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By Bandit, Rogue, Wayfarer, Bob T., Sam Burns, the Redhead, Laura, Steve Bauman, El Waggs, Bill May, Barry Green, Steve Pheil, and the rest of the Gang

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There’s an easy solution to all the renewable efforts
, but it entails eliminating the doom. Take a community, a city or a fucking state and eliminate all access to fossil fuels or any fossil fuel products and see how it works. Bada bing, easy, squeezy. We will answer all the questions, quick. That’s the way sensible, intelligent folks would test a product or a notion.

A brother said recently, “It isn’t about the planet or saving the earth. It’s about control.” Okay, so what. We know what’s going on. We also know how to level the playing field, eliminate the doom. Then let everyone test their theories. Take fossil fuels away and see what happens.

Remember: You are never a denier if you are seeking the truth.

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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We have received tremendous response regarding Dr. Greg's book. We need to know the facts, so I ordered more. Just drop me a line to with your address and I will send you a copy.
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DIRECT FROM THE PRIME MINISTER--Euro energy crisis: A rare opportunity to
re-calibrate priorities?

At least one developed economy is waking up from an energy slumber induced by the obsession with climate change. The new prime minister of the UK is seemingly leaving no stone unturned in her pursuit of energy liberation by appointing climate-skeptic ministers.

Given the decade-long dominance of anti-fossil fuel policies in the Western economies, this monumental policy shift is nothing short of a great awakening, one that may have been forced upon leaders by an existential energy crisis.

The Russian war in Ukraine, the uncertainty with OPEC oil production, and the post-pandemic economic recovery have together created a situation that cannot be ignored anymore.

The political class has been forced to address the energy shortage. Sensible policies must be pursued and probably will be this winter if only out of a need to keep people from freezing to death.

--by Vijay Jayaraj
CO2 Coalition

2022 Biketoberfest Hit Parade: 1. Willie’s The Chopper Show, 2. Sons of Speed, & 3. the SOS KIRSH Lid

Heading to Daytona for Biketoberfest this year? The two things that are on every biker’s list is The Original Chopper Show on Thursday, October 13, 2022 and the Sons of Speed at New Smyrna Speedway on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Thursday is the day to clear the whole schedule and just plan on being at Willie’s Old School Chopper Show from start to finish. This show continues to set records and blow minds.

The show is loud, cramped, fun, hot, and some of the coolest sleds you will ever see. The event includes beer, girls, bands, trophies, awards, and Roadside Marty talking trash to everyone. It’s over in a flash and then you’re sitting around wondering what just happened.

Sons of Speed races in New Symrna Beach, FL for Speedtober 2022 on Saturday, October 15, 2022 outside Daytona Beach, FL. The racing is held at the New Smyrna Speedway.

Sons of Speed features stripped-down bikes with pre-1925 American V-Twin engines and a steeply banked racetrack, that hearkens back to a wide-open, full-throttle, thrilling style of motorcycle racing.

One of the things I love about Sons of Speed are the people behind the bars and in the pits. You’ll see and have time to meet guys and gals like Billy Lane, Shelly Rossmeyer Pepe, Jody Perewitz, Jeff Cochran, Rogue, Dave Perewitz, and Dan Fitzmaurice.

Another cool thing that I ran across is the Sons of Speed 2022 custom lid by KIRSH Helmets. It’s a gem that you can take back with you as a memento of the event.

It’s cool, comes in the SOS colors with a SOS logo on the front. In addition, it’s manufactured with a high-tech fluid liner that provides an incredible amount of safety in case you have a dismount. It’s the best protection you can buy in a half shell.

These lids are available at the track or online at KIRSH Helmets -

News Alert: Some events are cancelled due to the recent tropical storm.

THE OUTLAW CODE-- True one percent clubs have history and tradition built by the members that came before them. True one percent clubs put the brotherhood first before family, friends, society and definitely before societies laws.

They are not 1%ers who become drug dealers, pimps, thugs, thieves, or murderers. They ARE drug dealers, pimps, thugs, thieves, murders, TO BE 1%ers. The crimes allow them the time, the money, and the freedom to be TRUE outlaw bikers.


A Welcomed Veto and Some Successful Amendments for PFAS Legislation

The MIC's PFAS Working Group recently met to review the latest news about legislation surrounding the synthetic chemicals used in a wide variety of powersports products, and what the Government Relations Office has done to date. The team also considered next steps as it faces one of the biggest challenges to ever confront manufacturers, distributors, and dealerships.

In one of the biggest states for powersports business, two bills directly affect manufacturers and distributors. Fortunately for OE and aftermarket powersports companies, California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed AB 2247 which would have set up a PFAS registry for all products containing the chemicals.

Newsom did sign into law AB 1817, which prohibits, beginning January 1, 2025, any person from manufacturing, distributing, selling, or offering for sale any textile articles that contain intentionally added PFAS – except for textiles used for personal protective equipment or certain other regulated products. But the MIC GRO team successfully inserted an amendment that exempts off-highway motor vehicles from provisions in the bill. Previously, AB 1817 only exempted on-highway vehicles.

