More:  2005 Dealer Expo Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  | Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2006 Dealer Expo Continuing our live report from from the 2005Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana – February 19-21, 2005. This is the last page, even though there are tons more stories to tell! It was a lot of fun and we met …

More from from the 2005 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana – February 19-21, 2005. More:  2005 Dealer Expo Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2006 Dealer Expo Feb. 20, 2005 – 20:46:  Next to final posting.  I’ll probably add another page tomorrow. My feet and legs are killing me!  So much to see, as …

Women’s Motorcycle Boots I liked the looks of the men’s Specter Road Motorcycle Touring boots as soon as I saw them, so I jumped at the opportunity to try the women’s version. The webBikeWorld crew claims that the men’s touring boots are some of the most comfortable they’ve tried.  Rick wears them both on and …

Silicone Gasket Replacement for Bing Carburetors I’ve been looking for something like this for years. It’s a silicone gasket replacement for Bing carburetors. I figured they had to exist; it was just a matter of time before I found one. Cork gaskets of the type found on Bing carburetors have been used since Henry Ford …

SportVue Heads-Up Display Review Technology is a wonderful thing.  As long as the early adopters get the bugs worked out so that the rest of us can focus on the added value, rather than fussing to work out the problems. We can hope that some day motorcycle helmets will be heated, with visors that automatically …

Lee Parks Deerskin Gloves Review The Lee Parks Deerskin gloves have soft deer skin palms and elk skin backs. They are insulated with Outlast phase change material and a layer of Thinsulate on the back of the glove. The special Outlast material allows the glove to be thinner than most winter gloves, which provides good …

Protectors for Protection When we started our exploration of the various forms of motorcycle armor and protective clothing, I never thought we’d get beyond one or maybe two back protectors. But here we are with the sixth article in what can now be considered as a series. We originally thought that these type of products …

Oxford Hot Hands Heated Grips Oxford Hot Hands heated grips are easy to install. They work well, providing lots of heat. There is no thermostat included, so they must be switched on and off to control heat. Hot Hands draw 18 Watts each at maximum power. The grips are slightly bulky and too much wire …

Dakar 2005: Death of Fabrizio Meoni January 11, 2005 Photos courtesy KTM 7.00 p.m. Official statement from KTM, Mattighofen, Austria Fabrizio Meoni’s fatal accident Fabrizio Meoni was in a serious crash during the 11th stage of the Dakar Rally. Despite immediate medical attention, it was not possible to save Fabrizio Meoni’s life and he died of …

Temp Gun Digital Infrared Thermometer Review Temp Gun Mini, Temp Gun PE-2 and Temp Gun PE-3 Digital Infrared Laser Thermometers Easy to use, these devices are handy for all sorts of temperature measurements. What to do when the temperature is hovering in the teens? The cold snap has slowed us way down (in more ways …

Shok SpotR Motorcycle Helmet Damage Sensor How can you tell when a motorcycle helmet needs to be replaced?  Sure, there are the obvious signs, like when pieces of the liner start blowing in your eyes, or when the foam turns yellow, or when the chin strap starts looking (and smelling) like Swiss cheese.  Yuck! I’ll …

Scorpion EXO-700 Arrives One hundred and sixty bucks is the “sweet spot” of motorcycle helmet retail pricing. Based on our observations of motorcycle helmet purchases, that price is very competitive and is near the maximum amount that many riders want to pay for a new helmet. That’s not a problem – after all, everyone likes …

OnGuard “Beast” Motorcycle Chain and Lock Review Very robust chain and lock with hardened steel and other features designed to protect against cutting. Chain includes fabric chafe guard. Relatively inexpensive. This “Beast” model 110cm long chain and lock weights 4.4kg (9.5lbs.) and if looks alone are anything, would-be thieves will be discouraged! Motorcycle theft doesn’t …

Pocket LED Flashlight for Deep Viewing I love flashlights, no doubt about it. I’m not sure why, either. I guess they bring back memories of my Boy Scout days and the motto “Be Prepared”. Surely a flashlight and a good knife are two of the absolute must-have items when preparing for any contingency. A modern …

