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S&S Engine Science- It’s Not As Easy AS It Looks!

S&S Engine Science- It’s Not As Easy AS It Looks!

Article and Photos By: S&S Cycles Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine We’ve all heard the saying “There’s no replacement for displacement.” and there is some truth to it. It’s about the most elementary way to make more power. After all, if sucking air and gas into an engine and […]

S&S Engine Science

S&S Engine Science

Article And Photos By: S&S Cycle Originally Published In The October 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine We’ve all heard the saying “There’s no replacement for displacement.” and there is some truth to it. It’s about the most elementary way to make more power. After all, if sucking air and gas into an engine and […]

New Stuff From S&S!

New Stuff From S&S!

Replace your old stock powerplant with a new dark heart that is all business. S&S Black Edition engines feature a gloss black finish and are now available in Dyna fitments with our Dyna install kit.. Engines are available for most 1984-2017 Harley-Davidson® big twins in V111, V124 , T111, T124 and 143 cubic inch displacements […]

Installing An S&S Hydraulic Valve Train Conversion Kit

Installing An S&S Hydraulic Valve Train Conversion Kit

Article & Photos By: Will Ramsey – www.faithforgottenchoppers.com Originally Published In The June 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine This month we are visiting Jess Cleary at K&S Customz in Louisville Kentucky. Jess is responsible for building every motor that has powered a Faith Forgotten Chopper. I have followed him from shop to shop for 7 […]

S&S Releases Power Terms Financing Program

S&S Releases Power Terms Financing Program

S&S Cycle, in conjunction with Nextep Funding is proud to release Power Terms Financing! First of its kind financing tool designed to help riders to start enjoying S&S Performance with minimal cash outlay. Partnering exclusively with our dealer network we are now offering customers the financial services they need to get started today. Power Terms […]

Project X-Wedge: Short Time To Bonneville

Project X-Wedge: Short Time To Bonneville

Originally Published In The November 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine It was like Christmas for me as the truck showed up in front of the shop. As soon as the door went up on the rear of that delivery truck, it was all there in boxes from S&S Cycles. The X-Wedge engine had arrived. […]

Project X-Wedge

Project X-Wedge

Article By: Wink Eller Photos By: Lisa Ballard Originally Published In The September 2012 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine I feel compelled to set this up a little bit. It was years ago when S&S first released the X-Wedge engine that I was immediately impressed with it, but it was just two short years ago […]

S&S Oversized Breather Gear

S&S Oversized Breather Gear

Article & Photos By: Will Ramsey Originally Published In The February 2016 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Older vintage motors are full of exciting surprises once disassembly starts. Often times they leave you wondering how the hell they were even running before you got to them. A very common problem found in older motors is […]

S&S Announces Short Block Replacement Engines For 1984-99 Big Twins

S&S Announces Short Block Replacement Engines For 1984-99 Big Twins

S&S Announces Short Block Replacement Engines for 1984-99 Big Twins S&S Cycle has released a pair of short block engines designed to replace the tired bottom end on your 1984 through 1999 Big Twin. Stock replacement fitment with the added bonus of relocated oil pick up for better scavenging. Compatible with factory primary and gear […]

The Memory Machine – Charlie Sr’s Panhead

The Memory Machine – Charlie Sr’s Panhead

Published In The November 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Mark Velazquez For anyone that has been in this industry longer than a minute, the name Charlie Hadayia Sr. is familiar. For those of you who don’t know this man and his history, I’m so glad to bring you part […]

The Five Boroughs Bike – Joey Sylvester’s Daily Rider

The Five Boroughs Bike – Joey Sylvester’s Daily Rider

Originally Published In The November 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Cycle Source November ‘13 21 Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Chris Callen & Wyn Herrick I think one of the first times I met Joey was during Daytona at a Limpnickie Lot set up. During that week, I couldn’t take my eye off this bike. […]

S&S Cycle – 55th Anniversary

S&S Cycle – 55th Anniversary

Article By: Steve Jones Originally Published In The August 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source  Magazine The pressure is on now! Eighteen days and counting until we need to pack up our S&S 55th build and head out to La Crosse for the anniversary festivities. Add the extra pressure of final exams and projects for all […]

S&S 55th Anniversary

S&S 55th Anniversary

Article By: Steve Jones Originally Published In The July 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Some time around the second week of August, Jeremy Gilbert (a.k.a. Rodeo), one of S&S Cycle’s finest, called with an interesting proposition for the students in my Chopper Class/Club. I teach a Practical Engineering course which uses American made V-Twins […]

