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Triumph Racing Motorcycles in America by A. Lindsay Brooke Paperback: 160 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 10.75 x 8.50 Publisher: Motorbooks International; (June 1996) ISBN: 0760301743 The history of the old Meriden Triumph motorcycles and the U.S. east and west coast racing teams.  There was a lot of rivalry in those days, and …

Joey Dunlop His Authorised Biography By: Mac McDiarmid, Bob McMillan Hardcover: 208 pages ; Publisher: Haynes Pub Group; (November 2001) ISBN: 1859608221; Dimensions (in inches): 0.65 x 10.02 x 9.98 More:  wBW Motorcycle Racing Page  |  Isle of Man TT Video Review “One Man’s Island”  |  Isle of Yer Maun Video Review When Joey Dunlop, undisputed master of the …

Street Strategies: A Survival Guide for Motorcyclists by: David L. Hough Paperback: 160 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.67 x 9.26 x 6.29 Publisher: Bowtie Press; (November 2001) ISBN: 1889540692 This book is sort of a compilation of Hough’s “Proficient Motorcycling” (see the wBW Review of Proficient Motorcycling), which is itself a compilation of the excellent …

Using Motorcycle Turn Signals as Brake Lights This question comes up frequently: “Should I install one of those kits that converts turn signals to turn on with the brake lights?” In the absence of scientific evidence or studies on how vehicles react to different types of brake lights, here’s my opinion. The topic of using turn …

Comagination “Visipath” Motorcycle Headlight Modulator Review Products that help improve motorcycle visibility are becoming popular, which is “a good thing” as our friend Martha Stewart would say. webBikeWorld has provided more technical articles on selecting and installing products related to motorcycle visibility than just about any other subject (see “Additional Reading” above). And we receive many …

Triumph Racing Motorcycles in America   Summary by: A. Lindsay Brooke Paperback: 160 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 10.75 x 8.50 Publisher: Motorbooks International; (June 1996) ISBN: 0760301743 webBikeWorld.com Book Review by “Burn” The history of the old Meriden Triumph motorcycles and the U.S. east and west coast racing teams.  There was a lot …

U.S. Department of Transportation Sec. 571.218 Standard No. 218 FMVSS 218 – 49 CFR 571.218 Following is the official U.S. regulation, or “law” for what we motorcyclists in the U.S. know as the DOT regulations covering motorcycle helmets. In other words, a motorcycle helmet manufacturer would have to submit a helmet model to testing to …

Ducati Design and Emotion by: Decio Giulio and Ricardo Carugati Hardcover: 200 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.97 x 11.05 x 9.87 Publisher: Motorbooks International; (October 2001) ISBN: 0760311994 More:  wBW Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index This book covers the designs of all major Ducati classic motorcycles, up to the MH900e. This includes the …

Lazer Century Helmet Review This was the very first motorcycle helmet review published on webBikeWorld (Spring of 2001). webBikeWorld was started in 2000. Riders who wear eyeglasses sometimes find it difficult to wear full-face helmets. Putting on a full-face helmet involves taking off your eyeglasses, putting on the helmet, and then trying to squeeze the …

Motorcycle Tire Balancer Review   Summary “The best bang for the buck! Well worth every penny. The balancer oozes quality, and the adjustability is second to none.” K.R. from Minnesota (More Owner Comments below) Editor’s Note: This product is no longer in production. See our other motorcycle tire balancer reviews: Tachyon Balancer  |  Portable Tire Balancer  | Changing and …

Moto Guzzi: Forza in Movimento by: David G. Styles Paperback: 160 pages Dimensions (in inches): 0.44 x 9.64 x 6.81 Publisher: Motorbooks International; (January 2001) ISBN: 0760310041 wBW Moto Guzzi Book Reviews:  Moto Guzzi – The Complete History from 1921  |  Moto Guzzi: The Racing Story  |  Moto Guzzi Story  |  Moto Guzzi Twins Restoration  |  Moto Guzzi V-Twins: The Complete …

