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HOLIDAY RUSH BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for December 5, 2019

It Couldn't Be Better!

By Bandit, the Wayfarer, Bob T. RFR, Rogue, Sam, Laura, the Redhead, Bill Bish, Barry Green and the rest of the crew
12/5/2019


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Hey,

Life is so interesting.
Always remember two masterful quotes from folks on a much higher pay grade level than my humble self:

Everything will be all right in the end. If it’s not all right, it’s not the end.

Think your absolute worst thought. Then take a breath and ponder the fact: It was just a thought.

The Cam handle for Marilyn Stemp's Buffalo Chip abode.
The Cam handle for Marilyn Stemp's Buffalo Chip abode.



We are headed into the stressful Holidays. More and more they seem to fly past, like in a blink of the eye. Try to take some time to relax and enjoy family.

Stuff for Frankie, when he arrives.
Stuff for Frankie, when he arrives.



My son is in town from Austin and we will hang out tomorrow. I will work on my Grandson’s FXRP on Saturday, then he’ll ride to the David Mann Chopperfest in Ventura.

My granddaughter Maxine is in Thailand getting a traditional indigenous tattoo. My other granddaughter is studying acting in an Oakland College.

My mission this weekend is to complete the salt torpedo for a speed run before Xmas in the desert. I need to complete the firewall details, the engine compartment fire suppression system, a couple of minor safety inspection fixes, and the approved foam padding just arrived for the helmet compartment. It needs to be installed. I’ll handle it this weekend.

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, BorntoRide.com and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Most recently the Smoke Out and Quick Throttle Magazine came on board.

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AMERICAN TEAMS TAKE THREE TITLES IN SIX DAYS--As impressive as the Club Team title was, Team USA enjoyed a near sweep as three U.S. ISDE teams took top honors in their respective classes at the 94th FIM International Six Days Enduro. After heading the field going into the final day, American teams successfully defended their leads in the World Trophy, Women’s World Trophy and Club team divisions. The U.S. Junior World Trophy team finished second place in class.

Leading Australia by just over two minutes, the four American World Trophy riders (Steward Baylor, Taylor Robert, Kailub Russell and Ryan Sipes) simply had to ride conservatively in Day 6’s motocross-style competition. The Aussies tried their best and actually beat the American team for the day by 17.18 seconds. But Robert winning the last E2 moto gave the U.S. squad a final advantage of 1:45.34 seconds over Australia in the World Trophy standings.

“All four of us were really consistent, especially the three scores that counted every day, we were really tight,” said Robert after the win. “I think we got three guys in the top seven overall every day which is unheard of for us. So, that felt really good.”

The United States won its first World Trophy crown in 2016, and all three of its Trophy teams finished runner-up in 2018. The oldest competition on the FIM’s extensive calendar had been the exclusive property of teams from Europe until the United States got its first World Trophy title four years ago in Spain. Robert and Russell also were members of the World Trophy-winning 2016 team.
 
By Mark Kariya for AMA
 
See Mark Kariya’s full coverage of the 2019 ISDE at the AMA site:

https://americanmotorcyclist.com/american-teams-win-three-titles-at-2019-isde/

--Dealernews





NEW FOR 2020 FROM BILTWELL--Lane Splitter & Gringo S Helmets
 
All-new colors, improved shields and all-new hinge hardware make this run of Gringo S and Lane Splitter the best ones yet. Both models meet DOT and ECE requirements and look killer doing it.





LATEST RAFFLE BIKE FROM THE WHEELS THROUGH TIME MUSEUM--
Our 2020 Wheels Through Time Raffle Bike is this beautiful 1939 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead hand-built by the team in the Wheels Through Time restoration shop.

This year’s masterpiece is powered by an all original 1939 61c.i. OHV Knucklehead engine mated to a genuine H-D 4-speed transmission, making it one of smoothest running motorcycles ever built by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

Finished in classic black with ivory panels, the bike has been accurately restored to showroom condition and is ready for the road.

Questions? Contact us today 828-926-6266





HANG ON FOR THE GADGETS OF THE CENTURY—Just in time for Xmas.
You don’t want to miss this line-up.

https://techgadgetstrends.com/tech/inventions/2019/index.php?placement=www.washingtonpost.com&creative=385439143888&target=undetermined&keyword=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8fqdyv-c5gIVToVpCh0X-wd5EAEYASAAEgIX3_D_BwE

I can’t even begin to explain. It wouldn’t do any of them justice. Check ‘em out.

