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By Bandit, Rogue, Wayfarer, Laura, Barry Green, Bob T., Laura, the Redhead, Sam Burns, Steve Bauman, Mike Pullin R.I.P. J.J. Solari, Steve Pheil, and the rest of the gang

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Human nature is amazing.
We are surrounded by war, petulance, disease, doom, destruction and division, but we keep cooking, building cool shit, and heading to the latest event.

Mama Tried is happening after Covid fucked with it for a year or two. Daytona is going to be hot.
Law Tigers FXR engine.
Law Tigers FXR engine.

Brothers including Jason Mook from Deadwood Custom cycles and Ari from Law Tigers are building FXRs for a brothers’ build-off competition which might roll into the Donnie Smith Show for Donnie’s 80 Birthday Party.

Chris Callen, the Supreme Leader of Cycle Source Magazine is not in the competition but he’s building another stock frame FXR for the Donnie Smith Show.

From the Chopper World, Ryan McQuiston is finishing up Charlie’s bike. Charlie is the official Bikernet and 5-Ball Garage barber.

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.

MOTORCYCLE RIDERS FOUNDATION ALERT--NHTSA Overview of Motor Vehicle Crashes in 2020

On Wednesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its Overview of Motor Vehicle Crashes in 2020. This report provides a snapshot of crashes, fatalities, and injuries sustained on our nation’s roadways in 2020.

The statistics related to motorcyclists were troubling. In 2020, we saw an 11% increase in fatalities from the previous year. In 2019, 5,044 motorcyclists were killed on our roadways. In 2020 that number grew to 5,579. Thankfully, the number of injuries registered in the study dropped slightly from 83,814 in 2019 to 82,528 in 2020.

In total, 38,824 people died on U.S. roads in 2020. Motorcyclists made up 14% of that number. The loss of life is not contained to one area as motorcyclist fatalities in urban areas increased by 7.8 percent since 2019 and increased by 11 percent in rural areas.

What is perhaps most concerning is that total miles traveled by Americans dropped in 2020 by 11%, yet fatalities increased by 6.8%. Despite less miles being logged more people were killed. Obviously, 2020 was a unique year in which a global pandemic affected every facet of our lives. The data provided in this study can be useful but should be viewed with the understanding that 2020 was an unprecedented year.

Despite that, there is no question that reports like this will spur questions and ultimately action by policymakers in Washington, D.C. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) is committed to ensuring motorcyclists have a voice when issues like safety are debated. Your support and commitment to giving the street rider a voice in our nation’s capital remains vital.

Thank you for supporting the MRF and as always Ride Safe and Ride Free.

To read more about the study and review risk factors and statistics regarding specific states you can click here to read the full report.


VISIT AMA at Daytona Bike Week--
The AMA will be at Daytona Bike Week. If you are in town too, be sure to stop by our booth at the Daytona International Speedway to say hello, pick up a 2022 AMA Gypsy Tour Pin, or purchase a raffle ticket for the 1975 BMW. Plus, if you renew your membership at the event, you’ll get a free Daytona 200 t-shirt, commemorating 80 years of the race.

Don't miss the AMA-sanctioned professional and amateur racing, including:

March 3-7: AMA Daytona Bike Week Flat Track Championship Series & AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series: Rounds 1-3

March 4-6: AMA All-Star National Flat Track Series

March 5: Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship

March 5-6: Grand National Cross Country Series, Round 2

March 6-7: Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross

March 8: Daytona Vintage Motocross/AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series, Round 1

March 10: Alligator Sprint Enduro

March 10-12: MotoAmerica Daytona 200

March 10-11: Progressive Insurance American Flat Track, Volusia Half-Mile

BRING A TRAILER DEAL OF THE WEEK—The current bid is $8,300

This 1941 Harley-Davidson WL was acquired by the seller in 2017 and subsequently underwent a refurbishment that included repainting the bodywork red, re-chroming the accents, and rebuilding the 45ci flathead V-twin and hand-shifted three-speed transmission. Additional equipment includes a leather-covered solo saddle, front and rear guard bars, drum brakes, a springer fork, valanced fenders, a fishtail muffler, a rear stand, and a side stand. This 45 is offered with refurbishment records and a Massachusetts title in the seller’s name listing it as a 1940 model.

The fuel and oil tanks, fenders, and dash were refinished in red over a black frame. Chrome trim includes the fender strips, front fender light, and front and rear guards. Features include a brown leather saddle and a winged bar-and-shield electric horn mounted beneath a Cycleray headlamp in a black bucket, as well as a black teardrop toolbox, a hinged rear fender, a beehive taillight, footboards, a rear stand, and a side stand.

