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Wanted , Softail 103 "long block" 2013 or younger

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  • Retroman
    Retroman
    2 months
    Good mate of mine his 2008 Softail Springer CVO 110 took a major shit , dropped/grenaded rear cylinder lifter. The rest when whammo therafter.

    Declared an uneconomic repair by the local Indy shop. Not really a surprise. Finding a 110 Softail motor in WA ? Very unlikely

    I am after a "new bike take-off" long block where perhaps a 120R was put into a Softail. OR a low K's 103 motor

    Now I am not kidding but 8 years ago you could practically trip over the bastard things in Frasers workshop and Gumtree had several listed for sale.

    Who was ever gunna need one of those ?

    I can find Dyna/Tourer 103's in WA , but no 103 Softail motors to date.

    I have found also Softail 96 cube motors 2007 and younger , but would ideally like factory ACR's , hence the 103 request.

    The idea is we make the 103 a 107 (or similar) and get him close back to where he was.

    Message thru' the forum fi you know of anything.

    I found this old forum post of mine from 6 years ago , how funny does it sound today !

    Frasers Perth told me some time ago they have to FORCE the issue for guys to take them away after a 120R transplant, as their basement was chock fulla the things !

  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    2 months
    Seen one somewhere today, see if I can find it, not sure what state though
  • Retroman
    Retroman
    2 months
    Ta mate. It's getting a stripdown at home next week. Out of morbid interest mostly.

    Also found a post tonight from the forum by a bloke in WA who had just picked up a new bike take-off Softail 110 in October 2020 !

    He had put it into a Breakout where his 103 stage 4 had grenaded with no warranty. We're 10 months too late for that one.

    I am almost sure I knew that motor as a guy just 8 K's from me had a 120R put into a brand new CVO Deluxe in 2011 from day 1.

    I tried to  track that motor down , to find that it was gone some time back. has to be the same one.

  • fatbat
    fatbat
    2 months
    I’m sure I saw long block 103s and 96s on gumtree in the last couple of weeks. And sure at least one of them was a softail. Not in wa but get it trucked over via e-go.com.au and it won’t cost too much. I don’t think I’d be too fussy about the acrs in the heads of the 103. If a good 96 is available and it’s being turned into a 107, use s&s ezy start cams or if getting beadwork done it’s not much extra to get manual decomps fitted. Good luck with it all 
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    2 months
    Can't find the one I saw yesterday but that's in Albany if your mate is cashed up
  • Retroman
    Retroman
    2 months
    Thanks fellas. Dyna/Tourer 103 long blocks relatively easy enough to find. Even damaged bikes complete at the auction houses.

    Yes I had spotted the 120R lump in Albany, thanks for the reminder.

    I had kind of steered him away from that at the moment , as those 120R's can be "soft" over time.

    It also sounds like brand new price I suppose or pretty close to it. Probably better with a brand new factory 110 at that money.

    We just missed a 120R Softail motor with Fueling oil pump and this and that 3 weeks ago. Way less exxy than the block in Albany..

    But never say never as it may come to that.
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    2 months
    He might be worth a call though cause if he is into swapping engines he might know of one, there is a 96 softy engine in Tas, it's on gumtree, still in bike so not sure what she is up to, the one I saw yesterday was out of the bike and I only seen it in one spot not plastered across every for sale page, fucked if I can see it now though.
  • fatbat
    fatbat
    2 months
  • Retroman
    Retroman
    2 months
    Thanks fatbat mate.
  • fatbat
    fatbat
    2 months
  • Retroman
    Retroman
    2 months
    Thanks mate. This situation is still a work in progress...
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    1 month
    You find one yet mate? Couple of 96" buggas on FB.
  • Retroman
    Retroman
    1 month
    We have been holding out for a 103. The Perth WA weather has been shithouse which thankfully has taken the pressure off.

    There is a low K's/new bike take-out 96 cube Softail motor in Perth. It has a 204 cam.

    OK but not my first choice. Looks brand new tho' I had a looksee. Upside to that it is in an Indy shop 12 K's from me.

    He had fitted the 204 cam for a supply and fit deal that fell thru hence the availability. I do some tuning for the guy and the provenance is 100 %.

    I could have it back at mine in jig time......


  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    1 month
    110" top end kit and tune :)
  • fatbat
    fatbat
    1 month
    Or just use s&s ezy start cams and then no need for acrs. Some good deals still available buying parts from the states 
  • Retroman
    Retroman
    1 month
    Picked up a 2010 Softail Rocker C motor today , taken out of a brand new Rocker for a 120R transplant.

    Been dry stored in a shed ever since, in the gear the 120R was shipped in. Presents as new ( which it is !).

    Throttle body attached etc etc. Fit cams etc first is the question? I have SE255's ready to go , in the shed for the right money (FREE!)

    Found on facebook marketplace by a contact of mine. I had asked all my contacts to look out for such a thing.

    Yes of course it's a 96 , the 103 not really apparent until 2012 other than CVO Softails , CVO Fatboy for example.

    $3500 in cash money , probably the "going rate" I reckon. Plus it could be picked up in the boot of a hatchback in metro Perth WA.

    We could wait no longer for a 103 sadly , but I bet they'll be jumping out of the woodwork next week ! (always the way !)
  • keith
    keith
    1 month
    Also on FB marketplace now.
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    1 month
    96" can be a 110" real easy while it's on the bench :)
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