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Life is so ironic even to an old grubby biker. On one side folks want to ban smoke. They are very afraid. On the same side they support terror and blowing up folks, which causes lots of smoke. It’s all nuts.

It’s all the best of times in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Tech correction: I stopped by Legends Suspension in Sturgis, because I tried to email a tech question and never got a response. The gentlemen who came to my aid said that legends doesn’t have upgrades or rebuild kits for wide glides from the ‘60s, but they do have replacement rear shocks in 12 and 13-inch configuration.

John, the owner of the 1960 Panhead we are working on called Legends several days later and they told him they don’t have early Harley replacement shocks. The mystery continues, and it looks like we are using his old stock shocks.

Let’s hit the news.

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BUDDY CHECK WEEK--Talk to Ten Veterans, October 16-20

Hey there. We're asking that you call, text or talk to 10 Veterans from October 16-20, 2023 during the first-ever National Buddy Check Week. Check-in and make sure they are doing well.

All veterans should join.
All veterans should join.

State Department Issues Warning to Americans to 'Reconsider Travel'

Amid the Israel-Hamas war, the U.S. Department of State called on Americans to not travel to the country.

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THE KING RIDES--The Many 'Triumphs' of King Presley

On record, Elvis Presley bought nine Triumphs in 1965. Now Triumph is trying to find them. Triumph Motorcycles also confirmed that Elvis Presley gifted motorcycles to Memphis Mafia in 1965.

In collaboration with Graceland archives and recollections from Jerry Shilling, a close friend of Elvis Presley, Triumph Motorcycles has confirmed the truth behind the famous motorcycle myth surrounding the music legend. Elvis purchased nine Triumph motorcycles in 1965 as gifts, so he and his closest friends could go riding together in the hills of Los Angeles.

The King showcased his love for motorcycles in films such as "Stay Away Joe" in 1968, where he rode a red and silver Triumph 650 Bonneville 'Desert Sled.' However, his affinity for Triumph motorcycles began earlier in 1965.

As of now, all nine of the original motorcycles have been lost to history, with no formal records of their whereabouts after the summer of 1965. Triumph is launching an appeal to motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide to help locate or uncover the fate of these historic bikes. Researchers are eager to hear from anyone with leads or information regarding the bikes' whereabouts.

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"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark." --Michelangelo 
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HEARTLAND NEW PRODUCTS-- Milwaukee Eight Breakout Rear Fender Conversion

Heartland USA is the Gold Standard in Rear Fender Conversions along with Wide tire Conversions for Harley-Davidson Softail Models. Offering the most complete Kits on the market. So, it’s no surprise that when the new Softail Breakout was launched that Heartland USA would offer a rear fender conversion for the Milwaukee eight Breakout that fits 2018 to present models years.

The Heartland USA EZ-240 Rear Fender conversion for the M-8 Breakout Retains the stock 240 tire wheel combo and is a direct bolt on with no modifications to the frame.

The EZ-240 Conversion includes a Leather topped Solo Seat, Billet Aluminum Fender Struts, Raw 14 Gauge Steel 11” wide fender, 11” Raw Steel Rock Guard and all the hardware.

Struts can be finished in Chrome or Gloss Black, Available are three different Fender Lengths, The Shortest being the Wild Heart, Medium is the Heartbreaker and Longest is the Heartlander. The Heartland USA billet Struts have docking Slots with covers that except the HL quick on and off passenger seat and sissy bar, named the 2nd seat.

You can add optional LED Strut Lights that work as Run, Stop and Turn at extra cost.

This Heartland USA rear fender conversion transforms your bike from a basic Breakout to a Custom bike without any major modifications. Just add paint.
  • EZ-240 for Breakout Rear Fender Kit $2599
  • Optional LED Strut Lights $240
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A NEW CLIMATE MOVE--Drifting Ideas through the atmosphere
I guess they didn't watch the Jean Claude Van Damme movie -- 'No Retreat, No Surrender'. --Wayfarer

The Bold Idea To Move Millions To Climate Havens

How the U.S. can motivate people to migrate before climate change causes chaos in their cities.

Futurist Escapist™

And save the World. It's a blast and whacky forever!
And save the World. It's a blast and whacky forever!

You are an older senior citizen, and you can no longer take care of yourself and need Long Term Care, but the government says there is no Nursing Home care available for you, what do you do?

