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Garrett's Two-Stroke Cache

10/16/2018
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In the October episode, Garrett updates us on his pending estate purchase(s?) before moving on to discuss the new Indian FTR1200 [Spoiler: we're impressed], the new Suzuki Katana, the ergonomics of the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701. We go on to examine which bikes are (and are not) on our bucket lists and bargains in small non-current bikes including the utimate 250cc Great-Plains tourer.

Duration:00:49:42

The Return of Jeff

9/18/2018
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Our friend Jeff, who shared his adventures on a TW200 back in Episode 29, is back again to talk about his recent experiences riding the West Coast on another Yamaha, this one blessed with a great deal more power. We go on to discuss the death of Motus, the birth of the Ryker, Harley's chronic illness.

Duration:01:03:07

Looking Back, Looking Forward

8/14/2018
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This month we talk about things from the past: Eric's resurection of his old Rumblestrip Radio podcast episodes, and motorcycles in the estate left behind by Garrett's recently departed riding buddy. We also talk about the future, namely Harley-Davidison's future, in light of their recent announcement of upcoming models.

Duration:00:48:54

Not Quite Doing It

7/17/2018
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Garrett didn't quite go to a track day. Garrett also didn't quite go on his summer motorcycle trip. Eric didn't quite get his electronic ignition installed. Pete didn't quite do Smackdab. We discuss all of these things on this month's episode, along with our views on Travis Pastrana's successful recreation of the Caesar's Palace fountain jump that Evel Knevel didn't quite complete.

Duration:01:06:35

All a Matter of Time & Money

6/12/2018
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On the June episode, we discuss matters time and money: Garrett finished his modular helmet shopping and ended up getting what he thinks is the best bang for the buck. Eric got another offer to trade his Mustang for a bike plus cash (this time a Harley FXR), but wasn't close the deal in time. Pete recollects about the time walked into the Motorcyclist magazine editorial offices unannounced, because the front door just happened to be unlocked. We discuss what activities we have planned for...

Duration:00:41:20

True Confessions

5/15/2018
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This month we discuss a mess of different stuff, most of them involving some level of irrationality. Why does Garrett subscribe to Hot Bike magazine, even though he's never said anything good about Harleys? Why did he spend countless hours fixing something on his TX750 that wasn't broken, when he's trying to turn around and sell it? Why do people resist buying customized vehicles, even if they're spec'd exactly the way they'd want to build it? Along the way, we discuss Sportsters, Ducatis,...

Duration:00:47:55

Just Re-Do It!

4/17/2018
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This week we all have workshop progress to report, and then we go on to discuss Yamaha's E-bikes, Husqvarna Vitpilen 701, and follow up on some old show topics and listener comments.

Duration:00:30:54

Diamond Jubilee

3/13/2018
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The False Neutral crew dives into our third year of podcasting with some tragedy (mechanical and human) some comedy, and a slapstick pratfall. We've managed to do a bit of work on our bikes, and there's a whole lot more work to do that we're still scheming about and planning. We discuss DIY carbon fiber, leaky fuel tanks, low pipes vs high pipes, and the conundrum of disposing of hazardous liquids. Somebody buy Eric's Mustang so he can buy a Tuono.

Duration:00:51:49

February 2018 – Everything Needs Fixing

2/13/2018
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Pete, Eric, and Garrett are all on hand this month. We update you on all the things that need fixing, including Garrett's dirt bikes, Pete's house, and Eric's shoulder. We discuss Harley's factory closure, X-Games snow hillclimb, and production electric bike announcement. That leads to an examination of Moto-E's upcoming electric spec class, and spec class racing in general, among a variety of other topics. If you're suffering from cabin fever, share some time with us.

