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It’s nuts this week.
I’m working with the Sturgis Museum on the Sturgis Rally annual magazine, Sturgis Museum expansion, community relations, City input, displays and skywalks to the stars.

It’s all good, all motorcycles and all positive for Sturgis and the industry. Too bad governments don’t get it. Let’s hit the news.

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EU Proposed Ban on Repairing Cars Older than 15 Years—Management of end of life vehicles. Renewing the car fleet.

When ownership becomes a crime. Bill has already been introduced. Any repairs to the engines, transmission, brakes and body work will be prohibited.

Hang on…

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MAKING STUFF HAPPEN BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for February 22, 2024-- click here to read

Still the coolest biker chick, ever:

At 82, actress and singer Ann-Margret isn’t slowing down, in fact, she’d like to go a little faster.

“I love speed,” says the Viva Las Vegas and Bye, Bye Birdie actress. “Not the drug.” She means actual miles per hour. Speaking with PEOPLE at the Women’s Image Network’s 25th Women’s Image Awards at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, the avid motorcyclist says she “of course” still rides her Harley-Davidson.

--Pauly D
Chicago, IL


We’re thrilled to announce the release of our latest video, 2023 Bagger Racing League Round 4 - Blackhawk Farms Raceway! We can’t wait for you to see it.

You can watch the video now on our website Grease & Gears TV - please feel free to share it. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed creating it. Thank you for your continued support!

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It will house predominately Michael Lichter images of the history of the Rally. We want riders from all over the world to be introduced to the Rally History as they walk in the door. We have the city’s time line, but we are looking for additional input.

“I think it was 1976 that CBS's 60 Minutes covered it. That made a huge difference,” said Woody the mayor of Buffalo Chip. “We'll look for some stuff from the Chip.”

Scott Jacobs is working on the new art for the 2024 Sturgis Rally publication. It's on the streets for a year.
Scott Jacobs is working on the new art for the 2024 Sturgis Rally publication. It's on the streets for a year.

I need your help pointing out significant milestones we should feature. I would like to feature a couple of significant events from the Chip including the first year of Mike’s exhibits.

With the deadline approaching, we can only run this for two more weeks. Chance of a lifetime. The book will contain more pages and more helpful resources.
With the deadline approaching, we can only run this for two more weeks. Chance of a lifetime. The book will contain more pages and more helpful resources.

We also want to honor the first year of the HOF. Also, we need to display the Museum’s first year in the Pyramid Bar and the first year in the Post Office and 1975 when the rally expanded to 7 days. We should include the hillclimbs and drag racing.

It’s going to be tough to find Mike’s shots from 1938, so we will rely on other sources. I’m sure Mike will help with his classic City Park images. Of course we want to cover the 50th, the first year of the tower on main street the and the first year of the Legends ride. Natch, racing and touring should be featured.

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THE TEXAS WEATHER REPORT—or something for Throw-back Thursday.

Trying to clean the current pile on my desk and get it properly filed away. I became lax in 2022 when my mother was in the hospital. Found this young lady in amongst the pile. She was in Hot Bike during your tenure


KURYAKYN and Twin Power Set to Showcase Top Accessories at Daytona Bike Week--Free, Custom-Made Hats to be Created On-Site for Riders

Motorcycle enthusiasts attending this year's Daytona Bike Week are in for a treat, as premier motorcycle accessory brands, Kuryakyn and Twin Power, prepare for their participation in this year's Daytona Bike Week.

The two brands will share a display at Destination Daytona from March 1 to March 9, staffed with product experts directly from both brands' headquarters in Texas.

A special feature of the display this year is free, custom-made hats for consumers that stop in. Riders can select a Kuryakyn or Twin Power design and actually watch their cap being made in the booth.

"It's easy to get excited for Bike Week," said Twin Power Brand Manager James Simonelli. "It's the start of the riding season for people all over the country and you can always feel that energy in the air."

“Our free cap program this year will be really fun” said Simonelli. “And we’ll create their Kuryakyn or Twin Power hat right there in our display.”

Kuryakyn and Twin Power will display many of their most popular products and an even broader selection will be available for purchase at Daytona Harley-Davidson and J&P Cycles, which are all located on the Destination Daytona footprint.

The display will be open from 9am to 6pm daily in the North Lot at Destination Daytona off Highway US Hwy 1 at I-95.

In November 2023, HR 906, the REPAIR Act, cleared the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Innovation, Data and Commerce. The Act is awaiting a vote from the full House Energy and Commerce Committee four (4) months later.

Contact your Representatives and tell them to support and push forward the REPAIR Act! Especially if your Representative is on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, as listed below!



Pirelli Returns to the Iconic Daytona 200 Presented by MotoAmerica

A Talented Roster of Teams and Racers will Compete Aboard DIABLO Superbike Slicks at the 82nd Running of the Daytona 200

Pirelli is gearing up for an exhilarating showdown at the 82nd edition of the Daytona 200 presented by MotoAmerica. Pirelli has claimed three of the previous four titles and is poised to retake the top step of the podium with a star-studded lineup that includes four-time Daytona 200 winner Danny Eslick, the absolute motorcycle track record holder at Daytona International Speedway, Stefano Mesa, 2023 MotoAmerica Supersport Champion, Xavi Forés, Australian rising star, Tom Toparis, the Rahal Ducati Moto team, and many more. From March 7-9, the "World Center of Racing" will be transformed into a 3.51-mile, 12-turn road course that will challenge racer and machine alike.


