Wednesday, 24 May 2017

ZODIAC NEWS: RST ADJUSTABLE BRAKE AND CLUTCH LEVERS

RST ADJUSTABLE BRAKE AND CLUTCH LEVERS

The 7-stage adjustable brake and clutch levers provide functionality combined with an attractive design. They provide optimized clutch control and a predetermined braking point, exactly adjusted to your hand size. 




Precision machined from billet aluminum, assembled with stainless steel hardware. A TÜV/ABE approved clever design that folds back in case of an accident. Brake and clutch levers are sold individually and fit stock Harley-Davidson and Victory handlebar controls. RST adjustable brake and clutch levers are sold each at your Zodiac dealer, starting at

Belgium, Euro incl. BTW/TVA             132.00
Deutschland, Euro inkl. MwSt.            130.00
España, Euro incl. IVA                         132.00
Finland, Euro incl. ALV                        138.00
France, Euro TTC                                  131.00
Hungary, Euro incl. AFA                      139.00
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                137.00
United Kingdom, EURO incl. VAT      131.00

Check out your application at http://catalog.zodiac.nl/pn.aspx?p=RST

Links
The Zodiac Online Catalog: http://catalog.zodiac.nl
Where to buy: http://zodiac.nl/dealers



MagnaFlow's Touring Hitman Slip-Ons

MagnaFlow's Touring Hitman Slip-Ons


PART
PRODUCT
PLATFORM
YEAR
FINISH
UNIQUE
FITMENT
END CAP
MSRP
7202401
HITMAN
SLIP-ONS
TOURING®
17-UP
CHROME
EXCLUDES TRIKE MODELS
YES, CHROME
$689.95
7200805
HITMAN
SLIP-ONS
TOURING®
17-UP
CHROME
EXCLUDES TRIKE MODELS
YES, BLACK
$729.95
7200904
HITMAN
SLIP-ONS
TOURING®
17-UP
BLACK
EXCLUDES TRIKE MODELS
YES, BLACK
$779.95
7201701
HITMAN
SLIP-ONS
TOURING®
95-16
CHROME
EXCLUDES TRIKE MODELS
YES, CHROME
$689.95
7200105
HITMAN
SLIP-ONS
TOURING®
95-16
CHROME
EXCLUDES TRIKE MODELS
YES, BLACK
$729.95
7200304
HITMAN
SLIP-ONS
TOURING®
95-16
BLACK
EXCLUDES TRIKE MODELS
YES, BLACK
$779.95

www.magnaflow.com 

Norrtälje, Sweden, Saturday June 3rd - 43rd annual Custom Bike Show

43rd annual Custom Bike Show 
Norrtälje, Sweden, Saturday June 3rd

Arguably the oldest and longest established custom bike show in the world, the 43rd annual Custom Bike Show staged by Swedish riders’ club MC Norrtälje will again be staged at the coastal city of Norrtälje, an hour north east of the Swedish capital Stockholm.


An established and iconic event in Europe’s annual calendar, the unique one-day Custom Bike Show is a fixture at the first weekend of June (Sweden’s annual national holiday weekend) and attracts thousands of visitors from as far afield as Norway, Finland, Denmark and the Baltic countries, as well as the length and breadth of Sweden itself.

Last year saw over 200 bikes in 8 classes compete for vendor prizes that included a RevTech transmission donated by Custom Chrome Europe (CCE) and an expense paid package for the winners to compete at the next AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building at INTERMOT ‘Customized’ (in October 2018), paid for by the members of Twin Club MC.

This will be the 13th year of affiliation for the Custom Bike Show, making it the longest established ‘AMD Affiliate’. In total over 10,000 visitors are expected, and with more than 5,000 bikes descending on what is a tranquil former port city on the Swedish coast that regularly throws its doors open and welcomes bikers from all over northern Europe, the city authorities at Norrtälje are among the most “rider friendly” in Europe. 

