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BONNEVILLE SCREAMIN' AT US DEADLINE THURSDAY NEWS FOR AUGUST 16, 2012

It's a Scramble with Bonneville Projects, Terrorist Motorcycle Rights Guys, Lee Parks, Las Vegas Bikefest, you name it

By Bandit, Buckshot, Rogue, Bob T., Gary Marz, Prince Najar, Sin Wu, Alex Kerwin, Ray C. Wheeler, Bill Bish and the whole crew
8/16/2012


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Holy shit,
I’m scrambling like never before.
I told you this year was going to be tough, and now we’re down to the gnat’s ass bottom line, Bonneville effort deadline. We are nearing the final hour.



Yesterday, Wednesday, I finally picked up my engine in Torrance, California, just a half hour from the shop. Thanks to Howard Stubbins of G/H Marketing, it made it home. Ray’s top end was removed in San Jose, for new rings, and they are just starting to wire the bike. Tobey’s sport bike Honda is complete with fresh heads in New Jersey and being loaded onto a transport today. It will be delivered the day we leave for Bonneville. Holy shit. Ray doesn’t plan to be back at the headquarters until next Wednesday, the 23rd, the day we depart.



I will pick up our Kendon Trailer on Monday. Good god. Let’s hit the news. I’ll bring you updates at the end.



 


NO IT’S NOT A TRIKE. SEE IF ANYONE REMEMBERS THIS BLAST FROM THE PAST.

RIDE SAFE.

--DEANO MASOURAS



TOM CALDWELL RACING/OLD GUYS DO RULE RACING-- inks deal w HogScrap Brands for 2012
I am elated to confirm that TOM CALDWELL RACING/OLD GUYS DO RULE RACING has agreed to enter into a partnership with Jon Waliga/CEO of HogScrap Brands for the rest of 2012 and possibly beyond.

The team at HogScrap Brands has only one goal, Provide motorcycle owners and lifestyles with the highest quality, and most fashionable, American-made products available anywhere. Its that simple.
If you’re looking for cheap import products or the typical "Big Brand" copies, stop now - you won't find any of those here! Our design and development team is scouring the country to select only the very best handmade, All-American products for our customers.

Our HogScrap handmade leather products, limited edition carbon fiber helmets, fashion apparel, belts, wallets and hardcore jewelry are all manufactured exclusively for HogScrap Brands to meet our rigid design and quality standards. We promise you won’t find higher quality items or more fashionable products an... ywhere, at any price.

The entire HogScrap product line is rugged enough for the toughest lifestylers , fashionable enough for rock stars and unique enough to call our own. So if breaking away from the pack is what makes your heart race, join us today and become part of our HogScrap family where you'll set the trends rather than follow them!.

We will be set up in the pits/midway at Rockingham, Bowling Green and Louisiana, as well at area events through out the fall.

We announced it locally Friday night at the Harley-Davidson West dealerships Bike Night, on Lovell Rd. in Knoxville.
We displayed the bike, while promoting the HogScrap, AHDRA and all my supporters.

I am prepping for Numidia, PA, and am totally focusing on the championship in Pro Stock.

HogScrap coming on board will definitely help in achieving this!


Thank you HogScrap!

--ML

 


BIKERNET TO SPONSOR AUSTRALIAN BIKE SHOW--I am planning an old school bikeshow on the 3rd of November in Mt. Alford, just out of Boonah, Qld.

--Harry
harry@harryscustom.com.au


We are on board to help bike shows near and far. I’m about to fly to Milwaukee to judge the Milwaukee Rally Ride-In show at the end of August. ~Bandit
 



YOU NEED TO CHECK THIS OUT A SITE DEVOTED TO NEWS ABOUT DISTRACTED DRIVER PROBLEMS--  Following a recent visit to your site, Biker Net, I noticed our shared passion for motor vehicle safety. My name is Alex Kerwin and as a communications specialist with DistractedDrivingHelp.com, I’d like to offer our site as an informative resource on this escalating roadway risk. While technology has no doubt enriched our lives, driver use of cell phones and other electronic devices has taken a major toll on the safety of our highways.



