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THE UNITED BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for June 2nd, 2022

It's uplifting and inspiring...

By Bandit, Wayfarer, Rogue, Bob T. Berry Green, Laura, J.J. Solari, Dan Leadbetter, Gearhead, Redhead, Bill May, Bill Bish, Marko, Porsche Taylor,
6/2/2022


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Hey,

I had a conversation with one of the most respected guys in our industry yesterday.
I won’t mention his name or current affiliation. During his recent duties as a photographer and writer he’s struggled with his understanding of what’s PC or required.

We are living in interesting times, but when we are faced with PC efforts we need to look beyond the rhetoric to their ultimate goal. Just like we need to look at folks’ actions and look beyond to their goals at the time. And bottom line, we need to look beyond all these efforts to understand our end goal. Are they designed to point out only social injustice, or are they designed to tear the country to pieces?

We’ve been here before with the McCarthy era. Ultimately all the finger pointing will stumble and the truth will shine, and freedom will reign once more. If you look at most of the educated folks who are fighting Climate Crises, you will find that they started as environmentalist, but discovered the true hate filled nature of the movement and the lies, so they turned toward the truth and what it will bring back to the country, unity and freedom.

Let’s hit the news:

Click for action!
Click for action!



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.

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







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YAMAHA--
Honors 14 Years and $5 Million in Outdoor Access Initiative Grants
 
Employees Join The Great Outdoors Fund and Grant Recipient for Georgia Trail-Rehabilitation Project

MARIETTA, Ga. – June 2, 2022 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, marked the 14th anniversary of the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) with an employee volunteer event in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, helping The Great Outdoors Fund fulfill its OAI grant project on the Oakey Mountain OHV trail system. In a fitting celebration of the OAI program awarding more than $5 million in grant funding to date, a contingent of employees and volunteers joined the effort north of Yamaha’s motorsports headquarters and factory in Georgia to clean up and restore an area decommissioned to public motorized access.



“It’s immensely gratifying to help communities and improve rider access across the nation through Yamaha’s Outdoor Access Initiative, especially when seeing a consistently positive outcome after the program’s fourteen years of dedication and determination,” said Mike Martinez, president of Motorsports at Yamaha, who led the company’s attendance at the event on April 30, 2022. “When grant recipients are local and our employees can provide hands-on assistance, like on the Oakey Mountain trail in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, it only further reinforces the vital need to keep our nation’s public lands open for all to enjoy through the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative.”

The 2022 Yamaha OAI program is underway and riding clubs, land stewardship associations, and public land managers are encouraged to work together with Yamaha dealers to identify projects and apply for support.

“With the demand for these spaces being at an all-time high, the resources and energy required to protect, maintain, and improve access to public land has never been greater,” said Steve Nessl, Yamaha’s Motorsports marketing manager. “Therefore, we strive to make it an easy process to receive the necessary assets through the Yamaha OAI program to fulfill projects and keep trails open; from our perspective, the sooner we get the funds working on the ground, the quicker the impact on what matters most.”



To help those thinking about applying for a grant, the Yamaha OAI has answered the most popular questions about the program at YamahaOAI.com and offers recaps of some typical projects as inspiration.

The first quarter grants for 2022 have been awarded to five applicants including:
 
  • FireFrost ATV Club, Halstad, Minnesota
  • Friends of the Flathead Avalanche Center, Whitefish, Montana
  • San Juan Mountains Association, Durango, Colorado
  • Turin Ridge Riders, Constable, New York
The Southern California Mountain Foundation also received a grant in the first quarter of 2022, extending a decade-long partnership that historically includes frequent Yamaha employee volunteer events on the San Bernardino National Forest, providing hands-on support for trail clearing, erosion control, and facilities improvements in one of the country’s most popular areas for outdoor and motorized recreation.

The application deadline for consideration in the second quarter of the 2022 funding cycle is June 30, 2022. Submission guidelines and an application for a Yamaha OAI grant are available at YamahaOAI.com.

For specific questions about the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative, call the dedicated hotline at 1-877-OHV-TRAIL (877-648-8724), email OHVAccess@Yamaha-Motor.com, or write to:





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This cool art is available on a T-shirt at the Support Good Times web site.
This cool art is available on a T-shirt at the Support Good Times web site.

