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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Hawg Halters

Hawg Halters and AirFX launch joint distribution initiatives for complete suspension systems

IN new product terms it has been quite a year for Hawg Halters, the Georgia, USA based manufacturer.

41mm front and rear suspension kit

Touring Bike Rear Shock Kit

New versions of its popular X23 triple tree, designed for maintaining the correct steering geometry on 2014 touring models with 23” wheels, were followed by a new Neck Rake Builders kit for 2014 tourers fitted with 49mm front ends.
Historically the company has been best known for its brake products and is offering differential bore 4 and 6 piston direct bolt on calipers in black or chrome for stock 11.5” and  11.8” stock rotors and performance upgrades for both 13" and the newest 18" sizes, all with matching True Floating Brake Rotor Kits in chrome, phantom cut.
Another new addition to their product line this year are complete touring bike front end kits as part of a complete front end program that “delivers a fully assembled bolt-on package to HHI dealers and custom builders.”

41mm Front Cartridge Inserts

Hawg Halters’ complete front end program delivers a fully assembled bolt-on package from a flexible modular range of options including triple trees, lower legs and suspension configuration

Softail Rear AirFX  shock kit

Owner Mark Thompson went on to say that “this exciting new assembly includes our choice of triple trees, starting with the innovative X23 for stock frame upgrades, or one of our complete range of triple trees for those building a big wheel bagger using a full neck kit.
“Currently we are offering triple trees for custom builds from the 23” wheel to the 30/32” big wheel kits.
“Then there is a choice of ‘Bomber’ or ‘Torpedo’ billet lower legs in single or dual disc configuration, in chrome or black finish, with a hidden axle, and our 4-bolt fender mount brackets. Our complete front end kits are currently in 41mm, but we’re looking to add 49mm packages this season.
“Finally a variety of shock absorber treatments, including stock or lowered ride height, with a further choice of performance shock inserts or a complete air system can be ordered.”
The air system, by Indianapolis based AirFX, is the result of a joint distribution program effective this year that “combines the two company’s highly engineered suspension components.”

HHI's 25,000 sq ft manufacturing facility at Dahlonega, Georgia employs 32 people

HHI's brand new Okuma CNC milling center - 39,000 lbs of production capacity ready to go!

This new distribution agreement will see the two manufacturers offer AirFX 41mm front air suspension kits in conjunction with HHI’s triple tree and complete front end line.
HHI is already delivering their 49mm triple trees for 2014 bikes, and the new 49mm AirFX kits are due to become available shortly as a complete builders program that includes everything from front and rear kits, 2.75” travel Softail rear shocks, air tanks, switch harnesses, controllers, 'Instant Up kits', Air Fill Kits, remote controls and three different switch configurations including an integrated kit to work with HHI hand controls.