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THE TAXING BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for April 15, 2021

Life is Completely Insane, Doomed, Dire, and an Emergency

By Bandit, Wayfarer, Bob T., Sam, Berry Green, Rogue, the Redhead, Gearhead, Laura, Jeremiah and the rest of the crew
4/15/2021


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It’s been a productive week.
Dr. Hamster bought my ’46 Indian Chief from the war years. Mick hauled off some equipment.

I will miss this classic Logan Lathe. Dave from Morris Magneto helped tune it up for me.
I will miss this classic Logan Lathe. Dave from Morris Magneto helped tune it up for me.



Bev, my cousin came and got family archives. She’s into studying the family tree. We delivered stuff to Sin Wu and Haul Bikes reached out to me. They will come and load the remaining motorcycles and the Salt Torpedo middle of next week. I’m breaking down a motorcycle table in the patio and still packing.




Then Jeremiah rolled his 2009 Dyna into the shop and wanted to switch his sheared drive belt for a chain system. I thought he was just going to handle it, but I ended up helping for two days, while he barked and bitched. A seemingly simple operation demanded special tools, a stronger impact wrench and a $100 chain breaker. Hang on for the complete report in a couple of days.



This is going to be a big news day, so let’s get to the action:

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.

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WHEELS THROUGH TIME MUSEUM IS FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS-- IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD
We're open for the 2021 season, and we're already staying busy firing up some of the rarest motorcycles in the world. Be sure to plan your trip to come and see for yourself why we're "The Museum That Runs!"

When you visit, be sure to ask about the 1916 Traub, classified by many as the "World's Rarest Motorcycle," see the newest addition to the Collection, the 1912 Harley-Davidson Twin, and of course, our 2021 Raffle Bike - the 1948 Harley-Davidson Panhead. One lucky winner will be riding home on this milestone motorcycle! Get your tickets at wheelsthroughtime.com






Country Music Star Cole Swindell Joins Four Corners Motorcycle Rally To Raise Money For The Warrior Built Foundation--Help Veterans. See a show. Win a Harley.

DURANGO, Colo. – Four Corners Motorcycle Rally is partnering with Platinum-selling country music star Cole Swindell and Quaid Harley-Davidson for a fundraising sweepstakes that raises money for The Warrior Built Foundation. The Warrior Built Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides vocational and recreational therapy to combat veterans and wounded warriors. The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally will take place over Labor Day weekend in Durango, Colorado, from Friday, September 3, through Sunday, September 5.

Enter to win at www.FourCornersMotorcycleRally.com.

Participants may enter for a chance to win a VIP trip for two to see Cole Swindell at a future concert date in the continental U.S., including flights, hotel, side-stage viewing, a backstage tour, and more, PLUS a customized 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special from Quaid Harley-Davidson! Donations will benefit The Warrior Built Foundation.

“We’re teaming up with Four Corners Motorcycle Rally and Quaid Harley-Davidson to raise money for The Warrior Built Foundation,” says Cole Swindell. “The WBF honors the service and sacrifice of combat veterans and wounded service members who have served our country by providing them with vocational and recreational opportunities—it’s a real worthwhile nonprofit, and I’m really happy to be able to help.”


Visit to learn more about those who will benefit from your generous donation through the efforts of The Warrior Built Foundation nonprofit.


Visit www.FourCornersMotorcycleRally.com to make a donation benefitting The Warrior Built Foundation. Donations can be made in denominations of $25, $50, $100, or $500—the higher the pledge, the more your entries increase exponentially*. Entries close July 16, 2021. One winner will be chosen at random to win the grand prize.






TIRE NEWS--Goodyear to Acquire Cooper and AVON Tyres

February 22, 2021: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Nasdaq: GT) and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) today announced that they have entered a definitive transaction agreement under which Goodyear will acquire Cooper in a transaction with a total enterprise value of approximately $2.5 billion.

The transaction will expand Goodyear’s product offering by combining two portfolios of complementary brands. It will also create a stronger U.S.-based manufacturer with increased presence in distribution and retail channels while combining both companies’ strengths in the highly profitable light truck and SUV product segments.

The combined company will have approximately $17.5 billion in pro forma 2019 sales. Under the terms of the transaction, which has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, Cooper shareholders will receive $41.75 per share in cash and a fixed exchange ratio of 0.907 shares of Goodyear common stock per Cooper share for a total equity value of approximately $2.8 billion.

Based on Goodyear’s closing stock price on February 19, 2021, the last trading day prior to the announcement, the implied cash and stock consideration to be received by Cooper shareholders is $54.36 per share, representing a premium of 24% to Cooper’s closing stock price on February 19, 2021, and a premium of 36% to Cooper’s 30-day volume weighted average price as of the close on February 19, 2021.

Upon closing of the transaction, Goodyear shareholders will own approximately 84% of the combined company, and Cooper shareholders will own approximately 16%.

