Bike Week Daytona kicks off tomorrow and I’m excited for the first time in a few years.
The vibe has been uncertain and suddenly it’s strong and American again.
The Biker’s Choice dealer show seemed strong and positive. We are working on a report right now. We will keep you informed as Bike Week unfolds.
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SB79 was signed by the Governor this morning. This bill will allow the mounting of a motorcycle license plate in any position except upside down. The law takes effect July 1st
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Champion Women Motorcycle Racer And More at Revved-Up Women Texas Motorcycle Exposition--
Join nationally-known women motorcyclists at Revved-Up Women—Texas Motorcycle Expo April 28-30, at Retama Park, near San Antonio, TX. Attendees will enjoy guided rides, workshops and panel discussions by recognized leaders in the motorcycle industry, beginner and advanced rider classes, a fashion show, and a free Sunday brunch.
“It’s a combination rally, conference and tradeshow for experienced and new riders,” said Teresa Kelly, spokesperson for the inaugural family-friendly event. “It’s also unique in that it will offer women and girls who have never ridden a bike before the chance to experience this amazing sport safely and enjoyably.”
Among the highlights will be two panel discussions among leading motorcycle media, industry executives and riders about whether brands are meeting the needs of women, and if not, how they might improve. Moderated by Genevieve Schmitt, editor and publisher of Women Riders Now and considered a leading voice in women’s motorcycling, the panel includes women executives from Polaris, Harley-Davidson, BMW, and motorcycle media.
Champion motorcycle racer Shelina Moreda and her professional She’z Moto coaches will be on hand to provide “Kickstart” motorcycle riding introduction and advanced courses for ages 10 and up. Most recently she won the women's championship in Qatar and scored a podium finish in China in the (men's) Superbike race.
More than 16 workshops will include presentations by:
• Brittany Morrow, international Rock the Gear safety expert
• Genevieve Schmitt, editor and publisher of Women Riders Now
• Krystal Hess, owner of Ricochet Custom and founder of Motorcycle Missions
• Jen Dalton, The Litas international motorcycle group
Fiesta Circle for Life Ride
The first 100 people to register for the expo will get free ticket to participate in Fiesta San Antonio’s Circle for Life escorted motorcycle ride fundraiser to raise awareness of the need for organ donations. The 85-mile ride on April 29 begins in Bourne, TX, and ends at Retama Park. Major event sponsor Edwards Motorcycle Law is underwriting the free ride passes with a $5,000 donation to the charity, and will also be providing a free fiesta lunch for all expo ticket holders who participate in the ride.
“We hope to make this an annual event to promote safe motorcycle riding as something the whole family can participate in and enjoy,” said Billy Edwards, of the Edwards Law Firm, which has offices in Corpus Christi and San Antonio.
The Cody Bryan Band will play on Friday night, and LC Rocks will play on Saturday night.
For vendor and sponsor information call 512-695-4626 or visit the expo website.
BIKERNET TRIKES EDITOR NEWS BLAST, SORTA--
I recently met a Chinese man and got to know that his name was Kannaswami.
I asked him, "How did you ever get a name like that being a Chinese?"
He said -"Many, many years ago when I first went to USA, I was standing in line at the Political Asylums Immigration Counter. The man in front of me was a Sri Lankan Tamil refugee.
The white lady at the counter looked at him and asked "What is your name?" He replied "Kannaswami.”
Then she looked at me and asked "What's your name?"
I said, "Sem Ting".
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The bastard seller sent him a magnifying glass.
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BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!--
Monster Twin Cam Race Engines from JIMS
I'm really considering replacing my ‘05 deuce twin cam 88 with a 120-inch JIMS. Does the 120 have the auto compression relief valves or do you have to have relief valves installed? Also would like to know the cost of these engines & if I ordered one can I get the jugs diamond cut. I know that would be extra.
I do realize that I'd be forced to change transmission over to the Screamin’ Eagle race. Would this engine require a high torque starter & the bigger 64mm intake?
