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Bandit, Mistress Chris, Bob T., the Prince, Rogue, Ben Lamboeuf, Sharki-aka "Ranga, the Loser Yank", Paul Schneider, Buckshot, Bob T., Paul Aiken, Paul Whitmoyer, Bob Bitchin and the rest of staff

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I’m trying to make a list.
Yesterday it was as if every project from the front of the building to the dogs needed to be addressed. Hell, even the Bikernet van tires were deflating and screamed for attention.

I tried to keep a straight face throughout the day and just deal with each issue as quickly and efficiently as possible. Sin Wu used to say I needed to slow down, while she got ready to go to the gym or to go hang out with the girls. Could this be what’s messing with the kids of today? Maybe too many projects are shoving them in the other direction.

We couldn’t wait to own a car, but it was simple. Now it’s a costly pain in the ass, so kids wait for you to drive them, so they don’t need to think about car ownership, insurance, driver’s tests, smog testing, high traffic areas, new laws, mechanics no one understands, you name it. Let’s hit the news. I need to add to the list.

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BIKERNET BOOTH AT LAS VEGAS BIKE FEST HOSTS BOOK SIGNING THIS WEEKEND—You’ll be able to pick up a signed copy of the new biker book Kick Start, and kick it around with the author
Ralph “Teach” Elrod in the Cashman Center. Here’s a clip from Rogue’s review:

I was recently sent a book named KICK START and asked to read it and comment on it.
It is about the memories of an Outlaw Biker by the name of “Teach” a member of the BARONS MC a well-known motorcycle club, which started in 1966. He became a member on July 20, 1969 after hanging around with them for about a month.
In the Foreword he states: “The adventures I lived and the things I saw were no different than the lives of every other club patch holder. That history needs to be preserved for future generations. The ‘70s can’t be judged by today’s values, it was just too different! Times were tougher it seems and we patch holders had few civil rights as far as the citizens and cops were concerned.”

You can read the full review HERE

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The Motorcycle Riders Foundation Announces Letter to the CDC from the United States Congress--The Motorcycle Riders Foundation has been working with United States Representative and longtime motorcycle defender Tom Petri of Wisconsin to send a letter to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) asking them to stop focusing on motorcycle safety.

The CDC released a report that claimed a universal motorcycle helmet law would save lives and money. The problem with the report was that it was simply a collection of a few antiquated studies done by a handful of government agencies which are just as unqualified to focus on motorcycle safety as the CDC.

"This letter will send a clear message to the CDC that Congress is extremely displeased that they are wasting precious tax payer money on areas completely outside their area of expertise" said Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations for the Motorcycle Riders Foundation. "We don't need the CDC to focus on motorcycles when there are plenty of other government agencies already working on this."

The CDC report states that 41% of all fatal motorcycle accidents victims were not wearing a helmet. Simple math shows us that 59% were wearing helmets when they were involved in a fatal motorcycle crash. This is hardly a case for a universal helmet law.

Congressman Petri had this to say, "Given the demands on your budget and the unique ability of the CDC to address such pressing issues as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's and a host of other conditions and issues which afflict millions of Americans and others around the globe, we encourage you to direct your attention and resources to areas that are not currently already being addressed elsewhere in the government."

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation urges you to contact your Representative in the United States House and ask them to co-sign this letter to the CDC. The larger the number of co-signers the greater impact it will have. Please contact your Representative at the United States Capitol switchboard which can be reached at (202) 224-3121 and ask them to co-sign the Petri CDC motorcycle letter. The deadline for co-signing this letter is close of business Tuesday, October 8th. Please act fast.

