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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 …

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 …

The Suzuki DRZ-400S on the Trans-America Trail Glen and I returned safely from our adventure ride on the western portion of Trans-America Trail. We successfully completed the trip, reaching Port Orford, Oregon on September 4, 2013 around 4:30 pm, after 13 days on the trail. So, how did the mighty 2003 Suzuki DR-Z400S (blog), which I …

Motorcycle Nuts, Bolts and Fasteners   Resources for nuts, bolts, screws and related fasteners for motorcycles (bottom of page), including titanium, anodized, stainless steel, metric and more. If you have a tip on a good online source of fasteners that sells in small lot sizes, please send it to editor@webbikeworld.com More webBikeWorld: ▪ Motorcycle Tool Reviews ▪ Motorcycle Maintenance …

Motorcycle Extended Warranty Motorcycle extended warranty providers offer long-term warranty protection to owners of new or used motorcycles. If you have information on motorcycle extended warranty programs, please let us know. Also, if you have a service related comment regarding one of the warranty underwriters, please send it to us for posting so others can learn …

Motorcycle Insurance   Welcome to the wBW Motorcycle Insurance page. This is information on where to find motorcycle insurance quotes and (hopefully) cheap motorcycle insurance. Also online quotes and information about motorcycle insurance in Canada, the U.K. and more! If you have any recommendations or feedback on motorcycle insurance, send them to editor@webbikeworld.com Thanks! Also see the wBW International and Temporary Motorcycle …

wBW Special Report: Leather With Lycra Consider this — In the 130-odd years of motorcycling history, we’ve seen only three types of motorcycle clothing: natural fabrics (mostly cotton), leather and manufactured fabrics (nylon, acrylic, lastex, rayon, spandex, etc.). Cotton was found mostly in waxed waterproof variants, like the classic Barbour International and the equally famous Belstaff Trialmaster. Although this …

How to Buy International Motorcycle Insurance We often receive emails asking about temporary motorcycle insurance for visitors to the U.S.A. and also for Americans who wish to travel to other countries. The visitors or tourists are usually renting a motorcycle but they sometimes bring their own bike on tour. Motorcycle Services wrote this article for us …

Motorcycle Tips From webBikeWorld Visitors webBikeWorld visitor “G.S.” wrote us with a great idea: how about a page (or more) devoted to inexpensive tips from readers? So here it is — send us your tips and tricks and we’ll post ’em here for all to enjoy! Suggestions include tips for safe riding, clothing, gear, cheap …

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 …

Travel by Motorcycle!   If you’d like to add a listing, send an email to editor@webbikeworld.com NOTE: One link per company, so pick a category! Companies with tours in multiple locations are featured in the Multiple Countries section below. Motorcycle Rentals:  Motorcycle Rental information now on the wBW Motorcycle Rentals page!  |  Adventures in Kauai: Hawaii Motorcycle Rental by Shawn Cochran Motorcycle Touring – U.S.A Beach’s …

KTM Announces 2006 Motorcycle World Championship Plans Austrian Manufacturer KTM will field two teams in next year’s 125-cc-Motorcycle-World Championship. Apart from the official works team with Mika Kallio (Finland) and Julian Simon (Spain), KTM will also field a Junior Team: Stefan Bradl, son of former German 250-cc-star Helmut Bradl, and Austrian Michael Ranseder will be …

KTM Wins 2005 125cc World Championship Constructors Title Mika Kallio Takes Second in Championship With Victory 16th and Final Round, Valencia, Spain November 6, 2005 Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM today clinched the 125cc Road Race Constructors’ World Championship with Mika Kallio’s brilliant, last corner victory in the Valencia Grand Prix. Kallio’s teammate in the Red Bull …

Here’s how to remove the air injection system on a BMW Airhead. From Clymer’s BMW R Series: 1970-1994:  “The air injection system injects fresh air into the exhaust port in each cylinder head adjacent to the exhaust valve. This oxygen-rich fresh air helps burn the hydrocarbons that still remain in the exhaust gases. The fresh air …

