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By Bandit, Rogue, Wayfarer, Bob T. Sam Burns, Barry Green, Laura, El Waggs, the Redhead, and the whole crew

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I’ve been sort of stressed over the non-stop election rhetoric,
and in a sense I don’t get it. It’s sorta like watching a nail-biting Superbowl game for two weeks. There’s only so much you can handle.

I also was forced to upgrade my blinking with alerts, cell phone. Talk about stress. It’s more involved than buying a car. We were forced to travel to a Costco and encounter the blinking, whirling cell phone kiosk, the myriad of spinning, flashing phones and colorful displays. It was as if we were trying to buy a phone while riding on a neon embossed carnival ride.

Check the Iron Trader out.
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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 the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Most recently Quick Throttle Magazine came on board.

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Instagram is a great place to be in the motorcycle world.

Filled with stunning pictures of motorcycles, industry news, videos, and more – you can get lost for hours browsing motorcycle Instagram.

We took a close look at the millions of posts using the #BikersOfInstagram hashtag in order to find the most popular motorcycles around the world:

Digging further, we also created:
A world map that shows what cities and countries around the globe post about motorcycles the most
A map showing each country's favorite motorcycle manufacturer.
A list of the top 10 motorcycle influencers to follow on Instagram.
To give you an idea, here's a peek at each country's most popular motorcycle manufacturers:

Taylor Tomita
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MOTOR BAR AND RESTAURANT IN MILWAUKEE IS STILL OPEN--Eat well while doing good at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant this holiday season
New catering packages take the stress out of meal planning for your special occasions.

MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant is still open! If you have a hankering for the bold, American classics found at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant, we’ve got you covered! While we continue to place guest and staff safety as our top priority, we have been working alongside the City of Milwaukee Health Department to ensure proper protocols are in place for your next visit. Dine-in, takeout and delivery are all available for lip-smacking BBQ, juicy ground chuck burgers, monthly specials and more.

And beginning today, bring in your new, unwrapped toys and receive 10% off your bill at Motor Bar and Restaurant as a part of the Kids2Kids Toy Drive†! Help brighten spirits during the holiday season.

Visit to plan your next night out or get a delicious feast delivered to your front door.


Kids2Kids Toy Drive at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant, Nov. 9 – Dec. 13, 2020
Donate an item for the Kids2Kids Toy Drive at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant at the Harley-Davidson Museum and receive 10% off your bill†. Your donation will help spread joy to children in need during the holiday season. Guests are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys that will be gifted to children in need.

Kids2Kids Christmas not only makes an impact on the children who receive the toys, but it also helps instill the values of caring and giving in the children who donate the toys. Since the program began in 2006, more than 230,000 toys have been collected and distributed to families. Help us hit our goal of collecting more than 20,000 toys! Don’t forget, MOTOR’s kids menu is perfect for the pint-size set. More details are available at

10% off your bill at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant at the Harley-Davidson Museum before tax with a donation for Kids2Kids Toy Drive hosted by Kapco Inc. on November 9 – December 13, 2020.

Cannot be redeemed for cash or cash equivalent. Offer not valid on previous visits. Cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or promotion. Offer can be changed at any time without notice. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Monte Cristo: Shaved turkey and ham, bacon, Swiss cheese, and blackberry jam on battered thick toast ($13.95)

Braised Short Rib with Gnocchi: Braised beef short rib, sautéed carrots, onions, and mushrooms with a red wine-thyme demi-glace. Served over fresh potato gnocchi ($20.95)

Warm Pumpkin Blondie: Pumpkin blondie served with spiced pecans and cinnamon ice cream ($7.95)



Chicken Biscuit Sliders: Two buttermilk biscuits with house-breaded fried chicken, topped with mayo and pickles; served with fries ($7.95)
Nashville Chicken Sliders: Two Nashville hot chicken sliders topped with pickles, coleslaw, and mayo on a brioche mini bun; served with fries ($8.95)

Quesadilla: Tortillas with shredded cheese, black bean-corn salsa with choice of BBQ chicken, shredded pork or brisket; served with chipotle ranch ($7.95)

Butternut Squash Ravioli: Brown butter sage with toasted walnuts, Parmesan cheese ($7.95)
Asian Rice Bowl: Grilled chicken, peppers, celery, carrots, green onions, edamame with sesame teriyaki rice ($8.95)

Baked Pasta: Chunky marinara sauce, mozzarella & provolone cheese, onions and mushrooms ($7.95) Add on sausage or chicken for $2

H.O.G.® Members can enjoy a 16-oz can of Budweiser, Bud Light, or Busch Light for just $3.

VANCE & HINES Wraps Up Successful Relationship with Harley-Davidson--
Moves Resources to New Racing Development Center

With the announcement that Harley-Davidson has chosen not to field factory racing teams in American Flat Track(AFT) or NHRA drag racing in 2021, Vance & Hines will redeploy its racing development team towards creating high performance products for a variety of vehicles, brands and race series in both two and four-wheel segments.

