearing, dynojet kit for the carb, new air cleaner, and better flowing pipes.

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I may be wrong, and I hope someone will correct me if i am, but I believe if you put a revtec or S&S motor in there it can no longer be titled as a Harley-Davidson. You may want to just go with the cam, bearing, dynojet kit for the carb, new air cleaner, and better flowing pipes.
yeah, but what the DMV don't know.....
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so I've got some whine coming from the cam and I'm thinking inner cam bearing. motor is all stock, never been apart, 99 Evo with about 44k miles on her. got to looking and I'm thinking about kickin it up a notch. choices are:

1) Revtech 110" Evo motor for $4900...

or

2) S&S 96" big bore stroker kit for $3700 and a shop to do the install, which I have no idea how much more that would cost

was thinkin to just do the cam, bearing, dynojet kit for the carb, new air cleaner, and better flowing pipes, but I figured if I was unhappy with this, it'd be like throwing money away. any suggestions?

do most of my riding on back roads of WI with my wife, and don't need too much power, but would like a little more torque out of the corners when I needed it
I would do S&S over Revtech any day...

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so I've got some whine coming from the cam and I'm thinking inner cam bearing. motor is all stock, never been apart, 99 Evo with about 44k miles on her. got to looking and I'm thinking about kickin it up a notch. choices are:

1) Revtech 110" Evo motor for $4900...

or

2) S&S 96" big bore stroker kit for $3700 and a shop to do the install, which I have no idea how much more that would cost

was thinkin to just do the cam, bearing, dynojet kit for the carb, new air cleaner, and better flowing pipes, but I figured if I was unhappy with this, it'd be like throwing money away. any suggestions?

do most of my riding on back roads of WI with my wife, and don't need too much power, but would like a little more torque out of the corners when I needed it

A 96" S&S kit, using your re-worked heads, etc, along with a Wood 6 cam, at 10.0 cr, will have GREAT torque, and the ability to push off a very good hp number as well.
It is a combination that we, here, have built many times.
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I may be wrong, and I hope someone will correct me if i am, but I believe if you put a revtec or S&S motor in there it can no longer be titled as a Harley-Davidson. You may want to just go with the cam, bearing, dynojet kit for the carb, new air cleaner, and better flowing pipes.
I've read that it's based on the frame numbers. If you buy an aftermarket frame it comes with a Certificate of Origin and your bike becomes a custom bike. I've never seen that done with aftermarket motors. If you buy a factory frame you have to saw off the neck of your frame and send it to Harley Davidson and you will recieve a frame with matching numbers. Maryland does record the engine number on the title but only to verify that the engine isn't off a stolen bike when you apply for a title, and to report to authorities if your bike is stolen. Different states may do this differently. Check with your local DMV.

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Washington its tied to the frame. That being said I'd vote s&s kit. I just did the 106 kit and even tho its in the break in period so I haven't romped on it I'm very happy so far
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