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By Bandit, Wayfarer, Sam Burns, Barry Green, the Redhead, Rogue, Bob T., Laura, RFR, El Waggs, Ray Russell and the rest of the gang

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This has been a very interesting week
as you will see in the news. We are simple humans with tremendous resources and options. We get the opportunity daily to test our abilities.

Like I said recently, we just need to get out of bed in the morning and hit it as hard as we can. One of the wonderful things about humanity and today’s technology is the ability to resource anything.

Say, you are trying to build your first chopper and need help. It’s amazing the resources at our fingertips today. Just ask questions, listen carefully and take notes.

Let’s hit the news and then I’ll report on the challenges I faced this week.

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XDA Ready to Rocket Into New Season--

On April 21-23, the XDA will once again bring the best of motorcycle drag racing to the east coast, starting with the 29th annual PGS Spring Nationals season-opener at Maryland International Raceway (MIR).

XDA enters its sixth year of the twenty-three year dynasty of the MIROCK/IDBL/XDA series. And once again, the Miller Brothers have anticipated the country's climate accurately with five strategic events across the season. This change is easy on the budget and gives racers a consistent five-week break between events to spend time with family and get your bikes ready for the next race.

The XDA events will continue to feature seventeen star-studded classes and a massive vendor midway, giving racers and fans something to see and do over the three-day weekend events.

Class Line-Up:
  • Orient Express - Pro Street
  • DME Racing - Real Street
  • MaxxECU - Pro Xtreme
  • HTP Performance - Super Stock
  • Vance & Hines - 4.60 Index
  • Boosted Bulls
  • APE - Nitrous Bulls
  • 3 Sixty 5 Transport - Monster Bulls
  • Tommie's Motorsports - DMV Bulls
  • All Motor Bulls
  • HTP Performance - Grudge
  • 1 Stop Speed - 5.60 Index
  • Mickey Thompson Tires - Top Sportsman
  • MPS Racing - Pro ET
  • Brock’s Performance - Street ET
  • VooDoo Components - Bracket Bash
  • Hard Times Parts & Service - Gambler’s Race
XDA is excited to welcome all the new riders to the series this year; the Pro Roll Call lists are full of fresh faces and veterans alike. New blood promises a year full of track action and upsets as new riders work to rise over the class veterans.

The Orient Express Pro Street class features the baddest street tire motorcycles in the World. If you want to see action, XDA is the only place to see full fields of these 650+ horsepower, turbocharged, supercharged, and nitrous-injected motorcycles running at speeds over 230mph in the 1/4 mile in only 6-seconds!

Over twenty bikes are on the rollcall list ready to show out with big numbers. Many teams have been out testing the last few months and are prepared for the competition season to start. Mark Rendeluk and Derek Sobiech will make their Pro Street debuts next weekend. Sobiech is trading in stock wheelbase action, while Rendeluk is losing the wheelie bars.

The "Running of the Bulls" and HTP Performance Afterdark Underground Grudge & Pros program returns on Saturday night from 5pm-11pm with premium grudge racing action. The boards might be off, but the trash talking will be turned up. The XDA brings out the premier grudge racers who aren't afraid to pick a lane and lay down the quickest and fastest passes on our well-prepped racing surface. Bring your bag and show us whatcha got.

DME Racing Real Street features 7-second, 190mph heavy hitters, and this year we are seeing growth again in the class with eighteen riders on the roll call for the season-opener. George Cross and land speed standout Shane Stubbs will be taking on a class full of veterans and champions next weekend. Come out and see the new faces of the class as they work the quarter mile for a piece of the $3,200 purse.

Saturday, we celebrate the 2022 XDA Champions and the Top 10 finishers in each class with the Awards Ceremony on the BIG STAGE in the pits that you will surely want to attend. All those in attendance will have a chance to win $1,000 in cash prizes courtesy of event sponsor Platinum General Services and owner Ralphie Navarro.

