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Risk Racing “Flexit” LED Light Review The Flexit light is a unique flexible LED array that can be bent and shaped to focus the light. It’s unlike any other LED flashlight or work light and it sure is different, but it could use a few tweaks to make it more useful as a work light. …

EZE Bleeder Brake Bleeder Review The EZE Bleeder lives up to its name. It’s an easy way to bleed motorcycle brakes or a hydraulic clutch with a minimum of fuss. Reference: Bleeding Motorcycle Brakes With the Actron Vacuum Pump Review Flushing the old and dirty brake fluid from your motorcycle’s brake system may seem like a …

EZE Bleeder Brake Bleeder Review   Summary The EZE Bleeder lives up to its name. It’s an easy way to bleed motorcycle brakes or a hydraulic clutch with a minimum of fuss. Reference: Bleeding Motorcycle Brakes With the Actron Vacuum Pump Review Introduction Flushing the old and dirty brake fluid from your motorcycle’s brake system may …

Shift-Tech Carbon Fiber Review Carbon fiber parts, in the form of belt covers, fenders and other bits are probably among the most frivolous of motorcycle accessories. When done right, carbon fiber looks great. But there’s a lot of poor quality carbon fiber out there, which can make even an expensive bike look bad. The Shift-Tech …

A Solar Battery Charger For Your Motorcycle Acceptance, technology and marketing combine to make solar-powered devices extremely viable. And they’re also available for so many applications and the PulseTech Solar Pulse SP-5 is one of these. From a functional perspective it is self sustaining, costs virtually nothing to maintain and provides an essential maintenance function. …

PulseTech Solar Battery Charger Review Acceptance, technology and marketing combine to make solar-powered devices extremely viable and available for so many applications and the PulseTech Solar Pulse SP-5 is one of these. From a functional perspective it is self sustaining, costs virtually nothing to maintain and provides an essential maintenance function. It is worth a …

Test Your Battery Charge With the PulseTech Xtreme For most of us simple is good and simply functional even better. In this regard the very portable PulseTech Xtreme Charge Quick Battery and Alternator test device makes perfect sense. My advice: get one, keep it close and use it. When we purchased the product, it was …

The throttle that should have been standard on the Multistrada…and many other bikes! The G2 Throttle Tamer did the job, taming the snatchy on/off “light switch” throttle. An added bonus is better throttle response at higher RPMs. The Multistrada 620 is a nice motorcycle and it’s now somewhat of a collector’s item, since they were only made …

Booster Plug Review A simple and effective leveraging of technology to mitigate many of the performance issues users cope with from modern lean-burn fuel-injected engines. A true plug-and-play device, the Booster Plug does not have or need an interface or dynamic controls. Read the installation sheet, plug it in and go riding. Like so many …

A Magnetic LED Light Single white LED on a plastic ball covered with small magnets is more of a novelty than a serious flashlight. I discovered the Risk Racing Magnetic Light Mine whilst doing some background research for the PowerFlare LED Emergency Light (review). The Magnetic Light Mine is a small (approximately 40 mm across) plastic …

MachineArt Moto Mud Sling Review The MachineArt Moto MudSling is the perfect accessory for the BMW R1200GS, GS Adventure and F650/800 GS models. For what it costs vis-à-vis what it does, it should probably be the first accessory installed. I first became aware of the MudSling some years ago while looking for a simple and hopefully inexpensive …

MRA Wind Deflector for Motorcycle Windscreens I sold the Ducati GT1000 (Blog) recently and until another bike takes up residence, the Multistrada 620 is now my primary ride. It will keep company with the classic BMW R65 that will never leave the garage. I’m not sure what it is exactly about this smallest Multistrada, sold for only …

Plastex Plastic Repair Kit Review They say there are two types of riders: those who have gone down and those who will go down. Figure on an accidental drop or two, or someone backing into your motorcycle. As your eyes survey the damaged plastics, your mind calculates replacement costs while your blood pressure skyrockets. Cracked …

