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False Neutral

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False Neutral is The Hooniverse Podcast Network's motorcycle-centric podcast. Eric, Garrett & Pete discuss buying, riding, and wrenching motorcycles.Starting in January of 2018, new episodes appear monthly.

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False Neutral is The Hooniverse Podcast Network's motorcycle-centric podcast. Eric, Garrett & Pete discuss buying, riding, and wrenching motorcycles.Starting in January of 2018, new episodes appear monthly.

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Good show

By Dififjfdy - Aug 13 2019
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Awesome show! Buying my first bike soon and this show is a great way to get more into it

Don't miss Pete

By Stevie Ray M - Jul 01 2017
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Keep this going Eric and Garrett. Pete was a negative nanny. You guys will do awesome.

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18 Ratings
Average Ratings
17
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Good show

By Dififjfdy - Aug 13 2019
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Awesome show! Buying my first bike soon and this show is a great way to get more into it

Don't miss Pete

By Stevie Ray M - Jul 01 2017
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Keep this going Eric and Garrett. Pete was a negative nanny. You guys will do awesome.
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False Neutral

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False Neutral is The Hooniverse Podcast Network's motorcycle-centric podcast. Eric, Garrett & Pete discuss buying, riding, and wrenching motorcycles.Starting in January of 2018, new episodes appear monthly.

Rank #1: Custom Bikes

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Eric and Pete are joined by Vince Ma for a discussion of custom bikes, bikes as art, and the tension between form and function on two wheels. For photos of the bikes discussed, visit Hooniverse.com.

Mar 15 2016

56mins

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Rank #2: BONUS Interview with Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinnock

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BONUS EPISODE! Eric had the chance to interview Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinnock. Jason was in Detroit for a local launch of the new Panigale V4 and Panigale V4S. He was gracious enough to sit down and talk about the current Ducati lineup and where he sees the company going forward.

This bonus episode in addition to our monthly podcasts. Our next regular episode will appear in mid-February, on schedule.

Jan 24 2018

26mins

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Rank #3: Angeles Crest Dream Bikes – with guest Rick Radcliffe

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This month we're joined by Rick Radcliffe, a name well known to Hooniverse regulars. Rick shares his story, which has a uniquely Southern California ambience (spoilers: it involves a Ducati 916 and lane-splitting). We go on to discuss a wide range of bikes, from dream sport bikes to comfortable, practical commuters. Along the way we get an update on our project bikes and the final departure of the Don Vesco Yamaha.  Be sure to hop over to hooniverse.com to follow along with photos of the bikes we discuss.

Apr 16 2019

58mins

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Rank #4: True Confessions

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This month we discuss a mess of different stuff, most of them involving some level of irrationality. Why does Garrett subscribe to Hot Bike magazine, even though he's never said anything good about Harleys? Why did he spend countless hours fixing something on his TX750 that wasn't broken, when he's trying to turn around and sell it? Why do people resist buying customized vehicles, even if they're spec'd exactly the way they'd want to build it? Along the way, we discuss Sportsters, Ducatis, and entry-level race bikes, plus a number of other topics.

Be sure to check us out on the Hooniverse website at http://hooniverse.com/tag/falseneutral/

May 15 2018

47mins

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Rank #5: Workshop Progress Times Three

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This month all three of your hosts have managed to make real progress in our garages. 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. We go on to discuss Honda's automatic bikes from the '70s and '80s, the Fat Hippo that won Hooniverse Car Of The Year honors, and how Harley-Davidson's Livewire electric bike stacks up to the competition.

Jan 15 2019

52mins

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Rank #6: One Bike To Rule Them All

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This month's episode starts as usual with updates on our various project bikes, along with some dreamed-up future project ideas we'll surely never get around to actually attempting. After that, we each try to name one bike we could live with as our only motorcycle. Spoiler: your three hosts come up with very divergent and rather unexpected choices. We wrap up with a discussion of last month's giant Mecum Las Vegas classic bike auction.

Be sure to check out Hooniverse.com for links and photos that accompany each False Neutral episode.

Feb 19 2019

48mins

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Rank #7: Diamond Jubilee

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The False Neutral crew dives into our third year of podcasting with some tragedy (mechanical and human) some comedy, and a slapstick pratfall. We've managed to do a bit of work on our bikes, and there's a whole lot more work to do that we're still scheming about and planning. We discuss DIY carbon fiber, leaky fuel tanks, low pipes vs high pipes, and the conundrum of disposing of hazardous liquids.

Somebody buy Eric's Mustang so he can buy a Tuono.

