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Record number of pre-entered bikes slated for 8th annual AMD World Championship T the end of May, a record number of entries had been received for this year’s 8th annual AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building. Being staged at its customary Lazell/3rd site in downtown Sturgis from August 7 through 10, some 65 bikes were already confirmed for the event’s four classes with 10 weeks still to go. In addition to the now world famous ‘FreeStyle’ Class, this year sees revised class definitions for Modified Harley-Davidson motorcycles (sponsored by Harley-Davidson and designed to throw the focus on customisation using stock frame geometry) and the introduction of a new ‘Performance Custom’ Class to showcase bikes of all platforms where the custom work is primarily of a performance nature. This class includes strip and circuit race bikes, bikes bound for the Bonneville Salt Flats and street performance work. The fourth class is the ‘Production Manufacturer Class’ for stock or customised bikes that either already are in volume

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production, or where the design and engineering values have been developed with productionization in mind. Hosted for the second year by Harley-Davidson at their newly located Sturgis Motorcycle Rally headquarters, this year’s ‘World Champs’ will be the culmination of a worldwide affiliate event program that, for the first time, has included the ‘Ultimate Builder’ custom bike shows that were staged at last winter’s 11 city Progressive International Motorcycle Show series. Featuring a United States Championship finale at Daytona Bike Week, the ‘Ultimate Builder’ shows brings the total number of affiliate and Championship program events to over 30 in some 20 different countries – events that between them attract a total rider and consumer audience of over 2m enthusiasts, in markets with some 70m road going motorcycles. World Championship judging is by ‘peer group review’ with past and present competitors and selected industry experts voting for the bikes they think are the pick of the crop at each year’s finals. So far World

Champions have come from Canada (Roger Goldammer, a three-time winner), Japan (Chicara Nagata), Sweden (Stellan Egeland), The United States (Dave Cook from Milwaukee, Wi.) and reigning World Champion Freddie ‘Krugger’ Bertrand from Belgium. Among this year’s competitors will be reigning Modified Harley-Davidson World Champion Shaw HarleyDavidson from the UK, who are returning to the finals this year to defend their title. Set-up for this year’s World Champs, with registration of all competing bikes, is on Saturday August 6th, while the awards ceremony at which the new World Champion will be announced will be live on the internet at 3:00pm MST on Wednesday August 10th. All AMD Magazine readers who are attending this year’s Sturgis Rally (past and present competitors, all dealers and customizers and all vendor personnel) are welcome at the annual ‘Partner Night’ Industry VIP Party at the World Champs facility from 7:30 pm on Sunday August 7th.

Bryan Schimke is a former motocross racer turned custom builder and his past race bikes heavily influenced his latest build – Consuela. The blend of custom and motocross styling took the bike to a top 15 placing at the 2011 World Championship. Full story page 60

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SuperTrapp celebrates 40th anniversary

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SuperTrapp celebrates 40th anniversary ................8-9

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SuperTrapp was begun as a side project to help finance development of a car.

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Now 40 years later the business is one of the best known in the exhaust industry.

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Showzone: Euro Bike Fest..........................................54 The third annual Euro Bike Fest, in Moravia, Czech Republic, played host not only to the final round of the ‘V4’ Country custom show series but also the East European Championship of Custom Bike Building

Showzone: European H.O.G. Rally..............................55 Dreamachine Motorcycles of Ljublijana, Slovenia, will be traveling to Sturgis for the World Championship of Custom Bike Building having won the Modified Harley class at the H-D Ride-In Show during the European H.O.G. Rally

Bike Review: ‘Consuela’ by TPJ Customs..................68 Brian Schimke is no stranger to competing in the World Championship of Custom Bike Building and in 2010 he recalled his past as a motocross rider for the inspiration for his top 15 entry

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Google ‘V4 Countries’ then read this and be proud of what the custom motorcycle market can achieve… S we here at AMD gear up for the 8th annual World Championship of Custom Bike Building at Sturgis, we have been attending the last few of the international affiliate events that will send 2011 winners to this year’s finals. I am writing this just after returning from the Big Lakes Custom Show, staged in Moravia in the Czech Republic by Black Machine. The custom show there is the highlight of Euro Bike Fest, and the finals for what has become known as the ‘V4 Countries’ East European Championship of Custom Bike Building. Owing the origins of its name and concept way back to 13th century medieval European history (!), the ‘V’ in ‘V4’ stands for Visegrad, an ancient town in Hungary where the Kings of four of the principal territories in what are modern day Hungary, Poland, The Czech Republic and Slovakia met and made a mutual assistance treaty to try and protect themselves from the constant and unwelcome attentions of neighboring empires and warlords. Fast forward more than 650 years to the late twentieth century, and when the Berlin Wall came down and Soviet Communist control over Eastern Europe collapsed, the democratically elected leaders of the newly independent countries of Czechoslovakia, Poland and Hungary met (1991) and made a similar pact of mutual cooperation to act as a bulwark against any communist backsliding in their countries, and to put ‘lead in their pencil’ when it came to coordinated lobby efforts to seek entry to NATO and the European Union. When Slovakia separated from The Czech Republic in 1993 in what became known as the ‘velvet divorce’, which followed the ‘velvet revolution’ of 1989, the three became four and the V4 concept, initially adopted as a purely political cipher for the coordinated activities of the V4 Countries, passed into popular culture as an expression of the region’s hopes and aspirations for a bright, independent and free future. So why am I telling you all this? Well, on one level it is good for the soul to read a bit of history from time-to-time (attention at the back of the class – there’ll be a test later). Secondly because I think that what is being created in Eastern Europe, by the efforts of Black Machine, the organizer of the V-4 series, and by the enlightened backing of Custom Chrome, the program’s principal parts and accessories industry sponsor, is to be much applauded, much admired and is, potentially, of great significance for the custom parts and accessories industry in Europe and beyond. The emerging markets in Eastern Europe are small in population terms but far from insignificant in terms of their potential for the custom motorcycle industry. Motorcycling has always had a passionate following in this region of Europe. It is recorded that Czechoslovakia alone has had over 100 motorcycle manufacturers or brands at various stages of its history, and these countries in this part of the world, and in what was East Germany, played significant roles in the evolution of low-cost two stroke production and consequentially in the

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emergence of the Japanese manufacturers. As consumers acquire discretionary spending power in emerging markets it is important that motorcycling makes sure that it has its hat in the ring as a leisure or transport option of choice and the custom market can be proud that, along with the passion of circuit racing in Eastern Europe, custom motorcycling in particular is at the forefront of publicizing and popularizing two wheel culture. During the Soviet era anybody who underestimated the innate creativity and engineering prowess of Eastern Europe did so at their peril. There has always been engineering genius in this part of the world, but it is only since 1989 that access to materials and freedom from the statism of command economies have given that engineering creativity the lifestyle and business opportunities we in the west have always been lucky enough to take for granted. We started to see Eastern European custom bikes appearing at the AMD European and World Championships at quite an early stage in the program’s development, and many of those bikes came straight into competition with the West’s finest at a remarkably high level. Indeed last year saw bikes from Belarus, Russia and Hungary in the top 15 at the World Championship, and a Hungarian bike scooped the European Championship in 2007, while builders from there, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and elsewhere in Eastern Europe have regularly featured in the top twenty. The show in the Czech Republic featured at least a dozen bikes that would sit very comfortably in World and European Championship events, with the same diversity of styling, originality and hand craftsmanship that characterizes the bikes we are accustomed to seeing in mature markets. The Eastern European market as yet lacks the critical mass for a high number of local parts and accessories manufacturers or distributors to have emerged, but there are some, and with European distributors such as Custom Chrome, Zodiac International and Motorcycle Storehouse investing in representation in these markets (with others, such as Drag Specialties especially, sure to follow suit) vendor access to these markets is improving and, above all, rider and dealer access to inventory and business opportunity is also developing. The total population of the V4 Countries is some 65 million, but with the passion and enthusiasm that there is there for two wheels in general, and the ‘early adopter’ effect that initiatives such as the East European Championship will have, there is every reason to expect to see Eastern Europe’s motorcycle communities providing our industry with perfectly viable and highly motivated markets.

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NEWS

The 4th Annual Legends Ride STURGIS Buffalo Chip’s 4th annual Legends Ride will begin in Deadwood on Monday, August 8th and travel 50 miles through the Black Hills before arriving in Sturgis at the Buffalo Chip. As in previous years, the annual ride will raise money for South Dakota charities, having raised a total of over $150,000 in its first three years. Special guests confirmed to participate in the 2011 Legends Ride include actor Lorenzo Lamas and reality television star Rupert Boneham,

along with many well known custom bike builders. Past Legends Ride celebrity riders have included Pee Wee Herman, Guns and Roses guitarist Gilby Clark, MTV’s Riki Rachman, and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler. The Legend’s Ride reception at the Buffalo Chip will include a special live auction featuring a one-of-a-kind custom motorcycle built by Discovery Channel celebrity bike builder and South Dakota native Michael Prugh and the students of Western Dakota

Technical Institute in Rapid City, South Dakota. This will be followed by a concert headlined by Tesla and British rockers Def Leppard. “In three years the Legends Ride has proven itself as the premier charity and celebrity event in motorcycling. The City of Deadwood supports this ride because it is such a worthy cause. We always knew that bikers were generous but we are still amazed year after year at how many people give from their hearts,” said George Milos,

Akrapovic enters H-D exhaust market AKRAPOVIC, a company well known for its line of metric and dirt bike performance exhausts, has announced a move into Harley-Davidson exhausts. To mark the new venture, the company has also commissioned a custom show bike, the first ever such machine from the manufacturer, called the Morsus. “We decided to build this machine with our partners, Dreamachine Motorcycles, here in Slovenia, to demonstrate that whilst we are known for our racing prowess, we have such a breadth and depth of in-house talent that entering the competitive world of custom bikes is a natural extension to

what we do,” said Neil Morley, Marketing Director. “The Morsus hopefully demonstrates our talent and is a statement of intent.” The S&S 113ci-engined Morsus rolls on 26 x 3.5in carbon/ aluminum wheels and uses Showa USD forks and a Fox rear shock. Naturally, the exhaust is a Akrapovic custom titanium modified by Dreamachine Motorcycles and the shop also modified an Akrapovic carbon end cap to work as an air filter. The line of exhausts being created by Akrapovic for use on Harley-Davidson models features mufflers with a unique outer sleeve design, which morphs from standard conical

The Morus was built for Akrapovic by Dreamachine to showcase the company’s newly launched line of custom Harley exhaust options

tube into tapered rectangle. The systems, for the Sportster, Touring, Dyna and Softail ranges, will be available as Open or Slip-On versions. “The Akrapovic range is firmly targeted at those Harley riders who seek a bit more exclusivity,” says Akrapovic Product Manager, Thomas Friedrich, “riders who appreciate fine European craftsmanship, outstanding performance, design and of course the unmistakable deep resonant sound of Akrapovic”. The Open systems do not use a simple baffle, rather they are fitted with Akrapovic’s ‘real silencer’ and an optional insert is available to allow adjustment of the sound level.

