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Japanese builder scoops win at 8th OCT 2011 annual AMD World Championship NEWS

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OME eighty bikes from 15 US states and 17 other countries gathered at Champions Hall on downtown Lazelle Street, Sturgis, in August for the 8th annual AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building. There were four classes in total, along with the top honor of being chosen by fellow competitors as the new World Champion custom bike builder. That honor went to Ken Tabata of Tavax Engineering in Osaka, Japan, for his stunning 93 inch S&S ‘shovelhead’ style engined, Rivera Primo belt-driven and almost entirely handcrafted aluminum and steel homage ”to the animal spirit that lurks within all great custom bikes”. This was the second time that a Japanese builder had won the World Championship, following Chicara Nagata’s triumph in 2006, and with Canadian Roger Goldammer having scooped the title three times, so far it has still only gone to European builders twice, and Americans once, thanks to Dave Cook’s win two years ago. Second went to Larry Houghton, the best placing yet for a British builder, with ‘Son of a Gun’, an exquisite 1951 BSA that had won at the London International Custom Show at ‘Ally Pally’ in February. Larry had competed

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in the World Championship before, scoring joint 10th (and 27th) in 2008. Third place went to another competitor with ‘form’, Satya Kraus of Cazadero, California, the leading American this year, with ‘Bolide’, another bike based on the 93” S&S ‘shovelhead’ style engine.Satya was 5th in 2009, and his latest project was another success for bikes that are clearly designed with simplicity and daily riding as their priority. Indeed all the bikes in this year’s Championship were proven runners, with run test videos available for competitors and visitors to see. Other former competitors who scored top ten finishes were Rafik Kaissi of Texas, who was fifth with his Buell 1200 cc engined ‘RK S’, and one of only two American builders in this year’s top ten; Marco Cinquini (Garage 65, Italy), who was sixth with his very advanced RevTech engined ‘Stargate’, and 2007 World Champion Stellan Egeland (SE Service, Sweden), who was seventh with his BMW engined ‘Slugger’. Elsewhere in the top ten, the 2010 Wild Magazine Val Fréjus Rally winner V-Twin Mechanic of France was fourth (‘SpaceSter’, 1987 1200 cc Sportster engine); 2011 Moscow Custom and Tuning Expo winner Alexander Fetisov was eighth (Fitil Metal Works, ‘Skywalker’s Caddy’, Harley 1250 cc V-Rod Revolution engine); Philip

Roquebrune of Roquechop Design in Canada was tenth (‘Minautore’, 1965 H-D Panhead engine). However, one of the biggest cheers as the top results were announced at the awards ceremony (an event watched live around the world on the Championship program website and on Cyril Huze’s blog-site) were for exBriton and industry legend John Reed, who had restored his iconic 1982 Oakland winning Gold Yamaha and had brought it out of retirement for its one and only public appearance – and promptly pulled ninth place in the competitor judged standings! All told there were more than twenty different engine brands used in the competition this year, with performance mods and platform variants making no two identical, demonstrating the breadth and depth of the custom market's engineering credentials. However, it was a particularly good year for S&S Cycle and HarleyDavidson, with 11 bikes in the Freestyle class alone using S&S engines, including first and third place; (17 S&S engined bikes in the competition as a whole), and 12 Freestyle bikes were built using HarleyDavidson engines (including fourth and fifth; 25 Harley engined bikes in the competition as a whole).

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TAVAX 2011V was the bike that led to Ken Tabata being named the 2011 World Champion of Custom Bike Building. The bike, which features numerous one-off, hand-made aluminum parts was built by Ken in his shop, Tavax Engineering in Osaka, Japan. See pages 59-61

See full report on pages 47-54 of this edition of AMD Magazine; and online at the newly re-built event program website at: www.amdchampionship.com



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of 2012 motorcycles that show refinement rather than revolution, with the majority

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businesses Klock Werks Kustom Cycles and Prugh Design on the

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plus bikes in the four classes at this year’s finals, and a record of over 30,000 Sturgis Rally visitors came through the Champions Hall facility in downtown Sturgis during the four public open days…

World Championship Winner: ‘TAVAX 2011V’ ....59-61 Prior to the 2011 Sturgis Rally not many people had heard of Japanese

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It’s official: “I believe the worst is behind us” HUS said Fred Fox, CEO and owner of LeMans, parent company for Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties (among others), as the man who sells more parts and accessories than anybody else in the industry, he is in a unique position to make such a judgement. This edition of AMD Magazine went to press just as I got back from Wisconsin where I attended his firm’s annual Dealer Showcase in Madison, so there’ll be a review of the event in AMD next month, but after speculating so often in this column about where we find ourselves in the economic cycle, four days after his annual ‘state of the market’ address, I still find his remarks ringing in my ears. Fox is realistic, and like most realists I’m sure he accepts that generalizations are exactly that, and that some vendors and dealers are still finding it tough, and, for a variety of reasons, will still do so for months or years to come. However, as he said to the assembled audience of vendors that he distributes for, he can only speak from his own company’s experience and from the general reports he is picking up from his vendors. Those reports appear to mirror his own company’s experience so far this year, which confirm that in most parts of the US, most of his sales territories are seeing some increases in business for most months of the year, in most market sectors. fter everything we have been through, and with the siren voices of media doom-mongers still doing all they can to undermine consumer confidence, there are no grounds for champagne corks yet – but if the market leader is seeing some evidence of sales bounce, well, I for one will take that as a true insight into the overall state of the market. A lot of the effect will be down to sales team and program excellence, but Fox’s dealers wouldn’t be buying if they weren’t finding riders to sell on to! From talking to several DS sales reps during the event, it is clear that it is still workshop consumables and bolt-on custom products that are fuelling dealer orders, but that is okay. In fact that is excellent news! It will be years, decades even, before we can expect to see real recovery in the big-ticket items, the frames and engines, and in many ways I hope the growth there is only steady at best, and that the unsustainable levels of the years up to 2005/2006 never do return. I’ve said that before and I still stick by it. A market built on workshop busy-ness and affordable customizing is one that is sustainable. Rather than being leveraged on the whims of cable TV schedulers and lending institutions, if we emerge from the downturn with a stable market dependent ‘only’ on the enjoyment that riders get from doing the miles, then bingo, we have a future! And our own experience concurs with this. At our own World Championship of Custom Bike Building we have seen evidence of a determination to get back to the fundamentals of the business – enjoying bikes for what they are. As reported elsewhere in this edition of AMD Magazine, we saw an up-tick in the numbers of competitors this year for the first time in three or four years, and a return to form for those who remain in the custom build market, with a higher standard of bikes and an even greater diversity of design and engineering than usual. While some of the builders who compete in the AMD program would never

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be parted from their creations, mostly they are by custom shops and builders who do depend on selling them, and if the prospects of doing so weren’t improving, then neither would the numbers or standards of builds be improving. Although it meant a second return flight across the Atlantic just six days after getting home from Sturgis, I try to never miss the Drag Specialties event for many reasons (not least the friendliness of everybody involved and the high standards of organization that the company sets), but principally because of its timing. If Sturgis marks the ‘last-hurrah’ of a riding season that reaches a crescendo in August, the Drag Specialties Dealer Showcase marks a start of the business cycle that will presage the miles that will be done by our market’s consumers next year. We see that same cycle in the World Championship program. At the time of writing it is two weeks since I got home from our 8th annual finals, and just two weeks before the first of the events (Harley-Davidson’s European Bike Week at Lake Faak in Austria) that will see one lucky winner booking his (or her) berth for next year’s 9th annual World Championship. With all of the eighty or so bikes (in four classes and from fifteen US states and 17 additional countries) accredited as certified runners, and Satya Kraus showing that a convincing daily rider can score highly (check out his third place success at www.amdchampionship.com), speak it softly but maybe, just maybe, we have indeed seen the worst get behind us. What we are left with is a much-changed international parts and accessories industry landscape. Overall, the volume and sales value of the market we are left with is much smaller than it was (obviously). Indeed it must have at least halved from its peak. We are also left with a market in which the proportion of available sales internationally has changed markedly too. From accounting for maybe 15 to 20 percent of the value of the domestic US market, 'international' markets, Europe and elsewhere, probably now account for at least 30 percent, maybe 35 percent of available current sales. If domestic US recovery continues, while that proportion may change, sales internationally will also still continue to grow. So, just as Fred Fox's timing in making the huge investment into his new European warehouse may yet turn out to have been savvy, so too we hope that the announcement last month about our own new European expo for the performance, custom and tuning industry (Big Bike Europe, Essen, Germany, May 2013) will surf the same wave. If vendor reaction to the concept so far is anything to go by, bring-it-on!

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NEWS

Love Ride returns for 2011 IN October 2011 the Love ride returns for the 28th time with Tonight Show host Jay Leno leading riders to Castaic Lake. This year’s event, which takes place on October 23, is being supported by Robert Patrick, Peter Fonda, Lorenzo Lamas, Larry Hagman and Willie G. Davidson. “The Love Ride is truly unique because it’s not just entertainment for charity,” says event founder Oliver Shokouh. “It’s a full-immersion experience that lets people participate in a way that raises the spirit of giving to high levels, mainly because it feels so good.” As in 2010, the Love Ride charity is Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy

organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism. Through the generosity of bikers and everyone involved year after year, the

Love Ride can make a significant impact on the disorder. This year, Love Ride greets a major new supporter, the Southern California Harley-Davidson Dealers Association. The 22-strong dealer group adds an important new feature to the event by offering each of their dealerships as launch points for the ride. “Everyone involved is working in concert to make the Love Ride a most auspicious event,” said Shokouh.“The cooperative spirit is just the antidote for the still-lingering effects of a tough recession. It reflects our values as well as those of our sponsors and the many volunteers needed to make the Love Ride 2011 another huge success.”

