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CONTENTS September 2018 H Vol. 25 #8 Publisher/Editor-in-Chief: Don Emde • donemde@me.com Editor: Dennis Johnson • dennisjohnsonwrites@verizon.net

Art Director: Morgan Williams

Ad Coordinator: Jen Rose • jenrose@me.com

ON THE COVER 16 Head Out on the Highway: Biltwell has well-designed, no-nonsense gear and goods for modern-day bike riders.

Copy Editor: Tracy Emde

Webmaster: Jeff Emde

Design Assistant: Kristina Nystul Breaux

Contributing Writers: Joe Colombero, Beth Dolgner, Guido Ebert, Don Emde, Dennis Johnson, Joe Kress Contributing Photographers: Simon Cudby, Don Emde, Dave Hoenig, Scott Hunter, Geoff Kowalchuk, Jen Rose 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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Born Free 10: Two-Wheeled Custom Culture 2018 NVP Product Expo Preview

SPECIAL SECTION: ATV/UTV MARKET OVERVIEW – SPORT UTVS ON THE RISE

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’m talking about the NVP Product Expo, of course. What makes the “NVP” work so well is its not just the most important motorcycle aftermarket business event of 2018, its also the first event of 2019. Yes, this is the show where the wraps come off of next year’s new products and new applications for all of the leading aftermarket brands. As of press time, there were more than 170 vendors signed up to display their latest wares and bring important information for anyone who sells their products. To make your time at the show as productive as possible, in this issue we feature an NVP Product Expo Preview starting on page 33. The story highlights just some of the many companies whose products are found in the Parts Unlimited catalogs and will be featured in Madison. Be sure to check them out, as well as learn about some of the other activities that will be going on there.

Every major product category will be featured in Madison, including the latest off-road four-wheel products. In this issue we also have a special ATV/UTV Market Overview Section with a spotlight on some of the hottest products in all the key categories – tires, exhaust, belts, winches, sound systems, brake pads, chains and more. Sales of ATVs and UTVs represent half the annual business in many dealerships and industry research studies show the category to be growing. As you make it around the displays at the Monona Terrace, be sure to have a look at the four-wheel off-road products. Your customers will thank you. ■ We look forward to seeing you in Madison.

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Join Parts Unlimited on a 3-day/3-night getaway to our inaugural UTV Adventure at Brimstone Recreation in Huntsville, TN. Develop business and personal relationships with fellow dealers, participating vendors and Parts Unlimited sales reps, all while exploring Northern Tennessee! Brimstone Recreation is a nationally recognized UTV park located on the Cumberland Plateau and in the middle of the beautifully scenic Appalachian Mountains. Brimstone offers a fun filled UTV riding adventure on over 300 miles of the best OHV trails. Mark your calender for a “Muddy Good Time� in Huntsville, TN Contact your Parts Unlimited Rep for information on how to qualify.


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NEWS EVENTS Laguna Seca Weekend DEALERS ENJOY RACING, VENDOR FACE-TIME

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icture perfect weather. Great racing. Spectating trackside at one of this country’s legendary racing circuits. What a combination for a perfect weekend, and Parts Unlimited dealers had a great opportunity to enjoy all three in late June.

Parts Unlimited entertained dealers at its turn 5 VIP Hospitality at the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, CA for Round 8 of the 2018 Motul FIM World Superbike Championship and MotoAmerica roadracing series. Qualifying dealers from all over the country received tickets for the weekend, as well as exclusive entry into the Parts Unlimited VIP Hospitality area. For this year’s event, Parts Unlimited invited participating co-sponsors to give in-depth product presentations. The lineup included Alpinestars, Bridgestone, Michelin, Pirelli, and Yuasa. The weekend also included rider interviews, including a one-on-one with rider Jake Gagne, Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team and a session with the M4 Ecstar Suzuki Race Team. Presentations included everything from demonstrations of Alpinestars’ new Tech-Air personal airbag system to technical insight into Yuasa’s product line. “The dealers really appreciated the opportunity to learn about what’s new and trending in the industry,” says Parts Unlimited national sales manager Steve Weir. Following the presentations, the vendors and dealers were able to enjoy some valuable one-on-one conversations, the kind of crucial interaction that helps form strong relationships for years to come. Weir added that following the race weekend, several dealers participated in Pirelli’s annual Dealer Ride Day, taking the opportunity to navigate the track’s famous corkscrew. The weekend also included several drawings for dealers to win a chance to ride in the pace car, experience the exciting grid start and giveaways from the co-sponsors. ■

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Parts Unlimited Welcomes New Sale Rep

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arts Unlimited has named Mike Sidner as its newest sales rep for the South Central region covering West Texas.

Sidner rode his first bike, a dual-sport Yamaha TW200, at 18 and his passion for both sport and off-road riding has only grown since. That passion led to a career culminating in more than a decade in the motorcycle industry, including two years in sales, seven years in parts management and three years as the factory Honda Race Team parts coordinator. During his free time, Sidner is usually off-road, whether it’s on a dirtbike, UTV or mountain bike. He also enjoys riding sportbikes and spending time in the gym. ■

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FMF Racing: Official Exhaust of AMA EnduroCross for 2018

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MF Racing will return as the official exhaust of AMA EnduroCross for 2018. The last four EnduroCross championships have been won with FMF exhaust and Cody Webb and Colton Haaker will be the championship favorites for 2018 with their FMF-equipped bikes. The series will kick off in Prescott Valley, AZ on Saturday, August 25th. “EnduroCross is one of the most exciting forms of off-road motorcycle racing around and the brutal tracks are a great test of FMF products,” said Donny Emler Junior, the marketing director at FMF Racing. “We have the KTM, Husqvarna and Beta teams using FMF, as well as most of the amateur, vet and women’s class riders, and look forward to another great season of EnduroCross.” ■

2018 AMA ENDUROCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE AUGUST 25, 2018 > Prescott Valley, AZ > Prescott Valley Event Center SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 > Costa Mesa, CA > Racetrack at OC Fairgrounds SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 > Reno, NV > Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center OCTOBER 20, 2018 > Denver, CO > National Western Events Center OCTOBER 27, 2018 > Everett, WA > XFINITY Arena NOVEMBER 3, 2018 > Nampa, ID > Ford Idaho Center


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NEWS EVENTS THOR Riders Sweep Southwick MARVIN MUSQUIN AND DYLAN FERRANDIS OWN THE PODIUM

It was KTM/THOR rider Marvin Musquin’s time to shine at round six of the 2018 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship at Southwick. A second place finish in the first moto, and a win in the second earned him No. 1 overall.

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Yamaha/THOR rider Dylan Ferrandis put in some solid work in motos one and two, picking up a 4-1 score, an effort strong enough to earn the French rider his first career win in the 250 class.

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HOR found a spot at the top of the box in both classes at the Kubota Southwick National, with Team Red Bull/KTM/THOR rider Marvin Musquin taking the 450 class and Monster Energy/Yamaha/THOR rider Dylan Ferrandis getting his first career win in the 250 class.

Meanwhile, Monster Energy/Star Racing/THOR rider Aaron Plessinger held a commanding first place in the points run for the 250 class. Plessinger has dominated the first nine rounds of the outdoor nationals with eight wins and three third place finishes.

As of press time, Musquin stood at number two in the points standing for the 450 class of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships.

At press time, Plessinger held a 61-point lead over KTM rider Alex Martin as the series headed to the Unadilla National.

Mees Dominates, Texter Holds Strong in AFT PARTS UNLIMITED RIDERS CHASE THE CHAMPIONSHIP Photos by Dave Hoenig

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ith about a third of the 2018 American Flat Track season left, Parts Unlimited/Drag Specialties/Indian rider Jared Mees is on course to not only take the championship in the AFT Twins class, but also tie – or even break – a few records along the way. The reigning Grand National Champion picked off another victory at the Harley-Davidson New York Short Track, the 11th round of the series at the Weedsport Speedway. With this win, Mees has completed the flat track Grand Slam, winning a Mile, Half-Mile, Short Track and TT all in the same

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season. This also ties him with the legendary Ricky Graham for his 39th win of his career. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Mees has nine wins out of 11 races for the season, placing him 4th of all time, just behind Jay Springsteen, Chris Carr and Scott Parker. Mees earned his New York victory just one week after landing another win at the Indian Motorcycle Lima Half-Mile. It was also at Lima where fellow Parts Unlimited/Drag Specialties rider Shayna Texter made history by delivering Husqvarna’s first America Flat Track victory in the AFT Singles

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class. Texter, who already holds the all-time win record for AFT Singles, was in third place at press time in the point standings after racking up four podiums, which include two second-place finishes. “It’s so cool. It’s so awesome to get Husqvarna their first win in American Flat Track. It’s a dream come true,” Texter said after taking the checkered flag. “It’s incredible to win Lima. Never in a million years would I imagine I’d win this race.”

As of press time the series was headed to the Black Hills of South Dakota, for back-to-back races as part of the world’s biggest biker party, the Sturgis Rally. Racers will square off August 5th for the Buffalo Chip TT, and then again on August 7th for the Harley-Davidson Black Hills Half-Mile. ■ Parts Unlimited/Drag Specialties/Husqvarna rider Shayna Texter fought for her first victory of the season at Lima in the AFT Singles class, and landed Husky its very first American Flat Track win.

Current Grand National Champion Jared Mees is heading into the last stretch of the 2018 American Flat Track season with the throttle wide open. He rode his Indian Scout FTR750 to a win at the Lima Half-Mile, a victory that also completed a flat track Grand Slam.

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1. Skate shoe kings Vans has sponsored Born-Free for years. Their vert ramp demo is a favorite with Born-Free’s young-at-heart audience. 2. The first Born-Free was hosted in the parking lot at a Brit bike tune-and-service shop in Orange County in 2009. Triumphs old and new still play an important role in the curated feel of this popular show. 3. A Grass Pass gets you and your machine into the middle of the action at Born-Free.

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wo thousand eighteen marked the 10th edition of the Born-Free Custom Motorcycle Show, hosted again at Oak Canyon Ranch in Southern California’s beautiful and secluded Santiago Canyon.

Conceived by event co-founders Mike Davis and Grant Peterson to celebrate every aspect of two-wheeled custom culture, Born-Free has risen to become one of the most highly anticipated custom motorcycle events in the world.

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Two days before the Born-Free weekend back in June, event organizers hosted a vintage dirt-track race inside an equestrian center east of Los Angeles. It was here that nearly 30 invited bike builders debuted their custom bikes for international media and adoring fans. On the Friday evening before Born-Free, Cook’s Corner – the legendary biker bar near Oak Canyon Ranch – and Show Class magazine, with help from Biltwell Inc., hosted a BornFree pre-party to keep the good times rolling.

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4. Biltwell Inc. has been a vendor or sponsor at every Born-Free since the event's inception. The company’s helmets are practically the official headgear of this modern bike rider nation. 5. Ryan Mullion’s hot-pink British twin blew Born-Free bike judges’ minds with its show-winning paint. 6. Duane Ballard's Honda CB750 digger was among the custom creations on display from invited builders at this year's Born-Free. Old Japanese iron is well represented at what some people consider America's premier chopper show for old Harleys.

When the gates for Born-Free event opened, more than 8,000 bike riders and nearly 30,000 spectators converged for two days of two-wheel fun. The motorcycles at Born-Free always amaze, and this year was especially impressive. While the emphasis was on vintage custom American iron, metric fiends like invited builder Duane Ballard flew his Honda freak flag high with another stunning digger. Plenty of British and European machines were also in full force.

Just over 350 vendors displayed everything from mustache wax to Harley speed parts, while event sponsors Vans and Harley-Davidson hosted skateboard and motorcycle demos. Live music echoed across the canyon to create a vibe that truly resonates with the next generation of custom motorcycle aficionados. ■

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The EXFIL-7 personal gear bag mounts quickly and easily from any number of locations on a motorcycle, but fits especially well above the front fender while hanging from the fork tubes, or fastened to the handlebars.

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iltwell’s eclectic range of motorcycle stuff runs the gamut – everything from helmets and safety gear to DIY chopper parts and bolt-on accessories.

However, given the brand’s deep roots and dedication to chopper builders and bikeriders, some people are surprised to learn how popular Biltwell is with the metric set. Full disclosure, Biltwell co-founders Harold McGruther and Bill Bryant love metric motorcycles, and have owned and customized a formidable stable of these machines. It’s a range that includes everything from an XR400 and a DRZ400 to a super-clean CB750, and nearly a half-dozen custom Triumphs of every vintage and pedigree. Savvy Biltwell retailers know the meat and potatoes of the brand’s line is its helmets and headgear accessories – bubble

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When it was introduced in 2015, Biltwell's Gringo S resurrected the no-frills full-face style from the sport's Golden Age of the ’70s. Today this classic remains a top seller in a wide range of two-wheeled niches, everything from American choppers and British Classics to the Japanese Retro/Modern scene.

Expertly hand-crafted for quality, comfort and style, Biltwell's Bonanza open-face helmet is a favorite among bike riders of every persuasion, and a perennial top-seller.

shields, visors and the like. It doesn’t take a crystal ball to see why this is so. The EXFIL-11 tank bag features powerful magnets inside cushioned flexible flaps to fasten to the steel tank on virtually any motorcycle. The clear cover on the outermost pocket lets you operate smart devices without exposing expensive digital tools to the elements.

Biltwell helmets are stunning in their style and simplicity, and attract customers from a broad arch in the two-wheeled universe. We’re talking everyone from hip scooter kids and Ducati fashionistas to wheelie-popping Dyna riders and enthusiasts on the growing range of retro modern bikes from most of the Big Four. For this reason alone, stocking Biltwell makes great sense. But, make no mistake; the fast-growing company has a little something for everyone. The Biltwell arsenal of products with broad-market appeal includes two more categories you might not be aware of; luggage and gloves. Biltwell’s EXFIL line of universal-fitment luggage is designed for motorcycle adventurists, and is built rugged for the open road.

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From the moment it was unveiled, Biltwell's Lane Splitter helmet has been a hit with motorcyclists on everything from vintage Japanese to modern Italian.

Biltwell's Gauntlet glove features 100 percent cowhide construction for durability and a brushed fleece Lycra liner for moisture wicking and insulation. A simple Velcro D-ring wrist strap makes adjustment easy.

Crafted from supple fullgrain cowhide and quilted polyester panels, Biltwell’s Bantam glove is a perfect mix of rugged reliability and understated style.

The line comprises four different-sized bags, each one designated by a number equal to the quantity of 12-ounce cans that can fit inside. The EXFIL-7 and EXFIL-11 bags are small enough to fit on a wide range of motorcycles, and feature straps and mounting technology to make installation a snap. Other bags in the EXFIL range are designed to fit over or against a sissy bar, but feature a MOLLE mounting system for universal mounting or expansion, even on a stock back rack. Biltwell gloves are like the brand’s helmets; classic, comfortable and built for the ride. The line comprises four models – the Moto, the Bantam, the Work and the Gauntlet. The two models shown here boast leather palm and finger construction for protection, and simple Velcro closures for a comfortable fit.

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The steady rise of Biltwell’s profile in the powersports aftermarket might have come on the back of a hard-tail, chopped Sportster, but it’s current – and growing range – of gear and accessories have a broad enough appeal to bring everyone into the dealership. Learn more about the Biltwell line and we think you’ll agree. The company that encourages everyone to ride motorcycles and to have fun has something for everyone. ■

»» To learn more, talk with your Parts Unlimited sales rep and visit www.biltwellinc.com for further details, as well as scores of images from the company’s frequent motorcycle antics.

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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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hen the American International Motorcycle Expo presented by Nationwide kicks off in Las Vegas on October 11, the focus of the show’s two trade-only days will be on powersports retailers.

In addition to checking out all the new products and services being showcased from across the industry, and the important opportunity for show specials at the Parts Unlimited booth (2128), dealers will discover an increased program of content and activities designed specifically for them. The Dealer Summit at AIMExpo recognizes the key role dealers play in the long-term growth of the powersports industry, and will include thought-provoking speakers designed to offer a fresh perspective on today’s consumer, and your business.

DEALER SUMMIT ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Opening Ceremonies: Thursday, October 11 • The Motorcycle Industry Council will outline steps its taking to increase ridership. • United States Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has been invited to offer a show opening keynote on increasing Outdoor Recreation, including motorized recreation – important to long-term growth of powersports as an activity.

Dealers Only Lunch: Friday, October 12 • A free dealers only luncheon on Friday will showcase another keynote specifically for dealers: • Founder Nick Gray of Museum Hack www.museumhack.com will speak to how he re-imagined the museum tour as an experience, and how you can do the same with your dealership. • A free follow-up webinar with Nick is scheduled after the show.

