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Sidi Vertigo Boots Editor’s Note:  This is the first installment of a longer-term review report on the Sidi Vertigo boots by Dave Young. Dave will be using the boots during track days this summer and will report back with his thoughts and opinions on these boots, which are probably one of the most popular motorcycle …

Armored Underwear for All-Weather Protection   Summary Padded and armored pants offer protection when worn under jeans or leathers. The Cool Air mesh provides good air flow and are designed for warm weather. Introduction Is there a place for body armor in a world of motorcyclists whose riding gear consists of shorts and a T-shirt? …

Tourmaster Vented Gloves for Summer Although I’m partial to wearing motorcycle racing style gloves with the highest levels of protection, I’m also a realist. I realize that there are some motorcyclists who either wear no gloves at all (very foolish, in my opinion) or who can’t afford or don’t want a $175.00+ pair of high-end gloves. Also, …

Autocom Intercoms My wife Sue had bought a set of Personal Mobile Radios (PMR) with some headphones and microphones for our motorcycles. We had great hopes that we could talk to each other during runs as we quite like each other really and on a long haul, it’s great to keep in contact using both …

Joe Rocket Alter Ego Jacket & Pants Review Is this the Swiss Army Knife of motorcycle clothing? That’s the analogy that kept coming to mind as I peeled away the layers of Joe Rocket’s interesting new Alter Ego outfit. Frequent webBikeWorld visitors will know that we’ve been skeptical about motorcycle clothing that claims to offer …

Laminar Lip to Reduce Turbulence? The Laminar Lip redirects air flow over top of windscreen to reduce buffeting and noise. Now maybe it’s just me, but as I get older I seem to be less tolerant of the noise and turbulence that’s created by the air blasting onto my motorcycle helmet. It is both annoying …

Jarow Convertible Motorcycle Helmet NOTE:  This helmet is no longer being manufactured. This review was originally posted as the Jarow Convertible, which was distributed by ProtecQ. We had received many complaints about ProtecQ’s service regarding this helmet. ProtecQ is apparently no longer importing this helmet. Nichols motorcycle supply is now the importer and distributor for Caberg in …

KBC FFR Helmet Review Flip-up motorcycle helmets seem to evolve at about the same rate as the motorcycle foot peg. We keep thinking that the market for flip-up (aka modular) helmets will take off any day now, and we’ll see light weight, quiet flip-up helmets that meet DOT, ECE 22.05 and the Holy Grail for …

Diamond Gusset Jeans Review Comfortable, nicely tailored and good quality. Available in many colors and styles. Extra gusset in crotch makes them more comfortable than regular jeans. There’s not much that can be said about a pair of motorcycle jeans. I don’t usually wear jeans for riding, although I seem to be in the minority. …

The Only Arai Helmet for Round-Heads The Quantum II fits round heads best. It has a relatively plush liner and good ventilation. It is relatively light weight compared to other size XL helmets we’ve reviewed. IIt also has an excellent finish. It’s slightly noisy at some angles, otherwise quiet. We have reviewed quite a few …

The “Stubby” Flex Head GearWrench Like all GearWrench products, the Stubby has excellent quality, appearance and feel. It’s made from highly polished chrome and has a lifetime warranty. They are light weight and thin and the Flex Head rotates 180 degrees. It needs as little as 5 degrees of sweep to move a fastener. The …

The TailSwinger Moves Your Motorcycle in the Garage I’ve come across several products recently that were designed to help owners move their motorcycles into tight spots in the garage or other storage spaces. These devices may be especially useful for owners of big, long, heavy cruisers. It’s hard enough to do the old back-and-forth shuffle …

More:  2005 Dealer Expo Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  | Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2006 Dealer Expo Continuing our live report from from the 2005Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana – February 19-21, 2005. This is the last page, even though there are tons more stories to tell! It was a lot of fun and we met …

More from from the 2005 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana – February 19-21, 2005. More:  2005 Dealer Expo Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2006 Dealer Expo Feb. 20, 2005 – 20:46:  Next to final posting.  I’ll probably add another page tomorrow. My feet and legs are killing me!  So much to see, as …

