Friday, 21 April 2017

John Parham

John Parham, Founder of J&P Cycles, Chairman of the National Motorcycle Museum in Iowa, lost his long battle with pulmonary fibrosis today, April 20, 2017. 

This sad, very sad news came as a huge shock. John and I were friends for more than 25 years. He had a huge influence in my life, not only when he owned J&P Cycles, but also after he started his National Motorcycle Museum, in which I spent many, many days.

Just a few weeks ago I was visiting John and Jill.

I visited John and Jill only a few weeks ago, and we had a great day, we had breakfast, we toured the museum as we always did, and talked motorcyles of course. 
John, it's an honour to be your friend, thanks for everything, I will miss you very much. Jill, you had a great husband, you can be proud of him!

John was recognized often for his marketing work and event development and promotion, John was a passionate motorcyclist, and loved the history of the sport. Amassing a large motorcycle collection, much of it has been on display at the Museum helping to tell the history of motorcycling. John was a recipient of industry awards and inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. He will be missed by his wife Jill, son Zachary, daughter-in-law Bree and two grandchildren plus a large community of antique motorcycle enthusiasts. There will be a celebration of John’s life, likely in early May and friends are invited to attend. The National Motorcycle Museum website will offer details on this gathering.



Super bright headlight unit with high and low beam CREE type LEDs and E-approval. Comes pre-wired with 3-post H4 connector. Fits almost any 5 3/4" headlight. A connector for use on selected 2014-up models with a H13-style connector must be ordered separately. 

Available at over 2.500 Zodiac dealers across Europe, suggested retail price
Belgium, Euro incl. BTW/TVA 132.00
Deutschland, Euro inkl. MwSt. 130.00
España, Euro incl. IVA 132.00
Finland, Euro incl. ALV 137.00
France, Euro TTC 130.00
Hungary, Euro incl. AFA 138.00
Italia, Euro incl. IVA 133.00
Nederland, Euro incl. BTW 132.00
Norway, Euro incl. MVA 135.00
Österreich, Euro incl. MwSt 131.00
Poland, Euro incl. PTA 134.00
Sweden, EURO incl. MOMS 136.00
United Kingdom, EURO incl. VAT 131.00

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Part Number Information
745491 5 3/4" LED Headlight unit
745492 Adapter harness for 2014 to present H13 style connector

Tuesday, 18 April 2017



SOMERSET, WIS, APRIL 18 — Keep small essential items within easy reach with the new Batwing Fairing Pouch Bag from Kuryakyn®, now available for ’14-’17 Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide®, Street Glide® and Tri Glide®. 

The structurally formed Batwing Fairing Pouch Bag (P/N 5261) provides much-needed additional storage for wallets, cell phones, sunglasses or other items that require quick and easy access. Specifically designed with a compact profile, the three-pouch bag hugs the contours of the fairing and windscreen for maximum storage with a tailored custom fit. High-strength magnetic closures on each pouch ensure secure storage and convenience when opening or closing the flaps. The main compartment also features an internal zippered storage pocket to separate and securely stow paperwork, smaller loose items, or coins.

Full access to the fairing vent open/close switch permits uninterrupted airflow. Premium formed construction provides shape retention, durability, and eliminates the risk of sagging over time, while UV-treated outer vinyl guards against discoloration from prolonged sunlight exposure. 

Overall dims: 23.5” wide x 6.375” tall x 3” deep
MSRP: $99.99



Lightweight aluminum bottle with key ring and swivel hook gives you 1.5 Liter (.33 Imperial Gallon or .396 US Gallon) space for drinks. 

Unbreakable and to good looking to pollute your camping site. Easily fits in a saddle bag or backpack. Or go for this the bottle with a Texas Leather real leather drink bottle holder that straps easily to your bike. Also easy to strap to one of the Texas Leather bags with fitted mounting straps. By the way, "Chuchaqui" means hangover. Note: Do not use this bottle for fuel. 

The Zodiac Bidon De Chuchaqui is available at your Zodiac dealer, suggested retail price is
Belgium, Euro incl. BTW/TVA 16.00
Deutschland, Euro inkl. MwSt. 16.00
España, Euro incl. IVA 16.00
Finland, Euro incl. ALV 17.00
France, Euro TTC 16.00
Hungary, Euro incl. AFA 17.00
Italia, Euro incl. IVA 16.00
Nederland, Euro incl. BTW 16.00
Norway, Euro incl. MVA 17.00
Österreich, Euro incl. MwSt 16.00
Poland, Euro incl. PTA 17.00
Sweden, EURO incl. MOMS 17.00
United Kingdom, EURO incl. VAT 16.00

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Part Number Information
757041 Bidon de Chuchaqui
757023 Bidon de Chuchaqui with black Texas Leather holder
757022 Black Texas Leather drink can holder only

New Roland Sands Design Parts, new at Custom Chrome Europe!

