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 #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 […]

The False Neutral Podcast #101 – More Two Stroke Love

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This month there’s a lot going on in our workshops. Pete’s doing his usual hacking, and Garrett is doing his usual professional-level restoration work. Along the way, our discussion leads to all three of us fawning over how great two-strokes sound. Again. This episode even incorporates an audio clip. [Please comment on how much you […]

The False Neutral Podcast #100 – Hitting The Ton

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Despite the Coronavirus lockdown, all three hosts managed to do some cool stuff with and to their bikes this past month. After updating each other on our workshop activities, we discuss how dealerships are surviving the shutdown, and what bike bargains are out there that we are not taking advantage of, and the fate of […]

Two Wheel Tuesday: False Neutral Podcast #96 – Under Pressure

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Garrett has finally started up his sleeper RZ350! Aaaand there’s yet another unexpected setback. My air compressor also crapped out, but its replacement arrived, as well as some new parts for both of my projects. Along the way, I talk about seeing the new Suzuki Katana in the flesh for the first time, and we […]

Two Wheel Tuesday: False Neutral Episode 95 – Secret New Projects & EICMA 2019

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After an update from Garrett on the (nearly done!) RZ, then surprising new project developments from both him and me, we delve into the new 2020 MY bikes, including some concept bikes from the EICMA show. As always, photos of all the bikes we talk about are included here. False Neutral – Secret New Projects […]

Two Wheel Tuesday: False Neutral Podcast #94: Welding & Grinding & Racing, Oh My!

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Garrett’s RZ350 is sooo close to complete, Eric broke down and pulled the top end from the sad-trombone XS400, and another project that will never be completed has dropped in my lap. After our Workshop Update, we talk about new bikes that are here or coming soon, and then discuss recent competition, both off-road and […]