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CONTENTS September 2017 H Vol. 24 #8 Publisher/Editor-in-Chief: Don Emde • donemde@me.com

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Contributing Writers: Joe Colombero, Beth Dolgner, Don Emde, Dennis Johnson, Joe Kress Contributing Photographers: Aaron Brimhall, Simon Cudby, Kinney Jones, Brian J. Nelson 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. Parts 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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his issue of Parts Magazine is our Official Show Issue for the upcoming NVP Product Expo in Madison, WI. It was originally just called the NVP, short for National Vendor Presentations. For as long as the magazine has been in existence, there has been the annual gathering of the sales reps, vendors, Parts Unlimited and LeMans Corporation management. For many years that was the whole show, with the rep force broken into regions and rotating around various meeting rooms to hear the latest from the leading vendors about their lines for the next year. A later addition was adding a dealer open house that was originally held at the Janesville warehouse, with dealers invited to stop by to meet and talk with the participating vendors. That was a nice addition, which eventually led to the current format that includes everything the old “NVP” was for the reps, the Product Expo for the Parts Unlimited dealers, plus the “Meet & Greet” on Saturday night that we all attend and enjoy. We look forward to seeing you there! In this issue you will find the 2017 NVP Product Expo Preview, with a sampling of new products to check out at the show, plus the schedule of events. And as always, we’ve got ads and informative editorial features

from AFX Helmets, Alpinestars, American Kargo, AMS Tires, Barnett Tool & Engineering, Bassani Xhaust, Biltwell, Braking, D.I.D Chain, DP Brakes, Dunlop Tires, EBC Brakes, Excel Tires, FMF Racing, FUCHS-Silkolene Lubricants, Fuel Star, Helix Racing, Hogtunes, Icon, IMG Motorsports, J.W. Speaker, K&L Supply, Klock Werks, KOSO North America, LeoVince Exhaust, Memphis Shades, Michelin Tires, Moose Racing, Moose Utility Division, Motion Pro, Mustang Seats, PJ1 Brands, Pro Circuit, ProX Hard Parts, PSR, Regina Chain, RK Chain, Saddlemen Seats, Star Tron, TecMate, Thor MX, Trinity Racing, Wiseco Piston, and Z1R. Additionally, be sure to read our story about Parts Unlimited’s newest sponsored rider, Jake Gagne, a fast-rising star from San Diego. Jake actually started as a motocross rider, but later took a liking to roadracing and today rides the #32 American Honda factory supported-Genuine Broaster Chicken bike in the MotoAmerica Superbike series. Thanks to everyone who made this issue happen. Now...on with the show! ■

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eMans Corporation announced that Mike Collins has been appointed the company’s new president and CEO. Collins has been with LeMans for 24 years, most recently working as vice president of purchasing. “Mike has successfully directed our purchasing department for several years, guaranteeing dealers the best fill-rate in the industry,” said Fred Fox, chairman and founder of LeMans. “He has also developed strong and wellrespected relationships with all of our Mike Collins major vendors. We are excited to have Mike at the helm to lead the company as we plan for continued growth and expansion.” LeMans also announced that company veteran Bruce Schumacher has been appointed as director of purchasing. “Bruce has been a valued member of the LeMans team for many years,” Fox said. “Most recently he has been very

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»» The staff of Parts Magazine congratulates Collins and Schumacher on their new positions.

Class of 2017 INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED FOR AMA MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME

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MF Racing founder Donnie Emler Sr. joins four other notable industry figures as the newest inductees in the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.

The group will be honored on September 22 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio in conjunction with the American International Motorcycle Expo. In addition to Emler Sr., the lineup includes off-road racing champion Eddie Lojak Sr., world motocross champion and Road 2 Recovery founder Bob Moore, racer and filmmaker Peter Starr, and racer, team owner and publisher John Ulrich.

“The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2017 includes giants of the motorcycle lifestyle, sport and industry,” said Ken Ford, a member of the AMA board of directors and chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation board. “Each of these individuals has made a lasting impact on motorcycling in some profound way. The Hall of Fame will shine a little brighter this Sept. 22, when these five motorcyclists are enshrined for perpetuity.” The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame was established in 1998 by the AMHF to honor the legends and heroes of American motorcycling and highlight their achievements and contributions to motorcycling. continued on page 12...

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FMF Racing founder Donnie Emler Sr., then and now. Emler is one of newest inductees to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. ...continued from page 10

Hall of Fame inductees represent eight areas: Ambassadors/ Industry, Design/Engineering, Dirt Track, Leadership/ Advocacy, Motocross/Supercross, Off-Road, Road Racing and Specialty Competition.

»» For information on tickets, go to www.americanmotorcyclist.com/tickets. AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Donnie Emler Sr. helped establish the roots of the motocross and off-road aftermarket performance industry, which continues to thrive today. Emler Sr. started Flying Machine Factory, known today as FMF Racing, out of his garage in Hawthorne, CA in 1973. Early clients included such riders as AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Marty Smith, the first AMA Motocross 125cc National Champion. Today, FMF Racing sponsors top riders and is a successful aftermarket exhaust and accessory company, making all of its performance products in its Southern California factory. Eddie Lojak Sr. was a three-time overall champion in the AMA Hare Scrambles National Championship Series and a nine-time overall bike champion in the Grand National Cross

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County Series. The 1982 AMA Amateur Athlete of the Year, Lojak Sr. also was the top American on the U.S. International Six Days Enduro World Trophy Team that year. Bob Moore won the AMA 125cc West Region Supercross Championship in 1985, and later captured the 1994 125cc World Motocross Championship. Moore notched 28 individual moto wins in the 125cc and 250cc divisions. He co-founded Road 2 Recovery in 2000 to offer support to injured AMA motocross and Supercross racers. Peter Starr, a racer in England in the mid-20th century, is best known for his later career as a filmmaker. He has produced more than 50 feature films and specials featuring some of the all-time greats in motorcycling history, including his most famous film, “Take it to the Limit.” John Ulrich was the 1983 and 1984 WERA National Endurance Champion and the 1996 WERA National Challenge Series 125cc Grand Prix Champion. He also cofounded Team Hammer Inc., and started Roadracing World & Motorcycle Technology magazine. In 2001, he started the nonprofit Roadracing World Action Fund to facilitate the use of soft barriers at racetracks. ■

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actory KTM/Thor rider Marvin Musquin proved that if you’re going to bounce back from a mid-season knee injury, you might as well do it in style.

The French rider arrived at the Spring Creek National in Millville, MN ready to race and promptly pulled off a careerfirst in the 450cc class by powering through both motos for back-to-back wins. This stellar performance at the eighth round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship earned Musquin his second career overall win. Musquin started the season strong by scoring his first 450cc class National win in round two at Glen Helen, a victory that put him in the points lead. He added some more points at the next round in Colorado, but subsequently suffered a torn

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meniscus. The injury left him working to salvage points for the championship in the next couple rounds. Musquin jumped right into it in Millville by pulling the holeshot at the start of the first 450 moto, taking a lead that he never relinquished, and kept on ripping until crossing the finish line for the win. After getting second at the start of moto two, Musquin took the lead in the second lap and continued to dominate until winning. “I had a perfect first moto and got the holeshot then tried to pull a gap on everyone. I think I had over a 20 second gap, which is the best feeling ever,” Musquin said. “I controlled the race and was able to be smooth and consistent. Going 1-1 is a dream come true in the 450 class.” ■

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hen he first picked up his 1975 Honda GL1000 more than four decades ago, Allan Zahrt never could have imagined where – and how far – that trusty machine would take him.

“When you buy a motorcycle, you don’t really think you’re planning to do something like that,” says Zahrt, the coowner of Pro Motorsports, an independent repair shop in Wausau, WI.

You see, by the time you read this, Zahrt will have celebrated logging a hefty1 million miles on his teal Gold Wing. Even on a motorcycle model long associated with eating up the miles, Zahrt’s feat certainly accounts for some serious seat time.

Zahrt was only 19 years old when he bought the bike in June 1976 while working as a young mechanic at his local Honda dealership. He then proceeded to hit the highway, traveling to all the lower 48 states and throughout Canada.

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Parts Unlimited dealer Allan Zahrt hit the 1 million-mile mark on his 1975 Gold Wing. Here’s the before and after on that GL’s five digit odometer.

Averaging about 26,000 miles a season, Zahrt’s odometer kept rolling along, right up until the original motor needed replacement at 382,000 miles. He’s now on his fourth motor, which he installed at 697,000 miles. He likes to keep a healthy supply of donor bikes on hand for other needed replacement parts.

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Zahrt reached the 1 million-mile mark the last weekend of July and celebrated with a picnic lunch at the dealership.

Check out pictures of that well-traveled Wing at www.promotorsportswausau.com/goldwing.pictures.html A Parts Unlimited dealer since 1990, Zahrt is planning on riding his million-mile Wing to Madison, WI this month for the NVP Product Expo. He’s making the trip from his shop, perhaps starting down the road to the 2 million mile mark? ■

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urvey a group of riders about what constitutes good riding weather and it’s a sure bet, hot, muggy days, as well as sweltering, groundbaking heat, are pretty far down on the list. All that heat saps a racer’s concentration and leaves a trail rider flagging on the last bits of a hill climb. This is why your savvy customers take ventilation (and hydration) into account when picking out their riding gear for the warm weather months. In fact, some of the savviest make a straight line right to the newest collection of Moose Racing’s Sahara racewear. The jerseys and pants are built with full ventilation in mind. When Moose Racing first launched the Sahara lineup, the off-road experts on the brand’s R&D team knew they 20

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needed something that helps keeps riders cool, while providing comfort and protection. With Sahara, they hit on all the necessary points, and then some. With each new season’s lineup of Sahara racewear, Moose Racing is sure to keep the line breezy, easy and stylish and the 2017 line does that in double time. First off, the style is on-point and the colorways are as eyecatching as ever, including Black/Orange, Black/White, Green/White, Red/Black, Red/White, Yellow/Black, and a Blue Hi-Viz that really pops. The line contains those same Sahara features that help riders stay comfortable, even when the thermometer is pegged. Starting up top, the jersey features a highly ventilated polyester mesh chassis that allows plenty of airflow.

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Even the high quality, sublimated graphics are breathable — there’s nothing worse than a big, screen-printed logo that blocks the breeze. In fact, the overall design is meant to provide maximum ventilation and performance. The Sahara jersey also features an athletic fit that allows for a full range of movement so there’s no binding or bunching. Further comfort comes via the spandex V-neck and stretch neck taping. Available in sizes SM-3X. Given that a rider’s lower half is sitting just inches from a hard-working off-road motor, Moose Racing made sure that the Sahara pants’ polyester construction provides lots of cool airflow. That ventilation is coupled with reinforced high-denier fabric for protection in high wear areas.

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RIDER PROFILE

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acob “Jake” Gagne seemingly burst onto the American road racing scene in 2016. But for those who were paying attention, his climb to the top tier of the sport was a progression of talent, passion and sponge-like ability to quickly absorb the skills and knowledge required to run with the best in the nation.

For 2017 Gagne is riding a Honda CBR1000 with support from American Honda and sponsorship by Genuine Broaster Chicken and Parts Unlimited. Sit down with us and get to know a little bit more about this talented rider.

Gagne is a natural two-wheeled talent. He got his first dirt bike at the age of 5, and was racing at the local southern California motocross tracks with his father right away. As he grew, he dreamed of becoming a factory motocross star.

I still live in San Diego. I really love it here. It’s hard to beat the weather that’s for sure. I’m also close to the coast, which is really nice because I spend a lot of time at the beach and in the water. There are also a ton of really nice moto tracks around this area so that’s another huge perk for me. My parents, Marc and Mo Gagne, also have lived in San Diego pretty much their whole lives so I guess the city is in my blood.

Believe it or not, Gagne did not ride a roadracing machine until he tried out for the Red Bull AMA Rookies Cup. He finished fourth and impressed the judges and sponsors. After that, it was a rapid transition from motocross to road racing, as he won the 2010 title in only his second season. Gagne has since gone on to win the AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike title, and in 2015 he became MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 champion. But, not content with his success, the young rider also rode an AMA Motocross National in 2015 and took part in the inaugural Superprestigio of the Americas flat track event in 2015.

