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Partz November 2009: All the things you can’t do without

Multiple choice
Founded in 1968, Paughco is an established name well known for providing vintage, obsolete and chopper parts for Harley-Davidsons. Their springer front ends are noted as being the industry standard. Into this mix, Paughco announces the release of their newly designed Wide Springers for 2004 & later Sportsters and Dynas. A direct bolt-on, they come in stock or 3″ over length, with or without an integrated shock absorber and a choice of top clamps that fit either dog-bone risers or Glide-style risers. But the choices don’t end there. To sweeten the temptation, these springers are available in basic chrome, a high luster brass or black powdercoat. Or any number of dizzying combinations—brass springs, chrome legs—whatever your imagination can conjure. They also carry a full line of fork stem components and custom axles.

Paughco   www.paughco.com   800.423.2621

Take flight
The graceful style of Harley’s new Air Wing Saddlebag Lid Rail Kit adds a futuristic flair while offering protection for the lids of hard saddlebags on any Touring model from 1993 to present. The curved front lip of the rail protects the saddlebag from accidental boot scrapes, with the low-profile top rail adding additional paint protection. The chrome-finished kit retails for $129.95 and includes all required mounting hardware. An auxiliary lighting kit to enhance the unit’s appeal and provide additional visibility is available separately.

Harley-Davidson   www.harley-davidson.com

Toasty on the inside
Smart riders gleaned long ago that the secret to warm hands and feet while riding in frigid weather is to keep your body core warm. The Electric Warmbib by Aerostich features an outer shell of black Gore-Tex Windstopper fabric with an inside blanket of micro-fleece. Sandwiched between the two is a layer of Kanetsu radiant heating material. The inner fleece provides a grip on your clothing and, along with the help of the stretch collar, keeps the bib positioned securely under your jacket. When not in use, the bib is stored in a built-in pocket, making for a compact package. Available in regular and tall sizes, prices range from $67 to $87 depending on the type of fused battery cord that is desired.

Aerostich RiderWearHouse   www.aerostich.com   800.222.1994

The artistry of the new Night Sky 3-in-1 Jacket by Harley-Davidson MotorClothes is its ability to adjust to changing weather conditions. The jacket itself is made from 100 percent cotton canvas but features a zip-out hooded vest lined with Sherpa fleece for extra warmth. Once removed, the vest can be worn separately, and the jacket can be worn without the vest when temperatures demand lighter gear. While snaps on the cuffs match those on the snap chest pockets, the zippered front coordinates with the two zippered hand pockets. A large embroidered patch on the back includes crystal ornamentations. Carrying a price of $175, the Night Sky is available in XS–3W, as well as extended sizes.

Harley-Davidson   www.harley-davidson.com  

Express thyself
For years the Aerostich catalog has featured “fake” items—comical inventions for motorcyclists that actually don’t exist. And at first glance, one would think their new Lane Share Tool might fall into that category. Aerostich swears it’s real. It’s an anodized aluminum device that replaces your license plate bracket and is wired through your bike’s electrical system. When the handlebar-mounted switch is activated, Lane Share unfolds like an accordion revealing any number of humorous messages for four seconds before automatically folding back into its original position, once more displaying your license plate. Designed as a way to protest lane-splitting laws, one of the supplied messages reads, “Lane Share Test.” Easily installed, it’s most certainly illegal and is for off-road or entertainment use only. Selling for $187, you can now express yourself with any number of unique messages for that imbecile that just cut you off.

Aerostich RiderWearHouse   www.aerostich.com   800.222.1994

Thar’ she blows
The latest weapon in the battle to eliminate the nemesis of long distance motorcycling, Mr. Numb-Butt, has been released by Harley-Davidson. The Road Zeppelin Seat has internal air bladders fed by a built-in air compressor and can be adjusted on the fly, reducing pressure points and improving blood circulation. Three rocker switches are located on the side of the seat and pump up or bleed off air quickly, with two adjustment zones for the rider and one for the passenger. The narrow profile of the seat’s nose makes for safer control when stopping, while the 20″ seating width provides long-range comfort (the passenger pillion is 14.5″ wide). The Road Zeppelin fits 2008–later Touring and Tri-Glide Ultra Classic models, carries an MSRP of $699.95 and accepts a rider backrest and passenger grab-rail, sold separately.

Harley-Davidson   www.harley-davidson.com

Sound warning
Austin Steiner Covers has one of the largest collections of Harley Horn Covers in the world, with more than 100 unique designs on hand and new designs added weekly. Beginning with a cover fabricated from high-grade steel that has received the triple-chrome plate treatment, each piece is then fitted with a distinct emblem to reflect the rider’s attitude, affiliation or brand loyalty. All branches of the military are represented, along with many sports teams and a ton of different skull motifs. The emblems are either chrome, steel or pewter, with baked-on enamel being used when color is desired. Designed to fit 1993 to present H-Ds with side- mount horns, prices begin at $119.95.

Austin Steiner Covers   www.austinsteiner.com   702.277.6723

Bridging the gap
Electraeon’s recently released Motor Mount Covers fill in the space between the front of the motor and the regulator. Fitting under the spin-on oil filter, these covers are notched to allow clearance in all the necessary locations while hiding that unsightly front stabilizer heim linkage. The covers are made from 6061-T6 aluminum, which is CNC machined and then chromed. They take about 10 minutes to install and come in either smooth or ball-mill finish. Retailing for $130, there are several different versions designed to fit Harley Touring bikes for 2000–2008 model years.

Electraeon   www.electraeon.com   303.435.7421

Five years is a very long time in the field of engineering and technology. And that’s how long it’s been since Lick’s Cycles has redesigned their series of short shocks. During that time, materials have evolved, spring rates improved and innovations to valving systems have been discovered. The result is Lick’s 2G-Short Shocks, a bulletproof and high performance system that measures 10 inches eye-to-eye. Designed to fit 1991–2010 Sportsters, these 2nd Generation (2G) shocks have been designed with a universal spring load that will handle riders from 150 to 325 lbs. A spanner wrench is included with the units, allowing adjustment for the spring rate to achieve either a softer or stiffer ride response. A pair of 2G-Shorties will run you $259.

Lick’s Cycles   lickscycles.com   888.522.8191

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