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At Least We Think We're On Track

By Bandit, Rogue, Wayfarer, Bob T., Sam Burns, the Redhead, Laura, Steve Bauman, El Waggs, Bill May, Barry Green, Steve Pheil, and the rest of the Gang

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This is an interesting week.
We now have two lawsuits against Climate Alarmism, and one is already in the Supreme Court. Another one is being filed against the EPA.

The courts may be the only place where the truth can be heard. Remember, if you’re against the media narrative, you’re a denier. Last week I said, “If you seek the truth, you are never a denier.” That’s all I want, the truth and scientific transparency. That’s what the world deserves.

I’m blown away by publications like TIME magazine who deny the rule of journalism to attack whoever they choose. How disappointing is that. I wrote to the editor once and said, “How are you going to explain the lies to your kids?”

Okay, I have a staffer who constantly berates me regarding my desire to share the truth about the climate. He’s afraid Bikernet might be attacked by the anti-free speech censors.

But I believe this is the largest threat to freedom and our lifestyle I have witnessed in my lifetime. If we don’t step up, we’ll be run over with regulations until choppers are gone.

A brother died yesterday, unexpectedly at 67. Mike and Vickie recently inspired my latest piece of fiction, Daytona Charlie. It’s sort of a tribute, in an odd way, to 1%ers I’ve known in the past.

Let’s hit the news:

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LOS ANGELES, CA. October 13, 2022 – ARCH Motorcycle, the Los Angeles based bespoke production motorcycle company co-founded by Gard Hollinger and Keanu Reeves, today announce the official launch of its new ARCH 1s model. The 1s represents an evolution helping to define industry categories in the motorcycle world, mixing ARCH’s one-of-a-kind performance cruiser formula with an aggressive riding position to create a Sport Cruiser.

The ARCH 1s is the official second offering from ARCH (following the acclaimed KRGT-1 model) and the company’s first production single-sided swing-arm motorcycle. It also debuts new mid-controls for a more aggressive riding position and handling, while featuring the 124ci, high-torque ARCH/S&S V-twin downdraft fuel injected engine, complemented by an ARCH designed exhaust system, and a carbon fiber fuel cell integrating the air intake and filtration system.

View the new ARCH 1s motorcycle in action.


Don’t get the idea that everybody has just given up on exposing the fake “science” behind the global warming scare. In fact, the Manhattan Contrarian is on the job — along with a hardy band of intrepid warriors with which I am associated.

On Friday of this week, my co-counsel and I, on behalf of a small group of plaintiffs, will be filing an opening appeal brief in the DC Circuit challenging the 2009 “finding” made by the EPA that emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases constitute a “danger” to human health and safety. I’ll use this post to give a brief preview, with more detail to follow after the brief becomes public.

You’ll have to wait for Friday to get the full story. But for today, I’ll start with an appetizer of some background on where we are, plus some information on the serious nature of our team and support…

I’ll save a review of the arguments made in our brief until after it becomes public. But meanwhile, I’m learning of some of the eminent scientists who are putting together an amicus brief in support of our position. The CO2 Coalition Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) and also a member of the CO2 Coalition. Sheahen and the Coalition are collaborating on a brief.

From Manhattan Contrarian
--By Francis Menton

The complete Manhattan Contrarian blog, written by CO2 Coalition Member Francis Menton, originally published October 11, 2022, can be accessed at the CO2 Coalition web site.

We have received tremendous response regarding Dr. Greg's book. We need to know the facts, so I ordered more. Just drop me a line to with your address and I will send you a copy.
We have received tremendous response regarding Dr. Greg's book. We need to know the facts, so I ordered more. Just drop me a line to with your address and I will send you a copy.

"We quickly ran out of Greg’s books, so we ordered more. Feel free to drop me a line and I’ll send you one free." --Bandit

NEWS FROM THE PRISM GANG—New Gallery, The Congregation Show.

This year marks the 5th year we’ve hosted The Congregation Show at Camp North End with Dice Magazine and Harley-Davidson.

At the risk of sounding like every other company who boasts about their latest event as the biggest and best to-date regardless if there’s any truth to that statement, we can honestly say that this year’s show has surpassed prior events in terms of quality and attendance.

Check out the link below for a gallery of the event.

Click for Action.
Click for Action.

