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THE STRANGE BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for May 11, 2023

Strange is a calm word for the News...

By Bandit, Wayfarer, RFR, Bob T., Laura, J.J. Solari, the Redhead, Barry Green, Sam Burns, Ray Russell, Buck Lovell, and the whole gang
5/11/2023


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Hey,

Get this.
I thought it was the 12th today, my computer said it was the 10th and my calendar called it the 11th. Strange times.

Hell, look at the news. Wait, you better not. It’s not good. Biden Energy Secretary is cracking down on dishwashers to save the planet from climate doom.

I can’t look at the news anymore, it’s nuts.

Let’s hit the news:

Click for all the info...
Click for all the info...



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, BorntoRide.com and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.

Our Dayrolls are all leather now, with four pocket including a tool flap. They are the shit. Click for action.
Our Dayrolls are all leather now, with four pocket including a tool flap. They are the shit. Click for action.







DENNIS KIRK HAS ALL YOUR EVO NEEDS COVERED—From engines to replacement parts.

They have carbureted and injected engines.

Here’s an example:

S&S Cycle Polished V124Ei Assembled Engine - 310-0665
Certified for “new build” bikes, S&S offers the 124 for 49-state EPA engine packages.

FITMENT: Aftermarket frames with motor mounts for 1984–’99 big twins

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OLD ROYAL ENFIELD DISCOVERED--

I wish I could send it to you. Enfield India started assembling these motorcycles in 1955. When the UK company went defunct in 1970s, Enfield India was already manufacturing them under license. Soon they owned the British company because we wanted these -- the economy was closed and Japanese and other companies including CocaCola were not allowed entry to protect the closed market. After liberalisation in economy, it meant cool Japanese bikes and cars for all. Enfield was forced to either reinvent themselves or become extinct like its colonial ancestor. 

Yup, they reinvented themselves alright! Enfield is now again a global player in motorcycle industry.



The 1955 chassis was more or less the same as in this one (and same as my 2007 Bullet). Even the engine had seen very little changes since 1955 model Std Bullet.

I don't know if it's mid-life crisis wanting to own this old technology, but it's a carburetor based mechanical machine -- unlike modern motorcycles full of technology that won't work in a dystopian future (as in the novel Sam Chopper Orwell by Keith 'Bandit' Ball).

Read this book quick, before it's too late!
Read this book quick, before it's too late!



I will send you some photos after they do some polishing and buffing and minor repairs on it. In all it cost me $1100 to make it look younger, register it as a new owner and get mandatory insurance. After 2026, I will have to again apply to the transport department for "Fitness Test" where they will decide if this vehicle is road-worthy. 



Meanwhile, here is a blast from my youthful past --photos of my first Enfield from 2007.



--UD
International News Desk



Click for Books, Bedrolls or Leathers
Click for Books, Bedrolls or Leathers



SPEAKING OF BOOKS—We are revisiting my second book Outlaw Justice and I ran across this quote:

When he was a younger man, John had cared for the bike like it was his Rolls Royce. But his nature was changing. The scoot still meant more to John than any other material possession, but drugs, violence, and cheap thrills were getting in the way. What once had been his ticket to women, the key to his unbridled mobility, and his vehicle on the freeway to freedom, now shared the limelight with whiskey and white powder. His patch and the bike were John’s only property, his brothers, his sole companions.

We hope to have new model available in the near future. The last version was sold out. There is a version available in Bandit’s Cantina.

--Bandit

Join the Cantina, Quick! Touch her.
Join the Cantina, Quick! Touch her.





THE LATEST FROM LINDBY--

Adjustable Footrest for the FLH Models
Chrome Black FLH Model



$449.99

The Lindby Custom Adjustable Footrest for the FLH Models
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Features:
Front bars are made from 1 1/4? high-strength steel for long-lasting durability.
Replaceable Bonded Rubber Footrests provide traction and added comfort and traction in all climates.
Available in triple-chrome-plated or gloss black powder-coat finish.

BRAND - HARLEY DAVIDSON
AVAILABILITY - IN-STOCK

"The Lindby organization is moving into a new facility." --Bandit

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TEXAS WEATHER REPORT--

Went up to MC Creations today, the humidity from just that short trip about 11 and I’m back hiding in the garage today.



Is it a 68/69(?) Sportster, 1970 original Shovelhead & mine has 2 tanks and bags back on her!





--RFR





NEWS FROM THE TIP OF THE CLIMATE WEATHER STATION--What a bunch of losers.

It is the knowledge they are losing the battle for hearts and minds which is what is driving radical greens to ever more frantic attempts to grab public attention. In the very near future they will be completely isolated – attention is already shifting to the next great fake crisis, the threat of malevolent AI.

