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By Bandit, Bob T., Barry Green, Wayfarer, Sam Burns, Laura, the Redhead, Brenda, Rogue and the rest of the crew

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Everything seems to be falling into place for this year.
The Salt Shaker is making major strides. The 20th Anniversary of the SmokeOut is coming together. My plans have shifted regarding the Sturgis Run. My Grandson’s FXR is almost out of the shop.

Mike Stevenson an actor, a Hamster, a bike builder, a real estate sales guy and an all-around brother is going to finish up Dr. Hamster’s ’52 Panhead bobber. Hell, I hope today to hear news about progress on the Wilmington waterfront and Yelvington shocks for the Salt Torpedo.

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

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Click for all the info...

Bugatti Baby Reborn: a 110th Surprise Birthday Present--500 limited-edition junior Bugatti cars built to celebrate the brand’s 110th anniversary

Molsheim / Geneva, 11 March 2019. The car that brought Automobiles Ettore Bugatti to fame in the 1920s, the Bugatti Type 35, is generally acknowledged as the most successful racing car of all time. During its long career it won around 2,000 professional and amateur races, averaging more than fourteen per week at its peak.

In 1926 Ettore and his son Jean decided to build a half-scale Type 35 for Ettore’s youngest son, Roland, on the occasion of his fourth birthday. Now, on the occasion of the company’s 110th birthday, Bugatti and Junior Classics are reviving the idea of the Bugatti ‘Baby’, presenting the first 3D-printed design model on the Bugatti stand at Geneva International Motorshow.

What Ettore and Jean had intended as a one-off car, became an official Bugatti vehicle. The feedback from customers visiting Molsheim had been so positive that it went into production and was sold between 1927 and 1936. The Bugatti ‘Baby’ was born. Cherished by Bugatti enthusiasts worldwide, today no collection is complete without a Baby. However, with only around 500 ever made, they have been the preserve of the lucky few. Until now.

The Bugatti Baby for a new generation

To celebrate Bugatti’s 110th anniversary, we are introducing the smallest member of the Bugatti family: the Baby II. A contemporary tribute to Ettore’s masterpiece, the Baby II will be a strictly limited run, just like the original: only 500 cars will be built.

Unlike the original, which was only suitable for the youngest drivers, the Baby II is a three-quarters-size replica of the Bugatti Type 35 so it can be driven by both adults and children. The Baby II will allow automobile enthusiasts from across generations to share the love of driving and of the classic marque of Bugatti.

Bugatti Baby

Launching almost a century after its predecessor, the Baby II has been created using the latest technology, but with the utmost respect for Bugatti’s automotive heritage. Hand-built, the car was designed with the aid of a precise digital scan of an original Type 35, built for the 1924 French Grand Prix in Lyon.

Digital technology for an analogue masterpiece

Just like the original Baby, the Baby II has a rear-wheel-drive battery-powered electric powertrain. Unlike its predecessor, the Baby II features removable lithium-ion battery packs, a limited slip differential and even regenerative braking.

The junior car will come with two selectable power modes for drivers of different statures: a 1kW ‘child mode’ with the top speed limited to 20 km/h, and a 4kW ‘adult mode’ with the top speed limited to 45 km/h. In addition, for those enthusiasts who crave even more pace, an optional ‘Speed Key’ upgrade is available (just like the Speed Key for its big brother, the Chiron!), which allows power of up to 10kW and disengages the speed limiter.

Prices start at 30,000 euros (plus taxes and delivery) and production starts in autumn / fall 2019. Join the exclusive club of Baby owners and help write the next chapter in the prestigious history of Bugatti.

Reservations for build slots open at 9am, 11th March 2019 via:
Please note, final specifications to be confirmed before production commences

--Tim Bravo
Head of Communications Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. Mobile: +33 640 151969 E-Mail:

STREAMLINER NUMBER 7 REPORT—Once held the world land speed record for motorcycles. In fact this puppy took the record from Easyriders in 2006. We held it for 16 years at 321 mph. Incredible.