Outlaw Dave Productions is excited to be hosting the annual search for Miss Lone Star rally coinciding with the 21st anniversary of this moto-centric event that sees over 400,000 attendees annually.

The “Search 2022” brought to you by Refinally and Ameristar Roofing, will host preliminary events throughout southeast Texas during the month of October where ladies from the gulf coast vie for this coveted title and their share of the $10,000 cash we award for the contest we thank Jackie’s for once again being our host venue.

Interested contestants should contact 1st Class Models (218) 451-6793

From SNL : Ways Stupid Rich Men Loose Money

1. You Spent it - bought a cheetah
2. You Smelled it - cocaine
3. You Lost it - invested in a restaurant
4. She Took it - dated a stripper while married and resulted in your wife's alimony

(episode with John Cena & country singer Maren Morris)

--from Wayfarer,

Join the Cantina, Quick! Touch her.
Join the Cantina, Quick! Touch her.

I have attached some of the code of laws for South Carolina and sorry in advance for giving you maybe too much info but we worked on several parts of this for years.

Worked and passed vertical plates as some choppers and sport bikes use.

Worked and passed Veterans specialty plate that is free for veteran both motorcycles and automobiles.
Supported passage of Motorcycle Awareness Alliance plate.

You can check out the SCDMV website on all the plates here:
License Plates - SCDMV online

Beginning April 18, 2022, applications for military license plates will only be processed by mail at SCDMV Headquarters in Blythewood. Customers who visit branch offices on and after April 18, 2022 to obtain a military plate will receive an Application for Military License Plate (MV-37) and further instructions to complete the application by mail. ...

You will see all these have the design on the side with the plate numbers to the left for LPR license plate recognition). You can view the plates here:

Plate Gallery - SCDMV online
This license plate is available to South Carolina Residents who have been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross Air Force. You must present a Department of Defense Form DD-214 or other official documentation certifying you have been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross Air Force, along with the completed Application for Military License Plate (SCDMV Form MV-37).

--Ralph Bell
ABATE of South Carolina, Inc
Legislative Coordinator
MRF Representative
(803) 556-2354


RUN UPDATE--We’re ready for Kernville, are you?

The best way to stay in the loop is to sign up for SMS messages. We’ll shoot out occasional reminders letting you know when the Kamp Bar is open when, the bands are coming on, what time the tug-o-war competition and joint rolling contests are, etc. It’s easy, just hit the button below and add your number.

EXFIL-65 Camping

Frandy Park Campground 11252 Kernville Rd. Kernville, CA 93238

Turn right as you enter the Kamp and stop at the Registration tent to check-in. This is where you'll get your wristband and goodie bag.
EXFIL-65 Camping
EXFIL-65 Camping

Saturday at 4 pm, please ROLL yer bike up to the Kamp bar/common area and line it up with all the other bikes. At 5:45, judges will place a sticker on the headlight of the winning bikes. If yer bike receives said sticker, please ROLL over to the awards area to receive your award. Classes: CHOPPER, SPORTSTER, MODERN, METRIC, CLASSIC
EXFIL-65 Camping


JUST IN FROM THE STATE OF LOWBROW--1 down, 3 up... you know the drill.

Here Frank R.I.P. is again, showing the full teardown, rebuild & installation of a Harley-Davidson 4 speed transmission...

This is the full-length, 3.5-hour (!!!) video, free for your enjoyment.

Follow along at home and get your 4 speed shifting as good as new...

Or, just watch it for personal enjoyment, and to get your significant other shaking their head in bewilderment at your choice of entertainment.
Brought to you by Lowbrow Customs :)


PS - If you are interested in Harley-Davidsons you may have already watched our Shovelhead Tune & Service video featuring Frank Kaisler. Have you seen it?
PPS - Share this full length video wherever you want by posting

Click for Action.
Click for Action.

War on Parking Just Got Real

Back in the 1960s: Joni Mitchell once sang: “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” But city planners who once were blamed for creating space for cars are now reversing direction. The new strategy is to “save paradise and take away a parking lot." How did we get here?

The only way to build affordable housing is to get rid of cars?

Cities as far-flung as Berkeley, Boston, Minneapolis, New York City, Raleigh, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco have already eliminated parking minimums for new developments. So many parking spaces were mandated for each apartment. Depending on the square footage of commercial ventures, parking space allocation was mandatory. The first state, California, has recently legislated to stop these requirements in new real estate developments.

