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PRE-XMAS BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for December 17th, 2015

Fighting tickets, giving gifts and giving back.

By Bandit, Bob T., Rogue, Ben Lamboeuf, Uncle Monkey, Jack McIntyre, Art Hall and the rest of the Bikewrnet crew.

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Let’s hit it, then the holiday cheer.

Good guys need guns to target terrorists.

One of the great things about being Sheriff is that you are expected to do and say what needs to be said and done to protect your citizens and community.

I want to start by saying that our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of the recent San Bernardino terrorist attack as well as the Law Enforcement Officers and other first responders that faced the horrific carnage in their community.

Like each of you, I have had enough of terrorists and others deciding to target U.S. citizens because they want to make a statement or get their 15 minutes of fame. I believe that the fear of terrorism is much larger and encompassing than the terrorists themselves.

I encourage our media partners across the country to stop giving these terrorists the benefit of having free advertisement by printing or broadcasting their propaganda or actions. These despicable individuals want to be

“... We ask our citizens to remain vigilant and to remember if you see something, say something.”

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Paraded around and revered for their actions, so why give them anything they want?

The purpose of this column is to tell our citizens that if a terrorist attack or active shooter scenario can happen in California, Texas, South Carolina, or Paris, it can happen right here in our own back yard.

In fact, active shooter scenarios have already occurred here dating as far back as 1987 with William Cruse, who killed six people in Palm Bay and as recent as February of this year at the Melbourne Square mall.

Now, more than ever before is the time for law enforcement and our citizens to be fully prepared to immediately respond to an attack or active shooter scenario with the right tools to eliminate or, at the very least, disrupt the attack.

It is a known fact that the best law enforcement agencies in the country have response times in minutes, yet violent criminals can take our lives in seconds. Law enforcement officers in San Bernardino arrived on scene about 4 minutes after the incident was first reported. Even with that incredible response time, they arrived to find too many dead or critically wounded.

As a Sheriff, an elected official and citizen of our great country, I am personally disgusted by the senseless attacks and murders of “good people” by “bad people” with evil intent who have for too long been allowed to act in this manner. Equally concerning is the fact that there are those in our country who are in a position to speak out by voicing strength and taking action who appear more concerned about being politically correct than they are about protecting those they took a constitutional oath to serve.

In this unique time, our country needs to unite and stand up as leaders and citizens and clearly state that we have had enough, and will no longer tolerate such behavior and acts of evil. Let there be no mistake, this is not about politics, religion, ethnicity, race or social status, but instead is about our freedom, humanity, way of life and the future of our great nation.

It is time to stop reacting and instead proactively engage anyone who threatens harm through terrorism or mass killings. It is time for national and world leaders to stop worrying about being “politically correct” and start worrying about what needs to be said and done to target, yes I said “target” terrorists.

When did being politically correct become more important than punishing criminals? It’s time for PC to become the acronym for protecting citizens, which is government’s first and only priority to its people.

It’s time for America to get back to being America. It’s time for politicians and law enforcement leaders to be bold, patriotic and aggressive in protecting our country, and it’s time to say what needs to be said in order to do what needs to be done.

So let there be no mistake in what I am about to say ... the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. If you are a person who is legally licensed to carry a firearm, now is the time to realize that you alone may very well be the first line of defense for you, your family, and others around you in a terrorist or active shooter based scenario.

I have always had absolute faith in our citizens to partner with us to help protect our community and I want our citizens to always be alert and vigilant. However, let me be very clear in saying that this is much deeper, this is about being able to defend and survive an attack by armed evil people until the cavalry can arrive. I am no way suggesting that we as citizens take on a vigilante role. What I am saying is that we need to be mentally and physically prepared to respond to an attack so we can effectively defend and protect ourselves in an emergency.

Our communities are blessed with many military veterans and other incredible citizen heroes who are willing and ready to stand up and say enough is enough and this will not happen on my watch. Together, we can make a difference. Evil people look to take advantage of weakness, but one good person at the right place and time will make the difference!

If you are not someone who is comfortable with a firearm, then we encourage you to always remember these three things when faced with a violent individual or active shooter:

» Run. Think beforehand about how to escape in an emergency. Don’t stop to collect your things. Warn people to stop them from entering the area.

» Hide. Get out of view, preferably behind a locked door. Barricade furniture in front of the door and turn off lights. Stay quiet, silence your cell phone and wait for the first responders to appear.