Women’s Motorcycle Boots I liked the looks of the men’s Specter Road Motorcycle Touring boots as soon as I saw them, so I jumped at the opportunity to try the women’s version. The webBikeWorld crew claims that the men’s touring boots are some of the most comfortable they’ve tried.  Rick wears them both on and …

Silicone Gasket Replacement for Bing Carburetors I’ve been looking for something like this for years. It’s a silicone gasket replacement for Bing carburetors. I figured they had to exist; it was just a matter of time before I found one. Cork gaskets of the type found on Bing carburetors have been used since Henry Ford …

Lee Parks Deerskin Gloves Review The Lee Parks Deerskin gloves have soft deer skin palms and elk skin backs. They are insulated with Outlast phase change material and a layer of Thinsulate on the back of the glove. The special Outlast material allows the glove to be thinner than most winter gloves, which provides good …

Oxford Hot Hands Heated Grips Oxford Hot Hands heated grips are easy to install. They work well, providing lots of heat. There is no thermostat included, so they must be switched on and off to control heat. Hot Hands draw 18 Watts each at maximum power. The grips are slightly bulky and too much wire …

Temp Gun Digital Infrared Thermometer Review Temp Gun Mini, Temp Gun PE-2 and Temp Gun PE-3 Digital Infrared Laser Thermometers Easy to use, these devices are handy for all sorts of temperature measurements. What to do when the temperature is hovering in the teens? The cold snap has slowed us way down (in more ways …

Shok SpotR Motorcycle Helmet Damage Sensor How can you tell when a motorcycle helmet needs to be replaced?  Sure, there are the obvious signs, like when pieces of the liner start blowing in your eyes, or when the foam turns yellow, or when the chin strap starts looking (and smelling) like Swiss cheese.  Yuck! I’ll …

Scorpion EXO-700 Arrives One hundred and sixty bucks is the “sweet spot” of motorcycle helmet retail pricing. Based on our observations of motorcycle helmet purchases, that price is very competitive and is near the maximum amount that many riders want to pay for a new helmet. That’s not a problem – after all, everyone likes …

OnGuard “Beast” Motorcycle Chain and Lock Review Very robust chain and lock with hardened steel and other features designed to protect against cutting. Chain includes fabric chafe guard. Relatively inexpensive. This “Beast” model 110cm long chain and lock weights 4.4kg (9.5lbs.) and if looks alone are anything, would-be thieves will be discouraged! Motorcycle theft doesn’t …

Pocket LED Flashlight for Deep Viewing I love flashlights, no doubt about it. I’m not sure why, either. I guess they bring back memories of my Boy Scout days and the motto “Be Prepared”. Surely a flashlight and a good knife are two of the absolute must-have items when preparing for any contingency. A modern …

Gerbings Heated Jacket Liner This review has been updated since it was originally posted. We tried the liner again with motorcycles having higher-capacity alternators and found that it works much better. Read the article for more information. Back in the old days, when men were iron and motorcycles burned castor oil, there was no such …

Glare “Spider” Swirl Remover Review Like the Glare Professional Polish (review), the Glare Spider Swirl Remover really does work. It takes a bit of “elbow grease”. And make sure you follow the directions to the letter. But when used in combination with Glare Polish as the final coat, you can restore the paint with most …

Formotion Spot Clock Review The Formotion Spot clock is a motorcycle clock. It is waterproof rated to 3 ATM. The Spot Clock has a rotating bezel and uses 3M double-sided tape to attach to a motorcycle fairing. It also has a stainless steel back and alloy case. Includes a sweep second hand and claimed vibration …

The CR&S “DUU” and Custom Motorcycles CR&S Custom Motorcycles Power cruisers are in, and they’re looking good. The genre seems to be evolving into a modern cross between the classic cruiser of the past and the street burner of the future. I guess the Yamaha V-Max was first, and it was plenty popular. Harley added …

