With the stock oil pump put back in, Arvid installed the cam plate assembly and torqued it to spec. The SPP cam plate was designed exclusively for '02-09 models and is made from billet aluminum. According to SPP this plate is thicker and stronger, making it more stable with no tension on the camshafts. They designed it with increased passageways for better oil pressure, and while H-D has eliminated the outer cam bearings on its plates, SPP's plate has the bearings (arrows). SPP says if there is crankshaft run-out, the bearings allow for some play and movement while still keeping the camshafts properly aligned.
With the stock oil pump put back in, Arvid installed the cam plate assembly and torqu