Now, the world’s fastest woman, Valerie Thompson is the pilot at about 330 mph, but they are looking to break the 400 mph mark and set the record once more.

This is a major record for all of motorcycling and Denis Manning needs a serious sponsor. Barnett’s just stepped up once more, but they need a wild title sponsor.

If you are interested in the adventure of a lifetime drop me a note and I’ll put you in touch with the master of motorcycle streamliners.



BIKERNET STAFFER THROWN INTO FACEBOOK PRISON--Promoting Gun Rights and Motorcycle Clubs got me into Facebook Prison.

See attached Screenshot. Facebook has blocked me from posting anything for 3 days for sharing the Bandidos Texas story.

Like I said, politics, climate, guns, etc are all best outside of motorcycle business if it is online business. Offline business such as Bandidos MC can survive this bullshit, we can't.

I will focus on the Blog content or an article for the Cantina and wait for the three days to pass. It’s the weekend anyways so maybe I will ride the Enfield instead.

--Wayfarer, banned but not dead.
Bikernet™ News Chief
Bikernet India News Desk

NEW FROM S&S - Shadow Pipe for the Sidewinder 2 into 1 Exhaust!

Love the performance of a two into one, but need the aesthetic of dual exhaust on your touring bike? The folks at S&S Cycle completely get it. The big power of their stepped header Sidewinder 2:1 system is the ultimate addition to any performance bagger and to keeps things balanced, they just launched their Shadow pipe.

Perfectly matched to the 4.5” Sidewinder system, the Shadow pipe fills the left side gap under your saddlebag for a well sorted symmetrical look.

Check out both the Sidewinder and Shadow pipe for 1995-2019 HD touring models

We're all about making the power and a 2:1 stepped system does the job the best, but we also get that bagger guys want a bit of symmetry. This is where the Shadow pipe (get it?) comes into play! 

--David Zemla
VP – Marketing


Steve Huff of Huff Motorsports / Tucker Films-- Steve Huff of Huff Motorsports has been a fixture in the powersports industry for over three decades. He's built some pretty awesome bikes in his career, most notably “The Wet One,” which took top honors at the Oakland Roadster show.

Steve also has numerous records from Bonneville to El Mirage to NHRA on his resume. He is truly one of the fastest men ever to ride a motorcycle.

While in Portland for the One Moto Show the Tucker Team had a chance to sit down with Steve at the World of Speed Museum in Wilsonville, Oregon. Listen to Steve’s story in this Tucker Film.

--Dale Spangler

BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!--
Life and Times Meets the Chowder Barge

"I’ve often told folks who break up that it?s not about the past, the blues or the loneliness. It’s about tomorrow and the future and what you make of it." - Bandit

THAT'S THE TRUTH - THE HEART OF THE MATTER. I deal with it every day, about to be 40 this year as a life-long bachelor, never-married and always daydreaming about the fantasy of a "Soul-mate."

Thanks for sharing this immensely personal experiences. I would say you should have dumped Sin Wu years ago but well women can be very difficult to turn down once they have carved out a piece of your heart.

--Ujjwal Dey
La La Land

2011 Harley-Davidson FXDB Dyna Street Bob

ONLY $13,995.00

Since its introduction, this attitude-laden motorcycle has taken the custom world by storm. This one may already have all the extras you'll ever want. LED lighting all around. Rubber-mounted Twin Cam 96™ V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), rated at 92 ft. lbs. of torque. It has the old school 'chopper' look with the 19" front wheel, frame mounted freeway pegs, sissy bar with pad, and 13" bars.

But still has comfort in a Saddlemen diamond stitched 2 up seat, mini locking hard bags and luggage rack for longer trips, blue spring adjustable Super Shox, and mid range controls for that easy riding position. This guy weighs in at 667 lbs in Running Order from the factory.