Deadwood Chamber of Commerce director. “And now with the Legends Ride celebrating its 4th year, we expect to see even more support.” LEGENDS RIDE Sturgis, South Dakota, USA Tel: 605 347 9000 www.legendsride.com H-D’s Sportsters are among the first models from the Motor Company to have Akrapovic Slip-Ons available to fit them

The Open systems include headers, silencer and heat shield. The Akrapovic Slip-Ons offer full EC noise and emission homologation with a removable catalytic converter for markets where appropriate. The Slip-Ons offer an optional ‘Valve System’ enabling the user to adjust the sound level with a simple switch. In addition, users can mix and match the looks of the modular system by changing end caps, or add a Noise Reduction insert. AKRAPOVIC Ivancna Gorica, SLOVENIA Tel: +386 (0)1787 8404 E-mail: techinfo@akrapovic.si www.akrapovic-custom.com



NEWS

SuperTrapp celebrates 40th anniversary SUPERTRAPP Industries is this year celebrating its 40th anniversary as a manufacturer of performance exhaust systems, not only for motorcycles but also ATV and automotive applications. The story of SuperTrapp’s innovative muffler design began in the garage of Paul Moller in Davis, California. In the late ‘60s, Moller was working on the XM-3, his early attempt at a flying automobile, and in need of funds, Moller began looking for an intermediate, far easier target for his newly developed tunable disc technology. Eventually Moller turned to motorcycles. And, the SuperTrapp muffler was born in 1971. What makes SuperTrapp’s exhaust systems so innovative is the patented tunable disc technology, which was originally created for the XDUSOR, the first motorcycle exhaust product sold by Moller in 1971. This technology allowed riders to adapt their bikes to a specific riding environment. The changes are accomplished through a series of discs with a precisely aligned diameter that form the exhaust outlet. By adding or subtracting discs, riders can tune the power band and sound with basic hand tools. In 1991, SuperTrapp purchased Kerker, a business that had once been a competitor. SuperTrapp worked to reinvigorate the brand, introducing new products since the purchase. Kerker exhausts, which have long been popular with both the racing circuit

Paul Yaffe has been working with SuperTrapp since 2001, creating unique exhaust designs for the company

SuperTrapp’s involvement in motorsport includes its sponsorship of Xtreme International Ice Racing

Kevin Berger, SuperTrapp President and (left) Eric Kindel, Engineering Manager work on designs for a new exhaust system

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Ton Pels and his Zodiac Drag Race team have been a long-term beneficiary of SuperTapp’s sponsorship

H-D race bike tuner Bill Werner developed the XR750 2:2 Megaphone race system and a 2:2 stepped head pipe race system with SuperTrapp

and the street rider, are said to deliver superior top-end power while offering a lightweight design. In 2004, SuperTrapp teamed up with legendary racing mechanic for HD, Bill Werner, the most winning tuner in AMA Grand National Racing history. Together, SuperTrapp and Bill Werner developed the XR750 2:2 Megaphone race system and a 2:2 stepped head pipe race system. Racing has always been a part of SuperTrapp’s history. Since 2001,

SuperTrapp has continued to sponsor Ton Pels, one of the most experienced European Drag Racers, and his Zodiac Drag Race team. Pels’ 40 years in motorcycle drag racing has earned him the nickname, ‘The Godfather’ among industry peers. Ton’s Top Fuel HarleyDavidson is, and has been for many years, the fastest and quickest normally aspirated motorcycle outside the United States. In 2007, Roel Koedam started riding for Zodiac’s FIM/UEM European Championship, SuperTwin class. Another area of motorsport in which SuperTrapp is involved is Xtreme International Ice Racing (XiiR), where for the past decade the company has been a sponsor. The XiiR features bike

and ATV riders racing at up to 60mph on ice without brakes, at hockey arenas throughout the US. “SuperTrapp mufflers are a perfect fit for ice racing because with so much speed and different speeds it hits when we need it to hit,” says Anthony Barlow, champion ice racer and organizer of the XiiR. In 2001, SuperTrapp began to work with master-bike builder Paul Yaffe, who since 1984 has been designing custom Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Yaffe’s once built a Phantom flame throwing bike for Discovery Channel’s Biker Build-Off show. The Road Legends line of exhausts was born when the radical designs of Paul Yaffe and engineering of SuperTrapp was

teamed up. The Road Legends Crack Pipes, Phantom Pipes and X Pipes feature styling unlike any other pipes. Baggers have made their mark in the past few years, and SuperTrapp teamed up with Yaffe again to design the FLH Phantom Pipe and end caps for its numerous Bagger slip-ons.

SUPERTRAPP INDUSTRIES Cleveland, Ohio, USA Tel: 216 265 8400 Fax: 216 265 0130 E-mail: sales@supertrapp.com www.supertrapp.com

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H-D jump record attempt at Buffalo Chip 200ft. In addition to the record attempt jump, Gumm will be performing jumps daily from August 5.

ILLUSION Motorsports is building a modified HarleyDavidson which will be used in a long distance motorcycle jump attempt at the Buffalo Chip during Sturgis week. At midnight on August 13 Trigger Gumm, a world record motocross distance jumper, will ride the modified Sportster as he tries to clear a jump of over

ILLUSION MOTORSPORTS Westminster, California, USA Tel: 714 894 1942 Fax: 714 894 1922 E-mail: illusionoc@gmail.com www.Illusionmotorcycles.com

Bottpower XR-1 frame kit BOTTPOWER, a Spanish manufacturer best known for its Moto2 GP race bikes, is developing a frame kit for use with Buell XB components. The BOTT XR-1 uses the engine, swingarm, suspension, wheels and brakes from Buell bikes to create a modern flat track styled bike based on the looks of H-D’s XR750. Designed to be sold as a kit of parts, which includes a new steel chassis, main fuel tank and secondary fuel tank, subframe, seat/tail, front plate, lights, a

side intake kit for the engine’s fuel injection, footrests, and handlebar, the XR-1 was developed after Bottpower was approached by Ramón Bellosta who wanted a Buell-derived bike building. Bottpower plans to have the first kits available in August or September 2011. BOTTPOWER Valencia, SPAIN E-mail: info@bottpower.com www.bottpower.com


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Revolution Performance offering EMS installs during Sturgis Rally REVOLUTION Performance will be offering professional installation of its Precision Engine Management System (EMS) at Black Hills HarleyDavidson during Sturgis Rally week between August 8 and 14 at its corporate semi-truck. Once installed, the EMS is claimed to offer improved

throttle response and fuel economy. It works with ’08 onward throttle-by-wire bikes and maintains all OEM safeguards and features, and self adjusts when other engine parts are upgraded.

REVOLUTION PERFORMANCE Plymouth, Wisconsin, USA Tel: 920 892 2109 Fax: 920 892 2206 E-mail: andrew@revperf.com www.revperf.com

Roehr Motorcycles’ 2011 eSuperSport ROEHR Motorcycles has released a new electric motorcycle for 2011, the Roehr eSuperSport. Roehr has a purchasing agreement with Hyosung Motors USA, which has allowed it to produce the new model, based on the latter company’s award winning GT650R. The eSuperSport uses an AC induction motor, with a claimed 50Kw (67hp) of power and 80lb/ft of torque. This motor is said to be capable of powering the

eSuperSport to speeds of 100mph plus with strong acceleration. The motor is supplied with electricity by a battery pack, which features high discharge, LiFePO4 battery chemistry. The 7.7Kwh capacity provides a range of up to 75 miles and can be recharged with the powerful 1500watt onboard charger in less than seven hours. The battery pack used by Roehr is monitored and protected by a battery

management system, which controls battery charging functions, low voltage warning/intervention, and cell balancing. The Hyosung-derived frame is a twin oval tube design, which carries adjustable 41mm inverted forks with dual 300mm front disc brakes with fourpiston calipers, and has an adjustable rising rate single shock rear suspension system.

ROEHR MOTORCYCLES Gurnee, Illinois, USA Tel: 708 212 7324 wroehrich@roehrmotorcycles.com www.roehrmotorcycles.com

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NEWS

Deidre Webber joins Carl Brouhard Designs DEIDRE Webber has joined the team at Carl Brouhard Designs, after spending five years coordinating and planning events for Drag Specialties. She joins Carl Brouhard and Matt Beckdolt at the company, which specializes in custom parts for H-D Baggers and custom builds. In her new role at Carl Brouhard

Designs, Deidre will be handling many of the day to day operations, as well as customer service, sales and marketing. CARL BROUHARD DESIGNS Grass Valley, California, USA Tel: 530 346 7582 ddub@brouharddesigns.com www.brouharddesigns.com

Unknown Choppers new prototype concepts UNKNOWN Choppers, which is best known for its line of traditional Chopper and Bobber frames, has released details of two radical new prototype concepts; an enclosed motorcycle and an enclosed trike. The two new designs are known ar the Frantom-E and Frantom-R, respectively. “Our Frantom-E and Frantom-R concepts blur the line between a motorcycle and a car by offering technology not offered on a traditional motorcycle,” said Ronnie Frantom, vice president, Unknown Choppers. “Features like a full roll cage and seat belt, touch screen radio and GPS navigation, and a rear view camera and screen.” Unknown Choppers began the projects by changing the configuration of traditional motorcycles and trikes. The motor, an American V-twin, has been placed behind the rider, rather

than underneath, to lower the machines’ center of gravity. Air to cool the motor is directed through a scoop situated above the driver’s cabin. The company describes the interior as: “Like sitting in a dragster more than anything else, but a lot more comfortable. The steering is a cross

between a steering wheel and motorcycle handle bars with the throttle on the bars.” Access to the interior of the cabin is via the doors on each side which open suicide style, but rather than opening outward parallel

to the ground, they open upward through 90 degrees. Production of the Unknown Choppers prototypes has begun, and the company states it will be releasing more information as work continues on the two concepts.

