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THE BLING BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for March 4th, 2021

All Wild and Chrome

By Bandit, Waferer, Rogue, Barry Green, Laura, Sam Burns, Stealth, RFR, Bob T., the Redhead and the rest of the crew
3/4/2021


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I wish I knew where I was going with this.
Barry sent me a bunch of shots of bling laden girls. I will mention two things, maybe three or four. First I get a kick out of trends. We go from the hard and fast, Choppers are dead, to over-the-top wild Choppers. We’ve done it several times. Bling is back.

Hell, we’ve been beat to death by anti-human environmentalists, only to find out fossil fuel use is saving the planet. Hang on. Science is never settled.

Order this book on Amazon, quick. It's easy to read and understand. Very educational.
Order this book on Amazon, quick. It's easy to read and understand. Very educational.



Patrick Moore recently wrote a book called, Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom. I bought two immediately. He sent me this video link of a lecture: https://www.thegwpf.com/video-of-patrick-moores-gwpf-lecture-should-we-celebrate-co2/
 
If you are not a reader watch the lecture. It’s only about 30 minutes and will blow your mind.



I’m working on a new Sam’s Picks story. He’s a cool dude, who is facing some health issues. I hope he can get a tune-up and be good as gold shortly.
I’m also working on a story about a Masonic based bike club that’s all over the country. It’s called the Widow’s Sons. And I’m packing all the rusting bling in the shop for shipment to South Dakota. I’ll take a picture of the shop. It’s getting crazy. 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, BorntoRide.com and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.







THE LARGEST BIKER BAR IN THE WORLD--Set To Open Soon In Colorado

Colorado is known for lots of things, including our incredible landscapes and majestic mountains, meh sports teams (minus the Nuggets, of course), and our legal cannabis, and pretty soon, we will be adding one more thing to our repertoire. Can you guess what it is? If you read the title of this and answered the world’s largest biker bar, you are correct!

Slated to replace Bob and Tony's Pizza in downtown Estes Park is an all-new biker bar, which promises to be the largest in the world!

According to the Estes Park Trail-Gazette, Michael Ballard, the owner of the world-famous Full Throttle Saloon in Vale, South Dakota, announced via Facebook Live in front of the pizzeria, sharing that he purchased the building and planned to bring another Full Throttle Saloon to the Centennial State.



While the former pizzeria will be the new bar's main location, Ballard shared that he also purchased another building near the downtown area, though the exact location has yet to be announced.

Established in 1999, the original Full Throttle Saloon was located on 30 acres of land in Sturgis, South Dakota, but relocated to nearby Vale in 2015, after a fire devastated both the building and land.

In addition to its local fame, the Full Throttle Saloon was also once the setting of a reality show of the same name, which aired on TruTV for 5 seasons.

Hang on for more reports.

--from Onlyinyourstate.com





FLYING PISTONS IN DAYTONA--Daytona Builders Breakfast at Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson.



Two Ways to Bid on EVERYTHING in the Auction:
INCLUDING THE
• Custom IRON-e Electric Bikes by STACYC
•Gnarly Magazine Skate Deck Art
1 Go To: https://qtego.net/qlink/flyingpiston
2. Come to Breakfast
Bidding closes at 11:15 a.m. Eastern time, March 7, 2021







NEW FROM S&S-- SuperStreet Two into One Exhaust System - Stainless Steel

The latest out of the S&S house of horsepower is an all Stainless Steel version of their popular SuperStreet exhaust for the Softail® platform.



Combining their stainless header with stainless shields and muffler make for a great look without the punishment of melting boots most of the other stainless exhaust are hampered by. “We love the look of raw stainless, but hate the torque dip of the super short systems and really hate melting stuff on exposed headers” says S&S Exhaust Manager, Todd Canavan. S&S doesn’t build anything unless it makes power and the SuperStreet does exactly that with a +15% gain in Hp and +10% bump in torque out of the M8 Softail® models.



