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Tuesday 19 December 2023


Comoto Announces Zach Parham as New CEO

The Comoto Family of Brands, "a leading force in the motorcycle aftermarket parts and apparel industry", has announced that Zach Parham has been elevated to President and Chief Executive Officer of Comoto in a succession plan that had been previously approved by the Board of Directors.

Comoto said: "Zach has been an invaluable asset since the acquisition of J&P Cycles in February 2020, showcasing his expertise in overseeing various aspects of Comoto's operations, including finance, accounting, merchandising, customer service, demand planning, risk management, procurement, and overall operations."

Zach is the successor for Ken Murphy, who initially joined Comoto five years ago as a Board Member and then shortly after assumed the role of President and CEO. Murphy is leaving Comoto to pursue a new opportunity. 

Jeff Teschke, Partner at Prospect Hill Growth Partners and Board Member of Comoto commented: "We thank Ken Murphy for his valued service to Comoto over the last several years and are confident he will remain a strong supporter of the Company. We wish him well in future endeavors."

Mr. Teschke further added that "we are very excited to promote Zach to Chief Executive Officer. Zach's lifelong passion for motorsports, starting from his early days at his parents' business, J&P Cycles, uniquely qualifies him as a natural leader for Comoto and the broader industry. 

"His extensive experience, ranging from Retail Store Manager to President at J&P Cycles, has prepared him well for this new role. Since joining Comoto in 2020, Zach has excelled in positions such as Chief Merchandising Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operating Officer, successfully guiding the company through rapid growth, complex integrations, and challenging business environments."

Zach Parham said: "I have been an avid motorcycle enthusiast my entire life and I am thrilled to lead the Comoto Family of Brands and our dedicated team. I look forward to working with our long-standing supplier community to bring even more great products and services to our consumer base. I also want to thank Ken Murphy for his leadership and mentorship over the past several years."

Comoto is America's largest and fastest growing 'omni-channel' platform in the powersports aftermarket-products industry, with brands including RevZilla, Common Tread, Cycle Gear, J&P Cycles, and REVER.

News Briefs

After more than four decades, J&P Cycles has announced the closure of its first ever and original hometown store at Anamosa, Iowa. Now owned (since 2020) by the Philadelphia-based Comoto family of brands, which also operates RevZilla and Cycle Gear, J&P Cycles was founded in Anamosa by John and Jill Parham in 1979.

Progressive American Flat Track has confirmed that this year's Mission Texas Half-Mile will run in conjunction with the Goodguys 14th LMC Truck Spring Lone Star Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas (April 26-28, 2024).

The Keynote at the February 2024 AIMExpo in Las Vegas will be given by David Savlowitz and Michael Ponton of Competitive Analytics - "Navigating New Horizons: Unleashing Success with Blue Ocean Strategy," on Tuesday, February 6.

In Germany, Bike & Business reports that CECRA, the voice of European car dealers and repair shops, welcomes the decision of the European Court of Justice that manufacturer-specific restrictions on access to vehicle on-board diagnostic systems (OBD) are unlawful. This decision by the Court reinforces the association's view that security gateways introduced under the pretext of cybersecurity are unfair and contrary to [existing] EU law.

Citing unfavorable economic conditions in Europe, PIERER Mobility, the Austrian KTM, Husqvarna, GasGas and, nowadays, MV Agusta parent company, has announced a partial relocation of production and R&D activities to China (CFMOTO) and India (Bajaj Auto). Affecting individual mid-range models and defined R&D activities, the company says this is intended to exploit cost advantages in these regions and accelerate development and industrialization processes. There will be a reduction of some 300 employees at the Austrian locations in 2024.

2024 will see a new team land in MotoGP - the independent Trackhouse Racing team. Partnering with Aprilia to run its RS-GP MotoGP prototypes (with Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira and Peruvian Raul Fernandez), Trackhouse will be the first American team to line-up on the MotoGP grid since Kenny Roberts' Team Roberts in 2007. No American has raced in MotoGP since Nicky Hayden left the series in 2015.