UNKNOWN CHOPPERS, INC. Garland, Texas, USA Tel: 469 274 1802 sales@unknownchoppers.com www.unknownchoppers.com

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TecMate OptiMate PRO 8 TECMATE’S latest workshop battery charger is the OptiMate PRO 8, a charger which can charge up to eight batteries, either 6v or 12v. The OptiMate PRO 8 can be used with all lead-acid, GEL, MF-AGM or conventional batteries and however many batteries are connected for charging each will be individually taken through OptiMate’s multi-stage program: desulphation (if necessary), constant current bulk charge, verification, final test and limitless maintenance. TECMATE NORTH AMERICA Oakville, CANADA Tel: 905 337 2095 Fax: 905 337 3962 E-mail: sales@tecmate.com www.tecmate.com

JIMS’ tappet pump and test stand JIMS newest specialist tool for H-D engine builders is a tappet pump and test stand. The company says that use of the tool allows mechanics to fill standard size hydraulic tappets, physically inspect them and, with the help of a drill press, check for proper feel. The tool is available for both Twin Cam and Evo applications. The Twin Cam model ships with everything except the drill press. For standard size hydraulic Evo tappets, install the sleeve JIMS part number 766) into the tool body before use. JIMS USA Camarillo, California, USA Tel: 805 482 6913 Fax: 805 482 9224 E-mail: sales@jimsusa.com www.jimsusa.com

Feuling Reaper Series ‘Conversion’ camshafts FEULING has created its Reaper series camshafts for use in Twin Cam motors. The company claims the Reaper camshaft’s profiles produce more power and more torque, increasing cranking compression, improving throttle response, acceleration and fuel mileage. The Reaper ‘Conversion’ camshafts for use with ’99-’06 Twin Cam engines utilize the ’99-’06 inner cam journals with the ’07-’11 outer cam journals and chain sprockets, allowing the use of the ’07-’11 camplates, oil pump and hydraulic chain tensioners and chain system. Three grinds of cam are available; 525 cam grind with 525in intake and 535in exhaust, 574 cam grind with 574in intake and 574in exhaust and 630 cam grind with 630in intake and 630in exhaust. The 525 has been designed to increase torque band width and increase fuel economy. It is suitable for use as an upgrade in stock 88ci and 96ci engines and also works in 103ci stroker engines. It is claimed to produce strong low- and mid-range power with a linear horsepower and torque curve. It can be

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used with factory valve springs, pushrods and lifters and increases throttle response and eases starting. Modified engines and stock 96ci motors are said to benefit from use of the 574 cam. Engine modifications it works well with include modified cylinder heads, increased compression ratio, performance exhaust and intake systems. Performance valve springs are required on ’99-’04 engines and performance pushrods and lifters are recommended. The 630 cam features a high lift profile for use in high performance engines with highly modified cylinder heads and compression ratio. Carburetor and or throttle body work is required along with a performance exhaust and intake system for effective use. High performance valve springs, pushrods and lifters are required. Wide lobe separations are used on the Reaper camshafts to create wide power bands and the ramps on the lobes are smooth, which is said to be easier on the valve train components eliminating excessive valve train noise and wear. FEULING PARTS Mojave, California, USA Tel: 619 917 6222 Fax: 760 487 1545 E-mail: info@feulingparts.com www.feulingparts.com



PRODUCTS

Rivera Primo ‘Stiffy’

The Stiffy fits ‘80-‘08 rubber mount H-Ds and is supplied with a lifetime warranty.

RIVERA Primo created its Stiffy to help solve the issue of instability associated with rubber mount Harley-Davidsons. Once installed, the Stiffy is said to make the bike safer by helping to control rear steering by keeping the swingarm in line with the steering head.

RIVERA PRIMO Whittier, California, USA Tel: 562 907 2600 Fax: 562 907 2606 E-mail: info1@riveraprimoinc.com www.riveraprimoinc.com

New products at MCS MOTORCYCLE Storehouse is now carrying O2 sensor plugs manufactured by Penz Performance. The plugs have been created by Penz to cover the unused sensor holes when using modern pipes on an older engine and are available in a choice of chrome, black chrome or black anodized finishes. Two new additions to the range of products stocked by Motorcycle Storehouse are tires from Pirelli and Metzeler.The company is now carrying the

entire range with the exception of race and off road tires. The two brands join the offerings from Avon, Dunlop, Continental and Shinko (previously made by Yokohama) that are already available from the distributor. Catering for throttle-by-wire models, Motorcycle Vance & Hines Throttle Pak for all ‘08-‘11 Touring (incl. CVO), ‘09-‘11 Tri-Glide and ‘11 Softail Convertible CVO models can now be ordered from Motorcycle Storehouse

Storehouse now has Vance & Hines model-specific Throttle Paks available.The plug and play unit, which fits all ‘08-‘11 Touring (incl. CVO), ‘09-‘11 Tri-Glide and ‘11 Softail Convertible CVO models, is said to restore the instant throttle response of traditional cable throttles.

Penz Performance have created custom 02 sensor bungs for use on exhaust systems where the sensors are not used

Pirelli and Metzeler have been added to the range of tires which can be ordered from Motorcycle Storehouse

MOTORCYCLE STOREHOUSE Bedum, NETHERLANDS Tel: +31 (0)50 303 9775 Fax: +31 (0)50 303 9777 E-mail: info@mcseurope.nl www.mcseurope.nl

James cap and sensor seal kit JAMES Gaskets has put together a package of assorted cap plugs and MAP sensor seals for shop use. The MAP sensor seals are molded silicone for durability and an excellent seal.

JAMES GASKETS Dayton, Nevada, USA Tel: 775 246 2220 Fax: 775 246 2235 customerservice@jamesgaskets.com www.jamesgaskets.com AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - JULY 2011

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STD heads back in production SPYKE., following its acquisition of the assets of STD, which includes intellectual property, inventory, machinery, tooling and molds, has re-located the business to Downey, California.

With the move of STD’s business now complete, Spyke has begun production of STD’s Panhead and Shovelhead cylinder heads and STD Replica cylinder heads. The initial release of Pan and Shovel Heads and Replica heads are available as raw castings, fully machined castings, and fully assembled heads with

various upgrades to valves, springs and cylinder head porting. The heads are available with the spigot type or three-bolt exhaust ports, inside or outside oiling and are supplied to match the purchaser’s cylinder bore requirements. Show quality polished finish in the ports, chambers and outer surfaces is also an option. STD engine cases and inner primaries are undergoing a final design review at Spyke prior to being put into production, and are set to be followed by heads, engine cases and primary components for Evo type engines. SPYKE Downey, California, USA Tel: 562 803 1700 Fax: 562 803 0378 E-mail: info@spykeinc.com www.spykeinc.com

Victory fit sevendegree trees KEWLMETAL is producing seven degree raked triple trees for use on Victory Hammer, Kingpin and Pit Boss based trikes.

The custom triple trees are also suitable for use on the same models of bike when a 21in or 23in front wheel is fitted. Installation of the seven-degrees is the same as the stock items they replace, and the kit comes with upper fat fork tubes and lower fat fork tubes and a 2in extended fork cap to keep the front end level. The trees are machined from 6061 billet aluminum and finished in chrome. KEWLMETAL Prescott, Arizona, USA Tel: 623 298 7181 Fax: 623 298 7754 E-mail: sales@kewlmetal.com www.kewlmetalstore.com AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - JULY 2011

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CCCS improved SAS CUSTOM Cycle Control Systems (CCCS) has improved its Simplified Air Suspension System (SAS) for Softails and now offers it with a 30-day money back guarantee. The SAS is a self contained system that has no compressor to mount, no pressure hoses to run, and no fittings to fail. All installation requires is the replacement of the original shocks with the new SAS unit, and wiring an on/off switch directly to the battery. Inside the SAS, the cylinder pistons and rods are doubled sealed and the pneumatic cylinders are claimed to eliminate bottoming out.Additionally, the bike’s ride quality is said to be improved by a pre-set factory dampening valve. At approximately 150psi, the bike will be fully raised and the suspension will be resting on its piston bumpers at maximum ride height. After that, the height will not change, but air pressure can be increased for improved riding during cornering or with a passenger. The unit offers a full 4in of swingarm travel.

All parts are CNC machined from billet aluminum and moving parts are oil-impregnated (to provide permanent lubrication). CCCS provides a three-year warranty and 30-day money back guarantee. CUSTOM CYCLE CONTROL SYSTEMS Henderson, Nevada, USA Tel: 702 438 2129 Fax: 702 438 4276 E-mail: info@customcyclecontrols.com www.customcyclecontrols.com

New headlamps from Headwinds HEADWINDS has introduced two new light designs. The first is the 2in Revolver spotlight. Machined from black anodized billet aluminum, it features nine milled and polished gun-like grooves along the length of its body. The traditional round visor, cut into the housing, frenches the lamp, which is a 2in, 35W halogen, narrow flood. The Grilled headlight has a 5-3/4in diameter and, like the Revolver, is machined from billet aluminum. The housing features a Mercury style grill that can be orientated vertically or horizontally. It is available in chrome, polished aluminum or in any of Headwinds custom finishes.

The grill on the front of the Grilled headlamp can be set vertically or horizontally

The Revolver spotlight features nine machined and polished grooves in the billet aluminum body

HEADWINDS Monrovia, California, USA Tel: 626 359 8044 Fax: 626 359 6544 headwinds@headwinds.com www.headwinds.com

Nine-degree rake Tricky Trees TRICKY Air & Billet’s new Tricky Trees have been designed with nine degrees of rake built in to them to allow FLH models to run a 26in wheel without the need to cut the frame. Two versions of the

Tricky Trees are available; 41mm for standard FL legs or 55mm to work with Tricky Air & Billet’s own ‘Tricky’ air suspension forks. TRICKY AIR & BILLET, INC Finger, Tennessee USA Tel: 731 934 9470 Fax: 731 934 9473 E-mail: sales@trickyair.com www.trickyair.com AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - JULY 2011

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New designs from Coastal Moto COASTAL Moto has launched two new wheel designs; the Raider and Vegas. The Raider is an eight-split-spoke design with rim detail, and the Vegas uses nine spokes and also features rim detailing. Both designs can be ordered in chrome or black anodized finishes. Dealer Inquiries Welcome.