Hang on if ObamaCare goes into effect. The government will breathe on everything we do.—Bandit

JAY LENO Grand Marshalls 30th Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride and Music Festival--Jackson Browne, Jacksh*t, Chevy Metal, and The Forest Rangers with Katey Sagal Perform During the Day-Long Event, to Benefit the USO

Admission Includes a Chance to Win a 2014 Harley-Davidson Road King

GLENDALE, CA--( September 30, 2013) - Thousands are expected for the 30th anniversary Love Ride, led by Grand Marshall Jay Leno, with Jackson Browne, Jacksh*t,Chevy Metal, and The Forest Rangers with Katey Sagal on October 20, 2013. Budweiser Presents the 30th Anniversary Love Ride, Powered by GEICO Motorcycle, the longest running single day motorcycle fundraiser in the world, features Willie G. Davidson, grandson of a Harley-Davidson founder, Hollywood celebrities Robert Patrick, Lorenzo Lamas, Peter Fonda, and more, plus special guests.

Registration is now open at
In its thirty-year history, the Love Ride has hosted some of the biggest names in music, including Bruce Springsteen, B.B. King, Billy Idol, Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Foo Fighters, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Montgomery Gentry, Sheryl Crow, Steve Miller Band, and ZZ Top.

The Love Ride kicks off with a concert at Harley-Davidson of Glendale, followed by a ride to Castaic Lake Recreation Area. For motorcycle riders and non-riders alike, the event features headline performances, plus music by American Hitmen and The Loveless, as well as delicious food trucks, drawings for exclusive prizes, a custom bike show and more.

Participants can register now at for just $20. The minimum entry is only $60, which can also be paid in full during registration, with no fundraising required. Admission includes access to both the Glendale and Castaic Lake events, parking, and one opportunity ticket for a chance to win a variety of prizes, including a 2014 Harley-Davidson Road King. A full list of opportunity and fundraising prizes are available at
Adding to the fun, title sponsor GEICO Motorcycle is sponsoring a Love Ride consumer enter-to-win contest offering participants the chance to win a brand new Sportster® 2014 Harley-Davidson 883 Iron™. Entry forms will be available at most Western Regional Harley-Davidson dealerships starting September 1st.

The Love Ride has also partnered with Chevron to offer consumers an opportunity to enter for a chance to win a trip of a lifetime and other great prizes. As part of the "Ride of a Lifetime" Sweepstakes, one winner will receive a free trip to the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a private tour of Jay Leno's garage and amazing car collection, and $1,000 in Chevron gift cards. Consumers who visit participating Southern California Chevron or Chevron ExtraMile locations during the month of September can find out how to enter online or by mail. Participants who enter the contest online will be given a keyword to receive $10 off their Love Ride admission.

Love Ride 30 sponsors include Budweiser, GEICO Motorcycle, Chevron, Sebastian Professional, Russ Brown, John Paul Mitchell Systems, City National Back and the City of Glendale.
For registration and more information about Love Ride 30, go to Join Love Ride on Facebook (Love Ride Glendale HD), Twitter (@LoveRide) and Instagram (LoveRide30).

AD OF THE WEEK ON BIKERNET--Now this is my kinda ad!

Only in Brisbane ! The new airport billboard for
Air Asia’s new service to Thailand.

--Bob Bitchin

BIKERNET STAFFER OF THE WEEK—Ben Lambeouf, Advertising Director: Born and raised in France in the late ‘60s and ‘70s, I grew up watching American movies like The Great Escape, Bullit, Easy Rider and Vanishing Point. Fascinated by all things that roared on two or four wheels, I set out to terrorize my neighborhood at age ten. At the time, I was behind the bars of a front-wheel drive Solex moped (look it up for a laugh). Running on an experimental and highly volatile mix of gasoline and ether, the world's fastest Solex threw its only rod through the engine case during a late-night land speed record attempt. And so started my career in motorcycling... with a bang!
Solex Bicycle - similar to the Worlds Fastest Solex
Solex Bicycle - similar to the Worlds Fastest Solex


Years later, my thirst for thrills and a white-knuckle ride took me to California, where I was welcomed by Keith Ball and his rag tag team of V-twin freaks at Easyriders Magazine. This is where I learned all I could about print publishing for the next 17 years. I started as a translator for the French versions of various titles, and went on to become the editor of trade publication V-Twin News. Finally, I was given the opportunity to design and publish a hot rod lifestyle magazine. What a ride it was!

