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  • False Neutral Podcast #115 – The Return of ‘What’s The Ask?’

    False Neutral Podcast #115 – The Return of ‘What’s The Ask?’

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    We had a lot of fun recording this month’s episode, and we think you will really enjoy listening. As always, we start with our Workshop Update. Garrett has finished upgrading not one workshop space, but two. Pete had surprising success with the flux-core (gasless mig) welder we discussed with Mike Festiva in Episode 111. Afterwards,…

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  • For Sale: Cool custom cafe racer with a high price tag

    For Sale: Cool custom cafe racer with a high price tag

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    I was hunting down options for a good Two-Wheel Tuesday post when I happened across this listing. The bike is a custom 1973 Honda CB750 that’s been given the cafe racer treatment. And it’s very well done. The overall style here is great, especially with the matte black chassis bits, white tank, and tartan seat.…

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  • False Neutral Podcast #114 – Trevor Daley of One Speed Racing

    False Neutral Podcast #114 – Trevor Daley of One Speed Racing

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    Our guest this month is Canadian Superbike racer Trevor Daley, who is also the driving force behind One Speed Racing. Trevor has the unusual distinction of being an accomplished fabricator for both the racing and custom scenes. We talk with him about how aesthetics and performance intersect for him and his customers. Along the way,…

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  • False Neutral Podcast #113 – Motorcycle Credit & Financing

    False Neutral Podcast #113 – Motorcycle Credit & Financing

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    The focus of this month’s episode is less on building motorcycles and more on buying them. We discuss BMW’s balloon-payment financing model, how special financing deals can make a brand-new vehicle more attractive than buying used, depreciation, and the wisdom of paying cash. After that, we wrap up by discussing new bikes that might get…

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  • The Franz Flyer is the best sounding thing you’ll hear today

    The Franz Flyer is the best sounding thing you’ll hear today

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    The sound of a V8 on the boil can be intoxicating. Here’s one that is probably the least powerful you’ll see, but it’s still amazing. The video quality is not the best, but the exhaust note makes up for it. Denny Franz is a master machinist who loves multi-cylinder bikes. After building a 700 cc…

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  • Two-Wheel Tuesday: Meet “The Bride”

    Two-Wheel Tuesday: Meet “The Bride”

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    Longtime Hooniverse readers know that I’ve been building a Bultaco-engined custom street bike for the last decade or so. Along the way, there were tons of false starts, second-guessing, and revisions. As a result, I had a lot of cast-off parts I had purchased for that project filling the shelves of my rather cramped workshop.…

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  • False Neutral Podcast #112 – Yes, We Do Talk About Bikes (Eventually)

    False Neutral Podcast #112 – Yes, We Do Talk About Bikes (Eventually)

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    This month’s conversation encompasses a lot of topics beyond just motorcycles. We discuss boats, trailers, pickups & medium-duty trucks, station wagons, and SUVs—those we own, and those we’ve considered owning. But fortunately, when we do get around to bikes, there’s a lot to like. We continue to be impressed by the Harley Pan-America, and the…

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  • We ride the Vintage Electric Shelby e-bike

    We ride the Vintage Electric Shelby e-bike

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    Vintage Electric has taken its Scrambler model and applied a familiar blue and black paint scheme and a Cobra badge. That’s right, this is a Shelby-themed electric bike. It’s a limited-edition model from Santa Clara, California’s Vintage Electric and we want to see what it’s all about. Pricey? Sure, but it is limited and with…

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  • False Neutral Podcast #111 with Mike Festiva

    False Neutral Podcast #111 with Mike Festiva

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    This month we’re joined by Mike Festiva, who has a great YouTube channel documenting his creative budget vehicle builds, including a number powered by the Predator engine. In fact, it was his video that inspired Garrett’s friend to build the Predator KX, and in turn Pete’s current torque-converter bike project. Our discussion covers a wide…

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  • The False Neutral Podcast #110 – Discount City!

    The False Neutral Podcast #110 – Discount City!

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    Eric was in the broadcast booth this past weekend. He announced the Daytona 200 for the trackside crowd and the NBC Sports streaming broadcast. We recorded this episode before he left Michigan for Florida and we talk about his (at the time) upcoming broadcast. Garrett is back in good health! He finished settling into his…

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