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CALL TO ACTION Bikernet Weekly News for July 11, 2019

This is your chance to help Freedom and Choice Ring

By Bandit, Bob T., Rogue, Laura, Sam Burns, Barry Green, Gary Mraz, Ujjwal Dey, and the rest of the gang

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It’s amazing,
in a world gone nuts with regulation, one state is considering freedom. Check it out, in the news. Missouri has an adult helmet repeal in front of their Governor. Did you know about half of our states have adult freedom and in most cases free states have a better accident record than states with helmet laws.

Check it out.

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

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 the Smoke Out and Quick Throttle Magazine came on board.

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Gettysburg Bike Week 2019-- Entertainment Is Top Notch and the Crew is Ready to Rock

With just a few days until Gettysburg Bike Week 2019, they are gearing up for the best bike week yet! Back for its 18th rally, the Allstar Events Complex will once again host the best bike event Gettysburg has ever seen.

The kick off party starts on Wednesday July 9th at Battlefield Harley-Davidson and continues through the weekend at the Allstar Event Complex.

This year’s musical acts include Thursday’s headliner Kashmir: The Live Led Zeppelin Show, with motorcycle rally favorite Jasmine Cain starting the four day party off right. Friday will feature bands ALL DAY from the Resurrection Tour including Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Saving Abel, Tantric and Shallow Side. Saturday will be a full day of rock and roll starting at 10 am with Sound of Silence featuring 13 year old drumming sensation Avery Molek, followed by Redemption Road, Rebel Soul (kid Rock Tribute), Brickyaard Road (Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribuet band) and headliner Queensryche followed by a fireworks show like you have never seen before!

Notorious emcee Jack Schit will once again perform master of ceremonies duties throughout the week on the Budweiser Stage, Gin Gypsies will be serving up the drinks and this year’s rally will feature a cornhole tournament and Cycle Source mini-bike racing. Expect heavy competition in the Cycle Source Ride-In Bike Show, Bike Games and Rodeo and the Parade of Chrome. Josh Owens from Moonshiners will be on property all weekend long as well!

New this year are Harley-Davidson demo rides leaving from the Allstar Event Complex from Thursday –Sunday. They will have a variety of models to choose from.

Demo hours are:

Thursday, July 11, 2019, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday July 12, 2019 10 a.m - 6 p.m.
Saturday July 13, 2019 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday July 14, 2019 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

No rally is complete without great riding, and Gettysburg has some of the best riding around. Whether riders want to see historic battlegrounds or just hit the road for a great cruise, hundreds of miles of the best riding in the East surrounds Gettysburg. In addition to fantastic solo riding, GBW also features awesome group rides and the Pink Journey of Lights and Stars of Hope Charity Rides.

New and returning riders can find updates, the schedule of events, lodging information and anything they ever needed to know about Gettysburg Bike Week by visiting and checking the Facebook event page.

Red Cross LA to Dedicate New HQ on July 17--Days After Ridgecrest Earthquakes

State-of-the-Art Tech Will Improves Disaster Response Capacity

LOS ANGELES July 10, 2019 — Following Southern California’s largest earthquake in 20 years, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region is coordinating its disaster response from its brand-new headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles. The building will be unveiled to the public during an official ribbon-cutting ceremony next Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

WHAT: Red Cross Los Angeles Regional Headquarters Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

WHEN: Wednesday July 17, 2019
12:30 – 2:00 PM

WHO: Jarrett Barrios – CEO, American Red Cross Los Angeles Region
Tony Briggs – CEO, American Red Cross Central California Region
Miguel Santiago – Assemblymember, District 53

Seated in the heart of Los Angeles, the new Red Cross headquarters is highly centralized – a major asset in such a sprawling region – and has already proven to be a capable disaster response hub in the aftermath of the magnitude 7.1 and 6.4 earthquakes that struck the Ridgecrest area last week.

Working out of the building’s cutting-edge Emergency Operations Center, Red Crossers were able to monitor the seismic events in real-time and mobilize volunteer responders to staff an emergency shelter and deliver food, water and clean-up kits to affected residents.

To date, the Red Cross emergency shelter at Kerr McGee Community Center has provided more than 455 overnight stays.


FTR 1200 Artist Series: RISK – Indian Motorcycle

Five Limited-Edition Designs From Five Renowned Artists To Be Unveiled June 13 At Wheels & Waves

In a dynamic, creative display of artisanship, Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced its FTR 1200 Artist Series, a collaboration with five renowned artists on a limited-edition line of tank covers for its all-new FTR 1200. Only 100 tank covers of each design will be produced, with the five unique designs to be unveiled on June 13 at Wheels & Waves in Biarritz, France. Sets will be available from select Indian Motorcycle dealers for $699.

Indian Motorcycle curated a lineup of artists with extremely distinct styles from street graffiti to modern abstract, in order to appeal to a wider range of consumer preferences. The artistic tank covers will allow FTR 1200 owners to instantly transform their bike into a piece of mobile fine art, while also increasing their personal connection to the FTR 1200.

