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29: Vintage Motorcycle Festival at Barber Motorsports Park 2015

SHOW TOPICS AND LINKS FOR EPISODE 29:We made an epic road trip to attend the 11th annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL.2015 Attendance: 69,264Jon planned out the route (using: https://trips.furkot.com) that allowed us to touch five states along the way: Nice route from Rico's place to Birmingham, AL The route home was much less exciting... We had a quick interview with Richard Worsham (Founder/Designer) from Janus motorcycles and we'll plan to have them back on the show for a longer conversation in the future.  We also had a conversation with a rider following a demo ride on a Motus MST.A few pictures from the trip below and we have a ton of photos and videos that we are working on for future release. The trio en route with the chase car keeping us in check.  Just a sampling of the bikes parked everywhere at Barber. Our bikes after making 5-6 laps on the track. New company working on a 100% U.S. sourced and assembled motorcycle.  Samco-MC.com Rico got a leg over the supercharged Motus! We ran into Lee Conn at the Motus block party and got a few minutes to catch up with him since episode 20.  Running time: 1 hour 29 minutesQuestions or comments: feedback@rdubstudios.comSupport Loud Pipes!

1hr 28mins

26 Oct 2015

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55: 2017 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and the Milwaukee Eight Engine

In this episode the guys talk about rides taken during the past week.  Rich was able to attend bike night at Cycle Gear in Matthews, NC.  Rich was joined by one of our newest Patrons captainmicahp.  After bike night he and Rich took a little spin to OMB.Guys give a little update on the Motorcycle Podcasters Challenge.  The throttled podcast team has turn up the wick this past week and have almost made Loud Pipes mathematically out of the challenge.  Jon has picked up the plates for the trophy, so it all completed.  Please make sure you join us Wednesday August 31st at 9pm for a live steam of the trophy award show.  We will also post photo of trophy at this time as well.Rich talked about his troubles with getting the brake bled on Rico's R6.  Rich was unable to use bleeder tool he picked, so he went old school.  Rico gave him advice on how to make it easier.The guys talk about the new Harley-Davidson Engine - Milwaukee Eight.What would the president ride.  This episode we talk what would our 43rd President - George W. Bush ride?Rich: Harley-Davidons Softail Rocker CRico: Triumph Thunderbird CommanderJon: Harley-Davidson Softail DeluxeMr Anderson (Patron via Live Stream): Triumph RocketEVENTSUpcoming events that one or more Loud Pipes! members plan to attend: 12th Annual Barber Vintage Festival (October 7th-9th, 2016)Help keep the show AD free and receive rewards for your contribution by visiting loudpipes.net/donate.  Patreon is our focus and is an ongoing support model.  There is also a link for one time donations and support of any size is greatly appreciated.PATRON UPDATEThis week, we welcome Zyonsdream (how we knew him previously on ESR) as the fifth and final member of the Loud Pipes First Five. We also welcome Micah as another new member, both have already started mixing it up on our private Slack channel. Running time: 59 minutes 27 secondsQuestions or comments: feedback@rdubstudios.com or the Feedback pageSupport Loud Pipes!

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28 Aug 2016

Rank #2

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36: Motorcycle Predictions Old and New, Plus 2016 Show Plans

