Tag, You're It
These rugged 3M labels from ToolTagz wrap completely around a socket so the size you're looking for can be seen from any angle. The labels are made of durable dual-layer polyester and laminated to withstand years of abuse. A set including both metric and inch sizes costs $9.95. Find out more or order online at www.tooltagz.com
If You Absolutely Must Talk While Riding
ChatterBox introduces the new and improved GMRS X1 Bluetooth. Now you can pair your Bluetooth cell phone and an auxiliary audio source simultaneously without the use of wires. Answer your Bluetooth cell phone and listen to a music source (iPod/MP3 player with Bluetooth adapter) or get voice-prompted directions from your Bluetooth GPS system. Other new features include improved hi-fi stereo speakers with noise-reducing microphone and 22 channels with 38 talk groups to choose from when communicating. The GMRS X1 Bluetooth also features an illuminated LCD display, voice activation and a built-in intercom for communicating with a passenger. All of these features are packed into a tough water-resistant casing. MSRP for the X1 Bluetooth Kit is $399.99. For more information, visit www.chatterboxusa.com.
For Those Tiny Safety-Wire Holes
Ingersoll Rand has again extended its line of IQV Series cordless tools to include the D040 11/44-inch mini drill. Developed for automotive and industrial professionals, the 7.2-volt D040 weighs less than 2.5 pounds and is less than 7 inches long. It features an industrial-grade 11/44-inch keyed chuck and is optimized for drilling applications in sheet metal and other tough materials.Like all IQV Series tools, the D040 is complemented by the world's best cordless tool battery technology. All IQV Series batteries feature onboard battery electronics that allow operators to choose between lithium-ion and nickel-cadmium batteries and charge either chemistry with the same charger. The IQV charger is compatible with all IQV batteries, regardless of chemistry or voltage.For more details on the Ingersoll Rand D040 11/44-inch cordless mini drill, seeyour local tool professional, call (800) 376-TOOL or visit www.irtools.com/cordless.
World's Fastest Motorcycle...
World's Fastest Motorcycle documentary
World's Fastest DVD
The World's Fastest Motorcycle documentary, which aired to rave reviews on the Speed channel in December '06, is now available on DVD. The show dramatically covers the three top motorcycle streamliners in the world going head-to-head at the International Motorcycle Speed Trials by Bub at Bonneville in September '06. The 16-year-old top-speed record fell several times during the course of the event, and the final record wasn't set until the last five minutes of the week-long competition. The two-hour DVD, produced by Ignition3 and Chet Burks Productions, captures the unprecedented battle for the record from the inside. Helicopters, onboard cameras and cameramen assigned to all the key players bring the viewer inside the action. Dave Despain of Speed narrates this compelling story with the knowledge and understanding of a seasoned Bonneville enthusiast. Bonus material includes an Easyriders documentary about setting the record in '90. The "The World's Fastest Motorcycle" DVD is available at motorcycle dealers and all major DVD Web sites for $24.95
Semi-synthetic, four-stroke motorcycle engine oil
Bel-Ray's Smooth Exp Blend
Bel-Ray has introduced a new 10W-30 grade of its popular EXP Semi-Synthetic semi-synthetic four-stroke motorcycle engine oil. It delivers all the benefits of the rest of the Bel-Ray EXP motor oil line, including viscosity stability and resistance to breakdown, as well as the company's proprietary transmission-protection technology. The release coincides with new JASO MA2 certification; JASO (Japanese Automobile Standards Organization, which represents all motor vehicle manufacturers in Japan) revised its four-stroke motorcycle motor oil specifications in '06, splitting the original MA classification into two performance groups. Bel-Ray EXP 10W-30 is listed in the higher-performing MA2 group, which makes it suitable for motorcycles requiring either JASO standard motor oils, as well as all motorcycles calling for a 10W-30 grade lubricant. Bel-Ray EXP Semi-Synthetic 10W-30 is a blend of synthetic (PAO and ester) and premium mineral-base stocks, and meets the latest requirements for motorcycle catalytic converters. Available at your local dealer.
Stainless-steel brake lin...
Stainless-steel brake lines
Color Me Hel
The all-stainless-steel brake lines from HEL Performance USA come in 11 different colors and have seven colored fitting options. They feature a virgin DuPont Teflon PTFE inner core, a 32-strand 304 cold-drawn stainless-steel braid and top it off with a UV protected PVC coating. All of the finishing hardware, including banjos, banjo bolts and ferrules, are made of 303 stainless steel. All lines are handmade in-house, so custom lengths and partial kits are the norm. The $49 per hose price tag includes color choices, all necessary stainless banjo bolts, copper crush washers and all shipping and handling. Contact Hel Performance USA at (561) 844-0374, or log onto www.helusa.com.
Not Just For Racing At Laguna Seca
AGV's Laguna Road Race boots were designed in Italy and are handcrafted from premium top-grain leather inside and out. The Laguna boot has titanium composite plates with shock-absorbing foam inside, and molded armor for ankle, shin and calf protection. Other features include a precurved anatomical fit, a speed-lacing system, four-way adjustable toe sliders, a molded toe shifter pad and a perforated interior. Available in black, blue, red and yellow, in sizes 8-13, the AGV Laguna Road Race boot has an MSRP of $299.95. Visit your dealer or www.agvsport.com for details.
For The Hot-Rod Look
Akrapovic has released its Evolution exhaust for the '04-'07 Yamaha R1 in a slash-cut design. The pipe features hydroformed titanium conical tubing and CNC-machined connection points, and the canisters have perforated titanium inner sleeves and carbon-fiber clamps. Full systems ($2199.95) and slip-ons ($1039.95) are available, and options include titanium or carbon mufflers, in Evo or Evo Kit styles. Shown here is the Evo Kit, which has a slightly shorter and louder muffler than the Evo version. Call (800) 221-7291 or visit www.lockhart phillipsusa.com to find your local dealer.