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A brother is coming to pick up my Logan Lathe and the TIG welder I got from Gard Hollinger at ARCH motorcycles. I just got word from Haul Bikes. They can come pick up my bikes in the next couple of days. Holy shit!

Today is the first and I’m outta here before the 30th. Shit is happening fast. I filled two more crates this week.

This news is completely whacked, so hang on.

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NEWS FROM TWISTED ROAD--Gevin Fax is a champion of women, poised speaker, experienced musical performer, stuntwoman, actor — and so many more descriptors. Her deep connection to her heritage and motorcycles fueled her "qUest" to create a tribe of her own.

She’s been involved in the custom motorcycle industry for 20 years and rides like a fool. Check her story on Twisted Road.


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Here are a couple of shots of a quilt my bride of 47 years had done for me. Nice pic of my old '53 pan circa '74 and one of a pen and ink of my Shovelhead. Now, I know why some of my T shirts had gone missing.

This quilt is nicely done and was a nice gift.


NAMZ CCP - Eleven New Wiring Harness Kits

NAMZ Custom Cycle Products says it continues to "Make it easy for you to do it right" by offering dealers access to 11 new wiring harness kits - "each one of these new kits is designed to make installation of accessories a simple process."

Indian headlight adapter harness, 2020-up models

DIY “Add-A-Light” harness, fits all Harley-Davidson models from 1999 to current

Manufactured at its facility located at Oreland, PA, "these harnesses are built to the same quality standards you have come to expect with all NAMZ products."

For Indian Motorcycle models, the line-up includes a headlamp adapter harness (for all 2020-up Indian models with OEM headlamp, except Scout and FTR); a Y-harness for daytime running lights and warbonnet (all 2018-up Indian models) and a Y-power adapter harness (all 2014 through 2017 Indian models).

For Harley applications, there is a series of 100% plug-n-play front turn signal tap harnesses for adding additional front turn signals on a wide range of models - details from the NAMZ website.

EZ-install harness for 3-1 bullet LED & FL lightbars for 2010 through 2013 Street and Road Glide models

Additionally, and also available for a wide selection of models, a passing lamp control harness that allows the use of passing lamps while high beam is on; a choice of rear fender harnesses for installation of additional lighting to the rear of the motorcycle without cutting or splicing the factory wiring, and an "Add-A-Light" harness that fits all H-D models from 1999 to current.

This DIY harness features all of the wire, heat shrink and lightning splices needed to make adding an additional LED light simple, providing ground running light, brake light and turn signal wiring for a left and right-side light.

EZ-install harness for '14-up Road King front turn signals/passing lights

NAMZ is celebrating 21 years in business, providing 'World Class' electrical components, LED lighting (Letric brand), Badlands lighting modules, wiring harnesses and installation supplies. NAMZ and Badlands products are available through Drag Specialties, Parts Unlimited, Tucker, Mid-USA, J&P Cycles, V-Twin, Parts Canada, Parts Europe, Custom Chrome Europe, Motorcycle Storehouse, W&W, Zodiac, Rollies Speed Shop and Performance Cycle Wholesale Limited, or directly from the company's website.

Letric Lighting Co. products are available through Tucker and Rollies Speed Shop or also directly from its website.


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It's good to see more J.J. Solari shit. I know he's been real busy as the curator of the Thomas Kinkade Memorial Museum, but it's great that he can find the time for this.



Those are the buzzwords used frequently by city transportation officials as they seek to achieve “complete streets” nirvana. Before we attempt to define the overused terms, it is essential to know why they are more in vogue now in transportation and urban planning circles than ever before.

In December, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) proposed a new federal rule that would lead to the first significant overhaul of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) since 2009. The title of the rule is decidedly boring—National Standards for Traffic Control Devices; the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways; Revision—but if enacted as proposed, it will be tremendously impactful to drivers for generations to come. And not in a good way.