Founded in 1914, Cooper is the 5th-largest tire manufacturer in North America by revenue with approximately 10,000 employees working in 15 countries worldwide.

Cooper products are manufactured in 10 facilities around the globe, including wholly-owned and joint venture plants. The company’s portfolio of brands includes Cooper, AVON, Mastercraft, Roadmaster and Mickey Thompson.





THE FANDANGO REPORT--
The classics and antiques were housed in one of the pavillions. The choppers, customs, scooters, etc. were outside. Near the food court and premium vendor sites, the choppers were formed in a large ring with bikes displayed in smaller rings within. It was easier taking photos but none of them came out. In the bright sunlight, I was unaware until now.



Swap meet and other vendors were on the grounds. Races were continuous on the horse track. Each long section of the oval track could be used for drag races and an area at one end of the track was for the mini bikes.



The entire fairgrounds was teeming with people. In fact, Fredericksburg was busy as usual and the traffic was thick. Folks are ready to get out and about. The bikes that were ridden to the event and in motorcycle-only parking made a great show of their own and drew much attention.

Okay, the photos submitted by Steve Klein were a lot better than mine. The Crocker is amazing. In fact, there were a great number of extraordinary machines there. I had forgotten your posting of the antiques in The Moving Bikernet Weekly News post.



My memory is terrible and Mr. Klein can attest to that as I couldn't verbalize the name of such a famous motorcycle. It's a struggle.

--Sam Burns
Associate Editor
Texas News Desk

Hang on for a full report and a feature on this rare Crocker.--Bandit





Tucker Powersports Launches Extensive New Product Catalog Featuring E-Bikes, Scooters and Gear-- Company's E-Power Efforts Focused on Helping Dealers Enter Rapidly Growing E-Bike Market with over 200 New Products

APRIL 12, 2021 - Fort Worth TX - Tucker Powersports, one of the country's largest powersports product distributors, has launched an extensive catalog of products which will equip motorcycle and ATV dealers with the products necessary to succeed in the electric bicycle market. The Tucker e-Power product line includes electric bicycles, electric scooters, riding gear, apparel and related equipment. The worldwide electric bike industry has experienced tremendous growth and is expected to grow by over 50% and reach nearly $35 billion in 2026.

"We are taking steps to help our dealer network broaden their product offering which will draw in a new audience looking for fun-to-ride bikes and scooters, along with the clothing and gear that make the experience even better," said Brad Turner, Tucker's VP of Sales. "Our launch of the e-Power line with over 200 products makes it one of our largest new product programs ever."

Tucker advised their dealers of their new e-Power program and has provided a full digital catalog of products that include hard-to-get electric mountain bikes, electric scooters, helmets, gloves, apparel, elbow and knee pads and braces, tires, lubricants, cleaners, tools, locks, alarms, handlebars, carriers and straps.



Many of the apparel products are available for adults and children. Several of the new products are sourced from current Tucker partners like 100%, Muc-Off and Strider, along with bicycle tools and equipment from Tucker's BikeMaster brand. Tucker will also implement training and support programs for their e-Power dealers, including additional point of sale supplies and digital marketing materials.

The most notable additions to the Tucker product line include a selection of high-performance electric mountain bikes from Italian motorcycle and bicycle maker, Fantic, and a broad range of electric scooters from Dualtron and Minimotors Speedway. Tucker is now the US distributor for Fantic e-bikes, a company founded in Italy in 1968 which has earned loyal fans throughout Europe.

Off-road bicyclists have shown particular interest in the five high-end products from Fantic. These Italian-made models include the XEF1.9, XTF 1.5, XTF 1.5 Carbon, XMF 1.7 and XMF 1.7 Carbon. All five bikes feature name-brand components, full suspension and disc brakes. Each bike is available in several frame sizes and the premium models include carbon fiber frames. All feature 36-volt, 250W mid-drive motor from Brose. Battery capability varies by model and retail prices range from $5190 to $7990.

Once considered just for kids, electric scooters have evolved to meet the needs of all types of riders. With capabilities that run from a fun commuter platform to serious off-road performer, and ranges of up to 80 miles per charge, these aren't the old aluminum units that are in the back of many garages.

Tucker’s offering of 16 scooters from Dualtron and Minimotors Speedway include options like hydraulic disc brakes, ABS, no-puncture inflatable tires and LED lights. Retail prices run from $1029 to $4690. Tucker’s trained sales reps will assist dealers in ordering a product mix that meets the needs of their customers.

"This is just a start," said Marc McAllister, President and CEO of Tucker Powersports. "Electric vehicles are a big part of the world's future transportation and recreation. The mission of our e-Power line is to help our dealer network take advantage of this tremendous opportunity to expand their business and bring in a whole new segment of customers.