This bike looks and feels good. Let's ride!!! Denim black paint with Blue raised 'Harley Davidson' on the tank sides, and a blacked out look. Blue accents also include Taylor Spiro plug wires, and lettering 'Purpose Built' on the rear wheel frame.

Small gloss black apes and tinted Memphis Shades fairing with gloss black headlamp. Phone mount. Black mirrors, levers, and lever shields. Gloss black dash and tank strap. Engine guard with foot shields (no leather covers). Polished fork and laced gloss black rims.

Burley Brand small floors for the rider and passenger pegs. H-D Sissy bar with pad and luggage rack. Bung King passenger crash bar and doubles as a handle. Black powder S&S Super air cleaner. Black powder six speed, horn, primary with a gloss black derby cover. Black powder cam with 'Lords of Gastown' black cover. Tool bag mounted to the battery case. Tires are in excellent condition with many miles left to go. Magna Flow exhaust rounds it out for perfection.

This bike has passed Lifestyle Cycles rigorous 101-point safety and mechanical inspection.


CHOW HALL OF THE WEEK-- This is a nationally recognized specialty Taqueria, that is dedicated exclusively to making the best Carnitas!

They are made fresh daily, from their family recipe. Marcos and his Father just opened their second location in Gage park, that is where this is filmed.

Greg and Kristina Gaardbo the Chef/ Owners ofChicago Culinary Kitchen, joined me for this awesome Carnitas experience!! We got our minds blown by the Carnitas, the brain taco and the handmade salsa's!!

Oh, and they are making their own tortillas every day from fresh heirloom corn masa!

Get to CARNITAS URUAPAN!! They are located at 2813 W. 55th Street in Gage Park, Chicago, IL.

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Check out the Biker Dude.
Check out the Biker Dude.


HIGHWAYMEN - Adventure Biker Fiction Book

E-book FREE from 15-March to 19-March on Amazon


Paperback for $ 8

The Highwayman's life is such, too many people and too few relationships. These tales from distant roads describe with a pulp flavour the men on the run. They run from the law, from conformity, from daily grind, from love and from themselves. Indulge yourself in a fantastical world of adventure and possibility.

The rider loves nothing but his iron horse, but he is lured into temptations on his journey; can he defeat the demons of his past chasing him. Crime is an inevitable truth of modern society. The urban cowboy rides over obstacles to justice, crushing the evil-doers while saving the damsel in distress.

Mark Curer writes fascinating variables of Biker Fiction, shifting from loner to posse riders and from murder to romance. His style is unique, voice murky and words playful. His protagonists battle small goons to organised crime syndicates. The female characters are daring lady-luck and baring their heart. Change of times, change of roads, change of heart – you will go through all as you revel in the raw tales in this collection of short-stories.


NEWS FROM THE WEED WORLD--In Canada, some moms say cannabis makes them better parents

Canada's health ministry warns parents against consuming cannabis because of the risks of second-hand smoke and being incapable of minding a child, but pot-smoking mothers are challenging those beliefs.

Montreal (AFP) - Smoking cannabis has made me "a better mother," says Karine Cyr.

The mother of two leads a group of like-minded Canadian women challenging norms and rejecting stigmas around parenting and pot since Ottawa legalized its recreational use last October.

They are tired, she says, of having to hide their use of the mind-altering drug from family, neighbors and others, and have set out to educate their peers about its benefits.

"People are not informed. They still think that when we use cannabis, we sit in front of our television eating pizza like teenagers," Cyr says.

"When I consume cannabis, I do housework, I play with my children. I am more patient with my children, more present. It helps me to be a better mother, a better person."

Doctors disagree. But her message has resonated with hundreds of members of her Des fleurs ma chere (Flowers my dear) Facebook group, which she created to share experiences and thoughts about pot.

