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Here’s the lastest from Marc Morano:

Climate Lockdowns Begin: France bans short-haul flights in favor of train travel ‘to cut carbon emissions.’

Marc Morano comment on banning short airline flights: “You were warned! This is what a climate lockdown looks like. This is what the Great Reset looks like. The climate agenda demands you give up airline travel, car travel, cheap reliable energy, and plentiful food. Net Zero goals are now dictating vehicle shortages to force more people into mass transit.

They're going after your freedom of movement; they're going after private car ownership, they're going after everything it means to be a free person and turning it over to the administrative state."

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Click to order.

I listened to an open town hall with Rep. Dusty Johnson in South Dakota last night. He discussed the slippery debt-ceiling bill debate. A couple of times energy was discussed and even a pipeline effort that’s still seemingly moving forward.

I know I’m just a grubby biker, but you would think someone would go after the core argument for taking over the country with constant regs until, humanity is gone and only chubby chipmunks are allowed to eat nuts. Hello?

Let’s hit the news. I’m going to send my resolution to Dusty. It only takes one solid leader to demand the truth.

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.

INDIAN MOTORCYCLE-- Racing and Reigning AFT SuperTwins Champion Jared Mees Win Big at Dallas Half-Mile
  • Mees Captures Second Win of the Season,
  • Indian Motorcycle Privateer Brandon Robinson Finishes Third
Under the lights of the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, the 2023 American Flat Track (AFT) action continued, where Indian Motorcycle Racing and reigning AFT SuperTwins Champion Jared Mees secured their second win of the season. Taking third and reaching the podium for the second time this season was Indian Motorcycle privateer Brandon Robinson.

Piloting his Indian FTR750, Mees took the hole shot off the line during Saturday night’s Main event. After falling back to fourth and chasing a pack of three riders, Mees was able to stay close and make a move past the group along the outside. Once there, the eight-time champion locked in and kept his lead until the checkered flag.

“This was a classic bounce back performance by Jared, as he knows each and every race is critical to the season standings as he continues to chip away and push for his record-tying ninth championship,” said Gary Gray, Vice President Racing, Service & Technology for Indian Motorcycle. “It’s great to see Robinson grind out a podium finish. He’s one of the sport’s most talented riders, and we’d expect to see plenty more top finishes from him and his team this season.”

For Robinson, consistency was key as he started near the back of the pack, but steadily improved his positioning throughout the race. One-by-one, Robinson edged his way into third place with two laps to go and would finish in this position.

Mees’s second win of the season places him squarely in second on the leaderboard with 96 total points – 17 points off the lead. The 2023 AFT season will continue on Saturday, May 6, at Ventura Raceway in Ventura, California.

For more information on Indian Motorcycle Racing, visit and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

BAKER DRIVETRAIN ANNIVERSARY--Celebrating 25 Years of American Made Gears

We are celebrating 25 years as BAKER Drivetrain!

In 1998, Lisa and Bert Baker took a huge leap of faith, with their lack of business experience and money, and started BAKER Drivetrain. What lead Bert to design the first 6-speed transmission? Read the whole BAKER Drivetrain story below.

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SPEAKING OF ANNIVERSARIES-- Pirelli Celebrates 20 Years Alongside WorldSBK at Misano

A Collaboration with a Record Duration, Based on Technological Innovation with a Direct Impact on Road Tire Development

2.9 Million Race Kilometers Covered by Pirelli Tires, Equal to Almost Eight Times the Distance from Earth to the Moon

On the occasion of the Pirelli Emilia-Romagna round at Misano, Round 5 of the 2023 season, Pirelli will celebrate 20 years as Sole Tire Supplier for all the classes of the FIM Superbike World Championship.

This successful partnership, between Pirelli and the top two wheel production-based championship, which began in 2004 and to date has no equal in terms of duration, within international motorsport. It also represents the first example of control tire in the history of top motorsport competitions, later adopted by many other championships.

In approaching this championship, Pirelli has decided to respect its basic philosophy, i.e. the very strong and direct link with production-based motorcycles and products. This is why the tire range is not made up of prototypes but of standard production products that can be purchased by all motorcyclists on the market. And from this choice the Italian tire company has made a strong point and a corporate strategy that it wanted to summarize in the now historic motto, "We sell what we race, we race what we sell" to indicate precisely how the same tires used by professional riders are also on sale on the market. In other words, a direct transfer of technology from the track to the road.

