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By Bandit, Bob T, Rogue, Ujjwal Dey, Joe Teresi, Uncle Monkey and the rest of the Bikernet crew

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I received a note from the MRF about a state trying to pass another helmet law.
Over the last eight years we’ve seen a shift from a balanced approach to save everything. The notion that if one precious life could be saved we can torture thousands for years to prevent one death. Think about it from two prospectives.

First, the worst problem on the planet is overpopulation. And is the design to make health care a mega industry by keeping us alive as long as possible. Of course, in the process, our freedoms fly out the window. I’m hoping to see freedom return as a priority in this country and a balanced approach for safety.

What do you think?

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

The Bikernet Weekly News is sponsored in part by Cycle Source Magazine, Born to Ride, Iron Trader, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, Choppertown and the Las Vegas Bike Fest. Incredible.

GAME OVER CYCLES COMES TO BIKERNET-- Game Over Cycles, a custom bike manufacturer from Poland built a bike for the Hard Rock Café and we have the amazing feature.


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LEARN TO TILT-- What is it?

Tilting Motor Works has developed a breakthrough leaning 3-wheel conversion that offers the stability and safety benefits of 3 wheels with the handling of a motorcycle. The conversion involves removing the front fork and the front wheel and replacing it with a new front end that bolts to the frame. Conversions are performed by TMW or its authorized dealers. It is not available as a do-it-yourself kit.

What’s good about having 2 wheels in the front?

It’s the most efficient design for a 3-wheeler that leans. And a vehicle has to lean if it’s going to feel like a motorcycle. A front conversion also puts more traction up front where it belongs, improving cornering and braking.

How does it handle compared to a motorcycle?

A TMW-equipped 3-wheeler steers, countersteers, leans and handles just like the original motorcycle. If you don’t look below the handlebars you might not remember that you have two wheels in the front.

Hang on for more from the Tilting masterminds.


"Happy New Year’s"

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By offering the 30-inch and 32-inch 2-D wheels in stock or new orders
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Florida Vertical Motorcycle License Plate Warning

I mounted side plate, vertical. If you have more than one beer before riding, don't mess with the small stuff. You might be surprised how many police ride motorcycles.

As far as the gun carry comment goes, You have a 2nd amendment right to own and carry. But it goes much deeper than that. It is your right to defend against a hostile government take over like almost happened with Hilderly. Not a real good parallel.

-- Shootit
Palm Coast , FL

The article was posted in 2011 and as far as I know there has not been any
changes since it was written.

I will check with lawyer and legal team if you want, but the reader may have
had more than one beer before commenting.
Not sure how the guns and Hillary got into it.

Good Thing Though We Have People Still Reading Our Older Articles.

Editor and Mastermind Bikernet Baggers

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“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, let the mind remain in the present moment.” – Buddha

Well my friends It’s day 5 of 2017. How did day 1 go? I had to do some cleansing in my mind in order to move forward in 2017.

Today, as is every day, is an opportunity to make the changes to Live the Life we want to Live.

Why not begin with some quiet time, to just calm your mind in order to handle all that we are faced with today.

It is so easy to get up rushed and immediately start the day on automatic pilot and not take a few minutes for quiet time. I find when I am in the present moment I am never stuck or limited.

In this place, I can release the blockages and frustration that occur when my attention attaches to the past or future, we must learn to recognize the presence of our true self in each present moment. After a few minutes of quiet time I am ready to move forward with my day with confidence and conviction.

The Metalflake Mentor


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Facebook co-founder's new $10 million initiative to test if cash handouts will help fix America

Catherine Clifford
Yahoo Finance News

Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes, Harvard Law School and Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society Professor Yochai Benkler, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and Alaska State Senator Bill Wielechowski may not agree on everything, but they agree on this: Cash handouts have the potential to help Americans and the American economy.

Given the challenges posed by automation and globalization, which are replacing workers and leading to stagnating wages, direct payments to workers may, in fact, be the only solution.

More than 100 organizers, activists, researchers and technologists, including Y Combinator President Sam Altman and former President of the Sierra Club Adam Werbach, have come together to support research being done by a new group into the viability of universal basic income in the U.S.

