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Reduce  Engine Surging
Improve Throttle Response
Reduce Engine Ping


HD 2007/2008 Engines

High Heat on 2007/08 HD engines

HD 2007/08 Performance Recommendations

Cool your exhaust temperature with the Wide Band O2 upgrade for 2007/08 HD

Harley Camshaft Specification Tables

HD Twin Cam Engine Builds
TC 128 HP 95 CID
TC 100HP Street Engine

The basics of Fuel Injection explained

Rammer Performance Air Cleaners
TC Performance Heads 100+HP

Pro Tuning on a Shade Tree Budget

Harley-Davidson Performance Guide

Parts and Tools required for
Installing a Camshaft in your motorcycle

If you have never done any mechanical work on your Harley-Davidson motorcycle other than routine maintenance, the thought of installing a camshaft by yourself can be intimidating. Anyone with basic mechanical knowledge, a basic set of tools and patience can install a camshaft in their Harley-Davidson over a week-end.

Here is a list of parts and tools that are required to install a camshaft and a list of parts that may be needed depending on the age of the bike, the presence of a torque arm or if adjustable pushrods are to be installed.

Parts needed:

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Camshaft of your choice
Camshaft shim (.055")
Camshaft Bearing (Torrington B-138)
Gearcase Cover gasket
Oil Filter
3 Quarts Oil (H-D 20/50 or Synthetic)
Anti-seize compound
Assembly Lubricant
Shop Manual for proper H-D model

Might be needed:

Camshaft shim (.050", .060")
Camshaft Bushing
Camshaft Oil Seal
Transmission side cover gasket
1 Quart Transmission Gear Oil (75W/90)
Adjustable Push Rods
Rocker Box gaskets
Lifter Block gaskets
Harley-Davidson Hydraulic Lifters

Tools Needed:

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3/8 inch drive ratchet and socket set (3/8", 7/16", 1/2", 9/16")
3/8 inch ratchet extension (6")
1/4 inch drive ratchet and sockets (1/4" - 12 point )
1/4 inch ratchet extension (4")
Allen wrench set (3/16", 1/4" )
Standard open end wrench set (5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 3/4)
Screwdriver with medium flat blade
Small scissors or hydraulic jack to raise rear wheel of bike
Inside bearing/bushing puller for 1/2" to 1"
3/8 inch drive Torque Wrench

Helpful Tools:

Veneer Caliper (0-6")
Straight Edge ruler (metal machinist rule)
Feeler gauge set
Polyurethane hammer
Heavy duty bolt cutters (to remove OEM pushrods)
Inch Pound Torque Wrench (3/8 drive)
Camshaft Installation Kit or Lifter Holding Tool (from Crane Cam, Screamin Eagle or JIMS)


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How to get Professional Tuning Results at home
Testing the Innovate Motorsport LM-1 portable air fuel meter

Profession Tuning on a Shade Tree Budget

Veypor VR2 Data Logger and Instrument Panel
Video Installation and Demo
Purchase VR2

Engine Performance
How to Build a
TC96 2007 Engines
TC88 70HP Stage1  
TC95 128HP Stage 3
TC95 100HP Street
TC96 2007 Stage 1/2
EVO 64 HP Stage 1
EVO 74 HP Stage 2
EVO 82 HP Stage 3
EVO 95 HP Stage 3
883 to 1200 Upgrade
Shovelhead Modifications

New EFI for EVO and TC

Performance Gallery
Horsepower Gallery
Evolution 80
Twin Cam 88/95
Evolution Unlimited
Sportster Unlimited
Drag Strip Gallery
Land Speed Racing Gallery
CV Carburetor
Modifying the CV carb
Tuning a CV carb
Selecting a cam
Install a TC 88/95 cam
Install a Big Twin cam
Install Sportster cams

Camshaft Specifications
Twin Cam

Exhaust Systems
EVO Exhaust Testing
TC Exhaust Testing
Khrome Werks AR100 test
Making Drag Pipes Work

Shop Manual
Carburetor Troubleshooting
Finding Manifold Leaks
Cylinder Heads
Pistons and Cylinders
Belt Drive
Shop Manual Appendix
$20 Bike Lift
Plug Wires
Spark Plugs
Engine Tuning
Nitrous Oxide
Motor Oil
Stutter Box
General Information
WEB Links
Buy Books and Manuals
Performance Calculations
Estimate Horsepower
Estimate 1/4 Mile Time
Estimate Top Speed

Engine Displacement
Exhaust Length
Gear Ratios
Air Density

The Nightrider Diaries
The ramblings of a genius a, a madman and something in between.

Where is Sifton Cams?

Autocom Active-7 tested

Harley-Davidson EFI
-EFI basics explained
-EFI modifications explained

183 HP, 2 carbs, 2680cc

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