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CONTENTS October 2017 H Vol. 24 #9 Publisher/Editor-in-Chief: Don Emde • donemde@me.com Editor: Dennis Johnson • dennisjohnsonwrites@verizon.net

Art Director: Morgan Williams Ad Coordinator: Jennifer Rose • jenrose@me.com

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American Muscle: Building up the hot-rod Softail with some help from the FatBook.

Copy Editor: Tracy Emde

Webmaster: Jeff Emde

Design Assistant: Kristina Nystul Breaux

Contributing Writers: Joe Colombero, Beth Dolgner, Don Emde, Dennis Johnson, Joe Kress Contributing Photographers: Don Emde, Dennis Johnson, Geoff Kowalchuk/Biltwell Inc., Sara Liberte To our readers: Editorial space in this publication has been offered on an “advertorial” basis. While we have done our best to check the facts, our readers should be aware that the responsibility for accuracy rests with the manufacturers, vendors or sponsors who provided the information to us. – Publisher. Drag Specialties Magazine is published by Don Emde, Inc., 92 Argonaut, Ste. 160, Aliso Viejo, CA. 92656. Copyright © 2017 by Don Emde, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system without permission from the publisher. Unsolicited photos or manuscripts cannot be returned unless SASE is provided. Don Emde Inc. cannot take responsibility for lost or misdirected mail. Don Emde Inc. assumes no liability for any material published herein. All statements and information are the responsibility of the authors and/or sponsors. Drag Specialties Magazine, Parts Magazine, Parts Europe Magazine and Parts Magazine Online are trademarks of Don Emde Inc.

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SPECIAL FEATURES

»» 16 Q&A with new LeMans’ president and CEO Mike Collins »» 24 Born-Free 9 »» 30 Dig the New Breed: Biltwell’s Customer Profiles »» 36 77 Annual Sturgis Rally Report »» 44 Bassani Xhaust: Serving riders since 1969 th

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»» 32 Bridgestone »» 48 Drag Specialties Products for Indian »» 50 Drag Specialties Exhausts »» 52 Python »» 54 K&N »» 56 MagnaFlow »» 58 Wiseco »» 59 TechnoResearch »» 60 Russ Wernimont Designs »» 61 Legend Suspensions »» 62 Klock Werks »» 64 Feuling »» 65 Coastal Moto »» 66 BDL »» 67 LePera »» 68 James Gasket


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The Ebb And Flow Of Sturgis by D on Em de

At an overlook of the Badlands with my sonin-law Ryan Rose and his dad, Roland. This was just one of the many day rides we took this year at the Rally. We rode east past the Badlands over to the Lakota Indian Reservation at Pine Ridge, through Badlands National Park, stopped at the historic Wall Drug Store and back to where we were staying near Rapid City. A fun loop on two wheels.

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o the 77th annual Sturgis Rally is in the books. The reports I read say the attendance was down this year. Well, duh, we’re still coming out of the celebration shadow of the great 75th anniversary in 2015, where something like 700,000 riders came to be a part of that huge party. There was only about 350-400,000 there this year, which to me still sounds like a pretty big crowd. From a business perspective, it wasn’t—and shouldn’t be expected to be—as lucrative as the 75th. But the long-term outlook is still solid because of two things that will never change...the riding in the Black Hills is so great and the overall atmosphere is so addictive. It is the big event of the year, and will continue to be. Thinking back to when I went in 2015. There were so many people there you could hardly get anywhere without sitting on your bike in long lines, often burning up in the hot sun. I am sure a lot of newer riders said they would never come back after a week of all that. They got their 75th anniversary patch for their jacket and that’s it. And down went the attendance meter.

But the “ebb and flow” of good and bad news works both ways. Take a year like 2017 and attendees, including me, can’t wait for next year. The weather was great this year, with temps in the 70s during the days and only a couple of pop-up rain showers that moved by quickly. And 300,000 less motorcycles on the road sure made it easier to get places. The word will spread about what a great time everyone had at Sturgis this year. Then next year people who haven’t been to the Rally since 2015 will plan to come back. Next thing we know we’ll be at the 80th anniversary and the cycle of the ‘ebb and flow’ will start all over again. Be sure to check out our report in this issue on just some of the many things that were going on at Sturgis this year. And maybe we’ll see you there next year! ■

Ride Safe!

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THE BEST FUEL-INJECTION TUNER ON THE MARKET This is the new and improved version of the award winning PowrPro fuel tuner, now using the latest accelerometer enabled software for precise real-time tuning. Once you install the PowrPro you can say good-bye to old-school EFI “mapping products” and O2 sensor hassles. The PowrPro reacts to the bike’s acceleration to adjust for the optimum air/fuel mixture, under every kind of load and under all existing conditions. And here’s the really great news, should you need to adjust your bike’s air fuel ratio outside of the acceleration area, you can do that now with your smart device and our cloud based app.

PowrPro Black retains it’s simple plug and ride connection, for a simple installation.

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The new PowrPro Black bluetooth app works on Android and Apple iOS smartphones. Using the cloud based app you can now adjust cruise fuel, take fuel away, check rpm and monitor the injector duty cycle.

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NEWS EVENTS

Kick-Start 2018 at the Spring NVP Product Expo! SHOW HEADS BACK TO INDIANAPOLIS

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oin Drag Specialties in downtown Indianapolis in 2018 for the Spring Premier NVP Product Expo at the Indiana Convention Center.

The Expo runs February 10th to 11th, and will feature more than 300 exhibitors. The LeMans Corporation has added 50 percent more show space to allow for even larger displays to showcase the newest products from some of the industry’s leading brands.

The NVP Product Expo returns to Indianapolis, this time with more space, more vendors and plenty of opportunities to check out the hot new products of 2018. continued on page 10...

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In a world filled with so much doubt & to live in a free country that restricts how motorcycles are modified, we felt that riders needed to hear some good news for a change...

The Meet & Greet and Bike Show is always a popular part of the NVP Product Expo. After a long day of talking shop, the event offers showgoers, reps and vendors a chance to talk, eat and check out a host of cool-looking customs.

Each day of the show begins with exclusive product training for dealers directly from industry professionals. After a full day of learning about all the new and exciting products, enjoy a fun Saturday evening with the Meet & Greet and Bike Show. ■

NAMZ is happy to announce a LIFETIME WARRANTY on Badlands Modules starting January 1st 2017! (some restrictions apply)

Now you can relax a bit and

RIDE ON

»» Save the date and talk with your Drag Specialties sales rep for details on how to attend the show.

Drag Specialties Welcomes New Rep

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rag Specialties has announced the hiring of Kevin Smitka as the new sales rep covering the Northeast region in Eastern New York.

After many years of owning his own motorcycle shop, Smitka brings decades of knowledge and experience to his new position with Drag Specialties.

His love for motorcycles started as a child when he started riding dirtbikes. Eventually bought his first streetbike at 16, and his first Harley-Davidson at 19. In addition to riding and wrenching on bikes, Smitka enjoys varioius shooting sports.

NAMZ Custom Cycle Products

»» Drag Specialties Magazine congratulates Smitka on his new position.

NAMZ / BADLANDS PRODUCTS & ACCESSORIES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE USA & EUROPE FROM PARTS UNLIMITED AND DRAG SPECIALTIES.

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NEWS EVENTS Year of the Softail

HARLEY-DAVIDSON UNVEILS EIGHT NEW MODELS FOR 2018

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n honor of its 115th anniversary, Harley-Davidson has released eight new Softail models, a lineup that the Motor Company says are lighter, more powerful and handle better than the current generation of Softails.

In updating the range, Harley has retired its Dyna line in favor of the completely re-engineered Softail line as what the company is calling its largest product development project in company history.

“The new Softail models are the result of the most extensive research and development program in the company’s history,” said Paul James, manager of product portfolio, Harley-Davidson. “Thousands of hours of research and testing were put into the complete ground-up design of these new cruisers. All of the 2018 Softails are powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine, and four of them – the Fat Bob, Fat Boy, Breakout

Softail Fat Bob

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WATER PUMP SEAL INSTALLER Contrary to the OEM tool, this installer has a unique JIMS design feature to install “both” water pump seals to the proper location and depth. No.3850-0363 - Use on ® 2015 to present Indian Scout models.

FORK COMPRESSION SOCKETS The profile of the face of this socket has been designed for better engagement in application. No.3805-0144 - Use on ® 2015 to present Indian Scout models.

FLYWHEEL (ROTOR) PULLER JIMS took the time to maximize thread engagement in order to eliminate the potential of damaging your flywheel. No.3801-0293 - Use on ® 2015 to present Indian Scout models.

HUB PROTECTOR Use this tool to protect the hub when using a JIMS No. 939 wheel bearing remover or OEM equivalent. No.3811-0083 - Use on all Indian® models 2014 to present.


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Softail Low Rider

and Heritage Classic – will also be available with the larger Milwaukee-Eight 114. Up to 35 pounds lighter than 2017 models, Harley says all eight bikes have an improved power-to-weight ratio for quicker acceleration, better braking and handling. The upgrades come via a new chassis and suspension system that the company says delivers a much better ride. The new monoshock rear suspension is easily adjustable for pre-load – the method varies by models. The all-new Softail models reportedly deliver an improved power-to-weight ratio for quicker acceleration, better braking and cornering capability thanks to its lighter weight.

Now, about that engine. Introduced for the 2017 Touring range, the Milwaukee-Eight has been reconfigured for the new Softail frame. The 107-cu.in. engine reportedly provides 10 percent quicker acceleration at 0 to 60 mph than the High Output Twin Cam 103. The 114-cu.in. engine bumps it up a notch by reportedly providing 9 percent faster acceleration than the 107 at 0 to 60 mph. The bikes also get LED headlights, keyless ignition and fuel tanks. USB ports will be standard on all models. Cruise control will be standard on Heritage Classic and optional on all other models. ABS will be standard on Fat Boy, Heritage Classic, Deluxe and Breakout, and optional on all other models.

Softail Street Bob

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Harley-Davidson announced the new models via social media in August by shipping various new models – hidden inside giant boxes – to such moto-celebrities as Mark “Rusty Butcher” Atkins, Sons of Anarchy creator, Kurt Sutter, and other notables as Walking Dead actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan and rapper Ludacris. The recipients were told not to open the boxes until a certain time and date, with the ensuing social media posts to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter creating a buzz of anticipation that reached a roar on the day of the unveiling. ■

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F E AT U R E

Q&A

S P E C I A L

At the World Press Introduction of the Moose Racing brand in Colorado in 1994. Mike Collins (2nd from left) was there, as was Drag Specialties Magazine publisher Don Emde on the right.

