Ahh, yes. ‘Tis the season, and even though we haven’t even gorged ourselves with turkey yet, we figured it was time to kick of our annual Holiday Gift Guide with a list of Top 10 Gifts Priced Under $50.
Our handy-dandy guide may not sport the most innovative items you’re likely to come across, but what they lack in innovation is more than made up for by utility, a true “deck the halls,” hallmark of the items at this price point.
So, without further adieu, Happy Holidays, and happy shopping.
10. Trail Tech Front Button TTO Tach/Hour Meter, $39.95
Trail Tech always seems to land on our Holiday Gift Guide, but we can’t recall any of the company’s value-packed, high-tech goods at checking-in on our Gifts Priced Under $50 list in the past. The Trail Tech TTO Tach/Hour Meter measures only 1″ wide x 2″ tall x .5″ deep, but it boasts large, easy-to-read digits. It works on all gasoline engines, displaying run time and engine rpm up to 19,999 rpm. Logging run time is helpful in developing a maintenance schedule that may prevent catastrophic engine issues. making it a great gift for the dirtbike rider in your family (especially if you’re the one paying the bills). It can be easily mounted on any flat surface or in a dash panel. Available here.
9. Motion Pro Spinner II T-Handle, $24.99
Motion Pro items make great holiday gifts, and we’re stoked to find that the Motion Pro Spinner II T-Handle has a good chance at making it into our moto-stocking because its nice price qualifies it for our list of Gifts Priced Under $50. The Spinner II T-Handle features a bearing-mounted 3/8″ Swivel Drive that facilitates the removal and installation nuts and bolts faster. The two-step drive head offers the user a choice swivel or fixed drive. It also features a durable chrome vanadium handle and shaft, and a padded grip handle for comfort. The blue-anodized spinner also features the Motion Pro logo. The Motion Pro Spinner II T-Handle also comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Available here.
8. Husqvarna Logo Beanie, $20.00
The Husqvarna fan in your Husqvarna family will appreciate the comfortable fit and warmth of this Husqvarna Logo Beanie, especially if you happen to live in colder climates. Husqvarna designs and manufactures a complete line of casual apparel for dirtbike fans and those who appreciate the action sports culture. All Husqvarna clothing is made of tough materials, and Husky items boast stylish designs that have the wearer’s comfort in mind. To that end, the Husqvarna Logo Beanie is made of 100% Acrylic, and it prominently sports the iconic Husqvarna gun sight logo woven into the cap. Available here.
7. Stance Fusion Pinnacle Series Moto Socks, $25.00
Remember when Dad used to play along when he unwrapped his annual gift of dress socks during the holidays? There will be no faking it if you should happen to set him up with a pair of Stance Fusion Pinnacle Series Moto Socks. Stance socks feature a custom blend of fibers for a plush feel and moisture-wickng capability and breathability to help keep feet dry and cool when their stuffed inside dirtbike boots. An elastic arch provides support, and Stance also incorporates engineered compression in strategic areas. Reinforced heel and toe areas are also used to ensure durability, making these socks a worthy
candidate on our Gifts Priced Under $50 list. Stance Fusion Pinnacle Series Moto Socks are available in a variety of colors and in sizes 6-8.5 and 9-13. Available here.
6. Tusk Safety Wire Kit, $34.99
Tusk Off-Road has a reputation for manufacturing quality items at budget-friendly prices, and its Tusk Safety Wire Kit is big on value and utility without being a wallet buster, so it’s a natural for our Gifts Priced Under $50 assemblage. The safety wire kit includes a pair of 215mm long pliers that feature a wire cutter function. The twist handle on the pliers makes it easy to twist safety wire quickly and easily with the pull of a handle. The kit also includes 100 feet of .8mm thick stainless steel safety wire, pretty much all you need to wire grips, nuts, bolts or anything else that needs attention on your dirtbike. Available here.
5. Fastway Flak Shield Handguards, $49.99
If you saw our list of 10 Best Dirtbike Accessories, then you may not be surprise to see Fastway’s Flak Shield Handguards on our list of Gifts Priced Under $50, but you might be surprised that you can put them on your holiday wish list without fear that they’ll bankrupt your loved ones. The Flak shields are desgined to keep roost and tree branches from tearing up your riding gloves and banging up your knuckles. Fastway handguards are made of tough yet flexible plastic shields mounted to the handlebar via a billet aluminum mounting system that is claimed by the manufacturer to ensure a solid fit on most dirtbikes. Available in Black/Black/White Scallop and Black/Red Scallop, Fastway Flak Shields offer a tough handguards with that look trick at an affordable price. Available here.
4. Fox Racing Draftr Head Lock Up Backpack, $49.00
We can all use a good backpack, and Fox’s Draftr Head Lock Up Backpack fits the bill. Made if 100% 600D ripstop polyester, this lightweight and versatile bag offers a large main compartment that is claimed to provide ample storage for essential items such as books, and it also features a dedicated laptop sleeve. A front utility pocket keeps things organized, and adjustable shoulder straps allow the wearer to tailor the fit of the pack for comfort. The Draftr Head Lock Up Backpack includes other details such as mesh water bottle pockets and a fleece-lined zipper pocket for sunglasses. And at $49, it checks in one dollar under our Gifts Priced Under $50 limit. Merry, merry.
3. Pro Taper Tie Downs, $34.99
Pro Taper makes some awesome over-sized handlebars, but our favorite product is actually their tie downs, which make a great holiday gift. Measuring 84 inches in length, Pro Taper Tie Downs feature a spring-loaded, swivel carabiner safety hook on the base end for maximum security, and their extra wide 1.5-inch (wide) straps are fortified with sturdy nylon webbing to give them a claimed 1200-lb. straight tension strength. A soft handlebar strap and Velcro-secured strap ends are added quality features, while the official Pro Taper logo adds style. Available here.
2. Finish Line Grunge Brush, $12.95
The thriftiest product on our Gifts Priced Under $50 holiday list, the Grunge Brush is designed to make short work of a really cruddy job, cleaning your dirtbike’s chain. The compact bristles on the main business end of the Grunge Brush make it easy to scrub all four sides of the chain, while the long bristles on the other end make it easy to clean other components such as sprockets, brake discs and brake pedals. The Grunge Brush is rugged and oil resistant, and its bristle heads can be replaced. It can be used on 0-ringG and non 0-ring chains, and the brush blocks are easily adjusted to fit any size motorcycle chain. The handle is available in aluminum as well as heavy-duty plastic. The aluminum-handled Grunge Brush retails for $15.95 here.
1. Works Connection Engine Plug Kit, $39.95
If you want to add a little bling to your favorite dirtbike, ask Santa for a Works Connection Engine Plug Kit. Works Connection’s high-quality engine plug kits are available for most late model four-stroke dirtbikes. Each engine plug is CNC’d from 6061 T-6 billet aluminum, and anodized in red, blue or black for a beautiful finish that’s also durable. Each kit includes two plugs, except for the 2004-09 Honda CRF250R kit, which includes three plugs. Available here.