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Parts Magazine: Where are you living now?

I understand you like to surf? I really love surfing, that’s probably my number one hobby besides motorcycles. Anything around the ocean is cool for me. I ride my mountain bike quite a bit as well and hike and camp as much as I can. I play a little guitar also when I’m hanging at home. I don’t watch any TV or anything really so I just try to stay busy training and learning.

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What was your first motorcycle and how did you get into riding? My Dad got me a little KTM 50 when I was around 5. I remember the day I swung a leg over that thing for the first time and I’ve been hooked ever since. My dad has been a motorcycle guy his whole life, and pretty much loves all motorsports. Before he got me a bike I just remember going to the moto track with him and watching him rip around. My dad is definitely one of my biggest role models and I’m very lucky to have his guidance.

How did you get into racing? We pretty much went straight into racing motocross as soon as I got a 50. We had a cool track called Barona that was close by and that’s where we spent most of our weekends racing when I was really young. We started doing bigger races as I got a little older on 65s and doing pretty well. My goal was to race pro motocross/Supercross as I got older but things took an interesting turn in 2008.

Jake Gagne’s road racing record to date: 2008- 4th, Red Bull AMA Rookies Cup #32 KTM FRR 125 2009- 6th, Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup #32 KTM FRR 125 2010- 1st, Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup #32 KTM FRR 125 2011- 17th, CEV Moto2 Championship #32 PromoHarris 2012- 11th, AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike Championship #132 Yamaha YZF-R6 2013- 2nd, AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike Championship #32 Yamaha YZF-R6 2014- 1st, AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike Championship #32 Yamaha YZF-R6 2015- 1st, MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 Championship #32 Yamaha YZF-R1 2016- 10th, MotoAmerica Superbike Championship #32 Yamaha YZF-R1 2017- MotoAmerica Superbike Championship #32 Honda CBR1000RR

Was that when you became a road racer? My dad heard about this program called the Red Bull Rookies Cup that they were bringing to the U.S. to follow the AMA Superbike series in 2008. So, we sent my resume not really thinking much of it and sure enough we get an email saying that I’d been selected along with 130 other kids to go to Barber, AL for the tryouts.

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RIDER PROFILE

Gagne started his career racing motocross, making it to the professional ranks in the National Motocross Series. He then tried his hand in road racing in the Red Bull Rookies Cup and everything changed.

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It was a three-day deal and they narrowed it down over the weekend, and then about a week later we got the call saying I was one of the 23 kids selected to be a part of it. I was pretty shocked because the tryouts were my very first time riding a road race bike and I definitely was one of the slowest kids to get picked. However, throughout the year I learned a ton and ended up getting a few wins and podiums by the end of the series.

Tell us about the path to your current level.

In a career that’s taken him from Europe with the Rookies Cup, to the MotoAmerica Superstock title, Gagne is now gunning for the AMA Superbike Championship.

What are some of your goals? Obviously the dream would be to race MotoGP someday. But, we’ve got some championships to win before that could happen. I’m just thankful that I get the opportunity to race killer motorcycles with a ton of great people surrounding and supporting me. One day at a time. I just accepted a one-race deal to ride my first World Superbike event on the Red Bull Honda. There are always opportunities.

After my first year road racing in the Red Bull Rookies Cup here, I was one of the three American kids to get selected to go to Europe and race the Rookies Cup over there alongside MotoGP. It was an amazing two years with a ton of learning and progressing. I won the Championship my second year in 2010, which was pretty surreal for us all. We were hoping to move up to the Moto3 World Championship the following year, which is what most kids around me did. Unfortunately, that was very tough to do being an American.

Tell us about Parts Unlimited and your other sponsors.

I ended up coming back to the states and racing 600s with Roadrace Factory and I’ve been with Danny Walker and the Team ever since. We managed to win the Daytona Sportbike 600 championship in 2014 and then the 2015 MotoAmerica Superstock 1000 championship the following year in 2015. It’s been an amazing ride with this team and we’ve had a really fun five and a half years so far.

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It was so awesome to have Parts Unlimited come on board this year. It’s great to see them supporting the sport like they do and it’s just such a prestigious company. I grew up seeing the logo on all the best racers from Supercross to road racing so it’s great to be a part of the family. Red Bull has also been a huge supporter of mine; if it weren’t for Red Bull and the Rookies Cup program they put together I’d most likely still be racing motocross. ■ Look for Jake Gagne in selected World Superbike riding on the Red Bull Honda and in the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship Series on the #32 Honda CBR1000RR.

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The Sportmax Family Tires for a Range of Sportbikes

Dunlop’s Sportmax Q3+ is designed for those hard-charging riders pushing the limits of today’s powerful sportbikes and track-day regulars.

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oday’s range of sportbikes feature everything from big-inch/big-power hypersport machines blistering the track to smaller bikes to sportoriented motorcycles set up with saddlebags and windshields for touring and those set up for basic commuting. Each model comes with a very different set of demands for the tires that are under them. For all of them, Dunlop has its Sportmax family of tires. The line features the hypersport Q3+ for those hard-chargers, the Roadsmart III for the sport-touring crowd hurrying over the horizon, and for everyday riders wanting a great handling, long-lasting tire that doesn’t bust the budget there’s the Sportmax GPR-300. Dunlop offers the right tires for the application every time and Parts Unlimited has them all. Let’s start with the Dunlop Sportmax Q3+, the newest successor to the popular Sportmax Q3. Riders pushing the envelope and all those track-day regulars will find all they’re looking for in this tire. The Q3+ is a performer offering everything loved about the Q3, with an added bonus — longevity. That extended life – up to 30 percent longer than the Q3 – doesn’t come at the expense of performance, either. This newest Sportmax delivers dramatic improvements in all areas. Its redesigned carcass maintains a large, consistent

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contact patch at all cornering angles and the Q3+ has a remarkable ability to resist heavy power and braking forces. With Dunlop’s Carbon Fiber Technology (CFT) in the sidewalls, the Q3+ serves up increased cornering stability at high lean angles along with responsive and precise steering and smooth, predictable transitions. The Q3+ also has aggressive tread patterns with minimal, but longer, grooves for great wet-weather performance. There is also a new silica-enriched center tread section that is built into the Multi Tread (MT) rear tire adding miles of life. Dunlop’s Sportmax mix has something special for the sport-touring rider, as well. It’s the Roadsmart III, a Dunlop designed for, and aimed expressly at, that popular sporttouring segment – or as Dunlop prefers to call it with the Roadsmart III, performance touring. With this set of tires, there’s not only the long-life/highmileage these riders want, there’s also the light, linear steering and stability a sport rider demands, a consistent and confidence-inspiring grip on both wet and dry surfaces. With the Roadsmart III all of this lasts throughout the long life of the tire, too. Dunlop has placed a priority on even wear, assuring that the Roadsmart III maintains its light steering, consistent braking and handling, and excellent ride quality over the full life of the tire.

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Then there’s the Sportmax GPR-300, Dunlop’s newest and most affordable Sportmax. This just might be the sleeper in the crowd, the tire that may turn out to be the most popular and best seller of the bunch. “High performance just met your budget,” is how Dunlop describes the tire.

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Instead of performance falling off as the miles roll up, with the Roadsmart III that new-tire feel and performance is there at 3,000 miles, at 6,000 miles and beyond, the company says. Independent testing yielded more than 12,000 miles of life with the Roadsmart III, and this with a hard-ridden BMW R1200RT. The long-life/high-performance Roadsmart III is available in all the appropriate sport-touring sizes, covering the field with tires for everything from mid-weight sportbikes to the biggest, most powerful performance-touring machines.

Built for performance and value, the GPR-300 is well suited for your sportbike customers who use their machines for everyday commuting, or even the occasional spirited run through the canyons.

The GPR-300 is perfectly suited to the varied needs of the everyday sportbike rider, that customer using his bike for everything from ordinary commuting to spirited action when the muse calls. The tire offers quality and reliability, as well as great handling, balance and grip in both wet and dry conditions, all of it available at a great value. The GPR-300s are available in sizes covering most every sportbike, too, small-, mid- and large-displacement machines alike. ■

»» Talk with your Parts rep about the Dunlop

Sportmax family of tires and get more information at www.dunlopmotorcycletires.com.

Before their saddlebags are packed or windshields are wiped down, let your sport-touring customers know about the excellent handling and long life of the Roadsmart III tires.

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RIDING APPAREL

Racewear 2018

New Models, More Colors, Great Styles

our off-road riding and racing customers are going to like what they see in Thor’s newly announced 2018 racewear lineup. The range is jam-packed with new styles, loads of hot, fresh colors and even a new addition.

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breaking the bank. The Sector line is a “mix-and-match” deal, pants and jerseys that provide multiple looks with a single pair of black pants. Those pants match up with any or all of the Sector Zone jerseys offered, and the options here include Black, Lime, Blue, Orange and Red.

All those Thor favorites — the Fuse, Fuse Air, Prime Fit, Pulse and Pulse Air racewear sets — are back with some new features and a whole rainbow of bright new colors and graphic designs. The newest addition to the racewear lineup is the mix-and-match, budget-friendly and featurepacked Sector gear.

Make no mistake, there are plenty of Thor features and durability here to go along with that great value. The Sector gear offers raglan-style sleeves, stretch panels, moisture-wicking materials and drop-tail designs in all the jerseys. The pants have pre-curved legs along with double- and triple-stitching, mesh liners and more.

With Thor 2018 there’s something for everyone, racewear for every taste and every budget. There’s way more to see than we have space to cover, but here’s a taste, starting with the new value-packed Sector gear.

Riders who liked the Fuse and Fuse Air gear are going to light up when they see what’s new. There are all the great fits and race-inspired features they’ve come to expect, things like moisture-wicking materials, the minimal seams for comfort, the jerseys with drop-tail designs, the pants with pre-curved Rapid Flex knees, full-grain leather inner panels, stretch waists and saddles and more.

The Sector range is “style on a budget,” according to Thor, gear guaranteed to get any rider dialed-in right without

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The Sector range is “style on a budget,” says Thor, gear guaranteed to get any rider dialed-in right without breaking the bank.

But for 2018, Thor has added even more features, like new mesh lower leg panels for improved in-the-boot integration for instance. Style-wise there is the new Fuse Rampant and Bion gear and the Fuse Air Rive. The color combos in this mix include Black/Red/Lime, Navy/Teal/ Orange, Red/Blue and Lime/Orange along with straight Blue, Orange and Lime setups. Thor’s Pulse and Pulse Air gear has earned plenty of advocates, too. Riders and racers know this is the gear they can count on, and everything they like is back for 2018. There are the four-way stretch panels for comfort, the set-in sleeves, the double- and triple-stitching for durability, the mesh pant liners, leather knee panels, interior hip pockets and more. There are also plenty of new styles and colors for 2018. Choices for the Pulse include the Level, Geotec, Rodge, Covert, Whiteout and Blackout graphics, and for that light and breezy-cool Pulse Air there’s the brand-new Radiate.

Colorway combos and choices include Navy/Yellow, Powder Blue/Red, White/Black, Black/Teal, Red/Blue, Multi, Midnight, and Black and White jerseys with Black pants. And, that new Pulse Air Radiate offers the choices of Black, Blue and Red. That popular Prime Fit gear is back this season, too, bringing with it all the lightweight design, unrestricted fit and rider mobility for which this racewear is known. Your customers can still enjoy the compression sleeves and the flat-lock seams, the Free Flex spandex expansion panels, the Poly/Spandex flexibility, the leather knee panels and all the rest. The line now features the Rohl and Paradigm graphic styles and colorway choices of Red/Black, Green/Black, Blue/Navy, Flo Orange/Gray, Black/White and Lime/Blue. There’s a look to make most any rider smile. ■

»» Talk with your Parts rep for the full scoop on the new 2018 Thor racewear lineup and check out www.thormx.com for more information on their whole product range.

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Ready and Waiting

New Exhausts for the Latest Models

FMF Racing works hard to make sure its Southern California headquarters is producing exhaust systems and slip-ons for all the new off-road machines.

