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Let the Air Do the Insulating Thin, lightweight and well made. Vest can be inflated via a tube and uses air to act as an insulator. It works, but it’s expensive. We’re probably too late with our review of the BMW AirVantage vest. It was released by BMW some time ago, and it’s an interesting …

Glare “Spider” Swirl Remover Review Like the Glare Professional Polish (review), the Glare Spider Swirl Remover really does work. It takes a bit of “elbow grease”. And make sure you follow the directions to the letter. But when used in combination with Glare Polish as the final coat, you can restore the paint with most …

Formotion Spot Clock Review The Formotion Spot clock is a motorcycle clock. It is waterproof rated to 3 ATM. The Spot Clock has a rotating bezel and uses 3M double-sided tape to attach to a motorcycle fairing. It also has a stainless steel back and alloy case. Includes a sweep second hand and claimed vibration …

The CR&S “DUU” and Custom Motorcycles CR&S Custom Motorcycles Power cruisers are in, and they’re looking good. The genre seems to be evolving into a modern cross between the classic cruiser of the past and the street burner of the future. I guess the Yamaha V-Max was first, and it was plenty popular. Harley added …

Motorcycle Tire Air Pump High quality pump has a unique flexible and retractable air hose that is useful for filling a motorcycle tire. The dual-action Mini-Versair pump works up to 20% faster than single-action pumps. Regular webBikeWorld visitors know that we’ve been hunting for the perfect motorcycle tire air pump for some time. The requirements …

Cycle Shell Motorcycle Garage Review The Cycle Shell is an alternative motorcycle garage. It is semi-portable and it comes in three sizes to fit most motorcycles. It has mildew-proof and waterproof fabric that is also resistant to ultraviolet light. The garage is vented to prevent moisture buildup. It can be permanently located and cover can …

A Motorcycle Helmet Storage Bag OK, so you bought that $800.00 SCHUBERTH S1 motorcycle helmet (review). Now where are you going to store it? You certainly can’t stuff a helmet like that in a greasy cabinet in the corner of the garage. That would be like parking a Rolls Royce in a carport! What to do? …

Proline Windjammer II Helmet Wind Blocker The Windjammer II is a unique product that can decrease motorcycle helmet noise caused by wind buffeting while also providing some extra warmth for cold weather riding. A majority of helmet noise can often be traced to the “dirty” air that causes buffeting up under the neck area of …

Storage For Your Face Shield Soft fleece bag to protect a spare motorcycle helmet face shield. Soft flannel, made in the U.S.A., fits just about any full-face motorcycle face shield. It has the Roadgear logo inscribed on a backing of 3M Scotchlite retro-reflective material, a nice touch. Makes a great holiday gift! Got a spare …

Roadgear “Boss” Gloves Review I’ve found my new favorite winter motorcycle gloves! The Roadgear Boss gloves are warm, comfortable, waterproof and windproof. They have a generously-sized gauntlet with a secondary wrist closure for security. An old pair of Belstaff winter motorcycle gloves had been my favorite for many years. They were very comfortable and they …

SCHUBERTH S1 SuperSport? The SCHUBERTH S1 has solid build quality and it’s relatively quiet. The large shell size (for XL) and thick neck roll are definitely a different feel. Words like “ultimate helmet”, “world’s quietest helmet”, “best helmet in the world”, “safest helmet” and more have been tossed around by exuberant marketeers in their descriptions …

Shark Race Helmet The Shark RSR is very expensive. It is relatively light at 1601 grams for a size XL. It is Snell certified and meets the ECE 22-05 and DOT standards. The face shield is very thick at 3 mm, yet it has outstanding optics. It also has an infinite adjustment for opening and …

Installing Fiamm Freeway Blaster Horns With a Dual Horn Relay Ready-made wiring harness and relay kit makes it easy to add a horn relay to power a set of motorcycle horns. Uses high-quality components. Adding a relay can improve the horn’s output and reduce load on switches. We covered the installation of the Eastern Beaver …

