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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Polaris Industries Inc.

Polaris motorcycle sales up +23% during second quarter; overall company profits down by -11%

Polaris Industries Inc. has reported second quarter total sales of $1,130.8 million, up one percent from last year’s second quarter sales of $1,124.3 million.
Motorcycle segment sales, including its respective PG&A sales, increased 23 percent in the 2016 second quarter to $231.3 million. All brands grew sales during the quarter. Gross profit increased 63 percent to $39.8 million or 17.2 percent of sales in the second quarter of 2016, compared to $24.5 million or 13.1 percent of sales in the second quarter of 2015.
North American consumer retail demand for the Polaris motorcycle segment, including Victory, Indian Motorcycle and Slingshot, was up mid-teens percent during the 2016 second quarter, while overall 900cc and above motorcycle industry retail sales were down mid-single digits percent in the 2016 second quarter. 

Product availability for all three motorcycle brands remained adequate throughout the quarter as year-over-year paint capacity at the company’s Spirit Lake, Iowa motorcycle plant has significantly improved.
Gross profit for the total company decreased 11 percent to $284.5 million in the second quarter of 2016, compared to $319.4 million in the second quarter of 2015. As a percentage of sales, gross profit declined 325 basis points to 25.2 percent of sales for the second quarter of 2016, compared to 28.4 percent of sales for the same period last year. Negative currency movements, along with increased warranty and promotional costs and negative product mix, were partially offset by lower commodity costs and product cost reduction efforts.

“motorcycle sales projected up double-digits percent for full year”

Operating expenses increased nine percent to $188.0 million or 16.6 percent of sales for the second quarter of 2016, compared to $173.1 million or 15.4 percent of sales for the second quarter of 2015. The change was driven by increased research and development expense for ongoing product innovation and higher general and administrative expense due to increased legal expenses and other costs related to the product recall notices. These costs were partially offset by ongoing operating cost control initiatives.
Income from financial services was $20.5 million during the second quarter 2016, an increase of 16 percent compared to $17.6 million in the second quarter of 2015. The increase is attributable to a higher penetration rate for retail financing programs in the 2016 second quarter.
Net cash provided by operating activities was $348.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016, compared to $89.9 million for the same period in 2015. The significant increase in net cash provided by operating activities for the 2016 period was due to decreased working capital. Total debt for the quarter, including capital lease obligations and notes payable, was $468.1 million. The company’s debt-to-total-capital ratio was 34 percent at June 30, 2016, compared to 31 percent a year ago. Cash and cash equivalents were $146.6 million at June 30, 2016, up from $118.8 million for the same period in 2015.
During the second quarter 2016, the company repurchased and retired 652,000 shares of its common stock for $58.9 million. As of June 30, 2016, the company currently has authorization from its Board of Directors to repurchase up to an additional 8.7 million shares of Polaris stock.

Polaris is lowering and narrowing its guidance range for full year 2016 earnings to $6.00 to $6.30 per diluted share, on total company sales in the range of down -2% to flat for the full year 2016.
Second quarter net income was $71.2 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 compared to $100.9 million, or $1.49 per diluted share reported in the second quarter of 2015.
For the full year 2016, the company is revising its earnings guidance range to $6.00 to $6.30 per diluted share with sales expected in the range of down 2 percent to flat compared to 2015. Sales expectations by segment for the full year 2016 are as follows: ORV/Snowmobile sales expected down mid-single digits percent; Motorcycle sales up double-digits percent; and Global Adjacent Market sales up mid-teens percent.
“Our team’s diligent and methodical execution drove a modest increase in second quarter sales despite a strong year-over-year sales comparison, a weaker retail sales environment and product recalls. Our all-out assault on costs continued to make progress during the quarter, generating earnings that finished in-line with our updated guidance. As we move into the second half of the year, we are redoubling our commitment to providing our consumers with the safest and most reliable vehicles in the industry while building a platform to return to profitable growth,” commented Scott Wine, Polaris’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
“I am proud of how our employees and dealers have dedicated themselves to working through the current difficult environment, from the recall announcements to weaker industry trends. Dealer inventories are in-line with expectations. Our new Huntsville, Alabama plant began producing Rangers at the beginning of June and Slingshots in early July, and our growing lean capabilities are driving factory inventory reductions and increased cash flow, while our customer excellence initiatives are enhancing our capabilities to deliver world-class sales and service to our consumers,” continued Wine.
“Commensurate with our commitment to industry-leading innovation, we have a number of model year 2017 products that will be introduced next week at our annual dealer meeting, which include vehicles that will significantly strengthen our line-up in areas where the competition has been the most intense.”
Off-Road Vehicle (“ORV”) and Snowmobile segment sales, including its respective PG&A sales, decreased six percent from the second quarter of 2015 to $808.5 million. Gross profit decreased 17 percent to $230.6 million or 28.5 percent of sales in the second quarter of 2016, compared to $278.9 million or 32.5 percent of sales in the second quarter of 2015.

