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By Bandit, Wayfarer, Rogue, Bob. T, Redhead, J.J. Solari, Laura, Barry Green, Steve Phiel and the rest of the gang

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Life for a biker is a wonderful thing
, primarily because of the brotherhood. Whether it’s club brothers, same brand brothers, two-wheeled brothers, it’s a special band of brothers.

I had dinner last night with two other brothers and their wives, who have been a part of this industry for over 50 years apiece and still love every day of being a biker.

from the left: that's me, then Tom Motsko, Drag Specialties and his lovely wife of 40 years, Arlin and Donna of Two Wheelers, the Redhead and Marilyn Stemp of Iron Trader News. All are longtime supporters of our Chopper World.
from the left: that's me, then Tom Motsko, Drag Specialties and his lovely wife of 40 years, Arlin and Donna of Two Wheelers, the Redhead and Marilyn Stemp of Iron Trader News. All are longtime supporters of our Chopper World.

We discussed the changing industry, but whether a brother rides a stock bike, a touring bike, a chopper, a race bike, performance bagger or whatever, it’s about the adventure of building, innovating, riding, freedom or touring. It’s a blast and we’ve all been trying to make that adventure more exciting every day of our lives.

Let’s hit the news:

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EASYRIDERS EVENTS ANNOUNCES-- The 2022 Easyriders Rodeos are right around the corner! You don't want to miss out on this opportunity to show your amazing products at the original Easyriders Motorcycle Rodeo!

AUGUST 19-21
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Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts will converge for a weekend of camping, dirt track motorcycle rodeo competition, a great lineup of concerts, and more. Plus, it wouldn't be a true biker rally without the very best motorcycle-lifestyle related vendors in the country! Vendor space is limited so sign up today!

Do you have used Motorcycle parts laying around? Call us for special pricing in the "Used Parts Corral" - let those used parts earn you some cash.

Sign up at check in to participate in our Poker Crawl. Get everybody to stop at your booth! Quantities limited.

If you have any questions shoot us an email at

Complete vendor information can be found by clicking the buttons below.

AUGUST 19-21
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Tell ‘em you read this on Thanks. --Bandit

Perfect Styling, With Bolt-On Ease

The Rogue Fender from Lowbrow Customs simply bolts on to Harley Panhead and Shovel frames, 1958-1984.

No cutting or modifying your stock frame!
Super heavy-duty, 12-gauge steel, with chrome-plated steel fender struts and hardware included.

CAPTION: Rogue Fender and Lowbrow Customs WX Gas Tanks on the Manthey's Custom 1974 Super Glide.

Click for Action.
Click for Action.

NEW - Slip-on Exhaust from 2022+ HD Nightster
Welcome to the next generation of the Sportster. Lighter, faster, water cooled, and sadly very muted. Luckily, the performance gurus at S&S Cycle are already on the job and have recently launched a slip-on muffler that allows the most technically advanced Sportster ever created to sound more like, well, a Sportster.

Designed to mesh with the factory header and shields, the S&S exhaust features their trademark removable dB Reducer that allows for easy sound and performance tuning.

Wake up your Nightster with the Grand National Slip-on and look for more performance parts for HD’s latest from S&S Cycle. Like everything else S&S does, their exhausts are all made in the USA!

Check out the details on their site or grab one from your favorite dealer or reseller.

Exhaust team put in some work on this one. Bikes are just now trickling into the dealerships, but we are ready with slip-on that makes this machine sound amazing!

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

The gun and ammo tax bill, formerly Assembly Bill 1223, which failed to meet deadlines earlier this year, was gutted and amended into Assembly Bill 1227. Committees will hear AB 1227 and other anti-gun bills this week.

Please contact each of the committees below to protect your Second Amendment rights. In addition, you may click on each of the committees to view their agenda and find information on participating in the hearings.

Senate Appropriations Committee at 10:00AM on June 13th

Assembly Bill 1769 prohibits officers, employees, operators, lessees, or licensees of the 31st District Agricultural Association from entering into any agreement to allow for the sale of any firearm, firearm parts, or ammunition on property or buildings that comprise the Ventura County Fair and Event Center or properties in Ventura County and the City of Ventura that are owned, leased, operated, or occupied by the District.