Vegas

COASTAL MOTO Ormond Beach, Florida, USA Tel: 386 676 1079 Fax: 386 676 1579 E-mail jason@coastalmoto.com www.coastalmoto.com Raider

Cardo offers upgrade for scala rider G4 CARDO Systems has announced the availability of the latest version of the scala rider G4 software, version 3.0. This free software upgrade can be downloaded from the company’s website. The Click-to-Link feature allows spontaneous intercom connectivity with other G4 users. The new feature enables users to instantly initiate one-to-one intercom calls with other G4 users in the near vicinity without going through the pairing process in advance. Initiating a Click-to-Link request will search for another Click-to-Link enabled unit in range and request a connection. If the connection is accepted and established, a temporary intercom channel is created. This connection will not change or modify the user’s current Rider A and Rider B intercom

pairings. Click-to-Link can be quickly deactivated if desired, and users can choose to accept or reject any incoming Click-to-Link connection requests. Several audio-related upgrades are also in Version 3.0, including a dedicated channel to accommodate A2DP-enabled devices such as the iPod Touch. The product now has parallel connectivity to an MP3 device and a mobile phone. Automatic Gain Control (AGC) can now be custom set by users to adjust the audio level according to ambient noise and motorcycle speed. VOX sensitively levels are also adjustable to suit the user’s needs, whether they are low, medium, or high. The user can adjust their AGC and VOX sensitivity via the scala rider G4’s PC software or directly through the product using the new Voice Configuration Menu. ™

communication in motion

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Samson True Dual Cross Under SAMSON’S newest range of exhaust systems is a line of True Dual ‘Cross Under’ pipes with fitments for Harley-Davidson Baggers and Dressers. Samson claims that it is the only manufacturer that does not crimp the crossover pipe on its True Duals, thus not reducing any available power increase. The Cross Under system has been designed to allow maximum airflow through the system to maintain peak performance with less heat being

ceramic or chrome finishes. In order to promote sales on all of its exhaust systems, Samson is currently offering discounts for online ordering. Dealers ordering online will receive an additional 10 percent discount off their regular dealer pricing.

directed to the rider and passenger. Additionally, the system is constructed with double wall tubing to prevent blueing on the exterior of the pipes. The mufflers on the system are Samson’s dB Killer Mufflers and the pipes’ O2 sensor ports accept OEM or aftermarket sensors. The Cross Under system can be ordered in black

Performance Machine Heathen trike wheel HEATHEN is the latest wheel added to the product line by Performance Machine. The trike specific wheel has been created to match the company’s existing forged front/motorcycle wheel. The Heathen wheel begins as seven spokes, and splits into 14 before blending into the rim center, and then follows with a complimentary design on the outer edge of the curving rim face. Performance Machine trike wheels are offered in the stock 15 x 5.5in replacement size, or an upgrade option of 18 x 5.5in. The Heathen trike wheel is available in chrome, Contrast Cut and Contrast Cut Platinum finishes.

Money Shot forward controls SUPREME Legends’ latest forward controls are the Money Shots, machined from allAmerican billet aluminum. The new design of forward controls feature hexed contour pegs, are available in a choice of chrome or black anodized finishes

SAMSON MOTORCYCLE PRODUCTS Brea, California, USA Tel: 714 518 2480 Fax: 714 518 2466 E-mail: info@samsonusa.com www.samsonusa.com

Paughco Six-Degree Trees PAUGHCO is manufacturing billet aluminum triple trees with six-degrees of rake built into them, which are designed to minimize front-end flop problems associated with altered front-end geometry.

PERFORMANCE MACHINE La Palma, California, USA Tel: 714 523 3000 Fax: 714 523 3007 E-mail: sales@performancemachine.com www.performancemachine.com

and are supplied with an 18-month warranty.

SUPREME LEGENDS USA Fullerton, California, USA Tel: 714 504 0715 Fax: 714 441 5908 E-mail: info@supremelegendsusa.com www.supremelegendsusa.com

The company’s Six-Degree Trees have been developed to accommodate a number of its most popular chopper frames with 45-degrees of neck rake. Used in conjunction with these raked frames and appropriate length extended front ends, the sixdegree offset provides near stock trail dimensions. The Six-Degree Trees are CNC machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum and finished in chrome. They are currently available in Wide-Glide six-degree configurations utilizing 41mm fork tubes and Narrow-Glide with three degrees for use with 39mm tubes. PAUGHCO Carson City, Nevada, USA Tel: 775 246 5738 Fax: 775 246 0372 E-mail: info@paughco.com www.paughco.com

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Hyperformance heads HYPERFORMANCE is now offering a range of high performance cylinder heads, the first of which are stock heads modified to stage-three specification.The stock heads are ported on a five-axis CNC mill, and are fitted with 1.940in Ferrea intake and 1.575in Manley exhaust valves and spring pack good to .675in lift. Testing of these heads on a 2008 Road King fitted with 107in CP pistons and a factory 58mm throttle body has resulted in 100ftlbs of torque at 2,500rpm, 125 at 3,300rpm and 120hp at 5,500. A second head offering by Hyperformance uses R&R Cycle head castings for the Twin Cam engine.Five axis CNC ported, the heads work with stock components such as air cleaners, spark plugs, and bracketry, and in the Stage 5T version are fitted with 1.940in Ferrea intake and 1.625in Manley exhaust valves and spring pack good to .675in lift. The Stage 5HP version features a 2in intake valve and redesigned

exhaust port for more torque and horsepower. HYPERFORMANCE Pleasant Hill, Iowa, USA Tel: 515 266-6381 Fax: 515 263 8006 E-mail: info@kingofcubes.com www.kingofcubes.com

Throttle-by-wire extensions for Baggers

BARNETT now has extensions available to fit taller handlebars on ‘08-‘10 HarleyDavidson FL models which use throttle-by-wire controls. The ‘plug and play’ extensions are available in lengths of 8in, 12in, and 15in and can also be combined if needed for extra long applications (The kits do not fit SE models).

BARNETT PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS Ventura, California, USA Tel: 805 642 9435 Fax: 805 642 9436 E-mail: info@barnettclutches.com www.barnettclutches.com


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Latest chrome accessories from Küryakyn KÜRYAKYN’S Boss Blades replacement handlebar control levers feature an adjustable clutch lever a unique design that relocates the cable anchor point to allow the lever to be adjusted closer to the handlebar (up to 3⁄4in at the tip) without affecting clutch actuation.The levers are available to fit ’96-’11 H-D models with cable operated clutch (except ’04-’11 Sportsters, ’08-’11 Electra Glides, Road Glides, Street Glides, Road Kings, and Trikes). A piece created specifically for FLST models by Küryakyn is a kickstand mount cover. The chrome piece is a bolt-on fitment for the ’07-’11 FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic, ’07-’11 FLSTF Fat Boy, ’10’11 FLSTFB Fat Boy Lo, ’07-’11 FLSTN Softail Deluxe, ’08-’11 FLSTSB Softail Cross Bones, ’07 FLSTSC Springer Classic, and ’10-’11 FLSTSE CVO Softail Convertible. A new piece being offered for Touring models is a four-piece set of chrome streamlined saddle

bag accents. The accents fit via peel and stick installation and are designed to work with or without saddlebag rails. Moving on to Sportster models, and Küryakyn is now producing an inner primary cover for them. The two-piece, chrome cover for ’04-’11 Sportsters fits the entire inner primary all the way up to the base of the cylinders, and works with both forward and mid control bikes. A further piece for Sportsters from Küryakyn is a tappet block accent, which fits the area between and around the tappet blocks on ’04’11 XL models. KÜRYAKYN USA Somerset, Wisconsin, USA Tel: 715 247 5008 Fax: 715 247 5007 E-mail: salessupport@kuryakyn.com www.kuryakyn.com

Küryakyn’s inner primary cover for Sportster fits the entire inner primary all the way up to the base of the cylinders

The tappet block accent fits ’04-’11 XL models The four-piece saddlebag accents work on hard bags with or without saddlebag rails

Küryakyn’s Boss Blades replacement levers feature an adjustable clutch lever

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‘Old School’ parts from W&W W&W is catering for the needs of builders looking to create Old School styled custom builds with the range of parts it is now stocking. The Air Sucker air cleaner from Fork in Japan has been designed to resemble a ‘50s microphone and is cast from aluminum and finished with the ribs polished. The air cleaner fits S&S Super E and G carbs, and can be fitted to SU carbs with an available adaptor.

machined chromium-molybdenum steel bar and all mounting hardware is included. With the increased interest in suicide shifts on retro builds, W&W is able to offer the finishing touch with a range of Mooneyes shifter balls and knobs. The resin knobs are hand painted, fit 1⁄2in shift levers and come with two reducer bushings which allow installation on 1⁄4in or 3⁄8in levers/threads. W&W CYCLES AG Wuerzburg, GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)931 250 61 16 Fax: +49 (0)931 250 61 20 sales@wwag.com www.wwag.com

The Mooneyes shifter knobs available through W&W are all hand painted

Fork based the design of its air cleaner on a ‘50s microphone

Kustom Tech’s handlebar switches route the cable through the bars

Kustom Tech’s ‘Deluxe’ button switches mount on 1in handlebars with the wiring being routed through the bars. The brass buttons, which can be used for horn, turn signal or starter functions, are offered in a choice of polished, satin finish, natural, chrome-plated, or satin chrome-plated finishes. The KICK kickstart pedal available through W&W is cast from brass in the form of the word kick. The pedal is mounted on a CNC

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Von Braun’s The Phantoms VON Braun’s latest exhaust launch is The Phantom. The company claims that the new mufflers are the only ones currently available to feature exhaust ports that are hidden on the bottom side of the body. Silencing in the new design is taken care of by a 2.5in radial-flow inner core that runs throughout the 17in long, louvered baffles. The Phantoms are a bolt-on fit for all HarleyDavidson touring models, including the 2010 Road and Street Glides. VON BRAUN EXHAUST West Tisbury, Massachusetts, USA Tel: 774 563 8296 Fax: 508 693 8735 E-mail: info@vonbraunusa.com www.vonbraunusa.com

New products at Biker’s Choice AMONG the new lines now being carried by Biker’s Choice is the Cobra Fi2000R PowrPro tuner. The patented tuner is said to automatically adjust the engine air/fuel mixture 80 times per second. Once the tuner is installed on a bike, no dyno, additional components or external adjustments are needed and it doesn’t require wide band oxygen sensors either. A second new product now being carried by Biker’s Choice is its own drop seat kits. A choice of Standard and Narrow seat drop kits are available for ‘09-‘11 Touring, Dresser and Bagger models. The kits drop the rider’s seat by 3in without changing the bikes suspension or stock ride height. The fender, fender struts and

saddlebags all remain in the stock location and only the seat is dropped. The struts on the replacement sub frame have all the same attachment points as stock, which means no cutting or welding is needed to install the kit. The Standard kit has been designed for riders 5ft 7in and over, while the Narrow kit is suitable for riders under 5ft 6in. The Narrow kit features side panels that are narrower, and a tapered seat to allow the rider’s legs to reach the ground more easily. Each kit includes a glass black powder coated, fully-assembled rear frame section, battery box, black anodized billet aluminum fuse box, turn signal module mount, two new battery cables and all necessary hardware. Custom seats and side panels (sold separately) are needed to complete the kit. BIKER’S CHOICE Fort Worth, Texas, USA Tel: 817 258 9000 Fax: 817 258 9055 E-mail: bikerschoice@bikerschoice.com www.bikerschoice.com Standard side panel vivid black

Standard drop kit

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New additions at Zodiac ZODIAC continues to expand the range of Roland Sands Design parts it carries in stock, and the entire line of RSD Venturi air cleaners are now available. Machined from billet aluminum, the air cleaners feature a high-flow K&N air filter element and crankcase breathers integrated into the backing plate. The backing plate itself is said to be designed to enhance air flow for more power. The Venturi air cleaner is a bolt-on fit for stock CV carburetors, FI throttle bodies, and S&S Super E or Super G carburetors. The stock CV carb version can also be fitted to Mikuni HSR carburetors by means of a Mikuni air cleaner adapter. The RSD air cleaners are available in a chrome or Contrast Cut black anodized finish, and additionally the Boss and Slam design filters are also available in Black-Ops. Eight designs of Venturi are available; Boss, Domino, Judge, Mission, Ronin, Venturi Speed-5, Venturi Speed-7 and Slam.

