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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

S&S Cycle

S&S Power Tune Performance Exhaust

In addition to its engines, performance components and tuning options, S&S has offered a selection of exhausts for at least a decade. Their Tourer and Sportster applications have been the most popular, and the mission has been to offer exhaust options that are matched to S&S performance solutions.

However, the company is now taking the four steps to Proven Performance Program up a notch with the harnessing  of their POWER TUNE brand exhausts that will see contemporary exhaust technology used in a range that can earn its place in a dealer's locker either as 'stand-alone' performance tuning options, or as part of a wider systematic performance upgrade.

The Power Tune Performance Exhaust mufflers are chrome plated or black ceramic coated 16-gauge steel outer shell. This houses a formed-steel expansion chamber that is said to boost the all important mid-range torque where riders need it most.
Fiberglass acoustic packing dampens unwanted high frequency sound and provides a thermal barrier between the exhaust gases and the outer shell.
Stainless steel wool acts as a protective barrier between the hot exhaust gases and the fiberglass acoustic material. The perforated steel tube allows high frequency sound to pass through to be absorbed by the fiberglass acoustic material.
The spiral louvered baffle creates the appropriate amount of back pressure to the exhaust system and provides for the desired sound characteristics. The end cap is made from 6061 aircraft grade aluminum billet and is chrome plated or coated/contrast machined with black high temperature fade-resistant Xylan - a family of coatings made of low friction, wear resistant fluoropolymer composites and reinforcing binder resins.

Power Tune Dual Headers have been designed for use on ‘95-onward Harley-Davidson Touring bikes and ‘09-‘13 Tri Glide models. The pipes have a hidden crossover and are said to be good for an extra 8hp compared to stock. The rear header design moves the hot pipe away from the passenger for added comfort, and 220-degree coverage chrome or black ceramic finish heat shields are included. S&S specify high quality lifetime guaranteed American made 'Jet Hot' ceramic coatings that are said to protect from corrosion while increasing horsepower by reducing friction and heat.

S&S Power Tune Performance Exhausts include complete systems for ‘04-later Sportster, Softail and Dyna models, featuring a hidden crossover, a 2-1/2in diameter, 220-degree coverage heat shield and choice of finishes and end caps.

The headers, also in 16-gauge steel, are compatible with all stock and slip-on dual mufflers for Baggers and are supplied with oxygen sensor bungs installed (which can be plugged for carbureted applications).
Muffler options include S&S 4" Race/Tour mufflers that feature "an exclusive baffle design to provide the volume and flow needed to let high-performance engines perform at their peak" according to the company. 

The mufflers are available in two versions - one featuring all steel construction, with a slash-down end; the other designed to accept a billet end cap. Both are available in chrome or 'Jet-Hot' black ceramic finishes.
Two styles of chrome or black finish end caps, with choice of straight or sculpted style, both feature a machined-in S&S logo; mufflers and end caps are available separately.
Along with all the Bagger exhaust options, S&S also offers a Power Tune Exhaust System, which is a complete system for ‘04-later Sportster, Dyna and Softail models.
The system is made up of both pipes and mufflers in a single package. The long dual pipes feature the S&S spherical port ends for reliable sealing, and are connected by a hidden crossover. The whole system is covered by a 2-1/2in diameter, 220-degree coverage heat shield, and is finished off by CNC machined billet aluminum end caps. 

4" Race/Tour End Cap Options

Heat shields and end caps are available in chrome or high-temp black ceramic finish, and the pipes and end caps are sold separately. S&S say that all their exhaust options are manufactured in the US, are designed for race use only, and are not legal for use on emissions controlled vehicles.

Viola, Wisconsin, USA
Tel: 608 627 1958