Two Wheel Tuesday: False Neutral Podcast #85 – Workshop Progress x3

The January episode of the False Neutral podcast is live! Actually, it’s been available for a week already, as subscribers are already aware. I didn’t manage to get the accompanying Hooniverse post together in time for Two-Wheel Tuesday last week.

Amazingly, all three of your hosts did ACTUAL work on ACTUAL project bikes this past month! Eric’s XS400E and the Don Vesco RD both fired up for the first time in many years! Garrett has also been busy with the T500 Titan. Pete started fabricating a carb adapter for the CL125S. We discuss ’70s–’80s midsize twins and Honda’s “Hondamatic” twins and fours. We also react to the Harley-Davidson Livewire’s nearly $30K price tag, and ponder how Harley’s electric bike will stack up to the competition.

You can click below to listen, or get it through all the usual channels: ShoutEngine, iTunes, TuneIn, and Amazon Alexa (“Alexa, play the False Neutral podcast”).

False Neutral – Workshop Progress Times Three

1978 Yamaha XS400E
1978 Yamaha XS400E
Eric's XS400E with electronic ignition installed
Eric’s XS400E with electronic ignition installed
1978 Honda CB400A Hondamatic Hawk
The original Honda CB400A Hawk with the “Hondamatic” 2-speed semi-automatic transmission
A look inside Honda’s CB400A “Hondamatic” twin.
Honda CM400A
The cruiser-style CM400A used the same engine as the Hondamatic Hawk.
The Harley-Davidson Livewire
The Harley-Davidson Livewire

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