Former Dakar Rally racer Joan Pedrero Garcia is to challenge the Africa Eco Race (run roughly parallel to the original Dakkar desert race route) on an H-D Pan America. Working with Harley's Spanish subsidiary, he has already been running a 1250 Pan America against the lighter and more agile middleweights of the 'rally raid-style' event scene for the past year. In 2021, he finished the 1000 Dunas Rally on a largely bone stock RA1250. The Africa Eco allows machines outside the rigid FIM classes; the race starts on December 30, 2023.

For the first six months of its 23/24 financial year (April-September) Honda posted Group Powered Two-Wheeler (PTW) global unit sales of 9,266 (+0.7%). Some 255,000 were sold in North America, 229,000 in Europe, the bulk being in Asia, where Indonesia (2.3m units), India (2.2m) and Vietnam (approx. 1m) are its largest markets. Honda sold 122,000 units in its home market.

BMW posted retail unit sales of +3.5% (164,908 motorcycles and maxi scooters delivered to customers worldwide) for the first nine months of the 2023 financial year, however, citing a change in its model launch calendar (in advance of the new R1300GS in the fourth quarter), revenue arising in the third quarter (July-September) was -20.9% at approx. $705m.

Italian giant Piaggio (Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Vespa etc.) posted sales data for the first nine months of its 2023 financial year down by -3.4% (at approx. $1.25bn), but with net profit at a none-month all-time record (+20.9%) and worldwide scooter and motorcycle sales +11% at 364,999 units.

Launch of its Desert Rally X and MX market entry were the big news with Ducati at around the time of EICMA, however, for the first nine months of it 2023 financial year overall, production (-18.2%, 45,987 units) and sales (-4%, 47,867 units) were down. Scrambler sub-brand production was -21.5%. Sales in Europe were up at 59% of total sales, with the USA up by 1% to 14%, with China and other markets down.

Sources: AMD, IDN, FT, Reuters, PSB, MPN, BDN, MCN, AP, Bloomberg, MSNW, Electrek,,,, Cycle World,

EICMA 2023 review part 1

According to ANCMA, the Italian Motorcycle Industry Trade Association that owns and operates EICMA, the 80th edition/110th anniversary year saw "over 560,000 people attend the exhibition". 

That is some +19% up on 2022, and describing it as a "Gold Medal Edition", that is actually still some 200,000 or more visitors lower than the peak pre-pandemic claims made for the attendance, but, whether an overestimate or not, there were more than enough people there to keep the aisles and booths of the eight occupied halls busy. 

That was two more halls than in 2022 and three more than in 2021. Some 2,036 brands were "present" according to the organizers, with more than 700 direct exhibitors - confirming the long and growing list of aftermarket parts and accessory and gear and apparel absentees. 

Some 67% or those exhibitors were international, representing 45 countries. EICMA says that more than 30 percent of the exhibitors were "first timers" - another 'tell' in terms of the underlying trend that continues to affect all the major shows in terms of the 'core' international motorcycle industry vendor community, with consolidation, market changes and atrophy continuing to have their effect.

EICMA says there were 39,392 selected and profiled industry professionals present with updated quality criteria that were introduced in 2022 intended to improve dealer (and press) day attendee scrutiny. There were though several tens of thousands more people than that in the aisles on the so-called "Trade Day". Of the "industry professional attendance", 52% was theoretically recorded as "international", from 120 countries.

In media terms, EICMA claims that just over 7,000 journalists, technicians and communication professionals and content creators attended from 62 countries - there were though several thousand more people than that in the aisles on the so-called "Press Day".

