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ALL-NEW BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for November 10, 2016

News from MotorTrends, the Center for Public Integrity, Indian, Progressive, S&S, Revival, Klockwerks, JIMS, Le Pera and Mo'

By Bandit, Bob T, Rogue, Ujjwal Dey, Chris Kranzler, Ray Russell, Uncle Monkey and the rest of the Bikernet crew

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Was that election something?
I’ve never seen two people or two staffs work so hard for America as Clinton and ultimately the new President, Trump. This was like three or four football seasons in a row. I gotta hand it to them. No race has ever been so hard fought.

Let’s hope this vote was an overall vote for freedom in our country. Hang On. This just in from the Week Magazine: Uber and Anheuser-Busch InBev recently made the world’s first-ever commercial delivery via self-driving truck. Uber’s autonomous 18-wheel semi, loaded with 45,000 cans of Budweiser, drove itself 120 miles on Colorado’s Interstate 25, from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, with a human onboard in the sleeper cab just in case. Anheuser-Busch estimates it could save $50 million a year in the U.S. using autonomous trucks. –

When no one has a job will they build autonomous customers who buy beer?
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Keep the faith: The Bikernet Weekly News is Sponsored in part by Cycle Source Magazine, Iron Trader News, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, and the magnificent Choppertown.

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CELEBRATE VETERANS’ DAY-- First of all --Welcome home always.

I have a great appreciation for the veteran of our foreign wars. My father was a cannon man here in El Segundo in the late ‘40s .

My future son-in-law, a Marine, just finished his second tour in the Middle East.

Happy Birthday all you Marines, and welcome home to all the rest of you service men and women .



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Now available for Indian Scout are our FST (Frequency Sensing Technology) equipped 444 Series Shocks as well as our top performance blacked out 970 Series Piggyback Shocks.

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ELECTION RESULTS-- Celebs Who Said They’d Leave.

The threat is a common one after any election outcome: Canada’s immigration website crashed from heavy traffic as it looked increasingly likely that Trump would win.

But after the real estate mogul clinched the presidency in a stunning victory early Wednesday morning, some of those stars will face questions about making good on their promise.

Here is a list of some of the celebs who claimed they would move out of the U.S. under a Trump administration.

Bryan Cranston said he hopes he doesn’t have to pack his bags, but would “definitely move” if Trump won. “Absolutely, I would definitely move,” the “Breaking Bad” star said on “The Bestseller Experiment” podcast. “It’s not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won’t.”
Samuel L. Jackson slammed Trump for running a “hate”-filled campaign and said he would move to South Africa if he wins. “If that motherf---er becomes president, I’m moving my black ass to South Africa,” the movie star quipped to Jimmy Kimmel.

Lena Dunham told Andy Cohen at the Matrix Awards that “I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will. I know a lovely place in Vancouver.” The star and creator of HBO’s “Girls” has been a vocal advocate for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee.

Neve Campbell, an actress on the political drama “House of Cards,” vowed to move back home to Canada, while “Orange is the New Black” actress Natasha Lyonne said she would hightail it to a mental hospital.


Cher tweeted this summer that if Trump gets elected, “I’m moving to Jupiter.”

Miley Cyrus wrote in an emotional Instagram post in March that tears were running down her cheek and she was unbelievably scared and sad. “I am moving if he is president,” the young pop star said. “I don’t say things I don’t mean!”

Barbara Streisand, a vocal Clinton supporter, told “60 Minutes” that “I’m either coming to your country if you’ll let me in, or Canada.”

Ne-Yo told TMZ last month that he’d move to Canada and be neighbors with fellow R&B singer Drake if the country elected Trump.


Comedian Amy Schumer said in September that Spain would be her destination of choice.
“My act will change because I will need to learn to speak Spanish,” Schumer said in an appearance on the BBC’s “Newsnight.” “Because I will move to Spain or somewhere. It’s beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It’s just too crazy.”

Chelsea Handler said she already made contingency plans months ago.
“I did buy a house in another country just in case,” the comedian and talk show host said during an appearance on “Live with Kelly and Michael” in May. “So all these people that threaten to leave the country and then don’t — I actually will leave that country.”
Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart said he would consider “getting in a rocket and going to another planet, because clearly this planet’s gone bonkers” if the real estate mogul wins.

Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of the “The View”, said on an episode of the talk show earlier this year that if the country elects Trump, “maybe it’s time for me to move, you know. I can afford to go.”

Keegan-Michael Key said he would flee north to Canada. “It’s like, 10 minutes from Detroit,” the comedian told TMZ in January. “That’s where I’m from; my mom lives there. It’d make her happy too.”

