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About Freedom.
We seem to live in a society admonishing Freedom as a thing of the past. I had a conversation with Dennis Manning. The EPA told him point blank that they are controlling everything that rolls, and ultimately custom motorcycles had to be apart of the mix. So, why isn’t it the other way around?

Why don’t government agencies have a mandate to find freedom, not control? I had a notion. The EPA was started as an advisory group. So, let’s start a freedom advisory group. Then someday the president will wake up and say, “Freedom works, it’s what keeps humanity breathing, celebrating, being innovative, and strong.” They will then give us billions to mandate that government agencies relinquish control and return freedom to the public. Amazing!

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FOXBOROUGH to Host PIRELLI Supercross Stars for the First Time in 26 Years--The Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is set to take place at Gillete Stadium in Foxborough this Saturday, April 23, for Round 15 of 17. For the first time in 26 years, the sports brightest stars will return to the city that sits just southwest of Boston and serves as home to the iconic New England Patriots football team. The weather could play a key factor in the open roof stadium, but regardless of the conditions, Pirelli’s SCORPION™MX lineup will be up for the challenge.

BTO Sports/WPS/KTM’s Justin Brayton has been a man on a mission, however, misfortune out of his control has struck several times in recent weeks while running comfortably inside of the top five. The veteran has no apparent lack for speed and shows no signs of slowing down soon. It’s only a matter of time before things work in favor of the No.10 and we see him fighting for a podium position at the checkered flag.

After starting the season injured, Autotrader/Monster Energy/Yamaha’s Justin Barcia has been working non-stop to climb his way back towards the front of the field, which included recording his best finish since returning to racing this past weekend in St. Louis. The New Yorker will have plenty of fans when he lines up on the starting gate in the northeast this weekend.
JGRMX rider Weston Peick has returned to the form he relied on to establish himself as a contender and grab his first career 450SX Class podium last season. The Pirelli rider has shown promise in the northeast before and is expected to keep the momentum rolling.

Pirelli’s support is widespread across the paddock in Monster Energy Supercross, which includes being the tire of choice for a variety of privateer’s, such as Alex Ray and TPJ Racing’s Nick Schmidt who regularly go bar-to-bar with the sport’s elite riders. Each rider has scored multiple top-20 finishes throughout the season, but will be determined to crack the top-15 in the remaining races.

The Eastern Regional 250SX Class has been nothing short of exciting through the first six rounds. After powering his SCOPRION™MX32 tires to a podium finish in Toronto, MAD Racing/Dirt Candy Graphics/Suzuki’s Matt Bisceglia has been forced to battle from the tail end of the field due to first lap racing incidents. He currently sits top-10 in the championship standings and is eager to find his way back on the podium.

Motorcycle Superstore Suzuki’s Jimmy Albertson has been plagued by injury throughout most of the season, but despite the injury, he continues to soldier through the pain and give his best effort each weekend. If the season opener in Atlanta was any indication of his abilities, the friendly Suzuki rider will be looking to rejoin the front-runners inside the top-10.

Supercross action from the Gillette Stadium gets underway on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. ET and can be viewed on FOX. Check local listings for channel information.
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"I haven't left my house in days.
I watch the news channels incessantly.
All the news stories are about the election;
all the commercials are for Viagra and Cialis.
Election, erection, election, erection - - either way it's about getting screwed!"

--from Sam Burns

WEEKLY GUN NUT REPORT--West Virginia Concealed Carry Change.

Beginning June 5, anyone over age 21 who can legally possess a firearm will be allowed to carry it concealed on their person in West Virginia without having to obtain a permit. While West Virginia has allowed open carry in the past, they required a permit to carry a concealed firearm. With the new law the state will become the eighth in the nation to implement what gun rights activists call “constitutional carry.”

In early March, the West Virginia legislature overturned the veto of Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to allow permit-less gun carry in the state.

The law also implements a provisional permit for those between the ages of 18 and 20 who wish to carry a concealed firearm within the state. Previously, people age 18 to 20 could not legally obtain a permit to carry.

As a lifetime resident of West Virginia and someone who has held a permit to carry concealed for several years, I plan to keep my permit for the purpose of reciprocity with other states as I travel a good bit to surrounding states where the permit will still be required.

While I have mixed feelings on certain aspects of this section of code and local law enforcement, among others, was fairly outspoken about their concern in passing this legislation, it is certainly a win for the NRA and does take another step to assure the right of citizens to possess firearms.
To review the actual bill as passed into law, you may review HB4145
For reciprocation information, we recommend reviewing – Concealed carry permit reciprocity maps at

--from Rogue

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i was a mechanic at joe robisons in the 70's,he and angie are the best,i sometimes wish i could have stayed there,but i was still trying to work out some conflicts ,thanks for nothing va.

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Can’t figure out whether he’s trying to thank the VA or H-D?--Bandit

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Professional motorcycle training is recognized as the most important part of riding, and with warmer weather ahead the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recommends free motorcycle training through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP) as part of a rider's preparation for the 2016 riding season.

