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MEMORIAL DAY BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for May 21, 2020

Say a Prayer for the Brothers and Sisters who Fought for Freedom

By Bandit, the Wayfarer, Rogue, Sam Burns, Barry Green, Laura, A.J., Bob T. the Redhead and the rest of the gang
5/21/2020


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Hey,

This is one of those strange holidays
. It’s at a time of the year when the party lamps are lite. On the other hand, it’s a time of thought and prayer for those who died in battle.

We have a tremendous amount to celebrate this weekend with the country reopening, more businesses reopening and the celebration of life. But take some time out this weekend, to ponder those who have died in any combat including our own motorcycle freedom fighters. And think about life and our good fortunes to be living in the best of times of life on earth.



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

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NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM REOPENS--Governor Reynolds announced today that we can REOPEN!

The National Motorcycle Museum
will Reopen Friday, May 22

BEFORE you visit us,
please closely read the following safety procedures that will be in place at the Museum.

Following CDC standards:

Staff will be wearing face masks
and it is suggested that all visitors do as well.

Bring your own or you may purchase one from us at the door for a $1.00 donation to the Museum.

Temperatures of staff will be taken
at the beginning of each shift.

Hand sanitizer will be available for use.

Only half capacity will be allowed inside the Museum. (Including staff!)

ONLY Credit or Debit Cards will be accepted, NO CASH.

ONLY visitors 16 years of age and older will be admitted.

We will be reminding customers to maintain a safe distance of 6 feet apart.

High traffic areas in Museum including counter surfaces, door handles, and credit card machines will be cleaned and sanitized for your safety.

Normal hours will resume.
9am - 5pm - 7days a week

Click to check out the museum web site.
Click to check out the museum web site.







RIDING BACK FROM COVID-19
All 50 states are now in various stages of reopening, and along with restrictions being lifted and the COVID-19 curve flattening, hopes for more normalcy are high; and none higher than amongst the motorcycling community.

Most industries have been hit hard by the global pandemic, and motorcycle sales and production have been among the most impacted, with factories shut down, dealerships closed, events cancelled or postponed, and even ridership restricted in many parts of the world.

Rules around travel and mixing in groups are being relaxed because new infections of the Coronavirus are declining and within the capabilities of the health system to cope, and soon groups will be able to ride together again, and gather at their local watering holes, maintaining social distancing and observing other safety protocols, of course.

Around the globe, motorcycle manufacturers and the supply chain are reopening production, shops and dealerships are doing business within certain constraints, and bikers are realizing a late-Spring bloom amid the gloom.

Harley-Davidson is reopening its U.S. factories in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and will accelerate production in phases, launching a new five-year strategic plan to revive sales.


Looking forward, the landscape is changing, as major events are planning comebacks. Americade in Lake George, NY, after much deliberation, has decided to move their dates from June to July 21-25. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina’s spring Bike Week and Atlantic Beach Bikefest have been postponed, with Horry County leaders giving their blessing to a July motorcycle rally date.

Laconia Motorcycle Week, America’s “Oldest Running Motorcycle Rally,” has officially postponed their 97th annual event in Weirs Beach, NH, to August 22-30, following a unanimous decision by their city council. The 80th annual Sturgis Rally in South Dakota is still on track for August 7-15 as experts predict COVID-19 will have peaked and continue into decline before the end of the summer.

Speaking of ‘track’, the MotoGP World Championship racing calendar is expected to drop the checkered flag in July, adapting to a new format of hosting motorsports events with minimal staff and without spectators, while employing social distancing where possible.

--Bill Bish
Editor
NCOM Biker Newsbytes

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See Bill’s entire legislative report in the next couple of days on Bikernet.—Bandit





BIKERNET TO SPONSOR--The 3rd Annual Ride for the Children, benefitting Olive Crest’s programs for abused children is to begin at Bartels’ and end at Sycamore Cove State Beach, Malibu, California.

The Ride for the Children has been a huge success over the last 2 years and this year, we expect ~500 motorcycle riders and another ~250 beach party attendees.
We are hoping Bikernet.com will join us as a media sponsor for the 3rd Annual Ride for the Children to be held October 4, 2020 beginning at Bartels’ Harley-Davidson in Marina Del Rey and ending at Sycamore Cove State Beach in Malibu. This year in addition to the motorcycle ride, we are inviting non-riders to join us for the Beach Party!



