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The mission of Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz is to get old motorcycles back on the road and to teach people how to wrench on them. Over the years we have built up an amazing community through our free-to-all motorcycle garage. Our podcast consists of a rotating cast of characters sharing their stories, knowledge and experiences.

The mission of Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz is to get old motorcycles back on the road and to teach people how to wrench on them. Over the years we have built up an amazing community through our free-to-all motorcycle garage. Our podcast consists of a rotating cast of characters sharing their stories, knowledge and experiences.

Location:

United States

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The mission of Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz is to get old motorcycles back on the road and to teach people how to wrench on them. Over the years we have built up an amazing community through our free-to-all motorcycle garage. Our podcast consists of a rotating cast of characters sharing their stories, knowledge and experiences.

Language:

English

Contact:

8313591311


Episodes

Podcast 498: Electric Motorcycle Thunderdome

11/20/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast Liza shares an amazing story in a segment we call How Did We Not Know About This, about motorcycles designed by NASA for the moon. Moon scooters were almost a thing! Next up we talk about the massive influx of new electric motorcycles being announced, and who is going to survive this EMoto Thunderdome. Will it be a company with a base in the industry like Kymco or Kawasaki? Or will it be a small company like Fuell or Cake? Do any of these companies bring...

Duration:01:55:31

Podcast 497: Stumpy or Chumpy?

11/13/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we talk about a bike that Emma is working on in her shop, a Hyosung Aquila GV650. Hyosung has been around in the US for over 15 years, but it seems they are rarely seen in the wild. These Korean bikes hit the market and then seemed to disappear. So how good or bad are they? Should you buy one? Listen and find out what we conclude about these cheap bikes. Next up Stumpy John presents to us 10 new bikes unveiled at EICMA this year, and we decide if we are...

Duration:02:11:53

Podcast 496: Italian Tips, Deals and a Dong

11/7/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we are going Italian baby! Cat McLeod is here to talk about the Misfits trip to Italy next year, and he's got some travel tips to make your trips better. In fact, we've had so many people interested in the trip that we're considering offering 2 trips! If you're interested, let us know what you prefer. https://bit.ly/3DJtQl8 Is there such a thing as a cheap Ducati? We searched the web and present our finds to Emma to see if anyone can find a real deal. Emma...

Duration:02:02:48

Emma's History Hole: All About Valves

11/2/2022
We bring to you yet another wonderful history hole, this time about a part of the bike that many fear. That's right, it's valves. What does a valve do? How and why do you adjust them? Can you do it yourself? These questions and more will be answered. And as always, thank you to our Patreon supporters. We couldn't do it without you. With Emma and Liza

Duration:00:33:46

Podcast 495: The Right to Repair and Subscription Upgrades - Are They Fair?

10/31/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we are talking about the right to repair. With all the technology on new bikes, owners are not able to work on them. And with the software and tools being so expensive, anyone but a factory dealer may not be able to work on them either. Mike Sayre from the AMA join us to talk about this. Should people be able to work on their bike when the tech is so complicated that they may mess something up or disable safety features? This isn't new in many other...

Duration:02:05:15

Podcast 494: Max Sizemore and his Bitchin Blackbird

10/24/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we are joined by resto modder Max Sizemore. He's built some pretty cool bikes, taking stock superbikes and making them faster, lighter and better handling. He does this by getting the best suspension, brakes, engine mods and carbon fiber body parts he can find. So if money wasn't in the equation, what bike would you improve on? This leads Emma into a History Hole on the speed wars of the 90's, which may not have happened as lore has told us. Next up, Liza...

Duration:02:03:35

Emma's History Hole: Royal Enfield

10/21/2022
Thanks so much for supporting us on Patreon. Our way of thanking you is to bring you exclusive tracks like this one. I'm sure you've heard of Royal Enfield, but maybe you didn't know how many cool things there are with this company. Like, did you know that the Enfield Bullet is the longest running bike in production of all time? And that Emma has a direct connection to this long running company. Listen and enjoy!

Duration:00:34:03

Podcast 493: Motorcycle Couples Counseling

10/17/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast Liza test rides the new Royal Enfield Scram 411. This is a great affordable option for any rider who prefers value over performance, and it looks good too. But why do people still comment on the lack of power on a budget bike? What do you expect on a bike that retails under $7K? And is there a cheap bike that delivers on price, performance and quality? They might be coming faster than you think, and you might be surprised where they are coming from. Next...

Duration:02:01:25

The Amazing Beatrice Shilling

10/13/2022
Here's the first of our bonus podcasts for our Patreon supporters. Find out here how "Tilly" was a badass rider, and helped win the war. With Miss Emma , Liza and John Dalton.

Duration:00:23:06

Podcast 492: Alternator Rectumfrier

10/10/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast, Award Winning Mike joins us to report on his trip to Italy with Cat McLeod of Leod Escapes. He fell in love with the sights, sounds and food of Italy, and the riding too. Right before the trip he had crashed and broken his thumb, but Mike doesn't let a little thing like a cast on his hand stop him from having the best motorcycle experience. Since we have a sex specialist in the room with us, Liza finds a way to turn it into a game. The Misfits come up...