When it is installed, riders can also use any aftermarket risers or opt for RSD’s Café 39mm clipon bars. The clip-ons mount to the front fork, below the top tree and have a fixed five-degree down. The aluminum bars are dimple milled to allow for stock wiring to cleanly exit the switch housings. The clipon bars are black anodized and available with a choice of black or chrome fork clamps. They fit all 39mm front fork equipped ‘87 and later FXR, ‘91 – ‘05 Dyna and ‘87 to present Sportster models. Zodiac has sprung solo seat from Eco-line available in a choice of vinyl or leather coverings.The seats, which measure 13in long, 11-1/2in wide and 1-1/2in thick, feature a black coated metal base with four M8 mounting studs. Springs and other mounting hardware must be ordered separately. The leather covered seats, in either black or brown, feature randomly placed embossed popular designs, such as dices, pin-ups, skulls, diamonds, Maltese crosses and roses. Color options for the vinyl seats are black, white or red and metal flake finishes in red, pearl, gray, blue, gold and green. The metal flake theme is continued with Zodiac’s removable sucker pillion seats, which attach to the

The Kustom Tech DeLuxe handle bar controls can be order for use with single or dual disc brake applications

The Eco-line sprung solo seats are offered in leather, plain vinyl and metal flake vinyl finishes

The full range of Roland Sands Design Venturi air cleaners is available through Zodiac

rear fender using suctions cups. The seats in small (6in x 9in x 1-3/4in), medium (7in x 9-1/2in x 2in) and ergonomically shaped comfort medium (7in x 91/2in x 2in) can be ordered in a choice of red, pearl, grey, blue, green or gold metal flake vinyl. Kustom Tech DeLuxe handlebar controls are available via Zodiac, which have a design inspired by

Along with the Venturi, Zodiac also now has stocks of the RSD Sportster Café Racer parts. Designed for use on ’08 and later Sportsters, the range includes a gauge and headlight re-locator, which eliminates the stock headlight visor and lowers the headlight and gauges from the top handlebar clamp down to the front of the top triple tree and lowers the stock headlight 2in. The billet aluminum re-locator is pre-drilled to take the stock warning lights and is available in chrome or black.

Top Shelf ‘Hard Bag Organizer’ fits inside the stock hard bags to keep items safely stored when riding

The metal flake vinyl pillion pads attach to the fender using suction cups

Part of the Roland Sands Design Sportster Café Racer conversion range of parts, the gauge and headlight re-locator moves the light and instruments lower down on the front of the bike

the handlebar controls found on vintage motorcycles. CNC machined from billet material, they are offered with a polished or satin finish in a choice of aluminum or a combination of aluminum and brass. The brake master cylinders are available for both single and dual disc applications. The Top Shelf ‘Hard Bag Organizer’ is a custom

molded tray designed to fit inside OEM hard saddlebags on ‘93 – ‘03, as well as ‘04 to present H-D models. The 3in deep trays sit inside the top of the hard bags and have a grip rubber cushion floor. The separately available ‘Pick-’N-Pluck’ foam inserts with removable perforated squares allow users to customize the Top Shelf Organizers for secure storage of valuable electronics. An optional 12V outlet charger kit is also available to work with the Organizer to allow charging of accessories such as cell phones, MP3-players, I-Pods or GPS. ZODIAC INTERNATIONAL Mijdrecht, NETHERLANDS Tel: +31 (0)297 288 621 Fax: +31 (0)297 288 226 E-mail: sales@zodiac.nl www.zodiac.nl AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - JULY 2011

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Mustang LowDown for FL MUSTANG’S new LowDown touring design for ’09 onward FL Touring models positions the driver 1.5in lower than the stock seat. In addition to lowering the riding position, the seat also places the rider slightly forward, and it has a narrower profile at the front to

make it easier to place both feet flat on the ground. The front bucket of the seat is 16.5in wide and the passenger area is 14in wide. The LowDown is available plain or with studs (either chrome or chrome with black pearl centers), and a further option is a fully adjustable driver backrest that folds flat for ease of getting on the motorcycle and removes easily without tools. A matching ‘Wrap-Around’ passenger backrest with extended arms is also available. MUSTANG MOTORCYCLE PRODUCTS Terryville, Connecticut, USA Tel: 860 582 9633 Fax: 860 585 0407 E-mail: info@mustangdealer.com www.mustangdealer.com

LAT gear oil LAT oils have been developed to provide maximum protection under extreme loads and high temperatures encountered by Cruisers and Baggers alike and the latest LAT oil, specifically for transmission use, is said to provides superior shock load and wear protection under extreme conditions and smoother, more precise shifting. The LAT gear oil is formulated from synthetic base oils fortified with VI improvers, rust inhibitors, foam suppressants and LAT’s exclusive LFR extreme pressure additive. Available in 75w140, it is claimed to promote lower operating temperatures, reduced friction, less wear, superior overall performance and longer life. LUBEATECH PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGIES Orange, California, USA Tel: 888 528 6457 Fax: 714 637 6642 E-mail: contact@lubeatech.com www.latracingoils.com

Real Flex complete plate frame RADIANTZ has created a line of LED license plate lights, which include white LEDs for plate illumination and can be configured with turn signals and extra brake light, just turn signals, or just a brake light. The company offers red LEDs, amber LEDs, dual color (red/amber)LEDs, different color LED housings, chrome plate frame finish or black plate frame finish, providing a choice of 50 different configurations. Radiantz currently stocks 12 options, and the rest can be custom made to order from the company’s web site.

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Wire Plus custom production bike control module WIRE Plus’ latest introduction is a power and lighting control module for use on many custom production motorcycles, including those that are no longer being manufactured. Each kit comes complete with Wire Plus’ proven power module and switch control module configured to work with the ground input switches used on the factory bike. The replacement modules work with all of the switches used on all of the following models: American Iron Horse, American Performance Cycle/APC,Apollo Choppers, Big Bear Choppers, Big Dog, Brass Balls Choppers, CCI Kit Bikes, Confederate, Covington Cycle City, Create A Custom Cycle, Custom Works, DD Customs, Eagle, Echelon, Ecosse and Edmondson Custom Built.

The power modules are submersible, waterproof and compact in size with harnesses that are engineered to be smaller than any other on the market. The lighting control module controls the operation of the front, rear turn signals, and provides load equalization and auto cancelling. It also operates the rear turn signals as brake lights and running lights with one wire hook-up. Don Bromlow, National Sales Manager for Wire Plus stated: “We have added ring terminals, butt splices, and wire to the kits to make the hook-up of the ground wires easier. We have also added wire and butt splices for the wires that have more than one wire going to a pin. Combining more than one wire in a pin could compromise the weatherproof qualities of the Deutsch connectors.”

WIRE PLUS Winfield, Kansas, USA Tel: 620 221 2417 Fax: 620 221 2925 E-mail: sales@wire-plus.com www.wire-plus.com

The Lucky F*cker Softail conversion kit CUSTOM Chrome has created Lucky F*cker conversion kit, a collection of parts to change a stock Softail into a Bobber style bike. The bolt-on collection of parts was developed by Custom Chrome’s Product Line Manager/Designer, Rich Fulk and Kirk Taylor at Custom Design Studios. The complete kit of pieces includes a custom gas tank, tank adapter, a solo seat kit, swingarm mounted ‘rigid-style’ rear fender and fender struts. Each part can also be purchased and used individually on Twin Cam Softails.

CUSTOM CHROME INTERNATIONAL Morgan Hill, California, USA Tel: 408 825 5000 Fax: 408 778 7001 E-mail: info@customchrome.com www.customchrome.com


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Sumax lining kits for hard bags

SUMAX has lining kits available for ’93 onward stock H-D hardbags, that are designed to give a professionally finished look. The lining kits are easily installed once the bag has been cleaned. Adhesive is sprayed into the bag’s interior and then the pre-cut and sewn lining is simply dropped into place. The kits, available in charcoal grey or silver, include liners for two lids and two bags and spray adhesive. SUMAX Oriskany, New York, USA Tel: 315 768 058 Fax: 315 768 1046 E-mail: info@sumax.com www.sumax.com

Dynojet 250ix trike dyno DYNOJET has responded to the increased number of trikes appearing on the market and owners’ desire to tune them by creating a dynamometer that can handle the unique needs of such vehicles. The Dynojet 250ix can not only be used for trikes but also ATVs, Side-by-Sides and gokarts. The 250ix is based upon the Dynojet Motorcycle Chassis dynamometer, yet due to the extra drum is capable of complete drive-train testing by measuring performance at the drive wheels. Additionally, because of the shared technology, shops using Dynojet 200i or 250i dynamometers can upgrade them to 250ix specification. The 250ix offers closed-loop control of speed or RPM, is capable of absorption of 858 lb/ft torque, has an optional closed-loop torque control module, and measures up to 750hp. There is a primary wire inductive tachometer pick-up and secondary inductive pick-ups (spark plug clamps connect directly to spark plug wires) included as standard. The Dynoware EX+ hardware supplied includes CPU module, dyno module, atmospheric sensing module and RPM module.

DYNOJET RESEARCH North Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Tel: 702 399 1423 Fax: 702 399 1431 E-mail: dynosales@dynojet.com www.dynojet.com


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Latest additions to Drag product line DRAG Specialties continues to expand its private label product line with the introduction of a chrome axle kit. The kits include an axle, machined from chrome-moly steel, and hardware to fit a wide-range of ’52 – ‘11 models.

Drag’s chrome axle kits are machined from chrome-moly steel

A second new addition to Drag Specialties own range of products is a seat rain cover. Made from 300-denier polyester fabric with urethane coating and WRMR (Water-Resistant/Mildew-Resistant) finish, the cover features one loop on each side and comes with 4ft of nylon and two barrel locks as adjusters for additional security. When not in use it folds into its own pouch, which is stitched to the cover.The covers are available for all Drag Specialties

Rain proof seat covers from Drag Specialties are available for a wide range of the company’s seats

Python Fishtails

solo front seats, Predator seats, Spoon-style seats, 2-up Predator and solo front seats with a rear seat, and Low Profile Touring and Double Bucket seats. The range of exhausts offered by Drag Specialties includes the Python Fishtail 21⁄2in slip-on mufflers.The slip-ons, which fit ’09 – ‘11 FLHT, FLHX, FLHR, and FLTR models and FL trikes, will work with Python True Dual headers or Vance & Hines Dresser Dual headers as well as the stock head pipes, and feature a 21⁄8in muffler body wrapped in 21⁄2in chrome heat shield which matches the OEM head pipe heatshields. A recent new addition to the brands offered by Drag Specialties is Kiwi Indian Motorcycle Parts Co.