Whether totally new to motorcycles or an experienced rider, there are courses available for everyone. From the 15-hour Basic Rider Course (BRC) for novices, to the six-hour Basic Rider Course 2 (BRC2) to refresh skills, or the one-day Advanced Rider Course (ARC) for more seasoned riders, free course are being offered at 76 state-wide locations.

--Bill Bish


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Regarding this legislation, I wish Free Gun Training was available to everyone in the country. It’s my contention that a strong educated public is much more beneficial to everyone that another restrictive gun law.—Bandit

We've all seen them around. Motorcycles that have been neglected for far too long. Dirt and grime, missing lens here, tattered seat there. But under the dirt and grime you can see a diamond shining through.

A strong heart, a strong foundation. Your buddy laughs at you as he helps load it into the back of his truck. The price was cheap enough that you just can't let it pass. Once in the garage you look it over confirming that you are not crazy, that you weren't just seeing tricks of the light.

A good wash goes from here to Sturgis in making it look better. Most of the stuff is there. Simple and honest it requires more time than anything. A few zip ties clipped, a set of broken signal lights on the bench. Your buddy swings by with the rest of the crew to mock you but each trip there is marked improvement.

A simple check list. Clean it, make it functional, make it beautiful. You take it for a spin around the block; take it on a poker run or two. A new Saddle man seat here, soft and supple saddlebags for a clean t-shirt and toothbrush.

On a cold winter's day you tackle the paint. With Moorhead on the stereo you start rubbing the tank down. Years strip away to reveal a vibrant color. A part here, a part there, your traditional item right there where it belongs.

Your buddy asks how it is coming along, when will you be riding it again. He bitches about his ride, tells you that it might be time for something else. A few beers later, a firm handshake later you are helping him load it into the back of his truck. You hold shotgun over to his place. There it is sitting in his driveway. Worn and neglected for far too long. But under it all you can see the diamond shining through.

-bad Uncle Monkey
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A little boy was waiting for his mother to come out of the grocery store. As he waited, he was approached by a man who asked, "Son, can you tell me where the Post Office is?”

The little boy replied, "Sure! Just go straight down this street two blocks and turn to your right.”

The man thanked the boy kindly and said, "I'm the new pastor in town. I'd like for you to come to church on Sunday...I'll show you how to get to Heaven.”

The little boy replied with a chuckle. "You're bullshitting me, right? You don't even know the way to the Post Office!”

--Jim Waggaman

How to Build a Bonneville Salt Flats Motorcycle documents the construction of “The Worlds Fastest Panhead,” conceived and assembled by Keith Ball, former editor or Easyriders magazine and current owner of, the most popular biker stop on the internet.

Keith walks the reader through all the steps involved in the creation of a true Bonneville Salt Flats motorcycle. From choosing a class to picking a frame, from finding an engine builder to minimizing the aerodynamic drag at 200 miles per hour, Keith explains the how and why of building a Salt Flats motorcycle.

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--Prince Najar
Reporting from his island paradise off the coast of India

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STYLES OF LEPERA. The Le Pera crew offers lots of material styles and colors. In fact I’ve been trying to get to a short tech covering all the exotics and leathers available at the Le Pera factory near Hollywood, California.

Here’s their Lil Nugget:


Designed to expose everything on your bike

Gives a spring mounted look

Frame mounted

A minimalistic form




· Auctions America readies for its annual Auburn Spring weekend, May 5-7 at Indiana’s historic Auburn Auction Park

· Powerful American muscle cars join roster of approximately 450 collector vehicles set to go under the gavel

· Auction docket features select automobiles from the personal collection of Wayne Carini, star of ‘Chasing Classic Cars’; Carini to attend weekend to film for his hit television series and conduct autograph sessions

· Beyond the auction, multi-day event incorporates diverse range of automotive-themed activities, including all-new ‘Retro Swap’, Automotive Midway, and Saturday morning Cars & Coffee

· 100 percent of proceeds from sale of two vehicles to benefit Autism research and education

· Full event information and digital catalog available at

With a successful start to its 2016 season in Fort Lauderdale securely under its belt, Auctions America is looking ahead to its Auburn Spring sale, May 5-7. The first of two annual events held at the historic Auburn Auction Park, this year’s Auburn Spring weekend will offer more for collectors and enthusiasts than ever before. In addition to all the auction excitement, featuring some 450 cars and select automobilia, the May event will offer a number of new automotive-themed activities for enthusiasts of all ages.

The focal point of Auburn Spring is, without question, the multi-day auction. This year’s event will feature three sale sessions: a Thursday evening sale, followed by full-day sessions on Friday and Saturday. Once again, enthusiasts will be treated to Auctions America’s trademark quality and diversity of product: an eclectic group of vehicles spanning over a century of automotive history and a variety of price points, along with assorted automobilia.

Paying complement to market trends witnessed at Fort Lauderdale, the Auburn Spring docket is highlighted by a fantastic selection of quality American muscle cars. Leading the pack is a rare, highly original 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429. Built by Ford to maintain its edge in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, the Boss 429 is recognized by many as the ultimate ‘pony car’, and arguably one of the rarest and most valuable muscle cars of its time.

