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 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.
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 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
By Leah Misch: Photos compliments of S&S cycle.
After 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.
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.
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.
ENHANCE THE HANDLING, STABILITY AND LOOK OF YOUR 2006 AND NEWER HARLEY DYNA