It has been 20 years of technological innovation. Pirelli was the first to introduce colors to distinguish the compounds by applying colored labels on the shoulder of the tires. In 2013, once more the first company in history to do so, Pirelli abandoned 16.5-inch tires in motorcycle competitions in favor of the new 17-inch tires, a size more widespread on the road among motorcyclists. Five years later, in 2018, there was the transition to larger sizes, 125/70 front and 200/65 rear. More recently, Pirelli has introduced new solutions in very soft compounds such as the rear SCX and SCQ capable of offering riders even higher performance and, most recently, also a new soft SC0 solution at the front. All innovations that over the years have set new standards not only in the racing field but also on the wider market.

James Toseland
James Toseland

The DIABLO Superbike and DIABLO Supercorsa tires, developed by Pirelli for the classes of the production-based championship, boast unique achievements after 20 years of racing: in the World Championship they have been used successfully by 1,438 riders, they have competed in 1,105 races for a total of 18,891 laps and 2.9 million race kilometers, equal to almost eight times the distance that separates the Earth from the Moon. Tires that have been developed with the collaboration of some of the greatest motorcycling champions who have made the history of WorldSBK, among these 11 have won at least one world title in the premier class with Pirelli: James Toseland, Troy Corser, Troy Bayliss, Ben Spies, Max Biaggi, Carlos Checa, Tom Sykes, Sylvain Guintoli, Jonathan Rea, Toprak Razgatlioglu and reigning world champion Álvaro Bautista.

Giorgio Barbier, Motorcycle Racing Director Pirelli
“Motorsport is part of our DNA and with the Superbike World Championship we have managed to combine the world of the track with that of the road: those who choose a Pirelli motorcycle tire must know that they are not simply buying a round black tire but the result of 20 years of experience and constant technological development that Pirelli has carried forward in this championship thanks also to the collaboration of Dorna, the FIM, the riders and the teams. We are therefore proud to be able to celebrate this important milestone but while we retrace with our memories what we have done in the past, our gaze is already projected towards the future, towards new challenges, to write new chapters of this beautiful story".

YAMAHA Motor Corporation, USA --Proudly Displays Iconic YZ Model Motocross Bikes at the Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2023

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, is very proud to return to the Quail Motorcycle Gathering for 2023, this year showcasing a collection of iconic YZ motocross models from its history courtesy of Terry Good’s International Motocross Museum. “Yamaha began racing literally weeks after its very first production motorcycle rolled off the assembly line in Japan in 1955 and as such, all forms of racing activity can be found deep within the DNA of our Company,” said Bob Starr, Corporate communications Manager. “Motocross bikes, specifically the YZ product line, have been absolutely dominant for many years including winning both the AMA Supercross and Outdoor Championships in 2022 and we’re very proud to showcase just a small part of this important Yamaha history defining our spirit of challenge at the Quail in 2023.”

One of the bikes on display will be a 1979 0W40 works bike, ridden by the one and only Bob “Hurricane” Hannah to both the 1979 AMA 250 Outdoor National and SX Championships.

LATEST FROM AMERICAN PRIME--Inexpensive Performance!!

The CV (constant velocity) carburetor was standard equipment on many Harley’s from the late ‘80’s to the late ‘90’s. It was also available as a performance upgrade with a larger venturi.



40mm Venturi

+ Accepts OE parts
+ Complete Assy.
+ 40mm venturi
+ Silver or black PC finish
+ CNC Machined
+ Precision Die Cast Aluminum
+ Not For Sale in California


These carburetors are NOT for sale or use in the State of California

Parts are Available!

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McLAREN TO GO SLOW-- on complete shift to electric cars

McLaren, the well-known Formula One constructor, has launched its new product Artura’ in India. It is an ICE-electric hybrid. But the company is still sceptical about going for a full-fledged electric car because of the weight factor. Light weight is McLaren’s USP. “When the technology advances into some more stages to make the batteries lighter, I think we will see what we're able to do,” Paul Harris, Managing Director - APAC and China, McLaren Automotive, told ETAuto in an exclusive interview. The company has no immediate plan to make an SUV either, he said.

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--Sam Burns
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"The difference between a tyranny and a democracy is a tyranny creates a trillion billion laws to keep you enslaved and a democracy creates a trillion billion laws to keep you free.”

--J.J. Solari

BIKERNET BUSINESS ALERT-- Companies are taking away your ability to actually own the stuff you buy

Companies are using sneaky software and legal tricks to make you endlessly pay for stuff you already bought

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Editor's note: Now imagine all of that happening with your "convenient" and "connected" electric vehicle. Is that the future you want for yourself and your family? Sign away your rights to be devoid of any privacy and property?