--Alan Landsburg
New Tech Editor
Bikernet.com™





JIMS Forceflow for Milwaukee-Eight Softails--The new Milwaukee-Eight® Softail® motorcycles utilize the center motor mount location to mount the coil.

In order to install a JIMS® Forceflow on these motorcycles, it was necessary to re-locate the coil. JIMS® has developed a turnkey coil relocation system to move the coil to the front of the motorcycle inconspicuously tucked underneath the neck of the bike, in-between the frame tubes.



This new mounting system allows the JIMS® Forceflow to be installed on all Milwaukee-Eight® Softail® motorcycles. The JIMS® Forceflow has a smooth, streamlined design that will keep your engine running cooler on those hot summer days, or in stop and go traffic. This proven cooling system drops your cylinder headtemperature by as much as 100 degrees.



The cooling fan can be controlled manually or it can be regulated by a thermostat that monitors head temperature and activates the fan when the engine temperature rises. This kit is highlyrecommended for performance engines to help extend engine life.

This complete bolt in kit includes the high powered fan, housing with incorporated horn, thermostat, coil relocation kit with plug wires, all necessary hardware, wiring, and detailed instructions. This kit comes in Hog Black (Part No.5470) with an MSRP of $565, as well as Chrome (Part No.5471) for an MSRP of $595.

For more information please contact us at (805) 482-6913, email us at sales@jimsusa.com, or visit www.jimsusa.com.

If you have any questions, please call me directly at (805) 482-6913. Your time in reviewing these current, past, or future pressreleases is greatly appreciated. You have been Bcc'd to protect email privacy.

--Greg Thiessen
Marketing Associate
JIMS®
555 Dawson Drive,
Camarillo, CA 93012
Ph: 805-482-6913

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BIKERNET UNIVERSITY ENGLISH DEPARTMENT VOCABULARY LESSON—spoonerism
[ spoo-nuh-riz-uhm ]
noun

the transposition of initial or other sounds of words, usually by accident, as in a blushing crow for a crushing blow.

HOW IS SPOONERISM USED?
Spoonerisms are the comfortable shoes of slips of the tongue: when it comes time to illustrate the universality speech errors, they’re so familiar and broken in, they always get a laugh.

MICHAEL ERARD, UM ... : SLIPS, STUMBLES, AND VERBAL BLUNDERS, AND WHAT THEY REALLY MEAN, 2007
Other words the BFG coins are from errors. For example, in spoonerisms snapperwhipper, dory-hunky and catasterous disastrophe, the initial syllables have been swapped.

SIMON HOROBIN, "THE BFG REMINDS US THAT WORDPLAY IS PART OF LEARNING AND MASTERING LANGUAGE," THE CONVERSATION, JULY 22, 2016



 
 NEWS FROM THE EASYRIDERS STAFF FILES-- Pulsating Paula has passed away, thought you might want to know.

Photographer for Easyriders at one time
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Iconic biker photographer Pulsating Paula passes
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

(December 4, 2019) — Born in Jersey City, New Jersey on October 17 in 1954, Paula Rearden moved to New Brunswick when she was just 8 years old . Known in the Biker world as Pulsating Paula, her photographs of New Jersey bikers in the 1980's and 1990's seeped with authenticity and fun. Paula once said, “Got married to my first lay in 1973. 10 years later he bought me a camera, a Canon AE1. I still have it."

Read the whole story at: https://www.americanmotorcyclism.com/2019/12/iconic-biker-photographer-pulsating.html

--from Rogue
Senior Editor
Bikernet.com™





MORE NEWS FROM ASCOT-- Femme Motale is a new hangout spot designed for women by women! Teaming up with @landersliquorbar we’re bringing a fresh new moto scene for you to make a pitstop for cocktails, food, and music! •

This Sunday, December 8th, from 11am-4pm Bring your friends and family and come check visit our Ascot booth!
Address: 2101 Harbor Blvd. Costa Mesa CA 92627



Click to order.
Click to order.

 
 MORE FROM THE CLIMATE DEPOT--
Watch: Fmr. Trump Science Adviser Dr. Happer in Madrid At UN Summit: Rips ‘non-existent climate emergency’ & ‘Phoniness of this bizarre environmental cult’

Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer & Former Trump Science Advisor: "We are here under false pretenses, wasting our time talking about a non-existent climate emergency." ... "Phoniness of this bizarre environmental cult." ...It's hard to understand how much further the shrillness can go as this started out as global warming then it was climate change or global weirding climate crisis climate emergency what next but stick around it will happen. I hope sooner or later enough people recognize the holiness of this bizarre environmental cult and bring it to an end."

