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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice Continues Dealer Growth Investment

Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice Continues Dealer Growth Investment 

Press Release: Investment was a major theme at the Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice press conference held February 10, 2017 during their Dealer & Brand Expo. 
President Eric Cagle addressed the press and discussed many of the changes that have taken place over the last year. The investments are designed to continue making Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice a customer-driven organization. Some of those investments in infrastructure and personnel were covered, but the level of behind-the-scenes dealer support investments are worthy of a much lengthier explanation. 
Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice 2017 Dealer & Brand Expo offered dealers the opportunity to get together with vendors and gain an in-depth understanding of the products they’re selling. Each sales representative also received over 20 hours of focused training from our vendors regarding their new product lines for 2017. 
Each day of the show, there were five hour-long classes for the dealers on such topics as using social media and visual merchandising to promote their business and tips for engaging the customer to close the sale. Technical sessions covered getting the most from the ordering systems used by the dealers including Lightspeed and the new TRDealer2.0. In addition to the classroom training, dealers would visit booths with their representative and get a mini course in that product line from brand managers on hand at the show. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Relocate your AM/FM antenna from your tour-pak or saddlebag location to the front of your motorcycle for a more ergonomic solution. Over the years H-D has shortened their antennas because of the survivability at the rear location on the bike. The tour-pak and saddlebag mount locations are problematic as the antennas are in the way when you walk around the bike or deal with your tour-pak or saddlebag storage. Antennas are often broken in these locations. The AM-01 Mounting Kit relocates your antenna to the front of the bike while maintaining all the benefits of an external mast antenna. The antenna profile is within the bike's profile and out of the way. Provides better parking foot-print. Accommodates your current stock AM/FM antenna or longer whip antennas. The kit's antenna connector is plug-n-play with older and current Project Rushmore bikes. Fits stock 1" or 1-1/4"handlebar. Includes adjustable-angle custom handlebar mount, antenna cable, connector adapter, antenna hole plug assemble and hardware. Finish: satin black. Antenna sold separately. 

  • Ergonomic Profile
  • Improved antenna survivability
  • Improved parking foot-print
  • Plug-n-Play installation
  • Angle adjustable    

eGlideGoodies  
Products for the American V-Twin Touring Platform 
www.eglidegoodies.com

Crankshaft Position Sensor Now Available Exclusively from Twin Power

Crankshaft Position Sensor Now Available Exclusively from Twin Power

Never get stuck on the side of the road again with the new Crankshaft Position Sensor , exclusively from Twin Power. The sensor is an exact O.E.M. fit and offers the same function, a great addition to the ever-growing Twin Power product line.

“The Crankshaft Position Sensor is one of the most important parts of your motorcycle,” says James Simonelli, Brand Manager for Twin Power. “When it goes bad, your bike isn’t going anywhere. This new product will keep you on the road and solve a known problem without draining your wallet.”

This product has been endurance tested to 60,000 miles to ensure sensor longevity as well as 100% U.S. tested to O.E.M. specifications. It features an O.E.M.-style connector that provides an exact fit. It has a unique coverage for Harley-Davidson applications.

The new sensors P/N 484897 and P/N 484898 replace H-D #s 32707-01C and 32798-00B respectively. They are available exclusively from Twin Power and retail for $52.95. They can be ordered through your local Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice dealer.

About Twin Power
Since 1982, Twin Power has been designing and producing quality parts and accessories for the Harley-Davidson enthusiast. Driven by the same passion that fuels the American V-Twin scene, Twin Power is relentless in their pursuit of quality, functionality and value. They will not offer a Twin Power product to their customers unless they would be proud to sport it on one of their own rides. Visit Twin Power at twinpower-usa.com, Facebook and Instagram.

For more information, visit Tucker Rocky/Biker's Choice online at www.tuckerrocky.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.  To inquire about becoming a Tucker Rocky dealer for products and accessories, contact the New Dealer Development Department at (817) 258-9255 or newdealer@tuckerrocky.com.

Friday, February 10, 2017

The 2017 Biker’s Choice Catalog Is Here!

The 2017 Biker’s Choice Catalog Is Here!

Tucker Rocky | Biker's Choice is excited to announce the release of the 2017 Biker’s Choice Catalog with more than 3,500 new items added to the Biker’s Choice product line. 

Inside the 1,984-page catalog are fantastic new products the company is proud to offer. Arlen Ness has added parts for both Victory and Indian motorcycles and S&S is once again offering complete engines. Plus, Twin Power has added many new products to their line, including Clutch Kits, Valve and Spring Kits and the “Tension Reliever” Manual Primary Chain Adjuster, to name a few.

Biker’s Choice is also proud to introduce these premium brands in this year’s catalog: American Suspension, Arnott, Drift Cameras, Koso Gauges, Magura Controls, Revere Seats, San Diego Customs, and XK Glow.

