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Partz December 2008: All the things you can’t do without

Rock ’n’ reverb
Bassani Xhaust has introduced its new Road Rage and Pro Street systems designed to fit Harley-Davidson Rockers and other Softails. The Road Rage 2-into-1 systems are known for their exceptional low-end torque and top-end performance without the traditional “lazy torque curve” that plagues most 2-into-1s. The Road Rage is offered in either short or long megaphone mufflers, and they cost $549.95 for chrome and $599.95 for ceramic black. The stepped headers increase flow of the Pro Street systems to make them the best-performing pipes around, producing increased torque and good top-end power. The Pro Street in chrome costs $469.95 and ceramic black goes for $499.95.

Bassani Manufacturing   www.bassani.com  866.782.3283

Baffling solution
Powerbraidz introduces its new Flexible Exhaust Baffles that fit into curved or radius pipes like Grumpys, Martin Bros, Samson and most other major exhaust manufacturers’ products. Not only do they quiet a bike by 10 to 15 dB, they also increase horsepower and torque, providing just enough backpressure to fine-tune the engine. It’s a simple one-screw installation, and they’ll bend to180 degrees and not collapse. The Powerbraidz baffle can be wrapped for further muffling. At $109.99, they fit 1.75″ and 2.25″ pipes and come with a five-year warranty on materials and workmanship.

Powerbraidz   eccyles@sc.rr.com   804.901.8468

High-tech, high-style hydraulics
George’s Garage now offers Hydraulic Clutch Covers for 1987–2006 Big Twins. The covers are a direct replacement for stock and are fit with bleeder screw, chrome banjo bolt with copper washers and stainless steel fill/dipstick combo, and a superior-quality James Gasket. A smoother, lighter and more precise pull are benefits of these new high-tech, sophisticated covers. The covers, retailing for $229.95, are precision machined from a single block of billet and finished in black anodized or show quality chrome.

George’s Garage   www.georges-garage.com   909.843.7043

On the down low
Pingel Enterprise, Inc. announces the release of the CB Antenna Relocation Kit for 1985–2009 FLHTCU/I models that are CB-equipped. The kit offers the ability to install a removable Tour-pak kit and retain the use of the CB without having to reinstall the antenna. It mounts easily on the rear fender support brackets—alongside the rear fender—with common hand tools. Each kit includes all hardware and a corrosion-proof polished stainless steel bracket. Just install the Pingel bracket and reinstall the stock antenna to the new bracket. This product is made in the USA and sells for $60.35. It’s offered with a polished stainless steel finish.

Pingel Enterprise, Inc.   www.pingelonline.com   608.339.7999

Big little brake
360 Brake has announced the release of its next-generation 6″ BIG Brake. Similar in design to the already-available 360 Brake 5″ hub, the new brake is completely contained in a 6″ hub mounted around the axle, making it look like there’s no brake at all! The 6″ brake is designed to provide increased stopping capability for bigger bikes. It replaces OEM dual-front disk brakes by using a single 6″ BIG Brake. The grooved and vented rotor combined with the brake hat’s venting system eliminates dust and heat build­up, providing superior airflow to the brake. The 6″ brake retails for $1,295 for polished caliper, hat and arm and an additional $100 for the chrome or color anodized finishes.

360 Brake   www.360brake.com   317.875.0360

Special glasses not required
The Bungee Bitch Strap is a 2″ wide band with heavy-duty Velcro on each end, and its purpose is to keep the passenger, or your gear, strapped onto the bike. It’s strong and secure, with no metal or hooks that might nick or scratch the bike, the passenger or the gear. The materials in the Bungee Bitch Straps are industrial-strength stretch fiber webbing and high-grip, heavy-duty Velcro. At $17.95 each, the strap comes in black with orange print. The straps are made in the USA, and come in medium (38″), large (46″) and big ass (54″). Lengths are approximate, and other sizes are available on request.

Bungee Bitch Strap   www.bungeebitchstrap.com

Sweet suite
Harley-Davidson’s new Multi-Fit Touring Luggage System with Day Bag at $299.95 is a two-bag system made from high-quality foam-backed, water-resistant materials designed to retain their shape. The bag combination can be used together or separately, and features four exterior side pockets, one large front-zippered pocket with a removable tool roll, two interior pockets and an interior key hook. The Bar & Shield logo and the built-in rain cover feature reflective surfaces for maximum visibility. The 2,600 c.i. Tour Bag is 16″ wide x 10″ deep x 19″ tall and the 1,300 c.i. Day Bag is 16″ wide x 10″ deep x 10″ tall.

Harley-Davidson   www.harley-davidson.com

Two-wheel turntable
For those who have limited storage space for their motorcycles, the Motorcycle TurnAbout is the ultimate convenience for bikes of all sizes, from sport to touring. Simply park your motorcycle on the TurnAbout, disengage the center jack and then rotate your bike side-to-side or front-to-back to maximize space and convenience. The TurnAbout was specifically designed for ease of use. It’s constructed with eight heavy-duty double casters, a tough powder coat finish and several colors. The TurnAbout is over eight feet long, will hold up to 1,000 pounds and has a 360-degree turning radius. The product, made in the USA, costs $595 and comes with a one-year warranty.

Quality Equipment Distributors  
www.motorcycleturnabout.com   716.681.7703

No-drip dipstick
The new Harley-Davidson Oil Level and Temperature Dipstick with LCD Readout is a direct replacement for the stock dipstick. You can check oil level and temperature with the push of a button, eliminating the need for a rag and preventing oil drips on pipes and the garage floor. The lighted blue-backlit LCD readout screen indicates oil level with a four-segment readout and displays oil temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius. The waterproof LCD display operates on a long-lasting, replaceable lithium coin-type battery and also features a low-battery indicator. At $134.95 to $139.95, it fits most 1999–later Touring and 2000–later Softail models.

Harley-Davidson   www.harley-davidson.com

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