Originally Posted by texashillcountry
With the B motor you loose horse power.
If I wanted to ride down the road without vibration I would buy a Cadillac.
THC, you are correct, I have read that you lose about 3 hp with the TC "B" . Pretty easily made up with a cam. One of the things that has always held me back from a TC in general is the $1000 dollar hit for upgrading to an Andrews gear driven cam set (something, for me, that would be mandatory).
As for the vibration, aren't HD's supposed to be the Cadillac of motorcycles? Vibration is ok for short rides or when I was younger (I've owned a shovelhead and a solid mount evo sportster), but for eating highway miles at speed I'd rather do without, thank you.
Thanks for the replies, I'm not quite ready to pull the trigger but I am exploring my options before I start putting money into my RK that I won't be able to recoup.
Any reliability issues known for the twin cam B
relating to the balancers?
I think the sweet spot for me would be the 2002 model year with a carb (still has the Timken bearing on the drive side of the crank).