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Popular Windscreen for BMW Motorcycles I’m not really sure what got me thinking about replacing the stock windscreen on my 2000 BMW K 1200 LTC. I’ve been using a Laminar Lip (review) for nearly 100,000 miles now and have been satisfied with the performance, although it does have a few drawbacks. The primary issue I have with …

Motorcycle Horn Comparison Review Motorcycle owners can usually improve on those wimpy stock horns, but it isn’t always as easy as it…sounds. In a strange twist of reverse logic, somebody somewhere along the line laid down a rule: the smaller the vehicle, the quieter the horn. Think about it — big 18-wheeler trucks have horns …

Hella Supertone Horn Review Surprisingly loud reading on our sound meter and the loudest in this comparison. The Hella Supertone horns have a brash and somewhat annoying sound that should definitely get noticed! This pair of Hella Supertone horns reads “Made in Germany” on the front diaphragm and “Made in India” on the rear part …

Stebel Magnum Motorcycle Horns Review With a sound tone that is similar to the Fiamm Freeway Blasters, the Stebel Magnum horns have slightly less volume but also offer an authoritative tone. We purchased the Stebel Magnum horns in England and the retailer had them listed at a rating of 139 dB, a figure that we …

Stebel Nautilus Max and Compact Horn Seemed very loud while it lasted, all 3 seconds of it. The horn failed after about 4 beeps. Our Stebel Nautilus Compact was inoperative right out of the box, so Stebel has some work to do on the quality of these horns. Not recommended. I’m not sure if we’ve ever given …

Stebel Nautilus Compact Horn We didn’t get a chance to hear this horn, because it was inoperative out of the box when brand new. Based on this and our experience with the other Stebel Nautilus we tried, we can only give this Nautilus a “Not Recommended”. UPDATE: See the Denali Soundbomb Horn Review. A nearly identical replacement for …

Cramp Management With the BrakeAway Cruise Control and the Throttle Rocker Our bikes have sensors to let us know when the temperature is too high, the oil pressure is too low or the battery has just died. My aging carcass is equipped with a Dead Butt Warning and a Sore Back Alarm. And, on long …

GT1000 Fuel Tank Spreading Problem We received a few emails recently from GT1000 owners who were asking if we knew anything about a problem with loose GT1000 fuel tanks. Apparently, some owners have been experiencing a “spreading” problem. The polycarbonate fuel tank material starts to spread or sag and the front fuel tank holders no …

GT1000 Fuel Tank Spreading Problem   Background We received a few emails recently from GT1000 owners who were asking if we knew anything about a problem with loose GT1000 fuel tanks. Apparently, some owners have been experiencing a “spreading” problem. The polycarbonate fuel tank material starts to spread or sag and the front fuel tank …

Sqwincher FastPack Electrolyte Replacement Drink You may think that Sqwincher is a wild ‘n’ crazy item that’s only peripherally related to motorcycling, but bear with me. I was cruising through a local county fair a couple of weeks ago, and while I was walking through a building that housed a sort of farmer’s household items …

Temco ShellShocker Motorcycle Microphone and Speaker System A unique system that showcases sound engineering and simple design aesthetics. Very easy to install and use, the system uses the motorcycle helmet shell to conduct sound to the rider and a standard microphone for the rider to use to talk. Provides good sound and excellent audio when …

We’ve published enough paint protector articles to last a lifetime and a half, so this one will be brief. I guess you think we’re obsessed with paint protection, but hey — motorcycles are expensive, the paint gets dinged and scratched by nature and who knows what else (including zippers, buttons and leg-overs) and, well, it …

Grip Lock Motorcycle Brake and Throttle Lock Easy to use lock for the throttle and front brake. Highly visible, which could help deter theft. Best used as another tool in a layered anti-theft system. There is no guaranteed motorcycle anti-theft system, unfortunately. If someone really wants your motorcycle, they will find a way to take …