The amended MUTCD would incorporate hundreds of changes to the existing set of standards, arguably the most consequential being abolishing the 85th percentile rule for setting speed limits. The national speed limit standard that the FHWA is charged with overseeing would become “should” guidance rather than a “shall” requirement for local transportation officials. That creates the potential for a patchwork of varying speed-limit regulations across the country, leaving drivers uncertain of the road rules whenever they cross from one county or city line to the next.

More troubling is the likelihood—with the FHWA proposing to drop the collecting of traffic speed measurements to determine the safest, most efficient travel rate—that posted limits will fall further below average traffic speeds. That has the potential of making violators of a more significant majority of responsible drivers. The processing of traffic tickets in the US is already a multi-billion dollar industry annually. Enactment of the changes to the MUTCD could easily raise ticket revenue collection to heights even more unfathomable.

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and several of its city members have responded publicly to the proposed MUTCD revision with similar talking points, decrying the effort at reform as too weak “to advance any meaningful safety, equity, or sustainability benefits.” The organization claims that “the Manual’s over-emphasis on motor vehicle operations and efficiency on rural highways [neglects] other modes and contexts.”

Before explaining what NACTO means by equity and sustainability, it is important to understand its devotion to the concept of “complete streets.” Per Wikipedia, “Complete streets is a transportation policy and design approach that requires streets to be planned, designed, operated, and maintained to enable safe, convenient and comfortable travel and access for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation.”

Equity in this context refers to the concern that the infrastructure for vehicular travel is given priority in spending and implementation over other modes of mobility such as pedestrian, bicycle, and public transit. The transportation industry defines sustainability as “the capacity to support the mobility needs of a society in a manner that is least damageable to the environment and does not impair the mobility needs of future generations.”

NACTO and complete-streets believers want roads redesigned to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists. They also want to place restrictions on cars, trucks, and motorcycles to create more equality between modes of travel.

But here’s the thing: It isn’t the FHWA and the MUTCD that has created an imbalance in road use between driving, walking, bicycling, and the use of public transit. It is the demonstrated will of the public.

The American Community Survey of the US Census Bureau released this graph of participation levels of commuters by mode of transportation, citing remarkably consistent census data from 2015 to 2019:

Walking has held steady between 2.6 and 2.8 percent. The Bicycle portion, too small to quantify in this graph, is only 0.5 to 0.6 percent. The equal influence that Complete Streets programs seek for pedestrians and cyclists comes at great cost. Reducing car lanes and street parking in favor of more bike lanes while slowing/congesting traffic by over-regulation is like the 3-percent tail trying to wag the 85-percent dog. The contrast is even starker if over-the-road freight and commercial delivery services are included in the data.

Safety improvements should be made to protect all road users, but the complete-streets mission of reconfiguring road designs and clamping down on drivers to service little-used modes of travel borders on the irrational.

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Just realized I used the King’s English incorrectly, Onward was head/little bit of everything shop in Austin. I should see if they are still around


Buttock Tattoo Terror Lands Rotterdam, England-- Pair In Hospital

A furious row has broken out between a local tattoo artist and his client after what started out as a routine inking session left both of them requiring emergency hospital treatment.

Furious film fan and part-time plus-size XXXL model Tracey Munter (23), had visited the 'Ink It Good' Tattoo Emporium in Wellgate, Yorkshire last week, to have the finishing touches applied to a double buttock representation of the chariot race scene from the iconic 1959 film, Ben Hur.

Tattooist Jason Burns takes up the story.

"It was a big job in more ways than one", he told us "I'd just lit a roll-up and was finishing off a centurions helmet. It's delicate, close up work. Next thing is, I sense a slight ripple in the buttock cleavage area just around Charlton Heston's whip, and a hissing sound – more of a whoosh than a rasp – and before I know what's happening, there's a flame shooting from her arse to my fag and my beards gone up like an Aussie bush fire."

Jason says he rushed to the studio sink to quell the flames, only to turn round and see Tracey frantically fanning her buttock area with a damp towel The flames had travelled down the gas cloud and set fire to her thong which was smoking like a cheap firework.

"To be honest", said Jason, "I didn't even realize she was wearing one. You'd need a sodding mining licence and a torch to find out for sure. She could have had a complete wardrobe in there and I'd have been none the wiser."

