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Published in the February 2013 Issue White Out & Wide Open—The Blog

ProClimb/ProCross Bumper/Skid Plate

The Zbroz Racing Ars Fx ProClimb/ProCross bumper and skid plate is made from 3/16-inch aluminum, making it lightweight while offering the ultimate protection and tightest approach angle. That allows you to get in and out of creek bottoms without your bumper slowing you down.

With the addition of complete skid plate protection, this bumper stands alone at the top. The bumper is available for the Arctic Cat ProClimb M or ProCross F series. The bumper weighs in at 5 lbs with full skid plate. You also have the option of cutting the back half of the skid plate, losing more weight for the ultimate in front-end lightweight performance.

This bumper is available in black (Sure Foot Ice Free Coating) or unpainted for a custom build. 

The bumper/skid plate retail for $279.

Contact Zbroz Racing (435)753-7774 or


New Cat Men’s X-Country Jacket

Built with a zip-out liner that can also be worn by itself, the new men’s X-Country Premium Jacket from Arctic Cat is a 3-in-1 system that emphasizes versatility. The jacket features waterproof and breathable A-Tex-coated fabric with fully-taped seams, plus 100 grams of bulk-free 3M Thinsulate Insulation for added warmth.

Sublimated printed panels deliver vibrant graphics and color while 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material produces maximum reflectivity in low-light conditions. Four spacious pockets include an MP3 player slot with a tangle-free neck cord system. The zip-out liner also features 100 grams of 3M Thinsulate Insulation and two pockets.

Available in orange, green and black styles in S-3XL sizes with an MSRP starting at $319.95 U.S./$369.95 Canada.

Contact Arctic Cat or visit any local Arctic Cat dealership.


Amsoil Introduces New 10W-30 Synthetic Diesel Oil

New Amsoil OE 10W-30 Synthetic Diesel Oil provides outstanding fuel economy benefits for applications requiring an SAE 30 or 10W-30 diesel oil. The new addition to the company’s OE line offers high-quality protection and performance for manufacturer-recommended drain intervals at a very attractive price point.

OE 10W-30 Synthetic Diesel Oil is API CJ-4 licensed and suitable for modern and older, on- and off-road diesel applications. It is an excellent entry-level product for customers who want to move up to synthetic quality, but won’t pay a significantly higher price than a conventional oil or aren’t initially interested in extending their drain intervals.

Benefits include:

• Meets emission system requirements

• Extreme-temperature performance

• Resists oil consumption and emissions

• Controls soot-thickening and wear

Amsoil OE 10W-30 Synthetic Diesel Oil is recommended for diesel engines and, where appropriate, gasoline engines requiring any of the following specifications:

API licensed CJ-4/SN; ACEA E9; Cummins CES 20081; MB 228.31; CAT ECF-3, ECF-2, ECF-1-a; Mack EO-O; Volvo VDS-4, VDS-3; MAN 3575; Renault RLD-3; and MTU Type 2.1

Contact Amsoil (800) 777-8491 or


Polaris IQ Tall Windshield

PowerMadd has added one additional windshield to its Polaris IQ line. The latest windshield is the Tall. It adds an extra 1 inch of height over the Mid and 2.5 inches over the Low. It will come clear with black graphics.

You can view the full line of IQ windshields HERE.

The Tall fits 2007-13 Polaris IQ and 2007-11 Polaris RMK and Switchback models.

The windshield retails for $90.

Contact PowerMadd 462-8465 or


Boyesen Full-Valve Rage Cage Available For Ski-Doo 800R

For 2013 Boyesen Engineering has introduced an all-new Full Valve RC2 Series Rage Cage, designed to increase overall horsepower and throttle response in 2008-13 Ski-Doo 800R sleds.

Boyesen’s new Full Valve Rage Cage has been crafted to eliminate the need to periodically change your stock intake system’s rubber intake boot due to delamination. The Full Valve Rage Cage system is offered as an upgrade to the current Half-Valve Rage Cage system, which allows use of the stock rubber intake boot. Both the Full Valve and Half Valve Ski-Doo 800R Rage Cage options perform the same while increasing horsepower and response. The major difference between the Full and Half Valve options is that the Full Valve design is a leading solution to the problem of intake boot deterioration failure, a leading cause of lean-condition and possibly critical engine failure in Ski Doo sleds.

Each Ski-Doo RC2 Series Rage Cage is “Performance Optimized,” meaning its tailor-made to each sled’s model, year and displacement. While other aftermarket valves might change flange sizes or bolt patterns, they’re basically generic, but with the Rage Cage, there are no compromises in power and no modifications required to fit the valve while upgrading your sled’s reed intake system.

