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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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I'm just curious, what is the highest mileage Shovelhead engine you've seen or owned? Evolution engine? Twin Cam?

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 04:42 PM
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I know a guy who's at 50,000 on an evo,,
Runs great,,still 100% stock and he runs HD roach oil..

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I'm just curious, what is the highest mileage Shovelhead engine you've seen or owned? Evolution engine? Twin Cam?

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i now a guy he has a 86 evo WG 195k miles on the
last time i meet him the bike was still aliwe.
the only thing is done in that lifters and cam ev 23
change and the cam needle bearing after one lifter broke down.

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i had a 79 shovel rode it for 13 years sold it to my brother and he's still riding it today, only bike he owns.i put 8000 miles on it in the first year and then buildt a widegilde front end for it.rode the piss out of that bike.sold bike to him and he's rode the piss out of it,don't know how many miles are on the bike now due to different speedo's on it.now here's the part you won't believe the motor has never been touched,not even a pushrod cover off.it's had primary chain and a couple sets of rear chain and spockets,and just last year a throw out bearing and really did'nt need it.normal tuneups and oil changes it's whole life.it's getting alittle tired now as when it's real hot out it starts to puff alittle smoke,but you can barely see it,no big deal.this has been the best motor ever.who knows how long it will go.hope i have'nt jinked it taking about it.
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I have about 36,000 on my stock (other than S&S carb) '96 EVO. No problems thus far. You guys will be the first to know when I have one though. :-)


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Put 68,700 on my 09 Twin Cam before selling it had a few issues but nothing serious that ever left me stranded .. Most miles I know of on a Twin Cam is a friends in Ocala has an 07 Ultra with 152,000 on it ...

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My last one, 130k, dino oil, no major issues.

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My buddy has an 04 Ultra with 105.000 on it only has changed out cam chain to gear to gear..thats all runs like a top...Amsoil...

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'00 TC88. 87k S&S cams, tappets changed somewhere around 45k. Runs strong and fast. regular fluid changes, Amsoil or Lucas

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I know a guy with a '50 panhead who told me that has over 40K miles on the motor since it was rebuilt back in the early 80s - the only problem he has ever had is a broken exhaust pipe flange on the front cylinder.

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