Combine that with the perfect length and angle, clearing bags, passenger pegs and forwards. Added bonus of the SuperStreet Stainless is it’s 50 state legal, so it’s warranty and California friendly. Click Here For More Information https://www.sscycle.com/superstreet-2-1

This is a fun one, we took out popular SuperStreet 2:1 system and built it out of stainless steel. for a whole new look!

--David Zemla
VP - Marketing
S&S® Cycle, Inc.

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STURGIS HAMSTERS INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT--The 2021 Hamsters Adopt a Highway clean-up will be held on Saturday May 15th. Please note that we have changed the date to accommodate the Donnie Smith Show. Plan to meet at the Holiday Inn parking lot 1pm.

And stay tuned for possible dinner plans to be announced. The Black Hills Hamsters cordially invite any of our Brothers that would like to join us. In the past we have had Brothers from many States join us. It's always a good time.





NEW MUSEUM COMING--June Opening Anticipated For OCC Road House & Museum? In Pinellas

The new Orange County Choppers Road House & Museum? in Pinellas Park is racing full throttle toward a June grand opening.


PINELLAS PARK, FL — The new Orange County Choppers Road House & Museum in Pinellas Park is racing full throttle toward a June grand opening, said Paul Teutul Sr. of the hit Discovery Network series, "American Chopper."

Under construction at a 9.5 acre-complex at 10575 49th St. N. that is also home to Bert's Barracuda Harley-Davidson, the OCC Road House & Museum will be decked out with a fleet of Teutul's custom choppers featured in the television series along with hundreds of rare items from his collection of biker memorabilia.

Teutul has joined forces with Pinellas County hospitality executive Keith Overton to bring the OCC-themed restaurant and museum to Florida.


With more than 11,000 square feet of indoor space, the family-friendly OCC Road House will be one of the area's largest full-service restaurants, with indoor and outdoor seating for more than 325 diners and featuring classic American fare.

The restaurant will also feature a 25,000-square-foot pavilion for concerts, outdoor dining, a billiards hall, floor games and other entertainment, and a retail store selling merchandise and collectibles for bikers and OCC fans.

The OCC Road House & Museum will be an extension of the OCC brand, showcasing Teutul's one-of-a-kind creations in an upscale, industrial environment that will make guests and fans "feel like they're hanging out with Paul in his workshop," Overton said.

The restaurant and museum will be packed with motorcycle memorabilia Teutul has personally collected over the past three decades, including an enormous "patch wall" with tens of thousands of patches he has received from members of the military and first responders over the years.

Overton and Teutul welcome military personnel and first responders, past and present, to help continue to fill the patch wall, leaving their mark for others to see.


Building the OCC Road House & Museum adjacent to Bert's Barracuda Harley-Davidson dealership was a natural choice, Overton said. One of the top-performing Harley-Davidson dealerships in the country, Bert's Barracuda has a loyal following and attracts a steady stream of bikers and brand enthusiasts.



At a cost of more than $6.5 million to build, Overton expects the OCC Road House & Museum to provide a significant economic benefit to the city of Pinellas Park and beyond by creating more than 50 construction jobs and roughly 90 full-time and 20 part-time restaurant positions…


D'Ann Lawrence White, Patch Staff






THE WAR ON PARKING ESCALATES--Even before the pandemic, the war on parking was ramping up in America. The curb was escalating as the place of most conflict, and that battle has only increased. The mission to eliminate curb parking by repurposing the space for bike and bus lanes is supported more by wishful Vision Zero thinking than any serious analysis of the potential effect on traffic and commerce.

For example, the anti-car and Big Bike media continue to push the idea that if there's more parking—there are more cars. So, let's limit the parking to reduce the number of automobiles and trucks on the streets.

Dive down a bit deeper into the linked story, and you will find a reference to a 2018 study by the Mortgage Bankers Association's nonprofit Research Institute for Housing America. The primary conclusion of Quantified Parking: Comprehensive Parking Inventories for Five US Cities is that the investment in parking is out of balance with current demand and what it claims will be declining future demand. The five cities studied were Des Moines, Philadelphia, New York City, Seattle, and Jackson, Wyoming.