Powersports Dealer Seminars: October 11, 12 • Free education on how to improve your business right now will be offered on both trade days. • Multiple speakers are presenting across three topic areas that include Sales and Marketing, Powering Profits, and Leadership Plus.

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The 2018 AIMExpo’s Dealer Summit will feature an increased program of content and activities designed specifically for powersports retailers.

Networking: Thursday, October 11 • The Wells Fargo Dealer Reception on Thursday after the show creates the opportunity to meet up and speak with other dealers. Attending the 2018 AIMExpo presented by Nationwide means that you’re taking an active part in the future path that the industry takes together, so sign up today to attend. Registration is free and Parts Unlimited dealers get preferred access at https://www.xpressreg.net/register/aime1018/start. asp?sc=parts ■

»» The Dealer Summit at AIMExpo is part of Powersports Industry Week in

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Saddlemen’s luggage lineup is the result of thousands of miles of real-world testing, and from input by everyone from employees to customers.

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very rider has had one of those “Aha!” moments, thinking of something clever that would make a great motorcycle product or feature. The team at Saddlemen has had plenty of those instances, and has turned those moments of inspiration into innovative products. The vast array of Saddlemen luggage has evolved from thousands of miles of riding, years of evolution and constant fine-tuning. And to say that Saddlemen has a vast array of luggage is no exaggeration, as one look at the Parts Unlimited catalogs will show. If there is a point on a motorcycle where a bag can mount, then Saddlemen has a piece of luggage for that exact spot. And, whatever style of riding a customer prefers, Saddlemen has a bag for them. From compact little tool rolls to long-haul saddlebags, every item in the Saddlemen

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luggage collection is created with the same diligence, thoughtfulness and quality. Although Saddlemen got its start in motorcycle seats – as the name implies – the company branched into luggage shortly thereafter. As each new line came out, Saddlemen found a way to make the next even better. Soft-sided bags were given a rigid frame so they would keep their shape even when empty. The mounting options expanded and organization aspects continued to make the luggage more convenient for riders. That constant evolution is what has helped Saddlemen become a major player in motorcycle luggage and, as co-founder David Echert says, getting out of their comfort zone to continue pushing into new territory has been a key factor, too.

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The design crew at Saddlemen are all riders so they know that luggage isn’t just for clothing and gear.

Saddlemen also has a full range of accessories specifically designed to keep its luggage more organized. Packing cubes and organizers help keep everything in its place while on the road.

The Saddlemen luggage range covers multiple vehicle segments, with several styles available. Whether your customer is a cruiser rider or a scooter commuter, there’s something for them in that lineup.

Many times, a bag joins the Saddlemen lineup simply because someone at the company has a need for it. Everyone on the management and design teams are riders themselves, and over the course of testing Saddlemen luggage and riding just for fun, they inevitably come up with notes about new styles, materials or features that will make the luggage better. Even customers get in on the process, making suggestions that find their way into Saddlemen bags. That process – real motorcyclists designing luggage for real motorcyclists – has helped Saddlemen incorporate a lot of functionality into each product. The result is a substantial collection of fully-featured products at a fair value. Understanding what riders need in luggage is one part of the process, and the other part is the ability to create superior products with all of those features. Because Saddlemen develops and manufactures its products

in-house, they are able to select all materials, determine the best construction processes and oversee every step of production. For Saddlemen, the process is simple – come up with an idea, develop it, manufacture it and then stand behind the warranty to ensure customer satisfaction. Dealers and customers alike can call, email or jump on social media to interact with Saddlemen staff, getting answers to questions quickly. Dealers can get plenty of Saddlemen luggage knowledge by chatting with a Saddlemen rep, and the company enjoys working handin-hand with dealers to ensure customers get exactly what they need. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep and stop by Saddlemen’s booth at the NVP Product Expo in Madison to learn more about Saddlemen luggage. You can also check out bags and features online at www.saddlemen.com.

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PRIME_PRO

PERFORMANCE PERSONIFIED Utilizing premium materials and detailed craftsmanship, PRIME PRO is our most advanced racewear to date. Built around the notion that unrestricted mobility, minimal weight and athletic fit all allow the rider to work more efficiently with the motorcycle, the all new PRIME PRO racewear chassis is designed to reduce interference between man and machine to deliver next level performance.

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P R O D U C T

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RIDING GEAR

Ignite the Passion!

First Look into the 2019 Racewear Lineup

For 2019, the THOR Sector helmet will feature MIPS, impact protection technology.

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or more than 50 years riders have turned to THOR for the gear they need. Those racewear kits, helmets, boots, gloves, have always been designed by riders for riders. With its new 2019 line, THOR is offering more new designs, new features and new color-and-graphic choices. Here’s a sampling:

Racewear Leading things off for 2019 are the new Prime Pro jerseys and pants. This is advanced racewear built for unrestricted mobility, minimal weight and athletic fit. The Prime Pro gear delivers supreme performance.

The Prime Pro’s featherweight design minimizes seams as it maximizes durable, lightweight materials.

“Shark Week” won’t be the same again thanks to the new Savage-Jaws graphics on the updated Pulse racewear.

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Trail and recreational riders will want to check out the Terrain gear from THOR. This is purpose-built offroad riding gear that will perform in all conditions.

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Riders need more than racewear, that’s why THOR also introduced a its new line of gloves, including the Agile and Rebound models. The brand’s range of bags are perfect for hauling all that gear.

Once again THOR reaches back to its rich history for design inspiration in the Hallman Racing lineup.

The Prime Pro’s featherweight design minimizes seams as it maximizes durable, lightweight materials. The jersey’s hybrid fit ensures all-moto comfort, while the pant’s removable Comp Short in place of a mesh liner enhances support. This fully vented, full-flex, athletic-cut gear is offered in new Infection, Floral, Jet and Fighter graphic styles with color-combos galore. The Pulse and Pulse Air racewear has been redesigned and upgraded for 2019. This gear is built tough and features set-in jersey sleeves, four-way stretch panels, abrasiontolerant materials and double and triple stitching. The Pulse and Pulse Air’s performance-fit and maximum ventilation provides all-day comfort and plenty of cooling. And this year it’s coming in the Savage-Big Kat graphic packages, the Savage-Jaws and the Pulse Stunner. In the Pulse Air line there’s the Acid and for women the Pulse Depths with lots of colors and color-combos for all of this. The value-packed Sector gear has new colors and graphics available, too. Delivering fit, function and finish at an incredible price, the 2019 Sector collection includes traditional, camo and race-inspired graphic options with plenty of color-combos to show off its moisture-wicking materials and rider-comfort fitments.

Off-Road Gear Trail and recreational riders will want to check out the Terrain gear from THOR. Whether it’s carving a single track or flying across an open field, warm weather or cold, wet or dry, the Terrain off-road gear is purpose-built to take it on. There are Terrain jerseys and two styles of Terrain pants, over-the-boot or in-boot designs. There are also Terrain jackets, Terrain pack jackets, Terrain rain jackets and Terrain rain suits. The whole line is built THOR tough and loaded with rider-developed features.

With the Terrain gear there are features such as taped seams and Hipora coating for water resistance, two-way zippers that adapt to riding positions, breathable mesh liners, front and rear storage pockets and more.

Helmets, Gloves, Goggles & Boots No riding kit is complete without helmets, gloves, goggles and boots; these are an integral part of any rider’s arsenal. For 2019 there are new looks, new colors and exciting new features. Something new that you’ll definitely want a look at is the MIPS™ Sector Helmet. The MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) Sector Helmet line with its Brain Protection System (BPS™) absorbs and redirects rotational energies. Additionally, the MIPS Sector features an injection-molded polycarbonate/ABS shell, a fully adjustable visor vented to reduce lift, a removable/washable moisture-wicking liner, flexible rubber nosepiece and a high-flow mouth vent with a filter. All this is available in a dazzling array of colors, graphics and sizes. As for the goggles, there are the Snipers, Conquers, Combats and Enemy styles in new 2019 colors and designs and the glove choices are even more varied. There are the Rebounds, Agiles, Drafts, Inverts, Spectrums, Sectors and Terrains, gloves for all conditions and styles of riding. Of course THOR will also have all of its protective equipment, like the Sentinel GP and the Quadrant and Sector knee and elbow guards. In addition they offer their range of casual wear for flying the THOR flag high off the track. ■

»» Talk with your Parts sales rep about the new 2019

lineup from THOR, and get a copy of the 2019 THOR catalog. Also check out www.thormx.com.

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COMPANY PROFILE

P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

Business-Boosting Tires

World-Class Products with Proven Success

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t all started with an impromptu bicycle tire repair that led to the removable tire in 1891, the first in a long line of innovations that would become the cornerstone of Michelin’s success.

Now, 125 years later, Michelin is a sustainable mobility company with products and services that span all modes of transportation and sectors of hospitality. Michelin currently employs 114,000 people worldwide with offices and production facilities in 171 countries with 20,020 employees and 19 production facilities in the United States. Named as America’s Best Large Employer by Forbes Magazine for 2018, Michelin embraces diversity, supports local and national charities, invests in employee training, and recruits the highly qualified candidates. Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks, motorcycles and scooters. The company also embraces eco-friendly initiatives by producing tires that reduce energy consumption with sustainable materials. In addition to innovative patents and eco-friendly initiatives, the formula for producing tires that deliver added value begins with Michelin Total Performance™, a commitment to providing riders with products that deliver ever-increasing tire performance including wet

and dry grip, superb handling and stability, all without sacrificing riding pleasure or longevity. Examples of this commitment start with the Pilot Road series of tires that offer extraordinary wet grip performance with the introduction of sipes on Pilot® Road 3 tires, to three dimensional sipes built into Road 5 tires. Another example is the Pilot Power series that first introduced dual compounds in Pilot Power 2CT tires to the revolutionary ACT+ casing construction found in Power RS tires. This offers high levels of comfort, agility and enhanced feel during all phases of riding. The cruiser segment has embraced Michelin Total Performance for more than 8 years in the form of Commander® II tires, which offer one of the longest wearing tires in the industry along with a very sporty handling and excellent wet grip. There are fitments for a wide range of American and metric v-twin motorcycles. This commitment to excellence did not go unnoticed by an iconic motorcycle manufacturer. In 2007 Michelin was approached by Harley-Davidson to become an original equipment supplier. From this partnership, Scorcher® tires were born, and are currently factory-fitted on more than 40 percent of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. These tires are available through Parts Unlimited for metric dealerships that also service Harleys.

For Michelin, it all started with an impromptu bicycle tire repair that led to the removable tire in 1891. The company now makes tires for everything from airplanes and motorcycles to scooters and earthmovers.

Forbes Magazine named Michelin as America’s Best Large Employer for 2018. The company has 20,020 employees and 19 production facilities in the United States.

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Michelin’s Commander II tires are long wearing tires that feature very sporty handling and excellent wet grip.

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MICHELIN

The ability to adapt innovations across multiple industries is just one reason Michelin is able to provide high-quality products across all tire lines. Michelin has also delivered many pioneering solutions in the motorcycle tire industry. Here is a sampling and when they were released:

• Silica charged tire – 1992 • Sipes on a motorcycle tire – 2011 • Adaptive casing construction – 2017 • Three-dimensional sipes on a motorcycle tire – 2018

The Scorcher 31 and Scorcher 11

This co-developed tire was the first, and remains the only co-branded product in Michelin’s entire portfolio – a testament to the strong relationship of two global partners. This strong heritage, passion for innovation, and commitment to excellence is found in every motorcycle tire Michelin produces. It is an integral part of the brand promise and added value that motorcycle dealers can rely on to grow their business. Michelin is a true partner with Parts Unlimited and its customers, offering profit-building programs that boost sales. By stocking Michelin products, dealers in every segment of motorcycling can cater to their passionate consumers who demand tires that deliver high levels of performance and extraordinary longevity. ■

»» Talk with your Parts Unlimited rep about Michelin and

its innovative range of tires, and get more information at www.michelinmotorcycle.com/training.

Michelin’s wide range of motorcycle tires covers just about every application on two wheels.

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WHICH NEW

Michelin Tire ®

IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

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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2018 NVP Product Expo

MADISON, WI. AUGUST 25-26 There will be discounts and special incentives for dealers attending the show on Sunday. Attending dealers also have the chance to win prizes during the hourly giveaway on Saturday, while a grand prize giveaway takes place Sunday. That’s the big one where dealers are in the running for a huge collection of products from a range of vendors. Dealers must be present to win.

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t’s an August tradition – Parts Unlimited dealers from around the country meet up in Madison, WI to get a long first look at the hot new metric aftermarket products coming down the pike, and then return to their stores with a leg-up on their competition, and the selling season. The NVP Product Expo is just that important. Not only is it the metric market’s sneak peek into the latest and greatest from Parts Unlimited’s huge roster of vendors, it’s also ground zero for exclusive product training, a source for show-only discounts and incentives, and a hub for reconnecting with industry friends and business partners.

Of course, as much as the NVP Expo is about doing business, it’s also about retailers, vendors and reps getting the chance to meet face-to-face to talk shop, catch up, bench race and simply have a great time. That’s where the popular Meet & Greet/ Bike Show comes in. Look forward to seeing some prized machines from dealers and industry insiders parked atop the Monona Terrace Rooftop.

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

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

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

For 2018, the NVP Product Expo is chockfull of reasons to call Madison home for the weekend. First, there will be more than 170 vendors on hand showcasing new and popular products for the two-day show. This is the chance to get an up-close-and-personal look at the new parts, accessories and apparel.

Product Training

Before the show opens on Saturday, products specialists from AMS, Dunlop, Michelin, Moose Racing, and SENA will hold in-depth education sessions on their product lines.

Happy Hour on the Show Floor

In order to keep business flowing nonstop through the weekend, food and refreshments will be served throughout both days on the show floor. There is also a ‘happy hour’ on Saturday when the show draws to a close; a perfect opportunity to unwind with friends.

Saturday, August 25 – 10 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.

NVP Product Expo Saturday, August 25 – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, August 26 – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 25 – 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Meet & Greet/Bike Show: Monona Terrace Rooftop Saturday, August 25 – 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Grand Prize Giveaway Sunday, August 26 – 3:30 p.m.

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Michelin

J.W. Speaker

Stop in with the team at Michelin and learn about the benefits of carrying the company’s Scorcher tire line for those customers who also have Harley-Davidsons in the garage.

With J.W. Speakers Adaptive 2 Display program, your dealership gets another tool for selling the unique and high-tech features of the company’s line of Adaptive Series headlights.

AMS

Sunstar

AMS is unveiling its new model M4*Evil ATV/UTV tire at the Madison NVP Product Expo. It offers a truck-light tread and superior and rider performance on a variety of terrains.

Visit the Sunstar booth the see the company’s newest products, including its orange Works Triplestar aluminum rear sprocket.

Klock Werks

Arrowhead Engineered Products

It seems that more and more smartphones and other devices are a required accessory for powersports vehicles. Klock Werks’ Nomad universal device mount makes it easy to take them along.

Stop in with Arrowhead and check out the newest products from the company’s broad range of brands, including the Vertex Pistons’ GP Racer’s Choice piston for KTM and Husqvarna.

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CV Products

Cycra

The CV4 silicon hoses from CV Products look great and perform even better. An OE replacement, the hoses provide better flow for more efficient cooling and minimized horsepower loss.

Cycra’s Eclipse hand guards are designed to not only keep debris off of a rider’s hands, but also protect the master cylinders, and the brake and clutch levers in the case of a get-off.

Star brite

Saddlemen

Star brite will be on hand in Madison with its broad line of cleaners and protectors, including the company’s Ultimate Mildew Stain Remover Gel and Fiberglass Stain Remover.

Saddlemen is unveiling its new Tactical Line of luggage, a range of rugged bags built for tough use on trips short and long.

Mustang

*Bassani

Mustang’s Tripper Fastback for 2014 to 2018 Yamaha Bolts provides equal amounts of style and comfort to match the sporty performance Yamaha’s popular bike.

Bassani now has True Dual exhaust systems for Indian Chieftain and Roadmaster models. Get the details at the NVP.

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AFX

Memphis Shades

AFX is unveiling its new FX-99 street helmet. Stop in and check out the helmet that the company’s Doug Hill says is packed with features unheard of at its price point.

Indian Motorcycle’s line of Scout models is on a roll. Let your customers know all about Memphis Shades’ Road Warrior windshield for the popular motorcycles.

Dunlop

Timken

Drop by the Dunlop booth to see the company’s Sportmax Q4 tires. This purpose-built track-day tire achieves lean angles up to 62 degrees and really performs.

