Monday, July 6, 2015

ClevelandMoto Podcast 94

For this podcast not one but TWO Aprillia Maha's showed up in the driveway. We discuss this very interesting bike in detail complete with ride reports. Also this weekend is the Mid Ohio Challenge! We shore up the details on how to enter. Also we display how oblivious we are as to what episode number we are actually on.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A podcast where we talk about real motorcycle stuff? No 30% squirrel free. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

ClevelandMoto Podcast 92. The BUS CAST!

Our first podcast from the bus! We discuss future plans for the newly acquired bus plus helmets, wiring, and the mid Ohio Challenge.

How to translate craigslist ads:


Asking $16,000, make offerSomeone please give me $10,000
$11,500 firmSomeone please give me $10,000
$8,000 firm, no low-ball offersShort of selling a kidney, I have no means of paying off the $7,500 balance on the loan on this $5,000 bike
OBOJust give me two thirds of what I'm asking, please God
Ran when I parked it, needs carb workThe 10-year-old gasoline in there has turned to mica
Needs batteryI don't have $100 for a new battery, and even if I did, putting in a new battery would only reveal that it won't start
Turns over, good compressionAt least the damn thing hasn't seized and I'm gambling you won't show up with a compression gauge
Must go this weekendI'm six months late on the rent and the eviction proceedings are starting to get serious
No low ballersThe payoff on the loan is way more than it's worth so I have to get an inflated price
Wife says it has to goI haven't ridden it in five years, but I'm the kind of person who feels better blaming someone else
No time to rideI drive my car every day because it has air conditioning and I'm lazy
Over $5,000 in extrasI wasted a lot of money on farkles nobody wants
Extended swingarm, loweredClutch is fried from playing Rickey Dragracer at every light and the bike now handles like a garbage truck
Aftermarket exhaust, sounds greatObnoxiously loud, guaranteed to tick off your neighbors
Stock exhaust but I removed the baffles, sounds greatObnoxiously loud would be an improvement; also, runs poorly
Custom paintBeen crashed
Fresh paintBeen crashed
New plasticsBeen crashed
Lots of new partsBeen crashed
Cosmetic flaws typical for its ageBeen crashed
Converted to a streetfighterBeen crashed
Salvage titleBeen crashed really bad
Barn freshMice ate holes in the air filter
Barn findDamn, I forgot this junk was still out here
Classic styleLooks dated
Instant classicIt's old
CollectibleI know, because it's been collecting dust in my garage for 15 years while I've been hoping it would go up in value
Good beginner bikeUnderpowered
Good first bikeMy only hope of unloading this junk is finding an uninformed and gullible buyer
Mechanic's specialToo many problems to list
Needs a little TLCYou probably won't make it home from the sale without breaking down
Sold "as is"If you make it out of my driveway on this thing, I don't ever want to see you or hear from you again for any reason

ClevelandMoto Podcast 91 - Special Guest Rob from Australia.

Special guest Rob from Australia!

EMMY Is BACK!!!!

Dustin is Vape-Ing..

We talk about the Postie Bike Challenge in Australia

http://www.postiebikechallenge.org/index.htm



DROPBEARS!



BW200 and BW350 - Is it the best mudder ever?



I think so....

Friday, May 22, 2015

ClevelandMoto 90 We've got a BUS!!!

Dyna beads, fresh tires, and the ClevelandMoto bus is now a reality!


2000 BlueBird with a Cummins 24v 6 cylinder. Seats 24!!!


Friday, May 8, 2015

ClevelandMoto 89 SPRING!!! and those DAMN POD FILTERS!!!!


We clear up some details on the mid Ohio challenge, dig deeper into the bus project, discuss spring and summer events, and oh yeah, what's a podcast with some talk on POD

Steve buys a Craigslist NX700 - It's quiet, smooth and has no upper rev range...perfect for Steve! He finally has a bike that gets better mileage than his collection of Hybrid cars.






Craigslist Racer

Airbox Removed
Rims painted black 
BumStop seat 
Ace Clubman bars
no fenders (no fork brace!)
Mufflers removed and replaced with Kielbasa
Has the words "Cafe Racer" in the listing. 
Has a stack of receipts from DimeSitySycles or Ebay


Read the print on the side of the EMGO air filter box VERY carefully....
The bottom image does a great job of showing you exactly why this doesn't work so well. 


