Pulling double duty
Following on the heels of their successful Power Pod, Formotion introduces an upgraded version, the Power Pod 2. A remote power outlet that can be installed virtually anywhere on a bike, the Power Pod 2 offers a traditional 12-volt cigarette lighter power outlet that will supply electricity to an iPod, cell phone, laptop or even a blender—almost any device that has a cigarette-lighter adaptor. The doubled efficiency of the revised Pod 2 is the new two-prong SAE outlet located on the bottom of the Power Pod that provides a connection for heated clothing. And since the Power Pod 2 is hardwired to the bike’s battery, the SAE outlet can also be used as a direct link to connect a trickle charger or battery tender. Machined from steel and show-chromed, the product’s rugged quality is ensured by use of a shockproof mechanism and a weatherproof case. The $119.95 price tag includes a universal mounting bracket (an optional P-mount to attach the unit to your handlebars is also available), five feet of wiring and an in-line 20-amp fuse.
Formotion Products www.formotionproducts.com 415.331.0400
Rack and ride
If your garage is anything like most, you have an abundance of “extra” gear you have to constantly shift from one side of the shop to another. And those are mainly quick-disconnect items not always mounted on the bike—windshields, tour packs and back rests. In an effort to help you keep from scratching all those expensive goodies, BadAssBagger has developed Jacks Racks, an inexpensive way to hang those touring pieces on the wall and out of harm’s way until that extended road trip comes calling again. Laser cut from 16-gauge steel, Jacks Racks are then powder coated in either black or orange (do I detect a corporate pattern here?) and then preassembled using solid docking rods that are secured with stainless fasteners. Jacks Racks covers the field with a rack for a tour pack, rider back rest, passenger back rest and two-up luggage rack combined into one unit. An additional Rack will hold your detachable windshield. Pricing for the multi-purpose rack runs from $129.95 to $139.95 with the windshield rack going for $49.95.
Jacks Racks www.badassbagger.com 877.877.3719
A spooky reflection
Well known in the industry for their Eagle Talon line of kickstands and footpegs, Image Motorcycle Products is proud to announce the release of their new Skeleton Web Mirrors. It is the second design in their lineup of sculpted mirrors, each featuring a realistic skeletal ulna and radius (forearm bones) and hand. The hand bones grasp the mirror frame, which is accented with cast spider webbing on the backside. The mirrors pivot for adjustment at the wrist bones. The entire assembly is cast in 17-4 stainless steel, which then receives a high polished finish, eliminating the possibility of peeling chrome. The price tag of $390 per pair also carries a money-back guarantee against breakage for life. A single mirror is offered at $195 for those of you only half evil.
Image Motorcycle Products www.imagemotorcycle.com 800.304.5838
The gurus at Baker Drivetrain have a passion for transmissions. It’s a tunnel vision of sorts that continues to develop innovative products for their own product line and improve on existing stock designs. Their latest brainstorming has resulted in the Plus-One Oil Pan designed to retrofit ’93–’08 FL Harleys that have the oil pan attached to the bottom of the transmission. And tunnel vision never looked so good: a larger pan that holds an additional full quart of oil (a 20 percent increase), a relocation of the feed and return ports so they are on opposite ends of the pan (instead of next to each other, increasing the cooling effect) and cooling ribs on the bottom of the pan (to further disperse heat). But they didn’t stop there. The P1P also has a mounting boss incorporated allowing for the installation of an Alloy Art TXR FLT swingarm stabilizer that aids in preventing wobble during turns. Prices vary depending on finish and style: cast polished, silver or black powder coat or billet chrome.
Baker Drivetrain www.bakerdrivetrain.com 877.640.2004
On the lowdown
Good news for all you inseam-challenged owners of 2002–2008 Harley FLHT, FLHR and FLTR models. Pingel has just come out with a Rear Lowering Kit for late model Milwaukee touring machines. Machined from billet steel, the kit relocates your bottom shock mount, lowering the rear of your bike by 1″ (leaving adequate clearance between a stock tire and fender) and providing a lower center of gravity to aid in handling. The kit’s design also allows for the retention of the stock rubber shock boot. The brackets retail for $129.95 per pair and include needed hardware and instructions. Installation time is approximately 30 minutes using common tools.
Pingel Enterprise, Inc. www.pingelonline.com 608.339.7999
The Revolution Series Saddlebags by Willie & Max was developed with the cruising rider in mind. The Revolution lineup includes eight new leather and 12 synthetic leather saddlebags in either their hard-mount or throw-over styles. The hard-mount bags incorporate an injection molded back contoured to fit a stable mounting system along with adjustable brackets and hardware to fit most cruisers on the market. An internal powder coated wire frame is combined with reinforced gussets to ensure the bags will not lose their shape over time and miles. The Revolution Series also includes a synthetic tour pack, handlebar bag, fork bag and windshield bag.
Willie & Max Saddlebags
The styling trends of today’s custom bikes often mandate the use of a solo seat. Designed for use on almost any custom application (and many stock factory frames), Paughco’s Solo Style Chopper Seats offer only the best in handcrafted workmanship. Quality hides are stretched over a padded, chrome seat pan and riveted into place. All seats come standard with braided edging and options include an embossed flame pattern, a smooth finish or a braided insert, in either black or brown. The mounting hardware consists of an adjustable and hinged front swivel and a set of hairpin rear mounting springs (the rear mounts will also accept coil type springs—not included). Pricing starts at $231.95.
Paughco Motorcycle Accessories
Pretty in pink
In an effort to make a statement in a crowd of black leather, Harley-Davidson MotorClothes introduces their Charisma Leather Jacket. Constructed of midweight leather with a poly-satin lining, the Charisma features an action back, zippered cuffs and precurved sleeves. The mandarin collar eliminates excessive wind flap while the adjustable lacing on the back provides a custom fit. The Charisma also has two zippered outside hand-warmer pockets and two inside pockets for storage. Custom accents include an embroidered “Harley-Davidson” in decorative script down the right sleeve and the company’s classic Bar & Shield motif surrounded by a tribal design on the back. Available only in pink, the Charisma carries an MSRP of $350 for sizes XS–XL. For added flair, matching Charisma chaps are also available.
Metal flake marmalade
The ’60s were a time of skyscraper sissy bars, upsweep exhaust and lace panty paint jobs. And it was a time when metal flake ruled. Today’s builders have rediscovered that mindset and Licks Cycles’ latest product, Jellies, fits that kitschy era perfectly. Produced from a high quality, thick rubber, the metal flake is heavily accentuated throughout these grips and provides the proper attitude to any retro build. They are ribbed in the center section for maximum grip and flared on the ends. The left grip has a 1″ inside diameter, while the right measures 1 1/8″ to fit over your throttle sleeve. Retailing for $24.95 a pair, Jellies come in red, blue, charcoal and silver.
Licks Cycles www.lickscycles.com 413.663.9050
Pulling double duty