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By Bandit, Wayfarer, Bob T., Laura, Sam Burns, Barry Green, El Waggs, the Redhead and the rest of the gang

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This is going to be an interesting news column.
It will point out the extreme need for everyone to be alert, informed and involved.
Following are pieces of an email from a very active motorcycle rights advocate.

“In general, I like your Freedom Flier copy. One suggestion would be to add a section on the effect CO2 has on human breathing, and how adverse effects can be mitigated simply through keeping the air in your home clean. I mention this because many in the public are convinced that significant risks posed to human health by CO2 emissions are not only a regular occurrence but are also similar in severity to those supposedly posed to the planet.

Prince Najar agrees. Life is bananas...
Prince Najar agrees. Life is bananas...

“Having been in cities in China where the air pollution was so bad that my eyes and lungs were burning even though I was in my room inside a high-end hotel, pretending that excessive amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere are not dangerous is shortsighted. The point is that only under such extreme circumstances are humans normally at risk. Even in the most polluted cities in the U.S. and Europe, this isn't the case. A simple explanation that CO2 is not dangerous to human health except in the most extreme conditions would be a good thing to add.

Bob T. from Chop and Grind racing. Still in the action.
Bob T. from Chop and Grind racing. Still in the action.

Mark is completely off base. CO2 is not a pollutant. We thrive with more CO2. We currently have 420 ppm in the atmosphere, actually a very low number. You will see a report below that will blow your mind.

The real point is that we need to learn the differences, the data and the positive aspects of CO2. This news is full of twists and turns all around inaccurate info that we’ve been fed for almost 20 years. The truth must return…

The Bikernet Weekly News is sponsored in part by companies who also dig Freedom including: Cycle Source Magazine, the MRF, Iron Trader News, ChopperTown, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.

Irish Rich at Shamrocks fabrication in Sturgis is up to no good. I even had a small machining part in the process.

Rich is bringing the classic Dick Allen Springer back to life. I put my name on the short list.

They will be all-American made, some with factory springer parts, Paughco components, 5-Ball Racing machined pieces and Clauser Machine (Spearfish, SD) help. Hang on for more reports as the first few come to life.


LE PERA SEAT OF THE WEEK—Don’t miss the TailWhip Double Diamond Collection.


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Todd sent a pic this morning.

--Eric Neubecker

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INDIAN MAKES A PROFIT--Polaris Says Indian Motorcycle Made A Profit For the First Time.

It was sixth straight quarter of growing gross profit margin. For the first time since Polaris acquired the Indian name and developed their own ground-up Indian Chief in 2011, the storied brand rolled into the black. They've done a class, high-tech, performance and classic job since the beginning. 

LETTERS FROM HOME IN NORTH CAROLINA! This is a terrific, classic song, two-person, small theater show, that covers much of our lives and honors veterans.


We are in full swing editing the Letters From Home 50-States Tour Documentary!

From January to May of 2023, Letters From Home engaged in a 50 States Tour, performing one show in each of the United States. Filmmaker Jack Walterman traveled with the crew to capture the tour, and a documentary is currently in post-production under the direction of Dan Beckmann. This film hopes to feature the diverse beauty of America through the eyes of Letters From Home and its audiences. It will release on Veterans Day, 2024.

We really need your help on the way to the finish line! Please help us impact as many people as possible with this journey. Check out the sponsorship levels below or CONTACT ERINN to make a donation today!

Mountain Ride

In the dark of the overcast day, I navigated the mountain road. Curve after curve then slowing for the switchbacks, the chill started to get to me. I froze to the bone. I contemplated pulling over to walk off the cold. As I made the last turn the sky brightened and the warmth of the sun hit my face.

AHHH, no need to pull over now.
Well, maybe for fuel.

Daytona, FL

Nash Motorcycle teamed up with our friends over at Choppers Magazine to create this special collaborative belt. This 100% U.S. made full grain leather belt is embossed with "Choppers Only" across the back and has a tasty hit of branding from Choppers Magazine and Nash Motorcycle Co.

Belts come in Natural or Black leather and your choice of old nickel or old brass hardware.

Give Choppers Magazine a look!!!

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PAINTER OF THE WEEK--Rob Art-Custom Rob'Art Custom

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--Sam Burns
Art Curator™

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Shine Werks, developed by Brian Klock himself, is not just a cleaning product; it's a commitment to excellence in motorcycle care.

Here's why it stands out:
Showroom Shine: Shine Werks delivers a brilliant, showroom-quality shine that will turn heads wherever you go. Your motorcycle deserves to stand out, and Shine Werks ensures it does just that.

