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AMAZING ZIPPERS PERFORMANCE VISIT

Watching the Masters Work Their Magic

By ROGUE
1/31/2017


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I have been using Zippers Performance Products for a very long time and some of you may have seen one or more of the Tech Articles I have written about installing their products on my personal motorcycle or that of a friend's.



Dan Fitzmaurice and I go back a long time, and I have met some of the people who work for Zippers at motorcycle events and shows around the country. But for one reason or another I have never been able to stop by their facility in Elkridge, Maryland.





Dee and I were recently in D.C to cover the Bikers For Trump part of the Inauguration of President Donald Trump and had the opportunity to rectify that bucket list goal with a late in the day visit.





Zippers, is a distributor with a line of products, including but not limited to performance, exhaust, engine and transmission parts, ignition, electrical, tools, lubricants, and even apparel and accessories.



This is one of my favorites: Zipper's Chain Conversion Kits for Touring Models




Overview
 
They've taken the hassle of converting your late model belt driven H-D to chain drive. Whether you’re interested in a different final drive ratio, added driveline strength or more clearance for a wider tire, these kits will make your life easier. Kits are available with durable, high wearing RK Pro O-Ring chains (best for street use) or RK's brutally strong, non-o-ring DR (Drag Race) chain.

Zipper's Chain Conversion Kit Ratio Options


1 x Close to Stock Ratio Option
1 x Call Me for a Different Ratio Option +$0.00

O-Ring Chain Color Options (Not Available for Drag Race Chain)

1 x Standard Metallic Chain Link Finish +$0.00
1 x Gold Chain Link Finish Option +$15.00
1 x Black Chain Link Finish Option +$22.00

Zipper's Chain Conversion Kits with O-Ring Chain for 2007-2008 Touring Models

1 x #817-708 Zipper's Chain Conversion Kit for 2007-2008 Touring Models with O-Ring Chain and Aluminum Rear Sprocket +$428.95
 
1 x #817-708C Zipper's Chain Conversion Kit for 2007-2008 Touring Models with O-Ring Chain and Chrome Steel Rear Sprocket (46-49 or 51T) +$428.95
 
1 x #817-708S Zipper's Chain Conversion Kit for 2007-2008 Touring Models with O-Ring Chain and Zinc Steel Rear Sprocket (49 or 51T) +$428.95

Zipper's Chain Conversion Kits with O-Ring Chain for 2000-2006 Touring Models

1 x #817-709 Zipper's Chain Conversion Kit for 2000-2006 Touring Models with O-Ring Chain and Aluminum Rear Sprocket +$351.95
 
1 x #817-709S Zipper's Chain Conversion Kit for 2000-2006 Touring Models with O-Ring Chain and Translucent Black Carbon Steel Rear Sprocket +$323.95

Zipper's Chain Conversion Kits with O-Ring Chain for 1994-1999 Touring Models

1 x #817-703 Zipper's Chain Conversion Kit for 1995-1999 Big Twin Models with O-Ring Chain and Aluminum Rear Sprocket +$327.95
 
1 x #817-703C Zipper's Chain Conversion Kit for 1995-1999 Big Twin Models with O-Ring Chain and Chrome Steel Rear Sprocket (46-49 or 51T) +$327.95
 
1 x #817-703S Zipper's Chain Conversion Kit for 1995-1999 Big Twin Models with O-Ring Chain and Zinc Steel Rear Sprocket (49 or 51T) +$327.95

Zipper's Chain Conversion Kits with O-Ring Chain for 1985-1993 Touring Models

1 x #817-700 Zipper's Chain Conversion Kit for 1985-1994 Big Twin Models with O-Ring Chain and Aluminum Rear Sprocket +$364.95
 
1 x #817-700C Zipper's Chain Conversion Kit for 1985-1994 Big Twin Models with O-Ring Chain and Chrome Steel Rear Sprocket (46-49 or 51T) +$364.95
 
1 x #817-700S Zipper's Chain Conversion Kit for 1985-1994 Big Twin Models with O-Ring Chain and Zinc Steel Rear Sprocket (49 or 51T) +$364.95

Zipper's Chain Conversion Kits with Drag Race Chain

1 x #817-718 Zipper's Chain Conversion Kit for 2007-2008 Touring Models with Drag Race Chain and Aluminum Rear Sprocket +$405.95
 
