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By Bandit, Rogue, Wayfarer, Sam, Bob T., El Waggs, RFR, The Stealth, Laura, the Redhead and the rest of the gang.

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I’m going to start to promote my books.
Hell, I wrote the bastards and sold out of the first two, then I wrote a few more, but never promoted them. If you haven’t read them, check them out, they’re cheap, and I would love to write another one, based in Deadwood, SD. Unfortunately, I need to sell a few of these bastards to make the whole agonizing process worthwhile.

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I also watched the State of the Union Address and took away two very positive points: Freedom, and we are living in the best of times, because of it. In so many words the President was making a very strong point for Freedom. Freedom is everything. Anything else is forced and that quenches freedom.

A brother, Bob T. said a few brothers were riding up to see our new digs in Deadwood.
A brother, Bob T. said a few brothers were riding up to see our new digs in Deadwood.

I must congratulate the President on his acquittal. Can you imagine how tough it would be to get up in the morning and go to work, if you were under such pressure and threats. But he kept getting shit done for the American people.

I kept waiting for the other side to come up with something startling or significant, but it was all about a phone call that produced nothing. I never understood, except from a purely political standpoint.

Let’s hit the news. Maybe now Congress can get something for the people accomplished.

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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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Nominees Wanted for the 2020 Motorcycle Riders Foundation Hall of Fame

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation Hall of Fame (MRFHOF) was introduced at the Meeting of the Minds in Denver, Colorado. This institution was created to recognize individuals that have worked through the MRF to positively impact motorcycling. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation is proud to announce that the nomination process for the next class of inductees into the MRFHOF is now open.

The nomination form and a timeline are posted on the MRF website.

Nomination applications are due to the Hall of Fame Committee by March 1st, 2020 – please send completed forms to

Past Motorcycle Riders Foundation Hall of Fame inductees are: Keith "Bandit" Ball, Karen Bolin, Mark Buckner, Vince Consiglio, Wayne Curtin, Michael "Balls" Farabaugh, “Still” Ray Fitzgerald, Richard Gray, Fredric Harrell, Teresa Hepker, Bob Illingworth, Nathan "Buck" Kittredge, Simon Milward, Ed Netterberg, JoAnne Packard, Sherman Packard, Lee Richardson, Rodney Roberts, Jerry "JT" Thomas, Todd Vandermyde, Paul Vestal, Penny Walker, Ed Youngblood.

The MRF is chiefly concerned with issues at the national and international levels that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. The MRF is committed to being a national advocate for the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle and works in conjunction with its partners to help educate elected officials and policymakers in Washington and beyond.



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Upgrade options include driver’s backrest, choice of thread color, rider and passenger heated options, matching sissy bar pads and more.

Our Gelcore™ Technology (explained) is a guarded company secret and cannot be duplicated by any other manufacture. Don't be fooled by other companies foam only, air and gel stories. Our Gelcore™ is formulated and manufactured in house and is engineered to dampen, divert, and deflect energy through a mechanical process resulting in a smooth, therapeutic ride.

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Our tall lumbar support and wide driver saddle supports the back and legs for superior comfort, while the streamlined nose improves the rider's reach to the ground.

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The Saddlemen Explorer™ LS is perfect choice for your next trip.

Adding to the comfort is our unique SaddleHyde™ covering. Manufactured specifically for motorcycles to have the right amount of stretch built in to make better use of the Gelcore™ underneath.

Hi/low seat heaters provide warmth, comfort and convenience that today's riders demand.

Check out all the options on the Saddlemen website. Tell ‘em Bandit sent ya.


THE EASYRIDERS INVESTIGATION CONTINUES-- Hi Bandit, Still haven't received my Easyriders swag I was forced to order, since I had foolishly paid the subscription ahead.

Couple of emails have been sent with one telling me that the swag had been shipped and then after a 2nd inquiry telling me the stuff is on back order. What an operation they have going on?

Saw a first edition of the revamped mag on news stand this week . What a travesty. Don't think it'll last long since they've alienated their Target market.

--Anonymous Reader

Could Elvis have a cell phone?
Could Elvis have a cell phone?


A moving tale - I remember leaving work like a bat out of hell on Fridays on my Sporty to spend the weekends in bed with my first wife, staying at the little stone gothic house she lived in. Long time ago now.

--Paul Harris
Abingdon, OX, United Kingdom

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Virginity is not dignity, it's lack of opportunity.

Having sex is like playing bridge - if you don't have a good partner, you better have a good hand.

--EL Waggs

LIFESTYLE CYCLES DEAL OF THE WEEK-- 2011 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUSE6 - CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide for $15,995.00

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The Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide motorcycle returns as a mid-year addition to the 2020 portfolio of limited-production, super-premium motorcycles from the Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations program. The CVO Road Glide offers the ultimate combination of premier style, thrilling performance, and ride-enhancing technology in a Touring motorcycle for customers who only settle for the best-of-the-best.

