False Neutral is The Hooniverse Podcast Network's motorcycle-centric podcast. Eric, Garrett & Pete discuss buying, riding, and wrenching motorcycles.Starting in January of 2018, new episodes appear monthly.
Building a CR250 Super Single with Victor Pagan
This month, Eric, Garrett, and Pete interview our special guest, Victor Pagan, who is building a Super Single class roadracer out of a 1997 CR250 motorcrosser. After an overview of the conversion process and the challenges he's still working through, we revisit our own projects, including the Predator-engined KX project Garrett's involved with. Along the way, we briefly discuss Bultakenstein, the new Aprilia RS660, and our continuing fascination with the Yamaha Blaster ATV motor. Also, is there a new bike in Pete's or Eric's futures?
Doin' Things That Haven't Got A Name Yet
Your three hosts are all back in the (vitual) studio, after a 1-month hiatus. This month we discuss small, unusual motorcyles: custom minibikes, bikes powered by Harbor Freight's 212cc Predator industrial motor, and Thai 150cc drag bikes. Eric gives a final wrap-up of his stint with the Royal Enfield 650 twin, and Garrett's been watching The Long Way Up. That leads to a discussion of the prospects for Harley's electric (or not) future.
This month we catch up on what your three hosts have been up to. Eric's been testing a new Royal Enfield 650 Continental GT. Pete and Garrett have been busy in their workshops. It seems that everyone else has been, too — we discuss the current shortage of used parts and used bikes, thanks to most Americans having nothing better to do with their time. Also, Garrett sold his FZ1 and bought something, um, surprising.
Johnny Lewis of Moto Anatomy & RE Slide School
We're very excited to have flat-track racer, teacher, fabricator and all-around evangelist Johnny Lewis joining us this month. Johnny runs the Moto Anatomy training facility and has hooked up with Royal Enfield's flat-track program to create the Royal Enfield Slide School and participate in the Build-Train-Race project. Along the way, he has been teaching flat track techniques around the globe, as far away as India. We discuss the new RE 650 and 411 flat trackers and the challenges of teaching riders how to "crash without crashing." It's a fascinating conversation for anybody, regardless of your familiarity with American flat track.
Off Road with Ross Ballot
This month Eric and Pete are joined by fellow Hooniverse podcaster Ross Ballot, one of the hosts of Off The Road Again, Hooniverse's newest podcast that focuses on 4x4s and all things off-road. Ross is an avid ATV'er. On this episode, we compare and contrast side-by-sides and ATVs, discuss how they've inherited many of the roles previously held by dune buggies and Jeeps, and try to explain just what makes sitting behind a set of handlebars so magic.
More Two Stroke Love
This month there's a lot going on in our workshops. Pete's doing his usual hacking, and Garrett is doing his usual professional-level restoration work. Along the way, our discussion leads to all three of us fawning over how great two-strokes sound, which even incorporates an audio clip [please comment on how you do or don't like this feature].
Customer ReviewsSee All
Awesome show! Buying my first bike soon and this show is a great way to get more into it
Don't miss Pete
Keep this going Eric and Garrett. Pete was a negative nanny. You guys will do awesome.