The 1/8 mile heads-up class of MaxxECU Pro Xtreme returns featuring the Turbocharged, Supercharged, and Nitrous Injected big tire wheelie-bar beasts. Six heavy hitters are already signed up and ready to return to action. These bikes are big and loud, don't miss the action as these riders pilot the ferocious horsepower to the 660' finish line.

MaxxECU Pro Xtreme is presented by Billy Vose Racing, Fast by Gast, Dunigan Racing, DME Racing, Grothus Dragbikes, Harley Haul, Rob Bush Motorsports, Robinson Industries, Schnitz Racing, Timblin Chassis, and Worldwide Bearings.

XDA introduced the 4.60 index class back in 2013, and it's grown to be a fan favorite across the country. Vance & Hines 4.60 is the World's quickest 1/8th-mile sportsman index class running four-second passes in only 660 feet. Sportsman standout and co-host of the Red Hill Podcast Ben Knight, at the last minute, has thrown his hat in the ring for the season opener.

The stock wheelbase, naturally aspirated production machines of HTP Performance Super Stock class, will be back on deck for their fourth year. This class is for true hand clutch riders who must deliver a smooth and controlled launch to be competitive. There is no hiding behind electronic gadgets in this class. With strict modification rules, stock motors, MR12 spec fuel, no air shifters, no dataloggers, etc. the action is true riding skills.

The XDA will additionally hold competition in SIX additional sportsman classes featuring 1 Stop Speed 5.60 Index, Mickey Thompson Tires Top Sportsman, VooDoo Components Bracket Bash, MPS Racing Pro ET, Brock's Performance Street ET, and the Friday night Hard Times Parts & Service Gambler's race. XDA offers up to $28,000 in guaranteed payouts for sportsman racers at each event while giving you a safe and professional environment to compete in.

Over 700 Professional, Sportsman, and Grudge motorcycle racers will be in competition all weekend long, battling it out for over $90,000 in cash purse at this event. And don’t forget the vendor midway will be full of great deals on motorcycle parts, accessories and apparel.

Next weekend XDA starts another season of the most competitive motorcycle drag racing you can find in the country, and it all begins at Maryland International Raceway. Make plans now to come out and watch or, better yet, race with us on April 21-23.

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed into law the SAN-supported “Antique Fleet” Plate Program (H.B. 2310), whereby the owner of five or more antique vehicles will be able to use a single registration plate. The owner would be required to register every antique vehicle upon which the plate will be displayed. The bill was sponsored by Del. Gary Howell, who is Chairman Emeritus of SEMA’s State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus.

Congratulations to everyone that supported this win!



From January through May of 2023, we are traveling a brand new show to all Fifty States! Join us for a USO-inspired night of theatre aimed at all generations. Ticket information for each state can be found below.

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Follow the Letters From Home tour team's 50-States blog!
Sponsor a veteran ticket, a local show or get your business out there across the nation with our sponsorship packages. We need all the help we can get as we make our way across the country! Sponsor Online.

"We attended their show in the historic Lead Opera House. This show is going to hit every state in the country and is very veteran supportive. Don’t miss it, if you can and reach out if you want them to stop at your event."  --Bandit

NEW SHOVEL CONCEPT ART-- The late Shovelhead is one of the most visually interesting engines.

An interesting fact is that the engine was produced until 1984 and replaced by Evolution in the first half of that year, but in 1985 a small number of Shovelhead engines were produced.

These engines were built based on the Evolution cases prepared specifically for the surplus production of parts from Shovel. This small amount of engines went to police motorcycles (FLHP). This must be not a common fact, because very often I encounter accusations that the graphics contain incorrect production dates.

--Sam Burns


Did you know that one of the first coins in the world had a bee symbol on them?

Did you know that there are live enzymes in honey?

Did you know that in contact with a metal spoon these enzymes die? The best way to eat honey is with a wooden spoon, if you can't find one, use plastic.

Did you know that honey contains a substance that helps your brain work better?

