Friday, July 18, 2014

ClevelandMoto Episode 61

Freestyle podcast! We sit in the garage and yap about all things moto and hey, some things not.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

ClevelandMoto Podcast Ep. 60

In this episode we discuss The Honda CBR300, Yamaha FZ07, and the BMW recall on the RT14. Are motorcycles becoming too tech reliant?

 We announce the start of our ClevelandMoto Logo Contest!

Here are the rules
Submit your artwork to
must be 1 color b&w
must be in some sort of usable format like .pdf .jpg etc.
no limit to the number of submissions
make sure to include your name and contact info.


1st Place
Your choice of a Tourmaster Transition Jacket

Or, ANY Fulmer Helmet from Current Inventory

 Second Place

A Fulmer Stealth Jacket in your choice of size

We will publish all entries here for your scrutiny!

Friday, June 13, 2014

ClevelandMoto Podcast Episode 59

In this episode we discuss rain gear, renting a motorcycle, and being sold more bike then you need. 

Friday, June 6, 2014

ClevelandMoto Podcast Episode 58

In this episode we discuss LED lighting, Kawasaki Vulcans, Phil's new (to him) Guzzi 850 and the usual shop talk. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

2014 Rust Revival Spring Thaw Podcast

Coming to you from Red River Gorge, KY! In this podcast we discuss the rides, the fun, the food, and all kinds of other buffoonery! About 40 people attended The Spring Thaw and we had a blast. We'd all like to thank Logan and Amanda from Rust Revival ( for organizing such a great event once again. Looking forward to next year. On a quick side note, this is the first podcast ever without Phil Waters (he couldn't make it). I now appreciate his ability to heard cats more the ever. We were off the hook! Sorry if some voices are quieter then others. We were cramming a lot of people around that mic.

Friday, May 9, 2014

ClevelandMoto Podcast Episode 56

Our main topic on this episode is "day tripping", what you should be taking with you to survive a day long motorcycle excursion.
Phil shows up on the Honda PC800 

Here's everything you ever wanted to know about the PC800

Here's the very short, very arty, very lame commercial for the Honda PC800 in Steve's favorite color....boring.

This could be the coolest tool we've ever come across...If you don't have it in your tool or email me and I'll sell you one as cheaply as possible. 
It's from CruzTools and it's called the outback'r M14
$20 well spent. Send us $30 and we'll wrap it in a ClevelandMoto T-shirt. 

Here's a layout of an awesome "Tube Tire Survival tool kit" The valve stem puller cable and chain breaker are smart additions.

Or for tubeless tires....

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

ClevelandMoto Podcast 4.18.14

Just getting caught up here folks. This is the podcast from 4/18. We start by pre-gaming at

and you can tell, this is a pretty boozy podcast.
There's more discussion about the Elio Motors three wheeler...Steve has a pretty heavy deposit in on one of these and we're all inappropriately curious about this thing. 

Dustin takes over operation of the XT350

Steve comes up with a great tip for title and registration issues and we talk about collectors insurance for multi-bike owners. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

ClevelandMoto Podcast 4.11.14

In this episode we discuss motorcycle powered cars and other abominations.
We start by discussing the brand new Honda CB1100, Phil brought one to the recording to let all the guys try before we started recording.

We start talking about motorcycle powered cars and other 3 wheeled abominations. 

Here's the Badsey Bullet...and everything you ever wanted to know about it....

here's your investment opportunity invitation for the Corbin Sparrow

Here's the Messerschmitt Kabinenroller

And..last but not least the MotoCompo

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

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. 


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. ... &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 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:

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

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.

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 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 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 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: