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BIG QUESTION BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for April 7th, 2022

Hang on for all the Event and News

By Bandit, Rogue, Wayfarer, Sam Burns, Mike Pullin R.I.P., Laura, the Redhead, Bob T., Bob Clark, Barry Green, Wicked Bitch, J.J. Solari, and the rest of the gang
4/7/2022


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Is life nuts or what?
We have a war in Europe. The UN is at war with humanity. They want to convince us that we’re doomed. Some media sources won’t allow scientific transparency, yet they must be aware that their political beliefs are breaking down. So, why all the conflict now? I don’t have the answer, but mild speculation.

Years, maybe decades ago we came to understand a change. As the population grows, we come face-to-face with small groups with larger voices. What once was an insignificant group became an entity with significant power like Mothers Against Drunk Drivers and the Taliban. Maybe that explains some of the issues we face.

But wait, there’s a bright side for us grubby bikers, chopper builders, and even gun owners and enthusiasts. We are encountering larger and more active events, races and bike shows. Hell, the vintage section of our industry is growing like crazy.

A buddy of mine seems to go to a bike show every weekend. Last weekend Fandango in Texas celebrated the Vintage, Mama Tried is expanding and this weekend Hand Built shines in Texas. Check the news, there’s something happening every weekend.

So, what does all the above say about our world. Not sure. Think about it. Let’s hit the news:


Click for all the info...
Click for all the info...



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







PHILOSOPHY QUOTE OF THE WEEK--
Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.

--Dale Carnegie
 



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CLIMATE QUOTE OF THE WEEK--Absolutely nothing in this IPCC report is true. It is all fake and threatens the existence of civilization, especially the West because the East and the South don’t buy it. We must reject it or face the consequences.

#CelebrateCO2!!

--Patrick Moore





HELPING OUT-- Ohio's MSF RiderCoaches

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Government Relations Office was battling an Ohio law today that requires unnecessary and costly dual certification for MSF RiderCoaches. Ohio's Senate Transportation Committee heard arguments and received written testimony from the MSF in favor of House Bill 338, introduced by Representative James M. Hoops last year.

"Unfortunately, due to ambiguity in the state law, MSF RiderCoaches must also be certified in Motorcycle Ohio curriculum and issue final testing under that curriculum rather than the MSF's," said Scott Schloegel, senior vice president at the government relations office serving both the MSF and the MIC. "This results in MSF RiderCoaches having to essentially be dual-certified in two programs, despite the Ohio Department of Public Safety certifying that both meet or exceed national standards."

The bill passed the House in December and today's hearing was the second one in the Senate transportation committee. After hearing from any opponents at a future hearing, and after a committee vote, the bill will go before the entire Ohio Senate for consideration.

"Legislative change can involve considerable time and effort but we're striving for swift passage of HB 338 to provide some needed relief to the hard-working MSF RiderCoaches in Ohio," Schloegel said.

"We look forward to passage of HB 338, which will preserve the state's resources while allowing more opportunities for Ohioans to become coaches for either MSF or Motorcycle Ohio," said Robert Gladden, MSF vice president of training operations. "We have had many people who are interested in contributing to motorcycle safety by becoming an MSF RiderCoach, but the dual-certification requirement creates a lengthy and expensive obstacle."

--MIC





THE TEXAS FANDANGO--The Cherokee Chapter of the AMCA proudly presented The Texas Fandango. The Texas Fandango is a vintage swap meet, vintage bike show, and vintage races all rolled into one fun-packed weekend, April 1-3, 2022.

The Fandango was located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country at the Gillespie County Fairground in historic Fredericksburg. The premier event in Texas for any vintage motorcycle enthusiast. A portion from every ticket sold benefits the Optimist Club of Fredericksburg Texas.

Click for action.
Click for action.







HAND BUILT SHOW BY INDIAN--Come check out Indian Motorcycle at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show and take part in the 2022 Scout Rogue Crewhouse Tour. Featuring demos & displays of Scout Rogue and the rest of the 2022 Indian Motorcycle line-up. Demos will be at Indian Motorcycle of Austin on Friday 4/8 and at this location on Saturday and Sunday 4/9 -10.


All riders and passengers must be 18 years or older and wear proper riding attire (DOT approved helmet, closed-toe shoes, long pants, and eye protection). All riders must also present a valid motorcycle endorsement.


While Progressive is sponsoring the Demo Tour, it is not providing insurance to any rider participating in the Demo Tour who does not already have Progressive motorcycle insurance.

Scout Rogue Crewhouse Tour - Handbuilt
Demo Events, Show Events
Apr 8 - 10
Austin, TX




Click to get involved.
Click to get involved.



STRIDER BIKE SERIES--
SFPR is pleased to partner with Special Olympics South Dakota for Young Athletes Strider Program. This program gives kids ages 2–5 years old the opportunity to get the feel for riding a bike.

