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By Bandit, Wayfarer, El Waggs, Bill Bish, the Redhead, Bob T., Sam Burns, Barry Green, Laura, J.J. Solari, Prince Najar and the rest of th

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Brothers and sisters all over the world are on the road.
It’s that time of year and the Sturgis motorcycle rally is coming up fast.

Since most folks are on the road and not reading the news, I’m going to jump right into the action.

Click for all the info...
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, Iron Trader News, ChopperTown, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.


This shot was taken at an AMCA event is Wassion. This is one Washington enthusiast’s collection. Incredible.


BREAKING SEMA NEWS: California Judge Rules in Favor of SEMA, EcoLogic to Protect Motorized Recreation at Oceano Dunes

July 20, 2023 (San Luis Obispo County, California) -- The California Superior Court of San Luis Obispo County ruled that the California Coastal Commission does not have the authority to prohibit motorized recreational and overnight camping access at Oceano Dunes State Vehicle Recreation Area (SVRA).

The Honorable Judge Tana Coates ruled in favor of the Specialty Equipment Market Association, EcoLogic Partners (a legal collaboration between the Off-Road Business Association (ORBA), American Sand Association (ASA) and American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) District 37), and Friends of Oceano Dunes, ruling that the Coastal Commission abused its discretion by unilaterally ordering the elimination of off-highway vehicle (OHV) use at the Oceano Dunes SVRA.

“Today’s ruling is a huge win for SEMA, ORBA, ASA, and AMA District 37 in the fight to protect motorized recreation access in California and across the United States,” announced Mike Spagnola, President & CEO of SEMA. "The Coastal Commission's efforts to stop off-road access at Oceano Dunes were unreasonable and set a dangerous precedent,” continued SEMA President and CEO Mike Spagnola. “This is a hard-fought victory for the motorized recreation community and the millions of enthusiasts that recreate at Oceano Dunes each year. SEMA is proud to have supported this lawsuit and is committed protecting the right to responsibly recreate on California's coast and public lands throughout the country."

The court determined that San Luis Obispo County’s Local Coastal Program (LCP) governs activities at the SVRA under the Coastal Act. The LCP expressly allows OHV use at the Oceano Dunes SVRA. Under the Coastal Act, the County of San Luis Obispo has exclusive authority to enforce and manage the LCP. The Coastal Commission, acting on its own, has no power to take any action inconsistent with the LCP.

Oceano Dunes SVRA is a premier destination for motorized recreation enthusiasts and tourists alike as the only off-road park in the state offering direct access to the Pacific Ocean.

For decades, recreationists and off-roaders have enjoyed riding all types of motorized vehicles, from trucks and SUVs to dune buggies and quads, on the California beach, which was threatened by the Commission's March 2021 amendments to Coastal Development Permit 4-82-300 that demanded the California Department of Parks and Recreation phase out OHV access to Oceano Dunes SVRA by 2024.


Going to Sturgis? Join us, along with Harley-Davidson, for our Choppical Pool Party! The Choppical Pool Party is exactly as it sounds, a tropical themed pool party & chopper show that will feature the most unique and custom builds.

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Click for Action.


FIM Rules and Forms Now Online.

All final forms you need to complete your FIM World Record Entry and registration are now on our website. There are some slight adjustments on the processing of the Licensing and Application to the AMA so please read all the instructions. A printable checklist is also online to assist the process. All form are on our FIM Licensing Info and Forms Page.

Pre-Entry Discount Deadline Extended.
Thanks to those that already have submitted their BMST Registrations! We've extended our discount deadline to JULY 22nd 2023 @ Midnight. Late fees will now apply from July 23rd 2023.

Salt Conditions
We're heading to the Salt early next week to check on conditions and track layout options for BMST. The best place to get the most up-to-date info from us while were out there is via our Facebook, page where we can post live. We will add infomation to our Salt Conditions page @

More Volunteers Needed!
As an all-volunteer organization, this doesn't happen without the help of a dedicated crew. We're always looking for volunteers, without who we would not be able to race! Looking for a front row seat to the action? Volunteering is a great way to have an active role at BMST! Check out our Volunteer Page for more details or to get signed up!

Dates to mark on your calendar:
July 22nd Pre-Entry discount Closes, FIM Entries due to AMA
August 13th- Online Entry Closes (Entry on the salt still available after deadline)
August 25th - VIR Pit Entry and Registration
August 26th - General Entry Pits, Registration & Scruineering Open
August 27th- 31st - Racing
August 31st - Awards Party.

Keep Posted to our Web & Social Media pages for updates!

on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @bonnevillemst


--Sam Burns
Art Curator™


The heart of this year's raffle bike comes straight from the collection of the American Pickers.

Matt acquired the '37 Knucklehead engine from Mike Wolfe and built this year's incredible raffle bike around the storied motor.

The ground-up restoration, presented in a period-modified look and feel, features Flanders bars with risers and bobbed fenders and is finished in HD custom Silver, striped in black, and edged in Gold.

The 61 cubic-inch engine, paired with a four-speed transmission, is built to give the winner plenty of power and performance while hitting the road.

Don't miss your chance to own this incredible piece of history ??

EPA CORRECTION-- Few Stations Show Increase in Hot Days

Look for upcoming newsletters that will document how U. S. governmental agencies like EPA and NOAA have been removing data and information that does not conform to the their promotion of a man-made climate crisis.

Below is an important chart that somehow slipped by EPA's “consensus” censorship squad. It is a map of all 1,066 weather stations across the United States. The change in the number of hot days for that station are ID'd as increasing (red), stayed the same (blank) or decreasing (blue).

A total of 863 stations, or 81%, reported either a decrease or no change in the number of hot days! Any guesses on how long this map will remain up on their site?