Custom Chrome Europe News: New Roland Sands Design Parts, new at Custom Chrome Europe! 

Custom Chrome Europe double news: More than 750 RSD Motorcycle Parts now available from CCE! There is always something new and exciting from Roland Sands Design, but this year‘s news just got better: With the new Custom Chrome Europe Catalogue, almost the full line of RSD custom-parts will be integral part of the Custom Chrome Europe distribution program and have been listed in more than half of the chapters of the CCE-catalogue! 

The latest new RSD items as well as traditional „top-sellers“ are now available from one source, along with all your other favoured brand-names and the popular CCE-only exclusives. Roland Sands’ favourites are the Sportster and Dyna model lines, thanks to their „sportive“ riding abilities, but the whizzkid from California has much more to offer for Softail and Touring riders! All RSD components available from CCE are already „online“ at their Dealer Store (there even under the original RSD parts #), where also new items are continuously updated when they become available.

Sportster Mid Controls • Move foot position approximately 1” up, 1” back and 1.5” narrower per side (compared to stock mid controls) for increased ground clearance when cornering • Utilize OEM rear master cylinder and shift lever • Eliminate bulky, heavy OEM cast steel foot peg brackets, bell crank brake rod and master cylinder bracket • 2014-16,  do not include brake reservoir bracket, not needed • Passenger Pegs & Mount sold separately • Relocates stock master cylinder 895979 Contrast Cut for XL 14-17 895980 Black Ops for XL 14-17

RSD Rocker Box Covers • Laser engraved RSD Logo • Hardware included • Sold as a pair • Gaskets included Clarity Twin Cam 99-17 896392 Contrast Cut 896393 Chrome 896394 Black Ops Nostalgia Twin Cam 99-17 896395 Black anodize 896396 Chrome 896397 Contrast cut 896398 Black ops Nostalgia XL 04-17 896399 Black anodize 896400 Contrast cut 896401 Black ops

Friday, 14 April 2017



SOMERSET, WIS, APRIL 11 — Lengthy road trips can require more storage than saddlebags, tour trunks or luggage provide. A pull-behind trailer offers the convenience of bringing everything needed to enjoy weeks, or even months, on the road. The new Receiver Hitch and Trailer Wiring and Relay Harnesses from Kuryakyn® ensure smooth sailing and worry-free load application on Harley-Davidson® Touring models equipped with CAN-bus electrical systems.

The Kuryakyn Receiver Hitch (P/N 7657) includes black powder-coated mounting brackets, chrome-plated ball mount and a chrome-plated 1-7/8” ball. Brackets and ball mount are constructed from sturdy forged and welded steel for durability. The ball mount utilizes a unique dual receiver design that engages the mounting brackets vertically on both sides of the rear wheel for maximum structural support. The ball mount can be installed in either of two height positions depending on fender configuration. Remove the ball mount when not in use and the receiver hitch remains hidden for a clean and virtually unnoticeable appearance. Bolt-on installation for all ’14-’17 Harley-Davidson Electra Glides, Road Glides, Road Kings and Street Glides requires simple hand tools.
MSRP: $289.99

Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring and Relay Harness Kits are available separately to safely and effectively apply the trailer’s lighting load to the battery rather than the bike’s electrical system. The harnesses utilize input from the motorcycle to direct power from the battery to the appropriate trailer lighting circuit, eliminating the potential to overload stock lighting or accessory outlets.

Wiring and Relay Harnesses are available in 5 Wire Plus 1 or 4 Wire Plus 1 kits for standard 5-wire output (run, brake, right turn, left turn, ground), or 4-wire output (run, left turn/brake, right turn/brake, ground). Each kit includes a bonus wire that connects as needed to provide fused 12-volt power to the trailer for compartment lights or keyless entry systems wired independently of the trailer’s essential lighting.
MSRP: $119.99 - $129.99

Terugroepactie Datatool S4 Red Series Alarm

Terugroepactie Datatool S4 Red Series Alarm

Scorpion Automotive Ltd, de eigenaar van het merk Datatool, heeft een terugroepactie voor het Datatool S4 red alarmsysteem aangekondigd.

Bij productevaluaties is gebleken dat er bij een aantal alarmsystemen uit de Datatool S4 Red series, die ook worden verkocht onder het label "Triumph Approved Accessory alarm", functionele problemen kunnen optreden waardoor het alarmsysteem zich niet meer laat uitschakelen.
Onderzoek heeft uitgewezen dat het defect doorgaans niet plotseling optreedt, maar dat er zich al eerder symptomen voordoen. Zo kan het steeds moeilijker worden het alarm uit te zetten, het alarm kan onverwachts piepen bij het aan- of uitzetten of het alarm-LED kan slechts flauw oplichten wanneer het alarm is uitgezet.

