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CONTENTS July 2018 H Vol. 25 #6 Publisher/Editor-in-Chief: Don Emde • donemde@me.com

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The Science of Seats: Saddlemen’s Gel-Core Technology is the reason why its seats provide an instant upgrade for bikes ranging from V-twins and Adventure Tourers to sportbikes and custom stunters like Aaron Colton’s Yamaha F7-09.

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Contributing Writers: Joe Colombero, Beth Dolgner, Don Emde, Dennis Johnson, Joe Kress Contributing Photographers: Don Emde, Dave Hoenig, Scott Hunter, 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 © 2018 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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MAXIMUM CONFIDENCE IN WET AND DRY CONDITIONS MILE AFTER MILE EXPERIENCE THE BEST WET GRIP FROM THE NEWEST SPORT TOURING TIRE ON THE MARKET The MICHELIN® Road 5 tire is the new benchmark in wet grip for sport touring tires. It offers superior wet grip versus all leading competitors due to patented MICHELIN XST Evo siping and our latest 2CT and 2CT+ tread compounds.4

MAINTAIN MAXIMUM CONFIDENCE MILE AFTER MILE Even after 3,500 miles, MICHELIN Road 5 tires stop as short as new MICHELIN Pilot® Road 4 tires thanks to evolutionary MICHELIN XST Evo sipes.1 As MICHELIN Road 5 tires wear, the siping grooves widen to allow increased water displacement. MICHELIN XST Evo siping technology offers added confidence on wet roads over a longer period of the tire’s treadlife.1

ENJOY BETTER DRY GRIP, STABILITY & HANDLING Enjoy better dry grip, improved stability and handling 2 versus MICHELIN Pilot Road 4 tires without sacrificing mileage 3 thanks to Michelin’s patented ACT+ casing technology for even more riding pleasure.5

UNLEASH YOUR FULL POTENTIAL! THE MICHELIN POWER RS TIRE REPRESENTS OUR MOST RADICAL LEAP FORWARD EVER FOR SPORTBIKE TIRES Third-party commissioned testing 6 and Michelin internal testing 7 demonstrate that MICHELIN POWER RS is the new leader in five categories that define true sportbike tire dry performance: grip, acceleration, braking, handling and flickability.

UNRIVALED GRIP AND RIDING SENSATION. NO SACRIFICE IN WET GRIP! Dual-Compound tread technology, derived from our latest generation of racing tires, offers incomparable grip, besting its predecessor by 3.5 seconds. 8 The MICHELIN POWER RS tire also improves upon the already exceptional wet grip of the MICHELIN Pilot Power 3 tire by 3 seconds. 9

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1. Based on internal wet braking testing conducted in 2016 in Ladoux, France on wet surfaces using a 2013 SUZUKI Bandit 1250 S fitted with 120/70 ZR 17 front and 180/55 ZR17 rear tires comparing a new MICHELIN® Pilot® Road 4 tire and a worn (3,500 miles) MICHELIN Road 5 tire. Actual results may vary. | 2. Based on internal testing conducted in 2016 in Ladoux, France using a 2015 Triumph Street Triple fitted with 120/70 ZR 17 front and 180/55 ZR17 rear tires comparing the dry handling and stability of a MICHELIN® Road 5 tire with a MICHELIN Pilot Road 4 tire. Actual results may vary. | 3. Based on 2017 third party commissioned tests conducted by Dekra Test Center on public roads in France on a TRIUMPH Street Striple fitted with 120/70 ZR 17 front and 180/55 ZR17 rear tires comparing the treadlife of a MICHELIN® Road 5 tire with a MICHELIN Pilot Road 4 tire. Actual results may vary. | 4. Based on internal wet lap times, comparing MICHELIN Road 5 tires with METZELER® Roadtec 01 tires, DUNLOP® Roadsmart III tires, CONTINENTAL® ContiRoadAttack 3 tires, PIRELLI® Angel GT tires, BRIDGESTONE® T30 EVO tires, and MICHELIN® Pilot® Road 4 tires in dimensions 120/70 ZR17 (front) and 180/55/ZR17 (rear) on a 2013 Suzuki Bandit 1250 S, conducted in Ladoux, France. Actual results may vary. | 5. Based on third party commissioned tests comparing MICHELIN® Road 5 tires with MICHELIN Pilot® Road 4 tires in dimensions 120/70 ZR17 (front) and 180/55/ZR17 (rear) on a 2017 Kawasaki Z900 conducted by MTE Test Center in Stuttgart, Germany. Actual results may vary. | 6. Based on a series of tests carried out by Motorrad Test Center in October 2016 at Boxberg et Neuhausen tracks (Germany) using a 2016 BMW S1000RR with tire sizes 120/70ZR17 (front) and 190/55ZR17 (rear), which compared MICHELIN POWER RS with the following competitor tires: PIRELLI Diablo Rosso 3, DUNLOP SportSmart2, CONTINENTAL ContiSportAttack 3, BRIDGESTONE Battlax Hypersport S21 and METZELER Sportec M7 RR. Results may vary according to the motorcycle and riding conditions. | 7. Based on internal tests carried out in Fontanges (France), Cartagena (Spain) and Ladoux (France) in 2016 and 2017 on a 2015 BMW S1000RR with tire sizes 120/70ZR17 (front) and 190/55ZR17 (rear), which compared MICHELIN POWER RS with the following competitor tires: PIRELLI Diablo Rosso 3, DUNLOP SportSmart2, DUNLOP Sportmax Q3 (in 2017), CONTINENTAL ContiSportAttack 3, BRIDGESTONE Battlax Hypersport S21 and METZELER Sportec M7 RR. Results may vary according to the motorcycle and riding conditions. | 8. 3.5 seconds on average better than its predecessor based on internal tests carried out in Cartagena (Spain) in 2016 on a 2015 BMW S1000RR with tire sizes 120/70ZR17 (front) and 190/55ZR17 (rear). Average lap time of 1’50” over five laps on the Cartagena race track (Spain) compared to MICHELIN Pilot Power 3. | 9. Based on internal tests in Fontanges, France in 2016 on a 2015 BMW S1000RR with tire sizes 120/70ZR17 (front) and 190/55ZR17 (rear), comparing MICHELIN POWER RS with the MICHELIN Pilot Power 3 on a 1.2 km track. Results may vary according to the motorcycle and riding conditions. | Copyright © 2018 Michelin North America, Inc. All rights reserved. The MIchelin Man is a registered trademark owned by Michelin North America, Inc.


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elcome to Saddlemen to our Cover Sponsor program this month... it’s the top level of editorial product coverage we offer. Saddlemen is certainly not new to Parts Magazine, though, they have been with us since we started the magazine back in 1993. What’s cool about their story is not only is there a good overview of their Gel-Core Technology and extensive array of seats for all types of motorcycle riding, but we also provide a look at stunt rider Aaron Colton, a talented motorcycle rider with a connection to Saddlemen. Check it out starting on page 18.

Aaron Colton

Other newsmakers in this issue include Marvin Musquin, Aaron Plessinger, Jacob Hayes, Jared Mees, Shayna Texter and Destry Abbott. Those are just a few of the many racing competitors wearing the Parts Unlimited patch this year and even though the year is not half over yet, much has been accomplished. Our Racing Roundup starts on page 40. While Musquin ended the 2018 Supercross series 9 points behind title winner Jason Anderson, Marvin had much to be proud of with 4 wins and, despite missing a race early in the year due to injury, he stayed on Anderson’s heels all the way to the final race in Las Vegas. For Plessinger, he did get it done with a 250 West title in Supercross, as did Hayes in the Arenacross series.

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Parts Unlimited is proud to have AFT stars Jared Mees and Shayna Texter on the team this year as the company joins the Flat Track sport as a series sponsor as well. And we always follow what Destry Abbott has going on. The ever-popular off-road champion continues his comeback from Leukemia, mixing dates on his calendar for motorcycle rides and races with follow up chemo treatments. What an inspiration he continues to be. Not many in our sport have his mettle. Lastly, a word of farewell to a friend of many us in the Parts Unlimited world. Sadly, as we went to press, Jeff Fox, former President of the company and son of founder Fred Fox, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly while enjoying a baseball game with family and friends at Miller Park in Milwaukee. He had retired from the company in 2007. Our condolences to the Fox family and Jeff’s many friends and associates in the industry. ■

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arts Unlimited is pleased to welcome Adam Roth and Jamey Wills to its sales team roster.

Roth joins Parts as its new regional sales manager covering the Central Region. Wills will take the role as road sales rep covering southern Idaho. Roth got his start in the industry after crashing a pit bike and repaying the cost of the repairs by working in the parts department at a local dealership. He worked his way up from there and has spent time in various dealership departments. When he isn’t working Roth enjoys the great outdoors by training pointing dogs, bird hunting, and sporting clays. Wills has experience as an engine diagnostic and repair technician and as a sales manager at local dealerships in Idaho. Wills’ passion is riding off-road, something he’s been doing since he was 4 years old. He enjoys rocky technical trail riding and dual-sport Adventure riding. He also advocates for keeping Idaho trails open and is a member of a flying club. ■

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Pirelli: Official Motorcycle Tire of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship

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irelli Tire North America has returned as the Official Motorcycle Tire of the 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, marking the third consecutive season for the brand and its championship-proven ScorpionMX tire lineup. The off-road series features 12 rounds at historic venues across 11 states. Pirelli continues to increase its commitment to the sport at the grassroots level with technical assistance to help riders improve their riding experience through ideal tire selection.

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“The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is privileged to continue its partnership with Pirelli,” said Roy Janson, managing director, MX Sports Pro Racing. “Pirelli’s dedication to motorsports racing throughout the world is proof that having them as the official motorcycle tire only continues to elevate the level of racing in America. “It’s truly special to see the brand maintain the same passion as when they started for supporting racers at the privateer and grassroots levels.” ■

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Mustang Seats Named Official Seat of American Flat Track

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merican Flat Track is happy to announce that Mustang Seats is now the series’ Official Seat for the 2018 season and the title sponsor of the 2018 Mustang Seats Rookie of the Year Award.

This news further indicates Mustang’s all-in approach to its involvement in AFT. In addition to sponsoring reigning Grand National Champion Jared Mees, it has also introduced a line of Jared Mees Signature Series Seats designed specifically for Indian Scout models. Mustang also developed a new racing seat for Mees’ FTR750, which the champion has ridden to multiple wins this season.

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RSI: THE ULTIMATE IN MX/SX STOPPING POWER. RSI was developed in MXGP and AMA Supercross and is currently used by top riders. RSI is a sinter metal compound with high thermal stability, so no fade, even under very extreme conditions. RSI has lots of initial bite to get the bike stopped, turned and ready for the next triple.

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“We are delighted to welcome Mustang Seats as a new partner to American Flat Track,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. ”Their status as both official seat and as sponsor of the Rookie of the Year should cement their visibility in the sport at a time when we are growing fast.” Founded in 1980, Mustang Seats is well known for the design and construction of quality seats and accessories. “Flat track racing has always been rooted in the riding community,” said Mustang creative marketing manager Undria Davis. “Its recent resurgence has not only been exciting to watch, it’s also generated a boon for the industry, so we knew this was a great time to get involved. Being part of the thrilling AFT action by recognizing the up-and-coming talent of the sport will help us connect with newer, younger riders and introduce them to the style, quality and comfort of Mustang Seats.” ■

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Wiseco Named Official Piston of American Flat Track

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merican Flat Track is excited to introduce Wiseco as the series’ Official Piston for the 2018 season.

Wiseco boasts a decorated motorsports pedigree, including a decades-long tradition of racing and winning in the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series. It has played an important role in the history of the sport, including powering the very first of Scott Parker’s record 94 AFT Twins wins when he rode a Klotz/Wisecosponsored Harley-Davidson to victory at the Du Quoin Mile as a 17-year-old rookie in 1979. Wiseco remains a fixture to this day, sponsoring numerous title hopefuls. The announcement that Wiseco has stepped up to Official Partner status further underlines its commitment to American Flat Track racing. “Wiseco is a legendary name in American motorsports, and we are delighted to partner with such a storied brand as we

grow the sport of American Flat Track,” said Micheal Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “Their supported riders list reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of Pro Flat Track champions from the last golden age to the current one, and we are grateful for their support for America’s Original Extreme Sport.” Founded more than 75 years ago, Wiseco is a manufacturer of high-performance forged pistons. “As the original American-made performance racing piston, Wiseco loves the sport of motorcycle racing, so helping to promote one of the most exciting racing properties anywhere is a privilege,” said Wiseco director of powersports Scott Highland. “American Flat Track racing is in our DNA, and we’re thrilled to make this relationship official and work closely with the racers and officials of this incredible American tradition.” ■

Plessinger Wins Glen Helen 250 MX!

THOR/Yamaha rider Aaron Plessinger dominated in the second round of the Lucas Oil/AMA Pro Motocross Championships at Glen Helen, going 1-1 overall. That double win put him in a tie with Zach Osborne in the points lead for the 250cc National MX class. Photo by Joe Bonnello

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oshimura R&D of America has announced that Yusaku Yoshimura has become the new CEO/ CFO of Yoshimura R&D while Don Sakakura will move into an advisory role for the company.