NEWS REPORT FROM THE BIKERNET EDITORIAL BOARD--On the New Infrastructure Plan - Regarding April 8 weekly news where you mentioned biker rights activists and organizations avoiding public discussion of climate related regulation.

Predictions have always been used to gain power and control over people and to make money.

Religions used it successfully. So did many politicians and war-mongers (including all of their own citizens under 24x7 surveillance).

The latest demand for ban of internal combustion engine vehicles is also more of the Doomsday Prediction for generating fear and profit.

Apple has been fined in several nations including in USA for illegally using software upgrades to make their own phones slow and unusable forcing their own customers to buy a new model of Apple phone.

Other companies do it as well in mobiles, laptops, etc.

The old phones are hazardous waste.

More so, the mining for parts that go into the latest electronics and it's batteries is as bad as mining for fossil fuels, gold, diamonds, etc. The same poisoning of land, fresh water, humans including child labour and slavery, killing of wildlife, etc.

But there is big profits to be made and forcing customers to stop using their 16-year-old-Honda or Ford and buy a new electric one requires new emissions rules and safety rules.

Biden's infrastructure plan sees a great Utopia of people using buses and trains for daily travel and subsidies and tax benefits for citizens buying electric cars.

Well, people would buy those electric cars and use them daily instead of taking a bus or train.

People will go through the security checks and sit in a cramped seat to take an airplane ride instead of a bus or train.

Why then not fund better roads, highways, parking? Sure, give funds to the buses and trains to improve their services where people use it for lack of other choices. But why the strange lopsided distribution of the funds?

The new infrastructure plan is like throwing trillion dollars down a drain only to discover that the drain is a lot deeper so needs more billions of dollars thrown into it every year.

--Wayfarer
Chief Strategist
Bikernet New Bureau
India





VEGAS NEWS--Sapphire’s Topless Pool Opens April 30

Posted April 9, 2021 by Arnold Snyder & filed under Topless Pools.

Sapphire has announced that their topless pool will be opening for the 2021 season on Friday, April 30. As in years past, the pool will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 pm.

The club is still hiring for all positions, including Cabana Attendants, Bar Backs, Porters, Towel Attendants, Topless Model Cocktail Servers, Topless Model Bartenders, Lifeguards, Security Personnel, Cashiers and VIP Hosts. Tonight (Fri, April 9, from 8-10 pm) they will be interviewing for all positions. Bring pool attire, resume, and all applicable work cards. Note that they are optimistically calling for topless bartenders and cocktail servers.

Prior to Covid, admission to the party was always free, though you were probably making a mistake if you didn’t reserve a lounge chair, assuming you were planning to stay for a while. The lounge chair rental was $92 for the day and included $75 in food and beverage credit—a better deal than just about every other party pool in Vegas, and this was by far the best party if you include the nipple count in your party rating system.

Depending on how Covid restrictions limit the crowd, free entry may not be possible and reservations may be required. Much depends on what the new Covid mandates will be on May 1.

Reserve a lounge chair — still just $92 according to their website — (or any other pool packages for the VIP deck, daybeds or cabanas) here, or call for the limo, more info or anything else at 702-869-0003.

Note: There will be a $30 entry fee for the pool if you arrive by cab or rideshare. Topless, full bar, 21+

--toplessvegasonline.com






TEXAS WEATHER REPORT--
So I’ve attached 2 Instagram links, I don’t really know them, met them at bike night last year. He is the Media (Can’t find the email) guy at American Speed/Mancuso the 610 shop, which is Johnny Mancuso original location.



This is the shop that all those Hot Rod Dyna’s came out of when I covered the bike night. They are both big in the MC world here in Houston. Anyway, Ms Amanda apparently has recently I’d assume learned she has very bad disease and it’s very rare too.


J is getting ready to sell his all black 124” Dyna to offset the hospital costs. This was her second more in-depth surgery that went from 4 days recovery to weeks.




Amanda on Instagram: “Fun fact Jason is the first person EVER to get me in front of a camera, he boosted my confidence for sure. ?_: @thelhway #tattoo…”



Jason works for American Speed, Mancuso’s original location, were the power comes from, I’m not sure what Ms Amanda occupation is, possibly full time with modeling, promoting bike events, calendar signings, etc. I guess no insurance or not the best insurance, her recovery was initially supposed to be 4 days, continues on into the 8th day I believe and little to no improvement. Her husband is getting ready to sell his 124” Dyna to help offset the costs.


--RFR

We wish her the very best for a speedy recovery--Bandit
 




NEWS FROM THE DIME BAG HEADQUARTERS-- Back on track. I'm a sucker for good pussy. I gotta build a chopper so I can get more of it.

Also, been talking a lot about patents lately. Gotta get a constant flow of sales with Dimebag Travelers Time covers. I have improved the template and cuts for time-cover to continue rolling out as a feature product. These are selling for $80 plus $7.95 shipping. Offer them in Black and Brown Leather.

