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

Decked out
Harley-Davidson’s new Air Wing Tour Pak Luggage Rack is an attractive finishing touch for your Tourer and a dandy place to bungee the gear you can’t stuff inside. The basic rack is chrome-plated steel tubing adorned with an H-D script logo and sells for $179.95. You can take the treatment a step further by adding the Air Wing Rack LED Light Kit that not only gives you an enhanced ship-in-the-night profile but does double duty as a highly visible secondary brake light. The light kit comes with your choice of clear or smoked lens and retails for $49.95.

Harley-Davidson   www.harley-davidson.com

Light saber
The serious night riders in the audience will appreciate this nifty new weapon in the battle against the dark side—and the critters that dwell there. Dubbed the Cross Country H.I.D. Lamp, and manufactured by the illuminati at PIAA, these small marvels (just 2.875″ x 4″) deliver a 12-degree light pattern with an intensity two to three times that of a comparable halogen unit, and do so without an external ballast or igniter. And they’re rugged devices as well, featuring sealed anodized aluminum bodies and hardened glass lenses. They’re sold as a two-lamp kit that includes the relay, switch and harness.

PIAA   www.piaa.com  503.489.6666

Filling the void
The vacant radio cavity on the FLHT Electra Glide Standard has long been a space crying to be filled, and there’s not a Standard owner anywhere who hasn’t pondered the possibilities. They need ponder no longer. The Fairing Glove Box Door from eGlideGoodies fills the bill nicely, transforming the void into a convenient, secure compartment for small effects and necessities. Constructed of heavy-gauge aluminum, and fitted with stainless steel hinges and a waterproof gasket, this is one tough and weathertight unit. The basic box comes equipped with a simple knob for quick keyless access for $149.99, but for an additional $49.99, you can have it equipped with a barrel lock keyed to your existing ignition/saddlebag key.

eGlideGoodies   www.eglidegoodies.com

Split decision
Staying in step with Harley’s technological advances, S&S Cycle has come out with this Teardrop Air Cleaner for 2008 Baggers. This is a revised version of their signature teardrop designed to mate right up with the EFI throttle body of the new electronic throttle control system used on the ’08 Tourer platform. This air cleaner provides a performance boost while giving your ride the panache long associated with the S&S teardrop, and no fiddling with the closed-loop EFI tuning is required as part of the installation. Just bolt it on and reap the rewards. The price is $239.95.

S&S Cycle   www.sscycle.com   608.627.1497

Look back in black
Black is the new chrome, and Dark Custom the new buzzword out of Milwaukee, and you can get in on the rage with a pair of these Satin Black Custom Mirrors from Harley-Davidson. These mirrors provide a good dose of black-out treatment while also adding a dash of custom styling in the form of tapered, grooved and perforated stems—so even you Nightster, Cross Bones and Night Rod Special owners who already have black mirrors can benefit in the looks department. A pair will run you $199.95, and they’ll fit any Harley-Davidson made since 1982.

Harley-Davidson   www.harley-davidson.com

Grilled scallops
Adding to their popular line of Rapide acces-sories that already includes a taillight and air cleaner, Crime Scene Choppers now offers the Rapide Headlight styled with the same scallop-and-grill motif of those other components. These hand-finished headlights accept standard 4.5″ lamps or can be outfitted with the company’s triple-lamp Laser Lights and come with a mounting block, stainless steel hardware, gasket and wiring harness. Offered as either an all-chrome unit or with a brass grill, they retail for $299 and $369 respectively.

Crime Scene Choppers   www.crimescenechoppers.com   831.406.0126

Bag it yourself
From Hardstreet comes the Pro Builder Saddlebag Kit that enables you to turn virtually any contemporary Harley or Victory stocker into a custom bagger without breaking the bank. For a mere $399.95 you get a pair of rugged ABS hard bags with all appurtenances, including a powder-coated bracket, DOT reflectors, and all necessary hardware. Paint the bags to match your scoot, bolt it all together and you’re in business. There are kits available to fit all Softails, ’96–present Dynas, and ’04–present Sportsters, as well as Victory’s Vegas, Kingpin and 8-Ball.

Hardstreet   www.hardstreet.com   800.770.2259

Deep pockets
All fashion statements should be as functional as the new FL Extended Bags from Trask Performance. Not only do they put your bagger out on the cutting edge of custom bagger styling, but they do so while adding appreciable storage capacity to your ride. These bags are direct replacements for the stock bags, and utilize the stock lids, latches and mounts, making the transformation a simple operation. They’re supplied paint-ready in gel-coat finish, and are available with dual or single exhaust cutouts—or no cutouts at all for you short pipe fanciers. The price is $799.

Trask Performance   www.turboyourharley.com   623.879.8488

Commute suit
For those environmentally conscious and economy-minded riders who would like nothing better than to commute on their scoot but have difficulty packing a computer and other electronics sensibly, we offer this solution from Vezzeo Inter-national, called the Mobile Vest. More practical and comfortable than a backpack, and more secure than a bungee cord, the handsome Mobile Vest wraps your torso with an array of specially designed pockets and wire routing to accommodate cell phones, MP3 devices, and especially a laptop computer. Put it on, saddle up and ride the HOV lane to work. Just because you’re a geek doesn’t mean you have to look like one. The vest costs $119.99 in sizes XS–XXL and will be available this summer.

Vezzeo International   www.cruisewithvezzeo.com

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