Welcome to our first episode of 2016.  We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season.We are adding a little sweetener to Patreon - First 5 people to pledge at the $5 level or higher will get a Loud Pipes t-shirt after confirmation of the first payment.Rich wished both Rico and Jon a happy birthday.  Rico's special day was on December 27th and Jon's was on December 31st.Jon explained that he was unable to attend Episode 35 due to doggie not doing very well and went to pick her up from the vet hospital.  Jon and Natalie had to make a hard choice and have to put Roxy to sleep.  She had a great 14 years with Natalie and 12 years with Jon.   She was also very loving on Rich when he visited.Jon also thanked Rich for making a surprise visit to his birthday party that Natalie planned for his 40th birthday.Rich purchased a windshield for the Harley.Another option might be a bat wing style fairing from Memphis ShadesIt was very easy to install and can be removed without leaving anything on the bike. Rich is still testing, but so far over 70 MPH is not comfortable One of the first rides with the new windshield. Rico is looking at a set of stage 2 cams for his Indian RoadmasterRich then wanted to point out a sweet 106 ci hop up kit for 96 ci Harley twin camsJon has been logging miles on the WRX and hit 5000 miles and have named her... Della, based on the license plate of DLA.Rich received his Stein form Kline pottery.  Rich and Rico took ride to the pottery shop and on the way they found the Devil's whip.  More details about Kline pottery and the ride can be found in episode 22.  Rich also supported Michael in his Indiegogo campaign to get a new kiln. Now that's a stein! Review and prediction from 2015. (Rico did not partake and Jon had not join the guys yet.)Yamaha R1 leads sales in 1000cc market.  Outcome: scored well in comparos, MotoAmerica series champ was on an R1.  Rico and Jon gave Rich a half point.Electric bikes increase in popularity. Outcome: It sort of happened.  Victory released their first electric bike the Empulse TT after it acquired the motorcycle arm from Brammo.  Victory did run the bike at the Isle of Man in the electric division one lap race and finished 3rd.  Zero refreshed their lineup and added two new models.  Rico and Jon gave Rich 1 pointHarley announces plans for LiveWire production and bonus point for announcement coming at Sturgis.  Outcome: It didn't happen.  Harley in fact announced that the LiveWire will be a few yeas away and it didn't come out at Sturgis.  Rico and Jon gave Rich -1.5 points for this prediction for not coming true.2016 PredictionsRico:Indian and Victory increase in sales numbersZero leads electric bike sales.Scrambler sales leaders, ducati, triumph.  Bonus: Yamaha next to do a scrambler.Naked bike sales leader - KTM 390.Sportster and street from HD sales increase.Jon:Increased range for electric bikes and increase in sales again.Bike manufacturers adding forced induction.Rich rides the Guzzi flying fortress, loves it, and sells the Harley and purchase the flying fortress.Subaru continues high safety ratings.Rico will buy Wendy a motorcycle.Rich:Electric bikes/cars sales will decrease due to cheaper gas/oil prices.Large front wheel trend has hit peak and will decrease.New custom tread comes out in 2016.Something new from HD - for new/female riders.Demo ride of the Multistrada enduro will be cool, but not the one to buy.The Raleigh North Carolina lost a major face in the motorcycle world and drag racing during December with the passing of Ray Price.  Upcoming events that one or more Loud Pipes! members plan on attending: Easyriders Charlotte, NC Bike Show Tour (January 23, 2016) Charlotte AutoFair (April 7th-10th, 2016) 12th Annual Barber Vintage Festival (October 7th-9th, 2016)Visit RDubStudios.com/donate if you would like to support and help us improve the show or better yet visit our Patreon page where your contribution will help us achieve our goals and there are rewards for you for different pledge levels.Running time: 1 hour 18 minutesQuestions or comments: feedback@rdubstudios.com Support Loud Pipes!

1hr 17mins

22 Jan 2016

Rank #3

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26: A Near Miss, Porsche World Roadshow, and New Harleys!

SHOW TOPICS AND LINKS FOR EPISODE 26:CHIT CHAT:Our one year anniversary show is one more episode away as Sept 11 was our first show release.  We are working on having past guests join us and record in person if possible. U-TURN: Riding update: Rich had a near miss on the road and we discuss that experience.Rico decides on Rinehart Racing exhaust for his RoadmasterNEW TOPICS:We attend the 2015 Porsche World Roadshow at Charlotte Motor SpeedwayCars we drove:Cayman S (325HP, 273 lb-ft, 0-60 4.7sec (PDK 4.6 Sec (4.4 sec in sport plus mode)) Cayman GTS (340 hp, 280 lb-ft, 0-60 4.6 sec (PDK 4.5 (4.3 sec Sport +)911 Carrera S (400 hp, 325 lb-ft, 0-60 4.3 sec (PDK 4.1 sec (3.9 sec Sport Plus)911 Carrera GTS (430 hp, 324.5 lb-ft, 0-60 4.2 sec (PDK 3.8 sec)Panamera S (420 hp, 384 lb-ft, 0-60 4.9 sec (4.6 sec w/Sport Chrono))Panamera GTS (440 hp, 384 lb-ft, 0-60 4.2 sec)Time attack: Rico 17.8, Rich 20ish secondsFastest time for our session was 17.2 and 16.8 for the day! (both drivers raced either cars or bikes)Hot lap with professional driver in Panamera Turbo (520 hp, 516 lb-ft, 0-60 3.9 sec (3.7 sec w/Sport Chrono))Rich's 360 degree video (front seat)Rico's 360 degree video (he's in the back seat)NEWS RELATED TOPICS:Devil’s Advocate says: you might as much fun on the track with one of these (source: Autoweek)More detail on the glorious GT350 power plant (source: Car and Driver)2016 Harley Davidson Motorcycles - we do a quick review of changes, more to come during a future show once we get some seat time. (source: Cycle World and Harley Davidson)Harley recalls for Street 500 and 750 for fuel pumps (source: Autoblog)More competition for Harley (source: QZ.com)Focus ST boost on the cheap and covered under factory warranty! (source: Autoweek)Audi looking to beat Tesla Model X or at least compete (source: Autoweek)Running time: 1 hour 12 minutesQuestions or comments: feedback@rdubstudios.comSupport Loud Pipes!

