Pump you up
Taking their technology experience cues from the aircraft and trucking industries, Platinum Air is excited to release what they term a most “superior air ride for 2010 and earlier baggers,” the Bleed Feed for Baggers. The system includes two air cylinders (shocks), an air compressor, control valving, DOT approved air lines and fittings and all required mounting hardware. They even toss in a cutting tool to help with customizing your install. The secret to the Bleed Feed is the ability to not only set your ride height but also the rebound pressure—all available at the flip of a switch, even while on the fly. So now you can get the “look” and the “ride.” The air cylinders are machined from 6061 T-6 aluminum with optional powdercoat and anodized finishes available for an additional charge. Starting at $1,495, these units are available for H-D touring models, Indian, Victory, Boss Hoss and many custom applications.
Platinum Air Suspension www.platinumairsuspension.com 562.941.2451
Cure for the common fog
In a twist on their Desert Dawgs, Leader MotorSports has listened to their hard-riding customers and developed Fog Dawgs. A revamp of their much-touted rain guards that attach to your front engine protection bars and act as motorcycle chaps, Fog Dawgs feature a cutout along the top rail allowing the installation of additional lighting units (which is never a bad thing), a helmet lock or even a drink holder. Produced from a leather-touch vinyl, Fog Dawgs are perfect in rainy and cold weather conditions, providing just that extra bit of protection from the elements. These are model-specific and start at $129.99.
Leader MotorSports Accessories www.leadermotorcycle.com 800.828.0844
Coming to the aid of riders who pass on the need for an engine guard but still yearn for a highway foot rest, Aeromach has developed their Cruisin’ Pegs for most Harley-Davidsons sporting floorboards. This unique product requires the removal of the rubber-cushioned pad and then, using the Cruisin’ Pegs stiffener plate as a template, drilling through your existing floorboard for mounting. The plate mounts underneath the floorboard platform and forms a stable base for the unit—no crash bars required. The pegs are CNC-machined aluminum and offer a three-position adjustment to accommodate a rider’s reach and fine-tune the comfort level. For $299.95 a set, this simplistic design is a painless route to ease highway fatigue while still providing that much-needed cool factor. Check for model application.
Aeromach USA www.aeromachmfg.com 704.895.0150
In the latest offering from Hell’s Foundry, their Chopped Speaker Pods, the only portion scaled down is the size, not the quality or the sound. Designed to accent the profile of Harley’s popular Chopped Tour-Pak, the Pods accommodate 6.5″ speakers and feature the company’s well-known SoftDash construction. Formed from a thermopolymer synthetic, these units provide the textured look of leather and are available in either in tan, black or gray without speakers for $199.95. An optional chrome finish is on tap for $299.95 without speakers. Installation is simple, taking less than an hour. These sleek beauties will also fit full-size King/Ultra Tour-Paks. Complete 4-channel audio systems and speaker packages are also available at an additional charge.
Hell’s Foundry www.hellsfoundry.com 866.999.4355
Clear for take-off
Ever since Roland Sands departed from his dirt bike expeditions and launched himself into the custom bike industry, he has been a major player in the design and implementation of some of the most outstanding products for bling-hungry customers. His latest adventure is the new RSD Turbine Air Cleaner designed to fit Twin Cams and most early Big Twins. Utilizing the best air filtration available, this five-point carrier comes in either black or chrome and is available exclusively through Drag Specialty dealers for $419.95, including the K&N filter.
Roland Sands Design www.rolandsands.com 714.228.8404
In keeping with the Dark Custom motif of the Iron 883, Harley is pleased to release their Screamin’ Eagle Sportster 883cc to 1200cc Stage 1 Conversion Kit. Available to fit all 2008 and later XL 883 models, the cylinders come in stealth wrinkle black and sans any fin highlights, befitting your darker side. The kit also includes a pair of 1200cc pistons (complete with rings, wrist pins, keepers and head gaskets), a set of XL 1200 heads and a Stage 1 Air Cleaner kit. Street legal when used with stock mufflers, no machining of the engine case is required for installation but all models will need an ECM recalibration after the upgrade. Cheap ponies at only $1,199.95.
For almost a century the Wellman Products Group has engineered and manufactured severe-duty friction products in the form of brakes, clutches and driveline components. Wellman introduced Hawk Performance disk brake pads more than 15 years ago. Their latest products are the Sintered Metallic Brake Pads and their NAO Organic Brake Pads for V-Twins. Rated with an industry-high efficiency rating of HH+, the Sintered Metallic pucks provide the best in performance deceleration while maintaining a smooth and progressive engagement. The NAO Organic binders are gentler on polished and chrome rotors while still offering exceptional stopping power. Check with the manufacturer for fitment and pricing.
Hawk Performance www.hawkperformance.com 800.542.0972
After decent riding skills, the second most important factor in motorcycling is adequate visibility—being seen by motorists. And the biggest deterrents to being seen are low light and nasty weather. The new Illumination 360 Hi-Vis Rain Suit by Harley-Davidson MotorClothes addresses both conditions. Hi-Vis orange provides eye-catching contrast while ribbons of Scotchlite Reflective tape and piping swathe both the jacket and pants, living up to the 360-degree label. The jacket offers three pockets and a removable hood that is helmet-friendly. The trousers feature articulated knees, full-length 2-way zippers protected by a storm flap, suspenders and elastic bootstraps. Both are constructed of 100-percent nylon with a poly-mesh lining. With a retail price of $275 for the pair including a storage bag, they come in sizes S–5XL.
Twist and shout
Fishtail exhausts were an icon in the chopper era and the standard for anyone building a bike in the ’60s and ’70s. So how do you improve on such a revered staple from former days? Twisted Industries decided to do the twist and the result is their stunning 16-gauge Twisted Harley Exhaust Pipes. Coated with two layers of nickel and then wrapped in a chrome finish, Twisted Pipes are available in both 33″ and 36″ lengths and come with either a full or partial twist. They are available for all Softail and Road King models from 1989 to present using stock mounting hardware. Allowing your motor to breathe more efficiently while delivering a deeper sound, they carry a price tag of $422 per set. For those concerned with keeping the neighbors happy, baffles are available for an additional charge.
Twisted Industries www.twistedmotorcyclepipes.com 951.520.3190