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ONDUCTED in October and November 2013, the latest AMD Robert W. Baird & Co HarleyDavidson Dealer Survey reported positive new bike retail trends (up by between 11 and 13 percent), but revealed that new bike sales are tracking down at between three and five percent with showroom traffic failing to meet dealer expectations. With the long-term headline unemployment rate in the United States continuing to improve, mirrored by a steady rise in the consumer confidence index, stock market prices and home prices, it would appear that annual onhighway retail motorcycle sales continue to lag behind macro economic improvements. Harley-Davidson retail sales (domestic and international) have continued to improve since they bottomed-out in 2010, performing ahead of total market sales, but the recovery in the value of pre-owned Harley-Davidson models may be suppressing sales.

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Dealers are reporting that their preowned inventory appears elevated ,while most reported that their new bike inventory levels were “too low” on average. The consensus view for 2014 appears to be an expectation that new unit sales will be up mid- to high-single-digits percent with 95 percent of those surveyed saying that credit has remained stable or eased recently, and some 70 percent of dealers viewing the new Street models as a positive addition to Harley’s line-up. Despite solid early final quarter growth, in falling short of dealers’ retail sales and traffic expectations, many indicated that while the new MY2014 bikes have continued to drive showroom footfall, their disappointment suggests that they had stronger expectations for trends in the seasonally slower fourth quarter.

Some 49 percent of dealers surveyed said that new bike retail sales were worse than expected, with 56 percent saying that consumer traffic was worse than had been hoped for. However, Baird say that retail remains on track with their projections. Internationally those dealers who were surveyed (some 25 percent of the survey) reported seeing new bike retail growth, albeit at lower rates than reported in the United States, with Canadian dealers suggesting that new bike retail improved between six and seven percent, with dealers in other international markets reporting growth of between two and four percent. Response to the 2014 model year continues to be positive, especially in terms of the impact that the Rushmore Project bikes have had on sales and traffic. “New Rushmore units are driving Continued on page 13 >>> Zbynek Turecek, of Czech custom shop Wildstyle, has taken the idea of a café racer and combined it with a Big Twin to create Zt, a unique motorcycle capable of placing top ten at the World Championship of Custom Bike Building

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AST month we reported that Easyrider Events were seeing advance dealer registrations for the upcoming V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati running ahead of recent years, on a week for week basis. This comment piece is being written just after the new year and Show Director Jim Betlach is reporting that the trend has continued in the course of the last five or six weeks. With most of the exhibiting and non-exhibiting vendors that we have been in contact with so far this winter reporting that 2013 was a better year, and eyeing 2014 with a level of optimism that hasn’t been seen for many years, it would appear that the bottom of the U-curve that has been proving to be frustratingly wide has finally been transitioned. That is a BS way of saying that while we may still be several years away from double digit annual parts and accessory sales growth, we do now finally appear to be locked into sustainable low-to-mid single digit territory. That is not to say that the future is guaranteed, nor that there aren’t potential issues ahead – it isn’t, and there are. Despite Harley-Davidson’s best attempts to reach a younger audience, most recently with its new 500cc and 750cc Street models, the demographic time bomb that had everybody so exercised before the global economy fell off a cliff has not gone away. It has merely morphed. It has changed its taste, color and smell but the lack of an explosion is not the same as it being defused. The last six years have seen massive changes in the nature of the motorcycle industry and many of those changes won’t become entirely apparent for several years yet. Principal among them is the issue of a “lost generation” as millions of potential lifelong riders have skipped the right of passage of their late teens and early twenties that would have seen them form the kind of initial bond with life on two wheels that simply cannot be replicated in later years. Ironically, it may transpire that this problem proves to be less acute in the air-cooled custom v-twin industry and in the United States than could be the case in the ‘mainstream’ motorcycle market, and especially internationally. Outside the United States a ‘perfect storm’ of regulatory, training, licensing and safety issues were already choking off youth rider access before the downturn nailed the coffin lid shut. In Europe it is perfectly possible to anticipate that an entire generation has been lost to the motorcycle lifestyle altogether – the middle aged requirements for economic urban mobility aside, it is ironic that the custom market may well prove to be the most likely to have resilience in terms of attracting non-riders later in their life cycles, in much the same way as has proven to be the case with the weekend warriors of the past 20 years. The findings of the most recent AMD/Baird quarterly Harley-Davidson dealer survey (October/November 2013 – as reported elsewhere in this edition of AMD Magazine)

points to initial reaction to Harley’s new Street models as being very positive amongst the Company’s dealer network, though, for me, it remains to be seen whether or not the ‘Bar-n-Shield’ showroom environment is the right place for this kind of outreach. Either way, the way in which the Motor Company has refined its edge with a fashionably dark lustre can only ever go so far in terms of feeding the market with longevity. In Europe, where the custom market has actually proven to be among the most robust of market sectors, the collapse in total motorcycle sales from nearly three million units a year as recently as 2007/8 to a little north of one million units for the 2013 calendar year, has got many people reaching for their exit strategies or banking on chocolate-by-the-checkout! The task facing the industry is as much about MRSP as it is about metal. Despite all the theoretically positive economic indicators that appear to be emerging from every orifice currently it is going to take more than a (not really all that) new platform for Harley to be able to sustain the unquestionably excellent progress it has been making among young riders in recent years and keep them hooked on the drug long enough for them to mature into ‘baggerbuyers’. That they ever will is not only predicated on assumptions about the brand, assumptions about the metal, but critically, assumptions about social and lifestyle attitudes that may yet emerge as bum-biters that rain on our parade for many decades into the future. In the short term, much will become apparent at Cincinnati on the second weekend of February this year. After the false dawns of 2009 an 2010, when it appeared that the parts and accessory industry may have been enduring nothing more than a blip in its fortunes, the industry needs to see undoubted ‘aisle-vibe’ optimism translate into sustained sales activity deeper into the summer months and second half of the year than has been the case for a long time. If it does, then the reasons for optimism in our humble little backwater of the motorcycle industry will have proven to have been well-founded, but either way spare a thought for many in other sectors of the motorcycle industry and be aware that we need to see more gravitas to any impending upturn than that offered by the limited shelf life of the ‘bolt-on’ and service revenues that have sustained us so far.

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Dirico planning international expansion DIRICO Motorcycles, the US custom production motorcycle brand coowned by Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler, is set for international expansion as it targets Europe and the Middle East as it prepares a new model range. Tyler traveled to EICMA, the annual European motorcycle trade show held in Milan, with Dirico President Stephen Talarico, to showcase the range of six motorcycles. Didirco’s model line-up includes three retro-styled machines; the Flyer, Speedster, and Bobber. The bikes are built around softail style frames, the Flyer and Speedster use a Kraft-Tech design, while the Bobber is Dirico’s proprietary offering. Springer forks are

Dirico used the annual EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy, to announce its plans for international expansion

used on all of the machines. Motive power is provided by an 88ci Twin Cam in the Flyer, a 96ci Twin Cam in the Bobber, and the Speedster gets a 110ci Twin Cam. Designed with female riders in mind, the Heartbreaker has a frame that situates the rider in a lower,

central position. A complete H-D 88ci Twin Cam drivetrain is used, and is dressed with Vance & Hines True Dual exhausts with fish mouth tips. Standard equipment on the Heartbreaker includes white wall tires and hard bags. There are two performance models in the Dirico line-up; the Pro Street and Pro Street Roadster. Once again both have softail style frames, but for these models they are combined with USD forks and 240-section rear tires. A 103ci Twin Cam powers the Pro Street and the Pro Street Roadster gains a Screamin’ Eagle 110 motor.

DIRICO MOTORCYCLES Manchester, New Hampshire, USA Tel: 603 622 2461 www.diricomotorcycles.com

First factory custom Indian unveiled by Polaris DURING the International Motorcycle Show in New York in December, Indian Motorcycle displayed its first factory customized bike. The ‘Big Chief Custom’ was created by the

Polaris Industries’ Industrial Design team to showcase the growing range of Indian Motorcycle accessories. Led by Greg Brew, the Polaris Industries’ Industrial Design team

The Polaris Industries’ Industrial Design team with the ‘Big Chief Custom’, which the team built to showcase the Pinnacle Series’ of Indian Motorcycle accessories

rebuilt a 2014 Indian Chief Classic with features such as a billet aluminum girder front end, which was designed, machined and built in-house, with a custom 23in front wheel. The deeply valanced front custom fender maintains the classic look of the Indian Chief, while a custom shock and headlight completes the front end package. Custom paint was applied in-house by team member Steve Leszinski with a

multicolored theme from prior generations of Indian Motorcycles. The ‘Pinnacle Series’ of Indian Motorcycle accessories on the Big Chief includes cam cover, primary cover, chrome grips and beach bars. The stage 1 exhaust sports fish tail tips. Other custom accessories include War Bonnet floorboard pads, a heel shifter and chrome rear fender bumper. www.indianmotorcycle.com

Lifetime warranty on new improved Simplified Air Suspension CUSTOM Cycle Control Systems has announced that it is now offering a lifetime warranty on all of the machined parts as well as a three-year ‘all encompassing’ warranty on its new Simplified Air Suspension (SAS). The company states that should anything happen to one of its SAS units in the customer’s first three years of

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ownership, once it has been removed and returned a reconditioned or new unit will be sent out as a replacement. The SAS is said to be easy to install and comes complete with mounting instructions. There is no compressor to mount, no pressure hoses to run, nor no fittings to fail. The SAS unit replaces the stock shocks, and fits all Softail Harley-

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Davidsons, as well as custom production bikes. Custom Cycle Control Systems is offering special dealer pricing when multiple units are purchased at one time, with discounts of up to 10 percent. CUSTOM CYCLE CONTROL SYSTEMS

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Sportster head work now offered by S&S S&S Cycle is now offering CNC porting on cylinder heads for XL models. The CNC porting service being offered on ’04 –’14 Sportster models is described by the Wisconsin business as being similar to the program it provides for Big Twins. The customer sends a set of heads to S&S, who then give CNC ports to them for less than the price of a comparable set of new performance heads. Once machined, the heads are assembled with new premium valves, bronze guides, and high-lift valve springs. Customers also have the option of buying a set of CNC ported 1200cc heads outright. Due to the design of the XL motor, a set of CNC ported 883cc heads cannot be used on a 883cc engine. The motor must be upgraded to a 1,200cc or 1,250cc engine with high performance pistons with larger valve reliefs. CNC ported 1,200cc heads are compatible with stock 1,200cc pistons, but work on 1,250cc engines as well. S&S recommends the use of a cam with TDC lifts no greater than

.213in intake, and .215in exhaust to achieve .050in valve to valve clearance. The S&S CNC porting service is not available for previously ported heads, heads that have been structurally damaged, or heads that are determined to be unserviceable during initial inspection. CNC porting is not currently available for Harley-Davidson CVO engines or Screamin’ Eagle cylinder heads. S&S CYCLE La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA Tel: 608 627 1497 sscust@sscycle.com www.sscycle.com

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Roadsmith kits for H-D ‘Rushmore’ trikes ROADSMITH has released details of its trike conversion for use on 2014 model year Harley-Davidson Rushmore models. The line-up includes the HDT kit for use on the FLH family of bikes, and to showcase the conversion Roadsmith has

converted an Electra Glide Ultra. Beginning with a new seven-degree steering rake kit (previous Harley-Davidson FLH trikes used a four-degree rake), the newly redesigned Rushmore Trike is said to offer responsive handling, aided by the use of Roadsmith’s own design

independent rear suspension. The new trikes also retain the stock ABS braking system, featured on the new Rushmores, as well as the linked braking system, for improved stopping power and safety. The HDT model uses traditional Harley-Davidson styling cues, including turn signals and taillights from the original motorcycle. It offers a spacious trunk and is most generally paired with the original HarleyDavidson Tour Pak for long-range storage capacity. A second model, also available

for all of the FLH-series motorcycles, is the HDTR which offers features such as a singlehanded trunk release, longer fenders and retro-styled all-inone taillights and turn signals.

