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By Bandit, Prince Najar, Ray C. Wheeler, Rogue, Bob T., Bob Clark, Jeff Hennie, Sin Wu, The Sheriff, Jay Hubar, Greg Koellner, and the rest of the crew

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Has anyone seen the Day of the Falcon with Antonio Banderas? I am now going to change my title to The Sultan of the Citadel of Bikernet. How’s that?

Power Plant show winner.
Power Plant show winner.

Another strange week unfolds since Doc Robinson the Australian journalist stuck around for another week after the Cincy show. He visited Power Plant, LA Speed Shop, Daytech, Branch O’keefe, Bennett’s Performance, and Roland Sands. He shot Mickey Rourke’s bike and arranged several features.

In the meantime, California felt the tail-end of the cold from the blizzard smacking most of the country, giving us several brisk days. I tried to work on re-assembling the Mudflap Girl in the evenings, and between the cold and the flu epidemic I’ve been held up. My under-the- weather pinstriper, who needed work to pay the bills, couldn’t make it to the headquarters to pick up the job and start pinstriping our parts lockers.

I'm installing the Digital Dawg Keyless ignition on my Mudflap Girl FXR.
I'm installing the Digital Dawg Keyless ignition on my Mudflap Girl FXR.

Let’s hit the news. But don’t forget Valentine’s Day.

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON MUSEUM’S UNTOLD--  2013 Factory Racing Motorcycles Will be Unveiled in Milwaukee Feb. 22

Harley-Davidson has a rich history in motorcycle racing and on Friday, February 22, some of today’s top motorcycle racers will be at the Harley-Davidson Museum®. Untold Stories: Built for Speed: The History & Evolution of Harley-Davidson Racing will explore the company’s involvement in the sport, both past and present, from company founder Walter Davidson’s two-day endurance run victory in 1908 to Eddie Krawiec’s dominating 2012 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock Motorcycle Championship.

Featured guests include:
· Three-time and defending NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion and current class top speed record holder Eddie Krawiec of the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines drag racing team

· Three-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion and current class ET record holder Andrew Hines of the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines drag racing team

· Three-time AMA Pro Grand National Champion Harley-Davidson/Screamin’ Eagle factory flat track racer Kenny Coolbeth Jr.

· Nine-time AMA Pro Grand National Champion, all-time record AMA Pro Grand National race winner, three-time AMA Pro Athlete of the Year, and AMA Hall of Fame member Scott Parker

· AMA Pro Vance & Hines/Harley-Davidson series racer and Harley-Davidson Consumer Events Director Paul James

· Harley-Davidson Museum Archives Manager Bill Jackson

In addition to the panel discussion, Harley-Davidson Racing will also unveil its 2013 NHRA Pro Stock and AMA Pro Flat Track racing motorcycles. The program begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $12 for Museum members and $15 for non-members.

FIRST EDITOR’S CHOICE BIKE SHOW DAYTONA 2013--First Time Ever The Question “How Do I Get My Bike In A Magazine” Is Answered!

Have you ever wondered how to get your bike featured in a national motorcycle magazine? Want to have your hard work displayed on the glossy pages right next to the best in the business? Well this year during the First Annual Daytona Bike Week Twisted Tea Editor’s Choice Bike Show, The Broken Spoke and the National Motorcycle Magazines have the answer.

For the first time ever Bike Week attendees, scooter tramps, and old heads can make their way to the Broken Spoke Saloon on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 noon where 15 of the national motorcycle publications and Bikernet will be throwing an e-day show, the first of it’s kind in the history or motorcycle magazines. Each magazine editor will select a bike from the show to award as their “Editor’s Choice” it will receive a trophy from that magazine, and a full feature in a future issue. That’s right man, go get the Pan shined up, it’s on!

In addition to the Editor’s Choice Awards there will be 12 classes awarded for the best sportster, big twin, bobber, chopper, pan, shovel, bagger, café, import, and antique motorcycles of the day. Twisted Tea is going all out to make sure everyone gets a chance to get their bike in this show so there is NO ENTRY FEE!!! That’s right, this round is on Twisted Tea and the Broken Spoke Saloon. There will be tons of prizes and give-a-ways all day long from Twisted, the Broken Spoke Saloon, all the magazines and other companies from the motorcycle industry.

But wait, there’s more. Spend the day at the Broken Spoke Saloon and meet your heroes from the pages of the national magazines or take this opportunity to argue with something they’ve said in the past. Don’t miss this opportunity to swap stories with the folks that bring it alive each month.