1hr 11mins

6 Sep 2015

Rank #4

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42: Rico returns, Bagger Mountain Ride, plus Indian and Victory Demo Rides

In this episode we welcome Rico back from his vacation, recharged and ready to rock the show.  Rico returns with a bang and the guys get right into talking about a day riding in the mounts.  Rich jumped on a rented Street Glide for the occasion to have some Bro-Time and we mix conversation from Rico's attendance of an Indian / Victory Demo days event.TOPICS:Rico gave the guys a little review of his vacation with his wife Wendy to Costa Rica.Rich and Rico talk about their meet up and day ride through Caesars head, Brevard (The Square Root Restaurant), Sierra Nevada Brewing, Lake Lure, and OMB as the final stop.Rico attended and Indian / Victory demo eventChief Vintage - Bike was OK, but front felt heavy and didn't like the windshield due to height and his size.  Had a rock fly up over windshield and hit his helmet.Chief Dark Horse with stage 1 tuning - Rico was blown off the seat and not due to the lack of windshield and back rest, but the stage 1 tuned motor.  All that power and overall feel of the bike, put a smile on his face.Springfield - New bike for 2016 and Rico liked this one as much as the Chieftain. Scout - Fun bike, but was unable to hit the red line (9,000) and Rico's wife Wendy likes it and can see this being her first bike.Scout Sixty - OK bike, nice package for a first bike or perhaps if you intend to only ever buy one, this may fit your bill.  Rico would say go with the Scout over the Scout Sixty for him or Wendy.Victory Magnum - Sees why Rich likes the bike.  Instrument panel is further away from you when compared to Indian bikes.  It still has a good amount of wind buffeting.  Bike is very fast and corners well.  Overall Rico really enjoyed the bike, and would add it to his stable if he had the funds!  Also, Rico labels the bike as the Cadillac due to performance and smooth ride, whereas the Indian is more Lincoln plush and comfy.  :)Events:Upcoming events that one or more Loud Pipes! members plan on attending: Moto Vlogging Meetup - May 20th-22nd.12th Annual Barber Vintage Festival (October 7th-9th, 2016)Visit RDubStudios.com/donate if you would like to support and help us improve the show or better yet visit our Patreon page where your contribution will help us achieve our goals and there are rewards for you at different pledge levels.Running time: 1 hour 29 minutes 34 secondsQuestions or comments: feedback@rdubstudios.com or the Feedback pageSupport Loud Pipes!

1hr 29mins

15 Apr 2016

Rank #5

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165: Just One Bike (from each brand)

Just one bike (from each brand) - there are other brands however, this is our list Money is no object Can only pick ONE bike from each manufacturer on the list Must be the model year 2019 or 2020 Must be available in the United States Special or limited editions that require ordering are not eligible must be able to walk in a dealer and get one without waiting The conversation will center around two concepts. 1. What you feel is THE bike to have from each manufacturer 2. Which one YOU would choose they may not be the same, but the list is our choice not the bike from #1 if different. Larger well know brands available in the US (excluding makes below) Harley-Davidson Tony: Iron 1200 Jon: Road Glide Rich: CVO Road Glide Indian Motorcycle Tony: FTR 1200 S Jon: Scout Bobber Rich: FTR 1200 S Victory Motorcycles (they're dead but you can still get brand new ones) Tony: Hammer S Jon: Cross Country Rich: Magnum X-1 BMW Motorrad Tony: R1250 RT Jon: R Nine T - Rich: R1250 GS Ducati Tony: Monster 1200 25th anniversary Jon: Rich: Panigale V4 R KTM Tony: 1290 Adventure R Jon: SuperDuke GT Rich: 450 SX-F Factory Edition Triumph Tony: Speed Twin Jon: Bonneville Bobber Rich: Thruxton R Japanese 4 Honda Tony: Africa Twin Jon: NM4 Rich: Goldwing Kawasaki Tony: Z900RS - Cafe line green Jon: Ninja 400 Rich: NINJA H2™ SX SE+ Yamaha Tony: Tracer 900 Jon: MT-10 Rich: Tracer 900 GT Suzuki Tony: SV-650 Jon: GSXR600 Rich: Hayabusa Rapid fire from here Moto-Guzzi MGX-21 for all Aprilia MV Agusta Zero Motorcycles Energica Royal Enfield Eight Days a Week: Tony's list 2019 Harley Deluxe Ducati Panigale V4 KTM SuperDuke 1290 KTM 1290 Adventure R H-D Road King Special KTM 450 SX Factory J.Webster Triumph Project: 1988 H-D FXR S - Low Rider Birthstone: super clean 78 CB 750 EVENTS: August 9th - 12th 2019 - Upstate NY Trip MotoAmerica Championship at Barber - Sept 20-22 Isle of Man TT May 2020 Sturgis August 2020 Loud Pipes meetup September 2020 - NC mountains Subscribe to RDub Studios Insiders Newsletter Past NewslettersSupport Loud Pipes!