THE TRIKE SHOP White Bear Lake, Minnesota, USA Tel: 651 777 7774 info@trikeshop.com www.roadsmithtrikes.com


MCS launches Clothing and Lifestyle catalog MOTORCYCLE Storehouse (MCS) has expanded its product range to the point where it has launched a stand-alone 256-page ‘Clothing and Lifestyle’ catalog. The new programs from the Netherlandsheadquartered international distributor feature riding gear, street clothing and accessories for riders and non-riders. Most products listed are unisex, but the catalog also features a ladies section, and there is even a children’s section, too. Those sections, and the catalog itself, feature over 6000 products like T-shirts, work shirts, hoodies, jackets, gloves, caps, beanies, bandanas, sunglasses, embroidered patches, stickers,

biker pins, work boots, sneakers, helmets, Kevlar pants, tank pads and more, from company’s such as Jesse James and West Coast Choppers, Lowbrow Customs, K&N, Biltwell, S&S, King Kerosin, Lethal Threat, Holy Freedom, 101 Inc., Helly, Bandit helmets, Shark helmets, and DMD helmets.

MOTORCYCLE STOREHOUSE Bedum, NETHERLANDS Tel: +31 (0)50 303 9775 (01133 from the US) info@mcseurope.nl www.mcseurope.nl

Custom Dynamics acquires ‘Mini Beast line’ of motorcycle horns CUSTOM Dynamics purchased the assets of the ‘Mini Beast line’ of motorcycle horns from Pro Pad Inc. Founded in 2002, Custom Dynamics is a specialist manufacturer of motorcycle lighting and safety accessories with an emphasis on high quality LEDs for all brands of motorcycles. Based in Youngsville, North Carolina, it has had a long standing relationship with Pro Pad of Mooresville, North Carolina, which

designs and manufactures premium motorcycle accessories for HarleyDavidson with a primary focus on seat pads, flag mounts, and horns. Pro Pad will continue to design, manufacture and distribute its line of flag mounts and seat pads while Custom Dynamics takes over the manufacturing and distribution of all ‘Mini Beast’ Air horns and complementary ENZ Designs accessory covers.

“This acquisition allows us to build on our specialty of manufacturing and distributing motorcycle accessories that focus on safety. We feel that the ‘Mini Beast line’ is a perfect fit to our LED accessories,” said Dave Pribula, owner of Custom Dynamics. “With Custom Dynamics now taking over the design, manufacturing and distribution of the ‘Mini Beast’ motorcycle horns, we will now be able to devote 100 percent of our efforts on

growing our line of flag mounts and seat pads,” said Mike Enzwiler, President of Pro Pad Inc. CUSTOM DYNAMICS LLC Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA Tel: 919 554 0949 sales@customdynamics.com www.customdynamics.com

Motus working towards EU homologation MOTUS, the motorcycle manufacturing business established by Lee Conn and former Confederate Motorcycle

designer Brian Case, have announced plans to begin working towards EU homologation in the third

quarter of 2014. Once the bikes have approval the company will establish dealerships in the EU, Australia, Canada and Mexico.

Motus has already taken on 16 dealers in the US and has plans to expand this progam to 25 by the middle of 2014. Once the expanded dealership network is in place the company expects to sell 275 – 300 motorcycles over the year. The sales will be a combination of the MST and MSTR, both of which are powered by a proprietary V4, and were developed in partnership with motorsport specialist Pratt& Miller.

MOTUS Birmingham, Alabama, USA Tel: 205 314 3410 info@motusmotorcycles.com www.motusmotorcycles.com

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<<< Continued from cover new traffic and increased new unit sales,” said one of the dealers surveyed, while another said that there is “much interest in 2014 H-D's, especially the Rushmore Project bikes”; “the new Rushmore models are very popular,” reported another dealer, with one respondent stating that “our sales are up 150% from last fourth quarter to

date! It is a great end to a year that started with a cold, snowy and slow selling first quarter.” Other dealer responses indicated that all their scheduled deliveries through January were sold, that “demand is great on the water-cooled models,” that there are “lots of upgrades to liquid cooled touring,” but that while “new bikes are driving

interest and traffic, those are the only bikes selling.” The survey period ran from October 1st to November 21st, and it was noticeable that survey results may have been “influenced by [declining] performance in the second half of the period”, according to Baird – “our survey results in the first and fourth quarters are particularly affected by

seasonality and weather,” Baird’s Head of Harley-Davidson dealer research Craig Kennison said, but with the meter still running on store overheads, reduced showroom traffic towards the end of the year in particular (as the Christmas gift market approached) will have been eyed with concern by those dealers who saw footfall diminish. Kennison says that the strong consumer response to the 2014 models may have shifted demand away from used inventory and his expectation is that Harley-Davidson will keep the supply of new bikes entering the channel “lean”. The majority of respondents (88 percent) indicated that inventory was “about right” or “too low” for the time of year, with over one third saying hat they wanted more inventory compared to just over 10 percent of dealers saying that theirs was “too high”. Kennison went on to say that “based on Harley data and our assumptions, the average US dealer had 61 bikes at the end of the third quarter – up from 51 bikes last year.” Some dealers indicated that they still had too many 2013 models in inventory, and that there was a shortage of the stronger selling 2014s such as the FLHTKs and the FLHX specials. Dealers reported that pricing conditions remained largely unchanged, with over half of those surveyed saying that they were selling bikes “below MSRP” (53 percent), though some (14 percent) said that they were selling above MSRP and that the prices they were getting had improved slightly from the third quarter of 2013 and compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. Some 33 percent of dealers stated that they were achieving MSRP Continued on page 14 >>>


<<< Continued from page 13 in the final quarter of 2013. In connection with pricing versus MSRP one dealer commented that “new bike sales at other dealers are

waiving freight/PDI/admin or throwing in 15%+ discounts on P&A and GM for bikes that aren't even built! New bike sales could increase if we get the right bikes at the right time for our customers

and financing has not changed. As long as people get a 'discount' on new bikes from other stores, the rest of the dealers will suffer. Discounting is a slippery slope and devalues the brand and the 'experience' that the One Vision philosophy was trying to keep consistent.” In terms of financing trends, 70 percent of dealers reported that the consumer finance environment remains stable with 26 percent reporting that it continues to improve. However, Craig Kennison says that anecdotal dealer feedback suggests that consumers are proving more reluctant to take on debt. On average, dealers are reporting that they expect “retail sales to improve mid- to high-single-digits percent in 2014”, and Kennison says that Baird’s expectation is that US retail will grow eight percent in 2014 with international Harley-Davidson sales growing 6 percent for the year. The timing of the survey meant that Baird were able to produce the first formal feedback to the introduction to the Street 500 and 750 models on November 4th (the first new HarleyDavidson bike platform since 2001). Kennison says that while some dealers had concerns that the introduction of a smaller bike platform had the potential to isolate core riders, the arrival in showrooms of smaller displacement models pitched at potential new consumer groups who previously had no bikes to draw them to showrooms is a positive development. “The majority of dealers (70 percent) viewed the launch positively, with a positive-to-negative ratio of 10:1.”

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One dealer responded that “we are embracing a new audience with a different demographic. It is the right thing to do;” with another saying that “we have needed an entry level HarleyDavidson for a long time and another model like the 750 for people to step up to that are in their price range.” Other comments included one dealer who said that “I think it is a plus in terms of pricing, low maintenance, performance, styling, for the younger generations to be a part of H-D culture. Most of them…don't want to be on the old man’s or old lady’s baggers yet;” and others commenting with remarks such as “Long overdue,” “Can't wait!” and “Exciting.” Baird also managed to collect dealer feedback on the spate of recent recalls that Harley-Davidson had issues, with by far the majority saying that the “recalls were handled well,” that they “went very smoothly” and that dealers were glad that Harley “got in front of the issue.” Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. is an employee owned wealth management, capital markets, asset management and private equity firm that was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The company says that it currently has $105 billion in client assets. Any AMD readers who would like to see this or future AMD/Baird quarterly Harley-Davidson dealer surveys in full, or any authorized Harley-Davidson dealers who would like to participate in future surveys, can contact AMD’s Information Editor Sara Viney by email (sara@dealer-world.com)

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Fr o m St r ip t o St r e e t When it comes to performance camshafts, there is a lot of choice. it seems that every manufacturer claims to offer the most benefits, but Wood performance backs its claims up with continued success at dyno shoot-out events. AmD talked to company founder Bob Wood to discover just why his cams are so good… Written by Duncan Moore duncan@dealer-world.com

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N the motorcycle industry many people are literally born into the business, riding bikes almost before they can walk. They then go on to make the lifestyle a business. Then there are others, people who buy a bike later in life and realize there is room for improvement, whether that be the bike’s looks or performance. Bob Wood of Wood Performance is definitely in the latter camp, but with a lifetime’s experience of high-performance engine tuning behind him, he has continually set new benchmarks for Harley engine tuning. As a youngster Bob had no interest in motorcycles, cars were what fascinated him and how to make them go as fast as possible. It was on the drag strip that Bob started to really learn how to get the most from an internal combustion engine. At just 18 years old, driving a supercharged ’55 Chevy Coupe, Bob set his first NHRA National

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Record. Ten years later he repeated the feat with a second NHRA national elapsed time record in the NHRA Fuel Funny Car class. By the late ‘70s Bob had moved on from Funny Car racing and had developed an interest in aircraft, so much so that in 1978 he opened a Cessna aircraft dealership, flight training school and FAA repair station in Opa-Locka, Florida. He also owned and operated Wood Engineering, which was involved in designing and producing unique products for the aircraft industry. For most people that level of commitment would be enough to keep them occupied, but not Bob. It was at this point that motorcycles came into Bob’s life in the shape of a brand new 1990 FXR. Talking about that first bike Bob says: “I felt it never rode right, so I developed the carburetion on it and then looked at the camshafts. I used the knowledge I had from automotive racing and simply applied it to a four-stoke motorcycle engine.

