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The world may be in turmoil and our government forgot their mission to honor freedom, but we’re still having a blast everyday and keeping the Code of the West alive.

Folks reach out to us for jobs constantly. We must be doing something right. As magazines slip away we endeavored to help staff members with freelance assignments. “If you come into the chips, keep me in mind for a full time assignment,” said a Texas correspondent today. When it comes to this industry we always try to help out.

Remember, Loud Pipes Save Lives. The Bikernet news is sponsored in part by Cycle Source Magazine, Iron Trader, and ChopperTown.

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THE VETERANS COLUMN Support Our Heroes and Engage Your Employees--

Since 2003, Operation Gratitude has distributed 1,497,405 care packages to the Military and First Responder communities. This unique accomplishment was made possible entirely through volunteer efforts--including yours!

We are grateful for your previous support of our service members and want to extend a special invitation to join us again in 2016. As we march closer to our 2 Millionth Care Package, we are excited to work with great partners like you to reach this historic milestone. Please take a moment to read about some of the meaningful ways your company and your employees can engage in our mission.

In 2015 alone, 58,626 Operation Gratitude volunteers from across the country assembled 214,453 care packages. Our volunteers engage in a myriad of hands-on activities: They organize product collection drives, write letters, hand knit hats and scarves, weave paracord bracelets, collect funds to offset shipping, and more.

These volunteer efforts keep our expenses low and our production high! Last year, our percentage of overhead expenses was a mere 5%....meaning that a full 95% of all donations was devoted directly to serving our heroes.

We also work with many types of companies, both large and small. In 2015, we partnered with 6,840 businesses to provide meaningful opportunities for their employees to say “thank you” to those who serve our nation.

Here are some of the ways your business can join our efforts in 2016:

Product Donations: We fill our care packages primarily through Corporate Product Sponsorship and/or business-hosted Collection Drives. Each Care Package contains approximately 50 items, such as socks, t-shirts, hats, DVDs, CDs, small plush toys, games, novelties, stationery, toothpaste, sunscreen, lip balm, foot powder, as well as handmade gifts such as scarves, paracord bracelets and letters of appreciation from caring people of all ages across the country.

No donation is too large or too small. Some companies send us 25 of one item while others send 25,000 or more!

Care Kit and Hand-Made Item Events:
Operation Gratitude helps businesses host hands-on Volunteer Care Kit Events at their offices, retreats, conferences and trade shows. In 2015, we facilitated 87 offsite events nationwide, engaging employees, customers and other attendees to create care kits for our Military and First Responders. Large and small groups looking for team-building activities have found this to be a powerful experience.

Assemble Care Packages at our Facility:
Operation Gratitude organizes volunteer days year-round at our facility in Southern California, affectionately referred to as "The FOB" (Forward Operating Base: Operation Gratitude). Local businesses join the general public at The FOB to put together care packages and participate in a variety of other hands-on activities.

We invite both small businesses and large corporate partners to join us throughout the year. Working with Operation Gratitude is not only an engaging, team-building experience, but also allows your employees, customers and vendors to connect with the Military and First Responder communities in a deep and heartfelt way.

If you are interested in learning more, please send us an email at and we will set up a call at your earliest convenience. We would love to speak with you!

--Carolyn Blashek
Founder and CEO

BIKERNET BAD JOKE LIBRARY NOW OPEN-- A new business was opening and one of the owner's friends wanted to send him flowers for the occasion. They arrived at the new business site and the owner read the card, which said: "Rest in Peace." The owner was angry and called the florist to complain.

After he had told the florist of the obvious mistake and how angry he was, the florist replied: "Sir, I'm really sorry for the mistake, but rather than getting angry, you should imagine this - somewhere, there is a funeral taking place today, and they have flowers with a note saying: 'Congratulations on your new location!'"


--from Rogue and Jerry

We recently heard about a 126-inch twin cam with headwork that hit 155 Horses and 135 Pounds of Torque. The engine and heads were modified by George Bryce. Don’t tell the EPA.

High performance motorcycles are their passion

In 1980 George Bryce and his wife Jackie founded Star Racing to support the motorcycle drag racing community. Our high performance motorcycle company has evolved into a successful mail-order parts business, with engine building and machine shop services. Our state-of-the art machine shop houses a 5-axis Haas CNC machine, Sunnen boring and honing equipment, Spintron, DTS, and Superflow engine dynos, and a DynoJet chassis dyno.

