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THE LIGHTHEARTED BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for January 28, 2021

With Lots of Jokes from Readers

By Bandit, Waferer, Rogue, Barry Green, Laura, Sam Burns, Stealth, RFR, Bob T., the Redhead and the rest of the crew
1/28/2021


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Hey,

This is going to be a good one.
We have a ton of material to sort through. We now have two buildings in Escrow and the clock is ticking.

This week contained major moves, but I’m reluctant to discuss them. I’m heading back to LA first of next week and will report in on container and crate efforts as I move forward in preparation for the move.

I am constantly on the line with my tax expert and will report in on the damages. My neighbor Renee made some special pancakes with a brother’s Sturgis honey and coconut milk. Amazing. Let’s hit the news:



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.






BROTHER FINDS HIS BIKE FEATURE ON BIKERNET-- My name George Harris, and I had my bike featured in your magazine (web site). “Show me the Benjamins,” was the title which was the name of the bike. I’m trying to access that motorcycle in your magazine. let me know what I need to do.

Thank You
-- George Harris

We found it George. Our search bar works from time to time.—Bandit

https://www.bikernet.com/pages/story_detail.aspx?id=11689






NEW ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE--Cycle Source 282 - December '20/January '21

Issue 282 of Cycle Source is chock full of goodness and features the inaugural article The Great American Road Chip, a relatively new moto vagabond on the scene.

Dan Vendittio takes us back to the Keystone Collective and Panhead Jim shares a tale of the War Run. Not one, or two but SEVEN great feature bikes fill our pages and range from a bitchin antique Knucklehead Bobber to a Klockwerks FXRP with everything in between, including a Sportster, a Shovelhead and much more.

Our tech gurus take us to school on DOT 4, how to level a lather and Daniel rebuilds a transmission at Pandemonium. And don’t miss Bandit’s World Report.

Queen Heather
Cycle Source Kingdom
On the Road to Everywhere Motorcycle

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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS--The New Slim-Margin Congress

President Joe Biden can look ahead to working with a closely divided 117th Congress in 2021. The U.S. House of Representatives is controlled by the Democrats with a razor-thin majority, and the Senate now has 50 Republicans, 48 Democrats, and two independents who caucus with the Democrats.

"The slim margins will require bipartisanship to pass legislation and get bills signed into law," said Scott Schloegel, senior vice president of the MIC's Government Relations Office. "We engaged transition teams at key agencies over the past two months and look forward to working with members of the new administration once they are settled in. It is likely that government agencies will try to make more significant changes through the rule-making process, which will require close attention to our Federal Regulatory Action Notices (FRANs)."

--MIC






A FEW WORDS FROM THE BIKERNET GURU--
"Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it." - Joyce Meyer

--Wayfarer
Bikernet Monk
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At the Base of the Gray Mountain
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THE NEW SMOKE OUT MAY BE COMING--Just found about this Sunday. There was no Smoke-Out last year but there is an event coming this year by another name. Thunder at The Rock will be held June 18-!9, 2021!

Looks like the format follows the Smoke -Out. Bike show, open drag strip, concerts, vendors and camping! For more info check out THUNDERATTHEROCK.com

--STEALTH
Bikernet Reporter
North Carolina





A NO-COST FAVOR REQUEST FROM THE BIKERNET STAFF—It doesn’t cost a dime to sign-up for Bikernet Blog updates. And I don’t believe you will be hit with constant pop-up ads and bullshit. It’s just motorcycle news and alerts about recently posted articles.

https://www.bikernet.com/pages/custom/survey.aspx

Just takes a second.

--Bandit
Janitor
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POST FROM THE CAPITOL BUILDING--Let's take a look at the Biden Harris results after a mere 3 days!
- A loss of 52,100 jobs in oil.
- Ended energy independence for the United States.
- Canada and Texas are suing Biden.
- Antifa (just an idea right), continue to riot and burn down Portland and Seattle.
- Sent our troops that were in DC to sit on the floor of a parking garage, in freezing temps and one bathroom.
- Created a new glass ceiling for girls to hurdle, ruining so many chances for scholarships with his "progressive" transgender programs allowing boys to compete against girls.