“All my life I’ve wanted to go faster. Starting with my first car, all I’ve ever wanted to do is make things go faster and faster and faster. I just used all I’d learnt in the past, in the school of hard knocks. When I started drag racing you used to throw some timing at it, some fuelling at it and then did you go faster? Did you win the race? If not try again. That’s how I got started.” hen Bob got started in the motorcycle business, the first part he brought to market was reworked Keihin carburetors. The work Bob did on the carbs included boring them out to make them bigger, and changing the calibration on the transfer ports. The aim was to simply get more fuel into the engine, using, as Bob says, the same principles he used in his car racing days. “I used the same type of development techniques as I had on cars, that was something Keihin never got. They didn’t develop carbs like we did in America. Keihin made good carbs, but they just weren’t calibrated for high performance camshafts. But that type of work just came naturally to me.” Today Wood Performance has a range of carbs available that includes the King CV. Designed for use on Evo and Twin Cam motors, the King is offered in sizes 40.5mm through to 43mm, making it suitable for

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stock or modified heads. Features on the King include boring and blue-printing, ‘timed’ idle transfer slots, a modified ‘MV’ slide, and O-rings from James Gaskets. For riders looking for more power, the Super King 505 is based on a 55mm CV carb, which is rebuilt with a high capacity float bowl kit, titanium fuel needle, .092 through .100in main jets and a KF325 340cfm air filter. he KF325 air filter is the largest performance filter offered by Wood Performance, in a range that starts with the KF250, which flows 22cfm compared to a stock Screamin’ Eagle filter’s 135cfm. In order to then get the maximum benefit from the increased fuelling offered by the King carbs and high flow air filters, Bob realized he would have to take a look at the stock Harley cams too. “I realized the camshafts didn’t have the right timing,” says Bob. “They need to be different to a car’s camshaft, and so I developed my first bike camshaft, the W6, and from there it just took off. “My thoughts on camshaft technology at that time were not like everybody else’s. I started with short duration, very short, for

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more torque, and combined that with high lift and very tight lobe separation. This shorted the duration, and the higher the lift the more goes in to fill the cylinder. Most people use wide, long duration camshafts, but with my way, I give the engine the fuel when it needs it without taking away the bottom end.” he way in which Bob set about developing the timing on his camshafts owes a lot to his drag racing days and the way car engines of the time worked. “In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, there was a valve on the engine called an EGR – exhaust gas. What does it do? Well, to my mind it lowered the combustion temperature so you wouldn’t have any valve lapping,” says Bob, talking about how he designed the profile of his cams. “With a Harley, after the front cylinder fires, the rear doesn’t fire 360 degrees later, it fires 315 degrees later. Then the front has to wait 405 degrees before it fires again. At that point I realized that has the effect on the engine as an EGR valve. So I developed all my cams like that, so they lower the combustion temp and make more power.

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serious engine tuners looking for serious horsepower improvements. He says: “The rise in fuel injection has been a blessing in disguise. When I was growing up, we didn’t have the choice. We had to figure out what a motor liked. In certain areas we couldn’t tune it because with certain exhausts there is no back pressure,na and it affects the bottom end and fuel curves always follow the dip. With fuel injection you can take that out. You can have any manifold fuel pressure at any rpm simply by giving the injector the information it needs to open or close. So actually, fuel injection is the best thing that ever happened.” However, he is also aware of a potential downside to the technology. “Now it is so complex that 90-95 percent of the shops can’t work on it. The biggest problem we have in the industry right now is finding shops that have dynamometers and are capable of tuning fuel injection systems. “Carbs are good, but they are very timeconsuming to tune properly. I’m glad fuel injection is here, because I want to get away from tuning carbs. With our cams it doesn’t matter if the engine has a carb or fuel injection. Cams don’t know they are just a dumb piece of metal.” n order to make it easier for customers buying Knight Prowler cams to get their engines tuned to make the most of the changes, Bob has developed his own dealer locator software to run on the Wood Performance website. It lists regular dealers and also platinum dealers. The latter are familiar with the high performance products made by Wood Performance and who have

Dynojet tuning centres to ensure fuel injection systems are properly set up. The dealer locator software is not simply restricted to the domestic US market, it also covers Canada, Australia and European countries that have Wood Performance dealers. Indeed Europe is a significant market for Bob: “I know there’s over a million Harleys in Europe; it’s an extremely important market. We use now Technomotion as our distributor because we wanted to protect our dealers’ pricing structure.” However, this does not mean that domestic sales are suffering. Indeed, Bob explains the situation is the exact opposite: “Our domestic sales for the past 18 years have continued to rise. The recession hasn’t touched our business. A guy that rides a Harley doesn’t want to get his ass kicked by anybody. He’ll skip child support, alimony, house payment etc., just so he can go ride, and he’ll put a cam in that bike, an exhaust, and an air filter, and then go and ride.” It is that attitude of the company’s customers, along with a consistent record of producing dyno competition-proven parts, that is keeping Wood Performance at the forefront of Harley engine performance tuning.

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ieme Festner opened Technomotion because his cousin was fed up with machine shops taking up to eight weeks for a simple job like honing a cylinder. Four years ago Tieme was approached by his cousin, who was overhauling Harley about going into business together, as he was so frustrated by waiting on machine shops to do engine work for him. The result was Technomotion; part motorcycle repair shop and part precision machine shop. Success came quickly, and Technomotion now has a staff of seven and is producing custom billet aluminum Harley engine parts such a nose cones, rocker boxes, and bottom end parts. It was building custom engines that led Tieme to contact Bob at Wood Performance. Tieme was looking for high-performance camshaft supplies on the internet when he saw that the Knight Prowler cams by Wood Performance had the kind of profile he was looking for. Tieme says of the discovery: “The timing and duration Bob makes, and that nobody else does, was the sort of thing we were looking for.” After an initial order was placed, the two companies got into a discussion about European sales, and Tieme says: “It just clicked from there, and now we help each other out. Bob makes really good stuff. We are now discussing making parts for him, and expanding our business together.” As part of this discussion to work more closely together, Technomotion was sharing booth space at Big Bike Europe last year and displaying its billet aluminum parts alongside Wood’s carbs and cams.

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S&S appoints Viola V-Twin Brand Manager with extensions to both the breadth and the depth of the VVT offer. The program is intended to “fill a gap” for dealers by providing one-stop-shop access to the kind of service parts and items that are needed most frequently, but for which availability is either scattered across a number of vendors and resources, and is simply scarce. “VVT is not a custom parts program, and neither is it a performance line,” explained Kevin. “The mission is simple. To bring together top quality branded service products that we here at S&S are comfortable associating our own brand and heritage with. “One of the most important factors in being able to make profit from workshop activity is time management. I know from my own experience just how frustrating it can be when a customer’s work has to be left incomplete for days while a specific part or an unforeseen requirement is sourced. “That is frustrating for the dealer, but of course it is also frustrating for the rider, and despite ours being a mature industry characterized by a wide range of vendor sourcing options, sometimes the simplest of workshop requirements prove to be the toughest. “The Viola V-Twin program takes the complexity out of sourcing service parts. Our experience here at S&S is unmatched in the industry both in terms of understanding what works and what is needed. “What we are now doing is turning that experience into a sourcing handbook and one-call opportunity to keep the workshop moving along.” The Viola V-Twin program is aimed at work on stock or near-stock engines - all air'cooled American v-twins and that is absolutely what the program is designed to cater to.

Kevin Boarts has become brand manager and product line analyst for the Viola V-Twin program and brings dealership and S&S customer service experience with him

“The remanufacturing and reconditioning work that we do here at S&S has taught us more than anyone else where the product supply issues are to be found, and what are the kinds of product that busy workshops need. “In the course of the coming weeks and months we will be announcing further additions to the VVT program, all based on customer feedback and our own combined experience. After the hugely positive reaction to the debut of the program in the past 24 to 36 months it is clear that there is a need for the VVT program’s philosophy and we are excited about the prospects for seeing it develop into the ‘go-to’ workshop sourcing resource in the years ahead.” www.sscycle.com www.violavtwin.com

Mac Motorcycles displays prototype MAC Motorcycles, the British company set up to build small production run motorcycles based around Buell Blast engines, exhibited a prototype ‘Spud’ model at the ‘Autosport International’ show at the NEC, Birmingham, UK, in early January. Speaking about the concept behind the bike, company founder, Ellis Pitt, said: “We wanted to take something from the simplicity and non-conformity that unites the chopper builders with the philosophy of the Italian singles manufacturers from the 1950s and 1960s and the spirit of competition specials… that of taking something standard and improving it. Uniting all this in a belief that the riding experience and the stories that go with motorcycle journeys seem to have been sanitized by technology and plastic. We took all this, wrote the design brief and started Mac Motorcycles www.mac-motorcycles.com www.AMDchampionship.com

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WO years on from the launch of what was to become the Viola V-Twin (VVT) service parts concept, S&S Cycle continues to invest in the long term development of the program – the latest step being the appointment of Kevin Boarts as the new brand manager and product line analyst at the company’s legendary Viola, Wisconsin headquarters. Speaking following his appointment, Kevin said “my personal experience and background combines dealership time with working on the customer services and tech line desks here at S&S, and as such you could say that ‘I get it’ when it comes to the aims and ambitions of VVT and the valuable role it plays for workshop and parts department personnel.” This year will see an expanded catalog unveiled


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MIC Board of Directors elected AS the Motorcycle Industry Council goes into its 100th anniversary year, its members recently elected Steve Menneto, Larry Little and Sarah Schilke to each serve two-year terms on the Board of Directors. Menneto has held multiple positions with Polaris, including Director of North America Sales and General Manager of Victory

Motorcycles. Currently, Menneto is Polaris’ Vice President, Motorcycles, and leads the return of the Indian Motorcycles brand. As Vice President and General Manager, Motorcycle Group for Marketplace Events, Little recently spearheaded the successful launch of the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) at Orlando, Florida, in October.

Prior to that, he was Senior VP, Chief Brand Officer, of Cycle World. Previously Little had served as Chairman of the MIC Board of Directors for 10 years and Vice Chairman for six. Schilke, formerly with Advanstar Communcations, currently serves as Marketing and Public Relations Manager for Schuberth

North America. “We’re excited that so many talented people have sought positions on the MIC Board, and we’re looking forward to significant contributions from all Board members as we chart the course for our industry association, ” said MIC Board Chair Mark Blackwell. www.mic.org

Helmet City 2014 DELRAY Beach, Florida based specialist Helmet City has updated its dealer catalog with additional shell styles and graphics for 2014. Founded in 1997, Helmet City is a true specialist – “helmets are everything that we do, and the only thing that we do” says CEO Al Sobel. “We offer Open-Face, HalfHelmets, Full-Face helmets, Flip-Ups with retractable visors and a range of Polo half helmet designs that gives dealers access to a program that means they have something for every rider that walks into their store. "Altogether we offer over 100 shell styles and graphics options in up to 6 sizes and at any one time we have over $1m of inventory in stock "We offer over 100 styles and graphics options and at any one time we have over a million dollars in inventory ready to ship"

Chop-In Block Traveling Roadshop – a unique event opportunity for parts vendors

MAKING its debut at the V-Twin Expo this year, the Chop-In Block 53 foot semi-trailer based traveling roadshow is an outdoor event vendor promotional and marketing opportunity being offered and operated by a consortium of leading customizers. Gary Maurer of Kustoms Inc. says that “what will really stand out about the Chop-In Block trailer will be the dynamic interactive attraction that will support our sponsors’ products, literature and brands. “Outfitted as a complete chopper workshop, we will be building a one-off custom bike that will be auctioned off for charity at Sturgis,

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and ready for immediate dispatch" “All our helmets meet or, generally, exceed DOT standard; all the way from the ABS shell novelty Polo half helmets right up to our top of the range Carbon Fiber full face. “A long time ago we decided that we would be a wholesale only business and despite the downturn we have stuck to that principle – dealers who buy from us won’t find us discounting out the products they’ve invested in for their stores at

Al and Delores Sobel remain committed to the wholesale only policy that they started the business with in 1997 and will have their usual booth at the upcoming V-Twin Expo

rallies or swap meets”. For a copy of the 2014 Helmet City catalog email National Sales Director Elaine Mixon (elaine@helmetsales.com) or visit their website at www.helmetsales.com to see the full range online.