Design Engineering Inc.

DEI Protective Split Sleeve

Avon Lake, Ohio based thermal barrier specialist Design Engineering now offers “a great way to add additional protection to exposed wire looms, hoses and cables. Our Protective Split Sleeve features a clean, classy look and can preserve sensitive parts from abrasion and the elements.”

The durable heat and solvent-resistant split sleeve can be installed over existing installations with no splicing needed, and it won’t crack or look cheap, like plastic convoluted tubing.
The company says that it provides “a great finishing touch for custom bike builders running unconventional wiring or hose set-ups.” Available in multiple diameters, made in the USA.


Magnum Shielding

Premium Copper Canyon braid

Magnum Shielding has introduced the industry’s latest premium braid choice - Copper Canyon, a distinctive copper braid that’s “not too bright, but slightly aged with a rugged, reflective look that goes great with many color schemes.”


The color is locked in so it won’t fade or dull in use. Copper Canyon control cables and brake lines are available for most Harley-Davidson models, with polished chrome or black plated fittings.  Magnum’s quality control systems and manufacturing processes mean that the braid color and weave match on all Magnum Copper Canyon products.



Handlebar control options

Hazelwood (St. Louis), Missouri based distributor MID-USA is offering these stylish, fully adjustable CNC-machined aluminum ‘Wicked’ and ‘Holeshot’ style forward controls.

Available for 5/8” and ¾” bore master cylinders (for four and six piston calipers respectively) for selected Softail (including 1958 and later 4-speeds) FXR models from 1982 to 1994, Dyna and Sportster models, each piece is chrome plated or polished and uses hidden high-grade polished stainless steel fasteners.
The matching footpegs, shift peg and shifter rods are available separately.

Also seen here, these new chrome plated handlebar controls for 1996 and later models with dual disc brakes feature integrated handlebar master cylinder and clutch lever assembly and are just one of a wide selection of handlebar control options available from MID-USA, including their own brand V-Factor designs, featuring a choice of high and low profile reservoirs with wide blade style levers.


Sinister Wheel

Bad Boy 'Regal' wheel

Originator of "The Bad Boy Wheel," Sinister Wheel is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a major new wheel design program.
Designed and CNC-machined in-house at their Turlock, northern California facility from rotary forged 6061-T6 aluminum, their 'Regal' wheel is an 8-spoke directional design with 3D detailed machined cuts all the way to the outer edge. It is available in 16 thru 32" in chrome, black and machined, black and polished, or any color with machined cuts or chrome two-tones.
They are sold with or without matching rotors (in 11.5in, 11.8in, 13in and 18in sizes - with optional proprietary floating caliper set), pulley and performance air cleaner. ABS friendly/compatible configurations are also available for most of Sinister's wheel designs, some with a choice of cush or non-cush drive hubs.
The company offers over 20 billet wheel designs (plus 3D styles) in its 'Bad Boy' line, including the 'Billet Daddy' - a design that references Sinister's 'Big Daddy' steel step-lip outer and 'Big Phat Daddy' billet aluminum soft-lip outer 3/8" 304 stainless steel spoke wheels - a program that Sinister founder Ali Afzal acquired from Road Wing Design in 2002.