The roster of Pirelli-supported teams and racers includes: TOBC Racing (Danny Eslick - four-time Daytona 200 winner), Attack Performance Progressive Yamaha Racing (Xavi Forés), Boulder Motor Sports (Stefano Mesa), Rahal Ducati Moto (PJ Jacobson, Corey Alexander, and Kayla Yaakov), Get Fast Performance (Jason Farrell), Edge Racing (Jason Waters), as well as Antal Halasz, Arthur Aznavuryan, Darren James, Jessica Capizzi, Tom Toparis, and Tony Storniolo.

It’s HERE and it’s a Belter!!

DicE Issue 101 is a beautiful mix of fantastic machines from around the world.

This version features an incredible cover shot by the one and only, Samson Hatae and is in collaboration with Indian Motorcycle.

*Limited Edition Cover - Only 100 made*

2023 AMA Racing, Organizer and Volunteer Awards Announced--
After another successful year of racing and recreational riding pursuits, the American Motorcyclist Association congratulates the winners of its 2023 AMA Racing, Organizer and Volunteer Awards.

Awarded to the standout individuals and organizations that helped cultivate another thriving year of AMA-sanctioned events, the 2023 awards serve as a recognition of those who went above and beyond in the goal to help promote and preserve the motorcycling lifestyle.

“We are grateful to everyone who helped make 2023 another outstanding year of AMA-sanctioned racing and riding,” AMA Director of Racing Mike Pelletier said. “Congratulations to all of the winners, who worked tirelessly throughout 2023 to further the AMA’s reach across the nation.”

For the full list of winners, visit


1. I got invited to a party and was told 'dress to kill'.
Apparently a turban, beard, and a backpack wasn't what they had in mind.

2. After a night of drinking, drugs and wild sex, John woke up to find himself next
to a really ugly woman.
That's when he realized he had made it home safely.

3. Seven wheelchair athletes have been banned from the Para-Olympics after they tested positive for WD40.

4. A teenage boy asks his granny: "Have you seen my pills? They were labeled LSD?"
Granny replies: " The hell with the pills, did you see the dragons in the kitchen?"

5. His wife gets naked and asks her hubby:
"What turns you on more, my pretty face or my sexy body?"
Hubby looks her up and down and replies: "Your sense of humor!" (Hospital visiting hours are 5:00 to 6:00. )

6. A guy's wife's back on the warpath again.
Last night she was up for making a sex movie. When she asked him what he thought about it ? The only thing he did was suggest they should hold auditions for her part.
(His viewing will be Saturday from 7:00 till 8:30.)

7. I've accidentally swallowed some Scrabble tiles. My next dump could spell disaster.

8. A guy wakes up this morning and could sense something was wrong. He got downstairs and found his wife face down on the kitchen floor, not breathing! He panicked. He didn't know what to do.
Then he remembered McDonald's serves breakfast all day.

9. My wife packed my bags and kicked me out. As I walked out the front door. She screamed: "I wish you a slow and painful death, you bastard!" So I replied: "Oh, so now you want me to stay!"

10. I bought my girlfriend a hamster fur coat last week.
When we went to the fair last night it took me 3 hours to get her off the Ferris wheel.

11. The other night, my wife asked me how many women I'd slept with. I told her: "Only you. All the others kept me awake all night!" (The doctor says I should be able to see again in about ten days. The broken arm will take about a month.)

--El Waggs

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Tomorrow Wednesday February,28,2024-

At 9:30 am VFW Post 305 , 1300 Starr Ave., Eau Claire —near Tank next to World War II stone monument.

February 28 ,2024 is the 33rd anniversary of the Liberation of Kuwait ,described as one of the most brilliant military operations in United States history.

Heather, Blue Marble Pub/ Chippewa Falls is expected to make a donation for the Desert / Storm Shield, stone recognition. Other donations and tentative plans will be announced.

This could be the first of 11 stones That recognizes potential; World War I, Korea ,Vietnam, Cold War, Iraq, Afghanistan, Homefront heroes , National Guard (since 1636) & the six military branch birthdays.

Many of these are now recognized in the existing VFW post 305 Museum . A “possible “ planned expansion going 25 to 30 feet extending out towards Dell pond/ the Chippewa river “could” include a Frank Lloyd Wright type design.

Immediately afterwards, approx 10:15 am, an informal discussion will include other potential Veteran ,military, recognition & patriotic projects.

Included will be preparation for the Great Lakes Harley owners group rally June 6 - 8th,at Chippewa Falls Fairgrounds with our whole region.

Foremost is recognizing Roy Holtz, the first American occupied German soil in World War I. His picture is prominently displayed at Chippewa Falls, Harley Davidson between the men & women’s bathroom.

Roy also has the distinction of being the first & perhaps only American to have been captured & then escaped as a Prisoner of War/ POW on a motorcycle. Roy whose parents immigrated from Germany , while reportedly speaking fluent German- drank vodka with his German captors,underneath the table & escaped.

Roy’s brother Ezra had been sprayed with WWI mustard gas . When laying in a ditch , Ezra heard ,then flagged down a motorcycle Messenger. It was his brother Roy, who perhaps saved EZra’s life.

Lee Veeser was another World War I Veteran motorcycle messenger who had his Harley shot out from underneath him twice . He was reported KIA in local newspapers twice .

Lee was the commander of the largest Wisconsin & then final horse cavalry in Wisconsin. Legitimate documents, show that Lee put bullets in the same hole ,at 50 feet with 50 witnesses.

For information & insight, please feel free to contact me.

Dave Zien
Vfw Post 305 Service Officer/ Cmdr
1716 63rd St
Town of Wheaton/ Chippewa County
Eau Claire Wi 54703
cell / text 715-829-9436 Dave Zien

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Proposed 15 yr no repair bill!? They will have to pry my Shovelhead out of my dead cold hands!

Rob Rhoades
Monday, March 4, 2024
Editor Response Same here...

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