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Yusaku Yoshimura is the grandson of Hideo “Pops” Yoshimura, who founded the company 64 years ago in Japan. Yusaku began his career at Yoshimura R&D in 2008 in the well-respected R&D department and began to direct the department in 2012. “This is the 10th year since I started to join Yoshimura R&D and it has been a privilege to spend some time working

New CEO/CFO of Yoshimura R&D, Yusaku Yoshimura. Photo courtesy of Yoshimura

closely with Don Sakakura, who is one of the few guys who established the Yoshimura brand in the U.S.,” Yusaku said. “I’m very excited for this opportunity and greatly appreciate what he has left me. I have a strong team in place that I’m taking over from Don and confidence in the future.”

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Sakakura, who started with Yoshimura in 1980 as a mechanic for Superbike star Wes Cooley, will remain the president of Yoshimura Racing LLC. and will stay on with Yoshimura R&D as an advisor role. Other changes within the company include Brad Stephens a 24-year veteran of Yoshimura R&D taking on the role of COO, while Eric Steen will take over as head of the R&D department. ■

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It’ll be Powersports Industry Week in Las Vegas this year. The AIMExpo, the 18th annual Bikefest, the Monster Energy Cup Supercross race and the Ride for Kids charity ride will all be taking place. AIMExpo isn’t all business, there will be plenty of activities celebrating the passion of the motorcycle culture and community.

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iva Las Vegas! If you’re a powersports dealer in North America, you need to be there this fall for the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), set to take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center October 11-14. This is your chance to meet with the Parts Unlimited team, your OEM partners, more than 500 exhibitors, and other dealers and industry contacts, all while networking and looking ahead to the 2019 season. It’s also the chance to improve your business operations by taking advantage of the free dealer educational seminars. Dealers can gain insight on the overall state of the powersports business from the Motorcycle Industry Council, producers of the show. This year, the MIC is launching the Dealer Summit, a rallying call for dealers in recognition of the challenges powersports dealers face in today’s economy. Right alongside those dealership educational seminars, the Dealer Summit will include thought-provoking speakers and activities designed to offer a fresh perspective on today’s consumer, and your business. Attending the AIMExpo means you’re taking an active part of the future path the industry takes together.

“Parts Unlimited has deep roots in the Industry and it’s pivotal to be among our peers to assess the health of the sport and industry while also creating the opportunity to xxxxxxxxxx make connections with new and existing dealers and vendors,” said LeMans Corporation CEO Mike Collins when it was

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announced Parts would be attending the 2018 show. “This event provides a highly important place for powersports businesses to come together.” For this year’s show, the Moto Culture lifestyle feature at AIMExpo embraces all elements of motorcycle culture and community, highlighting the lifestyle and passion behind the machines, and showcasing the lives of our dedicated customers. The show highlights Street, Off-Road, Urban and Adventure cultures, showing not only what makes each of them unique, but also what ties them all together. Attending Parts Unlimited dealers can also enjoy showonly specials. Stop by Booth 2128 for details, and visit Parts Unlimited vendor booths to learn about additional show specials. In addition to the industry’s big trade show, Las Vegas will also be hosting the Monster Energy Cup Supercross race, the 18th annual Las Vegas Bikefest and the Las Vegas Ride for Kids charity ride, among other activities. Consider this to be the Powersports Industry Week in Las Vegas. Now is the time for the industry to pull together and address the challenges and recognize the opportunities everyone is facing, and the AIMExpo in Las Vegas is a great place to start. Dealers have a key role in working toward the common goal of a prosperous future. ■

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GEL-CORE TECHNOLOGY’S I N S TA N T U P G R A D E When street freestyle athlete Aaron Colton needed a seat for his Yamaha FZ-09 that could withstand the rigors of stunt riding, he and Saddlemen teamed up to design a signature seat that’s now available through Parts Unlimited.

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eeling connected to a motorcycle and to the road really comes down to just three things – hands, feet and seat. Those key body parts maintain contact with the bike, which means they are the parts absorbing every bump and vibration along the way. The seat is where the majority of a rider’s weight meets the motorcycle, and that means it is the spot where the majority of shocks and vibrations are felt. Saddlemen is dedicated to making seats that absorb those road impacts and vibrations so the rider’s body doesn’t, and it is the company’s proprietary Gel-Core Technology that is instrumental in keeping riders in the saddle longer without the fatigue and discomfort associated with their stock seats. Saddlemen has built a reputation among V-twin dealers and riders as a premium solution for comfort, but the company has a complete range of seat designs to fit everything from Adventure bikes to sportbikes. Competitive riders also use Saddlemen seats, be they flat-trackers or professional street freestyle riders like Aaron Colton. Saddlemen seats mount just like stock seats, so swapping an OE foam seat for a Saddlemen model with Gel-Core Technology is one of the easiest ways to increase comfort and enhance the enjoyment of your motorcycle. Think of it as a performance upgrade for both bike and rider. Saddlemen CEO David Echert defines comfort as how long a rider can be in the seat. And for him and the team at Saddlemen, that comes down to the numbers. The company’s Gel-Core Technology lets riders stay on the road up to 400 percent longer, with 92 percent less road shock and 50 percent less road vibration compared to stock seats that only use foam.

The nature of Gel-Core Technology allows each Saddlemen seat to conform to the body sitting on it, which helps to reduce pressure points and eliminate hot spots. In fancy terms, the seat is topographically neutral. Saddlemen achieves that neutrality for each seat design by experimenting with different tensions across the backrests and seats to determine the ultimate distribution pattern for the foam and gel.

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Gel-Core Technology is engineered to dampen, divert and deflect energy from the road, and it does so with co-molding technology, which is Saddlemen’s proprietary process of combining comfort foam, progressive density foam and SaddleGel into a single molded component.

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The experimenting goes beyond the seat design at Saddlemen, where chemists are actually on staff to oversee the gel’s unique makeup and production in-house at Saddlemen’s headquarters in Rancho Dominguez, CA. As the team at Saddlemen puts it, Gel-Core Technology is a scientific approach to motorcycle seats. SaddleGel is what is at the heart of Gel-Core Technology and the reason chemists are on hand. Officially known as a specially formulated viscoelastic polymer, Saddlemen has, thankfully, given it the much simpler name of SaddleGel. The dampening and vibration diversion in a Saddlemen seat comes primarily from the SaddleGel, which has enough elasticity to conform to a rider’s body while still providing support. The result is reduced pressure points and better circulation, even on long rides. Although Saddlemen believes a rider deserves better than a simple foam seat, foam is still an important element in creating a comfortable, cushioned ride. Saddlemen seats utilize ProFoam, a progressive density foam that provides a carefully tuned balance between support and compliance.

The foam is made up of varied cell sizes and types, all held in place by a skin that resists outside elements and seals the foam from water. The foam is not finished until the density and shape have been honed in for an ideal support structure. In all, Saddlemen’s co-molding technology can be broken down into three layers. The top sculpted layer of foam is closest to the rider’s body, providing shape, cushioning and a soft touch. Beneath that, the SaddleGel absorbs vibrations and shocks from the bike below while dispersing pressure and promoting blood flow above. Beneath those two layers, a polyurethane substructure provides the foundation and support for the entire seat. SWITCHBACKS, SPORTBIKES AND SADDLEMEN Saddlemen has a dedicated team of designers and technicians on staff, but from time to time an expert comes in to lend a hand. When it comes to the Performance Gripper seat, that expert is Aaron Colton. Part showman, part ambassador and all kinds of talented on a motorcycle, Colton is best known as a street freestyle athlete.

Your sportbike-riding customers can improve the comfort and performance of their seats by upgrading to a Track LS or Track CF seat. Both fit the Yamaha FZ-09 and MT-09, as well as a host of other models.

Saddlemen developed the proprietary formula for its SaddleGel in-house. The company also manufactures each gel insert at its headquarters in Rancho Dominguez, CA.

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The seat that professional freestyle athlete Aaron Colton developed with Saddlemen is designed for comfort and performance.

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Many sportbike riders seem to think that being uncomfortable is the price to pay for performance, but Saddlemen assures that this is not the case.

The Track LS and Track CF won’t sacrifice the aesthetic lines of a sportbike seat to achieve improvements in comfort and control. The unique design has a split piece of SaddleGel and a channel in the base that leaves the middle of the seat open so that circulation is unobstructed and there are fewer pressure points. As the name of the seat implies, it can be used on the track just as easily as on a twisty road or even for a daily commute.

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SaddleGel and Gel-Core Technology allows each Saddlemen seat to conform to the body sitting on it, which helps to reduce pressure points and eliminate hot spots.

Riders who are interested in comfort and performance can opt for the Track LS or Track CF seat. Both fit the Yamaha FZ09 and MT-09, as well as a host of other models from BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph, and Yamaha.

The Track LS has fine Italian leather sitting atop the Gel-Core Technology for extra style points. Meanwhile, the Track CF is wrapped in Carbon Fiber Saddlehyde, which is a high-tech, carbon fiber-look cover featuring the same center channel strip. Both finishes provide a blend of looks, comfort and durability, and they come with rear seat covers. Even the texture of the seat has sportbike riders in mind, as it is smooth enough to allow easy movement when riding aggressively. Underneath, a hand-laid, rigid fiberglass platform ensures that the Track seat fits snugly against the bike frame. Like all Saddlemen seats, the Track LS and Track CF are easy to install and made in the USA. Saddlemen has a full range of Gel Channel sportbike seats like the Track LS and Track CF. The seats in the Gel Channel line feature the split SaddleGel design for ultimate comfort – the lineup include the Sport, Tech, Chicane and Low-Profile options in addition to Track LS and Track CF.

His résumé includes AMA Pro Road Racing, AMA Pro Flat Track, WORCS off-road racing, Supermoto and motocross, so he has a whole lot of talent in a whole lot of disciplines. Colton is a longtime friend of the team at Saddlemen, so when he needed a freestyle-specific seat for his Yamaha FZ-09, he knew exactly who could help. Freestyle athletes put their seats under a lot of strain, usually balancing on it with every body part except the one that the seat was designed for. His signature Saddlemen seat is designed to enhance and help control his FZ-09, with a contoured shape that assists with executing stunts as well as an extra-grippy surface on all of the critical points. Of course, many FZ-09 riders probably aren’t looking for the freestyle attributes of the Performance Gripper. They simply want a seat that is more comfortable and allows longer rides. A lot of sportbike riders seem to think that being uncomfortable is the price you must pay for performance, but Saddlemen assures that is not the case.

All of the seats have performance-oriented designs with lines and materials that match the characteristics of the motorcycle for which they are designed. Check the Parts Unlimited Street catalog for a full list of the Gel Channel sportbike seats and applications. Saddlemen has been in business since 1987, celebrating its 30th anniversary last year. The company specializes in seats, of course, as well as motorcycle luggage and accessories, and all of it is designed with the goal of improving the riding experience for everyone on two wheels. Parts Unlimited carries a full line of Saddlemen products. Full seats, heated seats, Saddle Skins replacement seat covers, rain covers, repair kits, gel insert pads and seat heating systems are among the many seating options available through Parts Unlimited. Luggage options include a full array of saddlebags, tail bags, tool bags, adventure packs, sportbike luggage, and even a carrier for small pets. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep to learn more about Saddlemen’s unique Gel-Core Technology and visit www.saddlemen.com for more information.

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BOLT KITS

Ready for Repairs

Off-Road Bolt and Hardware Kits

For dealers and their customers, having the correct bolts on hand is essential for any rebuild or repair of a dirtbike or ATV. Moose Racing has a solution with its broad range M1 bolt kits.

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utting together a powersports vehicle properly means having all of the correct parts, right down to the bolts. To make sure builds – and rebuilds – of off-road bikes and ATVs are as easy as possible, Moose Racing has recently introduced a long list of new M1 bolt and hardware kits. Ranging from more general applications, like metric and ATV, to model-specific kits, Moose Racing makes sure dealers and customers can get vehicles buttoned up and ready to go with ease. The kits ensure that no matter where the bike is being worked on, whether it is at the dealership, in a garage or at the track, the right part will be on hand. The M1 424 metric bolt kit (p/n 2401-1002) is a great kit for riders who have multiple brands of bikes. It is also a valuable tool for dealers who carry or service multiple brands of off-road bikes. As the name implies, the kit includes approximately 424 parts, including bolts, nuts, factory hardware and other bits. The kit fits all full-size late-model Japanese motocross and off-road motorcycles from 2000 to current, making it extremely versatile.

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For Honda 125 to 450 CR/CRF models from 2000 to current, the M1 CR/CRF bolt kit (p/n 2401-1005) has factory-style replacements for easy swapping. Many of the parts in the kit will fit other Honda dirt bikes, too. The comprehensive kit includes rotor bolts, shroud bolts, seat bolts, sub-frame bolts, fork guard bolts, factory hardware, aluminum bushings, aluminum rim-lock spacers, sprocket bolts, Fuji nuts, various washers, valve stem parts, hex-head bolts, and more. Kawasaki riders on 2003 to current KX/KXF models will benefit from the M1 KX/KXF bolt kit (p/n 2401-1004). Like the CR/CRF kit, the KX/KXF kit has a lot of parts that will also fit other Kawasaki dirt bikes. At 205 pieces, the KX/KXF bolt kit is the largest modelspecific kit that Moose Racing offers. The array of parts includes factory style hex flange bolts with captured washers, hex head flange bolts, shroud bolts, seat bolts, sub-frame bolts, fork guard bolts, rotor bolts, sprocket bolts, factory hardware, rim lock spacers, valve stem parts, chain guide parts, Fuji lock nuts, various washers, and an axle nut.

