The Redhead of Redheads was sick this morning. Easyriders
finally announced their auction block effort to the public. Reactions are mixed. The government is trying to find its way and the rest of the world is at war. WTF?
Here's our new light-weight Ballistic Nylon vest. It breathes.
I say we let the readers own Easyriders
and put the spirit and freedom back. The government needs to put the Freedom back. Hell, even England is trying to put the Freedom back. Let’s dance in the streets once more. Let the folks who don’t like Freedom fight it out forever. Knock yourselves out.
Click to get there, quick.
The Bikernet Weekly News is sponsored by companies who dig Freedom including Cycle Source Magazine
, the MRF, Las Vegas Bikefest
, Iron Trader News
Let’s hit it:
Check the Iron Trader out.
BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!--
'Scout 42' 2015 Indian Custom Scout By Dirty Bird Concepts
I am considering purchasing a 2017 Scout 100.
(1) Does anyone make a brake upgrade from the single piston units to four pistons up front and two pistons rear?
(2) Where are the, cafe fairing, and radiator dam, purchased from?
(3) Are there any sources for analog gauges, Speedo, Tach, Fuel?
(4) Is the engine capable of being blueprinted and balanced?
(5) Does the engine come with a cam tensioner plate (that fails), or timing gears?
(6) Is the balance point, center of gravity, located high like the Road King/FLs, or does it feel lower?
Long Island, NY
Here’s a link to Dirty Bird.
More and more companies are making Indian parts, but it could take awhile. Check with Performance Machine and Bikers Choice.
S&S PRODUCT OF THE WEEK--
T124 Black Edition Longblock Engine for Select 2007-'16 H-D Twin Cam 96, 103, 110 Models - 585 GPE Cams: $6,695.95.
Why rebuild that old stock engine? Upgrade, and replace it with an all-new S&S T124LC engine. Get a 2-year warranty and a lot more power! S&S T124LC engines are perfect for applications that require great horsepower and torque. The slightly lower compression ration increases low end torque. Perfect for the performance touring crowd. The easy start cams make starting even easier.
Features & Benefits
Large cooling fins- increase cooling efficiency
Gloss black rocker covers, gear cover, tappet blocks and pushrod tubes
2 year warranty
Made in USA
124 cubic inches
S&S forged rocker arms
S&S Easy Start 585 cams
S&S high flow oil pump
NEW ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLE MAGAZINE OUT NOW--
The current issue is in the mail now. While you are patiently awaiting your copy in the mail, you can click on the above cover image to see exactly the same magazine, containing every page, every story and every ad, from your desktop computer, your laptop, your tablet or even your phone!
For those in the U.S. you will receive your copy within days. Members in Canada and Mexico in a week or so and overseas in several weeks. That's the main reason for this email. Regardless of your postal worker's speed, everyone gets this version at the same time.
The digital edition is an invaluable tool for members who want to find a story from an old magazine. As new magazines are posted, we'll build up an archive of past issues you can refer to anytime, without fumbling through that stack of printed magazines in the corner of your shop.
All you'll need to take advantage of this new benefit is your AMCA number and your last name. Just fill in that information on the login page and start reading.
In the March/April 2017 issue of the Antique Motorcycle, you'll discover:
The inside story behind sidecar racing nearly 90 years ago, as told through a one-of-a-kind Harley motorcycle with a leaning Flxi sidecar.
The wide range of U.S.-born classics to be found at the Wauseon National Meet.
How many kickstarts it takes to get through an AMCA National Road Run.
And much more!
If you are a New Member and signed up or Renewed after February 1st, your first printed issue will be the following issue but please enjoy this digital issue this month.
So go ahead, click here (or on the magazine cover above), and experience The Antique Motorcycle Digital Companion Edition.
AMA Supermoto Brings More High-Energy Racing to Sturgis Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede--
The epicenter of rally racing, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip has added even more exciting racing action for 2017.
AMA Supermoto, a high-energy race hybrid, will bring Sturgis Buffalo Chip campers face to face with the ultimate “through-the-streets” style racing on Friday, Aug. 11 and Saturday, Aug. 12. Spectators watching in both the amphitheater and at surrounding campsites will be able to get an up-close view of all the action as AMA Supermoto competitors take their battle through the Chip’s amphitheater and around some of the surrounding streets in the campground prior to the night’s concert performances as part of the Chip’s Moto Stampede.
Supermoto, a sport that grew from the TV series “Superbikers,” is a cross-discipline event in which road racers, dirt trackers and moto crossers compete on a unique track that combines pavement and dirt built for jumps, high speeds and back-it-in sliding turn maneuvers.
“The AMA Supermoto racers will be blasting right through the campground,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “The unique nature of the track will allow people to see the action up close and possibly without even leaving their campsite.”
