Raising the Bar
Since hiring former Vance & Hines man John Potts as VP of Sales & Marketing, Huntington Beach, California based Tolemar Manufacturing group is firing on all cylinders where its LA Choppers subsidiary is concerned, with new energy, new programs and new products.
Founded in 1993 by Steve Ramelot and Scott, the group includes the Barron metric accessory program and TNT Racing Trinity branded UTV exhausts, but it is the LA Choppers program that was the primary focus at the recent Drag Specialties Dealer Expo at Indianapolis, with the emphasis on comfort, style and support for the Drag Specialties sales force, who are the exclusive outlet for the LA Choppers program.
LA Choppers’ handlebar program includes “hundreds of different styles to select from, including touring-specific designs, Sportster bars and everything in between.
“Designed to create the right comfort for the rider,” Potts says the company’s bars are FBW and heated grip compatible, with four-bend, two-bend or miter cut for “style and strength”. Seen here, the new double walled 8 to 18-inch “Twin peaks” 10-inch Old School handlebars are available in 1” and 11/4” for CVO/Road Glide applications.
For Heritage, Deluxe and pre-2016 Road Kings, LA Choppers recommend its ‘Tree Hugger’ apes, in chrome or black with 13, 16 and 19” heights and ultra-low built-in risers.
The FBW and ABS compatible or non-ABS complete throttle/idle, brake and clutch cable kits are available in stainless, black or ‘midnight’ with optional electrical extensions if needed.
For M-8 applications the company’s MAXXX air cleaner works with stock 2017-2018 M-8 (except trapezoid cover) and center bolt based custom air covers. The billet design backing plate features no-drip oil channels and provides extra strength and weight savings. It ships with a washable, round, reusable K&N hi-flow air intake.
John Potts says “this is one of the biggest bang-for-the-buck accessories out there. As everyone is finding already, more air equals more power on the Touring M-8s and our easy install bolt-in kit really delivers.”
LA CHOPPERS INC