» Fight. If you are unable to escape by running or hiding, then there is only one other option — to fight with every ounce of passion you have. Arm yourself with anything available and remember this is not a fair fight, it is a fight for survival, for your life.

If you are someone who has a concealed carry permit or is interested in obtaining one, I invite you to take advantage of our Self Defense Through Tactical Shooting and Decision Making course that is held at our Firing Range on the last Saturday of each month. This one-of-a-kind course teaches attendees about tactical positioning, laws relating to Stand Your Ground and self defense, as well as self defense through mental preparedness.

For more information on the course and to register to attend, please visit our website at or contact our Career Development Unit at 321-264-5201.

Please remember that this message is not intended to scare, but to prepare for the remote possibility that you find yourself in a violent confrontation. This message is about not waiting to take action!!

In closing, we ask our citizens to remain vigilant and to remember if you see something, say something. In the aftermath of almost every mass shooting or terrorist incident there have been those that came forward and said, “I knew something was wrong” or “I didn't want to report something suspicious and be wrong.” On behalf of our agency and community, I encourage you to contact us if you become suspicious in any way of anyone who causes you concern.

If your suspicions turn out to be wrong, that’s okay, as we will all still be safe, but if your suspicions are right by partnering with us, we may very well prevent the next tragedy in our country.

On behalf of the 1,500 proud men and women of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, thank you for your continued support of our agency and for doing everything you can to help us keep Brevard County a safe place to call home.

-- FloridaToday

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A male patient is lying in bed in the hospital, wearing an oxygen mask over his mouth and nose. "Nurse,"' he mumbles from behind the mask, "Are my testicles black?" Embarrassed, the young nurse replies, "I don't know, Sir. I'm only here to wash your upper body and feet."He struggles to ask again, "Nurse, please check for me. Are my testicles black?"

Concerned that he might elevate his blood pressure and heart rate from worrying about his testicles, she overcomes her embarrassment and pulls back the covers.She raises his gown, holds his penis in one hand and his testicles gently in the other.She looks very closely and says, "There's nothing wrong with them, Sir. They look fine."

The man slowly pulls off his oxygen mask, smiles at her, and says very slowly, "Thank you very much. That was wonderful. Now listen very, very closely: Are - my - test - results - back?"

In football, it pays to scout the competition. The same holds true when it comes to fighting tickets.

With that in mind, we’d like to review some interesting articles we found on, which is a news and information site targeted toward police officers.

The site is definitely worth a look because the content reflects the officer’s viewpoint, and these articles may give you a fresh perspective on what to do during a traffic stop and in the courtroom.

The first, titled “How Traffic Cops can Defend against 3 Common Attacks on a Traffic Citation,” comes from ex-prosecutor Val Van Brocklin. In it she describes three defense strategies that can torpedo police testimony: 1) challenging the officer’s subjective conclusions; 2) challenging the officer’s observations; and 3) claiming the driver’s behavior was justified on safety grounds.

Beyond recommending officers take detailed notes of the traffic stop and draw a diagram of the scene (sound familiar?), Van Brocklin counsels officers to ask the drivers lots of questions during the traffic stop: "… ask the defendant on the scene whether any road or other physical condition contributed to the violation and report this question and the defendant’s response. The officer can then testify to this on direct examination."

If the driver claims his actions were justified on safety grounds, like swerving suddenly to avoid a hazard, Van Brocklin advises: "You can eliminate such defenses by describing the driving behavior you observed and asking the driver if there was any reason that might explain it. Note your question and the response in your report and testify to both on direct examination."

Finally, Van Brocklin tells officers to target potential witnesses at the scene, ask them to identify themselves and describe what they saw. If a witness refuses to comply, the officer should note that for later reference in court.

The full report will be posted to the site in the next few days. --LaLa


--from Bob Clark

Chaos Cycles takes the Win at the 2015 NYC edition of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

It was hot in New York. And the wool Pendleton board shirts and a heavy jacket were overkill for the 60 degree December weather. It was even hotter in the Javits Convention Center because it was packed wall-to-wall with enthusiasts. 

