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Old 06-20-2010, 03:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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S&S vs. Revtech vs. Ultima

I was flipping thru the new J&P catalog and holy sh!t!!! Are S&S motors really worth about double the Revtech engines? I'm kicking around the idea of building a bobber/barhopper as a retirement gift to myself for when I retire from the AF in a few more years...
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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S&S is the best,qualty wise.if you want to save some coin,go with ultima,defenatly steer clear of revtech
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I spotted the post " S&S vs Revtech " IMO ... there is no versus ... period ! There are some other specialty ( spelled bigger $buck ) engine mfgs. out there as good as S&S but S&S has been doing it longer and has more experience plus they have their own FI system colaborated with Daytona Twin Tech engineering their engine management system . All the others are carbed engines and carbed engines aren't going to meet EPA in the near future . Fuel injection and water cooled IS THE FUTURE .
Ultima is ok ... for now !
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Fuel injection and water cooled IS THE FUTURE .
Do you think S&S will build a water-cooled engine?
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Old 06-20-2010, 05:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I wasn't aware that S&S made engines in different styles: knucklehead, panhead, and shovelhead. I thought they only did the EVO style engine. Learn something new every day.
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I wasn't aware that S&S made engines in different styles: knucklehead, panhead, and shovelhead. I thought they only did the EVO style engine. Learn something new every day.
Yeah, the S&S Knuckle is what I was looking at for the project. But DAMN, almost $8k for the motor.

Thanks everyone! I knew that S&S was the quality king, but I didn't know if the difference was worth the extra dough. I'm a fan of quality, so I guess I'll plan on the S&S...
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Yeah, the S&S Knuckle is what I was looking at for the project. But DAMN, almost $8k for the motor.
Yeah, I saw the prices. I wonder how much a brand new H-D engine would cost, assuming they can be bought -- don't know that. (I'm not recommending an H-D engine for your build -- just curious.)
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S&S ARE THE BEST OF THE 3 you mentioned! Revtech....naaaaaaaaa S&S will give you more engine choices, dealers, and parts
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Yeah, I saw the prices. I wonder how much a brand new H-D engine would cost, assuming they can be bought -- don't know that. (I'm not recommending an H-D engine for your build -- just curious.)
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