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post #31 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 01:04 AM
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I too am confused at this point. Surely S&S sent back the same motor if nothing was found to be amiss in it. You say you still have the same issues/sounds and nobody can figure out what it is?

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post #32 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 08:09 PM
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I'd like to see the primary drive parts. Was anything mis-aligned?
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post #33 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 10:58 AM
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So do you know what the dealer fixed when the engine was re-installed?
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Sad to say overseas we have found the S&S warranty pretty poor. You must take the motor to the dealer that installed it. If they are gone then you have to ask the importer (presuming it was imported by a distributor) and ask them to look into it. Another dealer or importer won't touch it. If car dealers/manufacturers behaved like that there would be an uproar.
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I too am confused at this point. Surely S&S sent back the same motor if nothing was found to be amiss in it. You say you still have the same issues/sounds and nobody can figure out what it is?
I'm back, as I said before, it was the Harley dealer. They screwed the whole job from the start.

I got my bike back this past Friday, 12-7, after they kept it almost a month after getting it back from S&S. It coughed, backfired and ran like a John Deere tractor. I got it home and looked on youtube on how to adjust the super e carb and adjusted it. I put on a set of Vance & Hines slash cut rounds and when I loosened the clamp the flange on the pipe connecting to the exhaust manifold almost fell off. the screws were loose.

By the way, S&S determined that when this dealership installed the engine they finger tightened the spark plugs, and that is why the engine was making the god awful scraping noises.

It was not S&S that was the cause, it was an incompetent dealership that I had done business with for 25 years.

Yes, they just sent the engine back to me, after adjusting the carb it runs real nice, but I'm working with S&S with possible leaks on the intake manifold or somewhere around the carb. This has been a nightmare. And Oh, by the way, they charged me $400 for the R&R that they caused.
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This has me confused. It is still under the 12 month warranty. So, is this a replacement engine for the one that was in the 96 in the first place?
I have a 106 in a Dyna and it has been nothing but fast and with no issues. Hope it works out

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There was nothing wrong with the engine in the first place, it was the idiots at the Harley Dealership. I'm a pretty good mechanic, but never thought anyone would not tighten the plugs up. Daum, they anylized the enging for 2 days before S&S decided to send a box and pick it up. It took them 3 weeks to remove the engine to send it back. S&S kept it 3 and 1/2 weeks, sent it back then Doug's took almost 4 weeks to install it. The I had to adjust the carb, they didn't know how to.
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Sad to say overseas we have found the S&S warranty pretty poor. You must take the motor to the dealer that installed it. If they are gone then you have to ask the importer (presuming it was imported by a distributor) and ask them to look into it. Another dealer or importer won't touch it. If car dealers/manufacturers behaved like that there would be an uproar.
They've been pretty damn helpful to me.
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I'd like to see the primary drive parts. Was anything mis-aligned?
No, but the mechanic was maladjusted.
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This has me confused. It is still under the 12 month warranty. So, is this a replacement engine for the one that was in the 96 in the first place?
I have a 106 in a Dyna and it has been nothing but fast and with no issues. Hope it works out

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I removed the evo80 back in the late summer and replaced it with the S&S v-111. Then the problems started. It was a comedy of errors from all sources, with the exception of S&S.
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post #40 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 05:44 PM
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Good to hear the S & S is good. I have NO faith in the greedy HD dealers. The only thing I buy from them is a t-shirt.....and those are SERIOUSLY overpriced.
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