- Created a new federal property mask mandate, which Biden broke countless times already.
- Is now allowing illegal immigrants to be counted in the Census for representation in congress.
- A complete halt on student loan forgiveness that he promised.
- A complete halt on the $2000 stimulus program he promised.
- He shot down a Trump admin order to lower the cost of insulin.
- He shot down a Trump admin order to lower the cost of epinephrine.
- Rescinds Trump order banning Chinese Communist involvement in US power grid
- $1.6 billion in gross wages lost.
And JUST TODAY - 8 Chinese bombers, 4 fighters, and 1 sub-hunter just breached Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zone, crossing the Taiwan Strait
Everything they've done in THREE DAYS has benefitted other countries and hurt Americans.

--from a reader





BIKERS INSIDE THE BELTWAY 2021

The countdown begins now… And it’s less than 120 days away!

Bikers inside the Beltway 2021 – Be part of a living history as the Motorcycle Riders Foundation takes care of business before Congress.

Bikers inside the Beltway 2021 – You make your hotel reservations & let the MRF know you’ll be there – it’ll help with our planning.

Bikers inside the Beltway 2021 – The MRF will continue to make a positive influence before Congress.

Bikers inside the Beltway 2021 – The MRF’s legislative agenda is expedited with each personal visit to members of Congress.

Bikers inside the Beltway 2021 – A pre-event briefing session, a ride to Capitol Hill, meetings with members of Congress, a post-event debriefing.

Bikers inside the Beltway 2021 – Pre-event briefing May 17, 2021.

Bikers inside the Beltway 2021 – Ride to Capitol Hill May 18, 2021.

Bikers inside the Beltway 2021 – Post-event debriefing May 18, 2021.

Bikers inside the beltway 2021 – Now’s the time to make plans to be there – the future of motorcycling depends on it!!!

Bikers inside the beltway 2021 – Join with the Motorcycle Riders Foundation to protect your rights, your motorcycle and your lifestyle.

Bikers inside the Beltway 2021 – Register & make your hotel reservations now (see attached flyer).

Bikers inside the Beltway 2021 – The countdown begins now… And it’s less than 120 days until May 18, 2021, & BIKERS INSIDE THE BELTWAY!

About Motorcycle Riders Foundation
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as motorcycle clubs and individual riders.

The MRF is chiefly concerned with issues at the national and international levels that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. The MRF is committed to being a national advocate for the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle and works in conjunction with its partners to help educate elected officials and policymakers in Washington and beyond.

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HEADLINE OF THE WEEK--this one has may AND could in it. a twofer!!

I forgot the word "appears" in my journalism lecture.

"California appears to be battling a homegrown coronavirus strain which could be to blame for the recent surge and mounting death toll that has gripped the Golden State."____current "news" item.

it "appears" something "could" be happening.

Trump really should have made me press hack. all this shit would be a thing of the past. BECAUSE I AM THE HACK WHISPERER!!

thank you.

--J.J.






NEWS FROM THE TEAM AT LAW TIGERS-- New year, new gear. You could win over $1,000 worth of new riding gear with our Motorcycle Destinations contest!

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--Skyler
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BIKER’S CHOICE Manual Primary Chain Tensioner--This manual primary chain tensioner (and replacement shoe) is newly available from Biker's Choice and allows manual adjustment of the primary chain for performance use.


It also helps prevent premature engine and transmission bearing failure by allowing proper chain tension of 5/8" - 7/8" when cold, and is said to be "perfect for use with the 34-tooth compensator eliminator - just remove the outer primary cover to check and adjust."

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TEXAS WEATHER REPORT—Just a tad cloudy at 55 degrees, and 40 percent humidity, with just 7 mph winds.

Just because the 5-gallon bucket didn’t leak last time you used it, doesn’t mean it won’t next time! Just after you filled it up too! Appears to be at the 3-gallon level, but it’s pushed outward.



However, that led to this Exxon Valdez oil mess overnight on the floor, never mind the large foil pan I could have used and then let’s play what part of the transmission is this? So, the transmission is now car wash clean.



I figured through four speedometers, original only lasted about 23-25,000 estimating 65,000 - 70,000 on the trans. Only thing concerning is the red metal marker on the shift forks, I have and use a red metal marker.

I don’t recall ever being inside this transmission and that’s an odd thing to mark.



And a throwback to how good she looked on her first long journey 5/6 years ago, Shiny Captain!

--RFR
Certified Meteorologist
Bikernet Empire
Texas Panhandle





YOUR GIANT LEAP MOTORCYCE TOURS--
With 2020 done and dusted it’s time to look ahead.

So what's your New Year's resolution? Repeat the dose or inject some adventure…

We’re ready to fill the bikes up and point them at some open roads.
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So how about this as an action in 2021: Travel, explore, discover and challenge yourself in the world’s most colourful country.


