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  • WideglidingNZ
    WideglidingNZ
    18 days ago
    Quoting John.R on 30 May 2022 03:13 AM

    Yeah I'm with ya. I'm tossing up between the CR480 and the CR483

    Quoting Grease Monkey on 30 May 2022 04:30 AM

    What's the difference between them 2 cams John? I haven't stayed up to speed on M8 cams for a couple of years.

    Quoting John.R on 31 May 2022 11:35 PM

    I asked APE exactly this question. 


    480 comes on a touch earlier. 

    483 has stronger mid and carries HP further.


    Here's a dyno chart of a 117 with couple of mods. Bloody impressive.


    I was having a look at a few dyno charts and found this M8 Fatboy's 131 chart and there's not much of a gain over this Cyclerama cammed Roadglide ST 117's one https://rolliesspeedshop.com/dyno_charts/2020-131ci-fatboy-factory-se-stage-4-131-kit/ a lot of $ for a little more power and less torque, I know dyno's differ a little
  • fatbat
    fatbat
    18 days ago
    Absolutely impressive what these m8 engines can produce with some bolt on parts and a tune. 

    My question is how reliable is the bottom end with this much torque? A twin cam bottom end needed attention at and below these levels. 

    Me thinks they must be ok as lots of these bikes getting around now with big torque and I’m not hearing about failures 
  • WideglidingNZ
    WideglidingNZ
    18 days ago
    yeah the M8 engine seems pretty strong now they have sorted the oil pump, I will let you know as to the cammed 117's reliability, I'm not waiting for the warranty to expire as the cam is going in on the bikes 1st service  
  • John.R
    John.R
    15 days ago
    Took the bike out for a decent rip today in the corners, and I'm very impressed. Good height and ground clearance, really good transitioning from side to side where it doesnt feel like you have to wrestle it, and I'm starting to lean into the motor a bit more and definitely impressed with how it pulls. 
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    14 days ago
    Quoting WideglidingNZ on 16 Jun 2022 01:51 AM

    yeah the M8 engine seems pretty strong now they have sorted the oil pump, I will let you know as to the cammed 117's reliability, I'm not waiting for the warranty to expire as the cam is going in on the bikes 1st service  

    Heck no, cam straight in for sure, could be dead by the time warranty runs out, live it.
  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    14 days ago
    Quoting John.R on 18 Jun 2022 05:54 AM

    Took the bike out for a decent rip today in the corners, and I'm very impressed. Good height and ground clearance, really good transitioning from side to side where it doesnt feel like you have to wrestle it, and I'm starting to lean into the motor a bit more and definitely impressed with how it pulls. 

    Did you scrape the pegs John?
  • John.R
    John.R
    14 days ago
    Quoting John.R on 18 Jun 2022 05:54 AM

    Took the bike out for a decent rip today in the corners, and I'm very impressed. Good height and ground clearance, really good transitioning from side to side where it doesnt feel like you have to wrestle it, and I'm starting to lean into the motor a bit more and definitely impressed with how it pulls. 

    Quoting Far Canal on 19 Jun 2022 09:25 AM

    Did you scrape the pegs John?

    I intentionally avoided it, doesn't achieve much haha.
  • WideglidingNZ
    WideglidingNZ
    14 days ago
    Quoting WideglidingNZ on 16 Jun 2022 01:51 AM

    yeah the M8 engine seems pretty strong now they have sorted the oil pump, I will let you know as to the cammed 117's reliability, I'm not waiting for the warranty to expire as the cam is going in on the bikes 1st service  

    Quoting Grease Monkey on 19 Jun 2022 08:54 AM

    Heck no, cam straight in for sure, could be dead by the time warranty runs out, live it.

    yeah na I'd much rather have it run in before it get's a hiding on the dyno me thinks and any issues with warranty can be sorted in the mean time, it will only take a week or 2 to get the K's done(1600) for the 1st service, the hardest part is the waiting (bike is getting made now), and not wanting to put too many k's on my 2020 FXLRS (before trade in) which is due for a service soon and tyres are close to needing to be replaced in a couple of thousand k's, I don't want to spend anymore $$ on it lol
  • Mr.Mow
    Mr.Mow
    12 days ago
    Quoting John.R on 18 Jun 2022 05:54 AM

    Took the bike out for a decent rip today in the corners, and I'm very impressed. Good height and ground clearance, really good transitioning from side to side where it doesnt feel like you have to wrestle it, and I'm starting to lean into the motor a bit more and definitely impressed with how it pulls. 

    How you finding the gearbox? Fckn killing me, go hard into a corner, clutch in, bang down 2-3 gears and… nothing..
    Just a floppy shift lever and you may or may not be in gear.

    Seems to require clutch, shift, release, clutch back in, shift.. 

    Really hoping it gets better as it wears in.
  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    12 days ago
    Quoting John.R on 18 Jun 2022 05:54 AM

    Took the bike out for a decent rip today in the corners, and I'm very impressed. Good height and ground clearance, really good transitioning from side to side where it doesnt feel like you have to wrestle it, and I'm starting to lean into the motor a bit more and definitely impressed with how it pulls. 

    Quoting Mr.Mow on 21 Jun 2022 11:13 AM

    How you finding the gearbox? Fckn killing me, go hard into a corner, clutch in, bang down 2-3 gears and… nothing..

    Just a floppy shift lever and you may or may not be in gear.

    Seems to require clutch, shift, release, clutch back in, shift.. 

    Really hoping it gets better as it wears in.

    This is interesting Mow, please keep us updated.
    Thinking a bit more about it.. "Seems to require clutch, shift, release, clutch back in, shift.." Isn't that how one is meant to do it?