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hen those new model year dirtbikes and ATVs hit the showroom floor, FMF Racing is already waiting in the wings with multiple new fitments across its broad lineup of exhaust products. For more than 40 years, FMF has worked tirelessly producing high-quality exhausts – both two-stroke and four-stroke – for bikes from a range of OEMs, and for multiple disciplines of riding. That long history has allowed the company launched by Don Emler Sr. to develop strong relationships with the manufacturers, and sponsorships for a long list of professional and amateur race teams. These close ties mean that FMF can react rapidly to the launch of new models, building out new fitments and new products for the latest machines, right when your customers are taking delivery of that new machine or are upgrading a previously purchased bike. Take those 2018 model year bikes for instance. FMF is already on the gas at its Southern California headquarters, making sure it will have the products available and in the Parts Unlimited warehouses by the time customers start coming in to check out the new off-road machines. FMF already has the following 2018 models covered — Honda’s CRF450R CRF450RX, KTM’s 250 SX-F, 350 SX-F and 450 SX-F, and Yamaha’s new YZ450F. For those machines,

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FMF has fitments for its Factory 4.1 RCT Titanium full systems or slip-ons in that popular anodized blue with a carbon fiber end cap, anodized blue full titanium, as well as the stainless steel/aluminum version. FMF’s four-stroke lineup has many applications and fitments, whether it’s a full system, slip-ons or a single slip-on, all carrying a commanding combination of performance and value. If a customer’s budget is a little tight, let them know it’s easy to build a system one component at a time by starting with a slip-on whether a 4.1RCT, Powercore 4 Hex or Q4 Hex and then adding their choice of header. FMF’s research, design and manufacturing capabilities allow the company to be ready to go to market with new products right when the demand is hot. Should an OEM state that exhaust fitment between two model years is the same, FMF will still perform a comprehensive “fit check” to ensure a user friendly and seamless install. Most importantly, the company makes sure to undertake a thorough performance evaluation on the exhausts and new bikes, even if fitment is the same. By working with its sponsored riders and teams in every arena from Supercross, motocross and freestyle motocross, to enduro racing, Hare Scrambles, GNCC and EnduroCross, FMF makes sure the products will fit and perform.

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The Factory 4.1 RCT full system and slip-on. FMF has fitments of these popular pipes for a range of 2018 models.

On the two-stroke side of things, if your customers come in looking for that new Husqvarna TE250i, let them know there’s an FMF Fatty, Factory Fatty or Gnarly exhaust that can be bolted up with a Powercore 2.1 or Turbinecore 2.1 silencer and installed before they leave the dealership. These two-stroke pipes and silencers, covering a wide spectrum of makes, models and years, are available now through Parts Unlimited.

FMF’s two-stroke offerings include its widely popular 2.1 series for many popular 125cc and 250cc machines. According to FMF, that Turbinecore 2.1 has been a big seller with riders this season. The choices for these pipes vary by material and price point; for instance those Powercore 2.1 silencers are available in anodized titanium or aluminum. ■

»» When the new models start coming in, check with your Parts sales rep about all the new available fitments. Get more information on FMF’s products at www.fmfracing.com.

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FUEL LINE PARTS

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Up and Running

Petcocks and Fuel-Line Parts

An old worn petcock often means your customer’s bike or ATV isn’t going anywhere. Fuel Star has high quality replacement fuel valves that will get those machines back on the road in no time.

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ith a broken, leaking or otherwise malfunctioning fuel petcock, ATV, dirtbike and dual-sport riders have a problem. If that old, worn out petcock isn’t delivering the fuel it’s supposed to they aren’t going anywhere. Worse yet, the connected fuel lines could be equally as worn and possibly leaking. When this happens, it’s time to get some attention right away and your dealership could be the first – and only – stop for those customers. With Fuel Star’s direct-fit, easy replacement petcock/fuel valve package, complete with

molded fuel lines and clamps, they can be up and riding in no time. Fuel Star also has the formed hose kits available separately if the problem is just a leaking line. Applications for both, the replacement petcocks and the separate hose kits, cover all the popular Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, and Yamaha ATV, off-road and dual-sport models and Parts Unlimited has them all. Fuel Star’s lineup is even priced well below the OE valves and hoses, so your customers can be assured they’re getting direct-fit OE replacement parts at prices that won’t break the bank. With Fuel Star it’s a replacement with quality to count on. Everything is an exact fit, including those molded fuel lines, and all of them meet CARB and EPA standards and everything is hand-inspected right here in the USA before those products leaves the building. The kits come with Viton rubber gaskets, which are fuelresistant, and all the necessary hardware for installing the petcock and fuel lines, including OE-style hose clamps.

Fuel Star’s lineup of molded fuel lines and clamps offer your customers a directfit, OE-style solution for when it’s time to replace worn out or leaking fuel lines.

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Flip open the Street, Off-Road and ATV catalogs for an idea of just how many applications there are available. There’s bound to be one for your customer’s machine. ■

»» Talk to your Parts rep about Fuel Star’s lineup of fuel valves and hose kits and check out www.fuel-star.com for more details.

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Stopping Power

Brake Lines, Pads and Fluids

EBC’s line of brake pads offers your customers a high level of stopping performance. There are fitments and styles for everything from scooters to cruisers.

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ere’s something to remind your customers of, stopping power is just as important as going fast. Why not educate them on maintaining and upgrading a bike’s braking systems using products from EBC Brakes.

A good selling point is that all EBC organic brake pads are now manufactured using backing plates that feature the Nucap NRS hook retention system. According to EBC, these hooks ensure there is virtually no chance of brake pad de-bond through corrosion or extended use.

EBC Brakes now makes a range of direct replacement brake lines for most motorcycles. These lines are manufactured from high quality materials with braided stainless steel PTFE hose and grade 303 stainless steel precision machined fittings.

For your sportbike customers, EBC Brake’s Double-H sintered street-sport pads offer a high level of performance. Manufactured in the USA, these pads perform well in all weather conditions, are long lasting and give strong braking power for mile-after-mile. For racing customers, consider EPFA or GPFAX sintered ranges.

These brake lines use stainless steel for every fitting as it offers strength and corrosion resistance. EBC brake line kits are supplied 100 percent complete, including all new stainless steel bolts where applicable. Plus, they look great. These quality lines are built to last – every line is offered with a lifetime warranty. And, as a guarantee of quality, EBC brake lines are manufactured to FMVSS-106 standards and also have approvals from a broad range of agencies from around the world. Brake pads are another product that makes a big difference in stopping performance. Semi-sintered V-Pads from EBC Brakes combine the unique qualities of an organic brake pad with the endurance of a sintered equivalent brake pad. The V-Pad range has been dyno-tested and proven to be long lasting, and is specifically designed for the heavy cruiser/street bike market.

To complete the brake upgrade options, there are also EBC Brake fluids. The lineup includes the following: DOT4, a refined specification polyglycol fluid used in today’s powerful streetbikes; DOT5, a silicone fluid used in U.S.built big twins and many special high-performance brake systems; and BF307+, a highly refined DOT4 brake fluid that is ideal for racing or high-performance road bikes. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep today about stocking up on EBC Brakes pads, lines, and fluids, and go to https://ebcbrakes.com for more information.

EBC Brakes manufactures a range of direct replacement brake lines for most motorcycles. These lines are made using braided stainless steel PTFE hose and grade 303 stainless steel precision machined fittings.

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Engineered to Perfection - in the UK and USA Quality British and American brakes Choose from UK made organic pads or semi-sintered V-Pads™ for feel and control, or US made sintered copper alloy brakes that deliver massive braking power, improved wear life and reduced brake noise. Vee-Rotors™ These rotors are British made using German mill rolled precision stainless steel rotor blades with new weight reducing vee profiles which are mounted onto lightweight alloy center hubs using the EBC patented SD square drive button technology. Color hub options also available. VMD Classic rotors are available with black anodized hubs.

American Made EBC sintered pads – powerful braking with stainless steel radiator plates to reduce heat and noise.

Semi-Sintered V-Pads™ Long lasting semi-sintered V-Pads™ for heavier bikes and classics, for sintered life and organic pad type feel.

EBC Square Drive™ The patented EBC Square-Drive™ button/rivet system ensures rotor blades can expand, cool and stay perfectly flat during heavy braking - probably the only true floating rotor system on the market today, giving you powerful, smooth brakes without vibration.

Check out all the hottest brake products at your EBC Dealer today from the world’s number 1 brand. Gear up with oversize brake kits for street and off road, super lightweight and self cleaning to improve brake control. With all brakes made in the UK or USA the quality is guaranteed.

Carbon X Pads With less lifetime than EBC sintered brake pads, the carbon X pad range has the unique benefit of lower heat generation and transfer. Perfect for off road use.

MXS Series Sintered Pads American made sintered brake pads for off road use. Most of the range include new slider pin kits where required.

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Performance Plus

More Power for the RZR1000 comes with powerbands that are wide and extremely usable. Even better, all those pipes and mufflers look great and installation is always hassle-free and easy. Bassani manufactures its products using high-quality materials and makes sure to pay attention to build quality. All of these features can be found in this newest Bassani design, a powerpacked slip-on replacement muffler for one of the most popular side-by-sides on the market, the RZR1000. Performance? On Bassani’s dyno this new high-performance muffler delivers a 6 percent increase in rear-wheel horsepower, the boost starting at idle and running right up to wide-open throttle. The company has improved the note, too, giving the RZR1000 a new, deeper tone. Significantly, the decibel level for all this is exactly the same as a stock Polaris at idle, and just 1 to 2 decibels louder at 3,000 rpm. Fitment? The High Performance Muffler slips right into place using the stock mounting system. Bassani formed the mounting flange to use a stock Polaris gasket and the muffler’s size, shape and contour allow the use of the stock RZR1000 springs and bolts. Construction is stainless steel throughout, assembled and welded with the attention to detail and craftsmanship for which Bassani is known. It’s a quality piece, something that’s going to be there for the long haul.

Bassani’s High Performance Muffler is a direct bolt-on upgrade that delivers a 6 percent increase in rear-wheel horsepower for the Polaris RZR1000.

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assani continues its long-held tradition of delivering pipes and parts that offer some serious performance enhancements with a new muffler for the Polaris RZR1000.

Longtime players in the performance-exhaust aftermarket, Bassani’s pipes and mufflers have been rider favorites for years, and for good reason. The company’s pipes and mufflers are power producers, offering significant improvements over the OE exhaust. That added horsepower and torque

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Bassani also included an 18mm O2 fitting in the muffler’s inlet pipe that allows the installation of all those aftermarket devices, and naturally there’s a reducer bushing supplied for the 12mm O2 sensor. There are plenty of people out there rolling along in those popular Polaris side-by-sides. Now they can put a little pep in their step with Bassani’s high-performance muffler. ■

»» Talk with your Parts rep for details and get more information at www.bassanipipes.com.

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Fuel Insurance

Running Strong When the Pavement Ends

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orld-famous photographer/videographer Jason Spafford and his partner Lisa Morris travel to the world’s most remote locations via motorcycle, documenting their adventures on their website, Two Wheeled Nomad. Because their trips begin where the pavement ends, taking them far from civilization, they require the highest quality equipment, from tires to gloves. “We can’t afford equipment failure hundreds of miles from the nearest village,“ Spafford says. “So, all our gear has to be utterly reliable.” That includes fuel — a tank of bad gas that might be a minor inconvenience for most riders could be a dire situation for Spafford, which is why he uses Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment every time they gas up the bikes. “When it’s time to gas up, we have to use whatever fuel we can find,” he says. “We’ve seen how Star Tron can transform dodgy gas into fuel that keeps our bikes running in top condition.” Star Tron’s secret is in its proprietary blend of enzymes in a fuel base that help improve the combustibility of all fuel, including ethanol blends. These

enzymes break apart large clusters of hydrocarbon fuel molecules to create more surface area. This allows additional oxygen to react during combustion for a more complete burn of the fuel charge and more power. This translates into more power and improved fuel economy. Star Tron also helps keep fuel delivery systems clean, from the tank to the fuel injectors, helping to ensure that engines start easy and run strong. As Spafford knows, Star Tron can even help improve the octane level and combustibility of substandard or old fuel, making it a form of “fuel insurance” for those who seek out the most distant roads and trails. The company says that engines powered by Star Tron-treated fuel run stronger and at maximum fuel economy, even in quality fuels. And because Spafford and Morris’ car often sits unused for weeks while they are off on a two-wheeled adventure, they use Star Tron in its fuel to keep it fresh. Star Tron gives the Nomads peace of mind about the fuel they use. ■

»» Talk to your Parts rep about the benefits of Star Tron your customers can enjoy, and check out www.startron.com for more details.