You'll notice this motorcycle does NOT have CV carbs

You'll notice this motorcycle does NOT have CV carbs...
Need we say more? 



Could this be appearing at a Rally or Event near you????

Well, you can make that happen: 


send $20 - $50 - or $100 to: 
clevelandmoto@gmail.com
HYDROLOCK!!! - What's it gonna cost you?


The solution - Have a PROPER fuel tap installed and REMEMBER to use it. 













Friday, May 1, 2015

ClevelandMoto Podcast 88 Is my motorcycle club a gang?

A very lengthy discussion on the differences between a MC (Motorcycle Club) and a RC (Riders Club).

This is an example of a traditional MC Club Patch Display




ClevelandMoto Podcast 87 - Porco Challenge - Dustin Crashes the XT350


We set a new record in the Porco Challenge, Dustin crashes the hell out of the Yamaha XT350.


The new winner of the ClevelandMoto Porco Challenge - 14 minutes Moto Guzzi Californa 1400 Touring. 


Yamaha Midnight Special

Probably my least favorite motorcycle ever. 
Pinwheels
Fat girl seat
Swayback horse frame
buckhorn handlebars


Amanda and her new Yamaha FZ-07 












Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

ClevelandMoto 85 Rusty Buckets and the Mid Ohio Challenge

We talk about the Rusty Bucket Race, the Mid-Ohio challenge, and why the heck did Ducati take peoples money for the new Scrambler when they can't seem to get it to market.

You gotta go here to find out more -

https://www.facebook.com/events/444591849035320/

https://www.facebook.com/events/444591849035320/

Friday, April 3, 2015

ClevelandMoto 84 Honda Bulldog 400 / Chain maintenance / Aggressive Clothing

Today we discuss motorcycle chains, the Honda Bulldog 400 and spring time riding.

ARMORED FLANNEL???


$100 for a flannel shirt, I guess if it's got armor in it...


MY MOTORCYCLE IS MY WEAPON!!!! 
GRRRRRRR  - LOOK HOW TOUGH I AM! 


Speed and Strength
Seek and DESTROY
Cruice Missile
All on one helmet...wow, you're dangerous. 



HONDA BULLDOG 400 - ADORKABLE!!!




Honda’s not pulling any punches with its concept offerings at the Osaka Motorcyle Show.
Is the Bulldog actually a Ruckus injected with performance-enhancing drugs?
Seriously, put the two side-by-side and you’ll immediately notice their similarities, most specifically the Wall-E-inspired win headlamps at the front and the high-rising side mirrors. But for the most part, the Ruckus and the Bulldog are two different bikes with the latter being touted as a lovable touring partner," whatever that means.
That said, the Bulldog is a pretty cool, albeit a little funky concept, and that may be putting it lightly. So say what you will about Honda, but as the Bulldog shows you, the company still knows how to have some fun with some of its prototypes.


This is a SNAIL adjuster


This is a threaded rod chain adjuster




Adjusting your chain....the easy way. Really, it works. 

An EXCELLENT guide to maintaining your chain. 

A very friendly guide to breaking and installing  a new master link on your chain:

AND SOMEBODY PLEASE FIND A DRZ400SM FOR DUSTIN - -





Friday, March 27, 2015

ClevelandMoto Podcast 83 Bikes That Changed The Industry

We talk about game changing motorcycles and also a few that failed, plus various automatic transmission motorcycles.

Friday, March 20, 2015

ClevelandMoto 82 Go Mexico! Oscar from Tijuana guest stars.

This podcast deals with motorcycling abroad and what you should do to plan ahead for it. With our special guest Oscar from Tijuana, Mexico.


Crossing the border into Tijuana with the folks from Motorsport Scooters in San Diego. 


Running along the coast heading North in San Felipe we discovered a SCORE offroad race. Those trucks and buggies are passing us at 75+ in the dirt. 


This is Los Pelicanos Resort in Rosarita, $23 / night gets you the suite. 


The Mexican Army checkpoint was not too impressed with the M240 machine gun barrels that were mounted to Raven's bike. 


Surf & Turf Puerto Nuevo style...this dinner was $12 and they didn't charge us for the first few rounds of frozen margaritas. 


Topes - This is the official "SLOW DOWN" sign. You'll probably get air. 


And of course...The ZONKEY!!!!