Operating our vehicles is without question the most dangerous activity most of us will take part in each day. As a result, I would like to offer our resource as way to ensure visitors become aware of this serious driving risk and have access to the latest research, news, and facts they need to stay safe. Ideally a single text link on your site will direct visitors to www.distracteddrivinghelp.com. I look forward to hearing if this partnership interests you.

--Alex Kerwin
 
DistractedDrivingHelp.com
255 S. Orange Avenue Suite 113
Orlando, Florida 32801 

 


MIKE WOLF’S EXCELSIOR HILL CLIMBER--We stopped by Lenny’s place in Sturgis while in town. Over the years he has helped people restore vintage tin by reproducing obsolete parts and building complete bikes. Easily, one of the highlights of my Sturgis trips every year!
As we walked past the NOS Indian 18
Paddle tire from way back my mouth dropped….there was an Excelsior Hill Climber!!

Here’s an excerpt from the Antique Motorcycle Club of America’s website about the “Big Bertha” and Excelsior Hill Climber engine: In the ’20s, the board-track racing era was coming to an end. Motorcycle competition on these massive, banked structures, some of them more than a mile in length, had grown out of the popularity of bicycle velodromes around the turn of the century. But the expense of maintaining the exposed outdoor structures, together with negative publicity following several high-profile fatalities, forced motorcycle racing to take new directions.
The most obvious move was to flat-track competition, conducted on dirt ovals designed for horse racing. But the other big trend of the 1920s was hillclimb racing.



While riding up hills on roads had been a test of motorcycles from the earliest days of the sport, American-style hillclimb racing quickly developed into a form of near-vertical drag-racing. One at a time, riders would launch specially built motorcycles straight up the face of a steep hill. In the early days, the hill often proved too much, and riders were ranked based on the distance they covered. But for those who cleared the top of the hill, the winner was determined on the basis of the fastest time.

The country’s most prominent motorcycle manufacturers—Harley-Davidson, Indian and Excelsior— waged factory warfare on the boards, hiring the best riders and building exotic, one-of-a-kind machines to claim racetrack glory. In the late teens and ’20s, those teams expanded into hillclimb racing, hoping to demonstrate technological superiority in every form of competition.

One of the rising stars of the new era was Joe Petrali, who had burst upon the racing scene with a win in a prestigious 100-mile board-track race in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in 1925. That win came in a one-off ride aboard a Harley-Davidson factory racer that became available when one of the company’s established stars, Ralph Hepburn, was injured. But Petrali was quickly signed to a factory contract for the rest of the year.

When Harley withdrew from racing at the end of 1925, though, Excelsior, part of the Schwinn bicycle empire, hired Petrali, who immediately proved his worth as a racer, repeating his Altoona victory in 1926 aboard Excelsior’s advanced 45-cubic-inch (about 750cc) SuperX.

But Petrali was also acknowledged as an engine technician, and he got a chance to demonstrate those skills in 1928, following a serious racetrack injury that took him out of contention in 1927.
 
In the race shop at Excelsior headquarters in Chicago, Petrali worked with the legendary Arthur Constantine, the man who had designed the SuperX, to develop a new overhead-valve engine for the 45-cubic-inch hillclimb class.



In addition, Petrali combined a crankcase from the SuperX with a set of special racing cylinders developed for the company’s single-cylinder, 30.05-cubic-inch (about 500cc) half-mile racing engines. The main advantage of this “M” type cylinder was that it incorporated an air passage between the cylinder and the pocket containing the inlet-over-exhaust valve configuration. The cylinder, developed by another famed engine designer of the time, Arthur Lemon, helped reduce heat distortion, making for an engine that could be tuned for more power without sacrificing reliability.


