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by Bandit, Wayfarer, El Waggs, Sam Burns, Ray Russell, Laura, J.J. Solari, RFR, Bob T., the Redhead, Rogue, and the rest of the gang

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I’ve been in touch with guys and girls all over the industry.
It’s 20 degrees here in Sturgis and light snow flurries block the sun but motorcycle action is everywhere. Shows, auctions and action is happening even in the coldest areas. Hell, in my small shop I’m building two bikes and preparing for road testing of the Salt Torpedo.

I’m scrambling to post more chapters of my Chance III book and it looks like I might be writing a non-fiction Life and Times book about a good friend I met in Daytona in 1971. Plus, Barron would like me to read his recent book and write a review, quick.

I spoke to Carl Pussar, who is running all over the east coast to shows, while building a hot rod Sportster with a 6-speed transmission from Baker. Baker doesn’t make a 6-speed for Sportsters anymore, but Carl was able to find the parts to make it happen.

No matter how crazy the government gets, us outlaws will still build cool shit and fight to ride free.

Let’s hit the news:

Check the Iron Trader out.
Check the Iron Trader out.

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, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.

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Yes, cooling. A bit at least. A new study in Nature Communication (h/t NoTricksZone) adds to the evidence that additional CO2 in the air is driving an explosion of greening around the world.

Based on satellite measurements over the period 2001-2018 the authors found that, as is generally held, the world has been getting more green. But then they decided to look at what the extra greening meant for local temperatures and found something very interesting. For about 70 percent of the world, they found that more green meant lower temperatures.

Yes, plants cool things off. And while it’s not enough to reverse the overall warming trend entirely, in places like China and India where local land use policies have been focused on enhancing forest cover and irrigated agriculture, it has offset 20 to 40 percent of the temperature increase. Might be something worth putting into a climate model.

--Climate Discussion Nexus

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Third-Largest U.S. Pension Sells Alibaba, TSMC, and MGM Stock. It Bought Harley-Davidson.

One of the largest U.S. public pension plans made big changes in its investments, including Asian tech giants. The New York State Common Retirement Fund cut its investments in Alibaba Group Holding (ticker: BABA), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM), and MGM Resorts International (MGM), and doubled a stake in Harley-Davidson (HOG) in the fourth quarter.

The fund disclosed the stock trades, among others, in a form it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Denis Manning and the BUB 7 Racing Team are seeking a new Pilot for the BUB SEVEN Motorcycle Streamliner. If you meet the requirements below (please read completely before responding) and would like to be considered for the position, please send us an email at with the word "PILOT" in the subject line and tell us why you should be the next pilot of the BUB Seven Motorcycle Streamliner.

If you would like to help Denis out please share this post with your friends and groups. Thank you, The BUB 7 Racing Team. Are you an exceptional individual with a passion for speed and motorcycle racing. Do you have the dedication it takes to break world records and make history?

--Robert Collier

If you want to investigate Denis Manning and the team efforts over the years, you might consider ordering his stellar books. It will tell you all you need to know about Denis and his history on the salt, the culture, the adventure and the risks.



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Classic Harley 45 chopper, 1942 WLA engine (rebuilt less than 500 miles ago), original three-speed 'box (rebuilt), converted to foot-change (easily converted back), built by the legendary Phil Piper in 1995 (ex-BSH project build), Rick James frame, black n' flames paint by Steve Studd, rewired, new Wassell carb, lovely to ride (not fast!) but doesn't get used as much as it should so ...

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The State of the Union is the sound of one hand clapping.

“I see that there’s a lotta people here. I was once a Marine on Guadalcanal. Those were tough times. I found a cow in the bushes and taught it to walk in a circle. I voted for George Washington at the Delaware Rose Bowl.

I was quarterback and the kids would come up to me and look at the hairs on my legs. King Arthur let me ride his horse in the Kentucky Derby. It was there I saved my first economy. Gas was not invented yet but I found some in the kitchen. We need to learn how to learn things.

I remember my pappy used to tell me about how when we were slaves in Georgia that coffee was going to be shipped through the Panama Canal. And I put a stop to it! That’s why you can now go into a Starbucks in total safety.

We can cure cancer now with aluminum tablets. Trump lives in palatial surroundings while koalas are burning to death in Australia. I didn’t make that up. I see my good friend Amelia Earhart in the audience, the delegate from Morocco. I built her plane. It’s powered by solar panels that spin real fast.

I’ve always said that tacos without butter are not helping with our disenfranchised apples. Tell me I’m wrong! I dare you!

You’re a dog-faced pony soldier and that is not acceptable. My dogs have been sent to NASA for a special space mission. The State of the Union is good! That makes 51.

If we use Wheat Thins for coins we can save thousands of lives. I know a guy! We can do this! I’ve asked Alley Handroid Ocasio Courtroom to do a little shimmy for me. She asked about my hairy legs. We danced until the cows came. THAT was kind of erotic but I’m joking now.

