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By Bandit, Wayfarer, Rogue, Jim Houck, Laura, the Redhead, Sam, RFR, Bob T. and the rest of the gang

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I was just looking at the new issue of Dealer News
and I wondered about something. I try to skim through DealerNews and anything motorcycle related constantly, so I may have missed something. I wondered how the DealerNews staff handles the Climate Change question and if they support freedom or dodge the issue scared someone might call them a denier.

Then I wondered about the MIC (Motorcycle Industry Council) and the AMA. Do they even question these issues in support of Freedom and fossil fuels. I’m reading another book regarding this issue (Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming) and it points at the Alarmists as being the deniers. They are denying science and freedom of speech.

The whole issue of doomsday is blowing up. Check this video:

There is more and more evidence that the climate has changed for 542 million years and will continue to change and man has very little to do with it. And science will continue to change and grow with more and more info. No one can say science is done. It’s against the code of the west, the Science Code. So, I’m wondering if any of the above groups are questioning or doing their own research on an issue that could ruin the motorcycle industry, is already having an impact, or don’t they believe in freedom of speech?

Here’s what’s so interesting about the topic of doomsday. It’s been going on for thousands of years. Hell, in 1970 Leonard Nimoy claimed we were all going to freeze to death. Thousands of years ago, if you weren’t apart of the correct religion, you were doomed to hell and burned at the stake. In the ‘50s after WWII Senator McCarthy claimed that if you even discussed communism over coffee, you could be jailed, ruined and lose your job. That didn’t work too well for him, the whole thing blew up as a hoax and he committed suicide.

Here’s the not so funny, finale to this issue. A Hells Angel from Richmond, California once said, “Time will tell and shit will smell.” Well, that fits this issue perfectly. If 10 years from now (it’s already been almost 20 years of claiming doomsday), we are still selling cars and motorcycles and the planet is just fine, they lose right? Seems simple to me, but I’m just a grubby biker…

Let’s hit the news:

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.

TUCKER V-Twin 2020 Dealer Expo
Fort Worth, Texas, January 21st to 23rd

Expanded to three days of expo, Tucker Powersports has confirmed its 2020 Dealer Expo for January 21 - 23 at the downtown Fort Worth, Texas Convention Center.

Expected to attract an increased dealer attendance and featuring seminars, networking, Texas style hospitality and around 100 or more vendor displays, many of the V-twin market's majors will be there - from S&S to Vance & Hines, Kuryakyn to Twin Power, Avon Tyres to Arlen Ness, Memphis Shades, Barnett, Lectric Lighting Co., JIMS, Andrews, Le Pera, Aquatic, NAMZ and more.

QUOTE OF THE DAY—I’ll bet Aliens ride past earth and lock their doors.

--Sam Burns

John Pierrard won a restored Knucklehead.

Pierrard is a long-time fan of the museum but had been unable to make an in-person visit until last July. While at the museum, he bought seven tickets for $50.00. "Pretty good deal," said Pierrard, after finding out he had won. A long-time rider, Pierrard currently rides a 2016 Harley-Davidson Street Glide, but also owns a 1941 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead, and a 1966 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide.

This year's grand prize, the beautiful 1936 Knucklehead Hot-Rod Bobber, went to John Pierrard of Asheboro, NC. Second and Third place prizes of $10,000 and $5,000 went to Nora Dalton of Cocoa, Florida and Timothy Richey respectively.

November 9, 2019, brought another beautiful day to Maggie Valley, NC, and Dale's Wheels Through Time Museum's 17th Annual Raffle Day.

Raffle day at the museum is one of the highest attended events of the year, and again record numbers of people showed up to enjoy the day's activities. Each one was anticipating if they would be the lucky winner of the 1936 Harley Davidson Knucklehead.

Each year the museum's restoration team goes to work to restore a classic American motorcycle, and all the proceeds from ticket sales go toward museum operations, new and enhanced exhibits, and to preservation and restoration of the collection. On Veteran's Day weekend each year, they give the motorcycle away to one ticket holder.