Moto Guzzi: Forza in Movimento   Summary by: David G. Styles Paperback: 160 pages Dimensions (in inches): 0.44 x 9.64 x 6.81 Publisher: Motorbooks International; (January 2001) ISBN: 0760310041 wBW Moto Guzzi Book Reviews:  Moto Guzzi – The Complete History from 1921  |  Moto Guzzi: The Racing Story  |  Moto Guzzi Story  |  Moto Guzzi Twins Restoration  |  Moto Guzzi V-Twins: …

Ducati: Taglioni and His World-Beating Motorcycles by: Mick Walker Hardcover: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.80 x 10.64 x 7.92 Publisher: Motorbooks International; (January 15, 2001) ISBN: 0760310033 More:  wBW Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index  |  Motorcycle Racing Through five decades, Dr. Fabio Taglioni was the inspirational force behind the success of Ducati motorcycles …

Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well Proficient Motorcycling Author: David L. Hough Paperback 1st Edition, 2000 Bowtie Press, Irvine, California ISBN :1889540536 Proficient Motorcycling” is the most popular motorcycle riding skills book ever. This is the one book that every motorcyclist should own. It’s based on the “Proficient Motorcycling” columns that Mr. Hough has …

Ducati: The Official Racing History   Summary by: Marco Mesetti, Eugenio Martera, Marco Montemaggi, Patrizia Pietrogrande Hardcover: 287 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.22 x 11.44 x 9.89 Publisher: Virgin Publishing; (March 2000) ISBN: 1852278935 More:  wBW Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle Racing  |  Vintage, Classic, Antique Motorcycles Page For new generations of Ducatisti to understand the legacy of this …

Ducati Story: Racing & Production Models from 1945 to the Present Day Ignatius Fabio Taglioni (Foreword), Ian Falloon by: Luigi Bianchi and Marco Masetti Hardcover – 200 pages (20 March, 2000) Haynes Publishing; ISBN: 1859606687 More:  wBW Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index  |  Motorcycle Racing This is a history of this famous Italian marque whose …

Haynes Motorcycle Systems Techbook By: Tony Tranter Paperback; Dimensions (in inches): 1.03 x 11.02 x 8.86 Publisher: Haynes Publishing; 3rd edition (February 2000) ISBN: 1859604714 More:  wBW Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index  |  Book Review of Motorcycle Electrical Systems Troubleshooting and Repair by Tracy Martin  |  Posi-Lock Electrical Connectors Review  |  Motorcycle Lighting – LED Page This is another in …

Haynes Ducati Service – Repair Manual   Summary 600, 750 and 900 2-Valve V-Twins Service and Repair Manual, 1991 to 1996 Models by: Penny Cox, Matthew Coombs, Haynes Manuals Hardcover: 250 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.69 x 11.06 x 8.42 Publisher: Haynes Pub Group; (January 2000) ISBN: 1859602908 More:  wBW Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance …

Moto Guzzi Twins Restoration: All Moto Guzzi V-Twins, 1965-2000 By: Mick Walker Paperback: 240 pages Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 10.75 x 8.00 Publisher: Motorbooks International; (November 1999) ASIN: 1855326795 wBW Moto Guzzi Book Reviews: Moto Guzzi – The Complete History from 1921  |  Moto Guzzi: The Racing Story  |  Moto Guzzi Story  |  Moto Guzzi Twins Restoration  |  Moto Guzzi …

Racing and Production Models from 1921 to the Present Day By: Ian Falloon Hardcover: 192 pages Dimensions (in inches): 0.92 x 9.97 x 8.49 Publisher: Haynes Publishing; Illustrated edition (August 1999) ISBN: 1859604145 wBW Moto Guzzi Book Reviews: Moto Guzzi – The Complete History from 1921  |  Moto Guzzi: The Racing Story  |  Moto Guzzi Story  |  Moto Guzzi Twins …