Celebrating our 35th anniversary in 2015, Star specializes in parts for older drag bikes and late model sport bikes. We stock a large and varied selection of race products including ignition and head components, valves, sprockets, gaskets, chains, wheels, brakes, nitrous systems, carbs, pistons and rings, clutch plates and chassis components in our on site warehouse. Our high performance parts store is continually updated with new 4-cylinder parts and v-twin parts.

Star Racing has also evolved into the development of late-model hot rod V-Twins for both the street and strip. We now stock a full line of S&S engines and support parts for drag racing enthusiasts, as well as for other motorcyclists, dealers and distributors. Our web site,, is continually updated with the latest race press releases, photos, engines in stock and information on our latest creations.

FLYING: First, know the odds of going down are about 11 million to one. Start practicing deep-breatheing exercises a few days before your flight. You can calm yourself, or you might find therapy sessions at some airports.

LIGHTNING: You want to be smart in an electrical storm, not panicky. To tame a fear of lightning—or many other phobias—consider virtual-reality exposure therapy, which involves facing your fears ina VR headset.

Therapies involving direct exposure to the objects of your fears are widely available, too, through behavioral therapists listed at During a single session many patients go from observing a caged spider to petting tarantulas.

Breathing techniques can help calm elevator anxiety, which is often caused by claustrophobia.

--The Week Magazine and Better Homes and Gardens

Hang on, they launched Stealth Two High-Flow Air Filters for Scout and Octane Models.

S&S Cycle recently released their high performance air filter for the Scout, Scout 60 and Victory Octane models.

Made in the USA and increasing air flow by 127%, the new filter kit is dyno proven and pairs nicely with most aftermarket exhaust systems.

Featuring a 4 ply, washable filter element, the StealthTwo is an economical way to add performance to your Scout or Octane. Made in the USA and available through your local S&S Dealer. MSRP $149.95

For more information, visit S&S Cycle on the web at

--Patrick Garvin
Marketing Manager
S&S Cycle, Inc.
14025 County Highway G, Viola, WI 54664
Office 608-627-0208



Stop by our Art Display at The Roadhouse in Cave Creek. This is my Hometown so Burnouts get a free beer! I'll be here painting away in this Beautiful Desert weather while you're out riding!


Chance Hogan thunders through Harbor Town for freedom, women and a good fight.

The mean streets of Harbor Town are damp, dark and mixed with murder, sex, custom sleds and a shit-load of romance.

It's the first book wrapped around Chance Hogan, a young loner biker who left his job in search of new adventure and romance.

Like old westerns, bikers love freedom, the open road, women, and a good fight. This is a non-stop two-wheeled adventure.

Get your seduction rolling -

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Buy a leather from 5-Ball and you will receive one of Ball’s signed books for free  
The Redhead

Hang on for the new
limited edition Mastiff we debuted in Daytona. The pictures are the stills from the video camera we were using to document the event. The video is scheduled to drop in a few weeks.

This bike is #1 of 10 Limited Edition Mastiffs we will be building this year. More reports to come.

Its features include:

S&S 124 Motor
Jims RSD 6-Speed
Contrast Cut Wheels
23” Front Wheel
300mm Rear tire
Hidden-Shock Suspension

--Matt Moore
Big Dog Motorcycles
Main: 316-260-8039
Direct: 316-260-8039 x 402
Personal Cell: 316-371-3405 (Keith use this one)
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United Motorcycle Council speaks out about changes to Aussie anti-biker laws.

United Motorcycle Council (UMC) spokesman Mick Kosenko (Little Reb) said the Government should have scrapped the laws altogether.

"I feel we helped Labor get across the line in the election — they know we helped them?" he said.

"People didn't want these laws, the general public didn't want these laws. It got [former LNP premier] Campbell Newman booted out and Labor's just done a big turnaround."

UMC lawyer Zeke Bentley said the group could challenge the laws in the High Court.

"We'll be getting right together looking at all opportunities for a High Court attack because from what I've heard they're going to keep a lot of the bad law in play," he said.

A previous High Court bid to overthrow anti-biker laws failed as the plaintiff was deemed to be not sufficiently affected by the laws


* In two years since the VLAD and associated laws were introduced, there was a reduction of 124 members in 'criminal gang' numbers, to 798.

* Areas of the 2013 legislation remain vulnerable to challenge on constitutional grounds.

* Amendments to bail laws, which introduced a presumption against bail in cases involving alleged club members, were excessive and unnecessary.

* If the offences introduced into the Criminal Code in 2013 were repealed and not replaced, public safety may be compromised, according to law enforcement agencies.

