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THE EDUCATIONAL BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for November 19, 2020

Learning Something New Everyday

By Bandit, Rogue, Wayfarer, Bob T. Sam Burns, Barry Green, Laura, El Waggs, the Redhead, and the whole crew
11/19/2020


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I tore into an S&S Super E carb this week to make my ’46 Dicey Knucklehead live again.
The Morris automatic advance distributor has been in place, untouched, for 25 years, since Dave Morris helped me install and tune it. It fired right up after getting the ethanol out of the carb. Whatta mess. 



I’m reading a book by Dr. Pat Allen, “The truth about Men.” My Son, Frank, very wisely recommended it to his growing daughter, when she was just a teenager. It could have been a life saver.



I was going to write a book years ago called the Dogs vs. the Evil Nesters. Pat covers this issue in her book, but it’s something all young people should read. Two things I have gained from this experience. Society often tries to force us to act in opposition to reality. And if we are open to learning, we can learn something everyday.



As Pat explains, men are very different from women, and if we weren’t our race wouldn’t be here today. And because we are it's good for our race and very bad for the evil nester who expects us to stay home and be good little boys.

Yes, the Bikernet headquarters has a prison basement and a solitary confinement. Don't fuck up!
Yes, the Bikernet headquarters has a prison basement and a solitary confinement. Don't fuck up!



We better get to the news before I get in trouble with the Redhead.


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NEWS FROM GENO--Hmmm nothing like behind force fed the new way. I really don’t know anyone who wants this. What is the upside for us? I know the upside for Mary Barra-big bonus for all the extra profit. I’ll always take IC over EV.

GM to accelerate its EV strategy — Cadillac could be all-electric by 2025

General Motors will roll out details of an expanded and accelerated electric vehicle strategy on Thursday in an effort to convince investors it can be a serious competitor to Tesla, people familiar with the plans said.

Hopefully, someone will have the balls to have an open discussion about Climate Change, weather, Carbon Dioxide and Polar Bears. More and more these issues are being attacked on both sides and Al Gore made it that way, when he should have said science is never settled, but let’s keep an eye on all aspects.

Alarmism is not to correct approach. But there’s nothing wrong with taking a city and testing different approaches for the future. Let’s see what works before we shove it down society’s throat.--Bandit





BIKERNET TRADE TECH OPENS DURING PANDEMIC-- Spinning levers - How a transmission... - Mechanical Engineering
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FROM THE DIME BAG EMPIRE--Came across this photo of "Piracy" at the Dime Bag World Headquarters. In 2006, we built a handtooled leather seat for an Arlen Ness chopper.

Got some really great seats projects coming up.... A lot of dream builds in the works with more legendary builders and motorcycle personalities.

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The Great Reset: Climate Realism vs. Climate Socialism
The future of climate policy is about to be decided.

Join the fight for Climate Realism over Climate Socialism at ICCC-14 on Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.

The climate alarmism industry and its media allies present a daily barrage of false, misleading, and one-sided information designed to convince people that a climate crisis is at hand. As the years pass, the “climate crisis” keeps being pushed into the future. Why? Because the forces of collectivism and big, controlling government are using it as a means to gain more control over us.

The global climate agenda, as promoted by the United Nations, is to overhaul the entire global economy, usher in socialism, and forever transform society as one in which individual liberty and economic freedom are crushed.

Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, recently penned an article for the special edition of TIME that focused exclusively on the Great Reset, titled 'A Better Economy Is Possible. But We Need to Reimagine Capitalism to Do It.' That article reveals the crux of the Great Reset.

As The Heartland Instituite's Chris Talgo explains, Klaus and the WEF plan to exploit the COVID crisis in the short term, and the "climate crisis" in the long-term, to replace free-market capitalism with what they call "stakeholder capitalism. That would usher in a command-and-control structure on a global scale. And there appears to be little to stop them.

