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Why are you pulling the jugs? Not that a 1250 wouldnt be good. Doesnt cost a grand tho. Little over half that.
is that just jugs and pistons?
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Why are you pulling the jugs? Not that a 1250 wouldnt be good. Doesnt cost a grand tho. Little over half that.
Base gasket is starting to leak. I'm not worried about yet unless it really lets go. This weekend I'll pull the valve covers and change the unbrellas.

The kit is around $600 but I would need the programmable ignition module to go with it. Otherwise save $300 and just retard the timing a bit. The 883 has a different curve than the 1200, pre-ignition can be a problem.
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is that just jugs and pistons?
Yes. Jugs and pistons and bronze oil pump drive gear.

I just had a stock ignition module with the SE Race Ignition Tuner for sale for $60 You could've set the timing to whatever you wanted.
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Do remember the part # for the SE tuner? Was it for 04 to 06 years? I want to look for one interim to a Hammer upgrade and a TC 88.
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I'm replacing my breathers now.
Just wondering, I bought new top cover gaskets from the Harley shop. They are brown and have one raised bead in the center. The ones on the bike are black and are a double lipped gasket, top and bottom, like train tracks on top and bottom.
Which should I use?

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I reuse what don't leak.
That's up to you but the train tracks are most likely aftermarket ones.
Either should work fine...
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The black type were an older version that were superseded by the brown type so both are OEM, I find the brown ones seal better.
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Thanks Bored now,
I was pretty sure they'd never been opened.
I'll keep the black one anyway.
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Mark the top sides of the 2 installed breather bolts, remove the bolts, tap ends and plug with set screws, cross drill into center hole at top sides of bolts. Air can pass through but oil will accumulate inside bolt and drain back into motor.
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