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Rick’s Tricks Being an authorized Harley dealer, as well as long- established aftermarket custom parts manufacturer and wheels specialist, gives Rick’s Motorcycles of Baden Baden, Germany an edge when it comes to design solutions that enhance the looks and functionality of stock models. These new, TÜV approved steel rear fender designs for M-8 Softails are a true bolt-on with no frame modifications needed. Integrated 8 mm struts provide stability, and a spacious compartment allows storage of electronic components. The kits include the rear fender, GFK seat pan, frame cover (for the OEM fuel tank) and mounting hardware. Available 203 mm or 118 mm long for 8” or 9” rims on 240/260 rear tires on 2018 FXBR and FLFT. Also seen here, this Rick’s headlamp mask not only hides the unsightly back of the 2018 Softail Breakout headlight but is designed to upgrade the whole look of the front end. It is handmade in GFK. For Touring models from ’87-’17 these steel front 21”, 23” or 26” steel front fenders feature additional side reinforcements to avoid fender torsion. Matching adapters are available. CUSTOM CHROME EUROPE Grolsheim, GERMANY Tel: +49 (0)6721 4007 0 Ness Forged Aluminum Front Wheels New this year from Dublin, California based Arlen Ness Enterprises, these forged aluminum front wheels are precision machined from radial forged 6061-T6 aluminum for “maximum road durability”. The Ness cartridge hub design features both wheel bearings pre-set in one hub for optimum radial and lateral runout accuracy; the lightweight “coped design” provides “form and function.” ABS applications will ship with the correct bearing to make sure ABS function is maintained; no re-calibration will be required on linked brake models. Ness says that every rim pattern is structurally tested to meet or exceed DOT, JAS and TÜV international load ratings. They accept hub mounted rotors (3.25” bolt circle - matching rotors are available) and come as black/natural or chrome process forged and black/natural or chrome 7-valve forged. DRAG SPECIALTIES Janesville, Wisconsin, USA Tel: 608 758 1111 AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DEALER - SEPTEMBER 2018 37