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Tuesday 28 March 2023

Parts Unlimited & Drag Specialties NVP Review part 5

Parts Unlimited & Drag Specialties NVP Review part 5

KB Performance: Marko Glush told AMD that "our recently introduced piston upgrade options for M-8 engines fit the oil and water-cooled engines from 2017 to present with 4.250" bore cylinders." The company's 107" to 124" conversion and 114"/117" to 128" conversion application pistons feature KB's valve pocket technology for up to 3 mm larger valves. The pistons have type 3 hard anodized crowns and top ring groove, with LINE2LINE abradable skirt coating. KB pistons are made in Carson City, Nevada, by United Engine & Machine (UEM);

Lyndall Racing Brakes: Recent new products from Paul Kittrell's San Marcos, Texas based factory 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;

Magnum Shielding: The Pittsford, New York based manufacturer's handlebar installation kits have everything customers need for cable and brake line replacement on H-D models going back to 1996 and Indians back to 2015. "What really sets our kits apart is our vast selection of sizes, colors and kit configurations," according to Magnum's Reese Hurwitz - seen here left with father Scott and Engineering Manager Chris Hughson;

All Balls Racing: Among the wide range of components relied on by custom V-twin shops, All Balls starter motors are manufactured with all-new components that have been selected and fine-tuned specifically for starting H-D V-twin engines. Product Development specialist Alex Geiger told AMD that "our starter clutches utilize 20% oversize rollers and the idler gears are manufactured from cold-headed steel. End frames are cold chamber die-cast and machined on precision fixtures with armature hairpins resistance-fused to the commutator." All starters are supplied with a 10/32 threaded output shaft, and a conversion bolt for the earlier 1/4-20 threaded output shafts to cover all Big Twins from 1989 thru 2005;

Cometic Gasket: The 'Official Gasket' brand of AFT has been "sealing championship engines since 1989."  Jason Moses told AMD that recent new V-twin products from the Concord, Ohio based manufacturer have included "gaskets for Indian Big Twin, FTR and Scout applications such as Big Bore head gaskets for 2020 and up Indian Challengers in .020" MLS (Multi-Layer Steel) and .010" rubber coated steel base gaskets;