Klotz KLR Motorcycle Chain Lube Klotz KLR is our favorite motorcycle chain lube in this 2008 comparison. It has a nicely focused and powerful spray, which means that most of the product can be directed precisely on to the chain and side plates. The Klotz KLR clear liquid dries relatively quickly and has the least …

TS-73 Torque Tight Torque Grease While we were browsing around in the T.S. Moly Lubricants website, we found their “Torque Tight” product. This caught our eye for only one reason. The Ducati GT1000 shop manual calls for using a special type of grease on the threads of the rear axle, and the torque specifications they …

Maxima Waterproof Grease The only reason we decided to try a couple of types of grease is to compare them to the Elf Moto Chain Paste (review), a grease-like motorcycle chain lube that comes in a tube. We hadn’t really considered (or known about) this type of medium for motorcycle chain lubrication, and we wanted to …

Motorex Grease Everything we said about Maxima Waterproof Grease (review) is ditto here. The only reason we decided to try a couple of types of grease is to compare them to the Elf Moto Chain Paste (review), a grease-like motorcycle chain lube that comes in a tube. We hadn’t really considered (or known about) this type of medium …

TS-804 Chain and Cable Lube With Moly TS-804 is not a motorcycle chain lube; it’s an industrial product, manufactured by T.S. Moly Lubricants in the U.S.A. “Moly”, or molybdenum disulfide, is a product known to BMW motorcycle owners and others who have experienced the nightmare known as the spline lube. T.S. Moly Lubricants, Inc. specializes …

TS-801 Dry Film Moly Lubricant TS-801 is not a motorcycle chain lube; it’s an industrial product, manufactured by T.S. Moly Lubricants in the U.S.A. T.S. Moly is a company known to BMW motorcycle owners who have experienced the nightmare known as the spline lube. The company specializes in manufacturing a wide variety of moly (molybdenum …

Repsol Moto Chain Lube Repsol Chain Lube is of the “waxy” type, a thick liquid that turns into a sort of wax or hard grease after it dries. The tiny 99 gram (3.49 oz.) can has a sprayer with a built-in nozzle, but the nozzle is very short at exactly 10 mm, and this, more …

Motorcycle Stuff Chain Lube Motorcycle Stuff Chain Lube is the lowest cost per unit chain lube in this comparison, at $0.018 per gram. However, this is only $0.001 less than our favorite in this batch, Klotz KLR. Also, the Motorcycle Stuff Chain Lube has a relatively weak spray. Beyond that, the spray exits more like a …

Maxima Chain Guard Motorcycle Chain Lube Maxima Chain Guard is a “foamy” type motorcycle chain lube spray. If you like foamy chain lubes, this is one to check out. It has the least amount of overspray or waste for a foamy type. The foam “bubbles” up over and around the chain, but not as rapidly …

Gel Lube Motorcycle Chain Lube Quick Look Gel Lube is a new product. It’s actually not a dedicated motorcycle chain lube, but rather an “all-around lubricant”, according to the label. It sprays out as a thick liquid and turns into a sort of gel, like dried jam — strawberry! The label says that it will …

Elf Moto Chain Paste Quick Look Strange stuff, this. It’s a grease-like paste in a tube. There were no printed instructions on this one, so we can only assume that it’s designed to spread on the chain using a brush or rag. Elf Moto Chain Paste really needs to be applied on the inside run …

Motorcycle Detailing Products by Danasé Detailing Supply It’s always interesting when the little guys are able to develop products that beat the giants at their own game.  This has happened several times in the motorcycle detailing business, and we’ve reviewed many unique productsthat are definitely not available on the shelves of your local strip mall auto …

Tend Plastic Cleaner Interesting and very hard-to-find anti-static plastic cleaner for polycarbonate airplane windshields. Works well and leaves a “slippery” feel that seems to make the surface easier to clean, but I’m not sure if the product is overwhelmingly better than several other plastic cleaners we’ve tried. Regular readers know what a kick we get …

wBWFirst Look: CMS D-Jet Motorcycle Helmet February 2009 – CMS has now released a women’s version of the D-Jet with some nice graphics and new “Mutant” graphics for the XR-7 motocross helmet (see below)! It’s been a while since we reviewed the CMS GP-4 full-face helmet, one of the lightest full-face helmets we’ve ever worn. CMS is …