The new Ultimax XP Belts by Timken are designed for extreme performance on today’s high-powered UTVs and sideby-sides. Get all the details in Madison.

Z1R Helmets

Moose Racing

The F.I. Flank helmet line from Z1R now features the MIPS technology, which is designed to help reduce rotational motion to a rider’s head in the instance of a crash. Stop by and learn more.

The Moose Racing product line continues to expand. Its MX1 hubs are available in a variety of color options and are stronger than stock. The new side stands are available for KTM and Husqvarna models.

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2018 YZ65 WORKS PIPE

GEARED UP FOR THE NEW MINI

Pro Circuit is no stranger to mini bikes. For years we have been crafting championship-winning two-stroke pipes and silencers for some of the fastest mini racers on the planet. We expect nothing less with our Works and Platinum pipes, Ti-2, 304 and Type 296 silencers for the new 2018 Yamaha YZ65. Our pipes and silencers offer noticeable performance and horsepower gains across the entire RPM range. Your little one will be pumped with the performance of his or her new YZ65 model, so bolt on a Pro Circuit pipe and silencer and head to the gate ready to smoke the competition.

304 SILENCER $ 134.95 WORKS PIPE $ 241.95 platinum pipe, ti-2 and type 296 silencers are also available for the 2018 YZ65 Pro Circuit is pleased to develop performance exhaust systems for Yamaha motocross riders everywhere. CONTACT YOUR LOCAL PARTS UNLIMITED REPRESENTATIVE TODAY!

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KOSO North America KOSO North America has a solution for the basic stock gauge on the Yamaha Bolt. The TNT-B is a plug-and-play gauge that features a gear position indicator and shift light, in addition to the regular warning lights.

Rick’s Motorsport Electrics At this year’s Madison NVP, Rick’s Motorsport Electrics is highlighting its new lithium-ion battery-friendly rectifier regulators. Get all the details at their booth.

THOR THOR’s Prime Pro racewear is designed for unrestricted mobility, minimal weight and an athletic fit. There will be plenty on hand to see in Madison.

Nelson-Rigg Nelson-Rigg’s Hurricane waterproof backpack offers functionality, durability and mounting at an affordable price. Check it out in person at the company’s booth.

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Barnett

Stop by the Warn booth to see the newest addition to the company’s lineup of winches, the AXON and the VRX.

Barnett now has direct fit upgrade clutch kits and extra plate performance clutch kits for the 2017 to 2018 Honda CRF450R/RX models.

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Bridgestone

Pro Circuit

Designed for Adventure Touring riders, Bridgestone’s new Battlax A41 tires are built to perform on multiple surfaces, in wet and dry weather and in hot and cold conditions. Stop by for the details.

With the popularity of Yamaha’s new YZ65, Pro Circuit will be unveiling its newest exhaust system for the small-displacement 2-stroke ripper.

Moose Utility Division

DP Brakes

Moose Utility Division has a great new device for those customers who run an extra battery on their side-by-side. The battery isolator kits help with powering a winch, stereo or lights.

DP Brakes and Clutches will be presenting its complete lineup of brakes and clutches for every type of motorcycle, ATV, UTV and snowmobile. Stop in to see Larry Mills and learn more.

RK Chain

Biltwell

The MAX Series of chains from RK Chain is built to provide extremely high tensile strength for high-performance applications. Learn more at the NVP Product Expo.

The Biltwell boys always have something new up their sleeves. This year it’s a line of anti-fog, scratch-resistant shields for the company’s popular range of helmets.

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road Warrior Fairing Scout® ready.

Road Warrior Fairing and Hand Guards fitments now available for Indian Scout, Scout-Sixty and Scout Bobber. Shown: Road Warrior Fairing with 11” Dark Black Smoke Windshield and Hand Guards on a Indian Scout-Sixty. MADE IN MEMPHIS | STYLE THAT WORKS

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Bridgestone

Braking

Designed for Adventure Touring riders, Bridgestone’s new Battlax A41 tires are built to perform on multiple surfaces, in wet and dry weather and in hot and cold conditions. Stop by for the details.

Braking has a full line of braking products, including its Batfly off-road rotors for motocross and off-road competition.

J&M Corporation

Metzeler

J&M’s new adapter kit features a BluHub terminal that allows riders and passengers to tap into the Bluetooth capabilities of the 2018 Honda Gold Wing while using corded headsets.

Stop by the Metzeler booth for the grand unveiling of the new Karoo Street tire. Designed for Adventure, enduro and dual-sport motorcycles, the Karoo Street performs on-road and off.

Motion Pro

Wiseco

Stop by the Motion Pro booth and check out the company’s big selection of tools, including the new Master Link Press Tool.

Wiseco 2-Stroke Racer Elite pistons are forged from 2000-series alloy, featuring proprietary ArmorPlating surface treatment and ArmorFit self-conforming skirt coating.

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ProX ProX connecting rods are double-forged from Japanese steel, heat-treated, barreled, and shot peened for strength and longevity. They come with a big end pin, bearing and thrust washers.

Regina Chain Let your customers know about Regina Chain’s sprocket and chain kits. They feature front and rear sprockets, and a precut chain, all under one part number.

Alpinestars Be sure to visit the Alpinestars booth to see the new Supertech M10 helmet, which features MIPS impact protection technology.

Bikeman Performance Bikeman Performance puts considerable R&D into its exhaust products. Ask about the new Big Mo exhaust system.

Icon The Automag 2 jacket from Icon is as comfortable as it is protective. Get the details in Madison.

PSR The Dual Sport Adjustable Kickstand from PSR is a handy addition for bikes not equipped with stands as original equipment.

Z1R

Hogtunes/Metrix Audio

Stop by the Z1R Seats booth and check out the broad range of seating for metric bikes.

Metrix Audio’s Element line is a complete UTV audio kit that includes speakers, amplifier and a Bluetooth receiver/controller.

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CHEMICALS & LUBRICANTS

P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

Star Power

Here to Clean and Protect

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any in the Powersports industry know Star Tron® Enzyme Fuel Treatment, but few know Star brite, the company behind the product. Founded 45 years ago, Star brite is a leading manufacturer of cleaners, polishes, protectants, motor oils, fuel treatments, lubricants, sealants and much more.

Removing grime, stains, scratches and scuff marks is a snap with the Ultimate Magic Sponge. It can be used on motorcycles, luggage, vehicle interiors and other surfaces.

In recent years, Star brite brought products such as Bike Guard, Corrosion Blocker and Salt Off to the powersports market. For 2018, it is adding more standout products. Snap & Zipper Lube restores smooth action to metal or plastic zippers of jackets, gear bags, bike covers, riding jeans and other outdoor gear exposed to the elements and prone to damage. The non-toxic, non-staining formula can be applied directly to balky, older zippers or metal snaps. In addition to helping to ensure easy open/ close action, the formula helps prevent corrosion. The company’s Ultimate Fabric Guard is Gore-Tex safe and helps restore water-repelling action to all outdoor fabrics from bike covers to tarps, tents and riding gear. The formula contains special polymers that help protect against UV rays that can fade and damage fabrics. The new Ultimate Magic Sponge Scuff & Streak Remover pad is made of millions of micro-bubbled cleaning compounds. The Magic Sponge removes grime, stains, scuff marks and

Your customers can restore the smooth action of old metal or plastic zippers with the Snap & Zipper Lube from Star brite.

more without scratching when lightly moistened and wiped across the surface. It can be used on bikes, ATVs, RV and truck interiors and around the home or shop. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Star brite recently completed a major expansion of its manufacturing and distribution facility in Montgomery, AL, bringing it to 377,000 sq. ft. overall. Star brite is a prime manufacturer, utilizing the latest technology and ingredients to create products that get the job done without compromise. As an additional step to ensure quality and control costs, Star brite’s facility has blowmolding equipment to make the bottles used for their products. There are two major advantages to being a prime manufacturer that add value to every product. The first is that Star brite works directly with chemical companies, getting first access to the latest technology and ingredients directly from the source. Secondly, by avoiding third-party contact fillers, a layer of cost is avoided which allows Star brite to produce the best products at competitive prices. ■

»» Talk with your Parts rep about these Star brite’s newly expanded manufacturing and distributing facility in Montgomery, AL.

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great new products from Star brite, and check out www.starbrite.com for more information, including a video plant tour.

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New for 2019 AVAILABLE NOW! ULTIMATE MAGIC SPONGE

Instant scuff-removing power in a compact package. Micro-bubbled cleaning compounds can be used dry or slightly moist to remove dirt, grime and stains from vinyl and fiberglass surfaces without scratching.

ULTIMATE FABRIC GUARD

ADD WATER REPELLENCY TO ALL YOUR FABRICS Helps prevent rot on: Gore-Tex, canvas, denim, polyester and cotton, riding gloves, fabric seat covers, motorcycle, ATV/UTV, jetski and boat covers, tents, fabric enclosures, saddlebags

ULTIMATE FIBERGLASS STAIN REMOVER

Dissolve rust, leaf, and moisture stains without scrubbing. Gel formula sprays onto curved and vertical surfaces with ease.

ULTIMATE MILDEW STAIN REMOVER

Break up mildew stains ON CONTACT without scrubbing.

SNAP & ZIPPER LUBRICANT

UNZIP IN A SNAP! with Snap & Zipper lubricant. High-tech polymers in a clear base restores smooth action to metal and plastic zippers. Ideal for gear bags, riding jacket snaps & zippers, jeans zippers, tent zippers and more

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P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

PISTONS

Two-Stroke Power High-Performance Pistons

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hile some may argue 4-strokes are still the engine of choice in many forms of professional racing, 2-strokes are alive and well in the powersports world.

Manufacturers are even supporting new 2-stroke development, with KTM releasing its TPi models, Yamaha releasing its new YZ65, and snowmobile manufacturers continuously evolving their 2-stroke engine platforms. All along the way, ProX Racing Parts has supported 2-strokes since the beginning, without falter. ProX 2-stroke pistons are hypereutectic cast aluminum alloy, which produces a piston with higher silicon content. This hypereutectic aluminum alloy of ProX 2-stroke pistons contains approximately 18 percent silicon, which means added strength and resistance to thermal expansion over forged parts. Heat creates big changes in pistons. A cold piston is a different shape than a piston at operating temperature. The higher silicon content of ProX cast 2-stroke pistons reduces the amount of material expansion, meaning shape change is lessened, which allows ProX pistons to be run at tighter clearances, translating to increased performance. While higher-silicon aluminum itself has better wear properties, many ProX 2-stroke pistons also come equipped with a skirt coating that will assist in piston break-in, allowing the piston to adjust to the cylinder without extra wear.

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ProX 2-stroke pistons are built to OEM specifications, and are designed to provide increased performance and long-lasting wear.

Piston skirts aren’t the only part of the piston exposed to stress. Piston crowns and ring grooves can take a beating, as they are at the forefront of combustion, and are consistently exposed to excessive heat. This is why most ProX 2-stroke pistons feature anodized crowns. The anodizing creates a protective barrier over the aluminum, drastically improving its wear-resisting abilities. A common problem people may run into with 2-strokes is tuning. Improper jetting in a 2-stroke can lead to excessively high cylinder temperatures and detonation, which wreaks havoc on piston crowns and rings. Anodizing piston crowns and ring grooves has proven to significantly reduce the amount of wear on pistons from conditions like these. All ProX piston kits include the necessary piston, ring(s), wrist pin, and circlips, all in one box and under one part number. ProX 2-stroke pistons are available for many powersports machines, including dirtbikes, ATVs, snowmobiles and PWC. ■

»» ProX pistons are built to OEM specifications by the same manufacturers that make the OE parts, thus retaining the reliability and reputation of OEM quality. Ask your Parts rep for more details, and visit blog.pro-x.com.

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CABLES & CLUTCHES

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Upgrades and Excellence Seven Decades of Success

For 70 years, Barnett has been a go-to source for cables and clutches for a wide range of motorcycles and powersports vehicles. Fitments cover vehicles from just about every OEM out there.

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eventy years in business is something to celebrate. Seventy years in the motorcycle aftermarket is definitely an occasion to commemorate.

Barnett Tool & Engineering is spending 2018 doing exactly that. Charlie Barnett opened the doors to his Huntington Park, CA shop in 1948, and that small storefront quickly became a go-to source for riders looking for quality replacement cables and clutches for their motorcycles. Seventy years later nothing about that has changed. Nothing, that is, except the size of the company. Today Barnett’s cables and clutches are known and respected the world over and the product line covers virtually everything in motorsport on two wheels and four. Back in ’48 Charlie Barnett’s product line had what was needed for the popular British bikes of the era, HarleyDavidsons and Indians. Today, Barnett’s range of after market products covers motorcycles and powersports equipment in all segments, from just about every manufacturer out there. There are cables, clutch kits, clutch baskets, clutch springs, pressure plates and more for streetbikes, dirtbikes, motocross racers and all the popular ATVs and UTVs. The third generation now running this family-owned business makes sure that anyone getting anything with the Barnett name on it is getting high quality products. Everything is a directfit replacement upgrade with no compromises anywhere. Cables were a mainstay in the beginning and the Barnett cables of the 21st century would make Charlie proud. Stock or custom-length, Barnett cables are all an upgrade from OE and there is a huge range of applications and choices.

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Charlie Barnett is the man who started it all, building a company that’s still going strong 70 years after he first opened the doors of his shop in Huntington Park, CA.

The line includes choices of traditional black vinyl cases, classic stainless-steel braid, and there’s a Platinum Series with a silver-plated braid and a black-on-black Stealth Series. Inside the cables there are strong stainless-steel wires, in many cases augmented with high efficiency nylon coating, and silicone lubed for a smooth pull and reduced effort. The company’s range of clutch products – clutch kits, springs, baskets, pressure plates, Scorpion kits and Dirt Digger components – also feature that same commitment to innovative quality. There are features like precisionmachined aerospace-grade aluminum and high-grade steel components, and baskets with replaceable stainless steel inserts to prevent grooving. Barnett was also a pioneer in introducing Kevlar friction material for motorcycle clutches and with the CF Series they introduced carbon fiber. ■

»» Seventy years ago Barnett was a go-to source for cables

and clutches, and it still is today. Talk with your Parts rep for details about the company’s product lineup and get more information at www.barnettclutches.com.

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P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

AUDIO EQUIPMENT

Fuss-Free Audio

Bluetooth Connection for Corded Headsets communications on the Gold Wing. Now J&M offers that same level of enjoyment, that taps into the bike’s Bluetooth capabilities. Many riders of the new generation of Honda’s flagship touring bike simply do not want to fiddle around linking or relinking Bluetooth helmet headsets or remember to recharge them each time before use. J&M’s new adapter kit features a BluHub terminal that links directly to the new Gold Wing’s main audio system, and provides all of the audio system functions that are standard on the new Gold Wing.

With J&M Corporation’s new Bluetooth powered corded headset adapter kit, your customers with 2018 Gold Wings can easily connect with their bikes’ audio functions.

The rider and/or passenger can hook up via two corded helmet headsets with no issues of linking or relinking or delays in syncing up – just plug in and go. This adapter kit also provides a constant and continuous private driver/passenger intercom system with simple to operate volume control on the face of the BluHub component. When your customer plugs in the new J&M BluHub terminal all the standard handlebar levers and buttons will control everything going to the corded helmet headsets, including stereo music from all sources, cell phone, navigation, Apple Car-Play and 40-CH CB radio functions, simultaneous with driver and passenger intercom conversations.

The J&M BluHub device installs into a 2018 Honda Gold Wing, and serves as a plug-andplay helmet headset solution for a hassle-free connection to the bike’s audio system.

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ntroducing J&M Corporation’s new Bluetooth powered corded helmet headset adapter kit, custom made for the 2018 Honda Gold Wing GL1833.

For more than 40 years, riders have enjoyed the simplicity of J&M’s corded helmet headsets for stereo music enjoyment, intercom, cell phone and CB

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If either the rider or passenger decides to use Bluetooth headsets instead of models with cords, they can link their Bluetooth headsets directly to the Gold Wing’s stock audio system with no interference from the J&M BluHub.

This is an easy to install, plug-n-play corded helmet headset solution for the 2018 Honda GoldWing that is 12v powered, turns on and off with the ignition, and there are no batteries to charge or go dead in the middle of a ride. The supplied headset cable jacks are the standard 5-pin configuration that has been used on all Gold Wings for decades. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep today about J&M Corporation’s line of motorcycle audio products, and visit www.jmcorp.com for more details.

