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    What about cams, air filter, exhaust, tuner, and tuning it?

    Saw it earlier in this thread...
     
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    Sure, you can build it, but how long will it live? If you want big power, reliably, from a Harley you better have the crank beefed up (true/plug/weld/Timken bearings). It's a lot cheaper to do it up front than to fix it when it comes apart.
     
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    What work was done to Rusty’s bike ? You fellas are pretty even.
     
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    See this is the part that bothers me. Supposedly the crank was designed to be lighter as to give harley that certain motor vibe. All in the name of reliability ?
    I understand stock they are reliable to possibly achieve 100k but go and put 130hp to the motor and the dice come out.
     
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    Indian has a tune they install. You can spend from $250-500 on an high performance air filter. Exhaust....whatever you want.

    Cams are in the kit.

    If you start from scratch, under $5000. Most have the filter and exhaust, then go with cams later so it doesn't hurt as much, haha.

    Cams are a 45 minute job.
     
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    That bike was built from things that were laying around the shop. All he bought was the pistons, pipe, pulley, throttle body/intake, and clutch. It's high compression, 777 woods cams, Feuling lifters, 54mm TB... ported heads of unknown origin...

    Rusty had a 60 lb weight advantage, at the time I had about 4 more HP than he did.
    I cut a little better light by .01
    I had a better 60' by .029 so I was ahead at 60' by .030 (a little more than a bike length)
    and I ran a quicker by .38 down the track as well, so 11.47 to his 11.88

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    Stock crank? “Rusty’s bike”
     
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    Yes., and only 98 cubic inches...
    He doesn't care if it comes apart, and it is vibrating more now, so I suspect the oil pump will go soon due to crank wobble, especially now that he put a 30-shot of nitrous on it.
     
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    Aluminum Swingarm, expensive piggy-back shocks, high dollar adjustable fork kit, and Roland Sands pipe...
     
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    All good till it comes apart. Sounds like he’s more than prepared to take on the task even if it’s continuous re-building. I get it though. He has the resources and he’s a Harley guy. Know a few.
     
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    The attitude is, "They build motors EVERY DAY". If It blows up (which it certainly will now that he's spraying it) the bike will just get a bigger/better motor. There's a beefed and built 113" twin-cam sitting on the floor waiting for a bike to need a motor. That 98" 'spare parts engine' means nothing to Rusty, it was just a fun little project.

    On the other hand, he talked smack for 2 weeks leading up to the races about how he was gonna scar everyone up off the line and how he would be quickest thru the 1/8th mile for sure, blah blah… and then we had that little grudge race and I f**ked him up out of the hole and 60' and 1/8th and 1/4 mile... hence the struts, slammed front end, shift light, new bars, and a big nitrous bottle w/map switch to make sure it didn't happen again.
     
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    @Half_Crazy I'm curious, how often does he go to the track? It actually sounds like a fair amount. Given that, having resources such as those at this disposal is crucial! And very cool. Racin' is 'Spensive!
     
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    I'm really liking this. The upgrades are right on point. Emphasis on the exhaust. I like that very much. I'm also diggin the casual club style stance. I don't know if that was intentional, but I like that too.
     
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    it was definitely intentional in the spirit of Unknown Industries and stunt Harleys...

     
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