TecMate International:
Part of OptiMate's BRONZE series, the OptiMate DUO family of battery chargers are designed to make charging and maintaining of a battery easy - even eliminating the need for your customer to know what type of 12V battery is in their vehicle. Able to charge any motorcycle or powersport battery, including all lead-acid (Pb, flooded cell, sealed VRLA, including AGM and GEL) and lithium-ion (LiFePO4 / LFP) types, OptiMate DUO automatically adapts its charging method to the connected battery type. All OptiMate DUO battery chargers include a set of battery clips for direct connection to the battery and a premium fused battery lead with ringlets that fit directly to the battery posts. This creates a permanent and easy method of connection to the battery when it needs charging or maintaining;

Drag Specialties: Hosting several famous name vendors and brands from the U.S. operation as part of Parts Europe's presence at EICMA, 2024 will mark the 15th anniversary of the first inventory being accepted into the custom-built 200,000 sq ft distribution complex in 2019 in Germany. Vendors and brands included S&S Cycle, Klock Werks, Memphis Shades, Motion Pro and Show Chrome;

Puig: The Barcelona based parts specialist (Motoplastic S.A.) has revisited the Diablo 'Everflowing Design' project that it unveiled in 2022 with DIABLOX. The start-point had been to evaluate what features and accessories motorcycles of the future will give us and, in an ideal world, where could free-flowing accessory design creativity take us? Creativity that isn't compromised by factory productionization. EICMA 2023 saw the unveil of a second iteration of its 'Everflowing Design' thinking as a second stage in the translation of design philosophy into design language. The donor bike was a Yamaha MT-09 and parts developed include frontal spoilers, a smart display, height- adjustable seat design and rear seat cowl, side panels, rear spoiler, drag-reducing lenticular rim, side fines that modify the airflow and a fairing with an electronically adjustable windshield and full LED headlight. 

The most important boxes that the Puig design studio seeks to tick are to produce accessories that not only look great, but that are fully functional - "without purpose, there is no design"; adaptable - "versatile designs that can be purposed to different uses and needs"; aerodynamic - "the basis of everything"; ergonomic - "designs for every kind of rider"; minimalistic - "designs with nothing unnecessary getting in the way" and 'Smart-Electronic' - "technological, useful and interactive - "a bike that responds";

Öhlins: Top-selling suspension products for V-twin applications from the Swedish specialist include its Blackline 49 mm complete front forks with Öhlins NIX technology and 30 mm cartridge kit, 43 mm 120 mm tube inverted forks and STX 36 twin shocks available in emulsion, piggyback, hose and inline versions for Harley Touring models;

S&S Cycle: The masters of 'Proven Performance' remain an import part of the custom V-twin performance parts market in Europe. S&S is a brand that is regarded as integral to independent custom bike businesses (and authorized Harley dealers in Europe) alike and is as much a credential for their shops as it is a business opportunity;

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Arlen Ness Enterprises

Ness 'Kickback' Radial Forged Wheels

Dublin, California based Arlen Ness Enterprises' 'Kickback' forged billet wheels feature a directional wheel pattern with angular, race-inspired design lines for aggressive in-motion styling. 

Each wheel is forged from billet aluminum and meticulously CNC-machined into its final form with a high level of CNC-machined detail. Machined from radial forged 6061-T6 aluminum (proprietary forgings) with smooth rolled rim lip, they are structurally tested to meet or exceed DOT, JAS and TÜV international load ratings.

The Ness cartridge type hub design features both wheel bearings pre-set in one hub for optimum radial and lateral runout accuracy. Constructed from 6061-T6 aluminum, they are a CNC-machined sculpted design for a detailed look and reduced weight - they mount to Ness forged rims in minutes, allowing for excellent custom build/applications and are compatible with ABS and non-ABS models (proprietary fully sealed wheel bearings with ABS rings).  

Cartridge hub kit for front

Cartridge hub kit for rear

Available for front (18" x 5.5"/21" x 3.5") and rear (18" x 5.5") wheel applications, they accept Ness FLT factory rotor adapters which utilize factory or aftermarket spoke-mounted rotor discs - will also accept any 5-bolt standard H-D type rotor (factory or aftermarket).