With two of the M-style cylinders atop the SuperX bottom end, Petrali created a 61-cubic-inch (about 1,000cc) twin that earned the nickname “Big Bertha.”
Mike Wolfe of American Pickers fame is having Lenny build it

Back into original condition. Tank was found with original paint on it! Rear wheel is an eBay item, and frame is an original Excelsior being stretched into a hill climber length.

Damn, I love this bike!!!

--Bryan Fuller
 


 


FIRST ANNUAL BIG BAGGER SHOW STURGIS RALLY 2012-- More than 50 super Baggers participated in the first Annual Big Bagger Show put on by Eddie Trotta and John Shope of Sinister Industries, also sponsored by Bikernet.com and Bikernet Baggers. Also on hand for viewing were two examples of Chris Lees Baggster motorcycles.



Baggsters are Sportster motorcycles that have been converted to the Bagger look but retain the Sportster handling. The show was held at the corner of Lazelle and Fourth Streets and proved to be a prime location after attracting thousands of onlookers, spectators, and bikers.



Next year's BIG BAGGER SHOW should be even bigger and better. To see all the photos and more coverage of this event pick up a copy of Baggers Magazine, published by Source Interlink, the company who also publishes Hot Bike Magazine. See you at the show next year.



--Buck Lovell
Highly acclaimed Bikernet Baggers
Supreme Editor at Large 
 
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HANG ON, NEW MOVIE COMING-- Best film winner coming soon. And this film is produced by Michael F. Hupy, an attorney and a friend to motorcycling for 40 years.

Attorney Michael F. Hupy
Hupy and Abraham, S.C.
111 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1100 
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Main: (414) 223-4800 Fax: (414) 271-3374
 
 
 


JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF OVER-GOVERNMENT—Keep in mind, this is a very small project, less than a 5,000 square foot building and a small parking area in the Wilmington marina area.

The City of Los Angeles Harbor Department (LAHD) (also referred to as the Port of Los Angeles [Port or POLA]) has prepared this initial study/mitigated negative declaration(IS/MND) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and operation of the Wilmington Youth Sailing and Aquatic Center (WYSAC).

As part of the permitting process for LAHD, the proposed project is required to undergo an environmental review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

This IS/MND includes a discussion on the proposed project’s effects on the existing environment, and identifies potential avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures.
LAHD is the lead agency for the proposed project, pursuant to Section 15367 of the CEQA Guidelines, because it has the greatest degree of discretion to approve or deny the proposed project. Approvals of permits include, but are not limited to, final design of public spaces and construction contracts.

In addition to the lead agency, several other agencies have special roles with respect to the proposed project as responsible or trustee agencies. These agencies will use this IS/MND as the basis for their decisions to issue any approvals and/or permits that may be required. The following responsible and trustee agencies may rely on this IS/MND in a review capacity or as a basis for issuance of permits for the proposed project.
•State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB),
•California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC),
•California State Historic Preservation Officer,
•California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR),
•South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD),
•Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB),
•City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation,
•City of Los Angeles Planning Department,
•City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, and
•City of Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). The following permits and approvals would be required to implement the proposed project.
•RWQCB permits including Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 401 Water Quality,
•Certification Permit and Waste Discharge Requirement, and remedial plans and site cleanup under Voluntary Cleanup Oversight Agreement,
•SCAQMD permits including SCAQMD Rules 403 and 1166, ?Wilmington Youth Sailing and Aquatic Center Project 1-2 August 2012 Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
 Los Angeles City Harbor Department Section 1.0 Introduction
•DOGGR,
•Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) approval,
•City of Los Angeles permits for disposal of materials and haul routes,
•City of Los Angeles, Department of Building and Safety Building Permit and Grading Permit, and
•Coastal Development Permit. 1.4 Scope of the IS/MND This IS/MND evaluates the project’s effects on the following resource areas:
•Aesthetics
•Air Quality
•Cultural Resources
•Greenhouse Gas Emissions
•Land Use & Planning
•Noise
•Public Services
•Transportation & Traffic
•Utilities & Service Systems 1.5 Impact
 

 


THE 2012 EASYRIDERS RODEO TOUR ROLLS INTO CHILLICOTHE, OHIO-- Wednesday August 30 Through Monday September 3, 2012 At The Ross County Fairgrounds.

