Harley-Davidson’s series of Air Foil/Air Wing saddlebag lids and luggage racks has just been expanded to include owners of Softail, Sportster and Dyna models. The new Air Foil Premium Luggage Rack features rubber inlay strips to aid in traction and reduce shifting of cargo. Dedicated bungee mounting points are provided to simplify luggage tie-down. The low profile construction is finished with an arrow-inspired airfoil that defines the product line’s signature styling. The die-cast airfoil is capped with a Bar & Shield logo insert. Carrying a retail price of $209.95, the rack is available in either chrome or gloss black and fits the aforementioned models equipped with detachable or rigid-mount side plates. A LED light kit is also available for an additional charge. See your dealer for fitment details.
Take a deep breath
When Boyesen first introduced the Power X-Wing, it opened up a new and simple mode of utilizing air velocity for increased performance. Boyesen has taken their patented technique and ramped it up a few notches with their new Power X-Intake. Designed to fit all 2008–’11 Harley-Davidson FLH Touring models, the original X-Wing insert has been integrated into a backing plate and filter system. The one-piece casting features a Venturi cone for additional air speed (and increased throttle response) along with internal breather passages. The washable filter media is a poly/cotton blend that filters down to 40 microns. The unit accepts a stock filter cover and promises an installation without any modifications. Both the polished silver and the matte black version sell for $229.95.
Boyesen Engineering www.boyesen.com 610.756.6818
Kevin “Freddie” Fredrickson has been riding the same Harley for over 30 years. During that time he’s developed a deep case of V-Twin fever that he expresses through his art, running a one-man shop and fabricating Harley-themed rings and belt buckles. His Motor Buckle collection covers everything on the H-D timeline from Flatheads to Blockheads (Evos). A unique statement of motorhead devotion, a bronze buckle will run you $120 while a 100 percent sterling silver model will set you back $600.
Motor Buckle Company www.motorbuckle.com 801.394.8514
Keeping your cool
The Cosmic Mesh Jacket by Harley-Davidson MotorClothes is fabricated from polyester mesh that allows female riders to stay cool while still offering protection. The distinctive sublimated print features a stylized eagle across the front and back. Specialized pockets hold hydration packets that, when soaked with water and affixed, provide additional cooling through evaporation. Pockets at the elbows and shoulders accept accessory body armor while the zippered cuffs and adjustable waist provide a custom fit. Retailing for $150, the Cosmic Mesh Jacket comes in XS-3W sizes.
The .38 Caliber Extended Saddlebags by Legendary Innovations deliver a whopping 40 percent increase in capacity while mounting on FLH Harley Touring models without the need for modifications. The bags are constructed from laminated fiberglass and finished on the interior with the company’s “Super Tuff” marine-grade liner. The bags come with a lid gasket seal, oversize fabric lid supports, mounting grommets and rubber bottom supports. The bags are designed to use your existing latches. Carrying a MSRP of $1,295 per set, custom paint, hardware sets and key locks are also available.
Legendary Innovations www.legendaryinnovations.com 217.586.2201
Control inspires confidence and makes for a safer rider. Along those lines, Saddlemen is pleased to announce the latest rendition in their Renegade series, the Heels Down Seat. Although the saddle is wide, it is contoured and specifically designed to position a rider lower and more forward, allowing the operator to firmly plant their feet while stopped. It features a progressive density foam and SaddleGel technology to further enhance comfort, relieving tailbone pressure and offering increased circulation. Matching driver’s backrest and passenger pads are also available. Each seat comes with all the needed mounting hardware and fits a variety of Harley cruisers. Call for pricing and fitment details.
Saddlemen www.saddlemen.com 800.397.7709
Shop rag substitute
Along with the advent of superior air-cooled V-Twin motors, creative tools to fill every niche are constantly being cranked out. So clear off a spot on your workspace for the latest innovation—one that’s long overdue. The Twin Cam Engine and Trans Plug Kit by JIMS eliminates the need of shop rags and duct tape to cover bores, intake and exhaust ports, tappet blocks and oil passages. With a price tag of $64, the pieces are reusable. Each kit includes enough pieces for one Twin Cam engine (either Alpha or Beta model) and one transmission from 1999 to present.
JIMS U.S.A. www.jimsusa.com 805.482.6913
No matter how massive your engine may be, all is for naught if you can’t feed it enough gas. One of the most respected manufacturers of aftermarket high-flow fuel valves is Pingel. And their latest offering is the über-cool Old School Polished Brass Fuel Valve. Machined from a solid piece of billet brass, the Brass Valve will flow nearly three times the amount of a stock petcock providing fuel to even the thirstiest of motors. The valve features a reserve setting and filter and is available in either a hex or round design. The 22mm style sells for $101.55 while the 3/8” NPT goes for $84.70.
Pingel Enterprise Inc. www.pingelonline.com 608.339.7999
Closing the gap
Although the newly released Blackline FXS has an optional Reduced Reach Seat available to aid in comfortably reaching the stubby stock handlebar, apparently The Motor Company felt that their new Pullback Handlebar for Softail Blackline would offer a second solution to address the situation. With four more inches of pullback than the OEM version, this new design brings the controls to within a comfortable distance and provides a more relaxed riding position. In keeping with the black-on-black theme of the Blackline, these bars are only available in gloss black. While they list for $219.95, the separate purchase of additional components is required.