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RALLY BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for August 13th, 2020

So Far, So Good and Rockin'

By Bandit, Wayfarer, Rogue, Sam, RFR, AC, Bob T., the Redhead, Laura, the Prince, Marilyn, Dan Leadbetter and the rest of the gang

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What’s happening at the Rally?
It’s amazing. New motorcycle markets everywhere and even two new magazines.

Maybe the numbers don’t show it, but there are more Indians on the road than ever before, and more women riders.

Including mine.
Including mine.

Okay, need to clear up a couple of things. A couple of brothers approached me and said, “Is it true that the Hamsters started Sturgis?”

Nope, that’s not true. The Hamsters started in Daytona about 1978. Sturgis was started by Pappy Hoel in 1935, but it didn’t get big until Micheal Lichter covered it for Easyriders Magazine in 1978. Then the riders jumped from 12,000 to 24,000 and kept doubling. So, it’s all his fault. Yeah, so I was the boss at the time.

Here's one of my favorites from the Rally.
Here's one of my favorites from the Rally.

Then this morning at the hall of fame breakfast a brother approached and told his son that I started ABATE. I said, “Goddammit, I didn’t not start ABATE. Lou Kimzey, the publisher of Easyriders started ABATE and hired me at 23, out of college to be the first manager. Then we were drinking Knucklehead Red beer in a Deadwood bar and a longtime member of Maryland ABATE said, “You came up with the meaning of ABATE, A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments, right?” He fought members of his organization to keep the original meaning. “No, I did not design the meaning behind ABATE. Again, you need to blame that on Lou Kimzey.” I was the manager for lots of years, then the National Director, but I didn’t come up with the title.

This rally has been amazing. I’m seeing more choppers, more performance alternatives, more baggers, more Indians, and more women riding. Dr. Hamster told me he had breakfast with Pappy Hoel in the late ‘80s. He was the man who supported motorcycle racing in Sturgis, which was behind the rally.

He said the Jack Pine Gypsies, the club behind the rally founded in 1936 was about half women riders. And I got introduced to a 2018 M-8 powered Dyna. The attendance numbers reports are all over the place, but sales have been off the charts.   

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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. Most recently Quick Throttle Magazine came on board.

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RIDERSHIP Social Takeover Generates
15,000 Online Interactions

MIC staff members are thanking everyone who joined in the Ridership social takeover late last month. Across Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, more than 50 organizations encouraged potential and returning riders to practice and enjoy Commuter Distancing on a motorcycle and avoid crowded buses and subways.

Together, manufacturers, dealers, media, aftermarket, MSF RiderCoaches, training sites, enthusiasts, and riding organizations participated on July 30 and 31, and generated some 15,000 interactions, including shares, comments, likes, and views.

"The Commuter Distancing social media campaign targeted urban commuters to offer them a healthy, fun commuting alternative during the pandemic," said Andre Albert, director of sales and marketing, MIC Events.

"The ongoing campaign is a success, and in just a few weeks exposed motorcycling to nearly a quarter of a million people, driving 6,000 potential riders to our purpose-built site, which helps get potential riders quickly to dealers or a training site close by," Albert said. "This campaign is just the beginning and we will continue with creative messaging to reach more potential riders and gather insight into what is resonating with our target audience. Working together, we can inspire new riders."


FLYING PISTON BUILDERS’ BREAKFAST CHARITY EVENT—This has grown to be a well-organized Charity event at the very beginning of Sturgis Rally Week. Again, this year Marilyn Stemp put it all together with Jeff Najar, but it was hit by Covid action. Still two charities were supported at the Crossroads event, one for disabled veterans and the Strider Company effort to put more kids on bikes in schools and ultimately motorcycles.

Howard Knight created a magnificent leather belt and I made a handmade skull and brass belt buckle for the silent auction. Thousands were raised for these charities and Marilyn displayed her latest round of customized Strider bikes, which will be used all year long to support the All Kids Ride program in schools around the country.

Lots of kids don’t have access to bicycles and in today’s restrictive climate, are afraid to even approach a bicycle experience. This system puts the experience into elementary schools. If they get on bikes, they are much more likely to embrace physical activities and ride motorcycles in the future.

So, breakfast Burritos were served, Strider bikes shown off, and builders mingled. “I was hoping to see Atomic Bob, Darren and JoAnn Bortels, but they couldn’t make it,” a brother told me.