Wire-spoke 18? wheels with replacement rims and spokes and a rebuilt front star hub are wrapped in Coker Classic diamond-tread tires. Braking is from drums at both ends. Suspension consists of a springer fork with replacement springs, top nuts, and ride control as well as a spring in the saddle post.


A large cargo ship carrying nearly 4,000 Volkswagen Group luxury cars sank into the Atlantic Ocean yesterday after catching fire last month. The ship, Felicity Ace, went down about 220 miles from Portugal’s Azores Islands, officials said. A salvage crew had begun to tow the damaged ship to land when rough waters caused it to tilt and sink.

The 650-foot-long vessel was transporting electric and non-electric vehicles from Germany to Rhode Island when it caught fire Feb. 16. The 22 crew members were safely evacuated the same day. The cause of the blaze is still unclear, but reports suggest lithium-ion batteries in the electric vehicles fueled it.

The cargo was valued at more than $400M, and Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi, and Lamborghini could see at least $155M in losses.

Authorities fear the ship could pollute the ocean due to 2,200 tons each of fuel and oil on board. They are monitoring the situation.


--Sam Burns
Official Curator™

THE RISERS OF THE WEEK FROM BILTWELL--Murdock Pullback Risers 6" 8" 10" 12" – Chrome

Murdock risers for Harley big twins are available in straight and pullback models and a broad range of rises. Investment-cast clamps, TIG-welded chromoly uprights and CNC lathe-turned mounting bases create a handlebar riser with unrivaled stiffness and strength for aggressive, technical and high-speed riding.


NEWS FROM THE LACONIA RALLY-- FYI - see attached - met up with Charlie in Laconia yesterday before he headed out to Daytona . . .

Page 50 of 2022 Laconia Rally News - your name BUT "Bandit" incorrectly spelled - see attached -

And, we have Rogue coming up to 'accept' and be recognized . . . and Dave Uhl coming back out . . .

--PC in MA

How the hell can they misspell “Bandit?”…


LIFESTYLE CYCLES DEAL OF THE WEEK--2018 Harley FLSTN Softail Deluxe for $19,995.00


2018 Blue Harley-Davidson SOFTAIL DELUXE FLSTN

ONLY 8602.00 Miles !!!!!

This bike is super clean Softail with lots of extras

Some of the features/Add-on's on this bike

* 107c.i. Motor
* 6-Speed trans
* Fishtail exhaust
* 14 inch apes
* Chrome sissy bar
* Engine crash bar

Just $19,995.00

Plus license, and a $85.00 documentation fee and your local sales tax. NO HIDDEN FEES like dealers, We have no reconditioning or prep fees.

This bike has passed Lifestyle Cycles rigorous 92-point safety and mechanical/structural inspection.

You can fill out an online application with EZ FINANCING and EXTENDED WARRANTIES available to purchase!!! and you can ride today!

Lifestyle Cycles located at 1510 State College Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92806


Call today (714) 490-0155.

**Open 7 days a week**

To view our current inventory, please visit or


SUPPORT GOOD TIMES BODY SUIT—We couldn’t resist featuring it or her again.

Original Support Good Times Logo Bodysuit. Heavyweight shrink-free cotton spandex. (95% cotton and 5% spandex jersey)

NEXT RUN SHIPS MARCH 15 2022 (approximately)
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.

DON’T DELAY! Please contact the members of the House Commerce Finance and Policy Committee immediately and request their opposition to H.F. 3520:


H.F. 3520 increases the standard biofuel blend at Minnesota gas stations to 15% ethanol blend (E15). The current standard is 10%. No other state uses E15 as a standard blend.

H.F. 3520 ignores marketplace economics in favor of arbitrary government mandates.

H.F. 3520 disregards the fact that ethanol, especially in higher concentrations such as E15, can cause metal corrosion and dissolve certain plastics and rubbers in automobiles that were not constructed with ethanol-resistant materials. High-performance specialty parts, along with older cars and parts, may be most susceptible to such corrosion.

H.F. 3520 fails to provide adequate safeguards for vehicles whose life spans can be reduced by misfuelling and subsequent corrosion of integral vehicle and equipment parts. Anti-corrosion additives are available for each purchase of gasoline but can become expensive, burdensome and require consumer education.

H.F. 3520 does not acknowledge that ethanol has been shown to decrease fuel mileage.

Overview: Minnesota has introduced SAN-opposed legislation (H.F. 3520) to increase the standard biofuel blend to 15% ethanol. Currently there is a 10% state-wide standard, and there is an exemption in place for those selling or dispensing limited quantities of nonoxygenated gas for collector vehicles.

