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Tappet Cuffs – High Performance Tappet Stabilizers for M8 Models

1The 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 coupled with high lift cams. S&S developed a clean solution in our new machined aluminum and hard anodized Tappet Cuffs. Designed to stabilize tappets in high performance M8 engines, these should pair well with any cam change and are a must have for Stage 2 and above builds.

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Newest addition to the iconic S&S® Teardrop Air Cleaner line

1Created in 1975, the S&S Teardrop Air Cleaner has long been the iconic shape of v-twin performance.  Adding to that legacy, the new Teardrop Mini is a compact version designed around our Stealth high flow air cleaner system for a simple install and, in most applications, emissions compliant as well.  A natural for the HD® Sportster® and Street®, but looks and performs great on Dyna®, Softail®, and touring models as well. Available in chrome or gloss black as a full air cleaner kit or a retrofit cover for existing Stealth air cleaners. Available direct from S&S or through your favorite distributor. CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE

‘Them Boots Were Made for Riding’

By Leah Misch:    Photos compliments of S&S cycle.

leahAfter literally wearing a hole through my last pair of riding boots, I decided to check out Harley-Davidson Footwear’s Performance Line for a durable riding boot with a feminine edge.
My focus as a motorcyclist laying down some serious miles across the United States is safety. I remember seeing a cute pair of Jana boots in the H-D Footwear catalog listed as ‘performance boots.’
I thought, wait, shouldn’t it be listed as ‘lifestyle boot?’ They’re too cute to be listed as actual riding boots in their Performance Line and not just for casual wear.
I wanted to make sure these fashionable ‘performance’ boots would be safe to wear for riding; so, I called H-D Footwear’s customer service line. I asked about this infamous slip-resistant rubber outsole with Goodyear welt construction and based on what I learned I decided to give them a try.
Honestly, I was still skeptical wondering about the mechanics behind a rubber grip shoe offering ‘maximum grip’ until I actually experienced the Goodyear welt construction sole. They are tough enough to hold up in rain yet still comfortable to walk around in at rallies after a long day of riding. Not only that, but they were cute with a little bit of a sexy heel that bring a fun rhythm of respect, turning the heads of motorcyclists I encountered on the road. image2
Function and fashion…. Finally, what I was looking for! I loved my Jana boots so much that I opted to try out another pair from H-D Footwear. The ‘Heights’ offered the same slip resistant outsole with Goodyear welt construction with a little bit of a heel, but were more forgiving in the summer heat.

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I’m on a mission to see if I can wear a hole through either of these functional and fashionable riding boots, but so far they are holding out strong! See the entire line at harley-davidsonfootwear.com.

KRAUS 49MM SPORT PERFORMANCE TRIPLE TREE SET

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ENHANCE THE HANDLING, STABILITY AND LOOK OF YOUR 2006 AND NEWER HARLEY DYNA

KRAUS 49mm Triple Trees are the foundation of a strong, properly engineered front end.

KRAUS 49mm Triple Trees are engineered and designed to improve the handling and behavior of your Harley Dyna.  We have applied all of the knowledge that we’ve gained from our Dynamoto inverted front ends to the design and geometry of these trees, offering the absolute best setup using stock 49mm forks.  The 49mm trees have 0 degrees of rake and a proprietary offset that correct many of the bad handling characteristics of the late model Dynas .  The larger surface area of the fork clamps and the engineered cross section offer more rigidity and strength over stock.  The use of a bearing tensioning nut offers positive and secure bearing adjustment.  These improvements directly affect the behavior of the front end,  Making the bike feel lighter, more agile and more stable at both high and low speeds. Machined in the USA from solid billet aluminum to world class standards.

KRAUS 49mm Triple Trees come complete with a nickel coated, high-strength alloy steel stem, and are ready to install on your Harley-Davidson™ Dyna or custom bike.

GPR Steering Damper ready – Add a GPR Steering Damper with a Kraus Mount for the ultimate stability and control

KRAUS Triple Trees use OEM H-D stock size neck bearings. (bearings not included)

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