I'm putting my bike back together now... cylinder bored, re-nickasiled to a 102.4mm (680cc), 11:1 piston, Carillo rod, Edelbrock carb (standard bore), Barnums pipe. I've decided to stick with OEM valves, springs & rockers (after discussion with Bruce Ogilvie) and a HotCams cam, since they're designed to work with the OEM parts. But... my dilemma is this: Should I put in a Stage I or a Stage II cam? Everything I've read says I'll lose bottom end and mid-range with the Stage II, but will have a raging top-end. One race shop says that I'll gain everything I would have lost with the Stage II cam back, with the extra displacement and higher compression, and that I'll have an arm-stretching top end. Another shop says the bottom will still be soft, but the mid and top-end hit will be too hard with the Stage II cam. Another says the bottom and mid hit would be too hard with the Stage I, and I won't realize the potential of the Barnums pipe with just a Stage I cam. My normal riding style is to use the torque/ meat of the powerband most of the time. I want the bike to stay easy-to-ride. I would actually like it a lot (I think....) if it just stayed about the same as stock, or maybe just a little more down low & mid-range, but had a big top-end hit & pulled like a freight-train right up to the rev limiter. Any thoughts/ feedback?