If you can I'd like to get a quote on a 120 w/diamond cut jugs, & any information on anything else that would be require to change my bike over to the 120 engine.
DAX SHEPARD COMES TO BIKERNET--
Dax Shepard, who writes, directs and stars in the upcoming film CHIPS. Based on the classic 70's television series created by Rick Rosner, CHIPS also stars Michael Pen~a and will be released in theaters this Spring by Warner Brothers.
Shepard plays Jon Baker, a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to get his life and marriage back together. When he is partnered with cocky undercover Federal Agent Frank "Ponch" Poncherello (Pen~a) to investigate a multi-million dollar heist, the inexperienced rookie and hardened pro struggle to find mutual ground in hilarious fashion.
The action-comedy also stars Rosa Salazar (INSURGENT), Adam Brody (THINK LIKE A MAN TOO), Kristen Bell (“Veronica Mars”), and Vincent D’Onofrio (JURASSIC WORLD).
We will interview Dax in the near future and bring Bikernet Reader the results.--Bandit
NEW FROM MOTHERWELL RACKS--
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Exhaust adapter kit, stock and 2-inch headers.
LAW TIGERS-- WELCOME TO LAW TIGERS
Helping Injured Riders Nationwide
Law Tigers is proud to be Cory Texter’s premier sponsor this season!
Following his most successful season in professional motorcycle racing, Cory Texter is preparing to contest the 2017 American Flat Track Championship. Texter made a lot of noise this past year with two podium finishes and ninth overall in the final points standings. He will again compete in the Twins class under his own banner, Cory Texter Racing.
Sour Punch Candy has agreed to be the title sponsor of Cory Texter Racing. Sour Punch Candy came on as a sponsor at the end of the 2016 season and will be stepping up its efforts to help Texter battle against the factory teams this season. Sour Punch is a big supporter of action sports and excited about its involvement in American Flat Track.
“We are very excited to work with Cory again this year”, said Mia Newman from Sour Punch Candy. “He’s been an important partner in reaching a younger audience for the Sour Punch brand. We wish Cory a successful and safe 2017 season and we are behind him 100%.”
Also stepping up support is long-time sponsor McElroy Packaging from Wooster, Ohio. The McElroy family has been supporting both Cory Texter and his sister, Shayna, for several seasons and will return as a premier sponsor in 2017.
Law Tigers Motorcycle Lawyers will also serve as a premier sponsor. Law Tigers is a national network of local motorcycle accident attorneys who are committed to protecting fellow motorcycle riders. They are based in 10 states across the country and big fans of American Flat Track. Law Tigers promotes the Arizona Mile.
Don’s Kawasaki and DPC Racing will join forces with CTR this season. Don and Erin Kissinger are longtime friends of the Texter family and their support will be a driving force in Texter’s efforts. Dan Caulkins from DPC Racing is sure to add another major component to the team’s success.
“I am really excited and truly blessed to have so many people behind me this season who believe in me and want to see me succeed,” said Texter. “Last season was a good year and we had some successful races, but I know we can build on what we accomplished last year and contend for race wins in 2017.”
Mechanic Justin Bender will also return to the team this season. Bender and Texter worked together last season and look to build momentum on what they learned in 2016.
The team will have three Kawasaki twin-cylinder motorcycles in its arsenal this season. Alan Rodenborn will build engines, while Gordy Schopieray is responsible for producing the CTR machines. Texter will also race Lancaster Honda-sponsored CRF450Rs at other events in various series throughout the season.
“I am putting in a lot of work this winter to prepare myself for a long and busy season,” said Texter. “There are some factory teams that have really stepped up their efforts in 2017, but I believe my self-owned team with the people I have behind me can contend with the best of them.”
The 2017 American Flat Track season will kick off with the Daytona TT on March 16 inside Daytona International Speedway. Be sure to watch coverage of all 18 AFT national events this season starting in July on NBC Sports.