MEET MIKE COLLINS

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rag Specialties Magazine: Tell us a little bit about your background.

Mike Collins: I was born in the Midwest and my family moved to San Diego when I was 4 years old. I lived in San Diego until my mid-twenties when I decided to give the Midwest a try. I had always loved spending many of my summers there on my uncle’s farm. I loved that lifestyle. I started riding at 15, and started racing at 16. My first bike was a Honda CB92R, which was a domestic model 125 twin I bought from a sailor who had brought it back from Japan on an aircraft carrier. I promised my folks if they would buy it for me, I would never ride without a helmet. They did and I haven’t. Unfortunately my first crash was in front of our house when riding the bike home from purchasing it. I still can’t believe my folks allowed me to keep it after that. Outside of school, all I did was ride my dirtbikes and streetbikes. Once I got the racing bug, I couldn’t stop. I rode District 38 motocross and desert, as well as CMC motocross.

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EIGHT QUESTIONS WITH LEMANS’ NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO

After returning to California in the early ’80s I resumed racing. Ultimately I ended up riding Over the Hill Gang and Old Timers motocross. My brother in law Wayne Cornelius and I started riding, and then racing in Baja. I put a lot of pre-run miles in Baja, and loved the riding and the people. I raced the Baja 1000 twice. Currently I own a 2002 Honda CR250 two-stroke. It’s an oldie, but still an awesome motorcycle. My streetbike is currently a Suzuki SV650s. I’m going to have to start looking for new bikes as my 19-year-old son has pretty much laid claim to my current ones. We also have a KLX110 that my 16-year-old twins share. What was your first position in the powersports industry? My first job in powersports was sweeping floors and threading spokes at Hallcraft Wire Wheels in El Cajon, CA. I was going to San Diego State College at the time, and was working part-time in my uncle’s automotive garage. A friend told me about the job at Hallcraft, and I couldn’t wait to apply for it. I couldn’t believe I would be working in the motorcycle industry.

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From doing paperwork, I started doing a lot of the ordering for raw materials and components. I also handled a lot of walk-in customers and eventually dealers. As we grew, we hired people for those positions and I became the general manager. How long have you been with LeMans? I’ve been with Lemans for 24 ½ years. I was working as General Manager of Kawasaki of Riverside in Riverside, CA when the late Wayne Cornelius convinced me to talk to Fred on one of his trips to California. They needed buyers and since I had been the assistant purchasing manager for Malcolm Smith Products for a couple years prior to Kawasaki of Riverside, Wayne thought I should talk to Fred Fox. That conversation and the subsequent visit to Janesville convinced me that if I ever wanted to get back into the wholesale part of the business, I needed to be in Wisconsin. Fred gave me the tour of our Janesville facility and I was hooked.

From there I advanced to director of purchasing until Roger Dolan retired. At that time I became vice president of purchasing. What are your responsibilities in your new role as president and CEO? I see my main responsibility to be the team leader. No one person can run a company. It takes a hardworking, enthusiastic and capable team. We have that team in place. My job is to make sure we are going in the right direction and that we are making changes where changes need to be made. Just as important, we will work together to make certain the core values of our company do not change.

MIKE COLLINS

Eventually, the owner Marv Hall found out I could type and I started doing the UPS paperwork for all our shipments. Webco was one of our biggest customers at the time, as well as a lot of chopper shops.

What are your thoughts on efforts to bring a younger demographic of customer into the world of motorcycling? I’ve heard people say, “Kids these days would rather have a cell phone and a gaming station than a motorcycle.” I don’t believe that. They want both. I have teenagers and they are glued to their phones and games just like every other teenager. They still beg me to take them riding as often as possible. The key is introducing young people to the excitement of riding a motorcycle. I don’t believe it is any less thrilling for them than it was for us. We have to create and support those initiatives to help them experience it. What market segments hold the best promise for growth? I believe all segments hold promise for growth. Currently the obvious areas are the UTV market and the entry-level motorcycle market. The V-twin aftermarket, dominated by Drag Specialties, certainly still offers significant growth because of the number of used units in the marketplace. How important is the aftermarket for powersports retailers?

Mike Collins (right) and Drag Specialties National Sales Manager Jim Matchette at a recent industry trade show.

What positions have you held during your tenure at LeMans? I was hired as a buyer, specializing in off-road product since much of my experience was in that part of the market. As the company grew I became a senior buyer, and then a purchasing manager overseeing a group of several off-road product buyers.

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The aftermarket is more important than ever. There are a huge number of used vehicles being sold in the marketplace and they all need parts and accessories. Not just replacement parts, but parts to personalize and customize them to their owner’s liking. We all need new bike sales, but it is the aftermarket that offers riders the ability to continually improve and update their bikes. I’m excited about the future for our industry. We have a lot of work to do but there’s nothing new about that. As Fred likes to say, “If it were easy everybody would be doing it.” ■

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2016 FXSB BREAKOUT

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BULKING UP THE HOT-ROD SOFTAIL

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hen Harley-Davidson debuted its Breakout model Softail, the FXSB, in 2013, they announced it by saying “There’s nothing like a fistful of American street muscle!” How true it is, and the Breakout, maybe more than any other bike in the Harley lineup, is the one that screams straight-line performance.

They put a big, fat tire on the tail, included cast-spoke wheels ala old-time Americans, and then bolted a straightacross 1¼-inch drag bar up on the triple-tree. It’s a recipe for a convincing package, and a popular one. With a 103-inch engine standard, and a high-output 110 optional in the CVO package, there are plenty of suds to go with all this style.

The design team in Milwaukee planned it that way. Putting pencil to paper they took many of their styling cues from the classic Gas Class drag cars and bikes of the 1950s and 1960s. They stretched things out, lowered things down, and chopped other things back.

But, rare indeed is the muscle machine, either twowheeled or four, that remains in its as-delivered state for long. Joe Houpt and the race-shop team at Suburban Motors Harley-Davidson in Thiensville, WI certainly didn’t leave this one untouched.

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Small changes, huge difference. Once again the FatBook comes through, this time giving a Breakout-model Softail attitude plus.

Long, low, chopped-down and nasty — a great platform to build on. A little bit goes a long way with an FXSB.

A 2016 version of the FXSB, the bike they put together takes all that American muscle vibe and lifts it up to the next level. Truth be told, it didn’t require much in the way of effort or expense, either. Credit the team at Suburban with that, and, of course, the FatBook for featuring all the aftermarket replacements used. No strangers to cool-looking, hard-charging HarleyDavidsons, Houpt and the race shop team chose those parts wisely, applying them with trained eyes. Sometimes less is more and this is one of those times.

Leading the way here is a Memphis Shades Bullet fairing, slipped in place with its easy-mount kit. An L.A. Choppers adjustable lowering kit went on the back, further dropping an already-low bike. Those long and low lines got further enhanced when the LePera Smooth Silhouette seat took the place of the original. There’s also a Ness Wave front brake rotor on here now. A decidedly cool looking piece, it’s putting the stop to new Dunlop Elite tires – a big 240/40-18 one mounted out back.

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A Memphis Shades Bullet Fairing fits in to set the theme. That 15-inch Ness Wave front rotor looks good too, not to mention what it does for braking performance.

Big meat on the tail is a hallmark of any hot rod. This one’s getting it from Dunlop, an American Elite 240/40R18.

Ness Deep Cut rocker boxes, tappet blocks and pushrod Clean as a whistle. Dakota Digital’s 3200 Series tubes team up with a Covingtons point cover, Trask’s *air speedo/tach provides all the needed instrumentation. cleaner and *Bassani pipes for oomph and impact.

The Breakout’s tail end got a little cleaner with one of Kuryakyn’s vertical-mount license plate mounts and a Custom Dynamics LED billet taillight. A handful of other additions made the list as well, like L.A. Choppers mirrors, Trask V-Line grips, Cycle Visions turn signal cover plates, a Dakota Digital speedo/tach and a J.W. Speaker LED headlight. Not a lot, really, but taken together it makes a whole lot of difference. The engine is always a focal point with a muscle machine and Houpt and the race shop didn’t overlook this one.

One of Eddie Trotta’s Thunder Cycle Designs Star Cut derby cover nicely continues this bike’s no-nonsense vibe.

Bassani’s *Road Rage 2-into-1 exhaust system, in black, sets the mean tone, figuratively and literally. A full assortment of Ness Deep Cut engine-dress pieces also went on — pushrod tubes, tappet blocks and rocker boxes. These pieces were joined by one of Covington’s finned point covers, a Thunder Cycle Designs derby and a full Trask reverse-cut *air cleaner assembly.

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ARLEN NESS 15˝ Wave Front Brake Rotor Deep Cut Pushrod Tubes Deep Cut Tappet Blocks Deep Cut Rocker Boxes Deep Cut Solo Shifter Lever

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BASSANI *Black Road Rage, 2 into 1 Exhaust

1800-1593

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COVINGTONS Finned Point Cover

0940-0686

59.95

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CUSTOM DYNAMICS Black Front LED Turn Signal Kit LED Billet Taillight

2060-0444 2010-1269

129.95 179.95

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CYCLE VISIONS Rear Turn Signal Cover Plates

2020-0516

24.95

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DAKOTA DIGITAL 3200 Series Blue Speedo/Tach

2210-0263

399.95

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DRAG SPECIALTIES Front Axle Nut Covers

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24.95

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DUNLOP American Elite 130/60-21 Front Tire 0305-0546 American Elite 240/40R18 Rear Tire 0302-0110

$191.95 302.95

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JW SPEAKER 5.75˝ LED Adaptive Headlight, Black 2001-1192

699.95

1018

JOKER MACHINE Adjustable Black Serrated Footpegs 1620-1148

281.90

1695

KURYAKYN Vertical Mount License Plate Holder 2030-0621 License Plate Mount 2030-0593

129.99 49.99

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LA CHOPPERS Adjustable Rear Lowering Kit Fusion Shift Linkage Fusion Mirror Fusion Gas Cap

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the full rundown of everything the experts at Suburban Motors used, and then take a look at a stock Harley-Davidson Breakout. Compare it with this one. Talk about real American muscle.

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The Born-Free Vintage Motorcycle Show is a celebration of custom motorcycles that’s grown to epic proportions.

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nce again all eyes of the chopper-loving free world turned their laser gaze to a rustic county park in Southern California’s Orange County in late June for the ninth round of the Born-Free show.

