Badlands – two new modules and new lifetime warranty
Badlands Motorcycle Products has been producing motorcycle lighting modules in the USA since 1990. The company was born in a small motorcycle shop in Reno, Nevada, and 27 years later, Badlands is owned and operated by Pennsylvania based NAMZ Custom Cycle Products.
Since taking over the company in December 2013, NAMZ has made some significant changes to the Badlands line of lighting modules. Each module has been re-engineered - NAMZ spent a year changing the platform for each module so they could speed up the manufacturing process. The new designs, now 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, which already boasted a less than a 1% failure rate per 20,000 units sold!
“Being Made in the USA allows us to better control the engineering and manufacturing processes, which gives us increased flexibility for new module designs,” says owner and chief electronics guru (and author) Jeff E. Zielinski. “We continue to grow the company by producing new modules for motorcycles – right through to Indian, Victory and late model CAN/Bus Harley-Davidsons.
“In which connection,” says Jeff, “anyone who thinks that a load equalizer is not needed on a late model Harley should think again. All CAN/Bus models, 2011-up Softails, 2012-up Dynas and all 2014-up models using LEDs that are not compatible with the factory’s CAN/Bus BCM (Body Control Module) will indeed require the use of our new CAN/Bus load equalizers.
“Because the front and rear signals are independent of each other, a separate module is required for each. If you have a newer CAN/Bus model and you want to install 4-wire LEDs, (running light, brake light, turn signal with ground wire), our IHL-04 modules are what you need.
“This family of modules remove the brake light feature from the left and right turn signal wire, thus providing a traditional output of running light, brake light and left and right turn signals.
“Our Indian ILL-IND-01 module converts the factory rear turn signal and running light functions over to running light, brake light and turn signal functionality once the stock LEDs have been changed to our red LED and lens kit. Lights up the rear of all 2014-up Indians, except Scout models.
“The Victory models also have a few modules that convert stock rear turn signals into running lights, brake lights and turn signal functionality using our plug-n-play technology. Must change OEM amber signals to red LEDs, or use our OEM replica versions fitted with red LEDs, chrome or black, and 100% plug-n-play for easy installation.
“New for 2017, Badlands will have two new modules that offer sequential turn signal flashing for Harley, Indian and Victory. We also have new ATS self-canceling turn signal modules that will cancel turn signals using speed sensing technology, just like factory modules.
“Lastly and most importantly, NAMZ Custom Cycle Products is proud to announce a new, lifetime warranty on all Badlands modules (except LE-01 and LE-02) manufactured beginning 1-1-2017! Badlands modules are fully warranted against defects in materials and workmanship with a lifetime guarantee.
“A sticker can be found on each module that shows the lifetime warranty and allows NAMZ to track every module they produce.”