Assembly Bill 2156 reduces the number of firearms a private citizen can manufacture in a year from 50 to no more than three. In addition, it prohibits private citizens from using 3D printing to make firearms, precursor parts, or magazines.

Please click here to contact the Senate Appropriations Committee and ask them to OPPOSE Assembly Bills 1769 and 2156.

Senate Judiciary Committee at 1:30PM on June 14th

Assembly Bill 1594 creates a private right of action against firearm industry members for failure to implement "reasonable" controls. This intentionally vague term can subject the industry to crippling lawsuits regardless of whether there is any actual violation of law.

Assembly Bill 2571 bans advertising or marketing firearms or ammunition in a way that is “attractive to minors,” replacing the language in current law banning specifically “advertis[ing] to minors.”

Please go to the NRA web site to contact the Senate Judiciary Committee and ask them to OPPOSE Assembly Bills 1594 and 2571.

Assembly Judiciary Committee at 9:00AM on June 14th

Senate Bill 1327 creates a private right of action that allows individuals to file civil suits against anyone who manufactures, distributes, transports, sells, or imports firearms banned in California, as well as precursor firearm parts.

Please go to the NRA web site to contact the Assembly Judiciary Committee and ask them to OPPOSE SB 1327.

Senate Governance and Finance Committee at 9:00AM on June 15th

Assembly Bill 1227 was gutted and amended to contain language from Assembly Bill 1223. It places an excise tax of 10% on the sales price of a handgun, and places an 11% excise tax on the sales price of all long guns, rifles, firearm precursor parts and ammunition. These taxes are to be collected from California retailers and placed in a newly created fund for appropriation by the state legislature.

Please go to the NRA web site to contact the Senate Governance and Finance Committee and ask them to OPPOSE AB 1227.

To read more about these bills and view the NRA-ILA alert site.

Thank you for taking action!

Yours in Freedom,

Ken Lan
Communications Coordinator



Check it out - someone is auctioning the Harley-Davidson Model K 1955 motorcycle which Johnny Depp used for filming the cult-classic movie 'Cry Baby'.

Why this sudden outing of collections? Depp won the Defamation Trial against Amber Heard.

Ebay probably is filled with crap signed by Johnny Depp.

On Bikernet Blog and Facebook:

Johnny Depp Harley From 'Cry-Baby' Movie is Up For Sale

Johnny Depp celebrated that with around 20 friends at a UK Indian food restaurant -- booked the whole restaurant to shut it for all other customers while they arrived and all left. Estimated bill is speculated at 60,000 British Pounds (manager didn't reveal the actual bill).

Restaurant reported Depp was 'humble and down to earth'.

Trivia: Depp had reportedly ordered the most expensive drink on the menu 'The Jewel of Varanasi' --- this drink includes 500 Hennessy Paradis Imperial, Grand Marnier, Quail Egg Whites, seeds from a Vanilla Pod, Lemongrass Syrup, 24ct Gold Leaf and Edible Flowers and is served after 24 hours of notice as the drink is listed as a 'premium drink'.

Restaurant News Source:

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Join the Cantina, Quick! Touch her.
Join the Cantina, Quick! Touch her.


BIKE FEATURE OF THE WEEK—By the brothers at Blue Groove.

--Sam Burns
Bike Feature Editor™

House Motorcycle Caucus Grows by 39%!

It’s been one month since the Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s Bikers Inside the Beltway event and our efforts are paying off.

An updated membership list of the House Motorcycle Caucus was released last week, and it shows substantial growth in the month since riders came to Capitol Hill. Eleven new members joined the organization which previously had 28 members. The nearly 40% increase is a direct result of outreach by MRF members!

The caucus hosts educational seminars and press events that shine a light on the issues facing the motorcycle community. It’s also a great way for riders to know which lawmakers are true allies. The Senate has a similar caucus and we hope to see growth with that group when its roster is updated.

