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Looking for reccomendations on shops to rework the heads on my 900 XLCH. Needs new valves, guides, and valve seats re-cut or likely new seats installed. It seems there is no one left around here still working on these old motors.

I'm located in California but I'll ship the heads out if I have to.
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Have you seen this in the stickies? There are 5 listings in California...
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I'd suggest making sure you get best quality valves and guides. I don't know why, but if you are going to be spending money on heads, the job isn't cheap in the first place, so don't use Taiwan-made valves. They might be okay, but for my money, get USA made quality parts for all the whirling internals. Get the good stuff for peace of mind.

Having said that, go do what you want. I just wanted to pipe up.
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Call Perry at FLO Headworks in Oceana, CA. He's done work for my two old Ironheads and I'm very happy with his work.

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I'd suggest making sure you get best quality valves and guides. I don't know why, but if you are going to be spending money on heads, the job isn't cheap in the first place, so don't use Taiwan-made valves. They might be okay, but for my money, get USA made quality parts for all the whirling internals. Get the good stuff for peace of mind.

Having said that, go do what you want. I just wanted to pipe up.

Sounds like reasonable advice!! I'm planning to run USA-made Kibblewhite valves/springs/collars/keepers/guides unless there are better options available? I'm open to suggestions.
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Call Perry at FLO Headworks in Oceana, CA. He's done work for my two old Ironheads and I'm very happy with his work.

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Is FLO Headworks still in business? Haven't been able to get a hold of him.
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that's true but he will mention that a stock 900 does not want or need port work.i would still ask him if he wants the work.
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Is FLO Headworks still in business? Haven't been able to get a hold of him.
I know Perry wanted to retire a few years ago but I sent him some barrels less than a year ago for fitting new pistons. He was still working then. He runs a small operation so he might be a bit difficult to reach.

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For stock stuff you might try Keenan Tatro. (Is he in the Stickies ?)

https://tatromachine.com/

And if you wanted performance work he can do that too.
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