Moto Skiveez Performance Tights and Compression Riding Socks Review Moto-Skiveez expands on their lineup of motorcycle riding base layers with a new, “longer” offering. The new performance tights take a different approach than the original Skiveez by way of a tighter fit and an improved pad. Also in this review we’ll take a look where …

This is by no means a comprehensive list of motorcycle clubs — it’s just a selection of some of our favorite sites. See the wBW Triumph Page, BMW Page, Ducati Page or Moto Guzzi Page for more interesting sites and club listings Motorcycle Club News:  Ducati announces new worldwide website for Ducati clubs worldwide Motorcycle Interest Sites and Motorcycle Clubs: The 59 Club is one …

Motorcycle Training and Track Days List of motorcycle training resources, track days, motorcycle training in the U.S.A. and supervised training for beginning and advanced motorcyclists Motorcycle Riding Skills and Techniques Ruminations on motorcycle clothing safety standards  |  ACU five star motorcycle helmet safety standard to replace ACU Gold sticker; will combine Snell and ECE 22.05 standards  | wBW review of …

BMW Motorcycle Certificate of Origin:  See the BMW Motorcycle History page for more info on ordering “birth certificates” for your Beemer; also parts information for every BMW BMW R Bikes – Airheads:  Join the Airheads!  A great group of BMW Airhead owners with a fantastic email list and owners willing to share  |  A really nice collection of late ’70’s BMW …

Modern and Vintage Triumph, Norton, BSA and British Motorcycles Triumph Motorcycle News 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC Announced 2013 Triumph Trophy first photos, information and specifications! Triumph Tiger Explorer first photos and video from the 2011 EICMA show! New 2012 Triumphs Announced! Triumph Tiger 800 info, photos and video. Booster Plug fixes fuel injection problems on the Triumph …

Moto Guzzi Motorcycle Information wBW Moto Guzzi News Italian Custom Motorcycles by Uli Cloesen – Book Review New liquid-cooled 1200 cc Guzzi V-Twin to be released at EICMA 2012! Moto Guzzi V7 Racer photos and video from EICMA 2010! 2010 MV Agusta Brutale information and photos 2009 Moto Guzzi Report 2009 Moto Guzzi Bellagio Moto Guzzi Stelvio ride report! …

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Ducati Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Desmodromic Valve Adjustment: Ducati Desmoquattro Valve Adjustment at Ducati Tech  |  Pictorial guide to adjusting desmodromic valves  |  All sorts of examples of desmo engines from the “desmodromology” site by Henk Cloosterman; check out the list of all sorts of engines(with photos) using desmodromic technology  |  Desmo for Dummies; on the Ducati site  |  History of Desmodromic Timing; …

Talon T-3300 Motorcycle Alarm The Talon T-3300 motorcycle alarm installed on a 2007 Kawasaki Versys. Installing the system on other motorcycles may differ slightly, but the basic procedures should be similar. Safety First Prior to starting the work, the battery leads (negative first and then positive), are disconnected to allow the alarm system power leads …

Wizards Products Motorcycle Polish The combination of Wizards Shine Master and Wizards Paint Sealant produced a shine and protective coating equivalent to the best motorcycle waxes and polishes we’ve tried. “Wizards Products” wasn’t the first name that came to mind when we were thinking about a list of manufacturers who specialize in motorcycle wax, polish …

The Alternate Motorcycle Operator Skill Test (Alternate MOST) There you are standing in the blazing sunlight among a dozen other riders as you stare at a group of orange cones positioned at crazy angles. Three months ago you got your learner’s permit and bought your bike which you’ve been riding every weekend. Slowly a knot …

The Advanced Motorcycle Training Course Motorcycle safety training takes many different forms and it’s a continuous process that lasts a lifetime. If you ever start thinking that you know it all — watch out! You’re probably in for a big shock. The process for training new motorcycle riders in the UK is very different than …

Alright…most of you might as well step up to the plate right now and speak the truth about how you learned to ride a bike. Was it your older brother’s street bike?  Your Uncle’s rusty old clunker?  Or maybe you were lucky enough to have your very own dirt bike? Did you bury the throttle …

