Friday, 21 June 2019

Drag Specialties Additions

Drag Specialties Additions

Saddlebag Guards

Drag Specialties' FLHT and FLHR saddlebag guards are designed to protect the saddlebag's leading edges from dings and nicks. Constructed from 7/8" diameter tubing, they are available in chrome or black.  Designed to work with the OEM saddlebag supports, they are sold in pairs for '14-'19 FLHT/FLHR models with or without saddlebag guard rails. 

M-8 Clutch Master Cylinder Cover Kits

These quality chrome covers from Drag Specialties are a custom replacement for the plain black clutch master cylinder covers on M-8 Dressers. "The simple addition of these chrome covers creates an eye-catching contrasting look against the stock black hand control components."  Easy to install, they include gasket and mounting screws for '17-'19 FLHTCUTG/FLRT and '17-'19 FLHT, FLHR, FLHX, FLTRX and FLTRU models.

Inner Clutch Hub

This improved and durable inner clutch hub by Drag Specialties accepts all OEM components and replaces the worn stock part on '86-'90 Sportsters.

Fender Skins

This Drag Specialties fender skin for solo seat riders gives rear fender protection from boot or saddlebag paint scuffs.  Fender skins hug the fender perfectly and are designed to match Drag Specialties solo seats to maintain the clean, minimalist look.  Features include faux exotic centers with leather perimeters and a finished edge and felt liner underneath to protect paint. It also includes a black zinc washer and screw to complete the easy-to-do installation. The fender skin will work with most OEM and accessory seats.

Front Dual Ring Turn Signal Inserts

Available in bullet or flat styles, 2" diameter LED clusters feature an outer ring of 24 white LEDs for a bright cool-white driving light and an inner ring of 24 amber LEDs for an exceptionally bright amber turn signal. When a turn signal is activated, the white LEDs turn completely off for the entire turn signal cycle, providing greater visibility of the amber turn signal.  Sold in pairs, they must be used with a separately available clear or smoked lens; a load equalizer may be needed.




Solid 34 tooth sprocket conversion replaces the compensator assembly, which is often slipping and noisy. Weighs more than 50% less than the OEM or Screamin' Eagle unit. Fits 2017 to present Touring & Trike and 2018 to present Softail, except FLFB & FLFBS Fat Boy, FXBR & FXBRS Breakout and FXDR. 

Now available at your Zodiac dealer, starting at:
Belgium, Euro incl. BTW/TVA                  143,00
Deutschland, Euro inkl. MwSt.                140,00
España, Euro incl. IVA                              143,00
Finland, Euro incl. ALV                             149,00
France, Euro TTC                                       141,00
Hungary, Euro incl. AFA                           150,00
Italia, Euro incl. IVA                                               144,00
Nederland, Euro incl. BTW                       143,00
Norway, Euro incl. MVA                            146,00
Österreich, Euro incl. MwSt                      142,00
Poland, Euro incl. PTA                              145,00
Sweden, EURO incl. MOMS                    147,00
United Kingdom, EURO incl. VAT          142,00

These products in the Zodiac Online Catalog:

The Zodiac Online Catalog:
Where to buy:

Part Number Information

191205          Milwaukee Eight solid compensator

Darkhorse Signature Series 'Man O'War' Crankshafts

Darkhorse Crankworks

Darkhorse Signature Series 'Man O'War' Crankshafts

Internationally recognized for innovations such as its Pro Plug System, Osman, Wisconsin based Darkhorse Crankworks has long been regarded as producing the strongest foundations for all Twin Cam, and now M-8, performance engines.

At the heart of the "Darkhorse Difference", dealers can "put even more HP to the road without the concerns commonly associated with relying on OEM crankshafts in performance motor builds," says co-owner and General Manager John Dahmer.

"built with a true bottom-up approach"

Built to order in five to eight business days lead time, John said that "Darkhorse Crankworks has always manufactured and sourced absolutely the best products available for building or remanufacturing Harley-Davidson crankshafts. Continuing in that tradition, our Signature Series 4", 4 3/8" and 4 5/8" stroke A or B model sets are a true "built to order" application-specific crankshaft.
"We build with a true bottom up approach, one that allows us to focus strictly on the foundation of all engine builds. We can utilize our nearly 40 years of experience to balance factors from our vast library of engine dynamics with being able to install a wide variety of components and connecting rods that dealers and engine builders simply cannot get 'off-the-shelf' from a distributor.
"This is the primary reason why so much of our business is repeat business. Our dealers know they can rely on our experience, craftsmanship and components for a rebuild and price that makes them look good with their customers.