Drag Specialties

New at Drag Specialties


These Sportster isolator mount kits from Drag Specialties replace the OEM isolators on front or rear applications such as the center bolt, isolator mount, screws, isolator, pivot shaft and lock plate. All hardware is included, and the front and rear kits are sold separately for ‘04-‘16 XL models. 

This new inner clutch is made in cast aluminum with steel splined insert and accepts all OEM components, making it a perfect replacement for ‘11-‘16 Big Twin models with a mechanical clutch. 

These slotted, wide blade lever sets from Drag Specialties “are a great addition to your customer’s ‘15-‘16 Softail.” Forged from high quality aluminum for strength, these levers feature CNC-machined slots for added detail. Anti-rattle clip and clutch lever pivot bushings are included. Available in pairs in both chrome and matt black. 

Drag Specialties’ 12 ½” black shifter linkage has a steel construction with a black finish. Available for ‘86-‘16 FXST, FXS and FLST models. 

These docking kits mean detachable accessories can be mounted wherever required. Available in chrome or matt black finishes, the kits attach to OEM sissybars, solo and 2-up luggage racks and Tour-Paks. Sold in pairs with all hardware included for a range of ‘14-‘16 FLHT, FLHR, FLHRC, FLHX, FLTR and FLTRX models.


Monday, 25 July 2016


New JIMS tools for Harley models

Proud recipients of benchmark-of-excellence ISO (International Standards Organization) 9001:2008 certification in recognition of their manufacturing and quality control procedures, Camarillo, California based JIMS USA has several new lifetime warranty backed tools available this year for Harley models.

JIMS new late model neck bearing installation tool for FLH and Tri-Glide models is similar to their early model neck bearing installation tool, but with some key improvements when compared to the OEM tool.  Designed to make easy work of installing the tapered neck bearing races into the steering stem, this tool aligns the races with their bores and presses them in straight and true to their proper depth. 

The popular and effective bleed technology that has made JIMS brake bleeding tool almost ubiquitous has now been applied to hydraulic lifters. A special jar, designed for vacuum, holds up to four hydraulic lifters in a convenient tray. Once vacuum is applied, bubbles can be seen escaping from the lifters until they are completely bled and ready to install. No more abuse of the starting system to pump up the lifters, and no risk of damage to the valve train by running the engine, even at low rpm, when lifters have not been fully bled. For use on Twin Cam and Evo tappets (though it can also be used for many other tappets of similar size and diameter).

This shifter mechanism sleeve remover and installer is a real time-saver for removing and installing the shifter mechanism sleeve in cruise drive Big Twin transmissions. With this new tool, the sleeve (bushing) can be removed and installed correctly without disassembling the transmission, saving hours of labor, paying for itself in one use. For use on 2006 Dyna and all 2007-present Big Twins with 6-speed cruise drive transmission.

The gear shift foot lever/pedal bushings on 5 and 6 speed touring models often have a typical service life of 20,000 miles or less. Bushing wear results in an annoying rattle from the loose shifter, the linkage parts, and accelerated wear of all related parts. JIMS has tackled this problem with another one of Hiro’s new time-saving tools that easily removes both worn bushings at the same time, and quickly installs the new bushings to the proper location without removing the inner primary. Using this tool you can remove and install the bushings in approximately 20 minutes; for use on all 1985-present FLT rubber mount touring models.


Vance & Hines

Big Radius 2-into-2

Santa Fe, California headquartered manufacturer Vance & Hines has released updated Big Radius 2-into-2 full system options for most popular 1986 to 2016 Softail models.

The company says that the systems represent “custom style matched to quality production” with 12mm/18mm Super Bung technology, radius curved louvered baffles and full coverage heat shields.