Below is a list of the 11 new members of the House Motorcycle Caucus:

Representative Axne (Iowa)
Representative Brooks (Alabama)
Representative Brownley (California)
Representative Budd (North Carolina)
Representative Rodney Davis (Illinois)
Representative Norman (South Carolina)
Representative Obernolte (California)
Representative Pappas (New Hampshire)
Representative Scott Peters (California)
Representative Stevens (Michigan)
Representative Wild (Pennsylvania)

Additionally, the House profiling resolution (H. Res 366) passed the 100-cosponsor mark last week as 10 new lawmakers signed on since Bikers Inside the Beltway. Passing the 100 mark is a great benchmark that helps show Congressional leadership that the issue of profiling is a concern to lawmakers. A special shout out to the riders from Kansas who added three new members and now have all four Representatives from their state as cosponsors.

Below is a list of the 10 new H. Res 366 cosponsors:

Representative Banks (Indiana)
Representative Davids (Kanas)
Representative Dean (Pennsylvania)
Representative Estes (Kansas)
Representative Hinson (Iowa)
Representative LaTurner (Kansas)
Representative Kustoff (Tennessee)
Representative Obernolte (California)
Representative Ryan (Ohio)
Representative Titus (Nevada)

Thank you to those that help impact these numbers and thank you to all the riders who came to D.C. last month.

Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming calls to action on our legislative priorities. Answering calls to action is the easiest way to have your voice be heard in our nation’s capital.


LIFESTYLE CYCLES DEAL OF THE WEEK--2017 Harley-Davidson FXDL - Low RiderFOR $16,995.00


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This bike is a super club style Dyna with low mileage

Some of the features/Add-ons on this bike

* 103c.i.Motor with a 6-Speed trans.
* Vance & Hince exhaust
* T-Bars
* Fairing
* Forward controls
* Hi-Flo air cleaner
* Speed-O and RPM gauges
* Dual front disk brakes
* Extended cables

This bike is only $16,995.00

Plus, license, $85.00 documentation fee and local sales tax. NO HIDDEN FEES like some dealers. And we have no reconditioning or prep fees. This bike has passed Lifestyle Cycles rigorous 92-point safety/mechanical/structural inspection.

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[ in-am-uh-rah-tuh, in-am- ] noun

a woman who loves or is loved; female sweetheart or lover.

Inamorata “a female sweetheart or lover” comes from Italian innamorata, the feminine past participle of the verb innamorare “to inflame with love,” which is the Italian equivalent of the French-origin verb enamor (from Old French enamourer). Both verbs ultimately come from the Latin noun amor “love,” combined with the prefix in- and a verbal suffix. It is important to note here that the prefix in- here does not make inamorata mean “unloved”; Latin has two in- prefixes, one of which is negative and translates as “not” or “un-,” and the other of which is an intensive, indicating increased emphasis or force. The similarity between the two in- prefixes also explains why flammable and inflammable have the same general meaning—and why non-flammable is often used to clearly mean “not flammable.” Inamorata was first recorded in English circa 1650.

Other poets treated the subject of “love,” allowing the flushed cheeks or alabaster limbs of this or that inamorata to enter the frame of their poems, but it’s [Latin poet] Catullus who built his nugae, or trifles, around a single, near-obsessional passion for a woman whose entire presence, body and mind, fills the lines of his poetry.




I heard on Hannity's show today that some police departments have run out of money for gas, due to high prices. These departments will cut back on enforcement that requires patrol car response.

THIS IS HOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DEFUNDS THE POLICE. If you legally own a handgun, you are more likely to need it.

--from Sam Burns

1964 Harley Davidson FL Duo-Glide

The 1964 Big Twin “Panhead” was the result of continuous upgrades but few significant changes over previous models since rear suspension came available in 1958.

1964 was the last year for the Duo-Glide as 1965 harkened the introduction of the Electra-Glide, a similar machine now with electric starting built on a new 12-volt system. A new two-tone tank panel encompassed the tank emblem. A primary chain oiler and new oil pressure switch were designed in. Ignition and headstock lock keys became non-matching. The Duo-Glide Jiffy Stand had added contact area. For 1958 the FL and EL big twins had become Duo-Glides, boldly noted on the front fender.

