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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

V-Twin Expo 2017 review part 6

V-Twin Expo 2017 review part 6

NAMZ: Just three years on from buying and adding the Badlands line of lighting modules to his established range of NAMZ electronic components, Jeff Zielinski says he has completely re-engineered the line with new platforms to speed up the manufacturing process. Two new modules were launched this winter, using the same mold and same circuit board, have helped to reduce machine time while simplifying the bill of materials and increasing fill rates into the high 90s. “It also made for a near perfect module” says Jeff. “They already boasted a less than a 1% failure rate per 20,000 units sold, but now we have unprecedented flexibility for new module designs. We continue to grow the company by producing new modules for motorcycles – right through to Indian, Victory and late model CAN/Bus Harley-Davidsons. Jeff says: “We’re so confident that we produce and engineer the very best lighting modules that we offer a lifetime warranty on all modules purchased after December 31st 2016. Why would you ever want to use anything else? Stay tuned as 2017 will be another banner year for NAMZ as we have some new items that are sure to thrill!”;


Paughco: The Carson City, Nevada based company continues to be one of the best manufacturers of frames, fenders, front ends, wheels, gas tanks, handlebars, triple trees, trike conversion components and everything in between. Founded in 1969, Paughco is one of the industry’s primary “go to” sources for custom parts and accessories for Harleys;


Memphis Shades: Recent new products from the Rossville, Tennessee based manufacturer include their spoiler windshields for Batwing fairings, ‘No-Tool’ Trigger-Lock windshield mount kits, their popular Fats and Slim windshields, and spoiler windshield for Road Glides that curves back towards the rider with an  optically correct vertical section that sends the airstream up and over the rider;


Spectro Oils of America: The Brookfield, Connecticut based v-twin oil specialist is again offering their annual pre-season stocking discount for existing and new dealers. From now until March 31st dealers can take advantage of this one-time offer to receive a 10% discount off their entire order. “The core of our business is a dealer first philosophy. We understand that the winter months can be tough for a majority of motorcycle dealers. We make this discount available before spring every year, so it’s easier for dealers to stock up on the products they need before the spring rush happens,” said Joe Russo, National Sales Manager for Spectro;


Le Pera: The legendary Californian seat manufacturer is in the second generation family ownership of Bob Le Pera Sr’s daughter Christine and son Bob Le Para Jr (right). Seen here with some random photo bomber (who actually looks a lot like Allen Alvarez of Daytona Twin Tec), Le Pera celebrate their 45th anniversary this year. Recent new products include their race-inspired Daytona sport seat, Aviator up front seat and Signature II chopper seat;


Drag Specialties: The Janesville, Wisconsin headquartered market leading distributor continues to be a strong supporter of the market’s independent specialist trade expo, as well as investing in events specifically for its own dealers. This year Drag Specialties will have hosted dealers at the Lucas Oil Stadium at Indianapolis just three weeks after V-Twin Expo (the new ‘Indy’?) and will do so again at their annual National Vendor Presentations and dealer showcase at Madison, Wisconsin, at the end of August;


Goodridge: Founded by Stuart Goodridge in the UK in 1969, Goodridge braided stainless steel brake lines have been designed to offer “the very best in braking performance. Unlike factory fitted lines, Goodridge brake lines won’t expand under pressure, giving you more precise braking right when you need it. Every Goodridge brake line is individually 100% pressure tested and guaranteed to be leak- free, corrosion resistant and backed by a lifetime guarantee”;