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Summary Get Lost Goggles are comfortable and inexpensive, and should last you a good long time. They come in a selection of 3 different tints that should cover all your on and off bike needs. Background At this time of the year my motorcycle is snugly tucked inside my garage under cover, and my helmet …

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 …

SW-Motech Bar Back Plus Handlebar Riser Combo for the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS There are dozens of different bar riser, bar back and combination sets available for sale. The question is, which one works for your bike? Besides the problem of finding the correct fit, installing a set of bar backs or bar risers can …

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 …

Raising the fork tubes in the triple clamp is a simple adjustment that can help make a motorcycle respond faster to steering input and can lower the motorcycle. This trick won’t be found in your owner’s manual, because the manufacturers spend a lot of time working out the best compromise for the motorcycle’s suspension, and …

Drop your ugly stock muffler and get the best look and sound with an aftermarket exhaust instead. We review the top brands to help you decide. Everywhere you look there are aftermarket motorcycle exhaust makers. At webBikeworld we get asked all the time which exhaust systems we recommend. While we try to test and review systems we’ve …

Specialty Motorcycle Brakes Motorcycle Racing Brake Pads DP Brakes makes sintered brake pads for motorcycles; they have an application search on their site. Scandinavian Brake Systems (SBS) makes high-performance brake pads for street and track. Performance Friction motorcycle racing brake pads are available in different pad compounds. Vesrah sintered metal and other brake pads. BrakeTech AXIS StarBlade carbon disks work with original equipment calipers. …

Motorcycle Parts   Some people love to dive in and read every review while others like to skip the detail and just find the best products for sale today. If you fall into the latter these are the lists for you. Every year we review, rate, rank and battle test motorcycle products to find the …

Performance and Suspension   Some people love to dive in and read every review while others like to skip the detail and just find the best products for sale today. If you fall into the latter these are the lists for you. Every year we review, rate, rank and battle test motorcycle products to find …

This is the wBW Motorcycle oil page, with information about motorcycle oil, motorcycle oil filters, fork oil, gear oil, spline lubes, chain lubes and more! wBW Motorcycle Chain Lube Comparison Reviews All wBW Motorcycle Chain Lube Reviews ▪ Motorcycle Oil ▪ Flo Reusable SS Oil Filter Review ▪ Motorcycle Oil Reviews wBW Reviews Newer… ▪ Flo Stainless Steel Oil Filter Review ▪ Cleaning a Motorcycle Chain …

Nuts, Bolts and Fasteners for Motorcycles Resources for nuts, bolts, screws and related fasteners for motorcycles (bottom of page), including titanium, anodized, stainless steel, metric and more. If you have a tip on a good online source of fasteners that sells in small lot sizes, please send it to editor@webbikeworld.com. Don’t forget to check out more webBikeWorld …

Mirrors, Grips, Handlebars, Hand Guards and Bar End Weight Reviews Some people love to dive in and read every review while others like to skip the detail and just find the best products for sale today. If you fall into the latter these are the lists for you. Every year we review, rate, rank and …

Helping Riders Keep Bugs Out Of Their Faces With Our Hands On Motorcycle Windshields & Windscreen Reviews for Over 20 Years. Motorcycle windshields have one goal and that’s to protect a riders face by stopping bugs, rocks and other crap from smacking you in the face as you ride. Having a strong windshield with great visibility is key …

Let’s Get Loud for Our Hands On and Noisy Motorcycle Horn Reviews This page includes a listing of our motorcycle horn reviews and accessory reviews. Some of the reviews have decibel ratings for the horns and there also a couple of motorcycle horn comparison reviews. Note that you may need a motorcycle horn wiring harness …

LED flashlight Reviews for Motorcycle Use Cases Welcome to the wBW Flashlight Reviews index! This page includes a listing of our LED flashlight and other motorcycle work like reviews and garage lighting accessories. Reviews are listed from most recent to oldest. Recent Lighting Reviews We’re always reviewing lighting for motorcycle use cases so be sure to check …