By: Marc Morano - Climate Depot - December 4, 2019





NEW FROM THE BUCKLEGUY--
Buckleguy.com is now stocking traditional belt loops!

Solid brass belts loops are a classic addition to the hardware line at Buckleguy. Simple design to be used on dressy or casual belts. Also great for bag straps.



Sizes:

1 1/4" & 1 1/2"
Finishes:
Natural Brass, Antique Brass, Nickel Plate, Nickel Matte
Thank you everyone!

The Buckleguy Team



BIG NEWS: Veterans need Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC) to access bases for commissary/BX/MWR privileges--The Defense Department has announced expanded Commissary, Military Service Exchange and MWR access for Veterans on Jan. 1 and established a standard for physical access to military installations.





NEW FROM THE DAMON--
On January 7th, we will unveil our flagship electric motorcycle, the Damon Hypersport™ along with performance specs and pricing at CES 2020 in Las Vegas.

As you know by now, the Damon Hypersport is an entirely new kind of electric superbike. With it, we are addressing age old problems in motorcycling that have long been ignored by the industry, namely rider safety and comfort. But that doesn't mean it can't be furiously fast! For that we've enlisted Derek Dorresteyn from Alta Motors.



Electric Powertrain Veteran Derek Dorresteyn Joins Damon

Derek was largely responsible for the technology behind electric motorcycle company Alta Motors that led to its high-performance podium finishes across the U.S from 2008 - 2018.

“For electric motorcycles to go mainstream, they have to outperform their ICE counterparts. By marrying all-electric high performance with Damon's rider aids like CoPilot™ and our adjustable ergonomics we call Shift™, Damon will redefine the motorcycling experience,” said Derek Dorresteyn.

Derek rounds out the team with his extensive knowledge and experience in lithium ion battery design, high voltage systems and inverters, power dense motors and high performance chassis systems. We're thrilled to have him on the team and you can expect some exciting numbers when we reveal the Hypersport's performance on January 7th.




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Sunny skies, scenic rides and epic races await you in Daytona Beach this March, so start planning now to kick your spring off with a roar.



ENTER TO WIN
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During Bike Week, we’re giving away a one-of-a-kind motorcycle to one lucky winner! The base bike will be a Harley-Davidson® Dyna Glide, with custom build style and features by father-daughter builder duo Dave and Jody Perewitz. Don’t miss your shot
to win — enter now!

ENTER TO WIN
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--RiderMagazine



 

NMA ALERT--White House asks court to toss Calif. emissions suit

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump’s administration asked a federal judge to throw out California’s lawsuit seeking to preserve its power to regulate tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions, saying Washington has the last word in setting fuel economy standards.

In court papers dated Oct. 15 but made public Tuesday, Justice Department lawyers told U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in Washington that California’s regulation contravened NHTSA’s power to set uniform fuel economy standard for the nation.

“A standard that regulates tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions is not just ‘related to’ fuel economy standards. It is a fuel economy standard,” the department lawyers said.

California set its own, stricter emissions standards for decades before the Republican administration challenged the state’s authority to do so in September. Gov. Gavin Newsom and state Attorney General Xavier Becerra, both Democrats, sued in response and were joined by 22 others states, as well as the District of Columbia and the cities of New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

In their September lawsuit, the states argued the administration exceeded the authority granted to it by Congress when it moved to preempt California’s emission standards.

The Justice Department also argued any state challenge to federal authority should have been filed at the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, and not at Jackson’s trial-level court. If the judge does not throw out the case, she should transfer it to the higher court, the department said.

In a response dated Nov. 14 but also made public Tuesday, the states said their lawsuit belongs in trial court because Congress made no provision for direct appellate review of challenges to the fuel economy regulation.

The fight over emission standards is one of several clashes between Trump and the nation’s largest state. Among the other California-Trump clashes: A lawsuit over the administration’s rescission of a rule allowing the state to require electric vehicle sales and another over an EPA decision to deregulate almost 1,400 acres of San Francisco Bay salt ponds.

The case is State of California v. Chao, 19-cv-2826, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
 
--By ANDREW HARRIS, Automotive News
 

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Some of you don't realize how big this is for California bikers and the auto industry. Hell, this is major for everyone.--Bandit 





QUICK, OPEN THE BANDIT’S CANTINA BAD JOKE LIBRARY--
What are the three shortest words in the English language? Is it in?

What's the difference between an oral and a rectal thermometer? The taste!

What's long, green, and smells like bacon? Kermit The Frog's fingers!

Why is diarrhea hereditary? It runs in your genes!

--from Rogue
Official Bandit’s Cantina Librarian



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