LA Choppers

LA Choppers Performance Risers

Huntington Beach, California based LA Choppers offers a high-class, fast growing range of CNC- machined accessories and components, from handlebars such as its 'Tree Hugger' apes and 'Kage Fighter's' T-bars, to cable kits in a choice of finishes, air cleaners, 'County Line' accessories, including machined grip surface floorboards and pegs, speedo mounts, shock springs and 1" rear lowering kit, to their performance riders - seen here in bronze finish.

Straight - 6" x 1-1/4" - Bronze

Precision CNC-machined from high-strength, lightweight 6016 T6 heat-treated billet aluminum, they are for use on all Harleys with 3-1/2" on-center handlebars. Features include machined pockets for reduced weight and a custom look.

They are available in 6", 8" and 10" by 1 1/4", in straight or 2" pullback, in chrome, black anodized and natural machined as well as the bronze-on-brass seen here.

Pullback - 10" x 1-1/4" - Bronze

LA Choppers is part of the Tolmar Group - a 'boutique' selection of high-quality motorcycle parts and accessory brands that also includes Hawaii based Todd's Cycle, Baron Custom Accessories and Trinity Racing.


Legend Suspensions

All-New Legend Revo-A Coil Design for M-8 Softail

Available in 12.5", 13" and 13.5" standard (450) or heavy-duty (550) applications, Sturgis, SD based Legend Suspensions says the Revo-A coil spring "provides superior ride comfort, improved performance and increased resistance to bottoming for all day comfort."

It delivers "optimum" adjustable rebound performance that can be "fine-tuned for any given rider weight, personal ride preference or style. Adjustable preload for rider setup also allows for minimal preload adjustment when changing between rider weights and loads."

Seven external knob adjustments allow fine-tuning of rebound, utilizing needle valve technology to adapt to the riding style. Low friction top and bottom sleeve bearings ease installation and allows the shock to float in its mount and avoid "shock bind."

The hard anodized, machined billet aluminum 46 mm mono tube utilizes a lightweight high flow piston design "for improved fluid flow - resulting in unmatched handling and bike control." 

The hard chromed shaft is 14% larger for increased strength and a high-quality chrome-silicon spring means "consistent spring rate for the life of the motorcycle." An internal floating nitrogen piston ensures consistent damping performance with deflective disc valving that self-adjusts to frequency and ensures controlled performance.

Legend's durable and low friction sealing system and sliding bearings "provide improved performance and feel." Available in black Type III hard coat anodize, the Revo-A is sold as a mono shock, with an included preload wrench. Revo-A easily replaces the stock shock and mounts with original OEM hardware.

Designed for 2018-2023 Softails, Legend says it handmakes these shocks at its Sturgis, SD facility. Backed by a lifetime warranty, for optimum performance, Legend recommends use with the Legend Axeo front suspension.

"Heavy-duty applications are recommended for 350 lb+ rider and passenger total weight. Also consider heavy-duty if the majority of your riding is two-up with a passenger and/or gear; 13" is standard length for FLHC/FXFB/FXLRS/FXLRST."


Pro-One Performance Products

V1 12" Touring Pro Boards

Very much 'on-trend', California's Pro-One Performance Products' new Pro Board V1 floorboards "offer a sleek and modern design with engineered-in comfort and performance." 

Featuring a thin tapered design for additional ground clearance, they are precision CNC-machined from lightweight, high-strength 6061 T6 heat-treated billet aluminum and include traditional BMX style set screw traction pins "for excellent fantastic grip and ergonomic adjustability." 

They measure 12" long x 5" wide and are available in gold (titanium nitride), chrome, black and red anodized finishes for all Touring models, Dyna Switchback models and pre-'18 Softails (FLH/FLT `84-up and FLST `86-17).


S&S Cycle

MK-Series Crankcase for 2017-Up M-8 Touring

S&S Cycle has announced these MK-Series crankcases for 2017-up M-8 Touring models. "The demand for performance-based bagger parts is growing," says S&S' Jon Montgomery, Head of Marketing for S&S. "These M-8 engines are creating more power, and all that power requires a quality base that the stock cases can't provide. That's where these new S&S MK-Series crankcases come in.