Duration:00:40:03

BONUS Interview with Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinnock

1/24/2018
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BONUS EPISODE! Eric had the chance to interview Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinnock. Jason was in Detroit for a local launch of the new Panigale V4 and Panigale V4S. He was gracious enough to sit down and talk about the current Ducati lineup and where he sees the company going forward. This bonus episode in addition to our monthly podcasts. Our next regular episode will appear in mid-February, on schedule.

Duration:00:26:59

January - We're Baaack!

1/16/2018
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Pete, Eric, and Garrett are together again as we reboot the False Neutral as a monthly Podcast. The line-up and topics will be the same as ever. For January, we discuss the scarcity of plating shops, the bogus nature of Facebook promotions, and the evils of modern fuels. We also update you about work on our project bikes. Spoiler: we've been working on snowblowers and generators more than bikes.

Duration:00:50:39

The Return Of Pete And The AIMExpo

10/3/2017
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We catch up with Pete and talk to him about what he saw at the AIMExpo in Columbus, OH, plus we catch up on his project bikes including the Bultacinstein.

Duration:00:46:10

Miscellaneous Ramblings

9/19/2017
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The week Garrett and Eric get together and talk about forest fires in the PNW, Garrett taking his wife on a motorcycle ride, her second ever. Eric talks about the Yamaha R3 as well as his quick observations on the FZ-09, 9 and 10 now that he's had a chance to sit on them. Don't forget to like us on Facebook, facebook.com/thefalseneutral as well as like share and subscribe to the show.

Duration:00:34:29

Canada Eh?

8/29/2017
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This week Eric travels north of the border to Canada and has a conversation with the organizer of the Canadian National Superbike Series Colin Fraser. The main item they discuss is a new Lightweight Sportbike class to be added to their National Series next year, but they also talk about the state of racing in Canada and the prospects of a young Canadian racer making it on to the world stage once again.

Duration:00:22:07

A Chat With Chris Jonnom

8/22/2017
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Chris Jonnom is a veteran of the motorcycle industry, he's been a journalist, the editor of Road Racer X, the Press Officer for Ducati MotoGP and now heads his own PR Agency working with the Powersports market. Eric catches up with Chris, it's been some time since they last spoke. They talk about the state of print motorcycle magazines, the MotoGP experience, Nicky Hayden and what it's like to branch out on your own.

Duration:00:37:52

Electric Avenue

8/15/2017
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Garrett and Eric are on the same episode!! We catch up with what's been going on, we talk a little about full dresser motorcycles like the Goldwing, Indian Roadmaster Classic, and the Harley Road Glide. We also talk at length about the Zero SR that Zack Courts just tested for Motorcyclist.com and the future of electric motorcycles.

Duration:00:36:12

Don't Worry It Will Be Fine

8/8/2017
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This week Garrett and his friend Joe (he owns the Aprilia Tuono that Garrett has borrowed) talk about one of Burt Monro's relatives goes to Bonneville to set a record, also talk about the trip they took with their friends Dylan and Dan around the Washington Peninsula and the "adventures" it contained.

Duration:00:29:12

And That's The News

7/25/2017
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Eric is flying solo, so it's a short episode. This week it's hot topics in the news, Ducati, MV Agusta, Harley Davidson, and BSA, Eric has also talked to a local Ducati dealer and should have the owner of the store on for next week. Pete would like us to talk about full dresser bikes, what do you think?

Duration:00:18:27

The 2017 Smackdab Ride

7/11/2017
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This week Pete is back and fan of the show Ethan Saeta joins us as well to talk about their adventures for the 2017 Smackdab ride. We talk not only about the ride, but getting to the starting point, the where they headed out after the ride was over, and Ethan talks about the BMW R1200RT he rented from Eagle Riders.

Duration:00:51:56

Garrett's Ride Report

7/4/2017
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Garrett is back this week! In this episode, we talk about Harley possibly buying Ducati and Ducati's next V4 Superbike to replace the current Panigale. Garrett then catches us up on his multi-day ride with his friends and talks about all the things they saw and just missed.

Duration:00:31:05