With an eye—or, rather, ear—to improving sound quality at highway speeds, Harley-Davidson introduces their new Audio High Performance Boom! Bagger Tour-Pak Rear Speakers. The injection-molded woofer cones come with high-flux Neodymium magnets and grill-mounted tweeters that improve high-frequency response. Vibration tested and fully waterproof, these 5 1/4″ diameter speakers have a greater sensitivity and provide a louder output than OEM speakers at the same volume level. They are a direct replacement for the factory speakers on 2006–later Touring models with the Advanced Audio Radio System and Touring models equipped with Tour-Pak Mounted Speakers P/N 77155-06. For $149.95, the kit includes the speakers, electric crossovers and all needed plug-and-play connections.
All charged up
Harley’s new Premium Ride, Hand-Adjustable Low Touring Shocks take a completely different engineering approach by splitting the compression and rebound damping between the left and right units. Originally introduced on the CVO Street Glide, these rear shocks are nitrogen-charged and replace the OEM air-adjustable components on other Touring models. This unique setup offers a soft spring on the right side to handle the compression, while a stiff spring on the left takes care of the rebound. Oversize 40mm diameter pistons and 14mm rods supply a sturdy assembly that provides fast reaction to impacts while reducing harsh shocks from being transferred through the chassis. A hydraulic adjuster regulates the level of spring preload and is controlled by a knob behind the left saddlebag. The pair carries a price tag of $499.95.
With riders casting a watchful eye on finances, many are opting to perform simpler maintenance chores rather than hiring the services of their local dealer. Harley-Davidson has addressed these needs of the shade-tree wrench by introducing their new Primary Oil Fill Funnel and Transmission/Crankcase Fill Funnel. Fabricated with an extended tip and shaped to fit into tight access points, the combination transmission/ crankcase spout ($4.95) features an anti-burp design to reduce any oil spills. But the primary oil fill funnel ($9.95) is a true wonder, with its patent-pending shape that simply but effectively snaps into the open derby cover cavity and allows for hands-free operation. Both funnels have a smooth plastic surface for easy cleanup.
In an effort to help you “cap off” your ride, Bad Baggers Inc. has recently unveiled their new Air Cleaner Cover for Screamin’ Eagle Heavy Breather air filter units. Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, they are dipped in the chroming tank after polishing. These covers are available in four distinctive styles: Iron Cross, Skull, Spade and Moonie, with matching timer covers and derby covers also being offered by BBI. They attach to your breather’s nose using a high-strength 3M adhesive and carry a price tag of $60 each. They also work with the stock H-D rain sock installed without any modifications.
Bad Baggers Inc. www.badbaggersinc.com 702.538.0108
Put a sock on it
Using the revolutionary technology of CarbonX, Torch Wear has just introduced PipeWear for all those hot rod bikes that want to stay as cool to the touch as they are to the eye. Originally developed as welding apparel, CarbonX is a knit blend material capable of withstanding temperatures as high as 2,500 degrees, which is 50 percent greater than Nomex. This one-piece sleeve slides into place over your existing exhaust pipes and is held securely with clamps or stainless wire. It can be cut for a custom fit around support brackets and comes in 18″ and 36″ lengths. Available only in black, PipeWear is currently manufactured in 2″ diameters with 1 3/4″ and 2 1/2″ sizes in development.
Torch Wear www.torchwear.com 800.479.7165
Tripping down memory lane
Celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, Mustang Motorcycle Seats is pleased to release a new line of classic-designed equipment, the Mustang Nostalgic Luggage. This 4-piece collection includes the Expandable Throw-Over Saddlebags that feature an adjustable belt with straps for a custom fit on any bike. They also include collapsible drink holders and heat-resistant bottoms. The Journey Bag is designed for extended road trips and, including its three zippered side pockets, has a surprising capacity of more than 3,700 cubic inches. Mustang’s Jaunt Bag expands to hold a full-face helmet and has hidden shoulder straps allowing for it to be worn as a backpack. The Sunsetter Bag is perfect as a day or overnight bag and easily mounts to a luggage rack or sissy bar. Each piece is constructed of high quality black vinyl, includes a rain cover for additional protection and is available with or without studs. Each piece is purchased separately and prices vary.
Mustang Motorcycle Seats www.mustangseats.com 800.243.1392
Protecting your backside
Combining terrific styling with engineering upgrades, the new PowerFlo Air Intake System by Cobra Engineering is sure to capture some fans. The PowerFlo unit utilizes an internal venturi system that squeezes the entering air stream. This process lowers the air pressure but actually increases the flow rate, creating an additional vacuum separate from the engine vacuum and improving performance across the power band. Aiding in obtaining the maximum CFM, a high flow K&N element is part of the package. The aluminum bell cover is available in either chrome or black and features stainless steel wire mesh inserts covering the filter’s dual intakes. Due to the increased air flow, a digital fuel tuner is recommended to be used in conjunction with the PowerFlo. Designed to fit all H-D air-cooled V-Twins, the PowerFlo carries an MSRP of $249.95.
Cobra Engineering www.cobrausa.com 714.692.8180
When the rubber-mount Sportster was introduced in 2004, it definitely elevated the model’s level of sophistication. But there are those riders who are compelled to tweak their bikes in the fashion that best suits their personal style. To cater to those Sporty owners, Paughco is offering a new Rubber Mount Chopper Chassis. Accepting all the OEM mounting bracketry, this frame is designed to be hassle-free, only requiring that the stock oil tank be replaced with a special round one sold separately. Available in three different rakes and many combinations of stretch, these frames utilize a 1 1/2″ backbone with 1 1/4″ diameter downtubes. Pricing begins at $1,295.95.
Paughco Motorcycle Accessories www.paughco.com 800.423.2621
Grab and go
All riders have their “go-to” gear—equipment that’s simple and ultra-functional. Harley’s new Ride Ready Collection of clothing is designed to fit that description, being both utilitarian and economical. The men’s Ride Ready Packable Rain Suit has many features developed over years of customer input, including adjustable cuffs, mesh lining, a removable hood, elastic boot straps to keep the pants in place, articulated knees, a heat-resistant layer on the pant inner leg and a broad horizontal band of Scotchlite Reflective material running across the jacket’s shoulder blades. It is made from waterproof nylon. The men’s Ride Ready Textile Jacket is constructed from water-resistant nylon, mesh lined with underarm venting, with body armor at the shoulders and elbows, and six pockets. The rain suit and jacket come in sizes S–5XL and sells for $139 each. Both also feature the H-D Bar & Shield crest flanked by flames.