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I know there are a bunch of us that have swapped out our stock converters. I want to get an idea how many have or haven't and if you haven't why not? If you have are you happy with it? I know I am, it makes a 355 hp bike run like you would think it should. :twisted:
 

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So far my Trike is all stock.

How does changing the converter affect Trikes ?


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Lamont,
Checked "stock" but finally ordered my #7 two days ago. Should have it in by Bike Week. That will give me a month to feed those round things in my sack. Pointers welcome......on burnouts that is not on how to make the "nads" grow.
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I put in the #7 last Winter.
Much less "slushy" than stock.
Great for burnouts! Ha Ha! :twisted: Love it!!
 

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Still using the original stock converter on my 2001 502. 28,000 miles and still kickin'.

I will upgrade the converter if/when I ever need to split the frame...just don't want to split it just for the converter.

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Just got my #7 installed.... I think I am going to have to stock up on some rear tires..... :lol: Much better!!!
 

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Lamont,
I'm still using the stock TC in my 2003 385. Now, I see a number of you guys talking about the Nesco #7s and the like and was wondering 1) on average what are you paying for the replacements and 2) if I'm not interested in burnouts(dare I say that) then would it be worth the price of admission for me. I'm happy with stock, albeit I've never ridden a BH with anything different...... just 355/385 and stock 502s. And any repercussions on reliability long term ya think???
 

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I ran with a buddy of mine and I would smoke him bad when we hit it. He called up Nesco and Jim talked him out of doing it because he's kinda like you, he's not a smoke them if you go them kinda guy. ;) They say the down side is more heat but my trans runs at 165 most of the time so I don't think that is really a factor but Jim at Nesco seems to think it is.
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If it were me I would do it even if you are not a burnout kinda guy, the bike just hooks up so much better.

I paid $250 for mine but I read that they are now getting $350 for them.


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Lamont,
I'm still using the stock TC in my 2003 385. Now, I see a number of you guys talking about the Nesco #7s and the like and was wondering 1) on average what are you paying for the replacements and 2) if I'm not interested in burnouts(dare I say that) then would it be worth the price of admission for me. I'm happy with stock, albeit I've never ridden a BH with anything different...... just 355/385 and stock 502s. And any repercussions on reliability long term ya think???
 

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After having one on my old bike, I wouldn't be without it. When I bought the new bike, I had it installed before I rode it. For those of you that don't do burn outs... once you try it, its addicting. I'm not into going 187 miles per hour...but I do like the WOW factor. Especially after you answer all the questions at a stop...then leave.....with smoke...leaves everyone in awe. Lamont said I would love the convertor and he was right as most of the post here confirm. I now do burn outs when know one is around...go figure. As Bill Taylor said, I'm a burn outaholic.
Conrad, just roll a little then wack that baby. Make sure your lined up straight. Just do a little, then as your balls get bigger, do longer burnouts. I haven't done one from a dead stop yet. This summer, could be the time. Its a little slippery now! Steve
 

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i have a 1999 single speed with stock tc 350 motor my bike is a pig from a dead stop but 45 and more it comes on like a rocket . I deal with trans shop he offer to build a tc like use in oval track stock cars. but with my side hack i don't think it would be a all round serviceable. I put on a 225/65/15 6 ply r tire to balance the bike better with hack Now the rig handle very good up to 110 with three adults on.





my queston is WHY at 3000 i am doing 62 mph i would like to be running 60mph @ 2200rpms. I look into changing my sprockts but no room for a mush bigger front one any ideas?
 

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I am gonna install the Nesco #7

I paid 350 for mine (thanks Lamonster. hahhaha). It arrived and I will install it myself when either the weather gets better or when I can rebuild my side cellar entrance with a better, longer ramp.
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These surveys are interesting. I had no idea so many people were running Coan converters. I love mine. The really interesting thing is that only 38% of people are running the stock unit!..Joe
 

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Ok..... so that begs the question..... I wonder why the factory wouldn't equip the stock bikes with them???? Again.....heat? reliability? and does anybody run it on a 502? Can it withstand the extra power from the 502??
 

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Ok..... so that begs the question..... I wonder why the factory wouldn't equip the stock bikes with them???? Again.....heat? reliability? and does anybody run it on a 502? Can it withstand the extra power from the 502??

$ would be the best answer--I have a one off converter but it works great! The guys at NESSCO do good work! I don't mind paying a little more for something that helps me get it to the ground! :D Oh how I love it so! White smoke is a beautiful thing man!!!! 8) Just keep away from the POPO! :cop2:
 

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I love my Coan. Actually mine was, as far as I know one of the first if not the first ground up Coan that was built for the Boss Hoss. It was a little pricey, but I have really enjoyed the difference it made. At the time I ordered mine, there had been some rebuilt but was my understanding that none had been built from the ground up. Actually, I sent my Coan converter to Jim and had my updated tranny put on a dyno before it was installed. And then came the updated Nesco. What a coincidence.
 

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Russell...It was your experience with the ground up Coan that prompted me to go with it and have never been sorry...I love it. I must admit, however, that I've not yet ridden a small block with the #7 Nesco...Joe
PS. Are you reading this, Don?
 

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My wife got me the #7 converter and heavy duty clutch pack upgrade from Chopper City for Christmass. I will be installing them before spring. I can't wait to try them out!
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I must admit, had the #7 been available at the time I chose the Coan, I probably would have went with the Nesco, if for no other reason for the price difference. However, there were no choices. I have been well satisfied with the Coan, not to say the Nesco might be even better. If something happens to my converter, I will probably try the #7, as there is a considerable price difference, and I have to work for a living. I am still putting kids through college.

On another note, the updated water pump, do you have a part number or info on it? I still have the original pump on my 2000. Still no problems, but I am going to change it before I do. I plan to make a couple of long trips this summer. I have the 100 AMP solenoid, A Carter fuel pump, the updated tranny, the Coan converter and a few more things.

Russell
 
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