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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 …

Summary A convenient way to carry around one’s helmet when off the bike. Locking it on a bike is not always possible or desirable. The design works best with helmets using micrometric type chin straps but it can be used with double d-ring types as well. Introduction Motorcycle helmets are just a part of life …

Summary The C5 single-channel camera system is a newer offering from INNOVV providing a lot of desirable features for powersports activities, particularly motorcycling enthusiasts, at a reasonable price. Compact and ruggedized, the modular-based Innovv C5 provides a sealed waterproof lens, an aluminum DVR module, USB 3 integrated heavy-duty cable, and a dedicated protective power supply …

ADVMonster LED Lights Is seven years long enough to accurately assess a product or group of products?  Or just an excuse for a long (long) overdue review? Use of many ADVmonster LED products over this extended period has proven many things, including the fact that while appearing deceptively lightweight and (thus) fragile, they really aren’t and, their …

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 …

The Perfect Compromise of Style, Comfort and Function? If you’ve been following the webBikeWorld clothing reviews for the last year or so you will have noticed a major shift in motorcycle jackets. With the explosion of scrambler, café racer, and retro inspired bikes there has been a corresponding surge in matching retro and Urban style …

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 …

Home-Made Garmin GPS Handlebar Mount A possible cheap quick handlebar mount for GPS units that employ a ball and socket mounting system. Editor’s Note:  Arthur V., who wrote this article, kindly donated his honorarium to a webBikeWorld charity. The Problem I would crawl through 50 feet of half-inch garden hose full of crushed glass to …

Hot Grips for Cold Hands This page has links to the webBikeWorld motorcycle heated grip reviews. For more information, see our Motorcycle Heated Glove Reviews index. wBW Motorcycle Heated Grip Reviews Koso Apollo Heated Grips Review Oxford Hotgrips Review (aka Oxford Heaterz) Oxford Hot Hands Heated Grips Review Hotgrips Heated Grips Review Related Reviews Motorcycle Heated and Wind-Blocking …

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! …

Ducati GT1000 Blog Welcome to my GT1000 blog!  The most recent entries are entered in order from latest to oldest on this page (below). As the page fills up, I move the older articles to Blog Page 2 and hopefully there will be many more! Still in process: I still need to install the Scotchcal paint protection …

Suomy Extreme Chin Vent The chin vent on the Suomy is rather pedestrian.  It works via a simple latch that opens and closes the vent.  Quite frankly, we’ve seen better quality vents on helmets costing 70% less than the Extreme. That said, the vent does work, and like the AGV Ti-Tech, the chin vent directs …

Live 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 Here we go – all the latest news, photos and information about all the new helmets, clothing and motorcycle accessories as they’re released to the U.S. motorcycle …

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 …

The 2005 Ace Café Reunion – Brighton Burn-up 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 the run …

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 …

S100 Total Cycle Cleaner for Motorcycles Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Motorcycle wash\ Type: Aerosol can, 21 oz. (595 ml) Manufacturer: S100 Cycle Care Products Made In:  Germany Retail Price: $9.95 Claims – “Clean your bike faster than ever.” “…modern detergent technology… For Use On – Paint, chrome, stainless, aluminum, plastics, rubber, bearings, O-rings (O-rings? – Ed.). Claimed Features – Removes film, oil smear, …

SHAD 3P Mounting System and the SH36 Side Cases on the BMW S1000XR The webBikeWorld SHAD SH36 review was published in 2014. The SH36 side cases were new at that time and were fitted to the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS (Blog), the webBikeWorld Project Bike that year. Since then, SHAD has introduced the SH36 mounting kit for the BMW …

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 …

Prepping for Accessories: The BMW S 1000 XR Before one starts a journey, one usually needs to know the “how and why”. While other things, like the ‘when and where” may just remain factors to be considered. webBikeWorld prides itself in making sure work of any nature is as fully detailed as possible so readers …

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 …

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 …

Scottoiler “California Spec” Chain Oiler Meets California CARB Req’s. August 10, 2011 – Scottoiler has announced the new Scottoiler vSystem California Spec kit in the U.S.A. [UPDATE (October 19, 2011) – Scottoiler has changed the name of this system from “Scottoiler vSystem CARB EO” to “Scottoiler vSystem California Spec (review)“.] This latest chain oiler from Scottoiler …

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 …

SW-Motech Wide Off-Road Foot Pegs For The Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Continuing with the farkling of the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS (Blog), I decided to add a set of SW-Motech wide foot pegs just to see what would happen. There’s nothing wrong with the stock foot pegs on the bike, although wider may be better if you’re …

Stainless Steel Brake Line Upgrade (Redux) We bring all of our senses to task when riding a motorcycle — with the possible exception of taste! — to operate the machines below us and maintain a certain level of safety. It’s as if we become part of that machine in some manner; there’s a constant flow …

Part 3: CANopener Installation Notes Installation Notes A wealth of information is available on the Clearwater Lights website with their usual excellent Installation Manuals covering generic and specific CANopener installations for various makes and models. The information also includes lots of background specifics and technical data. In addition, webBikeWorld has reviewed all of the Clearwater Lights …

Part 2: Working With the BMW CAN Bus Climb Aboard the CAN Bus The BMW CAN bus is a complex albeit logical amalgamation of technologies. It is based on a single-wire system and a bi-directional distribution network with multiple sensors and real-time processors for monitoring, diagnosis and control of virtually every component and capability on …

Ducati Evaporative Emissions Canister The evaporative emissions canister mounted on modern Ducati motorcycles is, in a word, ugly. I have no idea why they mounted it in such an obvious and noticeable location on the left-hand side of the motorcycle, hanging off the engine in a location that’s as obvious as a wart on a …

Pressure is Pleasure: Compressed Air for the Custovation Shop My love affair with compressed air started a number of years ago when I got an entry level oil-less air compressor for Christmas. Looking like a bloated red fire hydrant lying on its side, it made a deafening noise while it crawled its way to 125 PSI. …

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 typical installations for the Dispatch 1 system. I will use the BMW F 800 GS test mule and my new 2010 R 1200 RT that joined the family fleet last summer as examples. Installation Notes While the Dispatch 1 power management system will find some permanency on my 2010 …

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 …

MachineArt Moto Avant Review The MachineArt Moto Avant fender extender is the newest member of the MudSling family. Like the original product, it is nearly flawless in its design, fit and function and therefore, a most worthy addition. There is now no excuse not to provide simple and extremely effective protection for both the back …

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. …