One day soon, in the not too distant future, we will look on green radicals as just another kind of quirky survivalist, just another bunch of frightened people holed up in their bunkers, wasting their lives away waiting for the apocalypse which never arrives.

--WUWT





5-BALL RACING NEW SHOP—Frankie is setting it up in Venice, California, in an alley behind the coolest area in town.



I took the Dicey Knuckle out for a ride after the winter. I was wearing a 5/8 Jak shirt.





I’m wearing a light speedway vest in this shot.

Check our line-up online.

--Bandit

Click to check the Jak Shirt line from 5-Ball.
Click to check the Jak Shirt line from 5-Ball.

 

 

SPEAKING OF CLIMATE DOOM

A local company runs and operates billboards around the Sturgis, SD area. If they don’t have a customer, they have free billboard art to post from non-profits. Unfortunately, this supposedly non-profit provides them with political messages like the one above.

Last year I posted an opposing view regarding CO2 and stoves. I’ve come up with another notion. A photo of a beached whale against a shot of an ocean mounted wind generator with the line: A WHALE OF A MISTAKE

What do you think?

--Bandit





NEWS FROM THE LAW TIGER TEAM—American Flat Track Sacramento Mile, May 13, 2023, Gates Open at 2:00 pm

Get ready for a heart-pumping, adrenaline-fueled motorcycle racing experience at the American Flat Track Sacramento Mile, presented by Law Tigers! Held on May 13 in Sacramento, California, this event is the pinnacle of professional flat track racing, featuring top riders and teams from around the world.

Watch as competitors navigate the challenging one-mile dirt track at speeds of over 100 miles per hour, battling it out for supremacy in multiple race categories, including the AFT Twins, AFT Singles, and AFT Production Twins.

But the excitement doesn't stop there. With Law Tigers as the proud sponsor of the event, you can also expect a fun-filled atmosphere, complete with live music, delicious food and drink vendors, and plenty of other entertainment options.

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THE BIKER MOVIE RELEASED--

I will send you the packaged set of the dvds for you. If you don't have a dvd player I'll get you one if you like.

It's been going really good...just getting things off the ground. Giving some copies away to people who are in the movie or support it.

Building an arsenal of really good reviews and quotes from people to launch on my other pages.

I've got one hell of a movie. You won't be disappointed!

--Pete Alva





DYNA SEATS FROM LE PERA--

The world is your playground... shred it! This is the seat that every adventurous rider would be stoked to own. The maximized back support and ample seating area offer plenty of options for riding - or showing off - at a moment's notice.

Shown with TDV Brown Distressed Vinyl seating and sides with the Diamond Stitch. Also available with Basket Weave, Pleated Stitch and our new Gripp Tape material - for when traction is needed! Many other custom materials and stitch graphics are available as well!

Specs

Driver Seating: 11" Wide
Passenger Seating: N/A

MSRP: $560.00

Part Number: LK-591DMBRNBK ['06-'17] Dyna

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BIKERNET MEDICAL CENTER FINDINGS--

"Socialized medicine has only one way to guarantee its own survival: by killing its customers.

Normal medicine - meaning free-market medicine - has only one way to guarantee its own survival: by CURING its customers.

There actually IS a difference between socialized medicine and capitalist medicine And it's the same difference that exists between life and death: meaning; it's huge.

--J.J. Solari





WISDOM QUOTE FOR THE WEEK:

"In a society that has you counting money, pounds, calories, and steps, be a rebel and count your blessings instead." ~ Lisa Heckman





BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!--Bon Ami King Charles

https://www.bikernet.com/pages/Bon_Ami_King_Charles.aspx

Good analysis of the new king. He's been waiting so long. With any luck William will ascend soon. Diana got royally screwed again. She would've made a much more pleasing queen than dogface, but then there was a price to pay.

--Rhys
Florida





WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION--

Do not love half lovers
Do not entertain half friends
Do not live half a life
and do not die a half death

If you choose silence, then be silent
When you speak, do so until you are finished
Do not silence yourself to say something
And do not speak to be silent

If you accept, then express it bluntly
Do not mask it
If you refuse then be clear about it
for an ambiguous refusal is but a weak acceptance

Do not accept half a solution
Do not believe half truths
Do not dream half a dream
Do not fantasize about half hopes

Half the way will get you no where
Half an idea will bear you no results

Half a life is a life you didn't live,
A word you have not said
A smile you postponed
A love you have not had
A friendship you did not know

The half is a mere moment of inability
but you are able for you are not half a being
You are a whole that exists to live a life
not half a life.