Among the Kiwi Indian Motorcycle Parts Co. products being distributed by Drag Specialties is an ignition tune-up kit

Among the parts being offered from the company is an ignition tune-up kit comprising of two Indian Script spark plugs, breaker points, distributor rotor, distributor cap and condenser for ’34 – ‘53 Chief, Scout and 741 Indian motorcycles.

The Performance Machine FASTair intake uses a K&N filter element

While Kiwi Indian is a new Drag Specialties collaborator, the company has been working with Performance Machine for many years and the latest piece from that business is the FASTair intake. The FASTair uses a K&N filter element and is claimed to provide a 10hp power increase. The intake also feature’s Performance Machine’s internal crank case breather system.Available in chrome or Contrast Cut finishes and inclusive of a rain sock, the intake fits ’93 – ‘11 models. DRAG SPECIALTIES Janesville, Wisconsin, USA Tel: 608 758 1111 Fax: 608 758 4677 E-mail: drag@dragspecialties.com www.dragspecialties.com


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Aeromach Dog Bone risers AEROMACH USA has recently launched it own design of Dog Bone Riser, which can be adjusted both vertically and horizontally. The adjustable clamps allow for 5in of vertical movement and reach can be adjusted by placing the clamps at the front or rear of the risers. The USA made Dog Bone risers are CAD designed and CNC machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum and scotchbrite finished.

“We make a lot of risers for all the popular cruisers and we wanted something new that has a lot of adjustment as well as looking cool on just about any motorcycle,” explained Paul Aiken, Aeromach’s President. “I feel we hit it just right… and our feedback has been outstanding.”

AEROMACH USA Charlotte, North Carolina, USA Tel: 704 599 1333 E-mail: sales@aeromach.net www.aeromachmfg.com

Dyna saddle bags by Ledrie LEDRIE Sales has expanded its line of leather bike luggage to include a set of saddle bags designed exclusively for use on the H-D Dyna family of bikes. To create a clean look, the closure of the bags is hidden underneath.To keep the bag’s shape the rear panel, which is direct mounted to the motorcycle, is made out a 4mm thick durable and maintenancefree HDPE plastic panel and the visible parts of the side bags are constructed from leather. Various mounting options are available, including a mounting bracket system that is almost invisible behind the rear fender rail which the bags can be directly attached to. It features a quick release system using an integrated lock to secure the bags. Specially

developed leather straps with buckles are also an option to mount the bags. LEDRIE SALES Kaatsheuvel, NETHERLANDS Tel: +31 (0)416 281 997 E-mail: info@ledriesales.nl www.ledriesales.com


PRODUCTS

Wheel Creations’ Xtreme chrome plating WHEEL Creations, a plating business with 25 years of experience, first launched its Xtreme chrome plating program eight years ago targeting the automotive industry. The proprietary process, which was developed to address the problems of durability, moisture, corrosion and longevity associated with traditional electro-plated products, is now being offered to the motorcycle industry following a launch at the V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati. The Xtreme chrome is a five-step process that includes the chrome being

applied to parts in a PVD vacuum chamber. Prior to the vacuum chamber process, the parts are stripped and two epoxy base coats are applied and baked on. Once the chrome has been applied, the treated pieces then have a clear coat applied and baked on. Wheel Creations is able to offer the Xtreme chrome finish bright chrome, diamond black, gloss black, and translucent colors such as red, blue, green and others. All parts treated with the finish have a five-year warranty against chipping, pitting, peeling, and corrosion.

DirectLink available for ‘11 H-D VOSSELMAN Performance now has DirectLink ECU optimization software available to work with ‘11 Touring, Dyna, Sportster and VRSC models. DirectLink has been designed to optimize the engine’s management system when exhausts and air cleaners have been upgraded or changed to allow the engine to run smoother and cooler. DirectLink is used with a laptop or computer and does not need a dynamometer to achieve engine set-up.

However, it can be used with a dynamometer to optimize the EFI even further. The software works with Delphi ECUs and Magneti Marelli and Buell VDO

WHEEL CREATIONS PLUS Fresno, California, USA Tel: 800 394 7008 E-mail: sales@wheelcreationsplus.com www.wheelcreationsplus.com

electronic fuel injection (EFI) ECUs, with Buells built before ‘07 being supported by DirectLink. The DirectLink base calibrations are based on European Harley-Davidson motorcycles instead of the American Harley-Davidson motor cycles due to differences in fuel between America and Europe. VOSSELMAN PERFORMANCE Elburg, THE NETHERLANDS Tel: + 31 525 681276 Fax: +31 525 682991 E-mail: sales@vosselman.nl www.vosselman.nl







Customs at EICMA THE Italian and wider international custom scene is being recognized at the EICMA, International Motorcycle Exhibition, in Milan, Italy, between November 8 to 13, 2011. Given that custom bikes now account for 10 percent of the domestic Italian motorcycle market the organizers of EICMA have taken the decision to dedicate an area of the show floor to the custom scene, covering customizers, accessory retailers and artists. The EICMA Custom exhibition space, located in Pavilion 2, will be specially designed to meet the needs of the custom fraternity. Attention has been devoted to exhibition costs, and promotional rates

have been defined for the small and medium-sized custom shops and part specialists that help create Italian-made custom bikes, which are seen the world over. In addition there will be a bike show covering three classes: Chopper; Modified H-D and Café Racer.

The competitors will be ranked based on the votes of four different juries; the public, two technical panels manned by customizers and trade press representatives, and a special jury of celebrities from the worlds of arts and entertainment. Registration is free and reserved for customizers exhibiting at the show. The promoter of the event, Italian motorcycle and bicycle industry association Confindustria ANCMA, says the last EICMA show attracted over half a million visitors, as well as two thousand accredited journalists. EICMA Milan, ITALY Tel: +39 02 677 3511 Fax: +39 02 669 820 72 E-mail: infocustom@eicma.it www.eicma.it/aree-speciali/area-custom.htm

Rick’s becomes official H-D dealership RICK’S, the well known German custom shop and billet wheel manufacturer, has now become an official Harley-Davidson dealership 15 years after it first opened for business, with the opening celebration taking place over the weekend of March 19 and 20. Following the unofficial announcement of the change in December 2010, Rick’s showroom was rebuilt to allow the lower floor to be used as the H-D showroom, while the upper floor now houses Rick’s own line of bikes and parts, which remain in production. In addition the facility’s workshop space has been doubled and new sales personnel added to deal with the demand for authorized bikes, accessories and fashion. Patrick ‘Rick’ Knörzer explains: “The step up to official Dealership is a large challenge, which we are meeting with the appropriate commitment. The dealer status is a welcome consequence of 15 years of development and we hope that our experience, our commitment and our custom parts contribute to the overall success of the Harley-Davidson brand.” Rick’s unofficial connection with HarleyDavidsons began in the ‘90s, when Rick

started widening Fat Boy disc wheels before moving on to producing wide tire swingarm kits and then his own custom wheel line, and ultimately opening the ‘House of Custom’. “The House of Custom program and the H-D business complement each other in an ideal way,” said Knörzer, “and the development of new custom parts for Harleys is thereby further strengthened.” During the opening celebrations, at the Baden-Baden premises, Harley-Davidson Germany’s Bernhard Gneithing handed over the ‘Authorized Dealership’ bronze and was joined by European customizers such as Guenther Sohn, Anette and Adrian Kiessling (SKS), Zassels, Urs Erbacher (Fat Attack), and Matthias Korte (H-D Hannover, Frankfurt, and Wiesbaden). The weekend of celebratory activities also included a Harley stunt show by Rainer Schwarz and open access to the custom workshop for the public attending the opening weekend. With the official dealership now open, Rick’s Harley-Davidson Baden-Baden is offering the full line-up of bikes and services,

including rental services and guided tours into Alsace and the Vosges mountains in France and the Black Forest. RICK’S HARLEY-DAVIDSON BADEN-BADEN Baden-Baden, GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)7221 3939 0 Fax: +49 (0)7221 3939 150 info@wheelsforwinners.com www.Ricks-motorcycles.com

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BT Choppers of Poland takes first annual East European Championship win THE third annual Euro Bike Fest, staged in Moravia, Czech Republic, saw Marek Mickiewiwicz of BT Choppers in Poland consolidate his wins at three out of the four rounds of the V4 country custom show series to take the Sturgis Prize at the finale of the inaugural East European Championship of Custom Bike Building. The series kicked off at Katowice in Poland in February, then moved on to Prague in the Czech Republic (Bohemian Custom Championship) and Bratislava in Slovakia, then Budapest, Hungary in April. The first five in all the classes at all four rounds qualified to go forward to the series finals at EBF, where they were joined by additional bikes for the Big Lakes Custom Bike Show, at which noted Czech builder Roman Bus (Wildstyle) scooped the top prize of a RevTech engine. Some 5,000 people visited the rally this year, twice as many as endured bad weather in 2010, and some 70 custom bikes in total competed for the prizes in six classes. Organized by Black Machine, the V4 series is the brainchild of Michal Mnacakanov (‘Macek’) and along with the excellent support to the project given by Custom Chrome Europe (respect to Marcel Masaryk, their Eastern European Sales Manager) all concerned are to be congratulated on pulling off an ambitious initiative that in years to come will do much to stimulate and promote the emerging custom markets in the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.

Some 5,000 visitors doubled the 2010 attendance at Euro Bike Fest and with six classes the finals of the V4 countries Eastern Europe Custom Bike Championship drew some 70 custom bikes in total ‘Bit Of Freedom’ - Marek Mickiewiwcz's much admired retro-styled 1340cc rigid Shovelhead drips with attention to detail, top class finish and superb hand craftsmanship - check out the twin pivot front-end set-up

Marek Mickiewiwicz of BT Choppers in Poland consolidated his wins in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia by taking the series win and Sturgis Prize and becoming the first East European Champion

Roman Bus of Wildstyle in the Czech Republic took the Big Lakes Custom Bike Show win and a RevTech engine for ‘Pura Vision’

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Dreamachine of Slovenia takes affiliate event Sturgis Prize win at European H.O.G. Rally THIS year's European H.O.G. Rally, Harley's 20th annual such extravaganza, was staged at Biograd, on Croatia's beautiful Dalmatian coast on the Adriatic. Affiliated to the World Championship of Custom Bike Building for the second year, the event is a firm favorite on the European H.O.G calendar, attracting riders from all over Europe and beyond. In the Harley-Davidson Ride-In Show, the Modified Harley-Davidson Class win and Sturgis Prize was taken by Dreamachine Motorcycles of Ljubljana, Slovenia, with a stunning customized V-Rod.

