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CAN DO BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for May 23, 2019

Anything can happen with a Can Do Attitude!

By Bandit, Bob T., Barry Green, Rogue, Sam, AJ, Darrin, Markus, Laura, the Redhead, Paul and the rest of the crew
5/23/2019


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Hey,

We use to be a society of can-do folks.
We built, invented and created everything and rocked on. Now, it seems we’re the can-regulate everything era. We can punish you and according to the experts the millennials can’t do anything. They can’t drive, ride motorcycles or build anything. They can only stare at their cell phones and play with Instagram. Hell they can’t write, just take photos and try to be cool.

What a bunch of bullshit.

On the other hand there are can-do folks everywhere in our industry trying to make good-shit happen. Hell, the MAG group, who thought it was cool to buy companies for a major price and roll them into one, has struggled with their business formula, created somewhat by Arney Acherman. They bought PM, Vance and Hines, Progressive Shocks, Bully Brand, J&P and then Tucker Rocky and Biker’s Choice. Now they are breaking up the pack. But now it’s up to the individual companies to take a Can-Do attitude and revive their individual brands. See below:


Six Business Units, including Tucker Powersports and J&P Cycles, to Become Stand-Alone Businesses

May 21, 2019 - Dallas TX - Motorsport Aftermarket Group (MAG) today announced a new and significant change to managing the multi-brand organization to its 1500 employees.

"We've asked each of our senior leaders to focus 100% of their efforts on creating value, delivering growth and expanding the entrepreneurial mindset within their business unit and their brands. When we do this, we will become more nimble, more aggressive and have a greater focus on the market and on our customers. We'd rather have a portfolio of successful companies with complete independence than force them to integrate, which turned out to be detrimental to several of our brands," said Hugh Charvat, CEO of Motorsport Aftermarket Group.

Easyriders, or Paisano Publications has now sold and it will be up to new owners to make the brand sing again. They can do it with the correct attitude, hard work and freedom of the road at their backs. The motorcycle culture needs a fun-loving, freedom fighting group to rock the world once more.

Look at what Honda is up to:
On June 3, the new 2020 Honda Motorcycles & ATVs 4-wheel product going to be announced. Honda has brought more new and exciting product to the market in the past two years than just about any other manufacturer...

A brother of mine for over 40 years had his sailing magazine, Latitudes and Attitudes, stolen from him about five years ago. He struggled, but his readers helped him continue with Cruising Outpost. Just in the last couple of months he was able to retrieve his original title and the first new issue of the new Latitudes and Attitudes hit the stands yesterday.

The Regulator arrived from Twin Power.
The Regulator arrived from Twin Power.



Hell, the Salt Torpedo effort has been a 6-year odyssey and it will rumble this year because we said we can do it. So far so good.

Hell, the President is trying to do something about the infrastructure and make it fun to drive once more. I believe he’s a can-do guy and he will make something happen against all odds.

Click to check their models.
Click to check their models.



Look at what Polaris did with Indian. Polaris is a can-do organization.

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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, BorntoRide.com and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Most recently the Smoke Out and Quick Throttle Magazine came on board.

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




 
Cash, Senior Advisor, Bikernet Security. When I die, he must stay behind and keep an eye on stuff.
Cash, Senior Advisor, Bikernet Security. When I die, he must stay behind and keep an eye on stuff.


 

DOG’S LIFE INTERRUPTED--Healthy pet put down in Virginia so it can be buried with owner
Debate rages after dog was euthanized according to owner’s dying wish

The dog was put down despite the efforts of animal shelter workers who spent two weeks trying to talk the executor of the woman’s estate out of the plan.



The unusual death of a woman’s dog in Virginia has sparked outcry and a debate over whether it is ok to kill a healthy pet and bury it with its owner according to their dying wish.

Emma, a shih tzu mix, was euthanized and cremated in March as per its owner’s will. The dog was put down despite the efforts of animal shelter workers who spent two weeks trying to talk the executor of the woman’s estate out of the plan.

Emma was reportedly taken to a vet, put down and then taken to a pet cremation center in Richmond, Virginia, and the ashes given to the executor in an urn for burial.

