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 very 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 …

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 …

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 …

GiMoto Custom Motorcycle Leathers It was just about this time of year, long ago and far away, when Mom would drag me to the nearest department store to poke through the new crop of fall clothes for the upcoming school year. But we ran into the same problem every fall. I wasn’t short, fat or …

Choosing and Purchasing a One-Piece Leather Motorcycle Suit I finally got to the point in my track riding where my two-piece Dainese Rock leather suit just wasn’t cutting it any more. Not that I am all that fast on the track… But when I originally purchased the suit I had no idea whether I would …

Sliders “Bella” Women’s Jeans Review The Sliders Bella  women’s riding jeans are protective, wear all day, decent-looking jeans. It’s sad but true that when it comes to motorcycle gear for women, the amount of choices available pale in comparison to plethora of gear available for men. In recent years this has improved a bit, but the …

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. …

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 …

Energizer Contractor Industrial Flashlight My wife is curious: what is it about men and flashlights?  It must be one of those male survival protect-the-cave things.  Hey, you can’t have too many flashlights, right? I mean after all, you never know what emergency will happen next… And the 21st century is turning out to be a flashlight …

Head-Mounted Flashlight – Headlamp I’m getting old — there’s just no way around it.  Funny thing is, I get older by the day!  Here’s a dirty little secret that you discover when you reach, oh, around age 45: all of a sudden one day you’ll wonder why you can only read the newspaper at arm’s length — …

LED Motorcycle Light Reviews Auxiliary Rear Lights for Motorcycles By “D.A.P.” for webBikeWorld.com I’ve recently installed additional lighting on the rear of both my wife’s and my motorcycles (Honda Shadow Spirit 750) and I thought I’d let you know how it all worked out. I installed a pair of Lifebrites and a six inch Signal Dynamics …

Morimoto Bi-Xenon Headlight Conversion for the BMW Scooter I just received these photos from “A.Z.”, who sent the info and photos of the Malossi Variator for the BMW Scooter that I posted on the blog. This time, A.Z. ripped out the stock BMW headlights and replaced them with a pair of MorimotoBi-Xenon lights! How cool is that?! I …

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 …

Leather Chaps Leather motorcycle chaps may be of peripheral interest to many webBikeWorld visitors, but they enjoy a dedicated following among touring riders, so we decided to give ’em a go. Motorcycle riding pants seem to be about the second-to-last clothing article to accumulate in a new rider’s wardrobe, after a helmet, gloves and a jacket …

Women’s Leather Motorcycle Jacket Motorcycle clothing manufacturers live in an ultra-competitive world.  They spend huge amounts of time and money trying to design products that have something just a little bit different and special to outsmart the competition.I’m sure there are many different types of statistical methods, surveys and focus groups that are used to try …

RiderLight Wireless Light Review Easy to install wireless LED brake light strip attaches to helmet. Comes on steady when brakes are applied; after 5 seconds the LEDs flash. Has button for continuous blinking emergency display. Provides potentially greater visibility at night or in inclement weather. Brake lights and motorcycle visibility continue to be one of …

An “Advanced” LED Flashlight The machinist in me was intrigued at the ad for a “CNC machined aluminum LED flashlight”. I just had to have one. The price was high at $24.95, and then there was the 5 buck shipping charge, but hey — what price quality? A nice CNC-machined “billet” flashlight would look great …

Tourmaster Cortech Pants Many features, including double flaps over seams, extra material over knees and seat. Well made and high quality. Can be hot when worn over street pants at temperatures over about 70 degrees F. Best suited for cooler-weather riding. If you’ve got some time to kill with friends while tipping a few on …

Maverick “Sidewinders” Polartec Polar Flannel Lined Jeans Sitting in a Doctor’s office waiting room a couple of days ago, I was struck by how many people were wearing jeans.  I thought jeans were passé, surpassed by baggy chinos, cargo pants and sweats. I guess I’m out of step with the latest fashions yet again… Jeans …

Joe Rocket Steel Jeans vs. Sliders Kevlar Jeans webBikeWorld visitors apparently can’t get enough information on motorcycle jeans! Based on your suggestions, we ordered a pair of Joe Rocket “Steel” jeans and while we were at it, we also ordered a pair of Sliders Kevlar jeans for good measure. We’re not big fans of wearing …

Hein Gericke Cargo Overpants Hein Gericke opened his business in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1970.  The company has grown dramatically since then, becoming what is probably the best known motorcycle clothing brand name in Europe. Although Hein Gericke apparel has been sold in the U.S.A. since 1978, the brand has not been well recognized by American …