The print version of the 2017 Biker’s Choice catalog will be delivered to dealers in mid-February and is available online at www.tuckerrocky.com.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Hogtunes Universal Handlebar Audio Kit

Hogtunes Universal Handlebar Audio Kit

Taking your music on the go just got a whole lot easier with the Universal Handlebar Audio Kit from Hogtunes. This audio kit features a handlebar-mounted 50-watt amplifier with a built-in Bluetooth receiver/controller and two custom speaker pods. The controller has a high-level output for added amplification, with an additional wired auxiliary input for GPS, satellite radio and other audio units. The dual 2” speaker design helps keep the speakers on the handlebars from being too big and obstructive to operation. The included components are easily adaptable for custom installation. The suggested retail price is $429.95.

More Info

For more information, go to www.dragspecialties.com or contact your local
Drag Specialties rep.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

ASA Electronics Receives Audio Product of the Year Award

ASA Electronics Receives Audio Product of the Year Award

The HD1BT650 Harley-Davidson direct replacement stereo steals the show

Press Release: At the V-Twin Expo this year in Cincinnati, Ohio, ASA Electronics showcased their HD1BT650 Harley-Davidson direct replacement sound system and stole the show. The system represents the company’s broad engineering capabilities by being specifically designed to meet the intricate requirements needed to fit as a direct replacement piece. Winning one of the Expo’s Excellence Awards, ASA Electronics held true to their reputation of being the leader in developing innovative mobile technology and took home the gold for Audio Product of the Year.

“This national award validates ASA Electronics as a leader in V-Twin audio technology. ASA, in its quest to be the best, continues to push the boundaries for motorcycle audio,” Mark Wojtys, HD industry manager at ASA Electronics said.

The HD1BT650 includes a direct replacement for the factory Harley-Davidson stereo. It is truly a plug ‘n’ play design that has the exact same footprint and wiring connection as the factory stereo. The 6.5” speakers in this kit come with an adaptor that allows for larger speakers and bigger base, with the same, convenient plug ‘n’ play design.
For more information on this system, please contact Mark Wojtys at MWojtys@ASAElectronics.com.

ASA Electronics has been designing and manufacturing mobile electronic products for the Marine, RV, PowerSports, Agricultural, Construction, Commercial Vehicle, and Bus industries since 1977. Their proprietary brands are JENSEN, JENSEN Marine, JENSEN Heavy Duty, Marine Audio, Voyager and ADVENT Air. ASA is also a distributor in specialty markets for SiriusXM Satellite Radio and Polk Ultramarine products. For more information, please visit www.ASAElectronics.com.

Spectro Oils Offers Pre-Season Stocking Discount

Spectro Oils Offers Pre-Season Stocking Discount

With Spring just around the corner Spectro Oils has announced that they are once again offering their annual Pre-Season Stocking Discount to existing and new dealers. From now until March 31st dealers can take advantage of this one time offer to receive a 10% discount off of their entire order. "The core of our business is a dealer first philosophy. We understand that the winter months are rough for a majority of motorcycle dealers. We make this discount available before Spring every year so it's easier for dealers to stock up on the products they need before the Spring rush happens." said Joe Russo, National Sales Manager for Spectro Oils.

To find out more, or to place an order you can contact your current Spectro Oils Representative, or Joe Russo directly. New dealers are encouraged to call and find out how stocking Spectro Oils can benefit your dealership.

About Spectro Oils of America
Spectro Oils was founded in 1966 by Robert H. Wehman, an engineer with decades of experience in the specialized field of two-cycle lubricants. Over the past 50 years Spectro Oils has expanded their offerings to include 2 and 4 stroke engine oils, gear oils, transmission fluids, brake fluids, coolant, chain waxes, filter oils, appearance products, and more for every type of machine in the Motorcycle and Powersports Industry. Spectro Oils is proud to be a 3rd generation family owned and operated business.

For more information on Spectro Performance Oils call 203-775-1291 or visit www.Spectro-Oils.com; to start carrying Spectro products E-mail the company's Sales Manager directly at JRusso@Spectro-oils.com, (1-800-2GETOIL/1-800-243-8645)

Rick Whitehead, Custom Cycle Engineering - In Memoriam

The Passing of Rick Whitehead

Custom Cycle Engineering

A couple of weeks ago we received a note from Kristine Grandlund of Custom Cycle Engineering

It was titled, “Our Dear Friend,” and it simply said, “It is with a heavy heart that I tell you Rick has passed away. It’s been very difficult for us all. He hasn’t been well for some time.  As of now, his Brother has stepped in and is trying to manage things.”

We have known Rick for many years. Custom Cycle Engineering has been a consistent advertiser in Easyriders, and has exhibited their innovative products at the V-Twin Expo for years. We have featured many of their products in the pages of our magazines. 

Joel Felty, of Headwinds, a friend and admirer of Rick, penned this note to us, and asked us to publish it in his memory. 