2hr 4mins

31 Jul 2019

Rank #6

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40: Heated Gear, Harley Custom Kings, Ape Hangers, and More Ride Planning

Matthew Williams joins us again to talk about his new heated gear this season, the Honda Magna project bike, and a big ride coming up in May.  Matthew previously appeared on Episode 32Reminder of our long ride contest.  Send us your planned destinations of what you consider a long ride to feedback@rdubstudios.com or use our feedback page.  We'll also draw two names from the responses and send you a Loud Pipes t-shirt.  Submission deadline is May 1, 2016.A big thanks to our first Patreon supporter Markus for joining the monthly Patreon production meeting.  If this is of interest to you, check out our Patreon page for detail.  There are also three more "first five" t-shirts remaining as well at the $5/month level.U-TURNHarley's Custom Kings build off is underway, this time with Sportster as the base. NEW TOPICSMatthew has been shaking down some new heated gear.  We get his take from this winter season and talk about riding in general.http://www.cyclegear.com/SEDICI-HOTWIRED-Heated-Jacket-Liner-20http://www.cyclegear.com/SEDICI-HOTWIRED-Heated-Leather-Gloves-With-ControllerPros:gets warm very quickly (also a con, see below)windproof and not overly bulkyCons:Was hoping the gloves were more a gauntlet, however the do not fit over his textile jacket sleevesLights on gloves are very hard to see in daylight, Red (Hottest)/ Yellow (Midway)/ Green (Min).  Somewhat difficult to turn on when hands are in the gloves.  Also, the gear starts at the highest setting.No good documentation on any of the kit, especially wattage.Coat appears to be 90W and gloves are 22W combined.  Important to know as a bike's electrical system only supports so much load.  ALL heated gear manufacturer's should stress more about this.Be mindful of the polarity, if this is reversed you gear is on full high all the time!Rich offers an alternative to keep your neck warmUpdate on Matthew's Honda Magna project bikeMagna needs new carb boots and the front calipers need rebuilding.  About $150 in parts to get it fully back to where it should be.Rich likes that V4 sound and is considering a used VFR project bikeMotoBlogging MeetupVarious moto-vloggers from NC, SC, TN, an GA are meeting up in the North Carolina mountains.  There will be a group ride, some camping, and the usual shenanigans.We got into some of the planning details, which leads us toward our long riding episode later this year.Possible routes include: The tail of the Dragon, the Skyway, Devil's Whip, and other great roads in the area.Congrats to Matthew for almost reaching 100 subscribers on his YouTube Channel.Sena - Rich has taken step to tech side on bike - Jon and Rich split cost for dual pack Sena 20s.Matthew and Jon tested out with bike to car with SenaRich - test out bike at all? No, but I did take it out of the box :)Events:Auto fair Charlotte Speedway AprilLong range: Barber - October 2016Running time: 1 hour 05 minutesQuestions or comments: feedback@rdubstudios.com or the Feedback pageSupport Loud Pipes!

1hr 5mins

18 Mar 2016

Rank #7

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151: New or Used, That is the Question

New or Used We try to sell each other on the benefits of buying new or used bikes Look at some prices for new bikes and compare to what you can find used Places to shop Cycletrader, Ebay, Craigslist, and Facebook Marketplace Shopping examples 2019 H-D Breakout starts at 19,049 (Black, not including destination, tax, etc) Used option 1: $11,000 2014 Breakout with 1100 miles Used option 2: $12,000 2015 Breakout with 9055 miles Used option 3: $16,950 2014 Breakout CVO with 2000 miles Last year Deuce as a model alternative 2007 38,000 miles $8,000 :) 2019 H-D Street Glide starts at $21,289 (Black, not including destination, tax, etc) Used option 1: $18,800 2017 with 3500 miles - not brand new, but still Mil8 Used option 2: $13,500 2014 with 3700 miles - HO Twin cam 103 Used option 3: $10,000 2007 with 30,000 miles - 21” front wheel and other options 2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT - Starts at $12,999 Used option 1: $11,295 appears to be new in Macon, GA Used option 2: $8,699 2017 FJ-09, can find these in several states 2019 CBR 1000 starts at $16,500 Used option 1: $6,000 2008 cbr1000cc Used option 2: 2016 CBR1000RR $9,000 2019 Indian Roadmaster - Starts at $29,499 Used option 1: https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2016-Indian-ROADMASTER-CLASSIC-5006388242 Used option 2: https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2018-Motus-MST-5000938886 https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/1982-Honda-CUSTOM-5005949525 2019 Yamaha R6 - starts at $12,199 Used option 1: 2018 new leftover $10,999 EVENTS: March 2, 2019 - Supercross - Atlanta, GA April 12th - 14th - MotoGP Austin, TX - Still in planning Congregation Show Charlotte 2019 April 13th, 1-8pm May 9-29, 2019 - 4th Annual Motorcycle Podcasters Challenge June 1st, 2019 East Coast Meetup - Salisbury NC Planning for 2019 Loud Pipes meetup June 2019 - West Virginia / Virginia line, mountains Antiques on main in Chesnee, SC July 27-29, 2019 August 9th - 12th 2019 - Upstate NY Trip Isle of Man TT May 2020 Join the Riders of Loud Pipes!Support Loud Pipes!

