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The Garage is where we work on a wide range of tech tips including articles on tools and performance.

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The New BDL Lock-Up Clutch Pressure Plate (#LUC-100)

The Commander of the illustrious SmokeOut Installed it on the Mudflap Girl

By Bandit with photos by Wrench
We started with a new BDL diaphragm clutch plate install and the series mushroomed. It actually started long ago, about ten years, when we started to install BDL products. I’ve run BDL primary belt drives and clutches for over a decade.
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The Devil Meets the Ice House

It’s not a feature, nor is it a Tech

By Bandit with photos by Darryl Briggs, the Devil, and Holly
There’s this shop in Houston run by the Devil and the lovely Holly who danced with puppets at the Houston Renaissance fair, half naked, while the Devil and I discussed this chopper.
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D&D Dyna Bobcat Installation

Tight and Right for Rubber-mounted Applications

--By Bandit and Jeremiah with photos by Wrench
Jeremiah bought a very low mileage 96-inch, 2009 Dyna Super-Glide. He chose for his first mod to install a D&D two-into-one Bobcat exhaust system. Eric Bennett likes how D&D systems are delivered with the heat shields and exhaust flanges in place. “They are a breeze to install.”
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How to replace grips on a Harley-Davidson by J&P Cycles

From removing your old grips and adding new grips watch the entire process take place

By J&P Cycles
Today, J&P Cycles shows you how to replace grips on a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
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ULTIMATE BDL Pressure Plate

Lots of Options for Big Twins

By Bandit with photos by Wrench
I stumbled into a meeting at BDL and found out about the Ultimate BDL pressure plate options. The next thing I knew we were in the shop installing one.
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OptiMate6 Model TM181 Automatic Battery Charger

Nothing lasts forever and motorcycle batteries are no exception.

By Bruce Snyder
The original equipment battery on my 2012 FLD Dyna Switchback had been dragging occasionally, after enduring a couple of summers and bad-ass winters in northern Virginia, plus another sweltering summer in the Conch Republic of south Florida.
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The latest from the House of JIMS will be the Power House behind the 5-Ball Belly Tank

By Bandit, Paul Platts, with photos from the JIMS crew and a George Fleming illo
We’ve worked with JIMS staff for maybe 30 years, maybe longer. Jim Thiessen has one of the most solid companies in the industry. When the custom world is on fire JIMS keeps rolling along. So, when we decided to create something completely nuts for Bonneville in a Belly Tank configuration I discussed it with Jim and he immediately wanted to be involved. I reached out to Paul Platts and quizzed ...
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Aeromach Meets Indian

Paul Aiken Buys an Indian Classic and Goes to Work

By Bandit with photos by Wrench
A few years ago Paul Aiken, out of Charlotte needed something to do. He loved motorcycles, was a machinist, and had a creative nature, so he bought a very small parts company called Aeromach. Paul’s shop was akin to Geppetto’s workshop in a storybook.
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