Duration:01:57:40

Podcast 491: Chickistan '22

10/3/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast Liza is back, and she's got stories from Pakistan. Relda and Erin join the group to share their perspectives on this action packed trip, as riders with little to no dirt experience. This place is truly an adventure lovers moto paradise, where everything has a certain element of danger. The little 150cc bikes they ride don't seem like an obvious choice, considering the high altitudes, water crossing, death roads, bridges and off roading they do, but somehow...

Duration:02:06:21

Podcast 490 - Batteries, Gremlins and a Frozen Bagel

9/25/2022
On this weeks motorcycle podcast we are still without our leader, Liza. Today we discuss this weeks happenings at the Recycle Garage which included new bikes and electrical issues. We also tackle listener emails and, of course, Miss Emma tells us "why". Featuring Miss Emma, Bagel, Naked Jim, Douglas and Stumpy John recyclemotorcyclegarage@gmail.com www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage...

Duration:01:20:19

Podcast 489 - What to Do When a Rider Goes Down

9/18/2022
On this week's motorcycle podcast we get ride updates from newlyweds Mycah and Charlie from their track days. Hint: Mycah takes a knee and Charlie needs a new helmet. Jim reports from the Sierras and Jonathan teaches us what do do in the event of a crash. Featuring Miss Emma, Stumpy John, Bagel, Naked Jim, Mycah, Charlie and Jonathan. recyclemotorcyclegarage@gmail.com www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage...

Duration:01:27:05

Podcast 488: Liza is Gone, the Honda Transalp and Mendocino Madness

9/12/2022
On this weeks motorcycle podcast we are without our fearless leader, Liza, who traveling around Pakistan. We hear an update on her trip, discuss the new Honda Transalp and get a ride report on Stumpy, Naked Jim, Craig and Matt's recent trip to Mendocino National Forrest. Featuring Miss Emma, Bagel, Naked Jim, Stumpy John, Craig and Matt.

Duration:01:13:26

Podcast 487 What's in Bagel's Underpants?

9/5/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we have a virtual potpourri of topics including Bagel's underpants, Naked Jim's new motorcycle, Stumpy's DRZ, the US's most dangerous states, Florida Man and Miss Emma tells us why. We learn about left handed throttles, three stroke motors and upside down engines. Featuring Miss Emma, Liza, Naked Jim, Bagel and Stumpy John. recyclemotorcyclegarage@gmail.com www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits...

Duration:01:56:57

Podcast 486: Icelandic Africa Twin Adventure

8/29/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we share some things we learned from our biker first aid class held at the garage today. There's some good tips there, and we hope to continue offering these classes. Next up our guest AJ wows us with tales from his recent adventure through Iceland. This is an amazing trip offered by Honda as part of the Honda Adventure Roads series. Not only do they provide brand new Africa Twins to ride, they also include training sessions with some of the world's best...

Duration:01:58:34

Podcast 485: Motorcycle Only Checkpoints: Unconstitutional??

8/21/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we discuss the possibly unconstitutional practice of motorcycle checkpoints. Starting in NYC, is this coming to your state also? Miss Emma also fixes a tough problem with a sun loving dirtbike. Listeners emails were read - wisdom ensued. With Liza, Miss Emma, Bagel, Stumpy John, Jesse and Mike. recyclemotorcyclegarage@gmail.com www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage...

Duration:02:10:37

Podcast 484: Emma and Cat's Italian Alps Adventure

8/15/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast, Emma is back! She, along with Cat, Henry and Patrick are here to share their stories from the Misfits trip to the Dolomites. Everyone reports having a great time enjoying the roads and views, the food and drinks, but especially the moments with all of the Misfits who attended. But of course with Emma along, you know things will get crazy. In fact, she tells a story about almost getting arrested by an Italian cop. That's amore! Liza starts out with the...

Duration:01:33:13

Podcast 483: Motorcycle Wars with Jerry Deluca

8/8/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast we are talking about wars. Well, not the wars you're thinking of. This is Motorcycle Wars: Blood, Sweat and Tears. We are joined by executive producer Jerry Deluca, who has been creating a new kind of motorcycle show. This is a motorcycle racing elimination competition with both amateurs and pros. They will be featuring the stories of the riders, and the racing community as well. We can't wait till next year when the series will be ready to view. We also...

Duration:01:58:12

Podcast 482: Stories From VMD - The Happiest Place On Earth

8/1/2022
This week on our motorcycle podcast Liza shares some of her stories from Vintage Motorcycle Days. Move over Disney, because this is the happiest place on earth for motorcyclists. Non stop barrel racing, every weird bike you can imagine, track time, trails in the woods, the largest moto swap meet, and the coolest people in the world all hanging out and having fun. There were hospital visits, stormageddon, mud for days and eating like a raccoon. We just can't wait to go back again next year....

Duration:01:56:14