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By Bandit, Amy, Wayfarer, Sam Burns, Buck Lovell R.I.P., Bob T., the Redhead, Laura, Johnny White and the rest of the gang

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The next couple of weeks will be damn interesting.
First, my major focus will be all about Bonneville. We will peel out next Wednesday and be on the Salt for a week, which will impact the news hopefully in a positive way.

The Bikernet News will be short and to the point. The next two weeks will be significant in more ways than one. You’ll see the Montana report below, but over the next two weeks you may see a response. I hope.
Click for all the info...
Click for all the info...

Let’s hit the news:

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NEW ENFIELD BULLET 350 -- All-New Royal Enfield Bullet 350 Price Reveal on Sep 1, 2023

The homegrown two-wheeler manufacturer Royal Enfield has been grabbing all the headlines over the past few months, all thanks to the company’s upcoming Bullet 350. A lot of details have been revealed as the bike has been spotted multiple times during the testing phase.

Now, it has been reported that the brand is all set to announce the official price details on September 1.

Bullet 350 will be based on J-platform, and will feature a 349cc engine option, which will be smoother as compared to the existing model. It is the same unit that has been used in Classic, Meteor, and Hunter 350. The bike will produce a max power of 19 bhp and 27 Nm of peak torque.

Full story at:

Wayfarer's note:
From the news reports, it seems the new Enfield Bullet 350 will be unrecognizable. It will be a completely different look and riding experience. It's just unfair to still call it a Bullet because it has nothing left from it. The whole thing is a new model entirely from news reports gathered over the weeks and those who spied it testing on public roads.

Chief International Investigator™

The Ford on the left split their fuel tank in the same pothole. I believe they brought this car from New Zealand.
The Ford on the left split their fuel tank in the same pothole. I believe they brought this car from New Zealand.


We didn’t set a record. Track was exceedingly rough. We managed one pass with Dennis driving and one with me at the wheel. On the return road I hit a huge pot hole going 96 mph and cracked the water tank. It took 45 minutes to get from the end of the road to our pits.

Every day the SCTA officials escorted us to the staging lane because it was so rough. We drug the bottom of the car daily. Time to get started for next year.

Gary's car.
Gary's car.

--Gary Maur


To all who knew him, the family wished to share this as Bill's last NCOM Newsbytes column. You can use or share it as you wish. Ride Free. Love & Respect to all, the Bish Family

Bill’s last NCOM Column…


William H Bish

September 29, 1957 – August 4, 2023

Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home

Family will receive friends to celebrate Bill’s life Thursday, August 17, 2023, from 4 PM - 8 PM at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 20820 Lorain Rd, Fairview Park OH 44126. Funeral Services 10 AM on Friday, August 18, 2023 at the Funeral Home with a procession following to the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd, Seville, OH 44273 where he will be interred with full military honors.

William H. “Bill” Bish, age 65, of Westlake, Ohio passed away with his loving wife by his side on Friday, August 4, 2023 due to medical procedural complications. Bill was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Clarence “Rusty” Bish and Margaret “Mitzi” Bish (nee Sorter), both deceased.

Dearly beloved husband of 27 years to Darlene R. Bish (nee Griggs), loving father of Rachelle Bish (Joey Zika), dearest brother of Beverly (Dave) Booker, dearest brother-in-law of Mickey (Bill, deceased) Griggs, dearest nephew of Aunt Jo McGlynn and Aunt Norma Morgan (deceased), dear uncle, cousin and friend of so very many.

Bill and Darlene were a team in everything they did together in life, truly adored one another, and had a deep, special love that comes only once in a lifetime. Within the family, the term ‘Beep-Beep’ became synonymous with the words ‘I Love You’. Bill’s family was his world.

Bill enhanced this world on September 29, 1957 at Still (Mercy) Hospital and was the charismatic, mischievous boy who could out-draw Marshall Dillon of Gunsmoke on TV with his BB gun, which was a sign of things to come.

