S&S Worldwide Motorcycle Accessories User Manual

Cycle, inc, Installation instructions: s&s, Sidewinder

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Cycle, Inc.

235 Causeway Blvd.

La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603

Phone: 608-627-1497 • Fax: 608-627-1488

Technical Service Phone: 608-627-TECH (8324)

Technical Service Email: [email protected]

Website: www.sscycle.com

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Installation Instructions: S&S







" Big Bore Cylinders

for Harley-Davidson




Models – 1986 and Later

Instruction 51-1030




1986, 1995, 2006

by S&S Cycle, Inc.

All rights reserved.

Printed in the U.S.A.


Before installing your new S&S part it is your responsibility to read and
follow the installation and maintenance procedures in these
instructions and follow the basic rules below for your personal safety.

Gasoline is extremely flammable and explosive under certain

conditions and toxic when inhaled. Do not smoke. Perform installation
in a well ventilated area away from open flames or sparks.

If motorcycle has been running, wait until engine and exhaust pipes

have cooled down to avoid getting burned before performing any
installation steps.

Before performing any installation steps disconnect battery to

eliminate potential sparks and inadvertent engagement of starter while
working on electrical components.

Read instructions thoroughly and carefully so all procedures are

completely understood before performing any installation steps.
Contact S&S with any questions you may have if any steps are unclear
or any abnormalities occur during installation or operation of
motorcycle with a S&S part on it.

Consult an appropriate service manual for your motorcycle for correct

disassembly and reassembly procedures for any parts that need to be
removed to facilitate installation.

Use good judgement when performing installation and operating

motorcycle. Good judgement begins with a clear head. Don't let
alcohol, drugs or fatigue impair your judgement. Start installation
when you are fresh.

Be sure all federal, state and local laws are obeyed with the


For optimum performance and safety and to minimize potential

damage to carb or other components, use all mounting hardware that
is provided and follow all installation instructions.

Motorcycle exhaust fumes are toxic and poisonous and must not

be inhaled. Run motorcycle in a well ventilated area where fumes
can dissipate.


S&S parts are designed for high performance, off road, racing
applications and are intended for the very experienced rider only. The
installation of S&S parts may void or adversely effect your factory
warranty. In addition such installation and use may violate certain
federal, state, and local laws, rules and ordinances as well as other laws
when used on motor vehicles used on public highways, especially in
states where pollution laws may apply. Always check federal, state, and
local laws before modifying your motorcycle. It is the sole and exclusive
responsibility of the user to determine the suitability of the product for
his or her use, and the user shall assume all legal, personal injury risk and
liability and all other obligations, duties, and risks associated therewith.

The words Harley


, Harley-Davidson


, H-D


, Sportster


, Evolution


, and

all H-D part numbers and model designations are used in reference only.
S&S Cycle is not associated with Harley-Davidson, Inc.


Statements in this instruction sheet preceded by the following words
are of special significance.


Means there is the possibility of injury to yourself or others.


Means there is the possibility of damage to the part or motorcycle.


Other information of particular importance has been placed in italic type.

S&S recommends you take special notice of these items.


All S&S parts are guaranteed to the original purchaser to be free of
manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a period of
twelve (12) months from the date of purchase. Merchandise that fails
to conform to these conditions will be repaired or replaced at S&S’s
option if the parts are returned to us by the purchaser within the 12
month warranty period or within 10 days thereafter.

In the event warranty service is required, the original purchaser must
call or write S&S immediately with the problem. Some problems can be
rectified by a telephone call and need no further course of action.

A part that is suspect of being defective must not be replaced by a
Dealer without prior authorization from S&S. If it is deemed necessary
for S&S to make an evaluation to determine whether the part was
defective, a return authorization number must be obtained from S&S.
The parts must be packaged properly so as to not cause further damage
and be returned prepaid to S&S with a copy of the original invoice of
purchase and a detailed letter outlining the nature of the problem, how
the part was used and the circumstances at the time of failure. If after
an evaluation has been made by S&S and the part was found to be
defective, repair, replacement or refund will be granted.


(1) S&S shall have no obligation in the event an S&S part is modified by
any other person or organization.

(2) S&S shall have no obligation if an S&S part becomes defective in
whole or in part as a result of improper installation, improper
maintenance, improper use, abnormal operation, or any other misuse
or mistreatment of the S&S part.

(3) S&S shall not be liable for any consequential or incidental damages
resulting from the failure of an S&S part, the breach of any warranties,
the failure to deliver, delay in delivery, delivery in non-conforming
condition, or for any other breach of contract or duty between S&S and
a customer.

(4) S&S parts are designed exclusively for use in Harley-Davidson



other American v-twin motorcycles. S&S shall have no warranty or
liability obligation if an S&S part is used in any other application.