Jeff Holt from Hot Bike Magazine and Street Chopper Magazine awarded the Editor’s Choice awards to Pat Isaacson for his 1975 Harley and Nick Beaulieu of Forever Two Wheels for his bad ass chopper. Up on stage Holt gave a rousing speech about builders and the commitment it takes to show up and put your creativity on the line. 
In New York we had two awards for Peoples Choice, one at the show and one for online. The in-person award went to Paul Andrecola of G Clean for his 2013 600 HP Custom Trike. He took home a Bell lid. Isaacson picked up his second award for the online People’s Choice. He received a power washer from G Clean.

The SHO DOG award went to the hardest working builder promoting his work at the show. This year The Leatherworks solo bag went to Scott Avery of North Jersey Customs. 

J&P Cycles provided a goodie bag with a t-shirt and G Clean threw in a full package of green-cleaning supplies.
After the builder’s came up on stage for their pictures, it was time to get down to business and award some cash. 


Keino of Keino Cycles brought in two bikes and came out the winner with his 2014 XJR 1300 Yamaha. The custom featured a springer frontend, custom pipes, tank, tail section and saddle. This bike could take you on a wild ride. He took home a check for $750.

Keino Sasaki, Keino Cycles - 2014 XJR 1300 named Rhapsody in Blue

Chris Zahner – 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT


If you were paying attention to the International Motorcycle Show social media posts then you were seeing the build of Evan Favaro’s custom a piece at a time. With this Speakeasy Motors bike, the whole is much better than the parts. It features prototype billet/lexan valve covers, hartailed frame, custom neck, Leaf spring front end by kiwi Indian, Bevel gear throttle, hand fabricated split tanks and fenders. Handmade stainless exhaust stainless seat with hand-tooled pad, 21” front wheel, custom intake and custom rear brake. He took home a check for $750.

Evan Favaro, Speakeasy Motors – 2015 Custom named Ethel

Justin Reid, Longwood Customs – 1972 Bonny named Amalgamation


Dell Battle’s custom Sportster has only been in two shows and it took a 1st at the Harley-Davidson Museum Show and second at the CIA OC Bikefest Custom Bike Show.

This bike features a stock but highly-modified frame with air ride front and rear with a radical custom paint job. He took home a check for $1,000.

Dell Battle, Dangerous Designs – Custom Sportster

Scott Avery, North Jersey Customs – 1991 H-D Softail Springer


George Stinsman of Chaos Cycle took the win over Nick Beaulieu by a single point. That is how tight the competition was in NYC. The paint, style and fit and finish was on Nick’s column but Stinsman’s motor won the day. It’s called a Shovester and features a Shovelhead top and Sportster bottom. Stinsman’s bike is an interpretation of the 70’s era drag bike. He clipped the tranny and installed a Baker 6. A slick for the rear tire and a custom Chaos Cycle front wheel gives it a down and dirty look. He took home a check for $2,000.

George Stinsman, Chaos Cycle – 2016 Custom named Thugnificent

Nick Beaulieu, Forever Two Wheels -2015 FTW Pan Chopper named Darkest Day

Throughout the 10 show series approximately 400,000 enthusiasts will see the custom bikes. The total cash and prize package for the series is $100,000. The Chicago round will host the US Championship and will provide $50,000 in cash and awards. Sponsors include J&P Cycles, Harley-Davidson, Progressive Insurance, Bell Helmets, Speakeasy Original, The Leatherworks and 5 Ball Leathers.


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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, the Bonneville Salt Flats is an awe-inspiring geologic phenomenon. For motorsports enthusiasts world-wide, it is much more. It is hallowed ground.

From the first speed record attempts in 1914 through present day, thousands of records have been set and reset in many automobile, truck and motorcycle classes.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages Bonneville, and the salt flats are currently threatened with destruction. Despite designating Bonneville as an area of Critical Environmental Concern in 1985, for the past six decades, the BLM has permitted millions of tons of salt to be transferred away from the historic racetracks to an adjacent mining operation.

The once 13-mile International Track now measures only eight miles and is no longer safe for the fastest jet cars that riveted global attention during World Record attempts.

In 2015, all scheduled races, as well as the world-renown Speed Week, were canceled due to the poor conditions and wet weather.

The Save the Salt Coalition and Utah Alliance is positioned to help. The Coalition and Alliance are comprised of a number of organizations, companies and individuals that work with the land speed racing community with the mission of restoring the Bonneville Salt Flats.

The current mining company, Intrepid Potash, has already pumped millions of tons of salt brine onto the salt flats in recent years, but that has not replaced the estimated 50-75 million tons lost before 1997.