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Good story and exactly right about Asian women. Their men don’t appreciate them. They have always had women like that so they take them for granted. I’m looking for a nice Asian lady right now. We are just a couple of old romantics.

--Bill May

Chance of a lifetime. Click and join.
Chance of a lifetime. Click and join.

Here's another classic custom Triumph from the Greasy Kulture collection.
Here's another classic custom Triumph from the Greasy Kulture collection.

OVER 150 U.S. HOUSE MEMBERS-- Oppose EPA-Proposed Emissions Standards

Lawmakers have banded together to show their support of the aftermarket industry and the future of internal combustion engine (ICE) innovations.

U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and 150 House Republican members sent a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan urging him to rescind the agency's proposed emissions standards for light, medium-duty vehicles and heavy-duty trucks.

Check Sema for more: Texas, Maryland, Okla


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Did you ever write a book about the two friends, Chance and his friend, cannot remember his name. If you did, please let me know where I can buy one, and if you have made any new books. Thanks for your time.

-- Nef Juarez

Hey Neff,

"Yes, I did write a couple of books about Chance. The first one was about Chance and his pal, Vince."

Here’s the link


GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES--for Electric Vehicles fraudulently claimed by companies

Companies Gave False Info: Probe

A probe conducted by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) found multiple companies relying on imports for key parts such as electric motors, controllers and onboard chargers. The ministry of heavy industries has cut the number of FAME-II beneficiary two-wheelers from some 989,000 to just under 564,000.

Nearly every second electric two-wheeler sold under the Centre's ambitious INR 100-Billion electric vehicle promotion scheme was based on false localisation claims, an investigation has found, said people with knowledge of the matter. This has prompted the government to slash its official sales tally, they said.

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Editor's Note: This is what happens when customer is intimidated into buying into things with doomsday propaganda and ban deadline threats. There was a carrot and a stick and the corporate scum get the carrots while average citizen gets the shit end of the stick.

This is significant because India is the biggest market for two-wheelers, larger than neighboring China. Western nations need to check how much of their tax subsidies actually benefit anyone other than the Wall Street investor.

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The COMICLINK Auction is going on NOW, and it's your chance to bid on original Monte Moore art!

Monte's variant cover for TMNT #100 and his pin-up piece "Rock n Rolla" have BOTH been selected to be available in the current ComicLink auction. The auction runs for the next 13 days, and you can click on either of the pictures or links above to get your bids in NOW!
for pop-culture art, and Maverick Arts Studio Publications
for Western Cinema Art, Western and Wildlife Fine Art

BIKERNET 100-Word Fiction CONTEST—This popped onto the scene for two reasons: First it was a challenge for writers to tell a story in 100 words. Second, we are addressing the notion that folks don’t read anything over 100 words.

Here’s my latest:

The Break-In

A thug broke into the shop. Rebuilding an old Linkert in the back, I heard a noise and then a scream.

I scrambled towards the retail area, but how was I going to defend myself? I reached for my buck knife, a chrome-moly fork tube, the .38 in the drawer, a yard-long Crescent wrench, the cutoff wheel and or…

The young addict wasn’t interested in the mechanic wielding heavy instruments, just enough cash to buy another high. He turned toward his escape, leaving the young female clerk in a pool of blood. Was I to kill, maim, punish, enable or wait, harm reduction?




Words by Kirsten Midura
Photography by John Ryan Hebert

It was late summer in Vancouver, British Columbia. Throughout the country, Robin Thicke’s chart-topper “Blurred Lines” blasted from car radios, Iron Man 3 was sweeping box offices, and a hot new social media platform, Instagram, had begun bringing slick photography to the masses.

In the northern part of town, inside a dim lecture hall at Capilano University, sophomore Becky Goebel sat slumped in her chair. She listened to her business professor drone on, but her mind wandered to her clapped-out 1984 Suzuki GS 450 parked outside. She had purchased it only to avoid paying campus parking fees, but still she relished her time spent riding with the guys, popping wheelies and standing on seats as she cruised around town.

Becky’s daydream was brought to a jarring halt by the crude vibration of the cell phone in her pocket. Again and again it buzzed, drawing unwelcome stares from her classmates and professor alike. Scrambling to silence it, Becky caught a glimpse of the screen. A deluge of Instagram notifications flooded her phone for an instant, then her phone went dead.

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