Hispanic comedian George Lopez said Trump “won’t have to worry about immigration” if he takes the White House because “we’ll all go back.”

Political Figures

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joked in an interview with The New York Times in July that it’d be time to move to New Zealand if Trump were to win.

“Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand,” she said quoting her husband who died in 2010. “I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president. For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”
Ginsburg later apologized for her comments, calling them “ill-advised.”

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton told a reporter earlier this year that he’s “reserving my ticket out of here if [Trump] wins.”

-- Lydia Wheeler and Judy Kurtz contributed to this report.

THIS IN FROM REVIVAL--EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR-- We've been supporters of the long standing East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.). Join us in our workshop at 5305 Bolm suite #1 to get a glimpse of projects underway and chat with a few members of Team Revival.

You'll have two weekends to come by, November 11th-12th & 19th-20th. We'll also be featuring two artists in our workshop, Jason Wilbur & Brian Phillips.
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Klock Werks was one of the first aftermarket companies to invest in tooling to stamp steel fenders, and they turned better into best by adding an e-coat to prevent rust. Today, the company sells the highest quality, direct bolt on steel fenders for Harley-Davidson, Indian, Victory, and Kawasaki.

Before Klock Werks exclusively sold parts for all the major motorcycle makes and models, Brian Klock and Dan Cheeseman were building custom bikes in a small garage.

“The guys used to complain about how long it took to straighten and fit fenders that were available back then,” Laura Klock said. “By the time they were done fitting it, it was rusted. Then, it needed hours of body work before it could be painted.”

Needless to say, many a fender flew across the shop in the late 90s.

Seeing an opportunity to utilize the mens’ innovation and bubbling passion, Laura suggested a solution. If there wasn’t anything available on the market like what they wanted and needed, then they would create it, together.

Klock Werks stamped steel and e-coated fenders were the foundation for the growing company. Before the the Flare™ Windshield was born at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Klock Werks brought their a-game with the highest quality fenders anyone could get their hands on- and they are made right here in the USA!

Because Klock Werks started with gear heads building cool, custom rides, the team really appreciates a part that works, fits, does what it’s supposed to do, is made using American ingenuity, and doesn’t over-complicate what is supposed to be an enjoyable process. It’s your ride, your hobby; it should be a great experience!

“From a paint and installation standpoint,” Brian Klock said, “these fenders are a dream come true.”

Newest to the fender offerings are 19” Front Fenders and FIT KITS for 06+ Dyna and select Sportster and FXR models. Most of Klock Werks fenders can be used in custom applications, as well. Painters love Klock Werks fenders, and for good reason. Prep time is minimized saving bike owners cash on those finishing touches.

“The fender was darn-near perfect,” Tom Enlow said. “There was no bodywork needed. Deep stamping and heavy metal is way stronger than factory parts!”

While Klock Werks is most widely known as air management experts, it all started with steel. The quest for the best turned these builders into entrepreneurs. Enhance the look of your ride without the headache with Klock Werks stamped steel front and rear fenders. Shop by part today at All fender purchases include Free Shipping within the continental US.

--Amber Hiles

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Born To Ride Babe of the Week— Mayra made it to the top for this week on Born To

Couldn’t be better for Mayra or the Born To Ride Crew.
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Sporting Clay Tournament
Ancient Oak Gun Club (16800 SR 64 East – Lakewood Ranch, FL)

Friday – January 6

“Born To Be Wild” Kickoff Party
Polo Grill and Bar (10670 Boardwalk Loop-Lakewood Ranch, FL)
6:00 pm until 10:00 pm – $75 PP – Music By: Billy Rice Band
Complimentary Food/Bev Tasting Stations – Silent Auction – Includes (2) Drink Tickets

“Welcome Thunder” Event
The Coral House (8389 S. Tamiami Trail – Sarasota, FL)
3:00 pm until 10:00 pm – FREE PARKING & ADMISSION!
Live Music – Bike Wash

Saturday – January 7

Finz Finds “Cruise for Cash” Charity Motorcycle Ride
Registration 9:30 am until 11:30 am/$20 PP - $4,000 in Cash Prizes
Starts at Suncoast Charities for Children – Ride ends at The Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch.

Stops include: Rossiter's Harley-Davidson, Manatee River Harley-Davidson, and The Ranch Grill.

Both Harley Dealership Stops Include: Free gifts for ride participants (while they last)
Free hotdogs from 11 am til 1 pm - Live music/free craft beer from 10 am – 2 pm

Saturday-January 7 and Sunday-January 8

“Rockin’ & Ridin’ at The Ranch” Festival
The Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch (5895 Post Blvd.)

