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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.

Location:

United States

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

8313591311


Episodes

Podcast 415: What's The Craziest Motorcycle Race?

4/12/2021
This week on our motorcycle podcast talk about the craziest motorsport competitions you should check out. Sidecarcross, Tuk Tuk races, hill climbs, Isle of Mann, mini bike races, etc. These all have to be seen to believe. And of course we also cover our recent rides, there's some talk about playing hide the weasel, Stumpy John got a new bike and Liza was right. We also talk about the latest project to come into the shop, and why this Ninja 250 is special to us. Go to www.revsisters.com and...

Duration:01:44:41

Podcast 414: The Proper Amount of Motorcycles is D-1

4/5/2021
This week on our motorcycle podcast we hear from Liza, who may have a problem, if you call buying a second KLR a problem. And Emma has good news. She will be showing her Turbo Goldwing custom bike at the One Show in Portland in a few weeks. Make sure you look for her there. And if you think putting a turbo on a Goldwing is crazy, Gabe is thinking of putting a turbo on his FZ-07. This gets us talking about expensive mods and accessories that don't add any value to your motorcycle, and cheap...

Duration:02:04:17

Podcast 413: Muscle Scrambler or Apocalyptic Hooligan

3/29/2021
This week on our motorcycle podcast we have so much to talk about. The weather is amazing and good times are being had. And of course the fun spills into our podcast. So here's the bullet points for you: -Liza has an accidental SOS -Banana Slugs are real and Sasquatch is not -Painting walls takes more time than Emma realized -MotoGP races are happening -Stumpy John wants a new bike and it has to be perfect -You should stay at the Chalet Motel in Custer, SD because the riding is frigging...

Duration:01:52:05

Podcast 412: To Restore, Preserve or Customize. That Is The Question.

3/22/2021
This week on our motorcycle podcast we get ride reports from both Naked Jim and Stumpy John, who were both riding in the desert, but with 2 different outcomes. Then we pick Miss Emma's brain about project bikes. What are the different paths to take? And how do you choose? Then we get into tackling rust, tips and tricks, and home remedies. And then lastly we read listener emails and answer questions. With Liza, Miss Emma, Bagel, Naked Jim and Stumpy John. Don't forget to get your amazing...

Duration:02:03:53

Podcast 411: Turbo Is Gone and Charley's In The Doghouse Again

3/15/2021
This week on our motorcycle podcast we share some big news. Liza sold the Turbo, Charley bought a race bike and Josh brought donuts for everyone. And any day that starts with free donuts, is a good day. After we share who was in the garage today, and what got done, we get to the fun stuff. It's game time! Yay!! We play a game stolen from the Newlywed Game called How Well Do You Know Your Missfits? We pair Mycah with Charley, Emma with Rick, and Liza with Bagel. Then the guys are tested on...

Duration:02:11:10

Podcast 410: That Snake River And His Soaked Liver

3/8/2021
This week on our motorcycle podcast we cut loose and have some fun. Not like we don't usually have fun, but this one was special because we had a dance party! But before we lose all control, we start with an update on Jim's Ascot Tracker project, his first time starting it, and his first ride. Woohoo! Next up it's poetry slam time. We announce our winners of the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle Contest, read some poems and sing some songs. But no, this is not where it comes off the rails. Emma gives...

Duration:02:04:28

Podcast 409: Bring Out Your Dead Suzukis

3/1/2021
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...

Duration:02:00:34

Podcast 408: Ask Miss Emma Anything

2/22/2021
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...

Duration:01:58:58

Podcast 407: The Perfect Date

2/15/2021
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. motorcyclesandmisfits.wordpress.com/ www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits recyclemotorcyclegarage@gmail.com

Duration:01:58:19

Podcast 406: No Limits - No Regrets

2/8/2021
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...

Duration:02:00:11

Podcast 405: Light At The End Of The Tunnel

2/1/2021
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...

Duration:02:05:31

Podcast 404: Twisted Harley Plopper

1/25/2021
This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by one of our favorite people, Austin from Twistedroad.com. 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 twistedroad.com. 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,...

Duration:02:07:01

Podcast 403: Noble Knoble Moto

1/18/2021
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! https://knoblemoto.com/ We talk to him about the kinds of classes he offers, and we also give him the good old Misfits unwanted advice. Ride. Wrench....

Duration:01:55:59

Podcast 402: Re-Cycle Snohomish?

1/10/2021
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...

Duration:02:05:37

Podcast 401: Ask Miss Emma's Army

1/4/2021
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,...

Duration:02:10:45

Podcast 400: Misfits Extravaganza w/Special Guest Norman Reedus

12/28/2020
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,...

Duration:02:12:49

Podcast 399: Racing with Josh Hayes and Melissa Paris

12/22/2020
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...

Duration:03:02:55

Podcast 398: AMA Hall of Famer Mert Lawwill

12/14/2020
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...

Duration:01:48:37

Podcast 397: Going Fast with Erik Buell

12/7/2020
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...

Duration:02:23:37

Podcast 396: What Every Garage Needs

11/30/2020
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...

Duration:02:00:19