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We hear about reparations for wrong doings.
Folks who are forcing bad stuff on in our society need to think about the truth. It has consequences. Say when Scientific Transparency returns and all the businesses who were impacted by imaginary rules come forward with damages.

Think about that for a minute. Think about the parents who stepped up because the city of San Francisco allowed their sons or daughters to overdose and kill themselves. Or what about our open borders and fentanyl pouring onto our streets to destroy kids’ lives. There’s going to be a bunch of large paychecks coming.

Let’s hit the news. There’s actually a bunch of solid good stuff happening.

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Wyoming wants to phase out sales of new EVs by 2035

It's a symbolic gesture aimed at states like California.

While jurisdictions like California and New York move toward banning the sale of new gasoline-powered cars, one US state wants to go in the opposite direction. Wyoming’s legislature is considering a resolution that calls for a phaseout of new electric vehicle sales by 2035. Introduced on Friday, Senate Joint Resolution 4 has support from members of the state’s House of Representatives and Senate.

In the proposed resolution, a group of lawmakers led by Senator Jim Anderson says Wyoming’s “proud and valued” oil and gas industry has created “countless” jobs and contributed revenue to the state’s coffers. They add that a lack of charging infrastructure within Wyoming would make the widespread use of EVs “impracticable” and that the state would need to build “massive amounts of new power generation” to “sustain the misadventure of electric vehicles.”

SJ4 calls for residents and businesses to limit the sale and purchase of EVs voluntarily, with the goal of phasing them out entirely by 2035. If passed, the resolution would be entirely symbolic. In fact, it’s more about sending a message to EV advocates than banning the vehicles altogether. To that point, the final section of SJ4 calls for Wyoming’s Secretary of State to send President Biden and California Governor Gavin Newsom copies of the resolution.

“One might even say tongue-in-cheek, but obviously it’s a very serious issue that deserves some public discussion,” Senator Boner, one of the bill’s co-sponsors, told the Cowboy State Daily. “I’m interested in making sure that the solutions that some folks want to the so-called climate crisis are actually practical in real life. I just don’t appreciate when other states try to force technology that isn’t ready.”

While the resolution has the markings of a political stunt, it does allude to genuine economic anxiety. Wyoming produced 85.43 million barrels of oil in 2021, making it the country’s eighth-largest crude oil producer that year. The state’s Carbon County is also home to one of the largest wind farms in the US. Something that’s not talked about enough when it comes to climate change is how the world transitions to a zero-emissions economy in an equitable way.

People in many rural US states are rightfully mistrustful of so-called green technologies because they haven’t benefited from more recent technological shifts as much as their urban counterparts. Take the advent of the internet, for instance. In 2018, Microsoft found that many rural communities don’t have access to broadband internet. That’s something that has contributed to diminishing economic opportunities in those places.

Igor Bonifacic
Weekend Editor

Happy Motorcycle New Year
It's that time of year and Mecum is right around the corner. That means it's time for the annual Mecum gathering of motorcycle industry friends!

This annual event typically put on by Marilyn Stemp & Penny Osieki. This year in Marilyn’s absence I am stepping up to help & we’re teaming up with Tara of Main Street Moto to bring you a fun evening that will take place at Main Street Moto.

Dazzlin of Full Throttle Law & a Open Road Radio Las Vegas 1400 AM KSHP co-host will be there and is sponsoring the hors d'oeuvre’s table for everyone, and open bar.

We’ll have LIVE Acoustic Music, Raffles and a Free Goodie Bag.

Here are the details:
Date: Wednesday, January 25th
Time: 6PM to 9PM
Location: Main Street Moto - 831 S. Main Street Las Vegas, NV 89101

About the venue:
Main Street Moto is located in the Arts District of Downtown Las Vegas. Main Street Moto is a reputable boutique style motorcycle shop and go-to for vintage bike repairs. They have also been hosting the local monthly Vintage Bike Night for the past 12 years.

We hope you can join us for complimentary food, drinks and live music.

Please RSVP to this email or Gina’s Cell Phone @ 630.460.6686 no later than January 20th.

Please find the invite attached to this email.

Kindest regards,
--Gina, Penny and Tara


We are thrilled to be returning to Borrego March 24-26th to celebrate the kickoff of 10 years of Babes Ride Out with a next level homecoming party at Babes in Borrego 4.