"We thank Harley-Davidson for being a partner with Vance & Hines for 20 years. Together, in AFT and NHRA, we have celebrated 116 wins and 11 championships,” said Vance & Hines founder Terry Vance. “Harley-Davidson has been one of the best partners we’ve ever had."

Vance & Hines employees were informed earlier today that the Indy Operations Team will be refocused on performance products for two and four-wheel vehicles and will be redeployed under the name Vance & Hines Racing Development Center (RDC). Vance & Hines will continue its racing tradition in 2021 with sponsored riders in a variety of racing series.

In addition, Vance & Hines will remain the sole licensee, manufacturer and seller of Harley-Davidson XG750R Production Twin motorcycles and Harley-Davidson XG750R Super Twin motorcycles. This racing variant of the Harley-Davidson Street 750 was the motorcycle that won the AFT Production Twins championship in 2020. The Production Twins bike is being manufactured and shipped to Harley-Davidson dealers at this time.

"Vance & Hines is having its best year in over a decade. We're strong and we have a strategy that drives our growth and expansion in our current markets and in new ventures," said Mike Kennedy, President and CEO. "While we loved our time running the factory race teams for Harley-Davidson, we couldn't be more excited about the future."

Vance & Hines has been contracted to run factory race teams for a range of companies during its 41-year history including Suzuki, Yamaha and Ducati. The partnership with Harley-Davidson was focused on drag racing and flat track racing.

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ELECTION DAY BLUES---Seems on Election day Google searches for nearest liquor store, anxiety and move to Canada went through the roof.

--from the Week Magazine


With the XL model line, the “H” for touring, the “CH” as the high-performance version, Harley-Davidson satisfied the needs of riders looking for lighter, nimbler high-performance motorcycles.

Following in the tracks of the side-valve K model, which remained only in racing form as the KR750, the XL Sportster arrived in 1957 with the XLCH added in 1958.

The biggest advancement over the K Model was the overhead valve design plus eventually electric starting on the basic H model. But the XLH options list included saddlebags, a windshield, buddy seat and riders could even opt for two ride heights by specifying 18-inch or 19-inch wheels. Seat options varied from traditional sprung post to rigid mount in...

Click to check out the museum web site.
Click to check out the museum web site.

Read the whole story at the National Motorcycle Museum web site.—Bandit



GRAMMY®, ACM and CMA winning Shenandoah gears up for the release of Every Road on Nov. 13 via Foundry Records through the final instant-grat track, "Then A Girl Walks In" with Blake Shelton, available now. Every Road also includes star power collaborations with Luke Bryan, Ashley McBryde, Dierks Bentley, Lady A, Zac Brown Band, Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson and Brad Paisley.

Download/Stream "Then A Girl Walks In" HERE. exclusively premiered a first listen to "Then A Girl Walks In," written by Adam Sanders, Lance Miller, Brad Warren and Brett Warren, with Tomás Mier writing, "The laid-back and sweet love song showcases Raybon's trademark vocals, paired perfectly with Shelton's voice." Frontman Marty Raybon shared, "Blake Shelton is truly a big piece of this new record.

His vocals are as solid as a slab of concrete." Co-founding member Mike McGuire added, "We knew Blake must be a Shenandoah fan when he picked one of our songs for the past four seasons in a row on ‘The Voice’ for his artists to sing, but we never dreamed we’d have the opportunity to actually do a duet with him personally. What a blessing!"

Every Road will be Shenandoah's 10th studio album, and first album of all-new music since 1994, after notching 13 No. 1 hits and charting 26 singles on Billboard country charts throughout their career. Wide Open Country's Bobby Moore described Every Road, produced by industry veteran Buddy Cannon, as "a thank you from Nashville for such influential Shenandoah hits as 'Next to You, Next to Me,' 'The Church on Cumberland Road,' 'Sunday in the South' and 'Two Dozen Roses.'"

Produced By: Buddy Cannon
Executive Producer: Cole Johnstone
Engineered & Mixed By: Tony Castle

1. "I’d Take Another One of Those" (with Zac Brown Band)
Brett Beavers, Stephen Robson, Brett James
*Zac Brown Band appears courtesy of Home Grown Music

2. "Make It Til Summertime" (with Luke Bryan)
Dallas Davidson, Marty Raybon, Mike McGuire
*Luke Bryan appears courtesy of Capitol Records Nashville

3. "If Only" (with Ashley McBryde)
Lori McKenna, Phil Barton, Jaron Boyer
*Ashley McBryde appears courtesy of Warner Music Nashville

4. "Every Road" (with Dierks Bentley)
Brett Beavers, Jamie Moore, Kevin Griffin
*Dierks Bentley appears courtesy of Capitol Records Nashville

5. "Then A Girl Walks In" (with Blake Shelton)
Adam Sanders, Lance Miller, Brad Warren, Brett Warren
*Blake Shelton appears courtesy of Warner Music Nashville

