The 2005 Ace Café Reunion – Brighton Burn-up   Background The Ace Café reunion weekend was originally organised to celebrate the re-opening of the Ace Café in London, and it has now become a yearly event. Bolted on to this was the “Brighton Burn-up”, which takes place on Sunday, with bikers setting off from the Ace for …

Sachs MadAss 125 Review   Background I remember reading a financial self-help book a long time ago (when I was quite young) and one of the nuggets of advice the guru imparted was this very catchy phrase: “Trend is your friend”. I didn’t quite fully understand how this could help improve my finances, but ten …

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 …

Paint and Crash Protection   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 …

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 Newer… ▪ Flo Reusable SS Oil Filter Review Older… ▪ Motorcycle Oil Reviews wBW Reviews Newer… ▪ Flo Stainless Steel Oil Filter Review ▪ Cleaning a …

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 [email protected] 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 …

Homologated Euro 3 silencers for Moto Guzzi Slip-on mufflers (exhaust silencers) that comply with the Euro 3 emissions standard are now available for the Moto Guzzi V11, the Quota, the Breva, Griso, Norge and 1200 Sport. The silencers are made by Agostini Mandello del Lario and are manufactured in a special stainless steel with weight …

Napoleon Bar End Mirrors Review   Summary The classic bar end mirror for motorcycles! Introduction 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 …

Wraptor Motorcycle Cover   Summary 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 …

BMW Motorcycle Cover   Summary 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, …

The Throttlemeister Cruise Control   Summary 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 …

Roadgear Jumper Cable Review   Summary The Roadgear Deluxe Jumper Cables are sized to work with petite motorcycle batteries and their Lilliputian terminals. Introduction 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 …

Optimize Your Battery With OptiMate   Summary 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 Background I can’t think of a reason why a motorcycle owner wouldn’t want to …

Tales of Battery Tenders New and Old   Summary 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 …

Forget the Battery Tester. Buy a Multimeter Instead.   Summary 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. …

Once More With the Kaoko Throttle Control   Summary 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 …

The MotoBatt SAE to DIN Adapter Cable With “Flex-Fit” Outlet Adapter   Summary 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 …

Max Volume With iASUS EAR3 Micro Amp and XSound 2.1 Speakers   Summary 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 …

All the Charger You Need?   Summary 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 …

Posi-Lock Connector Revie “These things are a treat to use. I’ll never solder or crimp again if I can help it. I’m going to add a few of each size to my on-the-road tool kit and stock some in my garage. Feel free to quote me.” From Posi-Lock user “P.M.” (More comments below) Electrons and …

Fabric Multi-Fit Hand Guards Help to Fight the Cold Winter Winds The Barkbusters “Blizzard” fabric hand guards are like XXL-sized buddies to help to block cold winter air. These windstoppers can be fitted to 240+ different motorcycle makes and models of all types. Here’s the Barkbusters Blizzard BBZ application chart (.pdf); chances are your bike is on …

Micro Power Supply Charges Your Devices or Jump-Starts the Bike   Summary 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 …

A Rugged/Sweet Sound Just Shy of Obnoxious   Background I’ll confess: like many other motorcyclists, I like the sound of a hearty exhaust note. But also like many others, I don’t want to overdo it. I was warned that the Two Brothers M-2 carbon fiber can would be too loud but it’s actually not, at …

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 …

Shorai BMS01 Battery Charger Review   Background The intent of this review is to take a look at the Shorai LFX charger, which is intended as a custom solution offered by the manufacturer. Whether or not Shorai designs and manufactures the charger or whether it is produced by a subcontractor to a provided design specification …

AltRider Headlight Guard Review The AltRider Lexan Headlight Guard Kit is an example of what experience, knowledge and involvement in the motorcycling community can deliver: clean simple design, visual appeal and durability for the long haul. AltRider makes headlight guards and auxiliary light guards and both are worth considering for safety and protection. My experience …

GoCruise Throttle Control Review   Summary A simply elegant throttle lock device for motorcycles. Introduction I live in the southeast United States, an area with a great variety of different roads on which to ride. Do you like to cruise and enjoy the scenery? We’ve got it. Do you prefer twisty, technical riding? We have …

Clearwater Voltage Sentry Review   Summary The Clearwater Voltage Sentry is an easy and unique way to keep track of the electrical drain on your motorcycle. Designed to be “thermally stable, highly accurate, reliable, flexible and with a very low power consumption”, the device is small enough to fit just about anywhere. An excellent solution …

CTEK US 800 vs. CTEK US 7002 Review   Summary Bigger isn’t necessarily better. The CTEK 800 works just fine as a motorcycle battery charger, even though it’s the entry-level unit. And there’s a bonus: it’s cheaper and less complicated. Nothing wrong with the CTEK 7002, mind you, but do you really need 8 steps …