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By Bandit, Wayfarer, Barry Green, J.J. Solari, Laura, Joe Smith, Bob T., Sam Burns, The Redhead, Rogue, El Waggs and the rest of the gang

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Did you know motorcycle sales are up 13.7 percent
above last year’s numbers. It’s amazing what’s happening in this world. Most of the motorcycle companies I know of are doing very well. What could it be? Folks are locked down. Fossil fuels and internal combustion vehicles are under attack due to Climate Fraud.

Are the brothers reaching for freedom in a Covid World or grabbing onto a piston piece before they are gone?

We installed the awning and it started to snow. It helped. Let’s hit the news:

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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.

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

JIMS TOOL OF THE WEEK--JIMS® Magnetic Tappet Holder

Changing or upgrading cams, cam support plate and the oil pump is one of the most common tasks done on Harley-Davidson engines. With an MSRP of $58.00, this new and simple tool will easily hold the tappets in the tappet bores when the cam is removed.

Simply install the tool over the tappet cover and the rare earth magnets will magnetically hold the tappet in place while performing any cam chest work, a time saver for any technician. This tool (No.5506) is designed to work on both Twin Cam and Milwaukee Eight engines.

Included with the tool is a form fitted tray that will protect the magnets from damage when stored in the technician’s tool box. For more information, please contact us at (805) 482-6913, email us at, or visit

--Paul Platts
Director of Product & Business Development


KNUCKLE PROJECT REPORT—I’m pondering a name for this project. I tend to want to build it pure with a kicker and a 4-speed ratchet top transmission, but the electric start transmission issue is a serious consideration. It’s all over the place at this point.

I spoke to Myron Larrabee who went on a ride with Paul Yaffe. Paul built a bike with an S&S Knucklehead engine and like my recent Panhead he ran a belt drive to a used 1996 5-speed tranny out of a Road King. So, I reached out to Paul for the formula.

“When we do belt drive primary’s we purchase a Primo 3-inch belt drive and then we cut it all up and turn it into our own 2-inch minimal looking belt drive,” said Paul.

Irish Rich, Shamrock Customs, is fixing and modifying a single-loop VL frame and my XA Springer frontend from Matt Olsen may arrive today or tomorrow. The other electric option is with W&W. I need to check it out.

Join the Cantina, Quick! Touch her.
Join the Cantina, Quick! Touch her.

BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!--Bandit's Cantina Episode 96: Bandit Lights a Xmas Fire

The truth is something we must constantly be striving for. A great place to start is with the kids because they are honest and are not afraid to speak the truth. I think this is a classic story and one that will be around for a while.

--Ann Robinson
Long Beach, CA

The 10 Best Easyriders Covers--

It’s hard to imagine biker lifestyle today without Easyriders. Since the early ‘70s, the magazine has been a mirror for motorcycle culture, featuring righteous rides and rowdy rallies. Of course, it would be impossible to forget that all the issues came locked and loaded with some of the most head-turning cover photos of models and bikes you could imagine. Yes, lots of cool bikes and even 2 HOF exotic film stars, Traci Lords and Jenna Jameson.

Celebrate the rebellious return of Classic Easyriders in December 2021 and salute some of the best “Biker Bible” covers throughout the decades.


San Antonio, TX (December 9, 2021) - VP Racing Fuels, Inc., a global leader in performance fuels, lubricants and additives, announced Thursday that advanced bio-renewable components are available for adaptation with the company’s current race fuel portfolio.

"With enhanced concern over the global environment and an ever-increasing demand on the transportation of people and goods, government regulatory authorities continue to push for more stringent regulations on pollutants and CO2 emissions," said Mark Walls, VP’s Director of R&D and Fuel Technology. He added, "Auto manufacturers continue to pursue advanced powertrains, such as electric and hybrid-electric vehicles to address this problem, but we felt onboard fuel could play a part."

VP is currently developing and testing race fuels with advanced renewable components to meet upcoming renewable fuel requirements of multiple race series, including Formula 1 and IMSA. The company features more than 70 proprietary fuel blends in its portfolio, of which 23 use renewable components. VP is now expanding that line with advanced renewable options.