I now run the Bikernet Blog and sell online ad space for the Bikernet family of web sites. I also sell print advertising for IronWorks magazine, and I am fortunate to be working both for the print and the digital press.

--Ben Lamboeuf
Land Speed Racing Legend (in my own mind)



SPORT BIKE DEAL OF THE WEEK--Industry and Other Motorcycle Buddies -

I’m going to sell my Hayabusa as I’m getting a couple other bikes – one of them a Motard project.

So if you know of somebody who want a 2003 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300RX 40th Anniversary model in fair shape – let me know.

She has about 13,000 miles, Yoshimura TRA Duplex exhaust, Yoshimura R421 remap with BMC air cleaner.
Saddlemen custom and stock seats, double-bubble windscreen and tank bra.
Stainless double front brake lines, higher Heli-bar clip-on’s, adjustable levers and suspension links (raises the rear 1” for quicker turn-in).
Brand new AVON tires and ALL of the stock parts – including the tail cowl.
She has some scratches but no tip over damage of any kind.

The price is low – well below the blue book.

Contact me and set up a test ride/viewing.
--Avery Innis
Saddlemen Seats



Subject: Abate of IL Bulletin: contact your Representative--Please read the news article then call your US Congressman!!!
ABATE OF IL urges you to contact your Representative in the United States
House and ask them to co-sign this letter to the CDC. The larger the number
of co-signers the greater impact it will have. Please contact your
Representative at the United States Capitol switchboard which can be reached
at (202) 224-3121 and ask them to co-sign the Petri CDC motorcycle letter.
The deadline for co-signing this letter is close of business Tuesday,
October 8th. Please act fast.
Bob Myers

I was told Wed that ABATE of Wisconsin had voted to do a resolution in their
state government to support Congressman James Sensenbrenner's bill HR 875
for the "Comprehensive, Independent testing of E-15.
There are other states asking me for our info so as to take it back to their
smro for the same purpose.
This is one of the reasons that you, ABATE of Illinois, is a Leader in state
motorcyclists rights activities.
I will give you in mid October an ONDGO asking you to call all your
legislators and ask them to vote Yeah to support our resolution that
supports the passage of HR 875.
Again: we are working on the "Poker Run" act and should have it resolved by
Nov 7th if not sooner

TRIKE SETS RECORD--Bill Chambers of Bill Chambers Racing took a Lehman Trike conversion to the Bonneville Salt Flats this year and set a new world speed record for a 3000 cc push rod trike at the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials, clocking in at 125.665 mph. His top speed was 129.5 mph.

That was good enough to capture the world record in its class from the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the motorcycle body that sanctions 90 associations worldwide.

Bill took the trike to Bonneville two years ago when it was the first trike to run on the salt. He set the record then but determined to come back and push the envelope a little more. This time he came with our Pegasus electronics fuel injection system installed on a 147 cu in VTwin from Aces and Eights Racing of Deadwood, South Dakota.
See the whole story on Bikernet Trikes.

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CHILE PEPPERS AND ROUTE 66--Our friend Jeff Najar had the opportunity to do some riding the 66 in New Mexico while he was setting things up for the 2014 IronWorks Magazine Chile Pepper Rally sponsored by While out on the road he turned in this report. We will run the whole tamale on Bikernet, but here’s a clip:

“I got on the horn with Marilyn Stemp, Editor of IronWorks Magazine, and explained that I couldn’t make Indian Larry’s Block Party in Brooklyn, New York, because I was heading West to New Mexico to get the gears turning on the 2014 IronWorks Magazine Chile Pepper Rally to be held in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. Marilyn, being the multi-tasker that she is, put the arm on me to cover the Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally in Ruidoso, New Mexico, too. So I added that to the list of duties.

