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To what do you attribute the massive power gains the stock M8 has over the TC bikes? Hint: 4-valve heads.

Sometimes you make some great points, but that statement is completely false. It's no accident that nearly all modern engines are multi-valve. You're stuck in a universe two decades-old.

 
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To what do you attribute the massive power gains the stock M8 has over the TC bikes? Hint: 4-valve heads.

Sometimes you make some great points, but that statement is completely false. It's no accident that nearly all modern engines are multi-valve. You're stuck in a universe two decades-old.
Do tell me this -
How much more power per cube do they in fact have?
The four valves is a bunch of hype for people with no concept about slow churning engines.
 
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Do tell me this -
How much more power per cube do they in fact have?
The four valves is a bunch of hype for people with no concept about slow churning engines.
The CVO 110 TC engine made about the same power/torque as the 107 M8 stock engine. 110 was 80hp/95tq, M8 is 81hp/98tq. I'l let you do the math. An increase in compression certainly helps with that.

Four valves is basic science, and my M8 redlines at 7K RPM. That isn't a slow churning engine. You need to do some reading to get current. As I said, most modern engines are multi-valve for a reason. It's a more-efficient system. The only reason HD made a big deal about it is because it was a drastic change for them. Like you, they are slow to adopt modern technology.
 
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The CVO 110 TC engine made about the same power/torque as the 107 M8 stock engine. 110 was 80hp/95tq, M8 is 81hp/98tq. I'l let you do the math. An increase in compression certainly helps with that.

Four valves is basic science, and my M8 redlines at 7K RPM. That isn't a slow churning engine. You need to do some reading to get current. As I said, most modern engines are multi-valve for a reason. It's a more-efficient system. The only reason HD made a big deal about it is because it was a drastic change for them. Like you, they are slow to adopt modern technology.
I guess you forget? I come from the Porshe world, not just Harley.
I like all sorts of different engines, not just HD.
I love the science of engines and will discuss it all day.
Now, No one can give HD the genius award for amazing power without someone reworking it.
Anything less than one HP per cube is a dinosaur machine and is referred to as detuned. Simple
Now follow along.
HD is still at 75% which is a low low number.'!!
Even the bragged about M8 is way under one to one from the factory.
No big deal there. (sadly )
4valves,, two vales, it doesn't matter as it is a moot point.- For what purpose?-
It has been proven over and over two vales will easily do one to one.
Now where is HD? - LOL-
To get 4 valves to shine the RPM will have to be amped up to where an HD cant go.( RPM scale)
The Holy Grail was chevy way in the 1950s when they accomplished one to one.
Heck, my little Evo did 1.25 last run and this year the goal is 1.35!, two little valves, of course. - LOL-
So HD with all the hype has not really got anywhere, except more complicated. IMO
The old Shovels could be made to do 6000 RPM and more !
That was 40 years ago.
Where is HD now?
They are fascinated with flow and VE with a 4 valve design?
Old stuff.
Old news.
Porsche was producing one to at the wheels with a smogged car in 1975. N.A. too!
That was not a grey market either -USA for real import and they did with two valves.
6600 RPM. 8.5 CR
As far as fast turning I would hardly think 6 or 7K would be considered a fast RPM. Diesel do it.
There are many MC engine out there that produce all kinds of HP per cube.HD is way behind. But they want to sell you a stage kit .....hooo Hummmm
F1 engine produces way more then 3 HP per cube 12000 RPM is nothing.
SO if you want to slant your idea about High RPM and 4 valve being the catalyst for the M8 HP, it is not.
Simple.
For cubic the inches listed, they are very anemic. (untill someone works it over)
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FWIW as I understand it number of valves is only part of the fight. Tuning the intake port(s) volume to get the fastest airflow at the given valve area is the main goal, and if two intake valves gives more valve surface area greatóbut the ports into it need to be big enough to flow but not too big to slow it down. Itís the main reason just hogging intake runners out doesnít make the vehicle necessarily more powerful. Itís intake density and charge speed.

And again, for what feels like the ninth time or so everyone, itís just a project to keep me occupied, teach me 3D design, and do something unique/stupid/cool. Oh, and have relatively close measurements available to the people. Relax everyone. XD
 
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FWIW as I understand it number of valves is only part of the fight. Tuning the intake port(s) volume to get the fastest airflow at the given valve area is the main goal, and if two intake valves gives more valve surface area greatóbut the ports into it need to be big enough to flow but not too big to slow it down. Itís the main reason just hogging intake runners out doesnít make the vehicle necessarily more powerful. Itís intake density and charge speed.

And again, for what feels like the ninth time or so everyone, itís just a project to keep me occupied, teach me 3D design, and do something unique/stupid/cool. Oh, and have relatively close measurements available to the people. Relax everyone. XD
Git er done Shotguns , It's your time and effort ,enjoy.
I tell you this though the first people to make an M8 head that looks like a Shovel head has my money.
Well as long as it has good performance anyways.
 
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Originally Posted by Shotgun Lily View Post
FWIW as I understand it number of valves is only part of the fight. Tuning the intake port(s) volume to get the fastest airflow at the given valve area is the main goal, and if two intake valves gives more valve surface area great—but the ports into it need to be big enough to flow but not too big to slow it down. It’s the main reason just hogging intake runners out doesn’t make the vehicle necessarily more powerful. It’s intake density and charge speed.

And again, for what feels like the ninth time or so everyone, it’s just a project to keep me occupied, teach me 3D design, and do something unique/stupid/cool. Oh, and have relatively close measurements available to the people. Relax everyone. XD
The first rule in plumbing is the biggest hole is only as big as the smallest hole.
 
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