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WE WILL OVERCOME BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for May 28, 2020

It's All Good...

By Bandit, Rogue, the Wayfarer, Sam Burns, Barry GReen, Bob T., Laura, the Redhead and the whole crew
5/28/2020


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What an interesting week.
Someone said 100,000 folks have died of Corona, more than the Vietnam War, but that’s not a fair analogy. That’s actually one fifth of the number who die every year of cancer and about 1/5 of the people who die EVERY YEAR of heart issues.



There is no place for doom and gloom. I believe we’ve done a helluva job at containing something that could have been devastating. And you know Americans. We can do anything, and we will figure this bastard out and move on to party once more.

IMPROVISE, ADAPT, OVERCOME—See the MIC story later in the news.

The controversy continues regarding Sturgis. You’ll see an interview with Woody, the boss of the Buffalo Chip, right here in the news.

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



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, BorntoRide.com and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Most recently Quick Throttle Magazine came on board.







FRED KODLIN LAUNCHES A US DIVISION—Starting with the Kodlin Lowering-Kit (K66024) for Harley-Davidson Milwaukee Eight Softail Models.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

Lowers the bike up to 40 mm

“Plug and Play”! Kit does not require to shorten the threated rod or to send back the suspension for
final assembly

Includes pre-installed new bearings

Includes instructions and TUV documents

Fitments for:

FLHC/FLHCS HERITAGE CLASSIC

FXBR/FXBRS BREAKOUT

FLFB/FLFBS FAT BOY

FLSB SPORT GLIDE

FXBS/FXFB FAT BOB

FLDE DELUXE

FXDR 114


In 1984, sparked by Fred Kodlin’s vision of creating custom bikes represented in a way the world hadn’t seen before, Kodlin Motorcycles was established.

Pushing the boundaries of what a motorcycle can be, the Kodlin name has built a reputation for original bike building, cutting-edge product design and high-quality manufacturing.

Now available worldwide, Fred and son Len have created a hybrid of accessories and design – inspired by both American and European influences, Kodlin accessories have distinct fit, form and functional characteristics not found on the market today.

Click for Action!
Click for Action!



info@KodlinUSA.com www.KodlinUSA.com (North America, South America, APAC)
info@Kodlin.com www.kodlin.com (Europe)






NEWS FROM THE TWISTED ROAD-- NICK'S PICKS: MAY 2020

People are emerging from their homes and the country is slowly starting to open again. It is the perfect time to check out Nick’s Picks on the Twisted Road web site.

Nick is Twisted Road's resident "all things motorcycle". If you are part of the Twisted Road community, odds are you have "met" Nick and he's taken good care of you. And now he's sharing his love of bikes with us all—10 at a time.




Click each bike to learn more, or visit Twisted Road to explore even more bikes.

www.twistedroad.com




EXCLUSIVE, BOB CLARK NEWS--Know what you mean but I'm trying to get past worrying about projects. If they don't get done before I croak so be it. Need to mount Lexus seats in my ‘57 Belair today but think I'll binge watch NCIS or Law and Order.

Seats will still be there in the morning. Who am I kidding. Going home right now, design some brackets and get them mounted ASAP.

Never have been much of a couch potato when there are so many cool things to do.


Stay safe
--Bob Clark
Mastermind Motorcyclist

PS. Ah, but there's always porn!




Generating Mainstream Media Coverage
in the Time of COVID-19-- While media and influencer training and events have largely been stalled because of the coronavirus pandemic, Motorcycles.org has been able to get some help from high-profile friends to keep motorcycles in the public conversation. The industry's mainstream media outreach program, based at the MIC, has shifted to efforts aimed at putting bikes on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Actor Ian Ziering, who has more than 520,000 followers on Instagram, posted a Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month-themed image after speaking with Motorcycles.org staff. His post garnered nearly 9,000 likes.





RIDE IN STYLE FROM AN EARLY AGE WITH THE LIMITED EDITION
HARLEY-DAVIDSON IRONe12 and IRONe16
Limited to 550 Units Nationwide and Available Now

MILWAUKEE (May 28, 2020) – Available now, the Limited Edition IRONe12 and IRONe16 electric balance bikes provide a custom ride for riders as early 3 years of age. Limited to 550 units nationwide, the Limited Edition IRONe12 and IRONe16 feature a custom graphic treatment and are painted in the same Yellow Fuse color that is also available on the Harley-Davidson LiveWire motorcycle.