The example on offer, striking in Grabber Blue, is a rare preservation example and comes to auction just two owners and less than 17,000 miles from new (Est. $250,000 - $260,000).

Also set to cross the Auburn stage is an equally eye-catching 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air III Hardtop Coupe; finished in Orbit Orange-on-black, it is presented in concours condition and boasts numerous upgraded features, including a four-speed transmission with Safe-T-Track posi-traction rear end, rally steering wheel and Rally II wheels (Est. $95,000 - $110,000).

In addition to individual entries, Auburn Spring will continue Auctions America’s strong track record for single-vendor offerings, featuring a number of private collections – offered entirely without reserve. As a special highlight, this year’s catalog includes a selection of six vehicles from the personal collection of Wayne Carini, star of Velocity’s Chasing Classic Cars. Among highlights of the group, a handsome, CCCA Full Classic 1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 836 Sedan (Est. $70,000 - $90,000); and a stunning sky-blue 1966 Dodge Monaco Two-Door Hardtop, offered without reserve (Est. $15,000 - $20,000).

All proceeds for the sale of the Dodge Monaco will benefit the Treasure Coast Autism Porject (TCAP) of Stuart, Florida, a charity chosen by Mr. Carini and dedicated to improving the lives of children living with autism on the Treasure Coast by providing educational opportunities suited to each child's unique academic, therapeutic and social needs.

‘Retro Swap’ - Flashback to the ‘70s when car clubs, coast to coast, sponsored casual Saturday morning swap meets – an inexpensive, quick and easy way for car buffs to turn extra parts into cash, and a great hunting ground for automobilia. Auctions America is excited to bring the experience back to the Auburn Auction Park as part of this year’s Auburn Spring event. Clean out your garage and join us at the East Gate from 8:30am on Saturday, May 7 as we collectively create the ultimate automotive flea market. Vendor admission is $25 and includes entry for two to the Retro Swap and the Auburn Spring auction;

For further information or to speak with an Auctions America car specialist, call toll free 877-906-2437 (or +1 260 927 9797 outside North America) or visit to view the digital catalog and a frequently updated list of entries.

One of the best memories of this past Daytona Bikeweek was our visit to Billy Lane's new shop. Marilyn Stemp, the editor of editors, IRON TRADER NEWS, had grabbed me at the Broken Spoke and said we were meeting at Billies shop the next morning. Well you know I was all over that, couldn't wait.

John Marcella (JOHNNY MAC'S CHOPPER HOUSE) and I arrived early & had a fantastic conversation with Billy regarding what he is presently doing & without spoiling anything, he has some projects in the wind that I'd rather let him explain, or, go on his website or facebook page and listen / watch his videos. The guy has a plan for the future that most would never even consider. Great stuff! Check out the shop images in the Bikernet Cantina...

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CALIFORNIA TRAFFIC INVESTIGATION--Pickup may have intentionally hit motorcyclists on the 210 Freeway, CHP report says-- n accident on the 210 Freeway that injured six people may have started with the driver of a pickup truck deliberately striking a motorcyclist, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred about 7 p.m. Saturday just west of Irwindale Avenue in Irwindale.

According to the CHP's preliminary investigation,six motorcycles were heading west at 65 mph in the No. 1 lane when a black pickup in the No. 4 lane cut across the freeway, hitting one of the motorcycles. That caused a chain reaction with the other five motorcycles, and at least two of those bikes struck a BMW in the carpool lane.

The CHP said the driver of the pickup may have intentionally struck the motorcycles.

The truck was gone by the time rescue workers arrived. As of Sunday afternoon, the CHP had no license plate number or information on the driver.

Six people were injured in the crash, said Ed Pickett, supervising dispatcher for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Four of them were taken to hospitals, two in critical condition. The other two had minor injuries.
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The carpool lane, as well as the No. 1 and 2 westbound lanes, were closed for about 1 and 1/2 hours Saturday night.

--By Deborah Netburn, LA Times
Anyone with information is urged to call the Baldwin Park CHP at (626) 338-1164.

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Working for Joe Robison was great, not so much with trying to get veterans benefits. I do still have the '58 Pan I started with.

deland, FL
Friday, April 22, 2016
I think that motorcycle rider education is Very Important and anyone who thinks they need it should take the course.

What I object to is people being Forced To Take The Course to get a Motorcycle License. Many states have done away with allowing a person to go to the Motor Vehicle Department to be tested. In many cases people could pass the test without having to pay large amounts of money to take a class they do not need.

In every state, included in the fee to get a drivers and or motorcycle license and in some states a motorcycle registration, there is a Fee For Education.

My Questions: Where Is This Money Being Spent? Why is there not Motorcycle Rider Education Courses Being Paid For With These Funds? How come motorcycle rights organizations are not fighting this?

Palm Bay, FL
Friday, April 22, 2016
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