  • John.R
    John.R
    12 days ago
    Quoting John.R on 18 Jun 2022 05:54 AM

    Took the bike out for a decent rip today in the corners, and I'm very impressed. Good height and ground clearance, really good transitioning from side to side where it doesnt feel like you have to wrestle it, and I'm starting to lean into the motor a bit more and definitely impressed with how it pulls. 

    Quoting Mr.Mow on 21 Jun 2022 11:13 AM

    How you finding the gearbox? Fckn killing me, go hard into a corner, clutch in, bang down 2-3 gears and… nothing..

    Just a floppy shift lever and you may or may not be in gear.

    Seems to require clutch, shift, release, clutch back in, shift.. 

    Really hoping it gets better as it wears in.

    Mines good. Very positive feel going into each gear, no weird mis shift setups yet. I can bang down multiple gears in one motion with no issue.
  • WideglidingNZ
    WideglidingNZ
    6 days ago
    Quoting John.R on 18 Jun 2022 05:54 AM

    Took the bike out for a decent rip today in the corners, and I'm very impressed. Good height and ground clearance, really good transitioning from side to side where it doesnt feel like you have to wrestle it, and I'm starting to lean into the motor a bit more and definitely impressed with how it pulls. 

    Quoting Mr.Mow on 21 Jun 2022 11:13 AM

    How you finding the gearbox? Fckn killing me, go hard into a corner, clutch in, bang down 2-3 gears and… nothing..

    Just a floppy shift lever and you may or may not be in gear.

    Seems to require clutch, shift, release, clutch back in, shift.. 

    Really hoping it gets better as it wears in.

    Hi Mr .Mow how is the gearbox now have you solved the issue? 
  • Mr.Mow
    Mr.Mow
    6 days ago
    Quoting John.R on 18 Jun 2022 05:54 AM

    Took the bike out for a decent rip today in the corners, and I'm very impressed. Good height and ground clearance, really good transitioning from side to side where it doesnt feel like you have to wrestle it, and I'm starting to lean into the motor a bit more and definitely impressed with how it pulls. 

    Quoting Mr.Mow on 21 Jun 2022 11:13 AM

    How you finding the gearbox? Fckn killing me, go hard into a corner, clutch in, bang down 2-3 gears and… nothing..

    Just a floppy shift lever and you may or may not be in gear.

    Seems to require clutch, shift, release, clutch back in, shift.. 

    Really hoping it gets better as it wears in.

    Quoting WideglidingNZ on 27 Jun 2022 05:53 PM

    Hi Mr .Mow how is the gearbox now have you solved the issue? 

    We’ve had torrential rain for pretty much the last 2 weeks so I’ve not had it out!
  • John.R
    John.R
    5 days ago
    Mr Mow, 

    One thing that may be worth checking (but doesnt sound like its your issue) is the shifter linkage. I've heard some are exceptionally tight so aren't working correctly till lubed up and or loosened.

    In other news, I ordered a pipe and set of wheels. I dont expect to see either for another 6 months haha. 
  • fatbat
    fatbat
    5 days ago
    What pipe and wheels you order?

    You don’t like the wheels?
  • Mr.Mow
    Mr.Mow
    5 days ago
    Quoting John.R on 28 Jun 2022 08:20 AM

    Mr Mow, 


    One thing that may be worth checking (but doesnt sound like its your issue) is the shifter linkage. I've heard some are exceptionally tight so aren't working correctly till lubed up and or loosened.

    In other news, I ordered a pipe and set of wheels. I dont expect to see either for another 6 months haha. 

    I took it for a blast yesterday, I think it’s as simple as there is a very long throw for the gear lever and it really requires a positive full push down to engage fully, I’m very much used to a stab at the pedal and it’s in gear, might need to fiddle with the lever height, it’s set low for quick up shifts but suspect it’s affecting the down shifts with not enough pressure.

    Same goes for the rear brake pedal, the rear brake is absolutely woeful, but looking at it I don’t think it’s giving enough leverage.
  • John.R
    John.R
    4 days ago
    Quoting fatbat on 28 Jun 2022 08:59 AM

    What pipe and wheels you order?


    You don’t like the wheels?

    I ordered a HPI so might see it in 6 months if I'm lucky ha.

    Wheels wise I like the bronze ones, I just want to do something a bit different and modify it a bit. I'll see how it goes when they rock up (probably 3-6 months too)
  • fatbat
    fatbat
    4 days ago
    Lots of unique Harley’s I’m not a fan of but I like all the different things you’ve done with your bikes so keen to see the wheels if you can share a pic. 

    The wait is a bummer alright. Even blokes in the states are waiting ages. Some website businesses I shop at still aren’t using usps for postage here 
  • WideglidingNZ
    WideglidingNZ
    4 days ago
    Quoting fatbat on 28 Jun 2022 08:59 AM

    What pipe and wheels you order?


    You don’t like the wheels?

    Quoting John.R on 29 Jun 2022 09:57 PM

    I ordered a HPI so might see it in 6 months if I'm lucky ha.


    Wheels wise I like the bronze ones, I just want to do something a bit different and modify it a bit. I'll see how it goes when they rock up (probably 3-6 months too)

    I just had a quick look at the HPI exhaust web-site and they are a nice looking pipe apparently only comes in a stainless finish which is ok, are you coating it or leaving it as it is, I did notice it was $1760 US, which seems quite pricey- https://www.horsepowerinc.net/exhausts
  • John.R
    John.R
    4 days ago
    Yeah, good performance, a look I like, and price not too far off other quality pipes I was looking at.

    Yeah raw only which is good, not many black coatings I've seen seem to hold up and not look blotchy. That's the exact reason they only offer it raw, they don't want to be responsible for the quality of coatings.
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