IRONe12 and IRONe16 electric balance bikes are electric-powered two-wheelers specifically designed for kids aged 3-7 years old and under 75 lbs., that can help catalyze the experience of riding for the first time. Balance bikes offer an early learning tool for hand-eye coordination and help children develop skills while having fun.

Help your child learn to push, balance, coast and brake in the non-powered mode before graduating to the powered mode – and the throttle. The Limited Edition IRONe12 and IRONe16 electric balance bikes are geared toward instilling a lifetime love for riding on two wheels from an early age.

“The Limited Edition IRONe12 and IRONe16 are impressively custom and extremely limited,” said Jon Bekefy, general manager of brand marketing at Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “No other Harley-Davidson shares the Yellow Fuse color exclusive to LiveWire, which is the halo of the H-D EV portfolio.”

The Limited Edition IRONe12 (from $699 MSRP) and IRONe16 (from $749 MSRP) and standard Harley-Davidson IRONe12 (from $649 MSRP) and IRONe16 (from $699 MSRP) are available in select Harley-Davidson dealers now.






Vietnam vets participating in 'Rolling to Remember' had their motorcycles vandalized


A group of AMVETS motorcycle riders from Ohio who were in the nation's capital to mark the Memorial Day weekend by participating in the Rolling to Remember ride had an unwelcome sendoff from Washington, D.C.

And now AMVETS National Riders President Tom McNamara is speaking out about the incident which left the bikes with thousands of dollars in damage.

“One heinous act diminished a weekend of remembering and reflecting,” he said.

NBC4 reported that the group of Vietnam War veterans had their motorcycles beaten with a hammer outside an Alexandria, Virginia hotel on May 24 as they were preparing to return home to Ohio.

“As I’ve come to learn, the vandal beat their bikes with a hammer while the veterans were, shortly after visiting the Vietnam War Memorial, resting and preparing for their trip home,” said McNamara.

When veterans returned home from Vietnam decades ago, they were confronted with hostility and disdain by a nation that had sent them to war, he continued.

“Never before had American heroes been treated in such a way, and we vowed to never so again,” said McNamara. “However, nearly 60 years later, Vietnam-era veterans are been failed by numerous Americans they took an oath to defend, on a national holiday in commemoration to their fallen brothers and sisters no less.”

Sponsored by AMVETS, Rolling to Remember replaced the canceled Rolling Thunder. The motorcycle demonstration was.s sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, AMVETS urged bikers to ride 22 miles in their local communities, one mile for each of the 22 veterans who dies by suicide each day in this country.

President Donald Trump welcomed a small group of AMVETS riders to the White House on May 22.

McNamara said he recognized those responsible do not represent American society as a whole.

“I ask that Americans remain respectful of the less than one percent who sacrifice for this country, especially those who gave their lives for it, and remain ever-vigilant of those who choose not to,’ he said.

Alexandria police have identified a suspect in the case and are continuing to investigate the incident, according to NBC4.

By Julia Ledoux, Radio.com





Motorcycle Cannonball Chronicles Launches Tonight--Motorcycles From The Past Race Into The Future!

The Motorcycle Cannonball has been well documented with racers riding age old machines, dressed in full regalia from a time gone by. This year, however, this living breathing monument to motorcycling past moves years into the future with a new live broadcast: The Cannonball Chronicles.

Stemming from an interview series started by Open Road Radio’s Gina Woods, this new weekly program will primarily feature the trials, tribulations and stories of the race teams as they prepare for the upcoming Motorcycle Cannonball Race.

Join host, Jason Sims, promoter of MCR, along with his co-host Rob Nussbaum, of Retrocycle as they deliver Cannonball news, talk about its history, and introduce us to the competitors. Going under the same name Gina Woods had for her interview series was just too good of a fit and you can expect that Open Road Radio will be working in concert as this show develops.

Additionally, each episode will feature the incredible work of renowned motorcycle photographer, Michael Lichter. Michael will feature one image per show that he captured during previous historic races and provide an in-depth description of who, what, when, where, and why before opening it to group discussion.

You can participate in these discussions through the comment section of your favorite social media platform; Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Twitch and Periscope. Motorcycle Cannonball, Retrocycle and Choppertown will also be carrying the feed so be sure to tune in on Wednesday nights at 9pm EST for the Cannonball Chronicles.

Click for all the info...
Click for all the info...








