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Just found out I wasn't paid prevailing wage for about 3 months. Looks like those gear drive cams, head work, and upgraded springs aren't out of the budget. Any suggestions beyond S&S 510g's on my 2000 RK. It only has 7,000 miles.


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7K miles on a 2000? Only suggestion is ride that poor sled!
 

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I believe if you are going to get head work and springs etc., you can go with a more radical cam. I just installed the S&S 510 cams in my 00 Wideglide, primarily to avoid the chain tensionser issue. They woke up the engine a bit, but you can probably get more if you are doing that other stuff too. You don't have to change anything else with the 510's...I think.
 

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I believe if you are going to get head work and springs etc., you can go with a more radical cam. I just installed the S&S 510 cams in my 00 Wideglide, primarily to avoid the chain tensionser issue. They woke up the engine a bit, but you can probably get more if you are doing that other stuff too. You don't have to change anything else with the 510's...I think.
same for the 509's stock springs and valves are fine.
 

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Do you still have the little rubber nubs on your tires?
 

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Do you still have the little rubber nubs on your tires?
No. They usually dry rot and fall off after 5 years and less than 8k. :D:D:D

Make sure crank runout is good before installing any gear drive cams.
 

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I bought it 3 months ago with 5900 miles on it for $8k. Only rode very little, mostly to the dealer for servicing. Both tired were replaced with new dun lops. Guy had receipts for everything. Clean title, no salvage, guy just bought it brand new and didn't ride it much.
I'm riding about 1k miles a month. But the stock 88 is pretty anemic so the mods gotta be done.


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If you are going to have head work done than you should talk to the person doing your head work and buy a complete package from them ( head work , cams , pistons and other machine work) . The owner local indie shop that helps me out has seen a lot of bikes with head work cams and other items that people piece together and it almost never works the way the people hoped for. If you go through a reputable engine builder for your kit I guarantee you will be happier. It may be a few dollars more at first but down the road when it is in the shop because it " just doesn't run the way it should" it will be worth it and probably will last longer also. I have all my Machine work done by Flora Racing Heads in Mishawaka Indiana and get a complete engine package when ever I build on of my engines . I have done three different bikes and never had any issues because everything was made to go together.
 

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If you're going to remove heads, bore cylinders to 97 ci.
 
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