Reprinted from American Flat Track
THE MAGNIFICENT BORN TO RIDE BUILD-OFF--
It began as a simple idea from business partners Gary Bang and Preston Farrior with very modest parameters: Build a bagger and mid-sized cruiser, using 90 percent Harley Davidson parts that would be cool enough for the VP and Prez of The Florida Harley Group to enjoy riding.
Wow how a fun, little notion turned into a bold, huge event just five years later.
The Florida Harley Group invites you to its Annual Bike Build Off March 2 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Brandon Harley Davidson, located at 9841 E. Adamo Dr., where it will unveil the latest quests for art, heart, power and design during a search for the Baddest Bagger. The competition is between the five Florida Harley Group stores – Tampa, Brandon, New Port Richey, Panama City Beach, and Tallahassee Harley-Davidson.
Each store was given approximately $13,000 to customize a bagger that six judges, including Bang, Farrior and some H-D execs, will evaluate using a point system. Bang said if the audience in attendance and online at Facebook Live are loud enough, they might be able to sway the judges with some points for their favorites as well.
This year, a new twist was added to the competition – teams also had to build a cool mid-sized cruiser within a $4,000 budget.
“Times have changed,” Bang said. “Now the gloves are off. The theme is ‘Stuck in the 90s’ – custom made our way. A lot of people don’t want to do that anymore. We’re back doing custom work and it’s a great morale booster for teamwork and fun.”
Popular stunt rider Cole Freeman, a.k.a. “Lil Krazy”, of Ill Conduct stunt team, shook down a few of the bikes in with some pre-event rides to get them street ready. Since these bikes have either been pre-sold or will be for sale after the event – at prices that have topped more than $40,000 in the past – Born To Ride looks at all 10 bikes, with a primary focus on the Bad Baggers, and what went into the custom fabrications and after-market add-ons.
TAMPA H-D’S BAGGER: 2017 ROAD KING “RETRO” RAT ROD
BRANDON H-D’S BAGGER: ONE BIG, PHAT, RED ROD
NEW PORT RICHEY H-D’S BAGGER: THE DESTROYER
PANAMA CITY BEACH HD’S BAGGER: WEST COAST FXRT
TALLAHASSEE HD’S BAGGER: MILITARY MILITIA
--BY ERIC VICIAN
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SAMSON DEAL OF THE WEEK--
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LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE FOR BANQUET
If you missed out at the mad rush to reserve seats for the Trailblazers banquet that will take place on April 22, 2017, you are in luck. Contact Mr. Bill at (818) 896 2200 or email@example.com.
We still need names for some of the sold seats. Names are to be printed on the tickets, seating charts and list of attendees. You might have a hard time finding your table if we don't have your name.
VIDEOS TO BE THE VOICE OF DAVE DESPAIN
The familiar voice of Dave Despain will narrate the Hall of Fame video's this year. Dave, a motorsports journalist and broadcaster, is well known to motorcycle fans. We are so happy to have him commit. Dave can be heard several times a week on MAVTV. For more information on him and show times: www.mavtv.com/shows/the-dave-despain-show.html
FOR SOME IT IS A LONG TRIP TO SEE YOU
A lot of members from out of the area are joining us at the banquet. We appreciate that they are traveling a distance to be there. David Aldana, Dick and Kay Mann and Mark Brelsford are on the list. It is always wonderful to see friends and heroes. We welcome all of you.
DICK KLAMFOTH TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE MOTORSPORTS HALL OF FAME
The 29th Annual MSHFA Induction Ceremony will take place on June 28th in Daytona, Florida. Dick Klamfoth will be one of those that will be honored with this prestigious award. Read about it in Roadracing World Magazine. http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/three-time-daytona-200-champion-dick-klamfoth-among-2017-inductees-into-motorsports-hall-of-fame-of-america. Congratulation to a truly deserving person.
76TH ANNUAL SPEED WEEK AT DAYTONA MARCH 10 - 19
The week starts with Flat Track racing on Friday, March 10 7- 10.
