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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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The world is nuts.
Did you see that Germany won’t sign the declaration to eliminate internal combustion vehicles? Yet, none of our internal combustion organizations or publications in the United States, like the AMA, Rider Magazine, SEMA, MRF, Dice Magazine, NCOM, Easyriders, NHRA, FEMA, Auto Club, MIC or the NMA will even question Climate Doomsday scenarios. If they don’t motorcycles will be toast in a decade.

Maybe they are being bullied by the radicals, but I don’t think our veterans fought for climate lies. They fought for open debate and the truth. They fought for men and women to be able to stand up and question the government.

I’ll leave it at that, But if you're interested in Chopper futures check this 5-Minute interview:
Let’s hit the news:

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If you have served or currently serve in our country's military in any capacity or have a family member in the service, we sincerely thank you for your service.
In an effort to honor our country's veterans and their families, we're extending a 15% discount* to everyone, today only.
Just use the code "veterans" at checkout to redeem between now and midnight EST.
*sale excludes seats and sportster hardtail kit.

BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!--SHOWTIME BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for November 4th, 2021

Being a tit man all my life I gotta disagree with Honest Abe. I'll take a broad with little to no ass and big tits over a broad with a big ass and no tits any day of the week!!!

--Steve Bauman
Mission Viejo, CA

LIFESTYLE CYCLES DEAL OF THE WEEK--2017 Harley-Davidson® FLHRXS - Road King® Special for $19,995.00


Command the road with aggressive custom styling straight from the factory and the powerful performance of the all-new Milwaukee-Eight® engine.

Pure design. Unadulterated power.
You can see it coming from a mile away. Big and dramatic like a locomotive rolling through a train yard at midnight. Blacked-out from its headlight nacelle front forks and new wheels to its powerful Milwaukee-Eight® engine, headers and exhaust. With new mini-ape handlebars that pull you up and forward for an upright stance that commands attention. Stripped-down styling and stretched saddlebags for a slammed profile that’s right here, right now. When you take to the road on the new Road King® Special, you don’t just rule the road. You own it.

If more is what you want, more is what you'll get.
Since the beginning, Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders have felt the pull to amp up their powertrain performance. Greater acceleration, increased passing power, or just more of that rip roaring, raw Harley-Davidson exhaust sound.

Building a performance engine can be intimidating, but you don't have to start from scratch. A factory-engineered Screamin' Eagle® Stage upgrade is the place to start with complete, street compliant performance configurations for the increased torque and horsepower you are looking for.

And it's at Lifestyle Cycles today! Call 714-490-0155


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COMMENTS for Vanishing Breed Article on Facebook Page:

Brian Andrews:
"Millenials & generation Z don't have a clue.
My idiot younger brother’s idiot kids don't even know how to change a tire.

Drew Gatewood:
"It's up to us to see that young people gain knowhow and equally important desire to understand the workings of mechanical things. My Father had an old pocket watch that he would let me take apart and put back together with his set of "jewelers" screwdrivers. It never ran, but taught me about mechanics. Though my life has been involved with Harley-Davidson motorcycle engines I still have that old watch. Proverbs 22:6 "

(I looked up Proverbs 22:6 and as per King James Version it says: "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." - Wayfarer)

Moopa Guastapalia:
"Been doing all my own wrenching for what seems like forever. The problem is those I used to call on occasion for help as in "how should I" questions were members of the "vanishing breed" and no longer there. Luckily I've got a good collection of service manuals and such."

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BIKERLID CELEBRATES VETERAN’S DAY--Bikerlid is committed to honoring and strengthening the veteran community by providing safety helmets that are military-grade certified.

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The empire is expanding, printing 3X as many magazines this issue, working with Big Rig to turn into a revenue-generating platform.

Starting a Podcast where I interview the practitioners, charging for that, Publishing books for locals, This one is actually selling and I have a percentage of sales.

Arizona has wonderful riding I do a 180-mile loop once a week, which takes me through red rocks, pine forests at 7000 feet. I pass villages, lakes, grand vistas, mountain twisties. the ride has it all. and almost ZERO traffic.

I am sure you have the same story to tell. We are both very lucky to have gotten out of the madness that is Los Angeles.

--Koz Mraz

CLIMATE DEPOT FLASHBACK--Men Warm Globe, Women Feel the Heat, Group Claims – The solution?! ‘Climate gender justice’

The spokesman for a feminist-based environmental group at UN climate summit, accused men of being the biggest contributors to human-caused "global warming" and lamented that women are bearing the brunt of the negative climate consequences created by men.