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PISTONS

P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

Competitive Advantage Performance Piston Kits

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hampionship race teams like Honda HRC, Kawasaki KRT and Yamaha Monster Energy all fit their bikes with Vertex pistons. Manufacturers such as KTM, Husqvarna, Beta and Gas Gas turn to Vertex, as well for OE pistons. All of this is a testament to the performance of the high-quality pistons from this Italian company. Vertex closely collaborates with factories and race teams on

piston design, too, a partnership that allows them to build on their already outstanding dedication to quality and performance, and continue to bring those pistons to market at an affordable price. Vertex has new applications that include Replica, High Compression and GP Racer’s Choice pistons kits available for the 2016 - 2018 KTM 250 SX-F, the 2016 - 2018 Husqvarna FC250 and the 2018 Yamaha YZ 450F. They’re all available now, all include the forged piston, the rings, wrist pin and circlips, and Parts Unlimited has them. Forged from high-quality/aircraft-grade 4032 aluminum alloy with a slipper-skirt design, Vertex pistons are strong, lightweight and low-drag. They’re machined to exacting tolerances, heat treated with a T-6 hardening and tempering cycle and receive a Molybdenum Disulphide skirt coating for reduced wear and improved break-in. With an exact fit matching the cylinder bore perfectly, Vertex pistons maximize power and performance while reducing blow-by and oil consumption. All this is now available in Replica, High Compression and GP Racer’s Choice compression ratios for those new KTM, Husqvarna and Yamaha models. Along with all the features and attributes of a forged Vertex piston, the Replica Piston Kits for the KTMs and Husqvarnas come with a factory-stock compression ratio of 12.8:1. The High Compression and GP Racer’s Choice Kits up the ante with compression ratios of 14.6:1 and 14.5:1, respectively. They also come with an extra strong T-Box design, shot peened domes and Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coated wrist pins for increased strength, performance and quality. Also new and in stock are the forged Vertex Replica, High Compression and GP Racer’s Choice piston kits for the 2018 Yamaha YZ 450F. This four-stroke bike, already a powerhouse, deserves something special for the topend and Vertex has delivered it. Notable here are the GP Racer’s Choice kits featuring a unique race-shape profile to go with the shot-peened dome.

Vertex has new applications of its Replica, High Compression and GP Racer’s Choice pistons for new model bikes from KTM, Husqvarna and Yamaha.

For more than 60 years Vertex pistons have been used and trusted by race teams and OEMs around the world. Vertex piston power, riders have found, can really offer a competitive advantage. ■

»» Talk with your Parts rep for details, and get more information and technical data at www.vertexpistons.com.

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P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

TIRES

Adventure A41s

Tires Ready for Exploring

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dventure riders ask a lot from their tires. Those tires have to be just as capable heading down a fire road as they are pounding out the miles on the pavement, in all weather conditions. When adventure is in the works, Bridgestone’s Battlax Adventure A41s fit the bill. Built to perform on multiple surfaces, in wet and dry weather and in hot and cold conditions, the Adventure A41s are tires made to go the distance. The tires are sized for mid- and large-size Adventure Touring bikes.

The tires were designed with an optimum level of pressure distribution across its enhanced, oversized contact patch. All this combines into a high level of traction in a variety of conditions and surfaces, whether that road is freshly paved smooth or rough and ready. The A41s strike an elusive balance between flexibility and rigidity, between on-road performance and off. The

Battlax A41s

Adventure Touring riders are bound to find themselves in a mix of conditions while out riding. The Bridgestone Battlax A41 is designed to perform superbly in all of them.

Built for Adventure riders, the Battlax A41s are designed to perform on multiple surfaces, in wet and dry weather and in hot and cold weather.

For the A41, Bridgestone started from scratch and designed them to include a host of Adventure-oriented features. For overall stability there’s Monospiral Belt (MSB) Construction for a high level of contact feel and grip, rider feedback and enhanced overall handling.

compounding and tread patterns serve up confidence, grip and feel, both straight-up or leaned through the corners. To ensure high-speed stability the A41 rears have large tread blocks in the center area along with those tread pattern groove angles for even more water displacement.

The A41 features multi-compounding – 3LC on the front, and 3LC plus a cap-and-base configuration on the rear – for low-temperature/wet-weather performance. This emphasis on water displacement and low-temperature performance means cold, wet conditions or sudden rainstorms won’t be a worry. And all this comes with no sacrifice in tread wear. Bridgestone made sure to include an aggressive and carefully engineered tread pattern.

Tires are important for Adventure Touring riders, and the Battlax Adventure A41s gives them a wide selection from which to choose. There are 16 sizes available – seven fronts ranging from a 90/90-21 to a full selection of 17inch, 18-inch and 19-inch sizes up to a 120/70. Nine rear tire sizes range from a 130/80-17 to a big 190/55. They’re all available now and Parts Unlimited has them. ■

»» Talk with your Parts rep about the Battlax A41 and get more information, technical data and other details at www.motorcycle-karttires.com.

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S H O W C A S E

RIDING APPAREL

Introducing Automag Simple but Bold Designs Automag gloves

The Automag 2 features Icon’s Sport Fit, which has pre-curved arms and is loose enough to provide movement without being baggy or bulky. It’s ideal for a rider who likes an aggressive riding position but doesn’t always feel the need to tuck in behind the windscreen. In addition, arm straps let a rider adjust the sleeves to reduce wind flap.

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con says that the Automag 2 jacket and Automag gloves are proof that simple can be bold, and it is safe to say that both pieces of new gear were designed to be an aggressive sportbike fashion statement. It’s one of the things Icon does best. The Automag 2 jacket comes in four colors, red, green, gray and blue, but one look at the jacket shows that black is the dominant color – a common Icon theme. The textile chassis is durable on its own, but Icon added ballistic nylon paneling in the impact zones for an extra layer of toughness against abrasion. Tucked behind all of that are the removable D3O impact protectors, including the back, elbows and shoulders. Climate control options for hot days include dual zipper vent cuffs as well as front and back zipper vents so cool air gets in while the hot air gets pushed out. When the weather gets a bit chilly, a removable quilted full-length liner keeps the cold out without disrupting the fashion statement.

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The matching Automag glove hits at the wrist to provide a lightweight but sturdy complement to the Automag 2 jacket. The glove is constructed from a supple goatskin chassis with abrasion-resistant Ax Suede palm overlays that add another layer right where it’s needed most. The D3O knuckle inserts are bolstered by fused knuckle enhancements for an added dose of asphalt resistance. Accordion flex zones ensure optimum performance while maintaining fit and flexibility, and social media junkies – or someone who just wants to make an old-fashioned phone call – will be pleased by the touchscreen-enabled index finger and thumb. Like the Automag 2 jacket, the Automag glove has plenty of black for a stealth look. It is available in all black for those who really like to be subtle, but it also comes in red, green, blue and white. Icon will have the Automag 2 jacket and Automag gloves on display along with other new items at the NVP Showcase in Madison. Stop by to check out their wares and to get additional details from Icon reps. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep for more information about Icon. You can also head online to www.rideicon.com.

Icon’s Automag 2 jacket features simple yet bold styling.

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S H O W C A S E

ENGINE REBUILD KITS

Rebuild in a Box Garage Buddy Kits

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o, the time has come for an engine rebuild. Hopefully it’s being done as a practice of proper maintenance, but for many it will be because of an engine failure.

A full engine rebuild requires a laundry list of parts to think about, including bottom end bearings and seals, a crankshaft assembly, piston, rings, clips, wristpin, and the array of gaskets required for reassembly. The trouble many people run into is finding the balance between sourcing quality parts for their rebuild while staying budget friendly. Wiseco Garage Buddy engine rebuild kits are exactly as the name implies, the buddy your customer wants to have in his or her garage who has everything necessary for an engine rebuild. Garage Buddy engine rebuild kits come with all of the parts needed to rebuild the bottom and top end, plus an hour meter – complete with a specific Garage Buddy decal – to track critical maintenance intervals and maintain a limited warranty on your motor’s new components. THE KITS INCLUDE: • Wiseco crankshaft assembly • OEM quality main bearings • Top and bottom-end gaskets, seals, and O-rings • Wiseco standard series forged piston kit (piston, ring(s), pin, clips) • Small end bearing (2-stroke kits) • Cam chain (4-stroke kits) • Hour meter with mounting bracket and hour meter decal

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With Wiseco’s Garage Buddy engine rebuild kits, your customers get everything necessary to get the job done right. Available for 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines.

The Garage Buddy kits not only provide quality, highperformance engine internals at affordable pricing, but they even do it under one part number. Ordering OEM parts can get tedious, with different part numbers for every little seal and bearing needed. With Garage Buddy, simply find the part number for the specific application, and everything needed is in one box. Wiseco Garage Buddy kits are available for many dirtbike applications, both 2-stroke and 4-stroke. Garage Buddy 2-stroke kits include a small end bearing and a Wiseco Pro-Lite forged piston kit, in addition to all other necessary components. Each 4-stroke Garage Buddy box contains a new cam chain and a standard series forged piston, contributing to increased performance and reliability for a fresh rebuild. Wiseco is committed to providing performance and reliability in all its products, which is why Garage Buddy kits come with a limited warranty. Engines rebuilt with a Garage Buddy kit are covered against manufacturer defects for 90 days from the date of purchase, or 10 hours logged on the hour meter, whichever comes first. All the details on the limited warranty are included in each Garage Buddy kit. ■

»» Ask your Parts rep for more info on Wiseco Garage Buddy, and visit blog.wiseco.com for complete details.

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P R O D U C T

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RIDING GEAR

Full Coverage

Head-to-Toe Riding Gear

The M1.3 boots are the next step in the evolution of Moose Racing’s M1 boot line.

Moose Racing’s new F.I. Session helmet features MIPS BPS technology, which is designed for reduced rotational motion to a rider’s head during a crash.

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oose Racing continues to roll out new gear to keep off-road riders outfitted from head to toe. The M1.3 boots are an updated take on Moose Racing’s popular M1 boot line, while the all-new F.I. Session helmet has some high-tech design with MIPS technology. The Synapse Lite Deflector is designed to deflect debris without being hot and bulky. Dealers at the NVP Product Expo in Madison can get a hands-on demo with the new products by stopping by the Moose Racing booth. The M1.3 boots are the next step in the evolution of the M1 boot line. Moose Racing developed them for the whole family to use when riding off-road, with options available in adult, youth and child sizing. The chassis is constructed with polyurethane-coated synthetic leather that is both abrasion resistant and flexible. On the inner calf, a heavyweight suede leather guard improves abrasion and heat resistance. The shin, ankle and footplates have reinforced panels, which are engineered to improve stability without sacrificing mobility.

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Inside, soft foam reinforces impact areas and provides cushioning comfort, while a rigid steel shank-reinforced sole eliminates foot flexing and provides superior foot support. An integrated internal lace loop system keeps the boots firmly in place while the polyester inner lining wicks moisture, adds comfort and dries quickly. As for the design of the M1.3 boots, the low-profile compact toe box improves brake feel and the ability to shift. The multi-layer synthetic rubber outsole will last a long time while providing superior grip. Off-road riders who need to protect their heads as well as their feet can opt for the new F.I. Session helmet from Moose Racing, which comes with DOT and ECE approval. The big news about the F.I. Session is that it is equipped with MIPS technology. MIPS stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System. The MIPS Brain Protection System (BPS) features what is called a low-friction layer between the shell and the liner of the helmet. If a rider crashes and the helmet hits the ground at an angle, the low-friction layer allows a slight sliding motion in all directions.

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M1.3 in youth sizing

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M1.3 in children’s sizing

The Synapse Lite Deflector is built for comfort, while providing ample coverage on the front and back.

This sliding reduces the rotational motion that is transmitted to the brain during impact. In short, MIPS BPS technology is designed to help reduce rotational motion to a rider’s head by absorbing the energy itself. As for the rest of the F.I. Session helmet, it starts with an injection-molded polycarbonate shell that is lightweight, compact and strong. A multi density EPS liner further adds to the impact absorption capabilities of the helmet. There are two shell sizes and two EPS sizes, which are all engineered to provide an optimal fit. An extra-large eye port means that a rider has an excellent field of vision with the F.I. Session helmet. The nose guard provides plenty of coverage from roost, but riders who prefer a “less is more” approach can easily remove the nose guard. Up above the eye port, the unique friction hinge visor is easy to adjust while still staying securely in place during a ride. The F.I. Session helmet beats the heat with nine intake and three exhaust vents, which are connected via internal air channels for excellent ventilation. The liner and cheek pads inside the helmet are fully removable for easy

washing and drying, and they are made of a moisturewicking fabric to keep moisture from building up. Another new piece of gear from Moose Racing is the Synapse Lite Deflector. It is designed for maximum ventilation and comfort while providing ample coverage on the front and back. Adjustable shoulder straps ensure a customized fit. When it is time to take the rig off, compact quick-release buckles make it easy to remove without undoing the strap adjustments. The Synapse Lite Deflector has a mesh suspension lining system, which is designed to create large air channels between the Synapse Lite Deflector and the rider for excellent air circulation and comfort. The Biofoam padding at main contact points increases the comfort factor, and it is made of a durable moisture-resistant material to make cleaning easy, too. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep to learn more about the latest

gear from Moose Racing, and check out www.mooseracing.com.

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THE FIRST NAME IN HELMETS

FX-21

DOT and ECE 22.05 certified

Ear Cavity space for speakers

Removable screw-on vented visor

Goggle strap guides

FX-21 Pinned graphic from AFX. Aerodynamic shell design with advanced in-molded® cone-head® ultra-lightweight EPS protection system. Standard features include 11 points of ventilation, hypoallergenic and antimicrobial liner, removable/washable cheek pads and more. Available in 4 colors.

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ATV/UTV Market Overview

S P O RT F O U R-W H EELERS O N T H E R I S E

Take a look at page after page of products in that 2018 Parts Unlimited ATV/UTV catalog and you’ll see the clearest evidence that four-wheeler sales are an economic powerhouse for the business. From coast to coast, the UTV market is booming. Whether it’s enthusiasts blasting through the dunes in the southwest, hunters going deep into the woods in the Midwest, or everyday folks hauling equipment or plowing snow just about everywhere, today’s huge range of four wheelers are the vehicle of choice.

Whether it’s racing, recreation or ranches, a four-wheeler can come in handy.

In fact, the North American UTV market in 2017 grew by 4.7 percent to 466,434 units according to figures compiled by Minneapolis-based research firm Power Products Marketing (PPM). That market encompasses a broad spectrum of vehicles, from Pure Utility Vehicles used for mostly utilitarian purposes to the Super Sport Vehicles such as the Polaris RZR 1000 or Yamaha YXZ1000R.

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t’s been more than 30 years since the last threewheel ATV rolled off an assembly line, but the vehicle market that arose from those fat-tired machines is going wide open throttle in today’s Powersports industry.

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(Top) Bassani has performance exhaust systems for the Polaris RZR 1000 and 900. (Right) Many consumers recognize that UTVs are versatile workhorse machines built for tough jobs.

It’s the latter, those Super Sport four-wheelers, that are increasingly popular among thrill-seeking consumers. According to PPM, those go-fast UTVs have grown to comprise more than 16 percent of the total market. On the working side of things, where consumers want some function with their fun, the more utility-minded vehicles like the Honda Pioneer models and the Kawasaki Mule PRO-FXT/FX range – what PPM calls Utility Crossover Vehicles – have grown to account for about 45 percent of the market over the past five years. It’s quite apparent, that no matter what consumers are looking for in a UTV, the OEMS have a vehicle to fit the bill. At Chaparral Motorsports in San Bernardino, CA, UTV sales make up about half of the dealership’s overall vehicle sales, says Andy Anaya, vehicles sales manager. Given the store’s proximity to the wide open Southern California desert, it’s no surprise that strongest segment of those sales is the sport market. Anaya attributes the strong UTV market to the fact that they serve as the “family start-up segment” for getting people into the powersports life. “A family only needs one unit typically and a way to haul it if it’s a family of four,” Anaya says. “If they were going to get into ATVs or motorcycles, they would need to buy four motorcycles or four ATVs and a way to haul them, plus gear, just to start up.”

On average, most consumers easily add on $1,000 to $2,000 in aftermarket products before they roll away. Anaya adds that some of the strong selling trends right now are light bar, whip antenna and wheel packages. It’s that aftermarket where one can really see the strength of the UTV market, and by all accounts, UTVs are going gangbusters. Not only are traditional four-wheeler vendors like Moose Utility Vehicles continuously pumping out new products, but non-endemic brands such as Bassani Xhaust and Klock Werks are also jumping into the mix. According to Kyle Phillips, product development specialist at Moose Utility Division, the company sees a strong demand for a range of parts for a variety of UTV models and segments, mostly depending on geography. “The popularity of products depends on where you live,” Phillips says. “The west coast is more RZR/sport oriented and the Midwest is more utility-use based. We offer a broad range to serve all customers.” Open that ATV/UTV catalog and you’ll find everything from snow plows, lighting, roofs, windshields and cab

As most dealers know, once that sale is made, they’ve got the promise of a customer returning for service, consumables, parts and accessories. In most cases, according to Anaya, those new UTV units don’t leave the dealership bone stock. More versatile than bigger working equipment, many ATVs and UTVs see double-duty as work machines and play vehicles.