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 …

Rev’it Cayenne Pro Pants Review The new Rev’it Cayenne Pro pants are designed to be the perfect match for the Cayenne Pro jacket, but they’re also make a very nice all-around pair of trousers for touring, sport-touring or general motorcycling. They include sharp “Enduro/Adventure” styling, high-quality tailoring and materials and dual liners that zip connect …

Honda Announces World’s First Electronically Controlled “Combined ABS” for Super Sport Bikes June 9, 2008 – Honda has announced the world’s first electronically controlled “Combined ABS” for Super Sport motorcycles, aimed at combining ABS and CBS (Combined Brake System, or “linked” brakes) systems into one system that applies the basic advantages of both, while specifically …

BluVirtu BAT-01 and Bluetooth BSH-01 Communication System The BAT-01 is a battery powered Bluetooth hub or control module that allows up to four peripheral devices to be connected to provide audio input and output capabilities via a common audio channel. Outgoing communications are controlled by a PTT switch. Audio output is provided via Bluetooth to …

Biker Com Bluetooth Motorcycle Intercom Communications System I get to try a fair number of wired, wireless and hybrid motorcycle communications systems, most of which have some Bluetooth components in a direct or supporting role. I also seem to discover something new or ‘different’ with every system: sometimes intended, sometimes not. It is these differences, …

Akuma Street Fighter Gloves Review Super soft and comfortable leather along with carbon fiber protection means the new Akuma Street Fighter gloves are a perfect cross between a touring and race glove. We usually run a summer glove feature around this time of year, but not much has changed since our 2007 Summer Glove “Extravaganza”, with very …

R.T. fought the law and the law won.  He learned some interesting lessons along the way.  What went wrong?  What could or should have been done differently?  How would you have handled the situation?  Let’s hear from both sides — motorcyclists and Police Officers! More:  Comments (Below)  |  wBW Reviews Home Traffic Court Yesterday I arrived in traffic …

Motorcycle Track Days for Virgins ISBN 978-0-9556595-0-8 Dimensions: 157 x 233 x 10 (124 pages) Published by Panther Publishing Printed in England Price: £12.95 + £2.50 UK P&P (Sortcover); More:  wBW Book Review Index Our friends at Panther Publishing are at it again — this time it’s not another definitive volume on some obscure motorcycle marque, but …

Arai XD3 Helmet Review The Arai XD3 helmet is a positive step in the evolution of this hybrid helmet. Although most of the changes have seemingly been oriented towards style, they have brought about tangible benefits to the user. Not a perfect helmet in terms of air flow management and internal noise control, but still …

HJC Sy-Max 2 Helmet Review The Sy-Max II appears to be very similar to the European-only HJC FS-Max we reviewed exactly one year ago, in May of 2007. However, this DOT-approved version has better quality and I’ve come to appreciate the styling, which makes the original Sy-Max look rather plain in comparison. The Sy-Max II …

Cyclone 866F Motorcycle Alarm A simple but very effective motorcycle alarm system. The installed system and the optional pager works extremely well and the default settings will be just fine for many users. Specific requirements can be addressed by changing set-up values. This product is highly recommended and is excellent value for the money. Motorcycle …

HJC Sy-Max 2 Helmet Review   Summary The Sy-Max II appears to be very similar to the European-only HJC FS-Max we reviewed exactly one year ago, in May of 2007. However, this DOT-approved version has better quality and I’ve come to appreciate the styling, which makes the original Sy-Max look rather plain in comparison. The …

Bulldog Stubby Screwdriver and Crescent Ratcheting Screwdriver I hate when this happens! I bought this “Bulldog” brand stubby screwdriver set, with 6 hex bits that store right in the handle, and now I don’t remember where I got it or how much I paid for it. No problem, right? I still have the package, and …