Hundreds of Hours of Hands On Testing to Help Motorcycle Riders Choose The Right Earbuds and Noise Cancelling Speaker Systems Providing efficient sound masking to making riding more enjoyable is the main goal of finding the right earbuds or noise cancelling speakers. We are always on the lookout for motorcycle-specific noise reducing earphones that could be used …

Protect Your Hearing! What you need to know about ear plugs as a motorcycle rider and how not to lost hearing like I did Everything you need to know about ear plugs, earplugs, hearing protection, wearing earplugs, sources for earplugs, or earplugs and motorcycling! Riding a motorcycle creates a lot of noise, even when wearing a …

We Get Down and Dirty With Our Hands On Motorcycle Security Product Reviews to Help You Protect Your Pride and Joy. Unfortunately, data on motorcycle theft is difficult to find but we all know shit gets stolen all the time and that’s why the team here at wBw is committed to testing security products designed …

The Suzuki DR650 Budget Adventure Tourer One of the nice things about the DR650 is the huge number of accessories and upgrades to choose from. These are a few of the retailers I’ve used or which have been recommended by webBikeWorld visitors. Got a tip? Send it to me at editor@webbikeworld.com DR650 Accessories and Parts My …

Ducati Sport Classics Parts & Accessories We’re starting to collect lots of information on parts and accessories for the GT1000 and the Ducati Sport Classics, so we’ll list them all here. If you’d like to add something or if you’d like to write an article about installing an accessory or a repair or maintenance task …

World Exclusive!  The webBikeWorld Live Report From the 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo Indianapolis, Indiana – February 13-16, 2009   Page 1:  Friday, February 13, 2009 Indy Live! Port-A-Chopper Folding Trailer Ceramic Bearings Speedway Shelters Heidenau Tires EZ-Cruz Cruise Control Road Warrior Paint Protection Forcefield Sub-Pro 4 Page 2:  Saturday, February 14, 2009 AM Wacky Wheels Teiz One-Piece …

The classic bar end mirror for motorcycles! I wanted to install a set of Napoleon bar end mirrors on my Triumph Thunderbird Sport (blog), but I just couldn’t figure out how to do it until I found Gary’s instructions. The problem? Triumph, in their infinite wisdom, placed a threaded insert inside of the stock handlebar ends …

Wraptor Motorcycle Cover Howdy webBikeWorlders – I’ve been helping out around the garage and with some of the technical evaluations for a while, and I figured I’d take a turn at writing instead of wrenching. My full-time job requires a commute from the ‘Burbs to downtown Washington, D.C. every day on the infamous Metro.  I’ve …

Several visitors have written to us over the last few months asking for recommendations on a motorcycle cover for their BMW motorcycles. The majority of the emails inquired about a basic motorcycle cover for use in the garage during long-term storage.  The cover did not necessarily have to be waterproof, and it didn’t even have …

The Throttlemeister Cruise Control This is another article in an ongoing series to make my new 2006 Yamaha FJR 1300 the “Ultimate Sport Tourer”. Having been spoiled by my ’99 BMW K1200LT with such luxuries as heated grips, heated seats, six-disc CD changer and fully electronic cruise control, I decided I was going to need …

Roadgear Jumper Cable Review The Roadgear Deluxe Jumper Cables are sized to work with petite motorcycle batteries and their Lilliputian terminals. If there’s one thing that defines life in the 21st Century, it’s the number of choices we have and the decisions to be made. That goes double for motorcycle gear. Take something as simple …

Optimize Your Battery With OptiMate The OptiMate 3 is a small and compact motorcycle battery charger. It is claimed to have the ability to de-sulfate batteries in addition to its normal battery maintenance charging duties. UPDATE: See our Optimate 4 Review I can’t think of a reason why a motorcycle owner wouldn’t want to keep their bike …

