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Old 04-16-2004, 07:44 AM
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Revtech 100 or S & S 107?

I'm getting ready to order my BBC Venom Pro Street and I'm having problems deciding which motor to go with. I'd like to hear others opinions on the pros and cons of each. Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-16-2004, 07:47 AM
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For $500 more I would go with the SS107 because it as more power and its been proven.
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Old 04-16-2004, 07:55 AM
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i would have to say S&S
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Old 04-16-2004, 08:02 AM
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Which will be more reliable and less maintenance?
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Old 04-16-2004, 08:03 AM
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S&S.....more American parts......Rev tech is offshore.
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Old 04-16-2004, 08:50 AM
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I have the Revtech 100" and it makes plenty of power and has been reliable (so far, not a problem).
I don't think there is a significant difference in power between the two (both are high performance/high compression motors making about 1 horse per cube, so approximately 7 horsepower diff).
The S&S is going to have better resale down the road, since it is all-American. You would probably recoup your investment. I would spend the extra $500 and get the S&S.
You're going to have to take your budget into consideration.
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Old 04-16-2004, 09:21 AM
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Not knocking anyone with a Revtech engine and or tranny cause there are plenty of happy people with their products but I subscribe to 3 forums and there are hundreds of threads on lack of warranty support with Revtech. I would really be hard pressed to choose then over S&S. Just my two cents!
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Without question an S&S motor. Three key reasons:

a. they have years and years of valuable experience.
b. if you have a problem, there are tons of indy shops that have experience with their motors. You can also call their people (S&S) right here in the U.S. (Wisconsin I believe?) instead of only a Distributor.
c. S&S is an American company, not Korean. I know some do not care, but to me personally that is worth something to support the people who have supported the U.S. custom bike industry for years right here in the U.S. !

For me a simple choice.
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Old 04-17-2004, 06:32 AM
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I ordered the 107" S&S and the jim's and the main reason was everyone here and my local shops, suggested the S&S and Jim's. I have heard time and time again, if something happens with the rev tech, you have to pull the engine and send it to Korea and you receive a new or repaired motor back. I wasn't about to wait for that process and I would always support a company that is American. I also have seeen plenty of threads with locked up revtec trannys, leaking motors, etc. I have yet to hear of any catastrophic problems with either S&S or Jim's. Now I know they happen but obviously much less often. Good money spent up front. Just my thoughts.
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Old 04-17-2004, 07:58 AM
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If I had a choice between those 2, it would be the S&S-107 all the way. I would also upgrade to the Baker or Jims tranny too!
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