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enclosures, to wheel/tire kits, body parts, luggage and hunting accessories. The company even offers a big line of service items such as wheel bearings, carb repair kits, axles and drive belts. For the performance mind, there is also a Moose Utility Division branded Power Commander FC from Dynojet.

Traditionally known as a V-twin-oriented company, Klock Werks jumped into the UTV market with its Flare windshield and a range of parts.

How popular is the market? Big enough to attract the exhaust giant Bassani Xhaust, which now has performance systems for Polaris’ RZR 1000 and RZR 900. The company officially jumped into the segment in 2017, but Bassani is no stranger to dirt. Its history in off-road goes back to the race-winning pipes Darryl Bassani and company were making back in the ’70s and ‘80s. “We recognized the need for these vehicles … to have a high-performance exhaust system,” says Gary Naito, Bassani’s advertising manager. “It seemed a natural fit for us to meet the needs of these vehicles, and try to wet our feet with the RZR first.” Naito points out that there is even some crossover between a typical Bassani customer and the new UTV buyer, with some running Bassani products on all their vehicles from two wheels to four. “The brand recognition from other platforms definitely helps us,” he says. “Some times even two or three generations of guys will tell us they only run our pipes.”

While UTVs are booming in popularity, ATVs are still being enjoyed by racers, riders and anyone looking or a good time on four wheels.

The company has since branched out to offer side- and rear-view mirrors, sun visors, fire extinguisher mounts and grab handles to name a few. “We feel that it is a very important market segment,” Cheeseman says. “One would have to be blind to not see the growth and potential of this market.” He adds that it keeps the company diversified from a sales perspective and from a product design angle. With the continuing growth of the UTV market, Cheeseman says he also sees crossover with customers from the traditional V-twin side of things and from its growing UTV product line. “In fact, it’s not uncommon at all to see a large number of UTVs rolling around at the mother of all bike rallies, Sturgis!” he says, explaining that the vehicles are street legal in the state. With a diversified product range like this, the Parts Unlimited catalogs are your go-to source for everything from replacements service parts and upgrades for those stock components, to performance parts that’ll quicken the pace wherever your customers are riding. There’s even a good chance that two-wheel customer who just walked in the door also has a four-wheeler waiting at home for the weekend to roll around. “The ATV/UTV market is very strong and growing,” says Moose Utility Division’s Kyle Phillips. “Everyone can use these machines for work and for fun, all year long.” ■

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One other company with deep roots in the street market — most notably the custom V-twin scene —that’s found success with UTVs is Klock Werks. The South Dakotabased company has taken its popular Flare windshield for Harley-Davidson Touring models, and developed a version for the Polaris RZR.

It all started after company CFO/COO Dan Cheeseman bought his first RZR and wasn’t happy with the stock windshield. “I felt that the dust gathering/swirling in the driver compartment was something that could be improved,” he says.

2018 UTV DEALER RIDE

Huntsville, Tennessee / Oct. 14-17, 2018 / See your Parts Unlimited rep!

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EXHAUSTS

Power Pipes

Stainless Steel Slip-Ons for the RZR 900

Tucked up inside the back of a Polaris RZR 900, Bassani’s new Performance Exhaust System promises a boost in power and a throaty, yet sweet, exhaust note.

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ollowing up on last year’s introduction of a power-packed, great looking, great sounding slip-on muffler for the Polaris RZR 1000 models, Bassani Xhaust has announced the availability of a performance-replacement exhaust system for the equally popular RZR 900. Once again completely crafted from stainless steel and a direct replacement fit, the new RZR 900 Performance Exhaust System (p/n 1831-0764) works on all the 2015 through 2017 RZR 900s, 900 XCs, the RZR S 900 and the RZR 4 900. The RZR 900 Performance Exhaust System has a lot to offer starting with that tough, long-lasting and good-looking stainless steel construction. The Bassani Performance Exhaust System uses the RZR 900’s stock mounting system, which means installation should be quick and trouble free. All the flanges are formed to fit with, and use, stock gaskets, while the contour and shape of the whole system means that your customers can use all the stock Polaris springs and bolts.

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Then there’s everything the Performance Exhaust System does for the way RZR 900 will run and sound. Designed and tuned for a significant improvement over stock in the horsepower and torque departments, the RZR 900 Performance Exhaust System serves up a wide, usable and rider-friendly powerband. Bassani knows that along with all that improved performance, your customers are also after a sweet exhaust tone. This system’s sound level is the same as stock at idle, however there’s a tone that’s deeper and throatier overall without being obnoxious. As for the included details and features, Bassani has supplied an inlet-pipe heatshield that has an18mm O2 fitting to allow for the installation and use of any number of aftermarket devices. There are 12mm O2 sensor reducerbushings included, as well. Assembled and welded together with obvious pride of craftsmanship the RZR 900 Performance Exhaust System is a quality piece on all counts. There are good looks, longlasting stainless steel materials, enhanced performance, just the right tone and, with an MSRP of $550, all of it is coming at the right price. ■

»» Talk to your Parts rep for more details and check out www.bassanipipes.com.

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UTV Flare Windshield Kits Wind Management for Polaris RZRs

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nown for providing stellar wind management and driver/passenger comfort, the Klock Werks Flare Windshield is a popular addition for many metric and V-twin cruiser and touring motorcycle riders. Well, that South Dakota-based company is now offering those same performance and comfort improvements to your customers with 2014 to current model year Polaris RZRs. We’re talking an improved ride for all the models of that popular UTV. Re-defining what a UTV quarterwindshield can be, the Klock Werks Flare and its unique flip design re-directs all the wind and debris Klock Werks brings its popular Flare windshield technology to the sideby-side world. Now Polaris RZR owners can enjoy the spectacular wind management protection from dust and debris that they provide.

Designed for easy installation and sized for an exact fit, the kit comes with patented Axia Alloys detach clamp hardware sized to the stock Polaris cage tubing at 1¾-inches. There are also clamp sizes in 1½-inches, 1.85-inches or 2-inches. The clamps are black-anodized billet aluminum with thumbscrews that secure the windshield to the clamps, allowing for quick, tool-less windshield removal whenever the need arises.

up and away so only clean, less-turbulent air get into the cabin. On a UTV it’s a game changer. The problems with ordinary UTV windshields are well known. Short quarter-windshields do little to control the wind and debris blast, taller or full windscreens become useless once they’re coated with dirt and mud. None of that happens with the Klock Werks UTV Flare. Because a driver looks over the UTV Flare, it delivers all its wind and debris protection without ever sacrificing the ability to see. Made from hard-coated polycarbonate, the same material used in bulletproof windows, the Flare Windshield is tough and virtually indestructible. It’s available in three shades: Clear, Tint, and Dark Smoke.

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Tested to rave reviews, the Klock Werks UTV Flare not only does its amazing job of funneling wind, dust and debris up and over driver’s and passenger’s heads for increased comfort and visibility, that unique flip design also dramatically reduces turbulence and dust inside the cab. All of this protection and comfort is available at any speed, whether or not the windshield is squeaky clean or completely coated in mud. Speaking of squeaky clean, because the UTV Flare’s polycarbonate is hard-coated on both sides, the windshield won’t scratch or dull over time. It cleans up with mild soap and water, or for a quick touchup use Klock Werks Shine Werks Windshield Cleaner. ■

»» RZR owners need to take a look here. The Klock Werks UTV Flare

windshield kit is available now and your Parts Unlimited rep can fill you in on the details. Get more details at www.getklocked.com.

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Which Winch?

New Winches for Work and Play

At this year’s NVP Product Expo, Moose Utility Division is releasing a trio of winches made in the USA by Warn for ATVs and UTVs.

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oose Utility Division will have new parts and accessories for dealers to check out at the NVP Showcase in Madison, and the highlight of the company’s latest releases is a trio of Moose Utility Division winches made by Warn for ATVs and UTVs. Designed to combine performance and value while providing a platform for both work and trail usage, the new lineup of winches includes 2,500 lb., 3,500 lb. and 4,500 lb. capacities, each with a lot of versatility for vehicle applications as well as tasks. Each of the winches features durable all-metal construction. The three-stage planetary gear train is also completely constructed of metal for smooth, reliable performance that is extremely durable. The robust new clutch design is based on the distinctive Warn 4WD hublock design, with more than 70 years of Warn’s 4WD experience behind its engineering. In addition, the load-holding brake offers premium control for added confidence when the winch is put to use. The winch stays thoroughly dry inside thanks to extreme waterproof sealing, while on the outside, a black powder-coated finish offers corrosion resistance to make sure the winch can go anywhere the ATV or UTV it is attached to can go.

Moose Utility Division’s winches all come with an included rocker switch, 50 feet of rope and a zinc-plated hook. The 2,500 lb. and 3,500 lb. versions have handlebar rocker switches, while the 4,500 lb. capacity winch has a dash rocker switch plus a handheld remote switch. The 2,500 lb.-capacity winch is the Warn VRX 25, which offers premium quality at a reasonable price and is ideal for smaller ATVs. The 3/16-inch diameter rope is steel, but customers can also opt for the VRX 25-S version, which has a synthetic rope. The 3,500 lb.-capacity Warn VRX 35 and 35-S winches are best suited to ATVs or smaller UTVs. Like its smaller counterpart, the S version has a synthetic rope. Whether it is steel or synthetic, both ropes have a 7/32-inch diameter. With 4,500 lbs. of capacity, the Warn VRX 45 and 45-S are designed for the biggest, hardest-working UTVs in powersports. The steel and synthetic ropes are ¼-inch in diameter for durable winching capabilities, even in challenging conditions. In addition to the new lineup of ATV and UTV winches, dealers can also check out other new Moose Utility Division parts at the NVP Product Expo. Among them are a battery isolator kit and high-performance ball joints, so stop by their display to learn more. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep for more information and get more details at www.mooseutilities.com.

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Specialized for Powerful Four Wheelers Using advanced polymer compounds and strong aramid cord engineered for added strength, reliability and life, the new line of Ultimax XP drive belts utilizes new manufacturing processes that reduce variation, keeping dimensions to tight tolerances. This means every belt performs consistently while offering superior resistance to shock loads and the unique demands of harsh CVT environments.

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High-Performance Belts

Extensive lab and field testing ensures durability and optimum performance, with the company reporting more than one million miles of field testing on powersports belts each year. Additionally, these premium quality belts are backed by a 3-year warranty. “The testing and experience that have gone into making a belt are critical factors that you can’t see standing at the parts counter,” says Eric Murray, Timken Belts application engineer. “Each Ultimax XP belt is designed for a specific side-by-side vehicle and purpose-built for the unique demands of each application.” The Ultimax family includes Ultimax UA and the new Ultimax XP drive belts for ATVs and side-by-sides; Ultimax MAX, Ultimax PRO and Ultimax XS snowmobile drive belts; and Ultimax MD belts for snowmobile fan and water pumps.

Timken’s new Ultimax drive belts are made specifically for high-performance ATVs and side-by-side vehicles. The company thoroughly tests the belts to ensure they stand up to tough use.

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rive belts live in harsh conditions. They must withstand 1,000 pounds of tension while spinning at over 10,000 rpm and transmitting nearly 170 hp – all in a 200-degree environment.

Specializing in drive belts for the powersports industry, Timken Belts recently introduced its latest offering of Ultimax® Belts by Timken designed specifically for today’s high-powered ATVs and side-by-side vehicles.

Dayco introduced the Ultimax brand name in 1988 via a revolutionary new snowmobile belt built with aramid cord. In 2001, Carlisle Companies, Inc. acquired Dayco’s industrial belt division, taking with it the Ultimax product line as well as its research & production facility. The Timken Company acquired the belt business from Carlisle in 2015, and today Timken Belts is a major supplier of OE snowmobile and ATV/sideby-side drive belts. With more than 15,000 employees operating from 33 countries, the Timken Company engineers, manufactures and markets a spectrum of power transmission products. ■

»» Ask your Parts Unlimited rep about Timken’s new Ultimax

XP line of belts for high-performance ATV and side-by-side applications, and visit www.ultimaxbelts.com to learn more.

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Exhaustive Testing Building the Big Mo

Bikeman’s Big Mo exhaust offers your customers a performance exhaust with a premium fit and finish.

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ounded in 2004, Bikeman Performance Plus (BMP) offers many different performance products for a host of powersports vehicles, developing, testing and manufacturing these parts at its 18,000 square foot facility in Saint Croix Falls, WI. BMP extensively tests all of its offerings on the dyno and in the field to ensure that customers get the most performance possible. Development of the all-new BMP Big Mo exhaust system was no exception. Designed for high-performance side-by-sides like the Polaris RZR XP Turbo, Can Am Maverick X3, Yamaha YXZ 1000 and Textron Wildcat XX, development of the Big Mo – available as a slip-on muffler or full system – took about 12 months from concept to production. “What we do here is create the concept, design, fit, modify, test for sound and performance, adjust to maximize

“Our wheel dyno is a Mustang eddy current variable load roller designed for UTVs, with properly weighted drums and programming to simulate UTVs in the real world. Over the years we have used data logging from different environments like sand, desert, trails and mud, and have modified the programming of the dyno to mimic these situations into a controlled test cell. Then, when a vehicle comes off of the wheel dyno set up for a given condition, it further gets field-tested to verify results. “The more data we can log during testing and the more accurate our measuring devices are ensures we can get accurate useful  data. This allows us to make minute changes in design and know for certain if we are making positive or negative changes.” The goals for the Big Mo project were to offer premium fit and finish utilizing high quality billet/stainless construction, provide a substantial power increase, create

The R&D team at Bikeman Performance knows your customers want a serious boost when upgrading the stock exhaust. The company extensively tests all of its offerings on the dyno and in the field to ensure a high level of performance.

power and tone, modify and retest, mass produce and package for sale,” says Joey Strub, R&D engineer at BMP. “At Bikeman we have a world class R&D facility using both an engine and chassis dyno, so our first stop in product testing and development is a Superflow 902 engine dyno, which is a go-to in the industry for anyone looking to have a tightly controlled repeatable  test environment with a vast quantity of pressure and temperature channels.

a refined exhaust note, make it adaptable to various models with a simple installation process, and offer BMP ECU tunes to maximize output potential. All of that testing ultimately resulted in what BMP claims is an approximate 2hp gain via the Big Mo slip-ons, and up to a 5hp gain through the Big Mo full exhaust. ■

»» Ask your Parts Unlimited rep for details on BMP’s new Big Mo slip-on and full exhaust systems and visit www.bikemanperformance.com.

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Get Ready for the Season with DP Brakes faster than ever and put a big demand on their brakes. DP Brakes has upgraded parts options that fit the bill. In the four-wheeler world DP performance is well known. Racers and recreational riders have sung the praises of DP brake pads for years. DP is even the official brake sponsor for this year’s Parts Unlimited UTV Ride.

DP Brakes has a complete lineup of brake pads specifically designed for today’s bigger, heavier and faster ATVs and UTVs.

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TVs and UTVs see plenty of action all year long, whether they’re being used by sportsmen for their hunting, fishing and outdoor needs, by desert riders ripping across the American Southwest, or for more utilitarian purposes on farms and fields. In all cases, those customers need to make sure their machines are in tip-top shape before being put into action. Today’s ATVs and UTVs are bigger, heavier and

There’s a reason for all this. Not only do DP brake pads perform flawlessly in all conditions with strong, sure and progressive stopping power, they’re non-abusive to the rotors, they’re quiet, they’re clean and they can last up to three times longer than OE. DP has direct-replacement/drop-in upgrade brake pads for all the popular ATVs and UTVs from Arctic Cat, Honda, Kawasaki, Polaris, Suzuki, and Yamaha. These are performance parts that will more than meet the needs of those powerful machines. ■

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

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Warn’s AXON and VRX

Two New Winches from a Powersport Leader Warn’s AXON lineup of winches feature a powerful motor and an innovative digital contactor. There are seven models with capacities from 3,500 pounds to 5,500 pounds.

