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SPEEDY BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for October 25, 2018

Fast News from all over the Globe

By Bandit, Bob T, Rogue, Buckshot, Joe Smith, Sarge, David Campbell, Barry Green, Ujjwal Dey, Sam Burns, Mr. Wonderful, Joe Smith and the rest of the Bikernet crew
10/25/2018


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Hey,

This week became an amazing experience.
It started with a conversation with a local sign painter and muralist. Before I spoke with him, my list contained Truck projects, writing projects, a Cycle Source Deadline, Salt Torpedo research and goals and then I spoke to Aubry the starving artist with five kids.



“I could use some work,” Aubry said during my conversation. I only have one paint project left on the building, the inside patio wall and the back of the shop, but I didn’t know he just painted shit without it being an artistic endeavor. Also, in the back of my mind was an Industry party scheduled for the middle of November. I brought it up and Aubry jumped on it. But suddenly my project list exploded. I had to prep the walls and clear 14 years of patio shit out of the way.

Latest Mag light holder from Nash Motorcycles. This is my latest shop flashlight. It's amazing with a strong magnet and a side light, it lights up any work area.
Latest Mag light holder from Nash Motorcycles. This is my latest shop flashlight. It's amazing with a strong magnet and a side light, it lights up any work area.



Let’s get to the news. It’s stressful just thinking about it, although I handle my stress level with meditation every day. It’s amazing.

Check the Iron Trader out.
Check the Iron Trader out.



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, BorntoRide.com and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Most recently the Smoke Out and Quick Throttle Magazine came on board.

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BIKERTOBERFEST REPORT--

DAYTONA BEACH — Hoteliers on Monday pointed to the impact of two recent hurricanes — Florence and Michael — as a factor in the decline of occupancy and daily room rates for Biketoberfest, a signature event that draws tens of thousands of tourists to the area annually.

“The economy is better,” said Gary Brown, longtime owner of the 91-room Sun Viking Lodge in Daytona Beach Shores. “We should have a bigger crowd, but I think the storms definitely scared away a lot of people. Also, there’s the displacement of people in the Carolinas and the Panama City area, the people who had damage and didn’t bother to come. It all contributes.”

Brown was among the hotel executives who responded to an informal online survey conducted by the Lodging & Hospitality Association of Volusia County. Many of those hoteliers reported a decline in business to some degree.

“I’m a little surprised,” said Bob Davis, president of the association. “Initially, I didn’t believe that the storms would have much impact, but now I do believe that a lot of people who come down from the Carolinas and Georgia were affected by the hurricanes and they did stay home, and rightly so, to take care of their dwellings, their families and their careers. I absolutely agree with that.”

Brown reported that his average daily room rate was down 20 percent compared with Biketoberfest a year ago, an event that unfolded a little more than month after Hurricane Irma hit Volusia County in early September. In 2016, Biketoberfest took place in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Matthew’s Oct. 7 strike in Volusia and Flagler counties.

The 744-room Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort logged nightly sellouts over Biketoberfest, said Jim Berkley, the hotel’s general manager, but thinks the cumulative impact of three years of storms has affected Biketoberfest crowds.

“There did seem to be a visual softness in the market this weekend, if you’re using traffic and attendee visibility as a barometer, however I believe that this event will continue to be one of our destination’s ongoing popular events,” Berkley said by email. “Frankly, I can’t recall another state like Florida that has had three consecutive years of hurricane impact in different areas of the state. That scenario has certainly contributed to the ebbs and flow of incoming bike enthusiasts here in Daytona Beach over the last three years.”

The Hilton wasn’t the only hotel to offer a positive report. Business was up at the Daytona Beach Regency, compared with the 2017 event, said John Betros, the hotel-condominium’s general manager.

Ormond Beach-based Premier Resorts & Management reported sell outs on Friday and Saturday nights at all of the company’s beachfront hotels. “The shoulder days were softer than last year,” said Domien Takx, the company’s vice president of operations.

