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The Budget Adventure Tourer This will be a quick report, just to let DR650 owners that the original Steel Horse swingarm stand I reviewed back in 2006 also fits the DR650. The saddles on the stand adjust for width, so I brought them in a notch and it fits the width of the dual swingarm on the …

Suzuki GW250 Sport Screen Windscreen Review and Installation Exactly two weeks after I took delivery of the new Suzuki GW250 Inazuma, the “Polar Vortex” winter of ’13 set in. The Vortex has delivered the worst winter I’ve ever experienced here in the Mid-Atlantic. Besides constant sub-freezing temperatures, we also had more snow than usual and …

Suzuki GW250 Center Stand Review and Installation The Suzuki GW250 center stand accessory is a very nicely made part and it’s a perfect fit on the bike. The kit is easy to install with a bit of patience and some basic hand tools. The GW250 was apparently designed for a center stand, because the parts …

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Center Stand Review and Installation The Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS center stand accessory is another very nicely made part and it’s a perfect fit on the bike. Just like the Suzuki GW250 center stand (review), the V-Strom kit is easy to install with only an 8 mm hex wrench and a torque …

Protecting the Rear Master Cylinder Reservoir and Exhaust Valve on the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS It’s questionable whether or not you need a brake reservoir protector and exhaust valve guard on the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS. But one thing’s for sure: they look cool! And, since they’re made by SW-Motech, the parts are super …

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 …

Moto Guzzi Le Mans More:  Moto Guzzi Page  |  2002 Moto Guzzi LeMans Rosso Photo These are photos of the original Moto Guzzi LeMans prototype Other WebBikeWorld Motorcycles Review

Moto Guzzi Recalls More:  Moto Guzzi Page  |  Motorcycle Safety Page NHTSA Moto Guzzi recalls, sorted by date, 1998 – 2001  |  2000 – 2001 V11 Sport Recall Make : Moto Guzzi Model : California EV Year : 1998 NHTSA Campaign ID Number : 01V081000 Recall Date : Mar 12, 2001 Component: wheels Potential Number of Units Affected : 909 …

Reading the webBikeWorld technical article about fitting a tachometer to a Moto Guzzi ‘Jackal’ got the old brain cells whirring. Since buying my Jackal I had really missed the benefits of a tacho and as it was my first Guzzi, I could only go by the sound and feel of the engine to tell me whether or …

Summertime is the prime motorcycle riding season.  It’s also the time for motorcycle repair projects, regular maintenance and washing and polishing tasks.  We’re in the process of doing a monster review of many different motorcycle cleaners and polishes, but in the meantime, we thought we’d let you know about some handy new tools in use …

Outfitting the Versys The Kawasaki Versys Story Part 1: Kawasaki Versys Introduction and Review Part 2: Luggage and Accessories Part 3: Windscreen Part 4: Accessories for the Versys Part 5: New Tires for the Versys Part 6: Oxford HotGrips on the Versys Gear: Zeta Handguards and XC Deflector Kit Gear: FAMSA 260 Tank Bag & Pannier Set Versys Specs: Kawasaki Versys Info and Specs …

Part 4: Evolution of a Relationship The Kawasaki Versys Story Part 1: Kawasaki Versys Introduction and Review Part 2: Luggage and Accessories Part 3: Windscreen Part 4: Accessories for the Versys Part 5: New Tires for the Versys Part 6: Oxford HotGrips on the Versys Gear: Zeta Handguards and XC Deflector Kit Gear: FAMSA 260 Tank Bag & Pannier Set Versys Specs: Kawasaki Versys …

FASTER – MotoGP Movie DVD DVD by: Spark Productions Written and Directed by Mark Neale Narrated by Ewan McGregor 103 minutes, color, stereo, standard aspect ratio All regions compatible Photo by webBikeWorld FASTER was produced during the 2001 and 2002 MotoGP world championship motorcycle racing series, and is an attempt at bringing the excitement and adventure …

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 …

WorldNav 3500 GPS Review Part 6: WorldNav 3500 Installation & Specs wBW WorldNav 3500 GPS Review ▪  Part 1: Introduction and Details ▪  Part 2: WorldNav GPS 3500 Overview ▪  Part 3: Applications and Settings ▪  Part 4: Where To? WorldNav 3500 Navigation ▪  Part 5: Using the WorldNav 3500 ▪  Part 6: Installation and Conclusion ▪  WorldNav 3500 GPS Owner Comments  Related wBW Reviews …