If you’re not familiar with the Born-Free Vintage Motorcycle Show, here are a few words that might help paint a picture of what’s arguably one of the most popular bike shows in the country today.

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Stretched. Chopped. Chromed. Machined. Metal flake. Flames. Patina. Rust. Hot rod. Bone stock. Crazy custom. Rat bike. Diggers. Dragsters. Tattoos. Beards. Bare skin. Piercings. Skateboards. FXRs. Dynas. Baggers. Sporties. Shovels. Racing. Riding. Standing. Styling. Gasoline. Oil. Grease. In other words, it’s a celebration of all-things custom motorcycle, and it offers a very focused look at how the

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Chopper fanatics and bike riders from around the world head to Born-Free.

The scene at Born-Free is young, free, casual and fun.

market is evolving at the light speed of social media posts, tweets and Snaps. Along with a handful of events around the country – check out Mama Tried in Milwaukee – BornFree is something of an epicenter for a new generation of bike riders and custom builders. This year, the organizers even added some flat track races – the Born-Free Stampede – at a nearby speedway track where riders hit the oval in classes that included Pull Start Mini-bike, XR 75, Vintage Single and Open Twin, Tank Shift, Ladies, Chopper, and the always entertaining Hooligan. Though the mad geniuses behind Born-Free keep the official numbers close to their vest, it’s estimated that more than 25,000 attendees from around the world flew,

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rode, drove or hitched a ride into Oak Canyon Park in Santiago Canyon for two days of moto-madness. The show hosted more than 300 vendors, and was backed by sponsors (and Drag Specialties vendors) such as BDL, Biltwell, Burly Brand, K&N, S&S Cycle, and Speed Merchant. Other backers included Harley-Davidson, Vans shoes and Red Bull – it’s a big mix. Of course, the focus of the show is the bikes, and those invited builders didn’t disappoint. In fact, it seems that each year, they keep wicking it up a notch or five above last year’s entries. Here’s a photographic pictorial highlighting this year’s festivities:

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Choppers, choppers, everywhere. Many of the builders are pushing the envelope on builds based around classic chopper styling.

This year, event organizers added some hot flat track action, where spectators watched everything from mini-bikes to choppers round the oval.

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A sponsor of the show since the get-go, Biltwell was on hand to delight and entertain showgoers with its popular lineup of products, including the new Lanesplitter helmet.

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You name it, you can probably see it at Born-Free.

Old. New. Doesn’t matter. As long as it’s custom, you’ll find it at Born-Free.

The action isn’t just contained within the various bike shows. Cruising the parking lot yields all kinds of hot moto-goodies.

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Builder Christian Newman took home Show Class magazine’s People’s Champ Best Knucklehead award for his heavily modified and mind-bending Knuck. ■

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iven Biltwell’s early adoption and powerful presence on social media — 300,000 Instagram followers and growing — the company has established a conduit to consumer trends that keeps it hyper well informed about the fast-evolving marketplace. It’s worth noting that Biltwell was founded in 2006 – the same year Facebook opened its online community to everyone, and four years before the birth of Instagram. Made-for-TV chopper dramas were still in heavy rotation on basic cable in 2006, but their impact on the industry and actual motorcycle enthusiasts had already waned. In 2008 the soap opera Sons of Anarchy went primetime, and teenagers tuned in like moths to a flame. According to Biltwell, for many of these teens, the TV tough guys of SAMCRO seemed uber-cool. When the FX network aired its last SOA in 2014, a generation of youth had been weaned off their BMX bikes and skateboards by melodramatic V-twin-powered excitement.

Fueled by the global presence of social media, and influenced by SOA, this new breed of custom motorcycle enthusiast came on the scene in 2015. The new generation is a global army of committed, techsavvy non-conformists, each one armed with the tools of modern motorcycling — a hand-built or home-customized motorcycle, and a smartphone for liking and sharing their experiences on social media, says Biltwell’s co-founder Harold “McGoo” McGruther. Reaching these new customers is relatively easy, he explains. All you need is some time and a cell phone, but first you need to recognize the players. During its 12 years in business, Biltwell’s marketing team watched its customer base change. In the brand’s earliest days, the typical Biltwell customer was a 25-year-old man with a $1,500 motorcycle – not someone you’ll find at your local Harley-Davidson franchise.

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AGE: 35 to 45.

AGE: 30 to 40.

ROOTS: Served in the military; into motorcycles his entire life.

ROOTS: A Gen Xer young enough to understand and appreciate all the Gen Y perks: video games, smart phones and social media.

GOALS: Building whole bikes from scratch; riding those custom creations as hard and often as possible. POPULAR MOTORCYCLES: Shovelhead, Panhead, Evo Big Twin; a Knucklehead is his holy grail. LIFESTYLE: Wife, possible second kid and full-time career demand more of his time; garage chopping takes a back seat to real life. BUDGET: Home expenses top priority; motorcycle money is what’s left. FUN FACT: Chopper Guy wields influence in the custom motorcycle scene well beyond his impact on the motorcycle economy. Simply put, this guy knows more than he spends. 30

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GOALS: Better living through superior chassis dynamics and digital high technology. POPULAR MOTORCYCLES: His FXR is the embodiment of HarleyDavidson soul; possibly a dirtbike. LIFESTYLE: Living single, seeing double and jumping triples— this guy knows how to party. BUDGET: It was tight until the divorce; now he’s living large, and his FXR shows it. FUN FACT: Gen FXR dabbled with choppers, but his FXR pulls more chicks. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •


As Biltwell and its product line grew, so too did the crosssection of consumers who gravitated toward the brand; first among old school chopper aficionados, then more recently with the growing market of sub-30-year-old, Sportster, FXR and Dyna riders. If you don’t recognize any of these new customers, you’re not alone. One thing these riders have in common is an ambivalence toward conventional sales channels, McGoo notes. This is the generation that grew up with same-day Amazon deliveries and riding mail-order skateboards. The young guns featured here are committed to bikes and riding, but not to business as usual. Attracting these customers takes a serious understanding of the social-media tools that make their world go around – Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Does your shop have a social-media guru? If it doesn’t, ask your teenage son or daughter to give you a tutorial. Whatever you do, don’t give these customers the cold shoulder. They are the future of your business and the industry, McGoo explains. To help you identify key players in the New Customer demographic, Biltwell created the following portraits with consumer data culled from its robust social media. ■

LIVE FREE OR DIE TRYING AGE: 18 to 34. ROOTS: Lived adolescence in the murky shadow of 9/11; cynical, but also hopeful. GOALS: 12 o’clock wheelies and getting rad every day — nothing makes that easier than his motorcycle. POPULAR MOTORCYCLES: Grew up watching cool guys ride Club-style Dynas, now he owns one. LIFESTYLE: Works hard, lives as free as his parents will let him (see Fun Fact); very little DIY in his DNA, so he pays professionals to customize his machine. BUDGET: Easy credit after the global economic meltdown of 2007 makes buying expensive, high-performance bikes and upgrades easy. FUN FACT: According to 2016 US Census data; 23 percent of 18- to 34-yearold American men live unmarried with their parents, compared to just 15 percent for the same demographic in 1975. This leaves expendable income for luxuries like a Dyna and a custom-painted Lane Splitter helmet.

COMMITTED INFLUENCER AGE: 25 to 35. ROOTS: Probably had a mini-bike or a motocross bike as a kid or teenager.

FIRST-TIME FANATIC AGE: 19 to 25.

GOALS: One reliable runner and one first-time chopper project.

ROOTS: BMX, skateboarding, motocross and video games.

POPULAR MOTORCYCLES: Evo XL’s, Hinckley Triumph, Evo Big Twin.

GOALS: Finishing his sissy bar, meeting girls, moving out of his parents’

LIFESTYLE: Earns a living with his hands; self-promotes his scene and

home.

two-wheeled lifestyle through social media; Googles and Yelps to make sure his money goes as far as possible.

POPULAR MOTORCYCLES: Ironhead, vintage Triumph, XS650 Yamaha.

BUDGET: Earns enough money to finance more than one motorcycle and

LIFESTYLE: Into motorcycles for first time; heavy DIY mentality; most mar-

several two-wheeled adventures yearly.

keting is suspect – you cannot trick this guy with inauthentic messaging.

FUN FACT: This guy is the driving force behind the modern movement

BUDGET: Pinches every penny for living expenses and motorcycles.

toward popular no-frills motorcycle adventures — organizing them, promoting them and, of course, participating in them.

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FUN FACT: In 2006 guys like this were the original Biltwell customers.

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Developed for American V-Twins It’s not surprising that Bridgestone would come up with a top-performing set of tires like this. A favorite with performance riders, for years Bridgestone was the spec tire for MotoGP, the world’s premier racing series. So, when a company like this turns its attention to a tire aimed specifically at American V-twins it pays to sit up and take notice. For starters there’s that UltimatEye technology at the core of the H50’s development. The technology was originally used to develop Formula 1 and MotoGP racing tires, and the Battlecruise H50 is only the second street tire to employ this extensive design analysis.

Bridgestone designed the Battlecruise H50 specifically for heavyweight American V-twin cruisers and touring bikes.

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ith its new Battlecruise H50, Bridgestone has introduced a tire designed specifically for Vtwin motorcycles, with features important to your V-twin customers.

Starting with a clean sheet of paper and using specialized UltimatEye™ technology, every aspect of every feature important to a V-twin rider has been addressed. Bridgestone developed the Battlecruise H50 to excel everywhere it counts, using new compounds, new profiles, a new carcass construction and proven tread patterns. This long life tire features extended tread wear, a confidence-inspiring grip on both wet and dry surfaces, easy and precise handling, high cornering power and a quiet, comfortable ride. The Battlecruise H50 is available in four front and four rear sizes.

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That analysis is an advanced computerized visualization of the behavior of a tire under various speeds and conditions to find the best solutions, and the optimum combinations of compound, tread design, construction and tire profile. With the Battlecruise H50, this resulted in a rear tire with a larger crown profile for better adhesion on road surfaces and a compound developed to deliver extended mileage. The front tire has a larger, more uniform contact patch for higher cornering power coupled with an easy and precise feel with less force that would normally be required to handle a heavy, American V-twin motorcycle.

The tread patterns on the Battlecruise H50 are aggressive in appearance – exactly what riders want – and are the culmination of everything Bridgestone has learned over the years through repeated on-road testing. The results are tread patterns that provides American V-twin cruisers with cutting edge performance and good looks. On top of all this, the Battlecruise H50 comes with Bridgestone’s Supplemental Road Hazard Warranty that covers the tires against any road hazard that renders the tire damaged or unusable. ■

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Mt. Rushmore continues to be a regular destination during the Rally, drawing thousands of motorcycle riders. Sara Liberte photo.

