International Dealer News IDN 144 August/September 2018 - Page 19

VStream windscreens for the 2018 GL1800 Maywood, Illinois based manufacturer National Cycle has unveiled a new VStream windscreen design for the redesigned 2018 Honda GL1800 Gold Wing. Made in three different heights to fit riders of any size, VStream gets its name from its unique patented shape. The advanced “V” profile and dimensional contours push the wind vortex out and away from the rider's helmet, resulting in a improved riding environment. These windscreens are made from tough 4.5mm Quantum hardcoated polycarbonate. “This high-quality material, along with state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, provides outstanding clarity, impact strength and scratch resistance unmatched by any windscreen maker worldwide. “Quantum hardcoated polycarbonate is the material of choice for serious motorcycle riders. It is 10 times more abrasion resistant than FMR hardcoated polycarbonate, and 30 times more than windscreens made from commonly used acrylic or ‘aircraft plastic’.” All polycarbonate windscreens from National Cycle are protected by a 3-year warranty against breakage. NATIONAL CYCLE INC. Maywood, Illinois, USA Tel: +1 708 343 0400 sales@nationalcycle.com www.nationalcycle.com Vintage rectifier/ regulator upgrade unit Hampstead, New Hampshire based Rick’s Motorsport Electrics is one of the recognised world leaders when it comes to replacement and upgrade electrical system components for the widest range of late model and older vintage motorcyc les. That’s not to say there is anything outdated about the company’s manufacturing processes and product designs, and its new lithium-ion- friendly rectifier regulators are a case in point. There has been a huge need in the vintage motorcycle market especially for a rectifier/regulator that works in conjunction with contemporary lithium-ion batteries, and Rick’s Motorsport Electrics has stepped up to develop them. The voltage set point on these units is 14.0 (+/- .2). “We worked closely with leading battery manufacturers redesigning and testing until we got it right,” says company president Rick Shaw. The company is adding new applications all the time and they come with the same attention to detail, precision manufacturing and one-year replacement warranty that their existing product lines are known for. Often an upgraded combination unit compared to the original equipment part that replaces the rectifier and regulator with a single part, a selection of present applications includes most older Honda models and selected best sellers from other manufacturers. Off-road billet clutch baskets Legendary Californian specialist Barnett has new CNC precision- machined billet clutch baskets. Made from durable high-grade aluminium alloy, they feature patented, replaceable stainless steel inserts to prevent grooving of the basket where the clutch plate tabs make contact. Oil passage windows are also machined into the basket to increase oil flow to the clutch plates, which results in cooler operating temperatures and a longer clutch life. Grade 8 quality fasteners are included, with a backing plate where applicable. Select applications come with the centre kicker gear already installed. These baskets are available for popular 80 cc and up off-road motorcycles and sport ATVs. BARNETT CLUTCHES & CABLES Ventura, California, USA Tel: 805 642 9435 info@barnettcables.com www.barnettcables.com RICK’S MOTORSPORT ELECTRICS Hampstead, NH, USA Tel: +1 603 329 9901 info@ricksmotorsportelectrics .com www.ricksmotorsportelectrics .com INTERNATIONAL DEALER NEWS - AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018 19