Thanks to a drunk driver, I was in a nasty car crash a couple weeks back and it's going to be months - lots and lots of them - before I can ride again. Horrible time of year to try to sell a bike, but ... I could use the money for upcoming medical bills 'til whatever happens with the lawsuit happens - which could take years. It's a 1995 Magna, yellow, ~17,000 miles. When I got it, it was all decked out in cruiser-typical fashion, and I mechanically returned it to (mostly) stock. Took off the forward controls, all the chrome stuff, etc. It has steel brake line, new pads, a Trailtech Striker digital gauge/computer in place of the stock gauges, and a Honda 919 headlight (much brighter and wider swath of light). Includes tail rack and a tail trunk. I can pull off the tail trunk and put the normal back rest back on if you like. Located in Northern Delaware, $2500, pretty firm but open to reasonable offers, obviously not interested in trades. Pictures are before I swapped out the headlight; the headlight assembly is now black and chrome and larger. No surprises with this bike; the Magna uses the 2nd(?) gen VFR 750 engine with chain cams rather than gear cams, and this one is a rather good example of one. It's not a chromed-out show piece; it's a rider's bike and in very good shape. For those out of the area, I can assist with delivery or meetup, likely in exchange for gas money (if necessary) and/or overnight accommodations (again, if necessary). I have a trailer and tow vehicle. I'm easy to work with.
Episode 192 - January 2015 Riders' Roundtable discussionThis week, James & Chris are joined by Todd from The Wheelnerds and Chris & Steve from The Cafe Racer Motorcycle Podcast. The esteemed panel of experts lay out everything you can expect in 2015 with flawless logic, on-point analysis, and laser tight focus on the most important issues of the coming year. Enjoy!
Episode 189 - 200 horsepower is boring Recorded Nov 12, 2014Hey, guess what? In this show we tell you how the internet thinks 200 is trite, and we announce the winner(s) of our latest contest. Tune in, listen up, get happy! Review:
- 2015 Yamaha R1 200 HP
- 2013 Yamaha R1 180 HP
- 2013 Kawasaki ZX10 174 HP (with mods)
- 2014 CBR1000RR 152 HP
- Sena SMH20s
- Martyn Harris
- Troy Cummings
- Eric Imken
We had some great feedback and before we announce the name of the winner, I'd like to take a few minutes to do some analysis on the data (links to full spreadsheet below). In the spreadsheet, under the column for how you use the bike, we listed the primary use as we understood it, or the first listed use of the bike in your text. For the mileage per year, we converted some to miles from Km, so that's why your numbers might not be what you remember. In addition, for some of yo u who listed multiple bikes in detail, the spreadsheet may show multiple entries for the bikes, but only one entry for your name. Where you gave us a range of miles, or a range of miles across multiple uses, we tried to do a reasonable estimation of the miles-per-use, or in some cases we just divided it evenly. We also selected the higher number of your range, generally, where it seemed to make the most sense. In some cases, where information was light, multiple bikes were listed in the notes rather than on line items. Please note: the contest is a random drawing of respondents' names, and the data provided has absolutely no bearing on the selection process. You could have ridden a 50cc dirt bike 8 miles this year and still won. We just wanted to see what everyone rides and how they're using it. The winner was selected by a random number drawing made at http://random.org. Of the data provided, where all the elements were provided: Manufacturers: 10 Most represented MFG: BMW & Suzuki Lease represented MFG: Buell, Moto Guzzi, Ural Models: 43 Most represented model: VStrom Total miles reported: >412,000 Average miles per year: >8000 Highest reported yearly mileage: 38000 Lowest reported yearly mileage: 1000 Full spreadsheet can be viewed at this link. And so, without any further ado... The winner of the magnetic tank bag, as chosen by random using the random number generator at http://random.org, is... Sean Winters. Sean, we will reach out to you to get shipping information. Again, thank you everyone, and I hope this information is as interesting to you as it is to us. Thanks!
Episode 183: That Sounds Like a Terrible Idea
Recorded on September 10, 2014
Episode 181 - Harley gone, fun is on!
Recorded August 24, 2014
- Michael Montiel
- Tom McGoldrick
- Mike Evans
- Quentin Lewis
Theme music composed and performed by Raoul Lowe
Episode 178: All These New Sensations
Recorded on July 30th 2014
Released on August 3rd 2014
- SW-MOTECH bags for the Honda CB600F/599
- On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter
- Motorcycle Turntable
- Pics of an FZ1 inside a Honda Element
- Feedback from
- Kurt Wahtera
- Tom Sakowski
- John McKown
- Jeff Shaffer
- Ryan Hofer
- Will Munck
Episode 177 Honda's getting a little nakedRecorded - 7/13/2014 The guys discuss Honda's filling-up lineup of vehicles at every size and price point, Suzuki finally upping their naked bike offerings by announcing a GSR1000, EBR's SX bike... that's a LOT of torque. The Yamaha FZ07 - is it worth it? And hey, if Harley-Davidson can't electrify you, who can? News:
Episode 176 - Americade 2014
Recorded - 6/13/2014
I would like to share a paraphrased excerpt from the conversation that Chris and I had just prior to recording this episode. It went a little something like this...Me: I know we have a lot of news to catch up on this week AND we need to get caught up on feedback but we have a ton of stuff from Americade. Whatdaya think if we just focus on that and the interview with Lee? Chris: Ok, I'll start a show doc for 177 and move everything over. Me: Great. We'll do 35 or 40 minutes plus the 25 minute interview and were good. With that in mind, We proudly present our longest episode ever. All two hours and fifteen minutes of it.
Americade wrap up and impressions
Fort William Henry Lake George
Theme music composed and performed by Raoul Lowe
Cage match is on! ONE VICTOR WILL STAND ALONE. Or some crap like that. We narrowed it down to 7 finalists, and we need help making the final decisions. Please cast your votes in the blog comment section. In no particular order... (photos should be clickable to get the full-sized versions where applicable) Mr. Bohnert's sunlit cruiser Bryce's VFR, standing out in the crowd: Clay's flat tracker bringing sexy to the party: Dan Yowell's R6/HDR: Mr. Gillenwater's Maximus Veus: Kevin Kocher's traipsing 'Strominator: Will Munck's Painted Italian Water Monster: What say ye...?