Joe Rocket Makes a Dual-Purpose Vest The Joe Rocket Sahara vest uses evaporative cooling effect when soaked in cool water. When it’s dry, the vest can also be used to ward off the chill in cool weather. It zips into Joe Rocket Phoenix 2.0 and Reactor jackets, but it can be worn under any mesh-type …

If It Fits, It’s Good The Hepco & Becker Sport Star is a basic expandable waterproof tail bag But it might be slightly too large to fit on some motorcycles. I’m giving this nice Hepco & Becker “SportStar” tail bag the “Quick Look” treatment. That’s because, unfortunately, I couldn’t quite get it to fit either …

The New Moto Guzzi V7 Classic With the V7 Classic, Moto Guzzi kills two birds with one stone: First, it celebrates the 40th birthday of the first Italian Maxi Motorcycle created by Giulio Cesare Carcano and second, it gives its response to the ever-increasing demand for classic, sophisticated, retro-design machines. Just one glance at the …

Ganka GKS 60-1003 Cold Weather Gloves A good cold and wet weather glove that won’t break the bank. Just don’t try to wear it when the mercury is over 20 Celsius! It’s late Spring in the northern hemisphere, and thoughts of winter gloves may be fading from memory, but it’s going winter in the lower half …

Icon Strongarm 13 Jacket Review The Icon Strongarm 13 is a very cool “custom” jacket. It has over-the-top staying but it’s actually very comfortable, includes vents and even armor! Don’t get scared guys — the Strongarm 13 really is a men’s jacket, but #13 was lucky for me. The jacket wasn’t supposed to be mine, but …

Anyone Know Rjays? I have been reading (or mostly ogling) webBikeWorld for quite a few years now. I still remember that I was really interested in the X-lite 902 helmet but didn’t have any clue as to how it fits, weight, quality, and so on. So a few Google-ings later I was directed to this …

BMW S 1000 RR SuperSports Street Motorcycle is Here! May 10, 2008 – BMW today released the final street version of the 2009 BMW S 1000 RR street bike. The race version of the S1000RR has been doing very well so far in the 2009 World Superbike series, and the street version is loaded with technology …

Waterproof Racing Boots for the Street The Sidi Strada Evo Rain Boot offers a race-boot inspired design with subdued styling. They also have decent protection in key areas, and “breathable” waterproofing. In shopping for a motorcycle boot I wanted something that had adequate protection for the foot, ankle, and lower shin. But wouldn’t look like …

Specter Road Leather Motorcycle Boots What exactly is a motorcycle boot?  Work boots like the classic “engineer” boot and the logger boot are popular with motorcyclists, but they weren’t designed primarily for motorcycle riding. Motorcycle race boots are popular with sportbike owners, but you don’t see many cruiser riders wearing them.  Then there are off-road boots, …

Vendramini VR 500 Sport Motorcycle Boots Editor’s Note:  webBikeWorld reader “T.C.” sent these comments on a pair of Vendramini VR 500 Sport motorcycle boots he purchased in response to our review of the Sidi Strada Evo boots The Vendramini VR 500 boots can still be found in Europe and other parts of the world; they are …

BMW Announces Availability of the HP2 Sport in the U.S.A. May 9, 2008 – The BMW HP2 Sport has arrived at U.S. BMW motorcycle retailers. The same high-performance sport bike that Richard Cooper and Brian Parriott rode to fifth and sixth place finishes in last month’s Daytona 200 is now available in limited supplies for …

Cee Bailey’s Motorcycle Headlight Stone Guard The Cee Bailey’s headlight guard is made from thick aircraft-grade acrylic. It mounts over the headlight to protect the lens from damage. We can’t imagine a rock penetrating these guards and coming with Cee Bailey’s customer service and attention to detail, the guards are a winner. Ever seen a …

Tachyon Motorsports Motorcycle Wheel Balancer   Background One of the most popular webBikeWorld articles ever was our review of Rod Neff’s motorcycle wheel balancer, first published about 8 years ago. I think Rod has since stopped manufacturing it, unfortunately, because it was very popular with “DIYers” and ours has served us well through all these years. …