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Back in the old days (uh-oh, here he goes again!), accessory windscreens for motorcycles were offered by a handful of companies who had never put the words “customer” and “service” in the same sentence. Anyone under the age of 40 or so probably doesn’t realize that prior to 1976 there was basically no such thing …

Motorcycle Stickers and Decals Back in the old days, decals were fragile things that were soaked in warm water and carefully removed from their paper backing. If you were really, really lucky and if all the stars were aligned, the decal would slide off the paper and on to the surface of the model car or …

Looking to add a little excitement to your night riding?  Tire Flares may be the answer! These LED wheel lights screw on to the valve stem of a motorcycle (or bicycle, car, etc.) and automatically activate at night.  The tiny LED light in each Tire Flare automatically activates on while the tire is rotating and shuts …

Roadgear Jumper Cable Review The Roadgear Deluxe Jumper Cables are sized to work with petite motorcycle batteries and their Lilliputian terminals. If there’s one thing that defines life in the 21st Century, it’s the number of choices we have and the decisions to be made. That goes double for motorcycle gear. Take something as simple …

Optimize Your Battery With OptiMate The OptiMate 3 is a small and compact motorcycle battery charger. It is claimed to have the ability to de-sulfate batteries in addition to its normal battery maintenance charging duties. UPDATE: See our Optimate 4 Review I can’t think of a reason why a motorcycle owner wouldn’t want to keep their bike …

Methods for Evaluating Visor Anti-Fog Treatments In the most recent webBikeWorld anti-fog treatment comparison article, we discovered that the anti-fog treatment applied to the visor during manufacturing can have an affect on the anti-fog coating applied by the owner. That is something we hadn’t considered in the past. In response to that article, several readers …

Earbuds and Motorcycles Here’s a solution for motorcycle helmets that combines earplugs and hearing protection with speakers to listen to music while you ride. wBW Visitor “B.Y.” recently wrote us about an interesting solution that combines hearing protection with the ability to listen to your favorite tunes. “Hi Rick, I too have chronic tinnitus or “ringing” …

Page 4: More live reporting from the 2006 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. Home  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2005 Dealer Expo All text and photos © webWorld International, LLC 2001-2007.  All rights reserved. GMax modular helmets are distributed by Hap Jones and others.  The GMax regular street helmets weren’t impressive, …

Handlebar Riser and GPS Holder Combo for the Versys 650 This is a “Quick Look” at the Motowerx GPS Mount and Handlebar Riser Combo. This one is for the 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT Project Bike (Blog). It’s part number V650LT KV650LT-UMNT-RSR-COMBO. Motowerk also makes handlebar risers for the 650 cc and 1000 cc Versys …

HAVE A BALL ON YOUR BIKE There is no shortage of gizmos that riders mount on their motorcycles. We mount smartphones, GPSs, action cameras, toll transponders and that old standby, the cup holder. My “go-to” systems for mounting such devices are generally built using RAM products. So I’d now like to introduce these components to …

KTM 990 Super Duke Front Wheel & Brake Photographer: H. Mitterbauer

Page 5: More live reporting from the 2006 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. Home  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2005 Dealer Expo All text and photos © webWorld International, LLC 2001-2007. All rights reserved. The Suomy Vandal is another new helmet for 2006 which was released at the show.  It will …

The AirTool Pro vs. The Motorcycles The Specialized AirTool Pro floor air pump is built like a brick, uh, outhouse. It’s also expensive as all get-out. But this is the floor pump used by “Pro” level bicyclists. Or so I’m told… Only problem? The head or chuck that fits on the Schrader valve is nearly …

Page 2: More live reporting from the 2006 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. Home | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4  | Page 5 | 2005 Dealer Expo All text and photos © webWorld International, LLC 2001-2007. All rights reserved. 2006 is shaping up to be the “Year of the Motorcycle Helmet”.  …

KTM 950 Supermoto Fuel Tank – Seat Photographer: H. Mitterbauer    

A Smart Turn Signal Cancelling System for Motorcycles Turn signal use is a critical requirement at any time, and once turned on, they need to be turned off in a timely manner. Failure to do so can cause confusion for both oncoming and following traffic, leading to serious consequences. And this is where the Smart …

Tales of Battery Tenders New and Old This is kind of an off-the-wall story about a special Costco Battery Tender. It’s the only 3A Battery Tender Plus charger and maintainer in the Deltran lineup. This one has a Costco special part number of 022-0202-COS-WH. (The “COS” is the Deltran Costco designator.) It works with either …

Hearos Xtreme vs. Mack’s ThermaFit Ear Plugs It’s been a long time since the last webBikeWorld ear plug review. This time, we’re taking a look at the Hearos Xtreme Protection and Mack’s ThermaFit ear plugs, both made in the U.S.A. These are disposable soft foam ear plugs with two very different form factors. It’s a …

Forget the Battery Tester. Buy a Multimeter Instead. I found this “Traveller” brand 100 amp battery tester at the local Tractor Supply farm store. They were having a big sale and it was $17.95 and I was on the checkout line so I thought “Why not?” It seemed like a pretty good deal. I wasn’t …

Page 3: More live reporting from the 2006 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. Home  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2005 Dealer Expo All text and photos © webWorld International, LLC 2001-2007. All rights reserved. Our friends at Zeus had a small display, with what looks like a freshened design for the …

A Rainbow of Windscreens From France Ermax windshields (aka windscreens) are made in France. Although the Ermax name may be unfamiliar in the U.S.A., Ermax windshields are distributed all over the world. They make a huge number of windshields in all shapes, sizes and many colors, for many different motorcycles. Ermax has been involved in …

