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Choppers are the Icon for Freedom

by Bandit, Wayfarer, El Waggs, Sam Burns, Ray Russell, Laura, J.J. Solari, RFR, Bob T., the Redhead, Rogue, and the rest of the gang

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I receive numerous inspirational quotes from brothers here
, in India and from Ray in Australia. I enjoy them, find solace, comfort and inspiration in seemingly troubled times.

Here’s the odd aspect and I say this a lot. These are the best of times. We have access to more technology, health benefits, knowledge, travel, bike parts, beauty, wealth, love, peace, you name it, than ever before.

So, what do we do? Except for Bikers, folks are depressed, killing each other, fighting, slappig their ol’ ladies around, screaming that we are doomed and lying for whatever stupid reason.

New shop in Pedro, CA.
New shop in Pedro, CA.

So, what’s my point? The truth will set these lame bastards free to go back to the pure inspiration of life. Meanwhile, fuck ‘em all. Bikers represent all that’s good in this world by building more loud-pipe, cool choppers and riding free forever.

Let’s hit the news, and every time a chopper or loud-pipe performance bagger blazes down the street, put your thumbs up. That brother or sister knows what life is truly all about.

Let’s hit the news:

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Click for all the info...

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.

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

Are You Really Against Fossil Fuels? Read this Before You Answer
By Vijay Jayaraj

It is easy for anyone to say that they are against fossil fuels. Opposition to coal, oil and natural gas is fashionable and will prompt heads to nod and even hands to applaud.

But are people aware of the extent to which their lives are dependent on fossil fuels? Do they know that more than 90 percent of things used in their everyday lives are derived from fossil fuels?

From your toothbrush to your car tire, a majority of the things you use today has been made possible because of fossil fuels. Shoes, refrigerators, washing machines, coffee makers, furniture, pens, eating utensils, eyeglasses, commodes, medical gear, camping equipment, and the list goes on and on.

Consider the computer or the phone from which you are reading this article. They are made of glass, metal, plastic, lithium and silicon – all of which require fossil fuels to mine, process or manufacture. While some are chemical derivatives of fossil fuels, all depend one way or another on their combustion for electricity generation, process heat or transportation.

You wouldn’t have the iPhone, Android or MacBook without fossil fuels. Imagine the irony of typing out “end oil” from a phone that is made from fossil fuels! Or supporting climate activism by relaying video that was recorded with a camera made from fossil fuels! Of course, this sort of irony is displayed regularly and missed constantly.

In short, the most fundamental necessities – and the most cherished conveniences – of daily life are products dependent on the use of fossil fuels.

Electricity and Transportation

The industrial era was a time of great change, and the use of fossil fuels played a big part in that. From the early 1800s to the mid-1900s, coal was the primary fuel source for industry and transportation. Oil and natural gas became much more prominent in the latter half of the 20th century.

Cars, trucks, planes, ships, and trains use oil. If you go electric, the electricity for the vehicle is again predominantly generated from coal or gas. Even wind, solar, nuclear and hydro power are dependent on manufacturing and mining processes reliant on fossil fuels. If you intend to start a new life on the planet Mars or the moon, the rockets you use need fossil fuels.

While the use of fossil fuels as a source for electricity generation and transportation fuel has been discussed widely, their role in the manufacturing and farming sectors is seldom highlighted.

Cement, Asphalt, Steel, and Plastic

Cement, steel, and plastic are essential materials that are used in the construction, transportation and manufacturing industries, playing a key role in the development of modern civilization.

Paints, resins, fiberglass, coatings, varnishes, adhesives, and thousands of other materials are all made from fossil fuels. It is likely the clothing that you are wearing now was made using fossil fuels. In fact, most carpets, fabrics, coatings, cushions, upholstery, drapes, spandex and other textiles are made with the help of fossil fuels.

Fossil fuels are used as raw materials in the production of many chemicals and plastics. Lightweight, durable and versatile, plastics are used in a wide range of products, from packaging and consumer goods to automotive parts and medical devices.

Food Production

Fertilizers – produced with the help of fossil fuels – replenish the soil with essential nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, improving soil structure and fertility. Fertilizers have played a crucial role in meeting the global food demand by increasing crop yields by as much as 50 percent.

