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.

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U-TURN:

  • Rico's take on the Indian Scout Bobber

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Running time:  59 minutes

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80: Motorcycle Racing, Harley Street Rod, and an ER visit

Catching up after some time off due to various reasons.  We cover some motorcycle racing and various other topics.  First Five Loud Pipes Rider Jebbie got himself a Yamaha Raider and we are super happy for him!  We also welcome Roger Smith to the club house and appreciate the support.  

NEW TOPICS

American Flat Track - we catch up on the first three races of the season and give our take on the season so far.  

World Super Bike - season is three races in and Rich is following with his desire to get the R6 on the track.

U-TURN

EVENTS:

  • Moto Vlogger Spring Mountain Ride - April 7, 2017 - Going to be staying in Pigeon Forge, TN.
  • OBX bike week - April 22 - 30.  Look for Dave Shupe and he'll buy the first Loud Pipes fan lunch plus he'll have some show swag to give out. 
  • Barber Vintage Festival - October 6th-8th, 2017 - Leeds, Alabama

Running time:  1 hour 25 minutes

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79: Wymond Walkem from Walkem's Cycle Talking Vintage and Custom Motorcycles

To continue on with the vintage flavor we are joined by Wymond Walkem.  Last episode we had Wymond's wife Devah on the show.  Wymond is the restore man behind Walkem's Cycle.  He talks about all the bikes he has restored and some details about restoring and custom bikes in general

The best way to view Wymond's work is to visit his website indianrestorations.com and in you are near Toronto Canada stop by and say hi. :)

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Running time:  1 hour 18 minutes

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78: Riding Vintage with Devah Walkem

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This week we have a guest to talk about riding vintage motorcycle exclusively and over long distances.  Joining Rico in studio this week, we have a great conversation to share with everyone.

Devah Walkem

  • Rides a 1939 80ci Harley Flathead and a 1980 Sturgis Harley (only 1400 of these ever created)
  • Learned on a Yamaha Virago
  • Flathead upgraded from 45 to 80 cubic inch by her husband Wymand.
  • The bike had low center of gravity and was a great bike being short of 5'4".
  • Main reason Devah rides is the freedom and seeing new sights, and the feeling of different winds
  • Been riding for 35 years and has gone from Toronto to New Orleans as well as Toronto to Sturgis
  • Once ran out of gas in Oregon and once off the highway,  a gas truck pulled in behind and filled them up!
  • Tips for riding vintage bikes is to be mechanically inclined, have a good back, and be prepared to be looked at.
  • Tip for women is to carry a scarf that can be used for to keep you warm and cool.
  • Best state to ride in the USA is Utah in Devah's opinion.
  • Salt river canyon in particular is a great place.
  • Having ridden on the back for many years, she enjoys the different feeling of being a passenger, which allows for looking around more at the scenery and Nagigation (new term for us)

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Running time:  53 minutes

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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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