Tales of Battery Tenders New and Old This is kind of an off-the-wall story about a special Costco Battery Tender. It’s the only 3A Battery Tender Plus charger and maintainer in the Deltran lineup. This one has a Costco special part number of 022-0202-COS-WH. (The “COS” is the Deltran Costco designator.) It works with either …

7Eye “PanHead” and “Rake” Photochromic Sunglasses It was 10 years ago when the 7Eye men’s and women’s motorcycle sunglasses were reviewed on webBikeWorld. That’s a long time by anyone’s standards! Frankly, we were surprised to learn that not only is 7Eye still in business, they’re going strong. Back then, the company was called Panoptx. That name is …

Forget the Battery Tester. Buy a Multimeter Instead. I found this “Traveller” brand 100 amp battery tester at the local Tractor Supply farm store. They were having a big sale and it was $17.95 and I was on the checkout line so I thought “Why not?” It seemed like a pretty good deal. I wasn’t …

A Rainbow of Windscreens From France Ermax windshields (aka windscreens) are made in France. Although the Ermax name may be unfamiliar in the U.S.A., Ermax windshields are distributed all over the world. They make a huge number of windshields in all shapes, sizes and many colors, for many different motorcycles. Ermax has been involved in …

Once More With the Kaoko Throttle Control One last time — I promise! We originally reviewed the Kaoko throttle control fitted to a BMW C 650 GT scooter (Blog) After that, we did a second review of the Kaoko throttle control on the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS (Blog). And once more for the special Kaoko throttle control for use with Barkbusters (and …

The MotoBatt SAE to DIN Adapter Cable With “Flex-Fit” Outlet Adapter This SAE to DIN adapter cable converts a Battery Tender type SAE plug to a DIN or “Euro” style (aka Powerlet) accessory outlet. It’s made by MotoBatt, one of the lesser-known motorcycle battery and battery accessory manufacturers. This one has at least two good …

Max Volume With iASUS EAR3 Micro Amp and XSound 2.1 Speakers The brand-new iASUS EAR3 amplifier is the latest generation of iASUS amps. We reviewed the original iASUS Diablo mobile amp back in 2011 and the EAR3 is an update to that device. The EAR3 uses the same “mini” form factor as the Diablo and it includes …

Radiator and Oil Cooler Guards Comparison Radiator and oil cooler guards are, for many motorcycles, the best and typically the most cost-effective way to protect your investment…other than keeping it parked, that is. The Cox Racing Group radiator and oil cooler guards kit is just one example of how easy it can be to protect …

All the Charger You Need? The Noco Genius G750 is a 0.75A “entry level” battery charger and maintainer. It’s especially popular for motorcycles and it can be used for lead/acid or AGM snowmobile, ATV or jet ski batteries. This is a very nicely made battery charger and it’s fairly simple to operate; more or less …

Micro Power Supply Charges Your Devices or Jump-Starts the Bike Think of the Quick Cable iStart Li-Ion Power Pack as a  power source for peace of mind. Fitting nicely in the hand, this powerful compact power supply is one of the most versatile and valuable tools one could hope to have for home and travel. …

High-Tech Power Delivery for Today’s Motorcycles Part 3: Conclusion It is truly early days for the Arboreal Systems Neutrino. But in using two of them on two different motorcycles the issues have been truly minor in nature and all resolved locally or through interaction with the manufacturer. Vibration and strain is a minor issue resolved …

Kaoko Throttle Lock for the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS   Summary I reviewed the Kaoko throttle control for theBMW C 650 GT scooter (Blog) last year. This time, I fit one to the new Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS (Blog). The Kaoko is a snap to install; in fact, it’s even easier to install it on the V-Strom than the BMW …

Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones Review The new Bose QuietComfort 20 headphones or earbuds are amazing…under most conditions. Throw the switch and most of the external sounds are immediately hushed. When riding a motorcycle, however, the system only dampens noise to about the same level as a good pair of disposable ear plugs. …