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PartzsJanuary 2008: All the things you can’t do without

Big Gulp
From PSI Powersports comes this elegant guzzler dubbed the 3-D Big Air Carburetor, and it’s an impressive piece of work. This device boasts a dramatically larger float bowl—billet, naturally—and goes on from there to flow the mixture with power-producing efficiency into the chambers, but what’s more, these carbs come on quick with a short throttle pull and close-tolerance three-side slide design. Adjustments to the 3-D couldn’t be simpler, with external click-stop finger screws allowing you to dial your mixture in while the motor’s running. No experimenting with different sized jets is required. The manufacturer claims horsepower gains of 6–15, depending on application, and warrants the 3 three years. The price of the polished 3-D is $995, chrome plating adds another $100.

PSI Power   www.psicarbs.com   801.393.1030

Paint saver
The Rear Fender Bib recently introduced by Harley-Davidson covers a lot of sins, and prevents even bigger ones from occurring. Designed to fit snugly to the rear fender when the passenger seat has been removed, the bib conceals unsightly mounting holes, but more importantly, serves as a shield for the paint beneath, allowing you to strap gear back there or throw over a set of saddlebags without running the risk of marring the finish. These bibs have a molded base and soft felt liner and there are two versions available, one for Fat Boys and Softail Deluxe models ($69.95) that has a leather panel matched to the stock seat, and one for Sportsters ($59.95) constructed of vinyl with a Bar & Shield embossment.

Harley-Davidson   www.harley-davidson.com

With the eCaddy Deluxe from Leader Motorsports you can relocate your GPS from your car’s dashboard or your inside jacket pocket to the handlebars of your hog. And you can rest assured it’ll stay there owing to its UltraSecure feature—a clever fastener arrangement that thwarts thieves but lets you mount and remove your device easily. The caddy works with a wide variety of Garmin GPS units as well as other electronic devices including Delphi and Sirius satellite radios. The price is $64.99.

Leader Motorsports   www.leadermotorsports.com   800.828.0844

Look sharper
Custom accessories don’t come much sharper… literally… than these Flamed Billet Scimitar Mirrors from Pro-One. Machined from solid billet aluminum, these wicked beauties are like a good argument: edgy and pointed. They’re available either chrome-plated or black-anodized for $134.95 each and will make any machine more menacing. The only drawback we see to these units is that you might be so transfixed by their looks that you’ll neglect to actually check the rear view.

Pro-One   www.pro-one.com   800.884.4173

Advanced spark
From Morris Magneto comes this new fully automatic Twin Cam Magneto designed to give your Twinkie all the simple virtues of that old/new technology, including quick surefire starts, cooler operation and more efficient performance. It also cleans up your act wiring-wise, which customizers will appreciate. These units are constructed of billet aluminum and feature a number of user-friendly attrib-utes including an integral oiling system, a gear drive access plate and an impulse coupling for compatibility with both kick and electric starts. It mounts up as a direct replacement to your cam cavity cover and looks positively fearsome. Nothing’s cooler than a mag.

Morris Magneto   www.morrismagneto.com   973.540.9171

Back in the day it was not an uncommon practice to bolt the top end of a Shovelhead to Panhead lowers to create what was known as a Pan-Shovel, so what S&S Cycle appears to be doing with their new Retro Conversion Kit for Shovels is simply turning that procedure on its head. But there’s a lot more to it than that. Though the kit employs what appear to be Panhead uppers, beneath those signature tins are highly evolved components—emphasis on the “evo”—including hydraulic lifters, Quickee adjustable pushrods, and forged roller rocker arms rocking in P-series mounts. This kit will give your Shovel the panache of a Pan while boosting power and reliability significantly. A win/win arrangement, if you ask us.

S&S Cycle   www.sscycle.com   608.627.1497

Back splash
These bold Backrest Plates were designed by Ironspirit to replace the ho-hum stock triangle plate on the sissy bar of your Tourer. Manufactured entirely in the U.S.A., they’re polished and chrome- plated, and are direct bolt-on replacement parts. Priced at $127, they’ll improve the looks of your bagger, and also improve the view of anyone riding behind you.

Ironspirit   www.ironspirit.com   805.433.5033

Arm’s reach
Harley-Davidson’s new Two Pocket Fairing Pouch lets you store your small effects and road necessities where you can get at them in a hurry. Shades, smokes, sunscreen, cell phone, condoms, derringer—all the stuff you’d normally stash in your pockets can be stored within easy reach in these two Velcro-fastened leather pockets. The Fairing Pouch is designed to fit all Street Glides as well as any 1996–present Electra Glide equipped with a low-profile windscreen. The price of all this convenience is a mere $99.95.

Harley-Davidson   www.harley-davidson.com

Wide spots
PIAA Powersports’ new Crash Bar Light Kits consist of a pair of night-penetrating Xtreme White lamps to broaden your outlook and raise your profile when the sun goes down. Two styles are available, the angular “005,” which throws a wide 30-degree beam, and the bullet “P1000-C” with a narrow 18-degree projection. Both styles use PIAA 70W H3 bulbs for serious illumination and come complete with a preterminated relay/switch wiring harness, sleek chrome clamps and all necessary mounting hardware.

PIAA Powersports   www.piaa.com   503.489.6666

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