Biker’s Choice relaunches website BIKER’S Choice has relaunched its website following a program of upgrades and simplification.

www.loveride.org

BDM Performance Products launches FOLLOWING the closure of Big Dog Motorcycles a new company has been created to service the needs of Big Dog

owners. The new company, BDM Performance Products, will retail Big Dog Motorcycles parts, accessories and apparel via the

website www.bdm.com. Features on the newly launched site include exploded-view drawings for ease of ordering, installation diagrams and instructions, exclusive online promotions, fitment information and social networking tools. Those who register as a member of the BDM Performance Products network will be able to access exclusive discounts, promotion codes and offers from the company. BDM PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS Wichita, Kansas, USA Tel: 316 267 9121 support@bdmperformance products.com www.bdm.com

The site now features event pictures, tech tips, the 2011 catalog, new products, and ‘What’s happening at Biker’s Choice’ sections. BIKER’S CHOICE Fort Worth, Texas, USA Tel: 817 258 9000 Fax: 817 258 9055 bikerschoice@bikerschoice.com www.bikerschoice.com

L.A. County Choprods launch new website L.A. County Choprods has redesigned and relaunched its website choprods.com. Following the completion of the work it now features a new s t o r e, a c u s t o m b i ke construction gallery and the ‘Blah Blah Blog’. The site also has exclusive access to ISR brakes, of which L.A. County Choprods is the exclusive North American distributor. “Although we are strong advocates of ‘Made in the USA’, we’re also proud to be the exclusive North American

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distributor for ISR brakes from Sweden. We stock the largest selection of ISR brake products and replacement parts in the USA and are the first to offer the components in our satin black anodized finish,” said Gard Hollinger, owner of L.A. County Choprods. “We’re proud when we see our influence on bikes being built around the globe these days, and we strive to continue to inspire and be inspired. Our ‘On the Road’ gallery features some of Choprods’ creations, which are now banging about the asphalt and are displayed in museums and

garages of the free world,” said Hollinger. The ‘Blah Blah Blog’ on the site is used by Hollinger to provide an insight into his work, and documents the stories behind his custom bike projects. The blog is also accepting submissions from other custom bike builders. L.A. COUNTY CHOPRODS Gardena, California, USA Tel: 310 353 2467 Fax: 310 768 4100 E-mail: info@lachoprods.com www.lachoprods.com



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2012 H-D model range finalized FOLLOWING on from the late June launch of the 2012 year model Sportster, Touring and Trike models, Harley-Davidson has introduced the remainder of the 32 models that make up the entire range. For 2012 a 103ci Twin Cam motor is being used across the Softail line and in the Dyna family, with the exception of the Street Bob and Super Glide Custom. However, there is a new addition to the Dyna family – the Switchback, which is described by the Motor Company as ‘a custom touring convertible’. Alongside the 103ci rubber mounted Twin Cam and six-speed Cruise Drive transmission, the Continued on page 11 >>>

Introduced as a mid-year model in 2011, the Blackline continues in the Softail range

A new addition to the CVO model family for 2012 is the CVO Road Glide Custom

A new addition to the Dyna range for 2012, the Dyna Switchback features an easily removable screen and hard bags to allow it to function as either a cruiser or touring bike

New paint finish options are offered on the 2012 Dyna Super Glide Custom

For 2012 the Fat Bob is fitted with a 103ci fuel injected Twin Cam




NEWS Switchback features a 41.3mm front end, five-spoke cast aluminum wheels (17in rear and 18in front) ad 4.7 gallon fuel tank.The features that give it its name are the detachable saddlebags and quick-detach screen that can be removed without tools. “The new front end geometry, wheel and tire specs, and cartridge fork are engineered to work together to produce steering that’s light to input and immediately responsive,” said Brian Scherbarth, Switchback project lead engineer. “A demo ride will reveal that Switchback is a capable touring motorcycle that’s also really fun to ride.” The Switchback joins the existing Wide Glide, Fat Bob, Street Bob and Super Glide Custom in the Dyna family, all of which are carried over from 2011. Both the Super Glide Custom and the Street Bob carry over the 96ci Twin Cam from last year. A second new model launched for 2012 is the V-Rod 10th Anniversary Edition, one of three models in a 2012 V-Rod line-up that includes an updated Night Rod Special and the V-Rod Muscle. All 2012 V-Rod models are powered by the latest version of the Revolution engine, a 1,250cc liquidcooled V-twin with dual overhead camshafts, four-valve cylinder heads and ‘Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection’. The powertrain is equipped with an ‘Assist and Slip’ clutch, fivespeed transmission and carbon-fiber drive belt. he 10th Anniversary Edition gains a chrome powertrain with platinum crankcase and heads, Straight-shot exhaust with dual, chrome slash-cut mufflers and chrome exhaust shield, inverted front forks, split five-spoke cast aluminum wheels with diamond-cut highlights and special graphics,including a V-Rod 10th Anniversary emblem. Inverted forks are used on the revamped Night Rod too, which also features split five-spoke cast aluminum wheels that are three pounds lighter than the previous year model’s wheels, new pullback handlebar placing the controls 3in closer to the rider, and new reduced reach, forward-mounted rider footpegs. A 240-section rear tire is used on the V-Rod Muscle as it is on the two other V-Rod models, and the Muscle also gains a 10th Anniversary emblem for 2012. Across the Softail family both the Cross Bones and Rocker C have been discontinued for 2012, with the range now being made up of just the Blackline, Fat Boy Lo, Fat Boy, Heritage Softail Classic and Softail Deluxe. All the 2012 models are fitted with the 103ci Twin Cam and the Fat Boy and Fat Boy Lo both gaining 1-1 ⁄4in bars for 2012, while the Heritage Softail

Lighter wheels and redesigned rider ergonomics feature on the 2012 Night Rod Special

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To celebrate 10 years since the introduction of the original V-Rod, H-D has created the 10th Anniversary Edition model The Wide Glide is one of the Dyna family of bikes that benefits from an upgrade to the 103ci Twin Cam power plant

A new feature on the 2012 CVO Street Glide is a high-output amplified audio system with 100W of power per channel

The CVO Softail Convertible has a new detachable fairing with improved wind protection for 2012

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Classic and Softail Deluxe both have the option of tubeless chrome aluminum profile laced wheels instead of the standard steel laced wheels. Four bikes make up the CVO range once again in 2012 with the Ultra Classic Electra Glide being replaced by the all new CVO Road Glide Custom. The CVO Street Glide, CVO Softail Convertible and CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide continue for 2012. Each of the CVO model is powered by the fuel-injected Twin Cam 110 V-Twin, the largest displacement engine offered in a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and rated at up to 122 ft. lbs. of torque. It is only available from the factory in the CVO models. The new for 2012 CVO Road Glide Custom features a frame-mounted fairing fitted with a high-output, amplified Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio radio that delivers 100W per channel to 5 x 7in fairing-mount speakers and 2in dash-mount Over-sized 11â „4in bars are an upgrade for the 2012 Fat Boy

The 2012 Street Bob carries over unchanged from the previous year, complete with 96ci Twin Cam

tweeters. An included 8GB Apple iPod nano connects via an interface and holder located in the right-side saddlebag. Custom features include a smoked Wind Splitter windshield; a two-piece custom seat with removable pillion and color-coordinated stitching and cover and a color-matched, lowprofile fuel tank console with illuminated CVO graphic insert. A new feature on the CVO Street Glide is a high-output amplified audio system with 100W of power per channel (400W total) and eight custom speakers. New saddlebag lids have been molded to hold custom 5 x 7in speakers with bridged tweeters to complete the audio package. The CVO Softail Convertible has a new detachable fairing with improved wind protection for 2012 and features a Garmin 660 with integrated MP3 player as standard equipment. www.harley-davidson.com





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Lehman Trikes, Klock Werks and Joker Prugh Design announce ‘S.D.C.’ Machine Café Racer parts catalog

JOKER Machine has gathered together its entire line of vintage and café racer inspired parts, made in 6061 billet aluminum, in a new catalog. The 32-page catalog lists all of the parts manufactured at the company’s La Verne, California facility and includes parts not only for H-D Sportster but also for Honda CB models, Yamaha RD and XS650 models and modern Triumphs.

JOKER MACHINE La Verne, California, USA Tel: 909 596 9690 Fax: 909 596 9693 sales@jokermachine.com www.jokermachine.com

LEHMAN Trikes, Klock Werks Kustom Cycles and Prugh Design, three companies based in South Dakota, USA, have announced the signing of a letter of intent to collaborate on the design, manufacture and badging of a custom trike. The completed project is initially scheduled to be showcased at Indianapolis Dealer Expo, in February 2012. “Discussions about working together on a custom trike began last year,” said Ken Hines, President and CEO of Lehman Trikes, “but schedules between all three companies have conflicted until recently. We are very excited about this new venture and anxious to get to the drawing board.” Michael Prugh of Prugh Design, a full-service design company, has already collaborated with Lehman on designing the body styling on Lehman’s Victory Vision-based CrossBow. “We are really looking forward to working with Lehman and Klock Werks and bringing a forwardthinking, unique trike to fruition”, said Prugh. Brian Klock of Klock Werks Kustom Cycles said: “This exciting new

Michael Prugh has already collaborated with Lehman Trikes on the design of the company’s CrossBow

partnership will emphasize our commitment to supplying new and exciting products to the motorcycle industry. As the trike industry continues to rapidly expand, there are great opportunities for us to work together well into the future”. Upon release the new trike will be manufactured by Lehman Trikes and distributed through the company’s dealer network.

LEHMAN TRIKES USA, INC. Spearfish, South Dakota, USA Tel: 605 642 2111 Fax: 605 642 1184 sales@lehmantrikes.com www.lehmantrikes.com

Rush exhausts for 2012 H-Ds RUSH Racing Products is among the first manufacturers to be able to offer exhaust pipes for the 2012 model range of HarleyDavidsons. The company has been able to react so quickly to the launch of the new bikes due to its in-house manufacturing process.