Saturday, March 11 Supercross
Sunday, March 12 Amateur Supercross
Sunday, March 12 Annual Bike Blessing
Tuesday, March 14 ATV Supercross
Thursday, March 16 AFT TT races
Saturday, March 18 Daytona 200 road race
The midway is open from March 10 to 18
SPAIN TO TAKE ON AMERICA AT THE DAYTONA TT
The Inagural Daytona TT will take place on Thursday, March 16th under the lights inside Daytona Speedway. Two of Spain's best Flat Trackers, Ferran Cardus, current champion and Franc Sierra, the runner up, will be competing in the American Flat Track (AFT) singles class.
YOU CAN SEE IT ON THE TUBE
All 18 American Flat Track races will be televised. NBCSN will feature one hour tqpe delayed telecasts of the AFT races on Thursday nights in the summer and fall. You can also watch live streaming on FANSCHOICE.TV
ENDUROCROSS SERIES HAS NEW OWNERS
Bonnier MotorCycle Group took over operation of the EnduroCross Series. Bonnier also owns Cycle World, MotorCyclist, Dirt Rider and Hot Bike. The AMA sactioned Endurocross is the only form of indoor racing that presents the skills and excitement of off-roading, and it is easy to watch. It is quite a show. fun for riders and spectators.
Lance Bryson has been it's guiding light and will continue to be in that position under Bonnier.
TRIUMPH CLASSIC MOTORCYCLES MADE COVER
Check out MotorCycle Classics Magazine to read the article which graces the cover of the March/April issue. On the stands now. www.motorcyclesclassics.com
HARLEY-DAVIDSON OFFICIAL MOTOR CYCLES OF AFT TWINS
Harley-Davidson and AFT signed a multi year partnership in which H-D will be sponsor for 8 rounds of the races. Part of the contract is HD will work with dealers to enlighten consumers of the thrills of Flat Track Racing. The Harley factory team for this year is Kenny Coolbeth Jr., Jake Johnson, Brandon Robinson. They will be riding H-DXG750R motorcycles. At some of the events Hooligan racing, the grass roots of flat track, with be part of the program. Should be an exciting year. http://www.americanflattrack.com
MOVIE NIGHT AT THE PETERSEN MUSEUM
The next movie night will be on Wednesday, March 14th at 7pm. The Fast and the Furious:Tokyo Drift will be playing. Member and 3 guests get free movie and parking. Non-members $5.00 per couple and $10.00 parking. (323) 930 2277, 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW PROMOTER FOR SACRAMENTO MILE
The Sacramento Mile will take place on Saturday, May 20th. The new promoter is Steve Delorwenzi of SDI. He has a five year contract with Sacramento Fair. A legend presence is planned for the event, and maybe a lap or two on their old bikes. If you are a legend please contact: Larry Langley (559) 877 4514, (559) 760 1003 cell or email@example.com.
GEORGIA AMA GRAND NATIONAL SHORT TRACK AND VINTAGE FLAT TRACKERS REUNION
This race and reunion will be held in Woodstock, Georgia on March 25th at the 3/8 mile Dixie speedway, near Atlanta. There will be a vintage dirt track bike display and the AMA has discounted the price of the tickets to ALL reunion attendees. Was $30.00, with discount $20.00. The hosts will be David Aldana, Ray Little and TC Chambers. For more information and to RSVP contact "TC" Chambers, (770) 396 4648 firstname.lastname@example.org
KTM FAN PACK FOR THE GRAN PRIX OF AMERICAS, AUSTIN COTA
In Austin, Texas, on April 21 - 23, KTM MotoGP team will make its U.S. debut with the KTM RC16. It is the first time KTM will be in all three MotoGP classes. To celebrate they are offering fans their Red Bull KTM MotoGP Fan Pack. It costs $300. per pack and includes: Weekend Admission (Friday - Sunday, KTM Grandstand Seating (Turn 4), Red Bull KTM Backpack, T-Shirt, Hat, drink and lanyard. www.ktm.com/us/news/usa/2017-red-bull-ktm-motogp-fan-pack. Limited offer and first come, first served.
