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    Jon Montgomery

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    We had the pleasure to have Charlie Stockwell visit the S&S Ranch recently before his Brewtown Throwdown build off. We talked about how he got started building motorcycles. 

    Mark Atkins may have an alter ego problem. You may know him as Mark or you may know him as Rusty Butcher. Mark is well known for his crazy motorcycle riding antics on a Sportster, jumping things that shouldn't be jumped and riding where others wouldn’t even go on a dirt bike, nonetheless a 500lb...

    S&S Cycle has created the next level in high performance bagger exhaust! Merging a full flow stainless header into a highly engineered collector and culminating in a 4.5" muffler, the new Sidewinder represents the perfect combination of style and power. S&S also includes their removable dB...

    The latest iteration of the beloved big twin is proving to be a stout motor that responds well to hop ups and a sound flogging, making it a favorite of ours. One of the components we were not happy with is the plastic tappet guides that could potentially let tappets twist under high RPM and when...

    On December 21st, 2017 we said goodbye and good luck to Bruce Tessmer who retired from S&S Cycle after 30 years. Bruce was the Marketing Projects Coordinator at S&S Cycle in Viola, WI. During his 30 years he had worked in shipping, production, and R&D.  He was also the original head of the S&S...

    During the Holiday season either you are buying presents for your love ones or building that winter project. Now you can do both! Introducing the Stage II Performance Kits. S&S Cycle has packaged the most popular parts for touring models into performance matched kits with the added bonus of...

    As you might expect, many of the folks that work at S&S Cycle are rabid fans of two wheeled performance and many modify and build their own bikes. With that in mind, this week’s build spotlight covers an angry high bar HD® Sportster®, built for the 2017 edition of Born Free in So Cal. Owned and...

    The newest addition to the iconic S&S® Teardrop Air Cleaner line is here! Created in 1975, the S&S Teardrop Air Cleaner has long been the iconic shape of v-twin performance.  Adding to that legacy, the new Mini Teardrop is a compact version designed around our Stealth high flow air cleaner...

    Deep in the wilds of Tempe, AZ resides clothing guru Dan Dreyer, a dedicated performance v-twin enthusiast and the man behind Dixxon Flannel ®. His focus on making the best of the best has elevated him from wrench at a local HD ®  dealer to the unabashed leader in the high end flannel space....
    This week’s build spotlight is on S&S Cycle’s very own David Laudermilch, one of our R&D Technicians. David has been with S&S for just over two years, focusing on our Pro Stock efforts. 

    We feel the latest from Harley-Davidson® deserved an exhaust note worthy of the platform and S&S® has stepped up with our race inspired Grand National Slip-ons to get the job done. We also created a removable dB reducer allowing you to adjust sound and back pressure to best suit your style and...

    Here at S&S Cycle ® we don’t just make performance parts, we use them as well (wouldn't you?!!). With that in mind, we'll be featuring some of our builds on the blog roll. This week's build spotlight is S&S Cycle’s very own Jordan Jones. Jordan is our Midwest Territory Manager and has an...

    Racing

    AFT - Perris Finals

    by Jon Montgomery / October 11, 2017

    Indian Wrecking Crew’s, Jared Mees put on a flawless show in Perris, CA at the Perris Auto Speedway's clay Half-Mile to end his epic 2017 American Flat Track season. His resounding victory came on top of already locking down the Grand National Championship.  Mees put the No. 9 Indian Motorcycle...

    Want to add significant power to your v-twin? S&S Cycle is proud to present the S&S Complete Cam Chest Kits. High performance design combined with all of the best components into one perfectly matched package. Kits include cams, outer drive gears (or chain tensioners), cam plate, tappets, oil...