Mar 13 2018

51mins

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Rank #8: Mastering Metal Fabrication

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We've been busy in our workshops this month. Garrett finished his powdercoating oven and rebuilt Eric's carbs, Pete bought a TIG welder. Along the way, in between talking about welding and plasma cutters, we tie up a few loose ends from past episodes, and discuss bikes including the Ducati Paso, Triumph Speedmaster, and Honda GB500.

Mar 12 2019

44mins

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Rank #9: A Series of Tubes

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This month the crew is all dealing with various pipe-related issues. Garrett had to cut out and replace a frame tube due to a previous welding hack, among lots of other work on his RZ350 project, while Eric and Pete were both busy with other non-motorcycle plumbing issues that couldn't have been more different. We also discuss motorcycle crates, some new bikes, torque curves, and the nature of being an adult.

May 14 2019

50mins

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Rank #10: Looking Back, Looking Forward

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This month we talk about things from the past: Eric's resurection of his old Rumblestrip Radio podcast episodes, and motorcycles in the estate left behind by Garrett's recently departed riding buddy. We also talk about the future, namely Harley-Davidison's future, in light of their recent announcement of upcoming models.

Aug 14 2018

48mins

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Rank #11: Not Quite Doing It

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Garrett didn't quite go to a track day.
Garrett also didn't quite go on his summer motorcycle trip.
Eric didn't quite get his electronic ignition installed.
Pete didn't quite do Smackdab.
We discuss all of these things on this month's episode, along with our views on Travis Pastrana's successful recreation of the Caesar's Palace fountain jump that Evel Knevel didn't quite complete.

Jul 17 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #12: All a Matter of Time & Money

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On the June episode, we discuss matters time and money: Garrett finished his modular helmet shopping and ended up getting what he thinks is the best bang for the buck. Eric got another offer to trade his Mustang for a bike plus cash (this time a Harley FXR), but wasn't close the deal in time. Pete recollects about the time walked into the Motorcyclist magazine editorial offices unannounced, because the front door just happened to be unlocked. We discuss what activities we have planned for the summer and, finally, we talk about the record breaking lap times at the Isle of Man TT this year.
 

Jun 12 2018

41mins

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Rank #13: Garrett's Two-Stroke Cache

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In the October episode, Garrett updates us on his pending estate purchase(s?) before moving on to discuss the new Indian FTR1200 [Spoiler: we're impressed], the new Suzuki Katana, the ergonomics of the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701. We go on to examine which bikes are (and are not) on our bucket lists and bargains in small non-current bikes including the utimate 250cc Great-Plains tourer.

Oct 16 2018

49mins

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Rank #14: The Return of Jeff

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Our friend Jeff, who shared his adventures on a TW200 back in Episode 29, is back again to talk about his recent experiences riding the West Coast on another Yamaha, this one blessed with a great deal more power. We go on to discuss the death of Motus, the birth of the Ryker, Harley's chronic illness.

Sep 18 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #15: The Podcast Life

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In reponse to some feedback from listeners, we start this month's episode with a discussion of our motiviation for continuing this podcast, and what we expect ourselves and our listenters to get from it. Then we talk about what's been going on in our workshops, including some cool updates on the ex-Don Vesco RD350 Garrett is readying for auction.

Dec 18 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #16: Two Stroke Stoker!

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The topic of this month's episode was supposed to be the new bikes from EICMA, but Garrett followed through on his predicted purchase of not one but three Yamaha two-stroke twins. One will be a fairly mild, original looking Kenny Roberts Special. The other two, an RZ and an RD, will be wildly modified with monster motors. Between the three projects, we spend a lot of time talking about modifying two-strokes and no time talking about 2019 bikes.

Nov 13 2018

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Rank #17: Dollars & Harleys & Buells, Oh My!

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Eric and Pete welcome Hooniverse contributor Wayne Moyer. Topics include Erik Buell, entry-level Harley-Davidsons, and the state of the motorcycle industry as a whole.

Mar 22 2016

52mins

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Rank #18: Cager on Two Wheels

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Popular YouTube vlogger Cager on Two Wheels joins us this week from Lisbon, Portugal. We discuss the differences between the riding environments in Europe and North America — culturally, legally and geographically. Our conversation progresses to how those differences shape which bikes become popular in various markets, and dream riding destinations.

Some links mentioned in the podcast:

Cager On Two Wheels YouTube Channel

Tanshanomi's Kansas Spyder Trip Time Lapse

The Smackdab Summer Soltice Ride website

Schaff's YouTube Channel

Mar 29 2016

1hr 9mins

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Rank #19: January - We're Baaack!

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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.

Jan 16 2018

50mins

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Rank #20: Just Re-Do It!

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This week we all have workshop progress to report, and then we go on to discuss Yamaha's E-bikes, Husqvarna Vitpilen 701, and follow up on some old show topics and listener comments.

Apr 17 2018

30mins

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