"We designed these cases to allow for larger bores than stock while also reinforcing them to prevent cracking in high-stress areas. They feature a machined, close-fitting oil scrapper and a larger oil sump - allowing the engine to scavenge more oil and create lower oil temperatures. 

"All this results in a finished piece that is made in the USA, more reliable than stock, and still retains the stock deck height - so there are no clearance issues in the stock touring frames."

Until the end of January 2024, S&S says that these cases can be included in one of its popular 'Winter Power Packages'.


Zodiac International

Zodiac International Additions

Replacement Fairing Parts 

Great for crash damage repairs, these parts come in raw black ABS and can be painted to OEM or custom color of choice. They are available for 2014-up Batwing fairings and 2015-up Road Glide models (seen here).

C.C. Rider 2-Up Seats for Touring 

This low design, 2-up seat has a contoured driver bucket that aids in lower back support and a narrower than stock nose to allow for easier ground reach when stopped. The seat is 32.6" long, with the driver area 15.4" wide, and the passenger area 9.8" wide. 

C.C. Rider Step-Up Seat for Milwaukee-Eight Softail 

This premium quality solo Softail seat features a smooth, sleek design that hugs the frame rails for a true custom look - designed to place the rider "in" the bike for a low-slung riding position. It is meant to integrate cleanly with the lines of the bike for a "lean and clean" appearance. 

FXR Police Style Fairing for Twin Cam Dyna and M-8 Softail 

Styled after the original FXR police fairing, this fiberglass fairing comes complete with smoke screen, clear headlight lens cover and mounting hardware. The fairing body is unpainted, and the mounting brackets have a black painted finish. The lens cover is not EU compliant, but it is not a problem to ride without it. It takes a standard 7" headlight unit. 


Tuesday 12 December 2023


OptiMate PRO-4 DUO Multi-Station/Bank Charger

TecMate is replacing its OptiMate PRO-4S professional multi-station charger, a 4 x 4 amp independent charging station design that is well liked by dealers, with an updated model, the OptiMate PRO-4 DUO. 

TecMate has focused on power efficiency to beat the strict global power draw regulations mandated by various countries, yet it delivers 20% more charging power per station, and it all helps the dealer where it counts - in the pocket. 

The OptiMate PRO-4 DUO draws only 1.5 amps @ 240V (2.9A @ 120V) when it delivers 5 amp through each of its four independent charging stations - for a total of 20 amp (4 x 5 amp).  It is delivered with a removable power cord and is certified to CE, UL/CSA, PSE, SAA and UKCA. The four stations each deliver charge through a 182 cm (6 ft) charge extender and set of fused battery clips.

OptiMate PRO-4 DUO offers three selections per station, selection #1 is labelled Pb (lead) for all 12V lead-acid batteries, including standard flooded and sealed (valve-regulating lead-acid) AGM and GEL batteries, selection #2 is labeled LFP for all 12.8V 4-cell-in-series Lithium Ferrous Phosphate (LiFePO4/LiFe) and the #3 selection is labeled 60' (sixty minutes) for quick activation of any powersport battery. 

'any powersport battery'

The 60' mode is a more advanced version of the popular 1-hour activation charge mode that was introduced on the original PRO-4S. That was meant for speedy activation of 'dry' charged AGM or to bring factory-activated AGM back to full charge before being fitted to a vehicle.

The new 60' mode can also bring a partially charged LFP battery - namely one delivered at below 30% charge level as mandated for shipping - to a higher level of charge before fitment.  

Each station's Pb or LFP mode allows recovery of any type of dead flat powersport battery from as low as 0.5 volt and then tests and displays the battery's voltage retention ability - a good indication of the battery's state of health. 

LFP mode includes a manually activated BMS reset to bring new smart lithium batteries out of sleep mode or to reset the deep discharge protection of a smart lithium battery so it can receive charge again.  

