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By Bandit, Bob T., Uncle Monkey, Buckshot, Gunner, Bob Clark, Rogue and the rest of the Bikernet crew

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Never a dull moment.
Life is so nuts, but we bang along and try to keep the party alive. Maybe it’s the nature of the beast. We were discussing clubs the other day. Most of the violent guys from my era are dead or still in jail. You would think the new guys would find a better way. There must be a way to have a blast, ride wild motorcycles, and chase girls. I once suggested a WWF type of club sanctioning body. Then club guys could fight and make a buck. Hell, TV would go crazy for the rights. It's not hardly just MC Clubs. Take a look at the middle east.

Maybe it’s the nature of the beast, but on the other hand society is getting tired of the bullshit and bringing more pressure to bare on these guys, like Waco, California, and Australia. I need to go to a Confederation of Clubs meeting. Richard Lester and the National Coalition of Motorcyclists have done a tremendous amount of work to open doors of communication and sort out some of the issues. But maybe it’s just the nature of the beast…

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

Let’s hit the news. The Bikernet Weekly News is sponsored in part by Cycle Source Magazine, Iron Trader, and the Motorcycle Riders Foundation.


Brass Balls Cycles is no longer just premium bike builders... Of course WE WILL ALWAYS BUILD PREMIUM BIKES. But now we have premium bike parts priced for most peoples' budget.

We've been in the lab developing some killer parts for your ride. In the coming weeks and months, we'll reveal more cool components for your Dyna, FXR, Bagger, and Sportster. These items are now available. Be the first to get them.

Our stunning carbon fiber parts are extremely strong, made of 100% Carbon Fiber with aircraft grade epoxy and a high gloss, class A shiny surface. Ready for paint or direct install. No paint needed.

Brass Balls Performance carbon fiber parts are vacuum infused resulting in extremely high quality and consistency. Our carbon parts are NOT wrapped. We do NOT use vinyl adhesive or veneers. Our carbon fiber does NOT use brushed on epoxy, similar to hand laid fiberglass. Our product and process is superior.

Made in Oklahoma City, USA.


NEW SPORTSTER MID-CONTROLS-- This new Sportster mid-controls kit from TC Bros features CNC machined 6061 aluminum folding footpegs with a knurled, non-slip finish for "great looks and performance," says Tim Cobb. Heavy duty steel brackets are TIG welded and powder-coated satin black for a "highly durable" finish.

The kit includes everything necessary to bolt them to any Sportster with factory mid or forward controls. All pivot points utilize oil impregnated, precision fit bronze bushings for long life. The foot position is the same as a set of OEM Harley mid-controls for an all round comfortable ride; detailed instructions ensure ease of install.


--from AMD

BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!--
Lil Emery to the Rescue: Grille-ing the V-Rod

Hi, will the grills effect cooling?


Kambah, NSW, Australia

They are suppose to improve cooling.--Bandit

Old slides scanned & brought back to life...the '25 Indian 'Altoona' hill racer. A very rare bird.

--Curator- Don Whalen,2004.

--Markus Cuff
Official Certified Bike Feature Photographer
Cycle Source
American Iron

THE FROGMAN DID INDIAN-- Don't know if you know this but I was the stunt model rider for the Indian posters several years ago.

This pic became a poster for Indian

-- Mark V. Lonsdale

CLASSIC, Ghost Towns and Day of the Dead in Death Valley?-- Halloween and Encampment Highlight Fall Celebrations

Furnace Creek Resort is offering travelers a bevy of fall activities for the whole family. From touring ghost towns on Halloween weekend with the Day of the Dead Package to re-living the gold rush as a pioneer during the 66th Annual 49er's Encampment, this mirage in the desert offers a unique twist on the perfect fall getaway.

An honored Halloween tradition, Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday that honors the deceased, and many believe that on this day, spirits of those passed return to their homes. And with a rich history and more than its fair share of ghost towns, Death Valley National Park and Furnace Creek Resort are the places to celebrate Halloween this season.

From October 30-November 2, travelers can ring in the Day of the Dead or spend Halloween weekend learning about the brave prospectors who journeyed across the country in search of treasure and explore the once bustling towns throughout.

The Day of the Dead Package includes*:
Accommodations at the Inn at Furnace Creek or the Ranch at Furnace Creek
A commemorative Day of the Dead six-by-six-inch tile – traveler’s choice from the more than 70 to choose from in the General Store
Map of Death Valley Ghost Towns with suggested itinerary for exploration
For information, details and reservations, access and use the Promo Code “DOTD”; or dial 800-236-7916.

For information, details and reservations, access and use the Promo Code “ENCAMP”; or dial 800-236-7916. Another resource for information about activities is

BIKERNET BAD JOKE LIBRARY NOW OPEN-- An elderly Floridian called 911 on her cell phone to report that her car has been broken into. She is hysterical as she explains her situation to the dispatcher: "They've stolen the stereo, the steering wheel, the brake pedal and even the accelerator!" she cried.