I’m sure we will see the bikes featured in various publications throughout the year. Hang on for the next Flying Piston breakfast. --Bandit

HOW TO INSTALL CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE GRIPS FROM THE LOWBROW TEAM-- Is it your first time changing out your motorcycle handlebar grips? Wondering why motorcycle grips have a different size hole for each side, worried that you got the wrong parts?

Well, fear not my friends, they are supposed to be that way!

The larger hole is for the right-hand side of your handlebars. It is larger as it slips over the throttle tube. The throttle tube rotates over the handlebar, and is larger diameter than the handlebar itself.

The smaller hole is for the left-hand side of your handlebars, and slips over the bare handlebar.

Neither of these two holes will measure exactly 1", 7/8", etc. If they did, they would simply slide right off. The grips need to be a snug fit so they stay where they belong; on your handlebars!

The larger hole goes on the throttle tube and the smaller hole goes on the bar handlebar on the left.

There are many different ways to install your grips, though some common ones would be to spray some hairspray, WD-40 or spray paint (the color doesn't matter!) inside your grip before sliding it on. While wet, it helps slide the grip on, but once dry it helps keep your rubber grips from sliding off.

The grip will slide on with ease and then as the WD-40 dries it will become sticky and keep the grip on for miles and miles.

Another trick is to use some adhesive-backed grip tape, as found on skateboards, and applying thin strips around the end of your handlebars. It is hard to slip your grips on with the grip tape in place, but it will keep then from working their way loose.

Lastly, a mechanical way you can secure your rubber grips is by using a piece of safety wire around the outside of the end of your grip. Safety wire pliers twist the wire, tightening it tourniquet-style, compressing your grip against the handlebar. This is common practice on motocross bikes and race bikes of all sorts.

Regardless of installing your grips dry, with hair spray, or with grip tape on your bar end, using an air blow-off nozzle on your compressor's air line and spraying some compressed air under the edge of your grip as you install helps it slide in place very easily.

This is also a pro-tip for grip removal! Compressed air sprayed under the edge helps get old grips off, though slicing through them with a razor blade and peeling them off works quite fast and easy as well.

Most motorcycle grips do not include a throttle tube. The throttle tube slides onto your handlebar and is what you twist, typically pulling or pushing a cable. Late model Harley-Davidsons operate using a small sensor switch that turns when you twist the throttle, known as 'throttle by wire'.

Throttle tubes can be made out of aluminum, such as the Biltwell Throttle Tube, but there are also inexpensive but equally functional options available, such as the Cycle Standard Throttle Tube, which is made of a durable plastic. Aluminum throttle tubes will likely never give you any issues, while a plastic throttle tube could crack where the cable engages though this is by no means a common occurrence.

Some motorcycles, such as Harley-Davidsons, have the stock grip and throttle tube as one piece. In this case, you may want to purchase a throttle tube if you are interested in running custom Harley-Davidson grips. On many other bikes you can simply remove the stock rubber grip and install the new grips onto your existing stock throttle tube.

See the whole tamale at the Lowbrow site and watch her do her tricks.—Bandit

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Not sure if it’s a one off or what? Getting the front end back together, I had meant to send the new lowers a coworker gave me to powder coat, painted for now. But I think the older ones will do okay coated. I probably showed you all the stuff he gave me? Took all these parts off when he bought his Dyna and had them replaced with chrome.

Man, I wish I was up there, maybe next year.

Learned last night there are different part# for the 49mm Dyna lowers. I probably would have & should have caught it, but got focused on replacing the neck bearings. Seems odd to me to have multiple parts for the same line? Mine are 5GC5, these are 5GC8, so the caliper won’t bolt up without totally locking up the wheel. I believe there may be a couple more part numbers, all 49mm. If I had the cash I’d update and upgrade the caliper, but I just pulled it back down. I’m learning about Dyna’s that’s for sure.

I liked your BLM in the news, sent you a picture of a MAGA derby cover with Trump on it. You’ll be busy having Sturgis fun.



The gallery in Deadwood is officially open! We're at the Gold Dust Casino through Sunday the 16th. If you're in the area, please stop in and say hello.

Crowds have been great thus far and we are looking forward to an amazing rally this year!

We are please to announce the release of David's third and final Sturgis 2020 piece, titled "Is This Spot Taken?" Details below.

