False Neutral Podcast #111 with Mike Festiva

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This month we’re joined by Mike Festiva, who has a great YouTube channel documenting his creative budget vehicle builds, including a number powered by the Predator engine. In fact, it was his video that inspired Garrett’s friend to build the Predator KX, and in turn Pete’s current torque-converter bike project. Our discussion covers a wide […]

The False Neutral Podcast #110 – Discount City!

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Eric was in the broadcast booth this past weekend. He announced the Daytona 200 for the trackside crowd and the NBC Sports streaming broadcast. We recorded this episode before he left Michigan for Florida and we talk about his (at the time) upcoming broadcast. Garrett is back in good health! He finished settling into his […]

Harley’s Pan America adventure bike has many promises to keep

More than 2-1/2 years after it was first announced as a coming model, Harley-Davidson’s Pan America 1250 adventure touring bike has finally arrived. The news is big for a number of reasons, but mostly because Harley has bet their (rapidly-eroding) farm on the Pan America’s success. It’s not an over-exaggeration to say that the future […]

The False Neutral Podcast Episodes 108 & 109 – More 2021 Bikes & Workshop Randomness

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On this episode, Garrett, Eric, and I discuss few more new models we didn’t cover in December’s 2021 New Model Review: Honda’s 1100 Rebel, the return of the Suzuki Hayabusa, what Indian is getting right and Harley continues to get wrong. We then share a few recent garage purchases we’ve made, or are currently considering, […]

45 Years Later, The Christmas Gift That Got Me Into Cars

Growing up, my family was never into mechanical “stuff.” By the time I was twelve, however, my older sister knew I was interested in cars. For Christmas, 1975, she bought me a copy of “Fixing Cars—A People’s Primer” by the legendary San Francisco Institute of Automotive Ecology. The group was a Bay Area group of […]

The False Neutral Podcast #107 – 2021 New Model Review

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It’s our annual new bike review! On this month’s episode we discuss which new bikes for 2021 we’re most excited about, including the Aprilia RS660 and Triumph Trident 660, along with a few we’re a bit more ambivalent about. We also look forward to some new stuff we plan on doing in our workshops in […]

The False Neutral Podcast #106 – Building a CR250 road racer with guest Victor Pagan

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This month, Eric, Garrett, and Pete interview our special guest, Victor Pagan, who is building a Super Single class roadracer out of a 1997 CR250 motorcrosser. After an overview of the conversion process and the challenges he’s still working through, we revisit our own projects, including the Predator-engined KX project Garrett’s involved with. Along the […]

Happy 9th birthday to Bultakenstein

Happy 9th birthday to Bultakenstein, my custom motorcycle project. I snapped the top photo on October 18, 2011. I had just taken delivery of the frame, which I bought off Ebay for $69.99. The bottom photo is how it looks today. It is, as the saying goes, “90% complete, with 90% yet to do.” It […]

The False Neutral Podcast #105 – Doin’ Things That Haven’t Got A Name Yet

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Your three hosts are all back in the (vitual) studio, after a 1-month hiatus. This month we discuss small, unusual motorcyles: custom minibikes, bikes powered by Harbor Freight’s 212cc Predator industrial motor, and Thai 150cc drag bikes. Eric gives a final wrap-up of his stint with the Royal Enfield 650 twin, and Garrett’s been watching […]

The False Neutral Podcast #104 – Everybody’s Wrenchin’

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This month we catch up on what your three hosts have been up to. Eric’s been testing a new Royal Enfield 650 Continental GT. Meanwhile, Pete and Garrett have been busy in their workshops. It seems that everyone else has been, too — we discuss the current shortage of used parts and used bikes, thanks […]