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Harley Evo vs Twin Cams: The Sweet Years | HD Open Road
hd06myway- Regarding this statement in the article, the reason you don't see aftermarket TC engines, and no, S&S doesn't make a TC designed engine, they came out with the Wedge motor (ugly BTW), that ain't no TC... is because HD is still holding the patent, they don't want every aftermarket co. building reverse eng'd HD motors like the Evo. S&S and others make big bore kits for TCs, they do not make TC style comeplete motors, not unless they want to be in court with HD... What is this??http://www.sscycle.com/feature/featureview.php?s_id=13
Not that I got a dog in this fight, but that sure IS a twin cam engine! It takes the EXACT same cams that S&S sells for 99 to 06 TC's.And don't patents expire after 14 years? TC's hit the market in 99 so HD must have had the patent prior to that. That puts the patent at 14 years old.
I remember when the Twin cams first cam out, headin for sturgis on I-90 you could tell who was on a twin cam versus the Evo. Twin cam bikes were cruisin along @ 80+ mph , the Evo guys around 70+ .. for hundreds of miles.
Quote from: dakota224 on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. 01:32:01 PM.I remember when the Twin cams first cam out, headin for sturgis on I-90 you could tell who was on a twin cam versus the Evo. Twin cam bikes were cruisin along @ 80+ mph , the Evo guys around 70+ .. for hundreds of miles.Now that's some funny Shit, I don't care who you are or what you ride. I've blown by a few old Pan's on my Evo is that the same?
It all gets tedious after a while............. Every time HD brings out a new generation of engines, we go through this same old crap! And fondly remember the "good old days (and engine)" Does anyone else remember the hate that followed the intro of the now revered EVO? Horrendous base gasket leaks, flimsy aluminum cylinders, studs that pulled out of cases, way down on power, and of course, "Don't SOUND like a "real" Harley! Wait a little longer. The cycle will repeat yet again. HD will introduce the next generation of engine, and we'll hear it all again. And believe it or not, folks will reminisce about the good old days off the TC. Powerful, easily bored and stroked, reliable, oil tight, and of course, a HUGE aftermarket support! Why... the new engine? well it overly complicated, expensive, no parts support aftermarket, and dealer only maintained..And so it starts all over..... I dont call a engine thats been out since 99 a new design
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