 




ART EXHIBIT OF THE WEEK-- LUSTER Moves to Indiana

Since 2018, I've been blessed to have a few of my paintings travelling around the country in a museum exhibition called LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Automobile and Motorcycle Painting

Curated and coordinated by David J. Wagner Associates LLC, the show includes 55 works by some of the world's best living artists and four of my works are included.

On view

June 1, 2022 – January 15, 2023
Auburn Cord Deusenberg Museum
205 West State Street | Trenton, NJ

Info about the event can be found on the museum's website

 


THIS JUST IN FROM THE LOWBROW GANG-- The Best Weekend To Be In Ohio in 2022

Come on to Northeast Ohio for Fuel Cleveland, Saturday, July 30th, 2022.
Almost every year we are looking for a new venue as Fuel CLE grows in size and energy.
 
This year we have a new vibe, with an all-outdoor event on a 90 acre historic farm & village housed in a National Park.
 
This will be a weekend you don't want to miss!

PS - Scope out FuelCleveland.com for all the details, to submit your bike for a spot in the show, or to secure your vendor spot!



Fuel Cleveland 2022

This year's Fuel Cleveland venue is a 90 acre historic farm and village nestled in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, located between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio.

BMW Motorrad Ride to Fuel Cleveland Run

BMW Motorrad presents the Ride to Fuel Cleveland Run on the morning of the show! Kickstands up at 9am, leaving Edgewater Park on the shores of Lake Erie, and arriving at Fuel Cleveland after riding through the City of Cleveland, and the entire length of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Click for Action.
Click for Action.







BIKERNET GUN NUT REPORT—We felt it was time to re-evaluate our Bikernet Arsenal. In the city we were prepared with sawed-off shotguns and handguns, but now in the country those pellet pushers won’t reach the end of the yard. We needed to look for something long range, so we reach out to our resident security expert, Marko. Here’s what he suggested:



Yep - everyone should have an AR-15 or similar clone. There are lots to choose from. It usually comes down to how much you want to spend. They range from $800 - $2300+ The popular consumer grade ARs are the SIG, Colt, S&W, Ruger, Springfield, Bushmaster, etc with Daniel Defense at the high end.
 
I have experience with the SIGs and like them a lot. But if you have the cash, the Daniel Defense are very high quality.
 
H&K also makes a great high end AR but you don't really need that.

A note on caliber:
  • AR-15s come in .223 Remington and 5.56mm calibers --- which are basically the same caliber.
  • But 5.56mm is the military version of .223 Rem ammo so a little higher pressure.
  • So it is best to get a 5.56mm model AR-15 so you can shoot both 5.56mm ammo and ,223 ammo.
  • The modern "flat top" models are designed for detachable iron sights or scopes.
  • Unlike the Vietnam models with the handle and high fixed front sight.

Cabelas / Bass Pro have the S&W M&P 15s for around $800
Sportsman's has several in the $800-$1,000 range
 

Here's a link to Sportsman's Outdoor selection of SIGs
 
The M400 Enhanced would be a good choice - comes in several colors

https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/category.cfm/sportsman/ar-15-rifles/brand/sig-sauer

Daniel Defense link:
https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/category.cfm/sportsman/ar-15-rifles/brand/daniel-defense

Once you get the rifle, it is worth investing in a low power scope. Works great for older eyes ;-)
 
I like ACOGs but they are expensive. Some guys like red dot sights like EOTech or Aimpoint. The other alternative is a Leupold low power hunting scope. 1x-4x or 2x-7x power are both good and not too expensive.

Cheers,
Mark



 


QUICK, OPEN THE BANDIT’S CANTINA BAD JOKE LIBRARY--
Saturday morning I got up early, dressed quietly, made my lunch, grabbed my clubs, slipped quietly into the garage and proceeded to back out into a torrential downpour.

The wind was blowing 50 mph.

I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad throughout the day. I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed. There I cuddled up to my wife's back, now with a different anticipation, and whispered, 'The weather out there is terrible.'

My loving wife of 20 years replied, 'Can you believe my stupid husband is out golfing in that crap?'

I still don't know to this day if she was joking, but I have stopped golfing...

--Joe Smith

Join the Cantina, Quick! Touch her.
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NEW FROM CHOPPERS MAGAZINE-- “This bike was built in memory of my dad,” Brent Buenger tells us. “My dad had a subscription to Easyriders when I was a kid and we always talked about building a Panhead chopper together. This was back the 1980’s and he was riding FXRs at the time. Time passed, as it seems to do, and unfortunately so did he. We never got around to building that chopper together, but the idea of it always stayed with me.” So, as money and time permitted, Brent set out to begin the process.