This will be the most important event of the year to counter climate alarmism and the imposition of Great Reset with the best scientists and experts from around the world on those topics.

Will you join us and take a stand against the further aims of those exploiting climate fear to obtain more power over all of us?

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY AT THE EARLY BIRD RATE OF $199.

Although the program is still coming together, there will be six plenary sessions and 16 panel presentations - with two concurrent tracks - featuring some 40 speakers.

If you have any questions, call The Heartland Institute at 312/377-4000 and ask for Keely Drukala, or email her at kdrukala@heartland.org.





David Frizzell To Perform Hour-Long Live Stream Concert On 615 Hideaway & RFD-TV Monday, November 16 at 6pm CT--
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - CMA and ACM award-winning and Grammy-nominated hitmaker, David Frizzell will host an hour-long live stream concert at 615 Hideaway in Nashville, performing some of his biggest hits from throughout his career as well as other fan favorites including “I’m Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home”, “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma” and more. Join David Frizzell Monday, November 16 at 6pm CT live on Facebook or on RFD-TV.

“We have a wonderful show planned for everyone watching and are looking forward to spending some time with fans from all over the world,” says Frizzell. “I hope you will tune in and sing along!”

Frizzell is currently celebrating the 40th anniversary of “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma,” a duet with Shelly West which was released in 1980 and reached number one in 1981. Although turned down by countless labels, it was featured in Clint Eastwood’s film “Any Which Way You Can,” providing the boost needed to be heard. Once released, it shot to number one and secured a contract for the duo with Warner Brother Records. The duet was even ranked in CMT’s 100 Greatest Duets in country music, reaching number six.

David Frizzell is one of the greatest voices in country music with a haunting resemblance to his older brother, the ultimate stylist, Country Music Hall of Fame member Lefty Frizzell. Both share that raw, forlorn quality that is essential to the interpretation of traditional country themes. Even during the duet years with Shelly West, David Frizzell continued his solo career as well with “I’m Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home.” As the producer of the popular Frizzell & Friends series of projects, David brings together some of the top performers in the business for both live and recorded projects such as Crystal Gayle, T. Graham Brown, Johnny Lee, Lacy J. Dalton, and more.

For David Frizzell's most updated concert calendar visit www.davidfrizzell.com.



Bandit on his Pat Kennedy Chopper. Choppers forever!
Bandit on his Pat Kennedy Chopper. Choppers forever!



Custom Harleys in for a Fight as Indian Launches Build-Off Challenge--Like it or not, Harley-Davidson motorcycles are the rulers of the custom two-wheeler world. There are so many of them out there that they simply dwarf all competition and, knowing this, the Milwaukee company keeps pushing people down the custom route.

It was at the beginning of the year that Harley held it’s King of Kings competition, a race between 15 motorcycles designed by Harley dealers worldwide. The competition called for machines to be customized, within a budget, and using mostly the bike maker’s parts.

The project that went on to win is called Apex Predator, and was made by a dealer in Mexico, Harley-Davidson Queretaro, but all the entries in the race were worth at least a mention, and caused quite a stir back then online.

Now winter is upon us, and as Harley is battling some other challenges, its major foe, Indian, announced it is launching its own build-off competition. Called 2021 Project Scout 3K Challenge, it too is meant for dealers, but sadly just for the ones in the UK.

The rules are simple: those taking part will have to use an Indian Scout as a base, and only 3,000 British pounds ($3,900 at the current exchange rates) can be invested in the project. Why this much?

“Our customers tend to invest an average of three thousand pounds upgrading and customizing over their ownership period, so we wanted our dealer network to showcase that average customer spend in our Project Scout 3k Challenge,” explains in a statement Indian Motorcycle UK Sales Manager, Andrew Simpson.

The bike maker gave its dealers a 12-week deadline to complete the projects, meaning we’ll only get to see the finished products in the early weeks of 2021 - Indian says Project Scout 3K builds will be shown publicly on January 31, 2021, when it kicks off the celebrations for its 120th anniversary.