Ah, the Official Strider Cup® race series.

It’s only our most favoritest time of year. We love putting on Strider Cup races and making new friends. These races give those tiny speedsters a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test at several stops across the U.S. and worldwide.

You won’t find anything like a good Strider Cup race anywhere else because Official Strider Cup races can only be put on by Strider franchisees. The Strider Cup race series caters directly to children 2—6 years old, who want to experience the thrill of racing. We encourage kiddos of all sizes and riding abilities to participate. Admission to the race is free for families and spectators; however, an entry fee for racers may apply.

Apr 5 – 19
Kenny Anderson Community Center
3701 E 3rd St, Sioux Falls, SD





DAV NEWS-- Every year, DAV empowers our nation’s veterans and their families by providing the resources they need to live their lives with respect and dignity. In 2021, we provided more than 163,000 rides to veterans attending medical appointments and assisted in filing over 151,000 claims for benefits. You can help us continue to be there for veterans as they transition back into civilian life with these four easy ways to give back:

Donate Your Car

Donate Your Car — You can help DAV continue to make a big impact in the lives of our disabled veterans by donating your vehicle. DAV's Car Donation Program helps disabled veterans by turning your old car, boat, RV and more into resources to connect veterans with the benefits they earned. The process is easy with our FREE pickup service. Learn more about DAV’s Car Donation Program today!

All veterans should join.
All veterans should join.








HANG ON FOR THE LOWBROW GETDOWN--If you've never been to the Getdown, and don't know what to expect...

Let's just say 'PARTY' sums it up.

This is NOT a bike show, with vendors or organized activities.

It's a party in the woods with motorcycles, drinks, food, naps, swimming, campfires and friends!

Let us sum it up for you... Get on your dang bike and be at Nelson's Ledges Quarry Park for the Lowbrow Getdown on June 24th - 26th, 2022!
Bring ibuprofen.

Click for Action.
Click for Action.






MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL--Opening Day
The 2022 Major League Baseball season gets underway today, one week after its original date, following an offseason lockout that continued into spring training. Despite the delay, fans will enjoy a full 162-game season under an updated agreement that ended the 99-day work stoppage.

The updated schedule resulted in a slimmer opening day slate, with just under half the league taking the field (see game times). One of the most notable matchups comes later in the day when the Houston Astros travel to face the Los Angeles Angels and two-way star Shohei Ohtani. The reigning MVP had a historic 2021 season, including becoming the first player to start as both a hitter and a pitcher in the All-Star Game.





EDITORIAL STATEMENT OF THE WEEK--I am skeptical that “collective action” through governmental policies will make planet Earth a more hospitable place. Is this the same government that can’t balance its budget, control its borders, stop the crime spree across America and has allowed a 10% inflation tax, among other foibles?

Now, these same politicians will, like Moses, stop the oceans from rising? Fat chance. And they accuse the United States of being religious zealots.

--Stephen Moore
BPR






EMISSION STANDARDS REVISED--US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg made a big announcement Friday concerning new vehicle emission standards. The new fuel economy standards require that all new US cars get over 40 mpg by 2026. The NHTSA will nearly triple fines for automakers who fail to meet the new standards.

President Joe Biden announced that he would continue to release oil from the Strategic Oil Reserve to fight high prices. Landline called the move historic. The Hill reports that this is the largest-ever oil reserve release. The CATO Institute claims in an editorial that the Strategic Oil Reserve was never used strategically.



The first Chance Hogan book. Grab it quick.
The first Chance Hogan book. Grab it quick.



REPORT FROM THE BIKERNET INTERNATIONAL RIDERS NEWS DESK--
There is this wonderful group of riders who have accumulated a million kms and plenty more goodwill.

I had subscribed to their updates about new rides for many years but never actually went on a ride with them.

Anyways, I filled in their registration for coming Weekend short ride of just 250 Kms.

It would be best opportunity to take the new Hero XPulse 200 outside city limits to see what it can do.

Their website has information about them and about this upcoming trip.

Meanwhile - it seems like you are writing My Life Story as a comprehensive Adventure where multiple Characters are All part of Me.

(-- Chance didn’t feel fit and strong. He felt drawn and emotionally drained.
--He didn’t want to be on the ramp heading into a herd of strange folks on a dock, but he knew he needed social interaction. He didn’t want to be around anyone, but it was time.)

(--The round redheaded biker tried to resolve something in his past by drinking himself into physical oblivion every day. His health was in decline and no one could stop it. It was up to him, and he was mad, mad about something he did or someone did to him.
-- never smiled and only nodded to folks he knew.
-- It didn’t take Chance long to determine this biker’s self-induced destiny. He wanted to drink himself to death as fast as possible. NOTE: Though I use Cigarettes like Rudy instead of liquor
--“We need to get you back on the road,” Chance said, and they parted.)
 