"Women and men are differently affected by climate change and they contribute differently to climate change," said Ulrike Rohr, director of the German-based group called "Genanet-Focal point gender, Environment, Sustainability." Rohr, who is demanding "climate gender justice," left no doubt as to which gender she believes was the chief culprit in emitting greenhouse gasses.

"To give you an example from Germany, it is mostly men who are going by car. Women are going by public transport mostly," Rohr told Cybercast News Service. Rohr was standing in front of her booth, which featured a banner calling for "creative gender strategies" from "rural households to global scientific bodies."

"In most parts of the world, women are contributing less [to greenhouse gasses]," Rohr continued. But it is the women of the world who will feel the most heat from catastrophic global warming, she said. "At least in the developing countries, it is women who are more affected because they are more vulnerable, so they don't have access to money to go outside the country or go somewhere else to earn money and they have to care for their families," she said.

--Climate Depot

NMA TIP OF THE WEEK--Driving through a Weather Disaster

Weather disasters can take on many forms: a sudden downpour that is much worse than predicted, an ice storm that hits suddenly, a dust storm that shows up unexpectedly, or localized ground fog so thick, you can only see a few feet in front of you.

Everyone likes to say, "Be prepared." You can be by knowing what to do before anything happens. For an unexpected weather event, you need to, more than anything, remain calm, think about where you are and where you need to go, and if you don't need to drive, then don't.

If you have to drive out of the situation, remember to travel at a safe speed for the road and weather conditions. Don't be in a hurry no matter if you're late. Safety should always be your priority.

Here are two prime examples of recent sudden weather events. In late September, a downpour in Abilene, Texas, was so severe that many drivers were caught off guard when driving their regular route. They found themselves in high water and had to be rescued. An atmospheric river event hit northern California in late October. Fresno and Sonoma County drivers found themselves in a deluge with the possibility of mudslides.

If you find yourself in an acute downpour situation, here are some things to keep in mind.

Avoid driving through water if it is fast-moving across or down the road. Even six inches of water may cause you to lose control, and two feet of water could carry you with the flow.

Underpasses are particularly vulnerable to rising waters.

Do not drive through flood water if fallen electrical lines are nearby or have dipped in the water. (You shouldn’t go on flooded roads anyway, except in extreme emergencies, since you might not know where the road is, or if the road could have been damaged in some way.)

Be alert for debris and trash, tree limbs and even trees, loose farm animals, and stranded vehicles.

Stoplights and stop signs may be missing or not working. Treat intersections as four-way stops and be courteous with other drivers.

Recognize that law enforcement will be busy and may not be able to direct traffic.

Bad weather coupled with dangerous driving conditions should be expected. If a forecast says bad weather is on the way, heed the warning. Postpone your travel plans. If you must drive, here are some general tips that might help:

Plan Ahead

Leave earlier than planned. Bring a paper map in case cell or GPS service is spotty or affected by the storm. Make sure your equipment is in good working order. Wipers need to work well. Keep all head and tail lights clean and visible for other drivers. Clear the windshield, mirrors, and all windows of ice and snow as much as possible. Keep wiper fluid in your vehicle in case you need to add more during the trip.

Check the Weather before you Leave

Know the current forecast to anticipate what might happen when you're on the road.

Drive like you Want Others to Drive

Drive a speed based on road conditions and the weather.

Leave room between you and the vehicle in front of you. Some say double the cushion when the weather is frightful to have time to react to what is happening in front of you. You can control what you are doing, but not the actions of other drivers.

If someone is tailgating, let them pass you and then leave plenty of space between them and your vehicle.

If you become stressed during the drive, take deep breaths and calm yourself.

Pull Over for Safety

Driving during weather events can be stressful. If you need a break, find a safe place and pull over for a few minutes. Make sure you are not pulling into a deep puddle or snowbank, and are out of the way of other traffic. Rest your eyes and listen to the radio for additional road information and weather reports if you are tired.

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QUICK, New Bikernet Reader Comment!--VANISHING BREED

The vanishing breed, where parts availability makes the difference between an old bike or car being a survivor or scrap. Lack of Indian parts in the 1960s cost me the opportunity to carry on with the war surplus US Navy Indian my dad rode after getting home from the war. It had been handed down from dad to an uncle who kept it running into the ‘60s, but he could never find brake parts for it and that forced him to park the bike for good.

