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It comes with a calibration compliance certificate that certifies the wrench to MIL STD 45662A and ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 with accuracy traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It’s accurate to ±1% from 20% to 100% of its capacity in either direction.  One percent calculates to plus or minus 0.25 ft/lbs. at its maximum …

BMW Motorcycle Underwear Review Comfortable, breathable and seems to work as advertised. I’ve had mixed feelings on this motorcycle underwear thing. And that goes double when it comes to motorcycle underwear for summer. Sure, the pioneers in the Old West wore Long Johns under their wool bloomers…but what did they know from Coolmax? I mean …

Motorcycle Tire Air Pump 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 motorcycle, but many …

Holofiber Motorcycle Underwear Review Holofiber is claimed to “modify the spectrum of visible and invisible light, interacting with certain wavelengths, and altering them into energy. When Holofiber is worn as clothing, or placed near a person (in a bed sheet or pillowcase) it transmits the altered energy to the body”. Hard to prove, but we …

River Road Balaclava Review Editor’s Note:  A balaclava (aka balaclava helmet) is defined as “a cap that is close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face.” I did some research to try and find the origin of the word, but to no avail.  However, I did come across some interesting British …

Heartech Earplugs – Ear Plugs: SilentEar, QuietEar, FliteMate Earplugs I’m a big believer in wearing earplugs.  I lost part of my hearing as a result of what could basically be called ignorance on my part.  Plenty of rock concerts in the ’60’s and ’70’s, working in a really loud machine shop and riding motorcycles! But …

Polar-Optics Motorcycle Helmet Face Shield Lens  There are probably too many less-than-satisfactory methods to get some sun protection while riding.  You could choose a tinted replacement helmet visor, but they can be expensive, and it’s usually a pain to remove the clear visor and replace it with the tinted one (or vice versa) when the sun plays fickle.And …

REV’IT! 2014 Fall/Winter Clothing Preview I made a quick stop at REV’IT! USA headquarters last week to check out the Fall/Winter 2014 lineup. Yes, you read that right! It’s time for winter clothing. Hard to believe, now that summer has just begun its hot and moist grip on most of us in the northern hemisphere. …

LED Headlamp Flashlight My garage has three big windows and a combination lighting scheme that includes overhead incandescent, fluorescent and halogen lamps.  But I never seem to have enough light when I’m working on a bike. Now it could be because I’m getting old and my eyesight isn’t quite as sharp as it was, say, 20 …

Motorcycle Theft Statistics and Prevention The purpose of this page to become a directory of links to information, data and statistics regarding motorcycle theft. We’re especially interested in listing information regarding motorcycle theft statistics for the U.S.A. Unfortunately, data on motorcycle theft is difficult to find. If you know of links to resources about motorcycle …

Quick Anchor Motorcycle Trailer Tie Down I found an advertisement for the new Quick Anchor “movable trailer tie down” in a print magazine and it looked intriguing, so I figured we’d give them a try. The Quick Anchor is cut from a flat sheet of 1/4″ plate. I assume that the material is stainless steel. …

Motorcycle Tank Pad I visited the Motografix motorcycle tank pad booth at the recent motorcycle Dealer Expo this spring in Indianapolis.  The Dealer Expo is the single largest show for U.S. motorcycle dealers to see new products, clothing and accessories and to place their orders for the big spring rush. Motografix specializes in motorcycle tank …

Raising the fork tubes in the triple clamp is a simple adjustment that can help make a motorcycle respond faster to steering input and can lower the motorcycle. This trick won’t be found in your owner’s manual, because the manufacturers spend a lot of time working out the best compromise for the motorcycle’s suspension, and …

Installing Progressive Fork Springs on a BMW R65 After installing the Progressive Suspension 420-Series rear shock absorber on our 1986 BMW R65, we wanted to also revitalize the front end with a set of Progressive Fork Springs. The new-found control at the rear accentuated the front end’s slightly vague feeling, so we checked the Progressive online product lookup …

Used Motorcycle Parts and Salvage:  A&J Cycle Salvage has new and used parts for Japanese streetbikes AND they have a website with part photos!  |  Bates Used Cycle Parts is a “family-owned business specializing in used parts for all types of motorcycles, from racing to touring, from vintage to late models…”  |  MotoConnection has wrecked motorcycles, used motorcycle engines, motorcycle …

Motorcycle Metal Polishing Reviews and Information Information on polishing metal motorcycle parts and wheels, including links to different types of metal polish, wheel polish and more! wBW Metal Polish Reviews ▪  Star Clean Metal Cleaner and Polish ▪  S100 Polishing Soap ▪  Wizards Metal Polish ▪  Excel Metal Cleaner & Polish ▪  Wizards Metal Renew ▪  Luster Seal ▪  Wizards Power Seal ▪  Luster …

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 …

wBW Special Report: Leather With Lycra Consider this — In the 130-odd years of motorcycling history, we’ve seen only three types of motorcycle clothing: natural fabrics (mostly cotton), leather and manufactured fabrics (nylon, acrylic, lastex, rayon, spandex, etc.). Cotton was found mostly in waxed waterproof variants, like the classic Barbour International and the equally famous Belstaff Trialmaster. Although this …