77th Annual Sturgis Rally Report Photos by Don Emde and Sara Liber te as noted

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n the V-twin industry, just say “The Rally” and people know what you’re talking about. The Sturgis Rally covers more territory than any other motorcycle gathering, with rides and activities throughout the Black Hills of South Dakota unofficially for two full weeks. Only two years past the huge 75th annual rally, Sturgis is still just as important to the sport and industry as it always was, just less crowded this year than 2015. One thing that 2017 rally-attendees enjoyed was the weather. As always there were a few cloudbursts and storms, but they didn’t ever last very long and the temperatures were much more comfortable than in recent years. Nobody gets everywhere during the Rally, but here’s a look at some of the events and activities the Drag Specialties Magazine team attended.

Main Street in downtown Sturgis is always crowded with riders looking to be part of the action or hunting for just about any imaginable t-shirt, patch or cap. Don Emde photo.

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Eric Herrmann’s Cheyenne Crossing is a good stop for lunch and to check out many cool customs. It’s at the gateway to the picturesque Spearfish Canyon. Don Emde photo.

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Black Hills Harley-Davidson continues to be one of the primary hubs for motorcycle aftermarket products that sell through Drag Specialties. The Kuryakyn display is seen here. Sara Liberte photo.

An isolated cloudburst dumped on the displays at Black Hills Harley-Davidson for a short while one day during the rally, but it soon passed by and everything quickly dried out. Don Emde photo.

With the rain gone, riders were back in the displays at Black Hills checking out all the latest products, like a K&N Aircharger. Sara Liberte photo.

S&S makes the point that they are “Big” with engines for V-twins. Sara Liberte photo. continued on page 38...

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BUFFALO CHIP TT RACES On August 6th, race fans attending the Rally got to witness the nation’s best flat track racers compete on a purpose-built TT circuit at The Legendary Buffalo Chip.

The Indian factory race team prepares for the Buffalo Chip TT. They have dominated the oval track races this year, but TT racing, with both left and right hand turns, offered some new challenges. Sara Liberte photo.

Defending American Flat Track National Champion Bryan Smith flies over the Buffalo Chip TT jump on one of the factory-sponsored Indian FTR750s. Sara Liberte photo.

Harley-Indian Wars! Harley-Davidson’s Jake Johnson (5) battles arch-rival Indian rider Jared Mees (9), the current season points leader. Sara Liberte photo.

Buffalo Chip TT podium celebration. Harley rider Jake Johnson (left) finished 3rd, Indian’s Jared Mess (right) was 2nd, and Kawasaki rider Briar Baumann was the winner. Sara Liberte photo. continued on page 38...

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One of the highlights of the Sturgis Rally is the annual Sturgis Hall of Fame Induction Breakfast at the swanky Deadwood Lodge in Deadwood. Rally attendees are seen here checking out some cool machines in the parking lot. Sara Liberte photo.

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2014 Sturgis Hall of Fame inductee Paul Yaffe and his wife Suzy Q Yaffe were among the many attendees this year. Sara Liberte photo.

Pat Simmons of the legendary Doobie Brothers and his wife, Cris Sommer Simmons. Both are avid motorcycle enthusiasts. The Doobie Brothers were also one of the many top rock concert attractions during the Rally.

Event emcee John Paul DeJoria hoists the Lifetime Achievement trophy being presented to Willie G. Davidson. Sara Liberte photo.

(From left) This year’s honorees were Rod “Woody” Woodruff, Jim Thiessen, Mike Taylor and his wife Colleen Barnett, Willie G. Davidson, Terry Vance, Cory Ness and Mark Shadley. Sara Liberte photo.

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The Staff of Drag Specialties Magazine Congratulates all of this Year’s Sturgis Hall of Fame Honorees Colleen Barnett & Mike Taylor Barnett Tool & Engineering Cory Ness Arlen Ness, Inc. Mark Shadley Shadley Brothers Jim Thiessen Jims Performance Terry Vance Vance & Hines J.C. Pappy Hoel Outstanding Achievement Award Rod Woodruff • Sturgis Buffalo Chip Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Willie G. Davidson • Harley-Davidson, Inc.


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Darryl Bassani might be one of the most recognizable players in the motorcycle aftermarket. For good reason — he’s been building hand-built, performance-oriented exhausts for nearly five decades. Dennis Johnson photo

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he scene is 1969, Anaheim, CA, and Darryl Bassani was beginning to get some pretty specific requests from riders, all of them talking about what they wanted from a custom exhaust system.

While good looks and great sound were two highly requested features, what they really wanted were pipes that performed; exhaust systems that added some get-upand-go to their bikes. Bassani, local motorcycle craftsman of the first order, complied and it didn’t take long for word to get out – Bassani Xhausts were the real deal, the total package. Here were Harley-Davidson exhausts that had it all — looks, sound and performance. Fast forward to 2017, still in Anaheim, and nothing about any of the above has changed, except, of course, for the scope and number of riders now asking the design team at Bassani for help. A team that still includes Darryl himself. Of course, 48 years ago there was no social media and no Internet, but there is now and Darryl and his team are

solidly plugged in. They’re constantly interacting with all the online motorcycle communities, and reading every email they receive. These days that input often comes from Drag Specialties dealers, along with recommendations and requests coming from Drag’s savvy team of buyers. All of this goes into the mix and impacts all the hot new products that Bassani introduces to the market. This free-flowing lineup of products includes the new full 2-into-1 systems for Harley-Davidson’s latest engine platform, the Milwaukee-Eight. Now, Darryl readily admits that it’s sometimes a shot in the dark, that no one can predict with certainty if something is going to be popular or not. However, with Bassani, more often than not it is. The R&D crew at Bassani is lean, mean and fast, and can rapidly respond to new market trends and rider needs. One example is the full line of handcrafted and Tig-welded stainless steel 2-into-1 Road Rage III exhaust systems. This hot-selling line covers a range of Harleys that includes

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online through the websites, forums and emails its R&D team studiously monitors.

Baggers, Dynas and Sportsters. It all started with riders asking for a hot dog stainless exhaust that looks great and really performs (sound familiar?) and evolved into a complete range for a number of models. Bassani even ventures into other markets that often dovetail with the interests of their core Harley-Davidson riding customers. The company manufactures custom performance exhausts for Corvettes, Mustangs, pick-up trucks, SUVs, UTVs, and even a wildly popular set of pipes they developed for the Polaris Slingshot. All of those exhausts are manufactured in-house at Bassani’s Southern California facility where a team of about 50 skilled fabricators, technicians and assemblers is out on the shop floor at any one time. With the emergence of that hand-built, Tig-welded stainless line, it’s work that is labor intensive, time consuming and takes some special skills. The result is a truly handmade exhaust that looks great and performs even better. That new line of pipes is just one example of how Bassani keeps its ear to the market, ready to respond to customer requests and rising trends, just as the company has done for the past 48 years.

And that attention pays off, like when the message came through loud and clear from riders, “Give us stainless steel.” The result is Bassani’s Road Rage III systems, full stainless steel versions of the acclaimed Road Rage 2-into-1 performance exhaust. The systems are available for everything from Touring models to Sportsters, from the newest Breakout-model Softails to Dynas dating back to 1991, and for the iconic FXR. There are even special-edition versions like the short, sassy, upswept Greg Lutzka’s Signature 2-into-1. Harley riders asked for all this and Bassani delivered. Drag Specialties has it. Bassani has pulled out all the stops on the Road Rage III. These are a full stainless steel systems and they’re all Tig welded by hand. The head-pipes are equal length and, for maximum power and performance, they’re stepped, 1¾ inches at the ports, opening up to 17/8 inches before joining together in an advanced-design collector that empties into sharp looking and great sounding mufflers. The mufflers are offered in a variety of size s and styles, too. There are straight-can 4-inch mufflers, 4-inch megaphone mufflers, short megaphones, upswept megaphones, mufflers and megaphones for early 5-speed transmission bikes, and for the latest 2017 machines. There are stainless steel Road Rage III systems for Harley-Davidsons with mid-controls and with forward-controls.

STAINLESS STEEL

TOURING TOUGH

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Bassani takes its interaction with the Harley-Davidson riding community very seriously, in-person at the many shows, rallies and bike nights the company attends, and

True to form, Bassani didn’t waste any time coming up with new exhausts for the 2017 Harley-Davidsons Touring bikes powered by the Milwaukee-Eight engine.

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The shop floor at Bassani Xhaust’s Anaheim, CA headquarters is staffed with a whole team of skilled fabricators, technicians and assemblers. These are truly hand-built, hand-crafted exhausts. Dennis Johnson photos

There’s a whole assortment of power-packed pipes and mufflers ready for these bikes and full systems like the Road Rage 2-into-1 in chrome, black, as well as the stainless steel Road Rage III. There are also True Dual Down Unders, exhausts aimed at riders wanting the classic twin-pipe look. All of these products are engineered for horsepower and torque gains throughout the powerband. The Milwaukee-Eight applications also include a full selection of mufflers in long- and short-megaphone and straight-can styles to go with those pipes. If a system isn’t in your customer’s cards, there are also the Deep and Throaty Slip-ons.

the crossover pipe on the 2017 Harley-Davidson header system that turns the OE head pipe into a 2-into-1 system. Once installed, that head pipe is ready to be combined with a Bassani slip-on muffler to instantly give your customers the performance of a 2-into-1 exhaust, while eliminating the need for the left-side muffler. ■

»» When your Milwaukee-Eight customers come shopping for pipes and mufflers, point them toward Bassani. Talk with your Drag rep for more details and check out www.bassanipipes.com.

The Quick Change 4-inch mufflers feature a 2½-inch louvered baffle for a deep sound. Available with either chrome or black finishes, they can be personalized with five different end caps. Bassani made sure to design its Milwaukee-Eight head pipes to work with existing 2016 mufflers, so that dealers don’t have to stock or re-purchase special-fit 2017 mufflers. The range is offered in chrome or black, and is all made to bolt right on. The company also worked up fitments for its Crossover Eliminators for the new bikes. Those Crossover Eliminator are a true Bassani innovation, a unique block-off cap for

For many of today’s generation of T-bar gripping, fairing slipping, powered-up Dyna rider, Bassani’s stainless steel system helps complete a popular look.

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Outfit That Indian

Products for a New American Classic

Bassani’s Road Rage *2-into-1 system for the Indian Scout

Cobra’s 4-inch *slip-ons for the Chief, Chieftain and Roadmaster S&S Cycle *air cleaner kit

Mustang has solo touring and passenger seats for the Indians.

