Thursday, January 19, 2017

ClevelandMoto 148 Motorcycle Shop Tips - Pete's Going to Africa!


JUST THE TIPS - Shop tips to keep your project from getting out of control. 

Your motorcycle is NOT put together with Philips Head Fasteners...so don't use a Philips Head screwdriver to work on it...Your bike is put together with JIS Fasteners and yes, there is a difference.

We recommend getting at least a #2 Impacta  JIS and at least a set of JIS bits or basic screwdrivers. 




Always Be Knolling - WATCH THIS VIDEO 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49p1JVLHUos&t=7s


MAGNETS ARE AWESOME!!!!

MICROWAVE YOUR BEARINGS?!?! Are you freakin' crazy???













Thursday, January 12, 2017

Motorcycle Of The Year 2016 Clevelandmoto Podcast #147


What is YOUR bike of the year? 

Well, if you read any of these 34 publications 

http://www.bonniercorp.com/brands/

You're probably noticing a trend...and $omebody is definitely telling you what motorcycle to buy.


CLEVELANDMOTO BIKES OF 2016


Here's our completely unqualified opinion on what each of us thought was our bike of the year: 

John McElfresh ; The Yamaha XSR900 and he was right, with an MSRP of under $10k this seems like a LOT of bike for the $$$


Chris Smith: He's going for the Moto Guzzi MGX-21 - Yep, we do really like this bike, it violates all of the cruiser norms and I'm totally ok with that. 


Phil Waters: I really, really love the Zero DS motorcycle, and I've enjoyed riding it more than anything else...but as far as what bike I think is just a cool execution I dig this new Yamaha SCruiser 950 - or is it the SCRuiser 950? 


Johnny Chrome; Well, he was pretty clear on the fact that he was loving the Van Van 200 from Suzuki...

So, what the hell is a VAN-VAN, well, in the U.S. it was sold as the RV125 Tracker....


Now available again as the VanVan 200


And our Shop Project is to make this 1995 R100RT motorcycle into a Cafe Racer / Classic Standard










Sunday, January 1, 2017

ClevelandMoto 146 Truck Podcast - Porco send us Roman Twists - We get stuck talking about 4 wheeled vehicles.


Here is the Recipe for the Roman Twist: 


Roman Twist
Beachbum Berry’s Potions of the Caribbean , Jeff Berry - June 2014
This recipe was originally printed in Tiki Primer and is from Beachbum Berry’s Potions of the Caribbean by Jeff Berry.
Joe Scialom, 1963
  • 1 1/4 oz. Bourbon
  • 1 oz. Tia Maria
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • 1 oz. orgeat syrup
Shake all ingredients with ice cubes and strain into a Collins glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprig, cocktail cherry, and orange and lemon peels cut into long strips.






Monday, December 12, 2016

Blizzard-Cast - Vintage Motorcycle Podcast #145




BLIZZARD - It's officially Winter around here. 

Podcast Acronym Challenge Entrants so far: 

Fellowship of
Like-minded 
Individuals 
Choking and 
Kicking 
Engines and
Motorcycles
FLICK'EM

CLE
VIN 
MOTO

Keep in mind the Cleveland International Motorcycle Show will be January 27-29 at the I-X Center in Cleveland. 

http://motorcycleshows.com/city/cleveland-oh

CLEVELANDMOTO GIFT GUIDE


A subscription to RoadRunner Magazine

The Multi-Tool to End All Multi-Tools

Heated Boot Insoles

Thor MotorCross Socks


Cruz Tools Outback'r Folding motorcycle tool


WANNA RENT A BIKE?  GOT A BIKE TO RENT?

Check out Riders Share - I already listed a couple of our bikes...we'll see what happens.
https://www.riders-share.com/

Friday, December 9, 2016

EICMA - China vs. Everything - Pete is back Vintage Motorcycle Clevelandmoto #144


Bikes From EICMA -  What we love. 

Esposizione mondiale del motociclismo


Phil likes the Fantic Caballero 500 (Except for the Chinese Motor) 


Johnny Chrome loves the Enfield Himalayan
Steve Loves the Honda 750cc X-ADV 

Dusin Loves the new Yamaha T7 Concept 



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

143 ClevelandMoto Vintage Motorcycle - We welcome Pete Hempfling to talk about his recent Columbian Adventure and John goes full 'tard.


Description says it all - Pete give us some great info on travelling in Columbia and John decides to mix his moonshines. Well then......


143 ClevelandMoto Vintage Motorcycle - We welcome Pete Hempfling to talk about his recent Columbian Adventure and John goes full 'tard.


