113: Get Some Training Part 1 - New and Returning Rider Series

We want to help out new and returning riders and give our input on what should be some of your first steps.  With Jon on the Moto Amino app and hanging with the Dragon Krew, he meets Irishman.  Irishman is a 23-year motorcycle veteran with well over 300k on sport and cruiser bikes.  Then on top of that, he was a full-time MSF instructor while stationed in Japan and still fills in at Nash and Franklin County community colleges.  We also want to thank Irishman for his service to our country as he served in the Marines for 15 years.  We are once again happy to have KP Moto join us as well to provide his input as a young rider.

Where to start:

  • Take a training class - if you are new it's a great way to see if you like riding with out buying a bike. 
    • MSF at community colleges
    • Rider Edge at local Harley-Davison dealerships
    • Learn from a friend
    • Watch videos online.
  • If you are returning rider, we recommend taking a training class to refresh you.  This was submitted by one of our Riders of Loud Pipes Chad.  Good idea for all riders to get a refresher course from time to time.
  • Starter Bike:
    • 300cc sport bike
    • 650cc cruiser style bike

U-Turn:

  • Jon gives an update on his Spyder.....
    • Purge valve showed up on Friday, January 5th, 2018 and tech going to install on January 6th, 2018.  
    • While visiting Jon talked to the manager and was told some 2017 F3-S where coming back from demo duty.
    • Jon got a call from Sales manager about how he might want to get F3-S
    • Jon and Natalie went to dealership and Jon could not pass up the deal and purchased a 2017 F3-S!!!

 

EIGHT DAYS A WEEK (IRISHMAN)

  • Tomhawk
  • Flury
  • Venture
  • Hummer 2
  • Delora (Back to Future car)
  • Yugo
  • Pinto
  • BMW Isetta (Family Matter TV Show Car)

EVENTS

  • Easyriders Bike Show Charlotte - January 20, 2018
  • Dragon Krew Moto-Amino ride to Key West FL.  - February 18th, 2018 - February 21st, 2018 is a saddle sore 1000!
  • 2nd Annual Congregation show - April 14th, 2018 2-8pm
  • 1st Annual Loud Pipes Meetup - July 13th, 2018 - July 15th, 2018 - Some Place in PA...
  • 2nd Annual East Coast Meetup - June 9th, 2018 - Captial Powersports, Wake Forest, NC.
  • 3rd Annual MPC June 21st, 2018 - July 11th, 2018
  • Barber Vintage Festival - October 5th, 2018 - October 7th, 2018

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Running time: 1 hour 33 minutes

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112: New Rider Series and Spyder Sadness

This week kicks off with an announcement of our new rider series.  At least four episodes dedicated to helping new and returning riders get into motorcycling.  Jon is pulled into the conversation on his Spyder so that we can all get a proper update on all the sadness. 

NEW RIDER SERIES

We are starting a mini-series, that eventually will be put together as a reference episode.  The idea is, let’s do our part for the motorcycle community and help to foster new riders

Four part series covering the following major topics:

  • Get some training
    • Monday 1/8/2018 we will record this episode with a former motorcycle safety instructor
  • Get some gear
    • Let’s cover the basics of what a new rider should get
    • Where to spend your money
    • Gear that you don’t ne ed
  • Get a bike
    • Look at bikes suited for a learning rider
    • New models available
    • Good used bike choices
    • Scooters (can start without having a license)
    • Dirt riding (Rich feels one of the best ways to understand and practice bike control)
  • Find your community (although we could argue this should be first)
    • Reach out to various social media outlets that interest you
    • Facebook, EatSleepRide, Moto-Amino, podcasts, and more
    • Local events, local dealers, club, industry, trade shows, etc

RIDERS OF LOUD PIPES

We welcome SquatchyPete :) to the Riders of Loud Pipes Clubhouse.  A big thank you to him and all of the Riders for their support

SPEND MY MONEY

Slacker needs a new exhaust for his Kawasaki Vulcan S, we listen to five different makes and give our suggestions

1. Scorpion Custom Exhaust (audio sample from: Kee Lin Lee)

2. Arrow Rebel (audio sample from: SpeedMob

3. Two Brother Racing (audio sample from: Two Brothers Racing)

4. Delkevic -  (audio sample: Amit Dadlaney)

  • $369 - 450 depending on type

5. Danmoto Highwayman 2-1 Full Exhaust Kawasaki Vulcan S

  • 350 or so as far as I can tell.  
  • There are some reviews that reference needing a different sized bolt than what comes in the kit and some general quality concerns.  Look into this before you buy, but it sounds nice.

EVENTS

  • Easyriders Bike Show Charlotte - January 20, 2018
  • Feb 18-21 Moto-Amino ride to Key West FL.  - Feb 18th is a saddle sore 1000!
  • 2nd Annual Congregation show - April 14 2-8pm
  • 1st Annual Loud Pipes Meetup - TBD…. send in feedback as we are still planning date and location
  • 2nd Annual East Coast Meetup - June 9th 2018 - Wake Forest, NC.
  • 3rd Annual MPC June 21st 2018 - July 11th 2018

Support the show and receive rewards for your contribution by visiting loudpipes.net/donate.  Patreon is our focus and is an ongoing support model.  There is also a link for one-time donations and support of any size is greatly appreciated

Running time: 1 hour 33 minutes

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111: Annual Predictions Show and 2017 Year of Beer

We score our 2017 motorcycle predictions and make new ones for 2018.  There is an update on the R6 build and the 2017 year of beer compilation following this episode audio. 

