Harley Power, Edelbrock Style
We were excited when Edelbrock’s Carol Yohe and Design Engineer Rod Sokoloski contacted us to try out the company’s new 95-inch Twin Cam EFI package. The Power Package kits are designed for ’01-and-later Softails, ’04 Dynas, and ’02-to-present touring Harleys which came stock with EFI. It uses the stock throttle body, injectors, and Delphi ECU.
The goal of Edelbrock was to build a motor that was fun to ride at any rpm with tons of acceleration. They achieved this with a matched component package that emphasizes a flat torque curve — not just big horsepower numbers high in the rev band where many of us never ride. This isn’t as easy as it sounds due to the inherent complexities of tuning a fuel-injected motor. A computer within the bike controls air and fuel requirements that are dictated by what components are on the bike, such as the cams, pipes, and air cleaner used. Changing any of these will decrease the effectiveness of the factory-programmed fuel curves. This usually results in poor drivability due to the altered demands of the motor. Many spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on dynos trying to dial in their EFI bikes to get them to run right. Edelbrock has done the work for you with its motor package that includes maps for the most popular pipes (more than 10 varieties as of press time) in the industry. Edelbrock has painstakingly dyno’d each pipe on the different model platforms to come up with the best program to determine the air and fuel requirements of the motor. In the end, this saves you time, money, and lots of grief. After a couple thousand miles on its bike, it was still bringing smiles to our staff’s faces.