1hr 19mins

23 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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49: Loud Pipes Mountain Ride and News Roundup

The boys are back...  After wrapping up our interviews from Atlanta we are back to our normal show format.  The guys talk about the Motorcycle Podcasters Challenge, the first Loud Pipes Ride, Road Hogs III ride, Atlanta trip recap, and some news.Motorcycle Podcasters Challenge: We are going to have a little challenge between the Motorcycle Men, Throttled, and Loud Pipes.  The goal of this challenge is to encourage riding on a consistent bases and will award the podcast team that averages the most points over the month of August.  To help with the challenge the team at EatSleepRIDE will provide ride data and we'll be posting our progress on the ESR platform.  You can follow via the challenge web site or EastSleepRIDE.First Loud Pipes Ride:  The guys joined up on June 24th and took a little ride from Blacksburg, SC to Little Switzerland, NA and back to Charlotte, NC.  This was a nice 300 mile trip that included the Diamonback (NC 226a).  Plan was to do the Devil's Whip, but thanks to Apple Maps we ended up riding the Diamondback a second time. Road Hogs III Ride:  Rico was the only member of the Loud Pipes team to make the trip.  He talked about the ride and taming the snake.  We are planning to have another round table with the Road Hogs crew. Atlanta Recap:  We talk about getting out of Atlanta and our trip to Tellico Plains, TN for the MotoVloggers meetup.  The riding was a great time, but the weather sucked as it rained on and off most of the day.  The group went to Bald River Falls via River Road and traveled the Cherohala Skyway.  Around mid afternoon the Loud Pipes Crew split from the MotoVloggers due to a long weekend from the Atlanta trip.  On the trip back to Charlotte the guys made a pit stop at Sierra Nevada Brewing.Check out the MotoVloggers from the meetup:Cruiser BrewserWolf's WorldRouge MogulAmp'd MotoBacon's Broken BitsSam SmithMatthew Williams - was planing on making it but had motorcycle break down on ride out.News:Harley announces an all new bike for flat track racing, first all new design in 44 yearsIndian announces plans to take on Harley in flat track racingVictory and S&S Cycle announce new performance camsHarley confirmed the LiveWire in the next 5 years.  That will be 7 years after Rich and Rico rode the prototype.  Hear and see our ride here: loudpipes.net/3Events:Upcoming events that one or more Loud Pipes! members plan on attending: Moto Vlogging Meetup Makeup - July 15th-17nd.12th Annual Barber Vintage Festival (October 7th-9th, 2016)If you enjoy the show, want to keep it AD free, and receive generous rewards for your contribution, check out our donation page loudpipes.net/donate.  Patreon is our focus and is an ongoing support model.  There is also a link for one time donations and support of any size is greatly appreciated.Running time: 1 hour 24 minutes 30 secondsQuestions or comments: feedback@rdubstudios.com or the Feedback pageSupport Loud Pipes!

1hr 24mins

3 Jul 2016

Rank #9

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171: Stealing EICMA Thunder

If you are interested in joining our next Spoken Wheel episode, please signup here. TOPICS: Pre-EICMA announcements 2020 Honda Africa Twin Ducati Streetfighter V4 and V4S Ducati Paris Dakar Concept 2020 Kawasaki Z H2 Hints of new BMW S 1000 XR Rich demo rides two Harley-Davidson Softails 2020 FatBob 114 2020 FXDR 114 Subscribe to RDub Studios Insiders Newsletter Past NewslettersSupport Loud Pipes!

1hr 56mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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70: 2017 Motorcycle Predictions