With Star Tron, your customers can make sure their engines run stronger and at maximum fuel economy, even with low quality fuels.

When your travels take you well off the beaten path, high-quality products are essential. Adventure travelers Jason Spafford and Lisa Morris count on Star Tron to keep things moving when dealing with low-quality gasoline.

Photos by Jason Spafford/Lisa Morris

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LUBRICANTS

Sportbikes to Scooters

Lubricants for a Wide Range of Bikes Then there’s the Silkolene V-Twin 20W-50. Another unique formulation, this premium, mineral-based lubricant has been combined with a very specific performance additive package to significantly reduce friction in all critical parts of a V-twin engine, air or liquid cooled. The benefit here is a smoother power transfer and an engine allowed to reach its peak, optimum performance faster with reduced resistance. Whether it’s for a sportbike or scooter, two-stroke or four-stroke, FUCHS-Silkolene has the premium oils that fit the bill. They’re also packaged to really stand out on the display – especially one of the company’s P.O.P. shelves available through Parts Unlimited. All the fully synthetic PRO oils carry red labels, the semi-synthetic COMP products carry gold labels and the mineral-based SUPER products have silver labels.

The XP formula oils from FUCHS-Silkolene not only protect, but also improve fuel economy, reduce oil consumption and increase power.

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avvy dealers across the country are putting FUCHSSilkolene on the shelf right where customers can grab them and go. The Silkolene lineup covers everything from scooters to hyper-sportbikes with premium oils especially blended for the application.

FUCHS-Silkolene has a full line of motorcycle maintenance products, too, distinguished with a blue label. Combined with one of those branded displays, all this is designed to make merchandising easy for you, and selection just as easy for your customers. ■

»» Talk with your Parts rep about this broad range of lubricants

and chemicals, and get details on FUCHS-Silkolene’s point-ofsale materials. Get more information at www.silkolene.com.

This line of lubricants uses high-quality additives that assure those oils meet and/or exceed the latest JASO MA2 requirements. Silkolene is a premium product, something well known in the European market for decades, and in the more than 55 countries worldwide where Silkolene is sold. All Silkolene oils are developed specifically for motorcycles and motorcycles only, two-wheelers from scooters to superbikes. According to FUCHS-Silkolene, it’s the oil used by select teams in World Superbike, MotoGP and British Superbike, and by some manufacturers as OE oil. FUCHS-Silkolene continuously works to improve its formulas, with XP technology as one example. Based on its existing high-performance PRO and COMP formulations, Silkolene has taken those top-performing motorcycle oils to the next level with new XP technology. The result of more than two years of R&D, the XP additive packages allow these oils to not only provide the high levels of engine and transmission protection they’re known for, but also improve fuel economy, reduce oil consumption and increase power.

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The different color labels on FUCHS-Silkolene’s lubricants help with merchandizing, making it easier for customers to find just the oil they’re looking for.

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RIDING APPAREL

Weather Forecast

Waterproof Jackets Head Icon’s Fall Line

The Tarmac and Squalborn are two new waterproof jackets from Icon.

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con will unveil its Fall 2017 gear during the NVP Product Expo in Madison, WI, with pieces ranging from updated classics to new Icon 1000 waterproof jackets. The new showpiece of Icon 1000 is the Squalborn jacket. The three-layer textile piece has retro cues partnered with D3O impact protectors. The big feature of the Squalborn is that it is fully waterproof and breathable, so it has the perks of a rain jacket while looking much more fashionable. Icon’s sport fit means the Squalborn is tailored but not tight, and stretch ballistic articulation panels ensure easy movement. YKK Aquagard zippers, a removable SatinCore insulated vest liner, and pit zips are more of the perks. Maybe Icon knows something about the future of the world’s weather, because the Fall collection also includes the Tarmac waterproof jacket. The Tarmac has a four-way stretch HYCOR waterproof/breathable chassis paired with ballistic reinforcement panels. With no graphics to speak of, the Tarmac maintains a refined look, especially with its sport fit. The YKK Aquagard zippers and adjustable shock cord collar add to the weatherproofing, while a micromesh liner, back exhaust port and pit vents keep things from getting too steamy on the inside. D3O armor and reflective trim are there for added safety measures. The new GeoRacer design from Icon allows a rider to get kitted out in trippy Southwestern (possibly, even Icon isn’t quite certain) style with an Airmada helmet, Merc jacket and gloves. The Airmada features track-level specs in a mid-price helmet category. It includes a fog-free Icon Optics shield

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Icon’s new GeoRacer design is featured on an Airmada helmet, Merc jacket and gloves and a hoodie.

with a Rapid-Release system and a ProLock positive shield locking system. Under the graphics of the GeoRacer, Merc jacket is a soft-shell chassis with integrated ballistic paneling and D3O impact protectors. The Merc is designed to be tough enough for motorcycling, but it looks casual, with Icon’s relaxed fit, a storable hood and oversized kangaroo pockets. The GeoRacer gloves have a sublimated poly chassis to show off the graphics and a Battlehide goatskin palm to ward off the asphalt. A D3O knuckle insert and Neoprene wrist closure keep a rider’s hands swathed in a psychedelic cocoon. The gloves are also touchscreen enabled. Icon has updated three of its classic boots, and the nextgen Superduty 5, Truant 2 and Patrol 2 have the attitude of past iterations, with updated safety features. Instead of a steel shank inside, all three of the styles provide full-foot reinforcement without sacrificing comfort. The boots are also equipped with D3O ankle protectors. ■

»» Get the details on all of the new Icon gear or arrange to have a brand specialist visit your dealership by talking to your Parts Unlimited rep. And, if you see the Icon gang in Madison, ask them for the story behind the GeoRacer. You can also find info at www.rideicon.com.

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LED LIGHTING

Metric Bikes Unite! New Headlight Adapter Kits

Now your metric bike customers can enjoy the unique features of J.W. Speaker’s 8790 Adaptive beam LED headlight.

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here’s no doubt that J.W. Speaker’s 8790 Adaptive beam LED headlight will change your customers’ perception of what it’s like to ride a motorcycle at night.

Backed by J.W. Speaker’s decades of experience with high-end LED lighting, the 8790 Adaptive gives riders the ability to light up the dark areas of corners while riding through a bend. The high-tech 7-inch LED light features embedded sensors that work to calculate banking angles while cornering. In real time, those sensors adjust and direct precise beam patterns to areas of the road that would otherwise be dark. However, up until now, the 8790’s high-tech features have only been available to V-twin customers, where that plugand-play ability to light up dark corners of the road have been met with much acclaim. Now, J.W. Speaker has a system to retrofit that LED light onto more than a thousand different makes and models of metric bikes, including many of the popular bikes from BMW, Ducati, Moto Guzzi and Triumph. The company’s lineup of adapter kits will allow those Bonneville and Monster riders the chance to enjoy the increased level of comfort and confidence that many Harley-Davidson riders now count on. Not only does that 8790 technology seemingly bend lighting through turns, it also projects light further down the road, making those riders that much more visible to surrounding traffic. J.W. Speaker partnered with Motodemic, a custom motorcycle parts and accessory shop in California to develop the adapters because of the inherent problem of retrofitting LED lights into certain headlight buckets. The heat sinks on the back of the lights make them too deep to properly fit. This has been an issue regardless of

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The adapter kits come in a variety of configurations, allowing the 8790 headlight to be installed on more than a thousand different makes and models.

headlight diameter or brand, and now J.W. Speaker has solved this problem with its headlight adapter kits. The kits include everything necessary to get that 8790 Adaptive light installed so your customers spend less time setting up and more time riding and enjoying the light’s unique benefits. It comes with nearly all the hardware, wiring harnesses and tools (except for a screwdriver) required to get the job done. There’s even a microfiber cloth that the LED light can be placed on to avoid scratching the lens. J.W. Speaker offers 18 different kits to cover a variety of OEMs. They come in the following finishes, depending on the motorcycle — chrome, raw aluminum and black. ■

»» Talk with your Parts Unlimited sales rep about J.W.

Speaker’s line of advanced LED lighting and adapter kits, and check out www.jwspeaker.com for more details.

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ADAPTED FOR YOUR RIDE New headlight adapter kits for over 1000 motorcycles

Adaptive LED lighting, adapted to fit your bike. J.W. Speaker has launched the world’s first Adaptive motorcycle headlights™. Our products utilize the latest LED technology to improve

Intelligent on-board sensors and advanced electronics calculate bank angles in real-time to direct the LED beam as the motorcycle leans, filling the gaps that the forward headlight beam creates when cornering at night.

safety and visibility for riders. The Model 8790 Adaptive headlight is an easy upgrade on many motorcycles that use a 7" round headlight.

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Most motorcycles are a direct plug & play installation, and now J.W. Speaker has a variety of adapter ring kits available to retrofit these headlights on over 1000 different motorcycles! Right hand corner

Find the right kit for your Ducati, Triumph, BMW and many more! Scan the QR code or visit: www.jwspeaker.com/TheRightKit

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Moto-Chemistry

Better Fuel Systems Through Science

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cience is pretty cool, especially when it is applied to a product that makes a powersports vehicle perform better. The Helix 5in1 fuel additive from Helix Racing Products combats water contamination and has multiple benefits for a fuel system, and it is exclusively available to Drag Specialties dealers.

Helix 5in1 prevents water buildup and phase separation in fuel tanks with a proprietary formula that emulsifies water — any water in the fuel is broken down to the molecular level. The water is then unable to form droplets

because the surface of the molecule is isolated from bonding with other water or ethanol molecules. Sexy science talk aside, what that means is no rust, no freezing and no interference with fuel injectors or carburetors because the water molecules are too small and too isolated from each other to oxidize, form ice crystals or affect engine performance. Helix 5in1 can be used in any gasoline engine, including 2-strokes, 4-strokes, cars, trucks and even lawn equipment. In old, stale fuel, Helix 5in1 effectively reverses phase separation, where water has bonded with the ethanol in fuel. Helix 5in1 applied to fresh fuel prevents phase separation from ever happening in the first place. Helix 5in1 has a wealth of other benefits, too. In the performance category, independent dyno testing showed a 3 percent horsepower gain from an octane boost of two points and increased mileage for a gallon of gas. The additive also has specialized detergents to remove deposits in the fuel system. Additionally, Helix 5in1 lubricates engine components and helps to protect and revitalize seals and gaskets. Used regularly, Helix 5in1 offers increased performance, fuel economy and protection from water contamination. It can also be used periodically to clean out a fuel system or to improve starting and renew gas. One of the most effective uses of Helix 5in1 is when a vehicle is going to be in storage, where water contamination can be a problem from naturally occurring condensation and humidity. The recommended dose of Helix 5in1 for ongoing performance and fuel stabilization is ½ ounce per gallon of fuel for a year of fuel stability. A double-strength dose is recommended for long-term storage of a vehicle.

The Helix 5in1 fuel additive from Helix Racing Products combats water contamination and has multiple benefits for a fuel system, including increased performance and fuel economy.

Helix Racing Products says that the most successful dealers sell Helix 5in1 by first integrating it into their service work. A vehicle that is in for service will get a dose of Helix 5in1 if it will be in the service area for at least an overnight stay. The cost of the fuel treatment is added to the service ticket and the benefits are explained to the customer. When the customer is sent home with their own bottle of Helix 5in1, that translates to future visits to the dealer when they need to restock. ■

»» Learn more about Helix 5in1 and the science behind it by chatting with your Parts Unlimited rep, and find details at www.helix5in1.com.

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AUDIO SYSTEMS

Clear Connection

Bluetooth-Enabled Audio Solutions Two custom speaker pods have dual 2-inch speakers. The dual design keeps the speakers from being too big for the handlebars, and the kit comes with chrome clamps to fit 7/8-inch, 1-inch or 1¼-inch handlebars. The MA-4BT kit is also RAM Mount compatible, so if the supplied clamps don’t work for an install, the RAM mounts give total flexibility.

This universal handlebar kit is designed for motorcycles, but will work on ATVs, UTVs and even golf carts. It brings Bluetooth-powered music anywhere your customers want to go.