All Rush mufflers feature interchangeable baffles, and all the full systems are ceramic coated inside and out to reduce heat. RUSH RACING PRODUCTS Merrillville, Indiana, USA Tel: 219 942 069 Fax: 219 942 0700 sales@rushracingproducts.com www.rushracingproducts.com





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Joker Machine fork tube plugs JOKER Machine is now offering replacement fork tube plugs for use on 39mm fork tubes. The CNC machined 6061-T6 billet aluminum plugs replace the stock chrome steel plugs. Lighter than the OEM piece, the Joker Machine plugs are available in clear or black anodized finishes, and O-rings are included. JOKER MACHINE La Verne, California, USA Tel: 909 596 9690 Fax: 909 596 9693 E-mail: sales@jokermachine.com www.jokermachine.com

Gilles Factor-X controls for Harley-Davidsons

GILLES Tooling launched the first of its Factor-X controls with the introduction of rearsets for the H-D XR1200. Now the company has expanded the product line to include hand controls, which are available for V-Rods, Sportsters and Big Twins from 1996. The levers can be adjusted over 35 positions, including closer to the bars, using a simple finger wheel. The levers run on phosphated bearings and can be ordered in polished, black, gold or silver anodized finishes and the anodized versions are available engraved with the Gilles logo.

GILLES TOOLING Wecker, LUXEMBOURG Tel: 011352 267 89345 E-mail: c.mosbach@gillestooling.com www.gillestooling.com

BDL Competitor clutch for Big Twins

BDL’s latest Competitor clutch is said to create smooth, positive engagement regardless of the size of the engine it is connected to or the motor’s output. The CC130BB clutch assembly has been designed for Big Twins’98-’10, and similar models are available for other H-D machines and customs using H-D based clutches and drives, featuring BDL’s Ballbearing Lock-Up clutch. Additionally, the kit includes Kevlar plates with a claimed 60 percent more clutch surface than OEM units.

BELT DRIVES LTD Orange, California, USA Tel: 714 685 3333 Fax: 714 685 3339 E-mail: bdlusa@aol.com www.beltdrives.com

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Mr Luckys’ copper floorboards and footpegs THE range of copper finished parts available from Mr Luckys includes footpegs and floorboard inserts. The bolt-on Acme style footpegs are reproductions of the original Acme design, but with a copper finish. They are made in the USA by Paughco exclusively for Mr Luckys. For those riders who prefer floorboards over foot pegs, Mr Luckys has ribbed copper inserts available. They have been created to be replicas of the inserts used on oval boards on ’30s and ‘40s era Harleys. The floorboard inserts are sold in pairs and include rivets to mount them.

MR LUCKYS Houston, Texas, USA Tel: 281 333 1608 Fax: 281 333 1621 E-mail: info@mrluckys.biz www.mrluckys.biz

Sudco carb rebuild kits for Keihin and Mikuni SUDCO International, which claims to be the world’s leading source for original manufacturer equipment Keihin and Mikuni carburetors, is offering rebuild kits for both Keihin and Mikuni carbs, from any era including classic bike applications from the ‘60s right through to today’s current models. Sudco rebuild kits contain all new jetting components, clips, springs, needle valve, seals, O-rings and gaskets. Sudco also

carries replacement carburetor body parts, float bowl components, manifolds, cables and filters. SUDCO INTERNATIONAL Commerce, California, USA Tel: 323 728 5407 Fax: 323 728 8060 E-mail: sudco@sudco.com www.sudco.com

LÜXX Pack System GEDDAS Cycle Parts is now carrying the LüXX Pack System, which fits inside the lids of Harley-Davidson hard saddlebags. The Pack System has been designed to make use of the space inside the bags’ lids. Two options are available, the ‘Carrier’ and the ‘Boxes’. The Carrier is a one-piece 4mm thick ABS plastic fitting that mounts inside the lid and features a protective foam covering and Velcro straps to secure small items to it. The Box option is again made of ABS plastic but it is a two-piece design, with each of the two boxes fitting either end of the bag lid separated by the lid strap. Both of the LüXX Pack System options secure to the bag lids with self-adhesive Velcro straps, and can easily be removed whenever needed. The glue used is for high-temperature applications to prevent it softening and releasing if a bike is left for long periods of time in direct sunlight.

Carrier

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New parts and accessories at MCS MOTORCYCLE Storehouse (MCS) has released details of the newest additions to the range of parts and accessories it is distributing. Among the accessories available is a full line of luggage options manufactured by Küryakyn. A new addition to the Küryakyn luggage range carried by MCS is the GranTour bag. It features multiple mounting options (sissy bar, luggage rack, passenger seat) and has a semi-rigid internal framework. The bag is made from 1200 Denier and leather, which is said to be waterproof. In addition to luggage to aid touring riding, Motorcycle Storehouse is now stocking the Stinger windshield from National Cycle. The new windshield is a quick detach one that can be easily fitted and removed. Like other National Cycle screens it uses FMR hard coated polycarbonate. It is vertically adjustable by adjusting the rake. It mounts to the fork tubes of the bike with a, separately available, modelspecific ‘Quickset’ mounting kit. When the windshield is off, the ‘Quickset 4’ mounting kit stays on the bike. To help improve a bike’s handling, MCS has stocks of Progressive Suspension’s 970 series Piggyback shocks available. The new shock absorbers feature piggyback chambers with a high pressure gas charge, and deflecting disc valving in a

National Cycle’s Stinger windshield can quickly and easily be mounted and removed from a bike using the ‘Quickset 4’ system The GranTour bag is one of the many Küryakyn luggage options offered by Motorcycle Storehouse

mono tube style body. Progressive rate springs, threaded preload and load adjustment and an external pressure knob are provided for fine-tuning of the damper system. Trik Topz license plate mounts being sold by Motorcycle Storehouse have been created to match the valve stem caps already available.The styles they are offered in are Dice, Bullets, Flags, Eyeballs, Flowers, Two Tone alloy, Hex Domed Alloy, Dollar, Spike, and Star. MOTORCYCLE STOREHOUSE Bedum, NETHERLANDS Tel: +31 (0)50 303 9775 Fax: +31 (0)50 303 9777 E-mail: info@mcseurope.nl www.mcseurope.nl

Progressive Suspension’s new 970 series Piggyback shock are now being stocked by Motorcycle Storehouse

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Medallion Bagger gauges

CUSTOM Chrome is carrying the Medallion line of Premium Bagger gauges, which are available with a range of graphics printed on the gauge faces, including Traditional, Classic, Flames, PoW, Sundown and USA. Medallion’s gauges are backlit with LEDs and have illuminated pointers with hidden features including shift up (unique to Medallion),ABS, check engine and security. The auto-dimming graphical display also shows low fuel, battery, cruise, odometer, two-trip odometers, and all gear positions. Each Medallion kit includes speedometer,

tachometer with LCD display,oil psi,oil temp,fuel and volt gauges with all necessary wire harnesses and brackets. The Medallion oil temperature gauge replaces the factory air temp gauge. The kits fit ‘04‘11 Touring models. CUSTOM CHROME INTERNATIONAL Morgan Hill, California, USA Tel: 408 825 5000 Fax: 408 778 7001 E-mail: info@customchrome.com www.customchrome.com

Sportster Custom rack

FEHLING Wickede (Ruhr), GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)2377 2033 Tel from US: 01149 2377 2033 Fax: +49 (0)2377 1635 E-mail: info@fehling.de www.fehling.de

FEHLING’S latest new luggage accessory is a rear fender mounted rack, which has been designed specifically for use on Sportster Custom 1200 built after 2011. The rack fits bikes with the latest style LED taillight.

Kiwi Anchor Tie Down RIVERA Primo has a solution for people who trailer their bike a lot and struggle to keep it held in place on the trailer. The Kiwi Anchor Tie Down not only helps keep the bike secure, but also protects the paintwork on the bike from being rubbed by the tiedown straps. Made from black powder coated steel in the USA, versions of the Kiwi Anchor are available to fit ‘84‘08 Baggers, ‘09 and later Baggers and ‘00 to ‘07 Softails.The tie-downs can be installed with minimal tools.

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W&W caters for ‘Old School’ riders W&W Cycles continues to increase the range of parts it stocks for use on older Harleys and modern builds that are ‘Old School’ styled. Of interest to those restoring a ‘60s Chopper, or looking to build a new one with the correct period look, W&W is able to offer solo seats and pillion pads by Bear Parts Company from Australia. The new seats are based on the design of the classic Bates seats and available in 1in or 2in thicknesses and a choice of plain or tuck and roll tops. Like the solo seats, the pillion pads can be ordered plain or tuck and roll and in a choice of two sizes.

stock Panhead exhaust flanges and intake manifold flanges (O-ring style ’55 onward), stock oiling systems, head bolt patterns for stock Panhead cylinders and a single spark plug design. Changes to the Custom style are STD-style exhaust flanges for the installation of Shovelhead or custom exhaust systems, Shovelhead intake manifold flanges (O-ring type), both inside and outside oiling systems, head bolt patterns for Panhead and Shovelhead cylinders, single or dual spark plug design and counter bore for 3-1⁄2in bore or 3-5⁄8in big bore cylinders. STD heads are supplied as pairs without valve guides and head bolts. They are machined for ‘48-‘79 Pan/Shovel valve guides. The STD heads also feature steel inserts for the head bolts that accept factory thread 7/16-20 head bolts. Of further interest to riders of older bikes is the instrument panel base restoration kit available from W&W. It is a reproduction of

The Bear Parts Company solo seats and pillion pads are modern reproductions of the classic Bates designs

Now that STD parts are being produced again, W&W is able to offer the company’s reproduction Panhead and Shovelhead cylinder heads. The heads are available as stock replacement (OEM style) or for performance engine projects (Custom style). They feature many improvements over the stock counterparts such as a raised port design for improved air-flow. Valve seats are altered to accept Shovel intake and exhaust valves and made of hardened material for the use of unleaded fuel. The OEM style replacement heads feature

The utility saddlebag holder kits are reproductions of the OEM style fasteners used to hold saddlebags on ‘36-‘38 Twins

STD cylinder heads are available for both Shovelhead and Panhead motors in both stock (OEM) and custom styles

The instrument panel base restoration kit, available from W&W, can be used on bikes built between ’39-‘46

Panam’s leather saddlebags can be mounted on original heavy duty luggage carriers

the ‘Cat Eye’ dash cover and related parts used on models built between ’39-‘46. The Panam saddlebags available at W&W are larger than usual bags measuring 50cm long, 35cm wide and 25cm deep. They mount with pin-strips or two straps, ideally to original heavy duty luggage carriers which feature the matching holes. Cowhide leather is used in their construction and they have three front straps and chrome buckles to close them. To help mount saddlebags on bikes, W&W has utility saddlebag holder kits. They are reproductions of the OEM style fasteners used to hold saddlebags on ‘36-‘38 Twins, and they also work with strap-mounted custom saddlebags and tool bags, or can be used as bungee loops.