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 Photographs & Art The wBWGallery:   Guenevere Schwien’s  Ducati art work  |  2010 AMA Superbike Mid-Ohio Photos  |  2010 AMA Superbike Championship – Road America Photos More:  Italian motorcycles slide show from the Mid-Atlantic Motorcycle Festival  |  Ducati photos from Duc Pond open house Postage Stamps: Motorcycle postage stamps page! Vintage and Antique: Vintage photos of the Towner Brothers from the 1920’s  |  Motorcycle art – …

Triumph Motorcycles and AHRMA announce 2005 Thruxton Cup Challenge Series Triumph Motorcycles (America) Ltd. and AHRMA create new road racing series featuring the Triumph Thruxton 900. More:  Triumph announces 2005 Thruxton Cup Champion  |  Avon announces racing tires for the Thruxton Cup Challenge series  |  wBW Triumph Motorcycles Page  |  Triumph Thruxton Page  |  Motorcycle Racing Page  |  Triumph and AHRMA …

Mike’s Triumph and British Bike Paint Shop Mike restores Triumph and British motorcycles. He can reproduce any of the Triumph or British bike paint schemes and colors. That includes new decals, pinstripes or custom designs. fenders, fuel tanks, side covers, oil tanks, frames and more. Mike says: “You get one man to work on your …

Triumph Announces Thruxton Cup Challenge Champion Triumph Motorcycles (America) Ltd. announced that Cumming, Georgia’s Ted “Cannonball” Cobb, won the inaugural Triumph Thruxton Cup Challenge with a victory at Pueblo Motorsports Park in Colorado on September 11, 2005. Throughout the entire season, consistency was the name of the game, as Cobb racked up seven wins out …

Did you ever wonder how a motorcycle wheel is straightened?  I didn’t even realize that they could be straightened. Mark Moran owns M.C. Wheel, in Gilsum, New Hampshire.  Mark can straighten most (over 95%) of the wheels they receive, and all their work is guaranteed. M.C. Wheel has straightened over 15,000 wheels over the last 10 years or …

Motorcycle Tire Air Pressure Conversions Motorcycle tire performance is critical, and the air pressure of the tire is crucial. Some owner’s manuals or other information lists motorcycle tire air pressures in various units of measurement. This chart (below) converts pounds per square inch, or psi, into the SI unit. The official SI unit for pressure …

Changing – Balancing Motorcycle Tires How to Change Motorcycle Tires: wBW review of the No-Mar Motorcycle Tire balancer and tire changer  |  Descriptions and instructions on changing motorcycle tires  |  Link to the Adam Glass’ website article onMotorcycle Tire Changing – everything you need to know about changing motorcycle tires  |  Mounting and balancing motorcycle tires  | Balancing motorcycle tires including …

Installing the Bags-Connection Daypack II Tank Bag Daypack II Installation: What’s Included This article illustrates a typical installation of the Bags-Connection Quick-Lock system and tank bag. Remember that every motorcycle may be different and you should follow the instructions provided by Bags-Connection. The information here is for illustrative purposes only. The Daypack tank bag shown …

Live Report From the 2014 American International Motorcycle Expo More AIMExpo ▪ 2015 Yamaha SR400 – Beyond retro, this one’s more original than the original. ▪ 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT and Versys 650 LT Preview – Both Versys models get a good-looking makeover with an “LT” designation and include luggage. Photos and specifications. October 21, 2014 ▪ IXS Motorcycle …

2013 American International Motorcycle Expo Live Report More AIMExpo ▪ 2014 AIMExpo Live Report! October 16-17, 2014. ▪ 2014 SCHUBERTH Helmet Colors and my last report from the 2013 AIMExpo. ▪ More Photos From the 2013 AIMExpo. One more report on SCHUBERTH for 2014 coming and that will wrap it up. ▪ News: Bering (FR) and Segura (ES) motorcycle clothing will …