GROUP RIDE EVENT EMAIL UPDATE :
 
Sent: Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 07:08:44 PM GMT+5:30
Subject: Musafirs Motorcycle Club - Upcoming ride details for April 9-10, 2022



Hey Musafirs,

And it's time for our April ride, come ride with us to our next destination – Kolad, Maharashtra. Enjoy the Musafirs camaraderie, take a dip in the pool and soak in the scenic beauty that this place has to offer.

With this being a short ride of just about 250 kms (round trip) from Mumbai and Pune, it’ll be a good “First” ride you can have with this club that is known for doing mile crunching long rides. So, if you have been sitting on the fence and simply observing us thinking of an opportune moment to join in, here’s your chance.

Unlike our last ride to Ajanta-Ellora where we were crunching miles every day, the idea for this ride to Kolad is to relax, make merry, rejuvenate, and just chill. Definitely Fun! Come join in.

We are an inclusive club – your age, gender, caste, religion, profession, sexual orientation, etc., does not matter. What matters the most is the head and heart that drives the machine and the soul! We strictly follow the no-drug and no-litter policy – if you can’t adhere, please F.O. That’s exactly how serious we are when it comes to these.

For more details and registration please visit us at - www.themusafirs.com

If you have any queries, feel free to get in touch with us. We will be happy to help :)

Godspeed,

Team Musafirs

www.themusafirs.com







TRIKES OF THE WEEK—from the Bikernet Trike editor and research specialists.







--Sam Burns
Trike Editor Supreme
Bikernet.com™





THE BATTERY HUNT—I’ve been on the hunt for a battery to fit a stock configuration 1948 UL oil tank. Simple right. Actually Lowbrow shared a lot of news about a lithium battery system that fits in a fake vintage battery case.

The more I read about lithium batteries, the more they scared me. Plus, I might have been forced to replace my generator. The cost was becoming considerable. So, I hunted for a sealed lead acid battery that might fit. Here’s some input from the experts:

We have nothing for that in Twin Power. Only stock fitment. Guys use to use a riser part and a 12N5 5A3B battery from a 350 Yamaha. It fits perfect. It is a small square. I can probably find you something in a Bikemaster Tru Gel so you have no acid hose to deal with.

780735 is a ms12-5A3b 4.7” X 2.4” X 2.4”


--James Simonelli 
 Brand Manager

Here’s what I found:
Mighty Max Battery YTX7L-BS 12V 6AH Sealed AGM Battery for Motorcycle Brand Product
 
--Bandit 


More from James: That should work fine. Put some foam around it and you should be good. The cranking amps are in your right ankle, LOL!

I’ll let you know how it works out. I’m also looking for a UL manual.

--Bandit





Harley EL FL UL Service Shop Manual 1940 to 1947 Knucklehead Flathead NEW


You are purchasing one new reprint of the Harley-Davidson factory service manual for 1940 to 1947 big twin flathead and OHV UL, ULH EL, & FL models. Covers engine, transmission, electrical system including comprehensive wiring diagrams for all years and models listed, carburetion, chassis, forks, oiling systems etc. If you own a Knucklehead or big twin flathead you need this book to keep your bike on the road and to save you money on repairs. Covers Linkert M-Series carburetors and three brush generators including radio generators. In reality, this book will cover most anything on 1937 to 1948 UL and ULH models, as well as 1938 to 1947 Knuckleheads.

You will find relevant information for ’36 and ’37 Knuckles as well, however, some things like adjusting the oiling to the top end will not be covered here. You need Shop Dope II, which I have in my store to cover adjustments like that.

1937-1948 UL, ULH & UH 74” & 80” big twin flathead
1940-1947 E, EL, F, FL 61” & 74” OHV Knucklehead

This is a re-print of the original factory H-D manual. The reproduction quality is excellent on this and photo reproduction is fair as well, some photos are a little on the dark side, but still quite legible. All content is as original, nothing has been omitted.

Will ship via postal priority with insurance to domestic and foreign destinations or first class, your choice. Please feel free to contact me with questions.

International buyers: Sorry but this is too heavy to ship via first class mail, your option is postal priority.

PLEASE NOTE: When it's practical, I will gladly combine all your purchases into one shipment for a discounted rate. If for some reason eBay will not allow you to combine the shipping automatically, just purchase the items you want and I will refund any over-payment of shipping charges immediately.


Know who you are buying from! We are not a drop-ship operation, each and every part we sell is carefully inspected to assure you get the quality part described in the listing. We have a no-hassle return policy, and we stand behind the parts we sell because we know what we are selling and shipping to our customers. Before you make a purchasing decision compare our feedback vs. others.

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