Living his entire youth on 2nd Ave in Des Moines, he graduated from North High School in 1975 and joined the Marine Corps thereafter. That took him to San Diego CA, Memphis TN, Korea and Japan. Bill received many commendations, was a marksman on the shooting team, part of the Press Corps and reached the rank of E-5 Sargent during his tour. He was a proud Marine. He returned home in 1979 to go to Drake University, majoring in Journalism and Public Relations, where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in 3 years. He also bought a brand-new Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Upon his college graduation, Bill was recruited to work for the National Rifle Association (NRA) in Washington DC where he ran celebrity shooting competitions and even wrote quotes for President Ronald Reagan, among other writing and promotional duties. He then headed for the sunshine of Los Angeles, CA where he really got involved in the world of motorcycling. He worked for various motorcycle attorneys, including over two decades with the Law Offices of Richard Lester in California and the Law Offices of Ralph C. Buss in Ohio, and even multiple years with the infamous Easyriders Magazine, the superlative biker’s lifestyle guide of the time.

Bill found his passion in legislation and politics affecting the industry, working to protect motorcycling and individual freedom through his paid positions and various volunteer organizations. Along with many others, his efforts helped grow a grassroots movement that changed a notorious federal law in four short years, which was unheard of. He helped make bikers a political force to be reckoned with.

Bill was a true biker, putting hundreds of thousands of miles riding around almost every state in this country; a nation he loved, that he would fight for, and that he thought had the most beautiful landscape to see, especially from the seat of a motorcycle. He traversed the country many times, usually with Darlene on her bike and Rachelle in the sidecar, speaking at various biker rallies and seminars. He was a very inspiring, captivating speaker, bigger than life. That’s how he and Darlene met, at a Freedom Rally in Tennessee fighting for their rights. The two of them had an instant deep connection that was inexplicable, they were truly soulmates who found a love that was glorious. Their daughter Rachelle made his life complete and was the apple of his eye and he was so very proud of her.

Bill Bish was the former Executive Coordinator and current Public Relations Liaison of the National Coalition of Motorcyclists and Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (NCOM and AIM), former State Director of ABATE of California and Concerned Motorcycle Riders of Ohio (CMRO), member of ABATE of Ohio, Kentucky Motorcycle Association (KMA/KBA) and the American Motorcyclists Association (AMA), was on the original Steering Committee for the formation of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) in the 80s, among other positions, and had been politically active for over 40 years in bikers' rights issues. He had four Silver Spoke Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, and was inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame in South Dakota, home of the Black Hills Motorcycle Rally.

After moving to Ohio in 2001 to be by Darlene’s family, the two of them got into the magazine business and eventually became owners/publishers of Ridin’ On Motorcycle Magazine in 2007. It quickly became the #1 regional publication of its type and they were very proud of it and a summer-long program Bill created in 2008 called the Ride ‘N’ Roll, both of which still continue today. He was such a prolific wordsmith and has had a news column that went out to a half a million people for over two decades. He wrote for various magazines, lawyers, doctors, politicians and even a President. But more so, Bill was a GOOD man, a great man. He touched so, so many people with his kindness, his motivating speeches, his resolute spirit and his amazing sense of humor. Bill was a man of the utmost integrity and a generous caring soul that thought of everyone else first before himself. He was larger than life and his presence will be felt forever. Please remember his big smile and zest for life to live each day to its fullest, as he did.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Bish family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill Bish’s name/honor to the National Coalition of Motorcyclists or any Motorcycle Rights Organization.



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MAJOR CLIMATE CASE--Montana Republicans lost Held v Montana

On August 14, 2023, Montana Republicans lost the Held v Montana (HvM) climate lawsuit, as I wrote they would since June 2022, based upon how AG Knudsen was failing to prepare to defeat HvM.

The judge did not make a biased decision, as AG Knudsen now claims. The judge properly used the evidence presented in the trial. The Supreme Court will agree with the judge.

Montana lost because Knudsen did not defend against the plaintiffs’ climate claims.

Worse, before the trial began on June 12, 2023, Assistant AG Michael Russell stipulated,

“for the purposes of trial, there is a scientific consensus that earth is warming as a direct result of human GHG emissions, primarily from the burning of fossil fuels."

Knudsen gave away the farm. He caved on climate and gave the Democrats control of Montana’s mining, energy, economy, and education.

Knudsen’s stipulation reduced the trial to the issue of whether the Montana Constitution prevails over the legislature. But he presented no evidence that the legislature prevails over the Constitution. He could have asked a constitution expert to argue that point.

