Ex Motorcycle Thief Tells all on Reddit

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Now this was pretty damn interesting. An ex motorcycle thief tells all his secrets on the Motorcycle section of Reddit. Worth a read for any rider to help protect your bike.

EX Thief & “chop-shop” operator AMA

Awesome 700cc custom built Yamaha 2-stroke triple

I don’t have anything else to say except check this fucker out! Oh, and how the hell do you sit on this thing with the expansion chambers coming out through the top of the frame!?

Jim March comments on his Cafe Racer Guide PDF

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If you listened to our Cafe Racer Guide episode (#22) a few months ago, you know it was written by Jim March, and have checked out some of the awesome information he’s put together to help build your bike.  Jim recently listened to the episode, and sent us an email. Here’s his comments on our discussion of his guide:

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Enduros always endure!

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Recently we got an email from Simon in Australia all about his Dad’s awesome old bikes, and his work to keep one of them running. The picture above is super rad, that is his Dad on his 70’s Suzuki TS185! Below, check out a before and after shot of work on his Kawasaki F11B 250cc enduro. He did some amazing work keeping this thing on the road and making it look better than new!

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Don’t forget about the little guys! Erics CB200

I wanted to share some awesome pictures sent to us by an awesome listener Eric.  Eric is a fan of the 1974-1976 Honda CB200’s. He has done an amazing restoration job on his bike and sent us some pictures.

Here is a quote from his email, which is a great tip for our recent Paint Prep episode #23:

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Episode 22: ‘How to Build a Cafe Racer Guide’ Review

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Episode 22: ‘How to Build a Cafe Racer Guide’ Review

Awhile back, we posted this article after a listener told us about Jim March’s “How to Build a Cafe Racer” guide. We skimmed through it, but never really went over it in detail or discussed it.  After we all read the document in depth we saw it had some really good points to discuss. Make sure to download the document below and follow along to the podcast with it.

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Episode 21: All About Suspension w/ Ed Sorbo from Lindeman Engineering

 

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Episode 21: All About Suspension w/ Ed Sorbo from Lindeman Engineering

If you’re a couple episodes behind, you don’t want to miss this one! We met Ed Sorbo, owner of Lindeman Engineering at Deus Ex Machina’s Saturday School event in April. Ed had a booth at Saturday School and was leading excellent suspension seminars that drew a crowd every time.  We were very excited to have him join us on the show and talk in depth about suspension.

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Episode 20: Top End Rebuilds Part 2

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Episode 20 continues with Part 2 of our series on Top End Rebuilds. We pick up where we left off after describing disassembly of your motor to prepare for a top end rebuild. This episode covers the tools necessary to rebuild your top end and the steps to prepare your motor for final reassembly. It’s recommended you have listened to Episode 19 before starting this show.

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Episode 19: Top End Rebuilds Part 1

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Episode 19: Top End Rebuilds Part 1

Episode 19 is part 1 in our series about rebuilding the top end of your motor. This episode will cover disassembly of your top end, and goes over the important components of the motor top end as well. Make sure to listen to Part 1 before moving onto the new Episode 20, part 2 of Top End Rebuilds. Check out the notes below for the important points to follow.

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Episode 18: How Motors Work

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Episode 18: How Motors Work

This show is all about motors. 4-Stroke & 2-Stroke motors. The kind we all use on our motorcycles.  In this show we describe the important components in a motor (we’ve done shows detailing most of these components you can refer to), and how they interact to complete the strokes that keep a motor turning.  Make sure to follow along with our outline below, and look at the reference videos, pictures and links to really get a good understanding of what we’re talking about. It’s very hard to understand this topic without seeing a video depicting how the components interact.

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