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Tuesday 20 September 2022

Drag Specialties and Parts Unlimited NVP Dealer Expo Part 2


Mustang Seats: The Three Rivers, Massachusetts based seat manufacturer (founded in 1980 by Al Simmons) was finally sold by the Private Equity group that owned it as part of its MAG acquisition in 2014 and is now in the hands of LDR Growth Partners - a Veteran-founded and operated private investment firm "focused on acquiring and growing unique, cash flow generating businesses in the manufacturing, industrial products and transportation sectors. Mustang Seats presents a tremendous opportunity for us at LDR," said William Brame, partner at LDR;

Le Pera: Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the leading 'Boutique' seat manufacturer is still handcrafting all its seats in-house at its North Hollywood, California headquarters. Long regarded as the market's design 'Go To', all Le Pera seats feature a powder-coated steel base plate, a specially poured high density "Marathon" molded foam foundation and double-stitched, handcrafted cover with bonded polyester thread for durability;

Kodlin USA: Legendary German bike builder (and since 2021 Sturgis Museum Hall of Fame inductee) Fred Kodlin has always produced many of his own parts - for his own bikes and for a select dealer network in Europe and elsewhere. Now available through Kodlin USA (headed up by former Custom Chrome and Kuryakyn president Holger Mohr at Morgan Hill, California), recent new products include touring and universal custom license plates, 'Sleek' lights (LED/COB), lift and lowering kits (+/- 1") for the Sportster S and Pan America, black powder-coated Sportster S belt guard upgrades, the all new Trackboard Collection (floorboards, brake pedal pad, shifter peg and mini boards) for 1980-2022 Touring models and Elypse 2-into-1 LED turn signals for M-8 Softails. The latest news is of domestic US dealer representation and education by noted specialist V-twin parts and accessory Sales and Marketing agency Brands That Shine (Jessica Shine and Gunnar Heinemeyer);,

Lyndall Brakes: Recent new products include stock wheel replacement rotors - a bolt-on replacement for '14-'22 H-D Touring models with 'Prodigy' or 'Enforcer' wheels. Manufactured in high carbon stainless steel, they are an 11.8" spoke-mounted rotor with five bolt holes and 6.7" brake rotor pitch circle diameter (PCD). "They are a perfect match for our premium quality organic brake pads and will also fit H-D 'Aggressor' front wheels when used with 'Enforcer' style bolt hats;

Coastal Moto: Jason Spillers' latest product addition is his 'Marlin' 3D TPMS compatible (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) wheel design available in 21 x 3.5 and 18 x 5.5;

Motion Pro: Based near Sacramento, the California based cables, controls and tools specialist was founded in 1984 by 6-day ISDT Gold Medalist Chris Carter. A long-term Official Tools and Cables contingency partner of Progressive AFT, "from top tier racers to casual weekend riders, Motion Pro products are designed to help keep your customers riding and limit garage downtime." Always a prolific new product designer, recent product additions and news has included a Pro side case puller for H-D models, an M-8 Softail wheel alignment tool, 36 mm axle socket, lead-free wheel weights, steering stem bearing tool designs, premium cables for Indians, a belt tension gauge, heavy-duty pin spanner and Pro Fill air chuck, all available to dealers through online returns-optimizing Pro Stocking Planner;

Feuling: Three years on from the launch, the legendary Oceanside, California performance laboratory has expanded its popular vented dipstick design offer. In that time (among other claims to fame), it has quickly established itself as the oil tank venting option 'go-to', tackling the issue of cylinder blow-by, caused by spiked crankcase pressure - in both Twin Cam and Milwaukee-Eight models with a new design that fits early model Twin Cam Dynas ('99-'05), Twin Cam Baggers ('99-'06), and EVO Touring models ('93-'98);

Drag Seats: The Minnesota based manufacturer's latest generation of Predators - the Predator III replacements for worn-out stock seats on '84-'99 Softails - feature a 6.5" tall driver support with unique styling and automotive-grade vinyl covers. The molded polyurethane foam is said to provide maximum comfort with a narrow driver's cut for better leg clearance. Available in smooth or double-diamond stitch with black, silver or red thread. Additional colors and combinations available;

Galfer USA: The Spanish brake products manufacturer is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and its US subsidiary has been supporting the brand since the 1990s. In addition to new race-bred brake pads, major recent new product introductions include the Cubiq and revolutionary Floatech rotor designs. CUBIQ rotors feature a brake track design in hexagonal shapes to optimize pad contact to reduce wear, weight and dust. While the new Floatech concept was one of the new product highlights at EICMA in November 2021, Floatech is a high-tech system of improvements that looks closely at the interaction between the brake disc track and the carrier and answers several weaknesses that are built-in to most conventional floating disc designs - including improved thermal behavior, regulating the expansion of the brake rotor under friction and ensuring perfect self-alignment between the brake discs and pads at all times;,