The Manual Interviews Motorbike Mondays
Andrew Couts, Features Editor of Digital Trends, and Staff Writer at The Manual recently interviewed Brady, Jarred and I (Evan) at Motorbike Mondays. Head on over to the website for the interview HERE. I’ll post an excerpt of it below:
Any man who spends most of his days behind a desk, basking in the harsh glow of a computer screen has dreamt of abandoning it all for something a bit more hands-on – like, say, building custom motorcycles. But the guys behind Motorbike Mondays, an excellent weekly podcast that helps average Joes build their dream bikes, are already living that dream. We got in touch with the Motorbike Mondays crew – designer and electrical engineer for RaceTech Electric Evan Grist, andSeaweed & Gravel custom bike builders Brady Young and Jarred DeArmas – to get their take on custom builds, podcasting, and what it’s like to live on the other side of the wall.
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Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal: 1980 Honda CB750 Bobber – $4200
OK guys I’ve got an interesting one for you this week. Check out this Honda CB750 bobber. You can see the original ad here. We all like old CB’s on this site/podcast, especially the SOHC models. We don’t give quite as much attention to the DOHC model (79-82 or so). This one has some interesting mods. Especially the sissybar w/ integrated rear sprocket…. Here is the ad text:
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Episode 12: The One Moto Show
Hey MM listeners, thanks for checking out Episode 12! Jarred an Brady are just back from the One Moto Show with their CB550’s, so we spend the episode discussing the show and their top bikes. Below are some photos from the show, and of the bikes we discuss. David Patri from Seaweed & Gravel joins us on this podcast to talk about the show!
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What’s in the Shop: 1985 Honda VF500 Interceptor
I recently picked up a couple of bikes on local San Diego Craigslist. This 1985 Honda VF500 Interceptor was so cool I couldn’t pass it up. I’ve given it a quick tuneup and cleaning, had some fun riding it, and it’s currently up for sale. (Let me know if you’re interested!) The VF500 Interceptor is an awesome 80’s sportbike, with a high revving & torquey V-4 motor. It looks like a V-twin, but has 2 cylinders per side.
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Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal: 1979 BMW R65 – $5500
I’m going to be posting at least one Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal (GDOWS) post each week for all of us to argue about. I’m going to find an interesting bike for sale, probably locally but not necessarily. I’ll post pictures, price, and description (and link to the ad), and lets see what we think about the price vs. bike/condition/mods. Lets get started!
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Hey guys, just a heads up. With the One Moto show coming up quick, we’re all super busy getting the CB550’s finished up and ready for the show. We’re going to have to delay Episode 12 a few days. It will up this week ASAP. Check out some of our new posts this week on the website while you wait for the new show!
Good Deal or Wouldn’t Steal?
Listener Alden picked up this 1970 Honda CB350 on eBay for $890. What do you guys think, was this a Good Deal? Or you Wouldn’t Steal this thing, let alone pay $890 for!?
Here is the sellers description:
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