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Jims USA




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JIMS® Performance Parts & Tools
For Use On Harley-Davidsons®


555 Dawson Drive, Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone 805-482-6913 FAX 805-482-7422


...TELL 'EM YOU SAW IT ON BIKERNET...
Hey, this is the JIMS Performance Parts And Tools Area. JIMS builds an entire line of tools for working on Harley-Davidson drivelines, including tools to work on the new twin cam models. We will be featuring articles on how to use his line of tools on the 88-inch Harleys.

JIMS now goes way beyond his extensive tool line with performance kits for Harleys including lower ends, pistons, rods, etc. His transmission department manufactures everything needed to build a big twin or Shovelhead transmission. Click on any of JIMS banners to check his product line.

JIMS has just released our new Steady Roll Tappets
By Keith Ball
It is no secret to us at JIMS (and to top engine builders) that performance V-Twin engines require more valve lift than stock designs. This increases the load on the tappet roller, which can lead to failure. Tappet roller failure is a catastrophic and expensive failure. Broken needle rollers allow the tappet roller to deform, causing cam lobe damage. Pieces of the hard ...
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JIMS 135-INCH Twin Cam Race Engine
JIMS is proud to announce the release of the brand-new 135-inch Twin Cam Race Engine! Based on the proven track record of JIMS race engines, we are proud to introduce this 2.2-liter monster which bolts right into a stock frame and incorporates some of the best high performance features in the industry. Specially designed ‘thick wall’ Engine Cases & Timke...
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JIMS 135-INCH TWIN CAM RACE ENGINE TO BE USED IN THE FIRST 5-BALL RACING STREAMLINED TRIKE
By Bandit
JIMS is proud to announce the release of the brand-new 135-inch Twin Cam Race Engine! Based on the proven track record of JIMS race engines, we are proud to introduce this 2.2-liter monster which bolts right into a stock frame and incorporates some of the best high performance features in the industry.
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5-BALL RACING 2014 SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

Join, Get Involved, and Support this Motley Crew!

By Bandit and the 5-Ball Racing Team
We are at it again, in a major push to return successfully to Bonneville for the 2014 Bub Bonneville Land Speed Record meet. We need your help, rags, parts, lubricants, funds, drivers, you name it!
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5-Ball Racing 2014, Chapter 2—The Frame Finds a Builder

The Assalt Weapon II Reaches Lucky Devil Metal Works in Houston

By Bandit with photos by Wrench
I researched tube frame builders in the Los Angeles area and found one, but then it dawned on me. One of our very cool and talented friends also builds cars, sometimes from the ground up. We have worked with Kent Weeks of Lucky Devil Metal Works, out of Houston for lots of years. Kent built the coolest bobber on the planet, the Root Beer Float, for the lovely Sin Wu. I made the call...
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The Mudflap Girl FXR Saga

A Convoluted Story of Romance, Family, and the Open Road

By Bandit with photos by Markus Cuff
It all started when a brother was desperate for cash and I bought a basket case Dyna, and with the help of JIMS machine turned it into an FXR. I started to build it for my son, Frank, the tattoo artist, around an old Kenny Boyce-styled pro street frame. Making progress on this build, with a massive upside down Custom Chrome front end, a brother stumbled into my shop and told me about Paul Cavallo ...
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Rollies Speed Shop Holds Manufacturing Dealer Expo

Big Names in the Manufacturing Industry Attend

Words and Photos by Doc Robinson
Rollies Speed Shop in Brisbane, once again invited a number of luminaries from the US aftermarket industry.
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The Twisted World of Seth Slagiel

A Rare Craftsman Attempts to Survive in a High Tech World

By Bandit with photos by Peter Linney
Inside, in the back of a dark dusty shop, we discovered the only guy left in the world who makes complete custom frames with twisted and polished solid stock. Seth has since hit the road on his own. He calls his shop Hand Crafted by Seth and he is still the only guy on the planet who makes these components by hand. He’s turned twisting solid rod into a fine art.
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