When I started making noises about wanting a bike dad said we'd look into getting the Indian for me. Sadly, after not being able to find brake parts my uncle gave up and sold the Indian to a collector who would use it for parts if nothing else. One more of the old breed had vanished.

I keep thinking what could have been if I'd gotten that bike as a 15-year-old and someday I'll build a battleship gray bobber as a tribute of sorts to dad and my uncles who rode that bike after serving in the war.

--Vern Moore
Kingsley, PA

The MRF Salutes Our Veterans--Happy Veterans Day to the millions of veterans across our nation.

The motorcycling community is stronger because of the hundreds of thousands of riders who have served our country. Thank you for your service in defense of our liberties!

“Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for they’ve suffered the scars of war. We can offer them no better tribute than to protect what they have won for us.”

President Ronald Reagan



November 2021
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Country, Rock, and Americana Singer/Songwriter and INXS Co-Founder Andrew Farriss Joins Prestigious APRA Billion Streams List

“Break My Heart” Available to Download and Stream on All Digital Platforms

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Prolific country, rock, and Americana musician and INXS co-founder Andrew Farriss continues to make a major impact on the music industry, this time as a songwriter. Pop star Dua Lipa’s single “Break My Heart”, which is based on the 1987 INXS number one hit “Need You Tonight”, reached over 1 billion total streams across all platforms. This milestone has given Farriss a spot on the new APRA billion streams list, an innovative honor that recognizes Australian songwriters whose works have reached at least 1 billion combined streams across all digital platforms.

“As a songwriter, I feel very fortunate to be presented an award recognizing my writing contribution towards a billion streams of 'Break My Heart' by Dua Lipa,” shares Farriss. “Thank you to everyone who has enabled and supported this.”

Farriss might primarily be credited for the inescapably catchy melody from “Need You Tonight”, but his lyrical influence is plain to see as well. Both hits center around the inescapable grip of love, a feeling that we can all relate to. Whether it’s 1987 or 2021, that burning passion never goes away.

This monumental achievement is just another example of Farriss’ talent for writing classic songs which stand the test of time. Songwriting is a gift that Farriss continues to use today, releasing his debut self-titled solo album earlier this year. His latest single, “Drifting”, is certainly even more impactful now. The song describes Farriss’ journey finding his place in a world that is constantly changing around him. By earning his spot on the APRA billion streams list, Andrew Farriss has proven that one thing will always remain the same: his songs will be with us every step of the way.

For more information and everything Andrew Farriss, please visit


Enthusiastic Support from The Powersports Industry and Riding Community Sets its Sights on Even More for the 2022 Charity Ride

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Nov. 9, 2021)—The Comoto Family of Brands is thrilled to announce it raised over $300,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF), smashing its $100,000 target. The month's long effort culminated with the inaugural National Ride for Kids Day held on September 12.

For more than 30 years, the PBTF's Ride for Kids has inspired powersports communities across the country to raise funds to help children with brain tumors, which is the leading cause of cancer death in children. This past September, Comoto joined forces with the Foundation, alongside American Honda and 18 other powersports brands* from across the riding community, to host one of the biggest motorcycle charity events in the country, which raised a total of $1.3 Million.

$309,500 was contributed directly from the Comoto community of riders. In addition to the nationwide charity ride, Comoto actively involved each of its brands within the family to help raise funds for PBTF. Of note, Comoto made a direct donation to PBTF of 2.5¢ for every mile logged in the Ride for Kids Challenge in the REVER app between August 12 and September 12. Further, 10% of sales made online and at Cycle Gear, J&P Cycles, and RevZilla stores across the country on National Ride for Kids Day (Sunday, September 12) were donated to PBTF.

“We had an outstanding turnout for the Ride for Kids event this year. With many of us having been stuck at home and socially isolated for so long, it was clear the community was eager to get out and ride for a good cause,” shared Ken Murphy, President and CEO of Comoto. “Thanks to the unity of Comoto’s Family of Brands, we were able to contribute nearly a quarter of the total funds raised this year for PBTF. I am incredibly proud of our organization and am honored to be working with PBTF to support this cause.”