W&W CYCLES AG Wuerzburg, GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)931 250 61 16 (011931 250 6116 from the US) E-mail: sales@wwag.com www.wwag.com

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Three-spoke V-Rod Wheels EUROCOMPONENTS is offering a three-spoke cast aluminum wheel created specifically for use on V-Rods. The wheels, available in sizes up to 18 x 10.5in for rear use, meet TÜV regulations and at the same time are claimed to be 3-4kg lighter than comparable

sized aftermarket wheels. The rear wheel uses offset spokes and the hub bearing position has been optimized for load bearing capacity. To match the wheels, stainless steel 111⁄2in brake rotors are available as are matching pulleys machined from 7075 billet aluminum. The pulleys and wheels for V-Rods feature a special dampening system to replace the stock cush drive system. EUROCOMPONENTS, INC. Daytona Beach, Florida, USA Tel: 386 236 1210 Fax: 386 236 1215 info@eurocomponentsusa.com www.eurocomponentsusa.com

Barnett Scorpion clutch baskets BARNETT’S Scorpion one-piece billet baskets are machined from 7075 forged aluminum, hard anodized, and include all hardware. They are available for ‘90-‘10 Big Twins, ‘91 and up Sportsters, and ‘70-’84 Shovelheads. The baskets use Barnett’s Scorpion clutch or the stock type clutch assembly. Ring gear conversion kits and starter shaft assemblies are also available. BARNETT PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS Ventura, California, USA Tel: 805 642 9435 Fax: 805 642 9436 E-mail: info@barnettclutches.com www.barnettclutches.com

TTS MasterTune at Biker’s Choice BIKER’S Choice is now able to offer customers the TTS MasterTune system, which is a Windows-based ECM reprogramming tool specifically for use with ‘01 and later Delphi-equipped Harley-Davidsons that utilize the diagnostic interface. The MasterTune allows adjustment of front and rear cylinder spark advance, front and rear cylinder

volumetric efficiency and adjustment for different fuel injector flow rates.The unit also calibrates factory speedometer, retrieves ECM information, compares functions quickly in tables, changes factory rpm limit and graphs tables in 2D/3D. Included with each MasterTune is a DataMaster that records vehicle engine data, retrieves and stores all Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and dynographs engine and dyno data to spreadsheets or 3rd party applications. Alongside the DataMaster,VTune is also packaged into the system. VTune’s tables reflect the engine’s actual volumetric efficiency, calculate new data from calibration and is also said to reduce tuning time for a smoother running, more responsive engine. The final inclusion with the TTS MasterTune is the TTS Updater that keeps users up-to-date with new releases from TTS. BIKER’S CHOICE Fort Worth, Texas, USA Tel: 817 258 9000 Fax: 817 258 9055 E-mail: bikerschoice@bikerschoice.com www.bikerschoice.com

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Race Tech BPF fork kits for XR1200 New Zodiac luggage RACE Tech is now offering its Gold Valve kits for Showa’s BPF forks, which are fitted to the Harley-Davidson XR1200. The stock BPF design has an oversized singular piston that is required to flow more than 10 times the fluid of a standard cartridge, and as such is restrictive. Due to this design it is said to create harshness

and contributes to fork chatter during braking. Use of Race Tech’s Gold Valve kits for the BPF is claimed to improve the flow characteristics, increase travel to improve bump absorption, particularly under heavy braking, increasing front end trail, improving stability and grip. Additionally, the Race Tech kit makes the bottoming process more gradual, decreases front brake chatter and improves traction. The Gold Valve kits provide custom valve settings for improved handling and control. Race Tech has also developed two tools for the Showa BPF fork. The TFCW 4549 is a 45/49mm fork cap wrench and TFCH 06 is a special cartridge tool to remove and replace the seal head.

CS4 ‘Click & Lock’ saddlebags are available to fit specific models of bike and in capacities from 39 – 50 liters

Race Tech’s Gold Valve kit for Showa’s BPF forks, fitted to the XR1200, is said to improve the bike handling

RACE TECH Corona, California, USA Tel: 951 279 6655 Fax: 951 279 7171 E-mail: sales@racetech.com www.racetech.com

Dragonfly ‘By Nine’ lids DRAGONFLY Cycle Concepts’ ‘By Nine’ saddlebag lids have been designed to allow users to add speakers to the rear of a bike without compromising on luggage space. The By Nine lids fit all Harley-Davidson standard hard bags (’93 and onward) including FLHT, FLHTC, FLHTCU, FLHR, FLTR and FLHX. In addition they will fit H-D Police bags with full replacement of hardware for standard latches. Each lid kit includes two lids, water-resistant speaker grills, and mounting hardware put in 6x9 speakers in the lids.

Dragonfly recommends the use of its own Electra Glide ‘Stereo Upgrade’ at the front of the bike and adding its four-channel amp to run the rears. DRAGONFLY CYCLE CONCEPTS Anaheim, California, USA Tel: 714 666 8017 Fax: 714 666 8096 E-mail: info@dragonflycycleconcepts.com www.dragonflycycleconcepts.com

AMONG Zodiac’s luggage options now being offered is the CS4 ‘Click & Lock’ range of saddlebag kits.The CS4 Click & Lock system on the bags allows users to easily lock them to a bike. The bags and included supports are made specifically to be a perfect fit for every application and are designed to not damage the paintwork. The included supports follow the contour of the motorcycle, are chrome plated and come complete with the required hardware. Bags are available in leather or waterproof leather-look material. All bags feature a rigid back side, reinforcements on all critical points, double edges on the flaps, nickel/brass buckles and hidden quick release buckles. Bags and matching saddlebag supports come in complete kits, but are also available separately. Complete kits are offered for all 1994 to present Sportster models, 1991 to present Dyna models (except 2007 to present FXDB Street Bob and FXDWG Wide Glide models) and all 1984 to present Softail models in 39-liter, 40-liter 41-liter, 48-liter and 50-liter capacities.

ZODIAC INTERNATIONAL Mijdrecht, NETHERLANDS Tel: +31 (0)297 288 621 Fax: +31 (0)297 288 226 E-mail: sales@zodiac.nl www.zodiac.nl

Turn-out and turn-down style heel guards HEEL Guard has introduced two new designs created specifically for ’05 and later Softail Deluxe floor boards. The chromed steel guards, in either turn-out or turn-down style, are designed to protect the rider’s boots from damage by the hot exhaust pipe and fit the tapered floor boards fitted to Softails 2005 and later.

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LePera Super Villain

Dub Brass Panhead covers Performance

BOB Le Pera Jr has redesigned the Le Pera Villain seat to create the Super Villain exclusively for use on ‘08‘11 Touring models. The new seat retains the styling of the original Villain but adds extra support, measuring 14.5in across the driver’s area and 11in across the pillion area.

PAUGHCO’S newest product introduction are brass rocker box covers for use on Panhead motors. Manufactured from solid brass, the covers, in either smooth or ribbed styles, fit 1948-1965 machines and use the stock D-Ring.

DUB Performance is now producing a primary belt drive system which is compatible with ’94-’06 Softails and bikes from small volume manufacturers such as Headbanger, Climax and Saxon. The system, which features an integrated belt tensioner, is machined from billet aluminum, and it can be ordered with or without mid-controls and clear or black anodized.

LE PERA ENTERPRISES North Hollywood, California, USA Tel: 818 767 5110 Fax: 818 767 0947 E-mail: info@lepera.com www.lepera.com

PAUGHCO Carson City, Nevada, USA Tel: 775 246 5738 Fax: 775 246 0372 E-mail: info@paughco.com www.paughco.com

DUB PERFORMANCE Millery, FRANCE Tel: +33 3 83 23 68 49 Fax: +33 3 83 24 52 03 E-mail: fred.duban@wanadoo.fr www.dub-performance.com

.38 Caliber saddlebags LEGENDARY Innovations has released its new .38 Caliber extended saddlebags, which have been designed to fit the Harley-Davidson FLH line of Touring models.

The company states that its new bags offer over 40 percent more space than the OEM bags they replace. The .38 Caliber bags are manufactured using handcrafted fiberglass lamination and lined with a marine grade liner. The bags have a paintable top edge trim, and a gasket seal inside the lid is also fitted. Due to the larger than stock size of the lids’ fabric, lid supports are included along with rubber bottom supports and mount grommets. All other parts are transferable from the stock bags. LEGENDARY INNOVATIONS Mahomet, Illinois, USA Tel: 217 586 2201 Fax: 217 586 4830 E-mail: info@american-legend.com www.legendaryinnovations.com

Covingtons Footprint floorboards

COVINGTONS Cycle City has released details of its new Footprint floorboards. Designed to fit ‘80 and later Touring models, Harley trikes, and ‘86 and later FL Softails equipped with floorboards, the Footprints are adjustable forwards or backwards by 1in and offered in black powdercoat, chrome or black with diamond-cut edges.