A Cool Fast One – FXR Built Before There Was SOA

A Cool Fast One – FXR Built Before There Was SOA

Published In The March 2013 Issue Of Cycle Source Article & Photos By: Grizzly I was asked to look out for a sweet FXR in my neck of the woods for this FXR special of Cycle Source; I didn’t have to look far. My buddy Pult just happens to own a cool, fast one. He […]

Old Trigger- Big Chris From Foundry Moto’s FXR

Old Trigger- Big Chris From Foundry Moto’s FXR

Originally Published March 2013 Article And Photos By: Milwaukee Mike A couple of years ago, I was out in Phoenix with some of the Shed boys, Teach and his wife Amy. While there, we all went to a great little bike show at the Shriner Center in Scottsdale. It was there that I met a soft […]

Dr. Mechanik

Dr. Mechanik

Article By: Bruce Tessmer Of S&S Cycles Originally Published In The December 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Here in the states we like to go fast, but we have to watch it or we’ll end up at odds with “the man”. Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to just get on your bike […]

Heads For Knucks

Heads For Knucks

Article And Photos By: S&S Cycles Originally Published In The February 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine In this article we’re looking at how a product is manufactured, specifically S&S cylinder heads for knuckleheads. But first a little background. Flathead Power was originally a Swedish company that made parts for vintage Harley® engines. The company […]

Lucky Knuck

Lucky Knuck

Article By: S&S Cycles Originally Published In The January 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Some guys have all the luck. Back in 2012 Dan Grosskopf attended a small local motorcycle event in Yuba, Wisconsin, called the Knuckle Shuffle. While he was there, he won an S&S Anders Nygren signature series KN93 engine. That’s pretty […]

Mr and Mrs Knucklehead

Mr and Mrs Knucklehead

Article By: Bruce Tessmer of S&S Cycles Originally Published In The November 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine No matter what you think about Sturgis, it’s a place where you’re likely to see something out of the ordinary. That can run the gamut from the sublime to the ridiculous. It just depends on where you […]

Son Of The Beach

Son Of The Beach

Article And Photos By: S&S Cycles Originally Published In The July 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine S&S Cycle generally brings a couple of motorcycles to the rallies to show off their parts, and of course it’s a lot easier to get people excited about your stuff if it’s on a cool looking ride, instead […]

From “No Guts” To Glory

From “No Guts” To Glory

Hopping Up An 883: Part 3 Article And Photos By: S&S Cycles If you have been following this series of articles about hopping up a Harley- Davidson® 883 Sportster® motorcycle, you’ll recall that we’ve already installed an S&S Stealth air cleaner and a set of S&S performance mufflers in the first article, an S&S 1200cc […]

From “No Guts” To Glory

From “No Guts” To Glory

Part 3 Article And Photos By: S&S Cycles Just in case you’ve missed the first two articles in this series, here’s what’s happened to date. We took Ryan Wessel’s totally stock 2009 Harley-Davidson® 883 Sportster® into the shop as a guinea pig to work out the best steps to hop up these economical but performance […]

From “No Guts” To Glory

From “No Guts” To Glory

Hopping Up an 883 Article & Photos: Compliments of S&S Cycle Originally Published In The March 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Harley-Davidson 883 Sportster models are generally pretty economical motorcycles, but not always as economical as this one owned by Ryan Wessel of Onalaska, WI, a suburb of La Crosse. One of Ryan’s coworkers […]

From “No Guts” To Glory- Part 2

From “No Guts” To Glory- Part 2

Article And Photos By: S&S Cycles Originally Published In The April 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Last month, we took Ryan’s 2009 Harley-Davidson® 883 Sportster® from the stock 45 horsepower to 56 horsepower just by installing S&S slip-on performance mufflers and an S&S Stealth air cleaner with an Airstream cover. We also loaded an […]

Rollin Bones -The 4th Incarnation Of The 1950 Panhead

Rollin Bones -The 4th Incarnation Of The 1950 Panhead

Published In The March 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Article & Photos By: Mitch “Magoo” Bodine While my wife and I were at the Race of Gentlemen, we checked out lots of cool bikes and hotrods. Mark Stevens’ Rollin’ Bones’ 1950 Panhead was definitely one of my favorites. A friend of mine owns a Shovel […]

Lil Bitch Shovel

Lil Bitch Shovel

Published In The March 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Darren McKeag How many of you remember the first time or even any time that you visited a tattoo shop and saw at least one, but usually a few bikes lined up in either the employees or customers’ parking areas? […]