Cables and clutch kits from Barnett

There are fairings from Arlen Ness, fenders from Klock Werks, saddlebags from Kuryakyn, and seats from Drag Specialties Seat Company, Mustang and Roland Sands Designs. For lighting, and other electrical upgrades, check out the products from Badlands, Custom Dynamics, NAMZ, and Rick’s Motorsport Electrics. Drag didn’t forget important maintenance products like brake pads from DP Brakes, Drag Specialties, EBC and SBS, cables from Magnum Shielding and Barnett, and batteries from Yuasa, Power Max, and Drag Specialties. K&N has replacement air filters, while S&S Cycle has *air cleaner kits and covers for those big Indian models.

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ince the relaunch of Indian Motorcycle in 2013, the company has steadily built up its vehicle lineup to now include a broad lineup of Baggers, cruisers, touring machines and the mid-sized Scouts.

These are great motorcycles in stock form, but how many of your customers like to keep their machines stock? Part of the fun of owning a motorcycle is personalizing it, and with Drag Specialties those Indian Motorcycle customers have some great options for aftermarket parts. Drag’s lineup of products for Indians should be able to fill most of your customer’s needs and desires. Many Drag Specialties vendors have stepped up with products for the Scouts, Chiefs, Chieftains and Roadmasters.

There are also a variety of maintenance products like oil filters and clutch kits that are always in demand. These are products your customers need for their bikes and it’s important to have them on-hand and ready when they come in for regular maintenance. For some performance and style upgrades, check out the Progressive Suspension shocks and adjustable ride height shock absorbers from Arlen Ness, and laced wheel assemblies from Drag Specialties. Don’t forget handlebars and other dress up accessories like grips from Avon, floorboards, foot pegs, highway guards, fenders, levers, and solo seats. When it comes to customizing and personalizing those Indian models, Drag Specialties has things covered, from exhausts, windshields, and dress-up accessories to regular maintenance products. ■

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Slashdown Slip-Ons

Quality, Performance and Value

The Drag Specialties-branded Slashdown slip-ons offer Bagger riders good looks and performance in a value-packed exhaust.

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hen your customers come into your dealership they’re often looking for ways to customize and personalize their bikes. Not all customers have a big checkbook, and most are simply looking for a good performing product at a fair price. When they see the Drag Specialties logo on products they’re interested in, they know that it’s quality merchandise at a good value. That’s why Drag Specialties goes through an intense vetting process before it will put that familiar logo on any product. It’s a name you and your customers can trust. A new addition to the Drag Specialties-branded product line is these affordable 3½-inch and 4-inch Slashdown slipon mufflers for dressers. These great looking slip-ons are 28-inches overall with removable, louvered steel baffles. They’re easily mounted with the existing hardware and clamps, which is a big plus for your do-it-yourself customers. They are designed to fit with most saddlebag extensions and are sold in pairs. A good selling point is to tell your customers that these good looking slip-on mufflers offer increased performance and have a great sound. Now for the value part, the 3½-inch Slashdown slip-on has a suggested retail price of just $289.95 per pair and the 4-inch Slip-Ons have a suggested retail of just $334.95 per pair. Every pair comes boxed in attractive Drag Specialties blue, white and black boxes that are easy to merchandize and display.

Every pair of Drag Specialties-branded slip-ons comes in an attractive box featuring that familiar black, blue and white logo.

The Slashdown slip-ons are available for 2017 HarleyDavison FLHT, FLHX, FLHR, FLTRX, and FLTRU models in chrome and matte black for both sizes. They’re also available for 1995-2016 Harley-Davidson FLT, FLHT, FLHX, FLHR, FLTR, and Harley-Davison Trikes models (except FLRT) in chrome and matte black for both sizes. ■

»» Talk to your rep today about Drag Specialties-branded

Slashdown slip-on mufflers for dressers, as well as the many other Drag Specialties-branded products.

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EZ Mount Solo ®

for Softail Breakout

EZ mount system for user-friendly mounting: no tools needed for installation or removal. Moves rider forward 1½” compared to the factory seat. Seat shown in Flame stitch with custom red thread. Additional coverings, thread colors and stitch patterns are available through our custom seat program. Manufactured by Drag Specialties in the U.S.A Seats.dragspecialties.com


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V-Twin Power

New Exhausts for the Milwaukee-Eight

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ython is known for products like its wicked 2-into-1 performance exhaust systems with serpentine head-pipes, and scalloped slip-on mufflers that enhance the performance and look of the machine they’re made for.

Your 2017 Harley-Davidson Touring bike customers can now enjoy the style and performance of Python’s unique Rayzer 2-into-1 system.

High performance and great looks is what you will find in every product from Python Exhaust. This high standard goes into its exhaust systems, headers and slip-on mufflers, a lineup that’s built right here in the USA. The latest addition to the Python line is the Rayzer 2-into-1 exhaust system with fitments for 2017 Harley-Davidson Touring models with the Milwaukee-Eight engine. On this system, the 1¾-inch head pipes flow to huge 4-inch radical turnout megaphone mufflers. The 2-into-1 Pythons have always been a popular choice for Twin Cam Touring models and should be considered as a good option for the Milwaukee-Eight platform. This great looking, high performance system is offered to your customers a suggested retail of $884.95 for chrome, and $984.95 for matte black. Another new addition is the Python Rayzer slip-ons designed for the 2017 Touring models with the Milwaukee-Eight. These feature 4-inch muffler housings and billet and are offered in chrome and black versions. These new slip-ons capture the stylish Rayzer look, but deliver it at an attractive suggested retail price of $599.99.

Python’s Scalloped slip-on mufflers are consistently strong sellers thanks to a great price point and dead-on styling. Now there are fitments for the Milwaukee-Eight bikes.

Also offered are the popular Python Scalloped slipon mufflers for the Milwaukee-Eight-powered 2017 Touring models. These feature 3½-inch muffler housing with a chrome finish. Not just stylish, the Scalloped slip-ons are also a great value at a suggested retail price of $374.95. According to Python, these are consistently strong selling exhausts thanks to their performance, good looks and attractive price point. All of these products from Python include instructions and all mounting hardware. ■

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High-velocity shielded chrome mufflers • Removable baffles Use stock header pipes • Scalloped slash-cut end Python embossed logo • All mounting hardware included Available for 95-17 Harley-Davidson® FL Touring and Trike models

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AIR INTAKES

Max Airflow

Intake Systems for the Milwaukee-Eight

K&N now has Milwaukee-Eight fitments for its popular RK series high-flow air intake systems, a setup that provides better airflow for a boost in horsepower and torque.

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he K&N RK series high-flow air intakes have been favorites of Harley-Davidson riders for years, and now there are fitments for the MilwaukeeEight bikes.

These intakes are full replacements for the restrictive OE air filter systems, and bolt directly to the Harley throttle body with a custom-fit aluminum backing plate. That backing plate features an integrated, internal-run breather system and a dyno-tuned velocity stack. An oversized K&N oiled-gauze filter element rounds out a setup that allows increased airflow and improved filtration. Four styles of the Milwaukee-Eight RK system are offered, all with different cover designs. There’s an open-filter Street Hammer version in chrome or black, as well as speed-styled Street Flare RK covers in those same two finish choices. Applications for both include all the 2017 Road Glide models, Street Glides, Ultras, Road Kings, TriGlides and Freewheelers mounting that new 107-inch Milwaukee-Eight engine. And beneath any one of those covers, Street Hammer or Street Flare, there’s the free-flowing, performancebuilding RK series intake system and that washable and

reusable filter element. Add one of K&N’s filter cleaning kits to the sale, and your customer is walking away with an air filter that will last a good, long time. The kit’s direct-fit backing plate is constructed entirely of powder-coated billet aluminum and features a fully integrated breather system that eliminates the need for messy external breathers. Thanks to a dyno-tuned velocity stack that’s included in the design, airflow is further increased for an even bigger boost in horsepower and torque. Everything has been designed and built to fit and work together. An RK series high-flow air intake system, installed on an otherwise stock 107-inch Harley, netted out a 7-plus horsepower increase on the K&N dyno. This was all by itself with no other changes made to the bike. A high-flow performance air filter kit is one of the first changes many riders make to a new Harley and K&N now has them for the Milwaukee Eight Touring bikes. There are also applications for Dynas, Softails, Sportsters and V-Rods. ■

»» Drag Specialties has them now so talk to your sales rep for

details. There’s also more information at www.knfilters.com.

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Head of The Class

Performance Plus with Pro Dual Head Pipes

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agnaFlow slip-on mufflers are a popular swap for Touring-model HarleyDavidsons, a step in the right direction for performance, style and sound.

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However, experienced riders and savvy techs alike know that those mufflers are only half the story when it comes to a total, performanceminded exhaust system. Head pipes are just as important if the goal is optimum flow for optimum performance. MagnaFlow, a name certainly known for exhaust flow, has some innovative head pipes to start – and finish – the exhaust system on those Bagger-bike Harleys. They’re the MagnaFlow Pro Dual head pipes and Drag Specialties has them.

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The key to performance here is the Pro Dual’s design. These are customtuned, equal-length 1¾-inch head pipes, an exhaust design that creates great low-end torque coupled with a strong, even progression of power all the way through to the high rpm ranges. The Pro Duals headpipes are available in chrome or black and pair up nicely with MagnaFlow’s

The Pro Dual head pipes are stainless (a)Hitman and (b)Sniper slip-ons to complete that performance exhaust system. steel, and conduct less heat then ordinary mild steel; as such, radiatedPro Dual head pipes are a great match for tuned engines heat on the rider and passenger legs is reduced. With the that require enhanced flow. They’re equally at home used Pro Dual head pipes there’s performance and comfort. with stock and mildly modified engines. MagnaFlow has Available in Show Chrome or Deep Black finishes, and with equipped them with 12mm and 18mm O2 sensor ports big, bold 2½-inch full coverage heat shields, the Pro Duals that allow for maximum tuning options. Of course, all add a strong, dramatic stance to any bike. The Pro Duals those MagnaFlow mufflers slip right on. complement the lines of the bikes with a fast, sleek look.

Pro Dual head pipes, in both finishes, are available for all the 2009 through 2016 Harley-Davidson Touring models, Tri-Glides and Freewheelers. There are also direct-fit sets for the newest 2017 Touring bikes, where that 1¾-inch size eliminates the unsightly bump at the muffler connection on the right side of those new-model Harleys.