“We did suggest they could sign the dog over on numerous occasions, because it’s a dog we could easily find a home for and re-home,” said Carrie Jones, manager of Chesterfield Animal Services.

In Virginia, pets are considered personal property and, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, vets are allowed to perform euthanasia in such cases.

Some cemeteries are also allowed to bury pets with their owners, so the issue is more an ethical than a legal one.

Dr Kenny Lucas, a veterinarian at the Shady Grove animal clinic, said he wouldn’t go ahead with such a request. “Whenever we’re faced with a euthanasia situation, it’s a very emotional situation – and beyond everything we talk about – that we need to do ethically, and we’ve taken an oath to do,” he told WWBT. “Also it’s something we take home too. It weighs on us as professionals.”

Larry Spiaggi, the president of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association said he found the practice of euthanising a healthy dog and burying it with its owner abhorrent.

A state lawmaker is considering legislation to address the problem.


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--from Dr. Way
Foreign Correspondent
Bikernet News Desk, India





The RADICAL SMOKEOUT MUSIC LINE-UP--The Smoke Out is defined by music. Every evening the bands hit the stage with a lot of energy. SO 20 is looking to be exceptional.



SMOKE OUT 20 MUSIC
Little Ozzy
The Nation's biggest Ozzy Osbourne tribute band with the shortest frontman (4'8" tall)! He looks and sounds just like OZZY! Little Ozzy was a part of "Ozzy and Jack's World Detour" and was told by Ozzy himself, "You really do sound like me honestly." and “You are very good!”. The show included recommendations by Sharon Osbourne, as he performed for her on an episode of NBC's "America's Got Talent".

D.B. Bryant
DB has opened for: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kid Rock, Blackberry Smoke, Brantley Gilbert, Big and Rich, and38 Special. ecorded and toured with Great Southern Railroad, Copperhead, and Elijah Prophet. Played the “Skynyrd Cruise” w/ Preacher Stone. Released four solo CD’s and recently an album with Pinetop Lightning.

Small Town Titans
The Small Town Titans sings a Johnny Cash standard - Folsom Prison Blues. The Small Town Titans are a power trio from York, PA who love to constantly create, as well as play live. Gone is the notion that a rock band should only release 10 songs at a time every 2 years. In a world where music fans crave new content constantly, the Small Town Titans aim to deliver their brand of art all of the time, drawing inspiration from a new wave of rock bands such as Highly Suspect and Royal Blood, and rock legends such as the Foo Fighters, Audioslave, and Deep Purple.

West King String Band
West King String Band from Saint Augustine, FL performing their original song “Cadillac" live at the Sugarshack Recording. Cultivated on the porches and back yards across the train tracks on West King Street in St. Augustine, Florida, West King String Band draws from countless genres of music to create a unique homegrown sound they call 'blues-grass'.

Framing The Red
Framing The Red - Whiskey and Weed - Framing The Red is a High Energy Rock Band from Mississippi, Louisiana and Missouri. The Southern Rock n Roll band is taking the national music scene by storm. Framing The Red promises to deliver a show like none other, grabbing their audiences and bringing everyone to their feet with catchy riffs, great lyrics, and high impact live stage show that people will continue to talk about!

Dr. Bacon
Dr. Bacon -- Pancakes. Dr. Bacon is a 6 piece genre-defying party band from Asheville NC. Blending funk, rock, blues, soul, folk and featuring driving danceable rhythms, soulful vocal.



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QUICK, OPEN THE BANDIT’S CANTINA BAD JOKE LIBRARY-- The Pope Plays Golf

The Pope met with his Cardinals to discuss a proposal from Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel.

"Your Holiness", said one of his Cardinals, "Mr Netanyahu wants to challenge you to a game of golf to show the friendship and ecumenical spirit shared by the Jewish and Catholic faiths."

The Pope thought this was a good idea but he had never held a golf club in his hands. "Don't we have a Cardinal to represent me?" he asked.

"None who plays very well," a Cardinal replied. "But, there's a man named Jack Nicklaus, an American golfer who is a devout Catholic. We can offer to make him a Cardinal. Then ask him to play Mr. Netanyahu as your personal representative. In addition, to showing our spirit of cooperation, we'll also win the match."

