An Inexpensive, No-Brainer Solution to a Problem That Every Rider Has I ran into David Turner – the president of Helmet Halo – while checking out the first day of AIMExpo 2017. We connected and chatted business, motorcycles, and, of course, the Helmet Halo. Being a reader of WBW, David tossed me a Halo and …

Halo Helmet Band Review Inexpensive safety item that fits almost all full-face helmets Shoei helmets were once available in a bright orange color. I believe it was called “Safety Orange”. No one bought them, so that color was discontinued. Too bad… Think about it — a motorcycle rider’s helmet is normally the highest point on …

DesignTech 50 Watt Halogen 1156 Brake Light Bulb I blow through a lot of money on webBikeWorld reviews!  Here we go with brake lights again…. Maybe I have a fixation.  I’m looking for thHalogen Brakee perfect brake light: low watts, low heat, lasts forever with no damage from vibration, lights up in nanoseconds, and is so …

Fog City vs. ProGrip Review Review Anti-fogging properties are excellent, but photochromic ability does not meet expectations. Our search for the perfect solution to visor fogging has taken us from anti-fog coatings like FogTech and Cat Crap (apparently no longer in business) to visor inserts like Pinlock. We’ve had a few detours along the way for visor cleaners …

LED Brake Light For Your Motorcycle Helmet We receive a lot of email from webBikeWorld visitors asking for ways to improve the visibility of motorcycles in traffic. I believe it was the Hurt study that first documented one of the leading causes of accidents involving motorcycles. It’s because other drivers claim they didn’t see the bike or …

BikeSeen Fluorescent Blouson Over-Jacket Next time you see an advertisement for a motorcycle rain suit, check out the color. Chances are it will be black or some dark shade of green or gray. This has always been a source of amazement to me. Because if I’m riding in the rain (an admittedly rare occurrence if …

Harley’s LiveWire Impressed Many As you can probably tell at this point, Harley shipped a bunch of journalists out to Portland, Oregon, to have them test out the company’s new LiveWire. The LiveWire is Harley’s somewhat controversial entrant into the electric motorcycle field. The bike would be well received by many more people if it …

2017 American International Motorcycle Expo I’m sitting at the Columbus airport ready to take to the skies as I make my way back home. The past few days have been a blur: I’ve connected with vendors and manufacturers that hail from all over the world, seen some awesome new gear, and hopped on a 2018 Z650 …

Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Articles and Reviews This is the directory of all wBW articles on motorcycle repair and maintenance. It includes repair tips and information on installing motorcycle accessories, parts, lighting, brake lights, LED lights and more. This list also contains reviews of products for BMW motorcycles, Ducati motorcycles, Moto Guzzi motorcycles and Triumph motorcycles. However, …

Ducati 750GT Bevelhead Alternator Replacement Not too long ago I completed a custovation* of my bevelhead 1974 Ducati 750GT.  In every way, this is a marvelous example of early Italian sport bike engineering — except for the battery charging system. It’s weak and does a poor job of charging the battery.  The main fault is the …

LED Headlamp Flashlight My garage has three big windows and a combination lighting scheme that includes overhead incandescent, fluorescent and halogen lamps.  But I never seem to have enough light when I’m working on a bike. Now it could be because I’m getting old and my eyesight isn’t quite as sharp as it was, say, 20 …

Editor’s Note:  Now let me get this straight: I’m sitting in front of a computer, slaving away in the office, while Shawn is out renting a motorcycle in Kauai for a webBikeWorld article?  Uh, what’s wrong with this picture?! Well, it’s tough duty, but somebody’s gotta do it.  We sent Shawn on a mission: tell …

Welcome to the wBW Vintage, Classic and Antique Motorcycles Page!   Information on restoring vintage and classic motorcycles, vintage motorcycle parts, tires for classic motorcycles, vintage and classic motorcycle clubs and more! Vintage Motorcycle News: 2015 Yamaha SR400 Photos and Specifications  |  2014 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Announced!  |  Custom Café Racers at the 2013 AIMExpo Vintage Motorcycle Events:  Now on …