1 x #817-719 Zipper's Chain Conversion Kit for 2000-2006 Touring Models with Drag Race Chain and Aluminum Rear Sprocket +$317.95
 
1 x #817-713 Zipper's Chain Conversion Kit for 1995-1999 Big Twin Models with Drag Race Chain and Aluminum Rear Sprocket +$304.50
 
1 x #817-710 Zipper's Chain Conversion Kit for 1985-1994 Big Twin Models with Drag Race Chain and Aluminum Rear Sprocket +$341.95





I feel their performance work and products are where they excel. They are known as one of the top high-performance machine shops in the country, as well as a R&D facility for Harley V-Twins. Check their engine kits.



Zipper’s builds seven different engine performance kits with every component needed to make it happen.

Here’s just one example:



Zipper's Muscle 110" Kit for 2008-Up CVO Models



Overview
 
The Muscle 110 package is a dream to ride everywhere - short hops or on the long haul; torque and horsepower are increased across the entire RPM range. Where the stock 110 engine levels out at just over 4,200 RPM, the Muscle 110" kit kicks into overdrive and raises horsepower by 45%!
 
Peak horsepower climbs from the mid-80s to the high-120s with torque over 100 ft/lbs from 2,500 through 6,500 RPM, breaking the 120 ft/lb barrier along the way. Power builds smoothly and effortlessly, without sacrificing low end torque, adding needed Muscle to the Bird!


Zipper's Muscle 110" Kit

1 x #517-357 Muscle 110" kit for 2007-up CVO cable-throttle Twin Cam FX models +$3,309.00
 
1 x #517-350 Muscle 110" Kit for 2008-2016 Touring Models (including Twin Cooled® engines) +$3,289.00

This kit is for the owners of Screamin' Eagle CVO bikes or customers with a factory 110" Stage I kit. The 110" engine really comes alive with this top end and cam kit! Developed using our highest quality materials and machining processes assures you years of performance and durability.
 
Starting at the top, your 110 heads are carefully ported to increase velocity and are assembled with our Step-Lock guides, flow-enhancing valves and performance springs. After truing the cylinder head gasket surfaces, compression is raised by precisely fitting our proprietary 10.9:1 forged pistons to your 110 cylinders using torques plates and the latest diamond honing technology.
 
The piston dome design more closely conforms to the CVO 110 chamber shape for a tighter quench area, improving combustion and power, while special coatings enhance durability and performance.
 
Red Shift cams, Pro-Taper pushrods and Dual Piston cam chain tensioners are included with Axtell's oil pressure bypass valve for a quieter engine with increased life and valve train control. A pre-mapped ThunderMax with Wave Tune AutoTune is included, allowing fast, dyno-free set-up without engine tune worries. High flow injectors are included with this kit (kit requires the separate purchase of H-D 58mm Screamin' Eaglethrottle body and performance exhaust to achieve advertised results).




These kits are available from any Zipper’s Performance Products dealer, or you can send your carefully packed parts directly to Zipper’s. Send cylinders and heads for modification. In-shop time is generally 2 weeks. Please pack your parts carefully! All kits can be purchased whole or in any combination of desired components, please contact our sales department at 410-579-2828 for more details and pricing.













I like machine shops and places that make and or modify parts, especially those for motorcycles. All of Zippers services and manufacturing are performed in-house so they can ensure quality products and maximum performance.



Zipper’s supplies products and services to customers worldwide from their location in Elkridge, Maryland. Started in 1981, Zipper’s has been known almost since its inception - first locally, then nationally, now internationally as one of the nation’s premier high performance machine shops and R&D facility dedicated to the Harley V-Twin. What thery learn goes into everything they do, and they are still learning every day! 

Their service menu includes the following:
 
Timken bearing installs for 2003 big twins.



Carburetor boring services

5-Speed transmission rebuilds.

Blue-printed engine rebuild services.

Cylinder decking for Evo and Twin Cam engines.

Special engine thermal coatings.

Cylinder boring and sizing with unique fitted piston designs.



CNC porting of all H-D castings including: Twin Cams, Evos, Sportsters and CVO heads.

Head rebuilding and reconditioning.



Case boring for big bore cylinders.

All Zip kit installations.




On top of their quality products, they are very reasonably priced.

Check out their website at http://www.zippersperformance.com/

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