The combination amp/controller has a highlevel audio output for adding amplifiers and more speakers. An additional wired auxiliary input allows the easy integration of GPS, satellite radio or other hard-wired devices. The controller is compact, and the backlit buttons are large enough to easily operate while wearing gloves. In a similar vein, Metrix Audio also offers the MSA-1BT (p/n 4405-0460) . The next generation of the hard-wired MSA-1, this updated version is a Bluetooth piece that works with the Memphis Shades batwing fairing. The bolt-on kit includes a custom pod with dual 4¼-inch speakers behind a cloth grill. An all-in-one 50-watt head unit with a control for the Bluetooth-enabled functions mounts easily to the handlebars. The head unit also has an input port for a hard-wired auxiliary device, and switching between the auxiliary port and Bluetooth is easily accomplished. An additional high-level audio output makes it simple to expand the system with additional amplifiers and more speakers.

Metrix Audio’s MSA-1BT is a Bluetooth music solution that works with Memphis Shades’ batwing fairing.

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The MSA-1BT kit also includes all of the hardware and wiring necessary to make installation easy. Like the universal Bluetooth kit, the MSA-1BT has clamps to fit 7/8-inch, 1-inch and 1¼-inch handlebars, as well as custom applications and RAM mounts. However, dealers should note that the kit may not fit if the gauges are riser mounted, so measure carefully to ensure the audio unit will fit with any risers already installed on a customer’s bike. ■

The MA-4BT (p/n 4405-0340) is a universal handlebar audio kit designed for motorcycles, but it also works with ATVs, UTVs and even golf carts. The kit includes a handlebar-mounted 50-watt amplifier with a built-in Bluetooth wireless receiver/controller.

»» Learn more about the Metrix Audio MA-4BT and MSA-1BT, as well

he days of having to haul around a bunch of cords in order to connect various devices are coming to an end. Bluetooth technology has a lot to do with that, and the motorcycle audio system specialists at Hogtunes/Metrix Audio have two products that utilize Bluetooth to offer on-the-road tunes without the tangled cords.

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as the perks of Bluetooth-enabled audio systems, by talking to your Parts Unlimited rep. More details and installation how-to videos can be found online at www.metrixaudio.com and www.hogtunes.com.

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universal bluetooth® handlebar audio kit • Includes 2 custom speaker “pods” with dual 2” speakers and 50 watt amplifier with built-in Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Receiver/ Controller. • Supplied clamps fit 7/8”, 1.0” or 1.25” handlebars • Perfect for use on Motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, Golf Carts, etc. Supplied clamps fit 7/8", 1.0" or 1.25" handlebars

Drag Part # 4405-0340 Retail $429.95 USD

bluetooth® audio kit for memphis shades® batwing • Includes fully assembled custom “pod” made specifically to fit perfect on Memphis Shades® “Batwing” clip on fairing • Pod includes dual 4.25” speakers behind cloth grill • Includes handlebar mounted all in one 50 watt head unit with control pad for Bluetooth functions • Head unit receives music via Bluetooth or hard wired Aux In • Easily switches between Aux in and Bluetooth • Head unit supplied clamp mounts to 7/8”, 1.0” or 1.25” handle bars • Can also be mounted using RAM® mounting hardware for custom applications • Head unit also features a “Hi Level Audio Output” to go to amplifier(s) for easy system expansion

Supplied clamps fit 7/8", 1.0" or 1.25" handlebars

Drag Part # 4405-0460 Retail $429.95 USD


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2017 NVP Product Expo MADISON, WI. AUGUST 26-27

It’s time again for Parts Unlimited dealers from around the country to pack into the Monona Terrace convention hall to see all the hot sellers for the coming sales season. Kinney Jones photo

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t’s that time of year again when Parts Unlimited dealers from around the country gather in Madison, WI to join in with one of the biggest collections of aftermarket manufacturers assembled under one roof. The NVP Product Expo serves as the powersports market’s sneak peek into what’s hot and new in the aftermarket world. This year’s Expo not only offers a look at all the great aftermarket products that will have cash registers ringing in the 2018 selling season, it also gives dealers a chance for some in-person product training with many of Parts Unlimited’s popular brands. Select vendors will be providing in-depth training on both Saturday and Sunday mornings before the NVP Product Expo opens. Talk with your Parts rep for more details. Of course, as much as the NVP Expo is about doing business, it’s also about retailers, vendors and reps getting the chance to meet face-to-face to talk shop, catch up, bench race and simply have a great time. That’s where the popular Meet & Greet/Bike Show comes in. Look forward to seeing some prized machines from dealers and industry insiders parked atop the Monona Terrace Rooftop. Dealers will also have the opportunity to win prizes throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, and there is the grand prize that will be given away at the close of the

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Expo on Sunday afternoon. Dealers must be present to win, and you’ll for sure want to be present when you see the tens of thousands of dollars of participating vendor products that are up for grabs.

»» Talk with your Parts rep for details on attending the show and on all

the planned events. Here’s what dealers can expect when LeMans and Parts Unlimited takes over the Monona Terrace in downtown Madison.

SHOW HOURS/EVENT SCHEDULES TWO INCREDIBLE DAYS! Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI

Product Training Saturday, August 26 – 10 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. Sunday, August 27 – 9 a.m. to 9:55 a.m.

NVP Product Expo Saturday, August 26 – Noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, August 27 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Meet & Greet/Bike Show: Monona Terrace Rooftop Saturday, August 26 – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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See At The Show

J.W. Speaker Stop in with J.W. Speaker and learn more about the new Model 8700 EVO2 Dual Burn headlight.

Barnett Barnett has new clutch spring conversion kits for Yamaha’s popular YXZ1000R side-by-side.

Icon Icon will be unveiling its newest riding gear, including the Patrol 2 and Truant 2 boots.

Saddlemen

American Kargo

Swing by the Saddlemen booth and check out the latest luggage products and seats, like the Profiler for the Yamaha Bolt.

Let your customers know about American Kargo’s lineup of purpose-built backpacks, including the Trooper in hi-viz orange.

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Moose Utility Division With Moose Utility Division’s new helmet trunk, your ATV customers can add some needed storage to their machines.

Arctiva With snow season just around the corner, Arctiva will be highlighting its new Pivot series snowmobile gear.

RK Excel Meet up with the team from RK Excel and get more details on the company’s wheels and drive chains.

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Braking

Michelin

Braking will be showing its new Batfly S3 270mm front rotor kit. It comes with the rotor, race-grade brake pads and a caliper relocation bracket.

Michelin’s new Power RS is the company’s new, highly technical sportbike tire.

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DP Brakes DP Brakes and Clutches will be highlighting its latest brake and clutch products for 2017/2018.

Biltwell The new Lanesplitter helmet and EXFIL 80 bag are now here, and the Biltwell boys have all the details.

Mustang Seats The new one-piece Tripper Fastback and two-piece seats for BMW R nineT platforms are some of the latest products from Mustang Seats.

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PSR

Rick’s Motorsport Electrics

PSR will be showing off a number of popular products, including its new BTC clamp and CNC dual-sport adjustable kickstand.

Your vintage Japanese bike customers will appreciate Rick’s new line of vintage starter motors, easy replacement for those worn-out OE parts.

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FMF Racing FMF Racing’s new Factory 4.1 RCT exhaust incorporates the latest in FMF Resonance Chamber Technology.

TecMate/OptiMate TecMate will be showcasing its OptiMate 1 DUO, a fully automatic maintainer for all powersport batteries, including lithium.

AFX The FX-17 Holeshot is just the latest addition to AFX’s broad lineup of helmets.

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AMS

D.I.D Chain

AMS has the new Evil SBR tire that’s available in three sizes, and is a true steel-belted tire.

Meet up with the team from D.I.D Chain and learn about the new chain and sprocket kits for the popular 300cc sportbikes.

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Regina Chain Regina Chain will be showcasing its chain and sprocket kits for streetbikes.

Hogtunes/Metrix Audio Hogtunes will be highlighting its Metrix Audio lineup of audio equipment.

Klock Werks Klock Werks is jumping into the side-by-side market with its new UTV Flare windshield.

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Helix Racing

PJ1 has just launched its lineup of primers and OEM Color Match Paints that match past and present OEM off-road motorcycles.

Stop by Helix Racing to learn more about its popular fuel additive and its new in-line fuel valves.

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Motion Pro There’s always something new to see at the Motion Pro booth. Stop in and see the new gasket scraper, magnetic pick-up tool and Slack Setter chain tool.

C&L Companies C&L Companies’ Fuel Star brand features a number of fuel-related products such as replacement petcocks and OEM-style fuel lines.

EBC Check in with EBC and get more information on the company’s big line of brake products.

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Thor

The Polaris Sling Shot is gaining a loyal following and Bassani Xhaust now has a performance system made just for that unique vehicle.

For 2018, Thor has launched its value-packed Sector gear line and Sector youth helmets.

*DISCLAIMER: NOT LEGAL FOR SALE OR USE IN CALIFORNIA ON ANY POLLUTION CONTROLLED MOTOR VEHICLES

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NVP SHOW PREVIEW

E V E N T

P R E V I E W

Alpinestars The new Tech 3 Enduro boot from Alpinestars is built to perform for dual-sport and enduro riders.

Star Tron Meet up with the Star Tron team and learn more about the Star Tron Fuel System & Injector Cleaner.

Moose Racing Moose Racing’s new Bling Packs features parts and accessories designed to give your customer’s bike a factory look.

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Z1R

Dunlop Tires

The CC helmet from Z1R is a DOT-compliant, minimalist helmet designed for customers looking for a low-key, comfortable and stylish helmet.

Dunlop’s Sportmax Roadsmart III introduces the sporttouring world to performance touring. They deliver great mileage and high-quality performance.

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FOOTWEAR

Enduro Bound

Tough Boot for Track or Trail

The Tech 3 Enduro boot from Alpinestars is built for performance whether the ride hits a wideopen desert track or a twisty trail in the woods.

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hether hitting a wide open desert track or following a twisty technical forest trail, each and every enduro rider needs the right performance from his footwear at the right time. With a range of comfort and protective features, Alpinestars’ new Tech 3 Enduro boot ticks all the right boxes, wherever the ride may go. The CE Certified Tech 3 Enduro boot incorporates all of the Tech Boot family performance benefits and brings a range of protective features into its premium, durable and multi-material chassis. This includes the contoured calf protector plate, the biomechanical medial blade and the internal toe-box constructed with high-grade synthetic material for improved abrasion resistance. When riding off-road, the legs are subject to a great amount of stress. The biomechanical medial blade link-system has been incorporated into the Tech 3 boot by the Alpinestars footwear design team to reduce the strain on the legs, and help increase the performance and overall movement. It does so by forming a pivoting point between the lower leg and the foot, offering flexibility, comfort and protection.

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This specially engineered sole provides excellent grip no matter the weather or the surface and is fully replaceable.

Alpinestars has incorporated the all-terrain rubber compound sole to perform whether the trails are flat and dry or wet, rocky and slippery. This specially engineered sole provides excellent grip no matter the weather or the surface and is fully replaceable. The closure system is just one of the Tech 3’s many innovative features. The new closure system includes three removable polymer buckles and a micro-adjustable ratchet – once a customer finds the perfect fit it will stay in place. An easy and precise closure is guaranteed via a fast release and lock system with a self-aligning design, making the boot easy and quick to put on. The boot is brimming with protection, such as the calf protector plate, the higher medial protector, outer lateral ankle and heel counter all made from TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) to offer plenty of support and impact protection. A tough and flexible gaiter patch is applied over the calf protector for added protection. It offers comfort on the rear flex area of the boot and a durable flap for a broad range of calf fit adjustment while providing support. ■

»» The ingenious Tech 3 Enduro Boot is made to handle tough

enduro riding and offers performance on each and every surface that your customers’ adventures may cover. Talk with your Parts rep for details and check out www.alpinestars.com.

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UTV WINDSHIELDS

Ride With Flare

New Windshields for UTVs

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lock Werks is already well known in the motorcycle industry for its popular line of aftermarket Flare windshields. Now, the company has taken its years of experience in crafting motorcycle shields, and turned its attention to the UTV market. The R&D team at Klock Werks used its considerable experience with air management research in developing the UTV Flare windshield. The new shield provides your UTV customers with plenty of protection and high visibility, all in a durable, attractive package. If your customers drive their UTVs at high speeds, the UTV Flare can help with all that wind blast that causes neck strain and eye irritation. The innovative Flare design features “hips” at the outer edge of the shield that reroute air, and the “flip” at the top is designed to kick the air up and back as clean, less turbulent air for the driver and the passenger.

