118: Get a Bike - New and Returning Rider Series

Continuing along with our new and returning rider series, this week focuses on getting your first bike.  We give our first bikes and stories and debate the direction of new and returning riders. 

TOPICS

  • Main topic is around buying your first bike or another bike if you are getting back into riding
  • Discuss first bike for each of us and Jon has a surprise we didn't know! 
  • Rich hits a piece of concrete in the road, pics below
  • Rico had the Roadmaster out sans Tourpack, pic also below

    TURN

    EVENTS

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    Running time: 1 hour 28 minutes

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    117: Yamaha Star Eluder - First Ride

    TOPICS

    UTURN

    • Loud Pipes Rider, Chad’s son recently took MSF basic riding course and has a Buell Blast waiting for him to ride.  
    • Rich’s brother Kenny bought a new Kawasaki Vulcan S and it’s licensed and ready to go.  He is also going to take MSF in the spring and get riding.

    EVENTS

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    Running time: 1 hour 26 minutes

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    116: Harley-Davidson Results and LiveWire Confirmed!

    Colin aka Broncoride joins us to discuss the latest results from Harley-Davidson and the news around closing Kansas City final assembly and the confirmation of LiveWire coming in 18 months!  To top it off, Colin is also to most recent member to the Riders of Loud Pipes and we thank him for his support! 

    TOPICS

    UTURN

    Ted from the Motorcycle Men shared some of his thoughts on riding gear from the prior episode

    EVENTS

    • 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 - near Gettysburg area 
    • 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
    • Jon plans to ride across the country, much more detail to add at a later time. :) 

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    Running time: 1 hour 17 minutes

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    115: Get Some More Training and Some Gear

    Bacon's Broken Bits joins Rich this week to cover some additional rider training and gear for new riders

    TOPICS

    #1, your gear is your primary setup for climate control, get something as comfortable as possible, and minimize gear that is distracting.

    • Ride your ride, no need to keep up with advanced riders beyond your skill level

    Find a helmet that FITS properly!

    • Recommend a full face, but that’s your decision

    Boots

    • Over the ankle, sturdy, perhaps leather, sneakers need not apply, flip flops, your an idiot

    Gloves

    Jacket

    • Leather or Nylon, consider changing weather needs and rain options

    Pants

    • recommend riding jeans with full kevlar or motorcycle specific riding pants

    EVENTS

    • 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 - near Gettysburg area 
    • 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
    • Jon plans to ride across the country, much more detail to add at a later time. :) 

    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 48 minutes

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    114: Easyriders Show Charlotte 2018

    Main topic this week is our visit to the 2018 Easyriders show in Charlotte.  Rico's brother Kevin joins us to review our favorites and general discussion about the show.  Don't miss the update from Jon on the new Spyder and he has a surprise in the events section!  We also welcome our latest member to the Riders of Loud Pipes and we thank James Providakes for the support.   

    EASYRIDERS SHOW

    Enjoy the photos below and we discussed several during this episode.

    UTURN

    • Update on the new Spyder from Jon
      • 2017 CAN-AM Spyder F3S
      • 1330cc inline triple, Fox podium shocks, Brembo brakes, and defeat-able traction control are the S package.
      • Couple hundred miles so far and loving it
      • Handling, comfort, power, and ergonomics all improved, plus it will pick the front end off the ground too!!!

    EVENTS

    • 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
    • Jon plans to ride across the country, much more detail to add at a later time. :) 

    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 30 minutes

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