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Hey folks, Happy New Year! I feel like I haven't been in here forever. I had reconstructive knee surgey back on Dec 7. It went well, but I spent a lot of time lying on the couch. Anyway, now that I'm sitting upright again with my legs bent at a 90 degree angle, I'm surfing the web!

I'm itching to get back in the saddle. In March I'd like to do a few things to the sportster before I start riding again. I've been thinking about replacing the cams, but wanted to get some input first. I have an '01 1200S, which has W cams, vs the D cams that most other sportsters have. Would it be worth my time to change out to N2 or N4 cams?

Also, seems screamin' chicken doesn't make an ICM for the Sport, and I can't find anything aftermarket. Guessing the ICM on the sport is as good as it gets?

ps In case it matters, I have the SE airbox w/ K&N, 45/180 jets, and SE II's.
 

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Sorry for being rude, couldn't help it. Just wanted to get looked at one more time... :xhere:
 

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I personally wouldnt do any cams unless you plan on doing some headwork. Cams will only give you a very modest increase in performance at best.

If you plan on doing some headwork, look at the Andrews N6 or the SE575 cams, those would be the 2 top choices.
 

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If you are not running the S/E ignition {P/N 32734-98} for the 1200S, you are...lacking.

P/N 32734-98, Black, 6800 limiter. {They also had Red ones and some with a 7500 limit} The increased RPM is moot, as you gain LOTS way before that and won't be bumping the limiter.

Have your H-D dealer do a "parts locator search" {if they don't have one in stock} as they are discontinued. This will locate the dealer{s} who are likely to have the item. :chopper:
 

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Fourcats said:
If you are not running the S/E ignition {P/N 32734-98} for the 1200S, you are...lacking.

P/N 32734-98, Black, 6800 limiter. {They also had Red ones and some with a 7500 limit} The increased RPM is moot, as you gain LOTS way before that and won't be bumping the limiter.

Have your H-D dealer do a "parts locator search" {if they don't have one in stock} as they are discontinued. This will locate the dealer{s} who are likely to have the item. :chopper:
Fourcats, you're the man.

I've always been told that since I have a 1200S, I was just SOL for an ICM. I've searched the SE catalog, looked at dealers, and asked around here and there. No one has ever given me an answer!

So thanks, hopefully I can find one!
 

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If thats just another FIXED ignition map module(32734-98) that just raises the rev limiter a bit, I wouldnt waste the money on it. Better off geting an ignition module with an adjustable map and rev limiter. That way you can tailor the ignition to your engine combo properly. Those SE ignitions leave alot to be desired........
 

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If thats just another FIXED ignition map module(32734-98) that just raises the rev limiter a bit, I wouldnt waste the money on it. Better off geting an ignition module with an adjustable map and rev limiter. That way you can tailor the ignition to your engine combo properly. Those SE ignitions leave alot to be desired........
There's just one problem: finding one for a 1200S.
 

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Just saw this thread. Homarr, I too have a 1200S and I have the 7500 box in mine. I'll post the part number for that box tomorrow. I think it was in 98 or 99 they sold just the box by it self, later on they packaged the box and coil together. You had a choice of colors on the coil also.
 

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Just saw this thread. Homarr, I too have a 1200S and I have the 7500 box in mine. I'll post the part number for that box tomorrow. I think it was in 98 or 99 they sold just the box by it self, later on they packaged the box and coil together. You had a choice of colors on the coil also.
I ordered the ICM part # that Fourcats gave me; found it at a dealer in Valley Forge, PA. Supposed to increase RPM's to 6800. But how 'bout that coil? Would it be a benefit?

I ordered the N4's from a local indy. (http://www.ledsledcustoms.com/)

Dude told me I should be fine w/ 6800 rpm max.

Thanks for the info!
 

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Homarr said:
I ordered the ICM part # that Fourcats gave me; found it at a dealer in Valley Forge, PA. Supposed to increase RPM's to 6800. But how 'bout that coil? Would it be a benefit?

I ordered the N4's from a local indy. (http://www.ledsledcustoms.com/)

Dude told me I should be fine w/ 6800 rpm max.

Thanks for the info!
Yep, the 6800 is fine and you should have no problems. I think 7500 is a little tall for the street and it seems to fall off up there anyway. I usually shift around 6500 if I'm on it strong. The coil is the same as the stock one. No benefit whatsoever. They are just different colors, thats it.
 

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It's here

Heh, UPS just showed up. The ICM came with the coil, unexpected surprise. I thought I was only getting the ICM. Good bonus, it's black, as opposed to the gray one I have. I'm picking the cams up Weds. I'm a happy camper :D
 

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Cool deal!! :thumbsup: Hang on to your old stuff. As you can see, it is getting harder and harder to find parts for the 1200S's
 

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Cool deal!! :thumbsup: Hang on to your old stuff. As you can see, it is getting harder and harder to find parts for the 1200S's
I'll hold on to it all! I had to run back to work after the package was delivered. I imagine I'll have more questions to ask after I get home and read the installation instructions :dunno:
 

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It is very easy to install. Just lift off the seat and you'll see the box. Unbolt and unplug the two connectors on the old one, put in the new one and throw the seat on.

Instructions in the service manual are as follows:

1. remove seat

2. disconnect negative battery cable (I skipped this step)

3. disconnect ignition module from wiring harness at Deutsch connectors

4. depress external latches on socket housing side and use a rocking motion to seperate pin and socket halves.

5. remove scres to free the ignition module from the frame-mounted bracket.

Installation:

1. align hole in ignition module with those in frame- mounted bracket

2 secure module to bracket using screws. Tighten screws to 15-21 inch lbs

3. connect ignition module Deutsch connectors to module. Push connectors untill they click

4. install battery cable

5 install seat

6 test engine for proper ignition system operation.

7. Jockey's tip. Ride the snot out of it. :beer:
 

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