WorldNav 3500 GPS Review Part 5: Using the WorldNav 3500 wBW WorldNav 3500 GPS Review ▪  Part 1: Introduction and Details ▪  Part 2: WorldNav GPS 3500 Overview ▪  Part 3: Applications and Settings ▪  Part 4: Where To? WorldNav 3500 Navigation ▪  Part 5: Using the WorldNav 3500 ▪  Part 6: Installation and Conclusion ▪  WorldNav 3500 GPS Owner Comments  Related wBW Reviews ▪  Motorcycle …

WorldNav 3500 GPS Review Part 4: Navigating With the WorldNav 3500 wBW WorldNav 3500 GPS Review ▪  Part 1: Introduction and Details ▪  Part 2: WorldNav GPS 3500 Overview ▪  Part 3: Applications and Settings ▪  Part 4: Where To? WorldNav 3500 Navigation ▪  Part 5: Using the WorldNav 3500 ▪  Part 6: Installation and Conclusion ▪  WorldNav 3500 GPS Owner Comments  Related wBW Reviews …

WorldNav 3500 GPS Review Part 3: WorldNav 3500 Applications wBW WorldNav 3500 GPS Review ▪  Part 1: Introduction and Details ▪  Part 2: WorldNav GPS 3500 Overview ▪  Part 3: Applications and Settings ▪  Part 4: Where To? WorldNav 3500 Navigation ▪  Part 5: Using the WorldNav 3500 ▪  Part 6: Installation and Conclusion ▪  WorldNav 3500 GPS Owner Comments  Related wBW Reviews ▪  Motorcycle Bluetooth …

WorldNav 3500 GPS Review Part 2: WorldNav 3500 GPS Overview wBW WorldNav 3500 GPS Review ▪  Part 1: Introduction and Details ▪  Part 2: WorldNav GPS 3500 Overview ▪  Part 3: Applications and Settings ▪  Part 4: Where To? WorldNav 3500 Navigation ▪  Part 5: Using the WorldNav 3500 ▪  Part 6: Installation and Conclusion ▪  WorldNav 3500 GPS Owner Comments  Related wBW Reviews ▪  Motorcycle …

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 …

BMW GS: A 30-Year Catalog – wBW Book Review BMW GS Adventure Motorcycle: A 30-Year Catalog by Hans-Jurgen Schneider and Dr. Axel Koenigsbeck Hardcover w/jacket: 210 pages Dimensions (mm): 287 x 227 x 23 Publisher: Parker House; (April 2009) ISBN: 978 097 968 917 8 List Price: $50.00 See Also: BMW GS Essential Buyer’s Guide book review. Dual-sport …

Motorcycle Fuel Injection – Carburetor By:John Robinson Hardcover – 256 pages, 1st Edition (2000) Haynes Publishing Group ISBN: 1859605141 Dimensions (in inches): 0.50 x 11.02 x 8.47 More:  wBW Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance Article Index Believe it or not, this is the book I read during my week-long vacation at the beach last summer!  This book was …

Guzziology 5.2 – wBW Book Review By: Dave Richardson Spiral-bound: 816 pages Publisher: Moto International; Spiral edition (December 23, 1995) ISBN: 0967065402 wBW Moto Guzzi Book Reviews:  Moto Guzzi – The Complete History from 1921  |  Moto Guzzi: The Racing Story  |  Moto Guzzi Story  |  Moto Guzzi Twins Restoration  |  Moto Guzzi V-Twins: The Complete Story  |  Moto Guzzi: Forza in Movimento  |  Moto …

Moto Guzzi V-Twins: The Complete Story by: Mick Walker Hardcover: 192 pages Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 10.75 x 7.75 Publisher: Crowood Press (February 1999) ASIN: 1861261802 wBW Moto Guzzi Book Reviews: Moto Guzzi – The Complete History from 1921  |  Moto Guzzi: The Racing Story  |  Moto Guzzi Story  |  Moto Guzzi Twins Restoration  |  Moto Guzzi V-Twins: The Complete …

