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The mission of Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz is to get old motorcycles back on the road and to teach people how to wrench on them. Over the years we have built up an amazing community through our free-to-all motorcycle garage. Our podcast consists of a rotating cast of characters sharing their stories, knowledge and experiences.

The mission of Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz is to get old motorcycles back on the road and to teach people how to wrench on them. Over the years we have built up an amazing community through our free-to-all motorcycle garage. Our podcast consists of a rotating cast of characters sharing their stories, knowledge and experiences.


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The mission of Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz is to get old motorcycles back on the road and to teach people how to wrench on them. Over the years we have built up an amazing community through our free-to-all motorcycle garage. Our podcast consists of a rotating cast of characters sharing their stories, knowledge and experiences.






Podcast 409: Bring Out Your Dead Suzukis

This week on our motorcycle podcast we talk about what a wonderful weekend we had. The weather was perfect, lots of visitors to the garage, vehicles were bought and sold, there were rides, and cake. But it wasn't great for everyone. Especially for the 2 Suzuki riders who were both told by Emma that their engines were done. This can be heartbreaking news to hear, so Emma breaks it down and explains what went wrong. Liza and John had an amazing ride on dirt and pavement, and Liza falls in love...


Podcast 408: Ask Miss Emma Anything

This week on our motorcycle podcast we are experiencing a new level of hope. Things seem to be getting better in general, and it feels good. Buell is back! That's right. We talk for a minute about what this means, and what to expect. Jim shares a story about meeting some cool people on a ride he did. "God save you if it's Russion fuel injection". Next up we ask Emma questions. What kind of questions? All kinds! We learn what kind of bike she would be, if she were a bike. We learn what color...


Podcast 407: The Perfect Date

This week on our motorcycle podcast, we are celebrating Valentine's day by describing our perfect date, if our date was a motorcycle. That's right, we go full motosexual on this one. We also talk about some new bikes we saw recently, if the KLR is actually killable, and Emma gives us a history hole on the Egli Vincent that is sitting in her garage. With Liza, Bagel, Miss Emma and John.


Podcast 406: No Limits - No Regrets

This week on our motorcycle podcast we start with a report from Naked Jim, who rode off into the desert and found himself in the middle of the King of the Hammer race. Next up we are joined by our guest Axe, who has done an extraordinary thing, but first the Misfits have to play 20 questions and try to guess what this thing is. Eventually they figure out that Axe has set the record for riding cross country on his BMW S100RR in just 33 hours and 10 minutes. But he's done more than that. In...


Podcast 405: Light At The End Of The Tunnel

This week on our motorcycle podcast we decided to give everyone something to look forward to. 2021 is a new year with new possibilities, so we called on Misfits everywhere to join us in being hopeful, and sharing their dreams and goals. We talk about adventures, events, new models of bikes, and just things that have us excited. Big thanks to our Patreon sponsors who joined us on this one. With Liza, Naked Jim, Miss Emma, Bagel, Rick, Award Winning Mike and a crap ton of Misfits from...


Podcast 404: Twisted Harley Plopper

This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by one of our favorite people, Austin from He joins us to bring us up to date on the expansions and updates they've done in the motorcycle rental industry. Even more bikes and better insurance are available now at Check it out. Next up we get to hear another History Hole from Emma, this one on the Harley Davidson Topper, a not so successful scooter made back in the 60's. If you like an igloo cooler on wheels,...


Podcast 403: Noble Knoble Moto

This week on our motorcycle podcast we bring to you stories of our rides and wrenching in our perfect weather. Go ahead, hate us for it. But we had a great weekend, only made better by our guest this week, Steve Knoble of Knoble Moto. He teaches motorcycle maintenance classes in Cleveland, Oh. but he also has online classes. What? Where? Here! We talk to him about the kinds of classes he offers, and we also give him the good old Misfits unwanted advice. Ride. Wrench....


Podcast 402: Re-Cycle Snohomish?

This week on our motorcycle podcast we talk about our ride down the Pacific Coast Hwy, a much needed mental health ride, which then turned into a WTF ride when we were blazed by another group of bikers. This gets us talking about the unwritten code of being a biker. Things to do and not do. Then we are joined by the Kelly family, who ride together, and hopefully wrench together. Paul has already gotten his wife and kids into motorcycle riding, but the next step is motorcycle wrenching. IN...


Podcast 401: Ask Miss Emma's Army

This week on our motorcycle podcast we invite some of our Ask Miss Emma patrons from Patreon to join us, and ask any questions they have about their projects. Then we play a round of Cool or Fool According to Miss Emma, and find out how well the Misfits actually know Emma. Next up, Emma hits us with a history hole on the Isle of Man race, and wows us with her knowledge. And lastly, we answer an email about must have safety equipment for a dirtbiking adventure. With Liza, Miss Emma, Bagel,...