Premier properties include Hilton Garden Inn; Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites; Best Western Daytona Inn Seabreeze; and Ocean Breeze Club Hotel, all in Daytona Beach; as well as the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Daytona Beach Shores.

Others, such as Karen Lindley, assistant general manager of the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn, reported “much less” Biketoberfest business. “Lots of repeats did not show this year,” Lindley said.

--Jim Abbott
--NEWS Journal.com


--from Rogue




Hawg Halters Acquires Renegade Wheels Brand--Hawg Halters Inc., of Dahlonega, Georgia, has announced that it has bought Renegade Wheels (Orange, California).



A long-time wholesale and retail business partner and, in effect, Renegade’s south eastern United States distributor, HHI has acquired the Renegade Wheels brand, all their wheel designs and related intellectual property, and will now offer the Renegade program to dealers across the U.S., Canada and internationally.

HHI President Mark Thompson: “Renegade Wheels is a natural fit as we continue to grow Hawg Halters. The acquisition is a logical extension of our existing business partnership with Renegade”
 
HHI President Mark Thompson told AMD Magazine that “this dynamic new association of two strong brands is a critical step in our strategy of expanding the Hawg Halters business model - one of continuing to develop complementary product lines which maximize our distribution programs to the motorcycle industry.


“Hawg Halters and Renegade have been long-term collaborators - the Spartan forged billet wheel, with matching true floating rotors additionally available, was a Renegade exclusive design for HHI introduced 18 months ago”

“Renegade Wheels’ core philosophy of offering premium quality, uniquely styled and well designed and engineered products mirrors HHI’s own focus and will be carried forward through a continuity of manufacturing processes in both Southern California and Georgia.”

Noted for its front end conversions, builder kits, fenders, triple trees, standard and short neck bolt-on Bagger builder’s kits and, above all, its respected brake caliper and rotor programs, Thompson joined Hawg Halters in 1999 and has successfully evolved the business throughout the market cycle that has been seen in the past twenty years, growing steadily and, in no small part, influencing the direction of the custom market as their versatile and innovative solutions offered dealers and their customers new options.

www.renegadewheels.com
www.hawghalters.com

Posted by DealerWorld
--AMD



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AMA ALERT, Oppose the proposed EPA Action on E15--Tell the president to protect motorcyclists from unsafe fuel



On Oct. 8, President Trump announced he would direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to allow year-round sales of E15 fuel, a blend of gasoline that is 15 percent ethanol by volume, by waiving Clean Air Act requirements related to Reid Vapor Pressure. This action would put the owners of millions of motorcycles and ATVs at significant risk, because this fuel can cause engine and fuel system damage and may void the manufacturers' warranty.

We are urging you to tell President Trump to reconsider this move and protect American motorcyclists from this unsafe fuel.

Take Action

The American Motorcyclist Association opposes the proposed change and—with other stakeholders affected by this decision and a group of 20 U.S. senators—urged the president to reconsider.

None of the estimated 22 million motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles in use in the United States is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use E15 or higher ethanol blends. Not only does using E15 in motorcycles and ATVs violate federal law, it can cause engine and fuel system damage and may void the manufacturers' warranty.

The rush to force more E15 fuel into the marketplace by the ethanol industry greatly increases the chances of inadvertent misfueling by motorcyclists and ATV owners—as well as owners of boats, small engines and other machines that are not warrantied for E15 use-due to blender pumps, confusing pump labeling and the lack of any significant consumer education by the ethanol industry or the federal government.

Thank you in advance for contacting the president on this important issue. Please forward this alert to your friends and ask them to send a message as soon as possible, as well.

Now more than ever, it is crucial that you and your riding friends become members of the AMA to help protect our riding freedoms. More members mean more clout against the opponents of motorcycling. That support will help fight for your rights-on the road, trail and racetrack and in the halls of government.

Join the AMA at americanmotorcyclist.com.