THE TEXAS WEATHER REPORT-- Got to cover Sammy last night, problem is “real” job for 9 hours, family issue in the evening, another show Friday, grandson Saturday, church Sunday. Got some cool shots last Sunday.

Anyway, I think I’m gonna have to cash in my 700,000 shares of Bikernet stock. I could really use those 9 hours I lose 5 days a week! The other image, check out the Temperature scale as it opened the image (about 5 lines down) --very cool! Last night was the final tour show too! It went down to 5150 Cabo Wabo.

Certified Weatherman™

You’ll be set for life. –Bandit

100 LIMITED EDITION BIKES AVAILABLE--Introducing HyperFighter Colossus. No matter what you’re fighting - boredom, gas, traffic, the status quo - Colossus is in your corner.

HyperFighter Colossus is a raw, muscular-silhouetted, electrifying streetfighter. Derived from the HyperSport and built upon our groundbreaking HyperDrive™ platform, this bare-knuckle fighter is not for the faint of heart.

Only 100 units of this stripped-down demon of a bike will hit the road. Don't miss your chance to own the limited edition Colossus and reserve yours now.


Join us at 1 pm on January 5th, 2022 for the official unveiling of the HyperFighter Colossus - booth CP-16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Won't be at CES? Don't fret. We'll share the unveiling video with you in our monthly newsletters, social media, and the Damon Lab.

Jessica (Wahl) Turner, Outdoor Recreation Roundtable executive director, speaks to Senate members during a recent hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Jessica (Wahl) Turner, Outdoor Recreation Roundtable executive director, speaks to Senate members during a recent hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS--Congress Considers Landmark Recreation Legislation

The MIC, the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, and the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association are joining numerous outdoor recreation businesses, associations, conservation groups, and enthusiasts urging Congress to pass a sweeping recreation package of bills that would be a great boost for powersports.

In The Hill newspaper, Jessica (Wahl) Turner, executive director of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (which is supported by the MIC, the SVIA, and ROHVA), wrote about the potential impact of the legislation:

"Through a combination of bipartisan and bicameral bills the outdoor recreation industry has long supported – including the Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation (SOAR) Act, Recreation Not Red Tape Act (RNR), and the Ski Hill Resources for Economic Development (SHRED) Act – as well as other outdoor recreation legislation like the newly introduced Outdoor Recreation Act, this package would be a legacy achievement for our shared natural resources and all who enjoy them today and in the future.

“These bills streamline the permitting process for outfitted excursions, support "gateway" communities, create public/private partnerships to modernize campground infrastructure, extend shoulder seasons and improve visitation data on public lands to help with overcrowding, make common-sense updates to antiquated systems, and provide more tools in the toolbox for land managers to plan for sustainable recreation for years to come."

"At a time of such deep division in Congress, one issue they have reached bipartisan agreement on is outdoor recreation," said Scott Schloegel, MIC senior vice president of government relations. "There are many issues that divide Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. But working together on a package of bills to ensure public lands access, and make it easier, benefits both motorized and non-motorized groups. This has united senators and gives us hope that it may generate even more bipartisanship going forward."

VINTAGE DAYS 2022--Secure your tickets for 2022 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days today! For a limited time, tickets are discounted for AMA members, so buy now before the price increases.

Buy Tickets Now!

We're already hard at work preparing your VMD favorites: the swap meet, vintage racing, pit bike racing, bike shows, rides, demos, and so much more!

Once you purchase your tickets, we'll send you an order confirmation and over the next few weeks, we'll follow up with a link to your electronic ticket download.

If you aren't already signed up, please subscribe to our VMD E-newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @AMAVintageMotorcycleDays to keep up with the latest news about next year's event.

Thanks and we can't wait to see you in July!