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed AB2097 into law, which generally forbids cities from imposing parking minimums on any commercial or residential development within a half-mile of a public transit stop.

Governor Newsom said in a video address before signing the bill:

"We're making it cheaper and easier to build new housing near daily destinations like jobs and grocery stores and school. This means more housing at lower prices closer to walkable neighborhoods and public transit."

AB2097 sponsor Los Angeles County Assembly Member Laura Friedman said the objective was to create more opportunities for housing by lowering the cost of building parking spaces instead of housing. The Parking Reform Network has estimated that building a space in a new building can run from $10,000 to $60,000.

Some California developers stated that the cost could be up to $75,000 per parking space. Land is expensive everywhere, but the cost per foot to build in metropolitan areas can be astronomical. From a land developer's perspective, there is little return on investment for building parking spaces. They can make more money with housing or office space.

Lawmakers, housing advocates, and environmental groups have worked over the past decade to reverse the mandates. They argue that these parking minimums hinder efforts to fight climate change and increase California's vehicle dependency.

UCLA Urban Planning Professor and Parking Reform Proponent Donald Shoup told Time Magazine recently:

"At the local level, NIMBYs (Not in My Back Yard) are in charge. That's why it's important that California has done this at a state level because state governments have [more long-term] goals: more low-income housing, and less traffic congestion, air pollution, and carbon emissions."

California's housing deficit is estimated at more than 3.5 million units. Due to the scarcity, rent prices have soared and contributed to the state's homeless population (accounting for as much as a quarter of all homeless people in the US).

But all traffic is local, and losing local control over parking minimums can cause more headaches for counties, municipalities, and motorists. Only twenty city councils have voted to ban parking minimums in the past five years. This doesn't seem like a big deal, but it is the beginning that sets a critical precedent, and now that a state has taken on what formerly was a local zoning issue is enormous.

A similar measure failed last year when lawmakers around California objected to local governments losing zoning control. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was a vocal opponent of this year's legislation and successfully built a compromise that would give local governments some leeway if they could prove within 30 days of a developer's application that parking minimums were needed.

After eliminating parking minimums, San Francisco and Ventura introduced demand-based pricing for on-street parking to discourage short trips in a car. Demand-based pricing is similar to congestion pricing (motorists pay tolls to use streets based on time of day) but for parking. In 2017, the Department of Energy reported that nearly 60 percent of all vehicle trips in the US were less than six miles. Three-fourths of all trips are ten miles or less. Officials believe that eliminating parking minimums and imposing parking congestion pricing would discourage these trips and encourage walking, biking, or transit.

People drive for many reasons and eliminating parking where residents live, and work could be expensive, disruptive, and inconvenient. Less parking in new developments could mean parking problems in other areas of cities where there is street parking. Driving around looking for the elusive parking spot causes personal time disruptions, increases traffic congestion, and exacerbates the city's vehicle emissions problem. Suppose residents need a vehicle for whatever reason (handicapped, caregiver, service provider, etc.) and have to pay to park in a city lot. In that case, they might not be unable to afford to do so any longer.

Forcing residents to make different transportation choices is the aim, and maybe that is a good thing if jobs and housing are near transit. In many parts of the country, that is not the case.

Ironically, California city planners were among the first in the US to impose minimum parking requirements back in the 1920s. The initiative accelerated in the 1950s when the state's car culture evolved after more people bought cars and drove places. At the time, city leaders feared less parking or inadequate parking for offices and apartments would increase traffic issues in surrounding residential neighborhoods.

And guess what? The same thing will happen now, but it's much worse than in the 1950s, with many cities allocating space for bike or bus lanes at the curb, eliminating street-parking spaces entirely.

Click to join.
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Celebrate all things black and orange this month at the Harley-Davidson Museum
Check out two new retail shops and be sure to mark your calendars for Skulloween!

MILWAUKEE, USA (Oct. 7, 2022)
Autumn is in full swing at the crossroads of 6th & Canal. Whether it’s scooping up cozy clothes from both the Harley-Davidson® Shop and the all-new Factory shop, warming up to the specials at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant, checking out new displays in the hallowed halls of the Harley-Davidson Museum or rolling down for Skulloween on October 27, the H-D Museum™ campus is full of fun this fall.

BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!--

I like your comment about Ride Free or Die Trying. Love seeing Hal Robinson's work and did you find his signature? It's sort of written in the weeds. Have fun looking.

-- Ann Robinson
Long Beach, CA

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Linda Dugeau
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True Wisdom Quotes for Thursday News--

"You do not lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership."
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
~ John Quincy Adams

"The great end of life is not knowledge but action."
~ Thomas H. Huxley


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There are only 43 DAYS till we give away the stunning 1937 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead. Every year we give away an iconic motorcycle and welcome a new member into the Wheels Through Time winner's circle. This year, it could be you, but you've got to have a ticket to win!


This year’s Raffle Bike is the stunning 1937 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead finished in one-year-only Delphine Blue, striped in Teak Red, and edged in Gold. This Model EL features an all-1937 61c.i. Knucklehead engine cradled in a genuine 1937 frame and fork, along with all-original pre-war fenders and gas tanks. The 1937-only dash panel sports a 120 mph speedo, NOS amp gauge, and oil pressure switch. This 30-year assemblage of genuine HD components makes it the rarest and most original WTT Raffle Bike to date!

October Special
This month when you enter our annual raffle at the “Greater Deal” package you will receive our WTT Beanie along with your Raffle Tee and DVD. At the “Better Deal” package, you’ll get the '37 Knucklehead tin sign along with your Raffle Tee and DVD, and at the “Best Deal” you’ll get the Beanie and Tin Sign along with your Tee and DVD.

The raffle takes place in front of a live audience on Saturday, Nov 19th, 2022 at the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley, NC. Second prize is $10k, and 3rd prize is $5k — you do not have to be present to win.

How to Find (amazon) Kindle Vella Stories

They are not with the books but in a separate department called Kindle Store, then you need to select Kindle Vella from the Kindle Store. The Vella stories are not within the ebooks but a separate category.

Google search of Kindle Vella - took me to:

Now use the search bar at the top to enter: Bandit's Cantina, and the stories come up. First 3 are free

Notice that the drop down menu to the left of the search bar says Kindle Vella

Or go to and select the department Kindle Store, at the top of the page - see below, select Kindle Vella - when in Kindle Vella use the search bar top of page to enter Bandits Cantina

--The Redhead
K. Randall “Bandit” Book Editor
5-Ball Inc.

"Sounds like a pain in the ass to me." –Bandit

The Autumn Stafford Sale – The Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show

16 OCTOBER 2022 | STARTING AT 10:00 BST | WITH LOT 401

1974 Ducati 750SS Frame no. DM750SS*075134* Engine no. 075185. Estimate: £140,000 - £170,000

Offered from The Forshaw Speedway Collection, ex-Otto 'Red' Rice, c.1934 Crocker 500cc OHV Speedway Racing Motorcycle Engine no. 34-19. Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Offered from The Forshaw Speedway Collection, ex-Art Pechar, c.1927 Indian 350cc Dirt Track Racing Motorcycle Engine no. BLR 127. Estimate: £90,000 - £130,000

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Enjoyed reading about Cate Digley and" Ezy Rider" telling about black motorcyle clubs in NYC. She took some really great black and white photographs too.

It was a short write-up but I thought especially interesting because I have not seen a lot of black bikers (not that it matters that much) out here in sunny California. I kind of thought that blacks just were not into motorcycles, I guess, or maybe it's because I'm not really looking anyway and I've just been stereotyping.

Ann Robinson
Long Beach, CA
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Editor Response Interesting. I never gave it much thought, but about 1970, while heading back from the Bay area to LA on the 99 a pack went past going North. It was all Black riders on choppers, maybe 30 choppers. Then another pack heading the same direction. Pack after pack went by. Incredible!
Suggestions for you home generator. You can have an electrician install a transfer switch or a breaker interlock panel. Then you plug the generator in to run the whole house. But make sure your generator has 220.

I thought I was being smart getting a dual fuel, propane or gas but I overlooked the 220 part. Oh well it's extension cords for me.

Bob Warren
Orange, CA
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Editor Response Thanks much for this. I'm supposed to meet with my electrician this week.
Would very much like a copy of "Inconvenient Facts"


Rhys Ralston

s. Daytona, FL
Monday, October 17, 2022
Editor Response You got it. They arrived on Monday. Your's will head out today.

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