Friday, September 29, 2017

ClevelandMoto Podcast 169

Friday, September 8, 2017

ClevelandMoto Podcast 168 Falling into the season - What the hell is Harley up to?

Sept 1 and it's chilly - real chilly. But we're not ready to call it cold. 

The Red Ryder's Roll out to the Maple Lanes: 

Warriors of the GridIron - Listen to us idiots try to talk about a Football event. 

Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2017 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

ClevelandMoto Podcast 166 - Denver James - Bandit 1200's - Dustin's Mom

Denver James talks about schlepping motorcycles and scooters cross-country.

ClevelandMoto Podcast 165 - Mark Adams - AMA Vintage Days wrap-up.

Powerwashers are dangerous - MidOhio is amazing - Travelling is fun and other things you already know. I refuse to buy, trade or get involved in a US Army 5 ton truck . 

ClevelandMoto Podcast 164 - Zero vs. Kawasaki H2 - Electronic Tuning Tips

John McElfresh goes to Maine 
We get famous on YouTube - by racing a Zero Electric Motorcycle vs. a Kawasaki H2 Supercharged motorcycle. We won. 

ClevelandMoto Podcast 163 - Suzuki Katana 1100's - We talk about AMA vintage days preparations

We start out with a phone call to motorcycles and misfits...then it goes into the usual tail-spin. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

ClevelandMoto 162 Outside in front of the shop. Historical plates, titles, meeting listeners.

Joe stops in after buying my BMW R50/5 motorcycle. 

Need a title, historical plates etc. We cover the hell out of it. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

ClevelandMoto 161 BRAKE CLINIC - We take the RX3 Chinese Adv Bike for a ride.

Well, i wouldn't want to race anything, and I don't think I will be taking on anything resembling REAL off-road. But it's better than I thought,  

$4200 to the owners door....what else can you get for that money? 

2011 V-strom 650 $3999

It's worth more now, and it will be worth more in 4 years. 


Our suspension clinic was so popular we decided to set you up with a bunch of information on brakes 

Here's a good website that covers everything we talk about in this podcast. 

ClevelandMoto 160 Reviving a bike that has been sitting - Live from the Shop!

Tonight we are in the service department working on a free motorcycle...let's see how deep we're getting screwed...

This is how she showed up...2003 Yamaha TTR125L 

Not running, no title, the owner can't tell me when it ran last, but "someone had the top-end off, and said the motor was shot". 

This is a spark plug gauge - these things are awesome for diagnosing a weak spark. 

Here's the crew with Tegan (the young guy in the back).

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Podcast 159 - Girls on Vespas - Runnin' from the Cops

Rachel buys a Vespa.... and it's already broken. 

The Mount Pleasant Wheelie Boys? 

Whatcha gonna do....

This guy looks like he can take care of himself....

And that Zero MMX can go anywhere, so you're only shot is to go faster than he can....

But, then he'll just call in this guy. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

158 - SUSPENSION CLINIC - Riding Kentucky and Tennessee dragons.

 Chris Smith takes on the Bourbon Trail on a rented BMW  -  Dustin buys moonshine


Buy stuff from Race-Tech, we love these guys.

These guys have done a great job of putting the whole shootin' match on one singe website....

Yay! TouraTech to the rescue - Buy stuff from these guys too....

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

157 RANDOMNESS UNLEASHED! Chinese bikes, Robots, the future is....

Robots: We got Robots....

My Tundra was Violated from the rear.....

Podcast 156 - You meet people - you change them - they come looking for you - ClevelandMoto Podcast

We meet people on the road, and sometimes they track us down...3 years later, to be on our podcast. Matt is a great guy who's got vintage motorcycle things going on in his town now!

And he brought us Iowa Bourbon. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Piston Power Show - Live Feed from the show Vintage Motorcycles Podcast #155

We spend some quality time with Kevin Moore - Painter, Builder, Rock n' Roller and Pin-Striper extraordinaire. We talk Vans, old motorcycles and a rotten prank he pulled on a couple of his buddies. 

Kevin, Hadley and Shelby and the Green Fuzz 

the Yamahauler

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Podcast 154 Which obsolete Motorcycle would you take a chance on? Can you live with only 2 bikes?

We sold our 1975 Honda CB400F 

We were kinda sad to see it go. 

Would you buy this bike? 

MZ Baghira Black Panther 660cc Yamaha Power and  :  2001 ~ 2007 

Because I want to hook an entire trailer to the rain gutters on a VW Beetle? 

THE 2 BIKE GARAGE....Can you do it? 

Pete Hempfling says his BMW GS and anything else. Gotta love his commitment.  

John McElfresh says Interceptor/ST and a DRZ400 

Steve Hoffert retains his Zero FXS and his BMW 1150RT 

Dustin is Keeping his DRZ and Maybe wants the vt750c2b Honda Shadow Phantom

This is a Honda Shadow 750 case you were wondering. 

Johnny Chrome wants a Moto Guzzi Stelvio (woot!) - and a Honda XR650L 

Chris Smith would keep his 1980 Suzuki GS450E (no surprise) and he's also keeping his Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Drifter

Phil is going to go for BMW R1200RT and the Zero FX - Because WHEELIES!!!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

ClevelandMoto 153 Again with the Scramblers?!? Motorcycle chat and other distractions.

Johnny Chrome 
Chris Smith 
Steve Hoffert 
Johnny Mac

Hoffert gets a new Helix (and rides it to the podcast)  and he admits that he might be ok with Ducati's afterall. Now he's gotta have a Ducati 950 MultiStrada

Ok, so after about 22 minutes of "Squirrel!~?" we finally get to our topic....

Everybody's got a damned's gotten out of control and apparently I've been exposed to it long enough that I'm starting to want one...

The Guzzi Stornello - Normal Msrp $11,190 but you're getting $2000 off if you can find one still in stock, only 500 were released into America. You're gonna spend $9190 - But, It's an $8990 Stone with over $3500 worth of goodies on it, 2 year warranty and it's under 400 lbs wet, and it comes with Brembo's, Italian top-quality dual sport tires, arrow stainless pipe and legit ground clearance. 47 HP/ 45 Torques and a 6 gallon gas tank. Runs happily on 89 octane. 6 speed transmission and shaft drive. 

Triumph Street Scrambler $10,700 54hp 59 torques, 517 lbs. wet, And who can argue with the Triumph Marketing Program? 3.2 Gallon fuel tank, 5 speed Chain Drive transmission, 91 octane, 

$8699 For a 950cc woot!  -  3.4 Gallon tank, 550 lbs wet, 5.5" ground clearance (unoaded!)  48 hp 54 torques,  5 speed belt drive transmission. 

Ducati Desert Sled $11,395 (for the red, white is $200 more)
803cc - 55hp 50 Torques, 6 speed Chain, 456 lbs. (why so heavy?) 3.57 Gallons of 91 octane.  

Honda CL450 Price $7371 ($1035 in 1968) the grand-daddy of Scramblers
430 lbs wet. 43 Hp 41 Torques, 2.4 Gal Tank, 5 speed Chain drive. 

1972 Triumph T100c Scrambler - 2017 Price $8549 (1972 price $1199) HP38 Torque 28, 4 speed Chain, 371 Wet Weight, 2.75 Gallons of 91 octane. 

Our point is today's Scramblers aren't that different from the bikes of 40 years ago! Sure, they might have a few more HP, but they're also heavier and hopefully their reliability makes up for their added complications. 

The original Black Bomber Honda CB450

After sales weren't what they were hoping for they converted it into the CB450D

So, 50 years ago Manufacturers were doing the exact same thing they're doing today...sales are slow?  Make it a scrambler.