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03-23-2015, 08:51 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-24-2015, 11:23 AM by Maustarman.)
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Performance Cams for Vstar 1100
Ok- so, I ordered metric-magic's cams for my vstar.
It's been 12 weeks since I sent my stock cams (cores) and $275 and I haven got them yet..
(They are supposed to be in the mail as per what I heard on Saturday)
Obviously dissatisfied by the service and communication from this guy :(

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Now to the good stuff-

Since getting the product from M-M took so long I started researching and I found a company in my area that does Racing Cams for all types of engines and after talking with them ....they actually do Vstar performance cams to order.
One of the guys actually has a Vstar and he let me take it for a spin and Man oh Man! that's awesome.
I decided to have a set of theirs made for my bike and I'll sell the Metric-Magic set when I finally get it.
They showed me some dyno numbers and when paired with the normal cam upgrade stuff (aftermarket pipes, PODs, and ignition etc) they get comparable numbers as the SS cams or the metric-magic cams 70HP + compared with 50hp stock.

More good news: the price is better !

Now, I got into an arrangement with them and they will grind any cams I might need for my Tico-Designs Custom Cycles so I can offer it to all of you for the best price for a performance cam you will find anywhere!
I'll call it the *Tico-1K Cams

They made me a set already and will install them this coming weekend.
Also, I'll have to test the guys that do the work in terms of reliability of dead lines so I don't run into the same problems I've been going through.
So far they say they can do the turn around in 3 weeks.
Their core business is cams and racing parts for pretty much anything and motorcycles is more like a side gig .

One thing I can promise is that they will have the same performance capabilities and they will run about $50 cheaper :)

Here, take a pick !
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Wish me luck with this new adventure :)






Maurice
http://www.tico-designs.com
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03-24-2015, 04:29 AM,
#2
RE: Performance Cams for Vstar 1100
So... you are saying that your cams will cost $50 shipped??? That would be amazing if your claims are accurate.. I would be first in line!
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03-24-2015, 07:28 AM,
#3
RE: Performance Cams for Vstar 1100
Now we'll have a third choice,get one before the price goes up...
2007 1100 custom,cobra longs and pods,doubled clutch spring.
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03-24-2015, 10:00 AM,
#4
RE: Performance Cams for Vstar 1100
guessing that would be with the donation of our cam for processing so yep if $50 to turn it and shipped, that is a hell of a deal.
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
Life's tough .. it's even tougher if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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03-24-2015, 11:32 AM, (This post was last modified: 03-24-2015, 11:52 AM by Maustarman.)
#5
Performance Cams for Vstar 1100
Hold on boys .... Big typo there ....(I do everything from my phone and fat fingers plus autocorrect sometimes are not a good combination )
Im expecting The cams to cost about $50 less than the M-M cost and that one is already cheaper than the SS cams.
Let's be realistic, I don't think any decent machinist will even consider make anything for 50 bucks :)
My apologies for the typo

Price will run at $235 plus your cores
Like I said I still have to work in some details but that would be the target.




Maurice

These cams as the SS cams will run a "0.50" lift and a "264" grind
This gives you the most power throughout the range.. All the way from the take off to the read line.
Some cams are made to give the max performance at the top end but not performing well at low speeds.
That's not the case with these babies.
The idea is to provide more power for the average rider, if you want to go to the race you bike at he track most likely want to go with a different set up.


Maurice
http://www.tico-designs.com
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03-24-2015, 07:05 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-24-2015, 07:09 PM by Keith.)
#6
RE: Performance Cams for Vstar 1100
that power would be sweet @Maustarman so is this upgrade something a just change the plugs, oil and shock guy could do? how long of a process as do like my bike being on the ready for a ride.

with that much more power seems like would surpass the 1300 and be right up with the 1600-1700 road star or vmax, back to my wish list vmax engine in my frame! oh hell yeah!
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
Life's tough .. it's even tougher if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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03-24-2015, 07:54 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-24-2015, 08:13 PM by Maustarman.)
#7
Performance Cams for Vstar 1100
@keith
Yes, I'm installing them right now..
In all honesty if you can change your brake pads and your oil ...you can definitely do this. )you hace to be careful and foot slowly but There are lots of step by step instructions out there in the 1100 wiki knowledge base etc..
I might try to make a video for those out there that like me are better with visuals than written instructions.

I don't know what's the HP in the 1600 or 1300... so, I couldn't say exactly if it compares but anyone who has done the cam upgrade loves the extra power.
Maurice
Update:
I finally got Metric-Magic's cams today.
If you have them one next to the other there aren't any apparent differences .
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03-24-2015, 08:12 PM,
#8
RE: Performance Cams for Vstar 1100
So...when are the cams for the 650 coming... :)
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2011 V-Star 650 Custom (new in fall 2013)
V&H Cruzer Pipes, Memphis Shades Bat Wing, Floorboards, Highway Bars,
Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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03-24-2015, 08:14 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-24-2015, 08:30 PM by Maustarman.)
#9
Performance Cams for Vstar 1100
(03-24-2015, 08:12 PM)OldePhart Wrote: So...when are the cams for the 650 coming... :)

I'm actually taking to this guys tomorrow to figure out if they have one for the 650 that they have already produced.

These guys are nothing new... An engineer graduated from California Polythech started the company in the 1960's and have been around building performance cams ever since.
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03-25-2015, 01:13 PM,
#10
RE: Performance Cams for Vstar 1100
(03-24-2015, 08:14 PM)Maustarman Wrote:
(03-24-2015, 08:12 PM)OldePhart Wrote: So...when are the cams for the 650 coming... :)

I'm actually taking to this guys tomorrow to figure out if they have one for the 650 that they have already produced.

These guys are nothing new... An engineer graduated from California Polythech started the company in the 1960's and have been around building performance cams ever since.

Sweet! That would doubtless blow my expensive extended warranty right out of existence but if I could get that kind of power AND find taller rear gearing it would be worth it as the 650 would then be my perfect all around bike and I'd stop looking at trading it in for an Indian Scout... :)
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2011 V-Star 650 Custom (new in fall 2013)
V&H Cruzer Pipes, Memphis Shades Bat Wing, Floorboards, Highway Bars,
Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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03-25-2015, 02:29 PM,
#11
RE: Performance Cams for Vstar 1100
@OldePhart I remember @Mr RCOM saying when he did the cams it felt like he added a extra gear as the whole feel of when to shift with the added power was much different.

so I am guessing on the 1100 if doing the cams, would it be absolutely necessary to do the air pods also? if not would the carbs still be needed to be rejetted?
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
Life's tough .. it's even tougher if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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03-25-2015, 03:09 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-25-2015, 03:10 PM by OldePhart.)
#12
RE: Performance Cams for Vstar 1100
The problem on the 650 is that it is simply geared too low so it red lines really early (in terms of speed, not RPM). That isn't going to change with more power, it's still going to red line at the same speed, you're just going to get there quicker. The extra power would allow good performance with taller gearing...the RPM shift points would be the same but the ground speed at those shift points would be higher.
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2011 V-Star 650 Custom (new in fall 2013)
V&H Cruzer Pipes, Memphis Shades Bat Wing, Floorboards, Highway Bars,
Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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03-26-2015, 09:52 AM,
#13
RE: Performance Cams for Vstar 1100
Well yeah its all about the 0 to 60 times with the kids now a days. you'll need the cams if you want to be cool.
LoLrcycle rider Cool
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