TROPICAL TATTOO SHOW COVERAGE COMING TO BIKERNET BAGGERS--The show is always good. The event was smaller because of the two hurricanes that hit the south shortly before event.
Tourism was expecting 125,000 and later reports estimated 90,000 – 100,000
Still a good turn out and easier to get around though some places traffic was still stop and go.--Rogue


CLASS BIKE # NAME
ANTIQUE 3 TOM KEEFER
FLATHEAD 16 Underground Mike
KNUCKLEHEAD 74 MARK STEVENS
PANHEAD 6 HUGO BETZWEISER
SHOVELHEAD 28 ED SKELTON
EVO 37 FRANK
TWIN CAM 66 CHARLIE ZUNIGER
SPORTSTER 80 BARE METAL BANDIT
CREATIVE CUSTOM 28 ED SKELTON
TRIUMPH STOCK 13 OTIS YESENKO
BRITTISH CUSTOM 1 TERRY MATTHEWS
BEST METRIC 73 RUSSELL GREARN
JAP CUSTOM 30 ANDY BERGIN
FLH SHOVELHEAD 77 Sean Noble/Joey Porkchop
RAT BIKE 67 HATCH
BOBBER CLASSIC 24 RON NOTTER
S&S CUSTOM 84 CHRIS PHILLIPS
TROPICAL TATTOO CHOICE 44 JUSTIN VALCOURT
CUSTOM PAINT 53 RAY LLANES
WILLIE'S CHOICE 6 HUGO BETZWEISER
WILLIE'S HARDCORE 52 LEE "BONES" DOGGETT
ROADSIDE'S CHOICE 69 Joe Dezerge
CYCLE SOURCE CHOICE 29 DAN STARKEY
TRAILER TRASH CHOPPERS CHOICE 85 JUSTIN BUCHANAN
RAY'S CHOICE 70 BRYAN LANE
LADIE'S CHOICE 63 TAM
PEOPLE'S CHOICE 4 WILLIE HERSCHBERGER
B&D CUSTOMS CHOICE 15 KEN SMITH
REV AL AWARD 67 HATCH
BLING'S CHOICE 29 DAN STARKEY

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Watch for Rogue’s Report on Bikernet Baggers in the next couple of days.—Bandit

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QUICK, OPEN THE BIKERNET BAD JOKE LIBRARY FOR KIDS--I've
learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing "Silent Night." Age 5
*
I've
learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my broccoli either. Age 7
*



I've
learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back. Age 9
*
I've
learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up again. Age 12
*
I've
learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up. Age 14
*
I've
learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad my parents are strict with me. Age 15
*
I've
learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice. Age 24
*
I've
learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures. Age 26
*
I've
learned that wherever I go, the world's worst drivers have followed me there. Age 29
*
I've
learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it. Age 30
*
I've
learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don't know how to show it. Age 42
*
I've
learned that you can make someone's day by simply sending them a little note. Age 44
*
I've
learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his or her need to cast blame on others. Age 46
*
I've
learned that children and grandparents are natural allies. Age 47
*
I've
learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on and it will be better tomorrow. Age 48
*
I've
learned that singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spirits for hours. Age 49
*
I've
learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone. Age 50
*
I've
learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. Age 51
*
I've
learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet full of pills. Age 52
*
I've
learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die. Age 53
*
I've
learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. Age 58
*
I've
learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. Age 62
*
I've
learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. Age 64
*
I've
learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people,
And
doing the very best you can, happiness will find you. Age 65
*
I've
learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision. Age 66
*
I've
learned that everyone can use a prayer. Age 72
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I've
learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. Age 74
*
I've
learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love that human touch - holding hands, a warm hug,
Or
just a friendly pat on the back. Age 76
*
I've
learned that I still have a lot to learn. Age 78
*
I've
learned that you should pass this on to someone you care about. Sometimes they just need a little something to make them smile.

If
Things Get Better With Age Then I'm Approaching Excellent.
"""You
can't make Old Friends!"""


