118: Get a Bike - New and Returning Rider Series

Continuing along with our new and returning rider series, this week focuses on getting your first bike.  We give our first bikes and stories and debate the direction of new and returning riders. 

TOPICS

  • Main topic is around buying your first bike or another bike if you are getting back into riding
  • Discuss first bike for each of us and Jon has a surprise we didn't know! 
  • Rich hits a piece of concrete in the road, pics below
  • Rico had the Roadmaster out sans Tourpack, pic also below

    TURN

    EVENTS

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    Running time: 1 hour 28 minutes

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    115: Get Some More Training and Some Gear

    Bacon's Broken Bits joins Rich this week to cover some additional rider training and gear for new riders

    TOPICS

    #1, your gear is your primary setup for climate control, get something as comfortable as possible, and minimize gear that is distracting.

    • Ride your ride, no need to keep up with advanced riders beyond your skill level

    Find a helmet that FITS properly!

    • Recommend a full face, but that’s your decision

    Boots

    • Over the ankle, sturdy, perhaps leather, sneakers need not apply, flip flops, your an idiot

    Gloves

    Jacket

    • Leather or Nylon, consider changing weather needs and rain options

    Pants

    • recommend riding jeans with full kevlar or motorcycle specific riding pants

    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 48 minutes

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    113: Get Some Training Part 1 - New and Returning Rider Series

    We want to help out new and returning riders and give our input on what should be some of your first steps.  With Jon on the Moto Amino app and hanging with the Dragon Krew, he meets Irishman.  Irishman is a 23-year motorcycle veteran with well over 300k on sport and cruiser bikes.  Then on top of that, he was a full-time MSF instructor while stationed in Japan and still fills in at Nash and Franklin County community colleges.  We also want to thank Irishman for his service to our country as he served in the Marines for 15 years.  We are once again happy to have KP Moto join us as well to provide his input as a young rider.

    Where to start:

    • Take a training class - if you are new it's a great way to see if you like riding with out buying a bike. 
      • MSF at community colleges
      • Rider Edge at local Harley-Davison dealerships
      • Learn from a friend
      • Watch videos online.
    • If you are returning rider, we recommend taking a training class to refresh you.  This was submitted by one of our Riders of Loud Pipes Chad.  Good idea for all riders to get a refresher course from time to time.
    • Starter Bike:
      • 300cc sport bike
      • 650cc cruiser style bike

    U-Turn:

    • Jon gives an update on his Spyder.....
      • Purge valve showed up on Friday, January 5th, 2018 and tech going to install on January 6th, 2018.  
      • While visiting Jon talked to the manager and was told some 2017 F3-S where coming back from demo duty.
      • Jon got a call from Sales manager about how he might want to get F3-S
      • Jon and Natalie went to dealership and Jon could not pass up the deal and purchased a 2017 F3-S!!!

     

    EIGHT DAYS A WEEK (IRISHMAN)

    • Tomhawk
    • Flury
    • Venture
    • Hummer 2
    • Delora (Back to Future car)
    • Yugo
    • Pinto
    • BMW Isetta (Family Matter TV Show Car)

    EVENTS

    • Easyriders Bike Show Charlotte - January 20, 2018
    • 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

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    Running time: 1 hour 33 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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