Most households in America have at least one car. Adequate public parking is essential; the nation's economy depends on it. But that is not a concern for the anti-car people. Getting cars off the road is.

The Quantified Parking study noted above was issued by mortgage bankers who have a vested interest in future zoning and real estate development. Decreasing existing parking for new residential and business spaces creates more profit for both developers and financiers. But the real battle is still being waged over street space.

Streetsblog USA posted a February Op-Ed that states, "We've taken street parking for granted for a long time. It's a luxury that comes at the cost of the poor." The op-ed goes on to say that, for over a century, cities have been automobile-centric. Streetsblog notes that in many American cities, 98 percent of adult residents own a car. Let that sink in for a moment.

The writer, Jordan Justus, is the CEO and founder of Automotus, a company that is developing curb management technology. More on that in a bit.


The fight to get us out of our vehicles has kicked up a notch, and it looks like the spot next to the curb is one of the biggest battlegrounds.

--NMA
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AD OF THE WEEK - incredibly funny advertisement - can't possibly be a real ad from Toyota but it is going around the internet.

Timely since even world super power USA too faced an alleged insurrection this year.

Check it out.

--Wayfarer





THE FUTURE OF HARLEY-DAVIDSON—The Freedom Machine must live on into the Future.

We are reaching out to readers for their suggestions for the future success of
Harley-Davidson. Just make notes and suggestions from friends until we feel we will build a solid list of suggestions. Then we can post them and share them with the factory.

Let’s try to stay positive, no complaints about the factory or their newest models.

Here are my starters:

The one thing that always energizes the Harley-Davidson brand is a new cool movie or TV series. Of course, I have some suggestions. --Bandit



Keep the Sportster, but carefully make design changes to make it easy to modify and work on. Develop a large line of custom products to allow guys to learn and be able to easily modify Sportsters. Foster competitions.--Bandit

Open the factory to the aftermarket. Allow and foster lines of products such as for the Sportster. Study how other manufacturers have developed relationships with the aftermarket and how you can support one another.--Bandit

Work with Racers from flat track guys to Bonneville. Learn and support teams. Relish in the publicity and excitement. The factory needs an open relationship with customers and the industry. –Bandit

And along with the Sportster effort could be a program to support the builder. Bring back the reman program. Start to manufacture a line of products, which allows guys to repair and rebuild. They might even bring back a vintage Harley, like ford did. Build a Panhead again.—Bandit








JIMS TOOL OF THE WEEK--Milwaukee-Eight® Crankcase Splitting Tool

The Harley-Davidson Milwaukee-Eight crankcase is a robust and sealed engine case when assembled correctly. In order to perform any type of lower end service or performance work, it is necessary to split the crankcase into halves. Prying the cases apart with a screwdriver cannot only damage the crankcase, it can also cause injury if performed incorrectly.

JIMS is proud to release our new Milwaukee-Eight Crankcase Splitting Tool (Part No.991). This tool is manufactured from 1/2” thick A36 hot rolled steel, and incorporates design provisions for both touring and Softail models. Simply install the tool on the primary side of the case, and easily split the cases by hand with a ratchet.



With an MSRP of $338, this tool is a must for any mechanic doing complete engine teardowns & performance builds.

For more information please contact us at (805) 482-6913, email us at sales@jimsusa.com, or visit www.jimsusa.com.

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IS LANE SPLITTING LEGAL IN MISSOURI?--
Motorcycle riding and its culture are on the rise in Missouri, as more people are turning to the vehicles for recreation and every day transportation. As there are more riders participating in dense traffic, we are asked a common question these days: is lane splitting legal in Missouri?

This question is pertinent because another driver or an insurance company may try to automatically find you at fault for lane splitting in the event of an accident. There are stringent lane splitting laws in the United States, but Missouri is one of the few states that does not expressly prohibit it.

Thus, it is worth brushing up on lane splitting laws, practices, and the legal and safety ramifications of lane splitting in Missouri.

