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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Tucker Rocky/Biker's Choice part 5

Freedom Performance Exhausts: Well known for its Harley exhaust options, Freedom also has options for Indian Chieftain, Darkhorse, RoadMaster and Scout models, including Liberty, Eagle and Racing 4” and Combat 4.5” slip-ons and Racing and Sharktail style complete systems;

Kuryakyn: One of the core products on which Kuryakyn was founded back in the late 1980s, the Hot Rod inspired Hypercharger was ahead of its time back then, and hundreds of thousands of units have been sold worldwide since then. Last year saw the introduction of the “revolutionary” Hypercharger ES. “The radical new design features state-of-the-art electronic butterfly engagement, delivering precise butterfly movement compared to vacuum-operated fluttering. An integrated servo motor that connects to the coil actuates and opens the butterflies with every twist of the throttle, creating an interactive experience between rider, air cleaner and motorcycle that is unlike anything else available”;


Andrews Products: Recent new products from the Mount Prospect, Illinois based manufacturer include ‘bolt-in’ M450 cams for the M-8 engine. At the time of the announcement the company said that it was “very excited about some of the long-awaited technology that Harley-Davidson has introduced into their new liquid cooling dual plugs and four-valve heads with efficient combustion chamber design. All of this means higher compression ratios with less heat and higher flowing, high velocity ports that produce very good power through the entire rpm range – but we can make it even better. Our ‘bolt-in’ M450 cam is perfect for 107” engines and for riders looking to add excellent low-end touring power. Our testing has shown 14% increases in power with stock air cleaner and pipes and little, if any, tuning required”;


Dynatek: The Dyna Fuel Injection Controller is a plug-in module that offers 3 user selectable base fuel curves that are designed to improve engine operation and can be adjusted to suit a wide variety of modifications. These adjustments are made via 3 potentiometers that adjust the fuel curve in the proper ranges for the application.  Fuel mixture can be enriched or leaned as required. The Dyna FI Controller uses the factory connectors for easy installation and there is no PC required for tuning or adjusting the fuel curves. There are no modifications to the stock ECU and removing the Dyna FI controller returns the vehicle to the factory configuration;


Progressive Suspension: Now organized as part of MAG’s California based Performance Group (along with Vance & Hines, Performance Machine and Burly Brand), Progressive Suspension has a new and improved Demo Program headed the way of dealers, designed to emphasize the differences between the tool-free adjustable application tuned high-pressure gas charged monotube damper technology that they back with a limited lifetime warranty and other competing offers out there in the crowded
V-twin suspension space;


James Gaskets: The company’s popular gasket boards are a badge of honor for all well-dressed workshops and service departments the world over. The Dayton, Nevada based manufacturer has now added M-8 gaskets to a program that has Harley model coverage right back to 1936;


K&N Engineering: Founded in the early 1960s and headquartered in some 400,000 sq ft (approx. 40,000 sq m) at Riverside, California, K&N Engineering is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems, having invented the use of cotton as a filtration media. The company sells air filters, oil filters and air intakes in over 30 countries, has additional facilities in the UK and the Netherlands and the confidence to back its OE replacement air filters and air intake systems with a market-leading Million Mile Limited Warranty;


Burly Brand: Under the assured stewardship of Sean Delshadi, Burly Brand has grown from its roots in the handlebar market to offer a diverse range of options from shocks to luggage and from fairings to air cleaners, seats, cable kits, LED lighting, sissy bars and MX style floorboards and pegs;


Arnott Suspension: The latest addition to the ISO certified Merritt Island, Florida based manufacturer’s Ultimate Ride True On-Board Air Suspension kits see the 2018 Softails added to the extensive application list. The company’s monoshock and air spring is said to deliver “exceptional ride quality, confident control and enhanced safety”. Among other improvements, Arnott say the new line features a fully adjustable Ultimate Ride Series nitrogen charged FOX monoshock and Goodyear air spring that can be controlled with an on-board compressor and handlebar-mounted inflation switch;


Kibblewhite Precision Machining Inc.: Recent new products from the Pacifica, California valvetrain specialist includes billet machined high chrome (HC) valve seats as an alternative to the company’s powdered metal line of seats. The HC seats are alloyed with over 18% chromium and 2% nickel for “great machining and a long-lasting valve seat.” Further new products include three different M10x1 threaded compression release valves with overall lengths that cover all Harley models and beehive spring kits with added lift capability (.610” and .660”), which are now supplied with 9° billet and 7° stamped keepers giving complete coverage of all 7 mm and 5/16” Evos and Twin Cams;