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That video gets linked to regularly. It is very self serving and only "proves" that if you do nothing but let your engine sit and idle the S&S lifters may flow more oil. Who knows what that means under more normal conditions. More oil to the top end may flood it with oil at higher revs which is also not good.

Lotsa "automotive" lifters have been used in Harley's for lotsa years. If they were really baaad we'd have a track record showing it. The nay sayers post that link, others go for a ride with the money they didn't spend still in their wallets.
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They may have but not in my bike.
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well, i do admit that s&s maybe bias but then again, i do not see improvements as speed goes up, hd does not make much pressure.
unlike the iron feed system, an hydraulic lifter controls the oil flow quite well. yep on the older system, smaller feed tubes can be used IF the need is there.
even the stock lifters take a few minutes to start moving oil, sometimes 5 miles riding at speed, seen that one.
another issue is, wait for it,???????
IS THE LIFTER REALLY GIVING FULL LIFT????
reason why i use s&s spacers.
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Taking several lifter brands apart as in this thread, it's apparent that there are only slight differences between the brands.
What makes one lifter so much more expensive than another?
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Yes, please do...
The more information we have, the better!

I did one on general disassembly.
http://www.sportsterpedia.com/doku.p...:ref:svcproc16

But you guys know more about what makes them tick than I do.
Or what one better then the other.
The obvious one that Aaron mentions about the anti-rotation pins hitting the 'shelf' on OEM lifters has been noted.
Other than that, I don't see much difference.

Here is the lifter comparison page I've been working on in the Sportsterpedia.
I need to update it but please feel free to add or suggest additions that would be helpful.
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Aaron at Hammer says the S&S premium are the quietest lifters he has seen And hes seen a few. I concur the S&S premium I run in my sportster are the quietest I have ever had.
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Aaron at Hammer says the S&S premium are the quietest lifters he has seen And hes seen a few. I concur the S&S premium I run in my sportster are the quietest I have ever had.
Too bad they quit making them. Everything rolled into one now in their "performance" lifter.
That got me shopping and I like the directional oiling of the Johnson Hylifts for half the $$$ in their place.
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