For more information on Ride for Kids, please visit For more information on The Comoto Family of Brands, please visit

*$61k total additional sponsorship from: Tucker, Western Powersports, Shoei, Alpinestars USA, Fox Racing, Sena, Dunlop Tires, Pirelli Tires, Arai Helmets, O’Neal Racing, Biltwell, Vortex, Cardo, REV’IT!, Michelin Tires, ScorpionEXO, HJC Helmets, REV'IT!, Lindenmeyr Munroe, Satanoff Insurance, Culture Amp, Deloitte, NFP Corporate Benefits, AHS, OW Logistics, Grant Thornton

--Meghan Breen
Account Coordinator

Vance & Hines Reveals VO2 Military Power Series Product Line,
Recognizes Veterans and Supports Children of Fallen Patriots--

Santa Fe Springs CA – November 11, 2021 - Vance & Hines, America's premier manufacturer of motorcycle performance products, today introduced their V02 Military Power Series, a line of air intake products honoring five branches of the US military.

In recognition of active US military members and veterans, each product sold will generate a $50 donation to Children of Fallen Patriots, a non-profit which supports education for families who lost a loved one in service to the country. The program is done in partnership with J&P Cycles, the exclusive seller of Vance & Hines V02 Military Power Series products. Vance & Hines and J&P expect the donation to be nearly $100,000.

VO2 Military Power Series products are high-performance air intake systems which feature the logo of one of five branches of the US military (Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard) on the CNC-machined billet aluminum cover. The design is based on the popular Vance & Hines VO2 line of air intakes. The program is inspired by the pride that military members feel about their service to America, including Vance & Hines co-founder Byron Hines, who served in the US Army. The products fit most late-model Harley-Davidson motorcycles and are “officially licensed” and approved by the branches of the military.

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation's mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Founded in 2002, the 501(c)3 non-profit has served hundreds of military families.

Byron Hines served 22 months in Vietnam in aircraft armament repair while serving in the US Army. "I spent the time thinking about the motorcycle I was going to buy when I made it home," said Hines. "It's important for veterans like myself to help other veterans and to show them the appreciation they've earned. We show that through our veteran workforce, by supporting military families and by helping them show their pride with this special line of products. I'm proud to put one on my own motorcycle."

"There's no stronger statement of American pride than a military veteran on a Harley," said Vance & Hines President Mike Kennedy. "That's why we're so happy to create the Military Power Series and to work with great partners like Children of Fallen Patriots and J&P Cycles. We're adding exhilaration and pride to every motorcycle ride for these veterans."

"We have a great relationship with the Children of Fallen Patriots organization," said Zach Parham, J&P Cycles’ Chief Merchant. "This partnership with Vance & Hines is another opportunity to help this tremendous organization and to support those who serve us in the military"

The Vance & Hines Military Power Series products will debut at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona CA this weekend.

BIKERNET BOOK OF THE WEEK CLUB BRINGS YOU--Vincent Motorcycles, The Untold Story since 1946.

by Philippe Guyony

This is the story of the first superbike. Despite only nine years of production, Vincents continue to be ridden regularly in rallies, hard in racing, and certainly well beyond the normal lifespan of a motorcycle. This ebook tells the Vincent story from 1946 until the present day, including the stories of those significant individuals who helped to make Vincents such legendary machines.

With the original hardback edition out of print, this is the perfect way to read Philippe's fascinating history of the "The World's Fastest Standard Motorcycle."

Base price: £29.99 UK / $39.99 US / €29.99
(Price varies by vendor)

Format: Fixed layout • 875 pictures SKU: eV5814
ISBN: 978-1-787118-14-0 UPC: 6-36847-01814-6

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I would expect noting less. I am a disabled Army Veteran. I toss up the idea to ride all the time. I am always outside the box kinda guy. I want the freedom to do what I want. I go out of my way not to be violent but speak my mind. That seams the same way custom Bikes are. They are unique in every way. The same way Humans are supposed to be.

Paul Dalton
Owenton, KY
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Editor Response Perfectly put, thanks.
Ya Did Good

Palm Bay, FL
Friday, November 12, 2021
Editor Response Thanks brother. We're burnin' daylight.
I wonder, I came home in 1967 and was sent to Ft. Belvore. We were told we would be sent into DC as a show of force against protesters. Our commander did not send support. Will the government turn us against each other? Will it come to that? How do we get our country back from the Washington crowd?

Shame on the '60s. The protesters made it.

deland, FL
Friday, November 12, 2021
Editor Response We need the truth. The World needs the truth.

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