Each magazine will have a booth at the Broken Spoke that day so all you have to do is show up. You’ll have the chance to meet staff members and editors from American Bagger, American Iron, American Iron Bagger, Bagger,, Cycle Source, Easyriders, Hot Bike, Iron Works, Road Bike, Road Iron, Street Chopper, The Horse, The Wrench, Thunderpress, Urban Bagger. There will be representatives on site from the motorcycle rights organization Motorcycle Riders Foundation as well, so bring along your MC Rights issues for a good chance to talk to those who know the answers.

Registration begins at high noon, what more fitting a time for the Broken Spoke than shoot out hours, right? Awards will be announced by 6pm. And from there the party will be on at the Daytona Broken Spoke with Big Engine performing, and for the first time ever, the big guns from the custom bike magazines of the world all together for a show of this magnitude. You won’t want to miss it.

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In the past you've posted some of my parts. I've added a new handlebar to my parts list . It's a twist on my popular Duke Line.

These are more geared towards the bobber crowd .they are solid mount . 12-inch tall to the very top of bar. Powder coat or chrome. Just $295 plus shipping . Drilled for internal wires, 1-1/4" tube.. Also available in 8-inch rise .

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NEW FROM JOHN SHOPES SINISTER INDUSTRIES: “GAME CHANGER” SMOOTH REAR FENDER--All new from John Shope’s Sinister Industries, this rear fender is the first NYB Polymer injected fender for use on Harley-Davidson touring model motorcycles (Baggers). It is virtually unbreakable, ready to prep, and easy to paint.

It is designed and manufactured to be a direct bolt-on replacement fender for all Harley-Davidson 2009-to-present original equipment rear fenders. (Game Changer rear fender is available only as shown, “smooth” with cutouts).

For all further information contact Sinister Industries at

John Shope's Sinister Industries
23047 N 15th Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85027

On July 13th, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1047 into law. The bill had passed the Assembly on a vote of 55 – 5, and sailed through the Senate on a 36 – 0 vote.

The new law, which goes into effect January 1st, 2013, prohibits MOTORCYCLE-ONLY CHECKPOINTS. This is great news for bikers! This victory came thanks to the many bikers who had voiced their outrage over the discriminatory practice. ABATE of California and the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) applauded both Assemblyman Kevin Jefferies, who introduced the bill and Gov. Brown for his signature.

The passage of the law comes as another ABATE-sponsored bill makes its way through the legislature. AB 1890 would allow motorcyclists to store transponders used on toll roads or bridges on their person or anywhere on or in the motorcycle. Current law requires transponders to be mounted on the motorcycle, where it can be stolen or fall off. Another bill which would allow “MOTORCYCLES OK” to be painted on HOV (high-occupancy vehicles) lanes, commonly known as commuter lanes, has been sidelined due to costs and the current state budget crisis. But according to ABATE State Director Greg Covel, there may be a way around that issue. “This is a constant battle, and requires effort from everyone,” Covel said, “We must also always keep our ears to the ground for legislation to remove our ability to lane share.”

Also, ABATE recently had a booth at the Spokes ’N’ Rods event in Fresno. Hosted by Fresno’s Local 24, the booth was also manned by Jim Lombardo, Assistant Legislative Director for ABATE of California. “Besides supporting a great cause, we signed up at least five new members and had many renewals. I really enjoyed my day!” said Lombardo.

WEASELS LONG RIDE PLANNING SESSION--Interested in going on a long all day ride...well there is a poker run to celebrate the weasels 20 year anniversary we start early that sat morning and head to Simi valley, then over to Filmore to the deer lodge in Ojai and to the coast down to Malibu to the Neptune’s net then up Malibu canyon to the Rock Store and back to Simi Valley to the start point at the Moose lodge where there will be a party with bands and what not for the brave souls.

Gonna have breakfast at the jagerhaus in anahiem and kickstands up at 9 30 am hope to see you there and if you wanna go reply and i will keep you in the loop for any furthur info

EAGLERIDER DEAL OF THE WEEK, JUST $14,362--The Street Glide is a bagger with street-wise soul, such as stripped down trim and chrome, low suspension, and blackened, cropped wind deflector. Inspired by the street, the Street Glide is ready to roar with attitude.

The innovative Harley-Davidson Touring chassis is based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and a stout swingarm developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders and today's powerful engines. OPTIONALS: DETATCHABLE LUGGAGE RACK AND BACK REST

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Rebecca S. Green | The Journal Gazette

FORT WAYNE – Two men have admitted their roles in a motorcycle theft ring, pleading guilty this week in Allen Superior Court.

