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Get your Hands Dirty Most everyone has one or two friends that are total gearheads. They can fix nearly anything and even better they can take something that runs well and make it run better for longer. I’ve always admired people with that skill set. My Grandfather was a multi-talented tradesman. A tinsmith, machinist and …

I used to fear working on the brake systems of my vehicles because of how vital they are in avoiding becoming one with other cars on the road. If you don’t have knowledge on your side along with some mechanical aptitude and proper tooling, that fear is justified. It’s not hard to arm yourself with …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Motorcycle Clothing Sizes and Conversion Charts Can Help You Find The Right Size Helmet The information on this page can help you find the correct size for motorcycle clothing, but remember that manufacturers really don’t seem to have a good standard that is used for motorcycle clothing, so these charts should be used only as …

Motorcycle Training and Track Days   Improve your skills and have loads o’ fun at one of the motorcycle riding schools below. Know of some motorcycle training we should add? Send it to: [email protected] Motorcycle Skills Training Reviews Motorcycle Skills Video Reviews BMW GS Off-Road Riding Skills A Twist of the Wrist II More Videos… MSF …

CE “Certified” vs. “Approved”? There Is a Difference. We Explain “Tested, Certified & Approved” And What It Means to You As A Rider. Motorcyclists of the world: you’ve been had. That means me too, and I don’t like it one bit. We strive to bring you precisely accurate information on webBikeWorld. That is information for intelligent people …

Tips for Adjusting a Motorcycle Chain This article got way out of hand. It started out as a “Quick Look” about adjusting the chain on the Suzuki GW250. By coincidence, the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS also needed a chain adjustment at the same time. So this evolved into a combo article covering both bikes, but …

Sena SMH10B Version 4.3 Firmware Update The music sharing ability found in the Cardo Scala Rider Q1 and Q3 intercoms cannot be ignored, but it has been overtaken, by the music sharing feature now implemented for the top of the line Sena SMH10B. Cardo threw down the gauntlet and Sena has responded by moving the yardstick forward significantly …

Make Your Own Bluetooth Adapter! After thinking about it for the best part of two years, I finally purchased an Autocom Active plus intercom system. It worked brilliantly as promised — straight out of the box! Having bought the Autocom and laid it out (as suggested in the excellent article by Spyder), I was confronted with …

Choosing and Buying a Motorcycle: A Woman’s Perspective Choosing and purchasing a motorcycle is a major decision. It can be confusing and intimidating, especially if you’re new to riding…or happen to be a woman. I’m not new to motorcycle riding, but I am a woman. And it had been 40 years since I’d bought a …

Motorcycle Clothing Safety Standards Explained & Why They Matter Recently, a webBikeWorld visitor asked about motorcycle clothing and abrasion resistance. It’s a great question and we thought we should devote a page to the issue. It is very difficult to assess and compare the protective capabilities of motorcycle clothing, including jackets, pants, gloves, boots and even …