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All the motorcycle parts and accessories you can’t do without: Parts 09/11

Stock swap
From Drag Specialites comes a slick alternative to the expense of buying a custom gauge set when building up your bike. Their Chrome Gauge Brackets are offered in both single-gauge ($76.95) and double-gauge ($119.95) styles, and designed to house the stock speedo, tach and indicator lights of any Sportster made since 1995, as well as any ’94–’05 FXD model. These brackets are made of steel and come complete with a chrome backing plate.

Drag Specialties   www.dragspecialties.com

Collection plate
We’ve all been waiting for this. With their new Low-Profile Oil Drain Pan, Harley-Davidson has come up with the elegant solution to the hassle and messiness of capturing and storing waste oil when servicing your bike, even with the bike sitting on its kick stand. Low enough to slide easily under the chassis and long enough to drain the whole primary, this product will contain the fluids of two engine oil changes or a complete fluids change, and make disposal a breeze. It features gasketed caps and plugs, a pressure vent hole and a tote handle for hauling it to the dump, and sells for the ridiculously low price of $29.95.

Harley-Davidson   www.harley-davidson.com

Flying the colors
With Harley-Davidson’s new Men’s Classic Cruiser Functional Jacket you can display your fevered loyalty in no uncertain terms while remaining cool in the saddle. Featuring the light weight of a nylon shell with poly-mesh lining, pre-curved sleeves, action back and zippered vents, the Classic Cruiser comes in either black/grey or traditional black/orange and is elaborately adorned front and back with Motor Company insignia. The jacket also has pockets sewn in to accommodate body armor panels at the elbows and shoulders, and five regular pockets for your stuff. At $175, the price is lightweight, too.

Harley-Davidson   www.harley-davidson.com 

A light on the subject
The new Multi-Purpose Lite Mat from Illuminup is a professional-grade mechanic’s mat that you can slip under your motorcycle—or any other vehicle you’re wrenching on—and shed some serious light on what you’re doing. Made from chemical-resistant polypropylene, the Lite Mat measures 21″ x 37″ and houses an embedded rectangular array of proprietary LED fixtures that combine for 32 watts of low-down illumination. It sells for $199.95, and has a life expectancy of 10–15 years.

Illuminup   www.illuminup.com   877.936.5432

Hat rack
The folks at Windy Wheels Accessories have devised a sturdy solution to the common inconvenience of stashing your helmets securely on the bike while you’re away. The Helmet Handler is a cast aluminum bracket that bolts to the back of the machine and allows you to park even full-face helmets out of harm’s way and lock them with a padlock through the D-rings. Models of the Helmet Handler are available to bolt onto virtually any contemporary Harley with or without a Tour Pak, and come in either wrinkle black or silver vein powder coated finish. The price is $99.

Windy Wheels Accessories  www.thehelmethandler.com  630.303.2061

The café way
Every picture tells a story, but few tell as many simultaneously as the works of artist Eric Herrmann. Witness his latest madcap creation, Wild Life, that depicts a whimsical desert encounter between all manner of, well, wildlife. Curious details abound in the image, and it promises hours of visual delight especially for the baked. It’s a fist-bumping, boob-flashing good time for all as only Eric can provide, and is offered as a signed and numbered lithograph for $125, a 21″ x 28″ giclee on canvas for $850, or a framed 30″ x 40″ giclee on canvas for $2,500. You can also choose between “uncensored” and “censored” versions of the piece depending on where you stand on the burning issue of bare breasts, but it’s our personal belief that art should never be censored.

Eric Herrmann Studios www.ericherrmannstudios.com  888.200.6554

Sidestepping
With the handsome new Flip Boards from Küryakyn you can substantially enlarge the floor space of your FL while also adding a pair of cruising pegs—without adding any visual clutter. The Flip Boards scale out at a spacious 15.375″ x 4.875″, and can be mounted as much as 2.5″ farther forward, and 2.5″ farther out than the stock units they replace. The neatest feature, though, are the flip-out pegs that virtually disappear when not deployed. So many options. The Flip Boards will work on any Touring model made since 1983, and any FLST models since 1986. Two versions are offered, the Premium for $289.99 or the ISO (shown here) for $299.99.

Küryakyn   www.kuryakyn.com  866.277.9598

Lean and legal
These new Screamin’ Eagle Nightstick 2-into-2 Slip-on Mufflers from Harley-Davidson promise to pump up both the performance and sound quality of your scoot while remaining EPA compliant in all 50 states. Designed to fit 2010-present Touring and Trike models with dual exhaust (as well as ’09 California Tourers) the diffusion disc Nightsticks are available in either chrome, for $499.95, or jet black for $529.95.

Harley-Davidson   www.harley-davidson.com

Chill grill
Küryakyn’s decorative new Oil Cooler Cover is designed to dress up the stock oil cooler on 2011-12 TC103 and TC110 motors. It also serves to mask the oil lines, and being made of ABS, adds very little weight to the machine while adding a nice splash of shiny dazzle down below. It installs just like the factory cover and is priced at $49.99.

Küryakyn   www.kuryakyn.com  866.277.9598

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