* Recruitment by 'criminal gangs' continued since the 2013 changes, albeit with a reduced public profile, and new chapters were being established in late 2014.

* 43 people were charged with the anti-association offence between October 2013 and January 2016, but there were no convictions.

* 292 people were charged with being a vicious lawless associate between October 2013 and December 2015, according to QPS figures, but only 10 per cent were club members, seven per cent were associates, and 82 per cent had no known links to motorcycle clubs.

* There were more than 7300 offenders in Queensland jails in June 2015 but there were only 32 club members and 82 suspected members.

* Between July 2014 and December 2015, QPS received 43,771 applications for tattoo licenses and only 13 were deemed to be unsuitable to hold a license.

I wish they would perform a similar analysis around their law makers. They might be forced to call them a criminal organization and ban them.--Renegade


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245 Dirt Bike and ATV Riders Sought by DC Police--

D.C. police are cracking down on people who illegally ride dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles on city streets -- and they're asking for help from the public.

Surveillance images of 245 persons of interest were released Thursday by the Metropolitan Police Department, which is offering a $250 reward for tips. All of the photos can be viewed in a document on the police department's website.

Residents of D.C., Maryland and Virginia are fed up with dirt bike and ATV riders who swarm streets, Police Chief Cathy Lanier said. Riders recently injured a D.C. police officer and stopped an ambulance transporting a sick child,

"We have had enough, our community has had enough, and the riders that we can identify, we are going to aggressively prosecute," she said. "The bikes we have seized will be destroyed."

Lanier spoke Thursday morning at a meeting of law enforcement officials from across the region, including members of the Prince George’s County Police Department, Maryland State Police and United States Park Police.

It is illegal to ride a dirt bike or ATV on D.C. streets, sidewalks, alleyways and trails. Riders have hit police officers and civilians, and 14 riders still are sought in connection with the May 2015 shooting death of reporter Charnice Milton.

A D.C. police officer was hit over the weekend by a group of ATV and dirt bike riders, as News4 previously reported. Lanier said the officer is off-duty after being injured.

"They made contact with his bike and dragged him," the police chief said.

Officers recovered an ATV involved, but have not identified the rider.

How to Report an ATV or Dirt Bike Rider

If you see an ATV or dirt bike being operated illegally in D.C., take note of how you can describe the rider, vehicle and location, police say on the department's website. Call 202-727-9099 and report what you saw.

If your tip leads to the identification of the rider and the seizure of the vehicle, the MPD's Command Information Center will give you a tip-tracking number you can use to collect a $250 reward.

How DC Officials Are Cracking Down on 'Menacing and Dangerous' Riders

Dirt bikes and ATVs confiscated in D.C. will be destroyed starting in May, Lanier said.

"We want to be able to turn these into scrap," Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice Kevin Donahue said.

D.C. officials are pursuing legislation that would strengthen their ability to keep dirt bikes and ATVS being ridden illegally. The vehicles can be destroyed if they are found without serial numbers or licenses, but they cannot be destroyed if they have that identifying information. Under the current system, the same bike has been seized by police and recovered multiple times by different people, Donahue said.

Attorney General Karl A. Racine said riders can expect to be charged.

"[Riders] may think that they're just going out for a joyride, but they're causing a menacing and dangerous atmosphere, and they will be prosecuted," he said.

Between July 2013 and July 2015, about 169 arrests of dirt bike and ATV riders were referred to prosecutors, Racine said. About 85 percent of those cases were prosecuted. From July 2015 to Wednesday, prosecutors received 34 cases, and more are expected.

The offenders are mostly young adults age 18 to 24, but some are grown men, Racine said. First-time offenders usually are sentenced with probation.

--By Andrea Swalec

Put the BOOM on your Bagger!!

6-inch diameter Slip-on mufflers in CHROME and now Available in BLACK Ceramic finish.
Fits your stock or other 1-3/4-inch headers and fills out your Saddle Bag openings.

Great Look and Rumble that turns heads!
Perfect for Extended Bags.

Removable baffles, and
Fits H-D FL Touring model bikes

Please call or Email for Pricing

We just finished an install with their 5150 Raw pipes. Check it out.--Bandit

Croft Leather offer two styles of hardtail seats for traditional hardtail motorcycles made to order in black, brown or tan starting at $350 plus shipping.

With options to customize with hand tooled artwork for additional costs. Over the years I have wanted to offer something different at a price everyone can afford and be proud to put on the custom hardtail.

Croft Leather also offers custom hand tooled leather chopper seats that are made to order.

Please call 309-530-4943 or email to place your order.

--Adam Croft

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