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Photos From the 2008 European Stunt Riding Championships No Hands, One Handed Crossover, Candybar, Fender Grab, Touchdown, Look Back, Coaster, Combos, Circles, One-handed Circles…and these are just the wheelies! Then you have stoppies and strange names like Nac Nac, X-over, One Handed, Can Can, Kiss, One-eighty! Maybe you could simply summarize them using one generic …

1931 “T” Head Side Valve Here’s a copy of lithograph images (below the video) of the four-stroke cycle from Chapter V, “The Otto Cycle In Practice”, Internal Combustion Engines; Their Principles and Application to Automobile, Aircraft and Marine Purposes. It’s by the Officers of the Department of engineering and Aeronautics, The United States Naval Institute, Annapolis, …

Repairing ABS Motorcycle Bags Here are some tips on repairing ABS motorcycle saddle bags (aka panniers). This information was gleaned from various email newsgroups. I don’t know who posted this info; let me know and I’ll give you credit! In the meantime, thanks for helping your fellow motorcyclists! Repairing Motorcycle ABS Saddlebags There is a …

Installing a Tachometer on a Moto Guzzi Jackal For starters, I believe the V11 Jackal Tachometer kit will give you the same set up and components as the V11 Bassa or V11 EV, and probably the V11 Sport and Centauro. I do not know about the Quota, but I bet it is the same. So …

Adjusting the Valves on a Moto Guzzi V-twin Adjusting Moto Guzzi valves is a fairly easy job.  Here’s what you have to do for a basic valve adjustment: 1. Make sure the engine is cold; best to do this first thing in the morning after the bike has been sitting all night. 2. Place the bike …

Installing Fork Gaiters on a 1994 BMW K75 Fork gaiters are a curious motorcycle accessory. Somehow, the accordion-shaped tubes made a motorcycle look instantly old-fashioned to me. Compared to the old Earle’s forks, which look like they could hold up the front end on a tank, the spindly tubes on the later /2 model BMW’s of …

The Budget Adventure Tourer I purchased this slightly used 2009 Suzuki DR650SE in the winter of 2011 for the Budget Adventure Touring series and as the next webBikeWorld.com project bike. Winter isn’t the best time to buy a new motorcycle, of course, and the weather just didn’t cooperate. But when the snow finally melted, it was time …

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More:  wBW Moto Guzzi Page has a downloadable sound file of the Moto Guzzi V8 in action!  |  Lots of photos on the V8 at MG Cycle including a photo of the V8 engine Here’s a photo of a beautiful illustration of a print created by Stephen Handley of the Moto Guzzi V8 motorcycle.  Steve has just a couple more of these …

More:  Home  |  Moto Guzzi Page  |  Larry Hubbard’s Ghezzi-Brian Supertwin 1100  |  Mondial Piega The Ghezzi & Brian factory race team as pictured in the garage pits at Daytona Speedway 2003. The group hails from various parts of Texas including Dallas, Houston & Austin. The 4 valve Supertwin was built to compete in Pro-Thunder competition ,and in this case, the 750 …

Moto Guzzi Repair and Maintenance wBW Moto Guzzi Repair – Maintenance:  Make a custom Jackal dashboard by Vin Heron  |  Also see the complete listing of all wBW Technical and Maintenance Articles  Moto Guzzi Repair and Maintenance Articles:  Carburetor jets – carburetor jetting tips for a Moto Guzzi LeMans 1000; by Godfrey DiGiorgi  |  The Guzzitech pages have tons of visitor-supplied information …

Garmin zūmo 660 GPS Review This is an ongoing comparison of features between the newer Garmin zūmo zūmo 660 and the very capable Garmin zūmo zūmo 550. Comparing the two GPS unites reveals a few observations. The following is listed in no particular order: Garmin zūmo 660 vs. zūmo 550 Feature Differences The zūmo 660 …

BMW Scooter Owner Reports and Feedback This page has information, feedback and reports from BMW scooter owners, listed below in order of date received. It will be interesting to read about owner experiences with the new scooter. Since this is a new product for BMW, we can all learn…and hopefully there won’t be too many …

BMW Scooter Owners Report Stalling Problem I have received reports from owners of a stalling problem on their BMW scooter. This is apparently a major issue, so I’ll add any reports I receive to this page and we’ll see what happens. In the U.S.A., report all safety issues to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration here. …

Installation Instructions 1. Unscrew the plastic nuts located on the front side of the windscreen that attach it to the upper mounting arms. 2. There is about 40mm of flex in the windscreen due to the flexibility of the rubber gaskets on the bottom attachment points. I have tried various sizes of spacers, and the 50 mm …

BMW Scooter Safety Recalls The BMW scooter has already undergone a recall in the U.S.A. Let’s hope there aren’t more, but just in case, I started this page to list any safety recalls as I learn about them. [UPDATE: More recalls added below!] In the U.S.A., vehicle owners can report issues directly to the National …

Ducati announces the Ducati 3D Extreme and Ducati 2Extreme mobile phone video games! New releases of the best-selling 3D mobile motorcycle racing game capture the action and thrills of the famous Ducati motorcycles. The games are now available for mobile phones.  Producted by Vir2L Studios LLC and Superscape Group PLC, global publishers and developers of …

Desmosedici V-4 Racing Replica Street Bike: Another Ducati Dream Comes True Ducati gives the go-ahead for the MotoGP replica bike. The announcement was made at WDW2004 in front of thousands of Ducati fans. Misano Adriatico (RN) 22 May 2004 – In the magical atmosphere of the WDW (World Ducati Week, the giant bi-annual meeting of …