I’ve been making promotional handtooled leather time-covers for builders and friends.

In the progress of designing a Dimebag Leather United States Championship belt. It will feature Roller Brass Buckle with 2 solid brass rivets and leather belt keeper. All sizes are cut and sized upon delivery. These will be offered with two tone browns and a black and tan 1-1/2" thick leather belt oiled with 10w-40 motor oil.

We will also have various sizes available. The prototypes we have are 9-oz thick leather. I believe 13-oz would be the right thickness. So, more reach and development continues.

Gonna need to make Dimebag Leather displays filled with feature products.

Mario Crim put the DimeBag Leather logo on Carl Pusser van. Dimebag Leather made seat for strider bike Walkin Tall customs is building for builders breakfast in Sturgis.

I gotta get my wheels on the road to work, so I gotta keep making $$$$. It’s not about money, but I do reserve the right to make my fair share to build more and live more. Gotta get a new motor and transmission install in my work van. Gonna do open doghouse, 350 orange, chrome motor badass headers with a hurst shifter and transmission.

Also need to get Dimebag Leather dot.com secured and setup with a shop.

Adam Croft made seats for Choppers Inc Blue, and Adrians new Choppers Inc. Build. Finishing up the rear seat for it. For some reason, it is separate and I ain’t got time to figure out another riddle. So, I roll with it ‘cause he has always been an outstanding customer that paid up front.

Been doing a lot of work at home also.

--AC

Click for custom leather seats and leather products.
Click for custom leather seats and leather products.








CLIMATE CHANGED TO CLIMATE DOOMSDAY—
Warning: Climate Change Officially Declared By Bilious Loser Writer-Hacks To Be Climate Emergency

Scientific American, a magazine that is neither, has declared that it and its hacks and its editors and its publishers will no longer be referring to the pre-pandemic hoax called "human-caused climate change," it will now officially and forever be called a "human-caused climate emergency." Created by non agrarian-reform industry, of course.

Agrarian reform, by the way, just to explain my own sentences rather than be mysterious, is the Marxist "solution" to capitalism. Capitalism is, in case you were out back with the kids teaching them soccer, capitalism is what makes things, what is called, "better."

Capitalism is operated by individuals dealing voluntarily with other individuals for mutual advantage. Unlike what we have now, which is "collectivism." Which is most of the people - unarmed, except for Americans - obeying orders from a few of the people, who ARE armed. Social theory is not complicated when I write about it. It's only complicated when others write about it.

Where was I. Oh, yes, Scientific American. So a magazine - traditional fountains of truth and holiness where drunks and addicts gravitate to avoid normal employment - has declared that the earth is now at emergency level so that other magazines and "news" conduits will mention it. This is called "making unpaid employees out of rival publications."

Apparently the staffers at Scientific American have decided that evidence from the herd-behavior of the masses who actually think that bureaucrat-designed "flu protocols" actually keep you "safe" from the annual cold and flu season warrants the proclamation that humans have become too strong and too powerful and too filled with godlike attributes such that they must be reined-in by even more-mightier gods - and that would be the ones giving orders to the military and the police - otherwise Poor Gaia - that would be planet earth, who, in case you did not know, is a living and aware being under our care lest "she" - earth is a woman, you see: helpless; delicate; very fragile bones; a bit anemic; under 24 hour care in a white room under a quilted coverlet and being fed tea intravenously.

"She," the earth, is now in danger of being too hot. Humans are heating the earth - especially American humans - by using machines. Only the hammer and the sickle - which emblem closely resembles the international symbol for Islam, which I am sure is just a coincidence - only the hammer and the sickle are safe tools for use, for the earth will not become too hot if we are pounding nails into wood for shacks and cutting down wheat in the field for food.

 
THEN the earth will be at the proper temperature. This is Science. This is American. This is a magazine on the verge of collapse going into full Weekly World News mode. For you children who were not born, that was the newspaper with the relentless updates about Batboy.

Scientific American would do a lot better to run foldouts of hot nude women physicists if they want to sell more rags instead of using Fauci-like announcements of doom and declaring climate emergencies on what APPEARS to be yet ANOTHER in the past 10,000 years since the ice sheets receded due to mammoth-caused global warming...... pleasant Spring day.

We are going to have to put the sprawling flu-obsessed human population SOMEWHERE and if Greenland and Antarctica become free of ice so that people can LIVE there......why is that a fucking goddamn emergency. Why isn't that Good News. I'll tell you why it isn't good news: because it doesn't fit the World Journalist-Hack Agenda to turn the whole world into the third world.

Thank you.

J.J. Solari
Chief Emperor of Science
Bikernet Cultural Center




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I would like to buy a Hal Robinson original. Do you know if any are available?

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