Three separate judging systems are used to determine the winners, with a jury of industry professionals deciding on three World Championship affiliate prizes, with the competitors deciding the class prizes, and a Public Choice winner, sponsored by CCE. Last year saw a Bagger class added, which provided the Public Choice winner and Best Paint award.
Last year’s winning bike, selected by the jury, and which went on to compete in the Freestyle class at last year’s AMD World Championship, was a classic Swedish style ‘70s chopper with a 93” S&S Pan-style engine in a Swedish made UCC (Unique Custom Cycles/Gordon Rooth) 40-degree rake, 3” stretch rigid frame with a 4” over Springer front end made in Finland by Mr Moore Motorcycles.

www.twinclubmc.se
www.custombikeshow.se 

Smith wins Sacramento Mile to give Indian a third podium sweep

American Flat Track Twins presented by Vance & Hines 

Smith wins Sacramento Mile to give Indian a third podium sweep

The fifth round of this year’s 18-race American Flat Track Twins presented by Vance & Hines saw reigning Grand National Champion Bryan Smith bring home his No. 1 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750 to lead a third podium sweep for Indian’s 21st Century “Wrecking Crew.”


Staged at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds, the Harley-Davidson Sacramento Mile presented by Cycle Gear “witnessed both a rider and a manufacturer in action at the height of their powers.”
Smith and his fellow members of the Indian “Wrecking Crew”, Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing Scout FTR750) and Brad Baker (No. 6 Indian Motorcycle Racing backed by Allstate Scout FTR750), “were again in a class of their own on Saturday night.”
After 25 laps Smith’s victory came by a minuscule 0.025-second margin over Mees, with Baker a further 0.05 seconds adrift in third. The win was Smith’s seventh in succession at the Sacramento Mile, and his third in a row this season.


After securing sole possession of the championship lead, Smith said “I played my cards just right. I sat back there, saved my tire, and went hard the last couple of laps.”
While he got pushed out of at least a share of the championship lead for the first time this season, Mees did manage to maintain his perfect 2017 podium streak with his runner-up result in Sacramento, saying “I’ve got to give a big shout out to my team. It was a good race, and it’s great to get another Indian sweep with these guys. It stinks getting second, but it’s great for Indian Motorcycles. I’m honored to be a part of it.” 
Sammy Halbert (No. 69 Estenson Logistics Yamaha FZ-07) snatched fourth place by a narrow 0.050 second margin from quick-starting Jeffrey Carver Jr. (fifth on the No. 23 Carver’s BBQ Kawasaki Ninja 650). It was another disappointing weekend for Harley-Davidson and their XGR750R - Brandon Robinson was 9th, 14.32 seconds behind Smith, and Kenny Coolbeth Jr was 16th, having only completed 16 laps.
Next week, the American Flat Track will make the first of two 2017 doubleheader stops in Springfield, Ill., with Saturday May 27’s Springfield TT and Sunday May 28’s Harley-Davidson Springfield Mile I.

Photo credit: American Flat Track/Scott Hunter 

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Pura Vida - Roadtrip op een Harley van Alaska naar Argentinië

Pura Vida - Roadtrip op een Harley-Davidson uit 1943 
van Alaska naar Argentinië

Het boek van Jan Gerben Verzijl neemt je in rap tempo mee op zijn lange reis door Noord en Zuid Amerika. In zijn kort & bondige, recht voor z’n raap geschreven schrijfstijl leest het alsof je erbij bent.  

Pura Vida cover

Pura Vida, achterkant
Op zijn trouwe 750 zijklep H-D uit ’43 wordt 30.000 kilometer wegdek, avontuur en vooral levenservaring intens beleefd. Moeilijke keuzes? Jan Gerben gaat er op zijn eigen manier mee om. Neem de zin halverwege het boek en de reis, die zo op het oog heel simpel klinkt ‘Ik krijg geen verlenging, ze willen dat ik terug kom en aan de slag ga, ik wil doorgaan en neem ontslag.’ Ja, het gaat over zijn baan, iets wat zekerheid geeft in het leven, wat hij opgeeft voor onzekerheid, het leven, de weg, het avontuur is belangrijker. Maar dat hoeft hij niet eens te verklaren, de lezer begrijpt hem zonder geschreven woord.  
    
De liefde voor zijn motor, de drang naar het reizen, de mensen die hij toevallig tegenkomt en die vaak zijn liefde voor de weg blijken te delen. De motor blijft rijden, soms met wat reparaties en wat noodzakelijk onderhoud, waar weer nieuwe avonturen, kennismakingen en vriendschappen uit voortvloeien. 

Jan Gerben met zijn Harley-Davidson uit '43
 aan de rand van de zoutwoestijn

Minimalistisch op pad. Gewoon gaan en maar zien waar je uiteindelijk uitkomt. Is het niet de grote droom die wij allen koesteren, maar waar we tegelijkertijd oh zo bang voor zijn? Jan Gerben laat het ons beleven, lees zijn boek Pura Vida en geniet van het leven ‘on the road’.