Caswell Fuel Tank Sealer One of the more common problems encountered with seasonal equipment is the prevention of rust and corrosion activity during the off-season. Here in the Northeast U.S., we routinely store our lawnmowers, boats and motorcycles for extended months during the winter. While we would all prefer to have the use of a …

Scottoiler FS-365 Corrosion Protector   Summary I can only echo what so many others have already said about the Scottoiler FS365 corrosion protector — it is a great product. I should have tried it a long time ago. Get some, use it year-round, appreciate it. It will serve you and your two-wheelers well. Introduction I …

Zeta Armour Hand Guard and XC Deflector Kit The Zeta hand guards and deflector kits are of good quality and cost effective. The straight type hand guard provides necessary clearance between all controls, a concern with most other designs. The kits have met all basic requirements and look good mounted on the motorcycle. Now these …

Thor “Quadrant” Knee Guards Inexpensive knee protection for off-road use, but the design also lends itself very well to street riding. I reviewed the Alpinestars Reflex off-road style knee guards recently on webBikeWorld to see how they would fare in street riding conditions. The reasoning was that a pair of knee guards can offer significant protection when …

Super-Powerful Rechargeable LED Flashlight Extremely powerful for its size, the Clearwater LED flashlight throws a focused  beam of white light that is simply amazing, especially considering it has only a single LED. Somehow during our correspondence regarding the Clearwater “Glenda” LED driving lights we reviewed recently, Clearwater mentioned that they also manufacture an LED flashlight. They asked …

Roadgear Sport Touring Tool Pouch As regular webBikeWorld readers know, I’m a tool fanatic, so any item or product that has to do with tools has my immediate attention. This definitely includes tool boxes, tool “rolls” or anything else related to storing or displaying my tools. In fact, I’m always searching for the “perfect” toolbox …

A Handy Single AAA Battery Flashlight Review The Fenix E01 is super-small, lightweight and very well made. It has an all-aluminum machined body and it’s water resistant to IPX-8 (2 meters). It provides good illumination with rugged build and uses a single AAA battery. I’m always on the lookout for interesting new gadgets and gizmos …

Sony Bluetooth Adapter Review An inexpensive way to listen to music while riding. Both devices are relatively easy to use and quickly pair with everything I’ve thrown at them. Many webBikeWorld visitors have asked about a wireless system that would allow them to listen to their MP3 player, iPod, GPS or other electronic device while …

Alpinestars Reflex Knee Guards Review   Summary An excellent companion for riding jeans and similar pants are let down by a few design and quality flaws. Introduction Let’s face it, as much as we should wear all the gear all the time, motorcycle pants are often too hot during the summer or too “un-cool ” …

The Fiamm “Freeway Blaster” Horns An old standby motorcycle horn and sometimes hard to find. Authoritative car-like tone but with disappointing results in our sound level readings. These have to be the most sought-after motorcycle horn replacements used today, but for some reason it isn’t all that easy to find a true pair of high/low …

Echo Quick Release Helmet Buckle Review The Echo Quick Release helmet buckle is easy to install and use. It’s an inexpensive and very effective alternative to fumbling around with the usual D-ring helmet retention system. Some motorcyclists like the tried and true double D-rings and strap for securing a helmet onto one’s noggin. This arrangement …

Hornig Mudguard   Summary This extremely attractive and very functional rear mudguard is another great offering from Horning. Hornig is a company that seems to have an endless offering of farkles and bling for virtually any BMW ever made. Although they do make and market stuff for other motorcycles as well. The Hornig mudguard, or …

Titan Bulldog Front Wheel Stand Review Sturdy and well-built motorcycle front wheel stand that is also a front wheel chock that can be used in a garage or on a trailer. The wheel cradle is very strong and holds the front wheel securely and can be locked in place. The Titan Bulldog “Moto Cradle” is …

Paul Smith Ducati Sport Classic Oil Cooler Radiator Guard Paul Smith is at it again!  His Ducati SportClassic fork protectors (review) have become so popular that he’s started producing and selling them with a new company, CustomDucati, to handle the orders. Here’s his latest creation, and this one is just as useful: the CustomDucati SportClassic Radiator Guard. …