The five artists include:
• Steve Caballero: A legendary skateboarding icon and original member of the famed “Bones Brigade,” Cab has forged his legacy by turning pools and half pipes into canvases for his skate artistry. Over the years, he has become well-known for his extraordinary “low-brow,” hot-rod-culture-inspired original art work. His designs are now highly sought after by brands and collectors across the skate and art industries.

• D*Face: D*Face (a.k.a. Dean Stockton) is a leading figure in Urban Contemporary Art, inaugurating his career on the streets more than 15 years ago. He originally entered the scene by hand-drawing stickers and posters, adhering them all over London and beyond for the unsuspecting public to discover. His work has since evolved, from fine art gallery shows to full-scale outdoor mural installations that transform urban landscapes and high-rise buildings into massive works of art.

• Adam Turman: A home-grown visionary from Indian Motorcycle’s very own backyard of Minneapolis, Turman is known best for large-scale, vivid and dynamic wall-mural installations throughout the Midwest. He began his art career by creating gig posters for local bands, taking inspiration from the bold, graphic style of 1980s comics and heavy metal art. Turman’s keen ability to marry his bold, vivid artistic visions with strategic-marketing objectives has made him one of the Midwest region’s most sought-after commercial artists.

• ThankYouX: ThankYouX (a.k.a. Ryan Wilson) began his artistic journey on the streets of Los Angeles in 2009 spray painting stencils in homage to Andy Warhol. While these signature stencils were his initial calling card, they were only scratching the surface of his multi-faceted artistic identity. As his level of notoriety expanded, the nature of his expression evolved to modern abstract designs that stand in contrast to the more conventional graffiti-inspired street-art paradigm. His unique brand of street art has captured attention and earned acclaim around the world.

• RISK: A true “O.G.” in the world of graffiti, RISK began his career as a founding member of the WCA (West Coast Artists) graffiti crew. RISK was one of the first graffiti writers in Southern California to paint freight trains and pioneered the use of billboards and freeway overpasses as artistic canvases. Over several decades his career has transitioned from the streets to museums, galleries and clothing lines. Risk is an innovative contemporary artist who now incorporates everything from advanced: "color theory" to "neon" in his body of work.

The FTR 1200 stands as Indian Motorcycle’s most-customizable platform to date, featuring four distinct accessory collections, designed to modify the bike’s overall look and feel based on the unique tastes and styles of different riders. With its fuel tank located beneath the seat, the FTR 1200 airbox sits directly over the motor where fuel tanks more commonly reside. This allows for tank covers that are easy to remove and interchange, making the process of customization and personalization even more efficient for riders.

An episodic content series, scheduled to debut shortly after Wheels & Waves, will showcase each of the five artists, their design process, and their unique airbox cover designs. To learn more about Indian Motorcycle visit and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!--
Weekend Round-up for JuLY 9, 2019

Maybe a steering damper for the FXR?

--Pauly D.
Warrenville, IL

That might help, but would only mask the issue. We may have discovered a problem with the front wheel. It seems out of true. We are going to have the MetalSport team check it out. Then Frankie will have the tire remounted and balanced at Bartels’ H-D.


A mother and father take their 6-year old son to a family nude beach...

As the boy walks along the sand, he notices that many of the women have boobs bigger

than his mother's, so he goes back to ask her why.

She tells her son, 'The bigger they are, the sillier the lady is.'

The boy, pleased with the answer, goes to play in the ocean but returns to tell his mother that many of the men have larger things than his dad does.

She replies, 'The bigger they are, the dumber the man is.'

Again satisfied with her answer, the boy goes back to the ocean to play.

Shortly thereafter, the boy returns and promptly tells his mother:

'Daddy is talking to the
silliest lady on the beach, and the longer he talks, the dumber he gets.

--from Barry Green

LIFESTYLE DEAL OF THE WEEK-- 2015 Harley-Davidson XL883N - Sportster Iron 883

Now $5,995.00

See it here:

2015 Harley-Davidson XL883 Iron

The Iron was one of the early Dark Custom motorcycles. A pioneer of raw, blacked-out, stripped-down custom aggression.

The Iron 883 is for those who want their first taste of that ride-hard-and-put- up-wet lifestyle. It’s for those who want to tear up asphalt and backroads instead of polishing paint and chrome.

Welcome to the state of the Dark Custom motorcycle art. The 2015 Harley-Davidson is easy to own and fun to ride. Improved suspension from previous years. Balanced and responsive handling help rider and machine glide through corners with smooth confidence.


Flat black paint with graphic logos is in fantastic condition. (exception of a right front tank dent "pictured") Black bars with console mounted. Black mirrorslevers, headlamp with polished rim and black hood.

Chrome upper fork, rubber boot and vivid black legs. 13-spoke black contrast cut rims. Black rocker covers with polished band, chrome push-rod tubes and polished tappet blocks.

Black Vance & Hines shorty exhaust providing the Harley rumble. Black circular air cleaner and primary with polished derby cover. LED headlamp, blinkers, and running lights on front frame near regulator.Mini side bags, swing arm mounted on both sides. 2-up seat and black sissy bar with pad. Side mounted license plate and passenger pegs. Chrome capped, black spring adjustable shocks.

