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  • JR888 Posts: 96
    Sunshine Coast
    Stock Poster JR888
    02 Jul 2018 11:13 AM
    Quoting Oz Dan on 28 Jun 2018 06:18 AM
    As this is the M8 owner’s thread, thought I’d put it on the record that I now have 24,500km on my 17 Road King and it’s been absolutely trouble free. Great bike. 


    Quoting LOFTYBOB on 28 Jun 2018 07:04 AM
    Just hit 16,000 on my RoadKing, and it is running better than ever. does not use a drop of slippery stuff, and still gets over 400km's to a tank of juice.

    This stage 2 Torque kit is awesome.
    Quoting Adrian1200CA on 02 Jul 2018 09:18 AMedited: 02 Jul 2018 09:18 AM
    Hey Lofty, is your's the 107 or the 114?  I've just picked up a 107 breakout and want to do cams, so interested in what cams you got?

    Hi Adrian, I don't know about Lofty's bike but mine is the 107 with the same (torque) cam and it is great. I was speaking with a guy who went for the power cam and reckons it is crap, no response when you need - it for overtaking. Hope that helps.
  • Adrian1200CA Posts: 107
    Vic
    Stock Poster Adrian1200CA
    02 Jul 2018 11:25 AM
    Quoting LOFTYBOB on 28 Jun 2018 07:04 AM
    Just hit 16,000 on my RoadKing, and it is running better than ever. does not use a drop of slippery stuff, and still gets over 400km's to a tank of juice.

    This stage 2 Torque kit is awesome.
    Quoting Adrian1200CA on 02 Jul 2018 09:18 AMedited: 02 Jul 2018 09:18 AM
    Hey Lofty, is your's the 107 or the 114?  I've just picked up a 107 breakout and want to do cams, so interested in what cams you got?

    Quoting JR888 on 02 Jul 2018 11:13 AM
    Hi Adrian, I don't know about Lofty's bike but mine is the 107 with the same (torque) cam and it is great. I was speaking with a guy who went for the power cam and reckons it is crap, no response when you need - it for overtaking. Hope that helps.
    Cheers, spoke to Harley in Ringwood and they said pretty much the only cam they have used so far is the 585 but interestingly no dyno results yet.  Could mean people are taking elsewhere to Dyno them ,which is what I'll be doing.  Also asked them about using aftermarket cams and they pretty much said no warranty on the cam and any damage it could do, so reading into that they will blame the cams for any failure and you will have to prove otherwise.
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3607
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    03 Jul 2018 07:58 AM
    Quoting Oz Dan on 28 Jun 2018 06:18 AM
    As this is the M8 owner’s thread, thought I’d put it on the record that I now have 24,500km on my 17 Road King and it’s been absolutely trouble free. Great bike. 


    Quoting LOFTYBOB on 28 Jun 2018 07:04 AM
    Just hit 16,000 on my RoadKing, and it is running better than ever. does not use a drop of slippery stuff, and still gets over 400km's to a tank of juice.

    This stage 2 Torque kit is awesome.
    Quoting Adrian1200CA on 02 Jul 2018 09:18 AMedited: 02 Jul 2018 09:18 AM
    Hey Lofty, is your's the 107 or the 114?  I've just picked up a 107 breakout and want to do cams, so interested in what cams you got?

    107 mate, with the SE Torque cams
  • Hot and Heavy Posts: 1491
    Hobart.
    Performance Poster Hot and Heavy
    04 Jul 2018 05:12 AM
    This’ll get your M8 hopping. Lol. Now there’s an idea???

    https://leadingedge-vtwin.com/
  • Adrian1200CA Posts: 107
    Vic
    Stock Poster Adrian1200CA
    04 Jul 2018 08:31 AM
    Quoting Hot and Heavy on 04 Jul 2018 05:12 AM
    This’ll get your M8 hopping. Lol. Now there’s an idea???

    https://leadingedge-vtwin.com/
    Haha.. seen those, just after a little bit more power and torque as I like my arms attached to my body.
     
  • Proffesor Posts: 5
    Stock Poster Proffesor
    04 Jul 2018 09:46 PM
    Quoting Proffesor on 09 Jun 2018 05:46 PM
    Screaming Eagle stage 1 air cleaner, i am not a hard rider either, only have 4 points left on licence, get them back same time warranty runs out.
    Quoting JR888 on 09 Jun 2018 06:53 PM
    Thanks, just as I thought. Mine was the same cleaner which they tried to tell me was the issue. That was before the second re-build and Harley Australia finally replacing the whole bike with an MY18.
    Just goes to show, you don't need to cop the BS from dealerships if you know it ain't right.
    Quoting Proffesor on 27 Jun 2018 10:51 PM
    Well its now nearing 5 weeks and still no new engine, dealer believes they will get it tomorrow, the bike has been off the road for over 7 weeks now.
    Harley Davidson needs to re evaluate its balance between giving their share holders a bigger return and giving their customers a product that is fit to do what it is claimed to do.
    A strong brand name will keep them going for a while, but if they keep providing sub standard product, their sales will certainly take a nosedive, social media is very powerful today. 
    Finally got my Road King back with a new motor fitted, picked it up last Friday, took it down to our monthly HOG BBQ on saturday, all happy until someone asked about the oil under my bike, they sliced the orting seal on the starter motor putting it back in, all fixed now. Has anyone noticed any difference with the replacement motors, this one has more vibration and definitely has a deeper exhaust note.
  • JR888 Posts: 96
    Sunshine Coast
    Stock Poster JR888
    05 Jul 2018 07:12 AM
    Quoting JR888 on 09 Jun 2018 06:53 PM
    Thanks, just as I thought. Mine was the same cleaner which they tried to tell me was the issue. That was before the second re-build and Harley Australia finally replacing the whole bike with an MY18.
    Just goes to show, you don't need to cop the BS from dealerships if you know it ain't right.
    Quoting Proffesor on 27 Jun 2018 10:51 PM
    Well its now nearing 5 weeks and still no new engine, dealer believes they will get it tomorrow, the bike has been off the road for over 7 weeks now.
    Harley Davidson needs to re evaluate its balance between giving their share holders a bigger return and giving their customers a product that is fit to do what it is claimed to do.
    A strong brand name will keep them going for a while, but if they keep providing sub standard product, their sales will certainly take a nosedive, social media is very powerful today. 
    Quoting Proffesor on 04 Jul 2018 09:46 PM
    Finally got my Road King back with a new motor fitted, picked it up last Friday, took it down to our monthly HOG BBQ on saturday, all happy until someone asked about the oil under my bike, they sliced the orting seal on the starter motor putting it back in, all fixed now. Has anyone noticed any difference with the replacement motors, this one has more vibration and definitely has a deeper exhaust note.
    When they gave me the MY18 I noticed a deeper note in the exhaust (my old system swapped over from the MY17) but thought that was due to Heavy Breather which they gave me. Sweet deal, they wouldn't give me the new bike unless I took it with the Heavy Breather.
    Can't say I noticed any vibration though.
  • SquALeD Posts: 57
    Stock Poster SquALeD
    10 Jul 2018 11:32 PM
    Traded my 13 Breakout for a 2017 Roadglide the other month.. 8k service just done and no dramas at all. Its going to Phillip Island from Perth in Oct..Well see what happens! HA!
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