TEAM Tied Driven Clutch / $433
The new TEAM Industries TEAM Tied Driven Clutch’s sheaves open axially without rotating relative to each other. This means that the belt doesn’t scrub the sheaves during upshift and downshift, which leads to less heat buildup and more efficiency. The new clutch can run lower spring rates while maintaining a quick backshift and upshifting farther for more top-end speed, the company says.
TEAM Industries, 218/844-3283;
HMK Snowmobiling / Voyager Boot / $179.95
The new Voyager Boot from HMK is made with the Sympatex membrane for waterproof/windproof/breathable performance rated to minus 40 degrees. The all-purpose boot has aggressive lugs for traction and stability, ergonomic calf support for a comfortable fit and reflective heel and logos for improved visibility. Available for men and women; women’s version is trimmed with pink.
HMK Snowmobiling, 541/386-3262;
EVS Sports / Factor Helmet / $169
The EVS Factor is new for the 2009-10 snowmobiling season. With an integrated vent system and moisture-wicking liner, it’s well suited for active riders and racers. Its oversized goggle port accommodates large-frame goggles. The modern, square-back Factor helmet is available in several colors and designs. DOT and Snell 2005 certified.
EVS Sports, 608/754-3800; www.evs-sports.com
Skinz Protective Gear
Power Pull Extractor Strap / $79.95
Skinz Protective Gear’s new tow strap can be used for towing or extracting a sled. The strap’s specialized ends allow attachment to any style or size bumper, A-arm or spindle, plus it includes a handle for hand pulling. The center of the strap incorporates a bungee section to help pull out stuck machines.
Skinz Protective Gear, 320/243-8771; www.skinzprotectivegear.com
Straightline Performance Inc.
1200 4-TEC Exhaust Header / $700
SPI says its triple exhaust header system will add 12 hp and six pound-feet of torque to Ski-Doo 1200 4-TEC engines. The fully polished, ceramic-coated pipes fit into the stock muffler for quiet operation with a throatier sound. Installation takes about 30 minutes.
Straightline Performance Inc., 651/466-0212;