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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-20-2015, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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HI All, So far I have done a set of D&Ds and unplugged the O2s. I have the fuel processor, cam gear, and Lloyds air filter sitting in a box (yup, been that busy this year to put them in). I was also waiting to put the parts in so I could get it Dynoed with Kyle.

Well, After doing a couple nice tours this summer (about 8k miles worth) I discovered that I can run out of power riding 2 up doing a long uphill pass. I think the cams might help me out here but I was curious about mileage. RIght now without beating on the bike i get about 43-45 mpg.

What are you guys getting for MPG with cams?
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a good tune with cams you will get the same mpg. what rpms do you ride at? do you wind it up often? my typical riding i dont get above 3,000 rpms much, so after i added cams i wasnt impressed. they really wake up at around that 3,000 mark and up.

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My typical riding doesnt go above 3000 also. But it does when doing serious hills, hooligan riding and passing.
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My typical riding doesnt go above 3000 also. But it does when doing serious hills, hooligan riding and passing.

i would talk it over then with kyle to see what he recommends, but getting all your parts on and a good tune will be night and day to what you have now

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Seriously, you're questioning if you need cams or not. I'll be glad to help you here friend. YES, get the Lloyds cams!

Lloyds DR cams, Lloyds air filter, Lloyds timing wheel (+4), Lloyds 1/4 turn throttle ring, PCV, Tri Ovals, dyno tune by Rylan Vos = +30 hp, +20 ft.lbs/torque, +3mpg, -50% felt engine heat.

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Based on your riding style (around 3000 rpm) Talk to Kyle about his torque cams. They make 100ft-lb at 2300rpm and outperform Lloydz DR cams up to 4000rpm

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you should say what year and model you have. Add it to you signature like we all have

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Please add your state and model of bike you have. Click user CP @ top of page and then far left click edit signature. Thanks
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Whoops, I usually have info posted but I guess I missed it here. '14 cct
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Cams really start honking above 4000
Yeah they do start to perform over 3000
Under 3000 my 100 cube with stock cams and torquetubes, pipes, and 4 deg. advance has a good solid 100 ft lb rising to 108 ft lb
What revs are you actually pulling when youre overtaking?
Are you willing to sacrifice grunt in the 2-3 range for 4 and up performance?
Are you living in a state where hammering along at 80mph plus is okay (wish I was)
If so hotter cams are the go!

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Need I say more? KMC Torque Cams - I am averaging 52 MPG @ 70 MPH

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