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If you want total confusion about the motorcycle market read Robin Bradley’s piece on AMD
 about the state of the industry, or mostly Harley and Polaris. He touches on stock prices, semi-conductor stock, the crash of 2007 and mentions naughty and the environment. Hang on.

For us custom, outlaw, chopper freaks, let’s see how the IMS show in SoCal fares this weekend. That it may or may not tell us a lot about the strength of the industry.

Let’s hit the news and see what that tells us, then find a frame and start another project. We gotta ride no matter what.

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.

NEW FROM THE NASH MOTORCYCLE HEADQUARTERS-- These gloves are produced using the same equipment that made them during WWII! 100% MADE IN THE USA.
For years we have followed and admired Vermont Glove, a 4th generation, family-owned, US manufacturer of the highest quality and most durable leather gloves on the market. We proudly announce our glove collaboration with Vermont Glove, Jason Momoa's On The Roam, and Nash Motorcycle Co!

Vermont Glove is an over 100-year-old American glove manufacturing company. They are family-run and continue to manufacture the highest quality work gloves on the original machines used back in the 1920's and 50's. They continue to produce a quality US product while focusing on the future as they transition the company to running off 100% renewable energy, reducing their carbon footprint, only using US material supply chains, and building their gloves 100% in the United States of America.

Pre-sale starts today on these limited edition gloves! We will offer a limited amount of pairs for purchase. Pre-sale orders will start shipping January 2022. Each pair is handmade in Randolph, Vermont, USA.

The glove: durable and beyond comfortable gloves perfect for riding, working, whatever you can throw at them!

Durable 100% goatskin leather so your gloves stay soft and dexterous
Hand-stitched leather with heavy-duty nylon thread
Outside glove seams for superior comfort
Double-stitched fingertip seams for protection & durability
Vein protector for longevity
Whip overlock chain stitch detail on outer portion of gloves
Paracord cinch system for an adjustable fit

Click for action.
Click for action.

TALKING POINTS FROM THE COP 26 Agreement--5 reasons why the COP 26 agreement is pseudoscientific and anti-human.

Before and during COP 26, I have claimed that it is not a scientific conference but a pseudoscientific, anti-human conference that is pursuing mass-genocide.

The COP 26 Agreement has proven me right. Here are the top 5 reasons the Agreement is pseudoscientific and anti-human.

Reason 1 the COP 26 Agreement is pseudoscientific and anti-human: It calls for the rapid elimination of fossil fuels—the source of 80% of the world’s energy—without addressing the *cost* of doing so. In fact, the word “cost” is not mentioned once in the Agreement!¹

Reason 2 the COP 26 Agreement is pseudoscientific and anti-human: It totally ignores the benefits of low-cost, reliable energy in general and fossil fuels in particular. The value of energy is not discussed once, even though COP 26 is trying to eliminate 80% of the world’s energy!²

Reason 3 the COP 26 Agreement is pseudoscientific and anti-human: It portrays the world as destroyed by human impact, even though by the standard of human flourishing today’s world is the best ever. Why? Because COP 26 is based on the anti-human dogma that human impact is evil.³

Reason 4 the COP 26 Agreement is pseudoscientific and anti-human: It totally ignores any positives of CO2 emissions, treating emissions as all-negative. But this is clearly untrue given that our emissions contribute to “global greening” and prevent cold-related deaths.4

Reason 5 the COP 26 Agreement is pseudoscientific and anti-human: It totally denies the fact that adaptation and mastery have made us far safer from climate than we've ever been. No mention of the fact that climate-related disaster deaths are down 98% over the last century!5

Here's what I said about COP 26 on the 2nd day of the conference. I was ridiculed, yet the COP 26 Agreement did exactly what I predicted: called for the mass-genocidal policy of fossil fuel elimination, invoking pseudoscience and driven by anti-humanism.

--Alex Epstein

In this 9-minute interview/debate on @GBNEWS, available in full on Twitter for the first time, I explain why COP 26 is not a progressive scientific conference but an anti-human, primitive-religious attempt to commit mass genocide.

Watch this, it will blow your mind. --Bandit

BDL’s high strength SG-4 ring gear is a must have if you’re running a big horsepower 2007 – current power plant without compression releases and with one of BDL’s chain or belt drive baskets.

These ultra-strong gears are heat treated to a precise Rockwell hardness standard that is called for when used in these high impact applications. The BDL ring gear is a direct “Heat & Shrink fit to the BDL basket and provides far superior strength and longevity to OEM ring gear.

Remember for starting, battery voltage and ignition timing or MAP are critical for any size engine. For complete details visit your local BDL dealer or check them out online a


ART DEAL OF THE DAY "Independence" 20 x 30 Canvas Giclee' Signed/Numbered from my 2021 Display, $600.00 / Frt. Normally $850.00

Completed on the 4th of July, contains hidden Americana imagery. Statue of Liberty, Musket, Tri-Corn Patriot Hat, Liberty Bell, Flag, and a Classic Blue Panhead. About American as it gets!
(480) 575-7559
— at Eric Herrmann Studios.

NEW FROM THE PRISM GANG--Linkert Snap Throttle Kit

This kit contains all the necessary components you will need to convert your Linkert carburetor from the push/pull throttle to work with a snap type throttle. If you're looking for a snap throttle, make sure to check out our "Super Prism" Throttle and "Super Prism" Throttle Cable.

Comes with four stainless steel #12-24 x 3/8 bolts to mount to your Linkert carb. If you run an air cleaner with this kit, you may need to use OEM or longer bolts.

$89.99 USD

I need about three of these, maybe four. –Bandit


NEW FROM MCQUISTON’S CUSTOM MOTORCYCLES—Ryan is kicking ass with his cast pushrod tube collars and retainers. They are solid brass or chromed. I couldn’t find a web site. Try social media outlets.




