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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 the …

BMW Airhead Spline Lube 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 general knowledge …

SW-Motech Wide Off-Road Foot Pegs For The Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS 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 if you’re …

Stainless Steel Brake Line Upgrade (Redux) 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 flow …

Part 3: CANopener Installation Notes Installation Notes A wealth of information is available on the Clearwater Lights website with their usual excellent Installation Manuals covering generic and specific CANopener installations for various makes and models. The information also includes lots of background specifics and technical data. In addition, webBikeWorld has reviewed all of the Clearwater Lights …

Adjusting Hinckley Triumph Valves Adjusting the valves on a Triumph Thunderbird Sport, Trophy, Daytona, Trident, Sprint, Tiger, Speed Triple, Legend or Adventurer Motorcycle. 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 it in for …

Part 2: Working With the BMW CAN Bus Climb Aboard the CAN Bus The BMW CAN bus is a complex albeit logical amalgamation of technologies. It is based on a single-wire system and a bi-directional distribution network with multiple sensors and real-time processors for monitoring, diagnosis and control of virtually every component and capability on …

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 a …

High-Tech Power Delivery for Today’s Motorcycles The Neutrino fits almost anywhere, depending mainly on access requirements. In reality, this should be minimal once everything is connected. The module is completely sealed and only the connection strip might need basic protection from the elements. That will depend on its mounting location; silicone grease or a small …

SW-Motech Bar Back Plus Handlebar Riser Combo for the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS There are dozens of different bar riser, bar back and combination sets available for sale. The question is, which one works for your bike? Besides the problem of finding the correct fit, installing a set of bar backs or bar risers can …

Dispatch 1 Review This section describes typical installations for the Dispatch 1 system. I will use the BMW F 800 GS test mule and my new 2010 R 1200 RT that joined the family fleet last summer as examples. Installation Notes While the Dispatch 1 power management system will find some permanency on my 2010 …

Dispatch 1 Review This section describes how to initialize the Dispatch 1 system and how to connect the devices and accessories that will be powered and managed by the system. While my observations on the Dispatch 1 system are few, there are a few issues that could and should be addressed to further enhance this …

MachineArt Moto Avant Review The MachineArt Moto Avant fender extender is the newest member of the MudSling family. Like the original product, it is nearly flawless in its design, fit and function and therefore, a most worthy addition. There is now no excuse not to provide simple and extremely effective protection for both the back …

Rev’it GTX Base Layers Preview Rev’it also developed an entire line of windproof and insulating base layers to compliment the new GTX clothing lineup for Fall/Winter 2010. The Karma WSP (Windstopper) is a neck warmer that covers the front of the chest and upper back at the bottom and is designed to easily fit over …

I can’t resist ad copy for new hand tools, especially when it announces a capability not currently resident in my toolbox.  The wilder the claim, the deeper I fall. Tools and chocolate cake have the same effect on me.  A glance at either immediately places my mind into some type of altered state, where all …

River Road Balaclava Review Editor’s Note:  A balaclava (aka balaclava helmet) is defined as “a cap that is close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face.” I did some research to try and find the origin of the word, but to no avail.  However, I did come across some interesting British …

Heartech Earplugs – Ear Plugs: SilentEar, QuietEar, FliteMate Earplugs I’m a big believer in wearing earplugs.  I lost part of my hearing as a result of what could basically be called ignorance on my part.  Plenty of rock concerts in the ’60’s and ’70’s, working in a really loud machine shop and riding motorcycles! But …

Quick Anchor Motorcycle Trailer Tie Down I found an advertisement for the new Quick Anchor “movable trailer tie down” in a print magazine and it looked intriguing, so I figured we’d give them a try. The Quick Anchor is cut from a flat sheet of 1/4″ plate. I assume that the material is stainless steel. …

Motorcycle Tank Pad I visited the Motografix motorcycle tank pad booth at the recent motorcycle Dealer Expo this spring in Indianapolis.  The Dealer Expo is the single largest show for U.S. motorcycle dealers to see new products, clothing and accessories and to place their orders for the big spring rush. Motografix specializes in motorcycle tank …

Raising the fork tubes in the triple clamp is a simple adjustment that can help make a motorcycle respond faster to steering input and can lower the motorcycle. This trick won’t be found in your owner’s manual, because the manufacturers spend a lot of time working out the best compromise for the motorcycle’s suspension, and …

Installing Progressive Fork Springs on a BMW R65 After installing the Progressive Suspension 420-Series rear shock absorber on our 1986 BMW R65, we wanted to also revitalize the front end with a set of Progressive Fork Springs. The new-found control at the rear accentuated the front end’s slightly vague feeling, so we checked the Progressive online product lookup …

Used Motorcycle Parts and Salvage:  A&J Cycle Salvage has new and used parts for Japanese streetbikes AND they have a website with part photos!  |  Bates Used Cycle Parts is a “family-owned business specializing in used parts for all types of motorcycles, from racing to touring, from vintage to late models…”  |  MotoConnection has wrecked motorcycles, used motorcycle engines, motorcycle …

Motorcycle Spark Plugs Welcome to the wBW Motorcycle Spark Plugs page! This page is a compilation of interesting articles to help you choose and maintain your motorcycle spark plugs. Got an interesting spark plug related link?  Send it to [email protected] wBW Reviews Home  |  Owner Comments (Below) wBW Maintenance and Repair Articles: Index of all wBW Repair and Maintenance Articles, with detailed …

