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Friday, 1 December 2017

Motorcycle Storehouse

M-8 cams from Andrews, Vance & Hines ‘Mini-Grenades’ and more

Dutch distributor Motorcycle Storehouse has the latest versions of Vance & Hines’ 2-into-1 ‘Grenades’ - their ‘Mini-Grenades’ are a minimalistic “lean and mean” design version of their full size ‘Grenades’ that “discreetly suggest “a brute, basic and powerful visual message with an aggressive and deep sound to match.”

Complete with a 4” 3-step muffler body, 2-1/4” heat pipe heat shields and 1-3/4” head pipes, they are available in chrome or matt black with race-inspired CNC-machined end caps and compatible with both mid and forward control models.
Their “muscular compact stance” make them “one tough Sportster exhaust system.” With an optional quiet baffle available, they fit 2004 - 2017 Sportster models with forward and mid-controls.

Canvas is probably the most widely used material when it comes to extreme durability, but the material has hundreds of years of pedigree in military applications. These new saddlebags come with an internal plastic backing plate for structural integrity, which is an important feature in saddlebag use, and they will probably last longer than expected. Available in black or green, 6 or 10 liter capacity, with universal mounting straps included.

These chrome-plated universal sissy bars are manufactured from 9/16” (14.3 mm) round steel bar with the more ‘pointed’ models including a classic back tilted top. Available in 6.25, 8.75, 9.88 and 11.10” widths in heights from 5.5” to 14.02”.
Andrews has four new chain driven cams available for the M-8 touring engines. Their 450 is a bolt-in for stock compression 107” and 114” engines, delivering excellent low-end torque (1000-5500 rpm).

The 460 is a bolt-in all-round cam for stock compression 107” and 114” engines that is also compatible with 117” Big Bore kits with higher compression (1000-5600 rpm).
Andrew’s 504 requires high-lift springs and is a mid-range cam for stock 107” and 114” engines – said to be an excellent choice for Big Bore kits with higher compression ratios (1500-5700 rpm). The 520 (which also requires high-lift springs) is recommended for big bore engines and engines with Screamin’ Eagle or otherwise modified heads.