As a result of the cancelled racing season, Bonneville is now in the spotlight. Representatives from the BLM, Intrepid, land speed racers, elected officials, geologists and engineers have identified ways to restore Bonneville and protect it from future harm.

The plans will be finalized into a Land Speed Racing Position Statement that will be announced in the next few weeks. They will include protecting the racing area from mud run-off from neighboring mountains, increasing salt brine pumping and implementing a program to increase the success of the pumping operation.

“Although concerns about deterioration at Bonneville have existed for decades, this is the first time officials representing government, industry and racers are sitting at the same table to discuss solutions,” said Doug Evans, Chairman of the Save the Salt Coalition. “We are finally at the starting line in the race to save Bonneville.”

How You Can Help

The Coalition is working with the Save the Salt Foundation on fundraising to pay for restoration efforts, which will include costs for equipment and labor. To make a contribution, please visit the donation page on

Save the Salt Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization qualified to receive tax-deductible contributions. Visit the website for ongoing information about these efforts.

The Utah Alliance is the “tactical” unit working at the local level to effect positive remediation to the famed speedway. The website offers a look at the situation with video, photo and historical documentation.

Go there to find a sample letter you can send to the BLM.

-- Louise Ann Noeth


Yes yes, once again the Main Street Station in sunny Daytona kicks it up a notch. Check out the Bikini contest shot by our own Chopper Dave from Biketoberfest 2015. Good lookin' ladies to say the least, only in the Bikernet Cantina!

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WIN A CUSTOM BIKE TO CURE THE KIDS-- Twenty-eight thousand people in the US are living with the diagnosis of a pediatric brain tumor. The Ride for Kids program, a national series of motorcycle rides that supports the work of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, made it their mission to eliminate the challenges of childhood brain tumors by funding medical research and family support programs.

Brian Klock of Klock Werks said he felt humbled to be able to help kids and families, and also honored to be paired with “two of the most iconic names in the industry, American Honda and Cycle World.”

“When I was told 13 kids are diagnosed every day, I thought, what can we do to help?” Brian Klock, President and Visionary of Klock Werks said. “Kids are the future of our industry, and of our world, so when you get a chance to help out, you should.”

And that’s exactly what Klock set out to do with the benchmark standard for touring bikes. The new Ride for Kids/Cycle World project bike raffle features a Honda F6B donated by American Honda and customized by Klock Werks. It was on display at the New York International Motorcyle Show December 11th-13th.

“The F6B is a new platform for Honda, designed to bring in a different crowd. It has everything that riders love about a Gold Wing, but is a sportier version of the touring standard.” Klock said. “If you would have told me we could design a windshield to help a Gold Wing handle even better than it already does, I would have doubted it, but when we tested our Flare Windshield on it, it did just that!

We are really excited to add Honda fitments to the available line of our original Flare Windshields, and are proud to be able to showcase our Flare along with other custom touches on this project.”

Klock donated his team’s design and labor time for the F6B project, as well as the original Klock Werks Flare Windshield. Other donated parts and accessories include front 180/55-18 and rear tires from Avon Tyres, raked 180 tree kit from Hannigan Motorsports, drink holder, saddlebag trim, floorboards and rear reflector from Kuryakyn, Cerrakote flat black exhaust by Liquid Designz, Mustang seat and backrest pad, Eclipse series “Temper” front wheel from RC Components, SoCal Moto Gear’s HID headlights and smoked mirror turn signals, Monster Oval exhaust system from Vance and Hines, and custom badges and license plate frame, courtesy of XYZ Machine.

“It was great to get our hands on this bike,” Klock said. “We gave the F6B an even thicker look and more attitude with a 180 front tire, along with the rest of these subtle, but custom, touches.”

The winner of this decked-out Honda F6B will be drawn in May 2016. Tickets are available one for $5 or five for $20 at the AIMExpo, the International Motorcycle Shows, the Honda tent in Daytona, the MotoGP in Austin, and The Quail Gathering. They can also be purchased at .

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The Pediatric Brain Tumer foundation does good work, but they are also supporters of mandatory helmet laws. We have had to face some of their lobbyists in the Maryland legislature.

Please put the word out that some of the organizations that bikers support are also the ones we have to fight. The best thing to do is to tell them that they need to drop their efforts for mandatory helmet laws.

Brandywine, MD
Monday, December 21, 2015
Editor Response Appreciate the alert. I will spread the word.

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