Cheers,
Ben
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NEW FROM THE NMA--The Consequences of Ignoring the Law

At the urging of the late motorists’ advocate extraordinaire, Jim Walker, the NMA provided grant support for the defense of a Michigan man pulled over for driving over the speed limit in 2015. This wasn’t your typical speeding case, as illustrated by final closure earlier this month when the state Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal from prosecutors.

The facts of the case: Two Saranac officers stopped Anthony Owen for driving 43 mph in an unposted speed zone. Although Owen had not exhibited any signs of impaired driving, he was asked if he had been drinking. He acknowledged “three or four” drinks but denied driving drunk. After roadside sobriety tests, the officers wrote Owen up for suspicion of drinking and driving. During the stop, Owen volunteered that, along with a concealed carry permit, he had a registered handgun in the car. The charges included possessing a firearm while being intoxicated.

The central question of the case was whether convictions arising from traffic stops based on ignorance of traffic law should be upheld. The misunderstanding wasn’t Owen’s, but rather the officers’ who believed the village had a blanket 25 mph speed limit. The street was actually subject to a default limit of 55 mph per state statute. If the reason for traffic stop wasn’t warranted, were the subsequent DUI and firearm possession charges lawful?

In 2006, Michigan passed Public Act 85, which required municipalities to conduct speed studies to justify posted limits. Many had been set previously by local officials without any engineering justification. Years after PA 85 went into effect, several of those same localities ignored the law and kept postings artificially low. That led to situations like Saranac where enforcing a 25 mph limit was illegal without proper engineering support.

Walker testified at Owen’s original trial, noting that PA 85 required local governments to establish speed limits based on science and not some arbitrary method. He added, “It’s long past time that cities and counties can defy the law. We are supposed to be a society under the rule of law. That means the government has to follow it just as much as the citizens.”

Owen was initially exonerated in the courts, but the Ionia County prosecuting attorney successfully appealed and convicted Owen on impaired driving. The Michigan Court of Appeals later determined that the traffic stop was unlawful because of the mistaken belief that the speed limit was 25 rather than 55 mph, which effectively suppressed the evidence obtained during the Owen traffic stop. The prosecutor again appealed, resulting in the placement of the recent Fourth Amendment unreasonable-search-and-seizure case on the state Supreme Court’s docket.

The Court, by a 4-to-3 order, declined to hear the appeal, thereby upholding the Court of Appeals decision in Owen’s favor. The threat averted–for the time being anyway–is that traffic stops and convictions based on a mistaken understanding or total ignorance of the law cannot hold up. The startling fact is that the more uninformed the enforcement officer, the greater his power, and the more diminished the constitutional rights of drivers become.

The bad faith exhibited in the Owen case was not by the officers who made the traffic stop but by the Village, which subverted state law by allowing imaginary speed limits to be enforced.

--NMA





QUICK, New Bikernet Reader Comment!--THE EDGE BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for January 21, 2021

https://www.bikernet.com/pages/THE_EDGE_BIKERNET_WEEKLY_NEWS_for_January_21_2021.aspx

Watching your relocation with interest, S.D. Wyoming, Montana, I feel will be the last of the FREE states.

This will be my 37th trip to sturgis. Badlands feel like home. Even Wifey is looking at real estate there. Next winter we are gonna rent a house there just to make sure she can hack it. She loves Spearfish.

--Steve
Midlothian, IL

 


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“This is how Joe Biden’s America treats solders.”

“Yesterday dozens of senators and congressman walked down our lines taking photos, shaking our hands and thanking us for our service. Within 24 hours they had no further use for us and banished us to the corner of a parking garage. We feel incredibly betrayed.”

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WEEKLY NMA NEWS--Illinois gets ‘caution’ grade for highway safety laws

(The Center Square) – A new report highlights highway safety laws a safety group says Illinois needs to improve.

In its 2021 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety looked at 16 laws considered essential to traffic safety.

The organization gave every state a rating in five categories: Occupant protection, child passenger safety, teen driving, impaired driving and distracted driving.

Illinois received a “caution” grade for lack of a recommended safety laws, including a motorcycle helmet law and a booster seat law. The state received good marks for having restrictions on using cell phones, an open container law, and a rear-facing child seat requirement through the age of 2 law.

President Cathy Chase said the report is designed to spur action to implement solutions to keep motorists and road users safe and out of over-extended emergency rooms.