COVINGTONS CYCLE CITY Woodward, Oklahoma, USA Tel: 580 256 2939 Fax: 580 256 2296 E-mail: info@covingtonscyclecity.com www.covingtonscustoms.com

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Drag Specialties increases own brand range

Don Hotop designed saddlebag latch inserts

DRAG Specialties lists spoked wheels among the parts it produces under its own label. Among the range is a 40-spoke design available in multiple sizes to fit most Big Twins since 1936 and for XL and K models since 1954. The wheels can be ordered with chrome steel rims, chrome spokes and a choice of chrome steel or billet aluminum hubs. They are supplied fully assembled and trued with bearings installed and end play set. To cater for builders looking for custom style gauges on a budget, Drag Specialties is now able to

Python Black Mamba slip-ons feature a 3in black ceramic heat shield over a 21⁄2in muffler

Blanking plates are included with the Drag Specialties chromed custom gauge bracket for OEM instruments

40-spoke wheels from Drag Specialties can be ordered with either chrome steel or billet aluminum hubs

offer a chrome bracket to mount the OEM instruments. Two styles of brackets are available; the dual gauge bracket accepts the OEM speedometer and tachometer gauges and indicator lights on the ‘99-‘05 FXDX, ‘95-‘04 FXDX-CONV and ‘95-‘11 XL1200, while the single gauge bracket accepts the OEM speedometer on the ‘95-‘11 XL883 or ‘94-‘05 FXD models. A long-time collaborator with Drag Specialties is Don Hotop, who has now designed saddlebag latch inserts for the company. The die-cast aluminum inserts replace the red reflector inserts on stock saddlebags. They are available with a chrome or black re-machined finish to fit ‘93-‘11 FLT, FLHT, FLHR

OEM saddlebag latches. Python is the name given to Drag Specialties’ line of exhaust systems and the latest addition is the Black Mamba slip-on muffler. The 21⁄2in mufflers are wrapped in a 3in black ceramic heat shield and finished with chromed billet tips and laser-cut Python custom name badges.

DRAG SPECIALITIES Janesville, Wisconsin, USA Tel: 608 758 1111 Fax: 608 758 4677 E-mail: drag@dragspecialties.com www.dragspecialties.com

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New light options from Headwinds

HEADWINDS now has spotlights available that mount on the bike’s fork legs. The spotlight kits will fit FLST, 39mm FXD (‘05 and earlier), 41mm FXDWG (‘05 and earlier), FXST and XLH models. Included in each kit are 2in, 35W halogen ‘Rocket’ spotlights, brackets and hardware, and EZ Plug wiring. A second new offering from Headwinds is the Stinger, which with a 1in diameter is the smallest turn signal the company has ever produced. The signals feature a screw-in bezel and a single filament MR8 20W halogen bulb and are supplied with amber lenses, while red or clear lenses are sold separately. Wiring is concealed through a bugle base stem with a hollow 5⁄16in mounting bolt and uses E-Z Plug connectors. The Stingers are available in chrome, black anodized, polished or in any of Headwinds’ other finishes.

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

Pistol grip vacuum tester

GOODSON Tools has created a pistol grip vacuum tester that can be used to test valve-to-seat seals when building a cylinder head. While Goodson already produces an electric vacuum tester, Dave Monyhan, National Sales Manager, explains the reason for the introduction of a second one: “The automotive aftermarket lost a great vacuum tester when Sioux stopped making the 1630 vacuum tester. We’ve been working to add a unit that could take its place.” What has been created to take its place is the Goodson DVC-2011 vacuum tester, which pulls and holds up to 24psi of negative vacuum on 90psi of shop air and features quick coupling Robinar fittings. The tester comes with a 4.75in diameter plate and carrying case. Additional plates are available from a 2in diameter to 6in and in two rectangular plates measuring 2 x 3in and 3 x 4in. James Tapp, Goodson Tech Services Manager, says of the new pistol grip vacuum tester: “It seems like just about everyone has been coming out with one of these over the past couple of years, but we’ve built ours to be more versatile than most. It works pretty much like the old Sioux 1630, but we’ve added an optional flexible hose kit so that this one can be used to test smaller, harder to reach areas. We also offer six different vacuum plates for various sized openings.” GOODSON TOOLS & SUPPLIES Winona, Minnesota, USA Tel: 507 452 1830 Fax: 507 452 2907 E-mail: orderdesk@goodson.com www.goodson.com

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SuperTrapp pipes for 2012 models

The Kerker SuperMegs are one of two 2-into-1 systems offered by SuperTrapp for the 2012 Sportster family

SUPERTRAPP has followed Harley-Davidson’s early model launch for 2012 with the introduction for yearspecific pipes for the Sportster and Touring families and the Tri Glide. Among the first offering for the 2012 Sportster range are the SuperTrapp and Kerker 2:1 SuperMegs, both of which work with OEM and mid controls on all the XL models. The SuperTrapp version is tunable and claimed to provide a 15 percent horsepower increase. Both systems are available in chrome or black and feature rebuildable cores and packing.

The 2-into-1 SuperTrapp SuperMegs for Sportsters are available in chrome or black finishes

Kerker 2-into-1 SuperMegs provide a claimed 15 percent bolt-on horsepower gain

SuperTrapp 2-into-1 SuperMegs work with OEM and mid controls on ’12 Touring models

To fit the XR1200 as well as other Sportster models, SuperTrapp has its Megaphone System, a brushed stainless steel, tunable 2-into-2 system. The Megaphone system weighs just 15lb in comparison to the stock 36lb pipe. Additionally, it is said to provide a 10 percent increase in both horsepower and torque.

The Road Legends X Pipes, designed by Paul Yaffe, have an over-and-under shotgun look. The removable louvered baffles are pre-installed and optional end caps and heatshields are available too.

The Megaphone Series from SuperTrapp is also available to fit the XR1200

The Paul Yaffe designed Road Legends X Pipes are now available to fit 2012 Sportster models

For use on the 2012 Touring range of bikes released by Harley-Davidson, SuperTrapp is offering slip-ons and full systems that are tunable or nontunable.

Mean Mothers to fit Sportsters are said to offer a 33 percent weight saving and an 8 percent horsepower gain over stock. Four different pipe lengths and three different end cap options are available, and the pre-installed baffles and heatshields are replaceable.

SuperTrapp’s Mean Mothers feature chrome heatshields over a stainless steel expansion chamber

Slash Cut is one of the three end cap options that can be fitted to Mean Mothers Staggered pipes for XLs

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SuperTrapp’s Stout 4in slip-ons not only fit ’12 Touring models but also bikes built from ‘95

The 4in Stouts from SuperTrapp are also available in a Kerker version to fit not only Touring models but also Tri Glides

The range begins with the SuperTrapp and Kerker Stout 4in slip-ons, which fit ’95 – ‘12 FLH and FLT models. The latest version of the Stouts features a newly developed core and streamlined, internally tapered billet aluminum end cap with recessed fasteners. The newly shaped inlets are claimed to flow better into the OEM head pipe as well as SuperTrapp’s own True Dual head pipes. The slip-ons offer a 9.3hp and 14 percent torque gain over stock. The Kerker version of the Stout 4in slip-on, which utilizes a more traditional core, targets a higher spread of power providing more mid-range rpm up to the redline. They are also louder than the SuperTrapp version at 5dB over stock. Both versions of the Stout slip-ons are also available to fit the 2012 Tri Glide. The FatShots for Touring models and the Tri Glide feature a 3.5in diameter chromed muffler body that flares out to 4in slash cut end. The straight through 2in diameter pillow-pack wrapped core is capped off with SuperTrapp 4in discs and polished trim ring. By adjusting the number of discs riders can alter the sound and performance of the mufflers. SuperTrapp says its SE Series slip-ons have been used by one of the world’s largest OEMs for years and that the versions for use on Tri Glides and 2012 Touring models offer a 10-12 percent gain in horsepower, while being only 3dB louder than stock. Kerker slip-ons, which fit 2012 Touring bikes and Tri Glides, offer a 12 – 13 percent horsepower gain. They are 8dB louder than stock, and adding a Mikuni core provides peak performance and flow. Both SE Series and Kerker slip-ons are non-tunable but are compatible with 17 end cap designs available from SuperTrapp. Internal Disc Series slip-ons fit Touring bikes and the Tri Glide.The mufflers, which are tunable through the use of 3in discs, include heat shields and chrome ends caps. Fishtail, tapered and turndown end caps are also compatible. Megaphone Series slip-ons are described by SuperTrapp as its ‘signature’ mufflers and they use the company’s 4in tuning discs to provide an 8 – 10 percent horsepower gain. A rebuildable core and discs are included with each pair. Completing the range of slip-ons for 2012 Trike and Touring models are the Mean Mothers, which feature 23⁄4in chrome plated heatshields over a stainless steel 21⁄4in expansion chamber, black ceramic coated billet end caps and a removable louvered core. Both the SuperTrapp and Kerker 2-into-1 SuperMegs work with OEM and mid controls. The


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Megaphone Series slip-ons fit the 2012 Tri Glide and the 2012 Touring models

Tri Glides and Touring bikes can see a 10-12 percent gain in horsepower when fitted with SE Series slip-on mufflers

Internal Disc Series slip-ons can be fitted with the optional fishtail end caps (shown)

Kerker slip-ons are compatible with 17 different designs of end caps including the fluted chrome billet end cap

The FLH Phantom Pipe comes with four-piece chrome heatshields and extends past the rear footpeg on 2012 Touring models

systems, available in chrome or black, are tunable, provide a claimed 15 percent bolt-on horsepower gain across the board and feature a rebuildable core and packing. The latest Road Legends baffled FLH Phantom Pipe is a 2-into-1 system, based on the original, which is a drag pipe, but this one is baffled. Rather than a slash cut, it has a decorative billet end cap with engraved domino dots. The FLH

Phantom Pipe comes with four-piece chrome heatshields and extends past the rear footpeg and ensures a cool ride, even for the passenger on 2012 Touring models. 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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Latest Küryakyn parts KÜRYAKYN’S latest round of new product releases include a method of adding rear speakers to a modern Bagger.The new saddlebag lid speaker pods utilize the factory bag lids and mount Kicker KPS5250 2 ohm speakers angled towards the rider. The waterproof pods are finished in chrome and fit the lids on ’06-’11 Electra Glides, Road Glides and Street Glides (except ‘09-’11 FLHTCUTG, ‘10-’11 FLHXXX, ‘06-’09 FLHT Standard, ‘11 FLHXSE, and ‘11 FLTRUSE).

emblems can be added. Six emblems are available; Wild Boar, Dollar Sign Bling, Eagle, Rose, Patriot and Ace of Spades). The linkage can be used on ’80-’11 Electra Glides, Road Glides, Street Glides,Tour Glides, Road Kings,Trikes, and ‘86-’11 Softail models (except ’97-’99 FLSTS).

