This is the 4th annual toy run started by a great friend of mine Mike Rowland and his hommie Timmy T 1st year there was 12 bikes and they did the run from Mike’s house; 2nd year 22 bikes; last year we did the ride out of my shop and had 55 bikes. This year hopefully a 100 bikes is our goal.
Will Nash of LBFD and sparks of love have been involved from the beginning when Mike approached them.This was all done out of love and kindness from Mike and his riding club The Uncorrected.
I just host the party. No money is made off this it all goes to the kids. Rivera/Primo and Speed merchant will be there and anybody else? Bikernet will be there, LRB brakes, and the famous Ray C. Wheeler.
At 2 or 3 o’clock the fire truck will arrive to pick up the toys and let the kids play on the truck..good stuff, good food and great music. Come out if u can.
If you do Pinterest, then you know all about “Pinning” posts to your boards, and sharing your interests with millions of other people.
For those who don’t Pinterest here is a brief explanation!
Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies. Users can browse other pinboards for images, “re-pin” images to their own pinboards, or “like” photos. The site was founded by Ben Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp. It is managed by Cold Brew Labs and funded by a small group of entrepreneurs and investors.
Pinterest users can upload, save, sort and manage images, known as pins, and other media content (e.g. videos) through collections known as pinboards. Pinterest acts as a personalized media platform, whereby users’ content and the content of others can be browsed on the main page. Users can then save individual pins to one of their own boards using the “Pin It” button, with Pinboards typically organized by a central topic or theme.
Did you know that Bikernet, Bikernet Baggers and Bikernet Trikes all have their own Pinterest Boards?
We have 10 different Boards all related to content from the Bikernet Family. Keep on pinning articles, pictures and other interesting items from the Bikernet websites BUT also please visit the Bikernet Pinterest Boards as well!
Social media is an excellent way to spread the word about Bikernet, Baggers and Trikes – and Pinterest is part of the Social media family and very popular, so if you have not explored Pinterest yet, Please do!!
Pin, Pin, Pinterest us please!
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A Bikernet Book Review by Kevin Thomas
By Kevin Thomas
Way back at the end of the last century, facing the inevitable mid-life crisis, I found myself the new owner of a then 23-year-old 1977 H-D Sportster. It had been mildly modified with fat tanks, flat handlebars and a freshly bored-out top end. One of the mods was the removal of the stock turn signals. My first summer of riding in twenty years was made even more exciting by negotiating traffic while using hand signals in place of turn signals.
Winter found the Sporty on a lift in the basement with tanks removed and the wiring harness exposed. Upon inspection the fix was not going to be an easy weekend of patching in the missing parts. The connectors were broken or missing. Wiring was cracked and crumbling. The decision was made to replace all the wiring. The J & P catalog revealed several custom wiring harness and turn signal options. This book would have saved me plenty of time frustration and money.
Indian Motorcycle is offering a series of compelling reasons members of the U.S. Armed Forces should make plans to visit the International Motorcycle Show this Saturday, December 14 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
On Saturday only, Indian Motorcycle is sponsoring free admission to the show as one small token of its appreciation to the dedicated men and women of the U.S. military. All personnel with a valid military ID will be admitted to the day’s festivities courtesy of Indian Motorcycle by presenting their credentials at the VIP Service Center.
Here are just a few of the many reasons military personnel won’t want to miss the day’s events:
Experience Indian Motorcycles – Past and Present
Stop by the all-new exhibit to check out the entire line of 2014 Indian Chief models including the Indian Chief Classic, the Indian Chief Vintage and the Indian Chieftain. Indian Motorcycle will feature a host of historically significant motorcycles including the ‘Spirit of Munro’ Streamliner, a one-of-a-kind custom vehicle built by Indian to pay homage to Burt Munro who famously rode into the history books on an Indian in 1962 at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Attendees will also enjoy “Springfield Row,” a line of fully restored pre-1953 era Indian bikes including a 1935 Indian Chief originally featured on HISTORY® Channel’s ‘American Pickers’ series, a 1948 Vintage Indian Chief, and more.
Check Out the ‘Jack Daniel’s Operation Ride Home’ Custom Bike to Benefit the U.S. Military
On Saturday, Indian Motorcycle will display a one-of-a-kind custom bike it has created to benefit U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families. In support of Jack Daniel’s ‘Operation Ride Home’ program, the company pulled the ‘No. 7’ serial number Indian Chief Vintage out of the first 1901 numbered motorcycles from its assembly line and partnered with Klock Werks in Mitchell, SD to create a special motorcycle. After this weekend, the bike heads to the Scottsdale, AZ Barrett-Jackson auction in January in support of Operation Ride Home and U.S. military families. Show attendees who wish to contribute to Operation Ride Home may donate in a special Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrel inside the Indian Motorcycle display.