--Daniel Patrascu
Autoevolution





TEXAS WEATHER REPORT-- Just doing a random Pigeon Head search, wouldn’t be the first time. Anyone else.

--RFR
Certified Meteorologist
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Senator Joni Ernst attending Iowa STEAM after receiving her MRF Legislative Champion vest.
Senator Joni Ernst attending Iowa STEAM after receiving her MRF Legislative Champion vest.



MRF REPORTS RIDING FREE FROM DC--Your Weekly Biker Bulletin from Inside the Beltway

Your Motorcycle Riders Foundation team in Washington, D.C. is pleased to provide our members with the latest information and updates on issues that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. Count on your MRF to keep you informed about a range of matters that are critical to the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle. Published weekly when the U.S. Congress is in session.

Picture Time!

Over the last few weeks MRF members and SMROs have had the opportunity to meet and thank elected officials for their support of motorcyclists. Below are some pictures of MRF members with lawmakers. Remember if you or your SMRO meet with a lawmaker take a picture and send it to us. We love seeing bikers talking motorcycles and politics with members of Congress!

Congressman Tom Tiffany of Wisconsin being presented an MRF PAC check from MRF President Kirk “Hardtail” Willard.
Congressman Tom Tiffany of Wisconsin being presented an MRF PAC check from MRF President Kirk “Hardtail” Willard.



Congressman Collin Peterson of Minnesota receiving his MRF Legislative Champion vest from Gary Goracke, ABATE of Minnesota's Legislative Director.
Congressman Collin Peterson of Minnesota receiving his MRF Legislative Champion vest from Gary Goracke, ABATE of Minnesota's Legislative Director.



Congresswoman-Elect Lisa McClain with supporters from ABATE of Michigan.
Congresswoman-Elect Lisa McClain with supporters from ABATE of Michigan.



Getting Organized

The current session of the 116th Congress expires at noon on January 3rd. On that day, the 117th Congress will be sworn in. While the current Congress still has a number of items to deal with, planning for the 117th Congress is already underway. Last week, newly elected members of Congress (A.K.A. Freshmen) traveled to Washington, D.C. for orientation.

Over the course of several days, incoming lawmakers will learn about the mechanics of being a Representative or Senator including office budgets, personnel regulations and travel limitations. Freshman lawmakers need to set up offices both in Washington D.C. and back in their home state. There is no automatic carryover of staff from one lawmaker to the next, so offices will need to hire a full complement of legislative aides.

For many new members, the most highly anticipated aspect of the next few weeks is the Congressional office lottery. Based on seniority, all members of Congress are offered the opportunity to move to new office space. The most coveted offices on Capitol Hill tend to have views of the Capitol Dome, extra square footage or historical significance.

While senior lawmakers rarely move offices, less tenured lawmakers draw numbers to determine the pecking order to pick from newly open offices. Just remember if you came to Washington, D.C. for Bikers Inside the Beltway in the past, the next time you meet with that same lawmaker it might be in a totally new office or building!

The most important activity of the coming weeks will be election of congressional leadership by both parties and the announcement of committee chairmen, ranking members and committee membership.

While there may be some minor changes to congressional leadership it appears the same “Big Four” will return to their leadership posts in 2021. Nancy Pelosi (Speaker of the House), Kevin McCarthy (House Minority Leader), Mitch McConnell (Senate Republican Leader) and Chuck Schumer (Senate Democratic Leader) should all retain their leadership posts. If you’ve been following the news, you know that runoff elections in Georgia will decide which party has the majority in the Senate.

Additionally, in the next few weeks the chairmen and ranking members of all congressional committees will be selected. The membership and ratio of Republicans to Democrats on these committees will also be decided. Seniority will determine which lawmakers get the most sought-after committee assignments.