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ompleting big jobs or getting out of tough spots with an ATV or UTV is a lot easier and stress free with a winch in the picture. Warn Industries, the company that developed its first winch back in 1959, has two new models designed and built just for powersports – the AXON and the VRX. With the all-new AXON lineup Warn has combined a powerful motor and a first-of-its-kind digital contactor into what the company calls a Motactor unit, and all of this is available in seven different models with capacities from 3,500 pounds to 5,500 pounds. There are choices of tough Spydura synthetic or steel rope, too, in either 7/32-inch or ¼-inch thickness. With the new VRX line, Warn is delivering winch performance at a high level of value. The range includes six different models in capacities of 2,500 pounds, 3,500 pounds and 4,500 pounds, using either synthetic or steel rope in 50-foot lengths, with sizes of 3/16-inch or ¼-inch thickness.

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With these two, AXON or VRX, there a winch to fill just about every need, and every one comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty on the mechanical components, and a 3-Year Warranty on the electrics. Take a look at the AXON, those winches with the Motactors. This new design reduces installation time by up to 50 percent. The digital control monitors speed, load and motor temperature. There’s a built-in load limiter in all the models to prevent overloading and a newly designed clutch mechanism is based on Warn’s decades of 4WD hub locking know-how.

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No matter if it’s work or play, Warn’s valuepriced VRX winch line delivers plenty of power. The range includes models with capacities of 2,500 pounds, 3,500 pounds and 4,500 pounds.

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The AXON has durable all-metal construction, a smooth, reliable three-stage planetary gear train, and everything is waterproof sealed. There’s a load-holding brake, too, giving the user great control overall. The AXON is available with either the Spydura synthetic or steel rope in 50-foot lengths. There’s a compact, narrow short-drum AXON model, too, packing 27-feet of the Spydura synthetic rope (great for sport UTVs). It, along with both versions of the 5,500-pound capacity units, includes a corded-remote along with the standard dash-mount control switch with a handlebar adapter. That value-priced VRX winch also features the newly designed clutch, the load-holding brake, and the all-metal three-stage planetary gear set. The construction is all metal, black powder coated and waterproof sealed. ■

»» Warn Industries has provided winches for off-road

racers, four-wheelers, weekend adventurers and hardworking ranchers for decades. Talk with your Parts rep for details and check out www.warn.com.

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AXON AND VRX: THE NEW GENERATION OF PREMIUM POWERSPORTS WINCHES.


AUDIO EQUIPMENT

M A R K E T

O V E R V I E W

UTV Tunes

The Universal Element Audio System

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etrix Audio entered the world of UTV audio this year with the Element line. Representing two years of research and development, the Element line is a complete UTV audio kit that includes speakers, an amplifier and a snap-in Bluetooth receiver/controller. Metrix Audio, part of the family of audio brands that includes Hogtunes and Wild Boar Audio, designed the new UTV products to have a universal fit as well as appeal for all types of UTV usage.

Metrix Audio’s Element 1 speakers can be mounted behind or in front of the driver, and provide clear, optimal sound.

The Element 1 speakers have an oval shape that measure 5x7 inches. That shaping allows the speakers to be mounted in front of the driver for optimal sound, but the oval profile is slim enough that it keeps the driver’s line of sight clear. The Element 1 speakers are sold in pairs (p/n 4405-0505), and the included clamps will fit 1½-inch to 2-inch roll bars. The strong metal mesh grill guards against debris, and the entire package is extremely weather resistant. Metrix Audio’s designers know that the point where speaker cabinets mount to the frame tend to be a weak spot, so the Element 1 speakers were designed with a steel plate running through the cabinet. It is a part of the mounting system, adding stability and strength. The Element line also includes the Element X amplifier (p/n 4405-0504), a UTV-specific amplifier that produces 150 Watts of power when running one pair of speakers. The amp features low-level input, high-level input, adjustable gain and fully adjustable crossover for low-pass, high-pass or all-pass. That means the Element X is extremely flexible for audio applications, including subwoofers. The Element X has a grooved cast aluminum housing that acts as a barrier against the elements, including wet weather. The Element X has two sets of speaker wires coming out of it, so a second set of speakers can be added at any time. With two sets of speakers plugged directly into the amplifier, the Element X jumps from 150 to 250 Watts of power.

The Element X amplifier is rugged and durable, and designed to produce 150 Watts of power when running one pair of speakers.

The entire Element setup is available as the UTV 1 kit (p/n 4405-0503). In addition to a pair of Element 1 speakers and the Element X amplifier, the kit also includes a snapin Bluetooth receiver/controller. Since most UTV dashes have a common opening, the receiver is designed to snap into that vacant space. Music can be played wirelessly, and a knob on the front of the receiver controls volume, track selection and play/pause functions. The receiver also includes an auxiliary-in port for plugging in devices like a GPS or satellite radio, so the system can switch between the wireless and the wired feeds. The high-quality Bluetooth chip in the receiver ensures excellent sound reproduction.

The Bluetooth controller/receiver snaps in to the common opening on most UTV dashboards.

The UTV 1 kit includes absolutely everything necessary for installation, including all of the wiring and zip ties. ■

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

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TIRES

All Terrain Tires

Built Rugged, Built Tough

The new M4*Evil tires from AMS features a deep, heavy-duty tread that’s specifically designed for a smooth ride and superior tread life on today’s range of high-performance ATVs and UTVs.

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ires and wheels are what literally keep ATVs, UTVs and side-by-sides rolling and are an easy upgrade to enhance the performance of your customer’s machines.

A customer with a good set of tires and wheels on their mount can conquer even the toughest terrain. Tires that perform create satisfied customers and a satisfied customer is a returning customer. AMS offers tires and wheels that will fulfill their expectations. AMS recently expanded its line of tires with the M4*EVIL UTV/ATV tire. The new M4*Evil tires offer a truck-like tread, superior handling on a variety of surfaces and exceptional ride performance. Today’s range of high-performance ATVs, UTVs and side-by-sides are more popular than ever, and those customers want a tire that can help them wring every bit of performance out of their machines. Point them toward the M4*Evil. Lengthy research and development has resulted in this highly anticipated new addition to the AMS line. The M4*Evil was developed with a deep and beefy tread featuring a dual center knob. This non-directional radial

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tire offers a smooth ride and superior tread life thanks to a special long-lasting compound. The strong shoulder and sidewall tread add plenty of protection and traction in sand, dirt and rocks. That design, and a deep rim guard, offers maximum tire performance and durability for today’s high-performance ATVs and UTVs. The M4* Evil has an 8-ply carcass and a nearly ¾-inch tread depth and also meets DOT standards for limited on and off-road use. M4*EVIL Radial tires are available in the following sizes:

• 28x10R14 (255/70R14) with an MSRP of $186.95 • 30x10R14 (255/80R14) with an MSRP of $204.95 • 30x10R15 (255/75R15) with an MSRP of $209.95 • 32x10R15 (255/85R15) with an MSRP of $223.95 Founded in 2002, it is AMS Tires Tire & Wheel’s mission to develop and offer high quality specialty tires, inner tubes and wheels at a competitive rate for your customers. It does so with an equally high level of service. ■

»» Talk with your Parts Unlimited rep about the new M4* Evil line of tires. Get more information at www.amstires.com.

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INTRODUCING THE M4 EVIL available August 2018


M A R K E T

O V E R V I E W

DRIVE CHAINS

Built Tough

Drive Chains for High-Powered ATVs

520 MAX X 520 MAX O 520EXW chain

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rom the three wheel balloon beasts of yesteryear to today’s high performance sport quads, there have been many drastic changes to ATV design and performance throughout the years.

Chains designed for ATVs have also drastically changed over the years. Today’s ATV chains need to handle the increased torque output of moving two rear wheels as opposed to one wheel like on a motorcycle. This increased torque load can put added stress on the chain depending on the engine load, the terrain and even the tire features. RK Chain has created chain models suitable for use with all ATVs and riding conditions. 520EXW One of RK Chain’s most popular ATV rated chain is the 520EXW. This is an XW-Ring sealed chain and is a high-speed, extreme heat performance ATV chain. RK’s XW-Ring seals utilize triple barrier grease protection plus anti-debris technology. This anti-debris protection is vitally important to maximize chain wear-life by eliminating debris friction between internal components. The EXW was designed to handle ATV swingarm movement and increased torque stresses, and wears longer than stock. EXW chains also feature special thermal-crack resistant sideplates. Thermal cracking can result from debris or components impeding the chain’s movement. The impingement causes the chain to quickly heat up and cool down in rapid succession. Over time this thermal exposure can reduce the strength of the chain and/or cause a chain failure. It is vitally important to check your bike after a crash to make sure no debris or bike components are in contact with the chain.

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You’ll find RK Chain’s high performance drive chains on WORCS Pro ATV rider Mike Sloan’s race-winning machine.

The EXW is rated for vehicles up to 750cc, and has a max tensile strength rating of 7,700 ft/lbs. The EXW is lightweight and is perfectly suitable for professional racing use. EXW has been the chain of choice for Team Duncan Racing for over ten years. This multi-function chain can also be used for enduro and GNCC racing. Currently Team FMF KTM Factory Racing is using GB520EXW in its off-road racing series. The EXW is available in Gold or Natural finish. MAX X and MAX O MAX X and MAX O chains are perfectly suitable for weekend warriors and riders who are not seeking a lightweight racing chain, but are still looking for performance. RK’s MAX series offers performance while being economically priced. If riders want to increase the wear-life of their chain while still being economically priced, RK offers MAX X chain series. This is an RX-ring sealed chain that offers seven times the wear-life of the OE chain. The MAX X is also designed to perform on street and offroad ATVs. With a tensile strength rating of 9,000 ft/lbs and a 750cc max cc rating, MAX X can handle all your customers’ ATV performance needs. The MAX X is available in a wide variety of colors including Gold, Natural, Chrome, Black/Gold, Black/Chrome, Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Pink or Yellow. The MAX O is an O-ring sealed chain and is designed to perform on street and off-road ATVs. The MAX O is rated up to 650cc and has a tensile strength rating of 8,500 ft/ lbs. It is available in Gold or Natural finish. ■

»» For more details talk with your Parts sales rep and visit www.rkexcelamerica.com.

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EXW

PRO OFF-ROAD & ATV CHAIN

CHAIN MODEL

520 EXW

CC RATING

750 cc

FEATURES

Thermal Crack Resistance

• Specifically designed for Off-Road & ATV • RK’s XW-Ring seals utilize triple barrier grease protection plus anti-debris technology

MIKE SLOAN WORCS Pro ATV Team Duncan Racing

• Features special thermal crack resistant sideplates to protect against heat cracking. • Used by Team Duncan Racing for ATV Racing and FMF KTM Factory Racing for GNCC Racing.

MAX X MAX O XW-Ring Seals featuring RK’s triple barrier anti-debris protection

Weekend Warrior Performance

Weekend Warrior Performance

MAX X is a premium quality RX-ring sealed chain. Offered in a wide range of applications for both ATV, street and off-road. • 9,000 ft/lbs Tensile Strength • ATV & Off-Road: Up to 750cc • Street: Up to 1,000cc

RX-Ring features double barrier grease protection plus anti-debris and high speed abrasion protection.

MAX O is a premium quality O-ring sealed chain. Offered in a wide range of applications for both ATV, street and off-road. • 8,500 ft/lbs Tensile Strength • ATV & Off-Road: Up to 650cc • Street: Up to 750cc

Premium round seal with no convex or concave features. O-Rings offer single barrier protection.

CONTACT YOUR PARTS UNLIMITED REPRESENTATIVE TODAY!

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PARTS & ACCESSORIES

P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

From Stock Cars to Supercross Performance Parts for Off-Road Racing

With CV Racing’s CV4 radiator caps and silicone hose kits, your customers can give their dirtbikes’ cooling systems a boost in efficiency and performance.

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tock car racing is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about aftermarket powersports parts. Nevertheless, that’s exactly where CV Racing/Xceldyne got its start and still has strong ties.

The smoothness of the hoses allows more coolant to move through the entire system. In addition, CV4 hoses provide better flow than the OEM hoses, resulting in more efficient cooling and less horsepower loss. The CV4 Y kit eliminates the connecting Y brackets, which are prone to breakage.

For Parts Unlimited dealers, what counts is that the company produces high-performance valve train components for off-road applications. Valves, seats, buckets, retainers, high-pressure radiator caps and silicone hose kits are among the parts manufactured by CV Racing/ Xceldyne. The company provides valves to some of the top teams in Supercross and motocross, including JGRMX Factory Suzuki and Star Racing Yamaha. CV Racing/Xceldyne has been in business for more than 30 years, and over 15 years ago the company parlayed their knowledge of NASCAR and stock car racing into offroad motorcycles. The result is the CV4 family of products, which are all designed for premium performance and efficiency. Among the CV4 products now available through Parts Unlimited are high-pressure radiator caps and silicone hose kits. The CV4 radiator caps are designed to increase the boiling point of the coolant to increase the pressure. By maintaining a higher coolant pressure inside the radiator, the entire system can transfer heat more effectively from the cylinder heads. The radiator caps are really popular in racing, and are used by a wide range of factory racing teams, including the Husqvarna off-road team, JGRMX Suzuki and Star Racing Yamaha. Similarly, the CV4 silicone hose kits are designed to factory racing-level quality, with attention given not only to providing critical performance gains but also to aesthetics. CV4 hoses are made from pure silicone rubber that stays pliable and resilient.

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Xceldyne’s X2 Titanium Valve kits features everything necessary – springs, precision retainers, spring seats and valve locks – for a nice upgrade over stock.

CV Racing/Xceldyne is a leader in building titanium valves, front drives and roller lifters, supplying nearly 70 percent of NASCAR Cup teams. Based near Charlotte, N.C., the company has a manufacturing campus of over 165 employees. By keeping all of the processes under one roof, CV Racing/Xceldyne is able to provide outstanding quality control and production efficiency. ■

»» Learn more about CV Racing/Xceldyne and the CV4 brand of off-road performance components by talking with your Parts Unlimited rep. You can also learn more by heading online to www.cvproducts.com.

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Replacement Parts for Racers

Cycra’s Eclipse handguards not only provide riders with an optimal amount of coverage, they also protect the master cylinders and guard the brake and clutch levers in the event of a crash.

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f it is made of plastic and goes on a dirt bike, then Cycra probably has it. The company is quick to note that its parts are not stock replicas, but unique Cycra products – and Parts Unlimited has plenty of them ready to ship. One of the latest innovative products from Cycra can be spotted while looking down the line at the starting gate. Cycra Eclipse handguards combine high quality plastic with unique bracket construction and vented shields. Designed for a perfect fit, the handguards include master cylinder covers that protect the hydraulic brake and clutch. Also, the guards can provide cover for the brake and clutch levers in a first-turn pile up. One of the main functions of any handguard is to keep debris off the rider’s hands, and the Eclipse shields give the racer the optimal amount of coverage. Created for the latest KTM and Husqvarna models, the Cycra handguards offer fit, style and protection.

Racers and riders who need to outfit their bike with more than just the Powerflow radiator shroud can opt for the Cycra Complete Powerflow body kit. Cycra describes the kits as factory components at privateer pricing.

The company already supplies the kits to teams like Babbitt’s Monster Kawasaki, GEICO Factory Honda and JGRMX Suzuki. Each kit includes a Stadium front number plate, performance front fender, Powerflow radiator shrouds, side number panels, fork guards and Powerflow rear fender. All Powerflow components are molded from high-quality plastic. The features and benefits coupled with high value pricing combine for an attractively priced package for privateer racers.

REPLACEMENT PLASTICS

Patented Plastic

Cycra builds and produces its high-quality injectionmolded plastic components in a factory in Thomasville, NC. Co-founders Ken and Glen Laivins have been heading up Cycra for more than 20 years now, and the company works extensively with high-level off-road, motocross and Supercross teams. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep for more information

about Cycra and the company’s replacement plastic parts. You can also check out https://cycraracing.com.

The Cycra motto: Never Stock, Never Replica, is reflected in the company’s patented Powerflow™ radiator shrouds. Cycra designers incorporated air intakes into each side of the radiator shroud. These patented scoops draw air behind the radiator, causing a bypass low-pressure situation. The low pressure allows the radiator to flow air more effectively, which of course creates an efficient system that keeps the engine running at optimal temperatures. The top outer edge of each shroud incorporates a wider, turned corner and extended leading edge that keep racers’ boots from snagging on the shrouds. These unique features make the Powerflow radiator ideal for off-road and motocross competitors.

Cycra also offers Powerflow radiator shrouds, and complete Powerflow body kits are designed to be a tremendous upgrade over the stock plastic on off-road and motocross bikes.

