If you are one of the many proud owners of a Harley-Davidson’s Milwaukee Eight Engine, and you’ve been wanting something to boost your power, your wait is over. S&S Cycles just introduced its new 131 cubic inch stroker kit, suitable for all your M8 power-enhancing needs. Just in time for Xmas as a gift for yourself or for that special someone in your life that has an M8 engine, plus we here at AMERiders will give you a few more gift ideas as well.
You know that saying “there’s no replacement for displacement?” It applies to all types of internal combustion engines, fitted on both cars or motorcycles, and has been the driving force behind many stunning machines over the years. Generally, these engines come in three displacement options, namely 107, 114, and 117 ci.
In the motorcycle world, this just happens to be Harley’s Milwaukee Eight engine 131“the biggest, most powerful street-compliant engine Harley-Davidson has ever created,” but this one is offered as a crate solution. is one of the most famous powerplants. Part of the big twin family that has been around for eight decades, it was introduced in 2016 with a total of eight valves – four for each cylinder – hence the name.
Those looking to get more cubic inches and more power have several solutions at their disposal. The latest comes from S&S and is designed for Milwaukee Eights fitted on bikes from 2017 to the present day.
As you’d expect, the displacement increase also amps up both horsepower and torque. How much difference does it make? What’s in the kit? New design forged pistons are paired up with S&S’s 4.25-inch cylinders, along with piston rings and .045-inch multi-layered steel head gaskets. You also get a 131 cam cover badge if you want to show your work—or you can leave it off to keep it stealth. “We build our big bore kits and cranks to much tighter tolerances and with higher quality materials than the factory parts,” project manager Grant Hilligass said.
Comprising upgrades like a new-design forged piston and 4.25-inch cylinders, the kit can take engines all the way to 131 ci (2.1 liters), but only when paired with the company’s stroker crank – we’re told the upgrade works with stock crankcases as well. According to S&S, the stock engine height remains after the kit is fitted, and so do the original serial numbers.
There are three variants of the kit available, namely Wrinkle Black with highlighted fins, Wrinkle Black with non-highlighted fins, and Black Granite with highlighted fins.
Regardless of the version, the price is $1,299.95, but that increases to $1,529.95 when opting for the stroker crank as well. Still, that should be peanuts given what the hardware offers, according to S&S product manager Grant Hilligass.
“We build our big bore kits and cranks to much tighter tolerances and with higher quality materials than the factory parts,” he states.
Christmas gift suggestions
Since Christmas is just a bit away don’t forget gifts for your favorite person check out AMERiders.com for not just these but even more great items at great prices.
Men’s Christmas Gift Suggestion
Men’s Buttoned Cotton Motorcycle Shirt with Two Skulls
Make a bold statement in this terrific 100% black cotton shirt from AMERiders. Our Men’s Buttoned Cotton Motorcycle Shirt with Two Skulls features two skull and crossbones in flames in two contrasting gray strips down the front. This is a great shirt for warmer weather, the short sleeves and soft cotton will have you feeling cool and relaxed.
Distressed Brown Leather Bi-fold Motorcycle Chain Wallet
Our Distressed Brown Leather Bi-fold Motorcycle Chain Wallet would make the perfect gift for any rider. All of our wallets are made from top quality, cowhide leather and feature three large compartments including one with a zippered closure for keys or coins and three smaller compartments for ID cards or credit cards. Finished in a luxurious, distressed brown leather with double button-snap closures and a heavy-duty, silver chain to attach the button-snap leather belt strap these terrific wallets won’t stay in stock long so order yours now.
Women’s Christmas Gift Suggestions
Chrome and Maroon Motorcycle Chain Bracelet with Gemstones
If you ride, then the clothes and accessories you wear should reflect that and this stunning decorative Chrome and Maroon Motorcycle Chain Bracelet with Gemstones is the perfect addition. Shining chrome rollers with gemstones all around are held in place by Violet plates with chrome metallic pins. A black jewelry clasp snaps securely to wrists sized 7¾” – 9¾” and finishes any bikers look.
Full Finger Women Gloves
Our Full Finger Women Gloves are made from top grade leather gloves that feature a soft white lining for warmth and comfort while riding.
~And as always…
~Live Free Ride Hard~
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