"vibration analysis and runout measurements"

"It all started with authorized Harley dealers wanting a premium OEM crankshaft replacement, with a premium built crankshaft built specifically for them. They do not want a 'one size fits all' off-the-shelf crankshaft. Now all custom shops and engine re-builders have come to benefit from that premium approach - bottom ends that benefit the bottom line!
"New Darkhorse certified crankshaft assemblies meet our stringent tolerances and are balanced to our specifications. We have formed alliances with top flywheel manufacturers across the USA who supply us with components that we are able to mate with our own precision made parts. The end result is an affordable, top-of-the line crankshaft. 
"Each crankshaft we manufacture is truly unique. They are designed and built specifically for an intended application and customer. If an "off the shelf" crankshaft is all that your build or budget requires, we also stock Harley-Davidson OEM, S&S and other manufacturers' crankshafts, but we have been a pioneer in offering full service to pressed together Harley-Davidson and Buell crankshafts.

"the Darkhorse Difference"

"Our exclusive line of PRO parts includes H-Beam Chromoly connecting rods that are second to none. Options range from inexpensive competition rods for those with a restricted budget that are made from imported forgings, right through to our impressive "Made in the USA" forgings and Carrillo-made connecting rods. 
"Centerlines are machined to within .0003" of each other. They are the only rod that can provide the true .001" stack-up tolerance which is quickly becoming industry standard. All our proprietary

Rick's Motorcycles 'Fat Ass' Kit for up to 360 Tires in Stock M-8 Softail Frames

'Fat Ass' Kit for up to 360 Tires 
in Stock M-8 Softail Frames

Rick's Motorcycles of Baden-Baden in Germany has this new 'Wide Tire Kit' for M-8 Softail models that eliminates the gearbox and primary relocation, right-side drive gearboxes, frame modifications, and welding work associated with 300 mm conversions - the swingarm fits into the original H-D stock frame, with even a 360 tire running centered.

The power distribution is via an intermediate shaft which sits at the pivot point of the swingarm, allowing the motor and gearbox to stay as one unit, with less strain being created and no suspension forces to adversely affect the belt.
Since the primary box remains in the original location, the footrests don't have to be repositioned and ground clearance and lean angle remain the same as stock. To make mounting easier, the black polished, plastic coated (matt black also available) swingarm is prepared for different options such as drive side brake, original brake caliper and side licence plate.

Rick's wheels are supplied with special hubs for this kit so that the wheel runs centered. With the different versions for the various Softail frames and engines, attention was paid to keep the original transmission.
In addition to the 18" swingarm kit, the system was also adapted for 10.5" x 20" to fit the Avon 280/40 R20 tire. Rick's claims that this is the first complete swingarm kit for a 20" wheel in the OE Softail frame.


Thursday, 20 June 2019



Whether you're Hooligan Flat-Track Racing or just want more power, the S&S Hooligan kits for 2000 to present Harley-Davidson Sportster models will give you an edge on the competition. Boost that 883 to 1200cc or your 1200 to 1250cc. These are easy to install bolt-on big bore kits that do not require any extra machining and no rebalancing of the crankshaft. 

Kits include pistons, piston rings, cylinders, head & base gaskets, camshafts, premium tappets make the most of the added displacement. S&S claims an 80% horsepower increase for a stock 883. And when combined with an S&S air cleaner and exhaust you even can get up to 85 horsepower. These kits use the stock heads, pushrods, and fuel system and are available in silver or black powder coat that matches stock finish. 

Now available at your Zodiac dealer, starting at:
Belgium, Euro incl. BTW/TVA                  1514,00
Deutschland, Euro inkl. MwSt.                1489,00
España, Euro incl. IVA                              1514,00
Finland, Euro incl. ALV                             1577,00
France, Euro TTC                                       1496,00
Hungary, Euro incl. AFA                           1589,00
Italia, Euro incl. IVA                                               1526,00
Nederland, Euro incl. BTW                       1514,00
Norway, Euro incl. MVA                            1552,00
Österreich, Euro incl. MwSt                      1501,00
Poland, Euro incl. PTA                              1539,00
Sweden, EURO incl. MOMS                    1564,00
United Kingdom, EURO incl. VAT          1501,00