Motorcycle Stickers and Decals   Welcome to the wBW Motorcycle Stickers – Decals page!  Information on where to find motorcycle reflective stickers, decals and vinyl graphics, along with reviews of different products! wBW Reviews of Motorcycle Reflective Clothing and Gear: ▪ Motorcycle Reflective Tape Kit Installation ▪ Motorcycle Reflective Vest ▪ Halo Reflective Helmet Band Review ▪ Streetglo Reflective Helmet Stickers ▪ High Visibility …

Our Full List of Categories – Motorcycle Gear Reviews, Motorcycle Brands, Recommended Products & Other Articles Over the years we’ve tested, installed, dropped, worn and reviewed thousands of motorcycle products. Clothing, helmets, gear, intercoms, lifts, gloves and every other conceivable product has crossed our path. Unlike most review sites you see these days we test 100% …

Welcome to the wBW Vintage, Classic and Antique Motorcycles Page! Information on restoring vintage and classic motorcycles, vintage motorcycle parts, tires for classic motorcycles, vintage and classic motorcycle clubs and more!  Vintage Motorcycle News: 2015 Yamaha SR400 Photos and Specifications  |  2014 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Announced!  |  Custom Café Racers at the 2013 AIMExpo Vintage Motorcycle Events:  Now on the wBW Vintage …

Motorcycle Stickers and Decals Welcome to the wBW Motorcycle Stickers – Decals page!  Information on where to find motorcycle reflective stickers, decals and vinyl graphics, along with reviews of different products! wBW Reviews of Motorcycle Reflective Clothing and Gear:  Motorcycle Reflective Tape Kit Installation Motorcycle Reflective Vest Halo Reflective Helmet Band Review Streetglo Reflective Helmet Stickers High Visibility Reflective …

Our Experts Have Been Brightening Lives by Reviewing Aftermarket Motorcycle Lights For Over 20 Years Welcome to the webBikeWorld Motorcycle Lighting Reviews index! This is the directory of motorcycle lighting and auxiliary light reviews. It also includes motorcycle LED light reviews, motorcycle headlight reviews, motorcycle brake light reviews. Also reviews of headlight modulators, LED brake lights, …

Energizer Contractor Industrial Flashlight My wife is curious: what is it about men and flashlights?  It must be one of those male survival protect-the-cave things.  Hey, you can’t have too many flashlights, right? I mean after all, you never know what emergency will happen next… And the 21st century is turning out to be a flashlight …

Head-Mounted Flashlight – Headlamp I’m getting old — there’s just no way around it.  Funny thing is, I get older by the day!  Here’s a dirty little secret that you discover when you reach, oh, around age 45: all of a sudden one day you’ll wonder why you can only read the newspaper at arm’s length — …

PIAA “High-Intensity” LED Lights Installation   Editor’s Note In Part 1 of our saga, we challenged our readers to propose a use for the PIAA LED light kit. Several of you responded, but Brett Borza’s proposal included a $50.00 bill, and purely by coincidence, his proposal was chosen. Just kidding, of course. But Brett’s idea to install …

The Budget Adventure Tourer Upgraded stator provides 50 more Watts of power for the DR650. That’s 25% more juice than the wimpy 200 Watts pumped out by the DR650 stock alternator at its maximum of 5,000 RPM. Does it make a difference? Hard to tell, but if you’re living on the edge, 50 Watts is …

An “Advanced” LED Flashlight The machinist in me was intrigued at the ad for a “CNC machined aluminum LED flashlight”. I just had to have one. The price was high at $24.95, and then there was the 5 buck shipping charge, but hey — what price quality? A nice CNC-machined “billet” flashlight would look great …

1974 Ducati 750 GT Custovation Diary During my years of riding, restoring and collecting vintage British and European bikes, I fell in love with four distinctive vintage marques. The muscular engineered Vincent Rapide; the gentlemanly smooth Ariel Square Four; the petite and potent Velocette Venom thumper and the Ducati 750 V-Twin, an Italian blend of …

Ducati 2010 Multistrada 1200! Multistrada 1200: The Beginning “A new biking concept”. That was the brief given to the Ducati designers when they started work on the original Multistrada. It arrived on the market in spring of 2003 and created a new and exciting segment, typical of the Bologna manufacturer. A new vision which combined …

A Season on the 2012 Victory Cross Country Tour Here in the Northeast, it’s just about the time that I add fuel stabilizer to the tank, run the bike for a few minutes, and call it a season. The now-motionless bike in my garage is a Victory Cross Country Tour, and the season in question …