Any size battery can be connected as OptiMate's proprietary Ampmatic algorithm continuously adjusts charge current to match the battery's size and charge acceptance. 

Martin Human, CEO/CTO of TecMate, says: "The OptiMate PRO-4 DUO is our most advanced multi-station/bank battery saver, charger and tester for powersport dealers, and it remains easy to use. Connect the battery, select the mode that matches battery chemistry, or select 60' for a quick activation charge and the OptiMate does the rest, safely and very well."



Autoliv Airbags on Bikes by 2025 By Ben Purvis

For more than 70 years, Autoliv (Stockholm, Sweden) has been manufacturing safety equipment for cars and in a landmark move it's turning to motorcycles with the aim of bringing airbag technology to the mass market in 2025.

Autoliv might not be a household name, but the company has been at the forefront of car safety for decades. It developed the first car seatbelt back in 1956, the seatbelt pretensioner in 1989, the knee airbag in 1995 and the side curtain airbag in 1998. In 2021, it signed a deal with Piaggio to develop an affordable on-bike airbag system for motorcycles and scooters.

Now the company says its on-bike airbags will reach production in the first quarter of 2025 as part of the company's ambitious goal of saving 100,000 lives per year by 2030. At the moment, Autoliv estimates its safety equipment saves around 35,000 lives per year, so the prospect of reducing motorcycle-related fatalities could be a significant step towards that target.

Although Honda has been equipping some Gold Wings with airbags across two generations of the bike, starting in 2006, the technology hasn't spread. Autoliv believes that by applying airbags to small-capacity bikes and scooters - the sort of vehicles that are vastly popular in places like China and India - there's scope to save a large number of lives. In those markets there's a lower use of helmets and a large proportion of motorcycle traffic is concentrated in cities, which means there are a lot of crashes where a car pulls out in front of a motorcycle, causing a direct frontal impact for the bike. It's in those circumstances that airbags promise to be particularly helpful.

'world's biggest automotive safety supplier getting on two wheels'

The Autoliv airbag system is generally similar to the one on the Honda Gold Wing, inflating a bag in front of the rider when it senses a frontal impact. It's suited to scooters and most motorcycles with upright riding positions (sports bikes with a forward-biased riding position are a tougher challenge because the rider's head is closer to the point of impact - reducing the time in which an airbag can be inflated). 

The system is made up of sensors, a wiring harness, an electronic control unit and the airbag itself - which uses an electric signal to start a chemical reaction that fills the bag with gas in milliseconds, just like those in cars. Because the technology is similar to car airbags, it can be cheap enough to be fitted even to low-cost bikes and scooters. 

The challenge, which Autoliv appears to have solved, is to get the airbags to react fast enough once an impact is detected: bikes don't have the long bonnets and crumple zones of cars, so the time between initial impact and setting off the airbag is extremely limited.

While airbags are only intended to be effective in frontal crashes, Autoliv sees them as part of a holistic safety solution. The company is also developing worn airbags, to be fitted in vests or even in backpacks, and has also teamed up with Airoh to develop a helmet-mounted airbag system. However, the motorcycle-mounted bags are likely to be the most effective in reducing deaths and injuries as they don't rely on the rider to make sure he or she is wearing all the right kit.

Given the existing relationship between Autoliv and Piaggio, it's likely that the first production versions of the airbag will appear on bikes from one of the Italian manufacturer's brands, which also include Aprilia, Vespa and Moto Guzzi. In 2022, Piaggio showed a prototype airbag-equipped version of the MP3 scooter at EICMA in Milan, so there's a strong chance that will be among the first models to get the system.

However, Autoliv is also expected to offer its airbag system to any other manufacturer that wants to adopt it, so in much the same way as many motorcycle brands use the same Bosch ABS braking systems, multiple companies could end up using the same Autoliv airbags in the future.


Corbin 3D Seat Configuration Tool 

Claiming to have "revolutionized" how customers can specify customized motorcycle saddles, Hollister, California based Corbin has launched "the world's first 3D seat configuration tool. This groundbreaking tool is the third generation of configurators released by Corbin, marking a significant leap forward in motorcycle seat customization. 