I also told Edge, Promoter of the Chile Pepper, that I was heading to the Land of Enchantment, and he decided to hop a flight and meet me out there to assist in the ground campaign.

I landed at Albuquerque International Sunport at noon on Tuesday and hustled up to Santa Fe Harley-Davidson. I met with Tina Reeves, the shop’s Marketing Manager and a Marine, and received the update on the Harley community in the state. In quick secession, I met with Albuquerque Harley-Davidson and then met up with Edge, loaded his gear and set off for Santa Rosa.

After our tanks were topped off, we hit the road to Santa Rosa. It’s a city where the 1950s are still alive and well. Situated on old Route 66, the architecture, neon and friendly people harken back to a much simpler time. Santa-Rosa has 18 hotel/motels.

HQ for the rally is The Inn of the Mountain Gods, Resort & Casino. It’s situated high in the picturesque mountains of Mescalero, New Mexico, and sits next to a lake. It’s an Indian gaming casino owned by the Mescalero Apache tribe. The usual amenities are provided, with an addition of big game hunting with some of the finest elk, bear and turkey in North America.

In the end, our trip was successful. We made friends, secured firm dates and municipality support for the 2014 Chile Pepper Rally, and experienced some of the most unique and dramatic land that our United States has to offer. Put September 12-13, 2014 on your calendar so you can do the same when you come out for the Chile Pepper Rally.”

GOOD NEWS REGARDING THE RANGE ROVER INCIDENT: Tonight on the Diane Sawyer ABC News show they showed the Video of the man in the hospital.

There was also the comment that the police were going to further investigate the driver of the Land Rover.

The video clearly shows the Land Rover hitting one of the stopped motorcyclists.

What happens after that is not totally clear But it was indicated that the driver of the Land Rover tried to leave the scene and his tires were cut to try and stop him.

It then shows the Land Rover driving over other motorcycles and riders.

The Land Rover is now fleeing the scene of a collision. Motorcyclist chases him until he gets caught in traffic. One of the motorcyclist break the driver’s window with a helmet, (they are good for something) The driver is pulled from the vehicle and reported to be assaulted. Reports are that one of the motorcyclists was arrested and charged. Not sure of exactly for what at this time.

I should note there is no indication that anything was done towards the passengers in the vehicle.
This has come about because motorcycle riders objected to how the original story aired and that it did not have all of what happened. Now that this information has been brought out It Is A Whole Different Story.

The drive of the Land Rover Did Hit a Motorcyclist with his vehicle and did attempt to flee the scene. People tried to stop him and he ran over others and continued to flee.

The driver was removed from the vehicle to stop him from attempting to flee again. There may be some question on how much force was necessary to subdue him. No More Than What Law Enforcement Would Do I am Sure.

The person that was arrested for removing the driver will have his day in court to explain his actions But All Motorcyclists Must Demand The Driver Of The Land Rover Be Charged As Well.

BAD JOKE LIBRARY OPEN LATE, NO MORE GIRLS NIGHT OUT! --Two wives go out for girl’s night. Both got drunk, started walking home and had to pee.
They stopped at a cemetery but had nothing to wipe with. One used her panties; the other grabbed a wreath off a grave.
The next morning one husband called the other and said “No more girls night out! My wife came back with no panties.”
The other husband said “You think that’s bad? Mine came back with a note in her crack that read ‘from all of us at the fire station…we’ll never forget you!

--from Mistress Chris


ROGUE WORKING THE BIKERNET STICKER PROGRAM--Bandit is always after me to advertise Bikernet, which I am happy to do.
While at Harley’s 110th he asked me to put some stickers places they would be seen.
What better place than on a pretty woman’s butt?

There have been other photos already on Bikernet of them in Bars etc.
Which do you think got more attention? LOL

I’m sticking with it’s a dirty job but someone has to do it LOL
OH and yes I will be bringing stickers to Biketoberfest.

Be Sure To Give Credit To “Iron Works Magazine” If you share these photos


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