Friday, October 2, 2015

ClevelandMoto Podcast 104 - Lithiums, Wheelies and Dustin coughs up a lung.

Lithium Batteries - can they really take the POWER that your bike is putting out?

Optimate makes an excellent device for checking your battery in both a running and cranking state, and it's not expensive. For $39 you can buy this guage and eliminate all doubt.

If you want a Charger you can use on just about any battery, I strongly recommend the Optimate 4 for Non-commercial use. This will resurrect a battery that is on the way out. 

Charging at over 14.4 Volts ? Even for a little while? 

OUTLAW RIDAZ - Here's an article from the Cleveland Scene Magazine:

OPERATION RABBIT hopes to curb their enthusiasms...

Friday, September 18, 2015

ClevelandMoto Podcast 103

We go around the room and each discuss a bike we love and a bike we hate and the reasons why for each.

What do you do when you see the word URGENT along with a Check engine or Warning light? 

Johnny Chrome What is your FAVORITE motorcycle? 
He's sticking to what he actually owns - Any shovelhead 4 speed with a swingarm. 

It's a pretty versatile could do what you see up there or down here....

What does Johnny Chrome Hate? 

Anything from China apparently: 

But he also doesn't care much for the Yamaha GTS1000 with the trick center hub steering...

Steve really, really loves the BMW R5 - Yep, we completely agree with you;

But, he also LOVES himself a PC800 (so do I) 

What does Steve hate....? This oughta be good.....

Honda CM400C - yep, for all the reasons listed...The CX650C is pretty awful too. 

Chris Smith cheated and brought a whole list Mrs. Smith grabbed off the internet...but what is worthy on the list is the Gilera Rondine Supercharged

What do you hate, Chris? The Suzuki / Wankel Rotary RE5 


The Honda GT650 Hawk

And he absolutely HATES the Misfit 250: 

With a runner up being ANY Sportster !?!? C'mon...even this one....

It's pretty cool - 

Phil's Favorite Motorcycle is: The KJ Henderson Art Deco from 1936

My Least favorite Motorcycle is the Yamaha Venture Royal Star - Ever wonder where the name Royal Star came from? Well, this is it. I HATE THIS MOTORCYCLE. 

Paul Smart Replica Ducatis are Lovely, but they hurt my body. 

I've learned that my practical favorite bike is the one already in my Garage....I love my GB500

Dustin and I are in agreement that a rational bike to lust after is the Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 in the Tenni Livery: 

Friday, September 11, 2015

ClevelandMoto Podcast 102

Chatting about the Zainesville Guzzi Meet and tips on touring.


Is this a good deal or an albatross of parts?

How much rain can you handle? 

Is this what you need to keep dry? Or are you further off with something more reasonable like this? 

The Bates Clipper Fairing

The Vetter Liberator Fairing

Cops shouldn't be allowed to pull over scooters with a milk crate on the back!

Smear the Queer - take that Google spiders!!!


 Sterle's Country House at the Bier Garden, 1401 East 55th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103




 Sterle's Country House at the Bier Garden, 1401 East 55th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103


  1. Cha Pizza & Spirits, 7524 Father Frascati, Cleveland, Ohio 44102

ClevelandMoto Podcast 101

Is riding a vintage bike for you or should you just go with a vintage looking bike.?

Bay River Avon Skin Heads - McElfresh models it well.

Rare (not many of them here) does not Equal Valuable. 
$8800 on Craigslist.

This is our friend Gene, and he's got a damn good point about how something is built is more important than where it comes from. You should buy things from him. He's a straight up dude, and won't waste your time.

So, would you ride a Chinese Motorcycle? 
What if it looked like this? 

Friday, September 4, 2015

ClevelandMoto podcast 100 - yeah we know there have been a few others, but this is the 100th "regular" podcast.

Our Aprilia Mana 850 GT gets the full adventure / touring treatment

This is what happens when an unlimited budget happens to a Honda VT750 Shadow.

Can I have a discount? 

Ram Mount or Scam Mount? Which would you choose? 

The Ram Mount with the bracket that will mount it to the top of your master cylinder AND the clamps for your handlebars (so it goes BOTH ways!) $50 or so. 

GreatShield Bicycle Mount for your Phone / GPS around $20 or so. Since I'm not willing to replace ANOTHER iphone, I'm going with the Ram Mount. 

Scala Rider? Not here, I've been using this JBL/LG bluetooth wireless headset for a few months now and I really like it, Even Siri approves and seems to work well. No learning curve and it works with every helmet I own. 

Above is the $400 Bell Bullitt  

This is the Biltwell Gringo S $200 - Guess which one is a LOT quieter. Yep, those 4 little button shaped vents on the Bullitt make a ton of noise.