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Tappet Questions Feuling vs. Screamin Eagle vs. Jims Hydrolic
« on: Thursday, June 04, 2009. 10:02:51 AM. »
Anybody with experience on these lifters/tappets.  Want to know if the Feuling are any good compared to the Screamin Eagle or the Jims.  All are supposely hydrolic, however, some perform better on higher reving engines.  Sounds like stocks are having to pump up everyday the bike is started.

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Re: Tappet Questions Feuling vs. Screamin Eagle vs. Jims Hydrolic
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, June 04, 2009. 10:32:33 AM. »
Overmechanicing in this case may cause you grief.
I suggest stock harley davidson lifters

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Re: Tappet Questions Feuling vs. Screamin Eagle vs. Jims Hydrolic
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, June 04, 2009. 11:00:18 AM. »
If your engine makes power over 6500 RPM and you take it there on a regular basis then a set of limited travel lifters is not a bad idea. There are dedicated lifters (JIMS Hydrosolids, others) and there are travel limiters (SnS) that can be used with "standard" lifters. A "high performance" hydraulic lifter should have optimized bleed down rates, better check valving, improved oiling for rollers, etc. Many claim to be "high performance" lifters and are nothing more than re-labeled standard lifters. Unless you run at high RPM or have unusually high valve spring rates it's pretty tough to beat the stock HD "B" lifters or HD "B" lifters with travel limiters installed.

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Re: Tappet Questions Feuling vs. Screamin Eagle vs. Jims Hydrolic
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, June 04, 2009. 11:05:40 AM. »
"stock or s&s everthing else is junk"  quote from Bob Wood after my third set of jim`s failed
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Re: Tappet Questions Feuling vs. Screamin Eagle vs. Jims Hydrolic
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, June 04, 2009. 11:28:12 AM. »
Interesting. I've never had a lifter fail (and I use a lot of 'em, especially Hydrosolids) ... but then, I use caged roller inner cam bearings and those don't fail either. One of these days I'll figure out what I'm doing wrong so I can do things like everyone else does :>)

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Re: Tappet Questions Feuling vs. Screamin Eagle vs. Jims Hydrolic
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, June 04, 2009. 11:31:47 AM. »
"stock or s&s everthing else is junk"  quote from Bob Wood after my third set of jim`s failed

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Re: Tappet Questions Feuling vs. Screamin Eagle vs. Jims Hydrolic
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, June 04, 2009. 11:51:29 AM. »
Interesting. I've never had a lifter fail (and I use a lot of 'em, especially Hydrosolids) ... but then, I use caged roller inner cam bearings and those don't fail either. One of these days I'll figure out what I'm doing wrong so I can do things like everyone else does :>)

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I have run Hydrosolids to 200 hp without failure. I am currently running them in my G2 126" street bike and love them.
As said, if you don't spin your motor past 6k on a regular basis, the stock Harley lifters work great.

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Re: Tappet Questions Feuling vs. Screamin Eagle vs. Jims Hydrolic
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, June 04, 2009. 12:57:32 PM. »
S/S lifters with their limiters are working well for me.  No noise and I run my 131 at high RPMs.
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Re: Tappet Questions Feuling vs. Screamin Eagle vs. Jims Hydrolic
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, June 04, 2009. 01:23:20 PM. »
It is a 95" that frequently sees 6000K RPM.  I travel freeway speed in 4th gear at 3800, thats the comfort zone for my engine. So when I need to get on it, it goes pass the 6000k.  And thats to get me out of the way of these crazy 4-wheelers.

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Re: Tappet Questions Feuling vs. Screamin Eagle vs. Jims Hydrolic
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, June 04, 2009. 01:54:03 PM. »
>>It is a 95" that frequently sees 6000K RPM.<<

Yikes! Yer gonna need more than some good lifters if ya rev it that tight :>)

"B" lifters with limiters should work just fine for ya, or the SnS lifters with limiters if you prefer something other than HD. The limiters will help with hot starts as well as prevent pump up at high revs ... if ya ever float a valve you'll find out why travel limiters are a good idea ... especially if you are one of the deep preload afficienados

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Re: Tappet Questions Feuling vs. Screamin Eagle vs. Jims Hydrolic
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, June 04, 2009. 07:30:19 PM. »
Been running her that way for 3 years now, no problems yet.  I'm waiting. 

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Re: Tappet Questions Feuling vs. Screamin Eagle vs. Jims Hydrolic
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, June 04, 2009. 08:43:07 PM. »
>>Been running her that way for 3 years now, no problems yet.<<

Ya missed it :>) 6000K RPM? I'm sure you mean 6K or 6000 RPM. 6000K is 6000 X 1000 = 6,000,000 RPM ... even I don't try to rev 'em that quite that high! :>)

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Re: Tappet Questions Feuling vs. Screamin Eagle vs. Jims Hydrolic
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, June 04, 2009. 10:57:39 PM. »
If I could get it that high, i'd probably try.   :bf:
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