We can offer incredible benefits and would love to have Bikernet.com as a sponsor for the event. We are planning an expansive traditional media campaign with our grand marshals, Lorenzo Lamas, Perry King, Sean McNabb, Dave Ekins and Jamie Elvidg. Our media sponsor will have our celebrity Grand Marshals plug your sponsorship on radio and television appearances and our publicity campaign will include extensive social media for the event.

We have an incredible lineup of Grand Marshals; Lorenzo Lamas, Perry King, Sean McNabb, Jamie Elvidge and Dave Ekins. Also, joining us again will be the classic rock band, Aces & Eights and catering by JWolf Catering.




--Cherry







WISE WORDS FROM THE BIKERNET MONASTERY- By rousing themselves, by vigilance, by temperance and self-control, wise people make for themselves an island that no flood can overwhelm.

--Monk Bandit
Bikernet Monastery
Deadwood, SD





BRAND New Bikernet Reader Comment!
THE MYSTERIOUS BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for May 14, 2020



https://www.bikernet.com/pages/THE_MYSTERIOUS_BIKERNET_WEEKLY_NEWS_for_May_14_2020.aspx


Just read the ending to the Thursday news. Reminded me of me. I did a lot of shit when I was young that I am not proud of, it all came with a hidden cost.

Never had a problem with alcohol or drugs but I had BIG problems with women. They were my addiction. The one constant in my life, Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

The women who have come and gone never understood this. Finally, I found my wife Vicki and she has never questioned my love for bikes

When I had my shop I learned about helping people, don't expect anything in return. I have my memories, a lot of memories. If you asked if I could go back would I do it all over again-- Yeah I would!




--Stealth
Charlotte, NC






Check out the Brand New NAMZ Website!

"We make it easy for you to do it Right!"


Keeping up with technology shouldn't be an issue for a company in the technology business, right? Wrong! Time is always the biggest factor in trying to keep up with anything and our website is nothing different. The website was in need of a change and we feel that is what we did! Not only will you see the products robustly with our new white background but you will find the search for products easier, two fold.

As you will see, the website is now broken down into three main categories, NAMZ wiring products, Badlands lighting modules and Letric Lighting Co. LED's. When you enter into these main categories, you are taken into these specific areas where you will only find these product offerings. Much easier to navigate for sure. You will also find a "year-make-model" type of parameter in the Badlands category, but not the typical, year-make-model you're used to.

We like to do things differently and we really want to make sure customers get EXACTLY what they're after! There was a lot of time and effort put into this new parameter and it takes ALL of the guesswork out of trying to determine what module you need. Once you enter into the Badlands category, you will see all of the sub-categories as normal, but when you chose the sub-category, you will find (4) drop-down menus, Manufacturer, Year, Make and Model.

So, let’s say you choose Harley Davidson as your manufacturer, this will eliminate of all the products that doesn't pertain to your Harley. Second, simply choose the year which now eliminates any of the models that were not available based on the year. Third, the make section will show you the main makes of Harley Davidson, for example Softail. Now, the last drop down is Model, when the first three are chosen, this section will only show the Harley Davidson, Softails for that specific year that were available, for example, FXSTB. Now you don't have to look through the entire listing of every model every made!

We hope you enjoy this added feature, like many things we do, I am sure it will catch on and others will begin to offer the same.

Check our our entire lighting lineup at www.letriclighting.com!
Check out our newest products!

--The NAMZ Team
namzcustomcycleproducts.com





MICHAEL LICHTER PHOTO OF THE WEEK-- Description: Belgian custom bike builder Brice Hennebert’s 2018 Indian Scout Bobber LSR racer repurposed for ice racing at the Baikal Mile Ice Speed Festival. Maksimiha, Siberia, Russia. Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

Photography ©2020 Michael Lichter.

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



Mike is one of the best, most active photographers in out industry. If you’re ever looking for a high quality photo of a particular bike, event, or builder, don’t hesitate to reach out to him.—Bandit




LIFESTYLE CYCLES DEAL OF THE WEEK--
2019 Harley-Davidson® FLHTCU - Electra Glide® Ultra Classic for $18.995.00
see it here: https://www.lifestylecycles.com/default.asp?page=xPreOwnedInventoryDetail&id=8855593

California's pre-owned Harley Mega-Store with over 200 Pre-Owned Harley-Davidsons in stock!!! We carry Street Glides, Road Glides, Road Kings, Ultras, Sportsters, Softails, Dynas, and much more!!! Choose from over 200 bikes in our inventory. To view our current inventory, please visit www.LifestyleCycles.com or call us at (714)-490-0155. EZ FINANCING and EXTENDED WARRANTIES available!!! **Open 7 days a week**



ABOUT THIS BIKE.....