BMW Launches Motorcycle Rider Training Program at the BMW Performance Center Motorcycle enthusiasts will be able to take advantage of official BMW Motorcycle rider training for the first time ever in the U.S. The BMW Motorcycle Rider Training program at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina has been announced. The training was announced …

Reflective Tape, Decals, Stickers for Motorcycles & Helmets One of the most important findings of the Hurt study was that motorcycle visibility is extremely important.  There have been so many accidents caused by other drivers who’s excuse was “But officer, I didn’t see the motorcycle!” Visibility is important during the day, and more so when it gets dark.  My feeling …

Motorcycle Chain Lube Comparison The topic of motorcycle chain lubrication has been discussed ad nauseum in motorcycle magazines, forums and over many pints at the local pub. But issues like cost, value, efficiency and a description of the types of chain lube delivery mechanisms (i.e., spray, foam, paste, grease, etc.) have not. We propose that it’s nearly …

Motorcycle Chain Lubes and Products for 2012:Retail and Specialty Chain Lubes Here are yet more motorcycle chain lubes, this time suggested by webBikeWorld readers. Bottom line? No new winner in this batch. Soon after our recent report on the change of formulation for the DuPont Teflon chain lube (report), the emails started arriving from webBikeWorld readers …

The Motofx remote garage door opener is specifically designed for use on small vehicles with 12 volt electrical systems, including motorcycles.  The product is available from Motofx; it costs $74.95 (plus shipping); and it works with most modern garage door openers (see compatibility list below). It activates by pressing the “flash to pass” switch on the Triumph’s clutch …

Triumph Motorcycle Ignition Coil Replacement Hinckley Triumph motorcycle owners have been complaining about ignition coil failures since, well, probably since the first Bloor Triumph sputtered off the assembly line. This is Part 1 of this two-part series, which describes an ignition coil replacement on a Thunderbird Sport. Part 2, Triumph Motorcycle Ignition Coil Replacement describes a slightly …

Hinckley Triumph motorcycle owners have been complaining about ignition coil failures. In Triumph Ignition Coil Replacement Part 1 of this two-part series, we described a coil replacement on a Triumph Thunderbird Sport. Note that these tips can apply to most modern Triumphs and other brands of motorcycles. After riding for roughly thirty minutes to an hour, the …

BMW Airhead Spline Lube An Airhead spline lube is a necessary maintenance task. It is covered extensively in some of the online articles listed below. It’s actually a fairly easy job, and there are several good articles (see below) that cover all the details. I’m not sure if I’m adding anything to the general knowledge …

Motorcycle Tire Bead Breaker Review The “Poor Man’s” motorcycle tire bead breaker works like a charm! Here it is: the world’s cheapest (and most effective) motorcycle tire bead breaker! This method has not failed me yet; it works on bias or radial ply tires, old or new style rims, spoke or cast wheels. The only …

DuPont Motorcycle Chain Lubes   Summary The formula for the DuPont Multi-Use Dry, Wax Lubricant chain lube, which was a favorite for many years, has been changed. The new formula is no longer recommended by DuPont for motorcycle chain lubrication and it has dropped off our favorite list also. The company now recommends the DuPont …

High-Tech Power Delivery for Today’s Motorcycles The Neutrino fits almost anywhere, depending mainly on access requirements. In reality, this should be minimal once everything is connected. The module is completely sealed and only the connection strip might need basic protection from the elements. That will depend on its mounting location; silicone grease or a small …

Dispatch 1 Review This section describes how to initialize the Dispatch 1 system and how to connect the devices and accessories that will be powered and managed by the system. While my observations on the Dispatch 1 system are few, there are a few issues that could and should be addressed to further enhance this …

RIA2 Permanent Anti-Fog Coating for Motorcycle Visors A permanent anti-fog coating for motorcycle face shields that works and is a better solution than the Pinlock or temporary anti-fog coatings. Just a few weeks ago, in March of 2011, the Université Laval sent us a press release announcing a new permanent anti-fog coating for motorcycle helmet face shields. …