Küryakyn’s oil cooler cover is made from chromed ABS plastic and fits over the stock cooler

Saddlebag lid speaker pods by Küryakyn mount Kicker KPS5250 2 ohm speakers angled towards the rider

The new ‘Flip’ boards from Küryakyn feature a flipout cruise peg. Additionally, multiple mounting positions allow the boards to mount up to 2-1⁄2in forward or back and 3⁄4in out over the stock board position. The Flip boards measure 15-3⁄8in long and are 4-7⁄8in wide. Two styles, Premium or ISO, are offered to fit ’83-’11 Electra Glides, Road Glides, Street Glides, Tour Glides, Road Kings, Trikes, and all ’86-’11 FLST models.

To dress up the stock oil cooler Küryakyn has created a chromed ABS plastic cooler cover, which fits ‘11 FLHRC Road King Classic, ’11 Electra Glide Ultra Limited, ’11 Road Glide Ultra, ’11 Tri Glide Ultra Classic, ’11 Street Glide Trike, ’11 CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide, ’11 CVO Road Glide Ultra, and ’11 CVO Street Glide (it will also fit ’11 FLHX and FLTRX if equipped with 103ci PowerPak option).

Mike Roland designed the Crusher Power Cell Staggered Duals for use on Softails

Küryakyn now also offers the Crusher Power Cell Staggered Duals for Softails. Tuned and engineered by Mike Roland, the new pipes feature a cross-flow cell that is claimed to increase power.The system fits ‘86-’11 Softail models (‘86-‘06 models will require O2 sensor bung plugs).

Küryakyn’s Flip boards mount up to 21⁄2in forward or back and 3⁄4in out compared to stock

Küryakyn’s latest shifter linkage is the Serpent, which features a rustic, antique pewter finish. Included with the linkage is a Skull emblem and other The Skull emblem on the Serpent shift linkage can be changed for Wild Boar, Dollar Sign Bling, Eagle, Rose, Patriot, or Ace of Spades

KÜRYAKYN USA Somerset, Wisconsin, USA Tel: 715 247 5008 Fax: 715 247 5007 E-mail: salessupport@kuryakyn.com www.kuryakyn.com AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - OCTOBER 2011

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This year’s 8th annual AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building proved to be another triumph for the creativity and innovation that is still alive and well in the custom motorcycle industry… Words by Robin Bradley - robin@dealer-world.com / Photos by: Onno Wieringa - onno@madnessphotography.eu & Frank Sander - frankthunder1@aol.com Additional photos by: Duncan Moore - duncan@dealer-world.com & Robin Bradley - robin@dealer-world.com

stunningly high standard of bikes, and a hugely enjoyable and smoothly-operated experience for all concerned! If I had to summarize this year’s AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building in one sentence, I’d be hard pressed to improve on that as a simple and yet comprehensive description. When things are going consistently well, there is a temptation to look over your shoulder for the problems you were expecting to come and bite you. But this year’s World Champs program finals event at Sturgis really was a joy to be a part of, and an honor to have been able to present. Nothing did bite us – even the weather and the power supply held good this year – and as an experience for the competitors themselves, and as a showcase for the record-high number of enthusiasts who came to see the bikes, I have to say that all the years of effort and determination to provide a unique industry opportunity have now matured into an event that genuinely does what it set out to achieve. By common consent, the standard of bikes this year was even better than in previous years, with

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some eighty or so entries (considerably up on the past few years) delivering yet another amazing advertisement for the craftsmanship, passion and originality that has always driven custom motorcycling. Whereas there are usually around five entries that are the stand-outs, this year there were at least a dozen, probably some fifteen or more, any one of which would have been a worthy successor to the 2010 winner, Belgium’s Freddie ‘Krugger’ Bertrand. In the end, the win went to Japan for a second time, with Ken Tabata of Tavax Engineering in Osaka being chosen as World Champion by his fellow competitors. hile Ken’s win, over Britain’s Larry Houghton in second and California’s Satya Kraus in third, was decisive, outside of the podium positions the voting showed just how close an event it was, and just how high the standard has now become. Right through the field the judging was pretty close, with no real gaps between final standings, and no real concentration of voting for any one particular style of bike. Diversity has always been one of the primary

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hallmarks of the bikes that the World Championship has attracted, and as time goes on that proof-ofconcept, that fundamental characteristic that defines “custom”, continues to evolve with every year, but the results, detailed in these pages, really only tell a part of the story. he standards of craftsmanship, the diversity of design and styling, the shared passion and mutual respect that underpins the competitor experience, the ever increasing profiles that the bikes get, and the ever increasing audience that come to see them at Sturgis each year, these are the real stories. It is tough enough to operate a top-class custom bike show, and we have always respected all those others in the industry who manage to achieve it. But in setting out to develop something so distinct, so different to other events, something that showcases the skills and dedication that our industry has in a very different way, this sets for the World Championship program an ‘ask’ that is simultaneously ambitious and simple.

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Company

Bike Name

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Tavax Engineering

Tavax 2011V

Japan

Builder Name Ken Tabata

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Lamb Engineering

Son of a Gun

United Kingdom

Larry Houghton

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Kraus Motor Co

Bolide

USA

Satya Kraus

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V-Twin Mechanic

SpaceSter

France

Bernard “Buck” Massart

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RK Concepts

RK S

USA

Rafik Kaissi

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Garage65

Stargate

Italy

Marco Cinquini

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SE Service

Slugger

Sweden

Stellan Egeland

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Moscow Harley-Davidson / Fitil Metal Works

Skywalker’s Caddy

Russian Federation

Alexander Fetisov

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John Reed

Gold Yamaha

USA

John Reed

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Roquechop Design

Minautore

Canada

Philip Roquebrune

MODIFIED HARLEY-DAVIDSON Class sponsored by Harley-Davidson Place

Company

Bike Name

Country

Builder Name

1

Abnormal Cycles

Union

Italy

Samuele Reali

2

Iacona Custom Cycles

Challenger

USA

Steven Iacona

3

Shaw Harley-Davidson

Nascafe Racer

United Kingdom

Shaw Speed & Custom

Performance Custom Championship Place

Company

Bike Name

Country

Builder Name

1

AFT Customs

Sentoh

USA

Jim Giuffra / AFT Customs Girls

2

Fuller Hot Rods

Rodan

USA

Bryan Fuller and crew

3

RK Concepts

RK Spring Frame

USA

Rafik Kaissi

Production Manufacturer Championship Place

Company

Bike Name

Country

Builder Name

1

Darwin Motorcycles

RLX

USA

Dar, Tim, Bryan, Justin

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Kiwi Indian Motorcycle Co

Kiwi Chieftain 1950’s

USA

Mike ‘Kiwi’ Tomas

3

Zero Engineering

Type 6

USA

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Namely, to provide a design and engineering showcase that is agenda free, that is independent of commercial interests, and that genuinely does provide an environment in which new and wideranging thinking can flourish. he diversity of this year’s top twenty bikes alone proves the validity of that premise, and proves that the ‘art of the possible’ that is at the heart of custom motorcycle design and engineering, knows no boundaries, has no patterns, no dominant style, and can, by definition, have no single-platform, cookie-cutter template.

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All eighty-odd bikes in this year’s four classes were ‘runners’, with run-test videos of all bar four of them available for everybody to see. This year’s World Champion, as ever, came from the program’s now established Freestyle class,but the strength of turnout in the other three classes was greater than ever. Abnormal Cycles from near Milan in Italy backed up their multiple show wins in Europe by becoming the first to win the Harley-Davidson-sponsored Modified Harley-Davidson class under the new,much stricter class rules that were introduced this year. Designed to promote real-world customizing

that speaks to the individuality of most of the custom motorcycle enthusiasts who ride HarleyDavidsons, the class demonstrated the incredibly diverse results that can be achieved on the factory frame geometry by authorized dealers and aftermarket builders alike. his year saw the former Metric class retired and replaced by the Performance Custom class, designed to recognize and showcase projects where performance has been the primary consideration in the builder’s work.

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Ken Tabata of Tavax Engineering, Osaka, Japan (seen here with his wife Akiko) became the second Japanese winner of the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building (following Chicara Nagata’s 2006 win) with ‘Tavax 2011 V’, a stunning, hand crafted (sculpted even) homage to “the animal spirit that lurks within every motorcycle”! Based on an S&S Cycle 93 cubic inch ‘shovelhead’ style engine, and using a Rivera Primo 5-speed belt drive, with modified Italian made Marchesini wheels and Lockheed 2piston calipers, Ken’s craftsmanship was much admired by his fellow competitors

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‘Bolide’ by Kraus Motor Co

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In a circularity that reassures us that the strengths of the old class structure have been carried forward and enhanced rather than overshadowed by the new thinking, the win was taken by former Metric class World Champion Jim Giuffra and the girls of AFT Customs of Jackson, California. All told,there were eleven bikes in the Performance Custom class, and the presence of some outstanding custom sportbikes from the Ultimate Builder series marked the start of a new direction for this class. s ever, we will continue to listen and evolve our thinking to deliver the full potential that the showcasing of great performance work has for our industry. Outside of the Freestyle class, we have always sought to make it clear that the class structure at the World Championship is designed to do something that others find difficult.