and working on various projects, putting out what many don’t generally get to see behind the closed doors of their local custom shop. “While building the bikes, our sponsors products, literature and brands will be seen in use and on display, and will be recognized regularly during each and every event, supported by lectures that will include sponsor product highlights and motorcycle industry talks with the emphasis on skilled trades such as welding, pipe bending, cutting, metal finishing, sheet metal shaping and much more”. From a sponsor point of view the Chop-In Block traveling roadshow represents a much lower cost alternative or additional opportunity to have products seen at most of the year’s annual events – such as Laconia, Daytona, Sturgis, Iowa Grand, Vegas and many others. So far sponsors have included the likes of Mid-USA Motorcycle Parts, James Gaskets, Ride Wright Wheels, Spectro Oils, Rivera Primo, Biker’s Choice and IronWorks magazine. Backed up by multimedia via internet and social media through Instagram, Facebook and their own website, more information is available from Gary Maurer of Kustoms Inc (kustomsinc@hotmail.com), Ron Harris of Chop Docs Choppers (chopdocs@gmail.com) or Jesse Srpan of Raw Iron Choppers (jesse@rawironchoppers.com). www.chop-inblock.com www.AMDchampionship.com


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Cartridge kit for touring bikes ÖHLINS’ FKC 101 fork cartridge kit has been introduced to allow owners of Harley-Davidson FLH and FLT touring models to improve the performance of the bikes’ suspension. The new kit features an 8mm steel shaft, an aluminum damper tube and 25mm pistons. It also features the Öhlins NIX technology with rebound damping in one leg and compression damping in the other. This is said to maximize the damping available within the confined diameter of the fork leg. Due to the mounting requirements of the FLH and FLT fork legs the FKC 101 kit has no external adjusters. However, optional spring rates are available for individual rider weights, preferences and motorcycle use. ÖHLINS RACING USA Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA Tel: 828 692 4525 www.ohlinsusa.com

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Road King Frame PAUGHCO’s extensive range of frames covers not only Choppers and Bobbers but also stock applications. One such example is its stock replacement frame for ‘98 and up FLT models. The Paughco FLT chassis has 28 degrees of rake and accepts Twin Cam 88 and Evolution engines with a matching Touring model transmissions. It is also designed to accept all the stock factory sheet metal, fork assembly, rear suspension and other hardware. PAUGHCO Carson City, Nevada, USA Tel: 775 246 5738 info@paughco.com www.paughco.com

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JIM Nasi Customs has worked with Cary Faas Racing (CFR) to create a new slip-on muffler for use on Harley-Davidson Touring bikes. The new slip-on features a muffler body by CFR and angle cut tips by Jim Nasi Customs. The angle of the tips, which have a rolled edge, has been cut to match the angle of stock saddlebags and most stretched saddlebags. The slip-ons are designed to fit ‘95-‘13 H-D Touring bikes

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with stock 1-3⁄4in headers. JIM NASI CUSTOMS Phoenix, Arizona, USA Tel: 800 964 6274 sales@jimnasicustoms.com www.jimnasicustoms.com www.AMDchampionship.com


New at Biker’s Choice BIKER’S Choice has released details of new additions to their 2014 product line-up. Said to be ready for prep and paint, Biker’s Choice is stocking USA fiberglass 4 inch stretch bags and O.E.M. replacement hard bags by Conely’s Accessories USA.

Also seen here are CNC machined aluminum saddlebag latch covers manufactured in the USA by Xtreme Machine. Sold in pairs, they are available in black, black cut or chrome for ‘93-’13 H-D Touring models and match Xtreme Machine wheels.

Trike tires from Vee Rubber

BIKER'S CHOICE Fort Worth, Texas, USA Tel: 817 258 9000 bikerschoice@bikerschoice.com www.bikerschoice.com Arachnid Xtreme Machine saddlebag latch covers for ‘93-’13 Touring models in a choice of finishes

Said to be one of the strongest bags on the market and not prone to fading or cracking in the way ABS plastic bags can, Conely’s use three layers of fiberglass with an extra reinforcing fourth layer at internal stress points where strength is most needed. The molded lids are in four layer fiberglass and said to be a snug fit to the bag body. Offered in both standard O.E.M. replacement size as well as the popular 4 inch extra room stretch size (with lids included) they are sold in pairs for 1993 – 2013 H-D Touring models. Biker’s Choice are also offering 1-piece fiberglass custom fairings from Conely’s. The gel-coated finish means they are ready to paint with minimal preparation in choice of ‘Retro T-Sport’ or ‘Retro Quarter’ styles. They ship with brackets and stainless 39mm or 49mm clamps; aluminum fairing/turn signal clamps are available separately as an upgrade.

Conely’s custom fairings are a 1-piece fiberglass construction with readyto-paint gel-coat finish

VEE Rubber’s latest addition to its performance family of tires is the Arachnid, which has been designed exclusively for the Can Am Spyder. The new tire features a specific compound, construction and weight carrying capacity, all of which are claimed to enhance the ride and performance of the reverse layout trike. A second specialist trike tire from Vee Rubber is its Zilent Zilent VRM-335, which the company VRM-335 states has been specially designed for trikes to give a smooth, quite ride. A newly formulated compound is used for extraordinary mileage from the tire, which is offered in the most popular trike sizes.

VEE RUBBER AMERICA Atlanta, GA, USA Tel: +1 404 305 9394 info@veerubberusa.com veerubberusa.com Conely’s 3- and 4-layer fiberglass bags are available as O.E.M. replacements or as custom 4” stretch designs for ‘93-’13 H-D Touring models

VEE RUBBER INTERNATIONAL Bangkok, THAILAND Tel: +66 (0)2 719 6644 info@veerubber.co.th www.veerubber.co.th

New Ledrie line of saddlebags BOUGHT a year ago by Motolux/Highway Hawk owner Jaap Bakker, Ledrie brand saddlebags have been strong sellers in Europe for many years. For 2014, Jaap has introduced a new line of saddlebags in high quality dark brown “sanded leather.” Finished with a beige lining and chrome buckles, Jaap describes these bags as a “jewel for any Harley-Davidson. “We have designed this new range specifically for most popular models of Harley-Davidson Dynas, Softails and Sportsters, including the Sportster 48."

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Trinity air cleaner RENEGADE Wheels Trinity air cleaner is created from a concept by Paul Jr. The air cleaner kits features a CNC machined billet aluminum face plate, an oil free filtration element, internal crankcase breathers and installation hardware. The machined faceplates can be ordered in a variety of finishes, including chrome, hand-polished and Phantom Cut to match Renegade’s wheel designs. The filter element used in the air cleaners is claimed to provide an air flow increase of up to 20 percent with resulting increases in horsepower and overall engine performance. Available options include rain socks, black mesh screen kits and a Mikuni carb adapter. RENEGADE WHEELS Orange, California, USA Tel: 714 998 7241 sales@renegadewheels.com www.renegadewheels.com

Mechanical trike reverse ONE of the best selling accessories produced by trike manufacturer Lehman Trikes is its mechanical reverse gear, and now the company has made a version available for use on 2014 H-D models. Manufactured using aerospace specification material the reverse gear now fits most HarleyDavidson five-speed and six-speed models, including hydraulic-clutch models, from ‘84 to ‘14. “The mechanical reverse is clutch-operated and therefore does not drain the battery. It also uses a low gear ratio to provide a safe and reliable way to ease your back,” said Paul Pankonin, National Sales Manager for Lehman. “We have had many requests for the new 2014 models and are pleased to be able to offer the mechanical reverse to our customers.” LEHMAN TRIKES USA Spearfish, South Dakota Tel: 605-642-2111 info@lehmantrikes.com www.lehmantrikes.com

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Motorcycle Storehouse expands product line AMONG the latest additions to the product line at Motorcycle Storehouse are ‘Vintage’ 5-3⁄4in headlamps. Available in black or chrome, they feature a 60mm diameter speedometer mounting hole, positioned in the rear section of the shell. The headlamps are designed to work with all electronic 60mm Velona speedos or tachometers. The signal can be picked-up from the bike’s digital output, or via an active sensor (available separately as MCS 900404). Equally up-to-date is the light output, with The Vintage headlamp includes a mounting hole for an electronic speedo

55-60W H4 bulb with EC approval. Headlamp shells are side-mounted and matching, fork tube mounting brackets are available in polished stainless or black painted steel and will fit 35, 39, or 41mm diameter fork tubes. Motorcycle Storehouse’s reproduction speedos for Softails and Road Kings are available with or without a tacho

Motorcycle Storehouse now has aftermarket reproduction speedometers for Softails and Road Kings. They are available for ‘95-‘03 H-D applications (‘00-‘03 Softail and ‘95-‘03 FLHR) and can be ordered with or without an inclusive tachometer. The latest Lowbrow handlebar grips, now available through Motorcycle Storehouse, have been designed by Cole Foster, of The Salinas Boys Customs. Offered in black, antique Lowbrow’s handlebar grips have been designed by Cole Foster

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marble grey, or mocha marble, the grips, for 1in bars, are supplied in an embossed metal tin. Owners of 2014 model year H-Ds can now benefit from the performance advantages offered by Dynojet thanks to the introduction of a Power Commander 5 Series for their bikes. The Power Commander 5 is available for all ‘09‘14 Softail, Dyna, Touring, Sportster and V-Rod models. Tuning can be done with readily available downloadable maps, or custom maps via a PC. An option is the AutoTune system, which will automatically tune the bike while it is being ridden and to maximize the result two wide band O2 sensors are included to PARTS AND ACCESSORIES

The Power Commander 5 is available for all ‘09‘14 Softail, Dyna, Touring, Sportster and V-Rod models

replace the stock narrow band sensors. The rider can specify the AFR (Air Fuel Ratio) to tune for power, with more open throttle positions, or economic fuel consumption with more closed throttle positions like when cruising, the maps can be selected by the flip of a toggle switch. Among the range of Burly Brand parts distributed by Motorcycle Storehouse is the company’s Sportster Café Racer tail section. The installation of the seat/cowl combination from Burly requires the removal of the stock rear fender support struts and relocation of taillight and turn signals. Available with a fully vinyl covered seat/cowl or with a vinyl covered seat and a paintable black gel coated cowl, the tail section fits ‘86-‘93 Sportsters. The Burly Brand Sportster Café Racer tail section transforms a stock Sportster into a café racer

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Suspension options from Zodiac ZODIAC has now added Slim Bubba front forks to its product line-up. Based upon the existing Bubba front fork, this new offering is a slimmed down, narrower fork, which is 195mm wide. The sizing has been chosen to make it suitable to take a Narrow Glide front hub and a stock or stock style brake caliper. It can also be equipped with Zodiac’s own special direct bolt-on Harrison Billet calipers for Bubba front forks. Triple trees and sliders used for the Bubba forks are billet aluminum with a polished finish. The upper triple tree clamp is 1-1⁄8in thick, the lower measures 1-5⁄16in, and the sliders have a have a 2-3⁄8in diameter, feature fender brackets and mounting blocks to take both left and right side calipers. Conversion brackets that take ‘84 – ‘99 style aftermarket calipers or ‘00 to present style OEM or aftermarket brake calipers can be ordered

Öhlins S36 series shocks are available as an upgrade for Sportster, Dyna, FLH and FLT touring models

separately. The brackets need to be modified to fit OEM ‘84 – ‘99 calipers. The front wheel axle has a hidden mount and the sliders are finished with billet aluminum dust covers. Slim Bubba forks are available in various lengths (30.5in – 44.5in) and with 0-, 3-, and 6-degree raked triple trees and include three different fork stops to work with almost any stock or aftermarket frame. A bottle of fork oil is included with each Slim Bubba fork set. Taking care of a bikes suspension at the rear, Zodiac is stocking Öhlins shock absorbers. The shocks are an addition to the Zodiac/Öhlins front forks already available. The S36 series shock absorbers are offered as an upgrade for Sportster, Dyna, and FLH and FLT