Moto Guzzi V-Twins: The Complete Story   Summary by: Mick Walker Hardcover: 192 pages Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 10.75 x 7.75 Publisher: Crowood Press (February 1999) ASIN: 1861261802 wBW Moto Guzzi Book Reviews: Moto Guzzi – The Complete History from 1921  |  Moto Guzzi: The Racing Story  |  Moto Guzzi Story  |  Moto Guzzi Twins Restoration  |  Moto Guzzi V-Twins: …

Clymer BMW 500 & 600 Twins 1955 to 1969 Service, Repair, Maintenance by: Clymer Publications Staff Paperback: 144 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 10.25 x 7.25 Publisher: Clymer Pubns; Reissue edition (May 1998) ISBN: 0892872241 [includes/alibris/alibris-wbw-text.htm] More:  wBW Vintage, Classic, Antique Motorcycles Page  |  BMW Page  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index There aren’t many repair or …

Sportbiking: “The Real World”: The Advanced Rider’s Handbook Paperback – 100 pages, 1st Edition, 7th printing (April 22, 1998) Brentwood Christian Press, Columbus, Georgia, USA ISBN: 1-55630-835-3 Dimensions (in inches): 0.25 x 8.312 x 5.375 This slim volume is a sort of “underground” guide to riding fast. The author warns right up front that the …

Haynes BMW Twins Motorcycles Owners Workshop Manual – 1970-1996 Also known as BMW 2-Valve Twins ’70 to ’96 Service & Repair Manual in the U.K. by: Jeremy Churchill, and the staff of Haynes Publishing Hardcover: 280 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.78 x 11.04 x 8.46 Publisher: Haynes Pub Group; (February 1998) ISBN: 1859602835 More:  wBW Vintage, …

Against the Wind: A Rider’s Account of the Incredible Iron Butt Rally By: Ron Ayres Paperback: 237 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 9.00 x 6.25 Publisher: Whitehorse Press; 1st edition (June 1, 1997) ISBN: 1884313094 Ron Ayres is a best-selling author on this subject — he also wrote “Going the Extra Mile – …

Pass Your Advanced Motorcycling Test by The Institute of Advanced Motorists (UK) Paperback – 80 pages (25 March, 1996) Bay View Books Ltd; ISBN: 1870979656 wBW Motorcycle Riding Skills Book Reviews:  Complete Idiot’s Guide to Motorcycles  |  Riding in the Zone  |  Motorcycle Track Days for Virgins  |  Stayin’ Safe: The Art and Science of Riding Really Well  | Secret Skills of …

Illustrated BMW Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide by: Stefan Knittel and Roland Slabon Paperback – 176 pages, 2nd edition, (January 1996) Motorbooks International, Osceola, Wisconsin; ISBN: 0-7603-0082-8 Dimensions (in inches): 0.41 x 9.20 x 7.43 More:  wBW Vintage, Classic, Antique Motorcycles Page  |  BMW Page  |  Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index This book serves as a primary guide to BMW …

Guzziology 5.2   Summary by: Dave Richardson Spiral-bound: 816 pages Publisher: Moto International; Spiral edition (December 23, 1995) ISBN: 0967065402 wBW Moto Guzzi Book Reviews:  Moto Guzzi – The Complete History from 1921  |  Moto Guzzi: The Racing Story  |  Moto Guzzi Story  |  Moto Guzzi Twins Restoration  |  Moto Guzzi V-Twins: The Complete Story  |  Moto Guzzi: Forza in Movimento  |  Moto …

Motorcycling Excellence: Skills, Knowledge, and Strategies for Riding Right by: The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Paperback – 176 pages, 1st edition (October 1, 1995) Whitehorse Press, North Conway, New Hampshire, USA Dimensions (in inches): 0.41 x 10.49 x 8.26 ISBN: 1-884313-01-9 This book is sort of an “MSF Motorcycle Rider Course Light” for the general public. It …