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BRAKE PRODUCTS

P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

Power to Stop

High-Quality Brake Products

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igh performance horsepower and torque requires even higher performance stopping power. When you’re talking to your customers about upgrading their brakes, remember that EBC Brakes offers high quality products that cover a full range of machines. In addition to the full line of braking products EBC offers for big and small Japanese and European motorcycles and ATVs, EBC also has a full range of products featured in its new American-made motorcycle parts catalog. This includes new products for Indian, Harley-Davidson, and even the Polaris Slingshot.

To add to its extensive line of motorcycle and ATV brake products, EBC Brakes also offers the new SXR range brake pads. These race formula brake pads are the latest performance offering for the side-by-side market and are designed to deliver superior braking and extended wear life over the stock pads. Made using high quality materials and manufactured in the USA, the new EBC SXR range brake pads are vacuum furnace sintered to produce a premium blend of off-road race material that delivers massive friction and heat stability. These pads are highly resistant to mud, sand and other abrasive elements for longer brake life. The new EBC SXR range brake pads are available for most popular side-byside models.

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The company’s Vee rotors are an outstanding and lightweight rotor that features a fully floating design, lightweight rotor profile and patented SD system hardware. Heat-treated and tempered rotors with front and rear fitment are available. Another top seller is EBC Brakes’ SRK fiber complete clutch kit. Each kit includes a complete set of clutch friction plates, steel clutch plates and clutch springs. There is no need to measure clutch stack height, as each kit is ready to install, with no mixing or matching of steel plates required. This is a complete clutch kit with everything needed to

EBC offers a full complement of braking and clutch products for a big range of motorcycles. The line covers everything from high-performance dirtbikes and sportbikes to powerful V-twin Indians.

service your customer’s motorcycles in one sitting. The kit’s Aramid fiber lined friction plates are designed to last in even the most high-powered motorcycles. Coupled with pin planished steel separator plates and clutch springs that are 10 percent to 15 percent stronger than stock, EBC aramid clutch kits are an upgrade over the OE parts. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep today about EBC’s product line and go to https://ebcbrakes.com for further details.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.ebcbrakes.com


MERCHANDIZING & DISPLAY

P R O D U C T

S H O W C A S E

Light Show

Adaptive Headlight Display Program

The Adaptive LED headlights know when a rider is leaning or turning, and dynamically adjust the light to eliminate darkened spots when cornering.

The Adaptive Headlight display from J.W. Speaker is a powerful sales tool for showing off the technology behind the Adaptive Series lights. Sitting on your parts counter, it’s your store’s own silent salesman.

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.W. Speaker wants riders to see well and for dealers to sell well. Those aspects are at the heart of the company’s Adaptive Headlight display program, which lets dealers show off the company’s high-tech lighting with an attractive, informative counter display unit. Dealers only need to place a single Parts Unlimited order of three eligible lamps in order to receive the premium counter display at no charge. While the dealer can choose the combination of lamps, one of them must be a round 7-inch Adaptive 2 Series headlamp to mount in the display. The display is a sales tool for showing off the technology behind the Adaptive Series lights. The LED headlights are “adaptive” because they know when a rider is leaning or turning and they dynamically adjust the light accordingly. The intelligent design helps to eliminate darkened spots when cornering. The targeted LED beam shines directly where a rider needs it to see their way through corners. The unique lights will be further explained and demonstrated for customers via an included small LED screen pre-loaded with a video that discusses the technology inside the Adaptive Series lights and shows on-road footage. The display also comes with literature so customers have something to take home with them. “We have designed these displays to be stand-alone, dedicated J.W. Speaker sales people, right in the dealership. It allows customers to self-educate and dealers to make money while limiting the effort on both sides. The display coupled with our 48-hour money-back guarantee

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is a proven recipe for success,” said Kurt Kaufmann, sales manager of J.W. Speaker. Dealers who participate in the Adaptive Headlight display program will get an extra boost of attention by being a “Featured Retailer” on J.W. Speaker’s upcoming dealer locator tool. The program is available through Parts Unlimited, so talk to your Parts rep for an order form and to choose your first three lights. The required light for the display includes part numbers 2001-1773 to 2001-1776. They are the Adaptive 2 Series 7-inch headlights, which is available in both black and chrome. The round lights are housed inside a heavy-duty die-cast aluminum housing. Plugand-play installation makes it easy to upgrade from stock lights to the LED Adaptive lights. Adaptive 2 Series headlights have been improved to feature Adaptive technology when using the high beam, in addition to the low beam. Called Dual Burn™, the highbeam adaptive functionality is a feature J.W. Speaker has added to most of its headlights. J.W. Speaker’s Adaptive lights provide illumination 1,500 feet down the road for a more confident ride. Give your customers a taste of that confidence with the display program by demonstrating the brilliance and technology inside the Adaptive Series lights. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Rep for more information about J.W. Speaker,

Adaptive Series lights and the Adaptive Headlight display program. You can also learn more at www.jwspeaker.com/adaptive 2.

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The Rise of DeVol Engineering, Inc.

links, patented holeshot devices, and front/rear disc guards. Each product is fully race-tested and proven by athletes all over the globe.

DeVol’s popular range of lowering links are stronger than stock and provide improved front-end stability and handling.

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s motocross grew in the late 1970s, it caught the attention of a young metal fabricator with a need for speed and a love for innovation. In 1980, the owner and founder of DeVol Racing, Ted DeVol, took the leap of his life at 22 years old and started his business out of his small one-car garage in West Seattle, WA. The initial years were tough on his family, but passion, tenacity and sacrifices (repairing fish buckets on the side) drove the business upward. Ted and his family held onto the American dream of building something from nothing and turning it into success. In the 1980s and 1990s, DeVol Racing was a big player in aftermarket aluminum alloy motorcycle products. New ideas to improve the performance of a race bike to give the rider a competitive edge fueled Ted’s passion. Some of the first products Ted made were pipe guards, front and rear master cylinder guards, an aluminum linkage system and radiator guards. Today DeVol Engineering, Inc. has grown to become a fullfledged in-house manufacturer of aluminum components, producing both sheet and billet aluminum products for offroad motorcycle applications. With steady growth each year, DeVol is constantly refining its manufacturing processes and adding/upgrading CNC technology for increased productivity, product accuracy and quality.

DeVol’s skid plates provide a strong layer of protection for a motorcycle, even under the toughest racing and riding conditions. The lightweight skid plate is made of a highgrade aluminum alloy and has an extremely strong mounting system to make sure is stays in place during a ride. The plate protects the frame rail, rear cross member, water pump and oil pump, but venting slots and oil drainage holes ensure proper engine function.

COMPANY PROFILE

Tenacity and Trick Parts

DeVol radiator guards provide another sturdy barrier against impacts. Like the skid plates, the radiator guards are lightweight, but strong, thanks to high-quality aluminum construction. The guards mount to the frame, not the radiator, for maximum stability, and they are designed for premium airflow so the radiator can perform its job. Among DeVol Engineering’s most popular products are lowering links. The links are stronger than stock, but they also enhance the riding experience by improving frontend stability and handling. At any speed, the bike’s rear end will track straighter. The links lower the bike’s rear end 5/8 inch to 1½ inches, depending on the application. These links are recommended for riders with a shorter inseam, and they are for off-road trail use only. DeVol Engineering, Inc. has been in business for 48 years and is still family run and operated, manufacturing all of its motocross/off-road/dual-sport products in the USA. ■

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

DeVol’s current product lines include high-strength aluminum skid plates, glide plates, radiator guards, radiator race braces, transformer pull rods, lowering

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Powersports Partners

Sunstar and Braking’s Combined Forces Sunstar’s product lineup includes standard steel OEM replacement sprockets, high-performance aluminum rear sprockets for racing, the unique Works Z stainless steel off-road rear sprocket and a full line of heavyduty and premium motorcycle and ATV chains. Works Z sprockets are a perfect example of the quality and attention to detail that go into Sunstar products. The Works Z stainless steel rear sprocket is stamped from 100 percent heat-treated stainless steel. It has a unique offset tooth design, which acts as a self-cleaning mechanism. The Works Z is designed for longevity, reduced weight and improved self-cleaning capabilities.

Sunstar and Braking are partners in a quest to produce quality aftermarket drive components and braking products. Sunstar acquired the Braking brand in 2005, and combined the two now share nearly 90 years of experience.

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unstar and Braking are brand names often seen in the same sentence together. The two companies are not competitors, but partners in the quest to produce quality aftermarket drive components and braking products. Sunstar purchased the Braking brand in 2005, beginning a relationship that adds up to nearly 90 years of experience in the powersports industry. Sunstar brings quality drive components to the partnership, while Braking adds, of course, premium braking components. In addition to a strong aftermarket presence, Sunstar and Braking are also both OEM for several bike manufacturers, including some of the popular Japanese brands. Sunstar got its start way back in 1946, and throughout its long history, the company has designed and produced products with quality, durability and price in mind. Sunstar sprockets, chains and brake discs are designed to deliver high performance for off-road, on-road and racing applications.

Check out the starting gate of motocross and Supercross races and you’ll see plenty of Braking’s products. To date, the company has chalked up more than 110 world championships.

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Braking is the younger sibling in the partnership, with its beginning in 1990, when the company opened its doors to manufacture and sell aftermarket brake discs. Eight years later, Braking launched its first nonround disk in racing, a style that has become a hallmark for the brand. Braking went on to introduce another iconic disc, the Batfly off-road disc, just a few years later. The Batfly Aluminum disc for motocross and Supercross riders and the Batfly S3, which is ideal for off-road competition, are among Braking’s most popular products. Both discs utilize the patented Batfly outer ring, where grooves on the disc surface create a self-ventilating mechanism to cool the rotor. The outside and inside of the disc’s diameter have a non-round design to allow for better radial expansion of the disc in extreme heat conditions. In 2000, Braking reached its 25th world championship through partnerships with race teams across various disciplines. Today, that number has surpassed 110 titles. ■

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

brands, and how their drivetrain and braking components can help get your customers prepare for everything from daily rides to racing. You can check out http://sunstar-braking.com for more info.

Sunstar’s product lineup includes standard steel OEM replacement sprockets, aluminum rear sprockets, the unique Works Z stainless steel rear sprocket and a full line of drive chains.

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Stompgrip’s tank grip lineup features a number of unique traction profiles that provide varying degrees of grip, for a variety of riding styles.

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tompgrip Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes premium-quality motorcycle tank grips and gripper seat covers. The company’s mission is to enhance active lifestyles through its various traction product lines for streetbikes, dirtbikes, snowmobiles and other powersports vehicles. All of Stompgrip’s products are manufactured in-house in Huntington Beach, CA. *BLACK BOX COLOR SIMULATES BACKGROUND ONLY

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Since 2004, Stompgrip has been creating innovative tank grips and gripper seat covers for each specific motorcycle and vehicle to ensure the best fitment and highest level of performance for each individual rider. Stompgrip’s engineering team follows a precise confirmation process that guarantees products are a sure fit for each vehicle, while the manufacturing team ensures that Stompgrip consistently delivers high-quality products in the shortest amount of time possible. Stompgrip’s tank grips are used by all levels of riders, from the world champions on the Kawasaki Racing Team – Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes – to the everyday rider and adventurer who wants to have more control and safety wherever their motorcycle takes them. The tank grips’ unique Volcano traction profile, combined with the company’s proprietary plastic blends and 3M adhesives, provide customers with extremely reliable and functional grip. One of the most notable factors about Stompgrip’s manufacturing is that each part is injection molded instead of die-cut from prefabricated sheets. By doing this, Stompgrip creates a customized product with rounded edges, preventing the sides from peeling up and providing a stronger bond with the vehicle. Stompgrip’s Universal tank grips are also made in the Super Volcano and Icon traction profiles, which

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Your sportbike customers with such machines as the Ducati Panigale V4 will appreciate the improved handling and increased traction that a set of Stromgrip’s tank grips provide.

offers riders varying degrees of grip to choose from, ranging from the ultra-aggressive Super Volcano used by California Superbike School on its fleet of training bikes to the least-aggressive Icon profile, which provides reliable traction for Adventure bikes and everyday street riding. Tank grips have become an essential part of motorcycle riders’ accessory upgrades to their bikes. The numerous benefits tank grips provide definitely outweigh the small investment your customers make for a quality product. Benefits include better handling in corners, reduced arm pump and fatigue, increased control and braking assistance. It’s incredibly helpful for those sudden, unexpected stops! Stompgrip’s dirtbike grip kits and gripper seat covers are being rediscovered by the next generation of off-road enthusiasts. The products’ benefits of reducing arm pump and fatigue along with increasing control provide Stompgrip riders an extra advantage in challenging environments. Stompgrip’s snowmobile tunnel and console grip kits and gripper seat covers have been used in the X-Games by Levi LaVallee, Colten Moore and Sam Rogers, plus championship Snocross teams and everyday single-track snowmobilers out for some trail riding. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep to get more details about Stompgrip. For additional information, visit https://stompgrip.com.

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Valve Kits for Better Longevity

Kibblewhite’s complete top-end service kit is an upgrade over the stock components, and includes everything necessary to get the job done.

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iders faced with top-end service on any modern 4-stroke engine could be in for an unpleasant surprise. First, that service might be needed much sooner than anticipated. Second, factory replacement parts can be pricey. The reasons behind both surprises are the valves – nearly all recent motocross bikes and quads have titanium valves. While titanium is lightweight, thus reducing reciprocating valvetrain mass, it’s also soft, expensive and has a short service life compared to premium stainless steel and nickel-based valve alloys.

Kibblewhite Precision Machining, Inc., (KPMI®), known for designing and manufacturing longevity into valvetrains for over 79 years, has an affordable and long-lasting solution. It’s a complete top-end service kit for the most popular motocross bike and quad applications. The kit not only beats OE pricing, but can also outlast those OE counterparts by twice the factory-recommended service life, the company says. KPMI’s kits include all-new valves radically re-engineered and made from a much more durable EV8 stainless steel. Simply replacing the valves, however, would have resulted in a compression loss. To combat this, KPMI created a revolutionary piston design that incorporates convex geometry into the dome, maintaining the compression ratio at OEM specs. It’s included in the kit along with the rings, wrist pin, clips, valve springs, seals, retainers, and all necessary gaskets. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep about the KPMI top-end kits, and get more information at www.kpmi.us.

TOP END KITS

Top-End Service, Simplified


LUGGAGE

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Take Cover

Extreme Protection Against the Elements

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elson-Rigg takes its role as a premium manufacturer of top quality motorcycle covers, luggage and rainwear very seriously. They take it so seriously that the latest premium allweather fabric from the company took a full three years of engineering, development and testing before it was introduced to the public. Called UltraMax Fabric, the new material provides an exceptionally high level of protection from the elements, and it’s the material that Nelson-Rigg used to construct the new Defender Extreme Series covers. The covers come in sizes from Medium to XXL, which means there is an option to fit every motorcycle on the market, from Adventure-Touring models to Baggers. Cover options are even available for two-door and four-door sport UTVs. The Defender Extreme Series covers are ideal whether it’s cold and rainy or hot and sunny. The completely waterproof UltraMax Fabric has heat-taped seams and maximum UV protection against the sun.

The Defender Extreme Series of motorcycle covers is built from UltraMax Fabric, a material that provides high levels of protection from the elements.

Additional features found in some of the series include a soft windshield liner, heat-resistant material to protect against hot pipes, Nelson-Rigg’s Perma-Venting system for air circulation, security grommets, reflective strips and an elastic hem with an attached under belly strap. Each Defender Extreme cover comes packed inside an included compression bag, which allows for easy, compact storage when the cover is not on the bike. Nelson-Rigg has a lifetime warranty on the Defender Extreme covers, and that includes a warranty against fading. ■

»» Talk to your Parts Unlimited rep about the new Defender Extreme Series covers. You can learn more about Nelson-Rigg online at www.nelsonrigg.com.


Get the Job Done Right

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ust about anyone who has ever reached into a toolbox knows that Motion Pro is an innovator when it comes to coming up with new and creative tools and equipment that help keep powersports vehicles ready to run. The range runs from specialized to simple, what’s needed for everyone from your skilled back shop technician to that DIY customer looking for implements that are offered at a great price, and are backed by a strong warranty. All Motion Pro products come with at least a one year warranty, and many are backed by a lifetime warranty. Your rep has all the details. What’s new right now? The list includes a slick workbenchmount pivoting suspension vice designed to make shock-and-fork service simple, and a newly designed valve spring compressor with a strong billet aluminum frame and a fully adjustable quick-release press system. There is also a whole assortment of small hand tools that deserve a spot in any toolbox. There’s the Masterlink press

Motion Pro’s workbench-mounted pivoting suspension vice is design to make shock and fork service simple.

tool with laser-engraved markings for servicing 50-series chains. The ingenious and easy-to-use SlackSetter Pro quickly and accurately measures chain slack and chainto-swingarm clearance. Airing up tires is a snap thanks to the billet aluminum and leak-free Pro Air Gauge Chuck for absolutely precise pressure readings. ■

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»» Hands-on riders and pro techs alike need to see all of this and everything else new from Motion Pro. Talk with your Parts rep for details, and check out www.motionpro.com.