BIKES FOR BEEF TAX
The tariff is part of a dispute with the European Union over U.S. beef that contains hormones and would affect motorcycles imported from Europe with an engine siize between 51cc and 500cc. The proposed tariff is 100 percent.
The Congressional Motorcycle Caucus co-chairs are urging the tariff on motorcycles to be removed from the bill. Contact your Congressman and Senator by March 7th to encourage them to oppose the tariff. The sponsors are trying to use motorcycles as leverage.
ARTICLE ON GRAEME CROSBY IN CYCLE NEWS
by Larry Lawrence
The native New Zealander left his mark on the world of Road Racing. Among many other races, he won the Isle of Man TT, Daytona 200, Imola 00 and Suzuka 8 hour. You can read the full story in Cycle News for free. www.cyclenews.com
BIKES AND BURGERS
The "not to be missed" event is on Sunday, June 4 at the Early Years of Motocross Museum & Tom and Dani White's private estate. It benefits High Hopes and program for those with head injuries. Information on the flyer.
EDDIE MULDER'S BRITISH BIKE RALLY AT LAKE CACHUMA
Flyers and entry form attached
Been told that this is a really fun event and well run. June 2-5 for vintage British bike enthusiasts and their families. Enjoy the companying of old and new friends at the Live Oak Campground, 18 miles north of Santa Barbara.
Grand Marshall is Bill Getty. (661) 944 1184, email@example.com, www.eddiemulderswcvdts.com, facebook @cachuma Lake Vintage Motorcycle Rally
SAN JOSE PRO INDOOR SHORT TRACK
Saturday night, April 8th at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Starts Friday afternoon with open practice. Races on Sunday. This yearly event is lots of fun and many racers from years past show up to kick tires and tell lies. This is also in conjunction with the BSAOCNC Clubmans Show and Swap. Several gooreasons to be there. www.bsaocnc.org
ARIZONA MILE AT PHOENIX SATURDAY, MAY 13TH
This AMA Pro Flat Track event is round 4 of the American Flat Track Series. It is presented by Buddy Stubbs Harley Davidson and promises a full day of events, music, historic bike show and autograph's. Tickets available www.arizonamile.com (602) 730 0778.
SOCAL OLD TIMERS MOTOCROSS
This club is primarily for racers over the age of 40, but young racers are also welcome. SoCal is a very friendly and family oriented group. Their next event will be on March 12th at Milestone Vet in Riverside. It is followed by races at Glen Helen on April 2 and Sunrise MX Park in Adelanto on April 9th. Beginners to Masters. socalotmx.org (714) 262 1337 and on Facebook.
Sunday, March 19th BSAOCSC presents the "Al Baker Dual Sport" ride. Meet at the Al Baker Ranch at 9am. 16400 Wild Road, Helendale, CA. ride starts at 10am and is approximately 90-100 miles. For Vintage British motorcycles only, with street registration and spark arrestors. (310) 292 8997 or (760) 365 9191 or (951) 440 3521
Saturday, March 25th. BSAOCNC Clubman's Show and Swap at the San Jose Fairgrounds.
Sunday, March 26th Long Beach Motorcycle Swap-meet. http://www.socalcycleswapmeet.com
Sunday, April 9. BSAOCSC "Paul Elmore Memorial Inland Empire" street ride. Starts at the south Temecula area Walmart, 32225 Temecula Pkwy. turn east off the I-5 on Temecula Pkwy (Hwy 79 south) to Walmart near Apis Road and Hwy 79 south. Meet at 9, ride at 10. (951)440 3521.
AARMA VINTAGE EVENTS
Saturday, April 8 is Observed Trials, Round 3 at Burrows Ranch in Chrome, CA
Sunday, April 9 is vintage motocross, Round 4 at Burrows Ranch in Chrome, Ca.