What is Splitting Lanes?
Line splitting is riding a motorcycle between multiple lanes or rows of traffic going the same direction. It can also be called stripe riding or whitening, and its practical use is to save time in traffic.

While most people focus on lane splitting as a technique for speed, it also can be used for safety as well. Splitting lanes is a great way to get out of another driver’s blind spot, or to avoid rear end collisions in circumstances where a bike may not be seen as easily. Because motorcycles are smaller and lighter than normal cars, they are prone to being bumped if other drivers are not paying attention – lane splitting helps mitigate this.

IN WHAT STATES IS LANE SPLITTING LEGAL?
Missouri falls under the category of ‘not mentioned and not specifically prohibited’ in legislature. It joins 11 other states in this category, while California, Hawaii, and Utah have either full legality or modified versions. In total, that makes 15 states where the act is not illegal, and many states are considering legislation to fully legalize in the near future.

While there is no statewide ban against lane splitting in Missouri, you should check your city and county ordinances to see your specific laws; Kansas City is an example of a city with its own ordinance banning lane splitting.

The key to lane splitting not being expressly prohibited in Missouri motorcycle riding laws is that you cannot be targeted for it by police or insurance companies if you are doing it safely. This is tricky when there is not state legislature for it, but we recommend following the speed limit and all other normal MO motorcycle traffic laws while lane splitting so as not to create any grey area should a problem occur.

Ultimately, it seems likely that there will be legalization and a specific set of state laws for motorcycle riders in Missouri, but until then you will have to rely on common sense and normal traffic laws.


LANE SPLITTING SAFETY TIPS
Lane splitting should be done cautiously and by experienced riders. Before adding lane-splitting to your motorcycle riding skills, we recommend following the following safety tips:

Always consider your full surroundings before beginning a lane split – these include lane width, traffic speed, weather, and visibility for you and vehicles around you.

Lane splitting is typically safer between the far left lanes of traffic than others because there is only one changing lane for parties to focus on.

Do not assume other drivers are paying attention or can always see you. Avoid riding in blind spots or lingering in between vehicles.

Wear brightly colored and/or reflective gear at all times of the day.

Use your high beams during daylight no matter what.

In all scenarios, keep in mind that because you can be easily targeted for lane splitting should an incident occur, it is not just your physical safety at stake. If you follow the road laws and are careful, you should be able to lane split effectively.

LANE SPLITTING RISKS
Even with a strong knowledge of the Missouri road laws and tips for lane splitting, it can be dangerous if you don’t pay attention to certain things:

Moderate your speed while filtering (another term for lane splitting) – physics is undefeated.

Avoid lane splitting next to oversized vehicles such as big rigs or farm equipment.

Do not ride on the shoulder- this is not lane splitting, and is illegal except in Hawaii.

While lane splitting reduces the rate of motorcyclists getting rear-ended, it increases how often bikers will rear-end another car. In other words, watch your front!

Traffic might be too erratic to lane split. This is especially important to watch for during traffic jams or slow zones; while this is the most opportune way to save time, there might not be a reliable gap in each lane to safely split them.

Most of these risks and countermeasures are addressed in proper motorcycle education and skill-building. However, we always recommend riding as though other cars are not up to speed on the laws, policies and safety measures to keep you safe. Finally, knowing your rights and having access to proper representation will let you lane split confidently.

Is lane splitting legal in Missouri?
Speak with a Missouri Motorcycle Accident Attorney
At Law Tigers, we serve the Missouri motorcycle community proudly because we’re riders just like you. Our passion for keeping riders on the road has allowed us to become the foremost legal experts on accident and injury representation. We have decades of experience helping riders stay stress-free, healthy, and on the road.

If you are looking for representation in a case or want to learn more about lane-splitting laws in Missouri, reach out today – it’s better to ride with Law Tigers by your side.

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INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SPEED TRIALS IN BONNEVILLE—Could be a go according to rumors from the salt front.

