The Tread Doctor Knobby Cutting Tool from Hardline Products cuts new edges into worn-out knobby tires. The tool uses a hated carbide cutting blade. MSRP is $59.99, and Hardline claims the Tread Doctor pays for itself by extending tire life and improving traction. Snowmobilers can use the tool also by cutting new edges on the lugs of snowmobile tracks.
Hinson’s DRC Shock Pump is the company’s response to the biggest change in suspension for 2013: Kawasaki’s and Honda’s decisions to go with air forks on their KX450 and CRF450 models. The pump retails for $59.99. If the customer chooses to have oversize bars (and we’re told most do), an optional swivel end hose retails for $12.99.
Hot Rods was talking up its Complete Bottom End Kits for ATVs and dirtbikes, both two-strokes and four-strokes. Each kit comes with crankshaft, a main bearing seal kit, a complete gasket set, and an engine oil seal kit. They retail for between $239 and $699.
Kolpin’s X-Factor Plow in a Box is a complete bolt-together plow system in a box weighing 95 lbs. and shipping through UPS at the under-84-inches rate. The plow mount fits most ATV frames from 2002 through current models. The 52-inch blade is made from 14-gauge steel with a double layer of steel at the center “X.” The blade angle has five positions. MSRP is $459.99. The system requires that the customer also buy a winch or electric lift.
ModQuad was displaying hard doors for the Polaris RZR. The doors’ latch is built in, meaning no potentially broken weldings. ModQuad has many new items just for the RZR, including a new mirror hanger, vent systems for XP models, 1-inch wheel spacers and a fire extinguisher mount. A new law in Oregon requires that extinguishers be visible, and that all UTV windshields have a wiper. All ModQuad products are made in Oregon.
Motorex bills its Racing Bio Liquid Power as a highly adhesive air filter oil. Both it and Motorex Racing Bio Dirt Remover was developed in collaboration with Twin Air. The dirt remover is a powder cleaner for reusable foam air filters found in motorcycles and ATVs. It cleans with water. As their names imply, both of these products are biodegradable and environmentally friendly.
New-Ray Toys will begin shipping the Honda Reed 22 in October. The 1:6 model will retail for between $38 and $40. A Kevin Windham model will also be available in October. Already on sell are smaller MotoGP models that retail for around $20.
PivotWorks now offers a lifetime warranty on everything it makes. The warranty covers even normal wear and tear. Customer need only keep their receipt. PivotWorks is promoting the warranty with a national ad campaign.
PowerMadd’s new Cobra ProTEK ATV Windshield features an edgy design to match the newer ATV styling. The addition of ribs and contours also give the ProTEK windshield added strength. The ProTEK has two mounting options: Standard or Rapid Release. Users do not have to remove the shield to trailer their ATV as long as it faces forward. The ProTEK has a universal fit that comes with or without a headlight cutout, and with black graphics. Four part numbers encompass all options. Suggested retail is $120.
Pro Armor has a range of accessories for the Arctic Cat Wildcat, including front A-arm guards, doors and graphic kits, suspension seats, a harness bar, safety harnesses and a spare tire rack with the company’s QuickShot feature.
Pro Armor sells two lines of suspension seats: Sniper ($399.95 retail) and Pro-AmSeries ($349.95). They feature a seat release handle and require no drilling or modifications. The seats come in a range of colors.
Pro Armor now offers five-point seat belt harnesses. They feature 3-inch harnesses with sewn-in pads and a water-resistant cell phone pocket. The belts come with an LED flashlight and an adjustable sternum strap. Dealers ordering six four- or five- point safety harnesses receive a free POP display.
Renthal’s Twinring sprockets now come in anodized colors black, blue, red and orange and retail for $99.95. The flat face design lowers weight and means the Twinring is as narrow as a regular chainwheel. The inner ring is made from 7075 T6 aluminum. The outer ring is made from electroless nickel-coated steel. Also available in the original silver.
Royal Purple has combined the racing and regular versions of its two-stroke oil into one product: HP 2-C, intended for both pre-mixed and oil-injected gasoline two-cycle engines. Suggested retail is $13.23 for a quart and $50 for a gallon.
Scott’s 83X Safari Facemask features a thick layer of hypoallergenic face foam with a membrane to protect against wind and old. The facemask comes with either a yellow or sky lens and retails for $65. Scott also offers new Hustle and Tyrant styles, as well as a retro-styled goggle. Finally, Scott admits that over-the-glass goggles (of any brand) have been lacking in style. It intends to remedy that problem with its new offerings in that category.
Smith Optics has a new range of products organized into $25, $40, $65 good, better and best price points, along with kids goggles retailing for $15 to $20. New for this year: All goggles offer graphic, clear or mirrored lens at the same price. Last year rolloffs were free with every goggle. This year, free roll-offs come only with the highest-end goggles. In the past, roll-offs retailed for $38. Now Smith Optics has a kit for just $10, and the roll-offs work with all brands of goggles. What’s more, the kit comes with adhesive so that dealers can attach it to the top of a goggle box to sell them together or individually.
Sunstar has changed the coating on its Works-Z rear sprocket to give it a more appealing color. The sprocket is made from electroless 410 steel that it claims weighs 30 percent to 35 percent less than standard steel. Sunstar heat-treats the sprockets to make them reportedly five times harder than aluminum sprockets and twice that of standard steel sprockets. The sprocket is self-cleaning due to its offset tooth design. Suggested retail is $99.
The Topeak Shock ’n Roll is a pump with gauge for airing tires, suspension forks, and shock units. The tool features a two-stage pressure selector that lets you choose high pressure for filling suspension forks and shock units or low pressure for filling tires. A flexible hose with SmartHead ThreadLock accepts Presta and Schrader valves and takes stress off the valve stem while pumping. Capacity is 300 psi, and suggested retail is $89.95. (Story continues; click below)