Alpinestars Street Cargo Pants Our series on Alpinestars gear for hot weather riding concludes with a look at the Alpinestars Street Cargo Pants, which are sort of a cross between street jeans and mesh motorcycle pants. The Cargo Pants can be purchased one size small, as these were, for wearing solo, but they’re also designed …

Alpinestars Ergo Painter Denim Pants As much as we go on about high-quality leather or textile pants for motorcycle riding, there’s no getting around the popularity of jeans. They’re comfy, they don’t look goofy off-bike and they can help make summer riding more comfortable.   But please – if you have to wear jeans, at …

Alpinestars Air-Flo Pants The timing couldn’t be better — just as the weather here in the Mid-Atlantic has reached its typically brutal hot and humid summer peak, we’ve been taking a look at some of the new mesh clothing items for 2006 from Alpinestars. We covered the Alpinestars T-Stunt 2 mesh jacket a few days ago and …

Part 1: Clearwater Lights CANopener and the BMW CAN Bus The Clearwater Lights CANopener system is an innovative auxiliary lighting management system like nothing else available. The CANopener is compatible with the BMW R1200GSW, GSAW and RTW (W for water cooled) and the K1600GT+ models. The system provides owners with an integrated programmable system for Clearwater …

Motorcycle Headlight Relay Review Ready-made wiring harness and relay kit makes it easy to add relays to a motorcycle headlight. Adding a relay can improve headlight output, reduce load on switches and allow higher wattage bulbs to be used with reduced fear of overloads. Eastern Beaver also has relay kits for dual H4 bulbs and …

Hyper Lite Motorcycle LED Lights Anyone that has spent time on two wheels — either on a bicycle or a motorcycle — knows what a never-ending battle we have as far as our safety is concerned out there on the highways. Other highway users (i.e., everyone else) seem to have taken the term “multi-tasking” to …

DesignTech 50 Watt Halogen 1156 Brake Light Bulb I blow through a lot of money on webBikeWorld reviews!  Here we go with brake lights again…. Maybe I have a fixation.  I’m looking for thHalogen Brakee perfect brake light: low watts, low heat, lasts forever with no damage from vibration, lights up in nanoseconds, and is so …

1157 and 1156 Motorcycle Light Bulbs There are several motorcycle tail light and brake light bulb types which are interchangeable. Note that these are bulbs that have a low/high filament; i.e., one filament is “on” all the time as the running light, and the other filament comes on as the brake light. If your motorcycle …

Installing a Headlight Modulator Mounting a motorcycle headlight modulator is an easy procedure that may help increase the visibility of your motorcycle to oncoming traffic. Motorcycle headlight modulators rapidly flash the motorcycle’s headlight at 240 (plus or minus 40) cycles per minute. This is designed to attract the attention of oncoming drivers. Headlight modulators for …

Dual Headlight Modulator See Below:  Unique new Comagination dual headlight modulator includes a solid-state relay! Give me some metal and a few tools and I’ll build anything.  But when it comes to electricity, I’m dumbstruck. I’m not sure why actually, although I stuck my finger into way too many outlets as a toddler, so perhaps it’s a Pavlovian …

LED Light for Motorcycles EDs are just about the perfect motorcycle lighting solution.  LED lights use very little power, they’re not affected by vibration, they don’t get hot and the LED itself is virtually waterproof. They’re also available in an array of colors and they can be grouped together to provide many different shapes and …

Ducati Multistrada LED Brake Lights Brake light and tail light improvements are usually first on the agenda for any new motorcycle that enters my garage, and the Multistrada 620 is the latest victim. Since this is 2007, “improvements” usually means either replacing the incandescent bulbs with an LED equivalent, or adding some lumens in the …

Installing a Signal Dynamics LED Brake Light Bar: Triumph Thunderbird Sport Information about the Signal Dynamics LED Brake Light Bar was covered in a previous webBikeWorld article “Improving Brake Light Visibility on a BMW K75“.  This article addresses the installation of that same unit on a Triumph Thunderbird Sport.  There were a few tricks to this …

The Signal Dynamics LED Motorcycle Brake Light Bar Improving the brake light visibility of motorcycle brake lights is important. I recently installed a “Signal Dynamics” LED motorcycle brake light bar on my BMW K75. And I also added a pair of “Life Brite” LED motorcycle brake light flashers above the license plate at the rear. …