WHAT’S IN YOUR TOOLBOX? MASTER LINK PRESS TOOL

SLACKSETTER PRO

FORK CAP WRENCH, 46MM / 50MM

PRO AIR GAUGE CHUCK

EASILY PRESSES ON AND OFF MASTER LINK PLATES FOR CLIP STYLE CHAINS

ACCURATELY AND QUICKLY MEASURES CHAIN SLACK

FOR REMOVING THE CAPS ON SHOWA MX FORKS

DESIGNED FOR USE WITH AIR PRESSURE GAUGES TO MEASURE TIRE PRESSURE WITHOUT LEAKAGE THAT CAUSES IMPRECISE READINGS

PIVOT SUSPENSION VISE

DESIGNED TO MAKE SUSPENSION SERVICE SIMPLE AND QUICK • Holds shocks and forks securely while you change oil, re-valve, or change seals • Pivoting head holds parts in any position, with mechanical stops every 45 degrees • Aluminum Soft Jaw Vise holds cylindrically shaped parts utilizing a 4 point grip system • Large side holds 39 mm to 69 mm diameter parts • Small side holds 14 mm to 39 mm diameter parts • Steel Frame is rigid yet has a small footprint, with 4 pre-drilled holes in the base for secure mounting to a bench • Movable fluid catch pan with mesh insert, and threaded drain bung Distributed by

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SEATS

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A Modern Classic

Tripper Fastback for Ducati Scrambler 800

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egardless of what you ride, an aftermarket seat can make time in the saddle much more enjoyable. Take the Ducati Scrambler for example. Since its inception, the Scrambler has been a hit amongst riders wanting a multipurpose machine to attack any terrain. Mustang tapped into the worldwide buzz from riders praising the Scrambler’s retro styling and modern versatility, noticing one common complaint – the factory seat. Available for 2015-2018 Scrambler 800 models, Mustang’s Tripper Fastback is cut low with a 9½-inch wide driver bucket that sits riders confidently in the motorcycle rather than on it like the stock bench-style seat. Classic tuck-and-roll stitching fuels the cool retro vibe of the Scrambler. Combined with a slightly raised tail section, it also helps keep riders from sliding back to maintain comfortable and aggressive riding posture.

Mustang’s Tripper Fastback seat for the Ducati Scrambler 800 borrows from the bike’s slick, retro styling, but offers modern comfort and performance.

Additionally, the Tripper Fastback is slightly longer compared to stock, creating a subtle overlap on and around the tank that reduces vibration between the legs and allow riders to “hug” their knees around it for increased cornering stability. Despite its lean profile that highlights the Scramblers lines, the Tripper Fastback’s driver bucket and 8-inch wide passenger area feature additional padding compared to stock for improved comfort on long rides and rugged off-road terrain. Mustang’s proprietary polyurethane-based foam compound requires no break-in period and delivers a perfect blend of softness and resilience for relaxing support. ■

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information and visit www.mustangseats.com.

“A perfect fit." - edward H.

Tripper Fastback™ for Ducati Scrambler 800 '15-'18 Positions your body for optimal riding posture while keeping you seated firmly 'into' the motorcycle.

Every seat starts with a pasSion for riding and a deEp-roOted belief in the tradition of quality American craftsmanship. Down to every last stitch. LEARN MORE @ mustangseats.com


DRIVE CHAINS

Black Dual Series New Chain and Kit Options

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egina Chain now has an entirely new family of chains, the Black Dual series, available through Parts Unlimited.

The new Black Dual is a high-quality, dualpurpose chain suitable for enduro, dual-sport, Adventure and streetbikes. These 520 and 525 ZRA chains have never been available at retail, but have been used as OE chains for years on models from Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, KTM and others. The Black Dual chains have solid bushings and natural steel link plates that utilize the same Z-44 sealing rings found on other Regina chains. The Z-44 rings are designed for high mileage, reduced elongation and longer lube intervals. The pre-stretched chains are manufactured in Italy with premium European steel, and the rollers, pins and link plates are shot-peened for high fatigue resistance. Regina has also been busy expanding its applications for chain and sprocket kits, and the additional applications stocked by Parts Unlimited include:

Long a stock chain on bikes from a variety of OEMs, Regina Chain’s Black Dual series is now available through Parts Unlimited for a broad range of applications.

• BMW S1000RR • Honda Grom, CBR250R, CBR300R

and CBR500R, plus the TRX90 Fourtrax

• Kawasaki Ninja EX250, EX300 and EX650

• KTM RC390 • Suzuki DRZ400 • Triumph 800 Tiger, 865 Bonneville, 865 Scrambler, 865 Thruxton and T100

• Yamaha R3

These new applications include a front and rear sprocket plus a pre-cut gold Z-ring chain (the Grom chain is not sealed). The sprockets are high-quality steel and have OEM gearing. ■

»» Talk to your Parts rep for more information and check out www.reginachain.net.

Manufactured in Italy with premium European steel, OE on BMW, DUCATI, YAMAHA, KTM and more, BLACK DUAL chains have natural steel color and use the famous high-performance Z-Ring to guarantee extended mileage. Available in 520 and 525. Off-road, Touring, Naked bikes: whatever your bike is BLACK DUAL is the answer.

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HELMETS

Introducing the Supertech Performance-Minded Off-Road Helmet

The Supertech M10 helmet from Alpinestars is lightweight, protective, performance-minded, and features MIPS impact protection technology.

Another key feature of the M10 is its patented ‘A-Head’ system that allows riders to adjust the height and angle at which the helmet sits on the head. This allows riders to fine tune the set-up quickly and easily for different types of riding. The helmet’s patented visor release mechanism keeps the mounting held securely in place when riding in the most demanding conditions, and allows the lightweight visor to detach from the shell in the event of a significant impact. Impact protection performance is reinforced by the use of the MIPS Multi-Directional Protection Systems. These reduce rotational motion energies that impact the helmet by allowing the MIPS layer to lessen the energy before it reaches the rider’s skull, explains Alpinestars.

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he result of over five years of intensive development and testing, the Supertech M10 helmet is a highly advanced, protective and performanceenhancing motocross and off-road helmet, created within the Alpinestars helmet department. Designed to offer a high level of protection, the M10 is lightweight, streamlined and comfortable, with an advanced ventilation system and unique height and pitch fitting. A patented visor release system and MIPS impact protection technology give the M10 strong credentials. The helmet is DOT certified and ECE homologated for worldwide use. The M10 features a distinctive smooth, multi-layer carbon composite construction shell that is free of any external channels or features to help reduce elements that could act as a load point during an impact. According to Alpinestars, the three-layered curved surface also plays a key role in protecting the rider by helping dissipate energy from the skull, neck and spinal column areas, in addition to reducing friction on impact. The helmet is available in small, medium, large and extralarge, and each helmet has its own appropriate shell size to ensure the most comfortable fit.

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The collarbone area is equally well protected thanks to the helmet’s sculpted base, which features a relief area where the bottom is raised to clear the collarbone. This, when combined with the energy absorption pad, deflects when it contacts the clavicle, which Alpinestars says significantly reduces the forces transferred to the collarbone. This principle also applies to the M10’s chin bar that further protects the rider’s collarbone. The M10’s interior ensures that your customers will stay cool in hot conditions. Making the visor design of the helmet an integral part of the ventilation system means it acts as a powerful channel to concentrate and smooth the airflow into the shell. Combined with the Supertech liner, which optimizes airflow channeling around the rider’s head before exiting the M10 through the rear exhaust vents, means there is a constant airflow when riding. Weight is minimal and an important feature, both in safety and performance terms, and every element of the M10 has been rigorously researched and tested to improve the weight-to-strength and energy absorption properties to create a protective, comfortable and lightweight helmet. The M10 is packed with rider-friendly features such as a removable, washable liner, a wider than regulation 26mm chin strap for ease of use, and channels that allow a hydration tube to be incorporated on either side of the shell. ■

»» Talk with your Parts for details, and get more information at www.alpinestars.com.

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The MC800 Regulated Fuel Pump

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&L Supply’s heavy-duty lifts, tire equipment and jacks keep a shop humming, but that’s not all the company offers. K&L also offers a range of parts, supplies and specialized equipment for bikes, ATVs and UTVs. With the trend toward fuel-injected everything, the company’s MC800 Regulated Fuel Pump is a vital addition to any service department. For service technicians working on EFI-equipped vehicles the need for an easy-to-use regulated fuel supply is mandatory. Designed for service requiring removal of the fuel tank and its in-tank pump, the MC800 hooks-up in seconds and supplies a regulated supply of fuel to the vehicle. The technician simply has to check the vehicle’s service manual and set the MC800 to the recommended fuel pressure. After this, locate the fuel rail fitting and connect the MC800, clip its 12V leads to the battery and switch on the MC800. Fuel pressure adjusts from 0 to 150 psi and a large, easy-to-read dial displays fuel pressure on

With today’s big range of fuel-injected powersports vehicles, K&L Supply’s MC800 Regulated Fuel Pump is a piece of essential equipment for your service department.

the MC800’s front panel. All this can be used on any fuelinjected motorcycle or ATV. Optional accessories include fuel bottles, high-pressure fuel lines, quick-disconnect couplers and mobile (on wheels) and fixed (attached to lift) caddies. The caddies streamline service by having all required tools and fuel in one spot. Fuel injection is here to stay. With it comes the need for equipment like the MC800 Regulated Fuel Pump. ■

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

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS AS YOUR ONE STOP FOR SHOP EQUIPMENT, PARTS AND TOOLS! K&L GENUINE LIFTS MC800 REGULATED FUEL PUMP ESSENTIAL FOR F.I. VEHICLES Fuel Injection is here to stay, and with it has come the need for new diagnostic tools. A controllable fuel supply is mandatory to accurately service these bikes; the MC800 from K&L Supply is the answer.

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WISECO GARAGE BUDDY COMPLETE ENGINE REBUILD KITS Includes all top-and bottom-end components for a complete engine rebuild 4-stroke kits include a premium forged piston kit with stock compression ratio and a high-quality cam chain 2-stroke kits include a ProLite® piston Crankshaft and rod assembly designed and inspected to assure durability Kit includes main bearings, seals, gaskets, a Wiseco hour meter and bracket Available for Honda, Husaberg, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha dirt bikes, and Honda and Yamaha ATVs

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XDR PASSENGER GRAB HANDLES FOR YAMAHA YXZ1000R 16-18 CNC-machined billet aluminum grab handle Patterned off the Magnum Grip race shifter design for an ergonomic look and feel Replaceable polycarbonate side grip plates have a diamond-pattern design for a sure grip MIL-spec black anodized finish Sold in pairs

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PART # 0521-1666 SUG. RETAIL $282.95

TRANSFER CASE DIPSTICK FOR YAMAHA YXZ1000R 16-18 Gives you easy access to monitor vital fluid levels Mounts securely to the center console Billet stainless steel and aluminum construction Braided stainless steel hose has a kurled and B&M logo engraved cap All necessary installation hardware included

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PART # 0950-0901 SUG. RETAIL $199.95

DELTA BOOST MODULE FOR CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 TURBO 17-18 Gain up to 4 PSI in boost pressure Plug-and-play installation Increases horsepower and torque throughout the usable rpm range Installs in-line with the factory boost sensor in the OEM wiring harness Controlled by a downloadable Bluetooth® app (compatible with both IOS and Android platforms) App shows real-time boot pressure Four power settings: Valet , standard, Sport and Max Module is fully sealed to keep out moisture and dirt Detailed installation instructions included Made in the U.S.A.

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NOTE: Not legal for sale or use in California on any pollution-controlled motor vehicles. PART # 1020-2861 SUG. RETAIL $341.95

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XDR B&M GATED SHIFTERS CNC-machined billet black anodized aluminum Ergonomic handle and polycarbonate grip Automatic transmission shifters can be secured with padlock when not in use Hardware and instructions included

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FITS MODEL PART # SUG. RETAIL MANUAL TRANSMISSION SHIFTER YAMAHA YXZ1000 16-17 1602-1159 {1} $305.85 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFTERS CAN-AM Maverick X3 17-18 1602-1160 {2} 470.55 POLARIS RZR 570/800/900 08-18 1602-1161 282.32 RZR 900/1000/Turbo 14-18 1602-1162 294.08 RZR RS1 18 1602-1162 294.08 1. Not gated. 2. Passenger grab handle included.

HILL KILLER GATE PLATE CONVERSION KITS Allow you to shift directly from High to Reverse by banging the shift handle forward Helps to prevent rollovers during aggressive driving Plates are made out of 10 GA 304 stainless steel for durability and long life Designed for use with XDR B&M gated shifters

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FITS MODEL PART # SUG. RETAIL CAN AM Maverick X3 17-18 (w/ PART #1602-1160) 1602-1182 $64.99 POLARIS RZR 570 / 800 / 900 08-18 (w/ PART #1602-1161) 1602-1184 54.95 RZR 900 / 1000 / Turbo 14-18 (w/ PART #1602-1162) 1602-1183 54.95

HILL KILLER GATED SHIFT LEVERS FOR CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 17-18 All the features of the B&M Gated Shifters plus the Hill Killer shift kit is pre-installed CNC-machined billet black anodized aluminum Ergonomic handle and polycarbonate grip Automatic transmission shifters can be secured with padlock when not in use Hardware and instructions included

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FITS MODEL PART # SUG. RETAIL CAN-AM Maverick X3 17-18 1602-1185 $470.95 POLARIS RZR 570 / 800 / 900 08-18 (w/o factory console shift boot) 1602-1187 $282.95 RZR 900 / 1000 / Turbo 14-18 (w/ factory console shift boot) 1602-1186 294.95

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XDR FLOWMASTER EXHAUST SYSTEM S Bolt-on exhaust system for models with the 900cc turbocharged engine Deep, aggressive sound level 409S stainless steel construction 2.50˝ diameter mandrel-bent inlet tube flows into a “straight-through” cross-flow performance muffler with dual 2.25˝ mandrel-bent tailpipes Tailpipes are tucked up high underneath the rear fenders Dual 3.50˝diameter dual-wall mufflers with brushed 304S stainless steel tips and black anodized end caps U.S.F.S. spark arrestors Factory exhaust cutout is replaced with a stainless steel heat shield with laser-cut Flowmaster logo All necessary hardware and detailed installation instructions included Made in the U.S.A.

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FITS MODEL CAN-AM Maverick X3 17-18 POLARIS RZR 1000 XP 14 RZR 1000 XP 15-17, RZR 1000 XP 4 15-17 (includes EPS models) RZR XP Turbo, RZR XP 4 Turbo 16-18 (includes EPS models)

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$999.98

1831-0727 1831-0759 1830-0760

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EIBACH INC. PRO UTV PERFORMANCE SPRING SYSTEMS All systems include springs, sliders, stop rings and complete setup instructions Stage 2 kits are designed for 2- and 4-seat vehicles Adjustable shock lockout collars included to allow fine-tuning of the transition point of the dual-spring setup Improves turn-in response and better power hookup out of the turns Smoother ride over rough terrain Stiffer spring rates prevent bottoming in the G-outs Stage 3 kits are designed for 2- and 4-seat vehicles with higher loads and multiple passengers Improves turn-in response and better power hookup out of the turns Smoother ride over rough terrain Available for Can-Am, Polaris and Yamaha models Made in the U.S.A.

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SHOCK SPANNER WRENCHES High-quality shock spanner wrenches, engineered to work with shock collars Available for Can-Am, Polaris and Yamaha models Made in the U.S.A.

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LOW-PROFILE DOUBLE-BUCKET SEATS WITH DUAL BACKREST Z1R.COM

• Low-profile design improves seating position for maximum comfort and styling • Features the EZ Glide™ backrest mechanism for plug-in backrest to be used in the driver or rider position • Available for select Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha models

Seats shown here in Mild stitch with dual backrests and in Flame stitch. Additional coverings, thread colors and stitch patterns are available through our custom seat program. MADE IN THEPARTS U.S.A. SEE YOUR UNLIMITED REP. MADE IN THE U.S.A.


2018 NVP

PRODUCT

AUGUST

25 26 OVER

200

DISPLAYS

DEALER

TRAINING

Parts Magazine - September 2018  
Parts Magazine - September 2018  
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