The Biggest, Baddest, Wildest Motorcycle Rodeo Tour In America. The Best Motorcycle Action & Party You Have Ever Seen Featuring Motorcycle Rodeo Action, Weekend Camping, Live Music, Bar Stool Racing, Ride In Bike Show, Trophy Girl / Wet T-Shirt Contests, Motorcycle Exhibits, Used Parts Corral, Unlimited Food & Beer & More!

Charlie Hunnam “Jax” From “Sons Of Anarchy” Will Be There Saturday Only Signing Autographs, Taking Pictures, & Meeting Guests. Blackberry Smoke Live In Concert! Also Featuring Mustang Sally, Cowboy, & The LACS. Party With Us For One Day Or Bring Your Tent & RV & Party With Us All Weekend Long As We Entertainment You With The 1,000 LB Sled Pull, Barrel Races, & More.

For Further Info, Complete Camping Details, Events Schedule, & Interested Vendors Please Go To www.EasyridersEvents.com Or Call 800-962-9857

Check out the attached 2012 Easyriders Chillicothe Rodeo Tour Banner & the Official 2012 Easyriders Chillicothe Rodeo Tour Promo Video!

Use attached banner for image and also please use promo video below. Link below is to where it is stored at on Vimeo. It is easy to embed.

 
 


DEAL OF THE WEEK--As much as I hate to, I’m selling my ol’ Shovelhead; the one you featured a while back. It won second place in the Judged Old School Chopper class at the 2012 Easyriders show in Sacramento, and it’s on page 118 in the June issue of Easyriders Magazine.



It has 80-spoke wheels, a sprocket / rotor combo, Arlen Ness grips and pegs, and too much more to list. I’ve changed carbs for better street performance, but the elbow, the Mikuni, and the velocity stack in the pix comes with it. It’s a sweet rider, and I ride it every chance I get, but other projects await, so… I’m asking $11,000 or best offer.



--Buckshot
559-779-7974





BIKERNET MEDICAL CENTER RELEASES SERIOUS FINDINGS--9 Foods for a Healthy Weight LOSS. If you are trying to lose weight, avoid the frozen, prepared, and often expensive "diet" meals and instead hit up the produce, grain and fish sections of the grocery store. These superfoods are not just filling and can help you manage your weight, but offer numerous health benefits as well.

• Kale. This dark, leafy green provides fiber, iron and calcium - and at about 35 calories per cup (raw and chopped), it is a low-calorie way to fill up. Choose organic when possible.

• Lentils. High in protein, lentils can help prevent spikes in insulin levels that can cause your body to store excess fat.

• Blueberries. A good source of antioxidants, blueberries have over 3.5 grams of fiber per cup, which can help to fill you up and keep your digestive system running smoothly.

• Wild Alaskan salmon. An excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, salmon can help improve insulin sensitivity, which helps build muscle; the more muscle you have, the more calories your body burns. Sardines are another good omega-3 and protein-rich fish option.

• Steel-cut oats. An excellent source of fiber, eating steel-cut oats is a good way to fill up without a lot of calories.

• Quinoa. A healthy alternative to white rice, quinoa can help curb hunger via its fiber and protein content.

• Apples. A calorie-efficient way to curb hunger, apples contain antioxidants that may help prevent metabolic syndrome, a condition marked by excess belly fat.

• Buckwheat pasta. Unlike regular white-flour pasta, buckwheat is high in fiber and contains protein, making it more satiating, so you eat less. Try soba noodles in place of spaghetti.

• Olive oil and avocados. Both contain heart healthy monounsaturated fats. Many people find that increasing their intake of healthy fats makes them feel fuller while keeping insulin - which helps conduct fat into the cells for storage - low and steady.

