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j**r**m

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Post Sat May 19, 2012 1:57 pm

Replacement pan cylinders?

Howdy is there any chance of S&S making replacement pan cylinders like the original ones in the future??? Man I sure hope so!
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George Greer

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Post Sat May 19, 2012 10:30 pm

Re: Replacement pan cylinders?

Me too...

But at the moment, I am still searching, and hoping to find a low bore size original set.

George
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FHP-Eric

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Post Mon May 21, 2012 8:04 am

Re: Replacement pan cylinders?

We would sure like to, they are on my list, and i have a set ready for reverse engineering. But like most companies strong enough to survive in this economy, resources (people and cash) have to be directed where they can benefit the company the most. The vintage line is improtant to S&S, but it is a small portion of the overall buisness so we have to wait our turn for resources.
Eric
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George Greer

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Post Mon May 21, 2012 8:23 pm

Re: Replacement pan cylinders?

Eric,

Thanks for the info.

I also have one comment:

About the only place that I see anything made that Proudly States where it is made says:

In bold letters:

MADE IN GERMANY.

Since I'm seeing that a lot lately..........I started looking at tags......for source.

NOT ONE.....yep your right.... Not One (1) have I been able to find that says:

Made in the USA.

Sad state we have became, for money.

George
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FHP-Eric

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Post Wed May 23, 2012 8:53 am

Re: Replacement pan cylinders?

George,

Where we can, we cast MADE IN USA on all of our castings. The trick with the vintage market is that the castings have to look just like the originals, so we often put the markings on the inside if possible so it dosen't deter from the original look. If there isn't a good place to put it like our UL and KN cylinders, we may have to leave it off. Rest assured that ALL of our S&S/FHP specifically designed castings (heads, cylinders, cases, gear covers etc) are made in the US, in fact most of them are made right here in WISCONSIN. Now when we buy "off the shelf" items, it's is hard to determine or control where they come from, but we do our best to keep our dollars here in the states. We/I truly believe the phrase "Buy American, the job you save may be your own!"

Thanks!
Eric
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George Greer

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Post Wed May 23, 2012 8:53 pm

Re: Replacement pan cylinders?

Tell ya what......

Go shopping, Look for:

MADE IN THE USA lable, let me know how many you find.

Most will say,

Made in China
Made in Thailand
Made in Indonesia
Made in Mexico
Made in Tiwan

Bet ya don't find much.

Still sad
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MOLDTHREAD

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Post Thu May 24, 2012 6:02 am

Re: Replacement pan cylinders?

The Indian Scout big base cylinders I make have USA and my logo cast right on them.
If customers don't like it they can easly grind or file them off.

Bruce
http://www.enfieldracing.com
AMERICAN MADE PARTS FOR YOUR AMERICAN MADE MOTORCYCLE
Bruce Argetsinger
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Cotten

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Post Fri May 25, 2012 7:06 pm

Re: Replacement pan cylinders?

I don't care if a part was made on the Far Side of the Moon,
as long as it is quality.

....Cotten
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FHP-Eric

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Post Tue May 29, 2012 7:33 am

Re: Replacement pan cylinders?

Now THAT would be some pretty cool outsourcing!
Eric
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