The morning's activities included the firing up of rare and vintage motorcycles, special door prizes, and the excitement continued to build throughout the day.

THE GOLDBERGS TO FEATURE 5-BALL LEATHERS--This ABC show takes place in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania in the 1980s and follows the lives of a family named The Goldbergs.

Last week the wardrobe boss strolled into Bartels’ H-D in Marina Del Rey, CA and bought a bunch of leathers for an upcoming show and chose 5-Ball leather products.

We will bring you an update next week.


Click for action.
Click for action.

LIFESTYLE CYCLES DEAL OF THE WEEK--2017 Harley-Davidson FLTRXS - Road Glide Special for $19,995.00

ONLY 164 miles!

See it here:

2017 FLTRXS ROAD GLIDE SPECIAL Milwaukee 8 107"

**Might as well be NEW without the NEW price, JUST 164 MILES**

Those who appreciate the aggressive look and wind-cutting power of the frame-mounted shark nose fairing and dual Daymaker Reflector LED headlamps on the Road Glide Special model wouldn’t ride anything else. And now the ride gets even more aggressive thanks to the Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine, all-new suspension and Reflex Linked Brembo brakes.

The Special features the top-of-the-line 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with integrated GPS and the BOOM! Box 6.5 GT audio system, standard ABS, a gloss black inner fairing and color-matched fairing skirt. The bike takes the touring must-haves and wraps them in a no-apologies style making it the motorcycle of choice for the high-mileage road warrior. It’s timeto make your own assault on the wind.


Not even broken in Velocity Red Sunglo with chrome raised tank logos is like new. Chrome tank strap with black accent 'Road Glide' and one touch gas cover and jukebox door with USB that can integrate your device into the system. Fat chrome bars, mirrors, polished levers, painted inner fairing, and mid fairing wind deflector.

Tinted windshield, dual daymaker headlamps, chrome blinkers, fork sleeve, polished lowers, on Enforcer Cast Aluminum wheels. Chrome engine guard. ABS and a Chrome exhaust. Chrome rocker / six speed / cam with H-D logo / horn with black accent H-D logo / and derby covers. Chrome primary, push-rod tubes and black accent oval 107 air cleaner cover. 2-up seat with streamliner floorboards, brake pedal, passenger pegs, pigtail, back rest and 4 pt. docking hardware in place to add your own goodies.

Almost new tires! Red lense LED stop / turn / tail, license plate and fender tri-line. Nice Road Glide ready to customize or ride now!

This bike has passed Lifestyle Cycles rigorous 101 point safety and mechanical inspection. Whether your looking to commute to work, ride the coast or take that dream vacation, this bike is ready to go!!!




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BIKERNET™ VETERANS SUPPORT BUREAU—Latest find from a reader.

Message: There’s an organization that helps Vietnam Era Veterans get pensions, "Patriot Angels" or telephone:844-757-3097.

I hope they can help!

--John Hoffman

I guess no one picked up the Easyriders bike shows? Gonna be a long winter?




by the fact itself; by the very nature of the deed:
to be condemned ipso facto.


First recorded in 1540–50, ipso facto is from the Latin word ipso facto

How is ipso facto used?

... the notion that cars made in Germany would ipso facto be better crafted than others ... this would have seemed curious indeed just a generation before.

I had, it seemed, defined myself as a "popular" writer, and if one is popular, then, ipso facto, one is not to be taken seriously.

ACTION AT THE ACE CAFÉ IN ORLANDO--The next 4 days are jam-packed with awesome events! Join us for one or all! Check them out below!

See you at the Ace!

Thursday, November 14th

Pennywise LIVE at the Ace!

Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm

Check out Pennywise and Special Guests The Bronx & Authority Zero as they takeover the Backyard at the Ace!


Friday, November 15th

Volkswagen & Audi Night! | @ 6pm

This is one of our largest and best monthly meets!
You do not want to miss it!

Ace Cafe welcomes Kampala Kustomz of London and Air2Water every 3rd Friday!

This event is for all Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley, Buggati, Lamborhgini, Porsche and Ducati!

