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

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, and in my case, what I bought sort of by accident. The discussion wraps up with a review of the Chinese-made cobbler’s sewing machine I bought on impulse mid-episode last month. [Spoiler: totally worth it!]


False Neutral – More 2021 Bikes & Workshop Randomness

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NOTE: Due to some site-wide glitches related to the new comment structure, I wasn’t able to post last month’s False Neutral episode here. So, if you’re still looking for the missing episode, you can find the January podcast here: False Neutral #108: Wrenching & Sewing


2020 Harley-Davidson Softail Low Rider
2020 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Roadster.
2020 Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe
2021 Honda Rebel 1100
2020 Suzuki GSX250R
2022 Indian Chief
2021 Suzuki Hayabusa
The 2002 Honda Nighthawk 750 Garrett has been thinking about
Garrett’s reproduction 2-valve, semi-auto 90cc Honda engine
GS650L steering tube [L], GS500 steering tube [R]
The GS500 steering stem ready to be welded into the GS650L lower steering clamp
Bultakenstein’s new homemade seat
Pete’s Chinese-made cobbler’s sewing machine

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3 responses to “The False Neutral Podcast Episodes 108 & 109 – More 2021 Bikes & Workshop Randomness”

  1. Batshitbox Avatar

    That Harley Softail Low Rider’s paint brings back painful memories of the AMF years. However, when people have to find something good to say about the AMF years they almost always say ‘paint schemes!’. Mixed emotions.

    The Rebel 1100 is pushing the boundaries of the Rebel brand, which is synonymous with low-displacement, novice friendly bikes. (Kawi seems to go the other way, with their Ninja and Eliminator bikes starting out as big bores and later being offered as smaller bikes.)

    The Nighthawk: Check the availability of cam-chain slipper-tensioners. I know that was the death of my pal’s 650 nighthawk, but that was a much older bike.

  2. jigsaw puzzle Avatar

    The model is said to bring many fresh features, easy to control, powerful 115 horsepower engine far ahead of many other competitors. Along with that, 17-inch wheels with sport-travel rubber tires, windshield and 22-liter side storage are ready to bring a satisfying long journey to the driver.

  3. gartic phone Avatar

    A critique of the cobbler’s sewing machine I impulsively purchased mid-episode last month from China concludes the subject.

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