Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ClevelandMoto Podcast 4.11.14

In this episode we discuss motorcycle powered cars and other abominations.

Friday, April 11, 2014

ClevelandMoto Podcast 4.04.14

Hey Ho 2 in a row! I got behind from being on vacation so this one here is catching us up. In this episode we discuss how much HP can $2000 buy, lithium batteries, and good bikes to get the kids started on.

Here's the link we promised you for Dale Walker Holeshot Racing
http://www.holeshot.com/


Drag Racing a CB400F in '76 is a pretty good way to be a teenager. 

Bandit 1200 doing 1/4's with no wheelie bars. 

LITHIUM BATTERIES



this is the battery i've had in my GTS250 all winter and it's working great. The price is marginally higher than the battery it replaces, but so far, the performance has been excellent. 

We are already stocking the Shorai Lithiums which have proven to be excellent and completely unkillable...but they're more expensive.

http://shoraipower.com/products?action= ... &year=8422

The Shorai gives nearly double the CCA at start up (240+) than the Ballistic. You'll need this if your using it on a 500cc bike. 

We'll have the ballistics in stock in a few days.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Clevelandmoto Podcast 3.28.14

This was a pot  luck of topics we talk about riding around Lake Erie and some tips for using GoogleMaps/Mapquest and GPS. Chris really is not tech friendly.  including oil, shaft drives, keeping your riding skills in check and much more.

 

Regarding the Prince Purple Rain Honda, Tom Summers writes: I did the bike back in 1984. It is a Honda 400 automatic. I believe the year to be about 1981 or so. It was bought along with two stunt bikes that weren't autos brand new from a dealer as leftover models. The automatic had its Comstar wheels converted to spokes to resemble the stunt bikes. The fairng is a brand name Kutter. I bought them from a company in Iowa I believe named the Kutter company. The three seats are one off,with hot pink velour inserts custom made in Drag Specialties upholstery deaptment. The sissy bar was a standard Drag spec. item. The handlebars are the 6 bend variety. As for the bikes today...one of the stunt bikes remains purple and is on display at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, MN. I redid Princes bike along with the thrashed stunt bike in black and gold for the movie Grafiti Bridge in about 1990. As for Sport Wheels having any of the bikes..doubtful...but any thing is possible. What they do have is a replica Kutter fairing that I sold them years back. They tell everyone that its off Princes bike.......wrong. Any other questions ?? I'd be more than happy to answer.....Tom. 


What do you consider to be a high mileage motorcycle - how many miles is too many for you to consider buying a bike? 



Thursday, April 3, 2014

ClevelandMoto Podcast 3.21.14


We talk about power distribution blocks for motorcycles so you accessories don't burn your motorcycle down. We talk about the right way to splice a wire and some basic soldering tutorials. You don't have to cobble together your power connections:

http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Wiring_Kits/Fuseboxes/PC-8/pc-8.html





We finish up our "big singles" discussion with a nod to the Honda GB500 We also heap praise on 100 mph scooters. 

We reunite an owner with his original 1972 Honda CL70
http://youtu.be/MLmXaIW0xFs

We say Goodbye to a VERY GOOD FRIEND
We'll miss you Mark...we loved you man. It won't be the same without you.

Friday, March 14, 2014

ClevelandMoto Podcast 3.7.13

We talk about the new Yamaha SR400 and all things thumper in general.
We discuss the single nicest thing you can do for yourself and that is installing heated grips. We recently started carrying these at the shop and we can't stop raving about them.
If you're interested in getting a set of these it's really easy - just click on the link below and drop me an email...we'll get them shipped to you the same day. 
http://www.clevelandmoto.com/clothing.html

Friday, March 7, 2014

ClevelandMoto Podcast 2.28.14

In this heavily attended podcast we talk about places we would love to ride someday, stupid bike names, we get super-Anal and the usually tomfoolery. Squirrel infested as always.

Friday, February 28, 2014

ClevelandMoto Podcast 2.21.14

We got a real full house on this one! We discuss salt damage, reviving your ride, Go Pro camera challengers, a HUGE shout out to www.bluecollarbobbers.com for sending us side panels for our budget-build-off Honda VLX600 Shadow. Bikes we wish we never sold and restoring your first bike.

