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2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide: Tools

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Wrenching on motorcycles today isn't always easy, but there's some basic tools that will make the work simpler. In order to properly equip our readers, Motorcycle USA taps some of its favorite products for maintaining and fixing your ride in the 2011 Motorcycle Holiday Gift Guide to Tools.
 
Noco G750 Genius Battery Charger
Noco G750 Genius Battery Charger

Noco G750 Genius Battery Charger
Proper maintenance of a battery during inactivity or storage is a must. The Noco G750 Genius Battery Charger is a smart, five-step automatic charger and maintainer. It features rapid charging technology for small batteries on motorcycles, ATVs, jet skis or snowmobiles, and can maintain any 6V or 12V battery in cars, RVs, boats and trucks. In addition to using a VosFX ‘smart’ processor, the unit offers safety features like reverse polarity and short circuit protection. Each charger comes with battery clamps and eyelet connectors.
 
MSRP: $37.95
 
MotoStance M-6 Rear Stand
MotoStance M-6 Rear Stand

MotoStance M-6 Rear Stand
Made of heavy duty rolled steel, the MotoStance M-6 Rear Stand offers solid balance designed to fit most swingarms with or without spools. Featuring adjustable width supports, the M-6 Rear Stand is a one-piece construction for added strength, and comes in a powdered coated black color. Oil-resistant injection molded wheels give it extra stability along with rubberized protective bungs on the bottom. It includes strong zinc coated bobbin adaptors, and zinc coated hardware to prevent corrosion.
 
MSRP: $79.99

LoopRope
LoopRope
LoopRope
Featuring the simplicity of a bungee cord but with more options and durability, LoopRope is a great product for work or play. Available in a variety of lengths and colors, this item allows you to make specific adjustments while securing your gear using a series of ‘loops’ on the cord. Each rope is constructed of ¼” heavy duty shock cord and features two military grade stainless steel S-clips. The ropes don’t require any knot tying and can be made to secure practically any object. As a result, LoopRope is an ideal option for motorcycle or ATV enthusiasts who need tie-downs that can adapt to different gear at a variety of angles. Visit www.looprope.com for more info, including video of it in action.

LoopRope 3ft. MSRP: $19.95
MotoStance MX Lift Stand
MotoStance MX Lift Stand
LoopRope 4ft. MSRP: $21.95
LoopRope 5ft. MSRP: $23.95

 
MotoStance MX Lift Stand
For do-it-yourselfers out there who like turning wrenches on their rides, the heavy duty MotoStance MX Lift Stand is a great item. It can lift 450 lbs. up to 17 inches off the ground for easier access, and is zinc coated to help prevent corrosion. The support struts and foot lift both have rubber overlays. While there may be other stands that can do more, this one does it right for the price.
 
MSRP: $79.99
MotoCentric Stretch Net
MotoCentric Stretch Net

MotoCentric Stretch Net
The MotoCentric Stretch Net offers riders an easy and secure method of attaching gear to their motorcycle or four-wheeler. Made of high quality stretch cord construction, the stretch net measures 30” x 30” when expanded and can secure bulky loads with its six, vinyl-dipped steel hooks. The tips of the hooks are covered with rubber to protect your bike, and for less than $10 the net ensures all your gear will make it its destination in one piece.
 
MSRP: $8.99
 
Pro Taper Tiedowns
Pro Taper Tiedowns
Pro Taper Tiedowns
The last thing any rider wants to see is there bike falling out of a truck. The Pro Taper Tiedowns stand out from the hordes of other straps due to a patent pending swivel carabineer base hook. This feature prevents the annoying tendency of straps to become twisted while loading, making the process much easier and more secure. They also feature soft handlebar straps that won’t damage your bike, and an industrial strength non-slip cam buckle. Rated at 1200 lb. tension strength, the tiedowns are 84” long x 1.5” wide.
 
MSRP: $34.99
 
MotoCentric 10” Spoon Tire Iron
MotoCentric 10 Spoon Tire Iron
MotoCentric 10” Spoon Tire Iron
Changing tires doesn’t have to be a pain. Tools like MotoCentric’s 10” Spoon Tire Iron features a wide radius spoon construction to make removal easier while preventing pinched tubes. Its curved end with rubber handle fits comfortably in the hand and a hard nickel pewter finish offers durability. For those of you still changing tires with screwdrivers – step up and make your life easier with this tool.
 
MSRP: $14.99
 
Need more ideas? Check out other tools in Motorcycle-Superstore.com's Holiday Gift Guides.
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