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| March/April 2010

New BMW /2 fenders
Phil Little Racing has just introduced new replica fenders for 1955-1969 Earles fork BMWs. The fenders are made of hand-laid fiberglass and are exact duplicates of original factory fenders, with the added bonus of a color-coded wiring harness integrated into the 2-piece rear fender. Fenders come pre-finished in gloss black gel coat; all you do is add the pinstriping. $185 for the front, $375 for the rear. More info:

Joker Honda CB750 oil pressure gauge
Joker Machine has added a billet oil pressure gauge assembly for single-cam CB750s to its expanding line of café parts for Hondas. Fully CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, the 2-piece body features O-ring seals to allow easy positioning for visibility. Loosen the Allen bolt, position, tighten, and it’s set. Available in black or polished aluminum, the gauge installs on the oil port above the points cover on the engine’s right side. $89.95. More info:

Billet cylinder kits for TriumphsMAP Cycle has a new line of 750cc to 800cc billet cylinder kits for Triumph T120 and T140 twins. Available in hard anodized black or polished aluminum, the new cylinders closely mimic factory cast iron items for a more stock appearance than other aftermarket cylinders. Ten pounds lighter than stock and fully CNC machined, the cylinders come complete with MAP cast pistons, and most are a drop-on installation. $1,295 and up. More info: 

Joe Rocket Hemp Jacket
No, it won’t get you stoned, but if you’re looking for a lightweight, durable material, hemp fabric is hard to beat. In addition to its eco-friendly benefits (hemp grows easily without using pesticides or herbicides), Joe Rocket’s new heavy duty Hemp Jacket features C.E.-rated shoulder and elbow armor, a spine pad, a removable insulated vest liner and a reflective stripe running down both arms. $250. More info:

Wheel Jockey
The Wheel Jockey is the first product from Bill and Debbie Kniegge, owners of Blue Strada Tours in North Carolina. Tired of the hassle of servicing chains on sport bikes equipped with side stands only, the Kniegges came up with Wheel Jockey. With your back wheel rolled onto the Wheel Jockey, it’s a simple matter of gently turning the wheel to service a chain. The Wheel Jockey uses ball bearing rollers, and is small enough to fit under a seat or in a tank bag. Supports up to 750lb. $54. More info:

Arai RX-Q helmet
Arai’s new RX-Q street helmet is an evolution of Arai’s Intermediate Oval shape. The handmade RX-Q features a removable neckroll, a retractable chin spoiler, a new, 1-piece bottom edge trim, a newly sculpted cheek pad for improved comfort and quiet, and Arai’s “Emergency Cheek Pad Removal System.” Arai says its lower center of gravity makes it feel lighter on your head, and a very wide peripheral view gives greatly improved side-to-side visibility. $491 and up. More info:

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