Not only do fossil fuels enable us to meet the bare necessities our everyday lives, but they are also the reason for the worldwide improvement in the quality of life since the 1950s.

The campaign against fossil fuels focuses on their use in the generation of electricity. However, every part of our material life is made better by fossil fuel derivates. They help us live more efficiently, safely and in an environmentally friendly way, reducing poverty and helping billions enjoy decent and safe lives.

This commentary was first published at Real Clear Energy, January 24, 2023, and can be accessed here.

Vijay Jayaraj is a Research Associate at the CO2 Coalition, Arlington, Virginia. He holds a master’s degree in environmental sciences from the University of East Anglia, UK and resides in India.

TOYOTA PARTNERS With DOUZE Cycles to Create a Cargo Electric Bike--

Is Toyota going full electric soon?

Toyota is partnering with DOUZE Cycles to create a front-loading cargo e-bike based on an existing model, as reported by Electrek.

DOUZE Cycles is an e-bike manufacturer, and the collaboration with the Japanese automaker will be based on the DOUZE Hêta model.

More Electric Bikes By Auto Manufacturers
Toyota is not the only car manufacturer on the move to create electric bikes. One is Peugeot, which has already developed its own line of e-Bikes. Another one is Spain-based SEAT which partnered with Silcence to manufacture seated and standing electric scooters.

General Motors (GM) has already built an electric bike in-house. And recently, GM showed off a HUMMER eBike via its licensing agreement to complement the HUMMER EV.

Jeep also has ventured into the high-power e-bike game through licensing agreements.

As more and more electric bicycles are being seen on the roads, it's no surprise that car manufacturers are exploring them. Toyota also seems to be keener on producing electric motors. Who knows?

--April Fowell
Tech times


We’ve worked with Amsoil products several times over the years. Especially now, with high oil prices, Amsoil offers support for its customers. You can easily become an Amsoil dealer and make a few bucks will having access to a terrific line of products. Here’s one:

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Click for a kit.

The Amsoil VTwin Oil Change Kits for Twin Cam motors from 1999-2016 and the M8 motors from 2017 to present day. Both Kits feature Amsoil 20w50 Vtwin motor oil, Amsoil's Chrome or Black filters and an O-ring for the Drain plug. The oil has 6x's better wear protection and viscosity breakdown than the leading brands on the market.
• Resists extreme heat to help keep engines clean and efficient. UP TO 30 DEGREES COOLER!
• Reduces wear and deposits for maximum engine compression and power.
Now combine that with our Vtwin Primary Fluid for Smoother clutch operations and finding Neutral a lot easier, and our Vtwin Transmission Fluid for a better operating of shifting gears and reducing the "First Gear Clunk '' sound. Its no wonder that Amsoil 20w50 and our Primary and Transmission Oils are rode with confidence on the Highways!

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Check it out.


I have begun telling my father's life story. I have five photos of my father taken in 1943 with a 1939 big tank Crocker. I know this because before my father passed away, he told me the year he believed the photos were taken and the year of the vehicles that were in the photos. These photos were taken before he was shipped out for the WWII conflict with Japan. He and his best friend enlisted in the Marine Corp in August 1942. He sold the Crocker before being shipped out.

-- Guy Krant
Apple Valley, CA

"We offered to help Guy tell his story on Bikernet. Hang on." --Bandit

SNOW OUTLAWS at Rice Lake is ON!--

Snow Outlaws snowmobile drag racing series pre-race report
STM Powersports Snow Outlaws Winter Nationals presented by Rice Lake Tourism

When: February 3-4, 2023
Where: Moose Lodge 402, Rice Lake, Wisconsin, USA

STM Powersports Snow Outlaws—the hottest show in snowmobile drag racing—is back in action THIS WEEKEND February 3rd and 4th with their first 2023 race at fabulous Rice Lake, Wisconsin—the quickest track in the sport. Pull up to Moose Lodge 402 and check out the world’s quickest sleds—nitro, alcohol, supercharged, turbocharged—you’ll see them all in action over 500 feet on the Rice Lake ice.