Described as the “original game changer”, the company says that the wide band O2 sensor compatible blue-proof Big Radius 2-into-2 “redefines what an aftermarket exhaust system should be, combining the radical sweeping style of a one-off custom with precision quality features like dyno-tuned baffles.”


Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice

River Road adds new luggage options

River Road is releasing a new line of motorcycle saddlebags and accessories “designed for long trips and quick jaunts.” Part of the Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice family of brands, “folks will be seeing a lot more of us in the coming months,” says David Komoroski, Brand Manager for River Road. 

“The newest stuff is our brown cruiser line. The expansion of the line includes some new colors, gives the customer more selection and makes it even easier for them to personalize their ride. These vintage brown bags will appeal to folks who are into the ‘modern classic’ look.”
The new line features some of the “staples” of River Road's current line in the “same bombproof synthetic material found on their other luggage pieces. Made of durable, synthetic material, they resist water, fading and cracking better than leather, and are available at an affordable price.
The no frills saddlebags are described as “perfect for the rider who needs weekend storage without breaking the bank. They have all the get-it-done function and good looking form of more expensive bags, and come in at a price that allows everyone to add the capacity necessary for a week’s long trip,” says Komoroski.
Seen here is a new tool bag/compact saddlebag, but River Road has also introduced new swingarm bags designed for Softails, hardtails, and dual rear shock set-ups. The water- and UV-resistant bags are a “perfect way to carry tools and a jacket while retaining the style of your custom and are available in black.”

Finally, the River Road chrome and black saddlebag guards keep saddlebags secure, in place and away from moving components.  “The guards come in two styles and two sizes. It's a no-brainer that everyone with throw-over bags should have. We're also coming in with a slamming good price that I think is one of the best on the market,” says Komoroski.


Belt Drives Ltd.

Softail drive with reinforced belt and one-piece motor plate

Designed for 1990-2006 Softail models, BDL’s EV-575 “provides riders noteworthy advantages over other aftermarket and stock systems. First, BDL’s reinforced 2″ belt was developed specifically to handle the high torque and horsepower numbers being produced by today’s big inch V-twin engines. 

Additionally, the system incorporates a one-piece billet motor plate, unique side guard and rear pulley cover, along with the traditional BDL starter housing. Every EV-575 kit includes the very latest in clutch technology with BDL’s own patented ball bearing clutch. “The state of the art design offers up to 30% more contact surface, reduced lever pull, smoother transition, super quiet operation and flawless clutch engagement.” Available polished, black and clear anodized.


Tuesday, 19 July 2016


INTERMOT, 5th October, 18:00 hrs, Dealer Lounge

American Motorcycle Dealer is pleased to announce that in addition to again staging the AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building in the new ‘INTERMOT CUSTOMIZED’ feature in Hall 10 of the Koelnmesse exhibition complex in Cologne in October this year, we are again collaborating with INTERMOT to present the “International Night” business networking reception at 18:00 hrs on the Trade Day, Wednesday October 5th.

An established and popular opportunity for exhibitors to meet with their importer/distributors and key dealers, it will be staged, as usual, at the Dealer Lounge Business Center of the Koelnmesse exhibition centre in the Business District, off the main boulevard between halls 4 and 5.

The show is open to the media on Tuesday October 4th, with Wednesday October 5th being the International Trade Day, and open to all visitors Thursday October 6th to Sunday October 9th.
Since the move to Cologne from Munich in 2006, this will be the second time that INTERMOT has promoted a specific International Trade Visitor Day, and with 2014 having been judged a success, this is now set to be a permanent feature of the INTERMOT schedule, with VIP consumers only able to gain access on the Trade Day by a limited number of special tickets.
Promoted by American Motorcycle Dealer and our sister publication International Dealer News, and hosted by INTERMOT and the show's sponsors, International Night is unique in the international motorcycle industry calendar as the only 'Meet & Greet' business reception specifically for international industry professionals of all kinds.
The 'Cologne' Show has always been regarded as the world's primary international motorcycle industry expo, and with the backing of International Dealer News and a worldwide exhibitor and trade visitor footprint, it is expected that the show’s international attendance will reach at least 68 international markets and over 55,000 trade visitors in total (43 percent of them from outside Germany).
This is a unique opportunity to meet colleagues from the industry and make new contacts in a relaxed environment when the show closes (at 18:00 hours) on the special Trade Visitor Day.