Knudsen used two witnesses from the State to describe how they processed applications for mining and energy production. But “how” Montana processes these applications does not prove the Constitution authorizes the process.

HvM makes unconstitutional the 2023 Republican bills SB 557 and HB 971 that the legislature intended to assure the legislature had power over the Constitution.

In 2011, my attorney Quentin Rhoades and I won this exact same lawsuit in 10 days on climate alone in Montana’s Supreme Court. The court’s decision set a Montana precedent that “climate science is not settled” enough to support the plaintiffs’ claims.

Knudsen did not reference this 2011 Montana Supreme Court decision and precedent to dismiss or defeat HvM as he should have.

Quentin and I won because we made logical arguments. Judges follow logic. Our 2011 win saved Montana billions of dollars per year. AG Knudsen reversed these savings.

HvM was on AG Knudsen’s desk when he took office in January 2021. All Knudsen had to do to defeat HvM was to contract with Quentin Rhoades since he already won the same lawsuit. Such a contract would have cost Montana less than Montana now will pay the plaintiffs for their attorney fees. And Montana would have won the attorney fees.

Quentin and I would have organized a dozen true climate experts who would have destroyed the plaintiffs’ pseudoscience, and saved Montana and America from the climate fraud.

As an example, the plaintiffs assume human CO2 emissions cause all the CO2 increase.

To justify that assumption, they claim the half-life for human CO2 in the atmosphere is hundreds or thousands of years while the half-life for natural CO2 is 2.4 years.

So, we ask the plaintiffs’ experts, “How is this possible when human and natural CO2 molecules are identical?”

Duh? Both human and natural CO2 have a half-life of 2.4 years according to the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). And IPCC’s carbon cycle says human CO2 is only 8% of today’s atmosphere, not 33% as the plaintiffs’ experts assume.

Carbon-14 data show the percent of human CO2 in the atmosphere is about zero.

The COVID pandemic reduced human CO2 emissions by about 20% for a year. But the CO2 level continued to increase undisturbed by the dramatic decrease in human CO2 emissions, showing human CO2 does not control the CO2 level.

The bottom line is IPCC’s own data show nature, not human CO2, causes the CO2 increase. This negates all the plaintiffs damage claims. Checkmate.

There is much more evidence that the plaintiffs’ climate beliefs are delusions. This illustrates my point that HvM was easy to defeat on the science alone.

Knudsen should lose his law license because he did not ethically represent the defendants who are the people who voted for him.

HvM will go down in history as the trial where Montana Republicans censored climate truth and gave Democrats control of Montana’s mining, energy, economy, and education.

--Ed Berry, PhD, Theoretical Physics
Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM)
Author: Climate Miracle (Amazon)
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One of my assignments included rewiring the JIMS fan to prevent excessive head to the heads, making a cap to prevent inadvertent ejection of the parachute and working with Luke to set up the parachute cable release system.

Got the fan rewired and working.
Got the fan rewired and working.

Micah made me promise to tie-wrap the fire extinguisher pin. "It'll kill me," he said...
Micah made me promise to tie-wrap the fire extinguisher pin. "It'll kill me," he said...

Oops, also included in my assignment list was a check list. Check the check list:

New tires are in place.
New tires are in place.

  • Check front end, and steering fasteners
  • Check front wheels
  • Check Tire pressure
  • Check for fuel leaks
  • Check fuel level
  • Check oil level.
  • Check rear chain, tire and axle
  • Safety wire rear axle
  • Check all pilot controls for lose fasteners and adjustments
That’s a start. We accomplished most of the above items and I’m hoping the Rieker’s Tilt switch will arrive today, it better. I’m still checking and tightening fasteners. About the time we check one challenging item off the list, we add three more.

Tomorrow afternoon, we will test load the Torpedo in the new trailer. Luke and I started loading the 5-Ball van yesterday. We will need lots of straps and bungie cords. I may need to modify a couple of wheel chocks for the front wheels.

I added by mandatory Hamster sticker to the van.
I added by mandatory Hamster sticker to the van.

The list goes on. We’re getting close. I received the tilt switch today. Maybe wire tomorrow.


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