Throttled Motorcycle Podcast
Throttled Motorcycle Podcast
Throttled
A unique view of motorcycling including news, stories and motorcycle related product reviews.
Episode 267: We talk motorcycle fitness.  Feel the burn!
Kevin does a disappearing act on YouTube, but did some riding instruction over the weekend.  Tom just did a little tooling around, and Larry was otherwise occupied with grandson duties. Topic: We discuss motorcycle fitness.  What we do to stay in shape specifically for motorcycle riding.  What do you do? Review: Tom does a Gear Review of his new Klim mesh jacket. News: We discuss an early ride review of the H-D Pan America, coming from Europe.  (hint: they like it) And we also discuss a ride comparison of the 2021 Harley Softail Slim vs the BMW R18 cruisers.  Guess who comes out on top of this one? Paddock: Larry describes the exciting MotoGP at Portomao race track! Special Thanks: A big thank you to Donald, Kevin, Alex, Roger, Autumn, John, Rodney, Nick, Stinger, David, Paul, Steven, Lloyd, Mathew, Dan, TC, Jorge, Randy, Shaun, James, Tyler, Paul, Jeff and Chuck.  Thank you all for becoming supporters of the show. If you would like to help bring new features to the show, go to our website and click the Patreon logo to join the Throttled Crew.  With your help we can grow and be able to provide more content for our wonderful listeners. Follow us on:Twitter: @ThrottledShow Instagram: ThrottledShow Facebook: Throttled Podcast Listen Live:You can tune in and listen to our hosts attempt to make this podcast each and every week.  Approximately 15 minutes before we go live we make an announcement on Twitter and Facebook with the link to the YouTube stream, so make sure you are following us. Remember, find us in ITunes and give us a rating. Send your feedback to feedback@throttledpodcast.com. Ride safe everybody!!!
Apr 23
1 hr 8 min
Episode 266 : Let's go look for meteors!
Kevin helps out some new rider coaches.  Larry did a little riding in West Marin.   Tom scooted some errands. One of the listener’s mentions a Gymkhana event and we discuss what that entails. News: We discuss the new Royal Enfield Meteor 350.  Is it groundbreaking, in a small way? Paddock: Larry mentions Harley and Indian getting into the MotoAmerica Super Bagger series in a big way… A Shout Out! Tom reviews good experience he had with Klim (In & Motion) service concerning his airbag vest. Special Thanks: A big thank you to Donald, Kevin, Alex, Roger, Autumn, John, Rodney, Nick, Stinger, David, Paul, Steven, Lloyd, Mathew, Dan, TC, Jorge, Randy, Shaun, James, Tyler, Paul, Jeff and Chuck.  Thank you all for becoming supporters of the show. If you would like to help bring new features to the show, go to our website and click the Patreon logo to join the Throttled Crew.  With your help we can grow and be able to provide more content for our wonderful listeners. Follow us on:Twitter: @ThrottledShow Instagram: ThrottledShow Facebook: Throttled Podcast Listen Live:You can tune in and listen to our hosts attempt to make this podcast each and every week.  Approximately 15 minutes before we go live we make an announcement on Twitter and Facebook with the link to the YouTube stream, so make sure you are following us. Remember, find us in ITunes and give us a rating. Send your feedback to feedback@throttledpodcast.com. Ride safe everybody!!!
Apr 23
53 min
Episode 265 : We don't know what to talk about!