The group, announced this week and called The Economic Security Project, has raised $10 million to fund two years of exploration and experimentation of the idea of a universal basic income, which is a cash payment made to individuals by the government. With universal basic income , residents get regular, reliable payments regardless of whether they have a job.

"Our faith in the good nature of our fellow citizens has never felt more brittle, and many people on the left and the right are thinking about how to create a more inclusive, empathetic America.

"This collective anxiety has many sources, but one of the most important is a diminishing faith in the American ideal of equal opportunity for all," writes Hughes, one of three co-chairs of the group, in a post for Medium.

The group posits that universal basic income payments are a solution to the dire, and growing, problem of inequality. "We know from research in the US and internationally that recurring, unconditional cash stipends are a shockingly effective way to encourage work, improve health and education outcomes, and create a ladder of economic opportunity," says Hughes.

The U.S. is not alone in considering a universal basic income. Finland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Canada and Holland are all in some stage of discussions, according to The Economic Security Project.

Already, Alaska has a version of a universal basic income. All state residents receive yearly cash dividends of $2,072 from state oil revenues, the group says.

"It's time for a game-changing solution to address the economic anxiety and concerns faced by too many Americans," says Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren, one of the co-chairs of the group, in a written statement announcing the launch of the group. "We believe we can end the downward spiral for working families in America by providing a guaranteed basic income for every man, woman, and child – but the precise approach for implementing a cash benefit system needs additional research."

Some of the biggest names in tech have also been promoting the idea of a universal basic income. In response to Amazon's announcement of a grocery store with no check-out registers, reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian tweeted out, "We needed to start talking about Universal Basic Income a few years ago…"

Elon Musk, the legendary futurist and founder of SpaceX and Tesla, said recently that he considers universal basic income a nearly foregone conclusion. "There is a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that, due to automation," Musk told CNBC . "Yeah, I am not sure what else one would do. I think that is what would happen."

"America ought to be a place where if you work hard, you can get ahead – that's the promise of the American Dream and the lesson we've been taught for generations. But far too many Americans are struggling to survive, instead of thriving and pursuing passions that could create a better world for all of us," says Natalie Foster, future of work expert and the third co-chair of the new group.

"Basic income could be the bold solution we need to remake the economy so it works again, for all of us."

Original Painting to be Auctioned to Benefit Curing Kids Cancer

An original painting by Milwaukee artist Mathew Hintz of a 1938 Indian Model 438 Four motorcycle will be featured in the auction catalog and on a daily show program for the 2017 Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction to be conducted on January 25-28. The painting captures the streamlined front fender and massive, longitudinal engine of the sporty, 100-mph Indian motorcycle, an award-winning restoration by Elmer Lower that will be a main attraction at the auction, offered at no reserve on Saturday, January 28, as lot S167.

Hintz is also pleased to announce that the original 36 x 48-inch museum-quality painting has been donated by the artist for auction, with all proceeds directed to Curing Kids Cancer. The painting will be offered on Friday, January 27, as lot J80.

Auction attendees will be able to see artist Mathew Hintz working live on the auction floor as he creates additional paintings of vintage motorcycle subjects. Specializing in “gas and oil” subjects, Hintz has worked professionally for more than 20 years to develop the techniques behind his distinctive sculptural layered-paint portraits and rugged charcoal drawings. His commissioned artwork aims to capture the mechanical detail of a cherished machine and evoke emotion and pride in its owner.

Hintz has also worked since 1998 as a contract artist to the Harley-Davidson Styling Department creating motorcycle paint designs, helmet graphics, logos and tank medallions, as well as the original cover art for Harley-Davidson Owner Manuals. In 2016 Hintz was licensed to produce artwork for Ford Images.

To see more work by Mathew Hintz or to contact the artist regarding an original commission go to HintzStudios.com

The 2017 Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction at the South Point Hotel & Casino will feature nearly 1,000 motorcycles representing dozens of marques ranging in years from 1911 to 2011, including 300 quality Japanese motorcycles, many up for auction without reserve. For more information go to Mecum.com.

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