2019 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Touring Milwaukee 8 107 ci

The Electra Glide Ultra Classic serves as Harley Davidson’s entry-level model for its full-dresser lineup. Updated for 2017, it sports improved suspension while reducing the heat felt by rider and passenger for greater all-around comfort.

Not only that, but the all-new Milwaukee-Eight engine makes its way onto this ride for greater performance than ever before with 111.4 pound-feet of torque and six-speed transmission that comes geared for highway riding at a reasonable rpm. H-D’s GPS and Infotainment system makes an appearance as well, so the phrase “entry level? is obviously a relative statement.



ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT INCLUDED:

Twisted Cherry paint and raised tank logos is awesome and like new. Chrome strap with black accent. Chrome bars, mirrors, clear windshield and mid fairing wind deflectors. Chrome LED headlamp / passing lamps, chrome blinkers, fork shroud, polished lowers on Impeller Cast Aluminum wheels. Chrome engine guards and bag guards.

Twin Cam 107" motor with chrome stock exhaust and ABS anti-lock braking system. Chrome black accent 107 air cleaner cover. Chrome six speed with black accent / cam / horn covers. 2-up seat just 26.1" laden from the ground, heat shields, floorboards, passenger floors and battery pigtail. Beautiful tourpak with luggage rack and foot guards. All bag / tourpack luggage inserts still new and inside. LED rear tourpak lighting, great tires and more... What a way to go, more power, less vibration and better heat disbursement.

This bike has passed Lifestyle Cycles rigorous 101 point safety and mechanical inspection. Whether your looking to commute to work, ride the coast or take that dream vacation, this bike is ready to go!!!

EZ FINANCING-SHIPPING AVAILABLE!!!

Fill out an online application and ride today!!!

**Open 7 days a week**

Just $18,995 at Lifestyle Cycles (714) 490-0155

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BANDIT’S CANTINA BAD JOKE LIBRARY WIDE OPEN-- One day while at the Veterinarians, two dogs, a Poodle and a Shepherd, started talking to each other.

The Shepherd asked the Poodle why she was there.

The poodle said, I'm here to be put down because I can no longer control myself and I piss and shit all over the house. And my owner can't take it anymore.
She then asks the shepherd, 'So why are you here?'

Well I have a problem humping people's legs, and I can't control myself either. As a matter of fact, just the other day I saw my female master in the shower.
She was bending over and I just couldn't help myself.

The Poodle asks, 'so then your here to be put down also'.

No replied the shepherd. I'm just here to get my nails done.

--Lee Wimmer
 
 
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Chance of a lifetime. Click and join.






QUOTE OF THE WEEK—Things are getting a bit easier, but really you don't need social distancing on an ‘87 Softail chopper.

Live free or die!

--Tom
Australia





QUESTION FROM A BIKERNET READER-- Bandit what in hell is going on in this country? Some of these mayors, governors and petty politicians have turned in to the Nazi party and the population doesn't have the balls to stand up to them?

My family from my grandfather on all served in WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. I am disgusted that Americans are willing to give up their right so easily.

I feel as I did in 1967, where did my country go while I was gone, now I know, the hippies and draft dodgers became politicians and so-called public servants. it saddens me that my daughter won't get the country where I grew up.

--A.J.



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Hey Bandit just wanted to say to you and your crew keep up the good work. Great site great info. I'm an ol' SU carb guy, looking for old SU eliminator 2 parts. new or after market.

Byrdman
Central Square, NY
Monday, May 25, 2020
Editor Response Thanks and try Primo Rivera or Ben will know at American Prime. He knows where all the SUs are buried. Let me know how it goes. I have other sources.
--Bandit
That third paragraph of mine was suppose to be " I am thankful what our fathers and forefathers have done" that just goes to show what a high school edumacation will get you .TKOB.KRB. Gearhead

Geasrhead
Torrance, CA
Friday, May 22, 2020
Editor Response No prob, I took care of it and thanks.
--Bandit
I was just looking at my 1992 run to the wall t shirt. My brother and I were supposed to do this one together, had to work too busy. He passed away iin 1991 while packing for Daytona,

I went without him in '92. I came home in '67. He followed in '68. Memorial Day, I will ride down and leave him another flag.

alex jemery
deland, FL
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Editor Response Thanks brother.
--Bandit

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