Articles | Southside Harley-Davidson


  • What are the effects of upgrading my motorcycle with a Harley-Davidson® Screamin Eagle Stage II Kit?

    1/28/2023 | Southside H-D®

    Upgrading your Harley-Davidson® motorcycle with a Screamin Eagle Stage II kit can significantly increase the power and performance of your motorcycle. The Screamin Eagle Stage II kit typically includes a high-flow air cleaner, a performance camshaft, and re-calibrated engine management software. These components work together to increase the amount of air and fuel that the engine can ingest, which in turn increases horsepower and torque. The high-flow air cleaner allows for more air to enter the engine, which can improve the engine's overall efficiency and power output. The performance camshaft can also improve your Harley-Davidson® engine's overall sound and may make the bike more responsive to throttle input...

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  • Are there advantages of using a belt drive over a chain drive?

    1/27/2023 | Southside H-D®

    Harley-Davidson® first began using drive belts in its motorcycle models in the 1980s.  In 1984, Harley-Davidson® introduced the FXR Super Glide II which featured a belt final drive, it was the first Harley-Davidson® model to use a belt drive. In the following years, more models were fitted with belt drive, such as the Softail models in 1985, and the Touring models in 1986. This move to belts was part of Harley-Davidson®'s effort to improve the performance and reliability of their motorcycles...

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  • Is the sixth gear really that important for H-D® motorcycles?

    1/25/2023 | Southside H-D®

    The sixth gear was introduced on Harley-Davidson® motorcycles as a way to improve the overall riding experience. One of the main benefits of adding a sixth gear is increased fuel efficiency. With the ability to run at a higher gear ratio, the engine is able to run at a lower RPM, which reduces fuel consumption. This can result in significant savings for long-distance riders, as well as a reduction in emissions...

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