Saturday, November 16th

Cars & Caffeine powered by Hagerty
@ 8am - 11am

Join us this Saturday from 8am to 11am for Cars & Caffeine powered by Hagerty Insurance!

Come check out beautiful classic cars and enjoy networking and chatting with like-minded people!
Enjoy delicious breakfast sandwiches, coffee and donut holes to get your morning started right!

Florida Moto Meet! | @ 4pm - 9pm

Come hang out with us and enjoy...
Motorcycles, vendors, giveaways, stunt shows, prizes, food, drinks, music and more with your hosts: DoItWithDan, Walterrific, Shadetree Surgeon, Blockhead, DankWheelie, Photogromer, and John Maxwell!

Sunday, November 17th

Sunday Buffet Brunch! | @ 10am - 2pm

Ace Cafe does Sunday Brunch right!

We offer an awesomely delicious assortment of buffet items and the price is right!

Only $21.95 for the Brunch Buffet and ADD on Bottomless Mimosas for only $12!

Menards Chevy Show! | @ 10am - 3pm

The Menards Chevy Show is a premier national event for all Chevrolet enthusiasts offering something for everyone.

From high-powered Chevy racing to the spectacular show cars at venues across the country.

The Menards Chevy Show is widely considered one of the best brand-specific events in the country and has a little something for everyone.

Come on out, bring the family and enjoy all-things Chevy!

Awards for Top 30 Best in Show!
Awards for Top 10 Specialty Chevys!

50/50 Raffle!
Pin Up Girls!
Great food & cold drinks!
See you at the Ace!


Fall Swap Meet & Car/Bike Corral
Sunday, Nov. 24th | @ 10am - 2pm

Load up those extra car and bike parts & sell them at Ace Cafe in downtown Orlando.

$10 for a 10x10 Space
$20 for a 20x20 Space
$30 for a 30x30 Space & so on!
Pay cash or card upon arrival!

Email for additional space!

Arrive early and get the best deals!
Classic cars for sale and automotive/motorcycle related items only. Spectators are free!

Quick, join up. Just click and go.
Quick, join up. Just click and go.

BANDIT'S CANTINA NEEDS MEMBERS--Bandit's Cantina now houses all of Bikernet's 24-years of content, tech articles, bike features, historic reports and motorcycle fiction. By becoming a member, you help us to pay for more content and keep our contributors smiling. As you know most magazines are struggling or are out of business. That leaves thousands of writers and photographers with limited income.
Here's the signed book and the bling you receive as a two-year member of the Cantina.
Here's the signed book and the bling you receive as a two-year member of the Cantina.

Plus, if you sign up for two years we will send you a special Xmas gift, a signed book by K.Randall Ball and Bikernet Bling. It's amazing. Become a Cantina member and have a blast everyday.--Bandit 


MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR--NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Billy Ray Cyrus continues shattering records and racking up accolades as the Flatwoods, Kentucky singer/songwriter and global music icon wins the Country Music Association's Musical Event of the Year with Lil Nas X for "Old Town Road (Billy Ray Cyrus remix)," a song eliminated on country charts by Billboard critics for not "embracing enough elements of today’s country music."

This is all on the on the heels of the song being certified diamond by the RIAA as Cyrus leads the pack for nominations as a country artist in the 2019 American Music Awards, yet none of the nods are in country categories. Cyrus is nominated in the all-genre Collaboration of the Year category, as well as Favorite Music Video, Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song and Favorite Pop/Rock Song.

The CMA win follows a record-breaking year for Cyrus after he took home two MTV VMA Moonmen for Song of the Year and Best Direction, as well as two trophies at the BET Hip Hop Awards for Best Collab, Duo or Group and Single of the Year. The 2019 American Music Awards air November 24 on ABC.

The all-genre field is no stranger to Cyrus. In 1992, his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard 200 album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks.

Not only is “Old Town Road (Billy Ray Cyrus remix)" the first song of 2019 to gain the diamond recognition, it is the first in the RIAA’s history to meet the minimum requirement of 10,000,000 units sold so quickly.

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