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Touring models. The S36 Twin shocks come in different configurations depending on the bike model they are designed for. Öhlins shock absorbers for Harley-Davidson have TÜV approval. ZODIAC INTERNATIONAL Mijdrecht, NETHERLANDS Tel: +31 (0)297 288 621 sales@zodiac.nl www.zodiac.nl

Zodiac 195mm 'Slim Bubba' forks take a 'Narrow Glide' front hub and a stock or stock-style brake caliper

New fenders from Roaring Toyz correct clearance for a 21in front tire and is pre drilled for a perfect fit. It is supplied with chrome plated fender spacers, and is also available for 23in and 26in front wheel applications. The Wraparound Bagger front fender is for use on Touring models with a 30in front wheel conversion and requires custom spacers with the correct width to bolt to the fork legs. Both fenders are constructed

ROARING Toyz has introduced two new styles of fender for large custom wheel Baggers. The two new designs are the Classic and Wraparound, with both being designed to work with over-sized front wheels. The Classic is for Harley-Davidson Touring models with a 21in front wheel conversion and bolts directly to the fork legs. This fender has the

from biaxial, handlaid fiberglass, which is prepped and ready to paint. They are available for the Street Glide, Road Glide, Road King, Electra Glide and Ultra Classic. ROARING TOYZ Sarasota, Florida, USA Tel: 941 953 4423 robert@roaringtoyz.com www.roaringtoyz.com

Broyles & Barnard debut Helical 2-incher EVIL Machine and Engineering has launched with a new belt drive design created by Steve Broyles Snr. and Gary Barnard. The new open primary belt drive uses a 2in H.O.T. (Helical Offset Tooth) belt to transition the torque and power to the transmission, while it is also claimed to reduce the noise and vibration caused by other belt drives by 30 percent or more. An Evil clutch is also included in the primary drive package, and the belt drives are available for left or right side drives, in raw, polished, or chrome finishes. They are available in Bobber, Kicker, Board Track Electric, Board Track Kick only and LSD (lowered starter drive) models. Evil also

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Slip Fit neck kit MISFIT Industries’ Slip Fit neck kit has been created to allow riders to run 30in front wheels on Touring models. The kit once installed results in just 1.5in of lift and due to the short neck design it offers 3in of clearance. The kit can also be used with a 26in front wheel install. However, if a 26in wheel is used Misfit recommend installing a front air ride kit because of

the additional 3in of suspension clearance. MISFIT INDUSTRIES 1600 Capital Ave, Suite 150, Plano, TX 75074 Tel: 877.647.3489 chris@misfitindustries.net www.misfitindustries.net

Latest Drag Specialties additions DRAG Specialties has a forward control conversion kit available for use on late XL models. On these bikes, when they are equipped with forward controls the standard rider footpegs can no longer be used. Installation of this kit rectifies that problem. Available in either chrome or black anodized finishes, the kit fits ‘11-‘14 XL1200C, X, and V models, and extends the

Drag Specialties’ Tri-Bar caps are manufactured from cast aluminum

The push rod cover kits from Drag Specialties fit ‘04-‘14 XL models

The XL forward control kits extend the footpeg mounts 2in

footpeg mounts 2in, allowing for a more relaxed riding position. Marketed as a stylish replacement for the stock gas cap, Drag Specialties’ Tri-Bar cap is manufactured from cast aluminum. Suitable for use on tanks requiring camstyle gas caps, both vented and non-vented styles are offered and are available in chrome or black anodized finishes. Moving to service items, Drag Specialties has replacement piston kits for use in ‘07-‘13 96ci Twin Cam motors or ‘07-‘14 103ci Twin Cam motors. The cast aluminum

Drag Specialties’ pushrod cover kit for ‘04-‘14 XL models is finished in chrome and includes upper and lower tubes, clips, cups, springs and washers. The kit is compatible with or without adjustable pushrods. Seals and o-rings are sold separately.

pistons can be used as replacements for the OEM part, and feature a special coating claimed to extend life, reduce friction and result in a cooler running engine. The kits include two pistons, wrist pins and clips and accept OEM or Hastings rings (sold separately).

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Replacement piston kits for use in ‘07-‘13 96ci Twin Cam motors or ‘07-‘14 103ci Twin Cam motors are now being offered by Drag Specialties

Wire Plus retrofit kit for Big Dog owners WIRE Plus has introduced its new Big Dog Motorcycle retrofit kit program as a solution to the problem of Big Dog motorcycles having a failing EHC. The company states that rather than taking 8-12 hours to modify an existing Big Dog wiring harness to complete a retrofit kit install, it can now be done in 1-2 hours. The reduction is time is the result of removing the stock Big Dog wiring harness and sending it to Wire Plus for them to do the work. Once Wire Plus receives the loom, it will visually inspect each individual wire, eliminate the printer style connectors that are exclusive to Big Dog, put on www.AMDchampionship.com

new waterproof Deutsch connectors to make the harness ‘plug and play’ ready for the Wire Plus EHC Retrofit Kit modules, and then bench-test it before returning it. The harness is then re-installed and connected to an EHC retrofit kit module. WIRE PLUS Winfield, Kansas, USA Tel: 620 221 2417 sales@wire-plus.com www.wire-plus.com AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - JANUARY 2014

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W&W expands product range W&W Cycles is now stocking ‘Cannonball MAG12’ wheels, which are reproductions of the cast magnesium wheels that gained popularity in drag racing circles in the ‘60s. The cast is using the latest technology and state-of-the-art aluminum alloys, to guarantee long-term trouble-free service, and the

Sportsters, ’91-’03, the cast iron, nickel-plated brackets raise the left peg by 63mm and the right by 75mm. Providing a choice of handlebar options, W&W is stocking two designs from Pangea Speed; the Zephyr and Streamliner. The Zephyr handlebars feature flared ends that bolt directly to the triple trees, and have 3.5in bolt spacing. The 1in diameter bars are not dimpled, making them suitable for use with controls from bikes built before ’81. The 1in diameter Zephyr bars from Pangea Speed are for pre'81 bikes that do not require dimples

A cast finish/machined finish is one of the options on the Cannonball MAG-12 wheels

new wheels feature a changed hub design too. The hub now accepts special adapters which allow for the installation of common H-D drum and disc brake systems. Certified to take loads of 350kg per wheel, the MAG-12s are certified by TÜV and JWL (JASO) approved and available in sizes 3 x 16in and 2.5 x 19in and a choice of cast finish/machined finish or barrel polished/machined finish. W&W Cycles sources parts internationally and it now has Baja Sportster skid plates from Sweden’s LeBeef Kustom Metal Works. The skid plates are laser cut from steel, then shaped in hydraulic presses. Available to fit 2004 onward The LeBeef Kustom Metal Works skid plate fits Sportsters from 2004 onward

Pangea Speed Streamliner handlebars bolt directly to the upper triple tree

The Bull Original seat unit for Sportsters is influenced by a Factory design from 1971

Like the Zephyr, the Streamliner bars bolt directly to the triple trees. The 54cm wide bars are 23cm high and have a 23cm pull-back. An extensive range of performance shock absorbers are now available from W&W as the company is stocking the Bitubo range for H-D applications. The Bitubo WME Series of shocks feature a nitrogen pressurized mono-chamber with a floating oil/gas separating piston. This internal hydraulic system is said to improve riding comfort and vehicle control. The adjustable shocks have a body made from

make the conversions easier. The range begins with the Bull Original Boattail for ’04 on Sportsters. The design is based upon the one-year only offering from the Factory in 1971 that combined elements of Super Glides and Sportster seats and fenders. The fiberglass Bull Original seat and fender fits without any modification needed to the bike, is ready to paint and is supplied complete with a checkered pleat seat pad. The Burly Café Racer tail section is for ‘86-‘03 Sportsters. Once again this one is fiberglass, and is The rear of the bike needs modification to fit the Burly Brand Café Racer tail section for Sportsters

Sportsters, the skid plates can be ordered in a choice of galvanized silver or black powder coat/wrinkle finish. Continuing the international theme, Japan’s E/J supplies W&W with its Tokyo Step riser kits for mid-controls. Designed for use on Evo engined The Tokyo Step kit by E/J raises the mounting point for mid-controls on Evo Sportsters

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high-resistance steel alloy and its heads are CNCmachined from billet aluminum. The shocks are available to fit 1979 on Sportsters, ’80-’05 Touring models, FXR applications, ’91 onward Dyna, and XR 1200 Sportsters from ’08. A second Bitubo shock option for ’79 on Sportsters, FXR, XR 1200, and ’80-’05 Touring models is a version with a separate compensation tank, filled with pressurized nitrogen gas. This feature is claimed to improve vehicle control at all levels of riding. The body is made from high-resistance steel alloy and its heads are cast aluminum (upper) or CNC-machined from billet aluminum (lower). Adjustment on the shocks includes spring preload, rebound and compression. Responding to the trend for creating café racers from Sportsters, W&W has a range of tail sections to

finished in black. The supplied seat pad has a gel insert for comfort. Installation of this tail section requires removal of fender, supporting struts and relocation of the taillight and signals. The final café racer tail section choice is from Speed of Color. Designed for ’04 onward Sportsters, the German made kit includes an extended splash guard and mounts to the original struts, which have to be shortened, and a stitched seat pad. Throwback MC Parts finned rocker boxes are for use on Shovelhead motors. The cast aluminum PARTS AND ACCESSORIES

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Hole’ series air filter, ignition and fork covers

The finned design of the Throwback MC Parts Shovelhead rocker boxes is said to aid engine cooling

>>> Continues from page 39 covers can be ordered in a choice of polished or barrel polished finishes. The fins are said to aid cooling by increasing the surface area of the rocker boxes. Young Chopper Hot Rods mirrors have a 90degree curved stem, which finishes in a ball swivel mount. The chrome plated mirrors are available for both left and right hand applications.

