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Episode 254 - HD History #6 with Alonzo Bodden 

Hello Boys and Girls  

We continue the History of Harley Davidson this time with guest Alonzo Bodden, the Motorcycle Men Geography Lesson.   

 We also chatted about: 

  •   Harley trimming up future lineup
    • Pan America a go, but the Bronx may not see daylight
    • Chinese 350 may not happen
  • On any Sunday turns 49
  • HD to introduce a variable timing engine
  • Indian making plans for a new water cooled tourer
  • "Long Way Up" coming out in September on Apple TV
  • MM Geography lesson
  • HD History #6
    • Which of these Harley Modes came first of the "E" Series?
    • Which of these Models came first of the "---S" series?
    • In 1935 how much would this bike cost you?
    • In 1945 what was the most common color sold?
    • In 1950, what was the smallest bike HD made?
    • Bonus Question #1: How many motorcycles did Indian produce in 1945?
    • Bonus Question #2: What BMW motorcycle was the staple of the German army in WWII?
  • Check out Alonzo's Podcast Who's Paying Attention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Episode 252 - Vision Sucks, Bronco Rocks, Harley History #5 

Hello Boys and Girls  

We continue the History of Harley Davidson this time with a guest, the Motorcycle Men Geography Lesson.   

  • Vision Zero - Not minding their own business   
  • Other Electric Bikes
  • 1400 HP Mustang Mach-E
  • 2021 Ford Bronco
  • MM Geography Lesson
  • This week's History of HD Questions:
    • In 1946 Harley-Davidson made up what percentage of US motorcycle production?
    • In 1948, this 41-year-old feature on Harley’s big twins went away. What was it?
    • With improvements that included the telescoping forks, the new Panhead V-Twin became known as the what?
    • Although discussed in 1946, this feature on Harley Davidson Motorcycles didn’t see the light of day until 1952.
    • What was the name given to the 3 hp, 7cui, S-125 that was introduced in 1947?
    • Bonus Question #1: The suspension on the early Hummer models functioned through the use of what?
    • Bonus Question #2: Which of these companies started making motorcycles first?

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 Thanks for listening, we greatly appreciate you support. Ride Safe and remember....     

.... We say stupid crap so you don't have to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 251 - Interview with LiveWire Rider Diego Cardenas 

Hello boys and girls, 

As you know, recently I had the opportunity to ride the Harley Davidson LiveWire and was completely impressed. Now imagine you had the opportunity to ride one 1400 miles from Border to Border, Mexico to Canada? Well my guest today did just that. Impressive man on an impressive bike.

West Coast Green Highway
Electrify America
Plugshare
ChargePoint
HD LiveWire Riders Group

H-D LiveWire Group
HDLiveWireRiders YouTube
Harley-Davidson LiveWire


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Thanks for listening, we greatly appreciate you support. Ride Safe and remember....    

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Episode 250 - Cheep Woes, Sultan Story, LiveWire Review, Harley History #4 

Hello Boys and Girls  

Here we are at our 250th Episode and I'm sure many of you are asking yourself how is this possible. We don't know either but here we are.  In this episode, we continue the History of Harley Davidson, the Motorcycle Men Geography Lesson and I will give a detailed review of the Harley Davidson Livewire.

  • Chinese Harley 350?
  • Kawasaki Electric Bike
  • LiveWire Review
  • Other Electric Bikes
  • Geography
    • Top Cities: Domestically: San Francisco, California 
      International: Sydney New South Wales Australia 

    • Our Hoes in Cohoes New York sticking with us.-1 

    • The big return is: Our friends from Zimbabwe  2 

    • International Incident award: Armenia 1 

    • Sticking it where the sun don’t shine that much: 1-listener in the South Sandwich Islands 

    • Sultans Swing: Brunei -1 

    • Where the hell is that Award: 1 -  Glinka, Smolenskaya Oblast' 

    • Favorite Place Award: Bermuda -1 

    • Lazy Bastards Town Name Award: 14 -Lorida, Florida 

    • Where the hell am I award: Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar 3 

    • Three times fast Award: 8 - Sandesneben, Schleswig-Holstein 

    • The We can’t say our city name award: Lidköping, Västra Götaland 8 

    • HOA Award: The Villages, Florida 14 

    • I might be married to my sister award: 1 - Scaggsville, Maryland

  • This week's History of HD Questions:

    • In 1937 the 45 was changed to what series?