The RC2 Series Rage Cage’s multi-stage reed petal system has been designed to increase throttle response and acceleration, while also broadening peak rpm horsepower output. The Rage Cage’s seamless, one-piece, precision casting and continuous aero-form surfacing provide maximum flow velocities and instant, explosive movement of air particles the moment you turn the throttle. Standard equipment on each Rage Cage are Boyesen’s dual-stage reed petals. The race-proven reed petals are integral in providing the superior ability to maintain timing with the power pulses of the Ski-Doo 800 R engine platform.

The MSRP of Boyesen’s Ski-Doo 800R, RC2 Rage Cage Intake Systems are:

Full Valve Design $329.95 (fits 2008-2013 Ski-Doo 800R); and Half Valve Design $289.95 (fits 2008-2013 Ski-Doo 800R).

Contact Boyesen Engineering


ABS Powder SB15 Snowmobiler Avalanche Airbag

New for the 2012-2013 season is the ABS Powder SB15 Avalanche Airbag. This is a zip-on specially designed to meet the needs of snowmobilers, allowing quick access to the shovel.

In combination with the lightweight Powder Base-Unit, the Powder SB 15 is your choice for endless powder days. Due to the small back-plate of the Powder Base-Unit, it offers full freedom of movement in every situation. The Powder SB 15 can easily be zipped onto the Powder Base-Unit including the proven ABS TwinBag system by means of a zip. The new touring pack has outside mounts for quick access to your shovel blade and shovel shaft. It offers enough space even for lengthy tours.

Contact (877) 766-9244 or


Exclusive Dan Adams Wraps

ArcticFX Graphics has announced its new exclusive graphics kits for Dan Adams’ NXT LVL Riding Clinic, the Dan Adams 2013 Edition Pro RMK. Sold exclusively at 


509 Carbon Fiber Helmet, Polarized Stealth Aviator Combo

Introducing the highly-anticipated 509 full Carbon Fiber Evolution Helmet. This bad boy is one of the lightest on the market, starting at just 2.7 lbs. It features a durable full carbon fiber shell and premium stealth liner. It also comes standard with a removable cold weather breathbox.

Pair this beauty of a helmet with 509’s all new 2013 Polarized Stealth Aviators and you’ll not only be the best-looking rider on the mountain, but you’ll have the industry’s best performing helmet and goggle combo. These 509 Aviators feature a rimless frame design that maximizes your field of view by eliminating excess frame from your vision. Combined with a top-of-the-line polarized smoke lens, you’ll have unmatched performance with these Stealth Aviators.

Contact 509


New Snap-in Pre-Filter Kits From BRP

BRP Genuine Accessories offer the advantage of being designed hand in hand with the vehicles so their fit is exact and their finish is the same quality you expect from BRP and the new snap-in Pre-Filter is a prime example of this.

The Pre-Filter kit fits both Rev-XM and Rev-XS platforms so mountain and trail riders benefit from the easy snap-in installation. The fine mesh of the pre-filters repels snow, preventing it from entering the bottom pan and hood openings while still allowing air to flow through.

And for days when snow infiltration won’t be a problem, the filters come off almost as easily as they went on.

The kit includes five filters: bottom pan grill, lower pan cover plugs, hood grill and air box pre-filter.

The Pre-Filter Kit retails for $99.99 USD/$114.99 CAD.

Contact Ski-Doo or visit your local Ski-Doo dealer.


Vapour Jacket Boondocker Edition  

This ain’t your daddy’s cardboard parka. Aggressive riders can cut in the all new Vapour Jacket. FXR’s proven MMT “Two Stage Dry” System utilizing two layers of our HydrX Pro laminate is guaranteed to keep you dry.

Experience premium interior comfort with FXR’s Thermal Mapping System. Go powder bound all day with FXR’s exclusive Dry Vent System which offers more than 38 inches of venting to keep you cool without snow ingestion. Step away from the straight jacket feel of other waterproof products and enjoy the versatile, comfortable side of the mountain.

Contact FXR


Black Ice Three-Piece Dolly Set

Store or glide your snowmobile across the garage or shed floor with the greatest of ease when you have the assistance of the Black Ice Three-Piece Snowmobile Dolly Set from Rage Powersports.

The set of steel-constructed dollies includes two carbide runner dollies that measure 10-1/8 inches L x 7-7/8 inches W x 4-3/8 inches H with a strap and buckle to securely affix the snowmobile runner and a track dolly that measures 7 inches L x 7 inches W x 3-1/2 inches H, perfect for mobilizing the back end of the sled. All three snowmobile dollies have a raised edge, four 2-inch swivel casters for portability and can be used for single or double runner skis. The dollies assemble in minutes and come with a one-year warranty.

Contact (888) 651-3431 or


Glove Box Liner

R&M Lightning Products has developed a new fitted fabric liner for the warm glove box on the Ski Doo Rev-XM and Rev-XS platform.

