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The Super-Handy Wiha Bit Driver   Summary High-quality, handy little bit driver replaces several screwdrivers in the toolbox. Introduction My wife gets a kick out of my obsessive tool collecting. “Torx?” she said… “what the heck are those? Isn’t he the tall guy from the Monkees?” She doesn’t understand. You have to be prepared for …

Posi-Twist Connector Review More Posi-Lock and Posi-Twist connectors for wire splicing; no crimp connectors by Posi-Products. Here are some more Posi-Lock Products that are useful for motorcyclists; the Posi-Twist product is covered below. To splice multiple wires using a Posi-Twist, twist the wires together, place them in the screw-on connector and attach the connector to …

A Snap-on LED Flashlight for 10V Batteries webBikeWorld was started back in 2000 (an eternity in Internet time) to provide our visitors with information on unique and hard-to-find motorcycle products and accessories. We get just as much of a thrill now as we did then when we find a really unique product, and the Pak-Lite …

Convertibars Adjustable Handlebars on a Moto-Guzzi Sport 1100 I recently fell in love with a cherry-red Moto Guzzi Sport 1100. It was offered for sale by a nice young man who only rode it Sundays and never, ever, raced it. As it was very late in the summer, the asking price had dipped to the “Holy Cr*p, …

Battery Doc Review The Battery Doc Motorcycle Battery Charger and Observations on the Battery Tender Plus The Battery Doc is a smaller-sized charger. It works well…but so do many others. It’s a bit difficult to distinguish between the yellow and green light colors, but this doesn’t seem to affect the performance of the charger. We …

Installing a Maintenance-Free Battery on a Triumph Thunderbird Sport My luck with motorcycle and car batteries has been awful. If the warranty expires in 36 months, I can guarantee that on or about the 1st day of the 37th month, my battery will fail. It’s happened to me so many times, with cars and bikes, …

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; …

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 …

The Tommy Jack Portable Motorcycle Lift The Tommy Jack is a handy device for a motorcycle without a center stand. It allows the motorcycle to be lifted slightly so that the rear wheel can be rotated for a chain lube. It’s also handy for checking tire pressures or cleaning the rear wheel. But much caution …

Cool License Plate Bolts I found these MotoBolts license plate bolts a while ago. Now, I finally got around to installing them on the “new” webBikeWorld 1998 Triumph Tiger. These are made in the U.S.A. by the same company who makes valve caps. We recently gave away a set of Moto Guzzi valve caps made …

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 …

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 …

SportVue Heads-Up Display Review Technology is a wonderful thing.  As long as the early adopters get the bugs worked out so that the rest of us can focus on the added value, rather than fussing to work out the problems. We can hope that some day motorcycle helmets will be heated, with visors that automatically …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Installing Fiamm Freeway Blaster Horns With a Dual Horn Relay Ready-made wiring harness and relay kit makes it easy to add a horn relay to power a set of motorcycle horns. Uses high-quality components. Adding a relay can improve the horn’s output and reduce load on switches. We covered the installation of the Eastern Beaver …

Airetronics Motorcycle Air Bag Vest Review I’m always interested in learning about new products that have the potential for improving motorcycle rider protection and safety. I reviewed one of the first commercially available motorcycle “air bag” jackets last year, and I believe that the technology has promise. I seem to be in the minority on …

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 …

Ear Plug Comparison and Review Ear Plugs for Motorcycling For some reason, it’s not “cool” to be seen wearing ear plugs while riding a motorcycle. I know I probably sound like dear old Mom, but let me tell you something — it’s not cool at all to lose your hearing, and it’s really, really easy …

Progressive Suspension 420 Series   Summary Very nicely made shock absorber; looks like custom made. Chromoly steel; rebuildable.  Nitrogen gas charged.  Comes with cool-looking progressive rate springs in black or red. Internal bladder eliminates need for external reservoir.   Five position damping adjustment. Threaded collar adjusts preload but collar is a bit stiff and doesn’t turn …

Silencio Ear Plugs Review The Silencio Soft Foam brand is firmer than other earplugs and hard to fit in the ear canal due to its hexagonal shape. The Silencio Red-E-Fit is soft, comfortable and performs well but is relatively expensive. The Silencio Silent Partner is reusable (made from silicone) but hard to insert and doesn’t …

Progressive Suspension 420 Series Very nicely made shock absorber; looks like custom made. Chromoly steel; rebuildable.  Nitrogen gas charged.  Comes with cool-looking progressive rate springs in black or red. Internal bladder eliminates need for external reservoir.   Five position damping adjustment. Threaded collar adjusts preload but collar is a bit stiff and doesn’t turn easily.   Provides …

Hearos Super and Extreme Disposable Ear Plugs We’ve said it many times. And we’ll say it again. The noise generated when riding a motorcycle is hazardous to your health. It doesn’t matter whether you’re wearing a full-face or half helmet, riding behind a fairing or as a passenger. The noise can and does cause hearing …

Protect That Motorcycle Headlight! 3M’s Scotchcal paint protection film is described in the two wBW articles listed in the right column. Scotchcal is a clear adhesive-backed urethane covering that is applied over clean and smooth surfaces to protect the paint or finish from scratches, nicks and dings. It helps protect motorcycle paint and finishes from scratches, rubs, …

We’re big fans of 3M Scotchcal paint protection film, which is very useful in motorcycle applications. We’ve covered this subject previously in thereview/technical article on the SheerMask paint protection system. SheerMask is available pre-cut for a few different motorcycle models, and to be honest, if you can find a pre-cut paint protection kit for your …

Hot Grips for Cold Hands The Hot Grips can be difficult to install. But they work well, providing lots of heat. They include a two position switch. The draw is 15-18 Watts each at maximum power. The motorcycle riding season can be extended to take advantage of those cool, crisp late fall and early spring …

Installing Stainless Steel Brake Lines on a BMW K75 Motorcycle Installing stainless steel braided brake lines on the BMW K75 is actually a much easier task than I first imagined. There really isn’t much to it, and it’s my belief that anyone with a modicum of wrenching ability can finish this job in short order. …