Tomaz Capuder and the team at Dreamachine have had a fine international reputation for their work for some years already, being the leading custom shop in Slovenia and having previously taken part in the European Championship, and the AMD ProShow that preceded it. In addition to winning the Modified Harley-Davidson Class, Best In Show and the World Championship affiliate event Sturgis Prize, Dreamachine also took first and second in both the Water-Cooled and Radical classes. Next year Harley's European H.O.G. Rally visits Cascais, on the Atlantic coast of Portugal just

west of the capital Lisbon from 14th to 17th June, 2012.

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Gulf Bike Week to Return in October 2012 THE fourth annual Gulf Bike Week will take place from 18 to 20 October, 2012, at Dubai Festival City “promising bike enthusiasts and families non-stop action and incredible performances, guaranteed to surpass previous years.” Organized in Dubai by Clarion Events Middle East, the Gulf Bike Week is the leading annual festival of motorcycling in the Middle East. Held under the patronage of His Excellency Mohammed Bin Sulayem, FIA Vice-President for Sport and President of the Automobile & Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE), the event has increased in popularity with each year and now draws participants and enthusiasts from across the region. Christopher Hudson, Managing Director of Clarion Events Middle East, said: “Gulf Bike Week has been a consistent success since its initiation in 2009. In 2011, we had 80 exhibitors and over 30,000 visitors attend the show.After careful consideration, we have moved the event to the end of the calendar year, October 2012, to coincide with the beginning of the riding season here in the Middle East.” Marcel Bode, General Manager of Harley-Davidson of Dubai, said: “Gulf Bike Week has been a great platform for us to promote the Harley-Davidson lifestyle and its products over the last years, with a festival atmosphere, good music, great people and great bikes.With the AMD custom bike build affiliation it has also proven that the Gulf region’s bike builders can compete with the best in the world.The new dates for 2012 will be more convenient for us as it is right at the start of the season, in time for us to launch our new 2013 Harley-Davidson models.” Harley-Davidson is in the number one slot for market share in the Middle East among large displacement motorcycles. In the past three years, Gulf Bike Week was held in February, and so far exhibitor response to the date move has been positive. “In 2011,” Hudson added, “Gulf Bike Week thrilled visitors with the AMD Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building Affiliate Custom Bike Show, Red Bull FMX Stunt Arena, Street Bike Stunts, Rolling Stone Battle of the Bands, Super Moto Racing, Charity Bike Ride, ‘In Show’ Bike Park, Local Skateboarders, BMX riders, and an exhibition showcasing bikes from renowned companies such as Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, KTM, Kawasaki, Suzuki and many more.” Gulf Bike Week is the Middle East’s only dedicated urban bike festival, and as such offers vendors the an exhibition platform from which to showcase products in a region that is seeing rapid motorcycle growth. The event supports a market that is worth over $1 billion regionally, with over 1.5 million registered motorcycles (aside from ATVs and UTVs), and the fastest growing All/Urban Terrain Vehicle market in the world.

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Bryan Schimke is a former motocross racer who has transitioned to custom bike building. However, his past as a racer has a strong influence on the bikes he builds, as can clearly be seen in ‘Consuela’, the bike with which he placed joint 12th at the 2010 World Championship of Custom Bike Building... HE traditional view of a custom Harley for many people is a bike with a wide back tire a stretch frame and overlength forks. Fortunately, as the World Championship of Custom Bike Building continues to show, this is now very much a dated idea with designs ranging from mild to wild at the annual event. One of the builders at the World Championship who does not think bikes have to conform to the traditional wild chopper look is Bryan Schimke. Schimke comes from a background of racing motocross bikes and he believes that: “Everything should be tight and minimalist, if it’s not there to make you go fast or stop it has no place on the bike. There should be no excess.” It was this line of thought that influenced the minimal nature of Consuela, the bike with which he finished joint 12th at the 2010 World Championship of Custom Bike Building. Schimke began the build of Consuela by measuring the wheelbase of a dirt bike to base his frame dimensions on, as he explains.“It has the same wheelbase as a Honda CRF450, which I think is one of the best motocross bikes in the world. I started from that point and worked it all out from there.”The working it all out included designing in a rake of 26.5 degrees with 4.5in of trail and 9in of ground clearance below the frame. n order to achieve the same short wheelbase as the Honda, Bryan had to get creative with the location of the transmission, moving it upwards and forwards. The unusual geometry and transmission position are not the only thing that sets this frame apart – the backbone utilizes square section tubing. Brian says: “It was the biggest challenge, it looks so minimalist and simple but it presented a lot of challenges.”

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To make the frame into a roller, Brian once more turned to Japanese bikes and sourced a set of Honda FL125 fork legs. These were then shaved and fitted with external springs to counter the increased weight of the V-twin engine and fitted in a set of one-off triple trees. Motocross bikes were also responsible for the wheel package used on Consuela. The hubs were originally from a Honda CRF450 and were laced to a pair of Excel 19 x 2.15 rims fitted with Metzeler rubber. Only the rear wheel carries a brake, which was supplied by Jaybrake. otive power for the bike is from a 80ci H-D Evo motor and matching transmission. The open primary that connects the two is, however, a one-off made by Brian, which he had to build because of the relocated position of the gearbox. The engine breathes through one of TPJ Customs’ production air cleaners and a set of one-off, heat wrapped pipes. To continue the minimalist look of the build, Brian constructed his own foot controls and used Krauss internal throttle and clutch controls on the handlebars he fabricated. Further Fabrication work done by Brian was the seat pan, oil bag and gas tank, with the latter two parts being painted at Kirk Taylor’s Custom Design Studios. Rather than use regular steel or aluminum caps on the oil and gas tanks, Brian has used corks as a tribute to the late New Zealand land speed racer and builder of the World’s Fastest Indian, Burt Munro. The influence of motocross bikes on the design of Consuela shows that there are ever new styles being developed in the world of custom bike building, a point that was not missed by Brian’s fellow competitors at the World Championship, who awarded him a well-deserved place in the top 15.

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TPJ CUSTOMS Lodi, California, USA Tel: 209 339 7043 Fax: 209 369 0520 E-mail: tpjcustoms@aol.com www.tpjcustoms.com


www.amdchampionship.com August 7-10, 2011 Sturgis, south dakota






DISTRIBUTOR NETWORK Canada

Parts Canada Tel: (403) 250 6247

New Zealand Australia Performance Cycle Wholesale-NZ Tel:006493081634

East Coast Custom Distributing Pty. Ltd.-AU

AUSTRALIA East Coast Custom www.eastcoastcustoms.com.au

CANADA Mongoose Machine & Engineering

Tel: 0061732524633

www.mongoosemachine.com

Japan

Motovan Corporation

Neo Factory

Tel: 0081432128082

Three Miles Trade

www.motovan.com Parts Canada

www.partscanada.ca

Tel: 0081252312811

Winner’s Circle

Europe

www.winnerscirclecanada.com

Custom Chrome Europe-Germany Tel: 0049 671 88888 - 0

W&W Cycles-Germany

NEW ZEALAND Performance Cycle Wholesale

www.performancecycle.co.nz

SWEDEN

Tel: 0049 931 250 6116

Moto Speed AB

Zodiac Int.-NL

www.motospeed.se

Tel: 0031 297 284 821

USA Bikers Choice

Tel: 817 258 9030

Custom Chrome Tel: 408 778 0500

Drag Specialties Tel: 608 758 1111

THE NETHERLANDS Zodiac International B.V.

www.zodiac.nl

USA Baisley Hi-Performance

baisleyhp@aol.com

MC Advantages

Bikers Choice

Tel: 800 726 9620

www.bikerschoice.com

MID-USA Tel: 314 351 3733

Tedd Cycle

Custom Chrome, Inc.

www.customchrome.com

Tel: 845 565 2806

Drag Specialties

TEC Dist.

www.dragspecialties.com

Tel: 978 352 4710

Engine Dynamics LLC

www.enginedynamics.com Mid USA Motorcycle Parts

www.mid-usa.com Midwest Motorcycle Supply

www.midwestmc.net Newcomb Dist. www.newcombdistribtors.com Rivera Engineering www.riveraengineering.com Star Racing

www.starracing.com TEC Distributing

www.tecdist.com www.blackdiamondvalves.com

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INTERNATIONAL HEAD OFFICE

DISTRIBUTOR NETWORK

THE NETHERLANDS ZODIAC INTERNATIONAL B.V.

Australia

Tel: 0031(0)297 288621

East Coast Custom

Fax: 0031(0)297 288226

Email: sales@zodiac.nl

Tel: 07 3252 4633

www.zodiac.nl

Canada

AUSTRALIA

Power Twins

CASSONS PTY. LTD.

Tel: 2 9684 1210

Tel: 403 250 6611

Fax: 2 9684 2091

Germany

Email: cassons@cassons.com.au

FRANCE

Custom Chrome Europe

ZODIAC FRANCE

Tel: 0049 (0)671 88888 0

Tel: 01 45 93 10 75 Fax: 01 45 93 18 41

W & W Cycles

Email: zodiac-france@zodiac.nl

Tel: 0049 (0)931 2506115

FC PARTS

Tel: 03 27 85 57 15

Netherlands

Fax: 03 27 85 96 50

Motorcycle Storehouse BV

Email: fcparts@wanadoo.fr

GERMANY

Tel: 0031 (0)50 303 9771

ZODIAC DEUTSCHLAND

Zodiac International

Tel: 02154 428828

Tel: 0031 (0)297 28 86 21

Fax: 02154 412715 Email: zodiac-deutschland@zodiac.nl

New Zealand

GREAT BRITAIN ZODIAC U.K.

Performance Cycle

Tel: 01453 758451

Wholesale

Tel: 0064 (0)9 308 1625

Fax: 01453 752939

www.feulingparts.com

USA

DISTRIBUTORS

Bikers Choice

Australia East Coast Customs

Tel: (800) 347 8080 Custom Chrome Inc.

www.eastcoastcustom.com.au

Rollies Speed Shop

Contact: Al Sobel

www.rollies.com.au

HELMET CITY

Japan Neo Factory

Delray Beach. Florida. USA

www.neofactory.co.jp

Drag Specialties

www.sundance.co.jp

Sundance The Netherlands Zodiac International www.zodiac.nl

Midwest

HUNGARY ZODIAC MOTORCYCLE

If not, then you need to stock and sell the U.S.A’s fastest growing line of custom helmets

Tel: (800) 729 3332

Tel: (800) 222 3400

Email: zodiac-uk@zodiac.nl

USA Biker’s Choice

Tel. TOLL FREE: 1-888 550 3731 Tel. Intnl: 1-561 330 3700 Fax: 1-561 330 2501

IMPORTERS & DISTRIBUTORS

WANTED

Tel: (800) 352 3914

www.bikerschoice.com

CURRENT DISTRIBUTORS

Custom Chrome www.customchrome.com

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mid-USA

Tel: (800) 527 0501

www.dragspecialties.com

Drag Specialties MC Advantages

Tec Dist.

