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Old 07-18-2017, 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Arseclown View Post
Why would anyone want a 111 over a low comp 124? Not much difference in cost if any at all. Low comp 124 is reliable and well behaved
Good question. I know of one owner who has modified his 111" to a 124", as apparently the two engines are quite close in many ways. That probably explains the prices being closer now than when I bought my 107" some years ago. A 124" will still require more mods than the 111" to deal with the extra performance, but what's a bit more......
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Arseclown
Why would anyone want a 111 over a low comp 124? Not much difference in cost if any at all. Low comp 124 is reliable and well behaved
Fair question. From what I've read:

* 111 might have better fuel economy.

*Might also be less prone to break down -- maybe just because its less capable of overpowering the other components or the rider's skill.

*A bit more forgiving of low quality fuel if you get out somewhere that doesn't have 91 octane.

* As was mentioned, better suited to stock clutch, oil cooler, throttle body, injectors, head pipes, and probably other components.
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by AtticusFinch View Post
I wish that I knew enough about the relative merits of each crank, cylinder, piston, cam plate/pump, and cam. I just don't. Long learning curve for me, I'm sure. What are the disadvantages of the S&S gear drive/oil pump combo -- or perhaps better asked, what are the advantages of the alternatives?

From what I've been reading, it sounds like either the T111 or low compression T124 would suit my riding style very well. I'm sure a motor could be built to suit me even better, but I don't have a local resource that I have confidence in taking the time with me to walk through the various options and their relative merits. I have read enough to understand that building a motor means getting the right combination of parts that work well together. What I don't understand is how to know what that combination is.

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talk to Scott or Kirby, from the above posts they will work with you, and give good solid direction.
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from the research I've done, why go with the LC...if your not doing burnouts why not have the additional power for when you need it. That's why your going with the T124 anyway
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