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WILD BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for July 13, 2017

Hot News from Black Hawk, RFR, Aeromach, S&S, Saddlemen, Harley-Davidson, Thailand, Shovelhead World, Chance Hogan, Barnett's, Spectro, Choppertown and more.

By Bandit, Bob T, Rogue, Jerry, Sam Burns, Art Hall and the rest of the Bikernet crew
7/13/2017


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Hey,

This has been a wild-as-fuck week at the Bikernet Headquarters
, and it’s not over yet. Our two Bonneville bikes left for the Sturgis Museum. Jimmy and his Rioja son, Josh started to prep the side of the building for a mural effort.



Carlos Canales came by to discuss the mural elements and Paul Aiken, from Aeromach sent us the final babe image—Perfect.



Tony Spinalli, a Hamster, who is buying a Road Glide from Eddie Trotta wanted to stop by for lunch. I didn’t have a minute to breathe, but I said yes. Maybe he could give me a hand prepping the bikes for the KeyBoard Shippers who were due to arrive, but who the hell knew when.



We were working on a couple of bikes to take to Sturgis and I finished one. The other one was messing with me. Tony saved my ass.





Check the Iron Trader out.
Check the Iron Trader out.



The Bikernet Weekly News is sponsored in part by companies who also dig Freedom including: Cycle Source Magazine, the MRF, Las Vegas Bikefest, Iron Trader News, ChopperTown and BorntoRide.com, Sturgis Museum.

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CALMING THOUGHT FOR THE DAY--

I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom until they are flashing behind you.

If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
If a Democrat decides he needs health care, he demands that the rest of us pay for his.


Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?

Money talks...but all mine ever says is good-bye.

--from Rogue and Sidehack Jerry


Tony even helped with the Factory Racer. It might be ready to rock.
Tony even helped with the Factory Racer. It might be ready to rock.




ADVICE FROM THE BLACK HAWK--

Good to hear from you. Sounds like the same problem that pre-Twin Cam
H-D's deal with if they sit for a while. There is a check ball in the oil pump that prevents oil draining from the tank into the engine during shutdown. If a small particle of carbon or dirt gets between the ball and the seat when the engine is shut down then oil will drain from the tank in to the engine and cause a cold-start sumping problem.

When you fire the engine oil will blow out the breathers until the engine runs long enough to return the sumped oil to the oil tank. After running the engine long enough to clear it you may want to change the oil and get any contamination out of the system.

Things are good here at the shop. Still going strong. I am still remanufacturing the Indian PP100 engines. They are coming in at a steady rate. I have four of them here now. Plus, I am offering a national rebuild program on my website, which is beginning to spark interest.

My big push is in the vintage market. I am advertising in the Antique Motorcycle Club of America magazine, which has really begun to get legs. I had a customer bring me a 1921 JD Harley, which they want to have the engine and transmission rebuilt and the bike made ready for the upcoming Cannonball Run next year.

It is a real honor just to be able to work on such an outstanding machine. And there is beginning to be a steady flow of engines and components coming in for work. I also have a few other irons in the fire, all of which keep me pretty busy.

--Frank Aliano
Blackhawk Motor Works, Inc
321-952-9333





HARLEY-DAVIDSON PLANT IN THAILAND--
Gearing up for the big-bike challenge In the face of intense rivalry, Harley-Davidson hopes a new production plant in Rayong will help the iconic US motorbike brand become more competitive.



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Harley-Davidson has decided to set up its regional manufacturing base in Thailand and the news has left Col Polsak Sripen, and many other local fans of the iconic US motorcycle brand, ecstatic. The director...

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--from Art Hall





THE OLD SHOVELHEAD REPORT--

She's coming along, finally! Would like to switch her to a belt drive, but think that will have to wait. Probably go put the rocker boxes on shortly, then wait on the tappets to come in next weekend.