Pro Outlaw snowmobiles are the real studs of the snow, and Mike Allen rides the baddest sled around: Jeff Ratzlaff’s screw-supercharged nitro “Grinch” that debuted (and won) at Rice Lake last year. Veteran tuner Howard Haack helps with the maps on this Hypersports-built beast and with a championship winning season of lessons learned, this combo will be fun to watch and tough to beat. “I’m sure we can go 3.30s and that’s my goal for 2023,” Ratzlaff said at the end of last season.

Young Alec Gibas lost to the Grinch in the Rice Lake final last year but saw the light of the green sled’s header flames and returns with a Hypersports-built, blown nitro sled of his own—the Hulk! Nothing beats the smell of nitro in the crisp Wisco air and Rice Lake will see plenty of it.

Also expect to see Dominic Ernst and wheelie king Matt Luke on their turbo-methanol HRC-4 sleds, and many more.

Gibas won the Pro Xtreme 55 class at Rice Lake last year and will be defending that win again this year along with his laps on the Hulk. He’ll face the likes of ’22 Weenie Roast winner Brian Sullivan and his “John Deere” themed Hypersports HRC-2, Brian’s brother Corey Sullivan (the defending season champ), ’22 Long Lake winner Casey Ausloos, Matt Musselman and Samson Exhaust’s Mike Baverstock on their Jack Romine-tuned sleds, “Farmall” owned by Chad Nyhus and ridden by Scott Kostman, Mike Sweeney Jr., Samantha Martin and more.

Snow Outlaws boss Nyhus will likely be defending his Pro Mod championship on his “Dirty Allis” sled against Casey Rosenbrook, Tyler Stelton, Blake Saltzman, Cole Myers and more.

Racer registration is Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, with a mandatory drivers’ meeting at 4:30. Qualifying and testing runs under the lights at 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

Saturday registration is from 9:00 to 10:00 am, drivers’ meeting at 10:00, eliminations at noon sharp.

Spectators get in free!

There’s simply nothing better going on in the Northern Hemisphere this time of year than Snow Outlaws drag racing. Chad and Jenny Nyhus, and the whole Snow Outlaws staff and family, can’t wait to fire up on Rice Lake this weekend. Whether you’re racing or watching, you will NOT want to miss this event!

Visit the Snow Outlaws Facebook page

This report was prepared by Tim Hailey. Enjoy everything there is to read, see and watch about powersports drag racing and more at ;


On February 2, 1887, Groundhog Day, featuring a rodent meteorologist, is celebrated for the first time at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day and sees its shadow, it gets scared and runs back into its burrow, predicting six more weeks of winter weather; no shadow means an early spring.

Groundhog Day has its roots in the ancient Christian tradition of Candlemas, when clergy would bless and distribute candles needed for winter. The candles represented how long and cold the winter would be. Germans expanded on this concept by selecting an animal—the hedgehog—as a means of predicting weather. Once they came to America, German settlers in Pennsylvania continued the tradition, although they switched from hedgehogs to groundhogs, which were plentiful in the Keystone State.

--History Channel

His stories will drive you insane. Click quick...
His stories will drive you insane. Click quick...

This week’s National Examiner has my picture in it. I know what you're saying: they found the bodies and the evidence. NO! Not at all. That's NOT going to happen. Just put that out of your thoughts. picture is in the current National.....what the fuck is this rag?.....hold on.....EXAMINER! the National Examiner. the cover story is MICKEY MOUSE CLUB'S DARK SECRETS EXPOSED! and yes there's an exclamation point.

TURNS OUT......not only is one of those em-effers (mouseketeers) now the Nation's finest hack, surpassing those at the National Examiner and for that matter the New York Goddamn times and The Atlantic and The New Fucking Yorker and any OTHER commie rag you want to mention.......I'm also not even dead.

Needless to say, I will be informing the unnamed hacks at the Examiner that not only am I not dead and not only am I ONE OF THEM......their article is whoppingly misleading. But hey, that's what hacks do: they're failed novelists. So, they HAVE to make stuff up. Stay tuned for more details!

SO!........they came up with seven different dark secrets, none of which were secrets and none of which were dark. Each dark secret is introduced with its own amazingly misleading headline. PLUS, the actual reality was nothing like the hack brigade decided that it was: All of them likely being 19 and interning for this rag in hopes of someday becoming Anderson Cooper.