Experience the Patriotism and Pure Power of Trumpet Virtuoso Dr. Jesse McGuire
Throughout the day on Saturday, trumpet player Dr. Jesse McGuire will play rousing renditions of patriotic-inspired music in the Indian Motorcycle display. Dr. McGuire has performed for three U.S. presidents, and his amazing rendition of the National Anthem has been heard across the country at dozens of major professional sporting events.
Take Advantage of a $1,000 Military Incentive on the all-new 2014 Indian Chief Lineup
Indian Motorcycle is proud to offer members of the U.S. Military a $1,000 incentive on the purchase of any of the three exciting new 2014 Indian Chief models. Stop by the Indian Motorcycle exhibit this weekend to learn more, or to take advantage of this special program in honor of the proud and dedicated members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Hear the Roar of the Thunder Stroke 111 Engine
Throughout the event, Indian Motorcycle will highlight the inspiring design and power of the new Thunder Stroke 111 engine, the heartbeat of the 2014 Indian Chiefs. The exhibit will feature a cut-away version of the new engine to demonstrate the engineering prowess behind the new power plant, and attendees will hear the roar of the new engine through the accessory Stage 1 exhaust available for all 2014 Indian Chiefs.
See the Brand-New Custom Indian Chief Classic
Attendees at the New York IMS show will be treated to a special new bike: A custom 2014 Chief Classic designed by the Indian Motorcycle Industrial Design team led by Greg Brew. Incorporating a number of accessories currently available for the Chiefs as well as a custom paint scheme and several unique features, this bike is sure to inspire the custom builder in everyone.
Explore the 2014 Lineup of Indian Motorcycle Apparel and Accessories
Selections from the new 2014 Indian Motorcycle apparel line will be available for purchase, including casual wear, hats and holiday gifts. Fully accessorized bikes will also be on display highlighting the array of accessories for the 2014 Chiefs.
She was an accident waiting to happen. 600 pounds of American coke fired iron, riding on weather-checked English rubber. Cracking femurs or rupturing internal organs were her specialties, and she had done so on more than one occasion. The Iron Lung, a 1991 Harley Sportster roadracer, was a vision of what never was, in response to a question that was never asked.
See more shots of the beast here.
The Difference Between E-10 and E-15
Ethanol is referred to as grain alcohol or ethyl alcohol. It is used in alcoholic beverages, but is also used in gasoline as an oxygenate. Ethanol used in gasoline applications is denatured which means that it contains a bittering agent in it to prevent it from being consumed by humans. Ethanol is used in gasoline typically at 10 volume percent (E-10) but can be found at higher concentrations in flex fuel vehicles which contain 85 percent ethanol. More recently E-15 has been introduced which is 15 percent ethanol.
Ethanol is fermented from starches such as corn, wheat, grain sorghum, barley and potatoes and well as from sugar crops such as sugar cane and sweet sorghum. Ethanol as an alternative fuel source was originally designed to use renewable resources in order to minimize the United States reliance on foreign oil.
Question and Answers to the mystery surrounding Ethanol in fuel.
According to Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group, the entity behind the inaugural American International Motorcycle Expo, nearly 200 exhibitors have already committed to exhibiting at the 2014 show, which returns to Orlando, Fla. on October 15-19.
AIMExpo’s successful reenergizing of the powersports landscape with a fresh, new and all-inclusive platform for B2B and B2C commerce has been met with overwhelmingly positive feedback from the industry, which has quickly turned into action from both existing and interested exhibitors.
“It’s gratifying to sense the industry’s excitement about the future of AIMExpo and we are pleased with the amount of input we’ve received since it ended,” said Larry Little, Vice President & General Manager of Marketplace Events’ Motorcycle Group. “We have listened and will continue to listen to the industry as we build upon the foundation established this year. Next year’s show is guaranteed to be bigger and better, and based on the amount of exhibitors that are already on board, that’s quickly becoming obvious.”
With such a large contingent of exhibitors enlisted, exhibit space allocation has commenced, and the new floor plan is taking shape. Companies with renewal commitments will make their selections first, and following their choosing, companies who sign up for AIMExpo will select on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis. Nearly 400 exhibitors welcomed over 10,000 attendees inside Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center this past October and Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group is eager to build upon that success with even more visitors, more exhibitors, and larger floor space.
For those brands looking to take advantage of the AIMExpo platform for 2014, space is still available. For more information or to reserve your space, please contact one of the sales representatives at 855-MCShows (855-627-4697).
Be sure to stay tuned to the AIMExpoUSA.com website