The group includes "entrepreneurs, psychologists, models, photographers ... they are women from all walks of life," said "ganja yoga" instructor Cynthia Petrin, herself a member.

Another similar Facebook group, "Mother Mary," based in Montreal, has some 5,000 members.

Sitting in her living room, the smell of marijuana lingering, Jordana Zabitsky, in her 30s, said she started "Mother Mary" in a bid to push back against "mommy shaming."

"I'm expected to work full time. I'm expected to be with my kids full time. I'm expected to have a clean house. I'm expected to have my bills paid on time. I'm expected to have my winter tires on on time," she says.

"I have so much on my shoulders -- I am only one person. The cannabis allows me to accomplish my daily tasks so much better!"

Canada's health ministry warns parents against consuming cannabis because of the risks of second-hand smoke, while warning it also "may reduce a person's ability to pay attention (to their child), make decisions or react to emergencies."

But Cyr argues that cannabis is a far better alternative than prescribed opioids or anti-depressants to treat anxiety or depression in new mothers.

"Moms feel lonely and do not know where to turn. They feel ashamed and afraid," echoed fellow pot proponent Annie-Claude Bertrand.

- Smoking cannabis while pregnant -

Cyr began using cannabidiol (CBD) oil, made from a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis plants, after her second pregnancy to relax.

She refused to take opioids prescribed by her doctor that made her feel like a "zombie."

"I wasn't sleeping, I had big sleep disorders, (but) the first time I took CBD oil, I slept through the night like I used to," she said.

According to the government statistical agency, 12 percent of Canadian women have used cannabis, compared to 19 percent of the total Canadian population.

And several studies show that the drug's popularity among women in both Canada and the United States -- where several states have legalized it -- is growing fast.

Marketers have even taken notice and started targeting their products specifically to women and young mothers.

For women, said Zabitsky, who admitted to consuming "micro-doses" during her first pregnancy and daily when she was pregnant with her second child, "the top question is, 'Can I use cannabis during pregnancy?'"

"Right before I went into labor, I smoked a really big joint, and it was fantastic. All my doctors knew," she says, assuring that her three-year-old and one-year-old children are healthy and "too smart" for their respective ages.

Doctor Antoine Kanamugire, however, says marijuana is not recommended during pregnancy because "THC, the psychoactive substance, will cross the placenta, so the baby will get 10 to 30 percent of the dose consumed by his mother."

"Cannabis can greatly influence the development of the central nervous system and the immune system of the fetus," said the author of "The 21 Unspoken Truths About Marijuana."

Cannabis also passes into breast milk.

Those warnings, however, have not dissuaded Zabitsky and the other mothers in her group, who note that a century of prohibition has had the effect of throttling research into cannabis.

In her living room, she unveils THC-infused butter, sweets, soaps and skin creams for her guests, while touting cannabis as good for women's libido.

"It's like Viagra for women," she says with a smile.

--Yahoo News



The CIA had an opening for an assassin.

After all the background checks interviews and testing were done, there were three finalists: two men and a woman.

For the final test, the CIA agents took one of the men to a large metal door and handed him a gun. "We must know that you will follow your instructions no matter what the circumstances.

Inside the room you will find your wife sitting in a chair. Kill her.

The man said "You can't be serious. I could never shoot my wife".

The agent said, "Then you are not the right man for this job. Take your wife and go home".

The second man was given the same instructions. He took the gun and went into the room. All was quiet for about five minutes. The man came out with tears in his eyes,

"I tried, but I can't kill my wife."

The agent said, "You don't have what it takes, so take your wife and go home"

Finally, it was the woman's turn. She was given the same instructions to kill her husband.

She took the gun and went into the room. Shots were heard one after another. They heard screaming, crashing, and banging on the walls. After a few minutes, all was quiet.

The door opened slowly and there stood the woman, wiping sweat from her brow. "The gun was loaded with blanks" she said. "I had to kill him with the chair."


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Monday, March 25, 2019
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