February 18, 2008 – Other than some interesting new colors and graphics, there wasn’t much in the way of new clothing technology at the Indy Dealer Expo that I found — with two exceptions. Rev’it had their usual lineup of interesting, evolved and advanced motorcycle clothing, and I’ll devote an entire page to their new lineup, …

The webBikeWorld Live Report From The 2008 Powersports Dealer Expo Indianapolis, Indiana – February 16, 2008 Brembo press release edited by webBikeWorld.com Brembo usually has some tasty bits to release at the Powersports Dealer Expo, and this year the are showing four new products for the North American market. This includes new motorcycle front and rear caliper …

Oxford Hot Grips Are AKA “Heaterz” Well known, well made and well tested, the Oxford HotGrips just plain work. They may not be the most cutting edge heated grip on the market, but they are still one of the best in terms of reliability and performance – they sure do keep the hands warm. Oxford …

January 11, 2008 – We don’t usually cover cruiser items but this press release came through and it looks pretty interesting. The 360 Brake is a unique motorcycle braking system that is completely contained in a five-inch hub mounted around the axle; it looks like there‘s no brake at all! The circular piston and pads …

Make Your Own Bluetooth Adapter! After thinking about it for the best part of two years, I finally purchased an Autocom Active plus intercom system. It worked brilliantly as promised — straight out of the box! Having bought the Autocom and laid it out (as suggested in the excellent article by Spyder), I was confronted with …

Roadgear Coconut Socks Review Nice socks for wearing under motorcycle boots. But I’m not sure if they perform any better than cotton socks. Also, the fabric pilled after just one or two wearings. We’ve seen many interesting products come and go over the years, but coconut socks have to be about as far out there …

Philips MotoVision and Philips X-treme Power Headlight Bulbs for Motorcycles My wife feels the first day of summer is the saddest day of the year. That’s because it means that the days have reached their peak in length and the slow decline into the long nights of winter are on the way. She’s by no …

Check-Line DTW 100 Electronic Torque Wrench and DSD-4 Electronic Torque Screwdriver The Check-Line DTW 100 is a super-nice electronic torque wrench. It works well for motorcycle use, with a useful range and an audible “beep” when the correct torque is reached. This could and should find a home in every motorcycle mechanic’s toolbox (although I store …

Pazzo Brake and Clutch Levers Review Excellent quality, great-looking adjustable brake and clutch levers come in a variety of lengths and colors. Adjustable levers should be standard on every motorcycle, period. Let’s face it: hands come in all sizes, from really small to really large. It just doesn’t make sense to have a lever that …

Philips Noise Cancelling Earbuds Review Decent sound quality with too many wires. Doesn’t work very well to actively reduce motorcycle helmet noise. This one should be quick, because I’m not sure what to say about these Philips “Active Noise Canceling” earbuds. They were recommended to us by some of our readers who commented on our …

Manic Salamander Bar End Weights and Ducati Performance Hand Guards It doesn’t take very long at all after buying a Ducati to start pumping it up with some cool accessories. And what’s a Multistrada without hand guards? After all, the bike is supposed to be an Adventure Tourer. Well, sort of, anyway. The Multistrada definitely …

SanDisk Extreme Ducati Edition 4GB USB Flash Drive I’ll confess to a USB flash drive obsession. They’ve become somewhat of a fetish for me, defined by Webster’s as “an object of extreme or irrational reverence or devotion”. Kinda weird, no?  Of all the things… But, at least it’s a harmless obsession — to everyone other …

Noise Reduction Earphones Comply also makes a set of the Noise Reduction Earphones without the volume control. Also, included in the box is a nice carrying pouch with a zipper and a spare set of soft earphone tips. Spare tips are also available for purchase from Comply. I’ve been on the lookout for some motorcycle-specific …

Ducati 1098 Exhaust August 11, 2007 – Graves Motorsports has announced a pair of cool new Ducati 1098 slip-on exhausts that has been added to their line of American made motorcycle exhaust systems. Graves had previously focused on the Yamaha market because of their involvement in motorcycle racing, but they said they have expanded their …

