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Motorex Protect & Shine 645 Manufacturer’s Information Manufacturer: Motorex Category: Quick wax, polish Type: Aerosol Can, 500 ml (16.9 oz.) Retail Price: $7.99 Made In: Switzerland Claims – “One step detailer.  Quickly cleans and waxes.” For Use On – Metal, plastic and varnish (sic) surfaces.  Also rubber and leather. Claimed Features – “Protects and gives a mirror-like finish”.  …

Meguiar’s NXT Generation Spray Wax Manufacturer’s Information Manufacturer: Meguiar’s Category: Quick wax, polish Type: Spray bottle, 710 ml (24 oz.) Retail Price: $10.99 Made In: U.S.A. Claims – “Easy to use booster wax maintains gloss and protection created by NXT Tech Wax.” For Use On – Painted surfaces that have been treated withMeguiar’s NXT Next Generation Tech …

Meguiar’s Quik Wax Manufacturer’s Information Manufacturer: Meguiar’s Category: Wax, polish Type: Spray bottle, 473 ml (16 oz.) Retail Price: $5.99 Made In: U.S.A. Claims – “Creates deep gloss with carnauba wax protection.” For Use On – Painted surfaces. Claimed Features – “Mist and wipe.  Wax your car in minutes.  Deepens the color of your paint.  Gently cleans the …

ProtectAll All-Surface Care with Carnauba Wax Manufacturer’s Information Manufacturer: ProtectAll Category: Quick wax, cleaner, polish Type: Spray, Can, 13.5 oz. (383 g) Retail Price: $10.00 Made In: U.S.A. Claims – “Polishes, waxes, treats, protects” For Use On – Paint, fiberglass, clear coat, gel coat, aluminum, chrome, stainless steel, Plexiglas, glass, wood, plastic, vinyl, rubber, finished leather, more. …

Britemax #6S Spray & Shine Quick Polish – Detail Spray Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Motorcycle quick polish, wax Manufacturer:  Metal Master/Britemax Type:  Spray bottle, 24 oz. Retail Price: $14.95 Made In:  U.S.A. More Britemax Products:  Britemax Black Max Swirl Remover  | Britemax Review Intro  |  Britemax Metal Polish  |  Britemax Spray & Shine  |  Grime Out Claims – “High gloss “wet look” detail spray for quick …

Britemax “Black Max” Ultra-Fine Polish and Glaze Manufacturer’s Information Category:  Motorcycle polish, swirl and “spider web” fine scratch remover. Manufacturer:  Britemax Type:  Liquid, bottle, 16 oz. Retail Price: $14.95 Made In:  U.S.A. More Britemax Products:  Britemax Black Max Swirl Remover  | Britemax Review Intro  |  Britemax Metal Polish  |  Britemax Spray & Shine  |  Grime Out Claims – “Extremely fine finessing pad polish for show …

RejeX Soil Barrier – Anti-Stain Protection We’ve always been on the search for unique or hard to find motorcycle related products and accessories, and it’s always a kick to find something that fits the bill. In baseball terms, it’s a double when the product is both unique and works as advertised.  An added kick is …

Spray Motorcycle Cleaners Review We liked the Sprayway Glass Cleaner so much that we couldn’t resist when Sprayway offered to provide some of their other products to try. Industrial customers are the main target for Sprayway products. But many of their large selection of spray cleaners, polishes and protectants are also  appropriate for use on motorcycles. Motorcycles …

Britemax Grime Out Manufacturer’s Information Manufacturer:  Metal Master/Britemax Type:  Spray bottle, 24 oz. Category:  Motorcycle degreaser, cleaner Retail Price:  $14.95 Made In:  U.S.A. More Britemax Products:  Britemax Black Max Swirl Remover  |  Britemax Review Intro  |  Britemax Metal Polish  |  Britemax Spray & Shine  |  Grime Out Notes:  Also available in gallon jugs as a concentrate for $29.95; can be diluted for various uses.  …

50 YEARS AGO: MIRACLE AT MONZA Photos and Text Courtesy and Copyright BMW AG e the checkered flag from their fully faired BMW sidecar combination. The upshot: it was the first the World Sidecar Championship title for Germany and the first for BMW. For the two riders from Kirchhain near Marburg, it was the third …

New BMW Motorcycle Zumo Navigator GPS System Based on Garmin Zumo Ever since the introduction of BMW’s original Motorrad Navigator several years ago, sales of paper maps to BMW riders have fallen dramatically. Subsequent generations of Navigator II, Navigator II Plus and Navigator III GPS systems further revolutionized long distance route finding for riders with their fast …