6. "High Class Hillbillies" (with Cody Johnson)
Marty Raybon, Mike McGuire, Wade Kirby, Jim Collins
*Cody Johnson appears courtesy of Warner Music Nashville/COJO Music

7. "Every Time I Look At You" (with Lady A)
Dallas Davidson, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood
*Lady A appears courtesy of BMLG Records

8. "Life Would Be Perfect" (with Brad Paisley)
Wade Kirby, Phil O’Donnell, Bill Luther
*Brad Paisley appears courtesy of Sony Music Nashville

9. "I’ll Be Your Everything" (with Carly Pearce)
Marty Raybon, Barry Hutchens, Mark Narmore
*Carly Pearce appears courtesy of Big Machine Records

10. "Boots On Broadway"
Austin Merrill

For real-time updates on Every Road, visit Follow Shenandoah on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

BIKERNET HEALTH AND SAFETY WARNING-- Women often receive warnings about protecting themselves at the mall and in dark parking lots, etc. This is the first warning I have seen for men. I wanted to pass it on in case you haven't heard about it.

A 'heads up' for those men who may be regular customers at Lowe's, Home Depot, Costco, or even Wal-Mart. This one caught me totally by surprise. Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping. Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic.

Don't be naive enough to think it couldn't happen to you or your friends.

Here's how the scam works; Two nice looking, college-age girls will come over to your car or truck as you are packing your purchases into your vehicle. They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. (It's impossible not to look). When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say 'No' but instead ask for a ride to McDonald's.

You agree and they climb into the vehicle. On the way, they start undressing. Then one of them starts crawling all over you, while the other one steals your wallet.

I had my wallet stolen Oct. 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th, again on the 17th, 20th, 24th, and the 29th. Also Nov. 1st, 4th, 8th, twice on the 16th &17th, and very likely again this upcoming weekend.

So, tell your friends to be careful. What a horrible way to take advantage of us older men. Warn your friends to be vigilant.

Wal-Mart has wallets on sale for $2.99 each. I found even cheaper ones for $.99 at the Dollar Store. Also, you never get to eat at McDonald's. I've already lost 11 pounds just running back and forth from Lowe's, to Home Depot, to Wal-Mart.

So please, send this on to all the retired men that you know and warn them to be on the lookout for this scam. (The best times are just before lunch and around 4:30 in the afternoon.)

--Joe Smith
Certified Health Officer
Bikernet Medical Center

SEAN CONNERY PASSES AT 90--Sean Connery's Most Famous Ride as James Bond Was Aston Martin DB5

Aston made a limited run of the cars recently, and behind the wheel of this car is how we will remember Connery, who died on Oct. 31 at 90.

Sean Connery, the actor whose portrayal of James Bond was considered by many to be definitive, has passed away at age 90. As Bond, the BBC said in its obituary today, "He strode across the screen . . . like a panther, hungry and in search of prey." He also drove a memorable series of gadget-laden cars, from the Bentley Mark IV in From Russia with Love to the Ford Mustang Mach 1 in Diamonds Are Forever—but he will forever be remembered in tandem with the Aston Martin DB5 in Goldfinger, pictured here, and which Aston Martin reproduced as a "continuation" series in 2018, as the story below relates. —Ed.

For James Bond fans, the desire to own a real version of 007’s iconic Aston Martin DB5 is a dream that soon will be realized—at least for those willing to spend $3.5 million. Following the “continuation” DB4 GTs that the company produced earlier this year, Aston Martin Works is now set to produce a limited run of DB5s built to the exact same spec as the famous car from the James Bond movies. And, yes, these will include a full set of the often lethal gadgets that agent 007 uses to escape from various scrapes and predicaments.

The plan is to build 25 for customers, plus one car for Aston Martin, one for Eon Productions, and another that will be auctioned for charity. Now, how about a Lotus-built replica of the Esprit submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me?

By Mike Duff
Car and Driver
From the NMA

BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!--10 Steps to Winterize Your Motorcycle

Good article and I think it will help a lot of people. I live in Florida so get to ride all year so my motorcycle stays more in a Maintenance State than Storage.

-- Rogue
Palm Bay, FL

HOMELESS TROUBLES IN LA—Many of the homeless in LA have drug and alcohol issues and little funds, because they ain’t working. The city helps them with essentials and food even parks toilets in the streets, although that doesn’t help the taxpayers. They still shit on their lawns.

But recently a buddy had a Ninja stolen, then Willie, a longtime friend of Ray Wheeler, had his truck full of tools broke into and stolen at a local marina. This type of thievery is running rampant with the help of the homeless. It seems the drug dealer and thieves use the homeless as scouts to find their next score.

We will bring you additional reports in the near future. In the meantime, if you see homeless roaming your streets on bicycles, you have a clue--Bandit


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Joe Smith, you made my day. Thanks for the laugh.

Ruben Serrano
Sinton, TX
Thursday, November 12, 2020
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