On Friday, Alan G. Baysinger, 42, of the 3400 block of Hoagland Avenue, pleaded guilty to corrupt business influence in exchange for a two-year prison sentence and a year on probation. A second charge of removing, covering or altering identification numbers will be dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

He’s to be sentenced this month.

He was charged along with Todd A. Vonderau, 41, of the 2600 block of Hillegas Road; Richard L. Schlatter, 35, of the 1600 block of Steup Avenue; Richard Carl King, 36, of the 2000 block of Emerson Avenue; Angela Ruth Martin, 33, of the 2800 block of Hillegas Road; and Jerrad W. Impton, 39, of the 2500 block of Hillegas Road.
Schlatter pleaded guilty this week to the single charge of corrupt business influence.

The cases against the other defendants are pending in Allen Superior Court.

In late August, police began to investigate whether Vonderau was operating a motorcycle theft ring at his car lot, Kasper Auto Sales, 2750 Brooklyn Ave.
The motorcycles were stolen, and sold, after being repainted and sometimes fitted with a vehicle identification number belonging to a different motorcycle.

Documents were created through the auto lot, such as fraudulent bills of sale, to make it appear as though the motorcycles were legitimately purchased.

When police searched addresses connected to the thefts, they found a number of stolen vehicles, including motorcycles, a tow truck and cars, according to court documents.

Baysinger told police that Vonderau was the leader of the criminal enterprise and that Vonderau paid him $200 to change the vehicle identification number plates on the vehicles.
He said he was also paid a finder’s fee for identifying motorcycles later stolen by Impton, Schlatter or himself, according to court documents.

The charge of corrupt business influence accuses the group of participating in the activities of a criminal enterprise through a pattern of racketeering, in this case involving two or more acts of receiving stolen property.


CAMPAGNA MOTORS SIGNS STRATEGIC AGREEMENT WITH RENOWNED GERMAN ENGINE MANUFACTURER--Campagna Motors is pleased to announce that they have signed a long-term strategic agreement with the BMW Group. This will allow the Quebec builder of the T-REX and V13R to benefit from BMW’s research and development expertise as well as provide its customers with outstanding service inspired by the German company’s legendary standards.

The agreement also secures the Boucherville business with a steady supply of high-quality engines perfectly adapted to its needs. The contract firmly establishes Campagna Motors as the only Quebec success story in the world of exotic street legal limited-edition vehicles.

The agreement with BMW follows Campagna’s first successful collaboration with Harley Davidsontm as engine supplier for the V13R. The company can now rely on a range of engines from well-established manufacturers known for their performance, innovation and reliability. The new relationship with BMW strengthens Campagna Motors position as a manufacturer of world-class premium vehicles and confirms the leading research and development expertise of Quebec engineers in the field of unique limited edition performance oriented exotic vehicles.

“This agreement presents Campagna with many opportunities in terms of awareness, electronic systems expertise, including security systems for our vehicles, and international market development,” said Campagna Motors president André Morissette. “As a result of this contractual relationship, our customer can expect upcoming announcements that will attract even greater attention in the marketplace.”

With the new engines availability and the ever-increasing demand from American and Asian markets, Campagna Motors can foresee doubling production over the next few years, thus creating additional quality jobs in the region. “The export market is quite a challenge for any Quebec and Canadian manufacturers,” Morissette said. “Fortunately our strategy to design and create high-end, original, one-of-a-kind street legal performance vehicles is allowing us to contemplate sustained growth and global market penetration in the near future.”

Launched in Quebec in 1995, the T-REXTM remains a great favorite due to its one-of-a-kind design and the high performance you would expect from an exotic street vehicle. Campagna’s newest release, the V13RTM, launched in 2011, is powered by a Harley-DavidsonTM liquid-cooled engine. Thanks to its distinctive style and remarkable handling abilities, the V13R roadster is a “must have” for any driver looking to stand out in the crowd. Since the very beginning Campagna Motors has produced vehicles that have generated great interest among numerous celebrities worldwide and enthusiasm for its products continues to grow year after year.

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Great pictures & discriptions of your cam up grade. Have a question. Looking at the stock chain tensioners they look very good wear wise. Did you take any pictures of both the stock inner & outer tensioner shoes? I have a 09 FXSTC with 22425 miles been considering opening cam cover to take a look see how they are wearing. How many miles on your engine before the tear down.