"This new California law does still apply to gear and clothing, so if you are not already working with your suppliers on finding alternatives to PFAS, you absolutely need to be. Know that starting no later than January 1, 2025, manufacturers selling products in California must use 'the least toxic alternative when complying with this prohibition and...provide distributors with certification of compliance.' "

- Scott Schloegel
MIC Senior Vice President

The MIC GRO sent a second letter on behalf of 104 powersports companies to the Department of Environmental Protection in Maine, requesting an extension to a PFAS registration deadline. The state recently replied, granting a six-month extension to the firms, stating: "The Department has determined that more time is needed to comply with the Subsection 1414(2)(A) requirements and that it is appropriate to extend the deadline for the submission until six months after the effective date of the Department's finally adopted rule for the entities listed…."

"This provides some breathing room," Schloegel said. "But member companies need to continue expedited analysis and testing of the products they sell into Maine, and be prepared by the modified registration date."


FRED KODLIN SPEAKS OUT--Kodlin Lowering Kits for 2021 and 2022 HD Pan-America (RA 1250) models

  • Made of steel with a black powder coating finish
  • Easy installation which doesn’t require a modification to your suspension. No shock compression tool is required.
  • Comes with installation instructions (download).
K66029 Kodlin 2-inch Lowering Kit for Pan-America models 2021-2022. Lowers the height of the Pan-America by 2 inches (50 mm).

K66031 Kodlin 1-inch Lowering Kit for Pan-America models 2021-2022.Lowers the height of the Pan-America by by 1 inch (25 mm).

Retail: US$ 99.99
Dealer: US$ 69.99

Note: Operation of the center stand can only be done by 2 people after the installation of the 2" lowering kit.

Available at or from our distribution partners.



And online! Let the bidding begin for more than 600 lots including classic motorcycles, unique memorabilia, hot rods and a huge collection of parts — all selling at NO RESERVE! Bidding starts October 19.

"We are featuring an incredible line up of Classic Motorcycles, Parts, Memorabilia, Jeff Decker Bronzes and even some cars," says Glen Bator. "Classic British bikes and some really unique European roadracing bikes have just been added to the docket. A race -ready Kawasaki KR250 looks like a winner."

"You can see all of the items coming up for bid on our website at:

--from Dealernews

SONG PICK OF THE WEEK : The eighties high-energy boogie-blues legend

Song : "I Drink Alone"
Rock band : George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Album : Maverick (1985)
Lyrics by : George Thorogood

I drink alone, yeah
With nobody else
I drink alone, yeah
With nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself

Now every morning just before breakfast
I don't want no coffee or tea
Just me and my good buddy Weiser
That's all I ever need

'Cause I drink alone, yeah
With nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself

Yeah, the other night I laid sleeping
And I woke from a terrible dream
So, I caught up my pal Jack Daniel's
And his partner Jimmy Beam

And we drank alone, yeah
With nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself

Yeah, the other day I got invited to a party
But I stayed home instead
Just me and my pal Johnny Walker
And his brothers Black and Red

And we drank alone, yeah
With nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself

Yeah, my whole family done give up on me
And it makes me feel oh so bad
The only one who will hang out with me
Is my dear old granddad
And we drink alone, yeah
With nobody else

Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself

I drink alone

D.J. and Music Editor

UN DECLARES-- ‘We own the science’ & ‘the world should know it’ so ‘we partnered with Google’ to ensure only UN climate results appear in search requests.

The United Nations revealed that they "own the science" of climate change and they have manipulated Google search results to suppress any climate view that deviates from UN claims.

Melissa Fleming, the UN's Under-Secretary for Global Communications said at a World Economic Forum event: “We partnered with Google. For example, if you Google ‘climate change,’ you will, at the top of your search, you will get all kinds of UN resources...We were shocked to see that when we Googled ‘climate change,’ we were getting incredibly distorted information right at the top...We own the science, and we think that the world should know it."

Marc Morano comment: "As I wrote in my book, The Great Reset, the public health bureaucracy and the 'climate community' have become political lobbying organizations, and they are using 'The Science' to support their preferred policies—policies that dovetail with the Great Reset and advance the power of the administrative state." The UN now joins Anthony 'I am The Science' Fauci in claiming ownership of science."

--Marc Morano
Climate Depot

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"I don’t get it. Who would ever trust anything from the UN? And who wants the UN to be in control of anything or any government? I say we pull the lease on their building downtown."


I came across the ugliest stock bike I think I have ever seen in my life, and of course decided I had to have one.

"I still don't know why I wanted one, I just did.
It sat in the corner for a while until Pops basically told me if I wanted to build a bike, that was gonna be it.

I was actually pretty pissed, but in the end he taught me to see the potential..."

--Mikey Arnold

Click for Action.
Click for Action.


Operation Gratitude is excited to provide another wonderful opportunity for Volunteers to donate their time and energy to help us show our first responders how much the American people care.

Join us in Philadelphia, PA on October 25th and 26th, 2022 at Rivers Casino, where we will assemble 7,000 Care Packages for first responders. Come join us on the journey to say thank you to all who serve!

We are grateful to our partner CSX for sponsoring this event.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly.

