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By Bandit, Wayfarer, Bob T., Barry Green, the Redhead, Sam Burns, Laura, RFR, Johnny White, Geno, Buck Lovell, and the rest of the crew

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Thursday will be nuts.
Not sure if the news will be finished on Thursday or Friday. Hang on. It’s been a wild week in the nerve center of motorcycling, Sturgis, SD.

Arlin Fatland saluting at the acre of flags at the Chip. It's impressive.
Arlin Fatland saluting at the acre of flags at the Chip. It's impressive.

Guys are flying along every highway. Marilyn Stemp held a show maybe two every day. We entered our two Panheads in the Chopper Magazine show at Outlaw square. The action is hot and heavy. The bands at the chip are over the top.

Frankie aboard our '48 UL. It almost made it to the show.
Frankie aboard our '48 UL. It almost made it to the show.

If you want something done to your bike, it’s here. I don’t know where to start. I’m thinking about a Sturgis story. But I better hit the news before it’s never completed.

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.

Ask Your U.S. Representative to Protect Your Right to Modify by Cosponsoring the REPAIR Act
As automotive technology continues to evolve, automotive enthusiasts and the marketplace we support must have access to the tools and information necessary to allow for consumer choice to safely modify, service, and preserve motor vehicles. SEMA is committed to protecting your right to these basic freedoms, but we need your help NOW!

The REPAIR Act (Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair), H.R. 6570, is a bipartisan bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would ensure enthusiasts, specialty businesses, and repair shops have access to the information and tools that are needed to produce and install parts that are used to maintain and upgrade the cars, trucks, and SUVs we love. Without Congressional protection, vehicle data from automobiles and their components may become off-limits.

Don’t wait—tell your member of Congress they need to protect the right to modify and repair vehicles before it’s too late.

Signing the letter only takes a moment. Every letter counts!


Little Billy came home from school to see the families pet rooster dead in the front yard.
Rigor mortis had set in and it was flat on its back with its legs in the air.

When his Dad came home Billy said, "Dad our roosters dead and his legs are sticking in the air. Why are his legs sticking in the air?"

His father thinking quickly said, "Son, that's so God can reach down from the clouds and lift the rooster straight up to heaven."

"Gee Dad that's great," said little Billy.

A few days later, when Dad came home from work, Billy rushed out to meet him yelling, "Dad, Dad we almost lost Mom today!"

"What do you mean?" said Dad.

"Well Dad, I got home from school early today and went up to your bedroom and there was Mom flat on her back with her legs in the air screaming, "Jesus I'm coming, I'm coming" If it hadn't been for Uncle George holding her down we'd have lost her for sure!"

--Peach Tree Joe

My grandson spotted this portion of a David Mann original I have. Maybe this says it all...
My grandson spotted this portion of a David Mann original I have. Maybe this says it all...

Hey Bandit, I’m enjoying the chopper story.

You probably know you can get reproduction English girders form India. They are selling them on eBay. I think that is what is on Billy Lane’s demo open pushrod thing.

I had a M20 BSA in Vegas years ago. Like all the other cool shit I sold it to pay the bills. I was searching for Indian scout girders when I found them. I still have my Triumph. I may hard-tail it this winter and put one of those girders on it. Got the hearse on the market now. I cleaned up the interior.

--Bill May

THE OUTLAW CODE--All I got to say is, if you wanna live the life of a gangster, you’re always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

My lawyer told me, when you’re running down the street with your hair on fire, i.e. living the life of a gangster in public sight saying fuck you to the authorities, don’t be surprised when you’re under investigation and due for an early morning wake Up call by the feds.

Devil’s Bones MC

This one is huge, like literally huge. The S&S R&D team has been working on this project for the better part of 18 months and done an intensive level of durability testing to develop the perfect combination of materials and piston shape. Can not wait to see the dyno charts that come out of this kit. ~DZ

S&S Cycle - 129” and 132” Big Bore Kits for 2017-2022 HD M8 engines

We love raw unadulterated thumping, makes your heart skip a beat kind of power and that’s the very stuff S&S Cycle specializes in. This obsession with power is further proven out by their latest efforts for the Milwaukee Eight® powered Harley-Davidson® models. Their bolt-in 129/132 Cubic Inch (that’s well over 2000cc for you metric folks) Big Bore Kits are just this side of monstrous.

Taking the stock engine from a mild mannered 107 CI to a fire breathing 129 CI or the 114 CI models to 132 cubic inches of tire melting power. Their latest is a 4.32” bore and is slated for 11:1 compression ratio so it’s happy with pump gas, but will still complement a high lift cam.