--Bandit





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QUICK GUN NUT REPORT, TAKE ACTION--Two gun control bills were introduced this past Monday, March 1st and we are hearing that the House could be voting on them as early as next week. The first bill (H.R. 8), so-called “universal” background check legislation, would criminalize the private transfer of firearms. The second bill (H.R. 1446), sometimes inaccurately described as legislation to close the “Charleston loophole,” would undermine the Second Amendment right by permitting the federal government to delay a firearm transfer indefinitely without proof that the transferee is prohibited from possessing firearms. These bills are expected to move quickly, so we need you to contact your Representative today to urge them to oppose H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446.

Contact Congress Now

While most of us already know the dangers of these so-called "Universal" Background Checks, the Coronavirus pandemic exposed the dangers of private firearm restrictions. For a more in depth report on both H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446, you can click here.

After you contact your Representative, please also encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Yours in Freedom,

Ken Lan
NRA-ILA Grassroots Programs & Campaign Field Operations
http://www.nrailafrontlines.com/








J.J. PANDEMIC REPORT—The NY times has started a new fake pandemic. You heard it here first. They're on their 2020 horse again in 2021 with the Brazil Variant. It all always comes from the NY Times. I don’t know why Americans think DC runs the country. the Times runs DC.



Fucking biden. I said I wonder how long before the gov of Texas loses his temporary balls? I gave him a week? Biden is already railing against him. He's calling the guy a neanderthal. Why? Because he made a decision to let his citizenry slaves go free. Can you imagine Biden - who has an IQ of 2 calling someone a neanderthal-level in intelligence? Neanderthals were Einsteins compared to that child-molesting piece of ass sewage.

--J.J. Solari





BIKERNET OPENS THE ENVIRONMENTAL FILE--Mining in America is necessary for EVs but controversial with environmentalists
'You can’t have green energy without mining'

Last September, in the arid hills of northern Nevada, a cluster of flowers found nowhere else on earth died mysteriously overnight.

Conservationists were quick to suspect Ioneer, an Australian firm that wants to mine the lithium that lies beneath the flowers for use in electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

One conservation group alleged in a lawsuit that the flowers, known as Tiehm’s buckwheat, were “dug up and destroyed.” The rare plant posed a problem for Ioneer because U.S. officials may soon add it to the Endangered Species List, which could scuttle the mining project.

Ioneer denies harming the flowers. Their cause of death remains hotly debated — as does the fate of the lithium mine.

The clash of environmental priorities underpinning the battle over Tiehm’s buckwheat — conservation vs. green energy — is a microcosm of a much larger political quandary for the new administration of President Joe Biden, who has made big promises to environmentalists as well as labor groups and others who stand to benefit by boosting mining.

To please conservationists, Biden has vowed to set aside at least 30% of U.S. federal land and coastal areas for conservation, triple current levels.

But that aim could conflict with his promises to hasten the electrification of vehicles and to reduce the country’s dependence on China for rare earths, lithium and other minerals needed for EV batteries. The administration has called the reliance on China a national security threat.

The administration will be forced into hard choices that anger one constituency or another.


The White House declined to comment for this article.

--Posted on AutoBlog.com





TWIN POWER--CV Carb Recalibration Kit

Twin Power Brand Manager James Simonelli says that the CV carb recalibration kit "cures flat spots, backfiring and the poor throttle response that is the common fault of CV carbs - especially after they have done some miles.

"It increases power in the mid-range and top end while maintaining satisfactory fuel economy." The main jet assortment for precision tuning includes 150, 160, 170, 180 and 190; the kit includes instructions and tuning, and gaskets and seals where necessary for FLH/T, FXST, FLST, FXD, FXR and XL 1990 - 2006.

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QUICK, OPEN THE BANDIT’S CANTINA BAD JOKE LIBRARY--
"There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz SL500."

--Frank Sinatra



"It isn't premarital sex if you have no intention of getting married."

--George Burns



"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch."

--Jack Nicholson



"Clinton lied !” “A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is."