We are going all out and hope you do too (dress your best for Sat night!). At the moment we still have camping, visitor, and (6) person RV spots available but a heads up we will sell out before the event. If you are on the fence, here is the push you've been waiting for. Tap below to book your stay and enjoy some of the best riding in California.


If you've been keeping up with our social media, you know that we've been keeping our hands covered in dirty layers of history all winter long in our shop. The two big projects on the bench right now are both Harley-Davidson Knuckleheads, a 41 and 39. Our plan for these two machines has them ending in very different places, the 41 will be restored, while the 39 will be left with its lovely patina intact.

With an engine in the chassis of the ‘39, it is time for finishing details to move forward. In our most recent YouTube video, Matt repaired holes in the gas tank and finally unboxed the ultra-rare ‘39-only rhino grain saddlebags. On the ‘41 project, Matt and the crew spent many hours in the shop prepping for paint and plating, and now parts are starting to come back. Be sure to follow along to see more updates on these stunning machines!


A New York attorney representing a wealthy art collector called and asked to speak to his client.

"Saul, I have some good news and I have some bad news."

The art collector replied, "You know, I've had an awful day, Jack, so let's hear the good news first."

The lawyer said, "Well, I met with your wife today, and she informed me that she has invested only $5,000 in two very nice pictures that she thinks will bring somewhere between $15 and $20 million.. and I think she could be right."

Saul replied enthusiastically, "Holy Moses! Well done! My wife is a brilliant businesswoman, isn't she? You've just made my day. Now, I know I can handle the bad news. What is it?"

The lawyer replied, "The pictures are of you and your secretary."

--from Sam Burns


I would like to submit the Sacred Fire Band for events you are having.

Sacred Fire Band is a Santana Tribute band and Latin rock band.

We perform all over the Bay area and Sacramento, Stockton.

Please check our website for more information and live videos.

Look forward to performing. I've been trying for a while to perform there. Hopefully this year is the year.

--Al Bruggman
Sacred Fire Band
1(530) 632-6032


I sent you a message and a pic of the original Chopper Power by Hal that I put on Instagram. It’s being used like crazy (patches and shirts) especially by a company in France along with other works of Hals. Thought you might be interested.

I sent them a message and raked them over the coals. I just said they should know the name of the artist that they bootlegged and that there are certain rules, and I named the works they have up that Hal did.

They have the Easyrider patch, wings, and MM on the chopper. Haven’t heard back and don’t expect to. Some people live up to their bootlegging. I like it of course when people are honest and maybe offer to send me some of the merchandise and do some art work for me like Simone Erl. He has some class.

That’s show biz I guess.


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The Story Behind the Notorious Widows Sons

My blue lodge is Cornwallis 95, under the Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia. Due to age related health reasons I have had to stop riding.

Is there a place for me within the Windows Sons?

I am presently SD in my Lodge , a practicing Christian and currently a patched member of Veterans UN-NATO Canada.

--Patrick Woodrow
Dartmouth, NS, Canada

"I hooked Patrick up with the Widow Sons. I hope they can help." --Bandit

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Calls to ban gas stoves are anti-science, anti-freedom, and anti-energy

Instead of informing us with accurate science about gas stoves so we can make better decisions, anti-fossil fuel activists are distorting science.

Early 2023 has featured a carefully orchestrated campaign in which:

1. A paper whose lead author is an anti-fossil-fuel activist claims that gas stoves cause 12.7% of child asthma.

2. The Federal government and NY proposed bans on new gas stoves.

We should reject this campaign. The campaign against gas stoves should be rejected for 3 reasons:

1. Families have the right incorporate any real science about gas stoves as they judge best

2. The 12.7% claim is a distortion of science

3. The anti-gas movement is a threat to our grid and therefore our health

Whether and how to use a gas or electric stove should be determined by individuals and families based on what they judge best. For example, many will rationally choose to use a cheaper, more functional gas stove with good ventilation as the best option.

There are many decisions that families make that affect kids’ health far more than a gas vs. electric stove: what kinds of food kids eat, how much exercise they get, and how much money parents allocate to health vs. other expenses.

-- Alex Epstein

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Driving a car is like sitting behind the bars and watching television.

To Bike or not to Bike.

--Sam Gessa

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NEW S&S - GNX 4.5” Slip-on Mufflers NOW available for Twin Cam Touring Bikes

They launched the GNX’s last year for the M8 touring bikes and it looks like the Twin Cam guys demanded them as well. S&S is finally adding TC fitment to the rowdy GNX slip-on line.