No case mods, no engine removal; just a massive set of jugs, designed, tested, and manufactured here in the USA.

S&S® Cycle, Inc.
14025 County Highway G, Viola, WI 54664
Office 608.627.0358

Nick’s Picks for August 2022: Hot Summer Motorcycles in Shades of the Sun

Summer sounds like soothing beach waves and the crackle of a campfire are great and all, but we think the roar of a motorcycle engine is the best sound of summer. Sunnier days means more opportunities to ride.

Here’s just one example from Nick’s Picks for the Summer:

Robert M.'s 2002 Harley-Davidson XL 1200 S Sportster 1200 Sport
Honolulu, HI

See all ten of his picks at Twisted Road.

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The Last Crocker Motorcycle Built According to the Crocker Registry
  • One of Approximately 70 Examples Ever Built
  • Once Owned by Crocker Historian Ernie Skelton
  • This Crocker, of the Rare and Legendary Marque Dubbed "The Duesenberg of American Motorcycles", is One of the Finest Vintage Motorcycles to Ever Come to Auction
Joan and I leave in a week for the West Coast. Our 1942 Crocker, #310, the Last Crocker was selected by David Gooding, Gooding & Company for display at The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this year. It will be on display the week of August 15-20th and will go across the auction block Friday evening, August 19th at the VIP Party.

The vintage motorcycle hobby has been a passion of Joan and I over the past 35 years. Without Joanies love of antiques and encouragement in the beginning, I would have not gotten involved.

The hobby has been good to us all these years and we have met the best people because of it at swap meets, auctions, and a multitude of vintage events nationwide. You have likely been a part of this journey with us. So we felt you may wish to follow online to see if The Last Crocker sets a new worlds record for motorcycles? If not we load it up and take it home to ride and enjoy even more.

August 19, Friday Evening
Click on the link to watch the live auction feed.

If a camera walks by we will be sure to wave to all y’all!

We wish to thank each and every one of you for your time, knowledge and experiences that you have each shared with us the last 35 years in this wonderful Sport of Vintage Motorcycling. And we sincerely hope to continue in future years.

See You On The Road;
Steve & Joan
Steve and Joan Klein
Sierra Madre Motorcycle Company -Facebook
1137 Western Trail
Salado, TX 76571
361.652.8300 Steve Cell

One morning a husband returns to the cabin after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap.

Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out, since it is such a beautiful day. She motors out a short distance, anchors, and reads her book.

Along comes a Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says," Good morning, Ma'am, what are you doing"?
"Reading a book," she replies, (thinking, "Isn't that obvious"?)

"You're in a Restricted Fishing Area," he informs her.

"I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing, I'm reading."

"Yes, but you have all the equipment. I'll have to write you up a ticket."

"For reading a book"? she replies.

"You're in a Restricted Fishing Area," he informs her again.

"But officer, I'm not fishing, I'm reading."

"Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to write you up a ticket and you'll have to pay a fine."

"If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault," says the woman.

"But I haven't even touched you," says the Game Warden.

"That's true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment."

"Have a nice day ma'am," and he immediately departed.

MORAL: Never argue with a woman who reads.

Sure, God created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece!!

--Sam Burns

Quick, join the Cantina. Touch her.
Quick, join the Cantina. Touch her.

Come hang out at Legend Suspensions for a meet and greet with @road_warrior_aka_r_dub Friday August 12th, 2022 from
10AM - 12PM.

"Come by for a chat, and a sticker lol. Love to meet you all and exchange stories!
#Sturgis #sturgisrally #longdistancemotorcycling #legendsuspensions"

UPDATE: California Advances Resolution Celebrating Automobile Cruising’s History and Culture to Senate

Encourage support from your lawmaker on this pro-hobby proposal:

California has introduced a SAN-supported resolution (A.C.R. 176) celebrating the history and culture associated with automobile cruising. This resolution encourages local officials and law enforcement to work with local car clubs to conduct safe cruising events.

Highlighting the automotive community’s positive spirit and cultural contributions, the proposal recognizes the vital roles of legendary cruising strips and car club activities spanning the state.

The resolution passed the House and now awaits consideration before the full Senate. Remind lawmakers of the automotive hobby’s importance to California—as well as American society—by respectfully voicing support for this effort and requesting further action.

Your Lawmaker Must Hear from You Right Away!

Request support for this proposal by using the following SAN website link for an overview and lawmaker contact.


