Summary A convenient way to carry around one’s helmet when off the bike. Locking it on a bike is not always possible or desirable. The design works best with helmets using micrometric type chin straps but it can be used with double d-ring types as well. Introduction Motorcycle helmets are just a part of life …

A glove mounted system for cleaning a motorcycle helmet visor which includes a cleaning solution delivery setup and a squeegee on one device. A clever design and flexible materials create one of those accessories you’ll wonder how you didn’t think of it. If you’re seeing this review and thinking you’ve seen this product before, you …

Summary The C5 single channel camera system is a newer offering from INNOVV providing a lot of desirable features for powersports activities, particularly motorcycling enthusiasts, at a very reasonable price. Compact and ruggedized, the modular-based Innovv C5 provides a sealed waterproof lens, an aluminum DVR module, USB 3 integrated heavy-duty cable and a dedicated protective …

Summary The Golden Eagle Sport sunglasses provide quality glare and brightness combined with slim and lightweight frame. They are designed to be comfortable for long periods of time when wearing a helmet or over-the-ear headphones. Introduction My history with eyeglasses goes all the way back to first grade. Then at age sixteen I started wearing …

The All New Arai DT-X Helmet – Torrent White For those of you not familiar with Arai Helmets, they are a Japanese company who has been around since 1926. Arai helmets are all hand built and are designed to meet or beat SNELL safety standards. They are a family-owned company, with a strong belief in …

ADVMonster LED Lights Is seven years long enough to accurately assess a product or group of products?  Or just an excuse for a long (long) overdue review? Use of many ADVmonster LED products over this extended period has proven many things, including the fact that while appearing deceptively lightweight and (thus) fragile, they really aren’t and, their …

Sidi Gas Shoes Review, a wBW Quick Look Sidi’s continuing commitment to form, fit and function is well represented in the Sidi Gas Shoe. The Sidi Gas shoes are light and comfortable while providing basic protection for light weight riding activities and as a casual supportive shoe for walking or hiking. Part of the Sidi Design …

Moto Skiveez Performance Tights and Compression Riding Socks Review Moto-Skiveez expands on their lineup of motorcycle riding base layers with a new, “longer” offering. The new performance tights take a different approach than the original Skiveez by way of a tighter fit and an improved pad. Also in this review we’ll take a look where …

Two motorcycle-centric shirts with differing appearances and design approaches to achieve similar goal, functionality and improving rider comfort. Functionality is not set aside for the sake of comfort as both shirts have features designed to make them useful for the motorcycle rider on both short and longer rides. They also can be handy for non-two-wheeled …

The Perfect Compromise of Style, Comfort and Function? If you’ve been following the webBikeWorld clothing reviews for the last year or so you will have noticed a major shift in motorcycle jackets. With the explosion of scrambler, café racer, and retro inspired bikes there has been a corresponding surge in matching retro and Urban style …

Home-Made Garmin GPS Handlebar Mount   Summary A possible cheap quick handlebar mount for GPS units that employ a ball and socket mounting system. Editor’s Note:  Arthur V., who wrote this article, kindly donated his honorarium to a webBikeWorld charity. The Problem I would crawl through 50 feet of half-inch garden hose full of crushed …

Motorcycle Cleaners, Polishes & Wax Reviews   Wow! Our Picks for Best in Class! ▪ Polish (Tie): Glare Professional Polish andGlare Spider Web Remover combination.Wizards Shine Master and Supreme Sealcombination. ▪ Quick Polish: Tirox Speed Wax Detailer ▪ Wash: Any basic liquid auto wash ▪ Vinyl: Black Again ▪ Aerosol Degreaser: Bean Clean ▪ Spray Degreaser/Wheel Cleaner: Britemax Grime Out ▪ Plastic & Visor Cleaner: Sprayway Glass Cleaner ▪ Paint & Plastic Treatment: RejeX ▪ Plastic …

Ducati Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance   Summary Desmodromic Valve Adjustment: Ducati Desmoquattro Valve Adjustment at Ducati Tech  |  Pictorial guide to adjusting desmodromic valves  |  All sorts of examples of desmo engines from the “desmodromology” site by Henk Cloosterman; check out the list of all sorts of engines(with photos) using desmodromic technology  |  Desmo for Dummies; on the Ducati site  |  History of …