In this installment of Loud Pipes we discuss our 2016 predictions and find out who did the best and then we make our 2017 predictions.  There was a little riding over the past week as Rich and Jon meet up for some BBQ at a sweet place - Pik-n-Pig.2016 PredictionsRich:Electric bikes/car sales will decrease due to cheap gas/oil prices - (0)Larger front wheels has hit peak and decrease (1)New custom tread comes out in 2016 (2)Something new from HD - for new/women riders (0)Once ride the Ducati Multistrada enduro but don't like/not for me (2)Jon:Increased range for electric bikes and increase in sales again - (1)Bike manufacturers adding forced induction - (0)Rich ride the Guzzi flying fortress, is happy, and sells the Harley (1)Subaru continues high safety rating (2)Rico will buys Wendy a motorcycle (0)Bryce gets a bike (2)Rico:Indian and Victory increase in number sale (2)Zero leads electric bike sales (0)Scrambler sales order, Ducati, Triumph, (Yamaha next to do a scrambler) (1)Naked bikes - KTM 390 Duke (0)Sportster and Street from HD sales increase. (2)2017 PredictionsRich:Rico get a bike - on/off road over 250ccIndian does some type of water cooling for touring bikesConflict between aftermarket modifications and bike warranties around exhaust comes to a headJon:Rico get a bike... ADV classHarley wins American Flat Track championship.Indian releases a new bike modelMore vintage style looking bikesRico:Rich doesn't start project bikeBryce gets a new bike before Rich doesThere will be no new Bobber style bikes from manufacturersHD puts Mil8 in all bikes except Sportster and Street seriesRider of Loud Pipes!:Mark A:Indian will continue expanding its part and accessories line-upHD 2018 will expand the 107 to the Softail and Dyna lines.HD will start to scare away customers if they start to restrict warranty claims on non OEM parts.Micah:Line between ADV/Upright sport touring will continue to blur More new mini ADV bikes like the G310GS or VStrom 300xZyon:HD in 2018 will expand the 107 to the Softail and Dyna lines.EVENTS:Easyriders Bike Show Charlotte, NC January 21, 2017Rolex 24 hours at Daytona - Daytona, FL January 28-29, 2017American Flat Track Race - Charlotte, NC April 1, 2017Moto Vlogger Spring Mountain Ride - April 7, 2017 (Location TBD)Support the show and receive rewards for your contribution by visiting loudpipes.net/donate.  Patreon is our focus and is an ongoing support model.  There is also a link for one time donations and support of any size is greatly appreciated.Running time:  1 hour 27 minutesQuestions or comments: feedback@rdubstudios.com or the Feedback pageSupport Loud Pipes!

1hr 26mins

9 Jan 2017

Rank #11

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173: Holiday Gifts and NYC IMS With Ted From Motorcycle Men

We get in the holiday season by suggesting some great gift ideas for the motorcyclist in your life. Ted Kettler from Motorcycle Men joins us for the gift picks, recaps his trip to Florida Keys, and gives his take on the New York stop of IMS. TOPICS: Holiday gift ideas: $25 Rich: Shop light ($22) Jon: ROK Straps ($18) Ted: Gas card $25 shell $50 Rich: Meguiar's Motorcycle Care Kit ($40) Jon: M3 Cleaning Kit (38.85) Reg Size - Microfiber Tower - Reg - 4.46 Large Size - Microfiber Tower - Reg - 7.16 Honda Polish - 4.99 Plexus - 17.99 Chemical Guys Car wash - 4.25 Ted: Bikebrite Moto Cleaning Kit $100 Rich: Motion Pro MP Tool ($62) Jon QuadLock Mount/Phone Case (59.90-69.90) Ted: Windzone essential tool kit Rich is installing heated grips with a small issue: That's not gunna work (new smooth throttle tube on order): Jon gives a review of his new hand guards: Subscribe to RDub Studios Insiders Newsletter Past NewslettersSupport Loud Pipes!

1hr 31mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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156: The Sport Touring Era Begins!

TOPICS: Rich finally buys a new bike and we talk all about it Also, Rico buys a new car and we spend some time on that as well EVENTS: April 27, 2019 The meltdown vintage bike show - Hendersonville, NC May 9-29, 2019 - 4th Annual Motorcycle Podcasters Challenge June 1st, 2019 East Coast Meetup - Salisbury NC July 12-14 2019 Loud Pipes meetup - Gettysburg Bike Week - Drummer boy camp resort Antiques on main in Chesnee, SC July 27-29, 2019 August 9th - 12th 2019 - Upstate NY Trip Isle of Man TT May 2020 Sturgis August 2020 Join the Riders of Loud Pipes!Support Loud Pipes!

1hr 7mins

16 Apr 2019

Rank #13

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140: Alta Motors Closes, KTM 790 Duke, Triumph Bonneville 1200 Scrambler, and Wrenching

TOPICS: Alta Motors closes New KTM 790 Duke New Triumph Bonneville 1200 Scrambler Should electric vehicles get a perk to drive faster? EVENTS: Planning stage for 2019 Loud Pipes meetup, contact us if you are interested in joining Join the Riders of Loud Pipes!Support Loud Pipes!

1hr 4mins

3 Nov 2018

Rank #14

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155: The Spoken Wheel: Helmets and Other Gear

Explicit episode, you have been warned. TOPICS: Topic for this Spoken Wheel is helmets and other gear. Big thanks to our guests for this episode Liza Miller - Motorcycles and Misfits podcast Ted Kettler - Motorcycle Men podcast SUR Mike - Shut up and Ride podcast *Please check out the Women Riders World Relay and support this great event! * EVENTS: April 12th - 14th - MotoGP Austin, TX - Still in planning Congregation Show Charlotte 2019 April 13th, 1-8pm May 9-29, 2019 - 4th Annual Motorcycle Podcasters Challenge June 1st, 2019 East Coast Meetup - Salisbury NC July 12-14 2019 Loud Pipes meetup - Gettysburg Bike Week - Drummer boy camp resort Antiques on main in Chesnee, SC July 27-29, 2019 August 9th - 12th 2019 - Upstate NY Trip Isle of Man TT May 2020 Join the Riders of Loud Pipes!Support Loud Pipes!