The Motorcycle Industry’s Most Concentrated Series of Events
To date the 2017 Buffalo Chip’s Moto Stampede schedule includes:
Friday, Aug. 4 –
Dirt Riot Off-road Trials
Saturday, Aug. 5 –
Dirt Riot Off-road Racing
Sunday, Aug. 6 –
AMA Pro Racing sanctioned American Flat Track Buffalo Chip TT presented by Indian Motorcycle
Wednesday, Aug. 9 -
Roland Sands Design’s Super Hooligan Races presented by Indian Motorcycle
Wednesday, Aug. 9 -
Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John
Thursday, Aug. 10 -
Doug Danger’s World Record Rattlesnake Jump on Evel Knievel’s 1972 Harley-Davidson XR750
Friday, Aug. 11 –
AMA Supermoto West Racing
Saturday, Aug. 12 –
AMA Supermoto West Racing
Nine nights of world-class concerts including George Thorogood and Destroyers and the Doobie Brothers will top off the action. More exciting motorsport and concert announcements are expected soon.
Those interested can get more information and purchase passes at BuffaloChip.com. Those who sign up for the Buffalo Chip’s newsletter, the Sturgis Rider News, will be the first to receive upcoming announcements.
More info about AMA Supermoto can be found at www.SupermotoUSA.com
SADDLEMEN PRODUCT OF THE WEEK--
Check out the CD series and let me know if this works for a Dyna. –Buster, Saddlemen. Here’s one example.
R1300LXE Deluxe Roll Bag
Universal Mounting - Saddlemen's Universal Mounting System allows each bag to be installed on just about any sissy bar, backrest or luggage rack.
Rain Cover -
When the weather gets wet, this bag’s rain cover can be quickly deployed to protect your bag and your things. The rain cover goes over your bag and cinches closed with an adjustable drawstring. When the weather brightens up again, it can be easily hidden away.
Shoulder Straps -
Shoulder strap system gets your gear to and from the bike.
Carry the bag full and go home with more with the R1300LXE's great expandable feature increases the main compartment another 4 inches.
Fully rigid; looks great empty or full.
Multiple D-rings provide easy mounting options for hard-to-fit motorcycles.
Wide top opening for easy packing.
Top carry handle and shoulder strap included for easy toting off bike.
Lockable zipper pulls.
Constructed of UV-, water-, and weather-resistant 1200 denier Saddle Tuff™ and leather-like vinyl panels.
unexpanded 16" L x 10" W x 9.5" H; expanded 20" L x 10" W x 9.5" H; measures 1,300 cubic inches
Saddlemen Part #: 3515-0075
Drag Specialties/Parts Unlimited Part #: 3515-0075
Sons of Anarchy' Spinoff, Cast News: Series Finds Its Lead Star in 'East Los High.'
"Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter will be back to direct and even co-write the "Mayans MC" pilot with co-executive producer Elgin James.
In other news, Sutter has been in a tense Twitter exchange with "Quantico" star Aaron Diaz and some of his fans after the actor tweeted him hoping to get a role in the spinoff.
"You got it! When we do that scene where we mutilate the face of a pretty boy with perfect hair, I'll give you a call. Datup," he teasingly tweeted to Diaz, who was offended by the joke.
--BY JANNA DELA CRUZ , CHRISTIAN POST CONTRIBUTOR
QUICK, OPEN THE BIKERNET BAD JOKE LIBRARY--
A man is stranded on a desert island, all alone for ten years. One day, he sees a speck in the horizon. He thinks to himself, "It's not a ship." The speck gets a little closer and he thinks, "It's not a boat." The speck gets even closer and he thinks, "It's not a raft."
Then, out of the surf comes this gorgeous blonde woman, wearing a wet suit and scuba gear. She comes up to the guy and she says, "How long has it been since you've had a cigarette?"
"Ten years!" he says.
She reaches over, unzips a waterproof pocket on her left sleeve and pulls out a pack of fresh cigarettes. He takes one, lights it, takes a long drag and says, "Man, oh man! Is that good!"
Then she asks, "How long has it been since you've had a drink of whiskey?"
He replies, "Ten years!"
She reaches over, unzips her waterproof pocket on the right, pulls out a flask and gives it to him. He takes a long swig and says, "Wow, that's fantastic!"
Then she starts unzipping this long zipper that runs down the front of her wet suit and she says to him, "And how long has it been since you've had some real fun?"
And the man replies, "My God! Don't tell me you've got a motorcycle in there!"
THE MUSTANG ROUND-UP FROM SCOTT JACOBS--
"The Roundup" is Scott’s latest painting from his Deadwood, South Dakota studio. What could be better than all the best classic Mustangs.
Edition Size: 50
Image Size: 36" x 20"
Please call or email your rep if you'd like more information.
Our mailing address is:
Scott Jacobs Studio
670 Main St
Deadwood, SD 57732
THE LATEST FROM DEUS EX MACHINA, THE BEL AIR 1200--
by Michael Woolaway
Introducing the 21st build to come out of Woolie’s Workshop, the Deus Ex Machina Bel Air 1200 Framer.
