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Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« on: February 01, 2018, 10:41:54 pm »

Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10

Hello all,

Been considering C10 Torque Cams vs Power Cams from Steve at Shouldabeen engineering.

Any thoughts, opinions or feedback would be great.

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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 11:34:59 pm »
I recently bought a used C-10 with Steve’s Torque Cams installed...bike pulls very, very strong...from right off idle to seven thousand RPM...power where I can use it.  Woo hoo!

Very happy!

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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2018, 12:02:43 am »
I recently bought a used C-10 with Steve’s Torque Cams installed...bike pulls very, very strong...from right off idle to seven thousand RPM...power where I can use it.  Woo hoo!

Very happy!

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What about after 7K RPM ?   

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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 12:33:39 am »
I'd ping Steve up and get the straight scoop from him.
I really liked the Torque cams which now have 100k miles on them. Last I looked, at 60k miles, the cams looked like new. No pitting like the stock cams.

Also, in that 60k, the valve lash never changed.

I sold that bike about 11k miles ago with 234,xxx on it. Still running great.
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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 02:01:41 am »
Bearcat, I think the power cams are no longer available.

As far as the Torque cams.
Their designed to increase the torque in the RPM range where most of your riding is done. {lower to mid RPM's}
Above 7k-8k the power is basically the same as your stock cams.

You can go to his site for a more complete explanation.
  https://sites.google.com/site/shoodabenengineering/replacement-torque-cams

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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 03:21:19 am »
I recently bought a used C-10 with Steve’s Torque Cams installed...bike pulls very, very strong...from right off idle to seven thousand RPM...power where I can use it.  Woo hoo!

Very happy!

 :motonoises:

What about after 7K RPM ?

Don’t know...never have needed to go there... :beerchug:

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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 03:21:53 am »
I'd ping Steve up and get the straight scoop from him.
I really liked the Torque cams which now have 100k miles on them. Last I looked, at 60k miles, the cams looked like new. No pitting like the stock cams.

Also, in that 60k, the valve lash never changed.

I sold that bike about 11k miles ago with 234,xxx on it. Still running great.

Nice.    ;D

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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2018, 03:24:08 am »
Bearcat, I think the power cams are no longer available.

As far as the Torque cams.
Their designed to increase the torque in the RPM range where most of your riding is done. {lower to mid RPM's}
Above 7k-8k the power is basically the same as your stock cams.

You can go to his site for a more complete explanation.
  https://sites.google.com/site/shoodabenengineering/replacement-torque-cams

Ride safe, Ted

PS: Steve can correct me if I erred in my description.

Thanks for the info.   Also I started conversing with Steve.  No more Power Cams.   

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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2018, 04:14:14 am »
If you combine Steve's torque cams with his 2mm carb kit it will transform your bike. I had the combo in my old C-10 and it was a monster.
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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2018, 04:25:37 am »
If you combine Steve's torque cams with his 2mm carb kit it will transform your bike. I had the combo in my old C-10 and it was a monster.

I think I would go with Steve's combo.  He needs to get more people involved  for a large enough batch to grind.  I've been conversing with Steve this evening.

At least my stock cams are in perfect condition for now.


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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2018, 12:57:30 pm »

What about after 7K RPM ?

Don’t know...never have needed to go there... :beerchug:
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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2018, 01:23:04 pm »
I had Steve work over my carbs not too long ago.  2 min mod done at same time.  I also installed his torque cams.  I'm a skeptic when it comes to "power" upgrades.  I noticed the power delivery difference.  if you are looking to find something to make the C10 a rocket, that's never going to happen.  however, Steve's work was a noticable improvement.
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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2018, 02:21:08 pm »

What about after 7K RPM ?

Don’t know...never have needed to go there... :beerchug:

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It's true!  The bike accelerates so hard below 7k rpm that I find no need to go beyond that... :truce:

I even plugged Jim's hole in the baffle...moved the power band down quite a bit...

Give me a break...sheesh!   :nananana:

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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2018, 03:43:17 pm »

What about after 7K RPM ?

Don’t know...never have needed to go there... :beerchug:

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Ride safe, Ted

It's true!  The bike accelerates so hard below 7k rpm that I find no need to go beyond that... :truce:

I even plugged Jim's hole in the baffle...moved the power band down quite a bit...

Give me a break...sheesh!   :nananana:
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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2018, 04:13:00 pm »
Yeah...so...?

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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2018, 05:42:43 pm »
So far I've had my C 10 up to 115 mph.  That was in 5th gear before I shifted to 6th and shut it down.   I figure the C10s are good for 120 to 125 mph. 
I'm happy with the overall performance but would be happier if it was good for lets say 135mph.  :motonoises: 


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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2018, 05:49:45 pm »
I had Steve work over my carbs not too long ago.  2 min mod done at same time.  I also installed his torque cams.  I'm a skeptic when it comes to "power" upgrades.  I noticed the power delivery difference.  if you are looking to find something to make the C10 a rocket, that's never going to happen.  however, Steve's work was a noticable improvement.

 What if one was to sacrifice bottom end and midrange by installing 1986 to 87 Ninja Cams, Carbs and ignition module ?

 I'm happy with the C 10 but it could use more top end.

 There are plenty of motorcycles out there that are rocket ships.   



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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2018, 06:15:12 pm »
So far I've had my C 10 up to 115 mph.  That was in 5th gear before I shifted to 6th and shut it down.   I figure the C10s are good for 120 to 125 mph. 
I'm happy with the overall performance but would be happier if it was good for lets say 135mph.  :motonoises:

Don't think I would want to push the drive line that far .
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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2018, 06:22:21 pm »
So far I've had my C 10 up to 115 mph.  That was in 5th gear before I shifted to 6th and shut it down.   I figure the C10s are good for 120 to 125 mph. 
I'm happy with the overall performance but would be happier if it was good for lets say 135mph.  :motonoises:

Don't think I would want to push the drive line that far .

 Do you mean the drive shaft ?

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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2018, 08:07:36 pm »



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It's true!  The bike accelerates so hard below 7k rpm that I find no need to go beyond that... :truce:

I even plugged Jim's hole in the baffle...moved the power band down quite a bit...

Give me a break...sheesh!   :nananana:
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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2018, 08:14:06 pm »
From what I've heard, putting the hotter Ninja cams in really does a number on low/mid range.
Yeah, if you want true ram air tuning, you better be willing to ram some air! (SiSF)
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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2018, 09:30:30 pm »
For someone who rides a motorcycle for pleasure "usable" power (i.e. torque) is your best friend. Worrying about bulk horsepower or top end speed are outdated concepts.
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Re: Shouldabeen engineering Torque Cams vs Power Cams C10
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2018, 09:56:37 pm »
Yeah...so...?

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« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2018, 09:59:27 pm »
I had Steve work over my carbs not too long ago.  2 min mod done at same time.  I also installed his torque cams.  I'm a skeptic when it comes to "power" upgrades.  I noticed the power delivery difference.  if you are looking to find something to make the C10 a rocket, that's never going to happen.  however, Steve's work was a noticable improvement.

 What if one was to sacrifice bottom end and midrange by installing 1986 to 87 Ninja Cams, Carbs and ignition module ?

 I'm happy with the C 10 but it could use more top end.

 There are plenty of motorcycles out there that are rocket ships.

either put a ZRX1200 in it, do an 1105 upgrade, or just get a C14.  I learned a long time ago trying to get a bike to perform at the next level is never as easy as just getting a bike that already does.   >:(
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