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 …

Motorcycle Trailer Hitch: Explore The World On Your Bike Motorcycle enthusiasts are famous for enjoying long rides on their bikes. But a long trip can also cause some problems. Motorcycles don’t have a lot of carrying capacity. Traveling without a trunk or a back seat to carry your gear can make a trip more more …

Motorcycle Museums of the World Motorcycle Museums & History, U.S.A. Allen Vintage Motorcycle Museum is a private museum specializing in classic racing and touring motorcycles. Includes a virtual tour and bike photos. The AMA Motorcycle Museum. American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association sanctions vintage racing events. Antique Motorcycle Club of America has a display in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Barber Motorsports Museum has …

KTM Announces Powerful New 990 Adventure (Specifications and more photos below). KTM, the Austrian company renowned for its championship wins in the Dakar Rally and international off-road events, is releasing the 990 Adventure “Travel Enduro” motorcycle. The 990 Adventure is a revised version of the relatively successful 950 Adventure. The 990 has greater displacement, electronic …

Our Full List of Categories – Motorcycle Gear Reviews, Motorcycle Brands, Recommended Products & Other Articles Over the years we’ve tested, installed, dropped, worn and reviewed thousands of motorcycle products. Clothing, helmets, gear, intercoms, lifts, gloves and every other conceivable product has crossed our path. Unlike most review sites you see these days we test 100% …

Motorcycle Articles, Specifications, Photos and Information Welcome to our portfolio of webBikeWorld.com motorcycle reviews and ride reports! The links below are listed in order of the date of publication, from newest to oldest. The full motorcycle reviews and introductions are listed first, with more below. Information about submitting content for publication on webBikeWorld can be …

“El Cheapo” Motorcycle Helmet Sun Shade Review Every once and a while, I stop by Manny, Moe and Jack’s (AKA Pep Boys) to see what’s up. They carry a lot of automotive products that are also useful for motorcycles. For example, the Fiamm “Highway Blaster” horns (review) that they sell are fantastic, and will wake up the dreamiest …

Wee Willy Review Motorcyclists come in every shape and size. And like fingerprints, no two bikes are ever the same; every owner wants to be just a bit different than the next. But, there is one single universal issue that all motorcyclists have in common — bugs! Even if you’re sitting behind a barn door …

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 — …

Face Shields, Helmet Visors & Other Helmet Accessories All Reviewed By Our Hands On Expert Editors It’s hard to keep your eyes on the road or track when the sun is beating down on your face and there is glare and shadows impeding your vision. The good news is that there is a simple solution …

Did you ever wonder how a motorcycle wheel is straightened?  I didn’t even realize that they could be straightened. Mark Moran owns M.C. Wheel, in Gilsum, New Hampshire.  Mark can straighten most (over 95%) of the wheels they receive, and all their work is guaranteed. M.C. Wheel has straightened over 15,000 wheels over the last 10 years or …

Vintage Motorcycle Tires Classic, Antique, Vintage Motorcycle Tires:  Coker Tires has vintage motorcycle (and cage) tires  |  Dunlop K81’s are still available at Tires Unlimited  |  Goodtime Tire & Rubber – tubes; scooter and motorcycle tires  |  21st Century Tires is an exporter/wholesaler for “Wanda” vintage tires in many sizes (including 3.25×18 for 1951 Indian Scouts!)  |  Cheng Shin is now known as Maxxis and …

Changing – Balancing Motorcycle Tires How to Change Motorcycle Tires: wBW review of the No-Mar Motorcycle Tire balancer and tire changer  |  Descriptions and instructions on changing motorcycle tires  |  Link to the Adam Glass’ website article onMotorcycle Tire Changing – everything you need to know about changing motorcycle tires  |  Mounting and balancing motorcycle tires  | Balancing motorcycle tires including …

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 …

Does Splitting Make A Difference? The Denali “Soundbomb” horn comes in two flavors: single and split. We reviewed the single Denali Soundbomb horn last year. This “split” version is identical in terms of function, but it separates the horn from the compressor. They connect with an included thick plastic air hose. The big single Soundbomb horn isn’t …

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 …

SHAD Motorcycle Luggage As identified in Part 1 of the SHAD motorcycle top case review, four complete top case kits along with a Top Master rack kit yielded a multiple mounting options on a variety of motorcycles. Of the four planned installations, three have been completed. The last will be completed before the truck, trailer and motorcycle …

Installing the Bags-Connection Daypack II Tank Bag Daypack II Installation: What’s Included This article illustrates a typical installation of the Bags-Connection Quick-Lock system and tank bag. Remember that every motorcycle may be different and you should follow the instructions provided by Bags-Connection. The information here is for illustrative purposes only. The Daypack tank bag shown …

Motorcycle Tail Bag Oxford Sport Tail Bag The Oxford Sport Tail Bag, or Tail Pack, provides an additional 42 liters of carrying capacity (vs. 28 liters for the Humpback version) and can be fitted to a variety of motorcycle seats (see caveats below).  The Sport Tail Bag is rectangular in shape, at 350mm (14″) wide  …

Motorcycle Saddlebags Oxford Sport Saddlebags – Panniers Let’s see — so far we have 36 liters of space in the Compact Tank Bag and 42 liters in the Sport Tail Bag.  That should be enough to get you back and forth to work in good shape, but how about another 55 liters worth of storage …