Here's what Chris' 1981 Suzuki GS450e looked like brand new. 
Here's Kevin (The new guy) posing with our Honda VLX600 budget-bobber project with the blue collar bobbers side panel conversion kit installed. 


Friday, February 14, 2014

ClevelandMoto Podcast 2.07.14

With this episode we decided to try something fun. You've heard us talk about our friends at motorcyclesandmisfits.com. Well, we thought it would be interesting for both of our podcasts to cover the same topic and drop them on the same day. The topic selected was "Motorcycle Superstitions". i.e. gremlin bells and the like. Check out ours and then bebop over to motorcyclesandmisfits.com and check out how they did. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

ClevelandMoto Podcast SPECIAL 2014 Progressive Motorcycle Show Cleveland IX Center

In this special addition of our podcast we zombiecast from the Progressive Motorcycle Show as Phil Waters interviews Kevin Nixon of Twisted Throttle, Kurt Compton of State 8 Motorcycles, and Jack Penton of Penton Motorcycles.

Jack and John Penton of Penton Motorcycles 


Kevin Nixon and our own John McElfresh Racing around Lake Erie on 200cc Hondas. 
Here's a Link to a twisted throttle video that MUST be watched:

Thursday, February 6, 2014

ClevelandMoto Podcast 1.25.14

Full garage again as we discuss preparations for the MotorCycle Show
The new Royal Enfield Continental GT Cafe Racer
Bad Bourbon
SQUIRREL!
http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/models/classic-GT.html
and what we hate most about motorcycling.


SQUIRREL!

Friday, January 24, 2014

ClevelandMoto Podcast 1.18.14

And yet another information packed podcast. In this episode we talk about many different "kits" you can buy to give an existing bike a totally different look.

Here are the links to the various kits we talked about:

http://bluecollarbobbers.com/kawasaki-ninja-250-cafe-racer-aka-gpx-250r

http://www.unitgarage.com/kit_r120_r

http://www.rycamotors.com/bikes/sportster_cafe_racer/gallery/index.html

Remember to Come and See us at the Cleveland IX Center International MotorCycle Show Jan 31 - Feb 2

Here's a link to the Armored Shirt that I own - It's called the "Impact Rig" 

http://www.parts-unlimited.com/products/?productId=173957

Friday, January 17, 2014

Clevelandmoto Podcast 1.10.14

Back after the holidays we have Phil, Dustin, Steven, Johnny Mac, and Chris Smith on the mic doling out plenty of info on the care and maintenance of your water cooled motorcycles. Plus of course the usual random chat and laughs. Enjoy!

Here's a 1983 Honda CX650 Turbo - To let you know how far Honda can take a very basic V-twin Liquid Cooled motorcycle:


Friday, January 3, 2014

Podcast 12.19.13 (festivas episode)

Final podcast of 2013 with Phil, Dustin, Johnny Chrome. Mark, and introducing Steven.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Clevelandmoto Podcast 12.13.13

We spend most of this podcast talking about the dumbest things we've ever done on 2 wheels. We even manage to squeeze in a tech tip on cleaning up old aluminum. 

Janus Motorcycles - A really cool 20's

http://janusmotorcycles.com/

Derbi "designed" 49cc 6 speed 2-stroke motor...Made In America (?) $4900 for the base model and $6200 for the deluxe model shown, the price suggests that a LOT of this bike is coming from the US...which I completely approve of.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Education is important...

Clevelandmoto Podcast 11.29.13

In this episode we discuss winter riding, favorite tools, things we personal like in custom bike builds, and of course much more.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Clevelandmoto Podcast 11.15.13

In this podcast we have Phil, Mark, John Mac, Dustin and introducing Johnny Chrome! We also some some really cool news to share. Enjoy!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Podcast 11.08.13

Full house (garage) with Phil, John Mac, Mark, Shane, and Dustin. We had a great time and a lot of laughs. Hey, we even talked about motorcycles. Great info in this podcast about the new Harley's. No, really.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Podcast 11.01.13

And yet another episode of the Cleveland Moto Podcast. Phil, John, and Dustin talk about all kinds of stuff. Occasionally even motorcycles. enjoy.

Friday, November 1, 2013