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. :) 

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Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes

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73: Easyriders Bike Show - Charlotte 2017

We talk about attending the Charlotte EasyRiders Bike Show.  Rico was unable to attend, but Rich and Jon were joined by one of the Riders of Loud Pipes - Mike (aka 18two4ever).  This is the third year that the Loud Pipes team has attend the show and have to say this is the largest one so far.  A few cherry pops happened - first bike show for Mike and first long ride for Jon in a rain storm.

A few observations from the show:

  • Big Wheel baggers are still here, but conversations with a few builders hint that they are ready to be done with big front wheels
  • Custom vintage bikes are growing
  • Supercharged/Turbo bikes are growing

A few pictures of bikes the guys liked.  If you want to see more, become a patreon at the $5 level to get access to a shared drive with all the images.

2013 Suzuki Hayabusa

2013 Suzuki Hayabusa

Fire Rod - Harley-Davidson V-Rod

Fire Rod - Harley-Davidson V-Rod

Slingshot from Backyardbaggers.net

Slingshot from Backyardbaggers.net

Morgan with a Shovelhead

Morgan with a Shovelhead

Mike (18two4ever) favorite bike of the show. - Lone Star Chopper "El Ray"

Mike (18two4ever) favorite bike of the show. - Lone Star Chopper "El Ray"

Board Tracker - floor board controls

Board Tracker - floor board controls

EasyRider Chopper with Mike testing it out.

EasyRider Chopper with Mike testing it out.

Victory Cross-Country - Corvette inspired twin-turbo

Victory Cross-Country - Corvette inspired twin-turbo

Bike Exchange 2017 Street Glide M8 - wrapped in leather with a turbo.

Bike Exchange 2017 Street Glide M8 - wrapped in leather with a turbo.

Digger from Sacred Steel

Digger from Sacred Steel

Indian Lighting Bolt from Indian Motorcycles of Charlotte

Indian Lighting Bolt from Indian Motorcycles of Charlotte

Harley sportster with side-car

Harley sportster with side-car

The Predater

The Predater

The Monster

The Monster

Indigo Moon from Sacred Steel

Indigo Moon from Sacred Steel

Sacred Steel bike

Sacred Steel bike

Bike in middle - Willy G first motorcycle

Bike in middle - Willy G first motorcycle

EVENTS:

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37: Triumph Launch Party and Easyriders Charlotte 2016

In this episode the guys talk about attending the Triumph Bonneville launch party, Rich's take on the Charlotte Easyriders show, and Harley releases two new models.  Plus we have Aaron Smith join us from Hawaii.

Rich mentioned that we have our first Pateron sponsor - Markus Arebom from Sweden.  Per his Facebook comment the first LoudPipes! t-shirt is headed to Sweden. 

We hope all our mid-atlantic and northeast listeners are doing alright with their snow events this season.  But not to rub it in, less than week after the storm hit North Carolina we had temperatures in the mid 60's.  This allowed for Rich and Rico to get out and take a nice mid-winter ride.

Triumph Bonneville Launch party

Rich likes the Thruxton R

Aaron Smith who is on vacation in Hawaii give us a review of Triumph Bonneville T100 that he rented and his take on riding around Hawaii.

Aaron's ride around Hawaii

Aaron mentioned the project scout contest and discussed the entry from Indian Motorcycle of Charlotte named "Fusion".

Easyriders - Charlotte 2016

  • Due to winter storm Jonas, Rich was the only member of Loud Pipes! to make the show. 
  • Light crowd and limited bikes on display, Very few cars and vendors
  • Plenty of big wheeled baggers, but Rich saw some he would actually ride
  • One particular bike of interest was a Harley Davidson FL with a half pan head and knucklehead motor (1945/1947)
  • Rich's prediction on next custom trend - Custom Dyna
  • Rico is working on Rich's video he took from show and will be on YouTube very soon.

Engine is half Knuckle Head and half Pan Head

Rich's favorite of the Easyriders show

A big wheel bagger that Rich would consider riding, maybe lower the bars a tad...

Harley releases two new models

Upcoming events that one or more Loud Pipes! members plan on attending: 

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Running time: 1 hour 11 minutes
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27: Loud Pipes One Year Anniversary!

 

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Episode 17: Why We Ride Motorcycles

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NEW TOPICS

  • Inspired by the movie "Why We Ride", we talk about why we ride motorcycles and share some of our memorable experiences. iTunes links contain our affiliate code

HEAD OVER TO THE SHOP

  • Reached out to Randall Washington at Randakk's Cycle Shakk who gave us some good advice on approaching the thought of supercharging a GL1000.  He created the prototype we looked at previously.
  • Still considering this option, but it's going to cost a bit more than expected.

EVENTS

Running time: 56 minutes, 10 seconds

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