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By Bandit, Bob T, Rogue, Buckshot, Joe Smith, Sarge, David Campbell, Barry Green, Ujjwal Dey, Sam Burns, Mr. Wonderful, Joe Smith and the rest of the Bikernet crew

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Yesterday was strange.
In fact the week started out fine then twisted several times. We are going to reconfigure Bikernet and Bandit’s Cantina at the first of the year.

We are going to focus on the Bikernet Blog and roll Bikernet into Bandit’s Cantina. I’m trying to slow down some and focus on the Salt Torpedo for Bonneville this year, while working on a couple of books.

We will keep you posted moving forward. Seems everyone else went with the blog format a decade ago and I’m just catching up. We will keep you posted.

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Q: Why can't you hear a psychiatrist using the bathroom?
A: Because the 'p' is silent
Q: What do you call a party with 100 midgets?
A: A little get together.

Q: What is the difference between an illegal immigrant and E.T.?
A: E.T. eventually went home!

--from Rogue

The 2019 POLITICAL AGENDA—from the Motorcycle Riders Foundation:

2019 Legislative & Regulatory Priorities
At the 2018 Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s (MRF) 34th annual Meeting of the Minds Conference held in
Denver, CO, a Legislative Strategy Session was hosted by the MRF’s Legislative Committee. The purpose of the
Session was to establish and prioritize the MRF’s Federal Legislative Agenda for 2019.

These priorities are categorized below. Note that at any time, an item may move to a different category depending on the likelihood of
activity. This list should remain fluid and can be adaptable depending on the issue and political environment.

• Continue to lobby for the passage of legislation (H.Res.318 & S.Res.154) promoting public awareness of and
condemning instances of motorcycle profiling by law enforcement officials

• Advocate for targeted changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard including the following actions:
The indefinite and universal availability of approved fuel blends, containing no more than 10 percent ethanol by volume.

Additional research and independent studies concerning the effects of higher blends of ethanol on motorcycles as well as targeted consumer education programs.

Where higher ethanol blends are available, ensure separate pumps (i.e. no blender pumps) to minimize the risk of damage to motorcycle engines.

• Advocate and monitor for motorcyclists concerning laws and regulations related to connected and autonomous vehicles, specifically, (AV START Act, S.1885);

Required testing for motorcycle recognition and responsiveness.

Strong standards to ensure the safety of motorcycle users as it relates to electronic and cyber security systems.

The inclusion of motorcyclists’ perspectives in discussions regarding Intelligent Transportation System (ITS).

Clarification of the rights of data ownership of any recorded data in the context of connected and autonomous vehicles.

• Fully engage the EPA & Congress on any activity related to motorcycle emission regulations (i.e. RPM Act -
H.R.350 & S.203)

• Work with appropriate stakeholders concerning the federal definition of a motorcycle, ensuring that crash and
fatality statistics continue to be separate from other classes of vehicles including autocycles, non-motorcycle
powered vehicles such as mopeds, scooters, and various cabin-based steering wheel type vehicles

• Consider limiting funding of any federal government entity with increasing involvement in advocating for a
universal helmet law or similar initiatives

• Continue to promote our theme of crash avoidance versus safer crashing urging NHTSA to focus on crash prevention and rider education.

• Fiercely oppose any federal mandatory helmet, apparel or conspicuity standards.

• Persue legislative language that any collected vehicle data is property of the consumer and in which the
consumer has the option to opt out of having their personal data communciated to interested parties.

• Pursue and monitor efforts related to the next highway bill (expiring in 2020). Ensure the following provisions are included:

Motorcycle Education & Awareness Program Grant Funding.

Continuation of the NHTSA Lobbying Ban.

Continuation of Motorcycle Advisory Council (MAC) to advise the FHWA.

Oppose any motorcycling related federal blackmails or federal sanctions.

Monitor for any action that would negatively impact motorcycles, motorcycling, and motorcyclists.

Continuation of ban on federal funding for Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

Your rights, your lifestyle, your motorcycle
are under siege. However, the 34th Annual
Meeting of the Minds demonstrated that the
strength in unity needed to turn that siege is
alive and well within the Motorcycle Riders

With a commitment to build upon what was
strengthened during the 2018 Bikers Inside
the Beltway and reinforced during the 34th
Annual Meeting of the Minds, ABATE of
Minnesota is dedicated to continuing those
efforts when they bring the 35th Annual
Meeting of the Minds to Minneapolis in
September 2019.

In the meantime, start making plans to attend the 11th Annual Bikers Inside the Beltway, May 20-21, 2019. Thank you for your commitment to the Motorcycle Riders Foundation and your support of the
efforts to promote and protect the rights of all motorcyclists.


