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Re: New VVT engine info
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2023, 04:15:35 PM »

I suggest we do as we are going to do with the cycle.

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Re: New VVT engine info
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2023, 05:23:02 PM »

I suggest we do as we are going to do with the cycle.

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Re: New VVT engine info
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2023, 07:25:35 PM »

LOL
Now, After Twolane and I have successfully derailed this thread.

Let's get back on track...

I am truly less worried about the potential spring/lifter issue than the VVT unit itself. Harley has never done new things well, with the possible exception of the VRod engine and its derivatives, so I fully expect this VVT unit to self destruct in an inordinately short timeframe. As long as it lasts beyond the two year warranty, HD won't give a Hubbard Baby Butt Flush.
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Re: New VVT engine info
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2023, 08:57:54 PM »

Harley has never done new things well, with the possible exception of the VRod engine and its derivatives, so I fully expect this VVT unit to self destruct in an inordinately short timeframe.

And as usual expect the aftermarket to pick up the slack, (or poor design and manufacture issues) and come out with fixes for whatever fails.
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Re: New VVT engine info
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2023, 10:34:56 PM »

And as usual expect the aftermarket to pick up the slack, (or poor design and manufacture issues) and come out with fixes for whatever fails.

Or.... on the less than expected likelihood that Mother Harley actually nails the design out of the box one can still expect the aftermarket to offer expensive alternatives as "upgrades" just because they know we are trained to buy them! :huepfenlol2:
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Re: New VVT engine info
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2023, 04:46:38 AM »

Let's hope like hell this doesn't turn into another lifter eater like the 110.

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Re: New VVT engine info
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2023, 06:00:12 AM »

Interesting that it is dated 2017...
That might have been a mid article link to something else. I'll have to see if I can dig up that original article again.
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Re: New VVT engine info
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2023, 10:52:42 AM »

Would love to get my hands on a set of the heads.
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Re: New VVT engine info
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2023, 07:13:12 AM »

No breathers in the new VVT heads.  Its vented through the transmission to the air intake. 
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Re: New VVT engine info
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2023, 10:17:44 AM »

I’m not being sarcastic.

Or am I?

Nope Michael, you only speak the truth. I just hope they did a lot more testing before releasing the products to the public!!! We have been the Motor Company's test dummies for way toooooo long!!!

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Re: New VVT engine info
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2023, 07:44:38 AM »

Nope Michael, you only speak the truth. I just hope they did a lot more testing before releasing the products to the public!!! We have been the Motor Company's test dummies for way toooooo long!!!

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The Infotainment Control Unit (IFCU) is great when everything is working as it should.  This is where we really are the beta testers.  It has bugs, several of them.  None keep me from enjoying the bike, but can be frustrating. 

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