BMW Announces the New R 1200 GS Adventure The following information is an English translation of the German press kit and some information and specifications may not apply to the U.S. models Further information and dates of expected U.S. availability will be provided at a later date. Text and photos courtesy of BMW AG. Features …

The History of the BMW GS-Series It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since BMW introduced a radical new motorcycle to the public. The original BMW R 80 G/S received a “love it/hate it” reaction from everyone who laid eyes on it, and not a single person thought the concept would succeed. But …

The BMW F 800 R Revised for 2015 In addition to the new BMW S 1000 XR “Adventure Sport” (Preview), BMW announced a revised F 800 R at the 2014 EICMA show in Milan, Italy today, November 4, 2014. Here’s the edited press release: The BMW F 800 R The new F 800 R is the …

BMW Children’s Bicycle Grows With Young Riders The new BMW Kids’ Bike lets riders avoid a wobbly beginning by starting out as a ride-on bike without pedals, allowing children to develop balancing skills until they are ready for the power of pedaling. The user-friendly bicycle has an easy-to-install pedal system and an adjustable seat so …

20,000 Mile Warranty for RK GXW Series Chains October, 2011 (The Editor) –  We receive many press releases about new products, but only a very few attract my attention and the claim that RK Excel America warranties their new GXW Series chain for 20,000 miles did just that. I sent them an email to ask about …

Tiny-Mini & Cheap Action Cam? Definitely the cutest and most fun of any camera in this comparison, but the AEE MD80 is more of a novelty than a serious motorcycle video camera. Its benefits are the small size and ease of use, along with the included 2 GB MicroSD card. With a little bit of …

Motorcycle Camera Mounts Reviewed The mounts that come with most motorcycle video cameras are semi-useful for mounting the camera to a helmet but not the motorcycle. Suction cup style camera mounts are readily available and they can be used for a sturdier mounting arrangement. These are available under a variety of brand names, including the …

Airbags for Gold Wings TOKYO, Japan, September 8, 2005 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced it has succeeded in developing the world’s first production motorcycle airbag system. The new system is claimed to help lessen the severity of injuries caused by frontal collisions. It is to be made available on the new Gold Wing …

The Budget Adventure Tourer Flatter profile seat looks good and seems well made but doesn’t quite offer the comfort I expected. Read the posts in the various forums and you may end up believing that the original equipment DR650 seat is made from plywood and barbed wire. The general consensus seems to be that the …

Butt Buffer For Your Butt The Butt Buffer is an effective cure for “numb butt”. It is easy to install and it can be used on different types of motorcycles. It is much cheaper than a new seat, and if you buy a new bike, you can take it with you. There’s a conspiracy, of …

Triumph has a nice selection of accessories for their line of motorcycles, and I was intrigued by the solo seat that’s available for the Thunderbird Sport. I’ve always been partial to the “cafe racer” look, and here was an opportunity to customize the bike with a factory designed and approved upgrade. I finally broke down and …

Snell and FIA Institute Develop Joint Youth Motorcycle Helmet Standard The Snell Memorial Foundation and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) plan to publish a new crash helmet standard designed specifically for use by young riders. The helmet, which has been developed by the FIA Institute for Motor Sport Safety, is the first of its kind …

Bell Sprint and Arai Quantum II Helmet Noise Levels   Other WebBikeWorld Helmet Posts

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 …

Posi-Tap Connector Review Posi-Tap and Posi-Lock connectors are an absolute must for electrical work on motorcycles! The Posi-Lock and the new Posi-Tap connectors make life so much easier.They’re waterproof, vibration proof and can be reused. Keep a selection in your bike’s tool kit for emergency connections! Posi-Products (Division of Swenco) has done it again!  Here’s …

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 …

World Exclusive!  The webBikeWorld Live Report From the 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo Indianapolis, Indiana – February 13-16, 2009 Page 1:  Friday, February 13, 2009 Indy Live! Port-A-Chopper Folding Trailer Ceramic Bearings Speedway Shelters Heidenau Tires EZ-Cruz Cruise Control Road Warrior Paint Protection Forcefield Sub-Pro 4 Page 2:  Saturday, February 14, 2009 AM Wacky Wheels Teiz One-Piece Suit …

A CAN Bus Accessory Connection Manager The HEX ezCAN acts as an interface to easily connect accessories to a motorcycle with a CAN bus system. Accessories such as lights, horns, brake lights and other devices are connected to the four “channels” or output circuits in the ezCAN. The user can then program the output of …

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 …