Live Report From the 2015 American International Motorcycle Expo Thursday, October 15 ▪ Quick Look Slide Show of some of the motorcycles on display at the 2015 AIMExpo. ▪ Sena Smart Helmet Preview! Active noise cancellation! ▪ BMW Retro Concept Video ▪ BMW Concept 101 Slide Show Friday, October 16 ▪ UClear HBC Remote Works with HBC100 and HBC200 intercoms. ▪ Custom Bikes at …

Triumph Thunderbird Sport Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local Triumph Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Make : Triumph Model : Thunderbird Sport Year : 1999 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 99V083000 Recall Date : April 15, 1999 Component: Engine and Engine Cooling: Engine Potential Number Of …

Motorcycle Accident Statistics The mission of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is straightforward: “Save lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes.” Although every Federal government agency seems overly politicized lately, and NHTSA quite often gets beaten up by various interest groups, the agency does publish relevant technical information. It’s too bad they haven’t …

Motorcycle Braking Tips This information was originally published in the New Zealand Motorcycle Safety Consultants  Megarider eNewsletter New Zealand Motorcycle Safety Consultants, Wellington, New Zealand. You can subscribe to the Megarider eNewsletter: Send an email to nzmscon@paradise.net.nz with a request to go on the mailing list. 1. Which brake is the most effective? The front brake is the …

Motorcycle Safety Information Motorcycle Training in the U.S. and U.K.: Visit the wBW Motorcycle Riding Schools, Training and Track Days page for information on Motorcycle Riding Schools, Racing Schools, Training, Track Days and Riding Skills Motorcycle Safety U.S.:  Snell Memorial Foundation – Helmet info; helmet FAQ’s; search for approved helmets; how to purchase and fit helmets  |  National Association of State …

Cell Phone Crash Study Evidence of Effects of Cell Phone Use on Injury Crashes: Crash Risk is Four Times Higher When Driver is Using Hand-Held Cell Phone Common sense as well as experience tell us that handling and dialing cell phones while driving compromise safety, and evidence is accumulating that phone conversations also increase crash …

Motorcycle Safety Tips  Countersteering:  What is it? Check out this article from the U.K. site “Survival Skills”  |  Can you steer a bike by leaning rather than countersteering? Keith Code says no in his “Twist of the Wrist” book series Mechanical Safety:  Keep your motorcycle in good running order with maintenance and repair information on the wBW Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair page …

Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures The “Hurt” Study Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures, Volume 1: Technical Report, Hurt, H.H., Ouellet, J.V. and Thom, D.R., Traffic Safety Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90007, Contract No. DOT HS-5-01160, January 1981 (Final Report)  The Hurt study, published in 1981, was a ground-breaking report …

Motorcycle Helmet Safety Information Read the October 2001 full report “Fatal Single Vehicle Motorcycle Crashes” (DOT HS 809 360)  from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); a study recently conducted on motorcycle accidents and safety Single vehicle motorcycle crashes account for about 45 percent of all motorcyclist fatalities. More than 38,000 motorcyclists have died …

Motorcycle Wheel Spoke Adventures Part 2 Part 1 (“Re-Spoke Motorcycle Wheels“) described my experiences at re-spoking a motorcycle wheel for the first time. That article covered the “what, why, and how” of the project. I had also mentioned in that article that I would be doing another spoke job in the near future. This time, …

Triumph Motorcycles has announced the 2007 Triumph Tiger. Here are the specifications, information and photos of the new 2007 Tiger. More:  Triumph Tiger Page  |  Triumph Motorcycles Page  |  2007 Triumph Motorcycles Information and Pricing Brand new for 2007, the Triumph Tiger 1050 is set to revolutionize the motorcycle market with look that demands attention. The angular lines …

Triumph Tiger From the Triumph Motorcycles Limited description of the 2006 Tiger: “The horizon is the Tiger’s destination, vast expanses its home.  It thrives on challenge and lives for the journey and, no matter the task in hand, performs as only a bike with its depth can. And it’s tauter, sharper and more usable than …