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Tuesday 2 April 2019

Drag Specialties/Parts Unlimited

Trask Performance: Top-sellers from the Phoenix, Arizona based specialist include Assault Series 2-1 exhausts, cush drive upgrade kits, Assault Series bolt-on turbos for up to +50% hp gains and Assault Charge high flow air cleaners for an instant 8 to 10 hp gain;


James Gaskets: Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the Dayton, Nevada based specialist offers Harley model coverage right back to 1936. The company's popular gasket boards are a badge of honor for all well-dressed workshops and service departments the world over. Precision manufactured from heat tolerant aluminum, James uses a cross-linked Foamet nitrile synthetic rubber that is chemically blown to create a soft, confirmable layer that is permanently bonded to the SAE 5052 H38 aluminum core. The Foamet compresses, providing excellent torque retention and sealability, with no additional sealants required;


Hawg Halters: Following the acquisition of rights to the Renegade Wheels brand and designs, the Georgia based specialist wasted no time in capitalizing with two additions to its new Road Hawg Wide Tire Kit program, taking the series to seven kit options in total. Now available in 21 x 5.5" and 23 x 5.5" widths for early and late models, its 18 x 5.5" kits are also now available for early and late H-D models and late Indians. Featuring chrome, black or Phantom Cut HHI/Renegade wheels, an HHI hidden axle kit, a US made steel front fender, and the popular and time-tested X-23 or X-26 bolt- on triple tree, "these kits will deliver a powerful combination of styling and performance;"


Arlen Ness Enterprises: Recent new products from the Dublin, California based parts and accessories specialist include the 'Method' line of patent pending polycarbonate window air cleaners, handlebar dampening kits, risers and fork braces; Ness 10-Gauge covers for Twin Cams and M-8 models; Rapper, Profile and Pro Steel Short stamped steel fenders (for Harleys and selected Indian applications); and ABS fairing with smoked plexiglass windshield for a fabrication-free easy install on Scout models;


Magnum Shielding: Recent news from the Pittsford, New York based specialist is of additions to its popular XR family with its 'All Black XR' brake and hydraulic clutch lines featuring an OE style black XR brake hose with highly polished black chrome plated fittings. Manufactured using PTFE inner tubing, they are braided with an XR stainless steel reinforcement that is embedded in a tough black nylon outer jacket, delivering "exceptional protection of paint and chrome," says General Manager Tom Vierthaler, adding that they are "compatible with all hydraulic fluids - the enhanced construction provides an extreme braking response and excellent durability;"


Custom Dynamics: At the Drag Specialties Dealer Expo, the Youngsville, North Carolina based LED lights specialist announced that it is to be the title sponsor of Black Hills H-D's new AFT Singles team through its premium ProBEAM lights brand;


Kibblewhite: Suitable for M-8 platforms from 2017 and up, a new multi-use dowel manufactured in California by KPMI has been designed to replace the OEM dowel in the heads, cylinders, crank case and cam-support cover of M-8 engines. Described as "incorporating OEM elements while increasing ease of installation through the overall shape of the part", a radiused end is said to allow easy insertion into the cylinder or case, with a tapered end designed for "hassle-free location of the mating holes in the head or cam-support cover;"


Drag Specialties Seats: The 'Predator' III for '83-'03 Sportsters features 6" tall driver support with unique styling, automotive grade vinyl cover, molded polyurethane foam interior for maximum support. Available in classic stitch, smooth or double diamond stitch with black or silver thread, additional coverings, thread colors and stitch patterns are available to complete that custom look;


TecMate: The OptiMate Ampmatic range of powerful battery saving chargers are the ideal rescue - hook it up and the charger does the rest, even for a battery as low as 1/2 a volt. Ampmatic chargers will determine battery condition, then how many amps it can accept to get it back up as fast as possible. The OptiMate 6 Ampmatic delivers up to 5 amps, which is perfect for any size of 12V lead-acid power sport battery, but for a 12V battery sized from 20 to 30Ah, the kind typically found in bagger/touring V-twin motorcycles, the super-powerful new OptiMate 7 Ampmatic delivers up to 10 amps. For 12.8V/13.2V lithium (LiFePO4) batteries, the OptiMate Lithium 4s 5A has a lithium-specific Ampmatic charge program that will safely nurse the battery back to life and then get it back up to 'start' level fast;


Goodridge: One of the major global players in the brake hose market, the new ABS front brake line adapter for customizing Goodridge brake lines on '11-'17 Softails mounts onto the ABS pump and to the line leading to the handlebar master cylinder. A rear adapter that mounts to the frame and takes the line coming from the rear ABS pump is also available. Compatible with all Goodridge brake line systems with 3/8 - 24 AN-3 threaded brake line ends;


Motion Pro: Recent news from the Loomis, California company is of its continuing sponsorship of the AFT series for 2019 as the "Official Tools, Cables and Controls" supplier. Recent new products for V-twin dealers include a new Pro T-6 valve spring compressor - a quick release system design that presses straight against the retainer to eliminate side loading the valve and keepers, a hose removal tool that facilitates removal of fuel and cooling system hoses, and a master link press tool, enabling the easy pressing on and off of master link plates for clip style chains;


JIMS: The Camarillo, California based performance parts and tools specialist has been busy adding more workshop essentials to what is already one of the most comprehensive V-twin-specific tool and workshop equipment programs in the industry with several additions for M-8 applications, such as an alternator rotor installer/remover, M-8 Softail-specific engine stand and countershaft 1st scissor gear alignment tool;


Speed Merchant: New products for 2019 include 54 mm bottom/50 mm top clamp inverted, 49 mm and 39 mm Narrow and Mid Glide triple trees; Dyna, FXR, 2018 and up Fat Bob and Sportster Moto seats and Dyna/FXR, Sportster and 2018 Softail skid plates;