Pinlock Anti-Fog Visor Insert Review It works and it prevents fogging. The Pinlock anti-fog visor insert is available as do-it-yourself installation kit or from the factory on some types of face shields. Let’s see — we have an anti-fog liquid coating calledFogtech (review). Then there’s an anti-fog wax coating called Cat Crap (review). How about pre-treated …

Mr. Moto’s Excellent Chain Lube The manufacturer claims that it “Cleans as it works. Clings to surfaces. O-ring safe. Increases resistance to wear and pressure. Allows for easy visual inspection. Penetrates.” Claimed features include: “Cleans brake dust, chain lube and ‘road soil’. Can leave on longer for more cleaning power.” [UPDATE: As of April 2007, it …

The Swiss Chain Lube The manufacturer claims that this is an “Extremely high pressure resistant lubricating film. Highly adhesive. Resists fly-off. Water resistant. Thermally stable. Reduces wear and friction”. Claimed features include “X-ring and O-ring tested”. To apply, spray on clean chain, allow to soak in. Our Comments Motorex Chain Lube 622 Strong is one …

Lube Your Chain With “Synthetic Sperm Oil”?! The manufacturer claims that it’s “Clear. Won’t fly off. Best for O-rings. New clear formula with synthetic sperm oil (!).” It’s supposed to be “Specifically formulated not to fly off O-ring chains. Contains Molybdenum Disulfide. Quickly covers the chain links, then thickens. Keeps O-rings moist.” Manufacturer recommends spraying …

Motorex Chain Clean 611 Motorex products are popular in Europe, but distribution in the U.S. is spotty, and the brand may be hard to find at local retailers. Motorex Chain Clean 611 is one of the very few dedicated motorcycle chain cleaning products. The clear Motorex Chain Clean 611 spray has a sort of household …

Sidi Vertigo Boots Editor’s Note:  This is the first installment of a longer-term review report on the Sidi Vertigo boots by Dave Young. Dave will be using the boots during track days this summer and will report back with his thoughts and opinions on these boots, which are probably one of the most popular motorcycle …

Armored Underwear for All-Weather Protection   Summary Padded and armored pants offer protection when worn under jeans or leathers. The Cool Air mesh provides good air flow and are designed for warm weather. Introduction Is there a place for body armor in a world of motorcyclists whose riding gear consists of shorts and a T-shirt? …

Tourmaster Vented Gloves for Summer Although I’m partial to wearing motorcycle racing style gloves with the highest levels of protection, I’m also a realist. I realize that there are some motorcyclists who either wear no gloves at all (very foolish, in my opinion) or who can’t afford or don’t want a $175.00+ pair of high-end gloves. Also, …

Autocom Intercoms My wife Sue had bought a set of Personal Mobile Radios (PMR) with some headphones and microphones for our motorcycles. We had great hopes that we could talk to each other during runs as we quite like each other really and on a long haul, it’s great to keep in contact using both …

Joe Rocket Alter Ego Jacket & Pants Review Is this the Swiss Army Knife of motorcycle clothing? That’s the analogy that kept coming to mind as I peeled away the layers of Joe Rocket’s interesting new Alter Ego outfit. Frequent webBikeWorld visitors will know that we’ve been skeptical about motorcycle clothing that claims to offer …

AMA Ride Guide to America: Favorite Motorcycle Tours in the USA Edited by: Greg Harrison Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Whitehorse Press (February, 2005) ISBN: 1884313515 I’ve been ambivalent up to now about this type of book; the motorcycle touring book or guide. But now I have used the Moto Maps and the excellent Motorcycle Journeys Through the Appalachians for …

Cool License Plate Bolts I found these MotoBolts license plate bolts a while ago. Now, I finally got around to installing them on the “new” webBikeWorld 1998 Triumph Tiger. These are made in the U.S.A. by the same company who makes valve caps. We recently gave away a set of Moto Guzzi valve caps made …

Laminar Lip to Reduce Turbulence? The Laminar Lip redirects air flow over top of windscreen to reduce buffeting and noise. Now maybe it’s just me, but as I get older I seem to be less tolerant of the noise and turbulence that’s created by the air blasting onto my motorcycle helmet. It is both annoying …

Jarow Convertible Motorcycle Helmet NOTE:  This helmet is no longer being manufactured. This review was originally posted as the Jarow Convertible, which was distributed by ProtecQ. We had received many complaints about ProtecQ’s service regarding this helmet. ProtecQ is apparently no longer importing this helmet. Nichols motorcycle supply is now the importer and distributor for Caberg in …

KBC FFR Helmet Review Flip-up motorcycle helmets seem to evolve at about the same rate as the motorcycle foot peg. We keep thinking that the market for flip-up (aka modular) helmets will take off any day now, and we’ll see light weight, quiet flip-up helmets that meet DOT, ECE 22.05 and the Holy Grail for …

Bike Grab Wheel Chock Review The Bike Grab wheel chock is a heavy-duty unit, designed to hold the front wheel of a motorcycle on a trailer. Motorcycles seem to flow in and out of the webBikeWorld garage in an endless stream and in various states of repair. The logistics of transporting all of these bikes …

Deals Gap Video by: Enthusiast Productions DVD ($24.95 + $5.00 S/H), 35 minutes Filmed on location by the participants. More Motorcycle Stunt Videos at Amazon.com! Deals Gap has an unbelievable 318 turns in 11 miles.  This is some of the twistiest, craziest motorcycle blacktop on earth, and it’s free and open to the public, courtesy of the taxpayers …

Diamond Gusset Jeans Review Comfortable, nicely tailored and good quality. Available in many colors and styles. Extra gusset in crotch makes them more comfortable than regular jeans. There’s not much that can be said about a pair of motorcycle jeans. I don’t usually wear jeans for riding, although I seem to be in the minority. …

Motorcycle Journeys Through the Appalachians By: Dale Coyner Softcover: 304 pages Publisher: Whitehorse Press, July 2004 ISBN: 1884313485 I’m very fortunate because I live in an area with some of the best motorcycle roads in North America. The Mid Atlantic region of the U.S.A., specifically the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, have …

Illustrated Norton Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide by: Roy Bacon Hardcover 160 pages, (1991) Niton Publishing, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England ISBN: 1-85579-004-1 Dimensions (in inches): 0.375 x 9.20 x 7.43 Here’s yet another in the series of “Illustrated Buyer’s Guides”. This time, the focus is on Norton. It includes many excellent photos of old and strange …

The Only Arai Helmet for Round-Heads The Quantum II fits round heads best. It has a relatively plush liner and good ventilation. It is relatively light weight compared to other size XL helmets we’ve reviewed. IIt also has an excellent finish. It’s slightly noisy at some angles, otherwise quiet. We have reviewed quite a few …

The “Stubby” Flex Head GearWrench Like all GearWrench products, the Stubby has excellent quality, appearance and feel. It’s made from highly polished chrome and has a lifetime warranty. They are light weight and thin and the Flex Head rotates 180 degrees. It needs as little as 5 degrees of sweep to move a fastener. The …

The TailSwinger Moves Your Motorcycle in the Garage I’ve come across several products recently that were designed to help owners move their motorcycles into tight spots in the garage or other storage spaces. These devices may be especially useful for owners of big, long, heavy cruisers. It’s hard enough to do the old back-and-forth shuffle …

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 …