    • In 1935 the largest engine Harley made was?

    • The 3-Wheeled Servicar was made in what years?

    • What was the WLR for?

    • In 1942 Harley Produced a new Civilian Prototype from a military model, what was it?

    • Bonus Question: What is the largest engine ever put in a motorcycle?

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Thanks for listening, we greatly appreciate you support. Ride Safe and remember....     

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Episode 248 - HD History with Male Dude 

Hello Boys and Girls  

No longer Staying at home... we took off our masks and gloves and headed off to the V-Twin Cafe for coffee and some chit-chat on what we have been doing for the last couple of weeks. 

Things like:

  •  Rides
  •    
  • Motorcycle Work
  •    
  • Etching
  •    
  • Harley's makes cuts
  •    
  • Harley TV
  •    
  • Harley Davidson History Lesson Part 2        
    •            
    • What was HD's first Flop?
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    • What was the Superpowered Twins purpose?
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    • What did Indian and Harley Agree on?
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    • What was the "AA" model nicknamed?
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    • The Model "D" led to the development of the......?
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Don't forget to get over and check out the Ted Shed Video's over on the Motorcycle Men Channel on YouTube.    

Thanks for listening, we greatly appreciate you support. Ride Safe and remember....     

.... We say stupid crap so you don't have to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 242 - Interview with Larry of the V-Twin Blog 

Hello Boys and Girls!!!

Welcome to another lovely chat type interview. Today, was something different. LArry from the V-Twin Blog joins me for some casual conversation about motorcycle riding during the "crisis", how it affects the industry, what we might expect from the industry afterwards. We also talked about his blog, making videos, Sturgis, other rally's, NASCAR, MotoGP and a bunch of other things like two biker dudes might.  It was a great load of fun, so, Enjoy!!

 

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Thanks for listening, we greatly appreciate you support. Ride Safe and remember....  

.... We say stupid crap so you don't have to.

 

Episode 237 - Interview with Bryan of the Historic Route 20 Association 

Hello Boys and Girls

You have heard me here on the podcast talk about highway and various roadways that we can all ride our motorcycles on. While roads like California’s Pacific Coast Highway and Route 66 are iconic and many tour companies offer tours on these roads, what they lack is more. More of it to keep you engaged. More to see and more to do. Though those roads and others like them are great and perhaps historic, they lack that coast to coast adventure you might be looking for. From time to time you’ve also heard me mention the longest highway in America. Route 20, stretching from Boston, Massachusetts to Newport Oregon. My guest today is Bryan Farr of the Historic Route 20 Association and he's here to tell us all about this little known, but historic route across America.

 

 

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Thanks for listening, we greatly appreciate you support. Ride Safe and remember....   

.... We say stupid crap so you don't have to.

 

 

 

Episode 236 - 5th Anniversary Show 

Hello Boys and Girls!!

Today, March 3rd, 2020 marks the 5th anniversary of the Motorcycle Men podcast. Five years. We've grown, learned, improved and in some areas, might have even gotten worse. But, we still maintain as we always have and still aim for one goal; to entertain you, our audience. Thank you for your support these past five years and your continued support in the years to come..... hopefully.

This week:   

  • Harley Davidson releases Softail standard
  • Harley's Matt Levetich steps down
  • Hero Motorcycles getting in on the action  
  • Harley Davidson Sport Bike?
  • Motorcycle Men drop to #15, vote here
  • 5th Anniversary
    • 1st Episode was 2:50 with  just me explaining my wish/hope/plan for the show
    • 1st full Episode was Tim and I and was split into two parts 1A & 1B
    • First two years was broken down into Season 1 and 2
    • In Year 3, Justin joined as a regular on Episode 128
    • Justin was our Second guest on Episode 8, June 13th, 2015
    • Features that have come and gone:
      • 10 questions of DILLIGAF
      • Bike Spec Shootout
      • 50 Roads 50 States
      • 3 Bike Reviews
      • Book and movie reviews but bringing it back next studio episode.
    • 25 Interviews, 20 on-air guests 
      • Repeat Offenders 
        • Huffy The Clown 6 
        • Dave Ackerman 4 
        • Alonzo Bodden 3 
        • Larry Marshall 5 
        • Steve Blaufeder of TT Cycles 3 
  • To Date, we have recorded 18,670 hours of podcast 
    • 777.92 Days / 2.12 Years 
    • Average length 79.44 / 1 hr-32 min. minutes long 
    • Longest: Episode 59 with Phil Waters on November 9th, 2016 at 131 mins. 
    • Shortest: Episode 87 Interview with Aero Rudd of Ciro3D 30 mins

Thanks to our sponsors for their continued support!!!!