Discovering a new, unique and interesting motorcycle-related product is always a thrill, and this LED motorcycle sign definitely meets that criteria. I learned about them purely by chance in a motorcycle forum thread that just happened to catch my eye. The signs are made in Quebec by Rene Wollin, who also runs Wolltech, a manufacturing company …

Velocity Gear Motorcycle Armor We’re all amazed that you, our visitors, continue to ask for more motorcycle armor reviews. This is wonderful news, because it demonstrates that webBikeWorlders are focused on safety and performance, which pleases us to no end. So just for you, here’s another interesting piece of armored gear for your consideration. We …

Motorcycle Tire Air Pump 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 motorcycle, but many …

Polar-Optics Motorcycle Helmet Face Shield Lens  There are probably too many less-than-satisfactory methods to get some sun protection while riding.  You could choose a tinted replacement helmet visor, but they can be expensive, and it’s usually a pain to remove the clear visor and replace it with the tinted one (or vice versa) when the sun plays fickle.And …

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A Survey of Motorcycle Toll-Tag Holders They’re known as “highway toll-collection transponders”. They are the used in highway transportation systems throughout the world. These include systems such as eFlow in Ireland, Telepass in Italy, and others found throughout the world. In the U.S., there is the TxTag in Texas,FasTrak in California and others. Here in New York State, where I live, we …

NICB Reports Small Decline in Motorcycle Thefts in 2012 Nov. 25, 2013 – The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released a report onmotorcycle thefts in the United States for 2012 (.pdf report). The report is based on National Crime Information Center (NCIC) motorcycle theft data for 2012. A total of 46,061 motorcycles were reported stolen in 2012 …

Motorcycle Theft Statistics and Prevention The purpose of this page to become a directory of links to information, data and statistics regarding motorcycle theft. We’re especially interested in listing information regarding motorcycle theft statistics for the U.S.A. Unfortunately, data on motorcycle theft is difficult to find. If you know of links to resources about motorcycle …

Editor’s Note:  Now let me get this straight: I’m sitting in front of a computer, slaving away in the office, while Shawn is out renting a motorcycle in Kauai for a webBikeWorld article?  Uh, what’s wrong with this picture?! Well, it’s tough duty, but somebody’s gotta do it.  We sent Shawn on a mission: tell …

Here’s something you’re supposed to do about once every millenium or so on your trusty BMW Airhead – apply heat sink compound to the underside of the electronic ignition module. Thanks to Matt Parkhouse and Bob “Snowbum” Fleischer for the inspiration for this article.  Visit the Airheads website for more information and join the Airheads! Several esteemed Master …

Modern and Vintage Motorcycles For Sale Vintage, Classic, Antique Motorcycles For Sale:  Vech has World class restorations of antique BMW’s – BMW motorcycles; pre-1970 parts; antique, vintage and classic R50, R60, R69S, R51, R26, R27, R25  |  Chrome Classics vintage motorcycles and restorations  |  Garage Company vintage motorcycles and memorabilia  |  J. Wood & Co. vintage and antique motorcycles and motorcycle …

Motorcycle Tank Pad I visited the Motografix motorcycle tank pad booth at the recent motorcycle Dealer Expo this spring in Indianapolis.  The Dealer Expo is the single largest show for U.S. motorcycle dealers to see new products, clothing and accessories and to place their orders for the big spring rush. Motografix specializes in motorcycle tank …

A Motorcycle Tour in France “Give us a kiss – you’re in France now!” The first words John Eggleton spoke to me were typical of the relaxed, fun way he and his wife Jeanette run Bike Normandy. From the moment I rode off the ferry and into the French sunshine, I knew I was in …

2016 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Schedule If you love old motorcycles and the people and activities that make them great, circle July 8-10, 2016, on your calendar. That’s the date for next year’s premier celebration of vintage motorcycling: AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. “A new generation is realizing …