S&S says the GNX slip-ons are the cure for plugged up pipes and are designed specifically to let your engine roar the true sounds of freedom. Quite the statement; good thing they back it up with a stainless-steel louvered baffle that is specifically tuned for big flow and even bigger sound.

Much like all of the S&S exhaust line, the GNX slip-ons also include a dB Reducer that lets you tune sound and performance. All this freedom and they still managed to come in at $569.95 per pair in black and $639.95 in gleaming chrome.

Check out the GNX Slip-on on their site or hit up your local dealer for more info.

We originally created the GNX as mid price, high volume (loud!) slip-on for the M8, but the Twin Cam guys (they're loud , too!) demanded their own version, so here we are. ~ DZ

--David Zemla
VP - Marketing
S&S Cycle, Inc.
14025 County Highway G, Viola, WI 54664



Hey Bandit - subscriber and cantina member here - so you know I’m not some random dude, I’m one of YOIR dudes…

Saw a reference in the latest Easyriders magazine about “Keith Ball’s famous Panhead desk” - what’s up with that? A story I haven’t heard and Google provided no pics… Fodder for an upcoming article? Ride long, my friend…


"It’s true, it’s real. My Panhead desk has been with me for over 30 years. Only four of these puppies alive. This was the first one, and I made it a standup desk with a custom-built crate a few years back." --Bandit

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Want a long front end but don't know how to make it happen?

No problem!

Brian Radmond of Geared Science made us this 8 minute long, step-by-step tutorial to show you how easy it is.

Follow along and you can easily change out your old, stock-length fork tubes for some new extended fork tubes...

All this just using standard tools in your garage!
Give a more aggressive and chopper-style stance to your Harley-Davidson!

PS - If you haven't watched any Geared Science videos before, we recommend Episode 5, featuring Chris Graves (the man behind Fast Eddy Tool Co.) and his impressive '75 Shovelhead chopper!

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HUCK CYCLES-- Releases New Electric Motorbike

Huck Cycles, located in Cornelius, NC, has announced the latest offering in their line of electric motorbikes, the Stinger, a more rugged, powerful, and versatile two-wheeler. Two versions of this new all-electric model will be made available: a standard version, as well as a more performance-oriented "Performance Upgrade" edition as its name suggests. Both variants come with dual-piston disc brakes accompanied by 17-inch wheels with either street, dual sport or dirt tires.

On the performance side, both versions have an electric hub motor integrated into the rear wheel which offers 3 kilowatts of nominal power output. The difference between the two versions is in the form of peak output, with the standard version producing 6 kilowatts, and the Performance Upgrade version cranking out an impressive 8.5 kilowatts. Dual 60V 50ah batteries are standard and a pair of 72V 50ah batteries are available as optional equipment. Riding conservatively will yield about 80 miles of range.

The Stinger is perfect for in-town commutes, gated communities and camp sites. Overlanders and campers can roll the bikes in the back of a toy hauler or on a hitch rack. Once at the campground the Stinger gives you silent power for riding into town for dinner or ripping up the trails.

-- Paul Aiken

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Enjoy reading "News" each week. Hal is everywhere and I an watching out for him by looking out for what happens to his art treasures. Enjoyed reading the messages I sent along with seeing "Chopper Power." Old School Choppers are Old School Cool . They seem to be revived under the Old School Umbrella for some of us.

It's super wet here in sometimes sunny CA and so I'm using mine. Bye for now.

Ann Robinson
Long Beach
Friday, January 20, 2023
Editor Response Thanks, and thanks for your continued involvement in Hal's legacy.
You're memory is definitely failing!
Put the bourbon glass down and step back and try shake some of those dead brain cells out!
Panhead desk #3 was built by you, for me, while I was VP at Custom Chrome in 5/5/97.
When I left CCI the desk went to my Hollister H-D store then on to House of Thunder H-D in Morgan Hill.
It has a lot of miles on it and still runs like a champ. It lives in my home now.
Still my favorite possession!

Dangerous Dan
San Jose, CA
Friday, January 20, 2023
Editor Response Yo, I know where you were, goddammit. He said he saw it in Hollister not Morgan Hill, so I assumed at your dealership. Ah, but you know the first three letters of assume...
I have pictures of the desk in Hollister somewhere?

Houston , TX
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Editor Response It was at Hollister Harley in Dan's office. Then the dealership moved to the Highway and the name changed to Thunder Road Harley.

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