Everyone agreed it was a good idea. The call was made and of course, Nicklaus was honored and agreed to play.

The day after the match, Nicklaus reported to the Vatican to inform the Pope of the result. "I have some good news and some bad news, your Holiness, " said Nicklaus.

"Tell me the good news first, Cardinal Nicklaus," said the Pope.

"Well, your Holiness, I don't like to brag, but even though I've played some pretty terrific rounds of golf in my life, this was the best I have ever played, by far. I must have been inspired from above. My drives were long and true, my irons were accurate and purposeful, and my putting was perfect. With all due respect, my play was truly miraculous."

"There's bad news?" asked the Pope.

"Yes, I lost by three strokes to Rabbi Tiger Woods."


--from Mr. Wonderful




THE OUTLAW CLUB FINE OF $500,000--Mongols biker club hit with hefty fine, but holds on to trademarked logo-- A federal judge Friday slapped the Mongols motorcycle club with a sizable fine and probation as punishment in a racketeering case, but rebuffed another attempt by prosecutors to strip the notoriously violent group of trademarks it holds on its logo.

At a sentencing hearing in Santa Ana, U.S. District Judge David O. Carter fined the Mongols $500,000 and put the club on probation for five years, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office said. Prosecutors had asked Carter to fine the club $1 million, the maximum amount allowed under the law.

A jury in December convicted the Mongols organization of racketeering and conspiracy charges, finding that it shared responsibility for murder, attempted murder and drug crimes committed by individual members.

The government put the organization as a whole on trial in an unusual attempt to take control of trademarks the club owns that gives it legal control over its insignia — a Genghis Khan-inspired figure in sunglasses riding a motorcycle beneath the group's name. The image, which only members are permitted to display on riding jackets, is a crucial part of the group’s identity and prosecutors believed losing control of it would go a long way toward dismantling the Mongols.


Judge refuses to strip Mongols biker club of trademarked logo. The jury in the case sided with prosecutors, finding the trademarked image was tied closely enough to the racketeering conspiracy the club carried out that it should be forfeited to the government.

But Carter intervened, refusing to approve the forfeiture. In a March order, the judge said denying Mongol members the ability to display the logo would overstep the right to free expression embedded in the 1st Amendment, as well as the 8th Amendment's ban on excessive penalties.

In the lead-up to Friday’s sentencing hearing, prosecutors tried again, suggesting a compromise of sorts. In a written filing, they asked Carter to order the Mongols to forfeit its trademarks so it would no longer be able to prevent others from using the image. Such an order, the prosecutors argued, would not prevent Mongol members from displaying the image as well and, so, would not cross any constitutional lines.

Carter was not persuaded and denied the request.

Thom Mrozak, the spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office, declined to comment on whether the government planned to appeal.

--Joel Rubin

LA Times



 
THE MAGNIFICENT KNUCKLEHEAD BUILD EFFORT--Chris Gibbany Knucklehead

I am building a 1937 EL Knucklehead that I have dubbed "Redemption" to raise awareness to narcissistic abuse. I am getting sponsors to help me with this build and as of right now, sponsors include: Avon Tyres providing me with a free set of tires, Spectro Oils; free oil and other lubricants, Baker Drivetrain; a free N-1 shift drum for my transmission, Lowbrow Customs with chopper parts, Pingel with a fuel valve, Epoch Eyewear with sunglasses and goggles, Biltwell with a seat bracket, TC Bros with a taillight/license plate bracket and Star brite with cleaning products, as well as items to stock my garage with!



Paughco recently came on as a sponsor with a set of shotgun exhaust, S&S Cycle with a Super E carb and Old Bike Barn is supplying both my husband and I with new helmets! JIMS USA is now sponsoring me with solid adjustable tappets, a kickstarter shaft and a 4-speed mainshaft gear puller and Beatnik from Easyriders is now my art director.



I love to promote and can get my sponsors lots of media attention. I only ride vintage bikes- owning two pre-war Knuckles and a Panhead. As a woman builder, I recently became the official Ambassador for motorcycle tourism for the entire state of Arkansas.

