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Rev’it Airvent Mesh Pants This is Rev’it! month at webBikeWorld — in addition to this review of the new Rev’it! Airvent mesh motorcycle pants, we’re in the process of evaluating the new Rev’it! Cayenne jacket, Ultimate pants, Ultimate gloves and their new Fusion boots. I got a quick overview of these new Rev’it! products during …

Roadgear “Talking” Tire Pressure Gauge We covered the original (“millions sold”) Roadgear Digital Tire Pressure Gauge (review). Also, the pencil-thin, newer style Roadgear Digital Tire Pressure Gauge (review) was also described in previous webBikeWorld reviews. You’d think that a tire pressure gauge is, well, a tire pressure gauge, right? After using both for several years, our favorite is …

Shoei VFX-R Air Pastrana 2 What’s this?  A motocross helmet in a webBikeWorld review? Hey, why not?  We’re always looking for an excuse…or not…to buy some new gear, and the new Triumph Tiger sitting in the garage gave us the inspiration. The popularity of Supermoto bikes with some of the local riders got us thinking …

Motorex Helmet Care Helmet Cleaner Motorex Helmet Care cleans helmet liners. It can also clean the outside of the helmet shell, but we’d rather use other products for that job. It has a sickly-sweet perfume or chemical smell, which is strange, considering the purpose of the product. Motorex Helmet Care can be hard to find; …

TinWolf Custom Reflective Vests Unique designs really light up at night or in poor visibility when radiated with light. Well made and highly adjustable for various waist sizes. webBikeWorld has consistently promoted motorcycle safety, which includes proper riding gear, riding techniques and visibility. Some of our first product reviews from over 5 years ago were …

BikeSeen Fluorescent Blouson Over-Jacket Next time you see an advertisement for a motorcycle rain suit, check out the color. Chances are it will be black or some dark shade of green or gray. This has always been a source of amazement to me. Because if I’m riding in the rain (an admittedly rare occurrence if …

Smith OTG “Airflow” Goggles Review Comfortable with wide and thick foam padding and wide 33 mm strap. Strap has silicone strips to prevent slipping off the helmet. I haven’t owned a dirt bike in a long, long time, so I’m definitely a neophyte when it comes to modern off-road riding equipment. When we decided to …

A Master Lock Cable Lock For Your Helmet Interesting cable lock with features designed for motorcyclists. Removable cable is available in several lengths and it has a vinyl coating to prevent scratching. I discovered the Master Lock Python locking cable system at the 2005 Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. They had a display showing how a …

Tyre Down Tie-Down System Review The Tire Down motorcycle tie-down strap is easy to use and installs fast and secure. It is a brilliant idea for trailering a motorcycle. This is one of the all-time great products ever invented for motorcycle use and something we can’t live without! We’ve picked up quite a few tips …

DuPont Teflon Multi-Use Lubricant Very interesting product that is claimed safe for O-ring chains. Sprays out as a liquid, then dries to a waxy touch. Repels water and dirt. Claimed to last 3-5 times longer in friction testing than competitors. NOTE: This product is no longer made in this form. See our updated DuPont Teflon Multi-Use …

Olympia Moto Sports Recon Transformer Jacket & Pants Let’s see — we have riding outfits specifically designed for hot weather and for cold weather.  Then we have leather outfits for track days. Dirt riding?  Back road scratching?  Cruising?  Rain? Yep, got ’em all covered with separate ensembles. I’ve long ago given up on finding the …

Improving Visibility With Yellow Headlight Bulbs There are many wonderful and unique things to do and to see in France. One of the most curious for me was the use of the very distinctive yellow headlights on cars in France about 20 years ago or so. They looked so…different. Every once and a while, a …

The Most Popular Held Motorcycle Gloves? Before the days of communication at the speed of light, news about motorcycle gear would travel around the world on the heads, backs and hands of owners returning from Europe. SCHUBERTH helmets, Hein Gericke leathers and Belstaff clothing are now ubiquitous brands that were once rarely seen outside what …

The Classic SCHUBERTH Flip-up I’m not sure if anyone has actually charted the evolution of flip-up helmets, but if they did, SCHUBERTH would certainly be right there at the root of the flip-up family tree. The SCHUBERTH C2 is the direct descendant of the Concept, which was the lid that probably did more than any …

How To Clean a Motorcycle Chain   Summary webBikeWorld visitors have responded to our recent articles on motorcycle chain maintenance (Motorcycle Chain and Sprocket Replacement and Motorcycle Chain Lube). Here are a few tips on products for cleaning motorcycle chains, with some useful comments below. One of our interesting discoveries was the relative paucity of motorcycle chain …

Motorcycle Front Stand “Professional grade” front stand. Cross bracing and 1″ steel tubing makes for a beefy product that seems stronger than the competition. High quality powder coating. Dual wheels spread out the weight and make the stand easier to use. If I was motorcycle King for the day, I would decree that every motorcycle …