The AMA Team

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NEWS FROM THE IRON TRADER--Daytona Bike Week will be bigger than ever for Lloyd'z performance... Indian Challenger cams and flashes, Chieftain cams and tunes, big bore kits, MotoAmerica KING OF THE BAGGERS, PARTY AT Ormond Garage, Sturgis Buffalo Chip B4 bike reveal, custom B4 line for Indian Motorcycle Daytona Beach....SUPER BIG!
Email to schedule your performance work, a lot of you are already jumping on it!
I-85, exit 22
#daytonabikeweek #indianmotorcycle

STOCKING STUFFERS FROM NASH--So many things are half-off so so you can stuff a stocking twice as much! Tuesday & Wednesday only! Sales ends Thursday am 6am PST.
Use code:

STUFFER50 get 50% off select items on this page.

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Click for action.

Black Girls Ride Magazine is teaming up with Cali Slingers and the WCPA for the annual hood toy toss and Slingshot Sleigh Ride!

Join us on Saturday, Dec 18 at 120th St & Crenshaw Blvd at 10am.

We’re providing toys to the kids of Los Angeles and we need your help! Bring new and unwrapped toys!

Got questions? Call PT at 310.733.0508.

Special thanks to Polaris Slingshot and Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys for their support!

FAST EDDIE TOOLS COME TO BIKERNET-- Working on motorcycles is a rite of passage. It starts with just taking out a spark plug... next thing you know, you're splitting your flywheels.

It's a long and joyful road to get to that point, and in the past it's all been way harder than it really needed to be. You might've been led to believe that it's impossible to learn some of these things, but the truth is that you just haven't had the right information or the right teacher. We're here to help.

Every time you work on something, you learn something. And it feels damn good to know your bike inside and out.

Fast Eddy Co. was created to challenge the system and set new norms for working on motorcycles. We innovate. We work. We are never satisfied. And we believe in YOU. We provide professional quality tools and we back them up with the right instruction to empower professional technicians and driveway mechanics alike.

All Fast Eddy Co. products are backed by a lifetime guarantee. Have questions? We'll answer quickly. Have concerns? Teach us, we're all ears! Just want to have a beer and make new friends? We're down for that too, just slide into our DM's: @ fast_eddy_co



J.J. SOLARI MASK REPORT-- Apparently the Fauci Theory is that while water vapor can pass free through the mask, the flu virus, being millions of time smaller, will be smashed against the cloth barrier, rendering you safe. And this is proved by the fact that after 2 years of masking, no one now has covid-19. It's gone!!


--J.J. Solari
Media Advisor Supreme™

PPG launches PPG DELTRON NXT-- refinish system for new levels of premium color-matching capability

 PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the launch of the PPG DELTRON® NXT refinish system, representing a major upgrade to the current PPG Deltron DBC solventborne product line.

Major features incorporated in the PPG Deltron NXT system include more than 30 new toners that comprise the latest liquid pearls and effects pigments as well as new black toners.

“We chose these advanced toners to keep pace with and provide excellent color matching for today’s most complex OEM vehicle colors,” said Pete Ragone, PPG solventborne brand marketing manager, automotive refinish. “In addition, we’ve tapped our global technology resources to add new premium clearcoat options that are especially designed to meet performance requirements of the high-production collision center.”

The PPG Deltron NXT system also includes a new range of reducers to broaden the application window for users, as well as new tools to assist painters in the proper use of the system.

“The enhancements we’ve incorporated into the PPG Deltron NXT system reflect our ongoing commitment to provide superior performance and color-matching excellence for those collision centers that prefer a premium-quality, solvent-based refinish system,” said Tom Maziarz, PPG vice president, automotive refinish, Americas. “Given this significant evolution of our iconic brand, customers will soon notice new PPG Deltron NXT branding and label designs to better reflect a modern, premium and high-tech system.”

The launch of the PPG Deltron NXT system will begin in January 2022 as a phased rollout to collision repair shops in the U.S. The rollout will continue to expand in this market during the second quarter of 2022.