Remote Accessibility, Online Route Planning

Polaris Slingshot, the three-wheeled, open-air roadster which promises to deliver the most fun on the road, announced today at the Los Angeles Auto Show an all-new software update and mobile app for the vehicle’s industry-leading Ride Command infotainment system. The enhancements allow drivers to remotely access key vehicle data with an all-new Slingshot Ride Command mobile app and conveniently plan ride routes ahead of time via a desktop platform.

Slingshot models featuring the seven-inch multi-touch Ride Command infotainment system will pair with a Slingshot Ride Command mobile app and allow riders to view vehicle data, check service recommendations and log maintenance from the convenience of their mobile device. Drivers can also plan a ride route online at RideCommand.Slingshot.Polaris.com and wirelessly transfer the route to the Slingshot’s navigation system via Bluetooth®. Slingshot’s Ride Command updates are available to current Slingshot owners with Ride Command as part of a software update, which can be downloaded at RideCommand.Slingshot.Polaris.com. The Ride Command App is available in the Apple Store and on Google Play.

“The new Ride Command updates not only make it easier and more convenient for our owners to manage vehicle maintance and plan rides, but the new mobile app allows our owners to share their drives to Facebook and further connect with the Slingshot community,” said Josh Fulkerson, Slingshot Sr. Director. “We have a passionate group of Slingshot owners, and we’re extremely excited to utilize these technologies and deliver a convenient means to sharing and engaging with friends, family and fellow Slingshot owners.”

The industry-leading seven-inch, multi-touch Ride Command system comes standard in three 2019 models, including the SL, SLR, and Grand Touring. The infotainment system is equipped with convenient features such as mobile phone integration, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and customizable vehicle information screens. Additionally, Ride Command offers GPS with turn-by-turn navigation in the SLR and Grand Touring models as standard equipment and can be added as an accessory upgrade to the SL. Slingshot S owners can add Ride Command to their vehicle from the Slingshot accessorie catalogue.

Each Slingshot model packs a GM Ecotec 2.4L DOHC four-cylinder engine that delivers 173 horsepower by way of a five-speed manual transmission. With four models, the S, SL, SLR and Grand Touring, Slingshot’s 2019 lineup offers a variety of fit and finish options at a price point that ranges from $19,999 to $29,499. Drivers can further personalize and customize their Slingshot with dozens of Slingshot Engineered Accessories, including premium 200-watt Rockford Fosgate audio kit, 10-way adjustable BILSTEIN shocks, quilted comfort seats or add custom style and comfort with a color-matched Slingshade top.

For more information about Slingshot, visit PolarisSlingshot.com.

Foothill Ranch, Calif. – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., announces its support of Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) education efforts that will include a donation of 36 Kawasaki products, including motorcycles, ATVs, side x sides, and personal watercraft. The equivalent retail value reaches a total of more than $300,000 and utilizes Kawasaki’s wide-range lineup with Ninja®, Z family, Versys®, Vulcan®, KX™, and KLX® motorcycles, Brute Force® ATVs, Mule™ side-by-sides, and Jet Ski® personal watercraft models.

“The MMI is a fundamental part of our industry,” said Bill Jenkins, Senior VP Sales and Operations. “The industry-leading technical training educates and guides future professionals of our industry and feeds our dealers with qualified technicians.”

Kawasaki’s efforts are designed to support MMI’s technical training programs that prepare its graduates for future technician positions and careers at Kawasaki dealerships across the nation. After completing MMI’s core program, students take elective courses that help to familiarize them with specific product lines and maintenance procedures, ensuring professional-level service.

“For nearly three decades, Kawasaki has trusted MMI to train the skilled technicians who maintain and service their products across the nation,” said Roger Speer, Campus President, MMI Phoenix and Orlando. “This latest contribution of vehicles gives our students the opportunity to train on the very latest Kawasaki products, so they graduate from MMI ready to hit the ground running.”

“We’re thrilled to give the MMI and future technicians the best education on Kawasaki models,” said Patrick Kelly, Director Customer and Technical Support. “These 36 Kawasaki models will add to the curriculum and continue the successful K-Tech Specialist Program.”

Throughout the years, MMI’s technical training programs have paved the path for Kawasaki dealership technicians as well as several of Kawasaki’s amateur and factory racing support team technicians.

MORE HORSE MAGAZINE NEWS—First the HORSE changed their name back to IRON HORSE and more recently this surfaced:

Hugh Hefner's plan was to use Oui as the ultimate challenge to Penthouse magazine threat to Playboy. Leaving Playboy as the men's 'sophisticated' magazine, as mentioned in an article, ("Adventures in the Skin Trade", Time, Jul. 30, 1973), Oui was able to present "rambunctious editorial slant with uninhibited nudes pictured in the Penthouse mood." And that they did and were very successful.

Being too successful with Oui, Playboy started having major concerns about competing with itself, Playboy eventually sold Oui ?Óin June 1981 to Laurant Publishing Ltd. owned by Goshen Litho Inc. Their first issue was September 1981.
In April 14 1997 New Sound Media Corporation S. A. sold Oui to Princeton Trademarks Inc.