The dispatcher said, "Stay calm. An officer is on the way." A few minutes later, the officer radios in.

"Disregard." He says. She got in the back-seat by mistake."

Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were playing golf one fine March day. One remarked to the other, "Windy, isn't it?"

"No," the second man replied, "it's Thursday."

And the third man chimed in, "So am I. Let's have a beer."

--from Jerry and Rogue

New THOUGHT-PROVOKING Bikernet Reader Comment!--

I am thinking about it! It’s 18128973127 --now you can think about it !

Boonville, In

CLASSIC TRIUMPH CALENDAR SHOT OF THE WEEK-- By the late 1940s a 500cc Triumph twin was old hat. Triumph dealt with the displacement deficit in the only way possible, by boring and stroking the 500cc engine to a whopping 650cc to create the hot rod of the day.

The Thunderbird - seen here in a shot from Wolfgang Publication's 2016 Classic Triumph Calendar.

Click to order this Triumph classic.
Click to order this Triumph classic.

It sneaks up on us when we least expect it too - a hard long day helping others. We work our way through it happy to be lending a helping whether it is swinging a hammer, spinning some wrenches or wielding a shovel. It is a little different from our usual routine but we don't think much of it.

It is not until we are home that we notice those aches and pains from usually unused muscles. We are lulled into a false sense of fitness when only the slightest change takes more toll on us than we expect. It is not until the next day that the toll really hits home, the aches and pains in parts of your body you had long forgotten about.

You put on a brave face, smile when others talk to you but on the inside you are screaming. You curse yourself for not being in better shape; curse yourself for not working on those muscles in our regular routine. We soldier on with a stiff upper lip.

We promise that we will never be caught off guard again. Deep down we know that they are false hopes. Usual routines are just that - usual routines. The guy digging ditches is worn out hanging drywall overhead; the heavy mechanic is tripped up swinging a hammer, horseback rides for nieces and nephews from the guy sitting at the desk all day. Soon the ache will go away, soon we will be back at our regular day, soon a friend will be helping us, soon they will be moving a little slower because of those forgotten muscles.

-bad Uncle Monkey

New FREEDOM RALLY Bikernet Reader Comment!--

I had an absolutely amazing time at Buckhorn and I can’t wait to go back. I really appreciate your compliments and will see you next year on an even bigger badder bike. Much love waffles

Megan Oneal
Columbia, MO

41. Take it with a grin of salt.

42. (On the 1973 Mets) We were overwhelming underdogs.

43. The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.

44. Little League baseball is a very good thing, because it keeps the parents off the streets.

45. Mickey Mantle was a very good golfer, but we weren’t allowed to play golf during the season; only at spring training.

46. You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it’ll go.

47. I’m lucky. Usually you’re dead to get your own museum, but I’m still alive to see mine.

48. If I didn’t make it in baseball, I won’t have made it workin’. I didn’t like to work.

49. If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.

50. A lot of guys go, ‘Hey, Yog, say a Yogi-ism.’ I tell ’em, ‘I don’t know any.’ They want me to make one up. I don’t make ’em up. I don’t even know when I say it. They’re the truth. And it is the truth. I don’t know.

--from Buckshot

KAWASAKI Donates 30th Anniversary Edition Ninja ZX-14R for Boystown Benefit Auction--
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., announced today that it will donate the final 30th Anniversary Edition 2015 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R made to Boys Town California for its live auction at the annual Night of Hope event on October 17, from The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California. This special edition Ninja is the final 30th Anniversary Edition model of the limited quantity of 300 that were produced.

The rare motorcycle pays tribute to the original Ninja 900R from 1984 and is painted with the exact shade of Firecracker Red and Metallic Greystone as its predecessor. Additionally, to commemorate the occasion for Kawasaki the Ninja ZX-14R is fitted with 30th Anniversary logos, has the badge number 300 on the gas tank, and features gold pinstriping and gold brake calipers. This limited run of 300 motorcycles was exclusive to the United States, making this one of the most sought after collectibles for any enthusiast.

“This is truly a one-of-a-kind motorcycle and everyone at Kawasaki is tremendously honored to donate it to such an incredible cause and group at Boys Town California,” said Bill Jenkins, Senior Vice President - Sales Operations at Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A., and member of the Boys Town California Board of Directors. “The Night of Hope is one of the most prestigious and important events in Orange County and it’s fitting that one of the region’s most prominent companies has stepped up to support the event in such a unique and memorable way."

Boys Town California was started in 1991 with the mission of providing programs focused on saving children of abuse in Southern California. Boys Town operates seven family homes in the region, reserved for youth who are unable to return to their homes as a result of abuse or neglect. In an effort to prevent out-of-home placement and keep families intact, Boys Town also provides intervention assistance through in-home family services and community support services.