America will always be the land of the free, as long as it is the home of the brave (unk)



--Sarge
Vet





BIKERNET STAFF ANNOUNCEMENT--
Sidecar Jerry died over the past weekend, while I was in Daytona.—Rogue

Sidecar Jerry supplied us with jokes for the Bikernet Bad Joke Library for several years. He never mentioned health issues. A true brother and Bikernet contributor, we will remember him every Thursday. May he ride free forever,

--Bandit







Former Hells Angels Leader George Christie to Play Biker in ‘The MobKing’--George Christie spent nearly four decades running the Ventura, California chapter of the Hells Angels. Now, he is joining another controversial motorcycle organization. Sort of.

Christie will play the role of Alex “Gus” Ventura, former leader of a fictional Canadian outlaw motorcycle club called Unforgiven, in the forthcoming television crime series “The MobKing.” He will also serve as a technical advisor.

In the series, Christie’s character develops a friendship with the main character, Florida mob figure Mike White, played by actor Ciro Dapagio. Dapagio’s character owns a gentlemen’s club and is a partner in a new Indian casino, fighting to climb his way to the top of Miami’s underworld, following a 19-year prison stint. Along the way, he confronts rival organized crime factions, drug cartels, outlaw bikers and law enforcement, all while dealing with the ordinary challenges of being a devoted father.

“I’m excited to be working on this project,” Christie said. “Outlaw motorcycle clubs aren’t always depicted realistically in movies and TV shows. I spent most of my life with one and I have been to prison, so I know what really goes on.”

Christie founded the Ventura, California chapter of the Hells Angels in the 1970s. During his tenure, he survived gang wars, multiple prosecutions and attempts on his life. He left the Hells Angels in 2011 and is now a writer and consultant.

In 2015, Christie was the focus of the highly rated History Channel documentary series, “Outlaw Chronicles: Hells Angels.” More recently, he has also been starring in “Outlaw,” a one-man stage show, based on his life. He is also the author of three books about outlaw motorcycle clubs, including his memoir, “Exile on Front Street: My Life as a Hells Angel…and Beyond.”

“George Christie has been a fantastic source to assist our writer group in understanding the three-dimensional lifestyle of a leader in an outlaw motorcycle club,” said Sutish Sharma of New Street Pictures, one of the producing partners of “The MobKing.”

“George’s experience has provided great authenticity,” added show runner Pat Andrew of Wanda-Halcyon Television. “His natural leadership and complexity came through in his audition.”







MEMO FROM EARL’S GARAGE-- One of my buddies has a motorcycle shop. Apparently lately he is getting fed up with stupid questions. Some of his recent comments..


Two fairly large guys pull up on their bikes come inside my bike shop and the one guy says. "I'd like to talk to you about putting a pair of apes on my bike.

"I say OK, no problem I can do that."

He asks. "how long will it take and how much will it cost?"

I say, "I can do it for free and will be done in less then a minute".

He asks, "how the hell can
you do that?"

I respond with.."Well if the both of you get on your bike
when your leaving, blam.. there you go, a pair of apes on your bike..."

Guy walks in the shop and says, "I would like to talk to you about boring my cylinders."

I asked, "what their not bored enough already just sitting in your garage all the time.."

Guy asks, "Can you change my oil?"

I say, "Yes but it really has to want
to change.."

So dude pulls up to the shop, slips inside and asks, "hey would you mind
checking the air in my back tire?"

I said sure and walked out into the
parking lot looked at it and walked back into the the shop.

He says,
"so."

I said, " so what?"

He says, "Well what do you think?"

I said, "that's the right amount of air for a flat."

So a guy walked into my shop the other day and as always I say how can I
help you?

He replies, "I just blew a seal."

I say, "I don't believe I can help you with that."

He says, "why not?"

So I told him that.. I
don't sell mouthwash and I believe you should probably talk to an attorney if you ever want to get back into the zoo again...


--David Campbell
Earl's Garage - Motorcycle, Hotrod, and Event Photography
www.earlsgarage.co 

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