"While full integration is in progress, the tool is already available on select pages at, with plans for further integrations throughout the year. This new 3D tool promises an unmatched level of personalization for riders."

Key features are said to include real-time design, unlimited options, seamless integration - eventually for continuous integration across its product lines throughout the year, and user-friendly.

National Cycle

National Cycle Subsidiary PCQ Part of Electric Assisted Vehicles' Success

Maywood, Illinois based PCQ Technologies, a subsidiary of internationally respected motorcycle windshield manufacturer National Cycle, has seen one of its customers recognized in winning the International Cargo Bike of the Year 2023 award at the IAA Mobility Expo in Munich, Germany.

In an impressive field, manufacturer Electric Assisted Vehicles' (EAV) '2Cubed' eCargo (a van-replacing cargo bike) was recognized by the judges for its "ride experience and productivity-enhancing features."

EAV is quoted as saying that "we are driven by a passion to revolutionize the last mile of delivery and it is brilliant to have the '2Cubed' recognized by such a distinguished panel of judges in such a prestigious environment."

PCQ Technologies produces the windshield/canopy component of the EAV, using the same Quantum hardcoated polycarbonate technology that National Cycle uses in its own award-winning VStream motorcycle windshields. 

"PCQ literally stretched the boundaries of what is possible with large, formed vehicle glazings - all while reducing component weight by more than 50% over automotive safety glass alternatives."

Drag Specialties

Drag Specialties Additions

Brake/Mechanical Clutch Control Kits 

Drag Specialties handlebar control kits include master cylinders that accept OEM-style rebuild kits and have clearance to work with all 1 1/4" diameter handlebars. The complete kits include a dual-disc master cylinder assembly along with a clutch lever assembly. 

The kit is designed to work with stock and most custom switch housings that accept OEM switches and wires. It is available in chrome or black for '21-'23 FLHT/FLHX/FLHR models. 

Predator Seats

This seat features a 6.5" tall driver support that gently slopes down to the passenger seat area and is designed narrower at the front for better leg clearance. It is constructed with a high-quality automotive-grade vinyl cover and molded polyurethane foam for maximum comfort and styling. The 3/16" thermoformed ABS seat base gives the perfect fit while the carpeted bottom protect the bike's paint. 

Predator seats fit with most Drag Specialties and H-D sissy bars. They are available in Double Diamond stitch w/black, red or silver thread for '18-'21 Sport Glide FLSB and '18-'23 Low Rider FXLR, FXLRS and FXLRST models. 

Replacement Piston Ring Sets

Drag Specialties replacement piston rings are designed for use with Drag Specialties replacement and OEM pistons, and the DS brand piston rings feature high-quality moly top rings. They are available in standard and oversize bore sizes, up to +.020" (standard replaces OEM #21936-99, +.005" replaces OEM #21937-99, and +.010" replaces OEM #21938-99). 

Each set includes enough rings for two pistons and is made to fit '99-'06 Twin Cam 88" pistons with a 3.750" bore. 

Coil Cover

This cover is constructed from smooth stamped steel with a gloss black finish. It is designed to fit most OEM-style coils found on 1999 to 2005 carbureted Dyna Glide models (replaces OEM #31644-99). 

ABS Brake Sensors

High-quality, bolt-on stock sensor replacements built to the same specs as the factory items. A mod-free, fully reversible install with no special tools needed. Designed to fit all '18-'23 Softail models. The front sensor replaces OEM #41100080 and the rear replaces OEM #41100076.


Zodiac International

Zodiac International Additions

APM Replica Keihin CV40 Carburetor

California based American Prime Manufacturing replica Keihin CV40 (Constant Vacuum) carburetor is "so close to the original that you even can use OEM parts to tune or rebuild them." The carburetor comes with main jet and slow jet as used on most Twin Cam Softail models. Other models and tuned engines may require the separate purchase of other size jets.