The Business District provides exclusive exhibition space for vendors who only want to meet other professionals in the international motorcycle industry and provides facilities for all kinds for professional visitors, such as being able to make meeting appointments away from the exhibition booths.
Additional trade initiatives operated by INTERMOT include the Dealer Card, which provides show access privileges and the online Matchmaking365 service, which is an expo visit experience optimizer – enabling trade visitors to gain an overview of the suppliers of selected product groups in the run-up to the fair, and to establish valuable business contacts and place targeted meeting requests.
V-twin and Harley-Davidson aftermarket vendors can choose from a wide range of exhibitor options in Hall 10 to capitalize on the massive footfall the AMD World Championship is proven to generate at INTERMOT (see pages 32 to 34 of this edition of AMD).

RST Performance Parts

Not your average parts maker…

It is remarkable to think that the boom in European custom motorcycle parts manufacturing, and the phenomenal growth in Harley sales that fuelled it, is already 20 years behind us.

In truth, it was a phenomenon that had started in the mid 1980s and was associated closely with the then burgeoning European-style and streetfighter style scenes.
With the honorable exception of Swedish style long-fork choppers and the British taste for featherbed frames and BSA and Triumph engines, the custom scene in Europe had been largely dominated by either concourse/heritage style restorations or imitative west coast low-rider styling up to that point.
European designers had so far struggled to find their own voice where custom v-twins were concerned, and there was next to no demand for locally made volume parts with customizers eager to display their credentials by consuming American made or sourced product.

Distributors such as Custom Chrome, Midwest, Gary Bang and Jammer, and manufacturers such as Arlen Ness, PM, Paughco, V-Twin and S&S were among the first to benefit - along with the growing number of domestic European distributors (Zodiac, W&W, Tom’s et al) as the market started to grow and evolve.
By the early 1990s streetfighter styling had started to migrate into Europe's custom Harley market, especially in Germany (and the UK), and when the fat rear-end boom combined streetfighter styling with the west-coast low rider vibe, demand was created for European made off-the-shelf parts that met the specific tastes of the emerging “Euro-Style” – a demand also fuelled by the back then largely unrestricted export of used and late model Harleys to customize in shops in a Europe in which Harley’s own distribution and dealer network was at a positively juvenile stage.

Indeed, we are talking about an era in which Harley’s total production had bottomed out at around 36,000 bikes a year in the mid-eighties, with promises by the Motor Company to get to 100,000 units a year by the mid-nineties widely regarded as optimistic.
By the mid-1990s many of the European parts businesses that had started in the prior decade were growing as quickly as the market, and one such v-twin specialist was RST in Germany – owned and operated by founders Roland and Elke Stocker.
When they decided to sell their company to pursue other motorcycling interests, it was acquired (in 2000) by present owner Michael Zupritt – another pioneer of European custom parts design and manufacturing whose principal focus up to that time had been in the so-called ‘metric’ parts market.

His MIZU operation (taken from his name MIchael ZUpritt) had also started in the 1980s, focussed primarily on street bike and Supermoto parts – another sector that, when he got in to it, was a shadow of the market it was to become.
Zupritt was also an early adopter and pioneer in what became known, a decade later, as the "Stunting" market. He and his MIZU business played a key role in the early stages of the evolution of the Supermotard parts and styling industry - today's Enduro and Adventure tour markets are the progeny of the work done by pioneers such as Zupritt and others in Europe in the 1980s and 1990s.
The match between MIZU and RST Performance Parts (as the Harley aftermarket and custom v-twin side of the business became known) was perfect. The two complemented each other well, with MIZU bringing the next stage of investment and manufacturing processes to a product range which he was able to refine and bring substantial development to.