Jason and Tracey were taken to Rotherham District Hospital accident and emergency department where they were treated for minor burns and shock. Both are adamant that the other is to blame.

"I'm furious" said Jason, "I've got a face like a mange-ridden dog and my left eyebrow's not there anymore. I don't know about Ben Hur – Gone With The Wind would be more appropriate. You don't just let rip in someone's face like that. It's dangerous"

But Tracey remains both angry and unrepentant.

"I'm still in agony," she said, "and Charlton Heston looks more like Sidney bloody Poitier now. Jason shouldn't have had a fag on the go when he's doing close up work, there's no way I'd guff on purpose. He'd had me on all fours for nearly an hour. I can only put up with that for so long before nature takes its course. My Kev knows that I give him my five-second warning, and I'd have done the same for Jason, but I didn't get a chance – it just quietly crept out."

Ted Walters from the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service wasn't surprised when we asked him to comment on what had happened.

"People just don't appreciate the dangers," he told us. "We get more call outs to flatulence ignition incidents than kitchen fires these days now that people have moved over to oven chips. We have a slogan 'Flame 'n fart – keep 'em apart' Anyone engaging in an arse-inking scenario would do well to bear that in mind in future. On behalf of the entire Fire and Rescue service, we wish them both a swift recovery."

You couldn't make it up!

--from Sir John Reed

REPORT FROM THE Deputies: Teens blame autopilot for crash with patrol car

PALM COAST – A pair of South Carolina teenagers claimed that their car was on autopilot before it crashed into a Florida deputy’s patrol car, officials said.

The crash occurred last Friday in Palm Coast, according to a Flagler County Sheriff’s Office news release. Palm Coast is located just north of Daytona Beach.

A deputy pulled over a white 2018 Tesla after watching it pull out of a gas station parking lot and travel on the wrong side of the road, official said. The car initially came to a stop and then backed into the deputy’s patrol vehicle.

The deputy reported finding two girls, ages 14 and 15, inside the car, but neither was in the driver seat.

The teens told deputies that they were traveling from Charleston, South Carolina, to visit the father of one of the girls. When questioned, the girls said the Tesla was driving itself in autopilot mode when it backed into the patrol car. Investigators later determined that one of the teens was operating the vehicle before putting it in autopilot, causing the crash.

No damage was done to the patrol car, officials said. The Tesla had about $300 in damage. Police did not specify which teenager was the driver but said she was cited for driving without a license.

Editor’s Note: Could have been a motorcycle they hit. This does leave room for a lot of questions not only about the car but also what were they doing in it.

Senior Editor

QUICK, OPEN THE BANDIT’S CANTINA BAD JOKE LIBRARY--An old tired-looking dog wanders into a guy's yard. He examines the dog's collar and feels his well-fed belly and knows the dog has a home.

The dog follows him into the house, goes down the hall, jumps on the couch, gets comfortable, and falls asleep. The man thinks it's rather odd, but lets him sleep. After about an hour the dog wakes up, walks to the door and the guy lets him out. The dog wags his tail and leaves.

The next day the dog comes back and scratches at the door. The guy opens the door, the dog comes in, goes down the hall, jumps on the couch, gets comfortable, and falls asleep again. The man lets him sleep. After about an hour the dog wakes up, walks to the door and the guy lets him out. The dog wags his tail and leaves.

This goes on for days. The guy grows really curious, so he pins a note on the dog's collar: "Your dog has been taking a nap at my house every day."

The next day the dog arrives with another note pinned to his collar: "He lives in a home with four children -- he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?'

--Sam Burns
Certified Librarian
Bandit’s Cantina

Yessir. Informative article. Ethanol can actually raise octane in gasoline but is 30 to 50% less efficient than gasoline by volume.

