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    Jon Montgomery

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    Jon and Dave are back at it with episode 18 of the Performance Times. They cover a crap ton of racing, donate Strider balance bikes to a local school and decide fuel costs may force them to ride Groms to work for the foreseeable future. 

     

    Jon and Dave survive two weeks of Daytona Bike Week, drag their Social Media guy Matt to every chopper event and celebrate S&S race victories in Flat Track and King of the Baggers. Also, don’t ask Jon about camo hats.

     

    Somehow Jon and Dave made it to season two of the Performance Times. Who let this happen? 

    They talk Daytona prep, Dave gushes over the new LowRider ST and Jon finally drops the new S&S Dixxon collab. Plus, the guys talk about the kabillion dollars of contingency money getting thrown at...

     
    Jon and Dave and S&S Social Media guy Matty take a look back at S&S events, parts, and race efforts in 2021. Jon swears that installing brakes is "a build" and the guys plan a Grom Gang run to the Road America King of the Baggers race. 
     
     
    S&S Podcast crew does a huge Flat Out Friday and Mama Tried download. We're pretty sure Dave may try and build a jet ski bike, and Jon drooled on an Evo chopper. They also talk to Hooligan Racer/Acrobat JJ Flairty and Jon still thinks he can build five bikes this winter.
     
    Jon and Dave interview the bombastic crew behind Mama Tried and Flat Out Friday as well as taking on the biggest, dumbest winter build ever (spoiler alert, it's a truck). They also share an S&S insider view from a long-term employee and talk about sound laws for 2022. 
     
     
    Jon and Dave Recap the American Flat Track season, Sand Show in California, and Congregation show in North Carolina. Dave leaks some new parts (the S&S sales team is probably mad). Jon thinks he's going to build four bikes over the winter and we need your vote for paint color on our...
     
    Jon and Dave bring in the S&S Social media and video team to talk lane splitting, Alpacas, and other Born Free shenanigans. They also cover new parts for the M8, the Indian Wrecking Crew doing wrecking crew things, and get asked which cam will be the loudest. 
     
     

    The S&S crew jumps in their social media guy with his first Sturgis, did he survive? Listen for the details! They also interview an S&S employee who’s been there over forty years and has some stories to tell! Catch that as well as racing highlights in episode ten of the Performance Times! 

     
    Episode number 9 of the Performance Times Podcast is now live! This week Jon & David have the opportunity to talk about big shows and small bikes with the one-and-only Marilyn Stemp! They also deep dive into the ins and outs of the S&S Off Road Division UTV Exhaust.
     
    Episode number eight of the Performance Times Podcast David & Jon talk with Mike Davis, co-founder of the Born Free Motorcycle show, we cover the trials and tribulations of creating a world class bike show as well as his pet cows and distaste for Canadian Bacon. We also cover the Bagger...

    In this episode of the Performance Times Podcast David & Jon have special guest stunt rider Cole Freeman and American Flat Track National Champion Briar Bauman calling in. Answer mailbag questions and as always, you can listen to hear about everything new and old that you love from S&S Cycle.

    In this episode of the Performance Times Podcast David & Jon have a special guest from the UK, Hooligan superstar Leah Tokelove calling in. Answer mailbag questions and as always, you can listen to hear about everything new and old that you love from S&S Cycle. 

     

    In this episode of the Performance Times Podcast David & Jon have special guest Breeann Poland from Royal Enfield Motorcycle US calling in. Answer mailbag questions and as always, you can listen to hear about everything new and old that you love from S&S Cycle.

     

    In this episode of the Performance Times Podcast David & Jon have special guest Mark the Butcher from Rusty Butcher and Indian KOTB racer Tyler O'Hara calling in. Answer mailbag questions and as always, you can listen to hear about everything new and old that you love from S&S Cycle.

     

     

    In this episode of Performance Times David & Jon have special guest Steve from Speed Kings Cycle calling in, talk about future events, round two of American Flat Track and season opener for King Of The Bagger. And as always, you can listen to hear about everything new and old that you love from S&S...

    In this episode of Performance Times, David & Jon have special guest American Flat Track racer Jared Mees calling in, review Daytona Bike week, review the American Flat Track season opening race and talk everything motorcycle. As always, you can listen to hear about everything new and old that you...

    Bike Builds

    Wildfire

    by Jon Montgomery / March 12, 2021

    I was recently given the chance to bring a bike back for the dead. After completing the build Cycle Source Magazine covered the finished bike with a feature. I couldn't be more thankful. Below is the article from Cycle Source Magazine. Enjoy the read and images of the final build. 

    Performance Times was originally a printed piece and then a blog and will now evolve into a Podcast. Along the way we’ll bring in some of your favorite racers, industry insiders and up and coming bike builders and talk performance, new stuff and events.

     

    S&S has been building big bore kits since the 60s and has it down to an absolute science. Their latest efforts are aimed at the Milwaukee Eight® platform (2017 and newer big twins) and opens up a whole new level of performance for these engines. Combining a new design forged piston with their 4.25”...

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