PODCAST-In this episode we try to answer the question on why so many law abiding biker clubs have formed in recent years. We completely approve of course and it is great to see! I dare say that there are more law abiding biker clubs than any other time in U.S. history. It is great to see the motorcycling majority (the ninety nine percenters) taking over the motorcycle biker scene in a huge way. I have “Clint” and “PopEye” in the studio with me to weigh in on this matter.
Next, we talk about a recent news related motorcycle story. Apparently, a San Francisco Superior Court Judge recently dismissed lawsuits against BMW motorcycles and Corbin-Pacific Inc brought by a man who claimed that a motorcycle ride gave him an erection that lasted for several months. The man said that vibrations from his 1993 BMW K110RS and Corbin aftermarket seat resulted in a case of priapism, a condition in which a penis remains erect for a prolonged period of time.
Of course we tear this lawsuit apart and think that BMW and Corbin seats should have capitalized on this little venture and put Viagra out of business! Heck, I’m still looking to buy a 1993 BMW K110RS with a Corbin seat, but they are all sold out after this story broke? Henry Wolfe, the plaintiff in this lawsuit, went about this thing all wrong by filing a lawsuit to try to get rich. Heck, he was already rich with the woody he had. He should have just went to the companies and […]marketed this thing right and he would be rich! So, you really have to listen in on this biker podcast episode to get the full scoop.
- Pat Tagliarina from Garfield Heights, OH
- Thomas Alberda from MASSAPEQUA, NY
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Emails we cover:
From: Rob Grazian
“LABs…! Howdy from Texas..! Similar to your Irish accents, your drawl(s) also need some work. But don’t feel bad, I grew up here and don’t sport a drawl. Now, on to oil. I bought my 5 year old son a Honda dirt bike for Christmas. I also have a Honda dirt bike and a new 2014 Street Glide. As I mentioned in an earlier email to Ryan, I’m new to Harley-Davidson, but not new to motorcycles or maintenance. I have been looking for a good synthetic oil to use in the dirt bikes to replace the Honda dino GN4. I’ve read good things about Amsoil and your podcast came at the perfect time. I also plan to try it in the Street Glide when I complete the 5K service. I’ll let you know how it does. Lastly, if you’re reading this and considering buying Ryan’s oil change/service/inspection video. DO IT…! It is thorough, informative, and nicely done. I also included a donation. My only request is that you guys use it towards the “Podcast Adult Beverage Fund”. Have one on me! Rob from The Lone Star State…”
Notes: Rob was referencing the Law Abiding Biker Biker maintenance video and our “Amsoil” podcast episode.
From: Rick Besser of Lacey, WA
“Hey Ryan, Wonder if I might ask you a question about switching from standard oil to Synthetic. I Have 1000 miles on a 2013 fat bob and want to switch.. How do I make sure and get ALL the oil out of the Crank?? is there a trick to it?? Thank you in advance and love your site..Also the Europeans do as well!!”
MY RESPONSE: “Don’t worry about getting every last drop out. Just drain it normal and then switch to Synthetic. The Synthetic will take over from there on out. No sweat.”
From: From: Dick Curtis
(Reference Law Abiding Biker Podcast Episode #38 titled: Belt final drive vs. Chain final drive)
“I have my own experience to share regarding your ‘belts rule, chains drool’ episode. First, I think you should have stressed that type of drive shouldn’t be the deciding factor. They all work well. And it’s not practical to change from one type to another so pick your bike and just do what maintenance needs to be done. Second, lubrication takes about five minutes every other fuel stop. There are easy ways to keep it from being messy. Auto-oilers are available for $50 and up if you prefer that route. Modern chains don’t stretch until it’s near replacement time. Over fifty thousand miles you can expect to replace it four times ($400), sprockets twice ($160), lube it 150 times (let’s guess a can of lube does it ten times @$8/can=$120) total $680. Add labor cost if you’re not doing it yourself ($400). Breakage is a non-issue since most chains use a riveted master link. Changing sprockets is common on metric bikes. It can be done by the side of the road in fifteen minutes if you wanted to but unless you rode to the woods or a track day you probably wouldn’t bother. Metric bikes turn 9000 rpm or even faster. A gear change can put you in the optimum part of the power band whatever your style of riding. You don’t do that with big twins because you have big torque available over your entire rpm range.”
From: Tom McGoldrick of Deep Haven, Minnesota
(He references Law Abiding Biker Podcast Episode #37 titled: Riding Motorcycles in a Biker Club Environment | Group Motorcycle Riding Dynamics)
“Hi guys love the podcast. It truly appeals to a wide variety of riders beyond even “metric” bikes. A spacesuit wearing, BWM riding, eat every meal in a different state type of rider like me can enjoy the show. I have been riding since the 80’s and am amazed at how much more there is to learn. It has been an education for me on bike clubs, the whole issue of patching in and club organization. I thought episode 37 was particularly good. I love to watch a tight and professional group flow down the road it is truly a thing of beauty. I don’t think most people realize how difficult it is to do well and safely. If you ever see a rider in a faded spacesuit cruising down the road on a red BMW don’t forget to wave back.”
Keep the rubber side down and the shiny side up!