500 episodes

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.

Motorcycles & Misfits Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz

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    • 4.8 • 379 Ratings

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.

    Podcast 500: Getting the Band Back Together

    Podcast 500: Getting the Band Back Together

    On this special 500th episode, we gathered Misfits past and present on one stage in front of a live audience. We reminisce about the start of the Re-Cycle Garage and the podcast, share some of our favorite stories, and some of our favorite moments. We've had a rotating cast of characters over the years, forming a family of Misfits, and have had a lot of fun over the years. Thank you everyone who's listened, to those that came for the recording and especially to Phil Waters from the Cleveland Moto podcast for joining us.
    With Liza, Stumpy John, Douglas, Nak, Megan, Miss Emma, Phil, Kat, Adrianne, Charley, Bagel and Naked Jim.
    www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com
    motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com
    www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits
    www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage
    www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew
    www.wetravel.com/trips/2023-dolom…YZhyzKA1pXR1m3eU

    • 2 hr 4 min
    Podcast 499: Bimota BX450 and Other News - Do We Care?

    Podcast 499: Bimota BX450 and Other News - Do We Care?

    This week on our motorcycle podcast Liza and John have a ride report, which brings up the debate about the perfect Swiss Army Knife bike. Is it the KLR650, DR650 or Tenere 700? Or, is it Liza's vote, the KTM 690 Enduro? What do you think?
    With so many new bike announcements, it prompts us to share some opinions about if we care or not about these news articles? The conversation then turns into a History Hole about Bimoto, a little known boutique performance brand that makes some amazing bikes.
    Then we play a game called Separated at Birth. Liza prompts that all bikes have a car that is the equivalent. Do you think we matched them well? And lastly we read listener emails and answer some questions. Thanks to everyone who scooped up the seats to our 500th episode live recording. We can't believe it is sold out!
    With Liza, Stumpy John, Douglas, Naked Jim and Bagel.
    www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com
    motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com
    www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits
    www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage
    www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew
    https://www.wetravel.com/trips/2023-dolomites-training-trip-for-motorcycles-misfits-leod-escapes-canazei-85683995?fbclid=IwAR300XsXEuiK6J0Tc0gcsi6MfueQUj6kfPxPWqszwViYZhyzKA1pXR1m3eU

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Podcast 498: Electric Motorcycle Thunderdome

    Podcast 498: Electric Motorcycle Thunderdome

    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 some new innovation to the table? Or are they all just different aesthetics in an industry already capped by technology? And what does this mean to the rider that hasn't even thought of buying an electric motorcycle yet? We discuss all these things, and why you should be watching the market as they all fight to survive and claim their spot in the future of motorcycling.
    In game time, Liza springs a spelling bee on the guys, and we find out who can actually spell these often mispronounced motorcycle words.
    And lastly, we read listener emails and find out what most of us may be doing wrong.
    With Liza, Stumpy John, Morgan and Bagel.
    Get your tickets to our 500th episode live recording at www.eventbrite.com/e/motorcycles-m…ts-442515374397
    Thanks to our sponsor www.mimiandmoto.com/
    www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com
    motorcyclesandmisfits@gmail.com
    www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits
    www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage
    www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Podcast 497: Stumpy or Chumpy?

    Podcast 497: Stumpy or Chumpy?

    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 excited about them in this game called Stumpy or Chumpy.
    Craig and Naked Jim give us a ride report from their recent excursion to the Mojave desert, where Craig learns to ride deep sand for the first time.
    and lastly we read listener emails and answer questions, one of which is too good to answer quickly, so you'll have to listen next week while we have a discussion about life after a big accident.
    With Liza, Stumpy John, Miss Emma, Kelly, Craig, Naked Jim and Bagel.
    Get your tickets to our 500th episode live recording at www.eventbrite.com/e/motorcycles-m…ts-442515374397
    Thanks to our sponsor www.mimiandmoto.com/
    www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com
    www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits
    www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage
    www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

    • 2 hr 11 min
    Podcast 496: Italian Tips, Deals and a Dong

    Podcast 496: Italian Tips, Deals and a Dong

    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 gives a History Hole on Benelli Motorcycles, which have a long history before the current bikes that we have now. They also make shotguns. Listen and learn.
    Stumpy John and Cat talk about the Moto GP which just ended, and if you aren't following, they've got some reasons you should, and the Italians are all over this one.
    And lastly we read listener emails.
    With Liza, Stumpy John, Cat, Mouse, Naked Jim, Miss Emma and Bagel.
    Get your tickets to our 500th episode live recording at www.eventbrite.com/e/motorcycles-m…ts-442515374397
    And get your tickets to the RevSisters Moto Film Festival at revsisters.com/events/rsmff2022/
    Thanks to our sponsor mimiandmoto.com/
    www.motorcyclesandmisfits.com
    www.patreon.com/motorcyclesandmisfits
    www.zazzle.com/store/recyclegarage
    www.youtube.com/channel/UC3wKZSP0J9FBGB79169ciew

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Emma's History Hole: All About Valves

    Emma's History Hole: All About Valves

    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

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
379 Ratings

379 Ratings

rabid idiot ,

discussions

Love yer pod; listening from way early on. But please: don't everyone talk (& laugh) over the 'speaker'. Especially on important points & tips; we can't understand.
Anne Koskinen Triumph Speed3 (& Street3) Glendale CA

mgm135 ,

Funny and entertaining

Look forward to show every week
Wish Mike would cut back on F word! Takes away from the stories

SurforSki ,

A little bit crazy but ton’s of information

This is one of the most eclectic band of motorcycle junkies I have ever come across. There is a wealth of experience, knowledge, zaniness, and acceptance. Built with the mission of resurrecting old motorcycles and helping make riding accessible to newcomers they have created a village of amazing people. If you like one type of motorcycle, news, riding, or person, this may not be for you. If you like learning about unique motorcycles, historic events and people, tools, diagnosing and fixing issues and you are open to all personalities, you are probably a misfit already. Liza has done an amazing job of translating her vision into an amazing community and while all of them seem to have a vast array of motorcycle knowledge and experience, Ms. Emma may be the single greatest motorcycle mechanic and aficionado I have ever come across!!

Surforski
2 time visitor to the garage, loyal listener of the podcast, and self proclaimed Misfit!!

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