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In addition to the big line of bolt kits, Moose Racing also offers model-specific hardware kits for both European and Japanese dirtbikes.

A Suzuki solution from Moose Racing is the M1 RM/RMZ bolt kit (p/n 2401-1006) for 2000 and newer RM/RMZ 125-450 models. The crossover possibilities include other Suzuki dirt bikes, older models and DRs. The kit comes with more than 178 pieces of hardware, including shroud bolts, seat bolts, sub-frame bolts, fork guard bolts, rotor bolts, sprocket bolts, T-nuts, aluminum bushings, rim lock spacers, valve stem parts, Fuji lock nuts, replacement bolts and various washers. The versatile M1 YZ/YZF/WR bolt kit (p/n 2401-1003) was developed by Moose Racing for 2003-2018 Yamaha YZ/YZF/WR 125-450 models, but it also crosses over to older Yamaha dirtbike models. The kit is one of the most extensive in Moose Racing’s M1 bolt kit line, with 200 pieces that encompass several hardware pieces, sprocket bolts, rotor bolts, valve stem parts, Fuji lock nuts, replacement bolts, various washers, and more. Another extremely versatile kit is the M1 Euro bolt kit (p/n 2401-1007). Moose Racing developed the kit for 125-500 KTM models, but it turns out that the kit is also ideal for many Husqvarna, Husaberg, Beta and GasGas models. The kit is comprised of 170 pieces, including factory style KTM hardware, bolts, aluminum washers and concave washers. In addition, the kit has a collection of dimpled flange bolts, carb screws, body screws, sprocket bolts, clips, valve stem parts, and more.

ATV riders have not been forgotten. Moose Racing developed the M1 ATV bolt kit (p/n 2401-1008) to work with most ATVs. Hundreds of pieces are included in the kit, and some tools are even included for added convenience, such as for hex/allen bolts. Nuts of multiple sizes and types, flat washers, lock washers and two sizes of plastic rivets for fenders are also a part of the kit. In short, the M1 ATV bolt kit can handle most repairs for most ATVs, making it a valuable resource for both dealers and riders. Moose Racing also has M1 hardware kits available for specific applications, with hard-to-find washers, spacers and other miscellaneous hardware pieces that are specific to a brand. The hardware kits make a nice addition to a toolbox, especially for racers who need to have every essential on hand, right down to the last washer. The M1 hardware kits include versions for CF/CRF models (p/n 2401-1010), Euro models (p/n 2401-1009), RM/RMZ models (p/n 24011011) and YZ/YZF models (p/n 2401-1012). ■

»» Talk with your Parts Unlimited rep about all of the new M1 bolt and hardware kit options now available from Moose Racing. You can also learn more online at www.mooseracing.com.

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TIRES

Two for the Road

The Road 5 and the Power RS The Power RS from Michelin provides super-strong grip during fast cornering, hard acceleration and heavy braking, in addition to a light, agile feel and high-speed stability.

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hen it comes to your customers’ riding styles, whether it’s the pure-sport camp or those commuters and recreational riders who do an occasional track day, Michelin has a tire that fits the bill. With the Michelin Road 5 and the Power RS, Michelin has two tire options for both types of riding.

Power RS For race-level performance, there’s the Power RS. These tires look to be straight ahead barely-street-legal race rubber and that assessment isn’t far off the mark. The Power RS was designed to meet the needs of hypersport riders, and provide superb traction in the wet. The design goal here was a super-strong grip during fast cornering, hard acceleration and heavy braking, in

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addition to a light, agile feel, high-speed stability and that almost un-definable sense of precise sportbike handling Michelin calls flickability. Michelin even calls the Power RS a “perfect sport tire.” Its near-slick/variable-groove tread pattern is matched with all-new Styrene Butadine Rubber (SBR) multi-compounds. The carcass construction includes Michelin’s ACT+ Adaptive Casing Technology for enhanced straight-line stability coupled with minimal drifting in the curves. Put it all together with a super-sticky 100 percent Carbon Black 2CT and 2CT+ multi-compounding, short-groove/ semi-slick tread patterns tilted heavily towards dryweather performance, and the Power RS offers all the performance and more that pure-sport riders demand.

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Michelin’s Road 5 tires are designed and engineered to give riders plenty of performance in a range of riding conditions. They’re the newest high-level offering for sport-touring riders.

Road 5 When the riding also includes plenty of everyday riding in all-weather conditions and some extended road trips, the Road 5 is a strong choice. These are the Michelins designed to provide that maximum feel of confidence during spirited riding, and deliver in wet and dry conditions, for mile after long mile. The Road 5 is Michelin’s newest high-level offering designed for your sport-touring customers. These are tires designed and engineered to give riders plenty of performance in a range of riding conditions. It’s a lot to ask of a tire but the Road 5 comes with a lot to offer. For starters the Road 5 features that same high-end technology seen in the Power RS – the ACT+ casing technology and the Dual Compounding, 2CT and 2CT+ compounds that strike an optimum balance of grip, cornering power, stability and handling feel.

With the new XST Evo technology, grooves of that siping actually become wider as the tire wears. As the miles roll up water displacement increases so there’s no loss in design efficiency. With the Road 5, riders get the feeling of confidence on wet roads, on dry surfaces and it’s there for the full, and long, life of the tire. Whether your customers are ripping lap-after-lap down at the track, or are just riders putting their motorcycles to everyday use in varied conditions, Michelin has a tire that will do the job. ■

»» Parts Unlimited has both the Power RS and the Road 5. Talk with your sales rep for details on these tires, and for info on how they can take Michelin’s online training course. Get more information www.michelinmotorcycle.com.

The Road 5 also has Michelin’s new XST Evo siping technology. This is a unique tread design with a tenacious grip on dry surfaces, that also efficiently evacuates water from under the contact patch for an increased confidence on wet roads.

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The Summer of Glove

Moto Gloves for Riding and Wrenching

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Stylish, durable and affordable, Biltwell Moto Gloves are popular with no-frills bike riders and grease monkeys everywhere.

Moto Glove’s 100 percent synthetic construction boasts a durable yet flexible faux suede palm, one feature that gets a big thumbs-up from animal lovers.

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oto Gloves from Biltwell were the company’s first foray into the glove category, and nearly a decade hence they remain a strong choice among fashionconscious motorcycle nuts everywhere. Full synthetic construction gives Moto Gloves an airy, lightweight feel, and their faux suede leather palms provide great tactile sensitivity for riding and wrenching. The vented polyester back panel features stretch Lycra baffles on the knuckles of the middle and index fingers

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for greater flexibility, and a bold but clean rubberized Biltwell shield logo with Velcro provides a secure, adjustable closure around the wrist. Touch pads on the fingertips let you operate smart devices while wearing Moto Gloves, a boon to social media-centric hipsters on the fly who don’t have time to pull off their riding gear at every gas stop. ■

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black to bright red, Moto gloves are in stock and priced to move fast. Contact your Parts Unlimited sales rep for more details and check out www.biltwellinc.com.

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Biltwell Moto gloves earn high praise for their no-frills function, comfortable construction and clean style. Anatomically shaped synthetic suede palms feature tactile fingertips for operating smart devices. Moto glove’s ventilated polyester back panel includes a breathable four-way stretch insert and Lycra baffles in key flex zones for maximum comfort. The wrist closure utilizes a molded rubber Biltwell shield with stitched Velcro backing to provide a snug, adjustable fit. Available in six colorways and a full range of sizes from your Lemans sales rep today.

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More UTV Power

New Vehicles, New Exhausts

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very new side-by-side model means a new opportunity to give a vehicle more power and performance. And, of course, an aftermarket exhaust is a big part of that process.

Trinity Racing’s exhaust offerings are continuing to expand with the recent addition of full and slip-on systems for the newest UTVs from Polaris. Now customers have more exhaust options for the Polaris Ace 900 as well as the RZR XP Turbo S. The exhaust systems for the 2017-2018 Polaris Ace 900 are brand-new from Trinity Racing. The exhaust is available as a slip-on and a full system, and the finish options for the dual mufflers are brushed aluminum or black.

The full exhaust for the Ace 900 is a stage 5 system with stainless steel headers, and everything is fully TIG welded for a premium finish and durability. The canisters are constructed of lightweight 6061 aluminum, with fiberglass and stainless steel wool-wrapped baffles. Billet aluminum brackets and end caps top off the combination. Both the full system and the slip-on arrive with installation instructions and any required mounting hardware. Similarly, Parts Unlimited is also stocking Trinity Racing’s exhaust options for the 2018 Polaris RZR XP Turbo S. The slip-ons and full systems come in three finish options, including brushed aluminum, black and Cerakote. Cerakote is a high-temperature ceramic coating that not only creates an effective thermal barrier, but also has a unique finish. The stage 5 system for the full Turbo S exhaust is designed for even better performance and sound. The mid and head pipes are constructed of 304 brushed stainless steel, while the dual mufflers, brackets and exhaust tips are aluminum. The full system offers significant horsepower and torque gains. In addition to exhausts, Trinity Racing also offers tuners specifically designed to dial in the company’s exhaust systems. The Ace 900 Pro Tuner for the stage 5 exhaust arrives pre-programmed for the Trinity Racing setup, and also offers on-the-fly fuel tuning.

Trinity Racing now has slip-ons and full-system exhausts for the 2017-2018 Polaris Ace 900. They are designed for tough use and to provide a nice boost in torque and horsepower.

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Plug-in technology makes installation simple, and adjustments are just as easy, needing only the turn of a screw. Fully adjustable computer compatibility offers fine-tuning and personalization options for riders who want to control every aspect of the process. Like all of the products offered by Trinity Racing, the latest exhausts and tuners from the company are completely made in the USA. ■

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Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep about the new Trinity Racing exhaust options for the latest Polaris UTV models. You can also head online to learn more at www.trinityracing.com.

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Cool Armor

A Mesh Jacket with Benefits

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here are a lot of motorcycle purists who turn up their noses at the idea of a mesh jacket, calling them too frail to be effective. Leave it to Icon to challenge the unbelievers by introducing a mesh jacket made of a durable textile chassis and fitted with a full complement of D3O impact protectors. Designed for even the most aggressive riding stance, the Mesh AF is made to the specs of Icon’s Attack Fit. It has pre-curved arms for a contoured fit that is aerodynamic and comfortable at speed, even in a tucked position The large front and rear panels are all mesh, so air flows freely even on the hottest of days. The material that comprises the mesh is a tough textile that offers a barrier between the rider and the rest of the world without being stifling.

Icon’s Mesh AF jacket provides maximum air flow.

Icon calls it Iron Weave Mesh, and the material is lightweight yet incredibly resilient. The shoulders, elbows and other key areas are constructed of a solid textile fabric to increase the durability in heavy-wear zones. Inside, the Mesh AF houses D3O impact protectors in the shoulders, elbows and back. D3O is the result of unique technology that provides protection in a versatile, flexible material. The shock absorption and impact protection values are high, but the profile of each armor piece is low, allowing the armor to do its job without being bulky. In addition, adjustable wind straps on the arms allow the rider to customize the jacket for an even more streamlined fit. Adjustable snaps at the waist, zippers at the wrist and a low-profile collar and cuffs keep the Mesh AF comfortable and easy to slip into. The Mesh AF jacket has toned-down style cues for a clean look, and the two external zippered pockets are conveniently placed without blocking the mesh paneling. The Mesh AF jacket comes in black, gray (with dayglow yellow reflective trim) and white. The sizing runs from a men’s Small up to 3XL. Reflective accents on each of the three colorways make the jacket more visible to other traffic on the road, although it is only the trim on the gray jacket that practically glows in the dark. ■

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The women’s model Mesh AF also features Icon’s unique Attack Fit design.

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Valvetrain Boost Easy Power Gains

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he current generation of 4-stroke dirtbikes deserves the latest upgrades. Hot Cams has just released some new camshafts for three of the most popular models, the 2016-2018 KTM 250 SX-F/XC-F, the 2016-2018 Husqvarna FC 250 and the 2017-2018 Yamaha YZ 250F.

Hot Cams now has a Stage 1 and Stage 2 intake and exhaust cam options for a range of popular dirtbikes from KTM, Husqvarna and Yamaha.

Offering both Stage 1 and Stage 2 intake and exhaust cam options, these camshafts have been engineered as drop-in replacements utilizing the stock valve springs, and they’ll add up to a 10 percent gain in power. The KTM and Husqvarna cams are available in Stage 1 and Stage 2 intake configurations that pair perfectly with a single exhaust cam that’s sold separately. The Stage 1 intake cam builds power over and above OE, with gains all the way to 11,000 rpm. The Stage 2 intake is the top-end powerhouse, equal to stock up to 8,200 rpm, and then gaining all the way to the rev-limiter. With Hot Cams riders can make their own choice here, Stage 1 for low-and mid-range power gains and Stage 2 for pure top-end power. For those customers looking for an upgrade for that new Yamaha YZ250F, Hot Cams has Stage 1 and Stage 2 performance cams available. The Stage 1 cams develop a strong bottom-end and mid-range power increase with only a slight decrease above 10,800 rpm. Hot Cam’s Stage 2 camshafts are engineered to boost top-end performance on these machines. In-house dyno testing showed no bottom-end loss and great gains from 9,200 rpm to the redline. Both intake and exhaust cams use the stock valve springs and the exhaust cams feature an auto-decompression mechanism.

