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By Bandit, Wayfarer, Bob T., Sam, Berry Green, Rogue, the Redhead, Gearhead, Laura, Jeremiah and the rest of the crew

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Are things calming down or heating up.
I had lots of dreams about Bonneville last night. Hopefully haul bikes will deliver the Salt Torpedo to the Badlands soon. I need to reach out to Delvene Manning about the Bonneville Speed Trials in August. I just did. Maybe Bikernet can become a media sponsor once more.

More crates should also arrive shortly. I met with a metal building manufacturer this week and with a contractor. I need to have a sit-down with this builder to work out a plan. He wants to start on it after the rally. We still have June and July. I spoke to two other contractors. They are both booked up for months if not years. Construction is wild right now and the price of lumber is through the roof.

But what is the price of time?

Here’s a classic chopper being finished by our Salt Torpedo pilot, Micah McCloskey. I reached out to Cary at Choppers Mag to see if he would like to feature it. He said, Yep!

Then we will feature it on Bikernet.
Let’s hit the news:

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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, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.

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THE ESSENCE OF EVIL --At its April 22, 2021, public hearing, the California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) approved for adoption the proposed chapter 16, articles 1 through 7, sections 2900 through 2914, title 13, California Code of Regulations, which establish mobile source certification and compliance fees, and the proposed repeal of chapter 1, article 2.5, sections 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994, title 13, California Code of Regulations.

At the hearing, staff presented modified regulatory language developed in response to comments received since the Initial Statement of Reasons was released to the public on March 2, 2021. These modifications include (1) allowing an applicant to receive a refund rather than a credit if an application is withdrawn or if overpayment of fees occurs (2) clarifying modifications to definitions, and (3) establishment of additional reduced-fee application categories.

Staff also communicated its intention to provide the Board with a report on the impact of the regulations on the process and timeliness associated with aftermarket part reviews once fully implemented, and to include expected timelines for the entirety of the executive order exemption process in the application guidance provided to aftermarket parts manufacturers.

The Board directed the Executive Officer to make the modified regulatory language, and any additional conforming modifications, available for public comment, with any additional supporting documents and information, for a period of at least 15 days as required by Government Code section 11346.8. The Board further directed the Executive Officer to consider written comments submitted during the public review period and make any further modifications that are appropriate available for public comment for at least 15 days, and present the regulation to the Board for further consideration if warranted, or take final action to adopt the regulation after addressing all appropriate modifications.

A summary of the newly proposed modifications can be found in the 15-Day Notice.

15-Day Notice

Inquiries concerning the substance of the proposed regulatory action may be directed to the agency representative Kathleen Mead, Air Pollution Specialist, Heavy Duty In-Use Compliance Section, at (916) 324-9550 or Jackie Lourenco, Chief, New Vehicle and Engine Programs Branch, at (626) 450-6152.

The Notice, ISOR, and all subsequent regulatory documents are available on CARB's Rulemaking webpage.

TARIFF WARS REPORT--The tariff wars are not really over. UK had put increased tariffs on American Tech Companies - so Biden administration had threatened retaliatory tariffs against UK which is not a member of European Union.

So of course, a company like Harley-Davidson can't plan its production and budget based on these temporary reliefs in tariff wars. Until a deal is signed and there is assurance that deals won't suddenly get scraped due to change in governments after elections, there is no stability nor clear direction on exports market.

Chief Economist
Bikernet International Trade Division

BIKERNET GUN NUT REPORT--and he's a fuckin' Texan. THAT'S the part that's hard ta believe.

--J.J. Solari

HOT NEWS FROM THE CLIMATE DEPOT--CO2 Data Reveals Current CO2 Starvation

Two great sequestration periods occurred since the mid-Paleozoic and both appear to coincide with evolution of plants. The first woody plants and trees arose in the Middle Devonian and fueled the large coal swamps of the Carboniferous Period.

Later explosion of the flowering plants (angiosperms) occurred in the Cretaceous. All the while additional C was being locked up in limestones. Also, in high TOC (Total Organic Carbon) muds that were converted to the shale/mudrocks that we are now liberating with fracking.

Gregory R. Wrightstone
Executive Director
CO2 Coalition
Author of “Inconvenient Facts.”

--by Viv
The Carbon Sense Coalition

And this from Patrick Moore’s Report—

Executive Summary

•This study looks at the positive environmental effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, a topic which has been well established in the scientific literature but which is far too often ignored in the current discussions about climate change policy.

•All life is carbon-based and the primary source of this carbon is the CO2in the global atmosphere.

•As recently as 18,000 years ago, at the height of the most recent major glaciation, CO2dipped to its lowest level in recorded history at 180 ppm, low enough to stunt plant growth.