To learn more about the PPG Deltron NXT system, visit

CHRISTMAS SONGS FROM LIVE WIRE--With continued airings throughout December, T. Graham Brown's Live Wire: The Songs of Christmas Special features live cuts from artists including Exile, Loretta Lynn, Tanya Tucker, The Bellamy Brothers, T. Graham Brown, and Mark Wills
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Starting Wednesday, December 8 at 10/9c, country hit-maker T. Graham Brown will host another exciting month of live cuts with some of his closest friends and heroes on the new episodes of LIVE WIRE on Sirius XM’S Country Christmas Channel 58. Make sure to tune into December’s episodes for some Christmas favorites recorded live at SiriusXM’s Music City Theater in Nashville, Tennessee.

“It’s that time of year again and I went through all of the archived Christmas shows that were recorded live at SiriusXM’s Music City Theater located in The Bridgestone Arena and picked out some treasures that we all love,” shares Brown. “While you’re wrapping presents, be sure to tune in for your Holiday favorites and remember, San-T’s on his way!”

December’s continued airings will include live cuts from country artists and bands including Exile, Loretta Lynn, Tanya Tucker, The Bellamy Brothers, T. Graham Brown, and Mark Wills. LIVE WIRE is also available on-demand worldwide with the SiriusXM app and Pandora NOW with a standard SiriusXM subscription.

Additional airings in December include:
Thursday, December 9 @ 1 am and 3 pm ET
Tuesday, December 14 @ 12 am and 11 pm ET
Thursday, December 16 @ 3 am ET
Sunday, December 19 @ 11 am ET
Monday, December 20 @ 12 pm ET

How subscribers can listen:
SiriusXM subscribers are able to listen on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app, and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, devices with Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. Go to to learn more.

Brown will also be spreading holiday cheer and helping people enjoy a Tennessee Christmas with a slate of performances that will include Christmas songs along with his hits. 'Christmas With T. Graham Brown' at The Donoho Hotel in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, continues through December 23rd. Each ticket to the show will include an all-you-can-eat “family-style” dinner, offering a delicious meal including traditional turkey, ham, green beans, and sweet potato casserole, pecan pie, and more! Ticket prices are $39.95, which includes an all-you-can-eat meal, show ticket & tax. The meal starts at 6 pm and the show starts at 7 pm. For more information, tickets, and reservations, call The Donoho Hotel at 615-699-3141.

T. Graham Brown Upcoming Tour Dates:
DEC 06 - The Donoho Hotel / Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.
DEC 07 - The Donoho Hotel / Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.
DEC 08 - The Donoho Hotel / Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.
DEC 09 - The Donoho Hotel / Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.
DEC 11 - Walhalla Performing Arts Center / Walhalla, S.C.
DEC 12 - The Donoho Hotel / Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.
DEC 13 - The Donoho Hotel / Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.
DEC 14 - The Donoho Hotel / Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.
DEC 15 - The Donoho Hotel / Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.
DEC 17 - Alto Lake Country Club / Alto, N.M.
DEC 18 - Cree Meadows Country Club / Ruidoso, N.M.
DEC 19 - The Egyptian Theatre / Boise, Idaho
DEC 21 - The Donoho Hotel / Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.
DEC 22 - The Donoho Hotel / Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.
DEC 23 - The Donoho Hotel / Red Boiling Springs, Tenn.
DEC 25 - Grand Ole Opry / Nashville, Tenn.
JAN 09 - RP Funding Center / Lakeland, Fla.
FEB 19 - Kentucky Opry Theatre / Benton, Ky.

For T. Graham Brown's most updated concert calendar visit

THE CLIMATE REPORT from ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRESS--The Real Threat to Banks Isn’t from Climate Change. It’s From Bankers.

Michael Shellenberger: A major new staff report from the New York Federal Reserve Bank throws cold water on the over-heated rhetoric coming from activist investors, bankers, and politicians. “How Bad Are Weather Disasters for Banks?” asks the title of the report by three economists. “Not very,” they answer in the first sentence of the abstract.

A kid struggles before Fossil Fuels. No transportation, no electricity, and no hot water. Times were tough.
A kid struggles before Fossil Fuels. No transportation, no electricity, and no hot water. Times were tough.