The MRF will continue to track who ends up where and be prepared to take our message to Capitol Hill when the 117th Congress begins early next year.

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FEMA Wants To Keep Home Recycling Of Motorcycles Alive-- Europe has rules in place for the collection and destruction of cars that have come to the end of their life. Motorcycles are exempt from these rules. That may change, if it’s up to the European Commission.

Wim Taal. FEMA’s communications officer: “Inclusion of motorcycles in the scope of the directive could also mean a serious threat to historical motorcycles. These bikes are especially dependent upon on available and affordable original spare parts to keep them in working order.

And who wants to see oldtimers disappear into state approved demolishing facilities?”

These rules are part of the End-of-life Vehicles Directive, aimed at the prevention of waste from vehicles that have come to the end of their life. The directive also tells Member States to set up systems for the collection and de-registration of all end-of life vehicles.

The directive also pushes producers to manufacture new vehicles without hazardous substances (in particular lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium), thus promoting the reuse, recyclability and recovery of waste vehicles.

The directive tells Member States to have all vehicles that have reached the end of their life ‘transferred to authorized treatment facilities’ to be demolished in an environmentally friendly way.

If motorcycles were to be included in the scope of the directive, that could mean the end of so-called home recycling. Recycling of motorcycles and motorcycle parts is an inherent part of motorcycle use.

Home recycling, where you end the bike’s registration and take it apart for reuse of its parts, is a significant part of the motorcycle culture. Home recycling helps to keep bikes on the road with used spare parts, instead of using new parts that have to be produced from raw materials.

As we did in the 1990s, FEMA still believes that the private reuse of motorcycle parts is one of the best ways to prevent waste and to prevent the unnecessary use of raw materials. This way, motorcyclists play their part in the circular economy as well as being environmentally friendly.

Luckily motorcycles and other powered two-wheelers are not included in the scope of the current directive, a position that was lobbied for by FEMA when the directive was written and adopted in the late 1990s.

The European Commission now plans to revise the End-of-life Vehicles Directive and asked for feedback (there will be a public consultation in the second quarter of 2021 and the Commission’s adoption of a revised directive is planned for the second quarter of 2022). As part of the revision of the directive, the European Commission wants to explore the need to have powered two-wheelers include in the scope.

FEMA responded to the European Commission’s request for feedback with the following statement and explains why in our view motorcycles and other powered two-wheelers should not be included in a new directive.

The Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA) thanks the European Commission for the opportunity to give its vision on the revision of the End-of-life Vehicles Directive (2000/53/EC).

In FEMA’s view, the current Directive succeeded in preventing waste from vehicles, the reuse of parts from vehicles and improvement of the environmental performance of all economic operators involved in the life cycle of vehicles. We can also understand the need to extend the scope of the directive to other kinds of vehicles than cars.

However, extension of the working of the Directive to powered two-wheelers (PTWs) is less obvious because of the different nature of both use and build of PTWs. PTWs do not have a body like cars; they can have body parts attached to the frame, but this cannot be compared with the body of cars. Most PTWs spend the largest part of their live indoors and as a rule are used for far less kilometres than cars. Because of this, and because parts can easily be removed, PTWs seldomly reach the end of their life like other vehicles do.

Virtually all PTW parts can be reused, through a large network of specialised second-hand part suppliers throughout the European Union, or by users themselves who swap and change parts with other owners. Parts that are not reused are recycled through local recycling schemes or sent on by second-hand part shops. There is no evidence of PTWs being dumped beside the road or otherwise disposed of in an inappropriate manner.

Inclusion of PTWs could even be contrary to the aim the directive, by causing a problem where none exists now. In particular, the certificate of destruction may prohibit users from dismantling their vehicles for the purpose of reusing components. Furthermore, the administrative requirement on specialised second-hand parts businesses, which are generally small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), could mean job losses.