Description says it all - Pete give us some great info on travelling in Columbia and John decides to mix his moonshines. Well then......


Thursday, November 10, 2016

The LOST PODCAST - Merritt joins us and Steve just bought the Zero FXS


A podcast from way back on July 22nd. We discuss the Biker's For Trump and It's great to have Merritt in the Podcast. 


Another Lost Podcast #141: Dustin found this in his underwear drawer. A Summertime Blast for your chilly ass.


Street-Cast - We were positively cooking in the shop and couldn't beat the heat, so we did our podcast from in front of the shop. 

So awesome we give you a bunch of hot weather riding tips. Just in time for fur-lined-boxer season. 

Sorry guys, we made it, now you get to listen to it. 


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

ClevelandMoto #140 - Stats and Facts - Numbers and Data - Why haven't you crashed yet? Everyone's doing it.


Steve "I'm not buying any more bikes this year" Hoffert shows up with his new bike: 


So, I've been testing this Harley Davidson FLTRU - 


Gotta say, for what it's built to do, it does it very well.  
But DAMN, it's heavy. Built to eat LOADS of freeway miles. Not the most fun around town, or anywhere you need to see what's like 6' in front of you. 



TESTING - TESTING  -  HERE ARE THE LINKS TO THE TESTS WE WERE TALKING ABOUT: 

http://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,4643,7-123--16274--,00.html

That's the Michigan State Patrol Vehicle testing information... . Great stuff. 

http://www.msf-usa.org/research.aspx#/home

That's ALL THE LINKS - For the VTTI / MSF testing we talked about. 








#139 Vintage Motorcycle Apocalypse - what's your plan?


What's your best plan for the Apocalypse? Not the zombie one, just a regular old Apocalypse. 

Do you go Electric?  I think we've come to the conclusion Diesel is going to be easy to get your hands on. 


How about a Diesel Rokon? 


And people want to know what the hell Steve is talking about...well, here's your Flying Junior





Monday, November 7, 2016

Vintage Motorcycle #138 - Get Rid of ONE motorcycle - Would You buy a $3000 Chinese motorcycle?





Would you buy a $3000 Chinese 250cc Motorcycle ?

Don't waste your time with the new Rocky Horror Picture Show





Autumn-Pants-NeckOvers-Fighting Fog Vintage Motorcycle Podcast #137



We talk about keeping you warm: 

First get yourself some Flannel or fleece lined jeans - 
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/guide-gear-mens-flannel-lined-carpenter-jeans?a=1581208

Then get yourself a NeckOver - we tell you how to make one, but here's the photo-tutorial


Now you're gonna want to keep your visor or glasses from fogging up:

http://www.nanofilmusa.com/products/anti-fogs/defog-it/



Thursday, October 13, 2016

ClevelandMoto #136 Distinguished Road Rage - Vintage Motorcycle Podcast


Distinguished Gentlemen 


Guess it was obvious who was doing traffic control. 

ROAD RAGE !!!! 

We all talk about our road-rage incidents....






ClevelandMoto No Title, No Problem! Vintage Motorcycle Podcast #135


So, you're bike (or the bike you're about to buy) doesn't have a title....Is all hope lost? 

Not quite.....

http://www.chinonthetank.com/2014/04/get-a-title-with-a-vermont-registration/

So, that takes care of that. No more questions.

Ever wanted to travel cross country, or maybe through a foreign country on a motorcycle? 

We talk about buying a bike, touring the country and then selling it on your way out. 


Wouldn't it be cool to buy this Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan Nomad for $4000, Ride it across the USA and Sell it in California then fly home?

Harley Davidsons....Yep....we've got 'em



FLHRSE3 - That's a 2007 Screamin' Eagle Road King 




FLTRU - That's a Road Glide Ultra 2011 






ClevelandMoto No Title, No Problem! Vintage Motorcycle Podcast #135


So, you're bike (or the bike you're about to buy) doesn't have a title....Is all hope lost? 

Not quite.....

http://www.chinonthetank.com/2014/04/get-a-title-with-a-vermont-registration/

So, that takes care of that. No more questions.

Ever wanted to travel cross country, or maybe through a foreign country on a motorcycle? 

We talk about buying a bike, touring the country and then selling it on your way out. 


Wouldn't it be cool to buy this Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan Nomad for $4000, Ride it across the USA and Sell it in California then fly home?

Harley Davidsons....Yep....we've got 'em



FLHRSE3 - That's a 2007 Screamin' Eagle Road King 




FLTRU - That's a Road Glide Ultra 2011