DARK SECRET NUMBER ONE: PARENTS WERE BANNED - This is misleading. In fact, it's the opposite. Ca law demands a parent or guardian has to be on the property or else the place gets shut down and half the management staff goes to jail. The parents were not permitted to watch the shootings. They would have been a total fucking pain in the ass to everyone and would not have ever shut up and would have taken over. Plus, if any of them had talent they would have been Mouseketeers and not us.

DARK SECRET NUMBER TWO: CONTRACTS WERE STUFFED WITH FINE PRINT - all contracts are stuffed with fine print. We all had agents. Agents are lawyers. There was nothing in the fine print that had anything to do with us and if there was our agents would have told us.

DARK SECRET NUMBER THREE: CAST MEMBERS WERE AFRAID TO DO DANGEROUS STUNTS - there were no dangerous stunts. There weren't even any safe stunts. Just because Nancy Abbate was allegedly afraid to do something doesn't mean it was dangerous. It means she was afraid.

So far, in this tale there have been 500,000 misleading allegations and uses of erroneous vocabulary regarding whatever in the hell the interns are writing about. And this isn’t even politics or national security or the covid hoax. This is the fucking Mouseketeers and this yarn is like something from The Ipcress File.

DARK SECRET NUMBER FOUR: CAST MEMBERS WERE PUT UNDER PRESSURE TO LEARN QUICKLY - It wasn’t pressure. It was why we were hired: because we could do shit. We had credentials. From previous Hollywood job-employments. We were professionals. We knew the rules. The only pressure was from our fucking parents, not the studio employees. They were welcome relief. Never trust a fucking hack. They live to lie.

DARK SECRET NUMBER FIVE: FREE TIME MEANT FREE WORK - I don’t even understand this one. That happens a LOT with me regarding journalists. We had to do "appearances." Oh dear - performing at the Hollywood Bowl. Living at Disneyland, oh dear, everything paid for. We appeared at the Coliseum. Having thousands of people wanting to stare at you and cheer and applaud. Oh dear. Being the envy of the whole fucking planet and going on display, what horror. Fucking hacks.

DARK SECRET NUMBER SIX: KIDS HATED WEARING THEIR EARS. WHICH WERE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES - none of this is close to anything real. It was a costume. In TV and movies you wear costumes. It's part of the job. If we weren’t in front of rolling cameras, we took the things off. In fact, someone would take them off. They were secured to our heads and individually crafted for that head. They were expensive. We barely had them on at all most of the time. So, this is preposterous hack blather. Journalists are pathetic people. Trust me. I am one. I know what the fuck I'm talking about.

DARK SECRET NUMBER SEVEN: KIDS BULLIED EACH OTHER - This article written by apparently no one who wanted their name attached to it could have as number 7 "The kids were required to have oral sex with male jihadists five times a day," and it would have been CLOSER to the truth than what this item actually is.

This is like something out of Failed Writer
Concept Creation Handbook Number 300. Disney Studios in the ‘50s was a multimillion dollar a week enterprise. Now it's a multi-BILLION dollar a week enterprise. Assholes didn't get through the front gate, forget about being hired, and that's the gist!


--Sam Burns

Never discredit your gut instinct.

You are not paranoid.

Your body can pick up on bad vibrations.

If something deep inside of you says something is not right about a person or a situation, trust it.

--Ray Russell

For Publication/Distribution; 2023 A.I.M./NCOM National Ride Calendar

Returning to normal, and getting out to ride, whether cross-country touring or around the block ride therapy, is important to our sport and lifestyle, so Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) collaborated through the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) to provide a comprehensive calendar listing of major riding events from across America tor your convenience, and that of your readership or membership.

We scoured our resources to compile the attached A.I.M./NCOM National Ride Calendar, which we invite you to reprint, publish or otherwise distribute the flyer, via print and/or electronic platforms, to your own audience.

In order to effect the widest dissemination, the National Coalition of Motorcyclists requests your kind assistance in promoting this useful nationwide Riding Events information by printing the attached flyer in your publications, post it on websites, Facebook and other social media, or copy and distribute them during membership meetings or to set out at local motorcycle businesses.

