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Old 03-25-2011, 10:58 PM
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I have a 2002 fatboy. Was wondering what size cams i shouldgo with to wake it up. (style,size)???????
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Every body has a different preference when it comes to cams lots of good choices I personally like the Woods
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Depends on what you want to wake up. Are you wanting low and midrange or upper end or a little of all?

I have a 2007 Heritage so this cam won't be for you but I went with an Andrews 24H mild bolt in cam for mine. Had exactly what I wanted. The power band was in the low and midrange. Really did wake the bike up and I kid you not. Especially with the two up riding. I wasn't interested in top end

You really want to research. If all your doing is a bolt in cam and nothing else then you want to choose your cam carefully. Not to aggressive as you will end up wearing things out faster. Do a lot of searching and there are plenty of guys on here that know a lot about cams. Post your questions and you will get answers.
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Many opinions. Have you put an exhaust/AC kit on it? I would suggest Woods 6-6, and while you're in there, update to the hydrolic tensioner set-up with better oil pump.

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Best bet is to figure out who you're going to have do the cams (indy, stealer), unless you're planning on doing them yourself, and consulting with them regarding what they'd recommend. Most have a preference for certain cams and know what they've had success with. They also may have some access to discounts on a particular brand or model that may factor into your final decision.

Otherwise, do plenty of homework as there are a whole lot of variables to consider and there's a ton of information out there. One link to check out is the Big Boyz Head Porting site - they have a cam comparator which allows you to select up to three cams and compare the specs.

Also, Nightrider's site has some good information, including a table with many of the most popular cams.

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I have a 2002 fatboy. Was wondering what size cams i should go with to wake it up. (style,size)???????
If you are leaving it an 88" then Andrews 21's, 26's or SE 203. Replace inner cam bearings with b-148, check/replace tensioners or if funds allow, upgrade oil pump and cam plate with hyrdo tensioners.
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