With Gratitude,

--Vicki Johnson
Director, National Volunteer Network

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By guest writer Eric Peters

In several objective ways, new cars are less "safe" than cars built decades ago.

A strong statement. One that probably seems ridiculous, too, given all the "safety" features new cars have that old cars did not, and the fact that new vehicles must pass a battery of crash tests before dealers may legally sell them to the public.

But "safety" is a slippery thing.

An analogy may help get the point across.

Battleships were considered virtually invulnerable; they had some armor belts more than a foot thick. Then came naval aviation. And the air-dropped torpedo. One or two of these--a few thousand bucks each, maybe--could slide under a battleship's armor belt (which generally did not extend below the waterline) and make short work of a billion-dollar capital ship.

How "safe" is the new car you can't see very well out of because of over-tall headrests, up-high beltlines, and girder-thick roof support pillars vs. the pre- "safe" car that gave you an excellent view of what was coming at you from the side and behind?

Do anti-lock brakes encourage some drivers to tailgate? Does traction control encourage some people to drive too fast on slick roads? Have higher grip thresholds given people a false sense of security? Eighty MPH in a modern car doesn't feel as fast as 60 did in the pre- "safety" era.

The physics hasn't changed, just the perception.

The new car is probably (though not necessarily) more crashworthy, but which is more likely to be involved in a crash?

Much of government-mandated "safety" is reactive--it is all about making cars "safer" to crash. More survivable when you wreck. Airbags fall into this category.

It would probably be safer to avoid the crash.

That used to be the emphasis. It's not anymore.

Less and less is expected of the driver. More and more is demanded of the car. Even to the extent of simple competencies such as parallel parking, which we have given up, is now in many vehicles handled automatically by a computer, which takes over and steers the car into its slot. The "driver" merely pushes a button.

One could make a pretty solid case that a person unable to parallel park a car alone is probably not a "safe" driver.

The car is expected to have skills and be aware. The driver, not so much.

"Safety" is also incoherent.

For example, on the one hand, the government makes a fuss about distracted driving and yet not a peep about new cars with so many distracting electronic gadgets. It's a miracle anyone makes it a week without at least one fender-bender.

Pecking at a smartphone keyboard is an actionable offense. Still, it's ok to fiddle with the car's built-in touchscreen "infotainment" system, which in many new vehicles has Internet access and does pretty much everything (and sometimes, more than) a smartphone does.

It is probably not "safe" to drive with someone ringing a bell or flashing a light in your face. Yet most new cars have "safety" systems that do exactly that, in some cases incessantly and for no good reason.

The steering wheel vibrates like Titanic's tiller as the doomed ship scraped past the iceberg every time a tire grazes a painted line in the road (Lane Departure Warning). A frantic red light flashes on the dashboard, and the brakes suddenly come on, jerking you forward without warning because another car 20 yards ahead is slowing down or a cyclist is off to the right (Collision Avoidance Mitigation/Automated Braking).

The presumption being you are too addled to anticipate, too slow-witted, and low-skilled to react appropriately and in time.

Maybe go back to pecking at the smartphone or fiddling with the LCD touchscreen.

Why not?

People think their vehicle is "safe" to drive because an Official Safety Inspector inspected it on a given day. The sticker on the window says the car is "safe" to drive! And probably it was. But what about three months from now? By then, the brake pads (or tires) that were still ok or "safe" as defined by the government have worn to the point of no longer being very safe at all.

And so many drivers assume it is.

Technically, the law requires them to keep up with the condition of their vehicle, to note whether the tires are going bald and the brake pads are getting close to needing to be replaced. But because the car has a valid inspection sticker, many people don't bother until some event confronts them with the reality that the tires have gone bald or the brake pads are worn out.

In the pre-inspection era, people were motivated to keep track of the condition of their vehicles. Today, that responsibility is passed off to an inspector.

Which era was "safer"?

Older adults with arthritic limbs, slow reaction times, and poor vision are, by definition, impaired relative to younger people not yet afflicted with those woes of the aging process. Yet that form of impairment isn't considered the "safety" hazard that having even trace amounts of alcohol in one's system is.

There are no Senile Citizen checkpoints. And suppose a glaucomic geriatric blows a red light and kills someone. In that case, the legal consequences will usually be far less severe than those faced by a driver who didn't blow a red light or into anyone but did blow a BAC above the percentage that arbitrarily defines "drunk" driving.

Which form of impairment constitutes the greater "safety" threat?

In many states, there are laws against dark-tinted windows. Ostensibly because it is not "safe." Likewise, mandatory buckle-up laws. And yet, government workers (cops) are exempted from these laws. Is it "safe" for them to drive cars with dark tinted windows and not buckled up? If so, how so?

And if not, why are we hassled for doing the same?

"Safety" is in the eye of the beholder and the pen of the regulator.

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"Well written, but if we abide by the Zero Doctrine, we must, must keep regulating until there are no freedoms left. The above is exactly the reasoning to fight Helmet Laws. Helmets especially full face now with entertainment and communication systems attached are notorious. And the perception is that the rider can ride faster and pop wheelies all day long because he’s wearing a helmet. Hang on!"


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