32: 1983 Honda V65 Magna Project Bike, Moto-Blogging, and more with Matthew Williams

This episode we have a guest co-host to review the Android version of the Eat Sleep Ride App, motorcycle project, riding experience, moto blogging, and some EICMA News.

Rico is out of the country so we have now taken the show international.

Rich and Rico chat about only being able to ride local due to rainy weather in NC, which bring us to how prep your bike for the winter.  Rich finds that he let the inspection and registration run out while prepping the KLR.

Eat Sleep Ride Review:

  • Matthew was part of the Android beta testing. Many thanks again to Alex Crookes for getting Matthew into the beta.
  • Matthew has enjoyed the Eat Sleep Ride app and all the features it has to offer.  But would like to see a quick start/stop option that would save him from having to take off his gloves.

Matthew's Motorcycle Project 1983 Honda V65 Magna:

  • Bike was listed on Craiglist as 1986, but is really a 1983 and bike has been sitting for a long time and needed some TLC before getting back on the road.
  • Had to rebuild/clean the 4 carbs and get them re-linked.
  • Due to sitting around rust has set into gas tanks and both needed to be cleaned out.
  • Brake calipers pistons would not compress and rubbers around calipers needs some work.

Check out other photos/videos from Matthew V65 Magna project:

Matthew rides 50+ miles into work  on his current 1987 Suzuki Intruder 700 VS  and shares his riding experience about the commute:

  • Only has been riding since May 2015 and has put 4,000 miles on bike so far.
  • He didn't take the riders course wish he did and recommend that new riders take the course.
  • Since Matthews commute takes an hour+, he does moto blogging to make the trip feel shorter.  You can find his videos on youtube or search for ophbalance.

News Topics:

  • Harley Davidson top marketing officer leaving company
  • EICMA has started (November 16th) and we plan to review all the new from EICMA on our next episode.  But looking at what has already been released, we have a quick chat about the Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress.

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Running time: 1 hour 21 minutes
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