"Is This Spot Taken?"
David Uhl - Sturgis 2020

Several years ago, David saw these horses tethered to a parking meter here in Deadwood. He took photos and used them as reference for this new piece. Leticia Cline models on Billy Lane's Crocker. A fun project all the way around, and the painting is simply amazing!

We are now taking orders for the canvas prints, which will come in two sizes.

Each canvas print will come hand-signed by David and numbered with Certificate of Authenticity and commemorative Sturgis 80th Anniversary nameplate. Shipping will be included within the lower 48 United States on this one.

NOTE: We have heard from several international customers who cannot attend Sturgis this year. If you want this one unframed, we can accommodate you. Please email me for details.

** Image size 30x20, $895 framed

** Image size 42x28, $1,895 framed

As always, edition numbers will be assigned as orders are taken and matching numbers are available for those who are adding to their Sturgis Series pieces.

** Additionally, David has agreed to sell the original oil. Please inquire to
--Greg Rhodes
International Sales Director

Uhl Studios Website


Sarah was in the fertilized egg business. She had several hundred young pullets and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.

She kept records and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.

This took a lot of time, so she bought some tiny bells and attached them to her roosters.

Each bell had a different tone, so she could tell from a distance which rooster was performing.

Now, she could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

Sarah's favorite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen but, this morning she noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all!

When she went to investigate, she saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.

To Sarah's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring.

He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job, and walk on to the next one.

Sarah was so proud of old Butch, she entered him in a Show and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.

The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the "No Bell Peace Prize" they also awarded him the "Pulletsurprise" as well.

Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making.

Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the unsuspecting populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention?

Vote carefully in the next election. You can't always hear the bells.

(If you don't send this on, you're a chicken...... no yolk)

--from El Waggs
Official Librarian
Bandit’s Cantina Bad Joke Library

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HAMSTERS USA raise $161,833 for special kids
at LifeScape in Rapid City, South Dakota

Hamsters USA, the international motorcycle group with big hearts, rolled into western South Dakota to make an impact for kids with disabilities… AGAIN! These great guys came together throughout the year to raise funds for LifeScape of Rapid City culminating near $161,833, all staying local to support children with disabilities in Western SD!

Hamsters USA has raised and donated funds at their annual meeting for the last 15 years, with a deep desire to give back to the greater Black Hills community, which many Hamsters consider their second home. This year’s event brings their cumulative total for 15 years to almost $3.5 million in total dollars raised for LifeScape in Rapid City.

Their gifts help provide services to children in their Black Hills area homes and communities, delivered by LifeScape personnel who drive over 10,000 miles a month to provide services.

During a normal year, one of the children impacted by the dollars raised by the Hamsters would be in attendance at the event. Due to COVID-19, there was not a family there this year. However, T.J. Lindsay of Rapid City was highlighted in the annual program. T.J. was diagnosed with autism when he was a year old. Autism means different things for each person diagnosed. For T.J., in addition to hyper-motion in his body movements and being non-verbal, it means he is very specific about how he likes things to be.

T.J. primarily receives occupational and speech therapy. After working with LifeScape over the span of just one year, T.J.’s word count has expanded significantly, and he now uses up to 20 words! The most special word was more recent when he said “Mom” for the first time. Holly shared, “Having him say ‘Mom’ to me in context was everything to me. It was a big moment—it was really huge! LifeScape has definitely given him the support to find his voice.”

LifeScape’s mission is to empower children with disabilities to lead fulfilling lives. Holly is so grateful that LifeScape is here for T.J., and she is also so grateful for donors, like the Hamsters, that come together to make sure the high-quality services provided by LifeScape are available to families like theirs. She added, “Your donations matter. Thank you!”

LifeScape has 42+ locations in Sioux Falls, as well as locations in Rapid City and Sioux City, through which we support people in 63 counties in SD and northwest Iowa. LifeScape supports more than 4,000 children and adults annually, 900 of which are supported by the Rapid City LifeScape location.

NEWS FROM THE GEARHEAD-- I know you are at Sturgis but us poor local guys and gals need an outlet, maybe this, from California Harley-Davidson is for us.

-- Gearhead

NEW BOOK NEWS--Vespa Style and PassionIn celebration of Vespa’s 75th anniversary, VESPA: STYLE AND PASSION is the official history of the legendary and iconic scooters.

