TORC 1 ENDURO GRIPS
The Torc 1 Enduro grips are made from a dual-compound Krayton to reduce vibration at the handlebars.
The firmer inner compound clamps to the bar/throttle
tube for a solid platform, while the outer layer is super
soft, pliable and plush.
VERDICT: These grips are designed for comfort, with
more material in the palm area to provide extra shock
absorption. If you like small-diameter grips, then Torc 1
Enduro grips are not for you. These grips work best for
riders with big or soft hands.
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TM DESIGNWORKS KX450F GP
The TM Designworks GP motocross rear chain guide is
an upgraded version of TM Designworks’ already
VERDICT: With a narrower body, straighter chain-line
angle, more room for larger rear sprockets, harder plastic
formula, reduced chain slap, and a one-year unconditional
guarantee, the TM Designworks GP chain guide is the
cream of the crop. TM Designworks’ “return memory”
plastic formula almost eliminates drag completely. If you
own a Kawasaki, this is a must-have product.
DUNLOP GEOMAX MX32 REAR TIRE
VERDICT: Bottom line? We approve. Dunlop’s
“progressive cornering block technology” allows the
tire to grip the ground better. When we leaned the
bike, under braking or on the gas, the MX32 tracked
exceptionally well. It outperformed the MX51 by leaps
and bounds. Straight-line traction was good, with a little
wallow on harder dirt. MXA liked the versatility of the
MX32. Although an intermediate- to soft-terrain tire, it
performed well on every kind of dirt.
or your local dealer.
USED IT, ABUSED IT, MISUSED IT & LOVED IT
WORKS CONNECTION KTM
ANODIZED STEM NUT
When KTM switched back to a twist-on gas cap in
2013, the vent hose started getting twisted up because
of KTM’s rigidly mounted vent hose. Works Connection’s
KTM stem nut comes with a hole machined in it to allow
the vent hose to spin freely inside the steerer tube.
VERDICT: To allow for more room to get a wrench
on it, Works Connection downsized the hex head from
27mm to 17mm, anodized it gold or black, and added
safety-wire holes. The 2061-T6 aluminum nut is lighter
and easier to access. We like the simplicity.
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