~ Khalil Gibran





JIMS HOT PRODUCT OF THE WEEK—

Part No. 6021, 6023 – JIMS Milwaukee Eight Low Profile Billet Tappet Covers & Pushrod Cover Kits



Part No. 6021, 6023 – JIMS® Milwaukee Eight Low Profile Billet Tappet Covers & Pushrod Cover Kits

The tappet covers on the Milwaukee Eight engine have grown substantially in height compared to Twin Cam engines. This additional height not only makes it challenging to adjust pushrods, but the covers have lost a bit of styling in their redesign. Make way for the new JIMS billet “low profile” Milwaukee Eight tappet covers.



Not only do the JIMS tappet covers have a sleek new look, but they are approximately 1/2? lower then stock – making pushrod adjustment easy to do. Made from 6061 billet aluminum, these covers have JIMS “DNA” embedded in their design & work with stock and aftermarket alignment guides.



To achieve this height difference, the covers were designed to be installed with Twin Cam pushrod covers, they will NOT work with standard Milwaukee Eight pushrod covers. JIMS also offers these tappet covers with JIMS billet pushrod covers for the ultimate valve train cover upgrade for your Milwaukee Eight engine.



MSRP for the tappet cover kits, available in black and chrome range from $251.00 to $321.00. MSRP for the tappet cover AND pushrod cover kits, also available in black and chrome, range from $656.00 to $795.00.

For more information, please contact us at (805) 482-6913, email us at sales@jimsusa.com, or visit www.jimsusa.com.





ARTIST OF THE WEEK—Billy Cune







I believe we featured Billy before, but if we didn’t here’s the master.

--Sam Burns
Official Art Curator
Bikernet.com™

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NEW FROM NASH--THE KNUCKLE BUCKLE WITH STRIPE BELT
--Limited Quantities

The Knuckle Buckle is the latest collaboration between Nash Motorcycle Co and Jason Momoa's On The Roam.

Jason and Taber Nash both have a passion for Harley's first OHV motor, the iconic Knucklehead. First developed in 1936 this motor transcended the 2nd World War and developed a cult following from Harley enthusiasts and custom bike builders around the globe.

To commemorate the unique design of this motor, Jason and Taber have designed The Knuckle Buckle. Cast in bronze with an antique finish and polished Knuckle Nuts. A prodigy that is built to last a lifetime just like the venerable Knucklehead engine.

These buckles are a limited run and once they're gone, they're history!

The Knucklehead belt is crafted from 100% high-grade thick 8-10oz leather that is guaranteed to hold your pants up for years of hard work. These belts are natural tanned and burned leather for a unique striped look and stamped with KNUCKLEHEAD across the back as well as the On The Roam and Nash Motor Co. logos.

These belts do not have a slot for a traditional frame & prong style belt buckle.

LG Buckle - 5" x 2.25"

Regular Buckle - 3.75" x 1.75"

LG Buckle Belt - 1.75" Wide

Regular Buckle Belt - 1.5" Wide

Belt Sizing:

SM (WAIST SIZE 28-30)
MD (WAIST SIZE 32 – 34)
LG (WAIST SIZE 36 – 38)
XL (WAIST SIZE 40-42)
2XL (WAIST SIZE 44-46)

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METAL ARTIST OF THE WEEK--

Nicolas Serrazin works at The Forge de la grenouillère in Bizanet, France. Ironwork, sculptures, stair rails, knives, almost anything iron.

 

 
 
They make their hammers and tools for sale.

 
 

 
 
 
--Sam Burns
Tech Editor
Bikernet.com 




WORDS FROM THE EMERALD TEMPLE--

There are four very important words in life:

Love, honesty, truth, respect.

Without these in your life, you have nothing.

--Ray Russell
Senior Monk
Bikernet Down Under Temple
Australia





BIKERNET BOOK OF THE WEEK CLUB—

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DIABLO DOUBLE CROSS

Introducing Marcus Quinn and his raiders: ex-rebels out to take what they can get and then some. The war between the States is over, and Quinn's Raiders, the fiercest unit of guerrilla fighters in the South, are on their way to Texas to swing for their crimes. But no Yankee prison train can hold these boys for long.
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Reader Comments


I appreciate the fine words from Ray Russel, and we owe him a vegemite sandwich at the very least. If I may quote a truly wise man,
"Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love."

So this tells me that honesty, truth, and respect first require the love of our fellow man. I know there's nothing earth-shaking about this point of view, but it seems a whole lot like the biker brotherhood and the Code of the West. Just sayin'






Sam
TX
Monday, May 15, 2023
Editor Response Yep, but we seem to be struggling with much of the above...
--Bandit
I was wondering how that Panhead that’s for sale got in there as I didn’t remember sending them. That up at MC Creations. While Greg isn’t the one selling it, he might be able to tell anyone interested what he knows about it? Me, I know nothing

RFR

Richard Roesler
Tomball , TX
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Editor Response Same here...
--Bandit

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