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Old 03-29-2004, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cam for evo motor

I have a 97 Dyna Wide Glide with se ignition, hooker long staggered pipes, se stage 1, and a big sucker intake. I am looking to install a cam on this bike but dont know much about cams. What should I look for and what would be a good cam to use?
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Old 03-29-2004, 11:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You would love an Andrews EV 46. Bolt-in cam that performs great. I put one in my '98 Lowrider and could outrun my buddy on his 2001 SuperGlide (Twin Cam)
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ev-46. It will soften the bottom just a bit below 3000 but above that it will be a different bike.
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Old 03-30-2004, 01:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have a 97 Dyna Wide Glide with se ignition, hooker long staggered pipes, se stage 1, and a big sucker intake. I am looking to install a cam on this bike but dont know much about cams. What should I look for and what would be a good cam to use?
No one can recommend a cam unless you say how you ride and what kind of performance you're looking for.
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Old 03-31-2004, 04:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I ride aggresively and am looking for something with low end torque and extra power throughtout the entire powerband
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Old 03-31-2004, 12:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There's not a lot of room for compromise in cams- and not a lot of competition for low end cams. Basically, only the mildest aftermarket cams improve low end to mid range performance, i.e. 1800 to 4000 rpm or thereabouts. The Andrews EV13 is perhaps the best cam for Evos in that rpm range. It's developer, Joe Minton, has said his cam makes the same power as the EV23 below 5200 rpm, and more power above that. Once you go beyond those cams to the EV27, you make additional power only from about 3000 rpm on up. The more duration, and the later the intake closes, the more you move the power up the rpm range. For out and out racing, the longer duration is the ticket. But if you don't want to downshift every time you need some speed, the milder, shorter duration cams are what you want.
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Old 03-31-2004, 07:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have a 97 Dyna Wide Glide with se ignition, hooker long staggered pipes, se stage 1, and a big sucker intake. I am looking to install a cam on this bike but dont know much about cams. What should I look for and what would be a good cam to use?
Put in an EV27 Andrews cam.You can make close to 75 r.w.h.p.,and you won't have to spin the motor.An EV46 wants more compression than you have.
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Old 03-31-2004, 11:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My bike has been dyno'd with the current set up and has 69.1 r.w.h.p. and 74 ft-lbs.

Anyone had any experience with Dave Mackie cams? I have heard these are some of the best cams for Harleys.
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Old 04-01-2004, 09:50 AM   #9 (permalink)
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No one can recommend a cam unless you say how you ride and what kind of performance you're looking for.
Will agree with MPZ.

But take a hard look at the EV23 and the EV27. Call the Andrews tech help line and I bet you hear the phrase "EV23" several times. It's a great cam for lower to mid-range around town power. The EV23 is a modern grind. I've put it in 4-5 bikes and the owners love 'em.

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The EV23 is too close to the early stock cam.I find it's not worth the work or money using anything smaller than an EV27- horsepower and torque wise.
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The EV23 is too close to the early stock cam.I find it's not worth the work or money using anything smaller than an EV27- horsepower and torque wise.
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Your opinion.....

Not that of Andrews or mine or the numerous customers I've put this cam in for. I'm very satisified with the performance of the EV23. Like I and others said "it depends on what you want to get out of a bike and how you ride it".

But I'll say this in response to you "not worth the work" comment. Any cam you put in is worth the work just to get ride of that damn Inac bearing.

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I have a 97 Dyna Wide Glide with se ignition, hooker long staggered pipes, se stage 1, and a big sucker intake. I am looking to install a cam on this bike but dont know much about cams. What should I look for and what would be a good cam to use?
Try the S&S 561. Of course, you'll have to do some work on the valve train, but it's worth it!

If you're looking for a "Bolt in" cam, the S&S 501 will, um, bolt right in.
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