I see my wife over there making a face. She looks good. We had sex before Hunter was born. Then we stopped. I fell down on my bicycle and that Chinese balloon saved me. God bless China. I am punching Putin and Trump right now! Zippy, The Pinhead taught me about tortillas. I don’t think he’s even Mexican. I’ve opened the borders. Someone said I leave my pants open. Are there horses? You BET there are. You’re eating some now. Julia Childs was funny. Wear a mask! Thank you. Are there kids here?

--from J.J. Solari

STATE LAWMAKERS Honored at 2022 SEMA Show--

As a public servant, California Senator Josh Newman's mantra has been to put his constituents over politics.

Since his first election to the California Senate in 2016, Senator Newman has routinely gone above and beyond to promote the specialty automotive aftermarket industry in his home state.

Why? His southern California district, which is home to SEMA's Diamond Bar headquarters, boasts 83 SEMA-member companies. Put into perspective, that number is more SEMA members than most states in the union have in total.

When it came time to select the 2022 winner of the Stephen B. McDonald Lawmaker of the Year award, Sen. Newman had homefield advantage.

By Christian Robinson


When you love yourself, you attract better. You let all know that you deserve the best by treating yourself well.

Everything starts with how you feel about yourself. Feel worthy. Feel valuable. Feel special. Feel deserving of receiving the best.

It will happen for you.

--Ray Russell
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Hearts aren’t the only thing racing at the Harley-Davidson Museum in February

The Boonie Bike World Series returns at the Official Mama Tried Pre-Party on Feb. 16.

Plus, new items from the 120th Anniversary collections are dropping at the Harley-Davidson® Shop.

MILWAUKEE, USA (Feb. 9, 2023) – The Midwest’s favorite motorcycle show – Mama Tried – is back and better than ever in 2023. Get set for a thrilling weekend full of thrills, chills and spills when the Official Mama Tried Pre-Party gives Old Man Winter a swift kick in the lug nuts at MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant on Thursday, Feb. 16.

Rub elbows with your favorite Mama Tried Motorcycle Show builders and cheer on Flat Out Friday racers as they go full throttle on the H-D Museum™ course during the Boonie Bike World Series. Keep the chill away with outdoor fire pits and keep those money makers shaking with tunes from DJ Joey Hollywood. And don’t forget, the H-D Museum, H-D® Shop and Factory Shop will all be open until 8 p.m. on Feb. 16. It’s your chance to check out new exhibits and take home some official Mama Tried merch.

Or maybe you’ve got your eye on the Harley-Davidson Homecoming™ festival and are looking to snag new Harley-Davidson 120th Anniversary Collection items. The H-D® Shop has you covered (literally). Or perhaps you still need a ticket for the Foo Fighters or Green Day? Get yours now!

And if you find yourself still hungry for more Mama Tried post-show, don’t fret. Mark your calendars for June 2023 when “Mama Tried: Bringing it Together” opens at the H-D Museum. If you’re a fan of motorcycles that are as rare as hen’s teeth (and if you’re reading this, chances are you might be), check out the cream of the crop brought together for this special exhibit.

Finally, we all know the way to somebody’s heart is through their belly. And this month, MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant has the roadmap for you. Show someone how much you wheelie like them with February and Valentine’s Specials from Chef Sione. And did you say it’s fish fry season? Check out Milwaukee’s favorite all-you-can-eat fish fry every Friday at MOTOR. Read on for a special Lenten offer.

Please note the H-D Museum™ campus has rolled out seasonal hours for February. The H-D Museum will be open Thursday – Monday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Harley-Davidson® Shop and Factory Shop will be open Thursday – Monday, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant will be open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays, and 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Thursday – Saturday. Beginning March 1, the campus will resume seven days a week operation.

Mama Tried Official Pre-Party at the H-D Museum & MOTO Bar & Restaurant, Feb. 16, 5 – 9 p.m.
The world’s only Harley-Davidson Museum kicks off the Midwest’s preeminent motorcycle show weekend with the Official Mama Tried Pre-Party, powered by Budweiser & Bulleit® Bourbon.

The Flat Out Friday Boonie Bike World Series will light up the track outside on Motorcycle Plaza. Rub elbows with Flat Out Friday racers and Mama Tried Motorcycle Show builders inside and outside MOTOR® Bar & Restaurant.

Top off the night with a DJ, raffles, outdoor fire pits and Budweiser and Bulleit Cocktail specials all night long. Don’t miss it. The H-D Museum and H-D® Shop & Factory Shop will have extended hours and will be open until 8 p.m. Brush up on your Harley-Davidson history before the show or find exclusive Mama Tried merch at the H-D Shop.

“My Papi Has a Motorcycle” / “Mi papi tiene una moto” (on display now)

From award-winning children and YA author Isabel Quintero and illustrator Zeke Peña comes the Harley-Davidson Museum’s first-ever bilingual exhibit, “My Papi has a Motorcycle” / “Mi papi tiene una moto.” Based on the beloved children’s book of the same name, “My Papi has a Motorcycle” shares a story of family bonds strengthened by the simple act of taking a joy ride on a two-wheeled machine.

With brilliant, colorful art from Peña paired with heart-warming stories from Southern Californian riding families, “My Papi has a Motorcycle” will draw smiles from kids of all ages. It’s an exhibit that focuses not only on where you can take a motorcycle, but where a two-up motorcycle ride with a loved one can take you.

