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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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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62: Moto Guzzi Griso and V9 Roamer quick spin and some news

This week the guys talk about riding some Moto Guzzi motorcycles again and catch up on a few news related topics. 

Chit Chat

Two Moto Guzzi quick spins

Other topics:

The garage

We are bringing back the garage segment, but this time not to talk about maintenance items, Rich is going to build a custom bike! 

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Running time:  1 hour 26 minutes

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54: Flying Fortress has Landed and We Make it Rain!

Rico is in the house for Ep54 and we get all excited about a peek at the Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress in person, plus an update on MPC, and some news.

MOTORCYCLE PODCASTERS CHALLENGE UPDATE

  • Follow the story on ESR for daily points updates
  • Update on points through halfway point (Throttled still leads over Loud Pipes!)
  • Announcement of the winner will be done via live stream August 31st 9:30pm ET
  • The teams will also meet post-challenge roundtable style to recap and discuss possible changes for the next challenge
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Motto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress

  • Rich got a peek at a fresh delivery at Matthews Fun Machines
  • Stunning level of detail and carbon fiber does not translate well in pictures. 

Patron update

  • Welcome to Chris who is now #4 of the First Five group, so only one spot remains!
  • Next Monthly Production Hangout is Sunday Aug 28, 2016
  • Something special in the works for Barber that we'll announce in the next show

News and other topics

EVENTS

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Running time: 1 hour 12 minutes 37 seconds

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34: Moto Guzzi with Jim May from Matthews Fun Machines

This episode we sat down with Jim May from Matthews Fun Machines and he shares his riding experience from last 45 years and his passion for Moto Guzzi Motorcycles.

Rico has made it back to the states, but is off traveling again with his new found mezcal.

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Jon surprises Rich and Rico with the thought of giving up riding motorcycles if given a billion dollars.  As this was one of the topics from Matthew Williams moto blogging videos.  After Rich and Rico thought for a few moments they both agree they could as they could use put the money to A LOT of good use.

Interview with Jim May:

  • Jim has been working at Matthews Fun Machines for 2 years.
  • We discuss new and upcoming Moto Guzzi motorcycles and the history of the company
  • Moto Guzzi started using the 90 degree v-twin in 1967
  • Modified exhaust can sound like a V-8 engine and some aftermarket exhaust is made across the street from the Moto Guzzi factory.
  • On the roof of the factory is an oval track.  Moto Guzzi still takes bikes to the roof for a 1-2 miles ride to make sure bike is function correctly before being shipped to dealers.
  • Bikes are 100% hand built in Mandello del Lario, Italy.
  • Jim has been riding since 1975.
    • First Moto Guzzi was 850T and trading in a 750 Ducati for it.
    • One of his favorite bikes was a Moto Guzzi SB1000
    • Le Mans line was another favorite bike
    • Previously owned a California 1100
    • Currently has a California 1400, which Rico test rode this back and we talked about it during episode 31
    • Has owned 7 Ducati, 8 Moto Guzzi, Buell, Harley Davidson and some small Honda bikes over his lifetime.
    • Has restored a 1970's Moto Guzzi 750 Bike and might see it a Easyriders show in Charlotte in January.
  • Jim said that Matthew Fun Machine is hoping to get 2 Moto Guzzi Flying Fortress once they are released.  One might be a demo bike so that will allow Rich to take it out for a little spin.

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Running time: 1 hour 07 minutes
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