Gearheads now have another weapon of choice when it comes to tackling spark plugs. A recent addition has been made to the Lockit Socket line which are made especially for motorcycles
The spring clip retention method used in Lockit Socket spark plug sockets eliminates several problems associated with rubber inserts and magnets found in conventional spark plug sockets. Spark plugs often stick in a new rubber insert, or are dropped due to a worn rubber insert or a faulty magnet. The slim Lockit Socket profile is due to saving the space required for a rubber insert or magnet.
“Lockit Sockets contact only the metal hex area of the spark plug, which eliminates contamination of the porcelain. This is very important with high-output automotive and motorcycle ignition systems producing upwards of 50,000 volts,” said Gary Ingram, owner of Lockit Tools.
Conventional spark plug rubber inserts and magnets accumulate metallic debris from old spark plugs and tool boxes that creates an undesirable ground path when applied to a new spark plug. Use of dielectric grease in high-voltage tuneup applications requires a clean porcelain insulator to be effective.
The newest entries to the Lockit Socket line are made especially for motorcycles, ATVs and outboards. These very thin-walled 3/8” drive 18 millimeter sockets are designed to fit the tightest motorcycle and ATV applications. At 2.5” overall length, the LS18 is ideal for use in any areas where a short socket is required. The LS18L is a perfect fit for Honda XR motors, as well as any others where a longer tool is beneficial. The LS18L is 4.5 inches in overall length, and has a 17mm external hex for trail and touring use with an end wrench.
The 11/16” LS22HD Lockit Socket serves double motorcycle duty. It is an excellent tool for adjusting Big Twin Harley Davidson clutches, and fits 11/16” Harley “Screamin Eagle” and Blue Streak spark plugs.
Big Twin Clutch Application
“Lockit Tools has updated its “Street Rods Gallery” performance automotive feature. Fans of high-performance street rods will enjoy viewing slides of some of the phenomenal cars built by Pyramid Street Rods,” said Ingram.