Performance mufflers are a popular pick for a Touringmodel Harley and MagnaFlow has some great ones. But to complete that exhaust upgrade the right way new head pipes are required. ■

»» Talk to your Drag rep for all the details, and let slip-on shopping riders know their options. There’s more information on all of this at www.magnaflow.com.

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PISTONS

P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

All Dressed Up

Special Coatings for Piston Performance

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iseco’s off-the-shelf pistons are designed to have the look and performance of a customized component, featuring some very high-tech attributes for a stock piston. The company has developed specialized coatings that elevate its stock pistons to high levels of durability and efficiency, most notably with its Black Edition pistons. Black Edition forged aluminum piston kits are available through Drag Specialties to fit Harley-Davidson’s Milwaukee-Eight engine, as well as popular Twin Cam and Rushmore engine applications.

All Wiseco pistons are made in the United States from forged aluminum. The forging process aligns the grain structure of the aluminum alloy, resulting in added strength and durability that makes forged pistons stronger than cast ones. Wiseco oversees everything at their own facility, including engineering, design and dyno testing. ■

»» Talk to your Drag Specialties rep about the new Black Edition pistons as well as Wiseco’s proprietary coatings. You can also find information online at www.wiseco.com.

Like other premium Wiseco pistons, the Black Edition pistons feature ArmorFit™ coating on the piston skirt as well as an ArmorX™ coating on the entire piston. The quality, materials and coatings combine to offer protection against wear, higher compression, smooth and quiet operation and maximized efficiency. Each piston has Wiseco’s ArmorX coating, which comes from a proprietary electrochemical process using high strength materials. The process creates an armor-like coating on the piston dome and ring grooves, providing resistance to extreme heat and detonation. The ArmorX coating acts as a shield around the piston, keeping the forged aluminum protected against potential damage from extreme conditions. This process also creates the distinctive black color that gives the Black Edition pistons their name. ArmorFit Skirt Coating is a patented coating developed by Wiseco’s in-house R&D department. The ArmorFit coating comes from a “moly” (molybdenum) based dry film. After Wiseco mixes the ArmorFit formula in-house, a patented process is used to permanently apply the film to the piston skirt. ArmorFit is bonded to the skirt surface, and it is designed to become the piston’s sliding area against the cylinder wall. Thanks to this coating, Black Edition pistons operate quieter and smoother than stock, with reduced friction throughout operation. During engine motion, the coating will adapt and actually fit itself to the cylinder wall, eliminating the need to measure clearance or worry about noise and wear that comes from piston rock. Each Black Edition piston kit includes the piston, rings, pin and circlips. Corresponding top end gasket kits include both head and base gaskets.

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Audio Configuration Made Easy

Centurion-Audio HD is a radio and speaker zoning and configuration system for Harley-Davidsons, making it a tool geared specifically toward audio use for models from 2006 to 2017.

The Centurion Super Pro is a diagnostic tool system that works with 1997 and newer Harley-Davidsons and Buells.

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echnoResearch has already built a reputation for versatility with its Centurion Super Pro and Super Pro Plus professional tuning and diagnostic tools. Now, the Centurion family is growing with the introduction of Centurion-Audio HD. Centurion-Audio HD (p/n 3807-0422) is a radio and speaker zoning and configuration system for HarleyDavidsons, making it a tool geared specifically toward audio use for models from 2006 to 2017. Like the Centurion Super Pro tools, TechnoResearch designed the Centurion-Audio HD for use by professionals. Dealers can utilize the new tool in the back shop to program OE and aftermarket stereos. In addition, Centurion-Audio HD can be used to activate an intercom system, Bluetooth, navigation/compass features, CB, the rear speaker switch, auxiliary 1 and 2 and other features. It should be noted that an OEM tool cannot perform many of the features the Centurion-Audio HD has, according to TechnoResearch. Like other TechnoResearch diagnostic tools, CenturionAudio HD is a serious multi-tasker. A technician can also use it to monitor various engine parameters, such as rpms, tps, battery voltage and engine temperature. It can also read and clear DTC (diagnostic trouble codes) for ECU, TSSM, BCM, radio, speedometer, and ABS. This is necessary because sometimes those audio-related issues will trip other DTC codes. Centurion-Audio HD arrives with everything necessary for use, including a zippered storage case for safekeeping.

For Victory and Indian models, TechnoResearch has the Super Pro Plus. It’s designed for independent professional repair shops.

DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT

Now Hear This

Drag Specialties carries the Centurion Super Pro (p/n 3807-0313) for 1997 and newer Harleys and Buells, as well as the Super Pro Plus (p/n 3807-0314), which works additionally with all Victory and Indian models. The versatility of the tool makes it an ideal option for independent shops that service a range of models. Not to be outdone by its audio-specific counterpart, the Centurion Super Pro and Super Pro Plus are getting a boost in functionality. TechnoResearch has released more than 25 new features with the 2018 license for the tool. Among the features is carburetor tuning, which users have often requested. That feature can be combined with a TRO2 system to monitor and record the air-to-fuel ratio, enabling the technician to make jet adjustments for premium performance. The Centurion Super Pro and Super Pro Plus will now have an active functional throttle actuator test, which will plot degree versus voltage in real time and test the functionality of the actuator throughout its full range of motion. The new IAC feature measures step counts versus voltage. This allows for full verification that the throttle actuator and IAC are actually working correctly without having to remove the air cleaner for a visual inspection. The tool can also provide TPMS manual sensor coding, the activation of the auxiliary 1 and 2 feature, the activation of the oil fan, mobile data recording for diagnostic purposes, ECU cloning of an original ECU on a blank ECU and more. The FatBook has a full list of the tool’s capabilities. ■

»» Talk to your Drag Specialties rep about Centurion-Audio HD and Centurion Super Pro tools. You can learn more about TechnoResearch online at www.technoresearch.com.

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Clean, Simple Style

Fenders up Front, LEDs out Back All the fenders are 6½-inches wide and are sized for 30inch wheel/tire sets. To ensure a perfect fit and look they’re offered for use with 42-degree raked forks, 45-degree rakes and a 47-degree rake. Applications cover the 1994 through 2013 model FLTs, FLHTs, FLHXs, FLHRs, FLTRXs and Trikes and the newest 2014 through 2017 FLHT, FLHX, FLHR, FLTRX and Trikes. The fenders are made in the USA. The new run/turn/brake taillight and license plate combo is another neatly styled piece. It’s cast aluminum, has LED lighting and mounts using the three-bolt pattern from the stock Harley-Davidson plate mount. Available with chrome, gloss black or satin black finishes, a soft rubber gasket is included to allow for a clean mount on almost any fender shape. The wiring and plugs match 2000 through 2017 Harley-Davidson harnesses, but can be spliced into the wiring for any custom application. ■

These new all-steel fenders are designed for big-wheel upgrades on Harley-Davidson FL models.

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hirty-inch wheels are a popular upgrade on FLmodel Harley-Davidsons, and Russ Wernimont Designs has some new additions to make that big-wheel conversion look better than ever.

New to the lineup are six all-steel fender applications for FL models, with exact fits for three popular rake angles used on those big-wheel setups. Russ Wernimont Designs also has a slick new run/turn/brake taillight combo with a neatly integrated license plate frame for Softails, Sportsers and Dynas.

»» Talk with your Drag rep about these new products and take a look at www.russwernimont.com.

Russ Wernimont Design’s new run/turn/brake taillight and license plate combo is a neatly styled setup that really cleans up a motorcycle’s tail section.

Russ Wernimont has an eye for custom that’s proven with the clean style and simple, good look of these fenders and that bolt-on taillight/license frame. It’s the Wernimont look, crisp, clean, right to the point. Neatly styled and slightly valanced, the new front fenders have a skirted trailing edge and formed indents around the mounting area. They’re all one-piece stampings, 14-gauge steel laser trimmed for neatness and accuracy and delivered with a flat-black finish. There are steel inner-panels welded in for double-wall thickness in the mounting areas and that doubled area is formed with indents for even more strength. The fenders not only look good, they are strong. They are direct boltons with raw-aluminum spacers included, and chrome spacers available separately.

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New Fitments for Touring Bikes and Trikes

Harley-Davidson FL models tend to get ridden two-up and loaded down. Upgrade that stock front suspension with Legend’s nitrogen-charged AXEO front kits.

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s it is with most stock bikes, new HarleyDavidsons can almost always benefit from an upgrade over the OE suspension. This is especially a good move if it’s a big FL Touring model that’s regularly ridden two-up and loaded down. For years Legend Suspensions’ AIR and AIR-A rear shocks, and the dual-chambered and nitrogen-charged AXEO front kits, have given riders complete control over the suspension characteristics of their bikes. Now the company has expanded its fitments to include HarleyDavidson 2015 through 2017 Touring models and Trikes. New applications for the AIR and rebound-adjustable AIR-A rear suspensions include all the late model Road Glides, the FLHT/FLHR/FLHX bikes and the latest model Trikes. The fitments accommodate both 12-inch and 13-inch needs. The AIR and AIR-A are air-spring systems, and do not use any coil springs. The AIR-A version features rebound adjustment to go along with the myriad adjustment possibilities of those air springs. Either way, AIR or AIR-A, a rider has complete control over the ride, handling, ride height and load capacity of the bike. Legend’s Aramid Fiber air spring technology provides almost limitless spring-rate adjustability.

be. The new AXEO applications include both standard height and 1-inch lowered fitments, and there are standard-height sets for the 2017 Tri Glides and Freewheelers with 49mm fork legs.

SUSPENSION PRODUCTS

Suspension Upgrades

In all of the applications, stability, cornering feel and traction are all significantly improved. The setup nearly eliminates front-end dive during heavy braking and there’s a firm, comfortable feel at highway speeds with no bottoming out over bumps or potholes. What those AIR and AIR-A suspensions do for the rear, AXEO does up front. It completes the upgrade, transforming the way an FL-model Harley rides and feels. Legend also has the AXEO 23 for FL models with 23-inch front wheels, a lift/leveling bracket for the 2017 Tri Glide and some new clear anodized REVO and REVO-A coil spring suspensions for FLs, Dynas, Sportsters and FXRs. ■

»» Talk with your Drag rep for all the details and check out www.legandsuspensions.com.

The AIR-A air-spring system features rebound adjustment and a myriad of other adjustment possibilities, allowing riders control over ride, handling, ride height and load capacity.

