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This winter, I am going to upgrade my 05 FLSTNI's chain Tensioner system to the roller chain setup. Bike is stock bore, K&N filter with Cycle Shack slip-ons. I haven't decided on bumping up to 95ci, but if I do, it will be later when I can afford it and I will probably do the heads at that time. Reason I am doing the roller chain is simple. At 50kmi, I have avoided the dreaded cam tensioner shoe issue but I am not going to push it either. I was going to put the Baisley spring in but decided, hey, go for the new pump instead. Typical ride about 70%Solo, mostly Highway 70 to 80 % of the time at avg speeds of 60 to 70 mph. Bike runs well, just looking for more punch when I hit the gas while rolling along. Am thinkng of the Andrews 21N or the 26N cam. Would like to hear from someone with a similar setup. Opinions welcome. Thanks.
 

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This winter, I am going to upgrade my 05 FLSTNI's chain Tensioner system to the roller chain setup. Bike is stock bore, K&N filter with Cycle Shack slip-ons. I haven't decided on bumping up to 95ci, but if I do, it will be later when I can afford it and I will probably do the heads at that time. Reason I am doing the roller chain is simple. At 50kmi, I have avoided the dreaded cam tensioner shoe issue but I am not going to push it either. I was going to put the Baisley spring in but decided, hey, go for the new pump instead. Typical ride about 70%Solo, mostly Highway 70 to 80 % of the time at avg speeds of 60 to 70 mph. Bike runs well, just looking for more punch when I hit the gas while rolling along. Am thinkng of the Andrews 21N or the 26N cam. Would like to hear from someone with a similar setup. Opinions welcome. Thanks.

If your upgrading your chain system why not just go with gear drive cams???? If your going to upgrade to the higher volume oil pump why not put the spring in also.It will just help stabilize the oil pressure more!!!!As for cams.I'm biased to Woods performance.His cams hit hard & put up big numbers!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I talked to Bob Wood yesterday and he was telling me that you can use one of his cams for 07 or 08 and have it machined to fit into the roller chain conversion, so you get a new pump, camplate and can use his cams with it. The machining for the cams is 150.00 extra. I am currently looking into this option on the build I am doing
 

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I talked to Bob Wood yesterday and he was telling me that you can use one of his cams for 07 or 08 and have it machined to fit into the roller chain conversion, so you get a new pump, camplate and can use his cams with it. The machining for the cams is 150.00 extra. I am currently looking into this option on the build I am doing
My understanding is that you use the 07-08 cams as they are and get the appropriate HD OEM parts to set up roller chains with them. You should not need to machine anything.
 

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Andrews 26 would be a great start, will not be too soft on the bottom as an 88 and will run great after the 95 and heads, as for the cam fitment, it is the larger inner cam bearing on the 06 dyna 07 up cams that requires cam machining. Man, 150 to machine, add that to an already high priced camset (woods) and you are well over 5 bills in cams alone.
 

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For what you are looking to do with your stock 88" and stock heads, I feel that the Andrews 26 cam is the best cam for that combination.
If you choose to upgrade later to a 95", the 26s will work great with stock heads. If you choose to go with a set of ported heads with larger valves, you could always get a good part of your money back on the 26s and get a Woods cam at that time.
The Baisley spring is a good compliment to both styles of oil pumps.
 

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As we all agree the 26 will fit the bill for the present 88", but with the advent of a 95-98" kit, and a set of good heads, the intital power "hit" that those cams generate can be extended out by quite a bit.
 
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