Ducati and MV Agusta Photos I went to the Duc Pond Motorsports Ducati open house during the summer and took some photos, and finally got around to posting them here.  Duc Pond sells Ducati and is also the newest MV Agusta dealer in the area. You’ll notice the photo of the black Multistrada 620; this is where I …

Custom Moto Guzzi V11 Sport The story: I received these photos one day from Jeff W. in a mysterious email: “Please let Guzzi people see these.”  I opened the .jpg’s to find what’s got to be the hottest V11 Sport around. So here are the photos of Jeff’s custom Moto Guzzi V11 Sport and some info …

Motorcycle Cleaners, Waxes & Polish Reviews   Summary There are many different types of polishes and cleaners that are appropriate for use on motorcycles. Hawg-Wash, a division of Classic Motoring Accessories, sells automotive and motorcycle care products to both consumers and professional detailers. They have a manufacturing division that produces the Blackfire brand of car …

A new generation of touring bikes is here from Moto Guzzi. The Breva V 1100 is a completely redesigned 90º V-Twin with a new, larger alternator positioned between the cylinder heads, new oil sump design, and lighter pistons to reduce crankcase inertia and reduce vibration. The most significant technological innovation is Moto Guzzi’s patented “cardano …

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 …

BMW K1200LT & R1200GS Named Motorcycles of the Year The BMW K 1200 LT and the R 1200 GS have been named two of the top ten motorcycles for 2004 by Cycle World magazine. The annual awards, featured in the July issue of Cycle World magazine, recognize the top ten motorcycles in ten different classes. …

BMW K – R Series Motorcycle Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Make / Models :           Model/Build Years:     BMW / K SERIES 2001-2004 BMW / R SERIES 2000-2002 2004 NHTSA CAMPAIGN …

BMW R1100RT-P Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Make : BMW Models : R1100RT-P Years: 1998-2001 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 01V198000 Recall Date : MAY 22, 2001 Component: TIRES:SIDEWALL Potential Number Of Units Affected : 990 Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: …

BMW R1200C Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. BMW Models : R1200C Years: 2000 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V289000 Recall Date : SEP 22, 2000 Component: SEATS:MOTORCYCLE Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1636 Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTORCYCLES. …

BMW K1200RS Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Make : BMW Models : K1200RS Years: 1998-2000 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V264000 Recall Date : SEP 08, 2000 Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2368 …

BMW F650GS Dakar Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. BMW Model : F650GS DAKAR Year : 2001 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V267000 Recall Date : SEP 08, 2000 Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY Potential Number Of Units Affected : …

BMW R850R Recall – BMW R1100R Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Models: BMW R850R Years: 1996-1997 BMW R1100R Years: 1995-1997 Number Involved: 2,000 Dates of Manufacture: October 1994 – August 1996 NHTSA Recall No.: …

BMW Announces Motorcycle Automatic Stability Control System BMW has announced the availability of their first motorcycle “stability control” (looks like traction control to us) system for street bikes. The system uses the BMW Motorrad Integral ABS system and advances it from a stand-alone solution acting only on the brakes into a fully networked all-around system. …

50 YEARS AGO: MIRACLE AT MONZA Photos and Text Courtesy and Copyright BMW AG Monza, 12th September 1954: In the Italian Grand Prix, Wilhelm Noll with Fritz Cron in the sidecar were the first to see the checkered flag from their fully faired BMW sidecar combination. The upshot: it was the first the World Sidecar Championship …

BMW S 1000 RR SuperSports Street Motorcycle Part 4: Electrics, Body, Colors, Accessories and Specifications BMW S1000RR SuperSports Street Bike Report: Part 1 Overall Concept and Features Part 2 Drivetrain Part 3 Suspension and Running Gear Part 4 Page 4 Includes: 1. Electric and Electronics 2. Body and Design 3. Range of Equipment 4. Range of Colors 5. Engine …

BMW S 1000 RR SuperSports Street Motorcycle – Part 3: Suspension BMW S1000RR SuperSports Street Bike Report: Part 1 Overall Concept and Features Part 2 Drivetrain Part 3 Suspension and Running Gear Part 4 Page 4 Includes: 1. Electric and Electronics 2. Body and Design 3. Range of Equipment 4. Range of Colors 5. Engine Output and Torque Chart …

BMW S 1000 RR SuperSports Street Motorcycle – Part 2: Drivetrain BMW S1000RR SuperSports Street Bike Report: Part 1 Overall Concept and Features Part 2 Drivetrain Part 3 Suspension and Running Gear Part 4 Page 4 Includes: 1. Electric and Electronics 2. Body and Design 3. Range of Equipment 4. Range of Colors 5. Engine …

BMW has been busy this year!  They have also just announced the K 1200 GT, a sport-touring version of theK 1200 S super-sport bike. The motorcycle has a larger fairing and small saddlebags and it looks like a fun ride. More information will be posted when available. UPDATE:  July 2007 – The BMW K 1200 GT …

Integral ABS and ASC (Automatic Stability Control): New Riding Dynamic Control Systems for BMW Motorcycles Editor’s Note:  BMW usually provides tons of technical detail on their motorcycles and accessories, and the following information is a lightly edited translation of a large document provided by the BMW press office.  Since webBikeWorld visitors can’t seem to get …

The 100,000th BMW R 1200 GS Dual Sport! On This Page: Summary of changes BMW press release Detailed technical analysis Specifications Optional equipment HP and torque curves Colors The BMW R 1200 GS, together with the model variant Adventure, celebrated an impressive record. In Berlin, the 100,000th 1200 GS rolled off the assembly line! 84,373 …

BMW Celebrates 25 Years of the BMW GS It was an inspired concept, and BMW is still capitalizing on it to this day.  In September of 1980, the launch of the latest BMW two-wheeler revealed a fully-fledged motorcycle with a classic flat-twin Boxer engine, yet it was very different from any BMW that had gone …