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All of this is Hot Cams quality. The camshafts are CNC machined from 8620 casehardened billet steel for an exact fit and consistent lobe profiles. All of the cams have been engineered, designed and developed using stateof-the-art valvetrain software and then dyno-proven. ■

»» Talk with your Parts rep for more details and check out www.hotcamsinc.com for further information.

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EXHAUSTS

Four-Wheel Fun Making a Better RZR 4

A straight up bolt-on upgrade, Bassani’s new performance muffler for Polaris’ RZR side-by-sides adds a boost of up to 6 percent more horsepower over stock.

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he Polaris RZR has been a major player in the recreational side-by-side market for a while now. In fact, the four-seat versions of these vehicles have really taken off in popularity, and for good reason.

That power-building, great-sounding muffler maintains the OE Polaris sound level at idle, too, increasing just 1 to 2 dba over stock at 3,000 rpm. It’s easy on the ears, comfortable to live with. And with a signature-Bassani heatshield included all this comes with some added style.

Sacrificing nothing in the power, handling, tracking and fun departments to the two-seater models, the RZR four seaters provide all the room an off-road/dune-busting enthusiast needs to share that passion and lifestyle with friends and families. With the RZR 4 everyone gets to come along for the ride.

An easy bolt-on replacement, the Bassani performance muffler utilizes the stock RZR mounting system, and its formed flange fits the stock Polaris gasket. The muffler’s contour shape uses all the stock springs and bolts, as well.

Like all the Polaris side-by-sides the RZR 4s were factorydesigned with accessories in mind. From bumpers and roof panels to rock sliders, nerf bars and plenty more there’s a lot a driver can add to an RZR to make it better and make it his own. Bassani has just added one more important item to that list, a performance replacement muffler and it’s good for up to 6 percent more horsepower at the wheels. That new Bassani gives the RZR an improved and much deeper, throatier tone, too, an exhaust note that says performance in no uncertain terms.

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Constructed entirely from stainless steel the muffler is not only good-looking, good sounding and a great performer, it’s also off-road tough. Bassani also fit an 18mm O2 bung in the inlet pipe and included a 12mm reducer bushing to accommodate the installation of both stock replacement sensors and aftermarket tuning devices. There’s more good news. That Bassani performance replacement muffler is also an exact fit on the two-seat versions of the RZR 1000 and Turbo. Four-seaters might be all the rage now, but Bassani hasn’t left any RZR rider out in the cold. ■

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

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arts Unlimited has a long history of sponsoring and supporting the sport. For 2018 it has spread that support across a wide range of riders, races and series at all different levels and in all types of disciplines.

Knowing that spectating is as important as the action out on the track or trail, Parts also takes care of its dealers by giving them the VIP treatment at races across the country, including for the 2018 MotoAmerica season. The company was sure to be on hand with its dealer hospitality suite at the combined MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Championship and MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas at the Circuit of The Americas in Texas. “Last year we enjoyed our first season back in the MotoAmerica paddock,” said Hylton Beattie, Parts Unlimited global motorsports director. “We like where the series is headed and the progress they have made, and want to continue to be a part of their growth. We also look forward to

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having our Fan Appreciation Stage at several of the rounds and also hosting our VIP dealers at those same rounds.” The Parts Unlimited Fan Appreciation Q&A sessions are a key feature in the MotoAmerica paddock. All sessions are open to the public and held at the clearly marked Parts Unlimited hospitality semi-truck located in the pits. Hosting VIP dealers is also part of the schedule and you should talk to your Parts rep about attending an event near you. In addition to its presence in Supercross, motocross, off-road and road racing, the big news this year is Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties combined sponsorship of the 2018 American Flat Track series. The two companies are also backing reigning AFT Champion Jared Mees and AFT singles standout Shayna Texter. Here’s what happened with some of the top Parts Unlimited pro riders thus far in 2018.

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THE SEASON SO FAR

Parts Unlimited gives VIP treatment to its dealers at races all over the country. Here some of them enjoy the dealer hospitality suite at the combined MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Championship and MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas. Photos by Brian J. Nelson

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Thor’s Marvin Musquin came close to winning the Supercross championship, but landed a few points short. Riding healthy now, he is one to watch in the Motocross Nationals.

SUPERCROSS Thor/KTM rider Marvin Musquin

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The 2018 Supercross Series was a real dogfight all season long between Thor/KTM rider Marvin Musquin, Jason Anderson and Eli Tomac. Anderson eventually took the championship, with Musquin as runner-up followed by Tomac. This championship is historic, not only for the fact that it was Anderson’s first, but it was a first premier class Supercross Championship for Husqvarna. The record shows Husqvarna won the 500cc Supercross class in 1974 with Gary Semics, but historically that class is now looked upon as a support class to the Premier class, which is now called the Supercross class. So, this was indeed the first Premier Supercross class championship for Husky. Anderson was a model of consistency in 2018, with 11 podiums in 17 rounds to clinch his first AMA Supercross Championship. But Musquin and Tomac didn’t make it easy for Anderson. Anderson won four events, so did Musquin, Tomac won eight, but had some bad luck in the races he didn’t win. Musquin got hurt early in the season and had to miss a race, but he fought back to form, and the podium, to come

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within a few points of the title behind Anderson. There was some controversy between Musquin and Tomac during the season as the two traded paint often and some fines were paid as a result.

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But the racing, while aggressive, was certainly fun to watch as the title came down to the last race between Anderson and Musquin, with the Thor/KTM rider having a mathematical chance if Anderson had a bad race. Musquin did all he could and battled Tomac during the final in Vegas, but in the end had to settle for second place in the race and the title chase. ”We started the championship on the right foot with a win, but unfortunately I got injured at the second round and missed a race,” Musquin said. “After that it was all about healing as quickly as possible to come back to the top, and we were able to get back on the podium for quite a few rounds and eventually grabbed three more wins. “By the end of the championship we were back to 100 percent and fighting for the win every weekend. We came up short of nine points for the title, but second place was still a great performance.”

250SX West Champion, Thor/Yamaha’s Aaron Plessinger There was even better news in the 250SX West class as Thor/Yamaha rider Aaron Plessinger took his first 250SX West title of his career. Plessinger stacked up several wins and podiums during the season to take the title with 211 points over Adam Cianciarulo’s 209. Shane McEllrath took third in the chase with 193. Plessinger is the son of multi-time GNCC Champion Scott Plessinger, and is particularly fast on rough tracks, thanks to his off-road roots as an amateur youth GNCC Champion. Plessinger is also a top contender in the outdoor Motocross Nationals and will be a rider to watch this motocross season. “We couldn’t be happier for the Monster Energy Star Yamaha powerhouse team, and the New West Coast 250 Champion Aaron Plessinger on their successful accomplishments of adding another championship to this premier 250 team,” said Andy Gustafson, Thor pro rider support manager. “Aaron is not only a top professional athlete, but a true outstanding human that Thor is proud to back and support and be able to be a part of his accomplishments.”

Thor’s Aaron Plessinger earned his first Supercross title by winning the 250 SX West Championship. Now he has his sights set on the Motocross Nationals.

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Moose Racing's Jacob Hayes earned the respect of Arenacross fans around the country by taking the title in the final night of racing on the tight, fast tracks of Arenacross.

ARENACROSS Moose Racing/Kawasaki’s Jacob Hayes

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Congratulations to Moose Racing/Kawasaki’s Jacob Hayes, the 2018 Arenacross Champion!

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Multi-time Loretta Lynn’s Champion Hayes’ entry into the pro ranks has not been an easy one. After not being signed in 2014, companies in his hometown of Greensboro, NC came together to help send Jacob into the professional ranks. He joined Team Babbitt’s in 2015 with a long list of accomplishments, and hoped to transition those into a successful AMSOIL Arenacross season. It happened this season as Hayes put Moose Racing on the top of the podium as he was crowned a first-time 2018 AMSOIL Arenacross Champion. It was a task that was settled in the season finale. Hayes had to beat Chris Blose for the title. He took on the event with enthusiasm, and Hayes went 2-1 for the night and the Arenacross title.

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AMERICAN FLAT TRACK Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties are on the ground floor of the resurgence of American Flat Track racing as series sponsors and backers of two standout riders in the twins and singles classes. American Flat Track (AFT) has been reenvisioned, re-branded and re-focused over the last few years, with exciting new classes, updated race formats, new manufacturers, a significant TV broadcasting deal with NBC Sports, and new high-end race venues. Ticket sales have doubled. Broadcast viewership on NBCSN shot to nearly 2 million total viewers, with more than a million and a half total households tuning in, and on two occasions AFT was the top-rated show of the day. Live stream viewers on fanschoice.tv increased dramatically as well, with a quarter million unique viewers, nearly 400,000 total viewed hours, and an average stream time of 90 minutes.

AFT is thriving with new interest from fans, brands and enthusiasts all over the country. Multiple brands for AFT Twins and AFT Singles classes now fill the grid with Triumph, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda, Ducati, KTM, and Husqvarna joining the Harley-Davidsons and Indians in the paddock.

Parts/Drag Specialties Jared Mees AFT Champion Drag Specialties and Parts Unlimited recently added AFT Champion Jared Mees to their stable of great racers. Mees is a fivetime Grand National Champion, X-Games Gold Medalists, 2017 Cycle News Rider of the Year, 2017 AFT Champion and a twotime Daytona TT winner. So far this season Mees has been almost perfect, taking five victories in the premier AFT Twins class out of the six races run thus far. With 35 career wins and counting, Mees is tough to beat on any track. He already holds a substantial points lead of 125 over 89 from his nearest competitor.

Jared Mees blasted through the 2017 AFT series like a machine, and now the reigning Grand National Champion is racing his way through the current season with multiple wins and a shot of retaining his title. Photos by Dave Hoenig

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Shayna Texter is a standout in AFT Singles and is a threat to take the title this year. Photos by Dave Hoenig

AMERICAN FLAT TRACK

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Parts Unlimited/Drag Specialties Shayna Texter

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Another AFT rider of note sponsored by Drag Specialties and Parts Unlimited is Shayna Texter. In 2011, Texter won the AMA GNC2 Pro National in Knoxville, Iowa to make history as the first female rider to win an AMA National. Texter raced the AFT Singles class in 2017 scoring five victories and four podiums on her way to Third in the 2017 points standings. Texter loves the miles and ½-mile tracks and sits fourth in points so far this season in AFT Singles with two strong second place finishes and a handful of other top ten finishes.

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OFF-ROAD Thor’s Destry Abbott Destry Abbott is one of the all-time greats of off-road racing. He is best known for winning five AMA Hare & Hound Championships as well as five Best in the Desert titles. Abbott is also an international hero with seven ISDE Gold Medals to his credit. Plus, he is a fanfavorite rider in Endurocross and X-Games. Abbott has been a Parts Unlimited/Thor Racing rider for most of his long career and is one of Thor’s first off-road champions. He is also one of the greatest ambassadors the sport could ask for. He conducts DA8 Riding Schools introducing new riders to the sport of off-road, often as part of the Endurocross Series. He is also a certified coach with the fledgling United States Motorcycle Coaching Association, which is dedicated to growing the sport of motorcycling. This season Abbott is racing selected WORCS events, the Endurocross Series and the ISDE Qualifier Series, and has already qualified for the ISDE in Chile later this year riding a KTM. All of this after being diagnosed with leukemia back in 2016.

He still has a few more chemo treatments to go, but just keeps getting stronger. “I can’t even explain to you how amazing it is to be back at the races,” Abbott said. “I couldn’t do it without my family and great sponsors like Thor and Parts Unlimited. Riding and racing are my therapy and I love it. I’m hoping to see everyone at the races.” That’s what’s going on so far this year in racing, but we’re only halfway through the season. More flat track, motocross, off-road, and road racing is still to come. Keep your eye on Parts Unlimited riders as the season goes on and talk to your Parts Unlimited representative about taking part in events near you. ■ Destry Abbott has his schedule full with Endurocross, WORCS, DA8 riding schools, USMCA coaching, and has already qualified for the ISDE in Chile later this year.

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The Diablo Rosso Corsa II Purpose Built for Street and Track

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he Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa II is the latest addition to the fabled Diablo family, and it’s built to satisfy super-sport streetbike riders looking for a great all-around tire.

The result is the Rosso Corsa II, Pirelli’s first multicompound street tire that uses two compounds, applied in three zones, across the front tire, and three compounds, applied in five zones, on the rear.

With the Rosso Corsa II there is consistent performance with excellent grip, feel and control in all conditions during day-to-day use while getting good mileage. In addition to that everyday use, the Rosso Corsa II is equally adept when those track days roll around.

It all adds up to an ideal compound combination in a pair of tires designed to deliver excellent grip under all conditions and at all lean angles. With the Rosso Corsa II there’s a real sense of control both on the road and on the track, in both wet and dry conditions.

Pirelli’s Diablo Rosso Corsas have been around for a while and many riders know the name and how they perform. Since that 2010 launch, though, a lot has changed in the motorcycle world.

The Rosso Corsa II also has new, innovative tire profiles front and rear, as well as new slick-shouldered tread patterns. The carcass structure and tread design

The Diablo Rosso Corsa II is purpose-built to provide excellent grip, feel and mileage for today’s modern sportbikes, both on the track and on the street.