--DR. Weil
www.drweil.com
 
 


LYON TOWNSHIP BUSINESS IS LEADER IN PROPANE VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY--Lyon Township, Oakland County, MI (August 14, 2012) – Icom North America, a leading developer and manufacturer of liquid-injection propane (autogas) systems for commercial and consumer vehicles, has received 17 new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications for its patented JTG II Propane Liquid Injection bi-fuel systems.

• The new certifications cover approximately 200 2010-2012 General Motors Chevrolet- and GMC-brand light-duty trucks and SUV platforms with 4.8- and 5.3-liter engines. The EPA certifications allow Icom to convert these popular fleet vehicles in the U.S. market for propane/autogas bi-fuel use. Icom chairman, Albert Venezio anticipates up to 10 new hires may be necessary.

• The Chevrolet-brand vehicles include Silverado, Tahoe, Express vans, Avalanche and Suburban. The GMC-brand vehicles include Sierra, Yukon and Savana vans.

• Icom’s JTG II system is now available for over 400 vehicle platforms, the most of any liquid-injection system in the U.S. market. Icom’s total number of EPA certifications now stands at 40.

• Icom’s EPA certifications now cover approximately three million vehicles, primarily Ford and GM fleet vehicles. The company soon expects to receive additional certifications for Ford, GM and Dodge vehicles.

• Mr. Venezio said: “Icom JTG II Systems are installed at quality vehicle up-fitters and installation centers nationally through the Icom Distribution Network partners.”

• “We are continually adding qualified installation centers through our distribution network. Further, Icom works closely with propane fuel supply partners for propane fueling and infrastructure for fleets. Fleets across the country are moving to domestic- and green-propane autogas.”

• Venezio added that Jasper Engines and Transmissions Alternative Fuels Division provided Icom with the GM vehicles for integration. Jasper, founded in 1942, is an Indiana-based, employee-owned company that is one of the nation's largest remanufacturers of a diverse line of drive-train components.

• The Jasper Alternate Fuels Division was formed 20 years ago and has over 70 installation locations throughout the U.S. “Partnering with Icom allows us to present the latest liquid propane injected technology on the market and enhances the progress we have already made in the alternate fuels arena,” said Ed Zoglman, division manager. A major federal agency is interested in ordering many systems.

• Icom previously had been awarded 23 EPA certifications: two for Ford 6.8-liter E-Series vehicles, 13 for 2009- through 2011-model-year Ford light-duty trucks equipped with 5.4- and 4.6-liter engines covering E-Series vans, Navigators and Expeditions, and eight for all Ford E-Series vans, Expeditions, Crown Victorias, Lincoln Town Cars and Navigators.

• JTG II is an industry-leading propane-injection technology currently used by numerous vehicle manufacturers, noted Ralph Perpetuini, CEO of Icom North America.

• “Icom has had seven years of exceptional growth and is positioned for a huge increase in future sales” Perpetuini said.

• As gasoline prices rise, propane continues to have a cost advantage, with more than 95 percent of the nation’s propane coming from the U.S. and the balance from Canadian sources, further reducing dependence on foreign oil. In certain U.S. states, fleet owners benefit from tax credits or rebates as well.

• “We believe propane – a domestic fuel source -- is the most energy-efficient and practical alternative fuel currently available,” Perpetuini said. "Icom JTG II bi-fuel systems allow vehicles to operate primarily on propane, with gasoline as a back-up source and for extended range.”

• Since 2004, Icom North America has been supplying its patented JTG liquid-injection propane systems to leading bus, truck and commercial vehicle manufacturers in the United States. Approximately 150,000 vehicles worldwide have been equipped with the Icom JTG Propane System since 2004. JTG II includes an enhanced multi-valve for rapid filling and an integrated fuel pump for ease of service.

• Currently, propane fuel is used primarily on commercial vehicles. Icom’s proprietary vehicle-conversion systems also can be used on any gasoline fuel-injected car or truck, including shuttles, vans, hybrids, taxis, police vehicles or passenger cars.