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Thanks for listening, we greatly appreciate you support. Ride Safe and remember.... 

 .... We say stupid crap so you don't have to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 234 - Interview with Craig from Wild-Ass Seats 

Hello Boys and Girls, 

Let’s say you’ve just got back from a 300 mile ride, or a 50 mile ride and you are in pain. Not a headache or your hands. Maybe it’s your back and or your butt that is aching. Suppose you can’t stay on your bike for more than an hour and your butt gets sore and perhaps parts of you fall asleep. Being in pain on the bike is a bad thing and doesn’t lend to any pleasure which is why get on the bike in the first place. My guest today will help you remove that pain and discomfort while you are riding and put that smile back on your face when you take on that next big ride. Craig from Wild-Ass Seats joins me in the V-Twin Cafe.

 

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

Tobacco Motorwear
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 Shinko Tires
Why aren't you riding Shinko Tires? What's wrong with you? Affordable, top quality tires for whatever kind of bike you are riding. Including your Harley Davidson and Cruisers. Excellent quality and tread patterns to make you want to ride more and longer. So go check out Shinko Tires and be sure and tell them that the Motorcycle Men Podcast sent you.

 Scorpion Helmets 
For the past 15 years, ScorpionExo® has been DEDICATED to offering high quality, innovative motorcycle helmets and technical apparel at an incredible value. Some of the world’s best helmet and apparel designers spend countless hours developing and testing ScorpionExo® products to ensure that each and every ScorpionExo® HELMET AND GARMENT will surpass user expectations.  So check them out at Scorpion USA and tell them the Motorcycle Men sent you.

The Motorcycle Men Support David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation
Help us help them. David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation and be sure and let them know you heard about it here on the Motorcycle Men Podcast. 

  Don't forget to get over and check out the Ted Shed Video's over on the Motorcycle Men Channel on YouTube.

 Thanks for listening, we greatly appreciate you support. Ride Safe and remember....   

 .... We say stupid crap so you don't have to.

Episode 231 - Men, Women and Chris 

Hello Boys and Girls!!

We are back in the V-Twin Cafe and this time we talk about.......

  • Harley Davidson and the new 131 cui engine
  • The death of MCN Magazine
  • The non-Death of Norton Motorcycles
  • The new Harley Davidson 30th Anniversary Fat boy
  • Motocycle Men ranked #5 in Podcast Magazine  VOTE HERE!!!
  • US Interstates and US Highways

 

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Shinko Tires
Why aren't you riding Shinko Tires? What's wrong with you? Affordable, top quality tires for whatever kind of bike you are riding. Including your Harley Davidson and Cruisers. Excellent quality and tread patterns to make you want to ride more and longer. So go check out Shinko Tires and be sure and tell them that the Motorcycle Men Podcast sent you. 

Scorpion Helmets 
For the past 15 years, ScorpionExo® has been DEDICATED to offering high quality, innovative motorcycle helmets and technical apparel at an incredible value. Some of the world’s best helmet and apparel designers spend countless hours developing and testing ScorpionExo® products to ensure that each and every ScorpionExo® HELMET AND GARMENT will surpass user expectations.  So check them out at Scorpion USA and tell them the Motorcycle Men sent you.

The Motorcycle Men Support David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation
Help us help them. David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation and be sure and let them know you heard about it here on the Motorcycle Men Podcast. 

Gold Star Ride Foundation 
Helping the families of fallen soldiers and making a difference in the lives of those left behind. If you would like to be a part of a great cause and get some heartfelt miles in, go to www.goldstarride.org and learn how you can participate in the next Gold Star Ride

Don't forget to get over and check out the Ted Shed Video's over on the Motorcycle Men Channel on YouTube.

Don't forget to follow the adventures of Woody II... He is out there!

Thanks for listening, we greatly appreciate you support. Ride Safe and remember.... 

 .... We say stupid crap so you don't have to.