MIZU is itself a remarkable business. Its operations are “diverse” to say the least - from authorized KTM and Suzuki dealerships to race teams, own brand products such as Holeshot exhausts, famous name third party exhaust and suspension distributorships, and a comeback for the legendary L&W exhausts brand; right through to a performance parts and engine business for the boat industry that the company was able to exploit on Lake Constance and elsewhere near its southern Germany headquarters.
That manufacturing experience and capital base has allowed Michael Zupritt to take RST Performance’s product range forward to the point where they now offer one of the largest ranges of custom parts made by anyone, anywhere in Europe.
From brake calipers and rotors to suspension cartridges and complete front ends; from triple trees and risers to frames and swingarms; from controls and cables to lowering kits, pegs and grips.
The company received ISO accreditation around 10 years ago and designs, makes and tests all its products in-house (except for the Austrian made Sebring custom exhausts they sell), and that testing revolves around a multi-award winning custom bike design and building program that has been a custom-show staple in Europe for many years.


CV Performance

CV Performance celebrates 25th anniversary

Ken Mendelson, owner of CV Performance, is celebrating the 25th anniversary introduction of the original EZ-Just mixture screw.
Exclusively available through CV Performance, the original prototype was first developed in the 1980s to eliminate the need for carburetor removal when making adjustments, and was later adapted when the CV carburetor became the standard on Harleys. The new mixture screw quickly grew in popularity and became known as the EZ-Just 25 years ago.
To date the EZ-Just has been sold around the world, and with over 2.5 million carbureted Harley models produced, demand for the EZ-Just continues. Often imitated but never duplicated, CV Performance “is dedicated to continuing our tradition of making the EZ-Just and our other American made products without jeopardizing quality,” says Ken.
“Adding our EZ-Just mixture screw helps quickly make adjustments whenever changing pipes or intakes, often avoiding the need for a complete rejet. The EZ-Just is sold individually with instructions or, for our authorized dealers and shops, in multi-packs.
CV Performance manufactures a full line of carburetor tuning products and replacement parts for Harley v-twin motorcycles, including their premium accelerator pump diaphragm (available for Harley and S&S carbs), idle speed screw, and their Harley carburetor vacuum slide.
CV Performance is a factory-direct distributor and offers various dealer incentives including seasonal sale items and price matching on select items.

Two Brothers Racing

“TBR Power Tower” dealer display program

Santa Ana, California based exhaust manufacturer TBR (Two Brothers Racing) has launched a new dealer display program for its TBR V-twin cruiser exhausts program.
“We wanted a way to provide our dealers with everything they needed to properly display and sell our exhaust systems,” says Mark Jacobs, the Sales Manager of TBR V-Twin. Mark was a driving force behind starting this program, and with over 10 years in the sales industry he is wise to what works and what is just a gimmick. “We know that consumers are much more comfortable with a purchase when they can touch and feel the actual product and see the quality first hand,” according to Mark.

Standing over five feet tall and featuring bold graphics with a dramatic color scheme, “the concept for this display is for it to serve as a sales tool to show many systems at once,” explains Mark. The TBR Power Tower is constructed with a heavy-duty steel frame with locking caster wheels for ease of movement. The included rubber coated hanging brackets ensure the exhausts won’t get scratched and allow for quick removal should a customer want to give it the trusty “hold it up there” test.
The TBR Power Tower allows for up to six different exhaust canisters to be displayed at once, and it’s even got an integrated catalog holder. “TBR Power Tower is more than just a cool display,” claims Mark. “We go above and beyond helping your customers to pick the correct pipe. If you have something that isn’t moving, we will swap it for something that does - no questions asked,” he adds.
With over 25 years in the motorcycle industry, Two Bros is a leading manufacturer of performance exhaust systems and aftermarket components. Inspired by a professional racing heritage, Two Bros makes exhaust systems for everything from sport bikes to v-twin cruisers, using the highest quality materials, all exhaust systems are TIG welded by hand.