This is only 30 ppm above a level that would result in the death of plants due to CO2starvation.

•It is calculated that if the decline in CO2levels were to continue at the same rate as it has over the past 140 million years, life on Earth would begin to die as soon as two million years from now and would slowly perish almost entirely as carbon continued to be lost to the deep ocean sediments.

•The combustion of fossil fuels for energy to power human civilization has reversed the downward trend in CO2 and promises to bring it back to levels that are likely to foster a considerable increase in the growth rate and biomass of plants, including food crops and trees.

•Human emissions of CO2 have restored a balance to the global carbon cycle, thereby ensuring the long-term continuation of life on Earth.

--Patrick Moore
Author of “Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom.”

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WOMEN’S MOTORCYCLE TOURS NEWS--Alisa Clickenger and Women's Motorcycle Tours Partner with Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Slingshot for Women's Motorcycle Festival and Conference
Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Slingshot  help create opportunity for women motorcycle riders and passengers to come together, learn and connect at summer event

Women's Motorcycle Tours is proud to partner with Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Slingshot for the Women’s Motorcycle Festival & Conference, August 19-22, 2021. Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Slingshot will be promoting the event and supporting conference attendees for the 4-day landmark event in Arlington, VA. 

“When Polaris asks for rider input, they do indeed listen. And that’s the reason so many women are turning to the Indian Motorcycle and Slingshot brands of motorcycles,” said Alisa Clickenger, Women's Motorcycle Tours' Founder and Event Producer. “Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Slingshot are doing an outstanding job of supporting female riders, the events we create for ourselves, and truly listening to the female riding community when it comes to their product development. It’s really an honor to work with them in support of women motorcycle riders and bring forth these events.”

Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Slingshot are excited about supporting the first LIVE Women’s Motorcycle Festival & Conference. During the event, they will be hosting a Hospitality Walk which will welcome lady riders as they arrive at the conference, as well as presenting during the General Session portion of the event.

Jessica Kubalek, Senior Platform Manager for Indian Motorcycle, and Collett Mazula, Senior Marketing Manager for Polaris Slingshot, will both be speaking at the conference. These women will be sharing their inspirational and informative presentation with conference attendees. During the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from these two women who are working at the forefront of vehicle and brand development at Polaris. 

Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Slingshot will be the title sponsor for the Outdoor Festival portion of the event on Saturday and Sunday, which will feature a wide range of activities for powersports enthusiasts including demo rides on their latest models. The Outdoor Festival is open to the public and riders from all around the country - male and female - are encouraged to participate in the festival atmosphere and take these vehicles for a test ride.

Hospitality Walk - Riders will arrive in Arlington, Virginia, on August 19, 2021. After the exhilarating cross-country motorcycle ride honoring women and celebrating the 19th Amendment, Women’s Right to Vote, Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Slingshot will welcome the riders and other conference guests with a cold towel, a bottle of water, and a gear check station.  A welcome bag filled with beautifully crafted gifts courtesy of Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Slingshot will be given to attendees as they enter for the weekend celebration and kick off the Women’s Motorcycle Festival & Conference.

General Session: Education - The Women’s Motorcycle Festival & Conference General Session of the four-day event is made possible by Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Slingshot. Between sessions the audience will enjoy snacks, movement, and fun activities to keep attendees energized, engaged, and entertained. All presentations will be in front of a live audience as well as streamed online for virtual attendees. 

Outdoor Festival - A celebration of this size wouldn’t be complete without a festival featuring what motorcyclists love to enjoy - the great outdoors. Riders, conference guests, VIPs and the public will be able to join in the fun, festival atmosphere, vendors, food trucks, product demonstrations, entertainment, and more will be included in the outdoor festival portion of the four-day event. Both Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Slingshot will be on site all weekend offering demo rides.

KIDS RIDE ACTION--2020 Strider Customs Garner Stellar Results at Mecum Las Vegas
Also, 2021 Builder Class Revealed Now

When 7 Tiny Custom Strider bikes crossed the block at the prestigious Mecum Las Vegas Auction in early May, first they stole the show then they raised funds to support new rider initiatives.

The little bikes, customized by builders, racers, and journalists, were unveiled at the 6th annual Flying Piston Benefit Builders Breakfast last August, held at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. They comprised the third class of tiny customs, produced to benefit All Kids Bike, a program of the Strider Education Foundation that makes bike-riding part of kindergarten P.E. classes nationwide

The 2020 class of bikes sold for a total of over $15,000 at the Mecum event in May, which had been postponed from January due to Covid. The amount will fund at least three schools.

“These little bikes were graced with a very big venue,” said Marilyn Stemp, partner in the Flying Piston Benefit. “The Mecum audience is top-notch, both in appreciating the craftsmanship of the bikes and the mission they benefit. We are very grateful to Dana Mecum and Ron Christianson for making us welcome.”