The CVO Road Glide motorcycle joins the CVO Tri Glide, the CVO Limited, and the CVO Street Glide models in the 2020 collection from Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations.

Since its inception in 1999, the Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations program has created exclusive motorcycle models for the most-discerning customers, often using finishes, materials, technology and accessories that are only available on a CVO model. The Milwaukee-Eight® 117 powertrain – the most displacement and power offered factory-installed in a Harley-Davidson motorcycle – is exclusive to CVO models.

CVO Road Glide

The CVO Road Glide model is a high-performance Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle equipped to offer the rider outstanding long-range comfort, commanding performance, and a suite of new rider-assist technologies. Base price for the 2020 CVO Road Glide model is $40,999*.

New features of the 2020 CVO Road Glide

H-D™ Connect (see below)

Reflex™ Defensive Rider Systems (see below)

Heated Kahuna™ Collection hand grips match Kahuna shifter pegs, brake pedal cover, muffler end caps, heated grips and rider and passenger boards. The Kahuna Collection features mirror-like chrome surfaces surrounded by rich black rubber that provides grip and traction where needed. A red Bar & Shield™ logo completes the look on many Kahuna Collection components.

Boom!™ Audio 30K Bluetooth® Helmet Headset (see below).

Low-profile two-piece fuel tank console with lighted CVO™ logo.

A single-color choice: Premium Sand Dune monotone finish with pearl topcoat and subtle graphics highlighted by Smoked Satin Chrome, Gloss Black and Black Onyx finishes. Front and rear wheels are finished in Gloss Black/Smoked Satin. Heavy Breather air cleaner is finished in Gloss Black.

Key CVO Road Glide Model features

The exclusive Knockout™ 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels feature a split seven-spoke design that provides an open and airy look, with the spokes blending into the rim to add visual diameter. This is the only 21-inch front wheel fitment offered on a Harley-Davidson Touring model. The front suspension is re-tuned for no compromise in handling and braking performance with this larger-diameter front wheel.

The Fang Front Spoiler adds dramatic lower bodywork and a fresh custom styling feature exclusive to the CVO Road Glide. The bodywork has been designed and tested not to negatively affect Road Glide model aerodynamics.

The Road Glide frame-mounted shark-nose fairing delivers world-class aerodynamics developed through wind tunnel testing to optimize rider comfort. Triple splitstream vents alter the air pressure behind the fairing to reduce head buffeting. The fairing holds dual Daymaker LED reflector headlamps that light a brilliant path down the darkest roads.

Molded saddlebags feature One Touch latches and can be opened or closed with a single finger push or pull.

A high-performance Screamin’ Eagle® Heavy Breather intake improves air flow to the engine and adds bold hot-rod style.

The built-in Wireless Headset Interface Module (WHIM) permits wireless Bluetooth headset connectivity to the Boom! Box GTS infotainment system.

New CVO Motorcycle Technology

H-D Connect

H-D Connect introduces subscription-based cellular connectivity to select Harley-Davidson motorcycles to keep riders connected to their motorcycle through their smart phone using the latest version of the Harley-Davidson® App. (See separate Technology release for full details. The H-D Connect service is not available in all markets. Market availability will vary.)

Reflex Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS)
RDRS is a new collection of technology designed to match motorcycle performance to available traction during acceleration, deceleration and braking, utilizing the latest chassis control, electronic brake control and powertrain technology. (See separate Technology release for full details.)

Wireless Headset

The CVO Road Glide is shipped with a single Boom! Audio 30K Bluetooth helmet headset designed for cordless interface with the Boom! Box GTS infotainment system. This new headset features the latest wireless communication technology – Mesh Intercom Network. The protocol automatically connects to a near limitless number of riders while in public mode to eliminate lost group connections when someone goes out of range. The headset can connect with up to 16 riders in private mode up to five miles, and enables the same functions as a wired headset (CB, phone, navigation prompts, radio and audio, with voice commands) and fulfills the Apple Carplay microphone requirement for the Boom! Box GTS. A Quick Charge feature can provide up to five hours of additional talk time with a 20-minute charge.

Boom! Box GTS with Premium Boom! Audio

The CVO Road Glide model is equipped with a Boom! Box GTS infotainment system with four Boom!™ Stage II bi-amped speakers (paired in fairing and saddlebag lids), 150 watts per channel from two separate 300-watt amplifiers for 600 watts total power. The 6.5-inch color touchscreen is covered with durable Corning Gorilla Glass and offers low reflectivity with minimal sun washout for exceptional visibility in all situations. Additional features include advanced navigation, Apple CarPlay compatibility, personalization options, and integration with the Harley-Davidson App. The entire system can be managed through the touch screen, the motorcycle hand controls and by voice commands.

Exclusive Milwaukee-Eight 117 Power
The largest-displacement factory-installed engine available from Harley-Davidson, the Milwaukee-Eight 117 engine (117 CID; 1923cc) is rated at 125 ft. lbs. of torque.