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‘Nascafe Racer’ by Shaw Harley-Davidson

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‘Rodan’ by Fuller Hot Rods

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‘RLX’ by Darwin Motorcycles

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Industry legend Bob Kay (front centre) with many of the ‘Class of 2011’ competitors on stage at AMD’s Sunday night Industry VIP ‘Partner Night’ party. This year’s competitors came from 15 different US states and 17 other countries, and for the first time included competitors from Greece, Poland, Slovenia, and South America - RGM Custom Bikes from Argentina, who finished 13th. The furthest a competitor had come for this year’s finals was from Queensland, Australia, (Convict Motorcycles), and in the fun stats department it was calculated that the total return distance travelled by the ‘Class of 2011’ would work out at some 450,000 miles in total - enough to travel 20 times around the earth, or to make two return trips to the moon!

Classes that honor and recognize the preservation of styling traditions and tastes in our industry are important, but such thinking is commonplace in the custom show world, so we try to bring some additional, alternative thinking to the table.Thinking that is not seen elsewhere, but is nevertheless complementary to the orthodoxy. ur classes are predicated on the implications of the design and engineering decisions that the builder makes from the outset. If he or she has decided to work on a project that is based on Harley frame geometry, for example, then clearly and quite rightly that work deserves to be showcased on its unique merits, and should not be compared with the blue-sky thinking that is the characteristic of a Freestyle project. That openness of the Freestyle class is in itself something that hitherto has struggled to find a home in conventional radical or custom class definitions, and is a fundamentally different concept to bikes where performance is the primary achievement, which are best matched against their peers in the Performance class. So, too, the fourth class that features in the World Championship has its own very particular design and engineering considerations. With the collapse in the custom market and subsequent ‘credit-crunch’ recession, we had wondered whether or not the Production Custom class might have proven to be a child of its times that was unsustainable in the current economic climate. While the death of many of the so-called volume builders has changed the landscape of the class, the number of people still looking to showcase customization work on a mass-produced or limited-edition mount that can be repeated, as opposed to being strictly one-off, appears to be on the rebound already.

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Some twelve bikes entered this year’s Production Class, ranging from a 2012 Harley-Davidson CVO example, to the outstanding and much admired work of Japan’s Zero Engineering. he win was taken by Dar Holdsworth of Oklahoma’s Darwin Motorcycles, for whom the result marked the best achievement yet. He has improved his position by one more place each year since he came fourth in 2008. Altogether, this year saw competitors drawn from 15 different states in America and 17 other countries from around the world, with the furthest having come from Australia, and first time entries from Greece, Slovenia, Poland and Argentina among them. The ease with which this year’s event passed off belies the efforts of a veritable army of supporters, and I have to express my thanks to all concerned for making the World Championship program possible. The key word there is program, because without the commitment of our network of international (and not to forget our domestic US) affiliate events, it would be impossible to be able to call this a true World Championship. All told, the 2011 World Championship played out at some 23 events outside the US in the previous 12 months, in some 19 different countries. Some 2,000+ bikes took part in these events, and the total attendance of riders and enthusiasts was over two million people, in markets with more than 65 million road-registered motorcycles and populations of nearly a billion of the planet’s citizens! or the staging of the finals themselves at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, I’d like to thank the City of Sturgis and the people of the Black Hills area in general for hosting riders from all over the world every August, and in particular, the staff of

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Sturgis Events (Vik and John – take a bow, boys!) for their efforts. I’d also like express our thanks to HarleyDavidson for their generous support in making the facility we use at the rally available, and for making the whole experience as easy as possible for us. Their support has enabled us to focus on the bikes and competitors as the program develops over the year, and as such I for one say “respect to Harley” for the contribution they are making to the whole endeavor. I’d also like to express my thanks to the AMD team (Neil Blaber, Mary Beth Crowe, Duncan Moore, Sonja Wallace and Ben Bradley) and to Bob Kay and Jeff and George Najar, and our photographers this year, Onno Wieringa of the Netherlands and Frank Sander of Germany. nd last, but by no means least, all of us involved recognize that the most important people to whom thanks are due are the competitors themselves. It had been widely assumed that the recent economic travails of the motorcycle industry could be the death-knell for the custom build sector. However, such assumptions are perhaps based on an over-rational view that fails to factor in the borderline irrational passion for craftsmanship and riding that brings new recruits into the industry, and that characterizes all those who have not only been keeping the flame alive through these difficult times, but who have emerged from the recent past showing that it takes way more than the worst recession in living memory to come between them and their overwhelming desire to express their creativity.

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One of the few pieces on Tavax 2011V not made by Ken Tabata is the primary drive, which was sourced from Primo Rivera. However, Ken did fabricate his own belt tensioner, pulley and belt covers

Ken Tabata with his wife Akiko

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The S&S SH93 motor used in Tavax 2011V features custom rocker boxes along with a custom cam box cover and air cleaner for the S&S carb

The top triple tree incorporates the clip-on style bars and mounts the custom machined aluminum fluid reservoirs for the brake and clutch levers

ORKING under the name Tavax Engineering in Yao City, Osaka, Japan, Ken Tabata set out to build a bike that represented, in metal, a cheetah chasing its prey across the African Savannah, to look as if it had muscles rippling under its metal skin as it travels down the road. The bike he designed to achieve this aim is Tavax 2011V, crafted by hand from aluminum. Ken’s starting point for the build was an S&S SH93 Shovelhead style motor.This was stripped down and rebuilt with custom rocker boxes, cam box cover and oneoff air cleaner for the S&S carb. With the engine work complete, Ken then set about building the frame that wraps itself around the motor. From the 25-degree raked headstock the frame travels back along the top of the front of the engine and then at the base of the front cylinder it swings back to run along the length of the motor as well as carrying on down to pick up the front engine mounts. The additional tubes that run along the top edge of the engine case finish behind the rear cylinder and provide a pivot point for the swingarm. The swingarm itself is suspended by a single shock, which is activated by a linkage system similar to that found on many modern sportbikes. At the front of the bike linkages are also used in the suspension, where the fork begins at the axle as a leading link with a pair of pivoting arms in each of the fork legs working on a horseshoe shaped piece that pushes a single shock in a design similar to that of a Springer fork. The top of the front end is finished with a top triple tree that incorporates the handlebars that carry AP Racing controls with custom reservoirs. The transmission that the swingarm curves up and over is a stock five-speed, albeit polished, and is connected to the motor by a Primo Rivera belt drive that features a sprung pulley to provide the tension to keep the belt in place.

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The minimalist taillight sits atop a ‘hugger’ style rear fender made from aluminum, which flows seamlessly from the swingarm

Behind the gearbox and the coil shock for the rear suspension, Ken has utilized the space in front of the rear wheel to house the bike’s oil tank, which itself is almost hidden by the one-off rearset controls he has fabricated. To match the rearset controls and race bike-inspired suspension,Ken has forgone a large diameter front wheel and wide rear tire in favor of a performance-oriented wheel package.Both the 3.75 x 17in front and 6.25 x 17in rear wheels are modified Marchesinis fitted with Dunlop tires. The race theme continues through to the brakes, with twin two-piston AP Racing Lockheed calipers at the front and a matching two-piston caliper at the rear. The combination of race bike engineering with carefully sculpted aluminum frame and bodywork was enough to convince Ken Tabat’s fellow competitors that his bike,Tavax 2011V, was the best in show at the World Championship of Custom Bike Building. Once again, a Japanese builder takes top honors. TAVAX ENGINEERING Yao City, Osaka, JAPAN Tel: +81 (0)729 97 5531 Fax: +81 (0)90 9046 5244 z1.itrobo.net/tavax/index.html

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INTERNATIONAL HEAD OFFICE

DISTRIBUTOR NETWORK

THE NETHERLANDS ZODIAC INTERNATIONAL B.V.

Australia

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Fax: 0031(0)297 288226

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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

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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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Saxon Motorcycles (US) New Bagger model ................................................................49

AIM Corp (US) Clutches & gear kits..............................................................................27

Spectro Oils of America (US) Premium-quality lubricants ..............................................53

Avon Grips (US) Air cushioned grips ............................................................................55 Bad Dad Custom Finishes (US) Bagger parts ................................................................24 Barnett Performance Products (US) Clutch kits, distributor network..........................55,67

Sturgis Economic Development Corp (US) Sturgis promotion ........................................12 Supreme Legends (US) Forward controls ......................................................................66

Belt Drives Ltd.(US) GMA Brakes, Clutches & kits, distributor network ................35,45,68

Tech Cycle Performance Products (US) Belt drives & starters..........................................56

Biker’s Choice (US) Bagger parts & accessories ............................................................65

TecMate (BE) Optimate Pro-8 & Optimate 4 ................................................................51

Cape Town Bike Festival (ZA) Cape Town Bike Festival 2011 ........................................41

Trask Performance (US) Bro Bars ..................................................................................37

Clearview Shields (US) Windshields ..............................................................................56

Vance & Hines (US) Exhausts..........................................................................................2

Colony Machine (US) Hardware....................................................................................66 Colorado Custom (US) Wheels......................................................................................69

Wheel Creations Plus (US) Xtreme chrome plating program ..........................................68

CV Performance (US) Carburetor & intake parts............................................................66

Zipper’s Performance Products (US) ThunderMax EFI Module ........................................58

Cycle Kraft (US) Motorcycle products............................................................................67

Zodiac (NL) Parts & accessories, Issue 38 Bikers Book, European offices ....................9,67