Cylinder Heads for Shovelhead

These replica cylinder heads look like stock, but come with valve seats for unleaded fuel, cast iron valve guides, nitrated valves, valve stem seals and a stock-style valve spring kit installed. Sold in sets for front and rear. Rocker box studs not included.

Quick Release Handlebar Fairings

Easy to install, these aerodynamically shaped handlebar fairing kits give bikes the popular Café Racer look and can be removed in less than a minute. Fairing and mounting kits must be ordered separately. Note that the mounting kits fit front forks that have no covers fitted over the fork tubes between the upper and lower triple trees. The lens cover is not EU compliant.

ZAN Motley Tubes

Made from breathable, moisture-wicking polyester, ZAN Headgear Motley Tubes are comfortable to wear in both warm and cold climates. Made in 100% polyester, the versatility of the Motley Tube allows it to be worn in six different ways - as a beanie, ear warmer, desert scarf, face mask, neck warmer or balaclava. 


Performance Machine

PM 'Race Series' Covers for Improved Heat Management 

Performance Machine has added a new line of stylish Black Ops finished M-8 covers - its 'Race Series' engine covers - that are engineered for weight management as well as looks.

"Carefully crafted with the utmost precision and engineered to dissipate heat more effectively, the contemporary, race-inspired look is a bonus. 

Cam cover

Derby cover

"We went beyond simply designing a series of engine covers which only enhance the appearance of the M-8 platform. Painstaking hours were spent chasing forms and shapes which transfer heat more efficiently away from the engine and transmission to better accommodate increased temperatures synonymous with racing. 

"To complete the look, these covers come in the innovative Black Ops finish with laser-engraved logos to provide a durable, yet elegant appearance. The range includes transmission, derby, clutch, cam and rocker box covers for M-8 Touring and Softail applications.

Six speed clutch cover

Rocker cover

Transmission cover

Precision CNC-machined from billet aluminum, they are crafted to dissipate heat more efficiently than stock M-8 covers. Chrome hardware and gaskets are included.



M-8 Shifter Shaft Bushing Tool

In 2017, Harley-Davidson launched the Milwaukee-Eight powertrain. Included in this powertrain upgrade, the inner primary shifter shaft bushing was redesigned to a thin wall bushing. 

Although this was a design improvement, over time, this bushing will wear causing free play in the shifter shaft. Ultimately, the shaft, lever and pedal vibrate when in use, causing a rattle noise and loose shifter. The shifter shaft bushing cannot be pressed through to remove it - requiring this JIMS specialty tool. 

This new tool is designed to remove the old bushing with a unique knurled driver and receiver cup. A new installation driver is included in the kit to correctly install a new shifter shaft bushing to the proper depth. 

"Once complete, the shift lever will function like new again. Removing this bushing without a proper tool is challenging due to the bushing's thin wall design, which could result in costly damage to the inner primary. Removing the bushing with this new tool makes the replacement process easy and quick. This tool is a must for any mechanic servicing aging H-D touring models."


Hawg Halters

Renegade DM7S for Touring

Hawg Halters has added to its Renegade Wheels brand with the addition of its DM7S for the H-D touring market.

A new performance Bagger 7-spoke custom wheel design, it is available in a full range of standard and popular wide tire sizes such as 21 x 5.5, 23 x 5.5 and 26 x 5.5. 

The wheels are CNC machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminium, using the standard HHI/Renegade hub design with multiple fitment options. They are available in chrome, anodized black, Inca Gold, Aztec Red and Cobalt Blue finishes, matching 11.8 and 13-inch true floating brake rotors are also offered. "Builders looking to finish off a package for their customer can also purchase machine finished wheels for their own custom color application. 

"HHI/Renegade Custom Motorcycle Wheels maintains a core philosophy of offering premium quality, uniquely styled, well designed products that reflect the needs of our customer base. Production of these exciting new wheels will continue in our joint production facilities located in Georgia and Southern California."