It's Kevin Tom and Larry tonight. We don’t know what to talk about, but we talk anyway.. Larry mentions his ride with Brian H up to Lake Berryessa in Napa,  and trying out Brian’s BMW 310GS.  Brian talks about the advantages of the quick shifter on his 1000XR, and we discuss this. Tom did some teaching and local rides. Kevin did a quick ride, reveling in his purchase of ethanol free gas. Tom’s plan to purchase a Lithium battery for his bike triggers a discussion of possible impending battery shortage b/o pandemic related slowdowns. Topic: The ever intriguing subject of tire wear patterns and what they reveal about your bike and the state of your suspension. Paddock: MotoGP Larry reviews the last two Qatar MotoGP races and the somewhat surprising results in what turned out to be two skillfully ridden races. Special Thanks: A big thank you to Donald, Kevin, Alex, Roger, Autumn, John, Rodney, Nick, Stinger, David, Paul, Steven, Lloyd, Mathew, Dan, TC, Jorge, Randy, Shaun, James, Tyler, Paul, Jeff and Chuck.  Thank you all for becoming supporters of the show. If you would like to help bring new features to the show, go to our website and click the Patreon logo to join the Throttled Crew.  With your help we can grow and be able to provide more content for our wonderful listeners. Follow us on:Twitter: @ThrottledShow Instagram: ThrottledShow Facebook: Throttled Podcast Listen Live:You can tune in and listen to our hosts attempt to make this podcast each and every week.  Approximately 15 minutes before we go live we make an announcement on Twitter and Facebook with the link to the YouTube stream, so make sure you are following us. Remember, find us in ITunes and give us a rating. Send your feedback to feedback@throttledpodcast.com. Ride safe everybody!!!
Apr 23
1 hr 1 min
Episode 264 : Have we found the Sportster replacement?
Remember, its all Chris’ fault. Anyway, we have decided that we won’t be competing as a podcast team this year in the Motorcycle Podcaster’s Challenge, but welcome listeners who want to participate. Zach has decided to lead the Throttled Listeners team for this years competition...On Facebook, look for the Throttled Listeners group, if you can't find it send us a note and we will get you plugged in. We discuss our rides, or lack thereof.  Tom talks about a new group he went riding with.  The leader also has a Vlog on YouTube called Ride On. News: Harley trademarks the “Nightster” name.  Will it be the new sportster? Harley is formalizing the used bike business Paddock: Larry covers the weekend AFT racing and MotoGP Qatar testing. Programming Note: We’re off for 2 weeks, see you April 4th. Special Thanks: A big thank you to Donald, Kevin, Alex, Roger, Autumn, John, Rodney, Nick, Stinger, David, Paul, Steven, Lloyd, Mathew, Dan, TC, Jorge, Randy, Shaun, James, Tyler, Paul, Jeff and Chuck.  Thank you all for becoming supporters of the show. If you would like to help bring new features to the show, go to our website and click the Patreon logo to join the Throttled Crew.  With your help we can grow and be able to provide more content for our wonderful listeners. Follow us on:Twitter: @ThrottledShow Instagram: ThrottledShow Facebook: Throttled Podcast Listen Live:You can tune in and listen to our hosts attempt to make this podcast each and every week.  Approximately 15 minutes before we go live we make an announcement on Twitter and Facebook with the link to the YouTube stream, so make sure you are following us. Remember, find us in ITunes and give us a rating. Send your feedback to feedback@throttledpodcast.com. Ride safe everybody!!!
Mar 19
1 hr 1 min
Episode 263 : Common mistakes we see riders make.
Larry shows up unexpectedly, recently returned from his visit with his new grandson.  Tom has technical difficulties, but is here, mostly. Rides: Kevin rode to a class he taught, Tom had a nice long midweek ride and tested his BMW GS gas gauge accuracy.  Brave man! Larry didn’t get to do ride b/o grandson duties. News: We discuss the new standardized electric battery consortium forming with Yamaha, KTM, Honda, and Piaggio We give a nod to Montana for their new lane splitting law. Topic: We discuss the mistakes we see new riders making… Paddock: Larry gives some updates on AFT and MotoGP scheduling and news. Special Thanks: A big thank you to Donald, Kevin, Alex, Roger, Autumn, John, Rodney, Nick, Stinger, David, Paul, Steven, Lloyd, Mathew, Dan, TC, Jorge, Randy, Shaun, James, Tyler, Paul, Jeff and Chuck.  Thank you all for becoming supporters of the show. If you would like to help bring new features to the show, go to our website and click the Patreon logo to join the Throttled Crew.  With your help we can grow and be able to provide more content for our wonderful listeners. Follow us on:Twitter: @ThrottledShow Instagram: ThrottledShow Facebook: Throttled Podcast Listen Live:You can tune in and listen to our hosts attempt to make this podcast each and every week.  Approximately 15 minutes before we go live we make an announcement on Twitter and Facebook with the link to the YouTube stream, so make sure you are following us. Remember, find us in ITunes and give us a rating. Send your feedback to feedback@throttledpodcast.com. Ride safe everybody!!!
