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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-01-2019, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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'02 VL800 motor swap/upgrade

Can someone tell me what engine will fit a '02 VL800 frame? Would love to get as close to 1800 as possible.
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There is nothing you can do to boost the displacement of your engine, save for swapping out for larger pistons and an oversized cylinder head. Even then, you'll only have a "massive" 851cc.

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Why? If you want a bigger engine, just get a bike with a bigger engine already in it. There's nothing special enough about a Volusia/Boulevard to make all the effort even remotely worth it.

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No matter what anyone else says, I can tell you from personal experience that an 805cc Volusia engine fits perfectly in an 02 Vol frame.
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A C109 comes with 1800cc, in fact a bit more, right from the factory. No swap required.
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For a water cooled motor, you really don't want to get into heavy engine mods, you may be able to bore it out +.10, but that's not giving you any real change in displacement. Keep the C50 stock, and look at maybe a C90 or 109. I prefer the 90 just because it keeps more of the same body style as the 50, just almost twice the displacement. This is exactly what I did, and while I loved my 50, I have no regrets upgrading.

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