You may opt for Medicare Part G.

The plan gives anyone 75 or older a gun (Part G for gun) and one bullet. You may then shoot one worthless politician. This means you will be sent to prison for the rest of your life where you will receive three meals a day, a roof over your head, central heating and air conditioning, cable TV, a library, and all the health care you need. Need new teeth? No problem. Need glasses? That’s great. Need a hearing aid, new hip, knees, kidney, lungs, sex change, or heart? They are all covered!

As an added bonus, your kids can come and visit you at least as often as they do now!

And who is paying for all of this? The same government that just told you they can’t afford for you to go into a nursing home. And you will get rid of a useless politician while you are at it. And now, because you are a prisoner, you don’t have to pay taxes.
Is this a great country or what?

Now that you have solved your senior Long-Term Care problem, enjoy the rest of the week!
--Fred Cuba


CHINESE HARLEY TO BE SOLD IN THE USA--Made In China Harley Davidson X 500 to be sold in USA
  • Qianjiang-Produced Harley-Davidson X 500 is expected to be available in USA from 2024.

  • It is expected the people and dealerships (and media) will react fast & furiously to a Made-in-China Harley-Davidson being sold in USA.
There are distinct changes compared to the 2023 owner’s manual, adding information specific to the American market such as a U.S. vehicle identification number (VIN). The manual’s VIN breakdown specifically details the codes for models manufactured by Qianjiang in China for export to the United States.

Warranty information and a clause marked as “Other Limitations” included six items in 2023 manual but for year 2024 manual there is an addition of a seventh item.

This addition states United States customers are not allowed particular modifications that are not approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board. A definition of tampering with noise control or exhaust emissions control systems is mentioned. These were absent for the manual meant for Chinese market.

X 500 is the second model to be produced under the partnership between Harley-Davidson and Qianjiang, following the X 350. The smaller engine model was not intended for US market as per Q1 2023 report, though X350RA variant is to be used by Harley-Davidson’s Riding Academy.

We can expect the same liquid-cooled 500cc Parallel-Twin engine, claiming 47 hp at 8,500 rpm and 33 lb-ft. at 5,000 rpm. The claimed wet weight remains 456 pounds, and the fuel economy is unchanged, still claiming 49 mpg. Valve inspections are scheduled for every 15,500 miles.

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Bonnie and Clyde celebrating...
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POSITIVE GUN NUT REPORT--Judge Orders New York to Pay the NRA

A New York judge recently ordered the state of New York to pay the NRA nearly half a million dollars in legal fees following the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) v. Bruen (2022).

“The NRA regards the $447K award in the NYSRPA V. Bruen case as a pivotal victory, a symbol that justice is definitively on our side,” Michael Jean, NRA director of the Office of Litigation Counsel, told Fox News Digital. “This triumph in Bruen has fortified the Second Amendment in an unprecedented manner, and we continue our unrelenting fight to uphold our rights and challenge those who endeavor to infringe upon them.”

In Bruen, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that the right to bear arms does not stop at a person’s front door. This ruling was the result of plaintiffs challenging New York’s may-issue licensing regime.

“It is undisputed that petitioners Koch and Nash—two ordinary, law-abiding, adult citizens—are part of ‘the people’ whom the Second Amendment protects. And no party disputes that handguns are weapons ‘in common use’ today for self-defense. The Court has little difficulty concluding also that the plain text of the Second Amendment protects Koch’s and Nash’s proposed course of conduct—carrying handguns publicly for self-defense,” wrote Justice Clarence Thomas in the majority opinion.

For a detailed breakdown, Stephen P. Halbrook, who has argued Second Amendment cases at the highest level, penned a piece for America’s 1st Freedom.

Just over a year later, Bruen is having wide-ranging effects. Among the most-notable are the striking down of may-issue licensing policies; however, anti-freedom states like New York are repeatedly enacting new restrictions in spite of the high court’s ruling. The NRA will continue to fight these unconstitutional responses to the Bruen decision, as well as other unconstitutional laws, on behalf of Americans who understand and embrace freedom.

Jean made a point of extending gratitude to the “devoted NRA members” who funded the majority of the legal fees incurred in Bruen, noting that the payment ordered by the New York judge “only scratches the surface” of NRA’s expenses.

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