Roadgear Magnetic Tank Map Holder Review A thought occurred to me that I could probably draw a graph comparing the increased use of non-metallic motorcycle fuel tanks with the decreased availability of magnetic tank bags. The graph would look like a big “X”, with the non-metal fuel tank curve going way up and the use …

One of the goals of webBikeWorld is to provide information about unique and hard-to-find motorcycle products and accessories.  The Tank Bib certainly fits into the “unique” category, and its always fun to find interesting products of this type. The Tank Bib solves an age-old motorcycling conundrum: I’m sure you’ve noticed that no matter how long you …

A Visit to MXL Industries, Inc. How do you make a motorcycle helmet visor? It’s easy. First, buy a 50,000 square foot factory. Next, fill it with a zillion dollars worth of injection molding machines, robots, inspection equipment and raw materials. Then add a highly skilled and experienced staff who know how to design the …

Harbor Freight Gordon LED Flashlight The Harbor Freight “Gordon” LED flashlight is super cheap but super good. It’s as powerful as many other LED flashlights that cost up to 10x more. We haven’t been very keen on Harbor Freight, preferring instead to pay good money and get good tools. Sure, some bargains can be found …

Enough Water for a Camel For many riders “Old Man Winter” is playing an evil trick by hanging around with freezing temperatures and dangerous riding conditions. But the days are getting longer, portending the approach of warmer weather. My favorite temperature for riding is around 60 to 65 degrees F. At that temperature I’m comfortable, …

Motorcycle Cruise Control makes a terrific motorcycle-specific aftermarket option for a lot of different makes and models of motorcycles. Their customer service and manufacturing quality exceed my expectations substantially. I keep thinking “What can I add to the motorcycle that will make the riding experience better?” It seems like I’ve been doing a lot of …

Motovation Lever Skinz: Cushions for Brake and Clutch Levers “Why in the world would I need padded clutch and brake levers?” I understand the need for softer handle bar grips or perhaps some gel padding in the palms of riding gloves. And maybe having a seat redone to make it more comfortable. But come on …

Spiffy Spokes Keep Your Wheels Clean Very cool accessory sure to be a hit with Superbike owners. Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. has provided webBikeWorld with an exclusive look at its latest motorcycle accessory. It will be unveiled at U.S. Ducati motorcycle dealers starting today. “Spiffy Spokes are all the rage in Europe” said Festo “Primo” …

GT100 Fuel Filter Fix   Summary The Ducati GT1000 was recalled for a loose fuel line hose clamp. Here’s how to do it yourself. Introduction Like many other GT1000 owners, I received the official recall notice from Ducati last week. But also like many other Ducati owners, the closest “local” dealer is 30-odd miles away. …

Xtreme Charge Battery Charger Review Lightweight and sealed vinyl case and all sorts of blinking lights. Does it charge a battery any faster or better than anything else? Who knows… Motorcycles sleeping away in the garage, cozy and blissful, tucked under their comfy flannel sheet covers. Ahhh, a peaceful sight!  Their little batteries are carefully …

Another Paint Protection Film Solution Ah, the joys of owning a brand new motorcycle, free of scratches, nicks, and chips! You can feel the approval of other riders and the envy from those who have yet to be enlightened. You worked hard to afford it and you want to keep the paint clean and sparkling. …

The Parking Puck Side Stand Plate The Parking Puck is an interesting non-slip device helps prevent motorcycle tip-overs. What do you call these things? In the old days, we’d use a flattened soda can to place under the motorcycle’s side stand. Who knows how today’s cans would work — the aluminum they use is so …

Those of us who have experienced the misfortune of seeing our own bike in its “natural” position, on its side, know what a gut wrenching site this is. On occasion it’s a toss-up as to which is injured more, our pride or the bike. And of course, this is most apt to happen when there’s …