From its introduction in 1946 by the Italian firm Piaggio, the Vespa enjoyed quick success. The scooters’ diminutive size and affordability were perfect for promoting postwar mobility and soon became more than a means of transport but a cultural icon.

Vespa Style & Passion tells how the scooter evolved into a marque that has sold over 19 million units on six continents. A rich selection of visuals includes dozens of studio images of the most significant models as well as period advertisements, rare archival photographs, and images of Vespas in popular culture and motorsport. Mod culture, perhaps most responsible for spreading scooter culture, is also given its due with images of customized Vespas.

The Vespa is not simply a scooter, but the scooter, known and appreciated the world over—a rare example of a motor vehicle that survived crises and fashions, always remaining faithful to the original concept. This is the definitive story of that influence.

--Steve Roth
Senior Marketing Manager
T 612-344-8156

JIMS Hardware Organizers for Milwaukee-Eight--

Disassembling powertrain components like engines and transmissions can be a complicated task. In an effort to keep the technician organized and efficient, JIMS® has developed a new set of Milwaukee-Eight® specific hardware index tools to store and organize bolts while parts are disassembled.

JIMS® has added a new magnetic storage feature that will capture slip fit dowels as well. The stands are sold in a 4-piece kit (Part No.732K); Top End, Cam Chest, Transmission and Primary - or they can be ordered individually. The tools are designed to nest within each other for an efficient way to store on your bench, or in your toolbox, when not in use. As an added feature, the stands can be placed on their side to assist in the application of Loctite when re-assembling components.

With an MSRP of $370, these tools are made by JIMS® here in the United States out of 13-gauge aluminum magnesium alloy sheet, powder coated JIMS® blue and silkscreened for hardware position and frequently used torque specs. For more information please contact us at (805) 482-6913, email us at, or visit

If you have any questions, please call me directly at (805) 482-6913. Your time in reviewing these current, past, or future pressreleases is greatly appreciated. You have been Bcc'd to protect email privacy.

--Greg Thiessen
Marketing Associate
555 Dawson Drive,
Camarillo, CA 93012
Ph: 805-482-6913


“United We Will Ride”

For more than 117 years, Harley-Davidson has brought people together to experience adventure and freedom for the soul. Harley-Davidson is proud to announce a new element of the company’s United We Will Ride campaign that celebrates its mission in collaboration with actor and Harley-Davidson enthusiast Jason Momoa.

Momoa has produced and directed a new video series that follows six Harley-Davidson riders as they navigate through the dark days of the pandemic using the power of riding to engage with their families, their communities, and themselves. The lead video will be followed by six additional features that showcase how different riders experience freedom for the soul through their Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

"More than building machines, Harley-Davidson stands for the timeless pursuit of adventure,” said Jochen Zeitz, Chairman, President and CEO, Harley-Davidson. “That is our mission. And with this brand campaign, Harley-Davidson and Jason Momoa are showcasing how this pursuit is strengthened through tough times. H-D riders and their experiences serve as inspiration for the power of two wheels from vintage custom motorcycles, to the electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorcycle.”

“Motorcycles have brought me places that have changed my life and around people that have molded who I am.” said Jason Momoa. “With my latest production for Harley-Davidson, I’m seeking to broadcast the beauty of riding and the spirit of the motorcycling community during this unprecedented time to encourage riders and aspiring riders to ride. Let’s Ride!”

Let’s Ride Challenge

Harley-Davidson is showcasing the power of riding with the Let’s Ride Challenge launched as part of the United We Will Ride campaign. Through riding-related activities, participants can earn Let’s Ride Challenge sweepstakes* entries for a chance to win prizes celebrating the community and spirit of two wheels, including a custom 2020 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S motorcycle grand prize and weekly drawings for additional prizes.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) 18 YEARS OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 8/31/2020. For Official Rules, alternate method of entry, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit Sponsor: Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc., 3700 W. Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208.

Learn more at

STURGIS RALLY NEWS FROM THE FRONT-- We are on pace with last year, which is great considering. I would say probably closer to 500,000 in attendance this year, double what the City expected.

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum

TWISTED ROAD, A NEW TWIST ON RENTING BIKES--Free Ride: How can you and all of your friends rent motorcycles for free?

We’re all familiar with referral programs; companies hope your like-minded friends will enjoy the same things you do—and are willing to give away gifts and money for your recommendation. We’re pretty sure you have some moto-loving friends who would be happy that you’ve introduced them to the phenomenon that is Twisted Road. And we’re willing to ante up to find out.