--Sam Burns
Tech Editor

LE PERA SEAT OF THE WEEK—Cherokee red Metal Flake Diamond Seat for Sportsters


With its pure Bobbed & Chopped, King/Queen lines and incredible lower back support for the driver, the Cherokee offers the throwback look your Forty-Eight was born to have. Now available with our bitchen Diamond stitch! Rider seating area is 11" wide, with 4.5" of back support. Passenger seating area is 6" wide

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REPORT FROM THE BIKERNET BOOK OF THE WEEK CLUB--‘Green Fraud’ dethrones Bill Gates’ ‘Climate Disaster’ book: ‘Green Fraud’ hits Number 1, 2 & 3 in Amazon’s ‘Environmental Policy’ – Pushes Gates’ book to number 4

Mark Steyn on Amazon being pressured to cancel Morano’s ‘Green Fraud’ book: ‘The warm-mongers are opting for their preferred method of disposal – get ’em canceled.’

Mark Steyn: “If you’ve seen Marc Morano interviewed by yours truly when I’m hosting on Fox, you’ll know that the former is absolutely the sharpest critic of Big Climate and their plans for the rest of us. (You can see our most recent conversation here.) So, I was honored to be asked to write the introduction to Marc’s new book, Green Fraud: Why the Green New Deal Is Even Worse Than You Think.” …

“Amazon, the world’s biggest bookstore (and, since Covid, increasingly the only bookstore) has applied that logic in recent weeks to authors who question trans orthodoxy. Will they extend it to those who dissent from climate orthodoxy? Well, we’ll see. But, with that threat in mind, we’re pleased to do our bit to ensure that Green Fraud will remain available at least in one online emporium – the SteynOnline bookstore. And, while we can’t match some of those Amazon discounts, when you purchase from us, I’ll be happy to autograph my introduction to Green Fraud to you or your loved one. You can order the book here.”


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Great story! I remember watching him on the Wide World of Sports! I loved it! That cane was too cool!

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Look what the Easter Bunny is bringing! The Wiseco 2-Stroke MX World Championships hosted by Fasthouse is set for Easter Weekend at Glen Helen, CA. Normally held early-April, last year’s event was postponed into October due to COVID, cutting the time between events in half, but effectively doubling the fun for pre-mix people.

“Wiseco was founded by grassroots racers on a passion for 2-stroke competition and performance 80 years ago and has been developing and racing two-strokes of all disciplines ever since,” says Scott Highland, Director of Powersports for Wiseco. “We are all avid racers and share a passion for the sport, so we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to continue our support of the iconic 2-Stroke Championships at Glen Helen. Long live the Ring-Ding-Ding!”

Similar to last year, the 2021 Wiseco 2-Stroke MX World Championships hosted by Fasthouse will offer a combined pro purse of $10,000 as well as over 40 classes covering 50cc to Open displacements, youth to 70+ age ranges, and beginner to pro skill levels. Additionally, Pasha Afshar is hosting the return of the Pasha Racing 125cc Pro classes for more small engine, big speed battling.

“Glen Helen is honored to have Wiseco on board as the title sponsor of the Wiseco 2-Stroke World Championships,” said Lori Wilson, Events and Sponsorships Director for Glen Helen Raceway. “The event has grown every year, and with Wiseco’s support for 2021, the event will be the largest ever.”

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THE CHALK BOARD STORY-- Can you imagine wanting to make sure you drove by a certain gas station every day? Just to see what the message was on the chalk board? It's true -- a gas station has become quite a landmark in Gauteng, South Africa, with its daily #PetrolPumpWisdom, which are uplifting quotes written on a chalkboard. Some people say they deliberately travel this route just to read the quote which brightens their day.

The lady behind this wonderful initiative at Hutton Hyde Park is Alison Billett.
She told SAPeople: "We inherited the board from the previous owner, Dick Hutton, when we bought the filling station from him almost 20 years ago. We continued the tradition and it has become a landmark - more so now that it's on social media!

"Not a day goes by when I don't get a call or a visit from someone to tell me how much they appreciate the message - it seems that every day there's something that just speaks to what is going on in someone's life and that inspires or motivates them.”

