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What is the best adjustable push rod kit to use in a road king . I am goig to have the heads worked on and need to put in adjustable push rod's. I see there are a number of choices and prices. What about the Crane ultra light weight adjustable aluminum for 91.99 in dennis kirk? Or should I be looking at the chromoly?I am looking for something reliable but cost is a consideration. Thanks in advance for any in info.
 

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Personally if you arent trying to get hp/tq out of every little nook and cranny I would get the SE pushrods ? I wouldnt worry about light weight etc until then. Unless they are all the same price then go for weight...............
 

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hazer said:
What is the best adjustable push rod kit to use in a road king . I am goig to have the heads worked on and need to put in adjustable push rod's. I see there are a number of choices and prices. What about the Crane ultra light weight adjustable aluminum for 91.99 in dennis kirk? Or should I be looking at the chromoly?I am looking for something reliable but cost is a consideration. Thanks in advance for any in info.
The best advice would probably be to ask the person doing your heads for his suggestions. I had my heads done by Dan Baisley and he recommend against the light weight pushrods ( something about them bouncing :huh:). I used a set of his adjustable chrome molly pushrods that I believe are made by Smith Bro's.
 

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I have the S&S Chrome Moly's and they work just fine in my 1200 Sporty.
 

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I have not had good luck with Aluminum pushrods, I have bent every set have used. If weight is an issue, use titanium.
 

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So maybe I should be pricing the se quick install push rod kit?
 

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I like the SE kit because it comes with new tubes with the rods. New tubes are required to use adjustable pushrods on a TC motor.
 

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If you are gonna do the job once, the SE's are fine. However, I have found that the threads tend to bind after you adjust them and run them for a while. 3 out of 4 of mine got hard to turn when I tried to collapse the all the way when I wanted to take them out to do additonal motor work. Do a search, I believe that others have had similar problems. The SE tubes are nice, though. You can buy the separately and use them with another brand of rods if you wish.
 

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LittleBear said:
I like the SE kit because it comes with new tubes with the rods. New tubes are required to use adjustable pushrods on a TC motor.
This is the reason I like SE Perfect Fit Pushrods. In a Sleeper build, the different pushrod tubes are a dead give away that performance mods have been done. Perfect fit pushrods are also stronger.
 

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The Andrews instruction sheet which comes with their adjustable ez-install pushrods state that the oem pushrod tubes can be used. And "while aftermarket tubes may be easier they are not a must". They are a well know name, i have no long term experience with this particular pushrod.
 

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I'm running Andrews adjustable chrome moly rods with stock tubes. PITA to set but completely do able.
 

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The Andrews instruction sheet which comes with their adjustable ez-install pushrods state that the oem pushrod tubes can be used. And "while aftermarket tubes may be easier they are not a must". They are a well know name, i have no long term experience with this particular pushrod.
They (push rod tubes) are not a must but they give you a lot more room to work with when you need to adjust the pushrods either initially or when you may make other mods down the road. Unless you are down to your last 5 bucks I would say they are more then worth it. Especially if you got big hands:laugh:
 

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If you are gonna do the job once, the SE's are fine. However, I have found that the threads tend to bind after you adjust them and run them for a while. 3 out of 4 of mine got hard to turn when I tried to collapse the all the way when I wanted to take them out to do additonal motor work. Do a search, I believe that others have had similar problems. The SE tubes are nice, though. You can buy the separately and use them with another brand of rods if you wish.
I have had this same problem with my SE pushrods. They do seem to bind and I always run them in and out a few times before reassembly for ease of adjustment
 

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I use whatever I can get at a decent price. Since I'm not racing the bike, there is no need to worry about weight. The weight is only a factor if you are worried about a 1/4 to 1/2 HP difference. On a street bike, it really isn't a factor. I'm using the S&S adjustables now ($87) and they work fine. That's my 2 cents..... :)
 
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