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5-Ball Racing Special Ops Black Leather Vest

And the Story behind the Brand

By Bandit with photos by Markus Cuff
The core leather garment, the very essences of the line was designed by Bob Kay who has been a rider all of his life and a major player in the custom motorcycle industry for as long as me—incredible, about 40 some years. Bob put all his experience, all of his product knowledge, and passion into this Special Ops Leather vest. Yes, this is crass self-promotion, but we need to make a living...
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Eulogy for Dale Sheppard

Dale owned Biker Dale's Bike Shop, Texas where Betsy's engine was recently replaced.

by Scooter Tramp Scotty
For those unfortunate enough not to have known him, Dale was the man who owned Biker Dale's Bike Shop in Groves Texas where I replaced Betsy's engine only weeks ago.
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A Tribute to Our Veterans

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Story and Photographs by Sgt. Gareth Hawkins, compiled by Mistress Chris
Bikernet would like to say a big “THANK YOU” to every Veteran who fought for this country, and for which we have the freedom to live and worship as we please.
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Lane-splitting is no more dangerous for motorcyclists than motorcycling in general, says a UC Berkeley study

A UC Berkeley study released this week provides some possible answers.

Excerpt from an article by Anh Do, from the Los Angeles Times
For years, there has been debate about whether the practice of motorcyclists beating slower traffic by driving between lanes is dangerous.
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Right-of-Way Violations without Education Misses the Mark

Right-of-way (ROW) violations against motorcyclists have become an increasing problem over the years.

By Tony Sanfelipo
Many states have inadequate penalties for violating another’s right of way. Most times, it’s a minimal fine.
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Let’s See Some ID…And Can I Search Your Vehicle?

So exactly what are your rights and how can you invoke them?

By Tony Pan Sanfelipo, with some photos from the Bob T. Collection.
There’s been a lot of discussion lately about motorcycle only checkpoints, DUI checkpoints, intimidation by the TSA and questionable border security checkpoints that are nowhere near a border.
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An Interview with the Emperor of Exhaust

About the Business of the Pope of Pipe and Exhaust Regulations

By Bandit, Dave Rash, and photos from Jennifer Barnard
In 1972 David Rash had a problem. He could not find the Exhaust Pipe he needed for his race bike. He knew that the proper exhaust for his engine configuration would give him an edge over his competition. However, no such pipe was available. So he did the only thing he could do. He fabricated his own pipe. Suddenly the industry faces severe regulations and we needed to share insights.
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What’s Cool?

The people we aspired to be decades ago.

Compiled by Jim Waggaman
The people we aspired to be decades ago were much different than the celebrities young people looked up to today.
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