585 cams are bolt-in cams for 1999-'06 engines. Cams that exceed the limits of the stock valve springs require the use of special high lift springs. Most S&S cams have higher lift than stock and are designed to take advantage of the extra flow of ported stock heads or S&S Super Stock® heads. Due to the high lift of these cams, S&S adjustable pushrods are recommended. Not all grinds are available in the chain drive version. To get the best performance from a performance cam installation, a high flow intake and exhaust system is also recommended.
2005-'06 can use stock valve springs while 1999-'04 will need special valve springs.
Designed for 88 to 96 CID engines with compression ratios from 9:1 to 10:1 and 100 to 111 CID engines from 9.7:1 to 10.5:1 compression. Provides massive horsepower and torque increases starting at 3000rpm and holds steady all the way to redline. 3500-6000 rpm for 88" - 96" engines and 2500-5500 for larger engines.
Quick installation and Easy Start® Cams allow stock starter to start any engine.
Kit contains cams, gearcover gasket, cam bearings, and instructions.
If OES, 509 or 510C cams are used with the stock chain drive system in Twin
Cam 88® engines, it is recommended to use cylinder heads with stock valve
springs or performance valve springs with no more than 160 lb. of seat force.
For more demanding applications, we recommend the S&S gear drive cams.
When using 1999-'06 chain drive cams for lifts over .510", S&S strongly
recommends that the stock chain drive be upgraded to the S&S gear drive
or to the H-D® #25284-08 or #25284-11 hybrid plate. This kit updates the
problematic spring loaded chain tensioners to reliable hydraulic tensioners
and also upgrades the oil pump.
551 cams are not recommended with compression ratio of 10:1 or higher.
S&S can do a special order cam. Contact your S&S Customer Service Representative
for more information.
Not legal for sale or use on CA or EPA pollution controlled motorcycles.