“During the nearly two decades we’ve been issuing the Roadmap Report, nearly 600,000 people have been killed on our nation’s roads and over 40 million have been injured,” Chase said. “This public health toll is significant, staggering and deserving of swift action and serious attention.”

Just more than 1,000 people died on Illinois roadways in 2019, and the ten year total is 9,930. The annual economic cost of motor vehicle crashes in Illinois is $10.8 million.

Illinois U.S. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi sponsored the Safe To Drive Act, which is meant to provide resources to states to encourage people to engage in non-distracted driving.

“This is essential as we try to get the message out that it is time to put down the phone,” he said.

Eight states – Rhode Island, Washington, Delaware, Maine, Oregon, California, New York and Louisiana – received a “green” or good rating for traffic safety laws. In addition to Illinois, 29 states received a “yellow” or caution rating.

Twelve states earned a “red” rating for danger for failing to adopt the organization’s recommended laws, including neighboring Missouri. Missouri is one of just two states with only three of the organization's optimal laws on the books, after the repeal in 2020 of its 52-year-old helmet requirement for all motorcycle riders.


By www.thecentersquare.com

--NMA
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Don't Miss “SEMA: Battle of the Builders” TV Special Set --To Premiere February 7

Representing the innovation and ingenuity of the automotive aftermarket industry, the annual “SEMA: Battle of the Builders” TV special is back and will premiere on A+E Networks’ History Channel on Sunday, February 7, 2021 9a (EST).

Adrienne “AJ” Janic and Tanner Foust return to their hosting duties as a new group of builders compete against one another for a chance at being named the best of the best and receiving the Top Builder Trophy. Hear from the builders in exclusive interviews, see their builds up close and watch the Top 12 judging.

The judges, industry experts RJ DeVera (Meguiar’s), Cam Miller (HS Customs), Jeremiah Proffitt (Proffitt’s Resurrection Land Cruisers) and 2019 Battle of the Builders Champions Mike and Jim Ring (Ringbrothers), were tasked with narrowing down the field of over 300 vehicles to the Top 10 in each of the four categories—Hot Rod, Sport Compact, Truck/Off-Road and Young Guns--before choosing the Top 12 builds.

The Top 12 competitors judged each other in the final round to determine the top build in each category and then the top build overall. These builders know what to look for when it comes to superior automotive craftsmanship and they judge their peers accordingly. Experience all the action and cheer on your favorite builds on A+E Networks’ History Channel on Sunday, February 7. Check your local listings for times in your area.

For more information about the SEMA Battle of the Builders program, visit the website: www.semabotb.com





QUICK, OPEN THE BANDIT’S CANTINA BAD JOKE LIBRARY--LOVE DRESS

A woman stopped by, unannounced, at her son's house. She knocked on the door then immediately walked in.

She was shocked to see her daughter-in-law lying on the couch, totally naked. Soft music was playing, and the aroma of perfume filled the room

"What are you doing?!" she asked.

"I'm waiting for Mike to come home from work," the daughter-in- law answered.

"But you're naked!" the mother-in-law exclaimed.

"This is my love dress," the daughter-in-law explained.

"Love dress? But you're naked!”

"Mike loves me and wants me to wear this dress," she explained." It excites him to no end. Every time he sees me in this dress, he instantly becomes romantic and ravages me for hours on end. He can't get enough of me”

The mother-in-law left.

When she got home, she undressed, showered, put on her best perfume, dimmed the lights, put on a romantic CD, and lay on the couch, waiting for her husband to arrive. Finally, her husband came home. He walked in and saw her lying there so provocatively

"What are you doing?" he asked.

"This is my love dress," she whispered sensually.

"Needs ironing," he said. "What's for dinner?

He never heard the gunshot.


--Joe Smith

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SWAP MEET DATES FOR WALNECK’S 2021 1/7/2021
CORRECTION . .
2 new events added – Pecatonica, Illinois May 31, and July 26, 2020, Lebanon, Indiana


May 31 Pecatonica, Illinois, Walneck’s Motorcycle &Car Swap Meet, Winnebago County Fairgrounds 500 W. 1st. Street, Pecatonica, Illinois. Indoors & Out, rain or shine. 20-minutes west of Rockford, Illinois on rte 20.