Mar 12
59 min
Episode 262 : Yeah, we discuss the Pan America.
As usual, we discuss our rides: Larry sees a stallion!  Tom rode with a group.   Chris didn’t ride, but instead watched and enjoyed the Long Way Up.  Kevin ran some errands on his bike Kevin and Larry talk about emails received. Of course, we discuss the new Harley Pan America release.   And furthermore Will the new Custom replace the Sportster and appeal to the younger rider Harley so desperately needs Special Thanks: A big thank you to Donald, Kevin, Alex, Roger, Autumn, John, Rodney, Nick, Stinger, David, Paul, Steven, Lloyd, Mathew, Dan, TC, Jorge, Randy, Shaun, James, Tyler, Paul, Jeff and Chuck.  Thank you all for becoming supporters of the show. If you would like to help bring new features to the show, go to our website and click the Patreon logo to join the Throttled Crew.  With your help we can grow and be able to provide more content for our wonderful listeners. Follow us on:Twitter: @ThrottledShow Instagram: ThrottledShow Facebook: Throttled Podcast Listen Live:You can tune in and listen to our hosts attempt to make this podcast each and every week.  Approximately 15 minutes before we go live we make an announcement on Twitter and Facebook with the link to the YouTube stream, so make sure you are following us. Remember, find us in ITunes and give us a rating. Send your feedback to feedback@throttledpodcast.com. Ride safe everybody!!!
Mar 10
1 hr 18 min
Episode 261 : What would you do differently?
Larry is away expecting his 1st grandchild. Kevin mentions there will be no show March 21st and maybe March 28th. Its Kevin, Tom, and Chris this week. Kevin didn’t ride, but did some maintenance on his bikes.  Chris is deep into Jeep stuff. Tom rode to and from his motorcycle safety classes. Topic: If you  had it do over, what would you do differently when you took up motorcycling? News: We talk about the Buell motorcycle comeback.  Buell without Eric Buell Special Thanks: A big thank you to Donald, Kevin, Alex, Roger, Autumn, John, Rodney, Nick, Stinger, David, Paul, Steven, Lloyd, Mathew, Dan, TC, Jorge, Randy, Shaun, James, Tyler, Paul, Jeff and Chuck.  Thank you all for becoming supporters of the show. If you would like to help bring new features to the show, go to our website and click the Patreon logo to join the Throttled Crew.  With your help we can grow and be able to provide more content for our wonderful listeners. Follow us on:Twitter: @ThrottledShow Instagram: ThrottledShow Facebook: Throttled Podcast Listen Live:You can tune in and listen to our hosts attempt to make this podcast each and every week.  Approximately 15 minutes before we go live we make an announcement on Twitter and Facebook with the link to the YouTube stream, so make sure you are following us. Remember, find us in ITunes and give us a rating. Send your feedback to feedback@throttledpodcast.com. Ride safe everybody!!!
Mar 5
1 hr 3 min
Episode 260 : Is it Time for Motorcycle Trade Shows to End
We’re going “au natural” this week, just Kevin and Larry In a rare and exciting opening, the Throttled Podcast begins with absolutely no sound!  Check it out. Larry rides a bit in West Marin, Kevin has been working. Topic: We discuss the future of motorcycle shows, and whether there will be one. News: Honda applies for trademark suggesting they will be coming out with a new sport tourer in the 1100cc class, based on the engine from the Africa Twin. Harley presents more details of their Hardwire plan, Larry is not optimistic. Special Thanks: A big thank you to Donald, Kevin, Alex, Roger, Autumn, John, Rodney, Nick, Stinger, David, Paul, Steven, Lloyd, Mathew, Dan, TC, Jorge, Randy, Shaun, James, Tyler, Paul, Jeff and Chuck.  Thank you all for becoming supporters of the show. If you would like to help bring new features to the show, go to our website and click the Patreon logo to join the Throttled Crew.  With your help we can grow and be able to provide more content for our wonderful listeners. Follow us on:Twitter: @ThrottledShow Instagram: ThrottledShow Facebook: Throttled Podcast Listen Live:You can tune in and listen to our hosts attempt to make this podcast each and every week.  Approximately 15 minutes before we go live we make an announcement on Twitter and Facebook with the link to the YouTube stream, so make sure you are following us. Remember, find us in ITunes and give us a rating. Send your feedback to feedback@throttledpodcast.com. Ride safe everybody!!!