Talon T-3300 Motorcycle Alarm   Editor’s Note The Talon T-3300 motorcycle alarm installed on a 2007 Kawasaki Versys. Installing the system on other motorcycles may differ slightly, but the basic procedures should be similar. Safety First Prior to starting the work, the battery leads (negative first and then positive), are disconnected to allow the alarm …

The 2005 Ace Café Reunion – Brighton Burn-up   Background The Ace Café reunion weekend was originally organised to celebrate the re-opening of the Ace Café in London, and it has now become a yearly event. Bolted on to this was the “Brighton Burn-up”, which takes place on Sunday, with bikers setting off from the Ace for …

Wizards Products Motorcycle Polish   Summary:  The combination of Wizards Shine Master and Wizards Paint Sealant produced a shine and protective coating equivalent to the best motorcycle waxes and polishes we’ve tried. Other WebBikeWorld Motorcycle Accessory Posts

S100 Total Cycle Cleaner for Motorcycles   Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Motorcycle wash\ Type: Aerosol can, 21 oz. (595 ml) Manufacturer: S100 Cycle Care Products Made In:  Germany Retail Price: $9.95 Claims – “Clean your bike faster than ever.” “…modern detergent technology… For Use On – Paint, chrome, stainless, aluminum, plastics, rubber, bearings, O-rings (O-rings? – Ed.). Claimed Features – Removes film, oil …

Mr. Moto Degreaser     Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Metal cleaner Type: Aerosol spray, 6 oz. (178 ml) Manufacturer: Mr. Moto Products Made In: U.S.A. Retail Price: ? Claims – “Heavy duty degreaser, parts cleaner and adhesive remover.  Environmentally safe, biodegradable.” For Use On – Engine casings and metal parts. Claimed Features – Removes grease, grime, oils, tar, sticker residue. Application –  Spray on …

SHAD 3P Mounting System and the SH36 Side Cases on the BMW S1000XR   Editor’s Note The webBikeWorld SHAD SH36 review was published in 2014. The SH36 side cases were new at that time and were fitted to the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS (Blog), the webBikeWorld Project Bike that year. Since then, SHAD has introduced the SH36 mounting …

The Advanced Motorcycle Training Course   Background Motorcycle safety training takes many different forms and it’s a continuous process that lasts a lifetime. If you ever start thinking that you know it all — watch out! You’re probably in for a big shock. The process for training new motorcycle riders in the UK is very …

Kids Motocross Training   Alright…most of you might as well step up to the plate right now and speak the truth about how you learned to ride a bike. Was it your older brother’s street bike?  Your Uncle’s rusty old clunker?  Or maybe you were lucky enough to have your very own dirt bike? Did …

BMW Launches Motorcycle Rider Training Program at the BMW Performance Center   Motorcycle enthusiasts will be able to take advantage of official BMW Motorcycle rider training for the first time ever in the U.S. The BMW Motorcycle Rider Training program at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina has been announced. The training was …

Posi-Lock “Mini” Connectors: Pint-Sized Versions of the Original!   Summary The new Posi-Lock Mini connectors are perfect for those hard-to-reach tight spaces on motorcycles. Background Posi-Locks were first introduced on webBikeWorld nearly 10 years ago and I’ve been a big fan every since. They’re perfect for motorcycle use, making it very easy to splice or …

Reflective Tape, Decals, Stickers for Motorcycles & Helmets   One of the most important findings of the Hurt study was that motorcycle visibility is extremely important.  There have been so many accidents caused by other drivers who’s excuse was “But officer, I didn’t see the motorcycle!” Visibility is important during the day, and more so when it gets dark.  My …

OGK FF-3 “Crash Test”!   T.B. had the misfortune of crashing his bike while wearing his FF-3: “I had a chance this weekend to crash test the OGK.  Worked fine — I think (my head) is the only part of my body that does not hurt.  I was going about 110 and had a low …

Prepping for Accessories: The BMW S 1000 XR   Summary Before one starts a journey, one usually needs to know the “how and why”. While other things, like the ‘when and where” may just remain factors to be considered. webBikeWorld prides itself in making sure work of any nature is as fully detailed as possible …