Podcast 400: Misfits Extravaganza w/Special Guest Norman Reedus

This is it. Episode 400. Can you believe we've been doing this for this long? We've definitely had a lot of fun over the years with our rotating cast of Misfits, many of whom join us tonight. On this episode we share stories from our past, talk about our favorite guests and episodes and revisit one of our most popular guests, Norman Reedus. Thanks to everyone who's been with us on this journey, and hope you enjoy the show. With Liza, Miss Emma, Bagel, Naked Jim, Nak, Zach, Rick, Charley,...


Podcast 399: Racing with Josh Hayes and Melissa Paris

Wow. Show 399 and we promised someone big. Well, how about four-time AMA Superbike Champion Josh Hayes. Not enough for you? How about his wife, racer, team owner, crew chief and mom extraordinaire Melissa Paris? That's right, we've got a twofer for you. Josh and Melissa have had amazing careers in racing. We talk about how they got into riding, how they worked their way up into professional racing, and what comes next? They are both at a point in their careers where they've got so much to...


Podcast 398: AMA Hall of Famer Mert Lawwill

This is week 2 in our Road to 400, where we are bringing to you some of the biggest names in motorcycling. This week we talk to champion racer Mert Lawill. He's in the AMA Hall of Fame, the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, he's a Grand National Champion, an innovator, designer and builder. But you probably know him best from the best movie ever made, On Any Sunday. He's got some great stories to share about his years of racing with some of the greats, innovations he made to the frames of race...


Podcast 397: Going Fast with Erik Buell

This week on our motorcycle podcast we are on the road to 400. That's right, our 400th episode is coming up, so to celebrate we're bringing you some of the biggest interviews to date. This week we catch up with Erik Buell. AMA Hall of Famer, mechanic, engineer, designer, innovator, racer and just all around nice guy. He tells us about his history, growing up on a farm and learning how to fix everything, to getting his first bikes and doing everything just to keep them running. Then we get...


Podcast 396: What Every Garage Needs

Hey there, on this weeks motorcycle podcast we jump right into tires. What brands we like, and what brands we don't like. Next up we get into our list of things all garages should have. What kind of things you ask? How about a compressor, a couch, some tubing, and a tire changer? All this and more. Then we talk about the new Honda Rebel 1100. Will they be able to keep riders in brand after growing out of the smaller Rebels? What is this engine from? And oooh, do you think they may come out...


Podcast 395: Getting Shocked with JPH Suspension

This week on our motorcycle podcast we're joined by Jason of JPH Suspension. We learn all about suspension, why it's important, what you should be doing, and why it's the best improvement you can make to your bike. Next up we talk about the recent news that Yamaha has cancelled the R6, VMax and WR250R. What does them mean, and why would they cancel these popular bikes? Lastly we discuss why wearing a helmet into a store might get you arrested, and we read listeners emails. With Liza, Nak,...


Podcast 394: With A Little Help From Our Friends

This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by Misfits around the USA, and we get to know them and their bikes a little better. Topics discussed: Should Liza paint her KZ400 poo brown like Emma wants? How do you tell someone they should not be riding motorcycles because they don't have what it takes? What's the perfect project bike to learn how to wrench on? And last but not least, What's in Emma's underpants? (edit: the recording may have stopped before the reveal) With Liza, Miss...


Podcast 393: We Aint Afraid of No Sand

This week on our motorcycle podcast it's time for a good old fashioned Misfit hoedown. Jim fills us in on his Ascot project, and on his recent adventure to the Mojave desert where we learn that Mikey 3 Times knows how to glamp in style. John, Scott and Liza share their stories from their trip to the Carizzo plains, where we find out who took the most dirt naps. Next up we talk about Kawasaki's announcement that they are splitting the motorcycle division off from the the Kawasaki Heavy...


Podcast 392: Global Biker Steph Jeavons

Meet Steph Jeavons. Biker, mom, world traveler, addict, author, teacher, role model and all around badass. She is the first person to circumnavigate the globe and ride a motorbike on all seven continents. She did it all on a Honda CRF250L and her adventure took her to 54 countries over 4 years. Stephs shares her story with us, answers our questions, and leaves us wanting for an adventure. With Liza, Naked Jim and Hayley Bell.


Podcast 391: The Flying Angel Debbie Lawler

This week on our motorcycle podcast we get to talk to daredevil Debbie Lawler. When Debbie Lawler broke an Evel Knievel motorcycle-jumping record in February 1974, at the age of 21, the American press was riveted. While there had been a handful of women who raced motorcycles, there hadn’t been any female daredevils professionally jumping them—much less upstaging the brashest stunt rider of the era on national TV. Newspapers labeled her the “female Evel Knievel,” a “motorcycle madam” and...


Podcast 390: Tim Calhoun from Quin Design Helmets

Tech, safety and affordability in one helmet. Sounds too good to be true? Quin Designs have done it. Tim Calhoun joins us to explain these unique helmets to us. How the tech was developed from a woodpecker, what the potential for this tech is, and what is coming next. And Doctor Detroit joins us to give her perspective as an ER doc. I don't think I'll spoil the surprise if I tell you that she's impressed and can't wait to get her own. Also, Jon Dalton caught on fire, and so did his bike. He...