Young Chopper Hot Rods mirrors are right and left side specific

With space being an issue on custom builds, W&W has a solution for builders by stocking the Antigravity range of ‘Small Case’ lithium ion batteries. W&W states that the batteries can hold a charge up to a year provided there are no permanent drains. Antigravity Small Case batteries can be installed in any orientation, feature unbreakable brass terminals and come in power levels from 120 to 480 cranking amps. The range of Antigravity ‘Small Case’ lithium ion batteries is suitable for use on custom builds due to their small sizes and ability to be mounted in any orientation

MATCHING the previously introduced side licence plate holders in the series, Made by Pistor is now offering an air filter, ignition and fork covers. The air filter front plate kit (for Arlen Ness Big Sucker I and Harley-Davidson Stage I) is made from aluminum and black powder-coated. The ignition cover fits all Sportster models and Big Twins with two-hole mounting, as well as all Big Twins from 1999 with fivehole fitting. The cover is in aluminum, black powder-coated, and supplied with matching stainless steel fittings. The fork covers for XL Sportsters are used between the triple tree and fixed with Orings. After CNC-machining the covers are coated with an advanced formula chrome or black powder coat effect finish that offers improved corrosion resistance. Available with or without holes. MADE BY PISTOR Bibertal, GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)8226 9181 info@madebypistor.de www.madebypistor.de

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GMA floorboards and controls Jardine highway bars BELT Drives Ltd, under the GMA brand name, is offering a line of floorboards for both rider and passenger use called the Ultimate floorboards. The boards, which can be adjusted side to side, are machined from a solid block of 6061 billet aluminum, and feature a non-skid rubber cushioning insert. The Ultimate floorboards are available in a choice of chromed, or black anodized finishes. Also under the GMA line, Belt Drives Ltd is producing fully adjustable forward controls

machined from T6061 billet aluminum. Unlike GMA’s earlier forward controls with round pegs, this design features a flat surface fitted with a non-skid rubber insert. The style is said to offer unhampered operation thanks to tight tolerance fit and use of Oilite bushings throughout. The controls are designed for ‘86-‘99 Softail machines and are compatible with other stock models as well as a wide variety of custom chassis. Finishes available include chrome, black anodized and polished. BELT DRIVES LTD Orange, California, USA Tel: 714 685 3333 bdlusa@aol.com www.beltdrives.com

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SUPERTRAPP Industries is now manufacturing highway bars for use on various V-twin models under the Jardine brand name. Jardine’s highway bar applications date back to 1958, and are today made using heavy duty, thick wall American steel tubing that has the mounting brackets TIG welded on. Available to fit a variety of Baggers, Softails, Dynas and Sportsters, the bars can be ordered in black or chrome finishes. SUPERTRAPP INDUSTRIES, INC Cleveland, Ohio, USA Tel: 216-265-8400 jardine@supertrapp.com www.jardineproducts.com


Remote-reservoir shocks for Tourers PROGRESSIVE Suspension has released a reworked version of its range-topping 970 Series damper that now has a remote reservoir to make it suitable for use on H-D Touring models. The latest 970 Series dampers have highpressure, gas-charged dampers, incorporating deflective disc valving inside hard

Progressive Suspension's 970 Series range-topping dampers now feature a remote reservoir for use on tourers

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anodized aluminum bodies designed to reduce friction and increase performance. The progressive rate springs used in the dampers are regulated via threaded pre-load adjusters, which

allow for fine tuning and personalized ride quality. The remote reservoirs mount in front of the bags and allow for additional tuning via easily accessed compression adjustment knobs. Available in 12in, 13in and standard or heavy duty spring rates, the dampers are available to fit â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;93-13 H-D Touring models. PROGRESSIVE SUSPENSION La Palma, California, USA Tel: 877 690 7411 info@progressivesuspension.com www.progressivesuspension.com


AIM Mamba reverse gear AIM has updated its Mamba reverse gear with a new gear ratio. The Mamba, which fits five- and six-speed Harley-Davidson transmissions, Screaminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Eagle six-speed conversion kits and Ultima transmissions, now features a reduction in the backing speed of about 11 percent. This new gear ratio is said to make backing speed easier to handle.

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AIM CORP. Huntington Beach, California, USA Tel: 714 848 3030 info@aim-tamachi.com www.aim-tamachi.com

Aeromachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Indian Chief dress-up kits AEROMACH USA has released an engine dress-up kit for 2014 model year Indian motorcycles. The kit includes chrome and black ABS bolt covers for the engine, transmission, primary cover, belt drive

cover, horn cover, turn signals and more. The covers slip over the raw steel fasteners to give the motorcycle a more finished look. In addition, Aeromach has released a chrome bolt kit, the contents of which replace the raw steel fasteners on the air cleaner, hand controls, headlight/handlebar cover, brake pedal cover and more with chrome plated fasteners. A CNC-machined billet license plate frame

finished in chrome with stainless steel mounting hardware and chrome bolt covers is also available. AEROMACH USA Charlotte, North Carolina, USA Tel: 800-990-9392 sales@aeromach.net www.aeromach.net


PowerDrive 6 for '93-'98 FLTs Imposter for "untrue" duel RIVERA Primo first brought its PowerDrive 6 transmission to the market over seven years ago, introducing them in left- and right-side drive configurations for Softail style applications. Today the range includes an FLT style PowerDrive 6 transmission, which is polished and chromed. It fits ‘93-‘98 Touring models and comes completely assembled with a black wrinkled oil pan and a billet aluminum oil fill spout that accepts the stock filler cap. Two versions are available; a standard offset for stock bikes with stock width rear tires using a 5/8in swingarm pivot shaft and a 1/2in offset for customs with wide tires utilizing a 3/4in pivot shaft. Like all versions of the PowerDrive 6, the FLT option has a 32-tooth final drive pulley, close ratio 2.94:1 first gear; second gear 2.21; third gear 1.60, fourth gear 1.23; fifth gear 1.00, and 0.860:1 overdrive sixth gear, and forged and back cut gears for positive shifting. The oil fill spout is machined from a solid block of billet, with cooling fins added for a ‘high speed’ look. All PowerDrive 6 complete transmission assemblies are supplied

INSTALLED with a SuperTrapp 2-into-1 SuperMeg, the company's Imposter pipe gives a Bagger model the look of a true dual exhaust. The Imposter is a non-functioning, cosmetic, left-side pipe that does not connect to the 2-into-1 head pipe. It mounts at the transmission bracket and to the stock muffler mount bracket. The SuperTrapp Imposter pipe includes twenty 4in discs, a closed end cap and a heat shield to allow it to visually match the SuperMeg pipe. The Imposter pipe is available in chrome or black and fits ’85 – ’13 Baggers.

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with a two-year, unlimited mileage replacement guarantee. RIVERA PRIMO Whittier, California, USA Tel: 562 907 2600 info1@riveraprimoinc.com www.riveraprimoinc.com

SUPERTRAPP INDUSTRIES Cleveland, Ohio, USA Tel: 216 265 8400 sales@supertrapp.com www.supertrapp.com


River Road jacket and gloves ‘Bahn’ line for Victory models TUCKER Rocky, under its River Road Gear brand, has the Baron jacket and Boreal TouchTec gloves available. The Baron is a retro-styled men’s, medium-weight leather jacket. It features two front shoulder intake vents and two vertical rear exhaust vents. The removable, insulated, fully-sleeved warm liner has a built-in pocket for most mobile devices and zippered sleeve cuffs with perforated leather gussets that provide added ventilation. The jacket is supplied with a two-year warranty. The Boreal TouchTec gloves feature Dry Techno technology to keep water and wind out, and include TouchTec leather in the palms. The addition of the TouchTec leather means mobile devices with touch screens can be operated while wearing the gloves. Thinsulate thermal insulation helps keep the wearer warm, and a hook and loop closure provides a secure fit. The gloves have a one-year warranty. TUCKER ROCKY Fort Worth, Texas, USA Tel: 817 258 9000 tuckerrocky@tuckerrocky.com www.riverroadgear.com

Scorpion low-profile lock-up clutch BARNETT’S newest lock-up clutch is the Scorpion for use on ‘90-‘97 Harley-Davidson Big Twins. This latest clutch offering features a redesigned billet aluminum lock-up pressure plate designed to fit under the stock primary cover. As with all Scorpion clutches, the surface area is greatly increased and lever effort is kept to a minimum. Three different coil spring sets provide a wide variety of spring pressure options allowing users to tune the clutch for stock to 200hp plus applications. A steel inner hub is also included to complete the unit. Like all Barnett Scorpion clutches, this version is designed to fit into the stock type clutch basket. The lock-up pressure plate is also available separately as a retro-fit for existing Scorpion clutches.

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KÜRYAKYN has extended its range of Victory parts with the introduction of its Bahn line of covers and accents. The name Bahn is taken from the German word for road or street. “There’s definitely a gap in the aftermarket when it comes to parts and accessories for Victory models,” said Küryakyn’s Consumer Marketing Manager Bryan Desimone. “The Bahn line is Küryakyn’s way of reaching out to a group of riders who historically haven’t had much available to customize their bikes.” Initial products in Küryakyn’s Bahn line include left and right side ignition covers, as well as crank and clutch covers, and more products are in development. All items in the new line feature a black anodized finish that has been offset with machined cuts for contrast. KÜRYAKYN USA Somerset, Wisconsin, USA Tel: 715 247 5008 salessupport@Küryakyn.com www.Küryakyn.com

BARNETT CLUTCHES & CABLES Ventura, California, USA Tel: 805 642 9435 info@barnettclutches.com www.barnettclutches.com

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Yaffe launches Bagger Nation ‘Speed Freak’ line accent finish part fits directly over the stock, stamped-steel brake arm.

UNDER his Bagger Nation brand, Paul Yaffe has released a collection of parts titled Speed Freak. The Speed Freak range starts at the front of the bike with their Yaxle, front axle and fork slider

The ‘Speed Freak’ brake cover cleans up the stock steel brake arm

Released as part of his Bagger Nation ‘Speed Freak’ line, Paul Yaffe’s fork slide covers are available in chrome or black

Yaxle with ‘Speed Freak’ styling

Throttle-by-wire bikes can be equipped with ‘Speed Freak’ grips

On the other side of the bike riders can fit a Speed Freak style Wedgy shift linkage. Supplied with all necessary mounting hardware, the linkage is a bolton fitment.

storage as well as hidden double mounting system, which makes it safe and clean. Black anodized or chrome are the finish options on the Bagger Nation Speed Freak ignition covers. covers. The bolt-on pieces are machined from 6061T6 aluminum and are available in black anodized or chrome finishes to dress the bike’s forks. Another part in the Speed Freak line are turn signal eliminators. The eliminators are now offered for Street Glides. Th e machined aluminum parts can be ordered in chrome or black anodized, and all mounting hardware is included to fit them to the holes in the fairing when the stock turn signals are removed. A version of the turn signal eliminator is now available in ‘Speed Freak’ for use on Street Glide models

A shift linkage is available in the ‘Speed Freak’ line

An ignition cover is included in the ‘Speed Freak’ line of parts from Bagger Nation

Moving down and back along the bike and the Speed Freak part line extends to pillion foot pegs and shifter pegs. Both options are bolt-on replacement parts machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, and available in chrome or black accent finishes.

In the rear the Speed Freak range from Bagger Nation are the saddlebag latch covers. The CNC Machined aluminum covers hide the mounting hardware once installed.

The ‘Speed Freak’ bag latches have hidden mounting hardware

The New Monsta 45 exhaust system from Bagger Nation Racing are 4.5” diameter and are available with Speed freak styling

To continue the Speed Freak theme at the front of the bike, Bagger Nation has matching grips available. Like other Speed Freak parts they are machined T-6061 aluminum, and a version is available to work on throttle-by-wire applications. The clutch side grip has Bagger Nation’s exclusive “Stash Tube” hidden

New Monsta 45 exhaust system with ‘Speed Freak’ styling

Black anodized or chromed are the finish option on the ‘Speed Freak’ passenger pegs

Bagger Nation’s exclusive “Stash Tube” A shifter peg completes the control options offered in ‘Speed Freak’ design by Bagger Nation

Brake lever covers are another part available as part of the Speed Freak range. The chrome or black

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JayBrake primary and transmission covers

Higher airflow Mikuni kits

SUPERTRAPP, the parent company of JayBrake has introduced a new line of primary and transmission covers under the brand previously best known for its brakes and controls. The JayBrake primary covers feature a sight glass, fill plug, drain plug and starter removal plug, and are available in chrome or black wrinkle. Featuring a sight glass, hidden banjo bolt and bleeder, the JayBrake hydraulic transmission cover is a low profile design that easily converts standard cable clutch to hydraulic. The covers are available in polished, chrome or black finishes.