The Glove Box Liner protects your valuables by covering the entire compartment with soft, durable 100 percent polypropylene fabric that resists mold and mildew and is easily installed using pressure-sensitive adhesive backed hook and loop fasteners, which also makes them removable if needed.

Made in the USA.

The Glove Box Liners retail for $19.95.

Contact R&M Lightning Products (801) 467-2442 or

Running Board Inserts

These new running board inserts for the 2013 Polaris Pro RMK offer excellent traction and snow won’t stick to them. No cutting is required to install.

The inserts retail for $150.

Contact The Hijacker (970) 641-4250 or


LED Tail Light Housing

The new universal LED Tail Light Housing from Proven Design Products is available in white/black with LED Lights available in a red lens or clear lens. The unit wires directly into any stock tail light wiring harness. Includes new butt connectors, rivets and detailed instructions.

Contact Proven Design Products, 248) 264-6089 or


Fly F2 Carbon Snow Helmet

Riders enjoy the ultimate combination of premium features with this Fly F2 Carbon Snow Helmet: light weight, outstanding coverage and protection and tremendous comfort. The carbon fiber/Kevlar shell materials deliver protection and light weight so a rider’s neck isn’t strained during a long day of riding.

• Color: Race Orange

• Sizes: XS-2XL

• Shell: Composite construction shell made of aircraft-grade woven carbon fiber and Kevlar composite materials for superior strength and incredibly light weight; dual density EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) liner, one layer softer and one slightly harder, combining to provide more progressive impact absorption for different levels of impact

• Vents: Multi-port air induction cooling system features 11 intake and four exhaust vents to create strong airflow to keep a rider’s head cool; also has tri-vent goggle anti-fog vents (three air intake vents above the goggle eye port that draw air away from the goggles to help prevent fogging)

• Interior: “Quick Snap” washable comfort liner and cheek pads can be removed quickly and easily and cleaned to keep the helmet fresh; the plush liner absorbs sweat, provides impressive ventilation

• Additional Features: Comes with breath deflector and rubber vent plug kit; custom molded rubber trim with protective nose guard; lightweight aluminum hardware for superior strength and light weight

• Safety: Snell M2010-, DOT- and ECE-approved

Contact Polaris or visit any Polaris dealership.


Klim Summit Tech T

 The men’s Summit Tech T is designed as a performance-riding base or mid-layer shirt. Its new-for-2012 Polyester Micro-grid knit main body fabric and stretch panels of poly/spandex fabric make it ideal for all riding duties. Don’t compromise your layering system with a cotton t-shirt. Choose a Tech T and stay drier and more comfortable all day. Anti-microbial sweat zones fight the funk of the hardest rides while its anti-piling 4-way stretch fabrics keep it looking and fitting perfect ride after ride. 

Contact Klim (208) 552-7433 or


Venom Solstice Helmet

For lovers of the snow, Z1R Helmets has a helmet for the snowmobiler in your family with the Venom Solstice. Using the same technology tested and proven in the Z1R street helmets, the Venom is packed with features.

Starting with the advanced ABS/Polycarbonate shell construction that meets or exceeds DOT and ECE standards, Z1R keeps rider safety in mind. To keep riders comfortable, the Venom is fitted with a fully-removable moisture-wicking and anti-microbial Heal-Tec comfort liner. It also includes a chin curtain and a breath box in conjunction with the air diffuser that keeps the double-paned shield clear from condensation. After wearing the Venom Solstice, riders will be saying ‘bring on the snow.’

Other features of the Venom Solstice helmet include a dual-density EPS impact liner, double lens, anti-fog shield with no-tool quick release mechanism and D-ring closure system with padded neck strap.

The helmet is available in black, blue, orange, pink and red and retails for $164.95 (SM-2XL).

Contact your local Parts Unlimited dealer. To find a dealer near you visit


Powder Keg Life Kit Storage Box

Survive to ride again. Powder Keg has once again listened to rider input and now offers a new Life Kit storage box. The new lid design will allow Powder Keg’s lightweight, all-aluminum shovel to snap onto the top of the lid and be locked in place by a rotating aluminum disk. This new lid also has a 16-inch folding saw, an LED flashlight and a complete fire-starter kit built right in.

Powder Keg took special efforts to keep a smooth-shaped exterior with no hang-up points that could snag a rider or his clothing. These new items are built to last so you can expect to keep them to move from sled to sled over the years.

You can now order the low-profile storage box with your choice of the original lid or the new Life Kit lid. Both fit many models of Ski-Doo, Polaris and Arctic Cat sleds. The new Life Kit box comes complete with the shovel, folding saw, LED flashlight, fire-starter kit and all installation hardware for just $344.00.

Contact Powder Keg (888) 758-7307 or

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