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  • False Neutral Podcast #123 – Adventure Bike Extravaganza

    False Neutral Podcast #123 – Adventure Bike Extravaganza

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    What ADV bikes make great commuters? After a recap of Garrett’s family dirt bike excursion, and a quick Workshop Update, a listener’s question launches a discussion about the current crop of adventure bikes. Thanks to James for his great question. We love to hear from listeners and we’re eager to answer your questions. Please rate…

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  • Two-Wheel Tuesday: This old Triumph is ready to blaze a trail

    Two-Wheel Tuesday: This old Triumph is ready to blaze a trail

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    Triumph wanted a scambler-style bike and for two years it built just that. It’s called the T25T Trailblazer, and it was on the market from 1970 to 1971. According to Bike-Urious.com (which is a fantastic name for a site), the Trailblazer wasn’t a hot ticket item at the time due to a lame gearbox and…

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  • False Neutral Podcast #122 – Conflicted Crossbreeds

    False Neutral Podcast #122 – Conflicted Crossbreeds

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    We’re a day late this month. This episode’s sound files got corrupted mid-edit, and I wasn’t able to meet our usual Tuesday debut. Apologies to Chris and Ross for weaseling in on our sister podcast‘s usual publishing day. In this episode, we look at a lot of bikes with odd combinations of influences: race bikes that…

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  • False Neutral Podcast #121 – Motorcycle Forums & YouTube Channels

    False Neutral Podcast #121 – Motorcycle Forums & YouTube Channels

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    Are Internet motorcycle forums still viable? still useful? If they are headed the way of the dodo, what is (or should) replace them? On this installment, I talk about the decline of forums and why that led me to reconstitute my own project bike blog (Tanshanomi.com). Then we look at YouTube video channels that are both…

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  • False Neutral Podcast #120 – Pressing Pause on our Projects

    False Neutral Podcast #120 – Pressing Pause on our Projects

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    In the lull after the holidays, we don’t have anything cooking in their workshops for a couple of different reasons. It’s just Garrett and me this month, talking a lot about kids bikes, stalled projects, and choosing what projects we might tackle next. As always, pictures of some of the bikes (and parts) we talk…

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  • False Neutral Podcast #119 – What we’re looking forward to

    False Neutral Podcast #119 – What we’re looking forward to

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    Eric, Garrett, & I talk about a couple of new bikes, then discuss the bikes we still want to own, the projects we still want to build (or finish), the roads we want to ride, and the motorcycle-oriented destinations and events we would like to experience, including the Sammy Miller Museum. And of course, there’s…

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  • False Neutral Podcast #118 – K-Zero Is Go!

    False Neutral Podcast #118 – K-Zero Is Go!

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    After discussing a couple of new bikes we missed last month, Garrett updates us on the CT70K0’s successful shakedown.

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  • False Neutral Podcast #117 – New Bikes for 2022

    False Neutral Podcast #117 – New Bikes for 2022

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    After a quick update on our current projects, we talk about the new bikes for the upcoming 2022 model year from Suzuki, Kawasaki, Moto Guzzi, and others. Along the way, we explore a couple of rumored models. We wrap up with our takes on a couple of mid-year 2021 releases. As always, you can check…

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  • “The Bride” has an engine

    “The Bride” has an engine

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    Well, my CVT bike is coming together more quickly than my other projects. I had to cut the frame and weld in custom-bent down tubes, and I have finished the engine mounts.

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  • False Neutral Podcast #116 – Hurricanes & Speed Holes

    False Neutral Podcast #116 – Hurricanes & Speed Holes

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    This month’s episode discussion starts off with a question from a listener, then bounces between our projects and various other motorcycles, both new and old. Along the way, Garrett fills us in on his new laser engraver, and we discuss some of the YouTube bike videos we’ve been enjoying lately. The Ari & Zack YouTube…

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