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1948 UL Chop Upgrades

Oil Filter, Front Brake, Chain Guard and more

By Bandit with photos by Weed
I usually mess with any purchase unless it’s a restored antique. But this puppy was well built, classic and had chopper class. But I was forced to add a few details.
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The Trike File Is Now Open

Legends Suspension Systems Save the Day

By DaCat
One night 10 years ago as we were admiring all the custom one-of-a-kind bikes at Sturgis, a buddy says to me, "You know what the next big thing is going to be....... Trikes".
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Lil' Ruby: Another addition for The Chopper Saga

The Chopper Saga continues

by Johnny White
Lil’ Ruby started life as a 2002 Sportster that my son-in-law bought in 2015. He bought the bike from another young man who needed cash more than he needed a Sporty, and my SIL had cash in hand. He rode it home to his mother’s house and estimated he had the motor out of the frame less than 2 hours later.
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The Little Red Story, Part 1

The '69 Shovelhead Chopper History and Build

by Kent Weeks with photos by Sil and RFR
To say this project has a long story is quite an understatement. Miracle two, we have all stayed friends and loosely in contact over the years. During this long, drawn-out period there are so many memories...
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Different Types of Fire Extinguishers for your Workshop

Different types of Fire? Know the Class Category for Fire Extinguishers

by Keith Dooley and Roger Tunsley from
Yes, there are different types of fires and different classes of Fire Extinguishers which are specifically meant for use against the materials that are burning.
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World’s Simplest Starter Tech

New! NASH "PUSH" Button Starter Plunger Assembly

By Bandit with photos by Wrench
It’s the shit for reliability, clean bars, reduced wiring and the chopper spirit. So recently, I built a Panhead with a ’69 right case (kidney) and a ’79 left, alternator case. It was a crazy engine deal but turned out to be the perfect system to build something reliable, yet vintage. This bike need the NASH motorcycle starter button.
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The UL File Is Now Open, Episode 1

Purchase, Pegs and Paint

By Bandit with photos from the Redhead
It all started in the center of an odd South Dakota winter, 2022 and a hunt for a running Knucklehead engine. I found myself talking to several knowledgeable brothers in the industry and the price for Knucklehead engines climbed spectacularly. Hell, shit, piss, way beyond spectacular.
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Bikernet 2015 UNDERHANDED Sturgis Run

Behind the First 2014 Indian Motorcycle Cross-Country Blast

By Bandit with photos by Wrench, Michael Lichter, 2Wheelers Donna, Rich Worley, Tyler Ludlow, and more
It’s all the fault of the Smoke Out Producer, Commander Edge, a slippery character who worked in Army Intelligence for 20 years and came out slightly polluted. I attend the Smoke Out every year, even through blistering temps and tropical humidity. It’s still the event of events, a rider’s event and a builder’s event. So, came the Bikernet 2015 Sturgis Underhanded Run, by Edge.
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