10:00 am until 10:00 pm Saturday
10:00 am until 6:00 pm Sunday


Lots of Vendors – Bigger Demo Displays – Food Court Area
Comfortable Festival Seating “Under The Big Top”
“Taste of Thunder” Area - Featuring Craft Beer, Wine, & Spirits - $10 for 5 Sample Tastings
People’s Choice “Light Up The Night” Bike Show – Saturday, January 7 - $20 Entry
18 Class Bike Show – Sunday, January 8 - $20 Entry

Featured Headliner On Sunday At 4:00 pm
Blue Oyster Cult

Live Music By
Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio – Diary of An Ozzman – Keep The Faith – KISS America
Def Leggend – “Enjoy The Ride” Sugarland Tribute – Bobby Friss

Festival Info:

The master, Don Hotop. Nobody builds bikes like Don.
The master, Don Hotop. Nobody builds bikes like Don.

BLAST FROM THE BIKERNET PAST-- Monster Garage 50thBandit And Team Build WCC Chopper

Enjoyed this piece. You should now sell it to Easyriders, as it is much more interesting than what I'm seeing them doing now.

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S&S FINANCING PROGRAM MAKES IT HAPPEN FOR RIDERS-- We are releasing our new financing program today, ties in nicely with last week’s Winter Power Package.

S&S Cycle, in conjunction with Nextep Funding is proud to release Power Terms Financing! First of its kind financing tool designed to help riders to start enjoying S&S Performance with minimal cash outlay.

Partnering exclusively with our dealer network we are now offering customers the financial services they need to get started today. Power Terms will allow a consumer to manage their spending, determine the time and amount of monthly payments and afford parts and even the labor with the flexibility to get what they want, when they want it.

Power Terms is the ideal pairing for the new S&S Winter Power Package 110” and 100” Big Bore and Cam Chest kits. For more information check out or ask your local dealer.


--Patrick Garvin
S&S® Cycle, Inc.
14025 County Highway G, Viola, WI 54664
Office 608-627-0208
 ELECTION RESULTS, TWO-- Election 2016:

Team Clinton sponsored 75 percent of TV ads in 2016 presidential race
Clinton and her allies aired 383,000 ads between June 12th and Nov. 6th. Trump and his supporters aired 125,000 in that time period.

Florida endured more presidential TV ads than any other state, followed by Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Nevada
Team Clinton accounted for more than 75 percent of the presidentially focused ads in Florida.

Courting the Latino vote – Clinton’s campaign aired a total of 3,200 TV ads in Spanish, as compared to the Trump campaign, which aired about 100

Tracking TV ads in the 2016 state races

Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on state-level races in 2016
An array of special interests are fighting to see which statehouses they can influence, fueling the spending.

Check out our interactive ad tracker which includes the last ditch political ads aired through Monday, Nov. 7th

FEC inspector general says top agency official duped her into releasing confidential criticisms

Senior FEC manager under question for allegedly releasing confidential employee information.

Revelation worsens already poor morale between workers and management at the FEC.

Five out of six FEC commissioners continue to serve at the agency without a mandate

--Center for Public Integrity

At Drayko (Draggin is the parent company) we talk a lot about the R&D that we conduct for the benefit of riders.

But now you don't just have to believe what we say because this week:
Drayko was a part of an announcement made by the Australian Research Council regarding the Federal Government's investment into Future Fibres. Exactly 13.2 million dollars is being invested into a research hub focused on materials of the future.

Drayko is so proud that the government is backing us to create safer clothing for motorcycle riding.

We chose to focus on safety and confidence. We've made a promise to never compromise on safety.

Nathan Edwards, Drayko Operations Manager was at the launch and said "Drayko / Draggin has always been at the forefront of motorcycle clothing technology and this will allow us to remain the global leader. The support of the government to keep achieving that is great for our riders and the motorcycle community"

This helps Drayko in its quest to always offer world leading protection and continue to pioneer the industry.

Over the last twenty years, Drayko Jeans has become a must-have for any biker but the game is changing and there is more to come from us so watch this space.

Don't miss the latest Chance Hogan mystery novel from K. Randall Ball.
Don't miss the latest Chance Hogan mystery novel from K. Randall Ball.

SHOP IN THE 5-BALL GARAGE FOR XMAS— All books and leather orders come with autographed books and special surprises.—Bandit

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Will there be a memorial service for Scotty?
And where but can you ask for a bit of paint and receive Bandit's personal formula for happiness. (and yes, this is my brand of dry humor)

Friday, November 11, 2016
Editor Response I get it, but I don't know if anyone else will...

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