LIFESTYLE CYCLES DEAL OF THE WEEK--2019 Harley-Davidson FLHC Softail Heritage Classic for $18,995.00

See it here: https://www.lifestylecycles.com/default.asp?page=xPreOwnedInventoryDetail&id=8797811



TRADITION IS GOOD, BUT IT DOESN’T MEAN SITTING STILL
A DARK CLASSIC WITH MODERN EDGE
Dripping with gangster-era style and vintage details. If Bonnie and Clyde rode a Harley®motorcycle, this would be the one.

SOFTAIL®FRAME
The reinvented frame retains the classic Softail®lines, but its lightweight design and stiffness translate to a responsive ride unlike anything you’ve felt before.

MILWAUKEE-EIGHT® BIG TWIN ENGINE
A powerful, smooth-running engine with crisp throttle response and a pure, soul-satisfying rumble. Available in 107 and 114 engine displacements.

SIGNATURE LED FORWARD LIGHTING
Darkness-defying lighting that gives you great visibility at night.



LOCKABLE AND SEALED SADDLEBAGS
A sleek look on the outside and roomy on the inside with enough space to stash your riding essentials. The lids open with one touch.

DETACHABLE WINDSCREEN
Go from touring to cruising in a heartbeat. Leave the screen on for a clean envelope of air over the long haul. Or remove it in seconds for a completely new look and ride.

HIGH PERFORMANCE FRONT SUSPENSION
Sophisticated suspension technology provides the performance of a racing-style cartridge fork for reduced weight with linear damping characteristics.

HIGH PERFORMANCE REAR MONO SHOCK
Easily adjustable mono-shock rear suspension allows for dynamic cornering capability while preserving the hardtail look.

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MICHAEL LICHTER PHOTO OF THE WEEK-- Description: Terry Richardson with his 1946 Harley-Davidson FL Knucklehead and other fellow Kansans during the Cross Country Chase motorcycle endurance run from Sault Sainte Marie, MI to Key West, FL (for vintage bikes from 1930-1948).

Photographed at the end of Stage 3 from Milwaukee, WI to Urbana, IL. USA.

Sunday, September 8, 2019. Photography ©2019 Michael Lichter.

Michael in his Colorado studio.
Michael in his Colorado studio.



Go to Mike’s web site and order prints of your favorite builder, event or bike.--Bandit






T's Ride, 2020, moved to September 13th and now to be at the Marlboro Moose . . . click on https://www.facebook.com/events/178715303369720/ for all the 4 1 1 and to like, share, invite your buddies . . . thanks !



--Rogue
Senior Editor
Bikernet.com™





BEAUTIFUL BIKERS RIDER PREP WORKSHOP IS ONLINE TODAY, 6PM PST!--We are excited to announce our second Beautiful Bikers Spring/Summer Online Rider Prep Workshop!

Join our featured speaker Robyn "RoKo" Kocienski, along with Porsche Taylor of the Beautiful Bikers Conference& Black Girls Ride Magazine for a workshop to gear you up for your upcoming Spring/Summer Long Distance Rides. Robyn will cover Riding to Alaska. Learn long distance tips and tricks to plan and save for your ride! Raffle Giveaways are provided courtesy of Indian Motorcycle! All are welcome! Registration is FREE!



IFRD 2020: Ride to Calico Ghost Town
This year's International Female Ride Day takes us from Long Beach, CA to Calico Ghost Town, in honor of our sisters: Runway, Stilletto, Granny, Buttercup, SJ Harris, and all of our Fallen Female Riders. We'll start the day with a beautiful ride, and end with a poolside celebration! Save the Date, August 22, 2020, 9:30am. More info coming soon! If you have a rider you would like us to honor, email blackgirlsridemag@gmail.com.





BIKERNET BAD JOKE LIBRARY WIDE OPEN-- Rudeness vs Kindness

I was in the McDonald’s drive-through this morning and the young lady behind me honked at me; very upset because I was taking too long to pay.

Wow. “Take the high road,” I thought to myself. So I paid for her food.

As I moved up, she leaned out the window looking all crazy at me, because the cashier told her I paid for her food. She felt embarrassed.

When I got to the second window to get my food, I showed them both receipts and took her food too. I paid for it --- it was mine!

Now she has to wait even longer.

She’s gonna learn today you just don't mess with us old people.

--Joe Smith
Certified Librarian
Bandit’s Cantina™

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




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I love PRIZE Possession, still have it in a glass case! STEALTH


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