72: Lloyd Greer from Lloydz Motorworkz - Victory Motorcycles Farewell Part Two

To continue with the Victory Motorcycles farewell, we have someone who is passionate about Victory to bring to you.  Our special guest Lloyd Greer from Lloydz Motorworkz, discusses his passion and experience in the aftermarket world to help improve Victory Motorcycles and build a loyal customer following.

  • Two videos inspired us to reach out to Lloyd for this episode.  Onwards and Upwards and Onwards and Upwards Pt 2
  • Has 12 motorcycles, but his go to bike is a stripped down Victory Vision which puts out 240HP at the rear wheel!
  • One of his customers is a 78 year young man with a 2013 Victory Cross Country.  A supercharged model that puts out about 200HP with over 63,000 miles on bike.
  • Lloyd is looking for the large front wheel custom trend to pass and thinks the next phase will be the performance Bagger or what he called the "Muscle Bagger".
  • We are fans of the supercharger kit and were pleased to hear that Lloyd makes every part except the supercharger itself, which is from Pro Charger.
  • Has been designing parts for Victory Motorcycles for last 20 years.

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Running time:  1 hour 17 minutes

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71: Victory Motorcycles Farewell Part 1 - History and our Thoughts

In this episode of the Loud Pipes motorcycle podcast the guys talk a little ride planning, bid farewell to Victory Motorcycles, and thoughts on other bikes that could be options other than Harley-Davidson and Indian.

The guys start off by breaking the news that Rich and Jon are going to take a little ride down to Daytona for the Rolex 24 hour race at Daytona.

Victory Motorcycle closing after 18 years.  The guys talk about the history of Victory, engines, and models they have made over the years.  We share our thoughts on why Polaris shutdown Victory and what be next.  Maybe a new Indian...  This is also part 1 as we have a special guest for the next episode to continue the conversation.

We do a little searching and find other manufacturers that you should look at if you don't want to follow everyone else with Harley and Indian bikes.

U-Turn:

  • If you listen to the live stream one of Rich's 2017 Predictions was Victory would get some much needed love from Polaris.  Well, he came clean and said he took it out during editing.

EVENTS:

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Running time:  1 hour 02 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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42: Rico returns, Bagger Mountain Ride, plus Indian and Victory Demo Rides

In this episode we welcome Rico back from his vacation, recharged and ready to rock the show.  Rico returns with a bang and the guys get right into talking about a day riding in the mounts.  Rich jumped on a rented Street Glide for the occasion to have some Bro-Time and we mix conversation from Rico's attendance of an Indian / Victory Demo days event.

TOPICS:

  • Rico gave the guys a little review of his vacation with his wife Wendy to Costa Rica.
  • Rich and Rico talk about their meet up and day ride through Caesars head, Brevard (The Square Root Restaurant), Sierra Nevada Brewing, Lake Lure, and OMB as the final stop.
  • Rico attended and Indian / Victory demo event
    • Chief Vintage - Bike was OK, but front felt heavy and didn't like the windshield due to height and his size.  Had a rock fly up over windshield and hit his helmet.
    • Chief Dark Horse with stage 1 tuning - Rico was blown off the seat and not due to the lack of windshield and back rest, but the stage 1 tuned motor.  All that power and overall feel of the bike, put a smile on his face.
    • Springfield - New bike for 2016 and Rico liked this one as much as the Chieftain. 
    • Scout - Fun bike, but was unable to hit the red line (9,000) and Rico's wife Wendy likes it and can see this being her first bike.
    • Scout Sixty - OK bike, nice package for a first bike or perhaps if you intend to only ever buy one, this may fit your bill.  Rico would say go with the Scout over the Scout Sixty for him or Wendy.
    • Victory Magnum - Sees why Rich likes the bike.  Instrument panel is further away from you when compared to Indian bikes.  It still has a good amount of wind buffeting.  Bike is very fast and corners well.  Overall Rico really enjoyed the bike, and would add it to his stable if he had the funds!  Also, Rico labels the bike as the Cadillac due to performance and smooth ride, whereas the Indian is more Lincoln plush and comfy.  :)

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Running time: 1 hour 29 minutes 34 seconds

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38: Triumph News, Ducati Rumble, New Naked R1, and a Tilting Trike

CONTEST TIME!

As we start preparing for our big trips of this year, we are working on an episode around the idea of big trips/long rides.  We would like to get your feedback on where you are planning to ride this year, for what you would consider a big trip.  We will then aggregate the places and add them to the discussion in a future episode.  Names will go into a hat and we'll draw two winners to receive a Loud Pipes! t-shirt.

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Triumph confirmed they are releasing a new Tiger Sport - but sad news it will not being sold in the US.  The bike will have the latest iteration of Triumph's 1050cc engine.  It also comes with three power modes (Road, Rain, and Sport) and cruise control.  Full spec's and pricing will be announced at a later date.

Triumph unveils two new limited edition American cruisers, 25 each model and the bikes will be numbered and carry a certificate of authenticity signed by Triumph owner John Bloor.

Ducati Custom Rumble finalists -  Ducati has setup a build off with dealers to come up with a modified Scrambler.  Finalists compete between now and World Ducati Week on July 1-3, where the winner will be announced

Indian fueled by Jack Daniel's - Indian has teamed up with Jack Daniel's to create a limited edition Chief.  No word on production dates, but details will be released during Daytona Bike week (March 4-13).

Victory brings back the Magnum X-1

Yamaha's shock new naked R1 -  This is the most remarkable naked bike to be developer by Yamaha so far.

  • 2016 Yamaha MT-10 highlights
  • YZF-R1 998cc CP4 crossplane engine
  • 165bhp | 75ftlb | 199kg (est)
  • Switchable 3-mode Traction Control system
  • YZF-R1 derived chassis and suspension
  • Slipper clutch and cruise control
  • Full LCD dash

Tilting Motor Works - A revers trike conversion kit that allows you to tilt.  Standard kit starts at $9,995 and $12,995 with tilt lock.

Jon asks the guys - If you could go back in time and change something in your life - would you and what would it be.

Jon - Yes - The biggest thing would have been spending more time with his dad and the secondary item would be have taken some cooking classes in college.

Rich - Yes - he would have liked to start his own business sooner. 

Rico - Yes - he would like to have spent more time with his grandfather and learn from him about farming.

Windshield updates

  • Rich - no update as has not been out on road.
  • Rico - works well and helps a lot.  Have not ridden at night so not sure how the tint will be yet.

Rico has been working on a 2002 Dodge Dakota SXT 5 speed that his wife picked up for a few hundred.  Took all interior out and did a major cleaning, upgraded speakers, and gave it a major detailing.

Rich took the A4 into shop.  They had to keep it for a few days so the dealer ship lent him an Audi A6.  Really enjoyed the car and had a lot of tech, but for ~65k is a little much for his taste.

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Running time: 1 hour 16 minutes
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