Cycle Shell Motorcycle Garage Review The Cycle Shell is an alternative motorcycle garage. It is semi-portable and it comes in three sizes to fit most motorcycles. It has mildew-proof and waterproof fabric that is also resistant to ultraviolet light. The garage is vented to prevent moisture buildup. It can be permanently located and cover can …

A Motorcycle Helmet Storage Bag OK, so you bought that $800.00 SCHUBERTH S1 motorcycle helmet (review). Now where are you going to store it? You certainly can’t stuff a helmet like that in a greasy cabinet in the corner of the garage. That would be like parking a Rolls Royce in a carport! What to do? …

Proline Windjammer II Helmet Wind Blocker The Windjammer II is a unique product that can decrease motorcycle helmet noise caused by wind buffeting while also providing some extra warmth for cold weather riding. A majority of helmet noise can often be traced to the “dirty” air that causes buffeting up under the neck area of …

Storage For Your Face Shield Soft fleece bag to protect a spare motorcycle helmet face shield. Soft flannel, made in the U.S.A., fits just about any full-face motorcycle face shield. It has the Roadgear logo inscribed on a backing of 3M Scotchlite retro-reflective material, a nice touch. Makes a great holiday gift! Got a spare …

Roadgear “Boss” Gloves Review I’ve found my new favorite winter motorcycle gloves! The Roadgear Boss gloves are warm, comfortable, waterproof and windproof. They have a generously-sized gauntlet with a secondary wrist closure for security. An old pair of Belstaff winter motorcycle gloves had been my favorite for many years. They were very comfortable and they …

SCHUBERTH S1 SuperSport? The SCHUBERTH S1 has solid build quality and it’s relatively quiet. The large shell size (for XL) and thick neck roll are definitely a different feel. Words like “ultimate helmet”, “world’s quietest helmet”, “best helmet in the world”, “safest helmet” and more have been tossed around by exuberant marketeers in their descriptions …

Shark Race Helmet The Shark RSR is very expensive. It is relatively light at 1601 grams for a size XL. It is Snell certified and meets the ECE 22-05 and DOT standards. The face shield is very thick at 3 mm, yet it has outstanding optics. It also has an infinite adjustment for opening and …

A Powerful Headlight for Working on Your Bike Powerful two-stage headlamp, made in the U.S.A. and with a lifetime warranty (that I have used!). The Princeton Tec Yukon headlamp is one of the most important tools in the webBikeWorld garage. LED headlamps have become an essential item around the webBikeWorld garage. A good quality headlamp …

Gerber Reactor 3 LED Flashlight Review LED technology is evolving at a rapid pace, and motorcyclists are reaping the benefits. LED taillight and brake light replacements are now fairly common and original equipment LED lights have appeared on motorcycles. They can’t come too soon — there’s no reason why every motorcycle shouldn’t have an LED brake …

REV’IT! “Motion” Jacket of REV’IT! motorcycle clothing, and with good reason.  In our opinion, REV’IT! makes some of the best quality, most skillfully designed motorcycle clothing on the planet. Our enthusiasm for the brand recently generated an email from a visitor who wrote that our REV’IT! clothing reviews were “obviously biased towards the product”.  Yep, we’re …

Insulated Pants Match Any Jacket The Roadgear Euro-Tec pants are comfortable, warm and waterproof. They’re also breathable. The lightweight padding is the compromise for comfort. You can’t beat a nice pair of textile overpants. Throw ’em on over your street clothes for your ride to work or down to the local hardware store. Granted, some …

Discount Snell Approved Motorcycle Helmet Meets DOT and Snell standards. The size XL fits “Round” or “Earth” shaped heads best (see the Motorcycle Helmet FAQ). Light weight at 1426 grams. Flimsy top vent extractor is attached to helmet with double-sided tape. Verdict? Spend more and get more. Can a motorcycle helmet be too cheap…or rather, too …

Winter Motorcycle Gloves These 3M Thinsulate lined gloves keep my hands about as warm as any other winter or cold weather motorcycle gloves we’ve tried. The leather is a bit thin and there’s not much in the way of armor, but you can’t beat the price! I love finding bargains! 35 bucks doesn’t buy much …