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ForceFlow Cylinder Head Cooler: Twin Cam Chillin’

JIMS ForceFlow Review

JIMS P/N 5400 Polished Cylinder Head Fan Kit—$500.45 P/N 5401 Black Cylinder Head Fan Kit—$437 P/N 5402 Silver Cylinder Head Fan Kit—$437 P/N 5462 Chrome Cylinder Head Fan Kit- $529.60 P/N 5447 JIMS Engine Hardware Mounting Kit—$36.35 P/N 5457 ForceFlow CVO Stud Kit—$40.30 jimsusa.com As cubic inches increase and EPA requirements become more stringent, the amount of heat produced by ...

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Lindby Multibar for H-D Switchback: Saving my bacon

Lindby Multibar for H-D Switchback

Lindby Custom Inc. P/N 1314—$289.95 www.lindbycustom.com My 2012 FLD Switchback is the heaviest bike I’ve ever owned, and I have to admit—I’ve dropped it more than once, resulting in some fairly deep gouges through the paint on the hard bags. It is said that insanity is described as doing the same thing but expecting different results, so rather than waiting ...

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Shotgun Shock: A smooth ride

Bagger shock with compressor

Softail version: $1,550 Bagger version: $1,750 www.shotgunshock.com From the moment I heard about Shotgun Shock’s bagger version I couldn’t wait to get in the saddle of a bike equipped with the little beauties and experience the ride so I could let my bagger-riding buddies know about, what I hoped would be, a significant improvement on The Motor Company’s offerings. When ...

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Cushy tush: “Close” Classic Heated Solo Saddle

Corbin Seat installed on a Dyna Switchback—note the key slot to the rear of the Corbin logo, which allows seat removal within seconds without the need for tools

Corbin “Close” Classic Heated Solo Saddle for Dyna Glide, P/N HD-FXD-6-CS-E, $593 Ovalbac Leather Backrest, P/N 02-SB, $218 www.corbin.com Corbin’s Classic Solo Saddle is a fine choice for any rider looking to upgrade for comfort, appearance, or both. The seat pictured is the most basic model, a natural-grain black leather variant. Incredibly, the rider can choose from over 40 different ...

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Batwing Fairing: Smooth sailing

Memphis Shades Batwing Fairing installed with all the trimmings on my 2014 Dyna FLD

Batwing Fairing Memphis Shades Batwing Fairing #2330-0017, $299.95 Polished Trigger Lock Hardware #2320-0113, $149.95 Smoke Spoiler Shield #2350-0170, $99.95 Black Wind Deflectors #2350-0111, $24.95 Big Zipper Pouch #3508-0020, $89.95 Slotted Fat Trim #2350-0110, $49.95 Batwing Kare Kit #3713-0029, $12.95 www.memphisshades.com As I write this, it’s 9 degrees outside, and even with the heated gear on full blast, the wind chill ...

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The Kicker: Keep it up

Once in place, the new retainer and heavier spring will snap the kickstand into place the first time, every time

No Toil Industries For 2009-current Harley-Davidson Touring bikes only $79.95 plus $4.00 shipping kicker.notoil.com Also sold through Drag Specialties, Parts Unlimited and Dennis Kirk You roll up to a stop, put the kickstand down (or jiffy stand as Harley likes to call it), get off your bike and it suddenly hits the ground because the stock locking mechanism didn’t keep ...

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Rush Full System Exhaust for Dynas: Beating the heat

Rush Racing Products #8131 Black 2:1 Full System ’91–’05 with 2.25″ baffles 3522B-R1R $649.95 rushracingproducts.com In the early part of 2014, my 2000 FXD underwent a top- and bottom-end engine rebuild, which promised many thousands of miles’ riding pleasure. Sure enough, the high-performance S&S components that had been added have thus far proven to be bullet proof. But it wasn’t ...

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ColorRite Touch-Up Paint: Color me red

ColorRite Touch-Up Paint

A while back, I dropped my 2012 FLD Switchback. Without going into a lot of detail, let’s just say that the road surface was quite rough and the left bag got the worst of the damage. When I got home I called the local Harley dealer and found that a new bag would cost hundreds, not including the paint, with ...

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SplitWeight Waterproof Motorcycle Seat Cover: Rain, rain go away

However, if I want to ride the bike with the cover on, I affix it using the hook-and-loop straps, which offer a snugger fit.

A big storm was brewing, and I placed my seat rain cover on my FXD before I retired for the evening. When I went down to the hotel parking lot after breakfast, the cover was nowhere to be found. Apparently the high winds that accompanied the prior night’s heavy rains had lifted the cover right off the seat and blown ...

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Harley-Davidson Family Memories: Digging up a dynasty’s past

Written by Jean Davidson and Jon Davidson Oeflein $35, includes tax and shipping www.jeandavidson.com If you’re born into a family as famous as the Davidson side of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company dynasty, it stands to reason that you’d have plenty of stories to share with the world. In the case of Jean Davidson and her son Jon Davidson Oeflein, you ...

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