2009 Motorcycle Non-Disposable Ear Plug Review It’s been a while since the last ear plug review was published on webBikeWorld, so I thought it might be time for another. I had a new batch of non-disposable ear plugs that I’ve been trying out over the last several weeks, and I offered to write an article …

Blockade Noise Isolating Earbuds Blockade Noise Isolating Earbuds are, ironically enough, comfortable and better at reducing sound. That’s when compared to any of the other products in our 2009 non-disposable motorcycle ear plugs review. Blockade earbud speakers are claimed to be the only EPA tested earbud speakers with an NRR. They are rated at an NRR …

Hornig BMW Mudguard Hugger This extremely attractive and very functional rear mudguard is another great offering from Horning. Hornig is a company that seems to have an endless offering of farkles and bling for virtually any BMW ever made. Although they do make and market stuff for other motorcycles as well. The Hornig mudguard, or …

Ducati GT1000 Hugger One of the best things about owning a Ducati is the ability to customize it to just about any degree imaginable. Taking delivery of the bike is only the beginning. The Ducati becomes the blank canvas that opens the door to endless possibilities, from the ridiculous (like the oversized Hella horns on my …

K&N Air Filter Review The K&N air filter offers a possible increase in power and longer air filter changing intervals. But the K&N air filter must be cleaned and oiled using a special procedure. When I purchased my 2002 BMW R1150GS last spring it was with the knowledge that it had seen very little use …

A Hornig Wheel Cover Hubcap for the BMW GS Series BMW motorcycle rear wheel hub cover is just one of a whole array of accessories made and sold by Hornig. Fine machining and an excellent fit makes the rear wheel hub cover by Hornig a snap to install and a pleasant eye-catcher. Intro: Part 1 …

How to Bleed Motorcycle Brakes With the Actron Vacuum Pump The Actron brake bleeder is the best way to bleed motorcycle brakes that we have found so far. It’s a bit tricky to use, but once you figure out how to get the hose to fit the bleed nipple, it works well. Motorcycle Brake Bleed …

Show Chrome Digital 5-Function Motorcycle Volt Meter Review For the past 8 years and 180,000 miles, all of my motorcycles had an ambient temperature indicator installed. So when I purchased my 2002 BMW R1150GSI was a bit disappointed the instrumentation didn’t include one. This might seem like a minor issue, but I find that a temperature …

Blue Max Folding Chair Review Very handy chair that packs into a small traveling case. Useful for motorcycle rallies and many other events. Feels very sturdy once assembled. Relatively inexpensive. The Blue Max folding chair is becoming popular with motorcyclists, I discovered recently. I always had it in the back of my mind to get …

The Leatt Moto GPX Club Neck Brace Modern motorcyclists have a great range of choices when it comes to helmets, body armor, back protectors and clothing. But the choices in neck protection systems have so far been limited. The Leatt Brace offers a comfortable, flexible neck protection solution created by a motorbiking neurosurgeon. The Leatt …

SW-Motech Crash Bars Review As I mentioned in my BMW R1150GS review, this bike has me looking for goodies to install. Most of them have a practical use, but not all are essential. One of my first concerns was to protect those huge cylinders that stick out on each side of the bike’s frame — what …

A Different Kind of LED Flashlight Our own “Texas Joe” sent over a batch of the new Bayco Nightstick flashlights for a look-see. You remember Texas Joe? He’s that all-around handyman, mechanic, vintage motorcycle restorer, V6 Moto Guzzi inventor and chicken-fried steak eatin’ occasional contributor The Nightstick is an interesting new type of LED flashlight that was …

Optimate 4 Battery Charger Review The Optimate 4 has several microprocessor controlled stages that analyze, desulfate and charge motorcycle and automobile batteries. I evaluated and reviewed the Optimate 3 only a few months ago in the warm and fondly remembered month of August (2008). Wouldn’t you know it — just as soon as that review was published, …