This Duo-Glide is especially stylish in orange and off-white, possibly Competition Orange and Birch White. I could not confirm this color combination as a “stock” offering for 1964, but with...

This Duo-Glide is especially stylish in orange and off-white, possibly Competition Orange and Birch White. I could not confirm this color combination as a “stock” offering for 1964, but with white floorboards, grips, kicker pedal, pegs and fringed seat, whitewalls yet leaner with no saddlebags it’s a winner. Maybe a reader will give us more information. Continuing to give serious touring riders what they wanted, the optional King of the Highway package offered saddlebags, dual exhaust, fender tips, bumpers and either the Deluxe Buddy or Solo seat plus a luggage rack. As before, the “helper springs” flipped forward under the seat to provide extra support for a passenger, folded down for solo riding. In this era, about 3500 FLs and ELs were produced annually.

For reference, the 1958 machine received other updates including a hydraulic rear brake, an improved transmission and clutch, better connections for the exhaust headers at the head plus optional white-wall tires. The chrome struts, already a design feature on the K-Model and Sportster became an element of the big twin as well supporting the rear fender and taillight. The rear fender remained hinged to allow for rear wheel service.

Although still available for sidecar use in 1949, 1948 was the last year the solo FL and EL Harleys used the springer fork. The 1949 model was dubbed the Hydra-Glide and introduced the clean, sleek hydraulic fork with, in just the first year, gloss black-painted lowers. After ten model seasons rear suspension was added, and the big twin became the Duo-Glide but the big sprung seat, a tradition for comfort, was retained.

This sharp 1964 Duo-Glide is one of over 60 Harleys at the National Motorcycle Museum and is part of the Jill and John Parham Collection.

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Made it over to Blick Art Retail Store in Galesburg IL for art supplies and to satisfy the color wheel for this custom leather seat in progress for Sik Cycles, Panama City Beach FL.

We are now making higher ground with customizing leather like never before with the Angelus Brand. Checkout the selection of colors for exact color matching and color combos.

Get your ideas rolling for your next custom leather with some color.

Been wearing these Dollar Tree glasses. Fits well and keeps the elements out. They are cheap. Remembering a lot of race tracks Springfield Mile, Peoria TT, Duquoin Mile that surround me. I even heard an ABATE commercial this weekend on the local radio.

Lots of motorcycle stuff coming up

--Adam Croft
Founder and President
Dimebag Leather Company

Click for custom leather seats and leather products.
Click for custom leather seats and leather products.

Back in July 2021, when the European Commission -- the executive body of the European Union -- adopted a slate of proposals to lower the E.U.’s greenhouse gas emissions called the “Fit for 55” package, it called for a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and a 100% reduction by 2050.

For vehicle users, perhaps the most standout proposal in the package was a requirement that 100% of all new cars and vans be zero-emissions vehicles by 2035.

The combustion vehicle sales ban just took the next step toward becoming reality as of June 8, when members of the European Parliament (MEPs) met to discuss matters in Strasbourg, France.

The body voted in support of an E.U. ban on the sales of all new gasoline and diesel cars throughout the 27-nation group, effective as of 2035. The measure passed with 339 votes for, 249 against, and 24 abstentions in total. MEPs also signed off on a requirement of a 55% reduction in CO2 emissions from automobiles by 2030, which is where the “Fit for 55” initiative gets its name.

This vote doesn’t make the measure law throughout the European Union just yet. Now, E.U. MEPs must take the proposal up with all 27 of the E.U. member nations for final approval.

--Bill Bish
NCOM Biker Newsbytes


See the whole tamale in the next couple of days on Bikernet.—Bandit

We sponsored this billboard under the Bikers for Truth. It's in Deadwood and we're about to replace it with a Bikernet Billboard for the rally. Buck Lovell is going to take the photo. --Bandit 

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One day I will click on the Dimebag link and will actually get to see some of Adam Croft's cool work. Lookin forward to it.

Sunday, June 19, 2022
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