Advanced Protection: Beyond its cleaning prowess, Shine Werks provides a protective wax coating that acts as a shield against the elements. Keep your motorcycle looking pristine while safeguarding it from the rigors of the road.

Versatile Application: Whether you're looking to revitalize your bike's exterior, add a glossy finish, or protect various surfaces, Shine Werks is your all-in-one solution. It's designed for motorcycles, but its versatility extends to other surfaces (which you'll find out more about below...) making it an essential part of your cleaning arsenal.



QUOTE OF THE WEEK--"You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him to a heavy load."


BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!--

If they truly believed Beaudin’s murder was being planned he would have been in protective custody. Someone has it out for Seth?

-- Jessica Thigpen
Waco, TX

GREASE & GEARS THIS WEEK--The moment has arrived! Your favorite weekly motorcycle talk show is starting right now, and we wanted to ensure you don't miss out on the action. We have a front-row seat waiting for you! Thank you for your continued support!

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TODAY’S CLIMATE CRISES IS A FAIRY TALE—This is just a snippet of a fantastic article, everyone should read.

As atmospheric CO2 increases, its GHG effect decreases: CO2’s warming effect is 1.5°C between zero and 20 ppm, 0.3°C between 20 and 40 ppm, and 0.15°C between 40 and 60 ppm. Every doubling of atmospheric CO2 from today’s levels decreases radiation back into space by a mere 1%. For most of the past 800,000 years, Earth’s atmospheric CO2 has ranged between about 180 ppm and 320 ppm; below 150 ppm, Earth’s plants could not exist, and all life would be extinguished.

Today’s global atmospheric CO2 levels are ~420 ppm. Even at these levels, plants are “partially CO2-starved.” In fact, standard procedures for commercial greenhouse growers include elevating CO2 to 800­–1200 ppm; this enhances growth and crop yield ~20–50%. As shown by satellite since 1978, increased atmospheric CO2 has helped “green” the Earth by more than 15 percent, substantially enhancing crop production.

If global atmospheric CO2 was ~280 ppm in 1750, and it’s ~420 ppm today, what’s the source of this 140-ppm increase? Scientists estimate that human-associated industrial emissions might have contributed 135 ppm — with “natural causes” accounting for the remaining 5 ppm.

In Earth’s history, the highest levels of atmospheric CO2 (6,000–9,000 ppm) occurred about 550–450 million years ago, which caused plant life to flourish. CO2 levels in older nuclear submarines routinely operated at 7,000 ppm, whereas newer subs keep CO2 in the 2,000- to 5,000-ppm range. Meanwhile, ice core data over the last 800,000 years show no correlation between global warming or cooling cycles and atmospheric CO2 levels.

CO2 in our lungs reaches 40,000–50,000 ppm, which induces us to take our next breath. Each human exhales about 2.3 pounds of CO2 per day, which means Earth’s 8 billion people produce daily 18.4 billion pounds of CO2. But humans represent only 1/40 of all CO2-excreting life on Earth. Multiplying 18.4 billion pounds by 40 gives us 736 billion pounds of CO2 per day. This approximates the overall CO2 excreted by the total animal and fungal biomass on the planet.

Daily emissions from worldwide industry in 2020 were estimated to be 16 million metric tons of CO2 equivalents. If one metric ton is 2,200 pounds, then “total industrial emissions” amount to 35,200,000,000 (35.2 billion) pounds of CO2 per day. This means that the entire animal and fungal biomass (736 billion pounds) puts out more than 20 times as much CO2 as all industrial emissions (35.2 billion pounds)!

Can any clear-thinking person comprehend the facts above and still create a company with idiotic plans to “sequester CO2” or “sequester carbon”? Scientifically, “net zero” and “carbon footprint” are meaningless terms. There is no “climate crisis.”

--By Daniel W. Nebert
From the CO2 coalition website


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Within every adversity is the seed for equal or greater benefit.

True growth doesn't stem from our successes; rather, it flourishes in the face of mistakes and challenges. Einstein wrote that we never solve a problem at the same level of consciousness that it was created in. What he was telling us is that we must move to a higher level of consciousness in order to find the solution. Why would we want to focus our energy on the problem instead of taking that same negative energy and find the solution.

My friends we will face challenges every day, some small, some monumental. This is just the way it is.

It is up to us whether they are going to handle us or are we going to handle them.

No matter what, we have a choice of which way to go. Les Brown wrote “Our ability to handle life's challenges is a measure of our strength of character.”

Affirmation: Today I embrace and challenge for I Know that they are an opportunity for me to grow. I am confident in the inherent solutions within me.

I learn from the lesson, rise above the situation and my Life is better for it. Today I am in charge of any situation.

And So It Is


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“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.” – Roger Crawford.

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