• About Icom North America, LLC

• All products utilize a high U.S. content. North American headquarters are in New Hudson, Mich. Further information is available at: www.icomnorthamerica.com.

 


ANTIQUE CARS DEAL OF THE WEEK--
The following 8 Cars are now for sale.
Financing is available on most cars.
For information call John at 231-468-2809.
I can help arrange shipping if needed.
If you want to see pictures and read the full descriptions click this link www.HaggleMe.com

• 1926 Ford Sedan $10,500.
• 1926 Ford Coupe $12,500.
• 1930 Chevy 3 Window $18,000.
• 1940 Buick Series 40 $11,000.
• 1948 Chevy 2 Door $7,000.
• 1957 Chevy Sedan $7,900.
• 1964 Ford Thunderbird $8,700.
• 1968 Chevy Impala Coupe $11,500.


My son, Frank, working some Tattoo magic at Port City Tattoo in Long Beach, an amazing shop.
My son, Frank, working some Tattoo magic at Port City Tattoo in Long Beach, an amazing shop.

 
BIKERNET UNIVERSITY TECH DEPARTMENT DISCOVERY--Japanese scientists have now created a camera with such a fantastic shutter speed that it is now possible to take a photograph of a woman with her mouth closed.—from Nicole



LIFESTYLE DEAL OF THE WEEK—2005 H-D DELUXE. SUPER CLEAN DELUXE! ONLY $14,995.00--  This is a really nice Deluxe. It's got a chrome front end, windshield, sissy bar, tour pack, leather saddlebags, Vance and Hines exhaust, passenger pegs, and more.

Like all of LifeStyle Cycles pre-owned Harleys, this bike has been thoroughly tested and inspected by a LifeStyle Cycles technician after undergoing a rigorous 38-point motorcycle inspection.
 
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IRISH RICH SURVIVES BADLANDS DEER ENCOUNTER-- Well, you got your deer on a trip to Sturgis, and I got mine on Sunday night, Aug. 5th, coming down 16 into Rapid City, just north of Rockerville. Didn’t go down, and not a scratch on us.

All the details are on my blog:
http://irishrichcustomcycles.blogspot.com/2012/08/1999-harley-davidson-deer-glide.html

See you next trip out to L.A.

--Irish Rich
Master of Shamrock Cycles
Amazing VL frame modifications expert




SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PROSECUTOR’S TOUGH ANTI-BIKER STANCE--
The public will thank DPP says newspaper
Adam Kimber's (South Australia's new DPP) anti-biker stance in the Supreme Court yesterday will win the Director of Public Prosecutions many new fans writes "Staff writers" in the SA Advertisers Editorial spot.

Police, who have long complained of inadequate sentences for outlaw bikies, will be eager to embrace his comments.

The State Government, still working to finesse its maligned control-order legislation, will be thrilled to have a passionate orator on its payroll.
The public, fearful judges are deaf to their expectations, will thank him for bringing their concerns directly to the bar table.

Mr Kimber's challenge to the four-month jail terms imposed on nine Finks bikies for a nightclub brawl is certainly to be welcomed. At the same time, it is but the first step in a much longer battle.
It is one thing for a newly appointed public servant to make a splash and grab some headlines by tackling a hot-button issue.

It is another thing entirely for that same public servant to back up their passionate debut with persistent effort.
In dubbing the Finks MC members, reprehensible, violent, abhorrent and unbridled thugs, Mr Kimber said what all law-abiding citizens have been thinking.

All the fine words in the world will not, however, make the bikie problem go away.
Only vigorous prosecution, strong evidence and tough sentencing can do that.
Mr Kimber is essential to making these things a reality.

He must ensure the prosecutors in his office are fearless in their pursuit of gang members.
He must lead by example and continue petitioning the courts for severe penalties - and, when he fails, challenge those rulings in the appeal courts.