Gerbings Heated Jacket Liner This review has been updated since it was originally posted. We tried the liner again with motorcycles having higher-capacity alternators and found that it works much better. Read the article for more information. Back in the old days, when men were iron and motorcycles burned castor oil, there was no such …

Let the Air Do the Insulating Thin, lightweight and well made. Vest can be inflated via a tube and uses air to act as an insulator. It works, but it’s expensive. We’re probably too late with our review of the BMW AirVantage vest. It was released by BMW some time ago, and it’s an interesting …

Glare “Spider” Swirl Remover Review Like the Glare Professional Polish (review), the Glare Spider Swirl Remover really does work. It takes a bit of “elbow grease”. And make sure you follow the directions to the letter. But when used in combination with Glare Polish as the final coat, you can restore the paint with most …

Formotion Spot Clock Review The Formotion Spot clock is a motorcycle clock. It is waterproof rated to 3 ATM. The Spot Clock has a rotating bezel and uses 3M double-sided tape to attach to a motorcycle fairing. It also has a stainless steel back and alloy case. Includes a sweep second hand and claimed vibration …

The BMW R1200RT:  The rumors were true!  The new BMW R1200RT and R1200ST motorcycles have been seen in testing on European roadways. The bike will get a version of the 1200cc engine from the R1200GS with 110hp and 85 ft. lbs. of torque. Balancer shafts, smoother gearbox, lighter weight and better handling are also predicted. 33 liters of …

The CR&S “DUU” and Custom Motorcycles CR&S Custom Motorcycles Power cruisers are in, and they’re looking good. The genre seems to be evolving into a modern cross between the classic cruiser of the past and the street burner of the future. I guess the Yamaha V-Max was first, and it was plenty popular. Harley added …

Motorcycle Tire Air Pump High quality pump has a unique flexible and retractable air hose that is useful for filling a motorcycle tire. The dual-action Mini-Versair pump works up to 20% faster than single-action pumps. Regular webBikeWorld visitors know that we’ve been hunting for the perfect motorcycle tire air pump for some time. The requirements …

Cycle Shell Motorcycle Garage Review The Cycle Shell is an alternative motorcycle garage. It is semi-portable and it comes in three sizes to fit most motorcycles. It has mildew-proof and waterproof fabric that is also resistant to ultraviolet light. The garage is vented to prevent moisture buildup. It can be permanently located and cover can …

A Motorcycle Helmet Storage Bag OK, so you bought that $800.00 SCHUBERTH S1 motorcycle helmet (review). Now where are you going to store it? You certainly can’t stuff a helmet like that in a greasy cabinet in the corner of the garage. That would be like parking a Rolls Royce in a carport! What to do? …

Proline Windjammer II Helmet Wind Blocker The Windjammer II is a unique product that can decrease motorcycle helmet noise caused by wind buffeting while also providing some extra warmth for cold weather riding. A majority of helmet noise can often be traced to the “dirty” air that causes buffeting up under the neck area of …

Storage For Your Face Shield Soft fleece bag to protect a spare motorcycle helmet face shield. Soft flannel, made in the U.S.A., fits just about any full-face motorcycle face shield. It has the Roadgear logo inscribed on a backing of 3M Scotchlite retro-reflective material, a nice touch. Makes a great holiday gift! Got a spare …

Roadgear “Boss” Gloves Review I’ve found my new favorite winter motorcycle gloves! The Roadgear Boss gloves are warm, comfortable, waterproof and windproof. They have a generously-sized gauntlet with a secondary wrist closure for security. An old pair of Belstaff winter motorcycle gloves had been my favorite for many years. They were very comfortable and they …

SCHUBERTH S1 SuperSport? The SCHUBERTH S1 has solid build quality and it’s relatively quiet. The large shell size (for XL) and thick neck roll are definitely a different feel. Words like “ultimate helmet”, “world’s quietest helmet”, “best helmet in the world”, “safest helmet” and more have been tossed around by exuberant marketeers in their descriptions …