Airetronics Motorcycle Air Bag Vest Review I’m always interested in learning about new products that have the potential for improving motorcycle rider protection and safety. I reviewed one of the first commercially available motorcycle “air bag” jackets last year, and I believe that the technology has promise. I seem to be in the minority on …

MFR vs. Bel-Ray Chain Lube and the Grunge Brush Review Non-sticky, clear chain lube. Leaves no residue, which may help prevent the buildup of grit. Claimed to work on both O-ring and non- O-ring motorcycle chains. Choosing a motorcycle chain lube is a controversial subject. It’s right up there with the continuing controversies about motor …

A Powerful Headlight for Working on Your Bike Powerful two-stage headlamp, made in the U.S.A. and with a lifetime warranty (that I have used!). The Princeton Tec Yukon headlamp is one of the most important tools in the webBikeWorld garage. LED headlamps have become an essential item around the webBikeWorld garage. A good quality headlamp …

Gerber Reactor 3 LED Flashlight Review LED technology is evolving at a rapid pace, and motorcyclists are reaping the benefits. LED taillight and brake light replacements are now fairly common and original equipment LED lights have appeared on motorcycles. They can’t come too soon — there’s no reason why every motorcycle shouldn’t have an LED brake …

REV’IT! “Motion” Jacket of REV’IT! motorcycle clothing, and with good reason.  In our opinion, REV’IT! makes some of the best quality, most skillfully designed motorcycle clothing on the planet. Our enthusiasm for the brand recently generated an email from a visitor who wrote that our REV’IT! clothing reviews were “obviously biased towards the product”.  Yep, we’re …

Insulated Pants Match Any Jacket The Roadgear Euro-Tec pants are comfortable, warm and waterproof. They’re also breathable. The lightweight padding is the compromise for comfort. You can’t beat a nice pair of textile overpants. Throw ’em on over your street clothes for your ride to work or down to the local hardware store. Granted, some …

Three Motorcycle Tire Air Pumps Reviewed 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 …

Biker Billy Cooks With Fire By: Bill Hufnagle Paperback: 260 pages Publisher: Whitehorse Press, October 15, 2004 ISBN: 1884313507 “Biker Billy” has created an industry with this book. Billy is the gastronomic editor for Cruising Rider magazine and the author of several other cookbooks. He’s appeared with Jay Leno on the Tonight Show (U.S.A.), with …

Discount Snell Approved Motorcycle Helmet Meets DOT and Snell standards. The size XL fits “Round” or “Earth” shaped heads best (see the Motorcycle Helmet FAQ). Light weight at 1426 grams. Flimsy top vent extractor is attached to helmet with double-sided tape. Verdict? Spend more and get more. Can a motorcycle helmet be too cheap…or rather, too …

Winter Motorcycle Gloves These 3M Thinsulate lined gloves keep my hands about as warm as any other winter or cold weather motorcycle gloves we’ve tried. The leather is a bit thin and there’s not much in the way of armor, but you can’t beat the price! I love finding bargains! 35 bucks doesn’t buy much …

A good torque wrench is an essential tool for even the most basic motorcycle maintenance and repair.  It’s important to ensure that all of the fasteners on a motorcycle are tightened to specifications for reasons of safety and to maintain its original design integrity. The the lightweight alloys used in motorcycles make it very easy to …

Ear Plug Comparison and Review Ear Plugs for Motorcycling For some reason, it’s not “cool” to be seen wearing ear plugs while riding a motorcycle. I know I probably sound like dear old Mom, but let me tell you something — it’s not cool at all to lose your hearing, and it’s really, really easy …

Roadgear Luggage Review The Roadgear tank bag, tail bag set is soft motorcycle luggage that works well for sportbikes. The smaller capacity tank bag and tail bag are very easy to mount and remove from the motorcycle. Simple design means that they’re easier to use. But, they are not waterproof. Roadgear provides a 10-year warranty. …

Soft, Comfy, Warm and Protective The Roadgear XCaliber jacket is very comfortable, including the collar lining. It has the new Schoeller Keprotec retro-reflective reinforcement material. It also includes plenty of features and pockets. CE-approved protectors are included. It also has a warm lining that seems to breathe better than other jackets. It’s also available in …

