Monday, January 31, 2011

S&S + Sumax = Unique Engines

 The masterminds at S&S and Sumax put their talents together to create three unique engines. 
       The new S&S T111 is a powerful yet quiet engine perfect for touring riders. A practical stroke, quieter touring cam, and nearly silent valve train create a “torquey”, smooth power band, making your bike a pleasure to ride for long distances. Sumax took this hot selling motor and created two versions.

       The first version is called “Black and Chrome.” Sumax began by deburring the motor cases in preparation for a smooth as glass high-gloss black finish. The heads and cylinder's fins were highly polished along with the S&S logo for a dramatic contrast against the black. Oil pump, cover, lifter blocks and intake manifold were also powder coated. Chrome rockers, pushrod covers, intake and nose cone with powdered logo complete the desired look. 

       The second version is called “Candy Red Monochromatic.” Sumax has a candy red powder that is formulated for them that will not fade with sunlight or motor heat. The same treatment to the cases, heads and cylinders were completed prior to the powdercoat. A silver metallic base coat followed by the candy red top-coat were applied to all the motor parts giving this motor its monochromatic look.

       The S&S KN-Series engines are very close in appearance to a stock knucklehead engine, but offer a number of modern features for more power, better engine life, and improved reliability. Sumax wanted to create a stealth, menacing look with the motor. Similar treatment was done to clean up the cases, heads and cylinders. As the iron heads would rust after being polished, Sumax powder coated the fins a silver color to give a contrast against the Solar flat black powdercoat. This same effect was done with the cam cover. Silver coated rocker bolts and the S&S logo on the air cleaner cover add for more contrast.

       All of Sumax's powders will dissipate the heat. Sumax is known the world over for their excellent quality. They offer several candy, metallic and solid colors to choose from. Order a new motor from S&S. They will ship it unassembled to Sumax. Sumax will do their magic and return it to S&S for final assembly. Although S&S and Sumax work  independently, their combined effort is a winning formula. Now you can have a new S&S motor finished with Sumax special effects powdercoating.