Then in late 1998 Princeton Trademarks Inc filed for bankruptcy and sold Oui to Global Media Group Ltd. in May 10 1999.

Oui ceased publication in 2007 with it's last issue being February 2008 #413 and is now being revived in 2018 by the owners and publishers of The Horse BackStreet Choppers Magazine and Iron Horse Magazine.

--Paul Aiken
Aeromach USA, LLC

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I just want to share these with you.
Keith's partner built these. They are awesome.

Oops, I miss quoted. It is Keith's employee who built these.
His name is Fred Houston, he has been working for Keith for about 7 years now.

SecureCaps Engineering


1411 N. Batavia st. unit 117

Orange, Calif 92867


SBS BRAKE Aims For 100% NRS Safe

SBS Friction A/S on the way to complete implementation of mechanical bonding for both ceramic and sintered brake pads.

The leader in power sport brakes, SBS Friction is committed to work towards implementation of 100% NRS Safe usage throughout its brake pad product line. NRS Safe products eliminate glue and other ways of bonding the friction material to the backing plate. Instead, SBS will exclusively use the NUCAP Retention System (NRS), the most advanced mechanical attachment technology with a zero failure rate in over 1 Billion units Worldwide.

SBS last year released the SP sinter compound with NRS Safe technology for street riding, a first in the motorcycle industry. The SP line was well received by customers and garnered great reviews by industry media worldwide. NRS Safe was previously used only on organic brake pads, but through extensive Research and Development, SBS is now able to expand this technology into sinter compounds.

“The braking environment demands components that are capable of standing up to its violent vibration as well as incredible heating and cooling fluctuations. NRS Safe attachment is a mechanism that does not fail” NUCAP CEO Montu Khokhar comments.
A new range of industry leading road racing brake pads with NRS Safe technology was developed over the past few years and launched as the new Dynamic Racing Concept at EICMA in Milan, Italy in early November 2018. This underscores SBS’ position as the high standard in braking through design, quality, performance and durability.

“There is no room for error in motorcycle braking. By going 100% NRS Safe, SBS is using the absolute best in mechanical attachment enabling its riders to feel confident that they are using the safest performing brakes available” SBS Friction A/S CSO Christel Munk Pedersen says.

SBS Friction A/S is a Danish based company that develops, manufactures and markets brake pads and friction solutions for motorcycles, scooters, special cars, ATVs and industrial applications such as wind turbines.

LATEST FROM THE BAD COP FILE--We need this for the cops who frame and or lie about motorcycle people

Former Florida police chief gets 3 years in prison for framing black people

MIAMI (AP) — The former police chief of a small Florida city will serve three years in prison for a conspiracy in his department to frame black people for crimes they did not commit.

A federal judge in Miami imposed the sentence Tuesday on ex-Biscayne Park chief Raimundo Atesiano, who had faced a maximum 10-year sentence. Three other former officers have also pleaded guilty in the case, which centered around efforts by Atesiano to improve his department’s crime-solving rate.

Former Florida police officers land in prison after admitting to falsely arresting a teenager

Atesiano’s lawyer says the victims were not randomly selected but were known to police as having criminal pasts.

Prosecutors say the crimes for which black people were falsely arrested included burglaries and vehicle break-ins.

Two ex-officers were sentenced to a year each in prison, while the third got just over two years behind bars.


--from Rogue

RODDER’S JOURNAL UPDATE--The all new TRJ #80 is shipping to subscribers now. On the newsstand cover, we showcase the restored Eddie Dye roadster basking in a pool of light outside Bob Dron's replica service station on his property in Northern California. For subscribers, we have an up-close-and-personal studio shot of the Buick nailhead in Don Prieto’s tribute to Tommy Ivo’s first dragster.

Inside, the new issue is filled with a carefully curated blend of traditional rods, customs and other unforgettable features. From a cross-country trip in a souped-up Model T to a custom ’47 Cadillac convertible built from a forgotten four-door, we cover every end of the traditional spectrum. On top of that, we look at ’50s hot rodding in New Hampshire, Tom Fritz’s new art and a W-motor equipped Deuce highboy.

At over 160 pages, TRJ is proudly printed in the U.S.A. It’s a must-have for any diehard hot rod and custom car enthusiast.

To place and order, click the red boxes or give us a call at (800) 750-9550 in the United States, (877) 479-2627 in Canada or (650) 246-8920 internationally.

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Scot. and North England. to peep; look furtively.


I will be near by him, and when he keeks round to spy ye, I will bring him such a clout as will gar him keep his eyes private for ever.
-- Alfred Ollivant, "Danny," Everybody's Magazine, Volume 6, January to June, 1902


Keek “to peep” is a verb used in Scotland and northern England. It does not occur in Old English but is related to, if not derived from, Middle Dutch and Middle Low German kiken “to look.” Keek dates from the late 14th century, first appearing in The Canterbury Tales.

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