THE FOSSIL FUEL FILES—All asphalt road are made from fossil fuels.

1907: The Automobile and the Rise of Refined Petroleum Asphalt

Until about 1900, just about all asphalt used in the United States came from natural sources. However, as the automobile rose in popularity, an increased demand for better roads led to innovations in both producing and laying asphalt. This included making the switch to refined petroleum-based asphalt pavement, as well as the introduction of the mechanical drum mixers and spreaders.

625 B.C.: The First Recorded Asphalt Road

asphalt road625 B.C. marks the first recorded evidence of asphalt being used in road construction. However, it is important to note that before that time asphalt had been a widely accepted building material, commonly used as mortar or water sealant.

1824: The First Modern Asphalt Road

In 1824, large blocks of natural asphalt rock were used to pave the Champ-Elysses, a wide boulevard in Paris. This event was a huge undertaking, ultimately resulting in the first modern asphalt road.

--uniquepavingmaterials.com





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prevents car thefts. No car with this app that has ever been stolen. Inventor is from Milwaukee.
 
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A REPORT FROM THE LUCKY DEVIL-- I helped sort out some issues on this pickup for Tom also, a little at a time in between motorcycle work. .was supposed to be a small job haha.





Here is a shot with Tom Young, my old friend, mentor and Boss for a few years ( this was the show version of the bike ), Once Harv hit full retirement from the Navy he wanted to make sure she was a little more user friendly ( Baker 6n4, sprung seat, gauges and such)



Eventually I'll get around to fixing the shop E-mail, mostly just me being lazy and somehow it always seems to get bumped from the weekly priority list haha. . Here are some shots of Little Red



--Kent Weeks
Satan
Lucky Devil Custom Motorcycles

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Hang on for an upcoming feature. --Bandit





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THE WOUNDED REPORT FROM HUMBLE, TEXAS--
 
All the macho, push through the pain garbage finally cost me as I was worked a project in Canada, when my right knee popped. Grinding for a few days averaging 22,000 steps a day on this project and drowning my pain at night with painkillers and whiskey did the trick. I tried to make it to the end, but the last day of the project I got what I deserved. Needless to say, I was carried off the job and have been a helpless prick since.

After being seen by the Canadian doctors (Canada has ZERO ugly nurses) and being shipped back home to Illinois, (no small feat on crutches, having to be wheeled around the airports like a bum), I finally got to see a doctor and am now scheduled for surgery on my knee once the workers comp arbitrators determine what to do.



Canada has now stated I'd have to fly back and forth to Alberta for treatment from them, and Illinois and Texas are fighting over which state I belong too. It's a mess.

I've never been in this situation and am ready to finally enjoy some nice riding weather in Illinois on two wheels but now can't. Well, I can, but if the bike tips to the right at all I am going down as my leg is fried. The prognosis is surgery, then 6 weeks on crutches, then rehab...approximately 4-6 months before I can work my normal job again. I feel like a prisoner, but I can at least go outside and look at or sit on my bikes.



What do you suggest I do to get my two-wheeled cravings under control until I can actually ride again? I thought about tearing the Roadglide down and maybe doing some engine work, or .....man, I don't know. This just sucks.



I did coach my wife through removing her stock pegs and installing some floorboards on her 2020 Fatbob. Looks bad ass and she likes the feel much better....now we just have to adjust the angle and may need a new longer brake pedal, but we will see. The company, Thrashin Supply Inc. sent a good product that basically bolts right up to the stock foot control and replaces the peg with a mini floorboard. Made in the USA products are always a plus and they proudly support the red, white, and blue! Very easy install.



--Johnny White





INDIAN MOTORCYCLE RACING TAKES HOME THE WIN
AT RED MILE II WITH THRILLING PERFORMANCE BY JARED MEES

Mees Extends His Championship Points Lead with Successful Doubleheader Performance Aboard His FTR 750

It was an exhilarating weekend of racing for Indian Motorcycle Racing, presented by Progressive Motorcycle Insurance, with reigning SuperTwins Champion Jared Mees rebounding after a second-place finish at Red Mile I to come away with an impressive win the following night at Red Mile II. Mees’ victory extended his points lead to 109 in the championship standings, 22-points ahead of second, and gives Indian Motorcycles their fourth overall win for the 2022 American Flat Track season.