Garmin zūmo 660 Review Part 2 Part 2: The Physical Tour The Garmin zūmo 660 is rectangular and a bit thicker than many other 16:9 style wide-screen GPS units. Smooth hard plastic and rounded edges visually streamline the device. But these same features also make it somewhat slippery…tactile material strips have been applied to the …

Garmin zūmo 660 – Part 7 Garmin zūmo 660 Installation This final part of the Garmin zūmo 660 evaluation covers basic installation of the navigation system on two Beemers in the home fleet. This includes a 2009 BMW R1200R and my 2009 BMW F800GS that is the designated test mule. BMW R1200R Installation With the …

Garmin zūmo 660 GPS Review This is an ongoing comparison of features between the newer Garmin zūmo zūmo 660 and the very capable Garmin zūmo zūmo 550. Comparing the two GPS unites reveals a few observations. The following is listed in no particular order: Garmin zūmo 660 vs. zūmo 550 Feature Differences The zūmo 660 …

Garmin zūmo 660 – Part 5: Specifications Part 5: Garmin zūmo 660 Settings The other sections of this multi-part review of the Garmin zūmo 660 includes further insight into the tools provided by the 660. Part 6 (Next) also identifies some basic differences between the 550 and the 660. Also, it lists some compatible Bluetooth …

Garmin zūmo 660 – Part 4 Part 4: Riding With The Zūmo I haven’t put the 660 through all its paces, yet. But for typical riding activities – back home in the cooling north or down here in the wetter but warmer temperatures of the south, the newest zūmo is performing quite well overall.. Snapping …

Garmin zūmo 660 – Part 3 Part 3: Where To? Selecting this icon brings a number of follow-on choices: Address, Go Home, Points of Interest, Recently Found, Favourites, Junction, Extras, Cities, Custom Routes, Browse Map and, Coordinates. To select an address, select a City in the appropriate state or country, using the icon on the …

Replacing a turn signal or directional relay on a BMW R100RS I recently purchased an R100RS (see photo), and as I was going through it to check the routine maintenance and prepare it for the state’s motor vehicle inspection, I noticed that the turn signals were not working correctly. When the turn signal was on …

Fork Guards for the GT1000 I received an email a few weeks ago from Paul Smith (no, not that Paul Smith), letting me know about some GT1000 SportClassic fork guards he had for sale. Paul makes the fork guards, which will fit the Ducati Sport 1000, Sport 1000 S and the GT1000. He does not have a …

Fitting a Monster Fairing to a Ducati GT1000 I saw a monster fairing fitted to a Gt1000 at the Corbin seats web site (here) and it looks great. Tried the same with items sourced in Australia. Thought I might pass on these notes in case someone else out there thought of doing the same. The …

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 …

Ducati GT1000 Centre Stand Before I get into the fitting of the stand I’d like to pass on a few things that I’ve discovered. There were two centre stand kits available for the Ducati SportClassic range when I purchased mine. One kit is designed to fit the Sport 1000 (bike info) and the Paul Smart 1000 (bike info). …

The Ducati Riding Experience For the fifth year in a row, Ducati will be organizing a series of riding courses aimed at those who would like to learn how to ride a motorcycle or improve their street or track skills. The 2004 edition of Ducati Riding Experience saw a massive influx of attendees, both male …

Ducati Slipper Clutch – STM Slipper Clutch Diagram of an STM Slipper Clutch for a Ducati – More info can be found on the STM site; STM slipper clutches can be purchased (if you have a big wallet!) from Hard Racing. (Thank you Chris Edwards and the Mid-Atlantic Ducati club for these diagrams!) STM says : “It’s the only slipper …

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 …

Ducati Fast Throttle Cam The Electraeon Fast Throttle Cam for Ducati motorcycles allows the throttle to reach full open with 75% rotation of the hand grip compared to the stock throttle cam. Reducing the amount of hand grip rotation provides greater control and comfort by allowing the throttle to reach the full open quicker and …

Ducati and Puma Announce Panigale Footwear Inspired by PUMA’s motorsports tradition, the two iconic brands invent the “Moto Lifestyle”.  The first fruits of the PUMA – Ducati collaboration — the Panigale — arrive in stores this April. The shoe is specifically designed by Puma with creative insights from the Ducati Design Team. T he name …