Performance Machine been dramatically expanding their already substantial offerings over the last few years. We’ve seen them introduce an entire collection of air cleaners, and the Contrast Cut and Scallop series of tin covers, pegs and grips, all of which were right in the wheelhouse of what they’ve been doing for the last forty plus years. So the new Vision Series of headlights, made to the same exacting specifications as the rest of their parts, is an exciting line of accessories for PM to introduce. Check out the stats at Performance Machine and pick up yours from your local PM dealer.
Not a chopper. Not an American bike. I don’t care.
2013 seems to be the year of the air cleaner. I can’t think of major manufacturer that hasn’t come up with a new one and minimalism appears to be the fad of the moment. As evidence, Arlen Ness’ Slot Track Inverted Air Cleaner. No stats yet to determine its performance against the reigning champs on the market, but you check the product specs at Arlen’s website.
There was a time not very long ago where it wasn’t uncommon for a spark plug wire manufacturer to advertise horsepower gains from their product. A spark plug wire can only aid in increasing the size of the spark the plug emits and decreasing the amount of Resistance the electrical current faces on its way to the plug. Following that logic, the majority of spark plug wire manufacturers have stopped making horse power claims in their ads. Not Sumax’s massive 10.4mm Spark Plug Wires, whose dyno tests tout a reliable 2.1 increase in overall horsepower in Twin Cam motors. Take some extra time to properly gap your plugs and you can bet that number will inch a bit higher. Bigger, hotter sparks and a smoother, faster start -what more could you want? Available now, exclusively from Sumax.
Octane boosters have become the automotive equivalent of snake oil over the years. When it comes down to the numbers, most of the stuff sitting on your auto part’s store shelf are sorely deficient. So a when Lucas released its own Octane Booster, I was genuinely surprised. Lucas Oil is not known for putting their names on bunk products. That was eight years ago and I can tell you: Lucas Octane Booster is the single most reliable, least expensive performance modification you make to your motorcycle. Safe for turbos, oxygen sensors and catalytic converters, Lucas Octane Boost even increases your MPG. Glorious. Look for it at your local auto parts store or bypass the middle man: Lucas Oil Products, Inc.
If you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade and aren’t familiar with the Original Biker Spirits, now’s the time to learn a thing. This aerosol spray might just be the most popular cleaner, de-greaser, polisher and all around must-have detail-er on the planet. No water necessary, removes road grime, tar and bugs for all chrome and painted surfaces.
Bike Spirits work hard for it. We’re talking about a product so gentle it’ll make tank look new, amply strong enough to cut through brake dust and does a great job of keeping rust off my spokes. No more waxing on and off while doing your best karate Kid impersonation. Just spray and wipe. Simple. Easy. Just as life should be. Grab a can and see for yourself at Biker Spirits.