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Sena SR10 Form, Fit and Functionality Part 3: Sena SR10 Form and Function All of the nitty-gritty details regarding the construct of the SR10 were provided in Part One of the Sena SR10 review, so I won’t repeat everything here but will instead focus on what I see as some salient form observations. The SR10 is …

Using the SR10 Part 4: Using the Sena SR10 This is “where the rubber meets the road: in a sense. And with a lot of time spent in testing and using the SR10 adapters with many different devices over the last several months, its strengths, weaknesses, limitations and “bugs” become evident. Two of the radio …

SR10 Software Management Part 5: Software Management As lamented at the end of Part Two: Sena SR10 Features, a few issues and observations impacting SR10 functionality and performance remained outstanding, so I was really looking forward to the first firmware update. Nevertheless, continued use of both SR10 systems, along with a growing list of Bluetooth helmet …

SR10 Compatibility With Other Intercoms Part 6: SR10 Compatibility With the version 1.1 firmware incrementally loaded, I repeated most of the common pairing and functionality tests with the updated SR10 devices and Bluetooth headset systems. As applicable, observations regarding functionality and performance between the two firmware versions and the respective Bluetooth systems paired with the …

Midland BT2-D Bluetooth Motorcycle Intercom This section describes the BT2-D system in use, along with a summary of the features and the conclusion. Using the Midland BT2-D System The BT2-D intercom works seamlessly. Whether in VOX or manual mode, session initiation takes only a second or two. A session can be initiated by either user, …

Motorcycle Repair DVD Yamaha R6 Repair by Sportbike How-To (As of June 2008, apparently no longer in business?) DVD ($59.95) More:  See the wBW Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair page and the directory of all webBikeWorld motorcycle repair articles Sportbike How-To has recently released a motorcycle repair DVD set for the Yamaha R6.  But don’t get put off by the specificity …

by: Aim Image Productions DVD (£24.99), 120 minutes with extras Filmed on location by the participants. More:  Mondo Enduro Terra Circa is the sequel to Mondo Enduro.  This is another fantastic tale and a story that all motorcyclists and non-motorcyclists alike will enjoy. As if the British Mondo Enduro concept wasn’t crazy enough, it had to be …

The Suzuki DR650 Budget Adventure Tourer One of the nice things about the DR650 is the huge number of accessories and upgrades to choose from. These are a few of the retailers I’ve used or which have been recommended by webBikeWorld visitors. Got a tip? Send it to me at [email protected] DR650 Accessories and Parts My …

Cycra Hand Guards Review It took four different sets of hand guards to figure out a solution for the DR650. The Cycra Probend CRM hand guards are not  the perfect solution and it takes a bit of customizing to get them installed, but they do the job. A good set of hand guards is a …

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 …