Darkhorse Crankworks (US) Crank assembly balancing & rebuilds ................................67 Davida UK (GB) Helmets ..............................................................................................39 Daytona Twin Tec (US) Tec Talk, upgrade from Delphi ECM to TCFI Gen III ....................30

THIS MONTH’S EDITORIAL ITEMS

Dead Center Cycles (US) Fairings and saddle bags ..........................................................4

Barnett Performance Products (US) Scorpion clutch baskets ..........................................29

Designs By Novello (US) 2-tone covers ........................................................................66

BDM Performance Products (US) New website launch ....................................................6

DNA Specialty (US) Greed wheels ................................................................................21

Belt Drives Ltd (US) Competitor clutch for Big Twins......................................................20

DP Brakes & Clutches (US) Brakes & clutches................................................................50

Biker’s Choice (US) New website launch, TTS MasterTune system ..............................6,29

Drag Specialties (US) 2011 Fatbook, Oldbook, Street, Offroad & ATV/UTV catalogs ......10

Covingtons Customs (US) Footprint floorboards............................................................34

Draggin Jeans (AU) Drayko Motorcycle Jeans................................................................72

Custom Chrome International (US) Medallion Bagger gauges ......................................25

Fehling (DE) Parts and accessories ................................................................................68

Cycle Shack (US) 40th anniversary................................................................................72

Feuling Oil Pump Corporation (US) Bulletproof camchest kits, distributor network....32,67

Drag Specialties (US) Increases own brand range..........................................................35

Free Spirits (IT) Street and race parts ............................................................................43

Dragonfly Cycle Concepts (US) ‘By Nine’ saddlebag lids ................................................31

Goodridge USA (US) Sniper Hide-A-Line components ..................................................68 GZM Europe/Accessories Unlimited (ES) Parts & accessories ........................................68 Harley-Davidson (US) World Championship Modified Harley class winner......................64 Heartland USA (US) Conversion kits ........................................................................14-15 Helmet City Inc (US) D.O.T. & novelty helmets, distributor network ..........................22,67 JIMS (US) Welded handcrafted covers, Big inch flywheel assemblies....................18,66,67 Joker Machine (US) Parts & accessories ........................................................................25 K&N (US) Become an authorized K&N dealer, Wrench-Off Performance oil filters......19,58

Dub Performance (FR) Primary belt drive system ..........................................................34 Fehling (DE) Sportster Custom rack ..............................................................................25 Eurocomponents (US) V-Rod wheels ............................................................................29 Geddas Cycle Parts (SE) LüXX Pack System ..................................................................23 Gilles Tooling (LU) Gilles Factor-X controls for Harley-Davidson ....................................20 Goodson Tools & Supplies (US) Pistol grip vacuum tester ..............................................36 Harley-Davidson Motor Company Inc (US) 2012 model range finalized ................8,11-12

K&P Engineering (US) High performance oil filters ........................................................33

Headwinds (US) ‘Rocket’ spotlight headlights ..............................................................36

KewlMetal (US) Bolt on 13 Degree Rake Kit....................................................................8

Heel Guard (US) Turn-out and turn-down style heel guards ..........................................31

Kibblewhite (US) Valvetrain components, distributor network ............................18-19,66

Joker Machine (US) Café Racer parts catalog, fork tube plugs ..................................16,20

Küryakyn (US) Parts & accessories ................................................................................17

Küryakyn (US) Parts & accessories ................................................................................43

Kustom Tech (IT) Parts & accessories........................................................................16,56

LA County ChopRods (US) New website launch..............................................................6

Kustomwerks (US) Parts & accessories, 2011 online catalog..........................................40

Le Pera Enterprises (US) Super Villain seat ....................................................................34

Le Pera Enterprises (US) Seats ......................................................................................26

Legendary Innovations (US) .38 Caliber saddlebags ......................................................34

MAG Connection (FR) Distributor ..................................................................................7

Lehman Trikes (US) Lehman Trikes, Klock Werks & Prugh Design announce S.D.C...........16

MAG Europe (GB) Top performance brands ..................................................................71

Medallion Instrumentation Systems (US) See: Custom Chrome International ................25

Medallion Instrumentation Systems (US) Gauges and stereo products ..........................57

Motorcycle Storehouse (NL) Distributor ........................................................................24

Mid-USA Motorcycle Parts (US) Parts and accessories ..................................................36 Milwaukee Bagger (US) Saddlebags ............................................................................57 Motorcycle Storehouse (NL) Distributor, International Sales Offices......32-33,40-41,44-45,68 Mustang Motorcycle Products (US) Parts & accessories ................................................68 NAMZ Custom Cycle Products (US) Wiring harnesses & fluid lines ................................69 PB Germany (DE) AGM Motorcycle bags & accessories ................................................29 PowerSport Institute (US) Powersport technician training..............................................33 Reaction Management (US) V-Twin Expo 2012 ............................................................28

Mr Luckys (US) Copper floorboards and footpegs ........................................................23 Paughco (US) Brass rocker box covers for Panhead motors............................................34 Performance Machine (US) Acquires Xtreme Machine ..................................................72 Race Tech (US) BPF fork kits for XR1200 ......................................................................31 Rivera Primo (US) Kiwi Anchor Tie Down ......................................................................25 Rollies Speed Shop (AU) Australian V-Twin Dealer Show ..............................................72 Rush Racing Products (US) Exhausts for 2012 Harley-Davidsons ..................................16

Renegade Wheels (US) Phantom Cut wheel..................................................................13

Sudco International (US) Carb rebuild kits for Keihin and Mikuni ..................................23

Revolution Performance (US) High performance cylinders..............................................32

SuperTrapp Industries (US) Introducing 2012 range of exhausts ..............................38-39

Rivera Primo (US) Parts & accessories, distributor network ......................................57,66

Tavax Engineering (JP) 2011 Official World Championship winning bike ..................59-61

Rush Racing Products (US) Exhaust systems ..................................................................5

W&W Cycles (DE) Catering for ‘Old School’ riders ........................................................27

S&S Cycle (US) Crane Cams, High performance products ..............................................53

Zodiac International (NL) CS4 ‘Click & Lock’ saddlebags, distributor..............................31

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NEWS

40 years of Cycle Shack, Inc. CYCLE SHACK, the exhaust manufacturer which describes itself as ‘the best kept secret in the motorcycle industry’, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2011. The company, which has been making its pipes and mufflers in the USA since it began business, is known for offering exhausts with an excellent fit, which also offer good power increases, and bikes fitted with Cycle Shack exhausts have often won dyno competitions.

Recently the business has been developing new exhaust systems that meet increasingly stringent emissions standards. One such example are the company’s Dresser Duallies true duals pipes and mufflers for ’09 – ‘11 FL Touring model Harley-Davidsons, which Cycle Shack debuted at the V-Twin Expo at the beginning of the year complete with California Air Resources Board Executive Orders #K-005, K-005-2 and K-005-3. The Executive Orders cover the

PHD-169 and PHD-269 Dresser Duallies 13⁄4in – 17⁄8in – 2in stepped outside diameter head pipes when used with MHC-350 series and MHC352 series catalyst mufflers respectively for 96ci and 103ci engines. The headers are said to reduce heat around the rider’s right leg by replacing the OE catalyst (located in the head pipes) with catalysts in the MHC-350 and MHC-352 series mufflers. Also available under CARB

Executive Order K-005-1 are Cycle Shack’s slip-fit performance (catalyst) mufflers for ’08 – ‘10 FXST, FLST, FLSTF, FLSTN and FXD models for Softail and Dyna (except FXDF) applications.

CYCLE SHACK, INC. South San Francisco, California, USA Tel: 650 583 7014 E-mail: shcycle@aol.com www.cycle-shack.com

Performance Machine acquires Xtreme Machine PERFORMANCE Machine has announced the acquisition of Xtreme Machine Motorcycle Wheels USA. Xtreme Machine, which has manufactured billet wheels for more than a decade, has been the recipient of the ‘V-Twin Wheel Design of the Year’ award three times. “Xtreme Machine has always been a wellrespected brand and Performance Machine will continue to manufacture

motorcycle products under the Xtreme Machine brand name,” said Performance Machine President Mark Finnie. “We feel that the Xtreme Machine line of wheels is a natural addition to Performance Machine’s diverse brands,” Finnie added. In addition to the Performance Machine branded products, the wheel line has grown to include the designs of RSD (Roland Sands Design) and the Forge Tec private label line.

“Our goal is to expand the scope of the Xtreme Machine product line, further rounding out our offerings to motorcycle enthusiasts.” As part of the package Xtreme Machine’s Rod Brogdon will join Performance Machine as the Brand Manager. “Rod’s passion has driven the Xtreme Machine brand for the past 11 years,” said Finnie. “In the past ten years, Rod has worked diligently to build Xtreme Machine, and

there is no one better equipped to help grow the brand. Rod’s investment in Xtreme runs deep and we are grateful to have him as part of the Performance Machine team.”

PERFORMANCE MACHINE La Palma, California, USA Tel: 714 523 3000 sales@performancemachine.com www.performancemachine.com

Australian V-Twin Industry Dealer Show ROLLIES Speed Shop (RSS), a specialist V-twin parts distributor based in Queensland, Australia, is set to host a two-day dealer show on October 21st and 22nd. The new event, which has been created by business owner Peter ‘Rollie’ Callow and Rob Skennar, the company’s Vice-President of Product Development, will allow Australian dealers to meet US suppliers such as Arlen Ness,

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Performance Machine, Roland Sands, and Bert Baker among others. The first day of the show, the Friday, will be for RSS dealers by invitation only, while the Saturday will be an ‘Open House’ for the industry and general public alike. The aim of the event is to raise interest in the attending companies’ products, and give first hand new product information,

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technical support and sales help to dealers.

ROLLIES SPEED SHOP Newstead, Queensland, AUSTRALIA Tel: +61 (0)7 3252 5381 E-mail: rollie@rollies.com.au www.rollies.com.au