Predictions

First up, scoring 2017 predictions from episode 70:

Scoring:

  • 2 points: correct prediction, unanimous among the group or evidence to prove it
  • 1 point: yeah you were on the right path, but not 100% or cannot prove or not unanimous
  • 0 points: you were just wrong

2017:

Rich:

  • (0) Rico gets a bike - on/off road over 250cc
  • (0) Indian does some type of water cooling for touring bikes
  • (0) Conflict between aftermarket modifications and bike warranties around exhaust comes to a head

Jon:

  • (0) Rico get a bike... ADV class
  • (0) Harley wins American Flat Track championship.
  • (2) Indian releases a new bike model
  • (2) More vintage style looking bikes

Rico:

  • (2) Rich doesn't start project bike
  • (0) Bryce gets a new bike before Rich does
  • (0) There will be no new Bobber style bikes from manufacturers
  • (2) HD puts Mil8 in all bikes except Sportster and Street series

Rider of Loud Pipes!:

Mark A

  • (2) Indian will continue expanding its part and accessories line-up
  • (2) HD 2018 will expand the 107 to the Softail and Dyna lines.
  • (0) HD will start to scare away customers if they start to restrict warranty claims on non OEM parts.

Micah:

  • (2) Line between ADV/Upright sport touring will continue to blur
  • (2) More new mini ADV bikes like the G310GS or VStrom 300x

Zyon:

  • (2) HD in 2018 will expand the 107 to the Softail and Dyna lines.

2018:

Rich:

  • The pace of new motorcycle models slows (by 20%)
  • Harley-Davidson revamps the Sportster line and perhaps a new engine
  • Harley-Davidson announces or releases an ADV class bike 
  • Harley-Davidson announces production details for the LiveWire!
  • Three or more bikes purchased in the Rider of Loud Pipes Clubhouse

Jon:

  • Can-AM will announce a spyder under $10k
  • Another manufacturer will release a turbo or supercharged bike to match what Kawasaki is doing
  • Rich gets R6 on the track and falls in love with doing track days
  • Helmet manufacturers add head up displays, units will hit the market and make riders safer
  • Harley-Davidson will reduce a new model (way to reach Jon)
  • Indian Motorcycle will win the American Flat Track series

Rico:

  • More retro cafe racer style and naked motorcycles
  • More scrambler and sport touring motorcycles
  • Smaller brands getting into the bobber, scrambler, cafe game
  • More range and presence for electric motorcycles
  • More retro models for Kawasaki
  • electric cruiser comes to market

Rider of Loud Pipes!:

Chris (Slacker):

  • By the end of 2018 Jon will have a motorcycle in his garage (as in 2 wheels)
  • Rico will buy a bunch of Honda Groms and invite the clubhouse down to CR to film an episode of "Ride with Rico Hogan."

Zyon:

  • HD redesigns the sportster platform, mainly meaning a new power plant
  • One of the big 5 (Honda, HD, Indian, Kawasaki, or Yamaha) bring a full electric model to market
  • Zyon ends the year with a Guzzi in his garage (bonus)

Garage

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Running time: 2 hours 23 minutes

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110: Ten Cold Weather Riding Tips with KP Moto

KP Moto joins us this week to discuss cold riding and we give ten tips if you plan on doing that.  A little longer episode than usual as we head into the Christmas holiday week.

On Thursday December 28, 2017 we will record our annual predictions show.  We score the round from last year and make new ones.  This year we are also taking predictions from listeners, if you are interested please reach us on our feedback page loudpipes.net/feedback   

KP on his Yamaha FJR 1300

Eight Days a Week (KP Moto)

  • VFR800
  • Honda Rallye replica
  • Yamaha FZ-10
  • FJR 1300
  • Honda Africa twin
  • Class A RV with toy hauler space
  • Toyota Tacoma
  • Project: Race built R3

EVENTS:

  • Easyriders Bike Show Charlotte - January 20, 2018
  • Feb 18-21 Moto-Amino ride to Key West FL.  - Feb 18th is a saddle sore 1000!
  • 2nd Annual Congregation show - April 14 2-8pm
  • 3rd Annual MotoNobodies Meetup - May 18th-20th (North East TN)
  • 1st Annual Loud Pipes Meetup - TBD…. send in feedback as we are still planning date and location
  • 2nd Annual East Coast Meetup - June 9th 2018 - Wake Forest, NC.
  • 3rd Annual MPC June 21st 2018 - July 11th 2018 

Support the show and receive rewards for your contribution by visiting loudpipes.net/donate.  Patreon is our focus and is an ongoing support model.  There is also a link for one-time donations and support of any size is greatly appreciated

Running time: 1 hour 42 minutes

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109: NYC IMS with Chris Geiss

TOPICS:

UTURN:

  • Let's get this straight on the new Ducati V4
  • To reproduce the feel and firing sequence of a V-twin, the V4 Stradale arrives with a “Twin Pulse” ignition. The two left-hand cylinders fire close together, as do the two right-hand cylinders. For you engine geeks, this is a 0°, 90°, 290° and 380° firing order.

SPEND MY MONEY:

Chris is looking for an aftermarket exhaust for his 2016 Kawasaki Vulcan S

EVENTS:

  • Easyriders Bike Show Charlotte - January 20, 2018
  • 2nd Annual Congregation show - April 14 2-8pm
  • 3rd Annual MotoNobodies Meetup - May 18th-20th (North East TN)
  • 1st Annual Loud Pipes Meetup - TBD…. send in feedback as we are still planning date and location
  • 2nd Annual East Coast Meetup - June 9th 2018 - Wake Forest, NC.
  • 3rd Annual MPC June 21st 2018 - July 11th 2018 

RIDERS OF LOUD PIPES:

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Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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