1hr 50mins

8 Apr 2019

Rank #15

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64: LegUp Landin Gear with Pete Giarrusso and Fun with Race Car Audio

In this exciting episode the guys have a special guest, cover some listener feedback, and have some fun with race car audio to support Rich's comment about the sound of the Ford GT race car.  The guys also welcome Steve and Tytis as two new members to the Riders of Loud Pipes! and thank them for their support.Also, it's contest time, see bottom of this post for detailsLegUp Landin GearThe guys sit down and chat with Pete Giarrusso from Pete G's Chopper Design Services. The LegUp Landin Gear systemInterview partly inspired by listener feedback.  Thomas writes that he was having trouble holding up his Electra Glide at low speeds and while he is considering a trike, was looking for alternatives.  He is also looking at Spyder's after hearing of Jon's enjoyment of his RSS.  Harley has new bike - Street BobU-Turn:Feedback from Walter that we started to talk about IMSA.  He also mentioned that this could be the last year of Corvettes and that Cadillac would be entering next year on as new platform for GM.  We have found some non-official information around Cadillac is going Prototype racing in 2017, but no information on the Corvette C7.R going anywhere.  Check here for some 2017 silly season update for IMSA racing.We play race car sounds from inside the cars courtesy of the Marshall Pruett podcast and discuss which ones we think sound bestEp62 - Ford GT at COTA - 3.5 liter twin turbo V-6EP63 - Dodge Viper GT3 - 8.3 liter V-10EP66 - Aston Martin 6.0 liter V-12 Vantage GT3EP53 - Porsche 911 GT3REP61 - Corvette C7.R - 5.5 Liter V-8Bonus #1: EP50Bonus #2: EP54Be sure to also subscribe to The Marshall Pruett Podcast on iTunes and/or Podbean.Head Over to the garage:Rich has been looking into what it will take to R6 on to the track and shares what he has found in regard to gear.Events:ADV ride at Motorcycles of Charlotte November 19thEasyriders Bike Show Charlotte, NC January 21th, 2017Support the show and receive rewards for your contribution by visiting loudpipes.net/donate.  Patreon is our focus and is an ongoing support model.  There is also a link for one time donations and support of any size is greatly appreciated.Running time:  1 hour 24 minutesQuestions or comments: feedback@rdubstudios.com or the Feedback pageContest time!  We are giving away a Legend Gear Smartphone Tasche, which was donated to the show by First Five rider Zyon (Thanks again!) and here is how you enter:Share this post or others from our Facebook page on another motorcycle related Facebook page, group, or your own timeline.  You MUST use the Facebook share feature so that we can track the entries.  We will allow up to five shares from each person and then pick a random number to determine the winner.  If you are not on Facebook, share it on another social media platform and send us an email to the feedback address or our feedback form with evidence of your share. Here are some pictures of the actual case with an Apple iPhone 6S plus (caseless) for reference: Support Loud Pipes!

1hr 23mins

21 Nov 2016

Rank #16

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50: Biker Roundtable - Road Hogs III - Moto Vloggers in Tellico Plains - JR Cigar

We celebrated a little by recording episode 50 live at JR Cigar in Mooresville, NC and hosted our second Biker Roundtable.  Thanks to those that joined us on the live stream and chat.  We plan to do more live streaming on a regular basis, so check out LouPipes.net/live for more details.  Bikers RoundtableA group of Moto-Vloggers (listed below) made a return trip to Tellico Plains, TN.  Check out the guys below for all the video from the adventure.Cruiser BrewserAmp'd MotoBacon's Broken BitsNC StoneyWolf's WorldMatthew WilliamsSome great roads were ridden while on this trip including; Tail of The Dragon, Cherohala Skyway,  and The Hellbender 28 (Part of Moonshiner).  These roads are ranked in top 4 of best routes in North Carolina per motorcycleroads.com.  The crew again stayed in Tellico Plains, TN at Hunts Lodge which is a great place for motorcycle rider.   The owner of the campground had a Manga V-65 so Matthew Williams had a nice chat with her.  On the way back from the mountains Matthew and Jon made a pit stop at JR Cigar to be part of the live show.  This was so far Jon's longest ride on the spyder and did little over 900 miles for the weekend.  He really enjoyed getting out and riding and found that traveling the interstates is not very exciting.  Now he see why Rich and Rico like the back roads so much.  Jon getting it done on the Tail of the Dragon! If you enjoy the show, want to keep it AD free, and receive generous rewards for your contribution, check out our donation page loudpipes.net/donate.  Patreon is our focus and is an ongoing support model.  There is also a link for one time donations and support of any size is greatly appreciated.Running time: 1 hour 16 minutes 36 secondsQuestions or comments: feedback@rdubstudios.com or the Feedback pageSupport Loud Pipes!

