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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

V-Twin Expo review: Part four

  V-Twin Expo review: Part four

AEROCHARGER: The award winning Kansas based specialist has turbo systems for fuel injected Harley-Davidson applications that are a bolt-on fit and use variable-vane turbos "for the highest efficiency." The 53 Series turbo chargers for FL models from 2000 and up with displacements all the way from 88 to 142 cubic inch use VATN technology where a variable-vane formation continuously optimizes the compressor ratio to the engine in a technique that is said to completely eliminate turbo lag;

BAD DAD: As featured in AMD Magazine in January, the Fort Wayne, Indiana bagger specialist has introduced a new "Competition Series" of replacement hard bags, gas tanks and fenders. Made in fiberglass for superior strength and versatility, Bad Dad uses high pressure injected RTM technology and proprietary manufacturing techniques to produce quality products that are proving popular worldwide;

KURYAKYN: Crusher is the new exhaust brand from Kuryakyn. Initial product offerings include the acoustically tuned Maverick 2-into-2 system for Dyna, Softail and Sportster applications - available in chrome or black ceramic finishes;

ACCEL: Now in the ownership of James Zenni, the owner of MSD and SuperChips, the ACCEL Group (which includes Mr Gasket, Mallory Ignition, Lakewood, QuickTime and Hays), is almost certainly at a crossroads. It remains to be seen if the progress made in rebuilding the company's profile in the Harley-Davidson performance aftermarket with products such as the well-received stealth coils is sustained;

SPECTRO: The latest accolade to come the way of the Brookfield, Connecticut based oil blender is recognition from MPN for its Golden 4 20w40 Semi-Synthetic. Described as "an oil that makes you forget why you need the oil temp gauge" by Rollie Callow of Rollies Speedshop fame in Australia, it is formulated specifically for use in Victory and Indian models;

AUTOGEM: Seen here with Roxeanne and Karl Fahringer of Cycle Electric Fame is Autogem owner Tom Hinderholtz (right). The Autogem program includes baby bullets, Deringer, Shortgun and Jewel lights for Baggers that have been developed as a result of 15 years of experience working with custom bolt-on lighting. The range also features retro-style lighting for old school and restoration projects;