Set pops old helmet on her, while I'm working, gonna hang it on the wall



--RFR

I agree with the primary belt. The whole system is easier on everything. --Bandit



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NEW CHANCE HOGAN BOOK REVIEW COMING, WORLD RUN--

Received the “WORLD RUN” book late last week and finished it yesterday, since I'm still a little restricted on what I can do. Another good read!

Off the cane for a few days now but still not 100%. That'll take a little time. Lots of walking but no riding as yet, which sucks.

I'll try and put together enough coherent thoughts for a review in a bit.

Sturgis is on my bucket list. I had Laconia covered as I lived an hour south for many years and now here in South Daytona have Bike Week and Biketoberfest covered.

Ride Safe
--Rhys





NEW FROM BARNETT’S--
Barnett Clutch Cables- 2014-17 Indian Chief/Chieftain/Roadmaster/Scout

Barnett has introduced new clutch cables for the 2014-17 Indian Chief/Chieftain, Roadmaster and Scout. These cables feature their High Efficiency inner wire, which Barnett was the first to introduce to the motorcycle industry.

The “HE” wire is nylon coated and lubed with a super slick silicone lube and combined with the Teflon inner-lining, provides longer life, ultra-smooth cable action and reduced lever effort.

On the outside, all fittings are chrome plated where applicable and two casing types are available- Traditional Black Vinyl and Classic Stainless Braid w/clear coat.

As with all Barnett cables, the clear coat is guaranteed not to discolor from sun exposure. Available in stock and custom lengths, these clutch cables are made in the USA and available now through you dealer or at www.barnettcables.com.

--Barnett Clutches & Cables
2238 Palma Dr.
Ventura, CA 93003
Ph: 805-642-9435
www.barnettcables.com


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THE INFLUENCE RULE-- I TOLD MY SON, “YOU WILL MARRY THE GIRL I CHOOSE."

HE SAID, "NO."

I TOLD HIM, "SHE IS BILL GATES'S DAUGHTER."

HE SAID, "YES."

I CALLED BILL GATES AND SAID, "I WANT YOUR DAUGHTER TO MARRY MY SON."

BILL GATES SAID, "NO."

I TOLD BILL GATES, "MY SON IS THE C.E.O. OF THE WORLD BANK."

BILL GATES SAID, "OK."

I CALLED THE PRESIDENT OF WORLD BANK AND I ASKED HIM TO MAKE MY SON THE C.E.O.

HE SAID, "NO."

I TOLD HIM, "MY SON IS BILL GATES'S SON-IN-LAW."

HE SAID, "OK."

& THIS IS EXACTLY HOW POLITICS WORKS.


--from Sam Burns





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NEWS FROM S&S--
Grand National Slip On Mufflers for Touring Models

S&S Cycle’s latest exhaust offering is the 4” diameter Grand National Slip-on for H-D touring applications. Instilled with the same passion for performance as the S&S sponsored race efforts.



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WATCH THE CHOPPERTOWN BUILD TRAILER--
Hey Bandit, the series came out today!


Here's the trailer to share.
 


Stay Independent
--Zack

This is very well done trailer. If it’s any indication of the show production quality, they are kickin’ ass.--Bandit






THE AERODYNAMICS BEHIND THE TOP 1 ACK ATTACK--
The Secret To Going 400 mph!

Drag racers say there is no replacement for displacement. However, when you are going for 400 mph, Mike Akatiff, owner and designer of the fastest streamliner motorcycle in history, would beg to differ.

The secret to success is not more cubic inches, but less drag, according to Akatiff. With the aerodynamics dialed in, the TOP 1 ACK ATTACK is headed to the world's highest salt flat, Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni, for the Top of the World Landspeed Challenge on August 3-8, 2017 with an impressive goal of exceeding 400 mph.

“The aerodynamics of the ACK ATTACK, or any high-speed land vehicle, are so important,” notes Akatiff . “We've run high-speed computer simulations, but to get really accurate data, we performed wind tunnel testing.” Akatiff and the ACK ATTACK team went to the Darko Technologies wind tunnel to unlock the data they needed to go 400 mph/643.74 km/h on the Bolivian salt flats.