1hr 16mins

21 Jul 2016

Rank #17

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174: Zee Traveler

As a world traveler and someone who lives off of their motorcycle, we thought Zee Traveler would be a great person to enlighten us about travel on a budget to help Brother Bacon and company on their Alaska adventures. We also dive into some conversation around travel outside of the United States and we had a great time having Zee as our special guest for this episode. Links from episode 174: www.zeetraveler.com www.facebook.com/zeetraveler www.facebook.com/zeetravelersadventures www.facebook.com/groups/motovagabonds www.bunkabiker.org www.facebook.com/bunkabiker www.facebook.com/groups/babnorthamerica Subscribe to RDub Studios Insiders Newsletter Past NewslettersSupport Loud Pipes!

1hr 50mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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73: Easyriders Bike Show - Charlotte 2017

We talk about attending the Charlotte EasyRiders Bike Show.  Rico was unable to attend, but Rich and Jon were joined by one of the Riders of Loud Pipes - Mike (aka 18two4ever).  This is the third year that the Loud Pipes team has attend the show and have to say this is the largest one so far.  A few cherry pops happened - first bike show for Mike and first long ride for Jon in a rain storm.A few observations from the show:Big Wheel baggers are still here, but conversations with a few builders hint that they are ready to be done with big front wheelsCustom vintage bikes are growingSupercharged/Turbo bikes are growingA few pictures of bikes the guys liked.  If you want to see more, become a patreon at the $5 level to get access to a shared drive with all the images. 2013 Suzuki Hayabusa Fire Rod - Harley-Davidson V-Rod Slingshot from Backyardbaggers.net Morgan with a Shovelhead Mike (18two4ever) favorite bike of the show. - Lone Star Chopper "El Ray" Board Tracker - floor board controls EasyRider Chopper with Mike testing it out. Victory Cross-Country - Corvette inspired twin-turbo Bike Exchange 2017 Street Glide M8 - wrapped in leather with a turbo. Digger from Sacred Steel Indian Lighting Bolt from Indian Motorcycles of Charlotte Harley sportster with side-car The Predater The Monster Indigo Moon from Sacred Steel Sacred Steel bike Bike in middle - Willy G first motorcycle EVENTS:American Flat Track Race - Charlotte, NC April 1, 2017Moto Vlogger Spring Mountain Ride - April 7, 2017 - Going to be staying in Pigeon Forge, TN.Barber Vintage Festival - October 6th-8th, 2017 - Leeds, AlabamaSupport the show and receive rewards for your contribution by visiting loudpipes.net/donate.  Patreon is our focus and is an ongoing support model.  There is also a link for one time donations and support of any size is greatly appreciated.Running time:  1 hour 30 minutesQuestions or comments: feedback@rdubstudios.com or theSupport Loud Pipes!

1hr 30mins

3 Feb 2017

Rank #19

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69: Defining Moments of 2016

Last episode of 2016 and we look back and discuss the best moments in our opinion from 2016.  Before getting to the moments we would like to share some stats of our episodes over the past year.  Number of Episodes - 38 (4 of which are specials) and total time 43 hours and 27 minutes.  Also if you are a patreon you have access to an extra 23 episodes which is a total time of 12 hours 04 minutes of content.Defining moments of 2016:Jon drops a bomb - Tells the guys about buying the SpyderRich rides the Motus MST before Rico and then Rico gets to ride the Motus  MST and MSTR with Lee Conn2016 Barber Trip and all the events that happened to and from the Vintage Festival at BarberFJ-09 and Rich almost selling the Deuce for it!U-Turn:Kawasaki 1000 SX Mix up, in the U.S. it's the Ninja 1000, thanks Creative Riding for pointing that outFeedback from Larry Lanes from Throttled Podcast in regard to Rich looking for a new saddle for the DeuceEVENTS:Easyriders Bike Show Charlotte, NC January 21, 2017Rolex 24 hours at Daytona - Daytona, FL January 28-29, 2017American Flat Track Race - Charlottle, NC April 1, 2017Moto Vlogger Spring Mountain Ride - April 7, 2017 (Location TBD)Support the show and receive rewards for your contribution by visiting loudpipes.net/donate.  Patreon is our focus and is an ongoing support model.  There is also a link for one time donations and support of any size is greatly appreciated.Running time:  1 hour 44 minutesQuestions or comments: feedback@rdubstudios.com or the Feedback pageSupport Loud Pipes!

1hr 43mins

1 Jan 2017

Rank #20