Harley-Davidson intros heel guards, luggage accessories

Publish Date: 
Jun 28, 2012

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Harley-Davidson's Genuine Motor Accessories has a trio of new products geared toward the comfort and utility of the touring rider.

First up is the new rider footboard heel guard that is designed to protect against boot heels coming into contact with exhaust shields.

Help your customers avoid the dreaded melted heel syndrome and the accompanying mess on the exhaust shield. The guard mounts to the right-side rider footboard and keeps the heel away from the pipe without restricting fore-and-aft movement of the rider's foot. The kit includes the chrome guard with a cutaway Bar and Shield logo and all the necessary mounting hardware.

The guard (part No. 50500225) fits the 2012 Dyna Switchback and 1986-and-later touring and FL Softail models equipped with traditional and swept wing footboards. It will not fit models equipped with half-moon or tapered footboards, extended reach footboards or Screamin' Eagle Fat Exhaust shield kits. It retails for $64.95.

Riders can make the most of their luggage space with H-D's new Shrink Sacks, which help compress bulky clothing to a fraction of its original size.

How do they work? Simply load the bag with soft goods, seal it and roll it to evacuate the air and, voilá, shrunken sack! This allows for more available space inside a Tour-Pak, saddlebag or premium luggage bag. Each kit includes three bags that feature a Bar and Shield logos, carry handles and labels for marking the contents.

Available in medium (part No. 90200719) and large (part No. 90200721), the bags retail for $15.95 and $17.95, respectively.

And finally, the new EZ Tour-Pak lid catch is built to perfectly align luggage lids for easy closure.

The kits are reportedly easy to install and help by eliminating the need to wrangle the luggage into position for closing by lining up the latches each time. The EZ Tour-Pak lid catch fits 1985-and-later models equipped with King, Ultra or Razor-Pak Tour-Pak luggage. It will not fit leather or sport tour-pak luggage.

The catch (part No. 53000195) retails for $14.95.

Posted by Dennis Johnson

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