OGK FF-3 “Crash Test”!   T.B. had the misfortune of crashing his bike while wearing his FF-3: “I had a chance this weekend to crash test the OGK.  Worked fine — I think (my head) is the only part of my body that does not hurt.  I was going about 110 and had a low …

Prepping for Accessories: The BMW S 1000 XR Before one starts a journey, one usually needs to know the “how and why”. While other things, like the ‘when and where” may just remain factors to be considered. webBikeWorld prides itself in making sure work of any nature is as fully detailed as possible so readers …

Scottoiler “California Spec” Chain Oiler Meets California CARB Req’s. August 10, 2011 – Scottoiler has announced the new Scottoiler vSystem California Spec kit in the U.S.A. [UPDATE (October 19, 2011) – Scottoiler has changed the name of this system from “Scottoiler vSystem CARB EO” to “Scottoiler vSystem California Spec (review)“.] This latest chain oiler from Scottoiler …

The Motofx remote garage door opener is specifically designed for use on small vehicles with 12 volt electrical systems, including motorcycles.  The product is available from Motofx; it costs $74.95 (plus shipping); and it works with most modern garage door openers (see compatibility list below). It activates by pressing the “flash to pass” switch on the Triumph’s clutch …

Triumph Motorcycle Ignition Coil Replacement Hinckley Triumph motorcycle owners have been complaining about ignition coil failures since, well, probably since the first Bloor Triumph sputtered off the assembly line. This is Part 1 of this two-part series, which describes an ignition coil replacement on a Thunderbird Sport. Part 2, Triumph Motorcycle Ignition Coil Replacement describes a slightly …

Hinckley Triumph motorcycle owners have been complaining about ignition coil failures. In Triumph Ignition Coil Replacement Part 1 of this two-part series, we described a coil replacement on a Triumph Thunderbird Sport. Note that these tips can apply to most modern Triumphs and other brands of motorcycles. After riding for roughly thirty minutes to an hour, the …

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 …

Triumph Thunderbird Sport Tuning Tips Here are some Triumph Thunderbird Sport tuning tips from “J.B.”: I live in England and have a ’99 T’Bird Sport. Couple of hints for you, just reading the excellent article on valve clearance adjustment, which I had a go at myself not so long ago.  Couple of things I found …

Pressure is Pleasure: Compressed Air for the Custovation Shop My love affair with compressed air started a number of years ago when I got an entry level oil-less air compressor for Christmas. Looking like a bloated red fire hydrant lying on its side, it made a deafening noise while it crawled its way to 125 PSI. …

 Y2K Ducati Women’s Team A Season Full of Success for the Y1K Ducati Women’s Motorcycle Racing Team After two successful years on the national and international circuits with riders Paola Cazzola andChiara Valentini, the Official Ducati Women’s Team is preparing to continue its tradition of excellent riding and high technical standards that fans have come to expect. …

I can’t resist ad copy for new hand tools, especially when it announces a capability not currently resident in my toolbox.  The wilder the claim, the deeper I fall. Tools and chocolate cake have the same effect on me.  A glance at either immediately places my mind into some type of altered state, where all …

Motorcycle Tire Air Pump The search for the perfect motorcycle tire air pump continues.  Our goal?  To find a motorcycle tire air pump that has these characteristics: small, light weight, reliable, easy to stow on the motorcycle and easy to use. The correct tire pressure is crucial to the safe operation of a motorcycle, but many …

Heartech Earplugs – Ear Plugs: SilentEar, QuietEar, FliteMate Earplugs I’m a big believer in wearing earplugs.  I lost part of my hearing as a result of what could basically be called ignorance on my part.  Plenty of rock concerts in the ’60’s and ’70’s, working in a really loud machine shop and riding motorcycles! But …

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 …

NICB Reports Small Decline in Motorcycle Thefts in 2012 Nov. 25, 2013 – The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a report onmotorcycle thefts in the United States for 2012 (.pdf report). The report is based on National Crime Information Center (NCIC) motorcycle theft data for 2012. A total of 46,061 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2012 …

Motorcycle Theft Statistics and Prevention The purpose of this page to become a directory of links to information, data and statistics regarding motorcycle theft. We’re especially interested in listing information regarding motorcycle theft statistics for the U.S.A. Unfortunately, data on motorcycle theft is difficult to find. If you know of links to resources about motorcycle …

Ducati Announces Photograph and Art Archive Fueled by the growth of everything motorcycle related from museum exhibitions, feature films and TV shows to club racing and collecting, interest in motorcycle art is growing in giant leaps. To meet that demand, for the first time ever, Ducati is opening up its archives of photography and advertising …

Here’s something you’re supposed to do about once every millenium or so on your trusty BMW Airhead – apply heat sink compound to the underside of the electronic ignition module. Thanks to Matt Parkhouse and Bob “Snowbum” Fleischer for the inspiration for this article.  Visit the Airheads website for more information and join the Airheads! Several esteemed Master …