The success over the weekend is all the more impressive, considering new regulations imposed by American Flat Track that require teams running the FTR 750 to run a 34-millimeter restrictor plate. This ultimately inhibits the FTR 750’s ability to make power in stark contrast to competitor bikes for whom the restrictor plates are not required.

On night one of the Red Mile doubleheader in Lexington, Kentucky, Mees fell short to series rookie Dallas Daniels in a nail-biting battle that lasted throughout the entire 14-minute plus two-lap main event. Mees and Daniels maintained a too-close-to-call position for a majority of the race, swapping the lead spot multiple times. On the final lap, Mees made what he thought would be the race-winning pass, but Daniels had different plans, blasting by the reigning champion to cross the finish line a mere .008 seconds in front of Mees.

Mees’ true champion spirit was on full display the next night when he returned in front of another sold out crowd for a rematch at Red Mile II. Right from the start it was Daniels and Mees leading the pack again, with Davis Fisher eventually joining them to make it a three-way fight for the top spot. In an explosive fight to the finish, Mees made a last-minute charge, storming past Daniels on the final lap to take the checkered and win. The win marked Mees’ 23rd mile victory of his career, tying him for fifth all-time in the discipline.

“It was an exciting two days of racing for Jared [Mees] and the whole Indian Motorcycle team, especially considering the enormous challenges we have been forced to overcome with AFT’s newly imposed restrictor plate limitations for our bikes,” said Gary Gray, Vice President Racing, Service & Technology for Indian Motorcycle. “It’s really disheartening to see our FTR 750 so radically debilitated in comparison to the competition, but it makes the incredible efforts of Jared and Davis all the more impressive, and we could not be prouder of them and their teams for the skill and determination that ultimately put us on the podium.”

“The first couple of laps, Dallas [Daniels] and I had a pretty comfortable lead,” Mees explained of his Red Mile II performance. “That allowed me to hold back a bit, pacing him to get a sense of where I could make a move. There’s no room for error in that situation. When you decide to make your move, you’ve got to make it count, and that’s exactly what I was able to do. It felt good though to get the win, especially after coming so close in round one.”

The 2022 American Flat Track season continues June 11 for the Laconia Short Track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire.





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Seen my name posted and thought I would accommodate you and tell you sharp bikes and nice babes .Take care Bro and tell the Misses hi.

Gearhead
Torrance, CA
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Editor Response Thanks.
--Bandit
Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans. It is also often observed for celebrating African-American culture. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1865

Jack
TX
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Editor Response Thanks for the history.
--Bandit
Enjoyed the bit about PR. To be honest I had to look up what PR is. Now that I'm up to speed, I would like to comment. I think of PR and all the, how shall I put this, bullshit that was spawned by that horrible acronym. Used to mean a pair. Oddly enough it comes from those who don't seem to have a pair.

Why do I dislike this term so much? It's because we are about to go through another round of the monstrous semi-automatic ban. My elusive point is what I term a "foot in the door". Some might call it " give them an inch and they take a mile."

That little foot in the door with PR and now our society, government, and our Constitution are being compromised at an alarming rate. The foot has long been forgotten by some and now the whole freaking door has been blown off its hinges.

Jack
TX
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Editor Response Don't ever give up.
--Bandit
Hey Bandit,
Here's a few thoughts on Laconia Bike week...
I was born in Laconia and Over the years I bought several Bikes from Meredith Harley owned by locals, Herb and Linda Johnson. Herb and Linda always treated their customers with respect. When they retired and sold the dealership, it became Laconia Harley Davidson.

Now, here's my bitch...my Vienam brother, who recently passed, traded his Ultra Classic on a Tri-Glide, at this dealership, and never road his new bike. He died the day he was going in to pick it up. In the mean time, Laconia Harley sold his Ultra Glide and want his son to pay for the
Tri-Glide which he doesn't need or want. I feel the appropriate thing, Laconia Harley needs to do, is pay the son for the Ultra-Glide and cancel the sale on the Tri-Glide that has never left the dealership.

Just know, in the mean time, the son is paying interest and storage fees on the trike until this can be settled. I think you will agree that this is very poor treatment of a Vietnam veteran and his family.


Alex Jemery
Deland, FL
Friday, June 3, 2022
Editor Response I hooked him up with an attorney.
--Bandit
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