THANK YOU in advance, and we hope to see you on the road!

Bill Bish,
NCOM Board of Directors / Public Relations Liaison

BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!--

THE PUNISHMENT BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for January 26, 2023 - click here

Bill Gates owns over 240,000 acres of land. That is less than 1 percent of total US farmland. Howard Hughes told a friend, “Buy dirt, the cheaper the better.” What does that have to do with motorcycles? I enjoy your news for choppers and JJ's rants.

--Ruben Serrano

"As long as Bill supports the freedoms that made him wealthy, I’m good with it." --Bandit

AMA Fights Unconstitutional Connecticut “Looney” Bill Threatening Motorcyclists’ Rights--

S.B. 96 pushes non-consensual organ donation for motorcycle crash victims not wearing a helmet

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) recently expressed outrage and began the fight against Connecticut’s proposed legislation, S.B. 96, which would presuppose that any street-riding motorcyclist killed would automatically become an organ donor if they were not wearing a helmet, something that’s currently legal under Connecticut state law for riders over the age of 18.
“The bill shows callous disregard for the motorcycling public,” said AMA Government Relations Director Mike Sayre. “Organ donation is a noble cause that regularly saves lives around the country, but the decision to become a donor is a deeply personal one — one that this legislation would take away from motorcyclists.”

“Not only is this bill insulting to motorcyclists,” Sayre added, “but it also violates the religious liberty of those whose faith prohibits posthumous organ donation, and is clearly an unconstitutional violation of bodily autonomy for any American.”

Within the text of the bill, the statement of purpose reads, simply, “to improve public health.” The AMA counters that if public health is really a concern, preventing motorcycle crashes in the first place must be the priority. This bill makes motorcyclist safety a secondary concern, reducing motorcyclists to little more than a collection of organs to be harvested upon their death.

When the AMA Government Relations Department contacted Senator Looney’s office, his staff responded that the bill was proposed to help fix declining organ donation rates in Connecticut and dissuade motorcyclists from riding without a helmet. The staffer stated that their position was that if motorcyclists put their lives at risk by riding helmetless, they assume those riders don’t care where their organs end up.

While the Senator’s office cites declining organ donation in the state, New England Donor Services, the parent organization of the New England Organ Bank — which is the federally designated Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) responsible for coordinating organ and tissue donation in the New England Area — expressed to the AMA its opposition to any legislation that presumes consent for organ donation.

According to New England Donor Services, the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) is the model statute that governs deceased organ and tissue donation, and it’s one that has been adopted in every state of the Union. The UAGA is based upon gift law principles and requires an affirmative voluntary act, something that S.B. 96 completely disregards.

The AMA, which represents more than 225,000 motorcyclists across the country, contacted Connecticut Senate President Pro Tempore, Martin M. Looney, who introduced S.B. 96, demanding that he withdraw the offensive bill and make amends with the motorcycling community.

The AMA continues to fight to protect the future of motorcycling, with members from all walks of life coming together to celebrate and defend two-wheeled freedom from proposals like S.B. 96. Similar bills have been defeated by the AMA and its members, who have stood up and made their voices heard, and the AMA will continue fighting this despicable bill on behalf of motorcyclists in Connecticut and around the country.
The AMA urges Connecticut residents to take action by visiting

Concerned motorcyclists who don’t live in Connecticut can express their outrage by emailing Connecticut Senator Looney at or going to

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"What did I say last week? The Punishment Society. Let murderers and drug deals out of jail and punish freedom riders." --Bandit

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Shopping for tig welders. I payed up and got the Miller multimatic 220 ac/dc. You can MIG, TIG and Stick in a compact size. I would imagine other brands are available that do the same thing, but make sure that they TIG AC so that you can weld aluminum.

Another great issue. I am almost finished with reading Inconvenient Truths, very interesting to have the facts to back up what I have always believed. I hope my check found it's way to SD.

Bob Warren
Orange, CA
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Editor Response Hey Bob,

Thanks much. I did buy an AC/DC TIG, MIG (Flux core) welder, but I am trying the Vulcan for about a grand.

If you feel up to it, write a quick review about Greg's book, when you're finished. See the news tomorrow. Important announcement regarding doom.

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