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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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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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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101: Happy Jack Rides the Yamaha Venture

We are joined by a guest this week.  Happy Jack is a moto-vlogger and recently had a chance to ride the new Yamaha Venture.  We had a great time discussing the demo ride, his Harley, and the riding that he joined Jon and Rico on during the Homestead Hootenanny. 

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: 01 hours 05 minutes

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89: Harley - Ducati Love Child

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.

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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