Did you know that honey is one of the rare foods on earth that alone can sustain human life?

Did you know that bees saved people in Africa from starvation?

One spoon of honey is enough to sustain human life for 24 hours?

Did you know that propolis that bees produce is one of the most powerful natural ANTIBIOTICS?

Did you know that honey has no expiration date?

Did you know that the bodies of the great emperors of the world were buried in golden coffins and then covered with honey to prevent putrefaction?

Did you know that the term "HONEYMOON" comes from the fact that newlyweds consumed honey for fertility after the wedding?

Did you know that a bee lives less than 40 days, visits at least 1000 flowers and produces less than a teaspoon of honey, but for her it is a lifetime.

Thank you, BEES!

Make sure to share this post. I am sure many people will love to know this information.


--El Waggs

JESSE JAMES IS ALIVE—and cranking out crazy shit like this. He’s also building the outlaw network to celebrate guys and girls who think and build out of the box shit.


NEWS FROM THE NEW DIME BAG WORKSHOP--Got a run of five Dimebag Leather handmade chopper seats in the works.

Fits most hardtails.

--Adam Croft
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Watch for our Vespa article, coming soon to Bikernet.
Watch for our Vespa article, coming soon to Bikernet.

ELECTRIC TOY CATCHES FIRE IN STURGIS--Wednesday night, a family in Sturgis had to douse a small flame because their 12-year-old daughter’s hoverboard caught on fire in her room while charging.

“The tone of her voice scared me as a bother right away. So I rushed in, and by the time I got in, it was already popping, making some weird noises. I unplugged it quickly. And as I was doing that, there was a loud pop, and then sparks started shooting into the air. And then shortly after that was about a foot and a half tall flame,” said Brad Neuschwander.

Neuschwander said the hoverboard was only three years old. He and his wife had researched an article and found that there had been over 11 deaths and numerous house fires connected to hoverboard incidents.

“My daughter has been showing me “TikTok” since this happened. Kids walking by one of the little boys walking by his hoverboard, and it just blew up into flames,” said Neuschwander.

By Kayla Henderson

ROOT BEER FLOAT ATTENDS RSD FUNCTION—The new RSD facility in Long Beach is now open. Zack rode the Kent Weeks, Lucky Devil, Root Beer Float to the action.

Hoping for some trim at a biker event has taken on a new meaning.


QUICK, OPEN THE BANDIT’S CANTINA BAD JOKE LIBRARY-- A woman was taking an afternoon nap.

She woke up, she told her husband, "I just dreamed that you gave me a pearl necklace. What do you think it means?"

"You'll know tonight," he said.

That evening, the man came home with a small package and gave it to his wife. Delighted, she opened it to find a book entitled "The Meaning of Dreams."

--Sam Burn
Certified Librarian
Bandit’s Cantina™


Our Governor is a named defendant of HvM. He can do his own defense in parallel with the AG’s defense. He can defeat HvM if he acts very quickly. But he has refused because somebody is pulling his strings.

By their works we shall know them. Those who censor me oppose climate truth. They are against your freedom.

They will reap what they sow. They are hurting you, Montana, and America.

I am Maverick. If you want to save Montana and America, let me fly.

How to win Held v Montana
At the Pachyderm meeting on March 3, 2023, I talked to AG Knudsen. He said he would like to talk to me about Held v Montana. On March 7, I sent him this outline for talking points. He never contacted me. So, he lied to me.

AG Knudsen’s rejection of my help forces me to reveal my game plan to all readers.

For discussion by AG Austin Knudsen and Dr. Ed Berry

Shift burden of proof to plaintiffs
In 2011, the Montana Supreme Court ruled that climate science is not sufficiently settled to support the HvM Plaintiffs’ claims.

In 2011, the plaintiffs said they petitioned MSC directly because dangerous climate change would happen before they get from a district court to the supreme court.

