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Hydraulic cam plate and oil pump came in today. Have a question though....... I have an 01 roadking with the bearings for each cam. I have new cams and new bearings. I need to press out the bushings I. The SE aluminum plate and press in the bearings correct?
 

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Hydraulic cam plate and oil pump came in today. Have a question though....... I have an 01 roadking with the bearings for each cam. I have new cams and new bearings. I need to press out the bushings I. The SE aluminum plate and press in the bearings correct?
You need new bearings too.

 

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It depends on which part you bought. There are two ways to do the conversion.

One is a cam plate that uses press-in bearings and the original style cams. Or you can use a plate that uses no outside bearings (like the 2007 and up) and use a hybrid cam that has the old-style diameter on the inside and the new style on the outside.

If you have the part numbers, it would help.
 

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Part they sold me was 25284-11.

"This kit s the cam chain tensioner of your Twin Cam 88® engine to the latest design, as featured on the Twin Cam 96™ engine. The billet cam support plate has been designed to allow the installation of the Twin Cam 96™ hydraulic cam chain tensioner to Twin Cam 88®-equipped models. Significantly outlast the spring loaded tensioners, and are an ideal addition to an engine modified for improved performance 02-06 models utilize a Twin Cam 96™ single row front roller chain and sprocket (included in kit) 99-01 models use Original Equipment front silent chain and sprocket to retain the cam position sensor function The kit includes an improved Screamin Eagle® High-Flow Oil Pump that provides increased oil pressure at high-operating temperatures This kit increases the oil supply by 23% and scavenging by 50% when compared to the 99-05 Original Equipment oil pump, and reduces operating temperature of bearings to improve bearing life

Fits: Fits 99-05 Dyna® models, 00-06 Softail® models and 99-06 Touring models. Installation requires separate purchase of Spacer Kit P/N 25285-08, Cam Service Kit P/N 17045-99D and Drive Gear Retention Kit P/N 25533-99A. These Screamin Eagle® products are 50-state street-legal for sale and use on all vehicles, including those that are pollution controlled. "

You can skip the "Drive gear retention kit" as it is only one bolt, add 271Loctite to your bolt and you will be fine.

You can also skip the "Spacer Kit" as if you need a different spacer , any Indie will sell you one for 5 bucks or less.

It take @ 4 hrs to do this r/r . I'd also spend my money on a set of new cams and followers. I installed SE203's on mine. :thumbsup
 

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It's one part number. My concern was that the pictures on the web did not show or at least could not be seen, bronze looking bushings in the plate. It looked like it was just aluminum. That why I ask if I need to press these out to get the bearings in.
 

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It's one part number. My concern was that the pictures on the web did not show or at least could not be seen, bronze looking bushings in the plate. It looked like it was just aluminum. That why I ask if I need to press these out to get the bearings in.
No Sir: Just press the new bearings into the plate from the backside.
 

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Finally got some time off to start this project. On the lifters.... Do I need to prime them in a bowl of oil first or put them in as is. Have a new set going in. I know how to set the pushrods and let them bleed down. Just wondered since they are new with no oil in them.
 

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Finally got some time off to start this project. On the lifters.... Do I need to prime them in a bowl of oil first or put them in as is. Have a new set going in. I know how to set the pushrods and let them bleed down. Just wondered since they are new with no oil in them.
Soak in motor oil overnight.. :thumbsup



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Also put your bearings in the freezer overnight , pull them out as your ready to install them and you may be able to tap them in with the bearing tool & hammer if you don't have a press.

Are you replacing your inner cam bearings also ? If not you should be , there inexpensive and have caused there share of failures.
 

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Also put your bearings in the freezer overnight , pull them out as your ready to install them and you may be able to tap them in with the bearing tool & hammer if you don't have a press.

Are you replacing your inner cam bearings also ? If not you should be , there inexpensive and have caused there share of failures.
Good advice on the freezing of the bearings. You can also put a little heat (plumbing torch, don't get crazy), on the plate to expand the plate. I've actually "dropped in" press bearings into motorcycle cases this way in the past. You only get one chance though. The bearing picks up the heat from the plate pretty fast.
 

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Friend has a nice shop press used yesterday to press new bearings into plate with the special cam tool I bought. Pulled cam chest cover off last night and was surprised that the tensioner shoes looked brand new! Guy that owned bike before me always had it serviced at harley and said no engine work had ever been done. all paperwork I looked through just shows pm work. 13 year old bike bike with only 26k miles on it when I bought it. Now has 28k. Getting top end off today for big bore kit and will have everything back together this afternoon. Will post some pics.
 

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Well wholly sh&t. Pulled cam plate off and looky what I found! ImageUploadedByMO Free1417192744.581098.jpg

Glad I'm doing the upgrade. Only 28k miles on this bike!
 
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