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    Re: 2000 FXSTS Engine build.

    I bought a tool to fit the retaining clips as I had difficulty fitting them by hand.

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    With the right tool it took less than five minutes to fit the clips.

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    I then started on the rocker covers. They needed relieving to accommodate the higher lift roller rockers. The standard lift is 1.625 and the Ultima rockers are 1.675. So it was out with the mini grinder.

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    I had to relieve material from all four corners of each rocker cover.

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    They then fitted without any interference with the rockers.

    I put the Patriot Defender exhaust on next, it fitted straight on with no problems.

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    I next fitted the manifold loosely and setup and fitted the Mikuni HSR 42 carb, then aligned every thing up with the air cleaner and tightened all the bolts up to spec.

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    I had a bit of bother with the air cleaner. I wanted to fit an S&S teardrop filter that I had lying in one of my part drawers for years. It was from an Evo and had different sized breather bolts than a twin cam. The mounting plate took a bit of fettling to make fit and I'm still sorting out the breather bolt problem, but this is how it looks fitted.

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    I've still got to fit the Pingel fuel tap and then mount the tank. Then the Dynatec ignition, and it should be ready to turn over.
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    Re: 2000 FXSTS Engine build.

    A fantastic and really interesting thread excuse me as I might of read it wrong . So can you get a cam support plate from S&S that fits with the oil pump or not .As I like you thought they would fit cheers

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    Re: 2000 FXSTS Engine build.

    Hi Keith, I think if you were fitting a new S&S cam plate you would want to fit an uprated oil pump anyway.

    This is what S&S suggest on their site.

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    Re: 2000 FXSTS Engine build.

    I replaced the standard fuel tap with a Pingel fast flow replacement.

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    I fitted the tank and centre console rerouting the sat nav power cable under the tank. I also renewed the crossover pipe and fuel pipe, and refitted the right hand foot board.

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    Then the Dynatec ignition, set at the recommended "modified engine" settings in the instructions.

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    I then fitted the battery and sat pondering what to do next.... I decided to turn in over on the starter motor without fuel in the tank and with the spark plugs out. I was listening for anything that sounded... well... not right. The engine turned over without a sound other than the force of air coming through the spark plug holes..

    What next... so I was off to the petrol station for can full of their finest unleaded. Back to the shed and I introduced the petrol to the tank. They seemed to get on quite well,,,, Hmmmm…

    I fitted the spark plugs and leads, gave the twistgrip a few twists to get some fuel into the new carb, choke on, cross my fingers and press the button.

    This was the result of the first push of the button.



    That was the first push of the button. It even set my car alarm off. I am pleased. I will heat cycle it over the next few days.

    If you want to try this at home, take into account that is not cheap to do, you need to do as much research as you can.... then do some more.

    I can recommend this book, I think I've read it over and over many times during the process of this build. It sometimes makes you second guess what you thought you were doing, and question your ability to complete the build well. It's an excellent reference book and a good read to boot.

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    I would also like to thank my friend Geoff Robinson for help, advice and motivation when I was struggling with various aspects of the build, as well as some fabrication and the use of some of his tools & fasteners that I did not have. Many Thanks Mate.

    I hope to see some of you in a field this year.
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