Everyone likes a discount, right? At Twisted Road, we wanted to offer a gift that every rider would love to give—and also one that every rider would be stoked to receive.

Free rides on any motorcycle.

The Twisted Road referral program enables you to give away free days of riding to all of your friends. Got 10 friends who ride? Give away 10 free days.

You’re on a Moto Guzzi forum? Give all of the posters and lurkers a free day. You’ve got 200K followers on facebook? Thank them with a free day. You will quickly become the Oprah of the moto-world: “You get a bike and you get a bike and you get a bike!”

So...what’s the catch?
There are two, and only two, rules:

1. The free day can only be applied to your friend’s first rental with Twisted Road

2. Their ride must be at least two days long, and we throw in an additional day—for free. If your friend only has one day to ride, not to worry, shorter rides get 25% off.

But wait! There’s more.

For every friend who rents using your code, you earn $25 in riding credits to use when you want to ride. Get one friend to redeem your code? Save $25. Get 40K followers to redeem and you’ll have $1,000,000 in your Twisted Road account. Yeah, that’s right. One million dollars. That’s a lot of rentals.

How do I refer my friends?

It’s fast and easy! Go to the Twisted Road website and in the upper right corner, click the image of your face. You’ll see an option to “Give a free day, get $25.” You’ll want to click on that.

From there, you’ll see a bunch of ways to share your code. You can enter friends' email addresses, or announce the program on Facebook. Or you can provide friends with your link or referral code, and they can use any one of those to claim their free day of riding.

So, start sharing this now to give the gift of free riding — to your friends and to yourself. Then start planning your free rides. Motorcycle ride across Anchorage, anyone?

One last thing. Here’s a link to my referral code. If you’ve never rented with us before, click it and sign up to get your free ride (and I’ll earn $25). See how easy that was?

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A man went to the Great Lakes Military Cemetery. He took some pictures while reflecting on what's going on in our country today.
Then he wrote this simple poem:

I don't see any color here,
The headstones look the same,
No black no brown no white skin tone,
There's no one here to blame.
These soldier's fought and died for you,
Their color you can't see,
Your rights are still protected,
Here's the place to take a knee.

--from El Waggs
Certified SoCal Correspondent™

Celebrating our 10th year of completely FREE concerts at Iron Horse Saloon!
All shows are FREE and open to the public ages 21+
NO cover charge, NO tickets, NO B.S.


Friday, August 14, 2020 at Iron Horse Saloon Sturgis
Sign up starts at 2:00 pm

$200 for each game winner, and championship belt for the overall winner!
Slow Race
Keg Roll
Spoon Race
The Waitress
Weenie Bite


FREE SHOW for all RatRods

Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Iron Horse Saloon Sturgis
Registration: Noon - 2:30 pm
Awards follow at 3:00 pm

All are welcome!
Hot Rods
Rat Bikes

Iron Horse Saloon - Sturgis
888 Junction Avenue, Sturgis, SD 57785


Register for MOTM

Meeting of the Minds 2020 – Who? The past & the future of motorcyclists’ rights advocacy, that’s who!

The idea for the Meeting of the Minds didn’t just come out of thin air. The idea had its roots in failed attempts to bring bikers together in the seventies. It took determination, dedication and a willingness to trust each other before it could come to fruition and evolve into the Motorcycle Rider Foundation. Use this link and register at Meeting of the Minds 2020. Call 317-767-4769 for Hotel reservations.

By the mid-1980s, a handful of motorcyclists’ rights activists, led by Michael “Balls” Farabaugh from ABATE of Indiana, decided that it was time to hold a “meeting of the minds.” Joining Balls on the original Meeting of the Minds Steering Committee were Jim Baker - Utah, Bill Durning – California, Bill Gannon – Massachusetts, Clay Johnson - Iowa, Nancy Lewis - New York, Sundance Mitchell -Texas, Rob Rasor - Ohio, Lee Richardson - Georgia, Jim Rhoades - Michigan, Howard Segermark - Maryland, and Linda Stewart - Florida.

With backgrounds deeply entrenched in the early days of bikers’ rights and freedom rallies, these men and women knew there were others with similar backgrounds, and they reached out to find us. In September 1985, a few more than a hundred of us met, many for the first time, in a cheap hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.

