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Tuesday 7 April 2020

Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties Spring NVP Product Expo Part 3

SlyFox Performance: Founded by Alex Fox and distributed exclusively by Drag Specialties, accessories from the Bagger specialist include carbon fiber fenders, saddlebag lids and side covers, triple tree top clamps and Pro-Series seats made for SlyFox by Saddlemen;


KB Pistons: Introduced last year, Super Duty Series KB pistons are for 2017 and up 114 and 117" M-8s using stock cylinders bored to 4.125" with 11:1 compression ratio and generous valve pockets to accept 1 mm larger valves. A hard anodized crown aids with heat deflection and corrosion from alcohol fuels. Top ring groove hard anodizing eliminates micro-welding of the ring to the groove and maintains a flat and smooth surface for best ring seal; 'Line2Line' abradable coating as standard - applied to the thickness of the piston-to-wall clearance for a ZERO install clearance;


Klock Werks: Now recovered from last year's flash flood, the Mitchell, South Dakota customs to Flare windshields specialist's new 2020 H-D and Indian parts catalogs (its first for a few years) give dealers 96 pages of custom options, including Flare windshield options, Kliphanger and Ergo bars, stamped steel fenders, Dynamat sound control kits, iOmount device mounts, and a slew of trims, brackets, relocation kits and details;

Motion Pro: Recent new products from the Sacramento, California, official cables, controls and tools vendor to the AFT race series, the new 2-into-1 design steering race tool quickly and precisely removes and installs the outer bearing race from the steering head on most H-D models without the use of a hammer and punch. The puller design ensures the bearing is pulled perfectly straight to eliminate possible damage to the frame - the hardened steel puller jaws engage securely on the inner bearing lip for race removal and the hardened steel driver precisely fits the tapered bearing race during installation;


SBS: Best known for its high-performance brake pads, the Danish manufacturer added to its range for Harleys and custom bikes with availability of a full line of European made stainless steel rotors for dealers in the USA through Drag Specialties. The program comprises both a standard OEM replacement range with the application-specific shape, construction and dimensions to make them a true OEM standard replacement line, and an OEM upgrade line that is "specifically designed to increase brake feel, performance, comfort and looks,";


Andrews Products: The Mount Prospect, Illinois based specialist continues to add to a range of M-8 replacement and performance cams that runs from the stock 107" with stock springs right out to the 144 inchers, and a new 554 cam for Harley-Davidson M-8 engines designed to take full advantage of the 124" and 128" Big Bore kits by increasing cam duration and timing to better match these big beast engines - also a great choice for 114" and 117" engines with performance cylinder heads for great low end torque and power through the entire RPM range! "With high efficiency four-valve heads, M-8 engines show great potential for performance gains, especially with new design Andrews M8 series camshafts. Keep in mind that cam timing specs for four-valve heads look very different from camshafts designed for two-valve applications. Engines with four-valve heads have much greater flow efficiency, so listed cam timing durations are a lot shorter;"


Progressive Suspension: The new 465 series high pressure gas monotube shocks for M-8 Softails feature 5-position rebound adjuster and are threaded for R.A.P. (Remote Adjustable Preload). 990 series high pressure gas monotube shocks feature deflective disc damping, a lightweight aluminum body, adjustable rebound and preload and standard bearing bushings - both carry a lifetime warranty;


Biltwell: Just when you think that the 'masters of retro' couldn't make its popular DOT and ECE approved helmets any cooler, along comes its largest range yet with up to 18 colorways in Lane Splitter and 16 Gringo S options, with six new in each line for 2020. Options include all-new hinge hardware kits in a range of colors and finishes, improved shields in a range of color options and a selection of cheek pad sets;


DP Brakes: Last year saw the originator of sintered brake pad technology expand its clutch line with complete friction and steel plate kits for Harley-Davidsons - this is in addition to established best-selling individual friction and steel kits, which have been very successful for them in recent years. DP Brakes says that its clutch components are designed to provide extended service life along with smooth, fade-free power delivery. The friction plates are ready to go with no need to pre-soak in oil and "perform well in a wet or dry clutch - unlike aluminum plates, the steel drive plates will not swell, nor fade." The increased weight, versus stock plates, adds flywheel effect, improving starting and traction;


Hawg Halters: Recent new products from the Dahlonega, Georgia based Bagger parts specialist include a new Indian Chieftain 21 x 5.5 wide tire kit with a purpose-built, custom 5-degree triple tree made of 6061 billet aluminum specifically for the Chieftain series. Available in black or machine finishes, it uses the stock 46 mm Indian legs and allows the custom builder the option of creating a 21 x 5.5 wide tire bike or a 23 x 3.75 big tire bike build;


Le Pera: Recent new seat designs include the new 'TailWhip' and popular 'KickFlip' design for Dyna applications from which the 'TailWhip' has been developed and which is additionally available in the company's Daddy Long Legs fitment for taller riders. Still handcrafting all its seats at its North Hollywood, California headquarters after more than 45 years as the market's design leader, 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;


JIMS: Recent new products from the Californian tools and performance specialist include chromoly steel pushrods and a solid adjustable tappet kit for Shovelheads and a slew of specialty 'must-haves' for M-8s including the Forceflow cylinder head cooler and mounting kit, balancer bearing installer, on-bike valve spring installer and rocker shaft and hardware kit;


TecMate: Last year saw the market-leading battery diagnostics, maintenance and charging specialist celebrate the 25th anniversary of its first OptiMate brand charger. Since those early days TecMate has stayed at the forefront of technology and riders' needs, responding to the ever-changing demands being made on motorcycle batteries - including introducing one of the first ever Lithium-specific chargers (2010). For founding partner, CEO and Chief Technology Officer Martin Human it has always been "all about the ride," and he told AMD that "ours is a fast-evolving landscape. The proliferation of consumer devices has brought new demands and opportunities, and the proliferation of battery platforms has brought challenges and ever more complex problems to be solved. We have saved millions of batteries since 1994 and expect to be saving millions more in the years to come;"


Performance Machine: Recent new products include CNC-machined forged aluminum Raceline Series performance parts for Baggers, including lightweight ABS/non-ABS version 'Assault' and 'Revolution' design wheels that ship with 1" brackets to raise the front fender for proper clearance. They feature the latest generation of PM Raceline hubs - lighter by a further 1.5 lbs each side (front) and at the rear (compared to its standard 'Image' hub) for a 4.5 lbs total additional weight saving to that achieved by the way PM cuts the wheels;


Maxima: Well known for its Oil-Change-in-a-Box kits, the hot news from the Santee, California company is of the "unique and exclusive" PEAC (Performance Enhancing Additive Chemistry) additive package, now included in the company's 4T oils, including V-twin formulations. The PEAC reformulation was designed to significantly improve performance in several critical areas - engine cleanliness, clutch performance, and most importantly, power and acceleration;


S&S Cycle: Recent new products from the Viola, Wisconsin based home of 'Proven Performance' include the SuperStreet 2:1 exhaust system for the new wide wheel Softails, 'Tribute' air cleaner kits (a stylish homage to their vintage Two Throat system),  and a choice of bolt-in 124 ci and 128 ci M-8 Big Bore kit 'Power Packages' - "the ideal combination of performance and savings, designed to transform the M-8 without breaking the bank;"