“We wanted to see how the air flows around the bike and found that the bike was already very streamlined the way it is,” says Akatiff. The sleek carbon fiber-skinned streamliner slices through the air with a very efficient drag coefficient of 0.71. That said, Akatiff and the team knew that any reduction in drag would improve their speed.

“For every percentage point we further reduce drag, it gives us another 4 mph/6.43 km/h of speed,” says Akatiff. So, if we reduce drag by 10 percent, theoretically we will go 40 mph faster with the power we already have.”



Up- and downforces were another critical aspect of wind tunnel testing to ensure the ACK ATTACK doesn't lift off the ground. Akatiff and his team combine scientific data and wind tunnel testing with years of experience challenging — and beating — the land speed record to come up with solutions.

“We added a 30-gallon water tank in the nosecone to create the ‘lawn dart’ effect,” says Akatiff. “It adds enough weight on the front wheel to keep the motorcycle balanced and tracking straight.”

The Salar de Uyuni salt flat is nearly 12,000 feet (3,656 meters) above sea level. However, the team is confident that the twin 1300cc Suzuki Hayabusa engines will deliver more than enough horsepower. A ram air induction scoop channels air into a specially built Garret turbocharger/intercooler system to force-feed both engines with 35 lbs. of boost to generate 900+ horsepower.

Power is not the problem according to Akatiff, keeping his focus on aerodynamics. “We have never been able to run the ACK ATTACK with the doors at the back, for various reasons, but we wanted to find out what reduction in drag they would give us. So we tested the exact configuration we had when we set the land speed record in 2010 — except we put the doors back on to see if we could reduce drag.”

The results were startling: with the doors in place, the wind tunnel tests demonstrated a 40-pound reduction in drag — good for an extra 40 horsepower. This number will be even better in the high elevation of Bolivia.

“If you went 400 mph at the Bonneville salt flats and then go clear up to 12,000 feet with the same amount of drag on the vehicle, you would go 8% or 32 mph faster,” explains Akatiff. “With the doors on we saw another 9% in reduced drag, so that's going to add another 60 mph with the same power.”

There is one more secret to going 400 mph for the ACK ATTACK. TOP1 Evolution ACK ATTACK Special Formula lubricants. “When we set the land speed record of 376.4 mph/605.7 km/h, we couldn't shift into high gear,” says Akatiff. “The TOP 1 lubricants endured incredible abuse, extended high heat and shear forces well beyond what we had anticipated, yet the ACK ATTACK didn't suffer any scoring, galling or internal engine damage.”

The TOP 1 ACK ATTACK is the only streamliner motorcycle to have made more than 25 runs over 300 mph and without catastrophic engine failure. “TOP 1 works,” says Mike Akatiff. “We have held the world Land Speed Record for a decade as proof.”

See more of the TOP 1 ACK ATTACK wind tunnel work in preparation for the Top of the World Landspeed Challenge at Salar de Uyuni in Episode 3 of the TOP 1 ACK ATTACK video series:

Follow along in the quest for 400 mph at https://www.facebook.com/top1ackattack/





MORE SCENES FROM THIS YEAR'S HANDBUILT SHOW--

It's been almost 3 months since Handbuilt Show, and it feels like yesterday. Want to see what Handbuilt Show is all about, or just relive some of our favorite moments from the show?

Presented here are MORE scenes from our 2017 show presented by BMW and brought to you as always by all of us at Revival Cycles. We shot so much footage we just couldn't help but make a longer video.

We're already looking forward to next year and have many surprises to announce!

Thank you to all you Motonerds and sponsors for your support. All the love!

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BIKERNET UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING LESSON OF THE DAY--
What is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers?

Mechanical engineers build weapons. Civil engineers build targets.

--from Rogue and Sidehack Jerry


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