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Old 03-28-2006, 10:17 PM
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I'm installing new parts into my engine this weekend and wondered if anyone had any experience with this setup. Program 17 on the EFI race fueler.

Could use some advise about the non-obvious such as fitment tricks or special tools and so-forth. Also, if anyone has experience with this race fueler I can do my own test track dyno and save some money.

I have a qualified mechanic who happens to be one of my best friends who is going to assist me with this. My shop has all the necessary tools required to break down the motorcycle. My bike is a 2003 FXSTDI. I have a shade under 20K miles on it with V&H exhaust, S.E. air cleaner, and 203 cams. No idea where my baseline torque and HP curves are. I'm having my local dealer in Gowanda do all the bearing/cam replacements so I don't have to buy the special tools or a new plate if I F it up!

Here's a list of parts that the brown and gold santa has brought to me:

Screamin' Eagle (S.E.) 95" jugs
S.E. 251 cams
S.E. HTCC Heads (not the CNC ported ones)
S.E. HTCC Pistons
Compression Release Valves
S.E. Intake Manifold to match heads
S.E. EFI Race Tuner
S.E. Gaskets and O-Rings
S.E. Trip. Plat. Spark Plugs
S.E. Perfect Fit Pushrods
S.E. Rocker Supports
S.E. Plug Wires
S.E. Studs
S.E. Valve Springs
Bullet K&N Air Cleaner
Joker Chopper Exhaust

Is there anything that I've left out? I'll be sure to post my results if anyone seems interested.
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Old 03-29-2006, 06:22 AM
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Welcome aboard Jester, that almost duplicates my build. I went with the SE211's about three years ago. The 211's were great for 1 up but when I rode 2 up she didn't have enough pull. Just this past winter I got rid of the chain cam and went with an Andrews 26 gear drive . Now I have lots of torque. I don't know about dyno #'s as I haven't had it dynoed. I don't have any experience with the race tuner as I am carbureted and am running the SE programmable Ign. Good luck and keep us updated.
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Old 04-05-2006, 06:44 PM
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Cool Screamin' Eagle, Baby!

Hey guys,

Just put the engine in the bike. Had to do it alone. Man am I exhausted!

OK, there's a few tips of advice that I can give anyone willing to undertake this project:

Get the special tool (Mac) to take off and put on your manifold. This tool is abolutely essential because of the tight angles, even with the engine out of the frame. It has a ball allen head driver on a ratchet handle.

Get the good Snap-On piston ring compressor. Anything else simply doesn't work. It has to be the ratcheting kind with the removeable rings. Apply LOTS of oil to lube the pistons and the jugs as you install the pistons.

Get 2 Jims Tools (EVO Tappent Block Alignment Tools) to align your oil pump. The manual tells you this, but it's worth inserting because of this story: My buddy, Rob, who rides an Evo has one Jims tool, which is all the Evo requires. So I put an order in for one on March 5th. It STILL hasn't come (GoPartsDirect.com). Well I asked in the local Harley shop (Gowanda Harley-Davidson...great people!) if they sold them. Well I've been a good customer for many years and am on a first name basis with most of the people there. They said, "we don't sell tools, but you can borrow one if you can have it back before we close." Can you believe that? What courtesy! I kept my word.

When the new pistons are installed, keep them from rubbing on your high tensile studs before and during cylinder installation with a towel or something.

Have more than one tube of blue locktite on hand for reassembly if you take down the bike to the frame like I did.

You'll need at least 2, may 3 different torque wrenches for the wide array of torque values required.

Verify fitment of all parts before unpackaging for installation. Luckily I knew this before hand, which saved me $46 on an incorrectly ordered part.

Have everything you'll need for reassembly in your hands before disassembly. This makes for fewer trips to the various stores you'll be shopping at for all the necessities. Accomplishing this can be done by reading your manual ahead of time. Now, I made sure I had all my parts and gaskets, but I neglected some tools and hardware, so I made a few trips I shouldn't have had to make. Learn from my lesson.

That's about all I can remember for now. I took some pictures but I can't get them off of my phone right now. If anyone is interested I'll post them later.

Tomorrow should be final assembly day. I can't wait to hear what she sounds like!
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:55 AM
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Post some nice pics and let's see what you've done!

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