Meanwhile, the 2021 class of Strider Builders have been working diligently toward the unveiling of their customs, planned for Sunday, August 8th 2021 at the 7th Annual Flying Piston Builders Breakfast, presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. This exclusive meet & greet held at the Buffalo Chip Crossroads is a must-attend event that kicks off the Sturgis Rally in style.

Here’s the 2021 class of builders:

Alexis Dejoria
Diva Amy
Kiwi Mike
Zach Ness
Carl Pusser
John Shope
Nick Trask
Steve Massicotte with Team Paughco.

See their bikes, meet them and support All Kids Bike by attending the Breakfast – and bid on one-off skateboard artwork thanks to artists participating in the Gnarly Magazine art contest. (Tickets:

Keep track as the new class is revealed at

Media, Sponsors and Participants: The Flying Piston Builders Breakfast is produced by Marilyn Stemp of Iron Trader News and Jeff Najar of Biker Pros. For sponsor information or to donate auction items contact: Marilyn Stemp, 828-205-8482,

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NEWS FROM THE PRISM--Dreamboat's First Start in 40+ Years

We recently fired up Dreamboat, our 1952 Harley-Davidson Panhead, that hasn't seen the light of day in 40+ years until we bought it a couple of months ago!

What started as an initial inspection to see what would be needed to get it started ended in actually riding it! We can't believe the shape this bike is in and how little was needed to get going again.


Glendale, KY: The Bikers Info USA app launched on Thursday April 29th, at the Thunder Beach Rally in Panama City Beach Florida. The launch brought the first “Bikers app” to fruition and is now available to download FREE in both the Google Play and Apple stores.

Bikers Info USA is the only app that brings the biker culture together in one place. It is designed for ease of use and navigation. The content of the app is immense ranging from National Rallies to Rallies and events in your individual state. The app also has every dealer of every brand in every state, making it easy for the user to find the closest dealer to them regardless of what brand they’re riding. You’ll find bagger builders, custom builders, all the vendors selling everything from sunglasses to air ride systems. Want to know where your favorite “Biker Band” is playing? It’s on Bikers Info USA.

Everything Biker related can be found on Bikers Info USA App including motorcycle attorneys by state, restaurants, financing and insurance, promoter resources and more. It truly is “Thee Bikers App”, designed by bikers for bikers.

“We are so happy to have the Bikers Info USA app available to the motorcycle community, and to be positioned to make it free for our users”, says Larry Jobe, President & CEO of Bikers Info USA. “The app is supported by our sponsors and we are very fortunate to have them on board with us, their participation is what allows the app to be FREE to end users”, says Jobe. “Any motorcycle related business can be listed on Bikers Info USA for FREE all they have to do is submit their information and we’ll get it up”, says Jobe. Bikers Info USA has one objective and that is to be the go-to resource for the motorcycle community in the USA.

As part of the launch Bikers Info USA has announced a year-long giveaway contest for a 2021 Indian Scout (provided by Indian of Panama City Beach) to be given away at the Thunder Beach Spring Rally in 2022. It’s free to signup for the giveaway, just download the app fill out the entry form and you’re in. “The Indian Scout will be appropriately given away at Indian of Panama City next spring and we are fortunate to have their support”, says Johnny Lange VP of Operations Bikers Info USA

Get the app today:

Android users link -

Apple users link:

“All we ask is that if you download the app and you like it….tell a friend about it”, says Jobe

To learn more about Bikers Info USA you can contact us at (270) 723-1626 or download the app and tap on the “About” section.


June 12th-20th, 2021 - New Hampshire – home to America’s Original Riding Rally

Take a stroll anywhere near Weirs Beach these days and you can sense the excitement building for this year’s Progressive Laconia Motorcycle Week®. The “Bikers Welcome” signs are already up in the windows of many local shops and hotels, with restaurants putting the final touches on sprucing up their establishments for the anticipated crowds. Any other year you would be more likely to hear the word “brace” when asking a local what they do to get ready, but this year, the vibe is a little bit different.

“In my 22 years working with Laconia Motorcycle Week, I’ve never seen anything like it,” explains Jennifer Anderson, Deputy Director. “We’re getting a huge number of people who skipped last year’s rally, either because they couldn’t get here during the rescheduled August dates, or just didn’t feel comfortable being around large numbers of people during the pandemic, and now, they are geared up and excited to finally be coming back. Couple that with the growing sense of excitement we’re all feeling about getting outside and feeling safe again, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a Motorcycle Week like we’ve never seen before.”

