Hard starting is obsolete. S&S Cycle now offers a series of Easy Start Cams, a solution much better than a bunch of husky friends pushing you while you are in second gear to help you start your bike. Here’s how these S&S Cams work.
Each of the two exhaust cam lobes are equipped with a spring loaded compression release lobe on the “heel” of the cam at the point where the valve would normally be fully closed. The lobe holds the exhaust valve open slightly at cranking speed. This releases some of the compression, making the engine much easier to crank. Once the engine starts, and rpm increases, the compression release lobe is centrifugally retracted and the engine runs normally, with full compression, and without any loss in performance. This allows a stock starter and battery to start nearly any engine. S&S Cycle.