This motorcycle was built by Michael Woolaway for a customer who requested a bike similar to The American, one of the first creations to roll out of Woolie’s Workshop in Venice Beach California.
For Woolie, building a bike with a Harley motor is a significant undertaking, and taken with honor to the maker’s American racing heritage, particularly the era of KRTTs on the road racing circuit. This time around, Woolie was also inspired by another American icon: “I thought about what I loved about American Design, and it hit me. The 1957 Chevy Bel Air!” Says Woolaway, having restored a few back in the day at his auto body shop in Hood River, Oregon.
The ‘50s style is evident in the fins in the seat cowl, handshaped by Woolie from aluminum. The tank is also a one-offer formed with the help of the english wheel, power hammer, and a healthy assortment of dollies and hammers, all eager to fulfill their purpose in the hands of the well-learned shaper.
When it came to the paint, Woolie went down to Anaheim Rod and Custom with a vague idea in mind and worked side-by-side with Matt until they concocted the perfect mix. “I’ve found it so much easier to mix colors in person as you can control it and you are never surprised with the outcome.” What he wanted and what he got turned out to be pretty darn spot on, a perfect reference to the golden era.
The chromoly frame features an internal dual oil feed system and accommodates an asymmetrical monoshock. And not only is it significantly lighter than than stock, it is also much stiffer with road-racing geometry for high-speed straight-line stability and responsive handling in the corners.
Close your eyes and you might just mistake yourself astride a small track bike, but don’t forget to open your eyes when you roll open the throttle lest you whip yourself into outer space. Yes, my friend, that would be a very powerful engine between your legs. 74 cubic inches of combustible American rocketpower and generations of large family breeding.
1998 Harley Davidson Evolution 1200cc motor
Keihin FCR-39 carburetor
K&N Air filter
Daytona Twin Tec ignition system
Hand made Stainless steel chrome plated exhaust system
RaceTech rear shock built by Jimmy Wood at Moto Station
R6 forks redone by Jimmy Wood
Rad Engineering hubs with Sun rims and spokes
Brembo brakes with a Magura master cylinder
Carbon Fiber front fender
Special Thanks to
Anaheim Rod and Custom
Safeway Powder Coating
Use code ‘BELAIR1200‘ at checkout
for 15% Off Deus Ex Machina jackets
DAYTONA EDITOR’S CHOICE SHOW CANCELED--
I should have sent this e-mail a long time ago, but I was hoping that things would change and they have not.
Unfortunately, as Daytona is only 9 days away, there will not be an Editor’s Choice Show for Bike Week this year. Sadly, Harley-Davidson has decided to go a different direction with their portion of the show in spite of what I believe to be very successful shows last year.
Apparently they have decided to move away from the custom segment of their shows and move it to the dealership to aid in developing traffic for their dealers.
While this is a great disappointment in that we were hoping to build on last year’s events, we will just move forward with it as it has been in previous years. Bad part is there is no time to do this for Daytona, so…. I suggest we start planning for Sturgis now instead.
I believe that there will be no problem for the Iron Horse to be our host in Sturgis, and with this much lead time I will be happy to get everyone some ad and social media materials to start promotion. If this is agreeable with everyone shoot me some suggestions on a day that will fit for everyone and let’s move forward.
Again, very sorry that this didn’t work out better for us. I know you all put good effort behind this and I feel bad for not maximizing the work.
Editor In Chief
Cycle Source Magazine
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QUICK, New Bikernet Reader Comment!--
Transform Your Shovelhead Into An Evo
This is a very interesting article...
I would like to know more if there is any more about this change-out...this is motorcycle country around here, Murrells Inlet, SC. This is the south end of Myrtle Beach...
I ride a 1979 H-D Super-Glide, set-up like a low-rider, 3.5 gal. tanks & all,,, old shovel-head & I like Shovelheads.
I will print this out & if you have any more info sure like to have it...
-- linn perry
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576
We are not sure where the master, Deacon, is or what he is doing now, but I will look into this. Maybe we need an updated version.--Wrench
EXCITING NEWS FROM PROGRESSIVE INSURANCE—
We have chased Progressive for awhile to produce and article on their promotional wild chopper seats. We’re getting close. Check this Youtube
“I'd love to share some information on the new Thrones campaign,” said Becky Thayer, from Progressive Insurance.
“Here is a video to give some background context,”
“Below is the team we worked with to ideate and produce the thrones and the final ads.”
Agency: Arnold Worldwide
Prop Builder: Anthony Altamore, Buffalo Art Co.
Photographer: Dana Neibert
Producer: Paige Dorian
MC Consultant: Chase Stopnik, Cycle Zombies
Fabricator/Welder: Mike Turallo
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Hang on, as we get closer to a complete tech.