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Awesome!!! I am still debating if I will change it or stay with the .035.....

I will update once I get home by the end of the month.

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...I measured my squish bands today. With the provided .020 base gaskets and the .030" head gaskets, I measured .0365" average for the front and .0356" average for the rear... .Once the wife gets home I'm gonna have her hold the jugs while I pull the wrist pins and toss the .014"s on... That should get me right at/around .030" which is my target. Thanks to TomCatt and Rocket for pointing those gaskets out...
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I hope mine turn out so well.

Flat or angled squish bands?
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Thanks for the feedback!!!
I hope mine turn out so well.

Flat or angled squish bands?
That’s with 30 degree angled squish bands.

Also, a note for anyone installing the Impact 560s...check all of your clearances! I just had to slightly chamfer the #2 and #3 cam lobes with an angle die grinder so that they would clear my pinion race. My Jackhammer 570s did not require this. A little nerve wracking but easy to do with the right tool. I did a practice run on a bad Andrews Ironhead cam I had laying around. It’s worth keeping bad cams for times like these.
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Also, a note for anyone installing the Impact 560s...check all of your clearances! I just had to slightly chamfer the #2 and #3 cam lobes with an angle die grinder so that they would clear my pinion race. My Jackhammer 570s did not require this.
That's interesting. No good reason the 560's should hit and the 570's clear... but that does reinforce the need to check...

Anybody know who grinds Harleys' SE cams?
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That's interesting. No good reason the 560's should hit and the 570's clear... but that does reinforce the need to check...

Anybody know who grinds Harleys' SE cams?
Ya, it surprised me.

It’s always been my understanding that Andrews grinds the SE cams. Someone correct me if I’m wrong tho.
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Ive got 560 cams in my 2014. When I purchased I asked Hammer would I have to clearance for them. They said not needed for a late model and they were right. In my case.
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Gotcha. Just curious.
If the one I already had for the cv carb needed replacing, I'd buy the Buell one. I just didn't see the need to replace it for no reason other than the air acrew access which is why I mentioned drilling the hole.
Stole a page from you and did this. The Buell bracket put to much of an angle on the A/C for my liking. Thanks for the ideal.
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