Santa Maria, CA

I’ll ask Rogue if he has some shots of the used shoes.--Bandit


lollapalooza \lol-uh-puh-LOO-zuh\, noun:
an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.
In America, the German announcement prompts Mayor La Guardia to tell City Hall reporters, “Any American who can believe that lollapalooza of a Nazi lie has sunk to the lowest possible level.”
-- Philip Roth, The Plot Against America
It was a lollapalooza of a tour, all right—a "luxury hotel barge cruise” which began in the Champagne country and then went, via hot air balloon, to Burgundy for more barging, through Beaujolais, to the Riviera and Cannes and Monte Carlo...
-- Donna Tartt, The Secret History
Though the origins of this Americanism are uncertain, we can be sure that lollapalooza strutted onto the linguistic stage in the first decade of the 20th century.


Just a heads up, I will be delivering the MRF federal update at the McGrath Danielson Bikers at the Boarder in Dillon SC on march 16th.

They describe as a "mini MRF conference as it is just one day. Sounds like they reach a lot of new Riders and neophytes so it should be good. And weather permitting should be a fun ride down from DC!

--Jeff Hennie

POLARIS ENTERS THE TRIKE MARKET—Will they take over the world? Check this story on Bikernet Trikes. Wild!

--the Triking Viking


UNCLE MONKEY VENTURES INTO THE CANADIAN COLD--With a change in the weather and the promises of the local rodent of an early spring, I ventured out into the coldness that is my garage.

My portable heater is enough to take the chill off the air when the outside temperature is near freezing. It felt good to be spinning wrenches in my own garage. Snow White's replacement wiring harness had finally showed up in mid December when the temperature outside was close to minus 40.

I hate having to disassemble a completed bike but the harness was sketchy at best and the manufacture promises that the new harness will be trouble free. It is why I always ride my bikes before I sell them. Snow white barely reach 1000 miles when the harness had completely failed.

It is frustrating. A new bike should run like a new bike but unfortunately I don't have a multi million-dollar R&D department to iron out the bugs before the bike hits the street. So here I sit waiting for my garage to warm above zero so I can get back out there to strap in a new harness hoping that it will be problem free.

I want to make sure any bike I sell will offer thousands of trouble free miles. Custom-built bikes always have small tweaks and gremlins that need to be excised before the bike can go to a new home.

As I carefully unbolt one part at a time I am scrutinizing every part, every twist and turn of the harness checking for pinched wires, shorts and dead ends that may have contributed to the harness's failure. As the last part of the harness comes out the grounds and everything is good. Supply power to the harness powers it up but the brain spits out problem after problem.

The headlight circuit doesn't work, the right side signal lights don't work and the left side is intermediate. The taillight works opposite as it should and the rear switch signal doesn't have any power. Power from the brain for the coils is reading all over the map when it is sending a signal. That was what was the downfall of Snow White at Sturgis last year and left me trailer her out of the Needles back to the Kathmandu Campsite and cut my riding season abruptly short.

There is a silver lining behind this work. It is spending time out in the garage doing what I love to do, spinning wrenches and working on my bike. It gives me an opportunity to get back into the bike and check everything over with a fine toothcomb to make sure everything else is working properly. Snow White will be ready when the snow is gone.

--bad Uncle Monkey


February is Heart Health Month - look for advice throughout the month intended to help you manage cardio-related health concerns.

Maintaining the right mix of lifestyle habits and eating a healthy diet are the best ways to achieve optimal fitness. Help minimize heart disease and promote a strong cardiovascular system by adding these anti-inflammatory foods to your diet:
1. Nuts. They contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, especially almonds, walnuts and cashews. Eat a moderate portion every day.
2. Whole soy protein. If you substitute whole soy protein, such as edamame or tofu, for animal protein each day, you can lower levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that when present in high levels has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease.
3. Fresh garlic. This medicinal herb has been shown to help lower cholesterol levels. Use one or two raw or lightly cooked cloves a day.
4. Green tea. It provides EGCG, a polyphenol than may help to moderate inflammation and lower cholesterol. Substitute a cup of heart-healthy green tea for your morning coffee or afternoon soda.
5. Soluble fiber. It has a powerful cholesterol-lowering effect. Beans, legumes and whole grains are good sources to add to your diet - aim for 1-2 servings per day.
--Dr. Weil

The tool is called a Snap Gauge.
You subtract the bore measurement from the lifter measurement.
Clearance should be 0.008-0-0020
Service wear limit is 0.0030


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