MIKUNI, which already has a HSR42 carb kit for Sportsters, Buells and stock Big Twins, has now created additional kits using HSR45 and HSR48mm smoothbore carburetor for use on tuned engines. Bikes with mildly modified Big Twin engines with aftermarket cams and big bore kits are suitable candidates for the benefit of extra induction flow provided by the large bore Mikuni HSR45 carburetor kit. For use on race style engines the HSR48 kit features a 48mm smoothbore carb, which is said to offer the highest air flow possible. Like the HSR42, the HSR45and HSR48 both offer high levels of airflow, while providing highly accurate fuel metering,

SUPERTRAPP INDUSTRIES Cleveland, Ohio, USA Tel: 216 265 8400 jaybrake@supertrapp.com www.jbrake.com

CycleSmiths’ Billet Bag Extensions CYCLESMITHS has launched a new version of its Billet Bag Extensions. The latest version – the XL Billet Bag Extensions – are 1in longer. Designed to extend the look of stock saddlebags by 4in, the extensions fit all ‘93 to ‘13 H-D Touring bags (except for Road King Classic (leather bags) and CVO (stretched bags). Manufactured from aluminum, they bolt on the bottom of the bag, and are supplied with stainless bolts and washers and Ny-lock nuts. Available in chrome, powder coated gloss black, gloss black with machined highlights, and matt black, or uncoated with or without

grooves, for custom finishing, the extensions can be ordered for dual mufflers or single, or without muffler cutouts for custom applications. They fit up to 4 1⁄2in diameter mufflers

CYCLESMITHS Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA Tel: 909 987 3890 support@cyclesmiths.com www.cyclesmiths.com

more power, and precision throttle response. The carburetors are designed with an eight-roller bearing flat throttle slide assembly that allows an unobstructed venturi at full throttle to flow more air, while it mixes more precisely at all throttle settings. An additional benefit of the roller bearing throttle slide is smoother throttle control and the use of a lighter throttle return spring for reduced throttle effort. Mikuni’s adjustable accelerator pump provides instant throttle response, while a high capacity float bowl prevents fuel starvation even under full throttle applications.

MIKUNI AMERICAN CORPORATION Northridge, California, USA Tel: 818 885 1242 www.mikunipower.com

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Slant-style carbon slip-ons VANCE & Hines continues to work with Roland Sands Designs to develop new exhaust options, and the latest offering are the RSD Slant carbon slip-ons for use on Harley-Davidson Touring models. Designed for bikes built between â&#x20AC;&#x2122;95 and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;14, the new slip-ons will work not only with stock saddlebags, but also extended bags and Tri-Glide models. Available in a choice of chrome or black over stainless steel, the mufflers are finished with a carbon fiber end cap. VANCE & HINES Santa Fe Springs, California, USA Tel: 562 921 7461 sales@vanceandhines.com www.vanceandhines.com


Czech café culture

Written by Duncan Moore - duncan@dealer-world.com

Café Racer inspired bikes are an increasingly common sight on the international show circuit today. However, some builders, such as Zbynek Turecek, are simply taking elements of café styling and creating bikes that defy categorisation. His 2013 World Championship entry definitely had a Café Racer feel, but was not strictly a Café Racer, which didn’t stop it from placing sixth in the Freestyle class

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ILDSTYLE, a custom shop based in Prachatice in the Czech Republic, was double winner in the Freestyle class at the 2013 World Championship of Custom Bike Building. Not only did one half of the shop team, Roman Bus, make the top ten, but so did his partner in the business, Zbynek Turecek, who placed sixth with his bike Zt. The starting point for the build of Zt was the acquisition of 126ci Ultima motor and matching sixspeed transmission. The motor has been left basically The filler cap begins the stainless steel detailing that runs along the gas tank and continues through the seat hump

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stock with the exception of the custom inlet manifold to move the Mikuni carb to the left side of the bike, and a quick shift kit has been added to the transmission. With the drivetrain package in the jig Zbynek was able to start planning the frame. The single downtube design has been constructed so that all the tubes used in it have a slight radius to them. Towards the

The entire front end from an MV Agusta F4 has been pressed into service on Zt to give suspension performance that matches the bike’s looks

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A custom manifold moves the Mikuni carb to the left side of the Ultima motor

rear of the frame the seat hump also incorporates the bike’s oil tank. Below the seat hump, a pair of Softail shocks have been mounted that provide the suspension at the rear where they mount directly to the custom swingarm. The swingarm serves double

duty as it also carries the bike’s battery. The frame of Zt was also designed so that the point where the engine rails meet the seat rails not only mounts the pivots for the swingarm, but also provides the mounting point for the angle adjustable footpegs. At the front of the bike, the entire front end from an MV Agusta F4 has been pressed into service. The USD forks, triple trees, and six-piston Nissin brake calipers and 320mm disc are all used. The Agusta also contributed its projector style headlamp to the project with it being housed in a custom bikini fairing. At the top of the forks a steering damper is mounted along with custom clip-on handlebars. The bars are carrying GMA lever and custom switch gear that was made in-house at Wildstyle. To get the bike rolling, Zbynek has made use of a pair of spoked wheels, the rims of which have been painted to match the rest of the bike. The front measures 3.5 x 18in and carries a 120/80 x 18 tire, while the rear 7 x 18in rim is wrapped in a 210/40 x 18 tire. he build was completed with a one-off custom gas tank that features a stainless steel gas cap, with the design being continued along the length of the tank and through to the seat hump. The satin blue paint used throughout the bike was all done by Zbynek along with all the polishing on the bike. Despite not being easily categorized, Zbynek’s build caught the attention of his fellow builders in a Championship where the café racer theme was very popular, and they rewarded his efforts to break away from traditionally defined styles with sixth place in the Freestyle class.

Not only have the fork legs and triple trees been taken from an MV Agusta, but so has the steering damper to keep the bike steady at speed

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The custom swingarm serves double duty as it not only carries the wheels, but also mounts the bike’s battery just above its pivot point

WILDSTYLE Prachatice, CZECH REPUBLIC Tel: +420 608 454 158 wildstyle@seznam.cz www.wildstyle.cz

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Parts Europe

Performance Cycle Wholesale Tel: 0064 (0)9 308 1625

ITALY - SOCIETÀ GENERALE RICAMBI T. (39)(051)722557 DelucaR@sgr-it.com

Tel: 0049 6501 9695-2000

USA

Tel: 02137 78740

Bikers Choice Tel: (800) 347 8080

Email: zodiac-deutschland@zodiac.nl

JAPAN - OKADA CORPORATION T. (81)(3)5473-0371 j.sumiyoshi@okada-corp.com KUWAIT -TRISTAR MOTORCYCLES T. (965)2405194 shams@tristarkw.com LATVIA - MAXMOTO T. (371)-67 81 78 16 andris.krumins@maxmoto.lv MOROCCO - SHENO T. (212) (0)5 22 35 97 16 larichimed@sheno.ma NEW ZEALAND - NORTHERN ACCESSORIES T. (64)(9)276-6453 steven@northacc.co.nz NORWAY - SPARE PARTS SERVICE AS T. (47)(64)837500 jang@sps.no PHILIPPINES - STRONGHAND INC. T. (632) 373-2311 open@stronghandinc.com POLAND - OLEK MOTOCYKLE T. (48) (33) 810 19 05 import@olekmotocykle.pl

Tel: 0049 931 250 6116

Zodiac Int.-NL Tel: 0031 297 284 821

USA Bikers Choice

Drag Specialties Tel: (800) 222 3400

Drag Specialties

Midwest Tel: (800) 352 3914

Tel: 817 258 9030 Tel: 608 758 1111

MC Advantages

Tec Dist. Tel: (800) 356 0043

Tel: 800 726 9620

www.barnettclutches.com

PORTUGAL - JMP EQUIPAMENTOS T. (351)(232)961841 geral@jmpequipamentos.com

MID-USA

SERBIA - MOTO-BIKE T. (99)(381)641289979 motobike@ptt.rs

Tel: 314 351 3733

SINGAPORE - DWA LUBRICANTS PTE LTD T. (65) 6515-6282 dwa@pacific.net.sg SLOVAKIA - MOTOSERVIS DEYL T. (420)606 460 579 brandt@techbase-cz.cz CENTRAL & SOUTH AFRICA, OCEANIA TECMATE SOUTH AFRICA T. (27)(21)5316087 tecmate@netactive.co.za

Tedd Cycle Tel: 845 565 2806

TEC Dist. Tel: 978 352 4710

SPAIN - EUROMOTO 85, S.A. T. (34)(936)376 611 euromoto85@euromoto85.es

GERMANY ZODIAC DEUTSCHLAND

Fax: 02137 787420

GREAT BRITAIN ZODIAC U.K.

Tel: 01453 758451 Fax: 01453 752939 Email: zodiac-uk@zodiac.nl

HUNGARY ZODIAC MOTORCYCLE PRODUCTS HUNGARY

Tel: 06 30 217 1832 Fax: 06 87 480 882 Email: zodiac-hungary@zodiac.nl

ITALY ZODIAC ITALIA

Tel: 3426 561527

SWEDEN - MOTOSPEED AB T. (46)(21)351925 klarkner@motospeed.se

Fax: 02320 66975

SWITZERLAND - TECHNOPOLYMER AG T. (41)(91) 683-0333 robert.maier@technopolymer.ch

Email: zodiac-italia@zodiac.nl

SWITZERLAND - HOSTETTLER AG T. (41)(41) 926-6111 claudia.shumacher@hostettler.com

SPAIN ZODIAC ESPANA

TAIWAN - PROMO-TEC INTERNATIONAL T. (886)(2)2562-7770 pro.motec@msa.hinet.net

Tel: 96 81 42067

TURKEY - VELOMOTO T. (90)(212)6061707 info@velomoto.com.tr

Fax: 96 81 42068

UAE - TRISTAR MOTORCYCLES DUBAI T. (971) 4-3330659 floyd@tristaruae.com

Email: zodiac-espana@zodiac.nl

USA, CANADA, CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA TECMATE NORTH AMERICA T. 905 337 2095 sales@tecmate.com EUROPE - PARTS EUROPE T. (49)6501 9695 2000 info@partseurope.eu TecMate (International) SA BELGIUM

www.tecmate-int.com

TEL: 0032 (0)16 805440 FAX: 0032 (0)16 805441

SALES@TECMATE-INT.COM

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SWITZERLAND AMERICAN BIKE SHOP

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


www.feulingparts.com

DISTRIBUTORS Australia East Coast Customs www.eastcoastcustom.com.au

Rollies Speed Shop www.rollies.com.au

Japan Neo Factory www.neofactory.co.jp

Sundance www.sundance.co.jp

Germany Parts Europe www.partseurope.eu

Custom Chrome Europe www.custom-chrome-europe.com

The Netherlands Zodiac International www.zodiac.nl

USA Bikerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice www.bikerschoice.com

Drag Specialties www.dragspecialties.com

MC Advantages www.mcadvantages.com

Rivera Primo www.riveraprimoinc.com

TEC Dist www.tecdist.com

Zipper's www.zippersperformance.com

Canada Parts Canada www.partscanada.com

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DISTRIBUTOR Australia Rollies Speed Shop Tel: 07 3252 2129 Canada Preston Cycle Products Tel:(800) 265 2298 Parts Canada/Drag Specialties

Tel:(877) 717 2858 Europe Custom Chrome Europe Tel: 0049 (0)671 88888 0 DÜX Industries Tel: 0049 (0)40 434037 Parts Europe Tel: 0049 6501 9695-2000 Motorcycle Storehouse Tel: 0031 (0)50 3039775

NETWORK Zodiac International Tel: 0031 (0)297 288 621 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

w w w. b e l t d r i v e s . c o m

Motorcycle Storehouse B.V. Industrieweg 22, 9781 AC Bedum, The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0)50-3039775 - Fax: +31 (0)503039777 If not, then you need to stock and sell the U.S.A’s fastest growing line of custom helmets

MCS Spainish agent Paloma Pinto Tel: +34 0 93 865 7427 - Fax: +34 0 93 865 7427 E-mail: paloma@mcseurope.nl MCS French agent Bruno Selle Tel: +33 (0)4 90 67 76 33 - Fax: +33 (0)4 90 67 92 11 E-mail: bruno@mcseurope.nl MCS German agent Rasi Bayazid Tel: +49 (0)211 289 0538 - Fax: +49 (0)211 289 0532 E-mail: rasi@mcseurope.nl MCS Italian agent Marcello Fontana Tel: +39 0445 390437 - Fax: +39 0445 395539 E-mail marcello@mcseurope.nl MCS UK agent Simon Letts Tel: +44 (0)1892 668844 - Fax: +44 (0)1892 667722 E-mail: simon@mcseurope.nl

Contact: Al Sobel

HELMET CITY

Delray Beach. Florida. USA

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

IMPORTERS & DISTRIBUTORS

WANTED CURRENT DISTRIBUTORS CZECH REPUBLIC

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

NETHERLANDS

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

SPAIN

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

www.helmetsales.com

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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 .

