WORKS CONNECTION NO AIR LOSS
Works Connection’s No Air Loss adapter ensures the
air pressure you set in your air forks is the air pressure
VERDICT: When you set the air pressure on your
Kayaba, WP or Showa air forks, there is always the
possibility of losing air when you disconnect the pump.
Works Connection’s No Air Loss adapter has a rubber seal
inside that ensures that the adapter does not lose contact
with the Schrader valve until its plunger is completely
extended. That means that when you unscrew the No
Air Loss adapter, the fork seals itself before the adapter
is completely removed. We leave the No Air Loss adapter
attached to our fork pump at all times.
DIGITS: $29.95— www.worksconnection.com or
STI HEAVY DUTY INNER TUBES
The typical OEM tube is 0.8mm to 1mm thick. STI inner
tubes come in three different thicknesses: Heavy Duty
(2mm thick), Extreme Duty (3mm thick) and Ultra Heavy
Duty (4mm thick). Motocrossers would never use an STI
Extreme Duty or Ultra Heavy Duty tube for racing because
that would be overkill, but we run STI’s 2mm-thick tubes
whenever the track is rocky or square-edged, which
describes most SoCal tracks.
VERDICT: STI’s Heavy Duty tube is heavier than a regular tube. Extra weight isn’t a performance-enhancer‚ but
neither is a flat tire. Sometimes you have to play it safe.
STI’s Heavy Duty tube is only $12 (less than the price of a
regular replacement inner tube).
DIGITS: $12.00— www.stipowersports.com. ❏
MX BOOT RESOLE & REPAIR
MX Boot Resole & Repair specializes in Alpinestars,
Gaerne, Sidi, Fox, Thor and O’Neal boots. Not every boot
repair company is equipped to replace the molded-on soles
found on Alpinestars Tech 10s, Tech 7s, Tech 3s and other
brands, but MX Boot Resole & Repair is. For molded-on
sole brands that do not offer replacement soles, such as
the Fox Instinct, they will replace the molded sole with a
welted Vibram sole.
VERDICT: If you are unsure if your boots can be
repaired or want an upfront estimate of the repair costs,
you can send a photo of the damaged areas of your boot
DIGITS: $96.99 to $115.99 (free return shipping)—
www.mxbootrepair.com or (949) 791-8009.
Stock water pumps
aren’t very hydrodynam-
ic. Their internal shape
and impeller create
excessive air bubbles in
the water. Air bubbles,
VERDICT: Boyesen’s larger impeller design is 25 per-
cent more efficient at moving water than the stocker. This
is a serious product for a rider who races long motos—not
so much for a three-laps-and-a-cloud-of-dust racer.
DIGITS: $195.95— www.boyesen.com or (800) 441-1177.
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