Modern and Vintage Motorcycles For Sale Vintage, Classic, Antique Motorcycles For Sale:  Vech has World class restorations of antique BMW’s – BMW motorcycles; pre-1970 parts; antique, vintage and classic R50, R60, R69S, R51, R26, R27, R25  |  Chrome Classics vintage motorcycles and restorations  |  Garage Company vintage motorcycles and memorabilia  |  J. Wood & Co. vintage and antique motorcycles and motorcycle …

Motorcycle Tank Pad I visited the Motografix motorcycle tank pad booth at the recent motorcycle Dealer Expo this spring in Indianapolis.  The Dealer Expo is the single largest show for U.S. motorcycle dealers to see new products, clothing and accessories and to place their orders for the big spring rush. Motografix specializes in motorcycle tank …

About Cary Martynuik Hello! My name is Cary Martynuik and I am a 28-year-old motorcycle junkie who has been riding for a total of about 6 years now.  My first bike was a HONDA CBR 600F2, which I purchased from new. I enjoyed that bike so much that a few years later I bought the next-generation …

A Bultaco Metralla at Speed, Circa 1968 Huge page of Bultaco Metralla information, photos and more (Thanks to George D.!) I don’t know where this photo came from — if it’s yours, let me know! Other WebBikeWorld Motorcycle Brands Posts

Motorcycle Art Guenevere Schwien is a young artist bursting with talent and potential. She has a keen eye for composition and a technical ability that allows her to achieve extreme realism in her oil paintings. Her latest endeavor, a nine foot tall and six foot wide image of the tail end of a red Ducati …

2010 AMA Superbike Championship – Mid-Ohio – Photographs Here’s another special treat! Photographs taken at the July 17-18, 2010 AMA Superbike race at the Mid-Ohio Race Course in Lexington, Ohio. Photographs by Geoffrey Siehr for webBikeWorld.com. Enjoy! More: 2010 AMA Superbike Race Photos from Road America

2010 AMA Superbike Championship at Road America – Photographs Photographs taken at the June 5-6, 2010 AMA Superbike race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Photographs by Geoffrey Siehr for webBikeWorld.com. Enjoy! More: 2010 AMA Superbike Race Photos from Mid-Ohio

When I was a boy, I read about racers like Bill Lomas, Geoff Duke, John Surtees and Mike Hailwood. The races they competed in, and the photos of the bikes they rode captured my imagination. I watched a Pathé News clip at the cinema and was totally entranced – I wanted to be Mike Hailwood and …

How about an insider’s look at World Superbike racing with the Foggy Petronas race team? Moto GP and World Superbike race meetings offer an experience you do not forget and one that you talk about for weeks, months and years later with your friends.  Of course, along with millions of others, most of us only …

2016 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Schedule If you love old motorcycles and the people and activities that make them great, circle July 8-10, 2016, on your calendar. That’s the date for next year’s premier celebration of vintage motorcycling: AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. “A new generation is realizing …

One Man’s Island DVD by Hoffworks Productions Directed by Peter Riddihough 100 minutes, color, stereo, standard aspect ratio All regions compatible More:  2005 Isle of Man TT impressions Just how serious a motorcyclist are you?  How committed are you to the sport…or to your passions? Maybe you’ve spent thousands on a dedicated track day bike.  Perhaps you’re …

The Motorcycle Art of Greg Inkmann Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes something like these amazing works of motorcycle art. Or is it sculpture?  We honestly didn’t know where or how to classify this article, but we thought our readers would enjoy learning more about Greg Inkmann’s interesting works. Greg sent …

Towner Brothers Motorcycles Here’s a real treat: These photographs were sent by webBikeWorld visitor Kirk Towner (CPO, USN Retired), whose Grandfather, Richard T. Towner, Sr. owned the Towner Brothers Motorcycle Shop with his brother in Rochester, New York. Kirk said that they sold all types of motorcycles during the 1920s and 1930s, including Henderson, Indian, …

Motorcycle Postage Stamps From Around the World Check this out: photos of postage stamps from around the world! On this page: First, motorcycle stamps from Viet Nam.  Then some motorcycle stamps from the UK from 2005. At the bottom of the page are the 2007 Isle of Man TT commemorative stamps.  Enjoy! If you have …

Raising the fork tubes in the triple clamp is a simple adjustment that can help make a motorcycle respond faster to steering input and can lower the motorcycle. This trick won’t be found in your owner’s manual, because the manufacturers spend a lot of time working out the best compromise for the motorcycle’s suspension, and …

Installing Progressive Fork Springs on a BMW R65 After installing the Progressive Suspension 420-Series rear shock absorber on our 1986 BMW R65, we wanted to also revitalize the front end with a set of Progressive Fork Springs. The new-found control at the rear accentuated the front end’s slightly vague feeling, so we checked the Progressive online product lookup …