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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


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


Freestylin

6/6/2017
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Garrett and Eric are rolling without Pete to quarterback the show for the first time, so, we are just freestyling it and catching up since it's been a few weeks. Garrett talks about his new to him FZ1 and a former bike that found it's way back into the garage. Garrett is also planning for a four-day 1,000-mile ride with friends in the next few weeks.Eric brings us up to date with his XS400 project bike and an interesting observation from a recent trip to North Georgia. We also take a few...

Duration: 00:42:35


Pete Heads Out

5/30/2017
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This week the gang is back together, but that's a story unto its self! Garrett has a new bike, we have news from Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, and KTM, and we ask for your help in determining the future direction of the show.

Duration: 00:43:44


Steve Ledsham of JAL Restorations

5/16/2017
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This week's episode features England's Steve Ledsham, the man behind JAL Restorations. We wanted to have Steve on based on the stunning catalog bikes he has built and restored. Unfortunately, this episode was fraught with production issues. First, Garrett on the west coast had to wake up at 5 AM to address the transatlantic time difference. Secondly, the sound quality is marginal. Steve sounds like he's talking to us fromunderthe Atlantic, even after hours of trying to massage the audio to...

Duration: 00:37:07


The Six Grand Solution

5/9/2017
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After revisiting a couple of old topics (The Tmax's odd engine, the Vitpilen 401's long gestation period, and our impressons of the new Harley Street Rod) we discuss Garrett's stable of bikes, which is suddenly smaller, and his cash reserves, which are commensurately larger. The three of us put our heads together to come up with the perfect bike for him and his $6000 +/- bike-buying budget. After more than a dozen suggestions, we appeal to our readers to help Garrett find the perfect...

Duration: 00:50:34


How Many Bikes Do You Really Need?

4/25/2017
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Garrett's back! Yay! We have a lot to catch up on with him this week, so our episode is longer than they've been lately. After we update each other on what's been going on, we debate the question of how many bikes a motorcyclist needs. What is the optimal number, and how many is too many? There's obviously no single answer for all riders, but we have fun discussing it even if we don't definitively answer the question. Along the way, we relate owning bikes to firearms, personal watercraft,...

Duration: 00:50:01


Gettin' Horizontal

4/18/2017
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Garrett's still AWOL this week, so Eric and Pete keep this episode a bit briefer than usual. Our topic is a bit obscure: horizontal-cylinder engines. We start with Guzzi's Falcone and Nuovo Falcone. Then, we fawn all over the Ducati Supermono, explain how reciprocating counterweights work, and school Ducati on what the Scrambler Sixty2 should have been, and why. All this leads Pete to a sudden epiphany regarding Honda's worst bike ever. Moving from thumpers to multi-cylinder bikes, we wrap...

Duration: 00:26:20


Topic Grab Bag

4/11/2017
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It's just Eric and me this week, and we touch on a veritable smorgasbord of different topics in this episode. We debrief Eric's solo professional roadrace update in episode #53, then talk about what what's gone on in our workshops. (Thanks to Garrett, it's actually something!) After a quick update on several new 2017 models that are just hitting the streets, we actually answer a few listener questions. A big thanks to those who sent queries and comments in!

Duration: 00:41:13


David Emmitt of motomatters.com

4/4/2017
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This week Eric rides solo and talks MotoGP with David Emmitt of motomatters.com. We talk about pre-season testing, a look ahead at the 2017 season, and a run down of the riders and the machines they will pilot in 2017. At the end, we touch on the Moto2 and Moto3 categories as well.Let us know if you like this kind of race talk or if you prefer for us to stick to our standard subject matter. Enjoy!

Duration: 00:50:24


Abhi Eswarappa of Bike-urious

3/28/2017
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This week we're joined by Abhi Eswarappa, the founder of Bike-urious.com, adventure biker, and all-around righteous dude. We talk with Abhi about his favorite bikes and favorite riding experiences, which include Mexico, Alaska, crossing the desert terrain of California and Nevada (in a Ural sidecar rig, no less), Ironbutt rides, and drafting behind an SUV aboard a Honda Grom. After a bit where Pete rudely hogs the mike to blather on some more about the Smackdab Run, we get back to Abhi and...

Duration: 00:38:58


Parts Is Parts

3/21/2017
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Sometimes little details make or break a bike. This week we delve into the multitude of minor changes that Harley made to change the existing 750 Street into the new Street Rod (spoiler, we like them). That prompts us to pay way too much attention to rear fenders of various bikes, including Ducatis and Can-Am Spyders. Finally, we look at all the details of the Yamaha XSR900, and why they drive us batty.

Duration: 00:30:48


Police Bikes & Taxi Bikes

3/14/2017
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This week Garrett gives us a ride report on the Aprilia Tuono V4 and Pete describes the EF1 tornado that skirted his yard this past week. After that, we discuss deals Eric found on Craigslist, including a BMW cop bike with 74,000 miles on it. We wrap up discussing a few bits from the motorcycling press, including a big-box mega-dealership in Michigan and a new taxi bike designed for African markets. Along the way, Pete puts Bulgaria on his bucket list.

Duration: 00:33:43


Moto Surfin' Part 2

3/7/2017
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In the second part of our discussion of online motorcycle resources, we detour from where to get parts and riding gear into talking about what riding gear we have and why we like it. We go on to examine our favorite Facebook pages and groups, along with a couple of pages we're involved with personally. Links to all the sites we discuss are included in our Hoooniverse post at http://hooniverse.com/2017/03/07/false-neutral-49-moto-surfin-part-2/

Duration: 00:36:03

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