Shark Race Helmet The Shark RSR is very expensive. It is relatively light at 1601 grams for a size XL. It is Snell certified and meets the ECE 22-05 and DOT standards. The face shield is very thick at 3 mm, yet it has outstanding optics. It also has an infinite adjustment for opening and …

Installing Fiamm Freeway Blaster Horns With a Dual Horn Relay Ready-made wiring harness and relay kit makes it easy to add a horn relay to power a set of motorcycle horns. Uses high-quality components. Adding a relay can improve the horn’s output and reduce load on switches. We covered the installation of the Eastern Beaver …

Installing an HID Motorcycle Headlight   Background High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting does not use the filament that is commonly found in normal automotive or motorcycle light bulbs. Instead, the bulb is filled with Xenon gas. The gas is ignited and creates an arc of light from the high voltage. The amount of light output …

Airetronics Motorcycle Air Bag Vest Review I’m always interested in learning about new products that have the potential for improving motorcycle rider protection and safety. I reviewed one of the first commercially available motorcycle “air bag” jackets last year, and I believe that the technology has promise. I seem to be in the minority on …

MFR vs. Bel-Ray Chain Lube and the Grunge Brush Review Non-sticky, clear chain lube. Leaves no residue, which may help prevent the buildup of grit. Claimed to work on both O-ring and non- O-ring motorcycle chains. Choosing a motorcycle chain lube is a controversial subject. It’s right up there with the continuing controversies about motor …

A Powerful Headlight for Working on Your Bike Powerful two-stage headlamp, made in the U.S.A. and with a lifetime warranty (that I have used!). The Princeton Tec Yukon headlamp is one of the most important tools in the webBikeWorld garage. LED headlamps have become an essential item around the webBikeWorld garage. A good quality headlamp …

Gerber Reactor 3 LED Flashlight Review LED technology is evolving at a rapid pace, and motorcyclists are reaping the benefits. LED taillight and brake light replacements are now fairly common and original equipment LED lights have appeared on motorcycles. They can’t come too soon — there’s no reason why every motorcycle shouldn’t have an LED brake …

REV’IT! “Motion” Jacket of REV’IT! motorcycle clothing, and with good reason.  In our opinion, REV’IT! makes some of the best quality, most skillfully designed motorcycle clothing on the planet. Our enthusiasm for the brand recently generated an email from a visitor who wrote that our REV’IT! clothing reviews were “obviously biased towards the product”.  Yep, we’re …

Insulated Pants Match Any Jacket The Roadgear Euro-Tec pants are comfortable, warm and waterproof. They’re also breathable. The lightweight padding is the compromise for comfort. You can’t beat a nice pair of textile overpants. Throw ’em on over your street clothes for your ride to work or down to the local hardware store. Granted, some …

Three Motorcycle Tire Air Pumps Reviewed The search for the perfect motorcycle tire air pump continues. Our goal?  To find a motorcycle tire air pump that has these characteristics: small, light weight, reliable, easy to stow on the motorcycle and easy to use. The correct tire pressure is crucial to the safe operation of a …

Biker Billy Cooks With Fire By: Bill Hufnagle Paperback: 260 pages Publisher: Whitehorse Press, October 15, 2004 ISBN: 1884313507 “Biker Billy” has created an industry with this book. Billy is the gastronomic editor for Cruising Rider magazine and the author of several other cookbooks. He’s appeared with Jay Leno on the Tonight Show (U.S.A.), with …

Discount Snell Approved Motorcycle Helmet Meets DOT and Snell standards. The size XL fits “Round” or “Earth” shaped heads best (see the Motorcycle Helmet FAQ). Light weight at 1426 grams. Flimsy top vent extractor is attached to helmet with double-sided tape. Verdict? Spend more and get more. Can a motorcycle helmet be too cheap…or rather, too …

Winter Motorcycle Gloves These 3M Thinsulate lined gloves keep my hands about as warm as any other winter or cold weather motorcycle gloves we’ve tried. The leather is a bit thin and there’s not much in the way of armor, but you can’t beat the price! I love finding bargains! 35 bucks doesn’t buy much …