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Monday 15 April 2019

Drag Specialties/Parts Unlimited

Standard Motorcycle Products: Long Island, New York based SMP is probably the oldest established American company selling motorcycle parts, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year! Its specialty is motorcycle electrical components and accessories such as 'Blue Streak' brand ignition wire sets, coils and starter relays and points and condensers, EFi, vacuum operated electrical switches and cam position sensor plate assemblies, switches, voltage regulator-generators, relays, starter solenoids, drives and repair kits, stators and rotors and more;

S&S Cycle: Recent news from the Viola, Wisconsin based masters of "Proven Performance" includes reduced price XL "Hooligan" Big Bore kits (with 482 cams and premium tappets, available in 1200 or 1250 cc for most 1986-2019 XL models; M-8 SuperStreet 2-into-1 exhaust systems that deliver 86 hp (+15%) and 110 lb./ft; 124" bolt-in Big Bore kits for 2018-'19 Big Twins that take the stock 107 ci engine from a respectable 92 hp to 125+ hp (with stock heads and throttle body!), also available for the 114 ci models, pushing them to 128 ci (both versions come in at 11.1 compression); and a full size Stealth makeover of its iconic Teardrop air cleaner (delivering up to a +6 hp gain on the M-8) that is CARB approved and available for all 1999-2019 Harley-Davidson Big Twin models;

Memphis Shades: Recent new products from the Rossville, Tennessee based specialist include additions to its Road Warrior fairings for Touring, Softail, Dyna, Street and Indian Scout applications; Batwing, Gauntlet, Bullet and Café fairings; popular Memphis Fats and Slim windshields; spoiler windshields for FLH fairings and a wide range of options for Sportsters, Indian, Victory and leading metric cruiser models;


Rick's Motorsport Electrics: The Hampstead, New Hampshire based company started out as a small motorcycle salvage business in the late 1970s and has grown to a well-recognized, highly reputed brand name in the motorsports world, offering a full parts line of motorsport charging and starting systems and electrical ignition components, including its replacement OEM style rectifier regulator for most Harley models and years;


CruzTOOLS: Now owned by Seattle based Adventure Touring gear specialist CycoActive, the lifetime guarantee backed CruzTOOLS brand of hand tools and roadside repair tool kits are configured for most powersports vehicles - from V-twins and street bikes to dual-sport, adventure and off-road motorcycles. "Professional-grade, bike-specific tools and kits are designed for reliable roadside or trailside repairs";

Progressive Suspension: Founded in 1982, and one of the oldest names in the custom suspension business, recent new products include a full suite of suspension upgrade options for the M-8 Softails including monotube and remote adjustable preload shock absorbers, drop-in fork lowering kits, fork monotube kits with external preload adjustment and fork spring kits;


Ride Wright Wheels: The spoke wheel specialist's online Wheel Design and Wheel Fit tools allow dealers to specify the exact dimensions, spoke style, color and count from the modular hub/rim system for Touring, Softail, Dyna, Sportster, V-Rod models - Trike, Indian, Victory and Yamaha cruiser fitments also available;

Thrashin Supply: The brainchild of Feuling Parts' Luke Leatherman and former MX freestyle rider Lance Coury as a new wave vendor for 'New Gen" consumers, Thrashin Supply is exclusively available through Drag Specialties. Products include handlebars, clamps, covers, footpegs/floorboards for FXR, Dyna, Baggers and M-8 Softails, along with luggage and a full line of gloves. A new line of saddlebags were showcased at the show;


Legend Suspensions: Distributed exclusively by Drag Specialties, recent new products from the Sturgis, South Dakota manufacturer include more AXEO high performance front end suspension fitments;


Wiseco: Two years ago, the Mentor, Ohio specialist introduced two new proprietary coatings with its Black Edition pistons. Two years later and they are now firmly established as top-sellers. Wiseco describes the Black Edition new coatings as "industry firsts" - ArmorFit coating on the piston skirts, and ArmorX coating on the crown and ring grooves. Said to offer superior protection against wear, better bore conformability, smooth and quiet operation and maximized efficiency, they are available for M-8s and popular Twin Cam and Rushmore model engines (SE heads);


Cobra Engineering: Cobra offers a deep portfolio for M-8 Touring and Softail applications - everything from 'Neighbor Hater' slip-on mufflers, 4" mufflers with dual-cut tips, 2017/2018 head pipes to full systems and Fi2000 fuel management system. The aggressively styled 'El Diablo' line of 2-into-1 full systems fit across the entire Harley line-up, including older Sportsters;


Russ Wernimont Designs: Mr Wernimont's credentials as a petrolhead of some repute are substantial and go deep. The day job(s) include a versatile and award-winning range of fenders and related accessories, with recent news including the migration of his shock absorber expertise from the deserts and mountain ranges of the southwest to the V-twin market;


Klock Werks: Recent new 'Flare' windshield designs from the Mitchell, South Dakota parts and bikes specialist include a 6" 'Super Low' for 2015 and up FLTR applications and a 2018 and up Sport Glide 'Flare'. "We have proven again and again that we are the air management experts, offering the revolutionary 'Flare' Windshield for baggers and bikes without a fairing. Developed after setting records on the Bonneville Salt Flats, the 'Flare' has improved the ride for thousands, increasing stability, style and function";