GiMoto Custom Motorcycle Leathers It was just about this time of year, long ago and far away, when Mom would drag me to the nearest department store to poke through the new crop of fall clothes for the upcoming school year. But we ran into the same problem every fall. I wasn’t short, fat or …

Motorcycle Shocks – Motorcycle Suspension wBW Motorcycle Suspension Articles: Wilbers Electronic Suspension Review!  |  Installing Progressive Fork Springs  |  Installing Convertibars handlebar risers  |  Removing forks and changing fork oil; uses a Triumph Thunderbird Sport as the test bike  |  Raising the fork tubes in a motorcycle’s triple clamp can help speed up the steering on many bikes; this article …

Choosing and Purchasing a One-Piece Leather Motorcycle Suit I finally got to the point in my track riding where my two-piece Dainese Rock leather suit just wasn’t cutting it any more. Not that I am all that fast on the track… But when I originally purchased the suit I had no idea whether I would …

Drop your ugly stock muffler and get the best look and sound with an aftermarket exhaust instead. We review the top brands to help you decide. Everywhere you look there are aftermarket motorcycle exhaust makers. At webBikeworld we get asked all the time which exhaust systems we recommend. While we try to test and review systems we’ve …

Specialty Motorcycle Brakes Motorcycle Racing Brake Pads DP Brakes makes sintered brake pads for motorcycles; they have an application search on their site. Scandinavian Brake Systems (SBS) makes high-performance brake pads for street and track. Performance Friction motorcycle racing brake pads are available in different pad compounds. Vesrah sintered metal and other brake pads. BrakeTech AXIS StarBlade carbon disks work with original equipment calipers. …

Plastic Motorcycle Gas Tank Removal It wasn’t all that long ago when owning a car was a real hands-on experience. Carburetors, points and condensers, spark plugs that only lasted a few thousand miles, single-weight oil and take-it-or-leave-it quality meant that like it or not, you were involved with your machine. Cars have evolved (some would …

Here’s how to remove the air injection system on a BMW Airhead. From Clymer’s BMW R Series: 1970-1994:  “The air injection system injects fresh air into the exhaust port in each cylinder head adjacent to the exhaust valve. This oxygen-rich fresh air helps burn the hydrocarbons that still remain in the exhaust gases. The fresh air …

Performance and Suspension   Some people love to dive in and read every review while others like to skip the detail and just find the best products for sale today. If you fall into the latter these are the lists for you. Every year we review, rate, rank and battle test motorcycle products to find …

Our Full List of Categories – Motorcycle Gear Reviews, Motorcycle Brands, Recommended Products & Other Articles Over the years we’ve tested, installed, dropped, worn and reviewed thousands of motorcycle products. Clothing, helmets, gear, intercoms, lifts, gloves and every other conceivable product has crossed our path. Unlike most review sites you see these days we test 100% …

This is the wBW Motorcycle oil page, with information about motorcycle oil, motorcycle oil filters, fork oil, gear oil, spline lubes, chain lubes and more! wBW Motorcycle Chain Lube Comparison Reviews All wBW Motorcycle Chain Lube Reviews ▪ Motorcycle Oil ▪ Flo Reusable SS Oil Filter Review ▪ Motorcycle Oil Reviews wBW Reviews Newer… ▪ Flo Stainless Steel Oil Filter Review ▪ Cleaning a Motorcycle Chain …

Nuts, Bolts and Fasteners for Motorcycles Resources for nuts, bolts, screws and related fasteners for motorcycles (bottom of page), including titanium, anodized, stainless steel, metric and more. If you have a tip on a good online source of fasteners that sells in small lot sizes, please send it to [email protected] Don’t forget to check out more webBikeWorld …

Mirrors, Grips, Handlebars, Hand Guards and Bar End Weight Reviews Some people love to dive in and read every review while others like to skip the detail and just find the best products for sale today. If you fall into the latter these are the lists for you. Every year we review, rate, rank and …

Helping Riders Keep Bugs Out Of Their Faces With Our Hands On Motorcycle Windshields & Windscreen Reviews for Over 20 Years. Motorcycle windshields have one goal and that’s to protect a riders face by stopping bugs, rocks and other crap from smacking you in the face as you ride. Having a strong windshield with great visibility is key …

Let’s Get Loud for Our Hands On and Noisy Motorcycle Horn Reviews This page includes a listing of our motorcycle horn reviews and accessory reviews. Some of the reviews have decibel ratings for the horns and there also a couple of motorcycle horn comparison reviews. Note that you may need a motorcycle horn wiring harness …

LED flashlight Reviews for Motorcycle Use Cases Welcome to the wBW Flashlight Reviews index! This page includes a listing of our LED flashlight and other motorcycle work like reviews and garage lighting accessories. Reviews are listed from most recent to oldest. Recent Lighting Reviews We’re always reviewing lighting for motorcycle use cases so be sure to check …

Hundreds of Hours of Hands On Testing to Help Motorcycle Riders Choose The Right Earbuds and Noise Cancelling Speaker Systems Providing efficient sound masking to making riding more enjoyable is the main goal of finding the right earbuds or noise cancelling speakers. We are always on the lookout for motorcycle-specific noise reducing earphones that could be used …