Rijdend door de woestijn in Bolivia

Pura Vida is rechtstreeks te bestellen bij de auteur, Jan Gerben Verzijl, 
via de email op: puravidarider@gmail.com, kosten EUR 20,-

Bullet op fenderlight


Boek review door Onno “Berserk” Wieringa - foto’s Jan Gerben Verzijl

Roland Sands Design BMW Motorrad Machined Line

BMW MOTORRAD AND RSD COLLABORATE ON MACHINED ACCESSORY LINE FOR R nineT'S 


CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO

In 2013, Roland Sands Design and BMW Motorrad partnered on a design exercise that resulted in the creation of the Concept 90. A revolutionary machine built in true collaboration between both brands, the Concept 90 ignited a shift in the perception of BMW motorcycles from fully functional to also, fully customizable.



Fast forward to today..
Designed initially as a complete one-off set of custom parts for the Concept 90, the key components having gone through a rigorous design and development program are now available through BMW Motorrad as the “Machined” line of billet accessories for the BMW R nineT.




Machined to the strictest of standards set forth by BMW, these finely detailed components mark not only being the first collaborative components of their type available for the legendary BMW boxer motor, they are the realization of direct communication and development between

Friday, 12 May 2017

ZODIAC REVERSE GEAR KITS FOR HARLEY-DAVIDSON BIG TWINS

REVERSE GEAR KITS 
FOR HARLEY-DAVIDSON BIG TWINS

A reverse gear is great for trikes and sidecars, but can also be used on regular 2-wheel motorcycles. These very complete and easy to install reverse gear kit is entirely Made in Holland. It features a CNC machined billet steel and aluminum housing and hardened gears. 


The complete unit is only 20mm (.790") thick and fitted between the transmission trap door and clutch control cover. It features a hand-operated lever to put the bike in reverse gear. Just pull the clutch lever when the bike is in neutral and switch into reverse with the billet aluminum hand operated lever. The included relay and switch make your neutral indicator light go out and now you are able to drive the bike backwards, using the clutch and throttle like when you drive forward. Installation does not affect any of your forward gears. 


Kit includes everything you need, including installation instructions, gaskets, and hardware. Available for most 1987 and later Big Twin and Twin Cam, including the 2017 Milwaukee Eight Touring models. Available at your Zodiac dealer starting from
Belgium, Euro incl. BTW/TVA 1165.00
Deutschland, Euro inkl. MwSt. 1146.00
España, Euro incl. IVA 1165.00
Finland, Euro incl. ALV 1213.00
France, Euro TTC 1152.00
Hungary, Euro incl. AFA 1223.00
Italia, Euro incl. IVA 1175.00
Nederland, Euro incl. BTW 1165.00
Norway, Euro incl. MVA 1194.00
Österreich, Euro incl. MwSt 1156.00
Poland, Euro incl. PTA 1184.00
Sweden, EURO incl. MOMS 1204.00
United Kingdom, EURO incl. VAT 1156.00

Links:
This product in the Zodiac Online Catalog: http://catalog.zodiac.nl/pn.aspx?p=743400

The Zodiac Online Catalog: http://catalog.zodiac.nl
Where to buy: http://zodiac.nl/dealers



Part Number Information

• Note 1: Installation on 2006 thru 2012 models equipped with an OEM or Screamin' Eagle hydraulic clutch requires the use of the additional parts kit ZPN743403
• Note 2:Installation on 2013 thru 2016 models equipped with an OEM or Screamin' Eagle hydraulic clutch requires the use of additional parts kit ZPN743406
• Note 3: Reverse gear kits are designed for use on Touring models. Installation on other models may interfere with the rear exhaust header and consequently require modification of the provided shift lever and/or exhaust header or the installation of an aftermarket exhaust system.