Sportbikes have more power now and ultra-sophisticated suspension and braking systems that allow riders to push things a lot harder than thought possible just a few years ago. And that’s where the Diablo Rosso Corsa II comes in. These tires were designed especially to let riders take full advantage of everything today’s motorcycles have to offer, both on the street and on the track. Striking a comfortable middle ground between a sportoriented street tire and some pure-race rubber, the Rosso Corsa II borrows from Pirelli’s 15-year history as Official Tire Supplier to the FIM Superbike World Championship to merge street and track technologies into one tire.

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Pirelli’s Rosso Corsa II is the follow-up tire to its popular Rosso Corsa. Inspired by the racetrack, the construction and tread design give riders excellent all-weather performance.

are derived from racing. With that, the tires hit that elusive balance, better-than-excellent/all-weather street performance in a tire that’s also more than ready for the racetrack. The original Rosso Corsas were very popular back in their day, but motorcycle technology has certainly changed. Now there’s the Rosso Corsa II. They’re available in seven sizes including a 120/70-17 front and rear sizes ranging from 180/55-17 to a 200/55. ■

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Economical Upgrades

Longer Life from a Non-Sealed Chain

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nown worldwide for its high performance sealed chains, RK Chain also has a series of non-sealed, economical grade chains available in both standard and heavy duty. RK’s non-sealed chains have been original equipment for Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha for decades. These relationships have helped develop stronger and longer lasting non-sealed chains for use in many applications. RK non-sealed chains are perfect for lowdisplacement motorcycles that did not come from the factory with sealed chains. If the motorcycle came from the factory with a sealed chain, then RK recommends always replacing it with a sealed chain.

In this chart, two of the same chains are tested on the same machine. One 428H chain features the updates and the other 428H chain does not. The results show that the 428H chain that was updated has a reduced elongation rate that results in the chain performing better and wearing longer compared to the chain that does not feature the updates. Elongation is the process of internal components wearing away with normal use that can be measured as additional chain length.

RK Chain made several running changes to its non-sealed chain series. One of the most important changes was the addition of the fourside (Quad) rivet staked pins. When pins are quad riveted they are stronger and more stabilized, which results in increased stress resistance from high engine loads. This also makes the transmission of horsepower to the ground more efficient.

The second most important change was the addition of solid bushings. In between the bushing and the pin is the factory injected grease, which acts as a lubricant and as a cushion to protect the pin from rubbing against the bushing. When bushings are solid there is no lateral exit for the grease to escape, unlike with curled bushings that have a gap. When the internal grease escapes or is contaminated the chain-wear life can be greatly reduced. RK’s solid

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bushings are constructed by a process called Cold Forging, which strengthens the metal component of the bushing, thus resulting in a stronger, more rigid chain. As a result of these changes, as well as the application of RK’s new specially formulated coating, RK non-sealed chains now show a 40 percent increase in chain life. RK non-sealed chains offer riders quality at a fraction of the price, and are available in 415, 420, 428, 520, 525, and 530 pitches and come in both standard and heavy duty. When choosing RK non-sealed chains, always make sure the RK chain chosen has a suitable CC rating for the motorcycle. ■

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lineup of non-sealed and sealed chains, and visit www.rkexcelamerica.com for more information.

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TIME TO CHANGE YOUR CHAIN? Failure to address the warning signs shown on this page can result in reduced chain life and/or can cause a very dangerous situation. RK recommends that you inspect your chain prior to each ride and follow proper chain maintenance procedures to get the longest life out of your chain. MAINTENANCE: All Chains require maintenance and lubrication. For off-road use, clean and lube the chain after every ride. For street chains, clean and lube the chain every 200 miles for non-sealed chains and 300 miles for sealed chains. Clean the chain with a mineral oil based cleaner and a soft cloth to remove excess dirt and grit. Do not use any cleaner that contains acid, caustic chemicals or brake cleaner to maintain your chain. Do not use coarse brushes to clean your chain as they could damage the rubber seals. Avoid steam cleaning and high pressure water on both sealed and non-sealed chains. These actions can contaminate the internal lubricant which can cause premature chain wear. LUBRICATION: Keeping your chain clean and generously lubricated with a quality chain lube will ensure the long life and performance of the chain. If the chain has seals, be sure to use an O-Ring safe chain lubricant.

SEVERE Cracks

Cracks can be caused by age or too much load. If you see any cracks, stop riding immediately and replace the chain. Continuing to ride on a chain with cracks can be very dangerous!

URGENT CRITICAL Missing or Damaged Seals

Using improper cleaning chemicals and/or use of improper cleaning tools can result in the installed seals being damaged. Chain wear life will be reduced, stop riding and replace the chain immediately.

CRITICAL Pin Rotation

RK’s quad-staked pins should look square when looking at the chain. Rotated pins are a sign of worn pins and bushings. If some pins have rotated with points facing up, replace the chain immediately.

SERIOUS Wear Marks

When the side plates on the top and bottom show worn flat spots, replace the chain as soon as possible. Flat spots indicate the wearing away of metal and chain strength has been reduced.

CAUTION Kinks

As chains age they can become stiff and kinked. This can occur from not properly maintaining the chain. Kinks will prevent the chain from moving normally. Replace the chain as soon as possible.

ALERT

Chain Flotation

If the chain can be pulled away from the rear sprocket, it is a sign of elongation. Elongation occurs as chains age and the internal pins wear. The chain should be replaced soon.

ATTENTION

Rust Contact your Parts Unlimited sales representative today!

Chains that show signs of rust indicate improper maintenance and/or neglect. Rust will prevent normal chain movement and will reduce the life of the chain. Clean and lube your chain immediately.

NOTICE Dirt and Debris www.RKExcelAmerica.com

Chains that are allowed to accumulate excess amounts of dirt and debris will have a reduced wearlife. Follow proper chain cleaning procedures. Clean and lube the chain every 300 miles. Don’t allow dirt to build up.


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Breezy Moto

Fully Vented Racewear Kits

Pulse Air Radiate in Red

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and graphics to choose from in all of this, something sure to catch the eye of any rider. There’s Rive Red/Blue along with Rive Lime/Orange for the Fuse Air kits with Hype White/Navy for the Pulse Air in addition to choices of Radiate Black, Blue or Red.

Riders look for relief when the temperatures rise and now they can look to Thor’s fully vented and breezycomfortable Pulse Air and Fuse Air racewear kits.

More importantly, they all work great to beat the heat. Those Fuse Air jerseys, for instance, use a 3D Hex Weave material specially designed to bring the cool air in. The jerseys feature perforated athletic mesh and 100 percent moisture wicking material on the back.

otocross is a workout any time of the year. Whether it’s testing and tuning, practice motos or out-and-out competition, it’s max effort on that bike every time. Add some hot and steamy summertime weather into that picture and things can get pretty dismal pretty fast.

The kits are lightweight, cut for comfort and loaded with vented mesh panels throughout. They are put together with moisture-wicking materials so that the airflow is maximized top-to-bottom, jerseys and pants. While they’re lightweight, stretchy and built for comfort, both kits are Thor tough. There are also plenty of colors

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There’s optimal stretch and maximum comfort with Thor’s new Three-Quarter Collar and the Hybrid Raglan sleeves, a unique dual-panel design with all the comfort and mobility of a standard raglan sleeve coupled with the addition of underarm vented panels. They’re available in sizes Small through 2XL.

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Fuse Air Rive in Lime/Orange

The Fuse Air pant is equally cool. High-quality ventilation strategically positioned throughout, pre-curved knees, and Thor’s newly designed stretch panels in the rear waist and saddle areas ensure there’s a breezy, comfortable fit regardless of a rider’s position on the bike. The pant features mesh liners and interior hip pockets as well as full grain-leather knee panels where it counts. And as cool, lightweight and comfortable as the Fuse Air pant is, it’s built from tough 500D Cordura. Sizes here run from 28 to 48. The Pulse Air racewear features color/graphic choices of Hype White with Navy and Radiate Black, and Blue and Red. The versatile-fit jerseys with set-in sleeves are tailored to a rider’s body shape and adapt to all riding styles. They’re loaded with vented mesh panels throughout to maximize the cooling airflow, while the cuffs and collars have four-way stretch panels. The 100 percent polyester material wicks away moisture to keep things comfortable. All this is also available in sizes Small through 2XL.

Pulse Air Radiate in Black

The Pulse Air pant is built with perforated vented panels maximizing airflow, and the pre-curved chassis shape provides maximum comfort with adjustable side cinches on the hips. The pant can be custom-fit to the unique build of any rider thanks to the ratchet-style closures. There’s abrasion-tolerant materials here, too, coupled with full-grain leather knee panels for crucial coverage where it’s needed. In addition to the Fuse Air and Pulse Air apparel, Thor also offers equally comfortable, lightweight, vented, and matching gloves, goggles and helmets. For example, with the Fuse Air Rive Red/Blue setup, the Verge Voretechs White/Gray helmet, Barred Red/White Sniper goggle and Draft Indi Black/White gloves are a natural. With the Pulse Air Hype White/Navy gear the Void Hype White/Navy gloves, White/Black Combat goggle and Sector Hype White/Blue helmet is a perfect match. ■

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AUDIO SYSTEMS

Music for Metrics

Universal Handlebar Audio Kit be easily mounted to ATVs, UTVs, golf carts and other vehicles that might need some amped-up sound. The MA4-BT has two custom speaker pods that each house dual two-inch speakers. The dual speaker design keeps the speakers from being too big, while still allowing clear, high-volume sound that will not get drowned out by road noise. For riders who want to integrate their other onthe-go gadgets, an additional wired auxiliary input allows the addition of a GPS or satellite radio so that all audio output is channeled through the MA4-BT. The amp/controller also has a highlevel audio output, which gives the ability to run external amplifiers and more speakers with ease.

The MA4-BT universal kit from Metrix Audio lets riders add music, radio and GPS instructions to a number of powersports vehicles, everything from motorcycles to UTVs.

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hen the popularity of metric cruisers began to soar, Parts Unlimited knew that there would be a big demand for audio systems that fit them. The company turned to Hogtunes with the request for a universal handlebar audio system that could fit any and all metric applications. Since Hogtunes caters primarily to the Harley-Davidson market, it was decided that a separate, sister entity was needed for the new universal audio system. Metrix Audio was born. After the first handlebar system was introduced, Metrix Audio expanded to include speakers for specific applications and, now, handlebar kits designed to fit specific models and even aftermarket fairings.

The main components of the MA4-BT are easily adaptable for custom installations, further solidifying the kit’s status as a truly universal audio solution. The kit can stand up to the elements, too, since it is completely waterproof. Metrix Audio speakers have a 5-year warranty period from the original purchase date for the original owner. The company’s amplifiers have a 3-year warranty. In addition to the MA4-BT, Parts Unlimited carries additional Metrix Audio options, like the KVR speaker power kit and front speakers designed to fit the Kawasaki Vaquero and Voyager. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep about the MA4-BT universal

handlebar audio kit for metric applications and beyond. You can also visit www.metrixaudio.com to find further information.

But even with all of the options, the original MA4-BT universal kit still takes center stage at Metrix Audio. The MA4-BT features a 50-watt amplifier that has a built-in Bluetooth wireless technology receiver/controller, and it is all housed in a compact little package that mounts to the handlebars. If the supplied clamps that fit 7/8inch, 1-inch or 1¼-inch handlebars won’t work for an application, the threaded inserts on the back of the amp/controller and speakers are RAM Mount compatible. This means that the Metrix MA4-BT goes far beyond the typical metric bike applications. The kit can also

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The KVR speaker power kit is specifically designed for Kawasaki’s Vaquero and Voyager.

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Motocross Solutions Choosing Grips and Bars

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motocross rider’s hands have to do a lot of work, and ODI Grips has solutions to help improve comfort and performance. The V2 Lock-On HalfWaffle grips and the Emig V2 Lock-On grips feature simple installation for instant comfort and control, while the Podium FLIGHT and CFT Podium handlebars provide the perfect platform for ODI’s signature Lock-On grips. The Lock-On grip design means that there is no need for grip glue – a 3mm Allen wrench is all that is needed to ensure a solid, twist-free mounting. Safety wire is also unnecessary, thereby extending the life of the grips. Lock-On grips can all be easily modified to work with full-wrap hand guards by removing the end caps, making them even more versatile.

A primary staple from the ODI brand is its V2 Lock-On MX half-waffle grips. For 2018, the Lock-On package includes an ODI V2 throttle tube and five of the most popular throttle Snap-cams for current 2-stroke and 4- stroke motocross and off-road bikes. ODI molds these grips in-house in its Southern California facility. This year they have expanded into seven colorways, including soft compound Gray and Pro-White. A few years back, ODI teamed up with five-time AMA National and Supercross champion Jeff Emig to develop the Emig line of ODI Lock-On grips. Emig designed the grips, which are available in a wide variety of colors, and they are developed and manufactured in-house at ODI’s headquarters here in the U.S. The Emig Racing V2 Lock-On grips are ODI’s original motocross signature grip designed by Emig. The mediumdiameter knurled pattern has a special half-waffle pattern with thumb relief. This Emig collaboration has proven extremely successful.

The Podium FLIGHT handlebar was developed to be non-braced, designed to provide more flex at a more affordable cost.