Sachs MadAss 125 Review   Background I remember reading a financial self-help book a long time ago (when I was quite young) and one of the nuggets of advice the guru imparted was this very catchy phrase: “Trend is your friend”. I didn’t quite fully understand how this could help improve my finances, but ten …

Motorcycle Chain Lube Comparison   Summary The topic of motorcycle chain lubrication has been discussed ad nauseum in motorcycle magazines, forums and over many pints at the local pub. But issues like cost, value, efficiency and a description of the types of chain lube delivery mechanisms (i.e., spray, foam, paste, grease, etc.) have not. We propose that …

Motorcycle Chain Lubes and Products for 2012:Retail and Specialty Chain Lubes   Summary Here are yet more motorcycle chain lubes, this time suggested by webBikeWorld readers. Bottom line? No new winner in this batch. Introduction Soon after our recent report on the change of formulation for the DuPont Teflon chain lube (report), the emails started arriving …

Scottoiler “California Spec” Chain Oiler Meets California CARB Req’s.   August 10, 2011 – Scottoiler has announced the new Scottoiler vSystem California Spec kit in the U.S.A. [UPDATE (October 19, 2011) – Scottoiler has changed the name of this system from “Scottoiler vSystem CARB EO” to “Scottoiler vSystem California Spec (review)“.] This latest chain oiler from …

Motofx Motorcycle Remote Garage Door Opener   The Motofx remote garage door opener is specifically designed for use on small vehicles with 12 volt electrical systems, including motorcycles.  The product is available from Motofx; it costs $74.95 (plus shipping); and it works with most modern garage door openers (see compatibility list below). It activates by pressing the “flash to …

Triumph Motorcycle Ignition Coil Replacement   Summary Hinckley Triumph motorcycle owners have been complaining about ignition coil failures since, well, probably since the first Bloor Triumph sputtered off the assembly line. This is Part 1 of this two-part series, which describes an ignition coil replacement on a Thunderbird Sport. Part 2, Triumph Motorcycle Ignition Coil Replacement describes …

Triumph Trophy Ignition Coil Replacement   Summary Hinckley Triumph motorcycle owners have been complaining about ignition coil failures. In Triumph Ignition Coil Replacement Part 1 of this two-part series, we described a coil replacement on a Triumph Thunderbird Sport. Note that these tips can apply to most modern Triumphs and other brands of motorcycles. Background After riding …

Ducati 750GT Bevelhead Alternator Replacement   Not too long ago I completed a custovation* of my bevelhead 1974 Ducati 750GT.  In every way, this is a marvelous example of early Italian sport bike engineering — except for the battery charging system. It’s weak and does a poor job of charging the battery.  The main fault is …

BMW Airhead Spline Lube   Summary An Airhead spline lube is a necessary maintenance task. It is covered extensively in some of the online articles listed below. It’s actually a fairly easy job, and there are several good articles (see below) that cover all the details. I’m not sure if I’m adding anything to the …

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 …

SW-Motech Wide Off-Road Foot Pegs For The Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS   Background Continuing with the farkling of the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS (Blog), I decided to add a set of SW-Motech wide foot pegs just to see what would happen. There’s nothing wrong with the stock foot pegs on the bike, although wider may be better …

Stainless Steel Brake Line Upgrade (Redux) Summary We bring all of our senses to task when riding a motorcycle — with the possible exception of taste! — to operate the machines below us and maintain a certain level of safety. It’s as if we become part of that machine in some manner; there’s a constant …

Adjusting Hinckley Triumph Valves   Summary Adjusting the valves on a Triumph Thunderbird Sport, Trophy, Daytona, Trident, Sprint, Tiger, Speed Triple, Legend or Adventurer Motorcycle. Introduction My Triumph Thunderbird Sport had about 9,000 miles on it when I purchased it. The motorcycle was in beautiful condition, and the previous owner said that he had brought …

Ducati Evaporative Emissions Canister   The evaporative emissions canister mounted on modern Ducati motorcycles is, in a word, ugly. I have no idea why they mounted it in such an obvious and noticeable location on the left-hand side of the motorcycle, hanging off the engine in a location that’s as obvious as a wart on …