Tel: (800) 356 0043

www.mcadvantages.com

Rivera Primo www.riveraprimoinc.com

TEC Dist www.barnettclutches.com

www.tecdist.com

Tomás Cerny Moto Classic, s.r.o Royal Enfield Pro CR a SR Tel: 00420 775 997 648 e-mail: info@royal-enfield.cz

NETHERLANDS Bad Boy Helmets Tel: 0031 (0)653 119 597 e-mail: info@badboy.nl www.badboy.nl

Zipper's

SPAIN

www.zippersperformance.com

Canada Parts Canada

GZM/Accessories Unlimited Tel: 0034 96 6758000 Fax: 0034 96 6758015 e-mail: gzm@gzm.es

www.partscanada.com

www.helmetsales.com

PRODUCTS HUNGARY

Tel: 06 30 217 1832 Fax: 06 87 480 882 Email: zodiac@chello.hu

ITALY ZODIAC ITALIA

Tel: 02 6472287 Fax: 02 64749555 Email: zodiac-italia@zodiac.nl

SCANDINAVIA ZODIAC INTERNATIONAL B.V.

Tel: 00800 963422 65 (Toll-free) Email: sales@zodiac.nl

SPAIN ZODIAC ESPANA

Tel: 96 81 42067 Fax: 96 81 42068 Email: zodiac-espana@zodiac.nl

SWITZERLAND AMERICAN BIKE SHOP

Tel: 071 761 2678 Fax: 071 761 0678 Email: abs-zodiac@rheintal.ch

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Motorcycle Storehouse B.V. Industrieweg 22, 9781 AC Bedum, The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0)50-3039775 - Fax: +31 (0)50-3039777

DISTRIBUTOR MCS Spainish agent Paloma Pinto Tel: +34 0 93 865 7427 - Fax: +34 0 93 865 7427 E-mail: paloma@mcseurope.nl

Australia East Coast Custom Tel: 07 3252 4633 Rollies Speed Shop Tel: 07 3252 2129

MCS French agent Bruno Selle Tel: +33 (0)4 90 67 76 33 - Fax: +33 (0)4 90 67 92 11 E-mail: bruno@mcseurope.nl

Canada Preston Cycle Products Tel:(800) 265 2298

MCS German agent Rasi Bayazid Tel: +49 (0)211 289 0538 - Fax: +49 (0)211 289 0532 E-mail: rasi@mcseurope.nl MCS Italian agent Marcello Fontana Tel: +39 0445 390437 - Fax: +39 0445 395539 E-mail marcello@mcseurope.nl MCS UK agent Simon Letts Tel: +44 (0)1892 668844 - Fax: +44 (0)1892 667722 E-mail: simon@mcseurope.nl

Parts Canada/Drag Specialties

Tel:(877) 717 2858 Europe Custom Chrome Europe Tel: 0049 (0)671 88888 0 DĂœX Industries Tel: 0049 (0)40 434037 Motorcycle Storehouse Tel: 0031 (0)50 3039775 Zodiac International Tel: 0031 (0)297 288 621

NETWORK USA Bikers Choice Tel: (800) 347 8080 Custom Chrome Tel: (800) 729 3332 Drag Specialties Tel: (800) 222 3400 Kustomwerks Tel: (800) 498 4711 Midwest Tel: (800) 325 3914 MID-USA Tel: (800) 527 0501 Tedd Cycle Tel: (914) 565 2806 Win Starwest Tel: (805) 531 1000

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INDEX

This INDEX is a complete listing of all the items in this edition. It includes all our advertisers and the product, feature and news items published this month. The INDEX will act as a quick reference guide, and will be useful when searching this and other editions either for contact details for a particular company, or for a specific item that has appeared. The INDEX appears in every edition of AMD .

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THIS MONTH’S EDITORIAL ITEMS

AIM Corp (US) Clutches & gear kits..................................................................................................11 Avon Grips (US) Air cushioned grips ................................................................................................38 Bad Dad Custom Finishes (US) Bagger parts ....................................................................................35 Barnett Performance Products (US) Clutch kits, distributor network..............................................56,67 Belt Drives Ltd (US) GMA Brakes, Clutches & kits, Distributor network ....................................33,58,68 Biker’s Choice (US) Bagger parts & accessories ................................................................................40 Clearview Shields (US) Windshields ..................................................................................................55 Colony Machine (US) Hardware........................................................................................................66 Colorado Custom (US) Wheels..........................................................................................................69 CV Performance (US) Carburetor & intake parts................................................................................66 Darkhorse Crankworks (US) Crank assembly balancing & rebuilds ....................................................67 Davida UK (GB) Helmets ..................................................................................................................71 Daytona Twin Tec (US) Tec Talk, upgrade from Crane HI-4 to Model 1005..........................................24 Dead Center Cycles (US) Fairings and saddle bags ..............................................................................4 Designs By Novello (US) 2-tone covers ............................................................................................66 DNA Specialty (US) Front ends & spoke wheels ................................................................................26 DP Brakes & Clutches (US) Brakes & clutches....................................................................................56 Drag Specialties (US) 2011 Fatbook, Oldbook, Street, Offroad & ATV/UTV catalogs ..........................18 Draggin Jeans (AU) Drayko Motorcycle Jeans....................................................................................72 Fehling (DE) Parts & accessories ......................................................................................................68 Feuling Oil Pump Corporation (US) Distributor network, Bulletproof camchest kits ......................67,69 Free Spirits (IT) Street and race parts ................................................................................................41 Goodridge USA (US) Sniper Hide-A-Line components ......................................................................68 GZM Europe/Accessories Unlimited SL (ES) Parts & accessories ........................................................68 Heartland USA (US) Conversion kits ............................................................................................16-17 Helmet City Inc (US) D.O.T. & novelty helmets, distributor network ..............................................65,67 Jims USA (US) 131” race engine, Big inch flywheel assemblies................................................48,66,67 Joker Machine (US) Parts & accessories ............................................................................................27 K&N Engineering (US) Wrench-Off Performance oil filters, Become an authorized K&N dealer ......28,34 KewlMetal (US) Bolt on 13 Degree Rake Kit......................................................................................43 Kibblewhite Precision Machining (US) Valvetrain components, distributor network..................58-59,66 Küryakyn (US) Parts & accessories ................................................................................................5,51 Kustom Tech (IT) Parts & accessories ..................................................................................................6 Kustomwerks (US) Parts & accessories, 2011 online catalog ........................................................28,34 Le Pera Enterprises (US) Seats ............................................................................................................7 MAG Connection (FR) Distributor ......................................................................................................2 MAG Europe Ltd (GB) Top performance brands ................................................................................31 Medallion Instrumentation Systems (US) Gauges and stereo products ..............................................50 Mid-USA Motorcycle Parts (US) Parts and accessories ......................................................................25 Milwaukee Bagger (US) Saddlebags ................................................................................................50 Moto Clube de Faro (PT) 2011 Faro bike show ................................................................................50 Motorcycle Storehouse (NL) Distributors, International Sales Offices ..................44-45,46-47,48-49,68 Mustang Motorcycle Products (US) Tripper Fastback seat ..................................................................67 NAMZ Custom Cycle Products (US) Wiring harnesses & fluid lines ....................................................69 PB Germany (DE) AGM Motorcycle Bags & accessories ....................................................................37 Pingel Enterprise (US) Speed Shifters ................................................................................................52 PowerSport Institute (US) Powersport technician training..................................................................55 Renegade Wheels (US) Kingman 26” wheel ................................................................................22-23 Rivera Primo (US) Parts & accessories, Distributor network ..........................................................49,66 Rush Racing Products (US) Big Louie mufflers ..................................................................................20 S&S Cycle (US) High performance products, Crane Cams ............................................................32,52 Saxon Motorcycles (US) New Bagger model ......................................................................................9 Sinister Industries (US) Bags, parts and accessories ..........................................................................66 Spectro Oils of America (US) Premium-quality lubricants ..................................................................42 Sturgis Economic Development Corp (US) Sturgis promotion ............................................................12 Sumax Cycle Products (US) Bags ......................................................................................................29 Supreme Legends (US) Forward controls ..........................................................................................68 Tech Cycle Performance Products Inc (US) Belt drives & starters ........................................................71 TecMate (BE) Optimate Pro-8, distributor network............................................................................38 The Leatherworks (US) Custom saddlebags & luggage......................................................................70 Trask Performance (US) 120R bolt on turbo kit ................................................................................13 Van Bergen & Greener (US) Harley Spragg drives..............................................................................10 Vance & Hines (US) Exhausts............................................................................................................15 Wheel Creations Plus (US) Xtreme chrome plating program ..............................................................68 Wild Publishing (FR) Punta Bagna Valfrejus show ............................................................................42 Zipper’s Performance Products (US) ThunderMax EFI Module ............................................................59 Zodiac International (NL) Parts & accessories, Issue 38 Bikers Book, European offices ..................36,67

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NEWS

Hall of Fame for Fred Fox FRED Fox, the founder of both Drag Specialties and Parts Unlimited, will be inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame as part of the 2011 American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Legends & Champions Weekend at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 18-20. Fox founded Parts Unlimited in 1967 to distribute motorcycle parts and accessories to dealers. Today its parent company, LeMans Corporation, is based in Janesville, Wisconsin, and employs more than 1,200 people in operations spread across the US,

Canada and in Europe. Parts Unlimited serves the metric side of motorcycling, while Drag Specialties serves the American V-twin industry. Additionally, Fox served for 14 years on the Motorcycle Industry Council’s Board of Directors or on one of the trade group’s committees. “It’s not exaggerating to say that if you ride, it’s extremely likely that one or more parts on your bike, or at least one piece of your riding gear, was supplied through your dealer by Drag Specialties or Parts Unlimited,” said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the

American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which raises money for the Hall of Fame. “Fred Fox’s reach in the motorcycle world is vast, and he’s definitely earned a place among the greats in the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.” www.motorcyclemuseum.org

Aermacchi Club at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days THE American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced that the Aermacchi/Harley-Davidson Club has been selected as the Classic Club for the 2011 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days event being held July 22-24, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. “Motorcycling history is rich with distinctive relationships that produced some of the most interesting examples of motorcycle technology,” said Jack Penton, AMA Director of Operations. “The Aermacchi/ Harley-Davidson line of ‘61-‘78 certainly fits that description, and we’re pleased to provide attendees of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days an opportunity to appreciate these special motorcycles.” “The legendary Aermacchi/ Harley-Davidson Sprint CRTT flat-single racers were born in 1961 when the Italian factory Aermacchi entered into a financial relationship with

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Harley-Davidson,” said John Basore, who is working with the AMA to organize the Classic Club display. “The union led to the production of 65cc to 350cc street and racing motorcycles for AMAsanctioned lightweight

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competition. AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will be a rare opportunity for fans to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the birth of this unique brand.” www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com