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Tuesday 9 April 2019

Drag Specialties/Parts Unlimited

Vance & Hines: Recent new products from the Santa Fe Springs, California based manufacturer include 2-2 Staggered Big Shots with Power Chamber for M-8 Softails; hand TIG-welded 304 stainless steel 2-1 'Upsweep' for M-8 Softails; Pro Pipe 2-1 system for M-8 Softails with V-profile header, welded collector heat shield and 4 1/2 inch stepped megaphone; and 'Code: Read' - a smartphone diagnostics tool that allows DTC read and clear and real-time live sensor data view;


DP Brakes: Frank Edwards, Technical Director, seen here with President Larry Mills. The "pioneer and long-time industry leader in sintered metal braking technology" offers OE upgrade brakes for 2019 and earlier models. "Quiet and dust free" are the big claims DP makes for its popular front and rear sintered brake pad formulations, with Larry Mills saying that "Sportsters, Dynas, Softails and FLHs can all be equipped with DP brakes. Our fitment list covers Harley's dating back to the early 1970s. We have also added fitments for all the new Street Glide trikes, Street models, Sportsters and the Softails with new calipers," stating that DP pads are fitted as original equipment on all Performance Machine (PM), HHI (Hawg Halters) and Arlen Ness calipers;


Le Pera: New for 2019, the North Hollywood, California based artisans have turned their attention to the '18-'19 Softail Street Bob with new 'Cherokee', 'Daytona' 2-up, 'Kickflip' and 'Maverick' applications in choice of stitch and weave finishes. All Le Pera seats have 47 years of handcraftsmanship invested into every detail and feature a powder-coated 16-gauge steel base plate, a specially poured high-density "Marathon" molded foam foundation and double-stitched handcrafted cover;


KB Pistons: New for 2019 from the Carson City, Nevada based manufacturer are Super Duty Series pistons for 2017 and up M-8 applications for 120" 4.125" bore x 4.500" stroke (factory 117" stroke). The kits include two pistons, rings, pins and locks. They feature anodized top ring groove and crown; Line2Line abradable skirt coating applied to .003" total thickness for a ZERO initial fit to allow the coating to hone in for a tight, quiet running clearance; round wire locks; premium Hastings steel nitride top ring with Ductile Napier second and forced wrist pin oiling. Compression is 11:1 and compression height is 1.083"; the valve pockets are sized to accommodate 1 mm oversize valves;


Maxima Racing Oils: Response to the Santee, California based specialist's growing V-twin line of products continues to be positive. Its oil change in a box kits are now available specifically for the M-8 engine and new for 2019 will include Maxima's own ProFilter oil filter and drain bolt o-rings. To complement the manufacturer's comprehensive range of products for the Harley and Indian Motorcycle aftermarket and custom sector, specific V-twin branded dealer display racks are available;


Daytona Twin Tec: Following the sale by Allen Alvarez, new owner Debary, Florida based JMS Chip & Performance has big plans for development of the product line with a slew of new products planned for 2019;


J. W. Speaker: The market leading advanced Adaptive Series headlights from the Germantown, Wisconsin based manufacturer are described as "the world's first dynamically adaptive motorcycle headlights," and are said to "dynamically fill in the darkness caused by lighting black spots created by conventional fixed lights";


ODI Grips: The Riverside, California specialist is best known for its market leading position in the off-road grips and throttle tubes market, but get your orders in fast - last year's run of Cult designed VANS/Cult V-twin grips, featuring the classic VANS waffle sole pattern built into a medium diameter grip, sold out so fast that the company will be putting them back into production in 2019. The design is said to provide extra vibration dampening, with each pair constructed in-house at ODI Grips using "proprietary grip compounds for a consistent feel that provides exceptional control in all conditions.";


NAMZ Custom Products:  Jeff Zielinski, owner of Oreland, Pennsylvania based NAMZ Custom Cycle Products, says "our new Run-Brake-Turn Signal (RBTS) module rear red LED kit and front running light module is unlike the stock module as it talks to the bike, letting it know all is OK even though you removed the OEM taillight and replaced it with whatever version you chose. We wire it up, using the OEM turn signal connectors, so you can simply reconnect with ease. No codes and 100% plug-n-play". Zielinski has also updated the Badlands ATS (Automatic Turn Signal) canceling module, so it is now 100 percent plug-n-play and fits '00-'13 Touring and XL, '00-'11 Dyna and '00-'10 Softail models with aftermarket ignition modules and is set to also release a brand new self-canceling ATS module series that cancels like the factory module, using speed, distance and number of flashes;

Kuryakyn: Recent new products include four additions to the recently updated Xkursion luggage range, 'Riot' grips for H-D and universal fitment mid controls for Indian Scouts, Kuryakyn Road Thunder Sound Bar Plus by MTX Audio, John Shope ''Vantage'' signature series accessories for Indian Motorcycle heavyweight models, the 'Dillinger' Sportster-specific and multi-fit application Collection, and 'Phantom' Indian multi-fit accessory program;


K&N Engineering: Recent new products include Airchargers for Softails, Dyna and Touring models in silver or black; large capacity 'Hammer' 'Street Metal' range intake system (silver or black), 'Shaker' (black) 'Street Metal' intake for Softail and Dyna (Fi) and 'Street Metal' side draft intake system for Dyna and Softail;


Bagger Nation: The Phoenix, Arizona based 'Emporium Yaffe' campus is set to expand again with another new building planned for a range that has defined the 'Bagger Boom'. Products include the Yafterburner signature series, exhausts, pegs, covers and levers, bodywork, tanks, seats, dash kits and accessories, front and rear fenders, saddlebags, handlebars, risers, clamps, mirrors and grips, body kits and composite parts and more;