S&S Sidewinder Kits for Your Shovel

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S&S Sidewinder Kits for Your Shovel

Seems like all I see nowadays are chromed-out baggers and stretched-out customs with tires so big it takes a parking lot and a 40-point turn to get them turned around. But the old school isn’t dead just yet. Let’s face it, Shovelheads are cool, and sometimes there just aren’t enough good parts available for the old school bikes. I know you hard-core guys are out there riding the wheels off these badass old bikes, and we here at J&P are doing our best to keep parts available for all those Knuckles, Pans and Shovels that are still out there on the road today.

One thing I hear consistently on my travels to bike events is “Hey, you guys don’t have enough stuff for Shovelheads.” Never fear. The folks at J&P Cycles are diligently and constantly on the lookout for cool Shovelhead parts. And what better place to get cool parts than S&S Cycle, a name that’s been synonymous with performance in the motorcycle industry since George Smith first started producing “go fast” parts in his basement back in 1958. The standard of performance, dependability and value continues to this day with these Sidewinder kits for your Shovelhead. These kits offer a variety of ways to turn your old Shovel into a fire-breathing Twin Cam-eating beast!

The Sidewinder top-end kit allows owners of 80-inch Shovelhead motors to convert to 88 cubic inches using their stock flywheels. The rest of the kits offer sizes of 93, 96, 98, and a whopping 103 inches, and each kit (with the exception of the 103-inch) is available with a choice of two compression ratios depending on how you want to set up your motor. Complete Sidewinder kits contain dynamically balanced flywheel assembly, including rods, main shafts, cylinders, pistons and adjustable push rods, ready to install with head and base gaskets. The engineering-grade cast-iron cylinders are exceptionally strong and wear resistant due to the increased section thickness in critical areas. Combine that with heat-treated forged flywheels and connecting rods and you get legendary strength and reliability.

So whether you’re a hard-core old school guy or girl or just have an old Shovelhead in your garage begging to be restored, breathe some life into the motor with some of the best performance parts money can buy. You’ll be showing Twin Cams and Evo’s the back end of that old Shovel in no time. 

About the Author:

Patrick Garvin began his stint with J&P Cycles at the start of 2008 after doing some installs for us at Daytona and Sturgis for two years. Currently, Patrick splits his time between the eCommerce team and purchasing, finding new and exciting products for our website and catalog. When he’s not at his desk, he’s zigzagging across the country with J&P’s event crew. Patrick has an obsession with going fast on just about anything, a trait he shares with his 6-year-old son Race. You can usually find both of them wrenching in the garage or ripping through the fields on dirt bikes. Emma, his beautiful wife of 7-plus years, puts up with his antics and keeps his head screwed on because he certainly wouldn’t be able to find it without her.


  1. tat2tony June 2, 2010 at 5:03 am

    im running the 93 inch in my 75 superglide.i have
    had the heads reworked with manley valves.and im running an s&s carb and andrews cam.all i can say is this bike runs like the devil and never gives me problems.it always starts and i will ride it anywhere!

  2. J&P Cycles May 26, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Mike, thank you for bringing it to our attention about those links. They are fixed and working now.


  3. Mike Trout May 25, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    The only link that works in the S&S link the others say it is not available.

  4. Slow Charley May 22, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Nice write up on the old shovels but when you go to the catologe to order, they state no such thing, What’s up with that? Do you ride a motor cycle? Are you a rider or a writer?

    • Patrick Garvin May 24, 2010 at 2:17 pm

      Charley, the kits will be in the new catalog that will be out in a few weeks. But the are availible on our website, just click the links in he post above.
      And I’m more of a rider than a writer.

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