WREATHS Across America Radio Announces New Strategic Partnerships with Veteran Radio Programs

New programming added to the Wreaths Radio lineup is veteran-centric and aims to inform, educate, and entertain!

COLUMBIA FALLS, ME —Wreaths Across America Radio, is a full-time internet radio station that broadcasts a variety of music, news, and stories regarding American veterans, their families, and the ongoing community work of Wreaths Across America and its local volunteers. Today, Wreaths Across America Radio proudly announces entering into a content-sharing agreement with several exciting new program partners.

“With World Radio Day coming up on February 13, we thought there is no better time to announce these new veteran-centric partnerships,” Jeff Pierce, Director of Broadcasting and Media Partnerships for Wreaths Across America. “The Wreaths Across America Radio lineup is constantly evolving as we are always looking for content that is relevant to veterans and military families, and in support of the mission of Wreaths Across America. As a Voice for America’s Veterans, we are open to talking to anyone who has a veterans-related show or podcast they’d like to share.”

The new programming will begin airing on Wreaths Across America Radio this week. Following are details about each program and when it will air on the station. You can listen to Wreaths Across America Radio’s 24/7 internet stream anytime and anywhere on the iHeart Radio app, Audacy app, TuneIn app, or at

American Warrior Radio is a nationally syndicated program hosted by Ben Buehler-Garcia. The mission of the program is to educate and inform the public about service life through stories of our men and women in the military and those who support them. In addition, the show serves military families by discussing issues of importance to Veterans.

Oscar Mike Radio is hosted by United States Marine Corps Veteran Travis Partington. A 2021 Veteran Podcast Award Nominee, Oscar Mike Radio is a show for active-military service members, veterans, and non-veterans. The goal of the show is to meet and share ideas on supporting one another. Oscar Mike Radio can be heard Thursdays at 11 am and Sundays at 8 am (ET).

The Veterans Forward Show is hosted By Brian Cummings, a United States Air Force Veteran and Director of Veteran Services for nonprofit Veterans Forward. This radio show features guests talking about their personal experiences in the military, challenges faced by veterans, service members and their families and critical resources for help. You can hear The Veterans Forward show Fridays at 11 am and Sundays at 5 pm (ET).

Welcome Home Veterans Radio is hosted by Vietnam Veteran Joe Griffies. This program salutes those who have served and are still serving with a mix of conversation, information, and special guests. The “Welcome Home” Veterans radio show airs very Saturday from 2 to 4 PM ET on WWAC-AM in New Jersey and on Wreaths Across America Radio Thursdays at 9 pm (ET).

The Mental Health Warrior Podcast was originally a podcast by Clifford Bauman. This 34-year Army veteran is an internationally known motivational speaker. Mental Health Warrior podcast talks about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Mental Health and Suicide. As a survivor of an attempted suicide he realizes the importance of getting counseling and having a strong support structure. Reducing the stigma of asking for help one show at a time. Hear the show Fridays at 8 pm (ET) and Sunday at 10 pm (ET).

The Washington Tattoo Podcast is an exciting, newly formed international music and arts festival made up if veterans from premier military bands that perform at the state and royal level. The mission is to leverage the universal power of music and provide powerful and heartfelt experiences for veterans and their families. The show will have a particular focus on honor, service, belonging, pride, and community. The radio show runs Fridays at 6 pm ET and Sundays at 4 pm ET on Wreaths Across America Radio.

For more information about the yearlong mission of Wreaths Across America, please visit Your $17 sponsorship will support the program and place a fresh balsam veteran’s wreath on the headstone of an American hero on December 16, 2023, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.


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Check out the trailer for the new Mission Impossible 7 movie. Seems the villain wants to control "Truth" for the whole world. Will Tom and Crew save the day and shed some light? As always, there is no easy cruising for them.

The theme of 'quest for truth' and transparency could have been right out of the pages of Cantina series' episodes. Watch Tom jump his motorcycle off a cliff. The producers of this movie franchise never run out of gas.


Be sure to watch the making of this motorcycle stunt - Tom Cruise is man and machine :

You would think Sylvester Stallone would stop surprising you at age 76, but he is back as an -- guess -- an "action hero". Very nicely done, this movie revolves around a child who believes he has uncovered a secret -- that a legendary vigilante is still alive and not dead as everyone believed.

Stallone as a superhero? Why not? No one's ever too late to the superhero party list. Afterall he had indeed played a comic book superhero 'Judge Dredd' in the past.

While in the eyes of the world, the old man is working as a garbage man, a child believes he is the same man who used to take out the human trash in the city. Will the shrinks get to the kid? Is 'Samaritan' just an urban legend?

Stallone's character is superhuman and his past catches up to him. Known simply as "Samaritan", the vigilante has to do two jobs to survive in shit-city - garbageman and saviour, burning the candle at both ends to prevent an explosion at a power-plant.

There is a nice twist towards the climax.

Check out the trailer.

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Good Post. Try to stay warm so you can keep geting work done.

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Friday, February 10, 2023
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