It is quite difficult for large companies to make a large shaft of products to reorient on the bistro changing conditions and demand of the rink. But the market is a market, and if there is a need, then when it is replenished, you can always earn. In Sviyazi, with this in almost any industry, there is an AFTERMARKET – companies that monitor the needs of the market and fill in the gaps left by their older brothers. In the motorcycle industry, US Aftermarket appeared quite early – around the 30s.
The first serious company to exist in our time was Flanders. An avid enthusiast of motorcycle sports Earl Flanders began to professionally bend the rudders by order and specifications of the famous riders of his time in 1945. (Ed Kreitz, Skip Fordyce, Earl Farrand and T. D.) Other motorcyclists noticed his work on stars and also began to order such rudders, after which Earl opened the company, and the first series of rudders received the names of great riders. The company was small and therefore could more flexibly meet the needs of the market. Flanders is one of the first companies that launched Ape Hanges for serial sale. Before the beginning of the sixties, motorcycles were modified exclusively in the style of Bobber and, with the exception of different seats and rudders, almost nothing non -standard on motorcycles was not put.
The sixties brought many changes. The first choppers appeared, Harley-Davidson abandoned springer and Rigid Frames. The desire to highlight their devices from the total mass, plus the lack of factory products made the bikers themselves make some details that they then made for their friends, and then just to order for money and beer. Many of these garage masters soon began to open their companies. Aftermarket began to grow like mushrooms after rain. The first companies often did not pay attention to the quality of their goods. If the 10-foot Springer has broken, and someone got to the hospital, then the manufacturer covered his garage production for three days, under the name “Chopper Parts from Smith”, moved to the neighboring California town on one truck and opened under the name “Smith Parts for choppers “, continuing to stamp the same hack. At the same time, all the requirements for the details were a cool look (look Cool). But slowly, the people have more choice, the quality and safety of products began to play a large role and many locksmiths of loners with the engine left the business, having lost their way well -proven companies.
The first a and aftmarket companies specialized mainly in chopper frames, and elongated forks of different structures. It was on these details that they made the name Paughco, Jammer, Denver Choppers. In the golden years of chopper building, the assortment became limitless – from gas troops and wings to nipples in the form of skulls. After multicilinder Japanese motorcycles appeared on the American market, and the H-D quality in AMF has fallen a lot, many bikers seriously thought about increasing the power of their motorcycles.
Companies have made carburetors, cylinder heads and other Highperformance Parts for H-D. The most famous ones are Revtech, and the Merch company specializing on engines above two liters already appeared in the nineties (the most struggle for the greatest cubic meter). H-D ignored aftermarket for a very long time, but in the early seventies they noticed that a lot of money was made around their motorcycles and even began to be offended… At one time, H-D dealers were forbidden to sell Aftermarket details, but because of this, dealers began to lose clientele. H-D had to expand the assortment of accessories to their motorcycles and clenching my teeth to endure aftermarket. At the moment, it is quite realistic to assemble the bike in terms of their characteristics much higher than H-D exclusively from Aftermarket parts.