Good luck with that. Maybe after November.--Bandit


FEATURE BIKE OF THE WEEK—By Junichi Takasaki. A long bike tribute.

--Sam Burn
Feature Bike Editor Supreme™

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Kuryakyn Expands Lineup of Industry Leading Tracer LED Lighting for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

Kuryakyn recently expanded its lineup of the top-of-the-line Tracer LED lighting accessories for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The new products include LED accessories that run from front to back on a customer’s Harley, or from Fairing Lower Accents to an innovative new rear fender light that doesn't require a factory fender tip. There's even a taillight that illuminates with the American flag. The new products are available immediately and are being shown at the Kuryakyn displays at the Sturgis Rally this week.

The Tracer line from Kuryakyn stands out as the most stylish lights on the market. The smooth, consistent and intense light emitted by the units are from the "fully diffused" technology in the product. Fully diffused means that the products show no light dots, no glare, no shadow and provide an even and intense glow. Tracer products have a lower profile than most aftermarket LEDs, which provides a clean look without sacrificing brightness. Most of the products are available with red or smoke polycarbonate lenses and all are fully DOT/1 compliant.

"LED lighting isn't new to the market, but the technology we use in our Tracer line definitely provides the smoothest and most intense light available," said Kuryakyn Brand Manager Tyler Anderson. "Kuryakyn's been creating customizing products since we started, these lights are a great combination of both style and function."

The newest additions to the Tracer lineup are Tracer LED Fairing Lower Grills, LED Taillights, front and rear Turn Signal Conversions, LED Inserts for Saddlebag Supports, Saddlebag Lights, Tour Pak Side Lights, Windshield Trim Lights, Rear Fender Tip Light, Filler Panel for the space between the saddlebag and rear fender and the Freedom Flag Taillight. (A list of products is included below with MSRP pricing.)

New Tracer Products with Pricing
  1. Tracer LED Fairing Lower Grills MSRP:$262.99
  2. Tracer LED Taillights MSRP:$159.99
  3. Tracer LED Rear Turn Signal Conversions MSRP:$129.99
  4. Tracer LED Front Turn Signal Conversions MSRP:$129.99
  5. Tracer LED Inserts for Saddlebag Supports MSRP:$249.99
  6. Tracer Saddlebag Lights MSRP:$183.99
  7. Tracer Tour Pak Side Lights MSRP:$299.99
  8. Tracer Windshield Trim Lights MSRP:$249.99
  9. Tracer Rear Fender Tip Light MSRP:$149.99
  10. Tracer Filler Panel MSRP:$249.99
  11. Freedom Flag Taillight MSRP: $149.99

LIFESTYLE CYCLES DEAL OF THE WEEK-- 2020 Harley-Davidson FXDL FOR $16,995.00
Stock # 13484 is a White 2020 Harley-Davidson DYNA LOW RIDER FXDL with only 5041.00 miles!

This bike is a super low mileage Dyna some of the features/Add-ons on this bike are

* 107c.i. Motor with a six speed trans.
* S&S exhaust system
* Chrome extended risers
* Handlebar pouch
* Detachable windshield
* Mag wheels
* Saddleman seat
* Detachable passenger back rest
* Dash speed-o and tach combo

This bike is only $16,995.00

Plus, license, $85.00 documentation fee, and local sales tax. NO HIDDEN FEES like some dealers. And we have no reconditioning or prep fees. This bike has passed Lifestyle Cycles rigorous 92-point safety/mechanical/structural inspection.

Fill out an online application today. We have EZ FINANCING and EXTENDED WARRANTIES available!

Lifestyle Cycles is located at 1510 State College Blvd,Anaheim,CA,92806. Open 7 days a week.

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We carry Street Glides, Road Glides, Road Kings, Ultras, Sportsters, Softails, Dynas, and much more!

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2-1 white run light and full contrast amber turn signal

Super small, amazingly bright with smoked lenses

Engineered in Germany with SMD-LED technology

The housing is CNC machined from billet aluminum and available in black or chrome finish

Some applications may require the use of a load equalizer

Sold in pairs

Direct fit for M8 Softails 2018-up (may fit other cable operated clutch models by adding spacer) and universal fitment available


Elypse LED 2-1 Turn Signals
For M8 Softails and Universal fitments

K68501 Price: $179.99

K68500 Price: $179.99
K68511 Price: $179.99
K68510 Price: $179.99

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Been home a few days now from 9 days of fun. Been doing Stugis since 1990 and plan on keeping on. May have to put a third wheel under our ass at some point but such is life.

Ride on!!

Rik Savenko
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
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