With spring riding and racing season in full force, Spectro Performance Oils are the choice of the on- or off-road rider.
Spectro Performance Oils Chain Wax is designed to coat and protect like cosmoline. Built with anti-wear additives to provide extended chain and sprocket life, Spectro Chain Wax leaves a dry, wax film, attracts no dirt, and protects chains and sprockets from rusting.
Synthetic Chain Lube (Total Tac Chain Lube)
Formulated to provide superior lubrication and protect in the most extreme riding conditions, Spectro Synthetic Chain Lube utilizes the highest quality synthetic base oils in combination with tackiness additives to resist wear and protect the chain long after other lubes have disappeared. Provides smoother, quieter operation, resists water washout. Spectro Synthetic Chain Lube is a non-drip, foaming clear formula. Available in 12 oz and 3.5 oz cans.
Z-Clean Chain Lube
This breakthrough new product utilizes a special zinc formulation to provide unsurpassed anti-wear protection for longer chain and sprocket life. It does not attract dirt, sand or grit, and will not fling off when used as directed. Suitable for O-Ring and roller type chains, both for on road and off road use, Z-Clean is the next generation in chain lubrication. Available in 13.5 oz and 1.5 oz cans.
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Handlebar tie-down clamps
Finding a good spot to hook a tie-down clamp can be a challenge on some bikes, but that challenge just got easier with the Bike Tie-Down Clamp from PSR Performance Motorcycle Products. Machined from forged aluminum, PSR’s new clamps attach securely to any 7/8-inch grip handlebars. Heavy-duty springs hold them in place and the oval openings allow one or two tie-down hooks for secure positioning and transportation. Gunmetal finish. $49.95. MC
What a great honour to receive the commission to design and produce a range of Davida helmets for the new Rolling Stones Exhibitionism at the Saatchi Gallery in London, and to join the ranks of the many legendary artists who have produced work for the band during their 50-year music career.
Using traditional techniques and all by hand, these special helmets are manufactured and painted in the Davida factory in Merseyside, using the Rolling Stones iconic Classic Tongue logo, both in the original red “Tongue and Lips” design and in the new Exhibitionism colours.
The Davida Jet helmet is handmade in the U.K., with a full leather-lined interior and approved to the highest European standard ECER22-05 for the road and ACU Gold Label for the racetrack. All Davida helmets are beautifully painted and finished in their factory in Birkenhead looking over the River Mersey to Liverpool, a real music city, motorcycles and rock and roll have been the foundations of Davida since the Stones’ “It’s Only Rock and Roll” album in 1974. As the only U.K. motorcycle helmet producer, Davida is a British Institution in classic motorcycle helmets, a great choice for the Stones.
Together, the Rolling Stones Classic Tongue logo and the Davida open-face helmet, both now so iconic, create a beautiful-looking helmet which emanates the Classic British Attitude for which they are both known.
The Davida Rolling Stones Jet helmet is available at the Saatchi Gallery in London from April to September 2016 SRP £400 and from Davida dealers around the world, excluding North America, or directly from our website www.davida-helmets.com. T:0151 647 2419. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bravado, the only global, 360-degree full-service merchandise company, develops and markets high-quality licensed merchandise to a worldwide audience. The company works closely with new and established entertainment clients, creating innovative products carefully tailored to each artist or brand. Product is sold on live tours, via selected retail outlets and through web-based stores. Bravado also licenses rights to an extensive network of third party licensees around the world. The company maintains offices in London, Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney. Under the Universal Music Group umbrella, Bravado is able to leverage a global sales and distribution network from the world’s largest record company, as well as the group’s significant marketing strength. Bravado artists include The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, The Beatles, Adele, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Kanye West, Guns ’N Roses, Green Day and The Killers, among many others.
Café saddles for Yamahas
Hollister, California-based seat specialist Corbin now offers a classically styled Corbin Gunfighter seat for Yamaha’s new retro SR400 single. Made with high-density Comfort Cell foam on Corbin’s own Fibertech seat pan, the leather-covered Gunfighter is ergonomically shaped and provides excellent support for more time in the saddle. Corbin hasn’t done a test fit yet, but says the new seat may fit the early 1978-1981 SR500. Corbin offers a variety of color and texture options at no extra charge. Black shown. $393. MC
Triumph ignition switch bracket and plug
Made from CNC-machined billet aluminum, Texas-based Joker Machine’s ignition relocation bracket for late-model Hinckley Triumph T100 Bonnevilles, Thruxtons and Scramblers moves the ignition switch to either the left or right side of the frame just below the front of the gas tank. A must with custom headlight brackets, we used one on our 2010 Bonneville Build. Keeping your stock Bonneville headlight brackets? Joker also has a billet aluminum plug to hide the hole in the stock bracket. Bracket, $54.95. Plug, $32.95. MC
The Indian Wrecking Crew, left to right: Ernie Beckman, Bobby Hill and Bill Tuman. Photo courtesy John Holman
The post-World War II American racing scene was unlike any other before or since. With the war behind them, Americans started shifting their focus from the struggles in Europe and Japan to life back at home. Four years of war had left Americans hungry for diversions, and motorcycle racing kicked back into high gear. The amateur race scene, fueled by the emergence of AMA Class C production-based racing in the 1930s, exploded after World War II, drawing a new roster of riders, many of them fresh from the military.
Three of those riders became known as the legendary Indian Wrecking Crew, a trio of racers who tore up tracks across the U.S. on their Indian “Big Base” Scouts. Some 10 years in the making, The Indian Wrecking Crew: An American Dirt Track Story chronicles the racing careers of Wrecking Crew members Bobby Hill (1951 and 1952 Grand National Champion), Bill Tuman (1953 Grand National Champion and the last Indian rider to win an AMA Grand National No. 1 plate), and Ernie Beckman, (winner of three AMA Grand National titles and the last racer to win a Grand National Race on an Indian Scout). From the late 1940s through the early 1950s, their incredible successes on the track, racing and winning on machines technologically rooted in the 1930s, propelled them into the record books and the AMA Hall of Fame.
They were family as much as friends, logging 60,000-mile years crisscrossing the country to race their handshift, hard tail Indians against increasingly more modern Harley-Davidsons and British BSAs and Nortons. Along the way, they became three of the most famous riders of the postwar era.
Produced by former AMA dirt track rider John Holman, The Indian Wrecking Crew: An American Dirt Track Story combines period motion film (a few scenes are artfully recreated in a grainy, faux period style) with contemporary interviews of surviving Wrecking Crew members Hill and Tuman to tell the Wrecking Crew story.
Interviews with Beckman’s son Ernie Jr. and other period racing icons including Harley riders Joe Leonard, Paul Goldsmith and Dick “Bugsy” Mann, and Norton racer Dick Klamfoth and others help complete Holman’s compelling profile honoring three of the greatest men to ever turn a wheel on a track. If you have even the slightest interest in the postwar era of American dirt track racing, you need to watch this film. $24.95 plus shipping. MC
Rev’It has introduced its own wax-coated jacket. Recalling the early days of British motorcycle jackets, the classically styled Rev’It Zircon features water-resistant, wax-coated polyester. The elbows and shoulders are reinforced with contrasting polyester oxford and the jacket’s vintage looks are emphasized by a traditional adjustment strap waistband and four large stash pockets. A detachable thermal liner enhances cold-weather riding and there’s CE-rated Knox Lite armor. Available in black (shown), sand and dark green. $379.99. MC