99: New Ducati V-4 and Flat Track Stats

We are one show away from hitting another major milestone, 100 episodes and 3 years doing the LoudPipes Podcast.  Rich and Jon talk a little about plans for episode 100, some Yamaha news, and flat tracking racing.

New Topics:

  • Ducati's New V-4 Engine:
  • How good has Indian been in American Flat Track racing:
    • From the club house chat, Rich did some quick research that may surprise you

U-Turn:

  • Anymore on 2018 Harley Models - Everyone is loving the Fat Bob, except for Rich and we say farewell officially to the V-Rod

Spend my Money:

  • I want the ultimate long distance touring bike.  The more creature comforts the better and have $30K to spend.

New Roundup:

EVENTS:

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Running time:  01 hour 03 minutes

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94: Triumph Bonneville Bobber and Ducati XDiavel S Test Rides

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In this episode we talk about a couple of bikes Rich was able to get some seat time on.  The guys give their input on the new Indian 2018 lineup.

TOPICS:

U-TURN:

  • Rico's take on the Indian Scout Bobber

EVENTS:

Running time:  59 minutes

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89: Harley - Ducati Love Child

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We welcome back brother Hogan as he's been dealing with other priorities and we get back to talking about what we love, motorcycles! 

Topics

U-TURN

GARAGE

  • Rich is starting to take apart the R6 for a new chain and sprockets.  Enjoying the process of cleaning it up, looking for things that need to be fixed, and just becoming familiar with a sport bike.  
  • Jon has 15k service done on the Spyder and learns that the semi-auto shifting requires good oil pressure.  Since it was a quart low, the shifting was not smooth.

The 2000 Yamaha R6 on the stands with the lower fairings removed.  Rich is coming up to speed with this type of bike and performing some maintenance before getting this on the road.  

New bike Jon mentioned and belongs to Omega.

Hmmm, what would you get if you crossed these two brands?  We give our thoughts on the rumor of Harley making a bid for Ducati.  Photo credit: Chris Geiss 

EVENTS:

  • Homestead Hill Hootenanny 2017 (Boone, NC/Robbinsville, NC - July6th - July 9th) Rico and Jon are going.  This is a large moto vloggers meetup
  • Barber Vintage Festival - October 6th-8th, 2017 - Leeds, Alabama

Running time:  1 hour 16 minutes

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66: ADV Demo Day Part 2 with Guest Micah Cooper

In part two of our ADV demo day review, we decided to get input from a new rider who is a Riders of Loud Pipes - Micah Cooper.  Micah joins Rich, Rico, and Jon to give us his review of the bikes he rode during the Motorcycles of Charlotte ADV demo day.

ADV Demo day bikes ridden by Micah:

ADV Demo day bikes ridden by Rich:

U-Turn:

Events:

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Running time:  1 hour 16 minutes

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Contest time!  

We are giving away a Legend Gear Smartphone Tasche, which was donated to the show by First Five rider Zyon (Thanks again!) and here is how you enter:

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Please check out episode 64 show notes for photos

63: EICMA 2016

In this latest installment of the Loud Pipes! Motorcycle Podcast the guys talk about motorcycles from the EICMA show in Milan Italy.  There were so many motorcycles revealed at EICMA that we only picked a few that we feel are the most interesting.

Before getting down to business - we would like to take a moment to thank all the veterans that have served our country over the past 240 years.

Quick Store update - we had a request for hi-viz shirts, so we had our graphic department work on the request and now have orange and green short/long sleeve shirts.  Also the logo was changed from white/red to gray/black.  So please check out the LoudPipes store.

EICMA 2016:

U-Turn:

  • Rich looking at getting on the track at Carolina Motorsport Park
  • Mis-spoke about what Moto Guzzi California engine size Rico test rode.  It was at 1400cc and not a 1200cc.

Garage:

  • Planning - choosing a custom style - as Rico said in Episode 62 - please write in your thoughts on a basic style.
  • Rich's brother picked up a 1980 Suzuki GS 850

Rich's brother Kenny picked this up for $100 and it runs!  Suzuki GS 850 GL

Auto News:

Events:

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Running time:  1 hour 13 minutes

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