These products in the Zodiac Online Catalog:

The Zodiac Online Catalog:
Where to buy:

Part Number Information
782379          883 to 1200 kit, black (S&S 910-0699)
782380          883 to 1200 kit, silver (S&S 910-0700)
762574          1200 to 1250 kit, black (S&S 910-0608)
762575          1200 to 1250 kit, silver (S&S 910-0609)

Megaphone Roadster Muffler by Dock66

A Touch of Retro - 
Megaphone Roadster Muffler by Dock66

Duisberg, Germany based Dock66 has these versatile "timeless reverse cone design Megaphone Roadster Mufflers," and says they make "the perfect silencer for all classic custom motorcycles. The sixties British bike style matches vintage bikes, cafe racers, scramblers and also choppers, bobbers and trackers. 

Available in chrome or black finish, the Megaphone Roadster Muffler is made of heavy duty steel and can be mounted on either side of the bike. Spacers allow universal use for pipes from approximately 36 to 45 mm. Length of the silencer is approx. 480 mm, the maximum diameter is 92 mm and the length of reverse cone is 100 mm.
The mufflers have no ECE-homologation, TÜV approval, or certificate - the only allowed use is for competition/racing or veteran/old-timer and collector bikes.


World-Famous Celebrities to Attend 2019 Buffalo Chip® Charity Rides

World-Famous Celebrities to Attend 2019 Buffalo Chip® Charity Rides

A growing number of superstars are slated to mix and mingle with riders at Buffalo Chip charity ride events this August.

Sturgis, SD (June 18, 2019) – The list of world-famous celebrities supporting 2019 Sturgis Buffalo Chip signature charity events is growing. Some of the most celebrated names in racing, music and pop culture are scheduled to appear at the following events in the Black Hills this August.

Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Rusty Wallace Charity Ride

Wednesday, Aug. 7  -  Rapid City Main Street Square to the Buffalo Chip

One of the world’s fastest superstars and America’s greatest racecar drivers, Rusty Wallace, will be leading the first-ever Rusty Wallace Charity Ride. Wallace is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, Winston Cup Champion, Motorsports Hall of Famer and a 55-time race winner. He is listed as one of the top five earners in NASCAR history with nearly $55 million in career earnings and ranked eighth best all-time career total victories.

Those joining the Rusty Wallace Ride include:

Celebrity politician, former Vice-Presidential candidate and Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd.  Sarah Palin was named as one of the ”Most Influential People in the World” by the Smithsonian; named to Time Magazine’s “Top 100”; is a four-time Best Selling Author, including NYT’s Top Seller “Going Rogue.”

NASCAR President and Vice-Chairman Mike Helton, is the first person outside the France family to take over the day-to-day operations of NASCAR. He serves as a member of NASCAR’s Board of Directors and is also a member of the company’s Executive Council.

Motocross and NASCAR racer Clint Bowyer has appeared on A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” co-hosted episodes of “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” and guest starred on “Inside NASCAR.”

Don “The Snake” Prudhomme outlasted 90 entries to win the prestigious Bakersfield Top Fuel & Gas Championships in 1962 at age 20. He became the first drag racer to sweep the NHRA Winternationals and Nationals and recorded four consecutive NHRA Winston Funny Car championships (1975-78) to become the then-winningest nitro fuel racer in NHRA history.

One of the best off-road racing drivers ever, Walker “The Legends” Evans sports 142 victories and 21 championship titles in short-course and desert racing events.

Evan Evans was the off-road racing legend heir-apparent when an accident left him paralyzed from the chest down. He drove the Baja 1000 just three days out of the hospital following the accident and has been at it ever since.

One of the most recognized cars in NASCAR history, Rusty’s #2 car, “Midnight,” will be on display at Rapid City’s Main Street Square.

The Legends Ride Presented by GEICO Motorcycle

Monday, Aug. 5  -  Deadwood Main Street to the Buffalo Chip

Those joining the 2019 Legends Ride include:

American singer-songwriter, screenwriter, radio personality, and actor Dee Snider will serve as Honorary Ride Caption of the 2019 Legends Ride.  Snider first rose to fame in the early 1980s as lead singer and songwriter of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister. He is one of the Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time. The list of his movie and television appearances is long and impressive.

Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor Tom Berenger has appeared in some of this century’s greatest movies and television shows including “Platoon,” “Major League,” “Last of the Dogmen,” “Sniper,” Gettysburg,” “Eddie and Cruisers,” “Born on the Fourth of July,” and many more. One of his most recent movies, “American Dresser,” was partially filmed at the Buffalo Chip. Berenger will be joined by his wife, actress Laura Moretti Moore. 

“Horny Mike,” Shannon Aikau and Ryan Evans stars of History’s “Counting Cars” have been restoring and customizing cars and bikes on the hit show for several years.

Biker Belles – The Morning RideTM [MP1] 

Tuesday, Aug. 6  -  The Lodge at Deadwood to the Buffalo Chip

Those joining the 2019 Biker Belles celebration include:

Special guest moto-traveler and journalist Alisa Clickenger has been riding all over the globe, accumulating more than 150,000 ADV miles in the last decade. She has been featured in various mainstream and women’s magazines as a woman pursuing a life of adventure and living outside the box.

Gloria Struck was one the earliest members of the Motor Maids Motorcycle Club, joining in 1946 at the age of 21. She is a member of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame.

Co-founder of Open road Radio, Gina Woods is an avid rider and promotes Accident Scene Management Training.

Cris Sommer Simmons was the co-founder of Harley Women, the first magazine for women riders. She has been an active promoter of motorcycling as an author, songwriter and columnist. She is a member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and wife of Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers.

Jessi Combs is an American television personality and metal fabricator who appeared from 2005 to 2009 on the Spike TV show Xtreme 4x4 which was a part of the Powerblock. Combs was cast as a co-host of Xtreme 4x4, which she held for four years.

Carey Hart’s Good Ride

Sunday, Aug. 4  -  Sturgis Indian to the Buffalo Chip

Those joining Carey Hart’s 2019 Sturgis Good Ride include:

Carey Hart is a former professional freestyle motocross competitor, motorcycle racer, off-road truck racer. and custom bike builder. He is known for being the first motorcyclist to perform a back flip on a 250cc motorcycle during a competition, and for his company Hart & Huntington Tattoo & Clothing Company. He is married to singer/songwriter P!nk.

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About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast, awarded AMA Track of the Year in 2016, American Flat Track Event of the Year and South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation award winner in 2017. Since 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere®, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers six stages of entertainment, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, cabins, RVs, camping and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip's concerts and races are free with camping. The Motorcycles as Art exhibit curated by Michael Lichter showcases the works of the world’s best bike builders. Numerous bike and stunt shows and all shopping, live music and events at the CrossRoads are free and open to the public. More details are available at

Friday, 14 June 2019

Custom Bike Show Twin Club, Norrtälje, Sweden, June 1st 2019

Custom Bike Show
Twin Club, Norrtälje, Sweden, June 1st 2019

Twin Club MC celebrated its 50th anniversary by staging the 45th annual Custom Bike Show at Norrtälje, Sweden, featuring 200 bikes entered in six classes.
This was the fifteenth year of affiliation for the longest established AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Building affiliate event, and over 7,000 visitors and 4,000 bikes from around Europe braved the rain and came to enjoy a weekend that is internationally renowned for the quality of bikes seen there. 

Competing builders travelled from across Scandinavia and Europe, with bikes coming from Switzerland, France, Latvia and the Netherlands as well as the regular attendees from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Reflecting the increasing international flavor of the event, 30% of the exhibitors and half of all winners were from outside Sweden.
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, fittingly won this year by Twin Club President Micke Sandberg for his Harley chopper.

Charlie Swordson, Falun, Sweden

Following the success of the merged "Modified Standard" (including all OE stock models) and "Racer" classes introduced last year, these were retained and an additional "e-Custom" prize introduced for electric powered bikes. Three bikes were eligible for the prize, which was won by Anders Theo for Aliquis A1E, a street legal electric racer, also featuring hub-center steering.
This year's jury, which included Indian Motorcycle's Director of Product Design Ola Stenegard, renowned photographer Michael Lichter and AMD World Championship prize winner Peder Johansson of Hogtech, selected three AMD prize winners, who will all be making their World Championship debut next year.
Charlie Swordson, from Falun, Sweden, is better known for his work on cars, but won the jury's first place vote for his classic Swedish style long fork Harley-engined chopper. Second place went to Mikka Takala from Finland for his Harman girder front end Harley chopper "Personal Jesus", and