Today, that handful of bikers has grown to touch all corners of the U.S. From “just talking” when we met at the first Meeting of the Minds, the successors of that early group are now making strategic plans for the future of motorcycling and motorcyclists’ rights advocacy.

The MRF is now known for information intensive workshops conducted by knowledgeable freedom fighters like Mark Buckner and Charlie Umbenhauer, both members of the Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame.

Meet new activists like Rocky Fox and Cathy Brush; although new to motorcyclists’ rights, they bring to us years of experience in their respective fields of government relations and communications. Meet Skinny Bob Clifford and Grizzly Dave Monroe, with ways to show you how to better use electronic tools.

Meet Haile Farmer and Christopher Beals, recipients of the MRFAE Young Activists Scholarships; they are the future of motorcyclists’ rights activism. You’ve met the past, present and future who’s who of the MRF and the Meeting of the Minds Use this link and register at Meeting of the Minds 2020. Call 317-767-4769 for Hotel reservations. See you in Indianapolis!!!


[ rod-uh-mon-teyd, -tahd, -muhn-, roh-duh- ]

vainglorious boasting or bragging; pretentious, blustering talk.

Rodomontade, “vainglorious boasting, bragging,” is also occasionally spelled rhodomontade (as if it were from Greek rhódon “rose”) and rodomontado; it comes from Middle French rodomont, from Italian rodomonte “bully,” from Rodomonte, the name of the courageous but boastful king of Algiers in Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso “Roland in Frenzy, Raging Roland,” 1516. Orlando Furioso is a continuation of an earlier Renaissance Italian epic Orlando Innamorato “Roland in Love,” by Matteo Boiardo, one of whose major characters is Rodomonte, also spelled Rodamontre, and popularly interpreted to mean “mountain roller,” from Italian rodare, from Latin rotare, from rota “wheel,” and Italian monte, from Latin mons (stem mont-) “mount, mountain.” Rodomontade entered English in the late 16th century.

I am charmed to notice that things that were once said to matter—familiarity with epigrams, knowledge of rhetorical devices and their terrifying names, the ability to display a rich vocabulary without rodomontade—seem to matter still.


because she has amused him with some rodomontade about despising rank and wealth in matters of love and marriage, he flatters himself that she’s devotedly attached to him.




Brock’s Performance Motorcycle Exhaust Systems Dominate XDA Super Stock Class--Brock’s Performance dominated this past weekend at the XDA Platinum Fleet Repair Bike Fest at Maryland International Raceway in the NEW Super Stock class.

The turnout was phenomenal in the ‘New for 2020’ Super Stock rider’s class, with twenty-five riders showing up to compete. And of those twenty-five riders, sixteen were equipped with a Brock’s Performance exhaust system. The Penta-Carbon, CT Series, and Alien Head were the exhaust systems of choice this past weekend.

Patrick Butler - 2020 XDA Super Stock Motorcycle Racing

The class features stock wheelbase motorcycles with a limited amount of modifications. These 4-stroke naturally aspirated production machines MUST be motorcycles originally sold for street use. This class features strict modification rules, stock wheelbase, stock motor, MR12 spec fuel, no air shifters, no dataloggers, etc. Your exhaust system choice is the most important decision you’re going to make on a stock wheelbase motorcycle with limited modifications.

Darion Payne - 2020 XDA Super Stock Motorcycle Racing

The challenge with a stock wheelbase motorcycle in drag racing is controlling the torque off the starting line to keep that front tire on the ground for a quick and smooth transition from launch to acceleration. And this exact need is the foundation of all Brock’s Performance exhaust systems. With 30+ years of drag racing experience and exhaust development, a Brock’s Performance exhaust system IS the best exhaust choice for motorcycle drag racing.

Brandon Feagan - 2020 XDA Super Stock Motorcycle Racing

This past weekend, the class winner was David Fondon of Puerto Rico on his 2019 Kawasaki ZX-10R, equipped with our Penta-Carbon motorcycle racing exhaust. Fondon not only beat out every rider in the class for the win, but he also set two records! In round one of eliminations, he set the MPH record at 161.32mph, and in the semi-final, he set the ET record running an 8.742.

David Fondon - 2020 XDA Super Stock Motorcycle Racing

Super Stock competition will continue at Virginia Motorsports Park for the XDA’s second annual Bike Bash on August 21-23, 2020.

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