How To Clean a Motorcycle Chain webBikeWorld visitors have responded to our recent articles on motorcycle chain maintenance (Motorcycle Chain and Sprocket Replacement and Motorcycle Chain Lube). Here are a few tips on products for cleaning motorcycle chains, with some useful comments below. One of our interesting discoveries was the relative paucity of motorcycle chain cleaning products. …

Motoport Ultra II Air Mesh vs. the Aerostich Roadcrafter Review When it comes to protective clothing, the truth is I don’t care what you wear: Aerostich, Motoport, Joe Rocket or you name it. Spend as much money on buying the very best gear you can afford. When I returned to riding a few years ago …

Joe Rocket Blaster 2.0 Jacket Review The Joe Rocket Blaster perforated leather jacket is relatively inexpensive. It also mates to all current Joe Rocket pants. But the loose sleeve cuff zippers don’t stay put and the leather feels a bit stiff. It’s comfortable and flows lots of air, so it’s a good replacement for a …

Alt Roof -Berg Hogg Lite Boots Review Excellent quality, heavy-duty custom or semi-custom made motorcycle boots should last a long, long time. The British are renowned for an incredible number of remarkable travel exploits and discoveries through the centuries. Even today, the British seem to be second to none in exploring far-off lands. Want a …

Draggin’ Jeans Draggin Jeans are a good alternative for motorcyclists who like to ride in jeans but are looking for something more substantive than flimsy cotton street pants. Many riders favor warm or hot weather for riding, but not me. The perfect riding temperatures for me are somewhere in the mid 60 degree range. That …

Sea Foam is a “do it all” motor treatment, fuel additive, carbon cleaner, fuel injection cleaner, fuel stabilizer and more. Works in two-stroke, four-stroke and Diesel engines. I’m probably the only person in the world who can’t wait for the next oil thread in my motorcycle discussion group. I love ’em! Motorcyclists who know better …

Nolan X-1002 Flip-Up Helmet The Nolan X-1002 flip-up helmet is relatively expensive, louder than average and somewhat uncomfortable due to a thin liner. Two hands needed to rotate the flip-up visor. Includes an external sun shade. Someday, maybe, we’ll see the perfect flip-up motorcycle helmet. It would meet all worldwide safety standards, with a comfortable …

Bike Lift (Easy Rizer) Motorcycle Lift Review Many accessories available to lift a variety of motorcycle types. Allows the operator to get close to the bike when lifted. Allows wheels to be removed when the bike is lifted. Rated to lift up to 1,650 lbs (748 kg) I was intrigued by the photos and description …

Utility Trailer for Hauling Motorcycles? This flatbed utility trailer is the generic type commonly found for sale at the local trailer store, hardware store or farm supply store. But with a few modifications, it works very nicely for hauling motorcycles and, of course, other cargo. That makes it easier to justify as a household purchase. …

Bohn Bodyguard CoolAir Pants Review 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. Is there a place for body armor in a world of motorcyclists whose riding gear consists of shorts and a T-shirt? I’m continually amazed …

Pinlock Anti-Fog Visor Insert Review It works and it prevents fogging. The Pinlock anti-fog visor insert is available as do-it-yourself installation kit or from the factory on some types of face shields. Let’s see — we have an anti-fog liquid coating calledFogtech (review). Then there’s an anti-fog wax coating called Cat Crap (review). How about pre-treated …

Mr. Moto’s Excellent Chain Lube The manufacturer claims that it “Cleans as it works. Clings to surfaces. O-ring safe. Increases resistance to wear and pressure. Allows for easy visual inspection. Penetrates.” Claimed features include: “Cleans brake dust, chain lube and ‘road soil’. Can leave on longer for more cleaning power.” [UPDATE: As of April 2007, it …

The Swiss Chain Lube The manufacturer claims that this is an “Extremely high pressure resistant lubricating film. Highly adhesive. Resists fly-off. Water resistant. Thermally stable. Reduces wear and friction”. Claimed features include “X-ring and O-ring tested”. To apply, spray on clean chain, allow to soak in. Our Comments Motorex Chain Lube 622 Strong is one …

Lube Your Chain With “Synthetic Sperm Oil”?! The manufacturer claims that it’s “Clear. Won’t fly off. Best for O-rings. New clear formula with synthetic sperm oil (!).” It’s supposed to be “Specifically formulated not to fly off O-ring chains. Contains Molybdenum Disulfide. Quickly covers the chain links, then thickens. Keeps O-rings moist.” Manufacturer recommends spraying …

Motorex Chain Clean 611 Motorex products are popular in Europe, but distribution in the U.S. is spotty, and the brand may be hard to find at local retailers. Motorex Chain Clean 611 is one of the very few dedicated motorcycle chain cleaning products. The clear Motorex Chain Clean 611 spray has a sort of household …

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. …