Feb 20
56 min
Episode 258 : Wired in Accessories
Its Kevin, Larry, and Tom tonight.  Chris is busy with his new jeep, we think. Larry’s doing nice, short rides.  Chris not so much this week.  Kevin, too, having fun locally, discovering new connections. Tom mentions his participation on a Road Riding Commission for the AMA. Tom talks about his experience replacing his GS battery with a Lithium battery, and, oh, the problems. Topic of the day is about the electronic farkles you add you your bike.  This quickly leads to discussion of problems with electronics on the bikes. Supplemental lighting is always good.  Tom explicates the intricacies of Can Bus systems. We discuss the excitement around the Harley Virtual Launch Event (not). Paddock: News mentions the increased number of production Bagger events in MotoAmerica in 2021. Also, less encouraging news about the MotoGP schedule for 2021. Special Thanks: A big thank you to Donald, Kevin, Alex, Roger, Autumn, John, Rodney, Nick, Stinger, David, Paul, Steven, Lloyd, Mathew, Dan, TC, Jorge, Randy, Shaun, James, Tyler, Paul, Jeff and Chuck.  Thank you all for becoming supporters of the show. If you would like to help bring new features to the show, go to our website and click the Patreon logo to join the Throttled Crew.  With your help we can grow and be able to provide more content for our wonderful listeners. Follow us on:Twitter: @ThrottledShow Instagram: ThrottledShow Facebook: Throttled Podcast Listen Live:You can tune in and listen to our hosts attempt to make this podcast each and every week.  Approximately 15 minutes before we go live we make an announcement on Twitter and Facebook with the link to the YouTube stream, so make sure you are following us. Remember, find us in ITunes and give us a rating. Send your feedback to feedback@throttledpodcast.com. Ride safe everybody!!!
Jan 28
1 hr 19 min
Episode 257 : Additional Cost of Owning a Motorcycle
Its the dynamic duo, Kevin and Larry, this week. Larry does a short but beautiful ride, feels some remorse about dissing his bike last week.  Kevin rides a little.  Wants to farkle his bike, but is holding back.   Discusses advantages of his R1250 GS over his Tenere Onto our topic of additional costs incurred after the motorcycle purchase.   Things like registration, insurance, service costs.  Gear changes, luggage and other bags, tools, tire pumps and kits, 1st aid.  Registration, insurance, bar mounts for gps and phone, windscreens…the list goes on. News: Harley waffling on their electric line of motorcycles? Larry also mentions the FBI-Ducati raid story in his own back yard, silicon valley. Paddock: Changes already in the 2021 MotoGP racing year from the continuing pandemic.  Probably more changes to come. Special Thanks: A big thank you to Donald, Kevin, Alex, Roger, Autumn, John, Rodney, Nick, Stinger, David, Paul, Steven, Lloyd, Mathew, Dan, TC, Jorge, Randy, Shaun, James, Tyler, Paul, Jeff and Chuck.  Thank you all for becoming supporters of the show. If you would like to help bring new features to the show, go to our website and click the Patreon logo to join the Throttled Crew.  With your help we can grow and be able to provide more content for our wonderful listeners. Follow us on:Twitter: @ThrottledShow Instagram: ThrottledShow Facebook: Throttled Podcast Listen Live:You can tune in and listen to our hosts attempt to make this podcast each and every week.  Approximately 15 minutes before we go live we make an announcement on Twitter and Facebook with the link to the YouTube stream, so make sure you are following us. Remember, find us in ITunes and give us a rating. Send your feedback to feedback@throttledpodcast.com. Ride safe everybody!!!
Jan 25
57 min
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