S&S Cycle Introducing The 482 Bolt-In Cams For Harley-Davidson Sportsters 2000-Up

canshaftBeing bolt-in Cams, they are fully compatible with stock pushrods and valve springs. That equates to an economical installation, since there is no need to invest in those replacement parts. In addition, the savings in labor is substantial, since the cylinder heads do not have to be removed to install valve springs.

CamshaftDyno482The 482 cams work well for stock 883cc and 1200cc engines, and they are ideal for the S&S 883 to 1200cc conversion kits. The best performance gains are from 3500 to 6500 rpm. Although the 482 cams are designed for 2000 and later engines, they can be installed in 1988-’99 engines with stock flywheels if a 2000-up pinion gear is used. MSRP 299.95. For more information and specs, go to S&S Cycle Cams. (Note:  The 482 cams can be used in 1988-’99 engines with stock flywheels if a 2000-up style pinion gear is installed to match the gear pitch on the second cam.)

This dyno chart from the Dynojet® 250i chassis dynamometer shows the performance of the S&S 482 cams compared to stock cams in 1200cc Harley-Davidson® Sportster models. In both tests the bike had an S&S Stealth air cleaner and a S&S Slip-on Performance Mufflers installed. The S&S 482 cams provided almost 5 more horsepower and 2 ft-lb of torque.

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3 Responses to “S&S Cycle Introducing The 482 Bolt-In Cams For Harley-Davidson Sportsters 2000-Up”


  1. 1 timmoking Apr 30th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    5horse and 2 pound?! After 3500 rpm? Does’nt seem worthwhile, after outlaying on the pipes and filter too. IMO you’d be better off stretching the budget (or saving awhile—- Remember what that is?) and going the adjustable pushrods and high lift valve springs and get an upgrade with something kickass.Not just my opinion but my experience too.

  2. 2 Sportster Mike May 1st, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Agree with Tim above – prefer more before 3500 ie from roll on upwards say 2000 to 5000
    At 6500 I’d be doing 90mph and thinking about braking sometime soon and looking for flashing blue lights in my mirrors

  3. 3 Sportster Mike May 2nd, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Wot? only the 2 comments?
    Doesn’t anyone like Sportsters? hiss boo suck etc……..

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