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A high-performance intake flows more air into the engine

MICHAEL LICHTER MOTORCYCLE PHOTO OF THE WEEK—Here’s a recent shot from Mike’s collection. It’s of the Cross-Country Chase event promoters Lee Ann and Jason Sims with their 1946 Harley-Davidson Model U Flathead in Aune Osborne Park in Sault Sainte Marie, the site of the official start of the Cross Country Chase motorcycle endurance run from Sault Sainte Marie, MI to Key West, FL. (for vintage bikes from 1930-1948). Thursday, September 5, 2019. Photography ©2019 Michael Lichter.

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JIMS NEW M-8 Rocker Shaft and Hardware Kit--

In an effort to perfect Milwaukee-Eight engine valve train geometry, while improving durability, JIMS has developed performance rocker shafts and proprietary hardware.

The rocker arm shafts are precision-machined from a low alloy nickel, chromium, molybdenum case- hardened steel. The hardware flats on the end of the shafts are held to a .0005” parallel tolerance, assuring the rocker is seated in the correct position with the pushrod cup and valve stem tip when installed correctly.

JIMS has taken it one step further and also developed a 4130 stud and nut kit to replace the stock hardware used to secure the rocker shafts. Compared to a stock “bolt”, these JIMS manufactured studs allow the technician the assembly finesse required when torquing the rocker arm shafts on the cylinder head during engine assembly.

These shafts not only improve the stock head configuration, but JIMS says "they are a must in a performance application with increased spring pressure." Available as a set or separately.



Huge Turnout Against Bill To Require Motorcyclists Wear Helmets
"Freedom" and "choice" were two often-heard words at a legislative hearing, along with the state's motto "Live Free or Die."
Huge Turnout Against Bill To Require Motorcyclists Wear Helmets "Freedom" and "choice" were two often-heard words at a legislative hearing, along with the state's motto "Live Free or Die."

"Freedom" and "choice" were two often-heard words at the public hearing Tuesday, along with the state's motto "Live Free or Die."

While Cleaver talked about the economic impact of head injuries and other injuries to motorcyclists, others talked about the negative impact a helmet mandate would have on tourism in New Hampshire and at the Laconia Motorcycle Week Rally, one of three national rallies held each year.

Jennifer Anderson, deputy director of Laconia Motorcycle Week Association, said passing a helmet law would hurt attendance at the annual June rally. She said the rally at Daytona Florida had a drop off in attendance after Florida passed a mandatory helmet law.

"Two-thirds of our visitors come from out-of-state," Anderson said, "and that has a tremendous impact on the state's economy."

State Rep. Ben Baroody, D-Manchester, opposed the bill to honor a friend he made in basic training. The two shared a passion for motorcycles, he said, and promised each other they would ride together sometime in the future. That happened after his friend had taken a year to recover from injuries he suffered, Baroody said, and they rode for two days through Maine and New Hampshire with two of his friends.

When his friend rode away, Baroody said he knew he would never see him again.

"He died at the ripe old age of 24 years old," Baroody said. "For John and all those who fought, and bled and died around the world for freedom, let's not take anyone's freedom away here today."

Former state Sen. David Boutin, R-Hooksett, also opposed the bill echoing Baroody saying it would take away people's freedoms.

"People have gone to war to fight for freedom," he said. "We don't need a legislative body taking our rights away."

When he was in the legislature they called these types of bills "Nanny bills," Boutin said.

Another former state Sen. Bob Letourneau, R-Londonderry, said he has ridden motorcycles all his life and "I'm still here." After he left the legislature he worked for the Department of Safety on a motorcycle safety program, he said, which has been very successful.

"Helmets don't save lives," Letourneau said, "education does."

Berlin Mayor Paul Grenier also opposed the bill citing the state motto "Live Free or Die." "If this bill passes," Grenier said, "this is what you will do to the state's motto" as he ripped a copy of the bill in two.

Christine Corey of Manchester said wearing a helmet is a matter of choice.

"It is our choice," she said, "those seven that died in Randolph, that was their choice."

"My choice," she said was the leather hat she took off her head. "What is the next bill going to be, you have to be wrapped up like the Michelin Man."

The committee did not make an immediate recommendation on the bill.

By Garry Rayno,
--Published by InDepth NH

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In regards to the Easyrider product swap for the subscriptions already paid for, it took about three months for me to receive what I ordered but it did eventually arrive. I was glad to see they kept their word, but I would rather have the magazine!!

In addition, Rep Baroody's comments on the proposed helmet bill in NH, "Let's not take away anyone's freedom here today"! Inspiring words!! I wish everyone in government thought that way.

Ken Burnett
Inman, SC
Friday, February 7, 2020
Editor Response We need to make Freedom a priority again. That's what makes America Great!
You have moved, lock, stock and barrel to Deadwood already. I thought I would come over to the shop and see the race bikes one more time before you left.

Torrance, CA
Friday, February 7, 2020
Editor Response No, still have the shop in Wilmington. I'll be back in about 10 days.

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