With only 2,978 miles and great tires, this bike is ready for some miles.

This bike has passed Lifestyle Cycles rigorous 101 point safety and mechanical inspection. Whether your looking to commute to work, ride the coast or take that dream vacation, this bike is ready to go!!!


Fill out an online application and ride today!!!


[kuh-doo-si-tee, -dyoo-]
frailty; transitoriness: the caducity of life.


What remains, the point of the passion, is a fascination with caducity and the relationship of photography to it.
-- Leslie Epstein, "Stories and Something Else," New York Times, February 14, 1982


Caducity is an uncommon noun meaning “frailty, weakness of old age.” It comes from French caducité “obsolescence, cancellation,” a derivation of the adjective caduc “obsolete, deciduous,” from the Latin adjective caducus “fallen, falling, liable to fall, frail, fleeting.” Caducity entered English in the 17th century.


Some have asked what I've been doing in retirement.
Well, I applied for a building permit for a new house.

It was going to be 100 ft tall and 400 ft wide, with12 gun turrets at various heights, and windows all over the place and a loud outside entertainment sound system.

It would have parking for 200 cars, and I was going to paint it snot green with pink trim. The City Council told me;
“Forget it ... IT AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!”

So, I sent in the application again, but this time I called it a "Mosque."

Work starts on Monday, and here is the best part, it's going to be tax exempt!

I love this country.
It’s the government that scares me.

--Harley Mil

ROAD TRIP USA—Day 17, San Francisco

It is the trip back to the hotel that gets exciting. I get back onto the
freeway ok only to notice that the GPS seems to have lost the street map
for some reason?

However, I do notice that it appears to have got itself together by the time we get off the bridge. All goes well in the dark
untill we get to Franklin Street that is a one way street and we are going to be going the wrong way.

So Cindy uses her local knowledge and
we over come this issue untill we feel that the GPS is going the correct
way. Up a few more hill starts and cussing slow take off drivers of
Automatic cars, we are at the apex of a a steep set of traffic lights
and I have to turn right and run a orange light to do so, but I cannot
see the down hill side untill I am on it!!!

Hell it is steep!!Like
really steep and not a street that I would have picked but we both had
to have a chuckle of bravado as I applied the brakes to slow down to the
next intersection that I think was red but there were no cars around so
I went through it and on down hill still with the bravado laughter going

I had to stop at the next set of lights as I had to turn left onto a one-way street, but coming along the street is a fire engine in a hurry.
So I wisely wait untill he has gone through and the lights turn in my favor and away i go again.

Then the GPS takes us to the hotel but we
have to go around the block on the down hill side and to the bottom entry of the car parking building. We have survived this exhilarating part of our ride back to the hotel in the dark.

--Graeme Lowin
New Zealand

NEWS FROM LOWBROW--We are hard at work on our next magazine
Weirdo volume 8 will be out in a few months, and we need photos of customer bikes to showcase. For your chance to have your motorcycle in the next Weirdo, email photos to

Quality photos with good composition are a plus! And of course a super rad motorcycle, too...

We are interested in any and all makes and models of motorcycles. If you think your bike is really special and could be a contender, send photos our way!

BIKERNET COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT—What’s happening with the Weekend Round-up. It’s consistently late now.

Weekend Roundup means exactly that, on the weekend not middle of the week or the following week. If there’s too much to do, do away with something or concentrate on getting it done on time!

--William Parker

I’ve been in trouble before, but never this much trouble. It’s going to be tough to be on time until after Bonneville. What can I say. I’m trying to build the worlds fastest trike with a few friends. We can’t stop!


Long Beach BMW Motorcycles to Host July 20 Training Event with Five Motorcycle Training Organizations

Long Beach BMW Motorcycles is all set to host their “Training with the Pros” event 10am-2pm on Saturday, July 20th. The Long Beach, CA dealership is bringing together five different motorcycle training organizations for a single educational event to help riders in their community learn more about the rider training options available to them.

Long Beach BMW Motorcycles has enjoyed long-running relationships with each of the training organizations that are participating in the event:

Advanced Rider Training
California Superbike School
RawHyde Adventures
Westside Motorcycle Academy

“The beauty of this event is that no matter what kind of bike you ride, or where you are at in the development of your skillset as a rider, one or more of these schools will have a program that is perfect for you,” explained Co-Owner and Sales Manager David Lindahl. “This is also the perfect event for that friend or family member that might be thinking about getting into riding, but is hesitant or maybe does not know where to begin.”

Each participating training organization will have the opportunity to give several short presentations and Q&A sessions. This will allow attendees the ability to attend talks by multiple companies throughout the event. Lunch will be provided. Tickets for this event are free and are available here:

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Seen some cool air cleaners on a roadster in Redondo , Friday eve. It reminded me of the piston / heart drawing above . Three deuces and the air filters were pistons , polished aluminun . Pretty cool but don't filter for anything though . Gearhead

Torrance, Calif.
Monday, July 15, 2019
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