Klock Werks’ new UTV Flare windshield brings the company’s popular line of shields to the four-wheeler market. They’re tough enough for the trail and help tame airflow at high speeds.

Tell your customers that this means they’ll have the wind and debris protection they need and want, without sacrificing the ability to see. They can see right over the top of the Flare. This sleek windshield is made from hard-coated polycarbonate and is available in three shades, clear, tint, and dark smoke. Plus, it can take a beating – this is the same material used for making bulletproof glass. Your customers can race with it and go mudding with it, because dirt, sand, mud and even rocks will have trouble damaging the windshield. This same material makes it highly scratch resistant, so the clear view should last for years. The kit comes with patented Axia Alloys detach-clamp hardware, roll cage clamps, and thumbscrew turn knobs that are machined from billet-aluminum, and then black anodized. Installation is a snap, all necessary hardware

is included and it looks fantastic. There are currently fitments available for Polaris RZR models. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep today for details on

the new UTV Flare windshield from Klock Werks. Go to www.getklocked.com for more information.

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EXHAUSTS

P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

Race-Test Tech

Classic Two-Stroke Exhausts

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wo-strokes were the machines that dominated racing when Pro Circuit began over three decades ago. Now, after taking a backseat to the new generation four-strokes, two-strokes are making a major comeback, both as new machines and rebuilt vintage and used bikes. Pro Circuit still offers pipes and silencers for select late ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s models for Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, and Yamaha two-stroke machines. Those customers who are pulling their old bikes from the backs of their garages or are buying and rebuilding vintage two-strokes can still get significant performance enhancements from Pro Circuit two-stroke exhaust systems. Remember when champions like Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Carmichael were Pro Circuit riders winning races and titles? Those same exhaust systems that they used to put them on top of the podium are still available to your customers. Pro Circuit offers the Works Pipe, Platinum Pipe, Platinum 2 Pipe, R304 Silencer, 304 Silencer and Ti-2 Silencer. The Works Pipe offers supreme performance and power for every two-stroke application. The un-plated, oiled metal finish gives your customer’s bike that ‘works look’, just like Jeremy and Ricky had back in the day. Stamped AKDQ high-quality carbon steel construction with hand welded and pounded seams and reinforced mounting brackets and stinger gives this pipe its raw looks to go with the raw power it produces.

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Silencers are extremely important to your customers who compete and have to pass sound checks. To get the most out of a Pro Circuit pipe, mate it with a Pro Circuit twostroke silencer. Pro Circuit’s Ti-2 Shorty Carbon Kevlar/Titanium Silencer is constructed with a carbon Kevlar shell, titanium tubing and titanium end-caps. It offers a factory look and appearance, while reducing weight. The Ti-2 is for closed-course racing only.

Pro Circuit’s Ti-2 shorty silencer is just the ticket for those 2005 through 2007 Kawasaki KX250s.

When a customer hauls his old 2001 Honda CR250R out of the garage and heads to the track, point him toward Pro Circuit’s lineup of two-stroke pipes and silencers.

Pro Circuit’s Platinum Pipe offers the same performance gains as the Works Pipe but is a more ideal choice for extreme weather conditions. It is constructed of AKDQ high-quality carbon steel and includes a nickel-plated finish to reduce rider maintenance and to help protect the pipe against nature’s elements.

The R-304 Shorty Silencer was developed as a full-race twostroke silencer. The compact design of the short aluminum canister offers optimum performance gains. The 304 Factory Sound Silencer offers a slightly longer brushed aluminum body and stainless steel inlet tube and end-cap which offers added top-end performance while reducing noise output.

The Platinum 2 Pipe also offers the same performance gains as the popular Works Pipe, and is constructed of heavy-duty 18-gauge metal offering increased protection from rock or crash damage. This pipe also utilizes nickel plating to help protect it from everyday elements making this an ideal pipe for customers who race or ride off-road.

For off-road riders Pro Circuit offers the Type 296 Spark Arrestor Silencer, and the Nature Friendly Spark Arrestor Silencer, to keep your customers legal. ■

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»» Speak to your Parts rep for details and visit

www.procircuit.com for more information.

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Upgrades for ATV and UTVs

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e all know that ATV and UTV tires and wheels take a beating and wear out with just normal use. When they’re pushed hard on rough terrain they will wear out even faster, with the tires usually going first while the wheels get dented and broken over time. When the time is right, replace and upgrade both items over the stock units. Now AMS makes that possible with one simple tire and wheel package. So when your customer’s ATV/UTV comes in for service, check out the wheels and tires and see if they’re ready for the upgrade.

The Roll’n 104 wheel offers an automotive high gloss black finish with machined accents, decorative rivets and an exclusive AMS cap. A good selling point to make is that together, this kit offers a solid money saving value, and a significant upgrade in looks and performance. Founded in 2002, it is AMS Tire and Wheel’s mission to develop and offer high quality specialty tires, inner tubes and wheels at a competitive

TIRE & WHEEL KITS

The Complete Package

The M1 Evil Tire/Wheel Kits from AMS offer your customers a setup that’s ready to mount up to their four-wheeler and hit the trails.

The new M1 Evil Tire/Wheel Kits offer your customers superior handling and exceptional ride performance. This highly anticipated new addition to the AMS line of products was worth the wait and will provide excellent service on nearly every terrain. The Kit features the Roll’n 104 Machined Black Alloy Wheel mated with the outstanding M1 Evil tire. The M1 Evil was developed with a truck-tire-like tread in a non-directional radial tire for a smooth ride and with a special long lasting compound. Your customers will love this outstanding all-around tire. The strong shoulder and sidewall tread add protection and traction in sand, dirt and rocks. This 8-ply radial has a healthy 1-inch tread depth and is legal for on- and off-road use.

rate and to provide the a high level of service. They pride themselves on offering a tire/wheel kit with all the newest technology needed for todays most advanced side-bysides. The M1 EVIL tire/wheel Kits are available in 28-inch, 30-inch and 32-inch sizes to fit all your customer’s needs. ■

»» The new M1 EVIL Tire and wheel kits are now available

through Parts Unlimited so talk with your rep for details. You can get more information at www.amstires.com.

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P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

PARTS & ACCESSORIES

Side-by-Side Upgrades

Performance and Style on Four Wheels Durability and precise handling are important for sport and racing side-by-sides, and IMG packs those features into its product line. Those new A-arms, radius rods and tie-rod kits are all big improvements over the OE parts. Everything is heavy-duty, and a definite upgrade over the factory rods and arms. The IMG suspension pieces are ready to deliver raceproven, race-winning performance. The kits include all the necessary components for an easy installation, all the mounting hardware, the Heim joints, pins and bushings. IMG’s upgraded front and rear bumpers feature heavyduty tubing, and are matched with precision CNC-cut aluminum skid plates and designed to bolt right into the factory mounting locations.

The all-aluminum bed/trunk kit encloses the OEM plastic bed and creates a roomy storage spot.

These grille inserts mount right up to the OEM grille, providing that four-wheeler with a stylish flourish.

IMG’s B-flaps help protect the inner wheel and braking components, and are made from pliable, bendable material.

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he side-by-side market is very familiar with the name, IMG Motorsports. In just a few short years IMG has delivered a full range of performance and styling pieces for those popular machines, gaining a strong and enthusiastic following. Of course, this might be expected from a company formed by two ex-factory Can Am racers – James Hill and John Pacheco – riders who were consistently on the podiums and claimed three different Championships in three different West Coast race series. All that know-how and experience has translated directly into the ever-growing IMG lineup coming out of the company’s Lake Elsinore, CA facility. Included in the mix are upgraded suspension parts like super-strong A-arms, radius rod and tie-rod kits, mud flaps, bumpers, new tailgates, trunk kits, number plates, grille inserts, and protective items like skid plates – Parts Unlimited has it all.

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IMG has convenience and style, and the body parts, panels and side-by-side accessories are very useful, too. The all-aluminum bed/trunk kit for the Polaris XP1000 slips right into place and bolts into factory mounts. The parts are custom formed for fitment, powder-coated for durability and all the latches are aircraft-style. The IMG mudguards, B-flaps, tailgates, roof panels and number plates are built tough as nails. The long lasting and rebuildable B-flaps that protect the inner wheels and braking components are machine-cut from pliable and bendable materials. The YXZ tailgates that allow riders to carry spares, ice chests or anything else, all feature 1-inch steel-tube construction with aluminum bolt-on panels and heavy-duty mounts. Those classy IMG grille inserts are cool, too, a CNC-cut detail that mounts right to the OEM grille. ■

»» Parts Unlimited has it all, and side-by-side riders already well

aware of IMG Motorsports will want to know about it. Talk to your Parts rep for details and take a look at www.imgms.com.

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Finally Enough Storage ATV rear lounger with cooler

Perfect for an ATV trip that calls for cold drinks, the rear lounger with the cooler provides 2½-cubic-feet of weather resistant storage. Riders can relax in style out on the trail thanks for the integrated backrest, seat cushion and armrests. The cooler compartment features a removable drain plug that’s perfect for emptying out melted ice or other liquids. The lounger mounts directly to tubular and composite racks using four U-bolts and sealing washers.

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s most of your ATV-riding customers know, those four wheelers really are do-it-all machines whether they’re being used working out the field, hauling game on a hunt or ripping down trails for fun. However, if there’s one thing lacking, it’s the amount of available storage space.

ATV STORAGE

Rugged Luggage

The rear lounger with helmet storage is extra roomy and can accommodate two full-face helmets or other large items in nearly 3-½-cubit feet of space. The seating area features a comfortable backrest and seat cushion, as well as quick-access cup holders. Front and rear two-tier storage boxes

That’s where aftermarket giant Moose Utility Division comes into play. The outdoor experts that make up the company’s R&D team have packed its catalog with storage solutions that range from simple boxes to featurepacked cargo containers that’ll securely hold a myriad of items. Some new ones in the lineup include two-tier storage boxes for the front and rear of an ATV, a rear lounger that has ample helmet storage and a lounger that comes complete with a cooler. With these new additions, your customers will have their pick when it comes to outfitting their quads. Rear lounger with helmet storage

The lid on the storage area is kept secure via two draw-tight latches, while molded-in channels route water away from the storage compartment so everything stays nice and dry. It mounts up quick-and-easy to any tubular or composite rack with that same U-bolt and sealing washer hardware. The two-tier front storage box features a top level that’s perfect for quick access to smaller items. The bottom level has more space and can hold larger gear. Both levels have latches that can be locked up tight with padlocks. The double-wall lids are extra sturdy, while the single-wall body allows for maximum storage capacity. Your customers get all those same great features with the two-tier rear storage box. All the boxes are made in the USA from tough and ready roto-molded plastic. ■

»» Talk with your Parts rep about Moose Utility Division’s lineup of ATV

storage boxes and get more information at www.mooseutilities.com.

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PARTS & ACCESSORIES

P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

Motocross Maintenance

Engine Components that Take a Beating

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here’s no question that dirtbikes take a lot of abuse during a full season of riding and racing through rough conditions. The off-season is the time when it’s critical for riders to examine engine components in preparation for another full season ahead. ProX offers a variety of replacement key components, including everything from valves to pistons to clutch kits. Parts Unlimited carries a range of ProX valves, and the applications list includes many off-road motorcycles, old and new. The Titanium, nitrided valves are a direct and cost-effective replacement for the stock valves, while still offering increased durability and less wear under extreme conditions. ProX valve and spring kits are also available from Parts Unlimited. The springs are made from a premium chrome vanadium steel for better performance at high rpms. Each kit contains a set of steel intake or exhaust valves plus a set of valve springs. The components are compatible with the OEM retainers, bases and valve seals. ProX warns that worn out pistons and rings can do a lot of damage, so regular inspections are a necessary

The clutch components from ProX are built to meet or exceed OEM specifications, and are designed to provide better feel and control at the lever.

part of maintenance. A low-expansion, low-friction aluminum alloy – the same material used by all major OEM engine manufacturers – is used to manufacture ProX pistons on precision CNC equipment. The pistons meet or exceed OEM specs and are machined to extremely close tolerances. Parts Unlimited carries ProX pistons in standard and oversized designs. Each piston kit includes rings, wrist pins and circlips. We all know that the clutch takes a lot of abuse over the course of a motocross season. Clutch slippage, discolored plates and that unmistakable smell of a burnt clutch are all symptoms of a bike badly in need of some new components. ProX complete clutch plate kits contain all friction and steel plates as well as clutch springs for a complete refresh. The plates are manufactured to exact OEM specs, but they have more durability and better feel than a clutch with stock plates. Because ProX clutch springs are 10 percent stiffer than OEM, control and instant drive attributes are enhanced. Clutch plates can be paired with either OEM or ProX clutch components, such as the ProX inner hub, which is precision cast and machined from OEM-specified aluminum. ■

ProX offers everything needed to refresh a motor, including a range of pistons, as well as valves and valve springs.

