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    Daytona Bike Week

    by Savannah Rose / March 26, 2018

    Daytona Bike Week.

    What a weekend - from the indoor racing of Flat Out Friday to the first real motorcycle show of the year, Mama Tried, Milwaukee was overtaken by racers, choppers, and motorcyclists of all kinds. This year, Mama Tried Motorcycle Show moved to a new venue - the Eagles Club, located near Downtown...

    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...

    Here we are again - it’s nearly February, which in Wisconsin, is a frigid, frozen month - a month where we are nearly finished with our winter builds, exasperation is building with the chilly temperatures, and we are impatiently waiting to get on our bikes and ride.
    Hey guys, Savannah here. A couple months back you read a little about my HD ®Sportster ®  build - and I’m here to tell you a little more about what I did with this bike, and what I do at S&S.
    Performance camshafts are one of the most effective tools  for increasing the performance of an engine. It doesn’t matter if it’s a car, truck, or motorcycle. Unfortunately camshafts are also one of the most misunderstood performance components in the entire history of engines.

    2018 is shaping up to be an epic year in the world of flat track racing with a highly competitive field and the largest contingency program in the history of the sport. One of the standouts is S&S Cycle whose high performance exhaust were often seen on the podium last year. This season they’ve...

    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....
    Didn’t know S&S made their own exhaust products? Well we do, in LaCrosse, Wisconsin and there are several really good reasons why we prefer to make our own products rather than outsource them. This goes for just about any parts, not just exhaust systems.
     
    A big reason is quality. We can...
    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. 
    When you were learning to drive, your dad probably told you not rev the snot out of his car, and that’s pretty good advice for your typical passenger car with a slush-o-matic transmission and stock everything. Good advice not withstanding, back in the day, on a hot summer evening, you could...