As reported by EPA, only 19% of all weather stations report an increase in the number of hot days since 1948!

BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!--

HOMECOMING BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for July 13th, 2023 - click here to read

Hey Bandit, Have you ever considered bringing back some content from those old Easy Rider, Tech, Tricks & Tips books? It seems like you put a lot into them. I still enjoy flipping through my old copies, especially when I putting together one of my Shovelheads.

I know some of the stuff is out dated, but it might be good for some riders today to get an idea of how it was done before we had ten thousand aftermarket options to work with. Then there's all the politically incorrect art work to raddle some cages.

Also, would like to see more about events, roads & rides out here in the great Northwest. Just asking for a friend.

-- Bill O'Neil
Eltopia, WA

"Great notions. I’ll see what I can do after the rally and after Bonneville."


TEAM DicE is out on location at the Malle Mile with the Demon Drone Wall of Death working on a secret project.

Keep an eye on Instagram for updates.


If you want to continue to be able to work on your own motorcycle, with guaranteed access to the parts, tools and service information needed to modify, service and maintain it yourself, then you need to contact your member of the House of Representatives and ask them to cosponsor H.R. 906; the “Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair” Act, or better known in Congress as the “REPAIR Act”.

“The REPAIR Act ensures that vehicle owners or repair shops are not denied access to the information, software or tools needed to work on vehicles,” reports the Motorcycle Riders Foundation in an MRF alert. “The proposed law also establishes rules regarding vehicle data access. This commonsense law will help preserve consumer choice and a fair marketplace.”

The MRF invites motorcycling constituents to communicate with your federal lawmakers via this link:

--Bill Bish
NCOM Biker News Bytes


"See Bill’s complete report on Bikernet in the next couple of days. Don’t miss it."

GAS STOVE WARS-- Lawmaker Questions Top Official Over Proposed Gas Stove Ban, Cost to Move to Electric.

A top Biden administration official behind the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed regulatory crackdown on gas stoves said in congressional testimony on July 18 that she doesn’t know the details of electric stove installation.

Geraldine Richmond, the Department of Energy’s undersecretary for science and innovation, on July 18 testified before the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory Affairs during a hearing called “Canceling Consumer Choice: Examining the Biden Administration’s Regulatory Assault on Americans’ Home Appliances.”

During the hearing, Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) addressed Ms. Richmond regarding a DOE notice of proposed federal rulemaking unveiled in February that would allow the agency to set new efficiency and conservation standards for home appliances, including gas stoves.

The proposed rule (pdf), which is meant to reduce emissions from household appliances, would affect at least half of new gas stove models sold in the United States and make most of the existing ones on the market noncompliant, according to Republicans on the subcommittee.

‘Not a Ban’?
During the hearing, Mr. Perry disputed Democrat claims that the DOE rule shouldn’t be referred to as a gas stove ban.

“I don’t know what kind of gas stove you have in your house … and to the gentlelady on the other side of the aisle, she says it’s not a ban [but] according to my figures, 4 percent of current gas stovetops available on the market today meet the rule, which means that 96 percent of them don’t,” Mr. Perry said.

The GOP lawmaker then said that many people on lower incomes wouldn’t be able to afford a new gas stove that’s compliant with the new rules and so would opt for an electric stove but pointed out that installing one could be costly.

“If you’re not making a lot of money, you can’t afford the expensive one that probably will meet it, so you’ve got to try and buy the other one,” he said, adding that he’s glad the DOE is getting people to save money by “forcing them to spend a bunch of money.”

Mr. Perry continued, “If you have a gas stove in your home right now, there’s a gas line coming to it and probably a 110 [volt electrical] connection.

“Do you know what it takes to put an electric stove in your home? Do you have any idea?”

“No, I don’t, but—” Ms. Richmond replied, and before she could elaborate, Mr. Perry cut her off.

“Here, I do! You got to run a 220 [volt] line. Which means you’re going to probably have to get an electrician because unless you know how to do that yourself, you’re playing with potentially losing your life and electrocuting yourself,” he said.

“You’re going to have to hire someone to come in and drill holes in your floor and pull wire to the panel and hook that whole thing up.”

He then asked whether Ms. Richmond had included installation costs for a new electrical line for an electric stove in the DOE’s estimated efficiency savings.

Mr. Perry added that such installation costs would be especially burdensome “for poor people, who are just happy to have a gas stove.”

Ms. Richmond replied by saying that the administration isn’t looking to force anyone to replace their existing stove with an electric one, prompting Mr. Perry to argue that when a person’s existing stove breaks down, he or she would be forced to buy a more expensive one that complies with the new rules.

“We’re strongly in favor of consumer choice,” Ms. Richmond began to say, with Mr. Perry interjecting, “Apparently not!”

--Tom Ozimek
Epoch Times

Why WALKING Helps Us Think--

Since at least the time of Greek philosophers, many writers have discovered a deep, intuitive connection between walking, thinking, and writing.

Walking organizes the world around us; writing organizes our thoughts.

By Ferris Jabr

Editor: Bikernet Blog

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This is a Saxon Crown designed by Gard Hollinger of ARCH motorcycles.
This is a Saxon Crown designed by Gard Hollinger of ARCH motorcycles.

NEW SAXON BIKERNET READER COMMENT--Roadtesting The 2007 Saxon Warlord

I own a 2007 Saxon Warlord and enjoyed hell out of this story! I can’t wait to get mine back to where it supposed to be. Third owner, guess first one trashed hell out of it. No fenders, crap handlebars etc. Pure sacreledg!

--Avis T Woods

"Thanks, great bikes. I hope you can bring it back to life. Check Ebay for parts. Too bad, the guys are no longer around."


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