Dirty Sanchez – Bad Chad’s Gangster Build

Dirty Sanchez – Bad Chad’s Gangster Build

Published In The January 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Mitch Modine Photos By: David Thompson John Dodson of Gangster Choppers in Richmond, VA has a beautiful 2500 sq ft retail store with a 5000 sq ft repair shop that caters to all motorcycle types. They have been in business since 1999, and John has […]

Super Cycles Shovel

Super Cycles Shovel

Published In The February 2014 Issue Of Cycle Source Article & Photos By: Grizzly Danny from Ghent, Belgium, loves choppers so much that he has a complete collection. He owns — I kid you not — almost thirty of them! This industrial looking gooseneck Shovel is the one that was most recently built. When I first […]

Sweet Maria By Billy Lane

Sweet Maria By Billy Lane

Published In The August 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By Billy Lane  Photos By: Bart Mitchell I’m still humbled each time someone is sincere about asking me to do work for them. The majority of people work hard for their paycheck, just like you and I do, and I know it is a big […]

El Thirty Three – A Three Two Choppers Build Your Own Program Bike

El Thirty Three – A Three Two Choppers Build Your Own Program Bike

Published In The August 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article & Photos By: Chris Callen Bill Conway s the kind of man we do this magazine for. He is a motorcycle soul searcher through and through and I had the pleasure of meeting him in Texas while we were there for the Pate Swap Meet. His […]

Ass Gas Or Grass – Dale Yamada’s Shovelhead

Ass Gas Or Grass – Dale Yamada’s Shovelhead

Published In The August 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Will Ramsey Photos By: Ryan HK The majority of my writing for Cycle Source is concentrated around tech articles. Although I enjoy the “teaching” aspect of writing instructional techs, every now and then I get the opportunity to write about a builder that I […]

Gasshole Garage’s Legacy Bike

Gasshole Garage’s Legacy Bike

Published In The August 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article & Photos By: Mark Velazquez Ever notice that where ever you are in this great country that if you’re having a great time there always seems to be a Texan in the house? Well if you haven’t then I suggest you get out a bit more. […]

Girl Power – Karen’s 79 Shovel

Girl Power – Karen’s 79 Shovel

Published In The July 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Mark Velazquez Photos By: Mark Velazquez & Amelia Rose I guess its fitting that with the new riding season about to begin that we take a moment and remind ourselves that there is always a softer side to our two wheels. So for all […]

Harlot Starlette

Harlot Starlette

Featured In The Pages Of The June 2015 Issue Article By: Chris Callen Photos By: Sheanna Firth-Breakaway Graphics I first became aware of Nate Jacobs and Harlot Cycles during last year’s #BikerLive television show. His style was incredible and matched only by the humble manner in which he conducted himself. His entry into our Hillbilly Invitational […]

Busted Knuckle By Ben Jordan

Busted Knuckle By Ben Jordan

Featured in the May 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By:Carsten Fritzen When you ask most bikers what their favorite Harley engine is most of them will say either a Panhead or Shovelhead and for a few it may be the Evo or possibly a Flathead but for quite a few […]

Evel Shovel

Evel Shovel

Featured In The April 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Milwaukee Mike I’m sure that almost everyone reading this article has heard the name Evel Knievel at some point in time and for some, like myself the man was larger than life, a true hero that we all wanted to be. […]

None Of Your Business By Paul Cox

None Of Your Business By Paul Cox

Featured In The March 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article & Photos By: Mark Velazquez There are those who build, there are those who create. And then there are those who inspire. In a city that never sleeps where survival is the name of the game, second best is just not enough to make it in […]

The Tank II

The Tank II

Featured In The March 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Milwaukee Mike Photos By: Rebecca Cunningham This year at the Lone Star Rally we here at Cycle Source hosted the bike show down at Beach Central on Seawall Blvd. Out of the many bikes that showed up, this Bobber was one of the best. It came […]

Bike Of Your Dreams By Indian Larry Motorcycles

Bike Of Your Dreams By Indian Larry Motorcycles

Featured in The January 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Article By: Chris Callen  Photos By: Marc Frino Of LowRide Magazine We at Cycle Source Magazine have long been fans of the Metzeler brand of tires, starting way back with the ME88’s we all ran because of the high mileage and abuse combo that couldn’t be beaten. […]

