Tucker Rocky Show: Off-road products take center stage

Publish Date: 
Aug 1, 2012

Also new from Topeak is the Pocket Rocket that pumps up to 160 psi. An integrated dust cap keeps the head clean ready for use.

Topeaks’ Ratchet Rocket Lite offers all the features of its Ratchet Rocket reversing ratchet in a tighter and lighter package. The tool comes with hardened-steel tools in 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8mm hex, T10, T25 Torx and #2 Phillips bits. All fits into a tiny nylon case. MSRP is $27.95.

Topeak’s Dry Bag iPhone case comes in black or white and retails for $29.95.

Twin Air now makes PowerFlow kits for the Can-Am Outlander/Renegade 800 and 1000. The kit eliminates leaks and provide more air for power, but the filter can still be removed in a snap for cleaning. The new-generation PowerFlow kit converts the filter mounting system from a clamp-on filter to a filter cage and wing bolt mounting system. This new flange system allows for the use of a Twin Air Air Box Cover for washing the air box.

Two Brothers Racing now makes a VALE stainless steel slip-on with an M-7 aluminum canister for the all-new 2012 Yamaha WR450F. The company not only claims the exhaust will increase power output by 2.75 hp, but also claims it will cut 2 lbs. from the WR’s unsprung weight. The VALE slip-on is USFS-approved and emits 96 decibels with the included P1X tip and spark arrestor. MSRP is $389.98.

Shock Sox began supplying Tucker Rocky two years ago with its 6-inch fork seal protectors that remove in about 10 seconds. Now Tucker is carrying 13-inch Shock Sox. The manufacturer was also displaying its Vintage Shock Sox that come in black only and retail for $26.95, which is $2 more than the regular Shock Sox that come in a variety of colors. All the products are made by hand in Dallas.

Seizmik has three new items for side-by-sides. A center-mounted Wide Angle Rearview Mirror retails for $39 and is made to match the side mirrors. It fits Polaris midsize Rangers, all RZRs, John Deere Gators, Bad Boy MTVs, the Kawasaki Mule 3000, and Bobcat ATVs. A cab light with a Velcro strap retails for $39 (click here for an earlier report). And a Double Folding Windshield for RZR models folds from full to a half, and then folds a third time for no windshield. It retails for $299. Seizmik claims to make the only folding windshield that shuts all the way.

SparX launched its latest dirbike helmet, the Dirt Shotgun, this past February at Dealer Expo. It comes in solid matte black for $129.95 and in six colorways for $139.95. The helmets are available in both adult and youth sizes.

Uni now makes air filters for 2009-to-2012 Polaris Sportsman 550 and 850, as well as for the 2012 Polaris RZR 570 and Kawasaki Teryx4. Uni filters are designed to fit exactly into the stock factory air box without modification.

It’s been seven years since Warn Industries has revamped its lineup of winches. This year the company does a whole line replacement by upgrading its previous line while introducing an entirely new one. The company also has improved its warranties.

The two new lines are called ProVantage and Vantage. Together, they represent 12 new products.

The Warn ProVantage lineup is available in capacities ranging from 2,500 lbs. to 4,500 lbs. and a choice of wire rope or synthetic rope. ProVantage winches feature a permanent-magnet motor, a three-stage planetary gear train and metal gear housing, an easy-to-use clutch control dial, full sealing, a roller disc brake for control while winching, and a corrosion-resistant black powder-coated finish with a black hook and tie rods. These winches have a limited lifetime warranty on mechanical parts and a three-year warranty on electrical components.

A Warn rep at the show said the more affordable Warn Vantage lineup is the first to include a $249 entry-level winch. The Vantage winches offer capacities from 2,000 lbs. to 4,000 lbs. All Vantage winches are available with either wire rope or synthetic rope. Features include fully sealed permanent-magnet motors and planetary drivetrains. The winches come with a five-year warranty on mechanical components, and a one-year warranty on electrical items.

Warn builds all its winches in Portland, Ore.

Warn Industries also has a new winching accessory kit designed specifically for the needs of powersports vehicles. The Warn Light Duty Winch Accessory Kit includes the following:

  • 1/2-inch forged D-shackle rated up to 4,000 lbs. for rigging attachment
  • Snatch block rated up to 8,000 lbs. allowing users to double the winch’s power or change pulling direction
  • 1-inch-by-8-inch tree trunk protector
  • Newly styled Warn winching gloves
  • Heavyweight 600-denier carry bag

Posted by Arlo Redwine