Monday, December 14, 2015

ClevelandMoto 111 Vintage Motorcycle Death by Hiccups.

Dustin gets the hiccups so bad he has to step away from the podcast. 

Ryan shows up in his whip...

We discuss what we would ask for for Xmas - and what would you buy with $4000 ? 

Friday, December 11, 2015

ClevelandMoto 110 Helium and Vintage Motorcycle what's new from Eicma

Ducati XDiavelS

Moto Guzzi MGX21 Flying Fortress

Friday, November 20, 2015

ClevelandMoto 108 - 400cc Bikes G400c - Ducati Sixty2 - Another Fireside Chat, vintage motorcycle goodness!

Welcome Luke (SparkyMoto) and The new Genuine G400C,

Welcome to Luke; Here's the Ad we used to hire Johnny Chrome and Luke:

-Motorcycle mechanic needed for 13 year old shop with locations on the east and west side of town. 
-You must have actual experience with vintage Japanese motorcycles and be able to prove it. 

-You will be asked to bring in your small tool box (rally box). 
-You will be asked to perform a basic mechanical service to our standards to assess your skills. 
-We are not looking for someone who "has always dreamed of working on Harleys" yes, you may work on the occasional HD, but the vast majority of bikes we work on are from Japan and other places.

-Don't bother if your idea of a custom build is $5000 worth of accessories that you bolted on "all by yourself".  
-We are not looking for "Ricky Rocket" types, stretched swingarms and nitrous is great for the track, but it's not what we do.

-If you just put a power commander on your 'Busa and now it's Hella Fast...we commend you, but you probably want to look elsewhere.  

We're looking for a guy who can do 8 billable hours of work in an 8 hour day. We're not here to train you, we don't need an apprentice, nobody is here to hold your hand. 
Motorcycle license REQUIRED !

Luke's Motorcycle kicks much ass, and basically got him hired:

The Genuine G400C 

On the left is a Honda CB450 on the Right is the G400C 

Here's the Mash 400cc Von Dutch edition. 

It's Called the MASH 400 in England: 

OH BOY - Harley Davidson actually has the D.B. Edition - Finally, truth in Advertising.

FXDB  -  Dyna Bob? or Douche Bag?  

Hello Sir, You seem like the right guy for a Harley D-B. 

Fuck Yeah!!!! D-B Power!!!!

Fluid Film is 100% Pressed Sheep -  We recommend it for anything you don't want to dissolve in the salt / slush. 

Ducati Unveils the Sixty2 400cc Scrambler

(as shown with factory skateboard holder)

TW200 makes an excellent adventure bike:

I'm getting a Garage Lift - 

There will not be so much space in MY garage.

This winter I'll be working on CT-70's

Honda VTR250 - Go Camaro - Miami Style

Was there ever a more Miami Vice paintjob?

Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

ClevelandMoto 106 - Painkillers - Nachos - Youtubes - Vintage motorcycles

I promise at some point we do actually start talking about motorcycles.

This is a PainKiller 

2 oz Pusser’s Rum
4 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
1 oz cream of coconut
Fresh grated nutmeg
Add liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into a big glass or goblet filled with ice. Grate fresh nutmeg on top and enjoy!

Shane comes over with his extremely phallic gas line head...

12 Dogs Of Christmas is the beer of the night....

BTW - is this a motorcycle podcast? Sorry, sometimes we get distracted....

Friday, October 16, 2015

Clevelandmoto 105 - Removing Ethanol - Diabeetus - Military Bikes - Epoxy - Vintage Motorcycle Chat

Removing Ethanol from gasoline, the proper way to clean a carb, and prepping for winter.

Yep, Guzzi made Army Tractors. and they were 3 wheel drive too. 

Harley Davidson MT500 - that didn't become the official US military motorcycle

The Kawasaki KLX250 that DID become the Official US Military Motorcycle

Eventually they opted for the KLR650 designated as the M1030B1 - Gas powered (as god intended). 

Then in the interest of NOT having a bunch of bullet un-friendly gasoline on the battlefield, they decided to go Diesel. Despite every ass-hat on the planet thinking they want one (I'm sick of hearing it already) the project failed and they all essentially died a horrible death. So there...quit talking about it. It was such a disaster Hayes Diversified Technologies doesn't even exist anymore. Nuff said. If you want a diesel motorcycle, you're not fascinating or clever or the first person to think about it. Even these guys couldn't make it work. 

Diaphragm Carbs - 

Yep, you're boned. You can't fix it, you're gonna have to buy another one. 

You know who you are...I've been to your totally did this just to move that thing along on're the devil and you should be punished. 

Oh, then I found a website that claims to make rebuild kits for these things. 



De-Ethanol Your Gasoline!!!


Here's the whole article on how to make it happen: 

Friday, October 2, 2015

ClevelandMoto 104 - Lithiums, Wheelies and Dustin coughs up a lung. Vintage motorcycle power talk

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 103 - Love Affairs - Check Engine - Vintage Motorcycles and men who love them.

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: