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By Bandit, Wayfarer, Rogue, RFR, J.J. Solari, Bob T., Sam Burns, the Redhead, Jack McIntyre, Gearhead, Laura, Steve Bauman, Joe Smith, and the whole gang

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Interesting day in Paradise.
I watched another movie by Ben Affleck and of course his character made a statement about how humans fucked with the planet. I know where this narrative comes from. It comes from extremist who want nothing less than pushing back the time clock to when we lived by a campfire, and then they would bitch about the fire.

Just as the first snow storm of the season kicked-off.
Just as the first snow storm of the season kicked-off.

This bothers me because of our kids and kids to come—they are being lied to. Humans have made mistakes, but in general they have helped people live longer and healthier lives, more comfortable with more energy to do the things they want and be able to work and make a living. So generally, man has made amazing strides. And some scientists believe that by using fossil fuels we have added much needed CO2 into the atmosphere when we needed it the most.

Most folks don’t realize that if we didn’t use oil, it would bubble out into the ocean and into streams and anywhere it could get out. Because we just didn’t let it set there, we now have clothes, gas for cooking, medicine, medical equipment, plastics for products, you name it. We are living in the absolute best of times. Let’s ride free forever.

But first, let’s hit the news.

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.

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BLM NEWS--U.S. Bureau of Land Management Seeks Resource Advisory Council Members
Sixteen of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Resource Advisory Councils in the West have members whose terms are scheduled to expire soon. These RACs provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their geographic areas.

The AMA encourages qualified off-highway enthusiasts to apply for these vacancies to help ensure that the motorcyclists' perspective is considered before recommendations are made to the BLM.

Prospective members may nominate themselves or others. Nominees must be residents of the state in which the RAC has jurisdiction. The BLM will evaluate nominees based on their education, training, experience and knowledge of the geographic area of the RAC. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to collaborative resource decision-making.

As required, RAC membership must be balanced and representative of the various interests concerned with the management of the public lands. The rules governing RACs are found at 43 CFR subpart 1784. RACs include the following three membership categories:

Category A
Organized labor or non-timber forest product harvester groups
Developed outdoor recreation, off-highway-vehicle users or commercial recreation activities
Energy and mineral development interests or commercial or recreational fishing interests
Commercial timber industry
Hold federal grazing or other land use permits, or represent nonindustrial private forest land owners, within the area for which the committee is organized

Category B
Nationally recognized environmental organizations
Regionally or locally recognized environmental organizations
Dispersed recreational activities
Archaeological and historical interests
Nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups, wildlife or hunting organizations or watershed associations

Category C
Hold state elected office or their designee
Hold county or local elected office
American Indian tribes within or adjacent to committee area
School officials or teachers
Represent the affected public at large

The following must accompany all nominations:

-A completed RAC application, which can either be obtained through your local BLM office or online at:
-Letters of reference from represented interests or organizations
-Any other information that addresses the nominee's qualifications

Simultaneous with this notice, BLM state offices will issue press releases providing additional information for submitting nominations. Before including any address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in the application, nominees should be aware this information may be made publicly available at any time. While the nominee can ask to withhold the personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.

Deadline: Oct. 21.

Nominations and completed applications for RACs should be sent to the appropriate BLM offices:


Go to the AMA web site for more info and contacts. –Bandit

BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!--ROADTEST: Johnny Pag 250 Spyder

Hello, does anyone know where I can find the part that goes above the tank with the tachometer included, I have been looking online and I have not found, I got a Johnny Pag Spyder 2006

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THE INDUCED DEMAND THEORY--Editor’s Note: In Part 1, Chris detailed two major causes of induced demand and explained why the overall supply vs. demand effects are manageable. Here he takes on some of the arguments which cite induced demand as a rationale against increasing highway capacity.

Having established the relationship between new capacity, demand, and land use, there is yet more ground on which to challenge induced demand as a critique of adding new capacity.

One benefit of increasing capacity is that more people are able to get where they want to go, when they want to go there.

As documented in Part 1, not all new capacity is consumed after it is built. However, if we assume for the sake of argument that 100 percent of the new capacity is eventually used, and that in the long term, travel speeds return to pre-expansion baselines, more people are traveling at that slow speed.

Each freeway lane can typically carry up to around 1,200 vehicles per hour before it starts to exhibit congestion, and flow rates in heavy congestion tend to sit at over 2,000 vehicles per lane per hour. This means that even if all of the new capacity is absorbed by new trips, over 2,000 more people are served by the expanded road. This is a net social benefit which is independent of travel-time improvement.

The addition of freeway lane-miles tends to decrease traffic on parallel roads and increase traffic on perpendicular ones.

This relationship has been known since the Detroit and Chicago Area Transportation Studies (DATS and CATS) of the 1950s. It should also be obvious to anyone who lives in a region served by freeways. In those regions, the parallel surface streets tend to see a decrease in traffic volume, but the perpendicular streets which connect to freeway interchanges see an increase.

Therefore, a key benefit of adding lane capacity to one route is a proportionate decrease in traffic on a parallel route. This is the fundamental purpose of bypass roads: They carry through traffic on purpose-built roads, leaving parallel local streets to serve local traffic. In rural areas, these bypass roads have caused significant damage to local businesses and communities – one need only look at the decaying remnants of Route 66 as an example. But in urban and suburban areas, these freeway bypasses of local town centers provide significant benefits, as those town centers would be gridlocked without them.

Hayward, California is an excellent example of a city center plagued by the results of an unintentional gap in the freeway system, with its Foothill and Mission Boulevards becoming honorary freeways at rush hour, pushing locals out. There are many examples of the same outcome in other regions, especially in areas where expense, local opposition, or other factors created gaps in the originally planned freeway system.

The planning horizon for transportation projects are not infinite.

It is true that new freeway capacity cannot solve problems for which it was not designed. Most of our urban-area freeways were designed in the 1950s with a 30-year planning horizon, so we are now more than 40 years past the intended lifespans of the original freeway system. In that time, we have added 100 million Americans.

Additionally, in the 1950s, it was assumed that most families would only have a single worker. The mass introduction of women into the workplace alone practically doubled the 1950s-era predicted traffic volumes. The extra congestion generated by those new trips hardly seems like a bad tradeoff, nor is it an indictment of the concept of automobility. Quite the contrary.

As an aside, there is often an argument made that implementing high-speed rail along congested corridors will alleviate congestion on freeways. With few exceptions, this is simply false. By connecting a region more closely, trips will be induced between the cities via the exact mechanisms described in Part 1 of this e-newsletter. (Again, I would suggest this is a good thing – more people get to experience more places!) While a proportion of these trips will be served by high-speed rail, even more of the increase in demand will be picked up by other modes, including the personal car. High-speed rail has many of its own advantages, but it is not a direct substitute for freeway lane-miles.

Another study by Bignazzi and Figliozzi compares the environmental effects of capacity-based (adding lanes) and demand-based (reducing demand) strategies for improving congestion, and that ends up being a lecture unto itself about how certain strategies in certain places under certain conditions produce different results. But that is a topic for another day.

Induced demand is a real phenomenon which should be considered when adding capacity to any transportation network. I conclude with a paragraph from Cervero’s “Roads and Decision Making,” one of the articles cited in Part 1:

“Over the last several decades and in many corners of America, claims of induced demand have stopped highway projects in their tracks. This is wrong-headed. Highway investment decisions should be based on a full accounting of costs and benefits over the service life of a facility. Induced-demand studies have told us only that some benefits of new or expanded highways get eroded over time. This is important to know, for it gives us a handle on the numerator of the benefit/cost ratio. However, induced-demand studies say nothing about other benefits conferred by highways—e.g., increased economic productivity or satisfaction of one’s preference for suburban living.”

By Christopher M. DiPrima, NMA Board Member


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NEWS FROM THE KLOCK WERKS EMPIRE--iOmounts Under New Ownership
Klock Werks is proud to announce they have acquired iOmounts™. iOmounts™ is the most universal magnetic mounting system for smartphones, tablets, and other devices.

Brian Klock, President and Visionary, said "We have now acquired this company and are going to be pushing it harder than ever, because it works, it’s universal, it’s sleek, it’s innovative! This is not just for powersports! The patented iOmounts™ systems can be used on motorcycles, utv's, cars, trucks, boats, really any vehicle, as well as in your home and office. We are so so excited about this new business adventure."
The adaptor snaps to a magnetic "core," which rotates in practically any direction. No clips, no cables, no hassle, just a simple magnet, infinite rotational adjustment, and a sleek modern design.

Crafted in solid steel, iOmounts™ is universally compatible with almost any device, making iOmounts™ the most functional and flexible line of tablet and phone stands on the market.

Visit our website for current iOmounts™ products at GETKLOCKED.COM.

LOWBROW NEWS--Choppers invade the Jersey Shore...

Cheap Thrills happened last weekend, and did not disappoint.
Brought to Seaside, NJ by Walter Gemeinhardt of Kickstart Cycle Supply (the man behind The Gypsy Run)...
Our own Mikey Arnold was there, and he did a stellar job capturing the vibe of this event in the newest Lowbrow video.

From the mini bike races to vintage motorcycles, swap meet and pool party, scope it out and add it to your 'must-do' list for next year!

Click for Action.
Click for Action.

JUST IN FROM THE BDL FACTORY--New stronger compound being used in BDL final drive belts.

BDL has taken another leap forward with their new collection of final drive belts. The latest belts are constructed using a X7N material and carbon chord. This advanced compound is stronger and more durable than the previous X3N currently used by other belt manufacturers and is now used in all BDL Gates belts from 1-1/2” wide down to 24mm wide belts.

You’ll find the latest belts and complete BDL line up at Contacts phone 714-693-1313 ext 227 or 232.


We will publish this (museum release) on our blog because it represents the museum. We can’t publish H-D stuff anymore. The Bikernet Board of Directors voted:

The factory can’t afford $145 a month to support a site that has worked for them for 25 years.

The factory doesn’t support the motorcycle aftermarket

The factory denies real science that refutes Climate Alarmism, which will ultimately destroy H-D and all internal combustion vehicles wrongly.

CO2 is not a pollutant and Harleys may have helped promote life on earth by increasing dangerously low CO2 levels over the last 100 years. Straight pipes forever.

All the best,

Keith R. Ball
5-Ball Inc.

NEWS FROM THE WHITE FAMILY--Well, put the ‘16 RGU on a diet, removed the tour pak, 100lb cushy seat, Yaffe monkey bars, and installed the Low-profile touring shocks in the rear. Totally changed the way this bike rides and handles for the better and still looks killer… even better than before, in my opinion.

--The Humble One
The Twin Cam Fan

Classic Easyriders Complete Digital Magazine Collection Delivery Update--We are having a problem with our overseas delivery. Since our products are manufactured China and come into the Long Beach Port in California, there has been a major backup at the Long Beach Port in California were all the cargo freight ships come from Asia and unloaded at the Long Beach Port.

If you have seen the news about LB Port, you will know there is now a backup of almost 100 tanker ships waiting in the harbor to dock and unload their cargo. The ship that has our cargo has been in the harbor for over 2 weeks waiting to we do not have a delivery date at this moment.

What GIT Corp will do is offer a free first printed issue of the new Classic Easyriders Magazine that will hit the newsstand on December 07, 2021. This would be a gift for your patience in this matter, as it is completely out of our control. Some of you may have already ordered a print subscription and receiving this issue, but this issue 555 will be a collector's issue and having two is always better than one.

We can offer a full refund to those customers that are not willing to wait for a future delivery and free first issue 555.

