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    Jon Montgomery

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    How does a company like S&S Cycle celebrate six decades in business? With a limited edition anniversary engine, of course! “We’ve always wanted to do a brushed nickel finish, but realized it would be tough to do in quantity, so we’re only building 60 of these and will never make them again”, states...

    S&S Cycle has been on the gas for six decades, with the last handful of years we've focused substantial effort on high performance exhaust systems. Our popular Grand National muffler line recently grew to include the latest generation of HD® Softail® models and we're now adding a lower dollar slash...

    S&S Cycle’s Quickee pushrod tube kits are a fundamental part of any v-twin cam install and have saved thousands of hours of service time since they launched years ago. Cut the stock pushrods, install the Quickee pushrods and adjust to length, no need to pull off the top end of the motor. Their...

    Inspired by our total domination in American Flat Track, S&S Cycle has taken performance exhaust to the next level. Combining a two into two format with a hidden crossover, the new Grand National system is designed for pure, relentless performance. Clean bends, stainless header tubing and full...

    Carburetors are a bit magical. They drink from a tank of volatile liquid, mix in oxygen they found laying around and create a perfectly proportioned explosive mixture, yet allow you to control the delivery with a subtle twist of your wrist. Magic, indeed. The folks at S&S Cycle have long ago sorted...

    Inspired by the Flat Track design, S&S Cycle has taken exhaust for your HD®Dyna®to the next level. Leveraging a two into two format with a hidden crossover, the new Grand National system is designed for pure, relentless performance. This exhaust features clean bends, stainless header tubing and...

    The HD®Dyna®platform may have ceased production, but they remain an important part of the custom scene and companies like S&S Cycle continue to make cool parts for them! Their latest includes slip on mufflers in two different formats designed to look good and make big power. The Grand National...

    The rain couldn’t stop the anticipated AFT battle in Atlanta, GA, pushing the remainder of the racing activities back a day at Dixie Speedway on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. When racing resumed on that Sunday afternoon, it was Jared Mees who came out firing for the win. 
    Mees understood the...

    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 reducer...

    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 Tech...

    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 savings...

    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 system...

    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. His...
    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 amazing...

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