This legislation would create a similar exemption for vehicles not approved to use more than 10% biofuel, which includes all model year 2000 and older vehicles. There is also an exemption for retailers who sell less than 500,000 gallons of gasoline/biofuel per year who are not equipped to store and dispense E15. In recent years, the state has introduced similar bills which have failed to be approved by their respective committees.

The bill awaits consideration in the House Commerce Finance and Policy Committee.

AVAILABLE AT THE NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM--2003 Harley-Davidson Centennial CVO Screamin' Eagle Road King

Almost 20 years ago now, Harley-Davidson celebrated 100 years of motorcycle manufacturing in 2003 and produced a variety of special edition bikes including CVO’s.

Originated in 1999, the Custom Vehicle Operations section at Harley-Davidson takes manufacturing to “a whole new level of customization, nearly impossible to duplicate on a standard bike, boasting accessories that can’t be purchased anywhere else,” according to Harley-Davidson literature. CVO’s used bigger engines, fancier wheels, more chrome and definitely special paint.

This bike is one of 3600 CVO Road Kings made, a model FLHRSEI, finished in Centennial Gold with Black and Burgundy accents. It’s one of just two styles of CVO’s made that year, the other being the Deuce. The spec sheet includes 50 special CVO items, many of which are 100th Anniversary related.

To many Harley enthusiasts, the Road King is the “core” American motorcycle with roots back to the late 1930’s Knucklehead. With bags and a windshield, it’s minimal, flexible, nimble, ready for about any ride anywhere. In 2003 all FL’s were powered by the Twin Cam 95 engine, but this CVO is bored and stroked to 103 cubic inches.

Bill Philbin, the original owner, and donor of the machine stated in 2014 when he gave the bike to the Museum, “The bike, though not that old, is beautiful and significant because it marks a milestone in the Motor Company’s first 100 years. It is almost 14 years into the next 100. As the years go by this century marker will be important and that is why I had to have it in the first place.”

Bill Philbin graciously donated his Anniversary CVO Road King in 2014, and you can check it out among a fine group of Harley big twins the next time you visit.


Engine: Air-Cooled Twin, Four-Stroke
Type: Overhead Valves, Two Valves per Cylinder
Bore & Stroke: 3.87 Inches x 4.37 Inches
Displacement: 1690cc’s
Compression Ratio: 9.0 – 1
Ignition: Electronic
Carburetor: 45mm Fuel Injection
Starting: Electric
Torque: 100 Foot Pounds at 3500 RPM
Primary: Double Row Chain
Clutch: Wet, Multi-Plate
Final Drive: Gates Carbon Fiber Belt
Transmission: 5-Speed
Frame: Double Down Tube, Steel
Suspension: 41mm Hydraulic Fork / Swingarm, Dual Shocks
Brakes: Dual Piston 11.5? Dual Discs / 11.5? Disc
Wheelbase: 63.5 Inches
Wheels / Tires: MT90x16 / MT90x16
Weight: 745 Pounds
Top Speed: 108MPH

Click for Info.
Click for Info.

Is Frankie's kickstand down?
Is Frankie's kickstand down?

5-BALL GARAGE DEALS OF THE WEEK—We have new shirts and vests. We are working with Deadwood Custom Cycles on a Shop shirt sporting their logo embroidered on the back.

Click for action.
Click for action.

Click for all the wild books.
Click for all the wild books.

I’m bad at promoting my books. I enjoy writing and ignore the marketing. This was my first Chance Hogan book. He’s just a loner trying to find his way in a new town.

Mara wearing a 5-Ball women's Pit Crew vest.
Mara wearing a 5-Ball women's Pit Crew vest.

This is our light breathable ballistic Nylon vest with leather trim. Click and check it out and all our cool leathers.
This is our light breathable ballistic Nylon vest with leather trim. Click and check it out and all our cool leathers.

We wish we wouldn’t have to update you under the circumstances we find ourselves in.

Questions and concerns inevitably come up about possible sanctions, availability of bikes and parts, support and so on. The short answer is that we are as ready as we can possibly be to address whatever challenges may come our way. Over the years we've learned to navigate ups and downs, to make plans B, C and D both strategically and on the fly. We’ve weathered storms that were very real and dealt with obstacles that were not so publicly known. The history of our brand shows that Ural always finds a way to move forward.

Our highest priorities have always been our employees, our partners and our customers. We still hope for people to remain human, value life and stand for living instead of fighting.

We pray for peace.
The Team at Ural


WHEELS THROUGH TIME MUSEUM OPENING--We're counting down the days until opening weekend, April 7-11!