Ground Up – A Springer From Prism

Ground Up – A Springer From Prism

Featured In The January 2015 Issue Of Cycle Source Magazine Article By: Roadside Marty Photos By: Rob Lunetta For some people in the motorcycle world the Panhead is the ultimate motor for any chopper that they may build or hope to build. I must say that in my opinion it’s one of the most beautiful engines […]

The 2015 Source Awards- Performance Product Of The Year

The 2015 Source Awards- Performance Product Of The Year

All jokes aside, when it comes to our Performance Product Of The Year, size does matter. The guys over at S&S have been working hard for a while to stay ahead of the pack and as a result of all their hard work they have given us this monstrous engine made for 2008/later Harley Davidson […]

S&S Cycle Easy Start Cams

S&S Cycle Easy Start Cams

  S&S Cycle Reports on Easy Start Cams. How They’re Made, How They Work And For How Long. [pdf-embedder url=”http://cyclesource.com/newsblog/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/SS-Tech-Test1.pdf”] If you want to see this all in action check out the video For more information or to purchase visit www.sscycle.com  

S&S Cycle Is Moving To Black Hills Harley-Davidson

S&S Cycle Is Moving To Black Hills Harley-Davidson

S&S Cycle Inc of Viola, Wisconsin invites Sturgis Rally goers to visit their semi truck display in their new location in the lot at Black Hills Harley-Davidson®. You don’t have to fight the traffic and crowds to find us in downtown Sturgis. Just make an easy exit off the interstate at Rapid City, and see […]

Sam Wills Named Grand Marshal Of S&S Cycle Proven Performance Nationals

Sam Wills Named Grand Marshal Of S&S Cycle Proven Performance Nationals

Boise, Idaho– The Western Motorcycle Drag Racing Association (WMDRA) is excited to announce that drag racing legend Sam Wills has been named Grand Marshal of this year’s S&S Cycle Proven Performance® Nationals set for July 24 and 25 at Eddyville Raceway Park. The famed drag racer, and most recent member of the prestigious five-second club, […]

Visit S&S® Cycle at the The Knuckle Shuffle

Visit S&S® Cycle at the The Knuckle Shuffle

If you’re going to be in the Southwest Wisconsin area June 6, you won’t want to miss the Knuckle Shuffle in Yuba, WI. Have a good time and support Kevin Baas’ Chopper Class at Kennedy High School!  WHEN:   Saturday, June 6  Noon to 7:00 pm  WHERE:  Yuba, Wisconsin  Visit S&S Cycle – If you can’t […]

V-Twin Leader S&S Cycle Becomes Newest Exhibitor

V-Twin Leader S&S Cycle Becomes Newest Exhibitor

Will Sponsor Freestyle Class at AIMExpo Championship of the Americas Bike Build-Off  IRVINE, Calif. (May 5, 2015) – The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) announced today that S&S Cycle, an industry leader in specialized engines and high-performance upgrades for the V-Twin market, will become the newest exhibitor for the 2015 show, scheduled for October 15-18 at […]

S&S Cycle Signs as Title Sponsor of WMDRA’s Inaugural Eddyville Races

S&S Cycle Signs as Title Sponsor of WMDRA’s Inaugural Eddyville Races

S&S Cycle is proud to announce they have signed on as the Title Sponsor of the Western Motorcycle Drag Race Association’s (WMDRA) Iowa races at Eddyville Raceway Park in Oskaloosa, Iowa, July 24 and 25, 2015. This inaugural event, the S&S Cycle Proven Performance® Nationals, is destined to become a major destination attraction in the […]

S&S® Cycle Display Mobbed by Riders at Daytona Bike Week 2015

S&S® Cycle Display Mobbed by Riders at Daytona Bike Week 2015

The S&S® Cycle display was a site of a lot of excitement during Daytona Bike Week as rally goers took advantage of FREE installs for any S&S Power Tune(TM) Performance Exhaust. “The response really blew us away,” said S&S Events Manager Dean Young. “You figure, if you’re offering something great for FREE, that people will […]

Newest Engine Video by S&S Cycle

S&S Cycle has been putting out a series of legacy videos talking about the history of S&S and some of the key elements that made S&S what it is today. If you get a chance head over to their Youtube page and subscribe. They will have a big announcement on Feb 7th with a new […]

Manufacturers Monday Featuring S&S Cycle

Manufacturers Monday Featuring S&S Cycle

Some places across the country are just settling into several months of deep freeze. We have snow and subzero temperatures. Riding is not in the near future for me, but come spring I am going to be itching to ride. Now is the time to get all those little fixes done on your bike and […]

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