Your customers can fine-tune the rebound on their bike for optimum performance in all conditions by using the AIR-A’s external-knob adjustment. The new fitments come complete with an air compressor that’s pre-wired, a full wiring harness with Deutsch connections, modelspecific mounting, and an OEM-like handlebar control that delivers on-the-go adjustability. The popular AXEO high-performance front suspension kits are now available with 2017-model applications, too. The popular AXEO high-performance kits are a complete rethink of what a Harley-Davidson front suspension can

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AUDIO EQUIPMENT

Sounds Great

Audio Kits for Better Road Tunes There are two versions of the Klock Werks Powered by Kicker Audio Fit Kit to fit FLHT and Road Glide models, including the standard kit and the King Tour-Pak. Each Audio Fit Kit includes a pair of 6½-inch weatherproof, high-performance, dual voice coil speakers. They fit into the factory openings and come with mounting rings and spacers. The King Tour-Pak includes a pair of 5¼-inch speakers. The amp has a small footprint, both in terms of size and current draw. Although it provides high power, it pulls less than 10 amps at maximum output. Its size makes it easy to mount inside the fairing or a top case via an included customfit stainless-steel bracket. The custom wiring harness in each Audio Fit Kit ensures true plug-and-play installation. All necessary hardware is included, and there is no need to cut wiring or make cuts to the fairing or other body parts. Instructions are included, too. Klock Werks knows that some riders want as much control over their audio as possible, which is not always easy when rolling down the road. Vibrations can result in distortion and lost audio from sound systems, even at low speeds.

With the Klock Werks Powered by Kicker Audio Fit Kit, your Touring-bike customers can get an instant audio upgrade. The Dynamat kit will help cut road noise and enhance the tunes.

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hen two respected brands come together to collaborate on a product, you know it’s going to be good. In the case of Klock Werks Powered by Kicker Audio Fit Kits, you also know it’s going to sound good. Klock Werks teamed up with Kicker Performance Audio, a well-known brand in the world of audio solutions, to create a true plug and play product that was specifically designed and tuned for powersports applications. The goals of the Audio Fit Kits are simple — easy installation, the clearest sound and the loudest volume.

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A Dynamat Sound Control Fairing Kit is a way to battle those vibrations, resulting in louder and clearer audio output from the speakers. Dynamat is a sound-damping material that cuts road noise and enhances audio. The kits also result in a tighter bass response and more pronounced mid-range tone. The Dynamat Sound Control Fairing Kits are custom cut for FLHT and Road Glide models, which means no waste and no guesswork. A computer creates sheets of Dynamat Xtreme and Dynaliner to ensure a precise fit for each application, so installation involves simply peeling the backing off each piece and sticking it onto the fairing. ■

»» Talk to your Drag Specialties rep about Klock Werks Powered by Kicker Audio Fit Kits, Dynamat Sound Control Fairing Kits and other available Klock Werks products. You can also find information online at www.getklocked.com.

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Milwaukee-Eight Power Upgrades for the New Multi-Valve

Feuling has further filled out its line of Milwaukee-Eight products, a range that now includes such parts as upgraded pushrods, *camshafts, valve springs and hardware kits.

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n Drag Specialties Magazine #7, Feuling announced upgraded products for the Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight engine, a lineup that includes a number of hot rod parts.

Heading the list were two new *camshafts, a workhorse Reaper 405 and the high-lift/high-rpm specialist Reaper 465. There were also heavy-duty cam bearings, performance lifters, new valve seals, upgraded crank sprockets and fastener kits. Now Fueling is further filling out that range with full sets of Beehive valve springs custom wound to the Milwaukee-Eight’s multi-valve requirements, new heavyduty one-piece pushrods and complete *camshaft kits that come with everything for the job right down to the gaskets and O-rings. A gasket set, incidentally, that allows reuse of the OE pushrods or the optional, and highly recommended, heavyduty Feuling replacements. Feuling’s development work on this engine has also shown that adding one of the company’s high-performance fastener kits is a smart move. The fastener kit replaces the factory hold-down bolts with heavy-duty studs better able to reduce the stress on the rocker-shaft standoff mounts. Your customer can complete the upgrade with the Feuling/ARP Milwaukee-Eight cylinder-stud and head-bolt kit. Something else to be aware of is the Milwaukee-Eight’s redesigned oiling system, specifically the relocation of the pressure relief valve into the oil pump. This design change makes Feuling’s Milwaukee-Eight specific pressure relief spring/valve removal tool, and the PSI test tool toolbox requirements. This way, an engine builder can be assured of proper pressure relief valve operation, critical to maintaining oil pressure. Harley-Davidson stepped things up a notch when it announced the MilwaukeeEight, and now Feuling is coming along with a lineup of go-fast parts to add some extra grunt to that eight-valve power plant. ■

»» Talk with your Drag Specialties sales rep about Feuling’s new products, and get more info at www.feulingparts.com.

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Another Custom-Cast Winner from Coastal Moto are plenty strong. They are precision-cast and custom-machined, and are ready to roll.

WHEELS

The Atlantic 3D

Add it up, riders have. Custom-contoured 3D looks, quality cast construction, easy installation and attractive prices, the Coastal Moto wheels are hard to pass up. The 20-spoke Atlantic 3D is available in Chrome or Black Cut, and is ready to go right out of the box. The Largo 3D also comes in those same sizes – a 21 x 3.5 front and an 18 x 5.5 rear – and comes complete with bearings and valve stems. They are available in Chrome and Black Cut and have applications for all the 2008 through 2017 FLHT, FLHR and FLHX fronts, and the 2009 through 2017 rears, with and without ABS. ■ Coastal Moto’s Atlantic 3D wheel is a true cast custom wheel that provides a muscular upgrade for 2008 to 2017 Harley-Davidson Baggers.

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Talk with your Drag rep about the new Atlantic 3D and the Largo 3D, and get more information at www.coastalmoto.com.

y now you’ve seen those Largo 3D wheels from Costal Moto, a true cast custom wheel for the aftermarket. Now, there’s yet another choice — it’s Coastal Moto’s Atlantic 3D, a new 20-spoke design wheel. Just like the Largo before it, it’s precision cast, custom contoured with 3D looks, and has a two-year warranty on workmanship and finish. It has a Lifetime Structural Warranty and all the bearings and valve stems are installed. They’re ready to mount in all those 2008 to 2017 HarleyDavidsons Baggers, just like those instantly popular Largo 3Ds. They come in the following sizes – 21 x 3.5 front and an 18 x 5.5 rear, and the new Atlantics also accept the stock Harley-Davidson cush-drive and pulley. They’re available with intelligent ABS bearings so they’ll work with linked brake Harley models and no ABS re-calibration or added modules are required, even if you only install that 21-inch front wheel. The Atlantic 3Ds also accept the stock Harley-Davidson lug-mount brake rotors, further reducing the cost of a custom-wheel conversion. All this is good news for the aftermarket, custom-cast wheels available for Harley-Davidsons that aren’t OE parts. They have a clearly custom appearance, at a price far less than anything cut from billet or forged. Make no mistake, these cast wheels, both the Largo and the new Atlantic,

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The new Atlantic 3D wheel features a 20-spoke design and is available in chrome or black cut.

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BELT DRIVES

Open-Primary Season

Belt Drives for the New Touring Bikes The company now has applications for 2017 Harley-Davidson Touring models, the Milwaukee-Eight bikes. Two versions of the BDL 2-inch open primary are available, one using a single-piece motor plate, the other with a two-piece motor plate. Both are offered with finish choices of black or chrome.

BDL has two new versions of its 2-inch open primary for Milwaukee-Eight-powered Harley-Davidson Touring bikes.

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pen-belt primary drives are a popular addition to Harley-Davidson Touring bikes. They look great, they’re strong and efficient and they scream custom performance.

BDL kits are favorites for all of these reasons and more. They also feature everything needed to get up and running – a no-nonsense drive belt and its pulleys, an expanded-footprint Kevlar clutch pack and one of BDL’s patented ball-bearing lock up pressure plate.

Like all the BDL 2-inch open-primaries, these two latest versions not only feature everything needed to get that bike out on the road, they also come with a short “heel/ toe” shift-shaft cone and one longer “toe-shift only” cone, both with all the necessary bushings. Everything needed is here, so there will be no surprises halfway through the installation. All of it is made in the USA by BDL, from foundry to final machining. ■

»» Talk to your Drag Specialties rep for details. There is more information, photos and specific application lists at BDL’s website, www.beltdrives.com.


Iconic Style in a Versatile Seat

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he dramatic design of LePera’s Villain seat makes a bold statement that transforms any bike the Villain graces. The Villain is especially popular with Bagger riders, but LePera makes the seat across the full model range. The traditional 2-up design showcases the bold lines of the Villain with a 10½-inch driver seating area and 7¼-inch passenger area. Plain, diamond and pleated finishes are all available through Drag Specialties.

How’s that for a unique profile? The bold lines of the Villain are available in a 2-up design and as a solo seat. Both provide plenty of comfort and style.

The Villain solo seat has the same groundbreaking lines as the full-length Villain, but it is 10 inches wide and bobbed in the rear. Drag Specialties carries the seat in plain, diamond and pleated finishes, as well as a bold brown diamond finish with black contrast panels. Long-haul riders might want the extra real estate for the rider and passenger offered by the Super Villain, which has a 14½-inch wide driver seating area and 11 inches for the passenger.

The Villain Daddy Long Legs, meanwhile, is designed for riders who need more legroom. Setting the rider back an extra two inches over the regular Villain, the driver seating area is ten inches wide, and passengers still have plenty of room at the back, with 7¼ inches. The Villain and Villain solo are available for most all bikes. The Super Villain and Villain Daddy Long Legs are both available for late-model Touring bikes. ■

»» Talk to your Drag Specialties rep about the Villain, and get more info at www.lepera.com.

SEATS

Cheering the Villain


GASKET KITS

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Sealed Right, Sealed Tight James Gaskets Fork Kits

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othing’s more frustrating, or messy, than a leaking gasket or seal. Or worse yet a replacement that doesn’t fix the problem. The late James Clark, “the Godfather of gaskets,” knew that and the result was James Gaskets, Inc., the company he created that has grown to produce a comprehensive and relied upon lineup of gaskets and seals for Harley-Davidsons.

James Gaskets’ all-in-one Fork Seal Kits include everything needed to reseal and rebuild a set of Harley-Davidson forks.

They fit right, seal tight and include a full selection of washers, seals, covers, screws, O-rings, plugs, caps and retaining clips for every Harley-Davidson fork going all the way back to models from the late ’40s. James Gaskets’ all-in-one Fork Seal Kits are right there in the FatBook and OldBook. Taking all the work and worry out of putting together the correct assortment of parts needed for a particular re-seal job, the Fork Seal Kits come with everything needed all in one box.

