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Old 04-16-2012, 08:48 PM   #1
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Post Stage II Cams Driveability Review

I've been searching for a review of the driveability of the Screamin Eagle cams to no avail. I've seen the dyno sheets and they're very impressive, but we don't ride our bikes on the dyno.

IF YOU OWN THESE CAMS, please comment on the street-ability of your bike now vs stock cams:

Is it hard to start?
Does it pull better down low, mid range, upper RPM?
Does it run rough?
Does it stall?
Does it suck gas?
Is it noisy?
Does it run hotter?
Is it smooth?
Is it a mistake for the commuter to use these cams?
Are they worth the money ($400 + install + dyno tune) to you?
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Street ability is good. I've put 1000 miles on since getting the cams installed. No issues with hard starts or getting hot. It pulls hard in upper rpm range. I get between 29 and 32 mpg depending on how hard I ride. My dyno numbers were 114hp and 77tq before cams. After cams they went up to 133hp and 83tq. Definitely worth the money for an increase of 19hp and 6tq at the back wheel.


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Old 04-16-2012, 09:53 PM   #3
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I've been searching for a review of the driveability of the Screamin Eagle cams to no avail. I've seen the dyno sheets and they're very impressive, but we don't ride our bikes on the dyno.

IF YOU OWN THESE CAMS, please comment on the street-ability of your bike now vs stock cams:

Is it hard to start?No
Does it pull better down low, mid range, upper RPM?The way mine is set up.. Mid - High Rpm
Does it run rough?A little rumble , not rough
Does it stall?No
Does it suck gas?The way I ride. YES !! Hitting Nitrous & High Rpm's I get about 20 - 25 miles to the gallon. I have mine set rich for the nitrous
Is it noisy?They are noisy. But can't hear when I'm above 5500 Rpm's due to Vance & Hines Slip -ons.
Does it run hotter?I haven't noticed
Is it smooth? Compared to Stock.. No . More Beefy feeling.
Is it a mistake for the commuter to use these cams?Thats definately a personal choice
Are they worth the money ($400 + install + dyno tune) to you?Worth the money to Purchase YES.. I Did my own install and Created my own Maps
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:05 PM   #4
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I've read of airheads installing cams themselves, is this possible? Obviously a dyno would still be needed. Any "how to's"?

Would the 26t help with the low end torque and cams for high end power?



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Old 04-17-2012, 01:01 AM   #5
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my set up gives me more low mid range torque. using thundermax at the mo but converting to daytona tt as soon as ive a chance to do it.these cams are quite streetable.unfortunately it now sucks gas.on a brisk ride i use 1/3 more gas than a k13r.same speeds.when i compare the gas consumption to any other bike its quite sobering.takes the buzz right off.
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:40 AM   #6
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Dave, how's your riding style? If you like to crank up the throttle from time to time (or all the time like some of us ) then you should install them definitely! It's a mid-high RPM improving mod, so you'll get the best of it if you like to ride your bike hard.
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:21 AM   #7
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OK, consider me the Newbie of this thread. read many threads that PCV doesn't work with Stage II cams, so it is a must to have SEPST?
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:00 AM   #8
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:09 AM   #9
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TEAZZR gave you all the answers I would give you.

I had the cams in before I did the stroke, and thought it was WELL worth the money. At idle you will get more of that long duration cam "lope" in the motor, and a lot more chatter from the TB blades. After that it's all GRINS. Smaller power gains down low, bigger up top - the motor really comes alive around 4500RPM.

That additional noise you're hearing? That's YOU hollerin'.

I had mine tuned with the Mastertune - no flat spots and a big pull all the way up to my 9400 RPM redline.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:26 AM   #10
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i've been searching for a review of the driveability of the screamin eagle cams to no avail. I've seen the dyno sheets and they're very impressive, but we don't ride our bikes on the dyno.

If you own these cams, please comment on the street-ability of your bike now vs stock cams:

Is it hard to start? No
does it pull better down low, mid range, upper rpm? Yes
does it run rough? No
does it stall? No
does it suck gas? Only if you twist your right wrist
is it noisy? No
does it run hotter? No
is it smooth? Yes
is it a mistake for the commuter to use these cams? No
are they worth the money ($400 + install + dyno tune) to you? Y.E.S!.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:07 PM   #11
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the best hp for the money,after a year i still grin when i hammer it, as for mpg, all depends on your wrist,
these motors should of came from the factory with these babies.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:13 PM   #12
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Take my word for it:

Leave it stock!!!!!
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Is it hard to start? No, but I keep mine on a battery tender
Does it pull better down low, mid range, upper RPM? Mid and Upper
Does it run rough? No
Does it stall? No
Does it suck gas? Little more, because you will be twisting it more
Is it noisy? Little bit, but in a good way..
Does it run hotter? nope
Is it smooth? yes
Is it a mistake for the commuter to use these cams? I dont think so...
Are they worth the money ($400 + install + dyno tune) to you? YES
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:15 PM   #14
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How many hours shop time to install the cams .
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:49 AM   #15
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How many hours shop time to install the cams .
usually quoted 4 hours + dyno time, so best part of a day, at least 7 hours ...still thinking about it myself, got some other things on the list to do first
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