He must work closely with police to ensure their evidence-gathering techniques survive the poking and prodding of clever defence counsel.
Police can ill afford another wave of aborted prosecutions such as the affray allegations of Vince Focarelli and Michael Sfyris - nor can taxpayers continue to foot the expense of such mistakes.

Mr Kimber's address is an encouraging sign for criminal justice in this state.
But if his comments are just that - mere comments - his stock will be no higher than other law-and-order proponents of the past decade.

 


BIKERNET OFFICIAL WELDER MEMBER OF 5-BALL RACING TEAM--
“It's been a little cold this last week or so. So I've been using one of these 10 hrs a day to stay warm,” Tobey said this week while on his job in 100 degree heat.

He’s waiting on his 1000 cc Honda sportbike motorcycle to be delivered from New Jersey. It might arrive on the day we are planning to cut a dusty trail for Bonneville.

 



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SUPPORT THE MRF OR DIE—Lots of motorcycle rights organizations are falling due to declining memberships. Some folks blamed it on the economy, but that’s not the issue. Sturgis grew this year, and it ain’t cheap. Maybe folks are losing their hope in any government process. Maybe folks are too busy, but…

We wouldn’t have helmet free states, almost 30 of them without motorcycle rights organizations. We would have motorcycle checkpoints on every corner if it wasn’t for Motorcycle rights organizations. You can bet we would all be facing smog tests, anti-tampering laws, noise restrictions, and even motorcycle bans, if it wasn’t for motorcyclist rights organizations.

These folks work hard, but they also party and ride hard. Take a look, take the time, and join a motorcycle riders organization or the Motorcycle Riders Foundation.

Thanks,

--Bandit

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DEFINE FREEDOM--I’ve had a quandary bugging me for some time. Once in while I’m sitting with someone and I mention how we need to support Freedom, and they look at me aghast. “Freedom what?” They say incredulously. “Everything must be regulated.” That’s when I look at them aghast…

So what’s the problem? For instance the general media seems to be in favor highly restrictive gun regulations, and they seem to like helmet laws. That always startles me. What if a legislative body determined that violent films and coverage of violent crimes was a detriment to the safety of the masses and attempted to tell the media how to act, in a legislative fashion? How would that fly?

So, here’s the homework assignment, and believe me I would love to be the writer. Can someone, is it possible, would anyone listen, or can we make a difference, by sculpting with words, three or more paragraphs capable of uplifting Freedom to national prominence once more. For some odd reason, my positive attitude tells me the world might listen. –Keith R. Ball




 
MORE BIKES REGISTERED AT BUBS SPEED TRIALS THAN EVER BEFORE—We are scrambling to make it to Bubs Speed Trials. Rumor has it over 300 bikes are pre-registered. Should be a blast.



Bonne Belle update

I now have the engine, a 1940 45 flathead with a K-model top end. I’m working with D&D on the exhaust configuration.

“The expanded pieces are for the outlet at the heads,” said Aaron Whitney, from D&D. “Here is some exhaust information. Best I could find on the web without writing you a novel.

“Be sure and calculate everything from the rpm you plan on running at (If max rpm is 5500 you might want to calculate arouds 4500-4800). Also, take some time optimizing the intake length also (There is a lot of power to be found there).”

http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~allan/fluids/page7/page7f.html

http://www.mez.co.uk/mezporting/exhaust_length.html


--Aaron J Whitney
Chief Engineer
D&D Performance
www.danddexhaust.com
 
 
 
 
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You know, the Belle, well she's just so fine. Slim, sleek, sexy, harley no doubt....just so fine. If you don't grab a record on the salt, you really did a fine job. Thanks for sharing.


Sam
San Marcos, TX
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Editor Response It was a tough one, and we did 66 mph in second gear on the salt. More tuning to come.
--Bandit
I'm guessing the photo and the heading got mixed up, but I remember the lake injector. Wasn't exactly an injector or a carburetor.

Sam Burns
San Marcos, TX
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Editor Response You are right. It was a Lake Injector. I had one on a Shovelhead in the '70s.
--Bandit

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