I am also the Arkansas Representative for the Global Women Who Ride project and host many events in the motorcycle and car community. I am the editor of Renegade Magazine and work for Throttle Gals Magazine. After winning the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover in 2014, Sara now lets me give updates about my projects on the Garage-Girls website. I am also a contributor on Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys website.

I am super passionate about spreading my love of vintage cars and motorcycles to everyone, young and old, male or female.



I want to let people know that if you have your priorities straight, that you can accomplish almost anything regardless of what you have been told! My message is one of inspiration, frugality and authenticity. I live my life to the fullest, not just for myself, but also for others by constantly promoting people and products that I believe in.


--Chris

She has the can-do attitude. --Bandit




QUICK, A NEW BIKERNET READER COMMENT--Weekend Round-Up for May 13, 2019



https://www.bikernet.com/pages/Weekend_RoundUp_for_May_13_2019.aspx


I like the way you describe yourself as "edgy". My wife tells me I am getting "intense" on occasion. I am not sure, but I think they are the same thing.

The other day, while grocery shopping, in one of those large stores, she could tell I was getting "intense". She asked what was wrong.

I told her, in a not quiet library voice, "I CAN'T FIND THE FUCKING CHEETOS!" Is that edgy? My wife sure as hell told me I was intense!




--Hardcore
Inman, SC

Perfect, same-same. -- Bandit











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MOTORCYCLE ATTORNEY MICHAEL HUPY RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD--
Hupy and Abraham, S.C. is pleased to announce that firm president, Attorney Michael Hupy is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award presented by The Marquis Who’s Who Publications Board.

This award is an honor reserved for Marquis Biographies who have achieved career longevity and demonstrated unwavering excellence in their field.

Throughout his decades-long legal career, Attorney Hupy has been dedicated to providing his clients with an extraordinary level of service and results, while also giving back to the local community however he can.

He is a past president of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a member of the National Trial Lawyers, a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, a former member of the Wisconsin, Academy of Trial Lawyers Board of Directors and a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

He was one of the first attorneys selected to the first Super Lawyers list, which is based on a multiphase process that displays the best of the best litigators, and has been AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell
for over 20 years.

Additionally, Attorney Hupy has been named a Leader in the Law by the Wisconsin Law
Journal and given a Distinguished Service Award from the Milwaukee Bar Association.

Attorney Hupy has been a guest expert on local television programs numerous times to spread awareness about various safety issues, including pedestrian safety ad motorcycle awareness. He has been a member of “MilWALKee Walks,” a
recently formed pedestrian-based coalition since its creation in 2016.

In the past, he was selected as a service honoree for the work that he and his firm have done for the community.
These efforts span many things, including work to promote public safety and awareness by contacting city officials, to volunteer and donate money to local legal nonprofits.


Despite already having an award-winning career, this new lifetime achievement award illustrates that Attorney Hupy’s actions throughout his tenure have made a significant impact to those around him.

The law firm of Hupy and Abraham, S.C. congratulates Attorney Hupy for receiving this great and well-deserved distinction.


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Mike has always supported “Look Twice” efforts, motorcycle legislative efforts and defended outlaw clubs in his region.--Bandit




SEASONAL MOTORCYCLE CHECKS FROM LOWBROW--It's that time of year again...
If you haven't already done so, it is time to go over your motorcycle and make sure it is safe and in proper working order for the season ahead...

Todd shows everything from oil changes to checking rear chain and cable adjustments in this Lowbrow How-To video for Harley Sportsters and Dynas.

See you on the road!
 
- Tyler & the crew at Lowbrow Customs

Click for action.
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KEINO CYCLES ON METAL SHAPING -- I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about next work shop. Here it is.

I am holding summer work shop June 22nd and 23rd 2019: It’s a one day class, limited to six seats per day, 9am-5pm lunch provided .

You pick either sat or sun work shop.

I will explain ABC of metal shaping, demonstrations, and hands-on practice with basic tools.

I hope this work shop will change the way you see motorcycles.

This work shop is for beginner. No previous experience needed. If you want to know the detail and sign up on my website work-shop
I look forward to seeing you there.

--Keino
Keino Cycles LLC
12 Van Dyke St
Brooklyn, Ny 11231





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