Over the winter season, the crew has been hard at work in the museum, and we're excited to announce our brand-new comprehensive exhibit detailing our founder Dale Walksler's passion and vision.

The exhibit chronicles his life, from his youth and earliest days as a Harley-Davidson dealer to building and growing the collection, his prescient move to Maggie Valley, and both his and the museum's rise to international status.

THE EVIL FACTORY NEWS--Some things never change. From The Denver Post:
"Rocky Mountain Harley-Davidson, the oldest family-owned Harley motorcycle dealership in Colorado, is shutting down at the end of the month.
The longtime business, founded in 1979 by owner Kathy Yevoli, who still serves as RMH-D president, has fallen victim to a corporate downsizing strategy, said Marina Yevoli, Kathy’s daughter and director of marketing at the Littleton motorcycle dealership.

The dealer sells new and pre-owned motorcycles, and the business also includes a service, parts, and merchandise departments."

“We are closing, not by our choice,” Marina Yevoli said. “To be politically correct, they (Harley-Davidson) are condensing the market and independent dealers do not fit that mold. They are doing away with family-owned businesses.”

Remember all the family dealerships HD shut down- when- 20 years ago? I was more than alright with it when it looked like they were going under year before last. Once a rotten POS, always a rotten POS.

--Tom Johnson

What do you expect, they have some Euro sneaker pusher as prez and under him a few soccer mom non-biker types running the show and making snowflake decisions. Some things are not supposed to be run by woman, period.


ROLAND SANDS ON THE EAST COAST--Daytona is looking to be beyond exciting for the Roland Sands Design x Indian Motorcycle race team. This season RSD will be fielding not one, but two Indian Challengers in Moto America’s 2022 King of the Baggers doubleheader, as well as two Indian FTR1200s and one Indian Chief, in the 2022 Roland Sands Design Super Hooligan National Championship doubleheader on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. That’s 5 bikes in 10 races over two days. If it sounds like we're crazy... we are starting to believe it too.

A brother attended the new shop RSD open house in downtown Long Beach.
A brother attended the new shop RSD open house in downtown Long Beach.

We are excited to introduce our partnership with the Sacramento Mile x SDI Racing with a new, S&S-built Indian Challenger entry, race-prepped by Roland Sands Design. The #50 Indian Challenger will be ridden by Superbike competitor Bobby Fong. Bobby is a dominator in road racing with his 2019 Moto America Supersport Championship earned with six wins and fourteen 2nd place finishes on the season.

He has proven that he knows his way around Daytona by qualifying on pole and a podium finish at the 2019 Daytona 200. He got a taste of riding the bagger in the preseason and has his sights set on the top of the King of the Bagger podium.

The #14 Indian Challenger is a Mission Foods sponsored RSD-built King of the Baggers entry, being ridden by the always popular KOTB podium finisher Frankie Garcia. The bike has gone through several changes over the off-season and, Indian along with S&S Cycle has supplied a new motor to help propel the Challenger into Daytona legend status.

RSD has two new 2022 Indian FTR1200 R Carbon model purpose-built asphalt-ready racers for the Super Hooligan class. After last year's dip in the road racing pool at Laguna Seca, we started from scratch this year with two new FTRs fully prepped for road race duty with motor work by the crew at Lloydz Garage and Indian Motorcycle of Charlotte. KOTB race winner and top man Tyler O’Hara is slated to ride the #2 Indian FTR 1200 with fellow bagger racer and fast guy Frankie Garcia will be on the #14 Indian FTR1200.

Both riders will be doing double duty by racing both the King of the Baggers class and Super Hooligan class. You can guarantee they will be pushing hard to be at the top of both the KOTB and SHNC podiums.

The #33 Super Hooligan 2022 Indian Chief is being ridden by Australian top gun and 2019 Pikes Peak winner Rennie Scaysbrook, who will be battling for the Mission Foods Air-cooled American Twin Challenge title. A race within the Super Hooligan race will see both air-cooled Indians and Harleys battling bar to bar for the Mission Challenge bragging rights and a special purse.

Rennie’s got history on the Indian Chief taking a win during its first competition in the Big Twin class at the inaugural BRL race last season. He’s looking to lock in another win at Daytona and solidify his dominance as the only air-cooled Indian racing in the class.

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Good to see the shop come together, porthole is cool!

Rik Savenko
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Editor Response Yep,

Hopefully pour the slab inside the shop this week. Then we are getting seriously close. Thanks.
Deal of the week has been sold. sb

Friday, March 4, 2022
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