All brands of motorcycle and cars parts, and accessories. 8AM – 2PM, vendor spaces $50, 10x10 indoors. And TAKE ALL THE ROOM YOU NEED $50. Vendor set up 6AM – 8AM. Admission $ 8.00, under 14-free. Free parking. 630 / 985-2097 www.walneckswap.com FREE Corral to sell your bike. With COVID it is a good idea to CALL ME a week ahead of time at 630 / 985 – 2097 Buzz or Pixie





December 5. Lebanon, Indiana. Walneck’s motorcycle Swap Meet. Boone County Fairgrounds. At I-65 and mile marker 139, two big heated building of Harley, parts, as well as any British or Japanese as well. NO SHOW. 10 x 10 spaces $ 50 with admission for 2.. Admission $ 8.00. Under 14-free. General admission 8AM – 2PM. Vendor set up on Saturday 9AM – 2PM. Sunday 6AM. www.walneckswap.com . With COVID it is a good idea to CALL ME about a week before, at 630 / 985 – 2097 Buzz or Pixie

--Thanks Buzz & Pixie





VETERANS CREED--To understand a Military Veteran you must know:



We left home as teenagers or in our early twenties for an unknown adventure.

We loved our country enough to defend it and protect it with our own lives.

We said goodbye to friends and family and everything we knew.

We learned the basics and then we were scattered in the wind to the far corners of the Earth.

We found new friends and new family.

We became brothers and sisters regardless of color, race or creed.

We had plenty of good times, and plenty of bad times.

We didn’t get enough sleep.

We picked up both good and bad habits.

We worked hard and played harder.

We didn’t earn a great wage.

We experienced the happiness of mail call and the sadness of missing important events.

We didn’t know when, or even if, we were ever going to see home again.

We grew up fast, and yet somehow, we never grew up at all.

We fought for our freedom, as well as the freedom of others.

Some of us saw actual combat, and some of us didn’t.

Some of us saw the world, and some of us didn’t.

Some of us dealt with physical warfare, most of us dealt with psychological warfare.

We have seen and experienced and dealt with things that we can’t fully describe or explain, as not all of our sacrifices were physical.

We participated in time honored ceremonies and rituals with each other, strengthening our bonds and camaraderie.

We counted on each other to get our job done and sometimes to survive it at all.



We have dealt with victory and tragedy.

We have celebrated and mourned.

We lost a few along the way.

When our adventure was over, some of us went back home, some of us started somewhere new and some of us never came home at all.

We have told amazing and hilarious stories of our exploits and adventures.

We share an unspoken bond with each other, that most people don’t experience, and few will understand.

We speak highly of our own branch of service, and poke fun at the other branches.

We know however, that, if needed, we will be there for our brothers and sisters and stand together as one, in a heartbeat.



Being a Veteran is something that had to be earned, and it can never be taken away.

It has no monetary value, but at the same time it is a priceless gift.



People see a Veteran and they thank them for their service. When we see each other, we give that little upwards head nod, or a slight smile, knowing that we have shared and experienced things that most people have not.



So, from myself to the rest of the veterans out there, I commend and thank you for all that you have done and sacrificed for your country.



Try to remember the good times and make peace with the bad times. Share your stories. But most importantly, stand tall and proud, for you have earned the right to be called a Veteran.

--from Steve Bauman


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Love "biker" humor! Even though I don't ride anymore, Bikernet keeps me in the loop. Keep up the good work. Ride on!

Ruth Sidow
DAYTONA BEACH, FL
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Editor Response Thanks much, means a lot.
--Bandit
I want to take a moment to warn anyone thinking of using a S.E.M.A affiliate for any project you might have in mind. Two wheels or 4 wheel. Be sure to hire an accountant, prior to spending your money, to keep the shop honest. Just because they glued some piece of shit together, for a S.E.M.A. show, doesn't mean they care about you, your project, or your desired result - they don't!

It's all about how much money they can horseshit you out of. Freedom of Information Act - State of Michigan Case I.D.0-002-000-883 Letter I.D. L0032664144 - has all the details of my mistake in using a S.E.M.A. affiliate. I know I won't have my project complete for the February 7th show, but one day I will - You'll see it cruising around Vegas and know it by the sign in the window that reads "FUCK SEMA".....and the horse they rode in on.

After that - I think I'm going to move to Deadwood S.D. - after all - everyone needs an asshole neighbor like me - even Bandit....



Doug White
Buchanan, MI
Friday, January 29, 2021
Editor Response Hey, I tried to work with SEMA for the betterment of the Motorcycle and Car industries, but they weren't interested. They wanted to know how many booths I would sell at their show. Too bad.

See you in Deadwood.
--Bandit

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