"Having people come and tell me their stories and how the quote helped them in some small way is what motivates me to keep writing! We use a variety of quotations - some are topical, some are funny, some are inspirational, some even reflect what is going on in my life that day!

--from Sam Burn
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Bikernet Cultural Center


MILWAUKEE (March 31, 2021) Harley-Davidson and Bravado, Universal Music Group’s merchandise and brand management company, announce the launch of a special collection in collaboration with the iconic rock band, Aerosmith. Available now, the limited-edition line of men’s and women’s apparel will be sold at Harley-Davidson® dealerships around the world and on

“We’re thrilled to be partnering up with Harley-Davidson on this capsule. They’re an American institution and share an authenticity and effortless style that encapsulates what Aerosmith is all about. We’re excited to get the collection in the hands of the fans,” said Joe Perry, lead guitarist for Aerosmith.

The collection features iconic artwork collaborations from both Aerosmith and Harley-Davidson to create truly unique and one-of-a-kind designs. The offering will include 17 total styles and is made up of six distinct graphic capsules:

Burnout is inspired by the art of Aerosmith’s eponymous album and features vintage imagery to showcase and highlight the beginnings of these two renowned American brands.

Dream On is named for the breakout song on the band’s debut studio album, “Dream On”. It illustrates the enduring influence that both Aerosmith and Harley-Davidson have established worldwide.

Pump utilizes both Aerosmith’s and Harley-Davidson’s most recognizable logos to create an iconic and a collaborative design, joining the two brands with the wings of freedom.

Aero Force One is titled as an ode to the Aerosmith’s devoted fan base and was designed as an emblem showcasing the alliance of these two American powerhouse legends.

Toxic Twins is a graphic riff on the nickname for the band’s songwriting duo and a further reference to the Aerosmith and Harley-Davidson partnership. This design features both logos encased with snakes meant to represent the strength and spirit of both renowned brands.

Draw the Line takes the art from Aerosmith’s album of the same name and infuses the tire tread and exhaust pipes of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle to represent the thunderous energy that ties Rock and Roll music and motorcycles together.

This limited and legendary collection features men’s and women’s graphic T-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, and tank tops. Find a dealer using Harley-Davidson’s dealer locator at

NEWS FROM THE MASTER OF LIGHT-- Many of the pieces listed below are sold, but some are still available. Please let me know if anything catches your eye!

Also, we recently discovered a few gems here at the studio. Calling all MotoGP fans! David's piece "Before the Bricks" (2008) commemorates the first motorcycle race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1909.

Nicky Hayden "The Kentucky Kid" served as the model for the piece. As you may know, he met his untimely death at the age of 35 in 2017.

We found four prints (2 in each size) signed by Nicky Hayden. Each of these (as usual) will also be signed by artist David Uhl, numbered and come with Certificate of Authenticity.

** Image size 24x16, $425 framed

** Image size 40x26.5, $1,895 framed

You can see additional information on our website here:
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Confucius for Adults
*This guy knew a thing or two.

OK to let a fool kiss you, but not OK to let a kiss fool you.

Kiss is merely shopping upstairs for real merchandise downstairs.

Better to lose a lover than love a loser.

Man with broken condom often called Daddy.

Drunken man's words often sober man's thoughts.

Marriage is same as bank account. You put it in, you take it out, you lose interest.

Viagra just like Disneyland ......One hour wait for 2-minute ride..

Joke is just like sex. Neither any good if you don't get it.

Virginity like bubble on stream of life, one prick, and it's gone forever.

Man who eat many prunes, get good run for money.

Baseball is wrong: Man with four balls cannot walk.

Man who fight with wife all day, get no piece at night.

It take many nails to build crib, but one screw to fill it.

Man who fish in other man's well often catch crabs.

Crowded elevator smell different to midget.

Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.

Passionate kiss, like spider web, leads to undoing of fly.

Man who leaps off cliff, jumps to conclusion.

A Lion will not cheat on his wife, but a Tiger Wood!

--El Waggs

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Finally got a chance to ride with my new vest from you this morning. It's perfect. Haven't tried to carry with it yet. Great product brother!

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