In the handlebar category, ODI’s line of Podium motocross handlebars has a proprietary tubing profile built with a seamless, double-butted, 2014-T6 alloy that has been shot-peened for added strength, as proven in testing by top Supercross and motocross racers. Available in two versions, the CFT Podium MX handlebars feature the company’s patented CFT crossbar system. The CFT crossbar has a built-in elastomer, allowing the handlebar to flex at a controlled rate.

The CFT Podium MX handlebars feature the company’s patented CFT crossbar system, which has a built-in piece of material that allows the handlebar to flex at a controlled rate.

ODI teamed up with five-time AMA National and Supercross champion Jeff Emig to develop the Emig line of ODI Lock-On grips. No grip glue or safety wire is needed.

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This allows the handlebars to dampen forces to the body and reduce rider fatigue. The Podium FLIGHT was developed to be non-braced, designed to provide more flex at a more affordable cost. For both handlebar models, the left side is lightly knurled to help with grip adhesion for riders using standard slipon style grips. Each is hard anodized and feature laser etching with two-toned ODI graphics. ODI handlebars come with an injection-molded, high-density ODI foam bar pad. Multiple bend options are available. Note that the 11/8-inch clamp diameter requires the use of oversized bar mounts. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep for information about ODI’s

motocross grips and handlebars. Learn more at www.odigrips.com.

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OEM Quality, High Value

Direct Replacement Parts for Polaris

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hile plenty of UTV riders look for OEM quality when it is time to purchase replacement parts, few want to pay OEM prices. For Polaris vehicle owners, Moose Utility Division offers the best of both worlds – direct OEM replacement parts without the price tag.

Polaris owners can get the same quality (or in some cases, better quality) as stock and can enjoy significant savings offered by the Moose Utility Division version of the parts. That parts list includes an array of items, such as fuel pumps, ignition switches, sprague carriers and thermostats. Moose Utility Division’s range of Polaris fuel pumps includes versions for both EFI and carbureted models. The pumps are direct replacements to make the swap easy, and the fuel flow rate is the same as stock so no additional engine tuning is necessary. The EFI pumps come ready to install with an included pick-up screen for filtration. The range of available OEM-replacement ignition switches is wide, with options in stock for most 1996 to current Polaris models. Each replacement ignition switch comes with a mounting nut and two keys. The Moose Utility Division version is an affordable option and an easy swap, whether a customer is replacing a broken switch or replacing lost keys. The Polaris thermostats from Moose Utility Division are also direct OEM replacements, and they are available for most ATV and UTV models under the Polaris banner. The thermostats open and close at the OEM temperature, and some applications include the sealing gasket needed for installation. Instead of being a direct replacement, Moose Utility Division’s sprague carrier with clips and rollers is an upgrade over the OEM version. The sturdy 6061 billet aluminum part provides better strength and longevity than the stock plastic carrier, making it a practical and affordable swap. Each carrier includes spring clips and rollers, and the assembly functions with the OEM rollers and armature plate. The sprague carrier is available for most 2004 and newer Polaris ATV and UTV models. The company also has a wide range of parts available for Polaris side-by-sides in addition to the direct OEM replacement parts. Engine components, storage solutions, replacement bodywork and more are all part of the lineup. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep about the range of

OEM replacement parts available from Moose Utility Division and check out www.mooseutilities.com.

Fuel pumps, sprague carriers, thermostats and ignition switches are just a few of the high-quality aftermarket replacement items that Moose Utility Division carries for Polaris side-by-sides and UTVs.

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APPAREL

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Apparel as Art

Motorcycle-Themed Casual Wear

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reat apparel can be a strong seller in your dealership. A well-priced, casual apparel line with a focus on quality, design, and unique motorcyclethemed styling makes for an easy impulse purchase for your customers.

Threat founder Terry Keane attended motorcycle and hot rod shows and rallies around the world. He saw a need for quality casual apparel, with original art graphics and sayings that the motorcycle community could relate to.

The Lethal Angel women’s apparel line is new to Parts Unlimited and offers your customers a range of casual clothing featuring unique artwork and illustrations.

New to the Parts Unlimited lineup, Lethal Threat and Lethal Angel designs have just what they might be looking for. The company that would eventually morph into these brands was founded in 1989 in a garage in the Bronx, N.Y. Built on a passion for all things fast and loud, the company’s goal was to come up with cutting edge artwork and illustrations that could adorn riders’ tricked out machines in the form of high quality, screen-printed vinyl decals. Gaining recognition for the unique artwork on its decals, an apparel line soon followed and the Lethal Threat and Lethal Angel brands were born. As an avid motorcycle rider for over 30 years, Lethal

Lethal Threat’s apparel line is built around its cutting edge artwork and illustrations. In fact, the company is always working to top its last release with punchier new designs. The company also works to offer quality garments at affordable prices, packing as much value into the gear as possible. That’s why Lethal Threat is always looking for newer, softer fabrics, innovative print techniques, and environmentally friendly washes. When it comes to customer service, Lethal Threat stands by its “No questions” exchange policy. If your customer for whatever reason is not happy with one of their garments the company will exchange the product or offer them their money back. Parts Unlimited is now carrying a range of the company’s T-shirts, raglan sleeve shirts, soft washed hoodies, classic black hoodies, screen-printed work shirts, embroidered work shirts, hats, and graphic gloves. ■

The Lethal Threat line of apparel features motorcycle-themed designs and graphics. It includes everything from hoodies to flannels.

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Talk with your Parts rep for details on this new product line and get more information at https://lethalthreat.com.

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DRIVE CHAINS

Chain Letter

The Proprietary Z-Ring

Regina Chain has ZRP chains for high-powered sportbikes and ZRT chains for touring bikes. Both feature the company’s patented Z-Ring seals.

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hey say that with age comes wisdom, and if that is true, then Regina Motorcycle Chains must be very wise indeed; the company is celebrating its 99th anniversary this year. Today, after almost a century of making chains, Regina is best known for its proprietary Z-Ring seals for street and off-road motorcycle chains. The new-generation Z-Ring seal was patented by Regina in 2003. The seals have a specially designed conical shape on the inner side that enhances the assembling on the bushing. In addition, the Z-Ring flexes once it is assembled, and that creates a spring effect so that the seal will maintain its shape and functionality for a longer time. When it comes to street bikes, Regina has ZRP chains for high-powered sportbikes and ZRT chains for touring bikes. Both chain types feature the patented Z-Ring seals. The Z44 sealing rings used on the ZRP and ZRT chains greatly improve their performance and wear life. In fact, there is a 50 percent reduction in friction compared to traditional O-rings. Constant lubrication from special high-temperature grease in the critical pin/bushing area provides long life, as well. High-carbon alloy pins minimize wear, the increased roller thickness prolongs durability and the thicker outer plates combined with quad-riveting provide greater tensile strength. All Regina chains are made in Italy from premium European steel.

The ZRP and ZRT chains have a gold color and are available for a wide range of streetbikes and sportbikes up to 1300cc. The chains are already OE on a number of models, including the Aprilia RSV4, BMW S1000RR, Ducati Panigale 1199, KTM Duke 690 and others. Each chain comes with solid and hollow rivet links. Cliptype links are also available. Regina also offers complete chain kits for streetbikes, offroad bikes and quads. All of them feature the Z-Ring seals, and the kits offer an economical, easy way to swap out the chain and sprockets. Each kit comes complete with a heat-treated front sprocket, an induction-hardened rear sprocket and a chain pre-cut to the correct length. The steel sprockets have OEM gearing. Regina got its start manufacturing chains and free wheels for bicycles. Motorcycle chains were added to the lineup in 1939, and since those early days the company has been testing and developing its products in racing. To date, Regina riders have more than 340 world championship titles, and the knowledge gained from those successes is utilized in the products offered to your customers. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep about Regina’s Z-Ring

chains for street and off-road applications. You can learn more about the company at www.reginachain.net.

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EXHAUSTS

Talking 2-Stroke

Exhaust Products for Those Popular Bikes for factory riders and teams. These pipes share many of the same performance characteristics of those racing pipes, but with improved, consistent craftsmanship and material quality. The Factory Fatty broadens and smooths the power curve, creating gains throughout the entire powerband, and adds increased over-rev, particularly noticeable on long, sweeping corners or similar wide-open riding.

Even when 2-stroke bikes faded from popularity, FMF continued to race, test and develop exhaust products for those highly competitive machines. Now that they’re making a comeback, FMF is right there with pipes and silencers to help boost their performance.

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et’s talk 2-strokes. FMF and Don Emler were not only there in the early ’70s when 2-stroke competition began to grow and dominate the racing scene, but also helped fuel its popularity.

As 2-strokes began to give way to those highrevving 4-strokes, FMF established itself as a major player in performance exhaust for that segment, while not relinquishing their strong market position, availability and range of products for the 2-stroke market. And now that those highly competitive, relatively inexpensive and very enjoyable bikes are making a welcome resurgence, Emler and FMF are still right there with plenty of 2-stroke options. Throughout those years where 2-strokes marginally faded from view, FMF continued to work on products for the “smokers,” racing, testing, developing and refining varied pipe and silencer offerings for bikes ranging from 50cc and up to the big 500cc beasts. This lineup included exhaust for two- and four-wheel machines, old and new. One standout product is the FMF Gold Series Fatty. The Fattys have a broad range of fitments, and the widest coverage of models and years. The Factory Fatty is an evolution from the earlier days of the cone pipes by FMF

FMF has a range of 2-stroke silencers that is bound to meet the needs of your customer base.

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Another significant product for today’s competitive and recreational off-road riding scene is the FMF Gnarly range. These pipes are a solution for riders of all levels who are into more technical riding, and are looking for incredible low and mid-range response and performance on the trails and in the woods. Gnarlys are built with thicker gauge steel and are ready to take some abuse from less than forgiving trails or obstacles – just ask riders Cody Webb, Kailub Russell and many others. FMF Gnarly pipes are readily available today for many old and new 200cc-500cc machines. With today’s environment, sound has become almost as important as performance. The FMF range of silencers includes the Powercore & Turbinecore, (older machines) Powercore 2, Powercore 2 Shorty, Turbinecore 2, and Q Silencer, plus: FMF’s newest 2.1 series of silencers must be seen (and heard) to be believed. FMF also offers a range of items for maintaining and servicing those 2-stroke (and 4-stroke) exhausts, including O-rings, spring kits, replacement stickers and muffler packing. Of special note, FMF’s high-quality Premier packing is a great investment for your customers – it’s easier to work with and more durable than stock or FMF’s standard packing. Less time repacking equals more time riding. ■

»» Talk with your Parts sales rep about FMF’s range of 2-stroke

products, and check out www.fmfracing.com for more details.

The Fatty and Gnarly 2-stroke exhausts are a mainstay in the FMF lineup.

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Tech-Air Airbag Compatible Suit

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he CE certified Missile Leather Suit is a versatile one-piece premium leather suit that excels on track or street. Its ergonomic design means the suit works perfectly when worn with the Tech-Air system, Alpinestars’ active airbag protection system. The suit also performs when used without the system, offering the close fit and optimized levels of movement and flexibility crucial to performance riding and racing. The Missile features a multi-panel, fully anatomical construction design that has been specially mapped for performance riding. Alpinestars has decades of technical racing expertise and product development experience at the highest levels and many of those track-tested innovations have been incorporated into this leather suit. The suit features Alpinestars’ stretch inserts on crotch, back and underarms for a close fit while promoting movement. It has accordion leather stretch inserts on lumbar, knees, elbows and rear shoulders that reduce stress on body riding. There’s an aerodynamic back hump for airflow and performance at high speeds and replaceable knee sliders. There are CE-approved internal elbow, shoulder, knee and tibia protectors, in addition to Dynamic Friction Shield (DFS) external dual density sliders on shoulders and knees for abrasion resistance in key impact areas.

to offer rider and passenger protection from the first impact in an accident. The Missile is compatible with the Tech-Air Race version, but can be configured to run the Street settings via a system firmware swap. Tech-Air Race offers full upper body coverage to the back, kidneys, chest and shoulders, as well as a battery charge life of 25 hours and a recharge time of approximately 6 hours – one hour of charging time giving four hours of riding coverage.

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Missile Protection

If a customer opts for further protection, the Missile has a snap connection system to integrate the CE level 2-certified Nucleon Race Back Protector (when not using Tech-Air). It also has chest pad compartments that hold CE certified Nucleon chest and back inserts as an accessory upgrade. Stretch gussets on the Missile’s rear accommodate the suit’s volume in the event of airbag deployment without compromising seam strength. It has an LED display on the sleeve indicating airbag’s operational status, internal conduits for the system vest’s ECU and internal hook and loop grip closure fixings plus cable conduits in order to seamlessly accommodate the airbag. ■

»» Talk with your Parts rep for details and check out www.alpinestars.com.

An innovative anatomically contoured elbow slider is made from a triple-density compound for improved performance in crash slides. The elbow slider also features a removable and replaceable screw-mounted insert slider for friction management. Following a recent FIM directive stipulating that riders in all classes – MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 – must use an airbag system, Alpinestars Tech-Air is now very popular in professional racing. And, it is in its Tech-Air compatibility that the Missile excels, as Alpinestars customers can benefit from this state-of-the-art airbag protection technology which is integrated into this suit. Tech-Air comes in two versions, Street and Race, and is an independent full body, dedicated airbag system specifically designed

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Alpinestars’ Missile one-piece leather suit is designed to work with its Tech-Air active airbag system.