Danny Gray

‘Design Your Own’ Danny Gray custom seat

High End Seating Systems (HESS) of Santa Ana, California, owner of the Danny Gray custom seats brand (and AirHawk), was, until recently, manufacturer of Harley-Davidson's custom seat program, while manufacturing and distributing their Danny Gray core brand of V-twin seats on an aftermarket basis. 

The company has now announced that it is launching a dealer direct Danny Gray custom seat program for Harley-Davidson motorcycles called ‘Design Your Own’.
John Strahl, VP Marketing & Sales, explains that the concept has been “created to service your customers and you much more quickly by drop-shipping individual custom seats directly to your door.  All you need to do is accept the order from the customer, who designs his seat with you or online at, prints out the order with MSRP and gives it to you. You may phone or e-mail us the order. We will build it and ship it to you in 2-3 weeks.  What could be easier?”

In support of our ‘Design Your Own’ program, Strahl says the company will be launching a digital media campaign to Harley riders through the Bonnier Group's online network and our social media platforms, asking riders to take their custom seat orders to their nearest Danny Gray dealer for fulfilment, with dealers making a full 40% gross margin on each sale.

Drag Specialties

S&S carb kits

Drag Specialties has a range of S&S carb kits available for immediate shipping, including the Super E kit seen here, that includes a signature S&S teardrop air cleaner assembly.

The Super E has a 1 7/8" throat at the butterfly and a 1 9/16" venturi, making it ideal for use on Big Twin and Sportster engines up to 100". The manifold and mounting hardware are sold separately, as are the required two-cable pull open/pull close throttle assembly and, for '36-'65 models, a 1" spacer block to clear the external oil line.

Also seen here is a replacement Super E and G carburetor bowl assembly, a master rebuild kit for Super A and B carbs that includes body, accelerator pump, fasteners, springs, idle mixture screw and needle assembly, and a master jet kit for Super B, E and G carbs that includes one each of all the main and intermediate jets.


Rick's Motorsport Electrics

OEM replacement rectifier/regulators


Noted motorcycle electrics specialist Rick's Motorsport Electrics' high-performance rectifier/regulators are new (not exchange or re-conditioned items) and built to exceed OEM specifications as high-quality, cost-effective replacements. A direct replacement for the stock item on '88-'99 Evo Big Twins and '84-'89 Big Twins, they come with the factory plug ends for an easy install. Part of their market-leading 'Hot Shot' series, they feature MOSFET (metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor) technology, so they run cooler than OE, which equates to a longer lasting, more durable design.

Bassani Xhaust

Road Rage III for Dyna; new 2x2 cross-over for Dressers

Bassani Xhaust has announced "a very important new system for the Dyna platform.  We have taken our best selling pipe and made it even better. This system has everything an avid Dyna enthusiast would want."

The Road Rage III 2-into-1 for Dyna (available in stainless, chrome or black) features stepped 1-3/4" to 1-7/8" equal-length head pipes with advanced merge collector designed for maximum performance, stainless steel 304 construction, brushed finish with precision TIG welding and rear upper heat shield.
"We were able to bring the head pipes up more under the controls, for better ground clearance. The short megaphone muffler has an aggressive upsweep, also allowing for better clearance." Removable baffle and end cap and 18mm O2 ports with 12mm adapters and plugs included.  Fits Dyna '91-2016 mid-controls only; new stainless version available.
Also seen here is a new 2X2 cross-over head pipe for 2009 - 2016 Dressers. "This head pipe is a great solution for someone wanting to run duals at an affordable price." The 1-3/4" head pipes are made to fit under stock heat shields; they come with a 1-3/4" cross-over pipe and have both 18mm and 12mm O2 ports. These are made to fit with stock mufflers, or if preferred a set of Bassani Xhaust slip-on mufflers can be added for a complete performance exhaust solution.