As Two Wheel Obsession grows larger on YouTube it’s very hard for me to keep up with all the common questions asked daily. This is a simple running FAQ list in hopes that people can find their answers here when needed, that will be added to as needed.
What camera do you use?
I use GoPro 3+ Black, 4 Black, iPhone and Panasonic GH3 for most vids. The How To Playlist has all my setups.
How much have you ridden?
I started in 2006 and have approximately 100,000 miles total under my belt.
Can you please review the xxxxxxxx?
I review whatever is available to me, whenever I can. I don’t work for a dealer or have on-demand access to any other bikes so what you see is what there is.
How much do you ride a year?
These days approximately 10,000 miles per year. I used to commute on a bike and did much more but now it’s just for fun!
Do you smoke cigars on the bike?
Are you the guy from Cigar Obsession?
Will you do a face reveal?
I have never hidden my face. That’s for goofy kids.
Do you shift without the clutch?
Do you have recommendations for first time riders to get out on the road riding after the Safety course?
Ride more! If a group or club is your thing by all means hit them up, make/find a buddy that rides. I prefer to ride alone and just like finding new places to go.
What is your height, weight & inseam?
Right now 6’2′, 240 lbs (going down), 32 jeans inseam.
What's the best motovlogging setup as far as camera and audio?
There are many ways to do it, depending on where you want the camera mounted, what helmet you have, if you need it waterproofed, etc. GoPro, GoPro copies and Drift all have great hardware, the setup depends on you.
How often do you need to clean & lube a chain?
I’m not a mechanic so don’t take it for gospel. It depends on the chain and your riding conditions. Basic chains need it every time it gets dirty or wet. Sealed chains will go longer between schedules but there is no set answer for everyone.
How do you find out about Demo Rides? Do you have to apply in advance? Do you have to have certain credentials?
I wish there was a super easy way but there is no great central source. I scour various event websites and facebook groups plus the local dealer facebook pages plus the manufacturer event schedules on websites. You just need to show up early to get a slot and have full gear and a motorcycle license.
What bikes do you own?
Past: 2007 Harley Davidson Sportster 883, 2006 Yamaha FJR1300, 2006 Suzuki C50 (The Bobber). Presently: 2014 Yamaha FJR1300 ES, 2017 Yamaha FZ-09
What's your favorite bike?
Right now for where I live and the roads I ride on a Sport-Touring bike is my ideal if I could have only one.
What first bike should I get?
There are countless choices and variables, the most important of which IMO is your own maturity. A typical 18 year old can get in as much trouble on a 1000 as a 250 but that doesn’t mean a 50 year old won’t either. The only rule I suggest sticking to is DO NOT finance a motorcycle. If you can’t pay cash, don’t even think about it.
With so many jobs..how do you find the time to do so many videos?
I work for fun!