A Compact Motorcycle Tire Inflator The MotoPumps Air Shot is a very compact tire inflator. It provides pressures up to 100 psi and it’s small enough to fit under the seat of many motorcycles. The kit has everything needed to inflate a tire at the roadside. Multiple power cables, a zero-loss air hose and even …

Motorcycle Wheel Info Tachyon motorcycle wheel balancer review  |  Akront wheels are back – Billet Boys is the U.S.A. distributor  |  Alpina tubeless spoked wheels for Supermoto and other bikes; here are some photos from the 2008 Dealer Expo  |  Buchanan’s Spoke and Rim has custom spokes and wheel rims by Akront, D.I.D., Excel and Sun; also British bike rims and others  |  wBW Review: Carrozzeria forged racing …

The Bestem Carbon Fiber Front Fender for a BMW Recently, a confused driver in front of me at a stop sign suddenly decided to try a high-speed reverse fake-out. The result was that he quickly ran right into the front of my 2007 BMW F 800 S (Blog). It trapped my front tire and fender under …

A Simple Power Control HQ for Accessories The INNOVV Power Hub1 is a power distribution system for motorcycle accessories. Up to 5 different accessories can be connected to the fused power wires. Connect a wire from the Hub1 to the battery and one to the ground. Then connect the yellow wire from the Hub1 to …

Protect Your Hearing!   Everything you need to know about ear plugs, earplugs, hearing protection, wearing earplugs, sources for earplugs, or earplugs and motorcycling! Riding a motorcycle creates a lot of noise, even when wearing a full-face helmet. Depending upon circumstances and the helmet’s design, wearing a helmet may actually increase the noise level! I …

The TecMate O-105 OptiMate Weatherproof Charger With 3300mA Dual-Port USB Output for DIN Motorcycle Outlets The TecMate OptiMate O-105 Dual USB Port Charger is likely to become an indispensable piece of kit for motorcyclists. It plugs into a Euro-style DIN power outlet (ISO 4165) on your bike. These are the smaller or narrower style outlets …

Once More With the Kaoko Throttle Control One last time — I promise! We originally reviewed the Kaoko throttle control fitted to a BMW C 650 GT scooter (Blog) After that, we did a second review of the Kaoko throttle control on the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS (Blog). And once more for the special Kaoko throttle control for use with Barkbusters (and …

The BMW GS Turbulence Buster The Bot-Wing airfoil helps to smooth frontal air flow and redirects much of the “dirty” air away for a quieter, smoother and more enjoyable ride. The Bot-Wing is a logical, simple and effective add-on to newer BMW R 1200 GS and GS Adventure motorcycles. Coming from the mind of a …

A Folding Motorcycle Dolly for the Garage The Acebikes U-Turn Motor Mover is a unique take on the folding motorcycle dolly or rolling stand. It allows you to move the motorcycle 360 degrees for easy parking in the garage or shop floor. You’ve probably seen similar devices, but the U-Turn Motor Mover has a few …

R&G Racing “Aero” Frame Sliders, aka “Bobbins” The R&G Racing “Aero” frame sliders are also called “bobbins” in the UK. They have a “teardrop” shape that’s supposed to be aerodynamic. Or at least look it. R&G Racing has Aero frame slider kits for just about every motorcycle made, from Aprilia to Zero. This set is …

Wide Foot Pegs For The Kawasaki Versys This is our second experience with the SW-Motech wide foot pegs. This set is designed for the newest versions of the Kawasaki Versys 650 and 1000. But there are very few differences, no matter the bike. The foot peg is virtually the same, the only difference is the …

World’s First Mobile TV for Motorcycles The Ride-N-Watch motorcycle TV system is claimed to be “The World’s First Onboard TV System for Motorcycle Riders”. The system consists of two modules and includes a Netflix and YouTube subscription for live streaming. First, there’s a television monitor about the size of a deck of playing cards that …

Don’t Forget the Shins Fits under loose jeans and most leather or textile motorcycle riding pants. Probably offers better protection than most original equipment padding or thin armor. It surely fits better so you may want to toss the cheap armor that came with your pants and use this instead. In our journey of truth …

Fitting the BMW Engine Guards to the S1000XR The BMW Engine Guards are a good accessory for the S1000XR. The bike is getting mixed road use and I can use all the extra protection possible. That includes the multiple R&G protective accessory kits that been installed so far and more in process. Like the S1000XR …

Quiet and Clean Radiant Heat for the Garage The Mr. Heater “Big Buddy” propane radiant heater is a portable “clean” burning solution for cold spaces. It isn’t perfect and it’s a bit scary to use, but it does output a good amount of heat. The heat output is about equal to the Dynaglo kerosene tower …

The MotoBatt SAE to DIN Adapter Cable With “Flex-Fit” Outlet Adapter This SAE to DIN adapter cable converts a Battery Tender type SAE plug to a DIN or “Euro” style (aka Powerlet) accessory outlet. It’s made by MotoBatt, one of the lesser-known motorcycle battery and battery accessory manufacturers. This one has at least two good …

R&G Racing Boot Guard Kit The R&G Racing boot guards are simple stick-on protectors for the motorcycle frame. They are precision cut and made for many different motorcycles The frame plugs cover the various holes on the motorcycle’s frame to keep out dirt and grime. R&G Racing makes boot guards for many different motorcycle makes …

R&G Fork Sliders for Protection As I discovered in installing the R&G radiator guard (review), the Fork Protector Kit is well made, all-inclusive and très simple to install. They look really nice as well. Something as simple, and inexpensive as fork protectors can go a long way in minimizing or preventing damage to the bottom and sides of …