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What style/ brand rocker arms 05 bulldog

Discussion in 'General' started by Les gregory, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. Les gregory

    Les gregory New Member

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    I have 2005 bulldog. Anyone know what rocker arms i have? TP? S&S, reguler or roller? I have the dreaded tick, will eventually do s&s rocker box swap, but thought about for short term buying non roller s&s rocker arms and shafts. Saw Marky Mark video where he thought it could be the bushings. In the absemce of haveing $1,000 to do swap, i thought maybe new arms. Any thoughts are helpful.

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    Do you know what covers you have on your bike


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    I have the TP covers.

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    Then you have tp rocker arms


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    And they are not roller


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    Am i able to put s&s rocker arms non roller in there? with s&s rocker shafts as well. Long term i plan on doing the whole rocker box, but thought maybe for short term to possibly lose the ticking, i swap arms and shafts and ill need the arms and shafts anyway when i do the whole box.

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    You may have to do more than just the rocker boxes swap.
    Valve guides might be worn out not worth the risk just slapping new boxes etc on top.

    Paul.
     
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    talk to John. @john sachs

    And here is some good read meanwhile... http://bigdogbiker.com/threads/tp-to-s-s-conversion-have-you.69961/

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    S&S Rockers.
     
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    I have a question about my TP rocket boxes, I have changed my air cleaner to a spike style and am wondering if anyone has drilled out the old carb bracket mounting bolts on the side of the engine to install the engine vents,,like a harley is set up. Is this possible and I would block off the ports on the inside where it vents now... anyone done this as i want to mount the vent cans on either side of the carb..??
     
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    I have an 05 pitbull same problem, i am planning on replacing the bushings this winter..if its the valve guides they are very easy to drill out and install bronze guides..im sure any good automotive machine shop could handle that with out breaking the bank...let me know if the bushings work and remember (kis) keep it simple, you might be money ahead with a bushing change..i know thats my first stop along the way.......chris
     
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    Rocker arms are NOT going to solve your compatibility problem (TP boxes on a S&S engine). You'll just piss away more money, and probably the shit will hit the fan sooner. (Say new head castings).
    John
     
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    what are you talking about? please be more specific...thanks
     
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    Looks like he is recommending all S&Sparts.
     
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    S&S rocker boxes, and new rocker arms as well are the only thing that will solve the geometry problem of mis-matched parts on your engine.
    At this point, I would replace the guides as they're probably ruined. :(
    ** Don't consider trying to drill them out or you'll probably make JUNK out of the heads. :mad:
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    drilling and changing valve guides is rather simple if you use a guide and seat machine...actually you can use this machine to do multiple angle valve job as well....why do you think they sell replacement guides... ...they do it every day..how do you think race engines are made into race engines...thats the problem people want to just throw things away for new...i say fix it, learn something...imo
     
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    Its your money and your bike but if John Sachs was giving me advice I would take it to the bank.
     
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    sounds to me like chris maxx is showing his true colors as another alias. guess we sill see how long he lasts.
     
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    I worked as an automotive machinist for years and have hands on knowledge when it comes to head work...i don't understand your reply...true colors? ...what are forums for?..some share info. and some share insults..? it's ok if you don't understand hang in there....your friend chris
     
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    Good morning crisp maxx. Glad you have a handle on the head work. Save some pictures when you're doing heads so we can get a better understanding.
     
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