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»» ProX has been manufacturing engine hard parts for powersports applications since 1975. Check your Parts Unlimited catalog for the full list of ProX components available, and talk to your Parts Unlimited rep for more information. You can also find more information at www.pro-x.com.

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TOOLS

P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

In Sync

Tools for Improving Performance

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here are still many motorcycles out there with multiple carburetors or individual fuel injection throttle bodies in need of accurate synchronizing. The advantage of fuel injection mapping becomes apparent when throttle valves actually open and shut in unison. TecMate has two updated solid-state synchronizing tools that can help dealers and their customers reach the goal of maximized engine power. The new TS-110 CarbMate (p/n 3804-0023) is a dual cylinder synchronizer that is cost effective and easy to use. CarbMate displays the difference in vacuum intake pressure between two separate carburetors (or fuel injection throttle valves) on the same engine. Once zeroed, it is as simple as getting the LED display to hit dead center. Further fine-tuning is possible from 2cmHg down to a more accurate and OEM recommended 0.5cmHg. CarbMate is powered directly from the vehicle’s 12V battery. The updated TS-72 VacuumMate Allweather (p/n 38040057) kit is an affordable option for dealers demanding

VacuumMate

CarbMate

fast and accurate synchronizing of up to four carburetors or fuel injection throttle valves on two-stroke and fourstroke engines. VacuumMate displays individual manifold pressure on four vertically arranged LED bars. Features include set resolution of 0.5cmHg, selectable scales from 20cmHg to 55cmHg, an idle speed tachometer ranging up to 2000 rpm, and a dynamic mode to troubleshoot valve-seating issues that affect synchronizing. The kit includes unique flexi-rigid M5 and M6 manifold adapters and a charge cable for recharging the internal battery from any 12V source. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep for details, and be

sure to visit with TecMate at the NVP Product Expo. Get further information at www.tecmate.com.

USB CHARGERS THAT DON’T KILL BATTERIES Vehicle battery protection

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Clamps for Secure Transport

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ot long ago PSR was granted a patent for its innovative Bike Tie-down Clamps (BTC). Whenever the industry comes up with a new invention that benefits you and your customers, it’s a cause for celebration. PSR has been designing innovative, quality products since 2001, with the precision and detail your customers will appreciate.

Inspired by a woman’s hairclip, the Bike Tie-down Clamps attach firmly to a motorcycle’s grips, offering a sturdy anchor point for tie-downs.

The patented design of the Bike Tie-down Clamp was inspired by a woman’s hairclip. Thanks to that unique design, the BTC can clamp instantly to most motorcycle grips to allow tie-downs to be hooked on to the bottom of the clamp to secure the bike for transportation. PSR made sure to test several 3D printed variations of the BTC in the company’s Los Angeles, CA engineering department before finalizing the design. Made of forged aluminum with anti-slip rubber pads and stainless steel hardware, the BTC is the ideal solution for strapping down power-sport machines whether they are sportbikes, cruisers, dirtbikes, ATVs or UTVs. ■

»» The Bike Tie-down Clamps from PSR are sold in pairs

for $49.95 and are available exclusively through Parts Unlimited. For more information talk with your Parts rep and visit the PSR website at http://psr-usa.com.

ACCESSORIES

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PARTS & ACCESSORIES

Value-Packed Parts

Products to Get Them Up and Running thanks to the built-in, tool-less adjusters, and lubrication ports and low-friction seals make maintenance easy.

Forged levers

Titan throttle tubes

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hen it comes to those items that keep motorcycles, ATVs and UTVs running day in and day out – cables, levers and throttle systems – Motion Pro has a broad offering that makes for happy, repeat customers. Starting with those replacement cables, Motion Pro has thousands of applications that include OE lengths as well as extended lengths. The company can even build custom cables for that special project bike or quad. For a real upgrade over OE, check out the T3 Slidelight cables. These feature a strong stainless steel inner wire, as well as anodized billet aluminum fittings and highperformance elbow liners. Getting the lever set-up is simple

It’s the same story with the Motion Pro forged levers and their smooth, roller bearing operation. These are highquality levers made from 6061-T6 forged aluminum and designed to fit the OE perch. Motion Pro’s lineup of throttle systems includes durable Titan throttle tubes and fully adjustable Rev2 throttle systems. Those Titan tubes are backed by a five-year warranty and have fitments for all the popular makes and models. The Rev2 systems can be adjusted for the perfect twist for both street and off-road applications. For all of these products, Motion Pro has its Pro Stocking Planner that helps dealers develop suggested stocking orders based on current sales trends and market demands. Your Parts rep can help you get this all set up. ■

»» Talk with your Parts rep about Motion Pro’s line of cables, levers and

throttle systems and get more information at www.motionpro.com.

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TITAN™ THROTTLE TUBE • Tougher and more resilient than aluminum tubes • Will not deform and seize upon a hard impact like aluminum tubes can • Proprietary low-friction material provides smooth operation and eliminates galling

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Good Things Come in Small Packages

compact sportbike deserves a compact exhaust. LeoVince has introduced the LV Pro, a small but mighty slip-on exhaust for the Yamaha YZF-R3.

The LV Pro is designed to combine a racing look with a compact size, all while maintaining LeoVince’s signature Italian styling, and it is available in both stainless steel and carbon fiber finishes. Both versions of the LV Pro have a Shark Cut end cap for edgy aesthetics. The cap is produced in full carbon to offer weight savings and high heat resistance. The fastening straps are also made of carbon fiber. Not surprisingly, the LV Pro shorty slip-ons offer a significant reduction from the weight of the stock canister. They also create horsepower increases across the entire rpm range while giving off a deep, throaty tone.

LeoVince’s LV Pro is available in stainless steel and carbon fiber, and provides a nice performance boost for Yamaha’s YZF-R3.

As the name implies, the LV Pro Carbon Fiber sleeve is made entirely of carbon fiber for even more weight savings over stock. LeoVince has been producing exhausts since 1954, and the Italian company has a long history of producing race-specific and racing-inspired exhausts developed on racetracks across the world, with participation in all major series, including MotoGP. ■

The LV Pro Stainless Steel slip-on has an AISI 304 stainless Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep for more details, and steel sleeve that is sandblasted to give it a titanium look, get more information at www.leovince.com. all topped with a laser-etched LeoVince logo. DISCLAIMER: NOT LEGAL FOR SALE OR USE IN CALIFORNIA ON ANY POLLUTION CONTROLLED MOTOR VEHICLES

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BRAKES & CLUTCHES

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Stop and Go, Go, Go Brake and Clutch Upgrades

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ith clutches and brakes it’s all about friction, and DP Brakes knows a thing or two about friction. DP’s clutch kits, brake pads and brake shoes are all genuine upgrades over the OE parts. According to DP, they’re used and endorsed by many top racers and performance-minded riders the world over. There are tight grabbing, long lasting, fade-free, quiet and dust-free brake upgrades for everyone. Everyday commuters, long-haul touring riders, the folks on cruisers, sportbikes, racers or quads, they’re all covered. Street, track, off-road, motocross, Adventure sport, you name it DP has it. Whether it’s the DP Standards filling the bill or the SDP Pro-MX or Sport HH + pads, or even the pure-racing RDP X-Race Titaniums, they’re all long lasting, top performing brake pads priced right in line with the marketplace. It’s the same story with DP’s upgrade clutch kits. With the DPK kits, DPSK kits, the DPSK-F kits and all the separate friction, steel and spring packages available, DP covers pretty much everything in powersports. All of it is high

DP Brakes has clutch and brake upgrades for a myriad of powersports applications.

performing, long lasting, strong, smooth and fade-free, everything a rider could ask from a clutch. ■

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your rep about DP, and get more information at www.dp-brakes.com.


AIR LIFT

Raise and Repair

The New MC515 Motorcycle Lift

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orking on motorcycles is always easier with those machines up off the floor. It’s why pro shops have rows of lifts/work tables lined up to aid with repairs and upgrades. For years K&L Supply’s pro-quality and heavyduty lifts have been service-bay favorites. Now there’s one more, the affordably priced MC515 Air Lift. A great option for any shop and a great value, the MC515 will get the attention of serious home enthusiasts, as well. A traditional scissors-style lift, the MC515 will make a lot of riders and wrenches happy. Perfectly sized for sportbikes and cruisers, there’s a 1,000-pound capacity here. The lift raises up to a comfortable 35-inch working height and drops down to a lowered height of just 8 inches. Its work-surface/deck measures 24-inches wide by 84-inches long and there’s an easy-on/easy-off loading ramp included.

The affordably priced MC515 Air Lift is a great option for any shop and a welcome addition to any serious do-it-yourselfer’s garage setup.

The MC515’s scissors-lift design features automatic safety locks. Further enhancing its usefulness, the lift is compatible with all of K&L’s wheel vises, clamps and jacks. All this will be a welcome addition to any shop or home garage. ■

»» The MC515 is available now, Parts Unlimited has it,

and like all K&L lifts it ships freight-free. Talk to your rep for details and check out www.klsupply.com.

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CLUTCH KITS

Command Performance

Clutches for Yamaha’s Sport Side-by-Sides For Barnett’s Competition clutch kit, there are 11 wide Kevlar friction plates and 10 tempered-steel plates, maximizing clutch capacity. This kit also eliminates the three narrow friction plates/cushions in the factory 2016 - 2017 models. Rounding out the lineup is a complete clutch spring conversion kit for the YXZ1000R – the ultimate companion to either of those plate kit upgrades.

Yamaha’s pure sport UTV, the YXZ1000R, gets a clutch upgrade with Barnett’s clutch plate kits and competition clutch kit.

Like Barnett’s other spring conversion kits, the YXZ1000R package replaces the stock diaphragm-type clutch spring and its cast pressure plate with six heavy-duty coil springs and a precision pressure plate CNC machined from billet aluminum. All this provides strong, controllable, linear engagement and the durability a YXZ1000R demands.

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amaha’s YXZ1000R is a side-by-side that screams performance -- triple-cylinder DOHC engines, 10,500 rpm redlines, five-speed sequential shift transmissions, fully-adjustable suspension – it’s loaded. Barnett, a name known for performance, has three clutch upgrades these machines need.

Sport side-by-sides, the YXZ1000R especially, really give their clutches a workout. Strong, reliable, durable performance is a necessity, and Barnett’s upgrades answer that demand. ■

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Brake Pad Options at a Glance

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he experts at Braking see no reason why choosing the right brake pad should be confusing. Compound ranges should be easy to understand, and that begins with straightforward categorization and packaging. Braking has a wide brake pad range available through Parts Unlimited, including multiple compounds specifically developed for off-road and on-road riding segments. Still, that does not mean dealers will need to wade through a lot of confusing categories. Braking’s simple packaging names and graphics are easy to spot at a glance, and good, better, best options help narrow down the choice.

Braking’s simple packaging and graphics will help your customers navigate the company’s lineup of good, better and best brake pad options.

more aggressive. The CM44 off-road, CM55 street front and CM56 street rear pads are in Braking’s Challenge category.

Urban Elements brake pads are the SM1 standard semimetallic compound from Braking. A good pad for the price point, the Urban choice is ideal for everyday riding and comes in a package with a black background.