743400 Fits stock and aftermarket 5 speed transmissions on 1987 thru 2006 Big Twin and Twin Cam. Installation on earlier 5-speed Big Twins requires conversion to the 1987-up clutch release mechanism, cable, cover, dipstick and trapdoor ZPN234202 or 234203
743401 Fits stock 6-speed transmissions in 2006 thru 2011 Dyna, 2007 thru 2010 Softail and 2007 thru 2008 Touring
743402 Fits stock 6-speed transmissions in 2009 thru 2013 Touring. Models with OEM or Screamin' Eagle hydraulic clutch require additional parts kit ZPN743403. Models with the late style 2-piece hydraulic clutch actuator cover also require additional parts kit ZPN743406
743407 Fits stock 6-speed transmissions in 2014 thru 2016 Touring, 2012 to present Dyna and 2011 to present Softail (except 2017 to present FLSS and FLSTFBS). Models with OEM or Screamin' Eagle hydraulic clutch require additional parts kit ZPN743406
743408 Fits stock 6-speed transmissions in 2017 to present Touring, 2017 to present FLSS Slim S and FLSTFBS Fatboy S. Comes complete with new cover for the stock slave cylinder
743403 Additional parts kit for use with 2006 thru 2013 OEM or Screamin' Eagle hydraulic clutch
743406 Transmission end cover to host the OEM clutch slave cylinder on 2013 thru 2016 OEM or Screamin' Eagle hydraulic clutch.

Oxford waterdichte rugtassen 'AQUA' bij DC_Import

DC-Import presenteert u de Oxford waterdichte rugtassen 'AQUA'

Deze rugtassen-lijn is ontworpen voor het “Nederlandse klimaat” 
en dus echt waterdicht!
De Oxford AQUA rugtassen zijn te bekijken op onze site;  www.dc-import.com  


Specificaties Oxford waterdichte rugtassen-lijn 'AQUA': 

- Leverbaar in 12L, 20L en 25 Liter uitvoering
- Rugtas voorzien van “padding” voor draagcomfort
- Voorzien van reflectiepatronen voor veiligheid
- Robuust uitgevoerd en zeker waterdicht!
- Verstelbare borst en taille straps
- Voorzien van waterdicht ritsen
- Consumentenprijs vanaf incl. btw € 59,95

DC Import BV 
Tel:   +31(0) 79 331 02 02 
Mail: info@dc-import.com  

Site: www.dc-import.com



CRUSHER PERFORMANCE REVOLT AIR CLEANER

REVOLT AIR CLEANER FROM CRUSHER PERFORMANCE

SOMERSET, WIS, — The new Revolt Air Cleaner from Crusher®, the Performance Division of Kuryakyn, showcases aggressive race-inspired styling and performance reminiscent of minimalist old-school velocity stack intakes. 

Unlike traditional velocity stacks, the Revolt features the added security of an integrated stainless steel mesh insert and high-flow washable/reusable K&N filter to eliminate debris or moisture from entering the throttle body. 


The steel mesh insert is secured via aluminum retainer clips with an angular design that delivers another element of distinctive rugged style. The housing and back mounting plate are constructed from quality A380 aluminum offered in chrome or satin black. An included parabolic “super ring” insert covers the back plate mounting bolts to channel smooth and precise airflow into the motor. 


Full kits are available for a wide range of Harley-Davidson® Twin Cam and Evo Dyna, Softail, and Touring models, as well as XL Sportsters. 



Also available are Revolt air cleaner assemblies for custom applications, bolting directly to stock 40mm and Screamin' Eagle 44mm CV carbs, as well as cable-operated Delphi throttle bodies. Installation on Mikuni HSR42/45/48, S&S E or G Shorty, or other aftermarket carbs requires adapters, sold separately. 

MSRP: $224.99 (Full Kits), $184.99 (Air Cleaner Assembly Only)
www.crusherperformance.com
kuryakyn.com


Memphis Shades spoiler windshields for Batwing fairings

Memphis Shades 
Memphis Shades spoiler windshields for Batwing fairings

Designed to be looked over, this spoiler windshield diffuses the air stream, effectively 
slowing the flow, without buffeting, and is made of aircraft-grade Lucite “for 
excellent optics and durability.”

Made in three tint choices of aircraft grade Lucite

Available in 5”, 6.5” and, as seen here, 9” heights

Available through Drag Specialties, they come in 5”, 6.5” and 9” heights and mount to Memphis Shades’ popular Batwing fairings with the existing hardware.
Available in smoke (a medium tint with 30% visible light transmission) or ghost (a light black tint with 85% visible light transmission) and solar (a light bronze tint with 72% visible light transmission) with optically correct vertical portion and gradient black lower portions.

DRAG SPECIALTIES
www.dragspecialties.com