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DEVICE MOUNTS

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Gadget Gripper

Electronics Mounts for Motorcycling

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otorcycling is about getting away from it all, but it’s also nice to stay in touch and to know where you’re going. RAM® Mounts are designed to keep riders connected and to keep gadgets secure while riding. RAM motorcycle mounts utilize a patented ball and socket design that ensures a strong hold while dampening road vibration. Adjustable mounts enable a rider to easily swap out components, so various sizes and brands of phones, GPS units and other devices can be accommodated. All RAM Mounts are made in the USA and come with a lifetime warranty.

Riders who need to mount larger devices can opt for the RAM Tough-Claw with the RAM X-Grip large phone cradle. The width adjusts from 1¾ inches to 4½ inches, while the height adjusts from 3¼ inches to 5½ inches.

The Brake/ Clutch Reservoir Mount with the universal X-Grip cradle

The RAM Tough-Claw base is a sturdy piece that clamps to bars ranging from 0.625 inch to 1½ inches in diameter, and to flat surfaces up to 1.14 inches. The mount rotates 360 degrees for added adjustability. The RAM Handlebar U-Bolt Mount with the RAM Quick-Grip™ phone holder features a zinc-coated U-bolt base, double socket arm and spring-loaded cradle that will support most phones.

Two phone mounts that utilize the RAM universal X-Grip® phone cradle are the RAM Brake/Clutch Reservoir Mount, which is an extremely versatile mount that works on most bikes, and the easy-to-install RAM Tough-Claw™. The RAM X-Grip phone cradle has a clean four-leg design that firmly grips a phone without obstructing the screen. The spring-loaded cradle expands and contracts, allowing for a custom fit of any mobile phone. The cradle has a width range of 1¾ inches to 3¼ inches. The height adjustability ranges from 2¼ inches to 4¼ inches. It also includes a device tether for powersports applications. The RAM Brake/Clutch Reservoir Mount comes with hardware for mounting the unit to brake/clutch reservoirs and bars ranging from ½ inch to 1¼ inches in diameter. The ball and socket system has adjustment points at both ends of the socket arm allowing the user to achieve an ideal viewing angle. The mounting hardware includes both standard and metric mounting bolts, making it compatible with virtually all models.

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The mount will accommodate bars from ½ inch to 1¼ inches in diameter, and the ball and socket system has adjustment points at both ends of the double socket arm. The U-bolt mount has cradle clamping dimensions of 4¾ inches to 5¾ inches in height, and 1¼ inches to 3¼ inches in width.

RAM Handlebar U-Bolt Mount with Quick-Grip phone holder

This mount will hold a number of Garmin GPS units.

There is also a brake/clutch reservoir mount for the Garmin nuvi 220, 500, 510, 550 and zumo 220 GPS units. The mounting hardware, including both standard and metric bolts, allows the mount to be put on the brake/clutch reservoirs or on bars that are ½ inch to 1¼ inches in diameter. A diamond adapter base, custom high-strength cradle, and ball and socket ensure security and adjustability. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep about RAM Mounts for handheld devices. You can also visit www.rammount.com.

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Bluetooth-Enabled Helmets

Sena’s Momentum line features the company’s premium 20S communications technology integrated directly into three DOTand ECE-approved helmets.

With Sena’s Momentum helmet line, your customers can connect with up to eight other riders at a distance of up to a mile, as well as listen to music, make phone calls or get GPS directions.

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he ability to communicate with callers or a group of fellow riders is something a lot of customers are looking for in a helmet, but Sena Technologies knows that not all riders are looking for the exact same thing. The Momentum line of helmets offers everything from an entry-level option to a high-tech version that has intelligent noise control. The Momentum helmet line was designed by Sena to provide ideal integration and great functionality for motorcycle communications. The DOT- and ECE-approved helmet has an aerodynamically designed composite fiberglass shell and a multi-density EPS liner. An intricate ventilation system with chin and forehead air intakes keeps the air flowing into the helmet and out the rear exhaust port. The Pinlock-ready visor is scratch and UV resistant, and a quick-release system makes operation easy. Inside the Momentum, a quick-dry lining is made from laser-cut foam, and it is completely removable for washing. The Momentum helmet, the basis of the entire line, has Sena’s premium 20S technology. Optimal speaker position combined with Advanced Noise Control technology allows riders to comfortably talk on the phone, listen to music through their phone or the built-in FM radio, listen to GPS directions or chat on the intercom with up to eight other riders at a distance of up to one mile. After just 2½ hours of charging, the system will provide 20 hours of talk time.

BLUETOOTH HELMETS

Building Momentum

The Momentum INC is for riders who want a high-level communication experience. The INC stands for Intelligent Noise Control, which neutralizes harmful low-frequency noise while riding. Not only does it enable a clearer listening experience, but it also protects a rider’s hearing. The Bluetooth module uses the technology from the 20S, as well, allowing for communication with up to eight other riders via the Group Intercom feature. The INC helmet also has the Universal Intercom function, which makes it compatible with all Sena and non-Sena Bluetooth headsets. The Momentum INC also has built-in Ambient Mode. A button on the exterior of the helmet engages Ambient Mode for riders who have stopped to take a break and want to hear well without taking off their helmet. The mode helps pick up outside noises, like conversations. On the entry-level side of the spectrum, the Momentum Lite is ideal for riders who want great communication capabilities without the other bells and whistles. The Lite offers up to four intercom connections with riders within a one-mile radius. The Bluetooth technology allows for phone calls, music, GPS navigation and listening to the built-in FM radio. A charge time of 2½ hours yields an impressive 27 hours of talk time. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep about the three Momentum helmets and to get more information about Sena Technologies. You can also visit www.sena.com.

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SEATS

Jared Mees Signature Seat From the Track to the Streets

Mustang has teamed up with reigning Grand National Champion Jared Mees for a line of stylish and comfortable signature series seats for Indian Scouts.

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streamlined styling and comfort. Available in solo or 2-up platforms, both feature a low profile 10-inch wide driver bucket that sits riders lower and slightly further back than stock. A raised back offers a solid amount of lumbar support and keeps riders planted in an assertive operating position. These seats provide that classic Mustang comfort and style. The lean profile hugs the frame rails and rear fender for a killer hourglass appearance that enhances the Scout’s lines.

ith flat track racing in the midst of a major resurgence, Mustang has teamed up with one of the sport’s biggest stars, five-time Grand National Champion Jared Mees.

In addition to handcrafting the “Jammer’s” competition racing seats this season, Mustang and the defending American Flat Track champ have introduced an all-new line of Signature Series seats for Indian Scouts. Mustang’s Jared Mees Signature Series seats showcase a sporty race-inspired design that’s a perfect balance of

Hand-stitched covers blend carbon fiber-styled inlays with smooth vinyl for a contrasting effect. Additional features include traditional hand-sewn tuck-and-roll stitch pattern with gunmetal thread color, along with “Mees” subtly embroidered in black thread on the outer panel. The Jared Mees Signature Series seats utilize lightweight and durable marine-grade fiberglass baseplates, as well as Mustang’s high-density polyurethane-based foam compound. ■

»» Talk with your Drag rep for more on Mustang’s latest offerings, and visit www.mustangseats.com.

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Parts for a Top-End Rebuild

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our customers’ next 4-stroke top-end rebuild should involve inspecting the valves, valve springs, and cam chains. In some cases, they may just need to adjust the valves with an adjustment in valve shim sizes. In other cases, they will need to replace their valve train components.

ProX has everything necessary for a complete top-end rebuild that’s an upgrade over the OE parts.

Replacing and maintaining valve train components doesn’t have to involve overpriced aftermarket parts, or cheap parts that leave quality to be desired. ProX Racing Parts offers replacement valves, valve springs, and cam chains, along with the shims and seals needed for reassembly. Some 4-stroke engines come equipped with titanium valves as original equipment, but the quality can be lacking. ProX titanium valves are forged in one piece for added strength, and are Chromium Nitride coated for surface hardness and temperature resistance that exceeds OEM standards. These valves are available whether upgrading OEM titanium parts or existing steel parts.

For those who want to focus on longevity, steel valves are also available from ProX. ProX steel valves are manufactured to exact OEM specifications and tolerances, creating a more affordable, high-quality alternative. To complete that valve train freshening up, ProX steel valve springs are available to accompany both titanium and steel valves. Replacing the cam chain is always recommended when the top end is apart. A timing chain failure in a 4-stroke can be detrimental, which is why ProX has partnered up with Borg Warner in Japan to supply OEM quality cam chains. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep for more details and check out blog.pro-x.com.

PARTS & ACCESSORIES

Valve Train Upgrade


BRAKE PADS

P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

Brakes with Benefits Upgrade That Stopping Power

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hen it comes to motorcycle service-items, new brake pads are an easy upgrade that will really payoff out on the road, track or trail.

Replacing OE brake pads with something better is as easy as it gets. The cost is easy on the wallet and when that upgrade is DP Brakes the benefits are immediate with both expected and unexpected perks. One thing that will stand out right away for your customers is the improved braking performance DP Brakes’ pads offer over stock. With DP’s sintered-metallic pads, the DP Standards, SDP Sport HH + pads or the hypersport and race-ready RDP X-Race Titaniums there’s a strong initial bite coupled with a progressive, controlled feel. DP also uses a high-tech ceramic heat shield on certain pads. Bonded to the backing plate, it helps prevent brake fade even under rigorous braking. The pads will perform well in all conditions, hot or cold, wet or dry, and in all the applications. Even with this high-performance braking, DP’s pads are gentle on rotors.

In addition to those benefits, DP brake pads also operate virtually dust-free so that wheels and calipers remain clean. DP has even eliminated brake squeal so there’s no annoying noise on hard stopping.

The brake pads from DP Brakes offer your customers an instant upgrade over the stock pads.

DP Brakes also designs longevity into its brake pads. According to the company, its pads outlast stock pads three-to-one. Strong, fade-free performance, non-abusive on the rotors, no dust to mess up the look of wheels and calipers, no annoying noises and a lifespan three times that OE. That’s an upgrade on all counts.

»» Talk with your Parts Unlimited rep for all the details and check out www.dp-brakes.com.


OEM Replacements and Upgrades

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hether it’s OEM replacements or upgrades like the T3 Slidelight, Motion Pro has a lineup of cables that includes thousands of applications.

There are OE lengths, custom extended lengths, and just about every cable in any configuration a rider might need. Streetbikes, dirtbikes, dual-sport machines, ATVs/ UTVs – they’re all covered. When your customers come asking about cables, point them toward Motion Pro. Whether your customer-base is street oriented, dirt and motocross heavy, ATV/UTV or a little bit of it all, using the Motion Pro Pro Stocking Planner you’ll be assured of having the most-popular, most-asked-for cables on hand. While that in-house inventory will most likely include plenty of OEM replacements, you’ll also want to have some of those upgrades like the T3 Slidelights in stock. Not only are the Slidelights priced right, they also pack a lot of value for your customers. They feature standard upgrades like stainless steel inner wire, high-performance

Motion Pro’s expansive range of cables includes everything from OE replacements to upgraded products like the T3 Slidelight assemblies.

anodized billet-aluminum elbows and fittings, tool-less/ built-in adjusters, lubrication ports, and low-friction seals. The Slidelight is made in the USA. ■

»» Riders asking for cables can’t wait. Don’t make them. Talk with your rep and set up that in-stock Motion Pro inventory. You and all those riders will be better for it. All the help you need is at www.motionpro.com.

WE KNOW CABLES CABLE ESSENTIALS

OE BLACK

V INY L T3 SLIDELIGHT CABLES

OEM REPLACEMENT CABLES

ALL FITTINGS AND ELBOW ARE ANODIZED BILLET ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION

MEETS OR EXCEEDS OEM QUALITY

• Proprietary high performance liner in the elbow in creases cable efficiency and greatly increases cable life

• Standard black vinyl coil-wound housing

• Inline tool-less adjuster with innovative swivel fitting allows quick and easy cable adjustments • Tool-less adjuster has built in lubrication port with o-ring cover for easy, no mess maintenance • Made in the USA

• Inner nylon sleeve for longer life and smooth operation

• Superior replacement to OEM cables • We offer thousands of applications for Metric Cruiser, Street/Sport, MX/Off-Road and ATV • Search by OEM# for Motion Pro OEM replacement products

PREMIUM ANODIZED FITTINGS For more information on Motion pro cables visit MotionPro.com. Easily stock Motion Pro products with our Pro Stocking Planner. Sign up and enter the brand, vehicle type and how much money you want to invest, and the Pro Stocking Planner calculates which products and how many of each you should stock. Distributed by

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REPLACEMENT CABLES

Cable Connections


P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

EXHAUSTS

Slip-On for Speed

The LV-10’s Roadracing Heritage

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Inspired and influenced by LeoVince’s roadracing efforts, the LV-10 comes in black and stainless steel.

eoVince has always used the racetrack for inspiration and development, and the LV-10 slipon exhaust is no exception to that tradition. The new system was developed in collaboration with top Moto2 and Moto3 teams as well as through LeoVince’s experience in MotoGP and SBK racing. The engineers at LeoVince designed the LV-10 to have extremely compact dimensions in order to achieve maximum lightness combined with superb performance and, of course, the classic LeoVince exhaust note.

options – the titanium look finish of the steel or a Black Edition LV-10 that features a matte black finish. In addition to its compact size, the LV-10 has more roadracing-inspired design cues with a rear stainless steel mesh that embellishes the sandblasted stainless steel end cap. The exhaust mounts with a laser-cut bracket that offers great strength without any superfluous weight. Inside the LV-10, high thermal resistance fiberglass wool is applied through the use of a single proprietary and volumized yarn. This allows the sound-absorbing material to expand freely without the fibers losing integrity, so the baffling will have a longer lifespan. The LV-10 is available for a number of big-bore sportbikes and naked bikes, such as the Kawasaki ZX-10R and Z 900, Yamaha R1 and MT-10 and the Ducati Scrambler 800 Desert Sled. ■

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Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep about the LV-10 The LV-10 slip-on is completely manufactured from AISI slip-on and the other racing-inspired exhausts from 304 stainless steel, and the body has a matte finish with LeoVince. You can also visit www.leovince.com. a laser-etched LeoVince logo. Customers get two finish DISCLAIMER: NOT LEGAL FOR SALE OR USE IN CALIFORNIA ON ANY POLLUTION CONTROLLED MOTOR VEHICLES


Pro-Quality Shop Lifts

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rock-steady lift is an important part of any powersport shop. Add easy operation, dependability and a size ready to accommodate a variety of machines along with plenty of options and accessories and you’ve got the lift that’s going make money for a shop.