With an MSRP of just under $16,000, this coveted piece of Kawasaki history is sure to garner tremendous attention from the gathering of 300 of Orange County’s most affluent and renowned individuals. Just last year the Night of Hope raised over $135,000, with all proceeds going directly to children and families in need. With the sought after Ninja ZX-14R up for auction, Kawasaki is sure to play an integral role in the event’s goal to raise over $180,000 this year. You can purchase tickets for the event by clicking the link here.


THE NEW BIKERNET ART GALLERY-- Just wanted to send over my latest painting. My Facebook art page which is

Also this painting I am offering a limited edition 25 posters signed and numbered for $25 each

--Stephanie Russell

SUPPORT EASTER SEALS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, WIN 2015 HARLEY-DAVIDSON XL883N “IRON” MOTORCYCLE-- Single $20 Opportunity Drawing Ticket Can Win Harley Given Away at 2015 "Walk With Me" in Long Beach

Harley fans across have their chance to win a coveted XL933N Iron model through an opportunity drawing to benefit Easter Seals Southern California. From now until November 14, enthusiasts can buy a $20 ticket and enter to win this unique ride valued at nearly $7,500, complete with bonus Harley-Davidson branded vest and helmet.

To enter, simply visit and print out the entry form or call 714.834.1111 x334 to enter by phone. You may also purchase tickets day-of drawing at the 2015 "Walk With Me" event at Shoreline Aquatic Park in Long Beach, California on November 14 from 7:00am to 10:00am. The winner will be announced at this event at approximately 11:00am. The motorcycle will be on display at the walk. For more information on Walk With Me 2015, please visit

The winner need not be present to win; he or she will be notified via phone if not in attendance at Walk With Me. You must be 18 years of age, a resident of California, currently licensed to operate a motor vehicle and present evidence of adequate insurance before vehicle delivery.

This year's opportunity drawing is sponsored by Heavenly Bread, Hostess, TruMoo, Pop Chips, Cottage Hearth and Yellow Tail Wines. For more about the Harley giveaway, please contact Courtney Mistofsky at or (714) 834-1111, ext. 334.

LA CHOPPERS FUSION LINE-- Just talked to Chucky from LAC, he's shipping today. He's sending a little extra!

All the products are on the LA Choppers web site, under "Fusion" in the search eng.

As for the bike, it's a '07 FLHX, grey in color. Stand By for Transformation, from plain Jane to semi Custom?

NASTY BAGGERS offers custom engraving on derby covers and more, awesome job on my fuel tank door.
The owners name is Fredric
His company number is (800)-649-0884

--Barry Green

Watch for more reports on Bikernet Baggers.—Bandit

Click on the art and it will take you there.
Click on the art and it will take you there.

JIMS TOOL OF THE WEEK-- JIMS No. 755 Oxygen Sensor Wrench

JIMS No. 755 Oxygen Sensor Wrench fits Harley’s newest, 4-wire heated oxygen sensors with 12mm NPT threads. The socket driver is slotted and features a 3/8-inch offset drive for clearing the wires and getting the best angle to remove or tighten oxygen sensors.

These O2 sensors are used on 2010 to present FLH, 2014 to present Sportsters, and 2012 to present Dyna, Softail, and V-Rod models. Made in USA with a lifetime warranty, JIMS No. 755 retails for $61.45. For more info, contact, visit, or call (805) 482-6913.


THE LATEST FROM Kuryakyn, Saddle Shield Heat Deflectors for Indian-- Now Indian riders can tame high temps produced by the potent Thunder StrokeTM 111 powerplant with the new Saddle Shield Heat Deflectors from Ku¨ryakyn, available for all ’14-later Chief, Chieftain, and Roadmaster models.

Saddle Shield Heat Deflectors redirect heat output from the engine and head pipes away from the rider’s inner thighs to improve overall cruising comfort. The shields are ideal for short or extended rides, warmer riding climates, and also work wonders when stuck in stop-and-go traffic.

A reflective smoke finish provides a refined and aesthetically pleasing appearance that suits Indian Motorcycle styling. Made from durable high-strength polycarbonate, Saddle Shield Heat Deflectors bolt directly to the rear tank mount using existing hardware for hassle-free installation on ’14-later Indian Chief Dark Horse, Vintage, and Classic, as well as Chieftain and Roadmaster models.

P/N 7181, MSRP: $79.99

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Jeff Craig
Murrells Inlet, SC
Saturday, October 17, 2015
If Lane had been anyone but a builder from TV, he wouldn't be getting all the publicity after running one of us down drunk. Piece of shit.

Dago, CA
Friday, October 16, 2015
Editor Response He fucked up and did his time. I hope, if you ever make a mistake and do time, someone forgives you. We all make mistakes. It's not about TV. It's about brotherhood.

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