Seats Still Open for Powersports Industry Staff Members at SoCal Moto Intro--
Powersports industry staff who have not yet had a taste of two-wheeling are invited to sign up for a special Ride With Us Moto Intro in Costa Mesa, California, on Thursday – the day before the activations open to the public, along with the year's final IMS Outdoors.

In the last six months, more than 500 people across the country have participated in the MIC's Moto Intros and many have started their journey to becoming a rider.

"We look forward to hosting anyone working in the powersports industry looking for their first ride experience," said Cinnamon Kernes, MIC vice president of market expansion. "Those who already ride are welcome to come down and cheer on new riders, say hello to the Ride With Us team, and see what we do."

The half-hour Moto Intros will take place 10 am through 4 pm at the OC Fair & Event Center. Please note that the IMS show will not be open during this event.

Find Out All the Details and Register.

STOLEN MOTORCYCLE ARCHIVES-- ‘Totally amazing’: Vietnam veteran, cancer survivor reunited with stolen motorcycle after 3 years
from by Quinlan Bentley

On Friday nights, the Lawrenceburg Motorcycle Speedway comes alive. The smell of exhaust fills the air and bleachers vibrate from the deafening roar of motors revving, as motorcyclists of all ages line up to compete in a high-adrenaline, high-risk race around a smooth dirt track.

These are the nights that James Procopio lives for. The 74-year-old Vietnam War veteran started racing motorcycles in his 20s, but had to give it up after family and life got in the way.

Procopio says he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2011 and needed surgery to remove his intestines. He returned to the race track about four years ago after receiving his final chemotherapy treatment.

“I came down here one night, said, ‘Man, I sure miss that,’ and from that night on I put a bike together and started racing,” Procopio told The Enquirer, sitting in the back of a pickup truck on a cold, dark November night, the orange glow of a portable heater at his feet, while waiting for his turn to race.

Procopio worked for two years fixing up a red, white and blue 1980 Honda XR 500 to get it in racing form. But he was only able to race the bike once before it was stolen, along with his pickup truck, from his apartment in Mount Healthy.

The truck was recovered not long after it was stolen but the bike was gone.

“Every spare dime went into that bike,” he said.

Working out of his garage on old and vintage motorbikes, Procopio is somewhat of a local legend. He got his first job when he was 13 working on bicycles and motorbikes at Bishop’s Bicycle Shop in Silverton, where he stayed until he was drafted into the Army at age 19.

It was through his part-time mechanic work that Procopio met Ben Groh, who’s since become a good friend and racing partner. In the past three years since Procopio’s bike was stolen, Groh said he had been working to track down the missing bike on Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist.

“It’s popped up here and there for the past three years,” Groh said. “I’ve seen it come and go and I’ve been close to getting it and it slipped through the cracks.”

Groh’s brother spotted the bike at a local body shop, and he along with Rick Brun, another close friend of Procopio’s and fellow racer, were able to set up an undercover buy with Cincinnati police and retrieve the bike. It was returned to Procopio early last month.

Procopio describes the moment of seeing his motorcycle again as “totally amazing.” That same night he went down to the speedway and raced it.

Those who compete in flat track racing, in which racers drive on a dirt track with only rear brakes and must slide into each turn, describe it as more of a way of life than a sport.

“A lot of people don’t really understand it fully until you try it,” Groh told The Enquirer.

“It’s kind of like surfing: One good wave will call you back the rest of your life,” Brun said.

For Procopio, after surviving two heart attacks, two strokes and cancer, it’s become a source of relief.

“I’m in pain probably 24/7,” he said. “When I’m out there, I don’t feel a thing. Just everything goes away.”

The last race of the season in Lawrenceburg was held Nov. 5.

But Procopio says he’s going to keep racing “as long as I can.”

NEW FROM NAMZ-- Speaker Tourpack Wiring

In the spirit of Halloween, we decided to play a trick on you...did you catch it? There was no information on the Speaker Tourpack Wiring!

So now in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we decided to give you a treat...all of the information you could ask for on our Speaker Tourpack Wiring harnesses!

We make it easy for you to do it right, this true more than ever with NAMZ line of Speaker Tourpack Wiring harnesses. With an array of model year coverage, our harnesses will allow you to install rear speakers on your touring model bike with ease. Below you will find our selection of available harnesses to get the job done. You can check out or Speaker Tourpack Wiring harnesses by clicking the blue link below!

NAP-SRRS-01 NAMZ Stock (’06-’13) HK Radio Rear Speaker Harness with OEM 35-Pin Connector. (**NOTE, customer will need to have their radio flashed by the dealer to activate rear channels in order for this harness to work.**)

NHD-69200489 OEM style Rear Speaker Harness Jumper, 100% Plug-n-Play. Fits 2014 – Up Touring Models with Fairing, (HD# 69200489)

NHD-70160-11 NAMZ OEM (AUDIO VERSION ONLY) Tourpack Rear Speaker Harness, Plug-n-Play. (Fits all models (2011-2013) with a Harman Kardon radio & using a factory speaker equiped Tourpack.) (Allows the use of Tourpack audio controls) 70160-11

NHD-70160-06 NAMZ OEM (AUDIO VERSION ONLY) Tourpack Rear Speaker Harness, Plug-n-Play. (Fits all models (2006-2010) with a Harman Kardon radio & using a factory speaker equiped Tourpack.) (Allows the use of Tourpack audio controls) 70160-06

Check the new NAMZ web site when you have a chance. Tell them Bikernet sent ya.
Check the new NAMZ web site when you have a chance. Tell them Bikernet sent ya.

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