THIS MONTH’S ADVERTISERS AIM Corp (US) Clutches & gear kits ..............................................................................................4 Arlen Ness Enterprises (US) Inverted Series Air Cleaners ..............................................................40 Avon Grips (US) Velvet Air grips ..................................................................................................57 Barnett Clutches & Cables (US) Scorpion series clear derby covers, distributor network ............45,58

THIS MONTH’S EDITORIAL ITEMS ABM Fahrzeugtechnik (DE) Enters custom parts market with Wunderkind ....................................64 Aeromach USA / Highway Hawk (US) Indian Chief dress-up kits ..................................................46 AIM Corp (US) Mamba reverse gear ............................................................................................46 Barnett Clutches & Cables (US) Scorpion low-profile lock-up clutch ..............................................48 Belt Drives Ltd (US) GMA floorboards and controls ......................................................................42

Belt Drives Ltd (US) GMA forward controls, floorboards, Distributor network ......................38,57,60

Biker’s Choice (US) New product lines..........................................................................................28

Biker’s Choice (US) Metzeler & Pirelli tires available in 2014 ........................................................31

Custom Cycle Control Systems (US) Lifetime warranty offered ......................................................56

Colorado Custom (US) Wheels ....................................................................................................60

Custom Dynamics (US) Acquires ‘Mini Beast’ line of motorcycle horns ..........................................10

Cometic Gasket (US) Twin Cam twin cooled head gasket..............................................................33 Darkhorse Crankworks (US) Crank assembly balancing & rebuilds ................................................58 DNA Specialty (US) New 2013 Victory Wheel ..............................................................................54 DP Brakes & Clutches USA (US) Brakes & clutches........................................................................51

CycleSmiths (US) Billet bag extensions ........................................................................................52 Dirico Motorcycles (US) Planning international expansion ..............................................................6 Drag Specialties (US) Latest additions ..........................................................................................37 Evil Machine and Engineering (US) Broyles & Bernard debut Helical 2-incher................................35 Helmet City Inc (US) Bradley Report - Helmet City in 2014 ..........................................................24

Drag Specialties (US) RSD Cafe “48” ..........................................................................................11

Indian Motorcycle Company (US) First factory custom Indian unveiled ............................................6

Easyriders Events (US) V-Twin Expo 2014 ....................................................................................63

Jardine Performance Products (US) Highway bars ........................................................................42

Fehling (DE) Parts & accessories ..................................................................................................59

JayBrake (US) Primary and transmission covers ............................................................................52

Feuling Parts (US) Bulletproof camchest kits, Distributor network ............................................51,61

Jim Nasi Customs (US) Faas/Nasi exhaust collaboration................................................................26

Goodridge USA (US) Brake, oil, fuel and hydraulic applications ....................................................60 Hawg Halters (US) Calipers, triple trees, front ends and handlebars ..............................................25

Küryakyn USA (US) ‘Bahn’ line for Victory models ........................................................................48 Ledrie (NL) New line of saddlebags..............................................................................................28 Lehman Trikes (US) Mechanical trike reverse ................................................................................30

Helmet City Inc (US) D.O.T. & novelty helmets, Distributor network ..........................................15,59 James Gaskets (US) Gasket board kits, distributor network ........................................................8,59

Mac Motorcycles (GB) Bradley Report - Displays prototype ..........................................................23 Made by Pistor (DE) ‘Hole’ series air filter, ignition and fork covers ..............................................41

Kibblewhite Precision Machining (US) Manganese guides & reamers............................................44

Mikuni American Corp (US) Higher airflow Mikuni kits ................................................................52

Küryakyn USA (US) Rear end accessories......................................................................................17

Misfit Industries (US) Slip Fit neck kit ..........................................................................................37

Kustom Tech (IT) Parts & accessories ............................................................................................64

Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) (US) Bradley Report - Board of Directors elected ......................24

Le Pera Enterprises (US) Seats......................................................................................................12

Motorcycle Storehouse (NL) Launches ‘Clothing and Lifestyle’ catalog ..........................................10

Made by Pistor (DE) Licence plate holder for side mounting..........................................................59 Mag Connection (FR) Distributor....................................................................................................5 MAG Europe (GB) Vance & Hines Shortshots Staggered exhausts ................................................22 Medallion Instrumentation Systems (US) Premium Bagger gauges................................................53

Motorcycle Storehouse (NL) Expands product line ........................................................................33 Motus (US) Working towards EU homologation............................................................................10 Öhlins USA (US) Cartridge kit for touring bikes ............................................................................26 Paughco (US) Road King frame ....................................................................................................26 Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation (US) Launches Bagger Nation ‘Speed Freak’ line ................................50

Mid-USA Motorcycle Parts (US) Parts and accessories ..................................................................30

Polaris Industries (US) See Indian Motorcycle Company ..................................................................6

Motorcycle Storehouse (NL) Distributor, International Sales Offices ................42-43,44-45,46-47,60

Progressive Suspension (US) Remote-reservoir shocks for tourers ................................................43

NAMZ Custom Cycle Products (US) Wiring harnesses & fluid lines ................................................14

Renegade Wheels (US) Trinity air cleaner......................................................................................30

Paul Yaffe’s Bagger Nation (US) Direct bolt-on parts for baggers..............................................16,36 Rush Racing Products (US) High performance products ............................................................2,27 S&S Cycle (US) New porducts, dealer portal, Viola V-Twin ........................................................18,49 SBS Friction (DK) SBS brake pads ..................................................................................................7

Rivera Primo (US) Powerdrive 6 for ‘93-’98 FLTs ..........................................................................47 Roaring Toyz (US) New fernders ..................................................................................................35 Robert W Baird & Co (US) Dealer Survey ..............................................................................1,13,14 S&S Cycle (US) Bradley Report - S&S appoints Viola V-Twin Brand Manager..................................23 S&S Cycle (US) Sportster head work now offered ..........................................................................8

Spectro Oils of America (US) Premium-quality lubricants ................................................................9

SuperTrapp Industries (US) Imposter pipe for unture dual ............................................................47

STD Development (US) Panhead replicas......................................................................................13

The Trike Shop (US) Roadsmith kits for H-D ‘Rushmore’ trikes ........................................................9

Tech Cycle Performance Products (US) Belt drives & starters ........................................................51

Tucker Rocky Distributing (US) River Road jacket and gloves ........................................................48

TechnoResearch (US) Diagnostic and tuning tools ........................................................................61

Vance & Hines (US) RSD Slant-style carbon slip-ons......................................................................53

TecMate (International) (BE) Distributor network, Optimate3 ..................................................58,61 Terre Di Moto (IT) 2014 Biker Fest - The Italian Bike Week ............................................................34 TTS Motorcycles (DE) Rims & wheels............................................................................................41 Vance & Hines (US) Monster Squared slip-ons..............................................................................32

Vee Rubber International (TH) Trike tires ......................................................................................28 W&W Cycles (DE) Expands product range ..............................................................................39,41 Wildstyle (CZ) 2013 World Championship 6th place ‘Zt’..........................................................55-56 Wire Plus (US) Retrofit kit for Big Dog owners..............................................................................37 Wood Performance (US) Industry Extra - Company feature ......................................................19-21

Wizards Products/RJ Star (US) Professional finishing products ......................................................38

Zodiac International (NL) Suspension options ..............................................................................35

Zodiac International (NL) Parts & accessories, online Bikers Book, European offices ................29,58

Zodiac International (NL) 2014 Bikers Book Catalog supplement..................................................64

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NEWS BRIEFS VANCE & Hines enters its fifth consecutive season sponsoring the Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson XR 1200 AMA Pro Road Racing series with an increased prize purse of $16,500 per race and a $22,500 Championship fund. POWERED by the S&S X-Wedge engine, iconic British vehicle manufacturer Morgan has built its 1,000th Morgan 3-wheeler since the company brought back the legendary roadster. EL PASO, Texas based aftermarket performance parts maker MSD Performance Group has been bought from Chapter 11 bankruptcy by Hot Rod Brands LLC., an affiliate of $1.2bn asset Z Capital. Well known in Drag Racing circles, MSD produces performance and fuel injection products under a number of names, including MSD, Racepak, Powerteq, Edge, Superchips and the Vigilante brand of tuning products. SAN Diego, California based Nuviz is running a kickstarter funds raising program to launch what it claims will be the world's first heads-up display for motorcycle helmets. It is reported that the 'Ride:HUD' will sinc with a smartphone and deliver information on a transparent LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicone) screen attached to the outside of a full-face helmet.

Zodiac releases 2014 Bikers Book Catalog supplement Freedom Performance, SuperTrapp, Kerker, S&S, Superchips, Rivera/Primo, BDL, AV&V, Performance Machine, Roland Sands Design, Ride Wright Wheels, Avon, Metzeler, Vee-Rubber, Pirelli, Fehling, Biltwell, Cyclesmiths, Arlen Ness, and many others. Zodiac is also the leading European distributor for Küryakyn, and as such has a separate 260-page Küryakyn full-color catalog available. All of the parts stocked by Zodiac can be found in the company’s new online catalog at catalog.zodiac.nl.

READY for the new year, Zodiac has released the fullcolor 2014 supplement for its Bikers Book Issue 39 parts and accessory catalog. Taken together, the 2014 Supplement and Issue 39 of the Bikers Book contain tens of thousands of part numbers, with the supplement being

256 pages. Included in the two publications are parts from Cycle Sounds, Texas Leather, Double G Baggers, Le Pera, Airhawk,

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

ABM enters custom parts market LEADING German sportsbike parts and accessories manufacturer ABM has launched a new program of topend custom products for the v-twin market. Under the ‘Wunderkind’ custom brand, ABM, who are noted in the European mainstream market for the quality and precision of their work, is offering stylish and ergonomically designed products ranging from custom air filters, brake calipers and rotors, foot controls, clip-on style handlebars and advanced adjustable triple tree solutions through to grips, levers tacho/dash units and engine and transmission covers. The brainchild of ABM Managing

Director Christian Mehlhorn, the program made its debut at the EICMA “Milan” show in November last year and has received rave reviews from many of Europe’s leading customizers. Product range details will be featured in an upcoming edition of AMD Magazine but meanwhile information is available from ABM’s Jens Hartwig (j.hartwig@ab-m.de). www.wunderkind-custom.com www.ab-m.de

ABM’s Jens Hartwig seen on their booth at the “Milan” show in November launching the company’s ‘Wunderkind’ custom parts program

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