It shouldn’t take you long to figure out why we wanted to do this article — we wanted more power! There are many ways to improve performance on a V-twin motor, but we wanted to try and use as many of the original components as possible while still making a significant gain. We brought our ’01 Titan, sporting an almost stock 97ci S&S; motor, over to Nigel Patrick’s shop in Garden Grove, California, to see what he could do to wake up our motor. After a brief consultation, Mr. Patrick decided that some head and manifold porting, a slight bump in compression, and a special Patrick Racing grind cam would definitely improve the peak performance for the motor. The only part we’d be swapping out would be the cam — everything else Patrick changed was simple modifications the stock components. Keep in mind the 97ci motor is the basis for the 113ci and 124ci motors, so this performance upgrade applies to more than just the 97!