Much of the buzz around this year’s rally can be attributed to the fact that, until recently, no one really knew what the event would look like or if it would really happen at all given the ever-changing guidelines and restrictions hovering around COVID-19. Thanks to the vaccines, and the tireless work by local and state officials, the 98th Progressive Laconia Motorcycle Week® was officially declared a “go” in early May, with few if any restrictions for vendors, bars, and other businesses.

Many inns, hotels and campgrounds are filling up if not full already and visitors are encouraged to make their reservations NOW! If visitors are having a hard time getting a reservation, the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association recommends people consider altering travel days or expanding the lodging search elsewhere in New Hampshire and commuting into Weirs Beach. In addition to and, The Lakes Region Tourism Association and Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce are great resources for all travel needs.

Adds Jenn, “The City of Laconia is excited to host another historic event as we continue the countdown to our 100th rally. We welcome all, no matter where you’re coming from, and urge everyone to be safe, respectful and, most importantly, have fun!”

Be sure to keep checking the events page on the official site of Laconia Motorcycle Week for more information about this year’s rally.

For more information about visiting the state of NH, check out

KELLY LANG BRINGS BACK CLASSIC SOUL--Kelly Lang Now Available For Speaking Engagements After Overwhelming Demand Of Current Single “I’m Not Going Anywhere”

Lang’s Story Recently Featured In American Songwriter

"This is the most beautiful song I have ever heard in my 71 years. So, so beautiful and emotional. It brings on tears every time I listen to it.”
- Donald W.

“I'm fighting cancer right now, and I know how you were feeling about not showing your weakness with your mate. It's hard to admit you need help. Until I came to grips with it, my wife struggled to get through to me that she was going to be here no matter how rough the road gets. Beautiful song, Kelly. It brings me to tears, but happy tears.”
- Barry C.

“I love this song, and when I heard it for the first time on the Ascension commercial, I knew it was you. Thank you for such a wonderful song. I’m sure it has comforted many people.”
- Carolyn T.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Kelly Lang’s current standout single “I’m Not Going Anywhere,” continues to grow momentum across the United States, offering comfort and hope to every listener.

As part of Ascension Hospital’s national campaign, this landmark commercial has touched people from every walk of life. Due to the overwhelming success and interest from multiple outlets, Lang is now adding public speaking to her list of credentials. She is now available for speaking engagements, both in-person and virtually.

As part of her inspirational journey, Lang has opened up to the world about her struggle with breast cancer and how she overcame the illness with the help of her family, friends, fans, and even comedy. Each appearance will also feature a performance of songs written during this difficult time. For more information or booking opportunities, visit

BIKERNET BOOK OF THE WEEK CLUB--Allan Karl's best-selling book FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection has also been a #1 best-seller in three Amazon categories.

The second edition of FORKS is widely available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Indie Bookstores everywhere. Autographed and personalized signed copies are available on the FORKS Website.

FROM THE HAL ROBINSON ARCHIVES--Here is another ‘70s bike.

--Ann Robinson

It’s actually an illustration of the first chopper Paul Wheeler had featured in Easyriders Magazine in 1971. He is still one of the masters. –Bandit

Click to buy a Hal T.
Click to buy a Hal T.

It took us a long time to discover where Buffalo Bill Cody’s best friend, Jonathan “Buffalo Chips” White, was buried.

I expected him to have been buried at the Fort Meade Cemetery with many of the horse cavalry troops who gave it all while helping to piece this Republic together. It was quite a surprise to find his grave and the Official US Scout Memorial right at the battlefield where he lost his life to a bullet believed to have been sent his way by Chief American Horse.

American Horse was leading his people in a flight for freedom. Buffalo Chips was riding ahead of the 5th Cavalry and headed to Deadwood. The paths of these mortal enemies met just a few weeks after Greasy Grass (Custer’s Last Stand) about 88 miles north of the Buffalo Chip. As fate would have it, it was the end of the trail for both men, killed by what turned out to be the last battle of the American Indian Wars.

It’s a beautiful ride up to the Slim Buttes battlefield. Pass a couple of ghost towns, a bunch of pronghorn antelope, a few dinosaurs, a stage stop or two and we’ll arrive at a historical marker that tells the tale. The graves and Memorials, almost hidden on the hillside, are set just above the draw, the site of the deadly violence. It was not a cowboy & Indian movie.

Some might call it a colorful bit of our history, a clash of two cultures. It was not that long ago. Memorial Day seems a call for reflection, a day of peace and freedom. It’s a great day for a ride. I’ll be saddling up at 0900 on Memorial Day, May 31st at the Big Engine here at the Chip. I invite you to join me. We’ll stop at a couple of pretty cool places along the way. Bring your own beverage, hardtack and jerky.

You can just show up for the ride. I’d be excited, though, to get a text that you’ll be joining us, rain or shine. 605.641.8490. Please plan to be there at 8:45 a.m. as 0900 is kickstands up.


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