Barbara Bush
(Former US First Lady)



"Ah, yes, divorce, from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet."

--Robin Williams



"According to a new survey, women say they feel more comfortable undressing in front of men than they do undressing in front of other women. They say that women are too judgmental, where, of course, men are just grateful."

--Robert De Niro



"There's a new medical crisis. Doctors are reporting that many men are having allergic reactions to latex condoms. They say they cause severe swelling. So, what's the problem?"

--Dustin Hoffman




"There's very little advice in men's magazines, because men think, 'I know what I'm doing. Just show me somebody naked!"

--Jerry Seinfeld



"See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis and only enough blood to run one at a time."

--Robin Williams



Sex is one of the most wholesome, beautiful and natural experiences money can buy.

--Steve Martin



You don't appreciate a lot of stuff in school until you get older.
Little things like being spanked every day by a middle-aged woman.
Stuff you pay good money for later in life.

--Bob Hope



"Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same."

--Oscar Wilde

--from Joe Smith
Certified Librarian
Bandit’s Cantina
 
 
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So, about that FXSTFXDF Dyna Softail Fat Boy for sale.

Sam
TX
Monday, March 8, 2021
Editor Response It's an FXDRS. Yep, some of each and meant for Drag Racing.
--Bandit
RE: Future of Harley Davidson - It's no big secret, Harley can put good people up against a bad design, and the bad design will win every time. Nothing more discouraging that looking at a $45,000 motorcycle, with a compensator design that won't make it 15,000 miles without crapping out. (Stop laughing over there Rogue - I see you laughing over there Rogue!!!) My last screaming vulture compensator grenade wiped out my entire primary system too - E.S.P. was out about $4,000 - Yes Rogue - my next one compensator will be a Baker.

If we can't pick on design, then a lifetime HD warranty - or at least drop the bullshit 60,000 mileage limit for E.S.P. extensions. This recent move leads me to believe the Harley-Davidson Board of Directors, is busy arguing about the bar tab.....while they're sitting on the Titanic.....

That being said - Rogue - I'll be glad to read one of your step by step instructions on how to shoehorn in an M8, in place of my Twin Cam when time comes.....asking for a friend.

-Doug

Doug
Buchanan, MI
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Editor Response Thanks Doug. I'll pass this onto Rogue.
--Bandit
Some Harley Suggestions :

1 - For new movie how about Easy Rider with 2 females as main characters?
2 - Harley should imho make begginer models and donate them to rider education classes. Get new riders on Hogs.

PS: Do you good people have a bit on how to bring a bike out of storage? Lets say if it was left in a very cold garage since last fall without prep, asking for a freind.
Thank you all


R.A.R.

Friday, March 5, 2021
Editor Response Hey,

Thanks for the suggestions. Regarding bringing a bike out of storage, check the tires first and the battery. Make sure to check all the fluids and turn the engine over before firing it up.

He might also oil the chain and adjust the clutch. If the tires went flat, he may need to have them replaced.

--Bandit
HDMC need to:
1) Move the decimal point on your CAD for a Sportster or Big Twin engine and make one that is under 650cc. Then do the same to the chassis. And whammo you have a real Harley with the sound and an entry level bike at an affordable price. All the techs will know how to work on it too.
2) Focus on weight reduction. This will solve 2 things. Easier to ride and a faster bike. We really don't need a swingarm that weighs 75lbs.
3) Focus on bicycles/electric and standard that are affordable so kids start learning the "brand".
4) Demo fleet and rider training at factories. Make a deal with the HR dept. Lets us come to you and we'll donate to a charity of your choice etc. If the people that are interested are too afraid/intimidated to come to the store have the store go to them. This solves: a) Even if people aren't interested in pursuing this hobby, they become more aware and may pay attention to us on the road and b) Gets those that are on the fence a push in the right direction.

Dan
San Jose, CA
Friday, March 5, 2021
Editor Response Thanks Dan,

Good suggestions. How about something to do with dealer relations?

All the best,
--Bandit

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