Friday, February 3, 2017



ClevelandMoto 149 - Victory RIP Real Performance or Fake Chrome?

20 years - Sorry man, it was cool while it lasted. 

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 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


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

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


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
Choking and 
Engines and


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


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


Check out Riders Share - I already listed a couple of our bikes...we'll see what happens.

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. 


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

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 -

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:

Thursday, October 13, 2016

ClevelandMoto #136 Distinguished Road Rage - Vintage Motorcycle Podcast

Distinguished Gentlemen 

Guess it was obvious who was doing traffic control. 


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.....

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