The best category is where the Racing Elements pads are found, all with a red background on the packaging. The top-level pads are designed for racers, and compounds include CM46 (race sintered for off-road), CM66 (dual carbon for streetbikes) and P1R (dual sintered for streetbikes). ■

The Challenge Elements pads arrive with a blue background on the packaging. These are considered the better option, and they are a good choice for riders who are a little

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lineup of brake pads. Talk to your Parts Unlimited Rep for more detail and check out www.braking.com.

BRAKE PADS

The Total Package


PAINT

P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

Old is New Again

New Factory OEM Color Paints

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ith many of your customers restoring older or vintage bikes, getting the look just right means matching things up to look OE new. To help on that end, PJ1 has launched its new line of factory OEM color match paints.

Old bikes can look showroom fresh again thanks to PJ1’s new line of OEM color match paints and primers.

This lineup of paint has been developed to help those customers match past and present OEM model off-road motorcycles. The durable epoxy formula is made to match the factory colors for many older dirt bikes, and does not require a clear coat finish. Current color options include the following: Honda Red 1988 to 1989; Kawasaki Green 1988 to 2002; and Yamaha Blue 1998 to 2006. The suggested retail price for these paints ranges from $16.95 to $19.99. PJ1 primer is ideal for use with the new OEM color match paints. It is a multi-purpose product, and can be used on metal, fiberglass, wood, and most plastic surfaces. Suggested retail for the primer is $16.99.

“PJ1 is excited to launch our new factory OEM color match paints and primers. These epoxy-based coatings offer a duplicate color match to OEM frames adding a durable finish,” says Todd Carroll, PJ1 brands senior sales manager. “With the popularity of used/vintage motorcycles, more customers are looking at ways to get their older bikes back up to par. PJ1 factory OEM color match paints help increase value along with factory matching great looks.” ■

»» Talk to your Parts rep for details, and for additional information on PJ1 brand products, please visit www.PJ1.com.


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REDA SIPHON PUMP Siphon gas from any car, truck or another motorcycle with ease Features a handheld pump that pumps gas from one tank to another by hand pumping a rubber ball It has a one way valve that does not allow gas to go backwards. Includes 10 feet of tubing

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PART NUMBER 0706-0370 SUG. RETAIL $19.95

1.7 TIRE MOUNTING LUBE Spray-on formula eases tire mounting and removal Helps resist possible “pinching” of the tube Helps bead “pop” and center, onto wheel After formula dries, it prevents tire/tube slippage 32 oz. bottle

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PART NUMBER 0365-0113 SUG. RETAIL $16.95

K&N AIRCHARGER® INTAKE SYSTEM FOR POLARIS RZR 1000 XP/RZR4 14-17

»» Features X-Stream air filters that provide a larger surface area and an increased volume of airflow over the stock unit »» Includes complete oversized airbox and intake that are powder-coated to withstand the elements of rust and corrosion »» Completely replaces the OE airbox assembly »» Fuel-management modifications are not necessary for increased performance »» Oversized K&N® “XD Series” high-flow air filter for high capacity and efficiency »» Included K&N® DryCharger® increases protection in extreme conditions NOTE: LEGAL IN CALIFORNIA ONLY FOR RACING VEHICLES WHICH MAY NEVER BE USED, OR REGISTERED OR LICENSED FOR USE, UPON A HIGHWAY. PART NUMBER 1010-2184 SUG. RETAIL $598.95

HIGH-FLOW AIR FILTER™ FOR YAMAHA YXZ1000R 16-17

»» Designed to provide increased performance »» Pleated media provides a large filtration area offering long service intervals »» Multi-Layers of woven cotton gauze media offers excellent filtration »» Fits directly into OEM airbox with application-specific Sealing Bead to ensure a precise fit »» Fuel-Management modifications are not normally required for increased performance »» Washable and reusable, pre-oiled and ready to ride »» Made in the U.S.A. for over 45 years PART NUMBER 1011-3992 SUG. RETAIL $67.95

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HINSON RACING BACK TORQUE LIMITER SERIES SLIPPER CLUTCH INNER HUB/PRESSURE PLATE KITS MotoGP-developed slipper clutch technology Fully adjustable slip range Better braking control Less kickback under braking Easier to slide into corners Improves clutch performance and life Precision-machined from billet T6 aircraft-quality aluminum to aerospace tolerances Akadized™ for five times the wear-resistance over stock Allows clutch assembly to spin more true, creating less heat when clutch is disengaged Simple installation; no special tools needed Made in the U.S.A.

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FITS MODEL YAMAHA YFZ450 04-09, 12-13 YFZ450R 09-17 YFZ450X 10-11

PART # 1130-0250 1130-0250 1130-0250

MOOSE RACING REAR TRAILING ARM GUARDS FOR POLARIS RZR

»» Left and right rear linkage guards »» Constructed with 3/16˝ 5052 H-32 aluminum »» All mounting hardware included FITS MODEL RZR 900 XP 12-14 RZR-4 900 XP 12-14 RZR 1000 High-Lifter/Desert 15 RZR 1000 High-Lifter/Desert 16-17 RZR XP Turbo EPS 16-17 RZR XP-4 1000 High-Lifter 16-17 RZR XP-4 Turbo EPS 16-17 RZR XP-4 1000 14-15 RZR 1000 XP 16-17 RZR 1000 XP 14-15

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BAR END SETS Stop replacing your ripped-up grips Great item to replace your aluminum handguards Help prevent throttle from pinning wide open during right-side spills Work great on bikes, ATVs, snowmobiles and watercraft Available in black, blue, orange, red and silver Sold in pairs

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SUG. RETAIL $13.95 COLOR Black Blue Orange Red Silver

PART # 0634-0471 0634-0472 0634-0473 0634-0474 0634-0475

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PA R T S

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MOOSE RACING BEACON WARNING LIGHT 16 solid state LEDs provide 360 degree rotational pattern High-visibility no-scratch yellow housing Magnet or hook-and-loop mounting options 12V DC power with on/off button Waterproof Crushproof Dimensions: 4.25˝ (12cm) diameter x 1.25˝ (3.5cm) tall Works great with our 30˝T, PART #2040-1273 (sold separately) 10´ extension cord available, PART #2040-1035 (sold separately)

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PART NUMBER 2404-1956 SUG. RETAIL $49.95

DUAL HORN Loud two-horn set Dual tone – high and low Zinc-plated to avoid corrosion Consistent sound Protective grill over bell to keep mud and debris out Easy to install, mounting brackets included Horn button with wires available separately

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PART # SUG. RETAIL 2107-0230 $48.95 2107-0247 11.95

X-CLEAN All-surface cleaner and degreaser Powerful formula loosens and dissolves greasy, grimy messes Formulated to use on all hard surfaces and carpets; including vinyl, fiberglass, plastic, metal, chrome, painted surfaces and more Ideal for cleaning motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, chainsaws, boats, cars, RVs and for home and garage tasks Will not harm your equipment Environmentally responsible biodegradable formula 22 fl. oz., 6 per case; sold each

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PART NUMBER 3704-0269 SUG. RETAIL $9.95

OIL ABSORBENT PADS Perfect for shop use; under stored vehicles, on shop benches to hold tool/ parts, for mess-free carburetor repairs or any fuel- or oil-related repairs Will not absorb water Can be wrung out and re-used Absorbs 13 to 25 times its weight in oil and related liquids Dimensions: 17˝ x 19˝ sheets Sold in five packs Made in the U.S.A.

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PART NUMBER 3850-0397 SUG. RETAIL $9.95

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S H O W C A S E

New Manufacturing Processes, New Parts

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rinity Racing has been helping off-road vehicles gain horsepower since 1978 by specializing in exhaust systems and engine upgrades for ATV and UTV models. Parts Unlimited carries Trinity Racing’s full system and slip-on options, as well as EFI tuners designed to integrate seamlessly with Trinity exhausts. All of Trinity Racing’s exhausts are manufactured at the company’s state-of-the-art facility in Huntington Beach, CA. CNC bending, TIG welding, CNC machining and laser cutting and etching mean that Trinity can design, fabricate, machine and test its systems all under one roof. The high-tech digs are a relatively new chapter in Trinity Racing’s long history. Tolemar, LLC acquired Trinity Racing last year, and the new owners used their experience manufacturing high-performance exhausts for OEMs to revamp Trinity Racing’s processes. Updated production techniques enabled Trinity to begin producing products at a faster rate while ensuring better uniformity, an approach that has seen a big boost in sales for the Stage 5 exhaust.

Trinity Racing’s EFI tuners are designed to work especially well with the company’s UTV exhaust systems.

EXHAUST PRODUCTS

Producing Power

Trinity Racing’s Stage 5 exhaust systems and slip-on mufflers for UTV applications are a way to get significant horsepower and torque gains. The single- and dualmuffler designs fit performance UTVs like the Polaris RZR XP Turbo, Can-Am Maverick X3 and Yamaha YXZ 1000R. The fully TIG-welded systems include 6061 billet aluminum muffler brackets and billet machined exhaust tips. Oxygen sensor bungs and USFS-approved spark arrestors are part of the package, too. The mufflers come in two finish options, including brushed aluminum or black. In addition to the full systems, Parts Unlimited also carries the slip-on mufflers for each application. All of the systems and slip-ons are made in the USA, like the company’s other products. Common components throughout the various applications means that dealers have less information to sift through — and fewer parts to stock — when it comes to spare and replacement parts. Trinity Racing’s EFI tuners are designed to enhance a Trinity exhaust system. The Stage 5 EFI tuner comes pre-programmed and tuned for a Trinity Racing exhaust. The on-the-fly air/fuel tuning programmer has plug-in technology for easy installation and a push-button interface for easy use. No computer is required to install and use the Stage 5 tuner.

Trinity’s lineup of ATV and UTV exhausts features full systems and slip-ons. Its Stage 5 range provides significant horsepower and torque gains.

For a more customizable option, the Stage 5 Pro EFI tuner has the same perks as the Stage 5, but it is also compatible with a computer, allowing for full tuning adjustability. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep for more details about Trinity Racing’s offroad performance parts. Trinity Racing will also have its exhaust systems and EFI controllers on display during NVP Product Expo in Madison, WI. Additional info can be found at www.trinityracing.com.

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CLUTCH COMPONENTS

P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

Built Tough

Forged Clutch Baskets for Strength, Reliability

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ff-road riders will often turn to aftermarket clutch components to keep things running smoothly under even the toughest of conditions. Wiseco clutch baskets come to the rescue of riders who need a stronger, more reliable option. In fact, Wiseco’s clutch basket is forged and comes with a lifetime guarantee. Stock clutch baskets are made of diecast aluminum, which tend to wear out or notch sooner than desired. Wiseco’s solution is a clutch basket made from 6061 aluminum that is heat-treated for durability. The metal blanks are forged, a process that helps give the aluminum increased tensile strength and resistance to impact and fatigue. The forging process also makes the clutch basket more ductile than cast or billet aluminum baskets.

Wiseco produces every component necessary for a full clutch rebuild, including a forged clutch basket, rubber cushions, fiber and steel plates, springs, a forged inner hub and a forged pressure plate. Wiseco clutch baskets arrive with fasteners and a preapplied thread locker coating, along with any other parts necessary for clutch assembly, like backing plates and hardware required for installing the main gear. Easy-tounderstand instructions are also included, so riders have the option of getting their clutch professionally installed or turning it into a DIY project.

Wiseco’s tough and durable clutch baskets are 100 percent made in the USA, and are backed by a lifetime warranty against breakage and notching.

To give the clutch baskets even more strength, each premachined piece of forged aluminum is as close to the final size as it can be. The less material that is machined off, the more original strength will remain in the final product. Once the clutch basket is forged and precision machined, it is hard-coat anodized and coated with Teflon to increase wear and abrasion resistance, improve lubricity and decrease the likelihood of corrosion. All of those elements combined result in clutch performance that can be felt by the smooth pull of the clutch lever.

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All of Wiseco’s clutch baskets, like the rest of their products, are 100 percent made in the USA. Customers can ride easy knowing that their Wiseco clutch baskets, inner hubs and pressure plates have a lifetime warranty. The warranty is valid if purchased after January 1, 2009, and covers breakage and notching. It applies only to the original purchaser with proof of purchase. ■

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a forged clutch basket and all of the clutch components available from Wiseco. You can also find installation and maintenance tips online at www.wiseco.com/blog.

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