Episode 187: AIMExpo wrap up, part 1

Episode 187 October 26, 2014 ThePaceFINAL-300x116
James presents some of his wrap up information from his visit to AIMExpo. James got to ride the new Erik Buell Racing 1190 SX - Take That Wheelnerds! AIMExpo demo rides:
  • Erik Buell Racing - 1190rx
  • Yamaha FZ07
  • Harley-Davidson Street 750
  • Harley-Davidson Forty Eight
Links: Feedback:
  • Timothy Holt (posted on Facebook)
  • Matt Szostak
  • David Maas
  • Lucas Hoffman

Episode 102: It’s a volunteer effort

Episode 102 - It’s a volunteer effort Feb 12, 2012
Damon Cooke corrects us on some Stella facts - Facebook http://www.genuinescooters.com/index.html Michael Nobel http://store.valueaccessories.net/ChromeAirDeflectorsVolusiaVL800C50.aspx Doug Kneissel asks about security devices http://www.amazon.com/Scorpio-SR-i900R-Motorcycle-Alarm-New/dp/B0028OMBZ8 http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/1/4/74/2785/ITEM/Kryptonite-Stronghold-Above-Ground-Anchor.aspx http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=motorcycle+disc+lock&x=0&y=0 Dae Kim - levers and the VFR1200 Jeff Katzer has a book! http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/adventures-on-west-coast-trail/id500558661?mt=11 Scott Langston and his Sena updates Colin Magnusson asks about 2-up on the Sprint GT Jack Scown comments on our topics, and tells us what he’s riding The Pace’s 2012 trip - July in The ‘Daks - July 27-30

Episode 76: Damn it’s Wednesday, need a new engine

The on-going saga of the SV's self consuming engine comes to a favorable end and the Sprint gets a grip. It's not all rainbows and unicorns though, Chris has his own tale of motorcycling woe to impart this week. It looks like Husqvarna has a promising new street bike in the pipe and Honda may have a new middleweight nudie bike (we hope!). Canada gets serious about noise, Aerostich wants to let use your smartphone with gloves on and we have lots of good stuff from listeners like you. There's a gear review from Josh Davis, a video from Paul Jones, an audio sample from Jeff Gilbert and recommendations from Todd Lampone and Matt.

Episode 74: Should I Drive the Ducati or Take the Fast Bike?

Chris and I both spent this week riding bikes that belong to other people. We'll let you know what we thought along with Motorcycle Consumer News' opinion on Yamaha's new FZ8. Here's a hint. They like it a lot. Except for the lack of wind protection on a naked bike. Go figure. We'll wrap it up with another haepin' helpin' of listener feedback.

Episode 72: Uh-oh

Well, let's see here. My bike blew up, I'm fixing it but I got a new one anyway and Chris preps his SV for it's first overnighter. We cover some news from Polaris and BMW, wrap up our conversation on that Erik Buell interview and then get in to lots of listener feedback. Thanks guys, keep it coming.

Episode 61: If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere!

Episode 61 - January 30, 2011
We open up the show with some email feedback about recent topics. We discuss what we saw at the NYC IMS and field a question from voice mail about the show, then wrap up with some news and information. Oh, and my computer lost power early in the recording session. A brief public service tech note: when the power cord comes out and your battery is 6 years old, you'll lose power pretty quickly. Frankie boy sang about it. Its skyline is magnificent. Millions of people live, work and flock there all the year through. It's New York, my friends. And we were there again this year to immerse ourselves in the motorcycle awesomeness that is the International Motorcycle Show. We saw lots of interesting accessories and gear choices, including new additions to the textile riding suit market, a cool Schuberth comms system, and the newer models of helmets. Oh and polishing compounds. Lots and lots of polishing compounds. Everyone wants to be shiny, right? Kawasaki seems to really have a hit on their hands with the Ninja 1000. People seem to love the bike, and also seem to like its versatility. Time will tell, but so far it's gaining attention. Triumph has hit it so far out of the park with the Tiger 800 family, that even the view from high above The Big Apple isn't enough to see it.  Their Sprint GT seems to be a great freshening of a beloved sport-tourer. The Tiger's torque curve is nothing short of amazing! BMW's R1000 is STILL drawing dense crowds and lots of attention. They really seem to have gotten it right. When talking about the Yamaha Super Tenere we looked at, we also discuss an email from Ryan with his impressions of the bike as seen at another show. I also give my impressions of the FZ8, completely from an aesthetic point of view. James won this round. I fully agree; the looks are... interesting. The Shoei Qwest seems to be a great entry in the street helmet market and we look forward to hearing more about it. Anyone have on yet? James buys some gear and gives us his impression of the CBR250R, and ROK Straps helps us get into the show. After the IMS discussion, we talk about a news item or two, including the fact that electric motorcycle manufacturer, Zero Motors, is building a new assembly plant. Scott Bolton takes us out with a preview of the upcoming MotoGP racing season. Thanks, Scott! Opening music, No Way by Kunk.