The Beemer Rider’s Uniform The Aerostich Darien is a nicely made jacket. It can be hot in the summer. The armor feels loose inside; the jacket does not have cinch straps on the arms. The collar pulls at my skin and the jacket isn’t as waterproof as I thought it would be. It’s also relatively expensive. Stop by …

Two Wheels Through Terror By: Glen Heggstad Hardcover: 275 pages Publisher: Whitehorse Press, September 2004 ISBN: 1884313493 I guess I’m a wimp when it comes to motorcycle adventures. I prepare for a 200 mile day trip like I’ll be trekking to the ends of the Earth. And I wouldn’t think of taking off without a …

X-Lite X-901 Helmet Review The X-901 is a relatively quiet helmet. It has nice graphics; the face shield has a small setting for defogging; it is DOT safety standard. Fits “long oval” shaped heads best. The top venting needs further evaluation when weather changes. There is no mechanism to secure the extra length of chinstrap. …

Silencio Ear Plugs Review The Silencio Soft Foam brand is firmer than other earplugs and hard to fit in the ear canal due to its hexagonal shape. The Silencio Red-E-Fit is soft, comfortable and performs well but is relatively expensive. The Silencio Silent Partner is reusable (made from silicone) but hard to insert and doesn’t …

Progressive Suspension 420 Series Very nicely made shock absorber; looks like custom made. Chromoly steel; rebuildable.  Nitrogen gas charged.  Comes with cool-looking progressive rate springs in black or red. Internal bladder eliminates need for external reservoir.   Five position damping adjustment. Threaded collar adjusts preload but collar is a bit stiff and doesn’t turn easily.   Provides …

Hearos Super and Extreme Disposable Ear Plugs We’ve said it many times. And we’ll say it again. The noise generated when riding a motorcycle is hazardous to your health. It doesn’t matter whether you’re wearing a full-face or half helmet, riding behind a fairing or as a passenger. The noise can and does cause hearing …

The REV’IT! R-Tech Winter Jacket The REV’IT! R-Tech jacket has some unique features. It employs a selection of high-quality materials that make it stand out from the crowd. It’s obvious that the jacket was designed by someone who knows about riding in cold, damp climates. I know what I’ll be wearing this winter! A lot of thought must …

Roadgear “Hi-Tec” Digital Tire Pressure Gauge The last thing you should be wondering about when you’re leaned over in a fast corner is whether or not the tires are inflated properly. It happens to me on occasion — out of nowhere, all of a sudden I catch myself wondering why the tires aren’t simply sliding …

Motorcycle Fuel Injection Handbook Paperback: 159 pages Dimensions (in inches): 0.38 x 10.60 x 8.22 Publisher: MBI Publishing (July 1, 2004) ISBN: 076031635X I absolutely love books like the Motorcycle Fuel Injection Handbook!  My wife thinks I’m nuts, because this is my favorite type of book to bring on holiday at the beach. A leisurely …

The ECE 22.05 Helmet Safety Standard Is there really such a thing as the “ECE 22.05” motorcycle helmet safety standard? Several hours of searching on various EU websites for that term comes up empty. As it turns out, the standard is really known as “Regulation No. 22” and that search term yields a quick result! …

Protect That Motorcycle Headlight! 3M’s Scotchcal paint protection film is described in the two wBW articles listed in the right column. Scotchcal is a clear adhesive-backed urethane covering that is applied over clean and smooth surfaces to protect the paint or finish from scratches, nicks and dings. It helps protect motorcycle paint and finishes from scratches, rubs, …

Gloves of the BORG Mad Max was a wuss. We now know that the Borg are the most bad-ass life forms in the Universe. Well, if you’ve ever wondered what kind of gloves the Borg wear for a motorcycle ride, you’re looking at them! The styling of these Icon TiMax gloves is obviously what hits you first. The styling …

Heavy-Duty Mesh for Summer You have to give a lot of credit to Icon. After all, they busted in to a market jam-packed with motorcycle clothing brands from A to Z and beyond. Yet they’ve managed to mix it up pretty nicely. Icon sort of just appeared out of nowhere a couple of years ago with a …