The MC655R from K&L Supply

The MC625R also offers a big work deck, this time with a 1,750-pound capacity that rises up to a 40-inch height. With optional side-panels there’s plenty of room for ATVs, UTVs and even golf carts.

All that describes the shop lifts from K&L Supply, lifts found in successful shops everywhere. Choices range from the rugged MC655R and the workhorse MC625R to the attractively priced MC615R.

The MC615R, with a 1,000-pound capacity, is perfect for sportbikes and standards. All the K&L accessories and optional side panels work with this one, as well.

The MC655R, the next step up as K&L describes it, has a comfortable 48-inch maximum height, a 1-ton capacity and premium features like a hand-held remote control, frame-mounted pump and front and rear drop panels. It’ll accommodate almost anything that comes through the door.

MC900

PREMIUM TIRE CHANGER

Plus, a shop lift might not be an everyday sale but when a customer starts asking about one show him K&L. These lifts are in the Parts Unlimited catalog ready to be shipped to your customer. ■

»» Talk with your Parts rep for details and check out www.klsupply.com.

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS AS YOUR ONE STOP FOR SHOP EQUIPMENT, PARTS AND TOOLS! K&L GENUINE LIFTS MC205

Reduce service time and start changing more tires with less effort.

WHEEL BALANCER

Available with Quick Clamp or Foam Pad

SPECIFICATIONS: Accuracy: 5g or 0.25oz Rim Diameter: 10” - 24” Rim Width: 1.5” - 16” Tire Diameter: 30” Data Entry - Keypad

MC655R

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SPECIFICATIONS: SPECIFICATIONS Motorcycle / ATV / UTV Wheel Diameter: 6.5”- 26”

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Automotive Wheel Diameter: Outside Clamping: 10”- 20” Inside Clamping: 12” - 23” Max Tire Width: 12” Max Wheel Diameter: 44” Weight: 860lbs

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MASTER CYLINDER REPAIR KITS

Foam Pad

Balancing Cone

Optional Foam Pad Kit MADE IN USA

MASTER DISTRIBUTION BY:

VALVE SHIMS

CARB REPAIR KITS

VALVE STEMS

SHOP LIFTS

Service Essentials


BATTERY CHARGERS

P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

Power Up

New and Improved Powersports Chargers Each charging port will work independently, adjusting to each individual battery’s needs. The five and 10 bank chargers have at-a-glance readouts that show which station is actively charging and which is in storage mode.

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10 bank charger

Five bank charger

attery Tender® has things covered when it comes to keeping multiple powersports vehicles charged and ready to ride. Deltran has new five and 10 bank chargers that are more powerful and have additional features from the previous models. The chargers are solutions for dealers and for riders who own multiple vehicles. Both the five and 10 bank chargers are 4-amp units (double the power of the previous model) with selections for both 6v and 12v charging. There are settings for AGM/ standard/GEL and Lithium batteries, allowing for more flexibility. The charger will top up batteries twice as fast as the previous model and will continue to prevent vehicles from being overcharged.

The five and 10 bank power chargers will automatically maintain batteries at full charge with four amps per output charging current. Each unit comes with a 6-foot lead with ring terminals and alligator clips. Inside the charger, microchip circuitry will not activate output voltage until properly connected to the battery. In other words, there is no need to worry about sparks. A 25-hour safety timer is another feature that protects both the charger and the batteries connected. Both the five and 10 bank chargers are equipped with Battery Tender’s three-year warranty. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep about the new five and 10 bank

chargers from Battery Tender, and go to www.batterytender.com.


Works-level Rear Sprockets

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erformance and durability are the hallmarks of Sunstar’s Works line of sprockets. For motocross riders, the Works Triplestar aluminum rear sprockets offer a blend of longevity and lighter weight, while off-road riders can take to the trails with the sturdy Works Z stainless steel rear sprocket. The Works Triplestar rear sprockets are made from aerospace grade 7075 T-6 aluminum, with weight reduction holes for even less bulk. Sunstar’s exclusive tooth-valley design provides 50 percent more chain contact area for a smooth power transfer. Each sprocket has an extra-hard anodized coating for more durability, and available colors include hard and black anodized for all applications, blue anodized for Yamahas and orange anodized for KTMs.

Meanwhile, the Works Z stainless steel rear sprocket is stamped from 100 percent heat-treated 410db stainless steel. Electro-less nickel plating adds a layer of protection. One of the most noticeable traits of the Works Z sprocket is the offset tooth design, which acts as a self-cleaning mechanism. 1 1/31/18 4:44 PM Sunstar Ad 8.375x5.25_PartsMag.pdf

Sunstar’s Works Z sprockets are stronger and lighter than the OE parts, and are built to provide more chain contact and improved self-cleaning capabilities.

The Works Z provides the best of both worlds for off-road riders. It can provide up to three times the product life of a standard steel sprocket, but it is designed to weigh up to 40 percent less. The Works Z is available in a 48-52 tooth range for nearly all 125cc and up off-road motorcycles, making it a very versatile sprocket that provides long life, reduced weight and improved self-cleaning capabilities. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep about Sunstar and the

Works sprockets for motocross and off-road applications. You can also check out http://sunstar-braking.com.

SPROCKETS

Star Sprocket


PA R T S

D E PA R T M E N T

ITP COYOTE ATV/UTV TIRES Specifically designed for high horsepower UTV and Side x Side vehicles, the 8 ply rated Coyote tire is a radial performance tire that is compliant with DOT standards Unmatched traction and side bite Predictable lateral stability Surgical steering response Premier desert tire for high horsepower vehicles Dominates rough, hard-pack, gravel and sandy terrain Staggered width shoulder lugs Optimal footprint for even pressure distribution Made in the U.S.A.

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SIZE PLY FRONT/REAR 32x10R-15 8

PART #

SUG. RETAIL

0320-0958 $232.95

MOOSE RACING SEAT FOAM Superior comfort over OEM Medium-firm density for ride quality Long lasting OEM exact fitments Made in the USA

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SUG. RETAIL $69.95

HONDA CR125/250 00-07 CRF250R 10-13 CRF250R 14-17 CRF250R 18 CRF450R 09-12 CRF450R 13-16 CRF450R 17-18

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HUSQVARNA FC/TC/FE/TE 14-15 FC 16-18 TC 125 16 TE/FE 16 TC250 16 TC/TX/TE 17-18

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KAWASAKI KX125 03-05 KX250 03-07 KX250F 09-12 KX250F 13-16 KX250F 17-18 KX450F 09-11 KX450F 12-15 KX450F 16-18

0821-2855 0821-2855 0821-2856 0821-2857 0821-2859 0821-2856 0821-2857 0821-2858

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0821-2865 0821-2865 0821-2864 0821-2865 0821-2864 0821-2865 0821-2865 0821-2864 0821-2864 0821-2865 0821-2864

SUZUKI RM125 01-07 RM250 01-09 RMZ250 10-18 RMZ450 08-17 RMZ450 18

0821-2860 0821-2860 0821-2861 0821-2862 0821-2863

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YAMAHA WR250F 15-18 WR450F 16-18 YZ125/250 02-18 YZ250F 10-13 YZ250F 14-18 YZ250FX 15-18 YZ450F 10-13 YZ450F 14-17 YZ450F 18 YZ450FX 16-18

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MOTION PRO 49MM FORK SEAL BULLET TOOL Protects the fork seal and wiper of inverted forks from damage by the bushing groove during installation Saves time by eliminating the need to wrap the fork tube with tape Gray in color

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PART # 3805-0171 SUG. RETAIL $4.99

MASTER LINK PRESS TOOL Easily presses on and off master link plates for clip-style chains Works on all 5 series chains Will not damage master links Hardened steel pins for reliable use Lightweight billet aluminum construction Durable blue anodized finish with laser-engraved markings Not for use in breaking rivet master links Original Motion Pro design

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PART # 3806-0077 SUG. RETAIL $28.99

PRO PLUG SOCKETS Ultra-strong tool steel construction Slim skeleton profile Use with a 3/8˝ square drive or 17mm wrench Innovative internal plug retention system Protective black oxide coating Easy-to-read laser etched markings PART #3801-0329 can be used as an axle holding tool on bikes with 17mm or 19mm internal hex axles; PART #3801-0330 can be used as an axle holding tool on bikes with 17mm or 22mm internal hex axles; PART #3801-0331 can be used as an axle holding tool on bikes with 17mm or 24mm internal hex axles Through hole allows use of screwdriver or holding rod Light weight Patent pending

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DESCRIPTION 16mm and 5/8˝ spark plugs 18mm and 11/16˝ spark plugs 21mm and 13/16˝ spark plugs

PART # SUG. RETAIL 3801-0329 $21.99 3801-0330 22.99 3801-0331 22.99

RINGER FORK SEAL DRIVERS Innovative design makes tool easier and more secure to use than old-fashioned pin-aligned drivers Anodized aluminum locking ring features knurled finish for secure no-slip grip and positively locks body halves together during use No more worrying about part of the tool falling off and damaging the fork leg or hitting your feet Perfectly weighted to drive seals Body halves are machined from durable carbon steel and feature high-quality protective black e-coat with laser-engraved markings Patent pending

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DESCRIPTION PART # SUG. RETAIL 49mm 3805-0173 $42.99 50mm 3805-0174 42.99

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MOTION PRO STEPPED SWIVEL SOCKET EXTENSION Versatile 3/8˝ drive swivel extension can be turned with a Phillips screwdriver, 1/4˝ ratchet or driver, or 14mm wrench or socket Unique two-step extension – swivel or fixed Swivel feature allows extension to be used at up to 15° angle Ideal for use with spark plug sockets to access hard-to-reach spark plugs Durable chrome finish PART # 3801-0332 SUG. RETAIL $12.99 Perfect for tool pack and toolbox alike

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TIRE IRON SET Includes one 81/2˝ tire iron, one 11˝ tire iron and one 15˝ double compound-curved tire iron

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PART # 3810-0090 SUG. RETAIL $23.99

PRO GRIP 729 ROAD RACING GRIPS Meet the demand for shorter and finer grips for road racing Textured profile ID 22-25mm 120mm L Racing compound grips have open ends Standard rubber grips have closed ends that can be opened on demand

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DESCRIPTION Racing compound Standard rubber

PART # 0630-2098 0630-2099

SUG. RETAIL $11.95 11.95

RENTHAL ROAD AND SPORTBIKE INTELLILEVERS Employs the same proven technology as the motocross Gen2 Intellilever range The revolutionary design of the Road Intellilever allows the lever to dislocate during a crash, then easily pop back into place The design of the lever allows it to dislocate in a full 270 degrees of motion in any direction, not just up and down or forward like most other unbreakable levers on the market Ball shape lever end replacement is made of plastic and sold in pairs SUG. RETAIL $144.95 Applications for Aprilia, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Triumph and Yamaha

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ROLAND SANDS DESIGN *TRACK SLIP-ON MUFFLERS FOR INDIAN SCOUT 15-18 Deep sound Race-inspired looks Matching billet aluminum end caps Easy installation Optional Quiet Baffle available All required hardware included

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DESCRIPTION Chrome slip-on mufflers Black slip-on mufflers Optional quiet baffle (ea.)

PART # SUG. RETAIL 1811-3438 $479.99 1811-3439 499.99 1861-1242 24.99

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THE FIRST NAME IN HELMETS

DOT and ECE 22.05 certified

FX-105 9 points of ventilation

Ear cavity for speakers

Flush-fit shield

The FX-105 Thunder Chief helmet from AFX. Aerodynamic shell design with advanced fiberglass reinforced polymer for lightweight strength. Standard features include a built-in inner sun shield, a flip-up, flush-fit, quick-release face shield, hypoallergenic and antimicrobial liner, removable cheek pads and more. Available in seven solid colors and eight Thunder Chief graphic colors. GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR PARTS UNLIMITED REP TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HELMETS FROM AFX.

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EL paso Sportshield

Now available for the Honda Rebel.

Five different styles of Sportshield available for the Honda® Rebel 300 and Rebel 500. Shown: 15” El Paso Sportshield on a Honda Rebel 500. MADE IN MEMPHIS | STYLE THAT WORKS

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