“We‘re saddened by the passing of our friend Rick Whitehead of Custom Cycle Engineering (CCE).

“After attending Chico State Business College he joined his father’s company DEW (Donald Edward Whitehead) Manufacturing in 1979.

“Custom Cycle Engineering began making motorcycle parts in the 60’s. In the early 80’s DEW and CCE came together and started developed and manufactured such parts as the temperature gauge dipstick (Baja Products), steel triple trees, spool hubs, close ratio gear sets, intake manifolds, and more. They supplied parts for catalog companies such as Drag Specialties, Custom Cycle Delight, Motorcycle Goodies. The company was passed over to the brothers Rick & Jim Whitehead in the 90’s.

“Rick ran CCE until his passing, Jim will keep it going. He is survived by wife Sandy, daughter Heather and three grandchildren.

“A celebration will be held Sunday, February 12th from 12pm – 3pm at Custom Cycle Engineering, 1970 Peacock Blvd. Oceanside, CA 92056.”

Our hearts go out to the Rick's family, and the crew at Custom Cycle Engineering. 
Check out Rick Whitehead's legacy of innovation at Custom Cycle Engineering
—Kit Maira

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

LED Fairing Trim by Custom Dynamics

Press Release: Light up your Batwing Fairing with our new LED Fairing Trim.  With a choice of Chrome or Gloss Black Finish, our LED Fairing Trim offers both White DRL Running Lights along with full contrast Amber Turn Signals and Smoked lens; a perfect match to our other Amber/White LED products!  The LED Fairing Trim mounts directly to stock Batwing fairings, offers a plug and play installation and is backed by the Custom Dynamics Lifetime Warranty Against LED Failure!  $199.95/pair
Custom Dynamics
1-800-382-1388
www.customdynamics.com
Or contact your local Drag Specialties dealer.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Klock Werks And Dynamat Offer Up The Ultimate "Buzz-Kill"

Klock Werks And Dynamat Offer Up The Ultimate "Buzz-Kill"

Press Release: The Klock Werks Krew, in partnership with the industry-leading premium acoustic control brand Dynamat, introduce a custom audio accessory kit for Harley-Davidson models. Riders around the world love the iconic engine and exhaust sounds of their Harley Davidson motorcycles, but distracting fairing rattles and muddled stereo systems are a drag. The all-new Klock Werks Dynamat Sound Control Fairing Kit is an easy to install custom cut kit that will vastly improve the quality of any stereo system. 

The Klock Werks Dynamat Sound Control Fairing Kit reduces vibrations, providing louder and clearer audio output from your speakers. The kit will give you tighter bass response, more pronounced mid-range tone and an obvious improvement in your sound system.

“Ask the marketing department the difference it makes,” Brian Klock, President and Visionary of Klock Werks said. “Their office is adjacent to R&D. Before the Dynamat was installed, the AC/DC song the tech was playing on the stock system was fuzzy. After installation, the ladies in the office said they could make out the words of the song, and that kind of change in clarity from a stock radio can be heard, even through wall.”
 
All fairing kits are custom cut, resulting in no waste and no guesswork, making them an ideal accessory for any custom builder or owner upgrading his own stereo. There is no mystery behind how much product you will need, where you should put it, or how much it will cost. Installation is quick and easy! You simply open the package, peel, stick and you’re done! 

The Butyl-based Dynamat Extreme applies easily to the inner contours of the fairing, and when paired with the additional benefits of Dynaliner, builders will improve even a stock sound system on any motorcycle. 

“Whether you have a stock stereo or upgrades to your audio system, this sound control kit is going to improve your output,” Jennifer Bainbridge, Lead R&D Tech said. “It absorbs vibrations, concentrates the sounds, provides dampening for the radio components, and prevents echo through the fairing." 

The Klock Werks Dynamat Sound Control Fairing Kits are available starting at $189.95 for FLHT (‘96-’13 & 2014+) and $239.95 for FLTR (‘98-’13 & 2015+). They arrive pre-cut with instructions for application and take only a few minutes to install. Even though a rider can’t see the Dynamat products once the bike is buttoned up, they will hear and appreciate the difference. Available at GetKlocked.com and authorized Drag Specialties dealers worldwide. 

About Klock Werks
Located in Mitchell, South Dakota, Klock Werks has grown from humble beginnings to a globally recognized Brand. Achieving status as “Air Management Experts”, Klock Werks credits this to the success of the original, patented, Flare™ Windshield. Also supplying fenders, handlebars, and other motorcycle parts, Klock Werks proudly leads the industry through innovation in design and quality of materials and fitment. Team Klock Werks has been successful for years designing parts, creating custom motorcycles, and setting records on the Bonneville Salt Flats. You will find motorcycles, family, and faith at the core of Klock Werks, along with a commitment to caring for the needs of enthusiasts around the world who enjoy their products.

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