Episode 73

73: Easyriders Bike Show - Charlotte 2017

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01:30:15

February 2nd, 2017

1 hr 30 mins 15 secs

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About this Episode

We talk about attending the Charlotte EasyRiders Bike Show.  Rico was unable to attend, but Rich and Jon were joined by one of the Riders of Loud Pipes - Mike (aka 18two4ever).  This is the third year that the Loud Pipes team has attend the show and have to say this is the largest one so far.  A few cherry pops happened - first bike show for Mike and first long ride for Jon in a rain storm.

A few observations from the show:

  • Big Wheel baggers are still here, but conversations with a few builders hint that they are ready to be done with big front wheels
  • Custom vintage bikes are growing
  • Supercharged/Turbo bikes are growing

A few pictures of bikes the guys liked.  If you want to see more, become a patreon at the $5 level to get access to a shared drive with all the images.

          <img class="thumb-image" alt=" 2013 Suzuki Hayabusa " data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893cc19ff7c5022ce03a2ea/1486081062577/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1875" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893cc19ff7c5022ce03a2ea" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893cc19ff7c5022ce03a2ea/1486081062577/?format=1000w" />





        <p>2013 Suzuki Hayabusa</p>





















          <img class="thumb-image" alt=" Fire Rod - Harley-Davidson V-Rod " data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d050ebbd1a8f68014cf6/1486082144279/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1406" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893d050ebbd1a8f68014cf6" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d050ebbd1a8f68014cf6/1486082144279/?format=1000w" />





        <p>Fire Rod - Harley-Davidson V-Rod</p>





















          <img class="thumb-image" alt=" Slingshot from Backyardbaggers.net " data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893cafef5e231c597ae7e25/1486080783281/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1406" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893cafef5e231c597ae7e25" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893cafef5e231c597ae7e25/1486080783281/?format=1000w" />





        <p>Slingshot from Backyardbaggers.net</p>





















          <img class="thumb-image" alt=" Morgan with a Shovelhead " data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893cbaf20099ef598ec861e/1486093222987/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1406" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893cbaf20099ef598ec861e" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893cbaf20099ef598ec861e/1486093222987/?format=1000w" />





        <p>Morgan with a Shovelhead</p>





















          <img class="thumb-image" alt=" Mike (18two4ever) favorite bike of the show. - Lone Star Chopper &quot;El Ray&quot; " data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893cd44db29d6ce151889f2/1486081374696/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1875" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893cd44db29d6ce151889f2" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893cd44db29d6ce151889f2/1486081374696/?format=1000w" />





        <p>Mike (18two4ever) favorite bike of the show. - Lone Star Chopper "El Ray"</p>





















          <img class="thumb-image" alt=" Board Tracker - floor board controls " data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893cf79be6594ef24d73360/1486081929600/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1406" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893cf79be6594ef24d73360" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893cf79be6594ef24d73360/1486081929600/?format=1000w" />





        <p>Board Tracker - floor board controls</p>





















          <img class="thumb-image" alt=" EasyRider Chopper with Mike testing it out. " data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d005be6594ef24d73b72/1486082064802/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1406" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893d005be6594ef24d73b72" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d005be6594ef24d73b72/1486082064802/?format=1000w" />





        <p>EasyRider Chopper with Mike testing it out.</p>





















          <img class="thumb-image" alt=" Victory Cross-Country - Corvette inspired twin-turbo " data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d0bdbebafb2e198bf13c/1486082255492/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1875" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893d0bdbebafb2e198bf13c" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d0bdbebafb2e198bf13c/1486082255492/?format=1000w" />





        <p>Victory Cross-Country - Corvette inspired twin-turbo</p>





















          <img class="thumb-image" alt=" Bike Exchange 2017 Street Glide M8 - wrapped in leather with a turbo. " data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d249bf629a3f640d1b67/1486082648680/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1406" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893d249bf629a3f640d1b67" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d249bf629a3f640d1b67/1486082648680/?format=1000w" />





        <p>Bike Exchange 2017 Street Glide M8 - wrapped in leather with a turbo.</p>





















          <img class="thumb-image" alt=" Digger from Sacred Steel " data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d2ad29687fda34b2c728/1486082755565/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1406" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893d2ad29687fda34b2c728" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d2ad29687fda34b2c728/1486082755565/?format=1000w" />





        <p>Digger from Sacred Steel</p>





















          <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d672d1758efe6714413f/1486083710960/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1406" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893d672d1758efe6714413f" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d672d1758efe6714413f/1486083710960/?format=1000w" />























          <img class="thumb-image" alt=" Indian Lighting Bolt from Indian Motorcycles of Charlotte " data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d71a44024301c31bc8ec/1486083887094/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1875" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893d71a44024301c31bc8ec" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d71a44024301c31bc8ec/1486083887094/?format=1000w" />





        <p>Indian Lighting Bolt from Indian Motorcycles of Charlotte</p>





















          <img class="thumb-image" alt=" Harley sportster with side-car " data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d7bd20099ef598ed2a90/1486084045370/" data-image-dimensions="2500x4444" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893d7bd20099ef598ed2a90" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d7bd20099ef598ed2a90/1486084045370/?format=1000w" />





        <p>Harley sportster with side-car</p>





















          <img class="thumb-image" alt=" The Predater " data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d8c26b8f5b15d0e71231/1486084303429/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1406" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893d8c26b8f5b15d0e71231" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d8c26b8f5b15d0e71231/1486084303429/?format=1000w" />





        <p>The Predater</p>





















          <img class="thumb-image" alt=" The Monster " data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d998d1758efe671466af/1486084525626/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1406" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893d998d1758efe671466af" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893d998d1758efe671466af/1486084525626/?format=1000w" />





        <p>The Monster</p>





















          <img class="thumb-image" alt=" Indigo Moon from Sacred Steel " data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893db41a5790a9b3a95ac0d/1486084963310/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1406" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893db41a5790a9b3a95ac0d" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893db41a5790a9b3a95ac0d/1486084963310/?format=1000w" />





        <p>Indigo Moon from Sacred Steel</p>





















          <img class="thumb-image" alt=" Sacred Steel bike " data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893db78e3df28b581048b5b/1486085002727/" data-image-dimensions="2500x4444" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893db78e3df28b581048b5b" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893db78e3df28b581048b5b/1486085002727/?format=1000w" />





        <p>Sacred Steel bike</p>





















          <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893ddc11e5b6c451d90a32b/1486085583602/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1406" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893ddc11e5b6c451d90a32b" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893ddc11e5b6c451d90a32b/1486085583602/?format=1000w" />























          <img class="thumb-image" alt=" Bike in middle - Willy G first motorcycle " data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893de3d29687fda34b34d62/1486085706664/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1406" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893de3d29687fda34b34d62" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893de3d29687fda34b34d62/1486085706664/?format=1000w" />





        <p>Bike in middle - Willy G first motorcycle</p>





















          <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893df0de4fcb5b66bf4f167/1486085913456/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1406" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893df0de4fcb5b66bf4f167" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893df0de4fcb5b66bf4f167/1486085913456/?format=1000w" />























          <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893df6ff5e231c597af903e/1486086046582/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1406" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893df6ff5e231c597af903e" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893df6ff5e231c597af903e/1486086046582/?format=1000w" />























          <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893dfc76a4963a27a566cce/1486086101032/" data-image-dimensions="2500x1406" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" data-load="false" data-image-id="5893dfc76a4963a27a566cce" data-type="image" src="https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53f8e2c8e4b0d77c2329c334/t/5893dfc76a4963a27a566cce/1486086101032/?format=1000w" />

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