TECH: S&S 107″ Cam & Cylinder Kit (Intro)

Our opening shot shows our 2012 
Heritage Softail up on Kenny’s lift with the exhaust and top end removed. The gas tank is lifted, and the gearcase section is emptied, except for the oil pump. The pinion shaft runout has also been checked and is below the required 0.003" maximum

Our Heritage gained 28 hp and 27 ft-lbs. of torque! Captions and photos by Chris Maida Harleys are built to cover some serious mileage. But even the most babied engine is going to need a top end rebuild at some point, although readers of this magazine probably don’t fall into that category. When it comes […]

Made In America?

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter, Publisher We at American Iron Magazine join a growing list in the motorcycle industry committed to, no, make that obsessed with, made in America. I recently posted a question on the American Iron  Magazine Facebook page asking “If you ran Harley, what would be the first thing you’d change?” The […]

Happy 25th Birthday To Us & You Can Win Prizes

SHIFTING GEARS by Buzz Kanter

SHIFTING GEARS, by Buzz Kanter, publisher Time flies when you’re having fun, and I can’t think of many things that are more fun than riding, writing, or wrenching motorcycles. Hard to believe it was 25 years ago that a brave new concept for a family-friendly Harley magazine came into focus. The first issue of American […]

A Budget Motorcycle Bobber From Springers Custom Cycles

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Looking for a fun, around-town blaster? Then this little bobber may be just the bike for you! Selling for about $19,000 as you see it, the Apollo is a nice-handling, dependable machine that won’t break your wallet. Let’s start with my favorite part of a bike, the powertrain. An 88″ RevTech engine (three-year warranty) moved […]

Problem Child, Custom 2002 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

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Have you ever known somebody who always seemed to be down on his luck, some-one who lives under a perpetual gray cloud? When I was in high school, we had a guy like that. If he didn’t have bad luck, he’d have no luck at all. Fittingly, we nicknamed him Chief Gray Cloud. Another friend […]

S&S Cycle Manifold Tool

An excellent tool to help you get the correct manifold

I’ve been building stroked and big-bore V-twins since the mid-1970s. Back then, to get the correct-width manifold for your new creation, you had to just measure the cylinder height (from base gasket surface to head gasket surface) and send that info to S&S. Since the only heads available were reworked H-D ones, S&S would know […]