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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. …