The reason is because “weather disasters over the last quarter century had insignificant or small effects on U.S. banks’ performance.” The study looked at FEMA-level disasters between 1995 and 2018, at county-level property damage estimates, and the impact on banking revenue.

--from the climate Depot

QUICK, New Bikernet Reader Comment!--Bandit's Cantina Episode 96: Bandit Lights a Xmas Fire

An excellent little read of an inspiring story. In a sane world a screenplay would be written based on it leading to a successful kids' movie.

But our world is far from sane, so only social outlaws like us will see that story and be able to say, "Somebody ought to make a movie about that."

-- Vern Moore
Kingsley, PA

Rah, rah!--Bandit

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.


1968 TWO PANHEADS AND AN INDIAN—San Francisco Run.

Mike Stevenson and Chopper builder from the ‘60s was recently hanging with a friend, Glenn and talking about old times. Mike made the sissybar on Glenn’s Indian.

Glenn rebuilt the engine with car pistons and the handlebars were repurposed from a dune buggy bumper. “In 1968 we rode to san Francisco, Two Pans and an Indian,” Mike said.


Right now, the American Red Cross blood supply is at historically low levels. We’re at a point where some patients relying on a transfusion may not receive the blood they need. If more donors don’t come forward to give blood, some patients requiring a transfusion may potentially face delays in care.

To encourage donations this month, all who come to give Dec. 17-Jan. 2 will receive an exclusive Red Cross long-sleeved T-shirt, while supplies last.


Raahima Shoaib Yazdani

Regional Development Communications Manager
American Red Cross Los Angeles Region
Cell: 213-215-0118
Media: 213-347-4775


FREE, EMAIL ALERTS, FREE—I know, we all receive too many sales emails. I try to carve out sometime once a month to unsubscribe to these bastards.

On the other hand, it would help out the Bikernet gang if you signed up for our email blasts. They are all about motorcycle and legislative news. We are not trying to sell you anything but freedom and custom shit.



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On the UAH data, there has been no global warming at all for very nearly seven years since January of 2015. The New Pause has lengthened by three months, thanks to what may prove to be a small double-dip la Niña:

On the HadCRUT4 data, there has been no global warming for close to eight years, since March 2014. That period can be expected to lengthen once the HadCRUT data are updated – the “University” of East Anglia is slower at maintaining the data these days than it used to be.

Last month I wrote that Pat Frank’s paper of 2019 demonstrating by standard statistical methods that data uncertainties make accurate prediction of global warming impossible was perhaps the most important ever to have been published on the climate-change question in the learned journals…

And that is why these long Pauses in global temperature have become ever more important. They give us a far better indication of the true likely rate of global warming than any of the costly but ineffectual and inaccurate predictions made by climatologists. And they show that global warming is far smaller and slower than had originally been predicted.

As Dr Benny Peiser of the splendid Global Warming Policy Foundation has said in his recent lecture to the Climate Intelligence Group (available on YouTube), there is a growing disconnect between the shrieking extremism of the climate Communists, on the one hand, and the growing caution of populations such as the Swiss, on the other, who have voted down a proposal to cripple the national economy and Save The Planet on the sensible and scientifically-justifiable ground that the cost will exceed any legitimately-conceivable benefit.

By now, most voters have seen for themselves that The Planet, far from being at risk from warmer weather worldwide, is benefiting therefrom. There is no need to do anything at all about global warming except to enjoy it.

Now that it is clear beyond any scintilla of doubt that official predictions of global warming are even less reliable than consulting palms, tea-leaves, tarot cards, witch-doctors, shamans, computers, national academies of sciences, schoolchildren or animal entrails, the case for continuing to close down major Western industries one by one, transferring their jobs and profits to Communist-run Russia and China, vanishes away.

The global warming scare is over. Will someone tell the lackwit scientific illiterates who currently govern the once-free West, against which the embittered enemies of democracy and liberty have selectively, malevolently and profitably targeted the climate fraud?

--By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
Watts Up With That.COM

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