Omdat het defect invloed kan hebben op de veiligheid heeft Scorpion Automotive besloten tot een terugroepactie, waarbij alle betroffen alarmsystemen kosteloos worden vervangen. 

Datatool raadt klanten, wiens alarmsysteem bovenstaande symptomen al vertoont, ten strengste af hun motorfiets nog te gebruiken totdat het alarmsysteem is vervangen.

Aan de hand van het serienummer op het installatiecertificaat en/of op de onderzijde van de alarm unit zelf kan worden bepaald of een alarmsysteem tot de betroffen serie behoort. Daartoe kunnen klanten onderstaande identificatieprocedure volgen. Mocht het alarmsysteem eerder onder garantie zijn vervangen, dan moet het serienummer van het vervangende alarmsysteem worden gekozen. Op kan vervolgens worden gecontroleerd of het alarmsysteem onder de terugroepactie valt. Zo ja, dan adviseren wij de klant om zo spoedig mogelijk met de motordealer of met het installatiebedrijf contact op te nemen en daar zijn gegevens te verstrekken, zodat de vervangingsprocedure in gang kan worden gezet. Diegenen, die geen internettoegang hebben, kunnen via onderstaande procedure controleren of hun

Koning Zelfbouw 2017 MotoPort Hengelo op 3 juni 2017

Koning Zelfbouw 2017 
Wie wordt Koning Zelfbouw 2017? 

Heb jij een zelfbouw cafe racer, bratstyle, chopper, bobber of een ‘niet in een hokje te plaatsen’ zelfbouw motor? Meld je dan nu aan! Deelname is gratis en er zijn mooie prijzen te winnen! Hoofdprijs is de ‘Koning Zelfbouw Trofee’ en eeuwige roem. Voor de 1e, 2e, 3e prijs: Motoport Hengelo waardebonnen! 

Doe mee! Stuur je foto’s naar:  Op deze 6e Koning Zelfbouw dag staan alle deelnemende motoren weer vorstelijk uitgestald, met als finale de verkiezing. We zorgen dat er flink wat klassiekers en specials naar Hengelo komen.  Er zijn diverse bedrijven aanwezig die interessant zijn voor elke zelfbouwer. 

Niet alleen voor de Motor, zoals special parts, pinstriping, zadelbekleding etc, Maar ook voor de rijder is er genoeg te vinden: kleding, helmen, motorfotografie en lots of goodies! 

Dus stap 3 juni op je zelfbouwer of standaardfiets en kom pronken en inspiratie opdoen op de Koning Zelfbouw dag 2017!  Enschedesestraat 210 7552 CL Hengelo

2017 Poznan Motor Show, 8th Custom Festival Custombike Show


2017 Poznan Motor Show, 8th Custom Festival Custombike Show

 April 6th - 9th 2017, Poznan/Poland

Text & Photo's: Horst Roesler, Motographer

It has started with passion and it has been a great show again! The 8th Custom Festival Custombike Show as part of the massive Poznan Motor Show and altogether 4 motorcycle-related halls plus outdoor program, which included Motorcycle and Quad Stunt acts. What is unique in that Polish event is the public interest which can be stated to be on a "national" level. This is the "main event" for Poland in all things automotive, but it has become rare in "the west", western Europe, to have such hyper-enthusiastic visitors that bring the whole family and



SOMERSET, WIS, APRIL 13 — The new Aztec collection from Kuryakyn® strikes a perfect balance of vintage art deco design and modern style indicative of Indian® big twins. Now available in the growing line of accessories are the Aztec Dipstick and Fuel Caps, two easy add-ons that prove the little details can create a huge impact.

Aztec Dipsticks (P/N 5710 – Chrome, 5711 Satin Black) eliminate the need for the OEM-supplied tool required to remove factory units. Constructed from quality A380 aluminum with high-temp injection-molded ABS threads and dipstick etched with easy-to-read “Full” and “Add” levels. The chrome version is a perfect complement to Kuryakyn’s line of Indian engine covers including the Rear Oil Panel Accent (P/N 5644), while satin black is ideal for Dark Horse models or a contrasting finish with factory chrome components.
MSRP: $59.99


Aztec Fuel Caps (P/N 7387 – Chrome, 7388 – Satin Black) include a right-side vented fuel cap and left-side “dummy” cap that both offer enhanced styling compared to their stock counterparts. The direct replacement caps are constructed from A380 aluminum (with ABS threads) available in chrome or satin black finish for a captivating addition to Indian big twin tanks. 
MSRP: $99.99

The Aztec Dipstick and Fuel Caps are available for all ’14-’17 Indian Chief, Chieftain, Roadmaster and Springfield models. Additional products in the Aztec line are slated for release throughout 2017.