Hello to the forum.
Yes, I'm a new member that does not own a Victory. I'm here because my cousin owns one and I'm his wrench. He also owns and new Indian Chief as well and I've done some minor work on that too.
The reason I'm here is for tech tips and such. He wants me to put Lloyd'z drop-in cams in his Cross-Dresser becauses he still has his first communion money and does not want to part with it. I will also be installing Lloyd'z adjustable timing gear and a PC-V including installing the correct map for his set-up which we will get from Lloyd'z.
We took his Indian to Lloyd'z on a cold November day last year and had him install his cams, exhaust, PC and dyno tune it. I had already put his air cleaner on the bike. It truly woke the Indian up and Rit wants to do the same to his Cross-Dresser.
I found Phil C.'s cam installation guide which is truly appreciated. Thank you Phil for creating and sharing that. I found a few vids on YouTube for cam installation, but have to admit that they are too painful to watch. Installation looks pretty straight forward though and this is not my first dance. The trick to raise the backbone is the type of info I'm looking for. Saves time wasted head scratching.
My background is I've been riding since I was about 16 or so. My folks hated bikes and I'm an only child so took lots of whining and coaxing to finally get them to buckle. Dad was a motorhead, but had a bad first experience with a 45 HD during WWII and decided they were not for him. I've been wrenching in one form or another as a hobby for over 50 years. Have 10 bikes in the herd ranging from a '67 Honda S90 to a '39 Indian Four. All my bikes run and are ridden. Current project is a 250 Ducati Monza that is being built from miscellaneous bits and pieces.
I'm a formally trained machinist that went on to be a senior engineer in the power generation industry for 40 years. I worked for an OEM with power generation plants as my clients. I retired 4 years ago. Motorcycles are a treat after spending a career working with equipment that requires a crane to move just about everything.
My cousin may be a member here, although he's pretty digitally challenged. So if anything he's a lurker and never posts. I'll have to ask him. Knowing he won't post will make it fun to torment him in the general discussion area.
If I discover any tricks or techniques to make the cam installation easier, I'll be sure to share them here.