Science says if their prediction was wrong, their science is wrong.
Prove the plaintiffs’ three key theories are false. These theories are:

Human CO2 causes the CO2 increase since 1750, or above 280 ppm.

This CO2 increase causes global warming.

This global warming causes bad stuff to happen.

All Plaintiffs’ arguments are based on their “bad stuff” claims.

With few exceptions, we won’t waste our time challenging their “bad stuff” claims.

We will focus on their unmentioned cause theories, their Achilles heel.

Ask every plaintiff expert the basis of their claims. E.g.:

Ask them if they agree with the three theories above.

“How does human CO2 cause your bad stuff to happen?”

“Do you agree if CO2 does not cause your bad stuff, then you have no case?”

“If you are not an expert in the cause of your bad stuff, who is?”

If an expert says events prove their cause, we will destroy that expert.

Each plaintiff expert will point to Steve Running as their cause expert.

Now we can focus on Steve Running.
A well-prepared trial attorney can shred Steve Running in court.

We begin by getting his explanations on why Theories (1,2,3) are true.

We may ask him if he agrees with UM physicist Dave Andrews on Theory (1).

Then our experts will show why Theories (1,2,3) are false and Running is wrong.

Then, it’s back to Steve Running to prove our experts are wrong, which he can’t do.

Plaintiffs must defend all three theories. We need only to prove one theory is wrong.

Plaintiffs’ attorneys and experts are not prepared to debate the three key theories.
They have spent all their time working to prove their bad stuff is bad.
They simply assume events prove their cause, which is invalid.

You need me to select and train our experts to prove the three theories are false.
No one else knows how to do this.
I will train our experts via Zoom like a coach trains his football team. We must be prepared to make our best case and never contradict each other.

We need our key experts to be in court to hear plaintiffs’ claims and advise your defense attorney on how to respond to plaintiffs’ claims.

Howard Hayden, a friend of mine, is correct in his physics but we must show how his testimony proves Theory (2) is wrong. Otherwise, the MSC won’t get the point.
I am the world expert to prove Theory (1) is false.

I know the best experts to prove Theory (2) is false (it includes Hayden).

I know the best experts to prove Theory (3) is false.

Plaintiffs will claim most scientists agree with them and they have more published papers.

Votes do not count in science, and we have proved Theories (1,2,3) are false.

Proof that a theory is false defeats all claims that a theory is true.

We must define “climate science truth” to mean Theories (1,2,3) are false.

When we win, our definition will change the future of education, energy, and economy in Montana and America.

--Ed Berry


Ives Brothers Wall of Death Also Scheduled for Veterans Park Performances

Nitro Circus, the most explosive crew in action sports, will bring its non-stop, action-packed freestyle motocross show to the Milwaukee lakefront during the Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival at Veterans Park. This daredevil circus features elite moto-athletes performing insane ramp tricks and heart-racing stunts as they push themselves to their limits. Nitro Circus performances are part of an expansive exposition of music and entertainment scheduled for July 15 and 16 to celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the world’s most-desirable motorcycle brand.

Veterans Park in downtown Milwaukee will be the epicenter of family-friendly activities and musical acts Foo Fighters (Sat., July 15) and Green Day (Fri., July 14). Also slated to perform during the weekend are Cody Jinks, Social Distortion, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Phantogram, White Reaper, and KennyHoopla. The Ives Brothers Wall of Death & Ball of Steel will also perform hair-raising stunts at the lakefront, including riding motorcycles inches apart inside a steel cage. General admission and special VIP tickets with premium benefits for Veterans Park events are on sale now at

Premier Service Team
The Harley-Davidson Premier Service Team will offer roadside assistance free of charge to all motorcycle riders in the local Milwaukee area during the Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival. The service will be available July 12-17 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Lift-equipped trucks staffed by Harley-Davidson employees will transport disabled motorcycles to the nearest of six Harley-Davidson dealerships for repair, where service experts will be on hand to provide onsite technical assistance with advanced diagnostics. Go to for full details on Premier Service.

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