Applications cover everything, we’re talking FLs, FXs, XLs, V-Rods and Trikes from the ’40s right up to present-day models and everything included is high quality. All of this is available under one part number, making for a quick and easy selection. Getting halfway through a re-seal job only to discover one critical piece of the puzzle missing is pretty frustrating, too. That won’t happen here. You know your customers and you know the kits they’ll ask for. ■

»» Talk to your Drag rep and make sure those James Gaskets Fork Seal Kits are in stock and ready when they’re needed.

JGI-33031-41 3-speed transmission gasket and seal kit DRAG DS-173370

JGI-17028-36 Knucklehead® Motor Kit. DRAG DS-174965

JGI-17055-05-MLS Twin-Cam 95/103 w/multi layer steel head gaskets. DRAG 0934-1600

Genuine James Gaskets kits, 1936 to present. Knucklehead® to Twin-Cam®, 3-speed to 6-Speed. Yeah we got it.

JGI-33031-06 Dyna® 6-speed transmission kit. DRAG 0934-1619


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SADDLEMEN ELIMINATOR TAIL SECTION AND SEAT KITS Give your XL Street Tracker style with this complete tail section/seat kit Tail section is 100% marine-grade fiberglass with a black gelcoat finish that is ready for prep, prime and paint Bolts on in minutes; kit includes all necessary hardware for a complete installation Lattice Stitch (LS) kit includes a retro-styled seat that has old-school looks with a modern twist Carbon Fiber (CF) kit includes seat with a hightech carbon-fiber look seat cover Tail section/seat measure 28˝ L (overall) x 10 3/8˝ W (at widest point) Seat pads measures 18 1/2˝ L x 1.25˝ thick

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NOTE: Requires removal of stock seat, fender and fender struts. Tail light, rear turn signals and license plate require relocating. PART # DESCRIPTION SUG. RETAIL FOR 04-17 XL 0804-0680 LS seat kit $500.00 0804-0681 Faux carbon-fiber seat kit 490.00

BASSANI *SHORT ROAD RAGE III STAINLESS 2-INTO-1 SYSTEM Features stepped, 1 3/4˝ to 1 7/8˝, equal-length headpipes designed for maximum performance Included heat shields cover enough of the headpipes for heat protection but end inches from the collector to show off the stainless steel and hand TIG welding Tapered, megaphone-style, short muffler body; system mounts off of transmission for that truly radical short look System comes with 18mm and 12mm Oxygen ports with sensors, adapters and plugs Includes removable baffle and end cap Made in the U.S.A.

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PART # DESCRIPTION SUG. RETAIL 1800-2172 For 95-16 FLHT/FLHR/FLHX/FLTR $1,199.95

MAGNAFLOW *4 1/2˝ IMPACT SLIP-ON MUFFLERS Generate a rich sound quality with a thundering bass roar through the power band Magnaflow’s top of the line pro-flow, three-step perforated baffle cores help create increased power and torque 4 1/2˝ slash-cut end caps with precision-channeled interiors offer a bold stance on your bike Deliver improved flow, output and performance on highly tuned or stock engines Available in show chrome or deep black finishes Easily bolts on to stock or Magnaflow headpipes 3-D effect channeled end caps in accent cut gloss black or full chrome have a slim profile for a distinctive sleek stance on your bike All mounting hardware included PART # DESCRIPTION SUG. RETAIL Sold in pairs FOR 17 FLHT/FLHX/FLHR/FLTRX/FLTRU MODELS Made in the U.S.A. 1801-1125 Chrome w/ chrome end cap $659.95

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1801-1126 Chrome w/ black end cap 1801-1127 Black w/ black end cap

689.95 749.95

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DRAG SPECIALTIES SEATS PREDATOR SEAT Solar-reflective leather in the seating area and automotive-grade vinyl on the sides; patented process reduces surface temperature by as much as 25°F for a cooler seat, higher durability and longer life over conventional leather or vinyl Seat is narrow up front for better leg clearance; moves rider 1/2˝ forward compared to stock Custom-molded polyurethane foam for maximum comfort and styling 3/16˝ ABS thermoformed seat base for a perfect fit Rubber bumpers and fully carpeted bottom to protect paint Fits with all Drag and most H-D sissy bars Includes all mounting hardware Made in the U.S.A.

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PART # FOR 15-17 FXSB MODELS (29 ½˝ L X 13 ½˝ W) 0802-0921

DESCRIPTION

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Smooth $303.95

DRAG SPECIALTIES FRONT FENDER Smooth steel construction Pre-drilled, mounts with existing hardware Designed for use with 16˝-17˝ front wheel

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PART # 1401-0583

DESCRIPTION SUG. RETAIL For 12-17 FLS; repl. OEM #58900021 $109.95

STARTER JACKSHAFT WRENCH Holds the jackshaft by the splines without damaging them Slides over the shaft, allowing you to loosen the bolt to remove the jackshaft assembly when switching out starters or removing the inner primary Laser-cut from 1/4˝ stainless steel Double-sided; fitments cover all Big Twin models 90-16

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PART # 3802-0071

DESCRIPTION For 90-16 Big Twin models

SUG. RETAIL $21.95

CIRO FANG® SIGNAL LIGHT INSERTS Great way to add modern styling and class to your bike while also increasing visibility Eye-catching white LED halo driving light and super-bright amber turn signal Lens amplifies light output for maximum brightness DOT compliant Sold in pairs

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PART # 2040-2017 2040-2018 2040-2019 2040-2020

DESCRIPTION Chrome front signal light inserts Chrome rear signal light inserts Black front signal light inserts Black rear signal light inserts

SUG. RETAIL $149.95 149.95 149.95 149.95

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Let FreedoM Ring

pistons to power Shovelhead,Panhead,Sportster, Evo, Twin Cam & Milwuakee 8 Engines

FORGED MADE IN THE U.S.A.

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WILD BOAR

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200 WATT SPEAKERS 4 ohm 200 watt speakers feature large, vented magnets, nice studio grade crossovers and carbon fiber cone 1.25˝ titanium tweeter with custom reflector cup Road Glide specific black grill trim rings can be installed “as is” or be painted to match custom inner fairings Chrome grill trim rings are also included in box Locking barbs secure factory speaker wires Designed specifically for the very small factory speaker cabinets No corporate logos on grills Sold in pairs PART # DESCRIPTION SUG. RETAIL

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4405-0482

For 15-17 FLTRX/FLTRU

$389.95

RUSS WERNIMONT DESIGNS LED TAILLIGHT/TURN SIGNAL/LICENSE PLATE KIT Black cast-aluminum license plate frame with an LED taillight and turn signal Brilliant starburst optics Three-color LED light system: red running/brake light, amber turn signals and white license plate light Measures 5 1/2˝ H x 7˝W; accepts most 4˝ x 7˝ license plates Uses OEM plugs or can be spliced into existing wiring harness Requires the use of mounting pockets (sold separately) Can be used on OEM fenders, custom fenders or various custom applications PART # 2010-1289 Made in the U. S. A.

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DESCRIPTION SUG. RETAIL Black LED taillight/turn signal/license plate kit $311.95

ROAD WARRIOR FAIRING Shown with 11” Dark Black Smoke Road Warrior Windshield.

MADE IN MEMPHIS THAT WO R KS

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KEN’S FACTORY DRIVER FLOORBOARDS Constructed of billet aluminum with rubber inserts for a sure grip Available in anodized black machine or polished finish Include vibration-reducing rubber inserts Measure 5 1/16˝ x 14 3/8˝ x 1 1/2˝ Sold in pairs

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PART # DESCRIPTION FOR 80-17 FLT/FLHT, 80-98 FLHR/FLTR, 09-13 H-D FL TRIKE, 86-17 FLST, 12-16 FLD MODELS 1621-0753 Black machine 1621-0754 Polished

SUG. RETAIL

$410.95 410.95

TERRY COMPONENTS REBUILD KIT FOR ELECTRIC REVERSE MOTOR All components in kit are new, no rebuilt or reclaimed parts Includes field housing, armature, brush holder with brushes, brush holder retaining clip, brush cap and planetary gear shield to rebuild electric reverse motor OEM #83388-09/09A Complete and detailed instructions also included

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PART # 2110-0863

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DESCRIPTION For all 09-17 H-D Trike models

SUG. RETAIL $299.95


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COVINGTONS

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CAM COVERS CNC-machined billet aluminum construction Hardware included Made in the U.S.A.

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PART # FOR 17 M-EIGHT 0940-1624 0940-1625 0940-1622 0940-1623

DESCRIPTION Gloss black powdercoat, finned Chrome, finned Gloss black powdercoat, dimpled Chrome, dimpled

SUG. RETAIL $499.95 499.95 499.95 499.95

LOS ANGELES CHOPPERS WHEEL BEARING ADAPTER KITS Never again will you have to pass on a good deal at the swap meet because a wheel you want has the wrong bearings No more fighting with the wheel to remove the old bearings, only to have to fabricate a new inner bearing spacer PART #0215-1034 takes 25mm wheels and reduces them down to fit a 3/4˝ axle PART #0215-1035 takes those 1˝ bearings and necks them down to fit a 3/4˝ axle Won’t change existing wheel spacing Solid stainless steel construction to prevent corrosion PART # DESCRIPTION SUG. RETAIL 0215-1034 25mm to 3/4˝ bearing adapter $39.95 Made in the U.S.A.

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0215-1035

1˝ to 3/4˝ bearing adapter

39.95


S&S 4˝ GRAND NATIONAL *SLIP-ON MUFFLER 6.7% more horsepower and 11.6% more torque (when used with Stealth Air Cleaner Kit) Race inspired sound & stainless steel baffle Black ceramic finish matches stock header pipe Removeable dB reducer for back pressure and sound tuning Meets J2825 levels for sound

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NOTE: Qualified Manufacturer Declared Replacement Part PART # DESCRIPTION SUG. RETAIL 1801-1169 For 15-17 XG500/750 $299.95

J.W. SPEAKER 5.75˝ LED ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHTS Adaptive headlight senses leaning angles up to 30° and dynamically fills in dark areas while turning Feature ComfortLite technology with improved beam pattern and dual burn high beam with over 3200 effective lumens Superior visibility, safety and durability Easy, plug-n-play H4-style connector Die-cast aluminum light housings PART # DESCRIPTION SUG. RETAIL DOT compliant FOR 98-13 FLTR 2001-1494 Chrome $999.95 Made in the U.S.A.

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2001-1495

Black

999.95

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