If you are willing to wait, no response is necessary.....for a full refund, just write REFUND in your email response back.

We at GIT Corp. appreciate your patience and loyalty.

Support Team

BIKERNET BATTERY TENDER INVESTIGATION—How to use battery tenders? We are on the hunt. A friend kept his bike on a tender all the time. But when he rode to his girl’s house and spent the night, the bike was dead in the morning.

So, what's the proper way to use a tender. Many folks recommend keeping their bikes on tenders all the time. I don’t like leaving a bike on a tender overnight or for long periods. If something goes wrong with the battery, the tender or garage circuits, your garage could burn down and perhaps your house.

Jason Mook, the owner of Deadwood Custom Cycles recommends putting your bike on a charger or tender once a week, charge it and then unplug it. You may need to charge more often depending on how new your bikes is and the constantly operating electronics, like the clock or security system.

We are also looking into how to check your battery. Our ’69 Panhead just had an issue with a recently replaced battery. At fully charged, it worked to electric start the bike, but with the slightest draw, it quit. Jason replaced the battery, but the damn things are expensive to be replaced once a year.
Let us know your thoughts and experiences. I will also reach out to some of the manufactures.


INDIAN MEETS JACK DANIELS--In celebration of American craftsmanship, Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniel’s will once again come together to unveil a bold, new collaboration. To debut the newest limited-edition motorcycle, the two iconic American brands are hosting a special event from the Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, TN. The can’t miss premiere event will not only debut the 2022 model, but will welcome a special performance from country musician Tim Montana.

The event will premiere on the Indian Motorcycle Facebook page on October 14 at 6:00PM PST//9:00PM EST.

As America’s first motorcycle company and America’s first registered distillery, each brand has become synonymous with American ingenuity and fine craftsmanship. Like each limited-edition motorcycle within the series, the 2022 model will draw inspiration from Jack Daniel’s legendary Tennessee whiskey and its high-touch distilling process. With meticulous attention to detail, this year’s model will feature a host of premium amenities and boast extraordinary details.

Following the launch, the 2022 limited-edition motorcycle will be available through Indian Motorcycle dealerships with the order window opening October 21, 2021. Additional information and specific details will be released at the time of launch.


CELEBRATING WOMEN RIDERS--Over the past several years there has been widespread growth in female-oriented activism. Would you take a solid stand in support of girls everywhere? Would you agree to travel on two-wheels across five continents, German Shepherd in tow, dedicating 18 months of your life to raising awareness and funds?

Jess Stone certainly would.

And she’s doing so in a way that creates an easier opportunity for others to support girls everywhere via a fundraiser campaign for Girl Up, so that you can help without having to be the one to traverse continents.

Stone is a former contributor to Rider, who detailed both what it was like to ride her motorcycle with her dog on board and how she and her husband designed the K9 Moto Cockpit that made it possible. She has since gone on to start Ruffly, “where she works with women artisans to make ethical outdoor dog gear that does good, goes everywhere, and looks amazing.”

NEWS FROM SEMA--Call Congress and Tell Your Lawmakers to Pass the RPM Act

Support for the bipartisan Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act (RPM Act), H.R. 3281 and S. 2736, continues to expand each day as members of Congress receive an outpouring of support for the bill from racers and the motorsports community. It’s clear the letters SAN members have sent are being noticed on Capitol Hill and are making a difference (109 members of the House and 18 Senators have cosponsored the RPM Act).

If you’ve already sent a letter to Congress about the RPM Act, please follow up by making a short call to their office to voice your support for the bill. SEMA has made it easy to call your elected officials by using the following link—phone numbers for your lawmakers’ offices and talking points are included:

The RPM Act must be enacted into law to guarantee your right to modify street cars, trucks, and motorcycles into dedicated race vehicles. It is imperative that lawmakers continue to be reminded of the importance of passing the RPM Act.


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Nice But Will never be able to buy one

Palm Bay Florida, FL
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
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