Alpinestars Air-Flo Pants The timing couldn’t be better — just as the weather here in the Mid-Atlantic has reached its typically brutal hot and humid summer peak, we’ve been taking a look at some of the new mesh clothing items for 2006 from Alpinestars. We covered the Alpinestars T-Stunt 2 mesh jacket a few days ago and …

Motorcycle Headlight Relay Review Ready-made wiring harness and relay kit makes it easy to add relays to a motorcycle headlight. Adding a relay can improve headlight output, reduce load on switches and allow higher wattage bulbs to be used with reduced fear of overloads. Eastern Beaver also has relay kits for dual H4 bulbs and …

LED Brake Lights  – LED Tail Lights LED light bulbs, auxiliary LED light bars and other lighting accessories have been popular with webBikeWorld visitors over the last few years.  These devices are used to help improve motorcycle visibility for both the front and rear of the motorcycle (for more information, visit the wBW Motorcycle Lighting page). We have probably received …

DR650 HID Headlight Conversion The “Bikemaster” brand HID headlight kit is available in several different bulb types. We installed the H4 kit on the Suzuki DR650 (blog) but the steps are the same for every bike. The HID bulb posed no difficulties; it is a direct replacement for the H4. Locating a suitable mounting position for the …

Ducati GT 1000 Brake Light Bulb Replacement I like the GT1000’s simple round brake light.  It adds to the bike’s retro looks and its balanced proportions bring a touch of class to the rear of the bike.  Too bad the entire housing is made from plastic though… I’ll bet that a Ducati designer studied a …

The $2,195.00 Dual Sport? The CSC TT250 is the little brother to the more popular CSC RX-3 Adventure. Actually, the TT250 might offer better bang for the buck. The TT250 is for riders looking for an inexpensive dual sport that can handle commuting and light off-road duties You can save more than $1,500.00 compared to …

Welcome to the webBikeWorld Motorcycle Lighting Reviews index! This is the directory of motorcycle lighting and auxiliary light reviews. It also includes motorcycle LED light reviews, motorcycle headlight reviews, motorcycle brake light reviews. Also reviews of headlight modulators, LED brake lights, brake light flashers, high-powered halogen, Xenon and HID bulbs and more. Please send tips …

Rugged and Inexpensive Work Light Without the Heat The Snap-On LED Work Light (part number 922261) puts out a claimed 2,000 lumens. It’s nicely made and it’s rugged enough for garage use. The light has 46 LEDs and the output is nice and wide with no hot spots. It’s not quite powerful enough to use …

Cheap Conspicuity for Motorcycles Let’s face it, the motorcycle manufacturers are way, way behind the curve when it comes to adding conspicuity to our bikes. I’m getting really steamed lately seeing the new cars that are loaded with high-powered LED daytime running lights. And meanwhile, motorcyclists are left out in the cold, while we’re the …

An Electrochromic Visor System for Motorcycle Helmets An electrochromic visor changes color or tint when electricity is applied. This is different than a photochromic visor, which changes tint when exposed to UV light. We’ve been reviewing both of these technologies since 2008 and the AMI Powersports “Akari” AX12 electrochromic visor is the latest evolution. The …

Cheap LED Lights With Big Power The OZ LED Mini Trail Light set is cheap as chips at $49.50. The 10W LEDs put out an amazing amount of light for the price; more light than we imagined. The only problem is the mounts. There’s just one word for them: awful. We finally got it to …

LED Lights for Conspicuity and Visibility Bright, low power consumption, lighting kit that improves visibility for the rider at night as well as visibility of the rider during the day. The lights are a bit large and well suited for adventure and similar style motorcycles that have ample space and locations for mounting. The importance …

Installing an HID Motorcycle Headlight High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting does not use the filament that is commonly found in normal automotive or motorcycle light bulbs. Instead, the bulb is filled with Xenon gas. The gas is ignited and creates an arc of light from the high voltage. The amount of light output is claimed …

October 7, 2013 – It was 1 year and 5 days ago when BMW announced the new R 1200 GS with its new water-cooled engine. Today BMW Motorrad has announced the R 1200 GS Adventure version of the “Water Boxer”. The 2014 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure includes Increased flywheel mass in the engine and …