If the European Commission does propose to include motorcycles and other powered two-wheelers in an End-of-life Vehicles Directive, FEMA would ask the Commission to ensure that the possibility of controlled in-house demolition remains possible (as part of a circular economy), either by including it in the Directive, or by allowing Member States to make their own rules and regulations for in-house demolition.

If the European Commission does propose to include motorcycles and other powered two-wheelers in an End-of-life Vehicles Directive, FEMA would ask the Commission to ensure that historic PTWs or PTWs of value to collectors or intended for museums, kept in a proper and environmentally sound manner, either ready for use or stripped into parts, do not fall within the scope of this Directive.

Written by Wim Taal




BANDIT’S CANTINA BAD JOKE LIBRARY IS STILL OPEN AND MASK FREE--*Bill*: Why are you so tense?

*Jack*: Just fought with my wife. That woman just fights for no reason at all.

*Bill*: Why what happened?

*Jack*: We both were excited and about to start having sex ... she removed her Top and jeans ....
I just asked why are you wearing your sister's Underwear......!!!

--Udey Way
Editor in Chief
Bikernet.com™ International News Bureau
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PLANET CHOPPER IS ALIVE-- Most of you are tarmac adventures, that’s a perfect fit for these tours — no off-road experience is required. Hey Keith, We know you love motorcycling and the freedom of the road, but have you ever considered a motorcycle adventure in India and the Himalayas?

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· Camaraderie has a greater meaning when you share the discovery of new cultures and lands — and when you get a flat tire in the middle of the Great Indian Desert and your new-found friends are by your side.

· These tours are about creating a sense of achievement and doing what most people on the planet wouldn’t even dare to.
Most of you are tarmac adventures, that’s a perfect fit for these tours — no off-road experience is required.



That said, these tours are challenging, but the rewards are huge. Lifelong friendships, stunning scenery and lots of laughs await.

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This 1981 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead is currently in progress by Ian Olsen from Milwaukee, WI. Ian is a welder fabricator that has been involved with about 10 builds at this point. Only one of them was his own.

He is always helping out all of his friends for little or nothing. Now we're all coming together to get him going on his own build. So far, all that's been done is the springer installation and the hardtailing of the frame but with the help of Lowbrow he has the fuel to push this build past the finish line!

We sent Ian a handful of parts, like our 120 Piece Pro Builder's Bung and Tab kit, AMF grips, a Gasbox 2 into 1 Shovelhead Exhaust and much more to get this Shovelhead build closer to reality. Check out this unboxing and the beginnings of what looks like a hell of a cool project.

Geared Science is filming this build for us. Be sure to check out the Geared Science YouTube channel. While you are there subscribe so you get updates as they release killer new videos!



Geared Science Is a short video series about motorcycle builders and contributors. Brian Radmond started shooting these videos with his friends to share their build stories with the world not just showcasing the same Harley Panhead build that you see at every bike show.

His goal is to showcase the daily riding choppers, the track bikes, and everything in between. They might not be the prettiest bikes but they for sure are the ones you see out on the road. He's diving into how builders create real bikes with the intention of inspiring viewers to have the confidence to take that leap and build their own bikes. Which is an idea we believe in full heartily and support here at Lowbrow Customs!

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Check out the Lowbrow Customs YouTube channel to check out all of our videos. We spend a lot of time and effort creating motorcycle how-to videos, product reviews and event coverage for your enjoyment, please let us know what you think. Click here to subscribe to the Lowbrow Customs YouTube channel and stay in the know!

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TEXAS WEATHER REPORT AND MUSIC REVIEW—
The first night I heard her sing, I couldn’t get enough. Check out Tara Thompson - Sadr City.

So, are you on your way back to Deadwood? I like the roads up there, so when does it snow enough they close off the highways? Like that gate at Sturgis, I would love to ride Spearfish Canyon again! I can’t believe I got to ride it twice with no one in front of me! I can’t believe I never went sooner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ht9tSLkaMvg&app=desktop

--RFR






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