April 21 - 23 vintage road racing, rounds 5 & 6 at Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond
April 27-28 vintage road racing rounds 7&8 at Sonoma Raceway
50 YEARS AGO IN CYCLE NEWS
Drag racing was on the cover. Art Baumann won Cotati. Story on how Dick Mann modifies his own race frames for scrambles racing. The Elsinore Scrambles hosted by the Penguins M.C. and scrambles at Perris Raceway. Articles on Larry Bergquist and Robby Ferro.
40 YEARS AGO
Reg Pridmore and Mike Purdy on the cover. Parker 400 won by Larry Roeseler and Rolf Tibblin. California Recreational Trials Committee heard comments regarding proposals for three new OHV parks in California: Hungry Valley, Ritter Ranch and Potrero. Bruce Ogilvie won the Moose Run Hare and Hound. Danny LaPorte, Bob Hannah and Rick Burgett big winners at Florida Winter-AMA MX Series at Gainsville. Hideo "Pop" Yoshimura was injured in a fire that gutted his dyno room while testing a 1000cc Kawasaki road racer.
30 YEARS AGO
Rick Johnson on cover for winning the San Diego Supercross. Interview of Calvin Rayborn III. Sal Hoffman won the Cow Palace TT in San Francisco. Rick Johnson and Ron Lechien were 1st & 2nd at the AMA Supercross Series round in Miami, Florida. Steve Morehead won the 2 day Dirt Track Series at Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. Mike Baker won Adelanto Grand Prix
SO CAL NORTON CALENDAR
Death Valley Ride on March 25th - 27th. For this 3 day event meet on Saturday morning at Crazy Otto's, located at 1228 W. Avenue I in Lancaster. Ride departs at 9am sharp. The club headquarters is the Atomic Inn in Beatty, NV, where they will be staying Saturday and Sunday night. Make reservations there or hotel of your choice. Ride maps will be posted online.
Kernville on April 22nd and 23ed info to follow on website http://socalnorton.com/wp/calendar
FLAT TRACK RACING AT VENTURA RACEWAY
The next Flat Track/Speedway/Quad event will be April 29th Gates open at 3pm. Racing at 5:30pm venturaraceway.com (805) 648 7223 racetrack, (805) 985 5433 (office
GLEN HELEN EVENTS
Saturday, March 1 st REM MX/ MX Practice
Sunday, March 12th SRA GP
Saturday, March 18th REM MX/ MX Practice
Sunday, March 19 th JBC 6 hour Endurance Race
Saturday, March 25th Tough Mudder
Sunday, March 26th Tough Mudder
CALIFORNIA FLAT TRACK AFTERBURNER SERIES
Friday, March 31st practice Saturday, April 1st Round 5
Chowchilla Fairgrounds 1/8 mile cushion in new horse arena (covered) Gates open at 4, practice 5-9
firstname.lastname@example.org (415) 320 7889
Southern California Flat Track at Perris
Round 2 on Saturday, March 11. Gates open at 12:30, Practice at 3:30 followed by racing.
Practice on Saturday, March 25 from 2-7
Round 3 on Saturday, April 8
http://www.southerncaliforniaflattrack.com (951) 443 7622 email@example.com
ARENACROSS COMING TO THE WEST COAST
March 18-19 Moda Center Portland Or
March 24-26 Livestock Events Center Reno, Nv
April 1-2 Golden 1 Center Sacramento, CA
April 21-23 Denver Coliseum Denver, Co
May 5-7 Orleans Arena Las Vegas, NV
Round 1 is in Austin Texas at the Circuit of the Americas on April 20-23.
Round 2 Atlanta, GA Road Atlanta April 28-30
For those of you who are waiting for it to arrive on the west coast.
Round 6 Monterrey, Ca Laguna Seca July 7-9
Round 7 Sonoma , Ca Sonoma Raceway August 11-13
March 10-12 Round 4-5 Lake Havasu, AZ
April 1-2 Round 6 Las Vegas Nevada
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