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To those who have gone before........

I am taking delivery soon of a '06 RK. I am contemplating the 95" Stage II big bore kit with cams installed by the dealer at delivery, something that I would want done eventually sooner or later.

Installed in the new bike, the warranty on the mod will be covered for two years by the dealer, something I feel is a good thing (rather than the 90 day warranty on later installation by the dealer).

The more I hear and read in these forums, I may be better to ride the stock bike for a couple of years, then go with aftermarket gear driven cams and big bore from a reputable builder.

What would you do if you were me? Dealer kit with new bike, or gear cams later? :hmmm:
 

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daddio said:
What would you do if you were me? Dealer kit with new bike, or gear cams later? :hmmm:
I'd do the stage I upgrade (free flowing breather and less restrictive exhaust) and ride it for a couple of years (however long it takes you to put 30,000 miles on it).

Then I'd go big. How big is up to you. :yes:
 

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I only disagree with SEDeluxe on one thing, two years is a long time to be stuck with stock. I would get the Stage II 95ci and pipes at delivery, but have them substitute the 204 for the 203 cams. Then when your warranty is up you can change over to the cams of your choice and get some headwork.
 

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I only disagree with SEDeluxe on one thing, two years is a long time to be stuck with stock. I would get the Stage II 95ci and pipes at delivery, but have them substitute the 204 for the 203 cams. Then when your warranty is up you can change over to the cams of your choice and get some headwork.
I agree with genoway... look at my specs
 

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daddio said:
To those who have gone before........

I am taking delivery soon of a '06 RK. I am contemplating the 95" Stage II big bore kit with cams installed by the dealer at delivery, something that I would want done eventually sooner or later.

Installed in the new bike, the warranty on the mod will be covered for two years by the dealer, something I feel is a good thing (rather than the 90 day warranty on later installation by the dealer).

The more I hear and read in these forums, I may be better to ride the stock bike for a couple of years, then go with aftermarket gear driven cams and big bore from a reputable builder.

What would you do if you were me? Dealer kit with new bike, or gear cams later? :hmmm:
I would get the Stage I 95" kit installed at delivery and then do the cams and heads at your leisure. This will give you a peppy bike with plenty of torque to ride thru the warranty (tourers are a bit heavy, I have an '05 FLHRCI) and you will use the SE parts you paid fo rin an upgraded 95" engine. In other words, I think this is the best compromise between warranty use and not buying some parts twice, because you can use the jugs and pistons from the SE build with no ill effects when you upgrade the heads and cam later.

If you buy the 203 or 204 cam (and I simply can not recommend the 203 for the money, even though it preserves your warranty), you will still be buying and installing a different cam when you get the heads done. I would also bet you that the 204 cam voids the warranty from Harley, while the 203 (which I think is a dog, I had it) does not. Just not worth it, IMO.

Either way - best wishes with your choice and happy scootin'!
 

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Its important to initially preserve your warrenty...at *least* the first year. If the bike is soild after that, chances are enginewise its a good one! Don't do anything at first to void your warrenty! BUT...I agree with the above that TWO years is WAY too long to wait for an Upgrade...especially on a bagger! Get the HD Stage II w/ good Pipes. Dealer should back their work.

My bike was rock solid after 24K miles so I installed TW37G's at 1.5 years into the warrenty and just sent the heads off to Charlie! Talk about psyched!:banana:
 
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