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By Bandit, Rogue, Wayfarer, Sam Burns, Mike Pullin R.I.P., Laura, the Redhead, Bob T., Bob Clark, Barry Green, Wicked Bitch, J.J. Solari, and the rest of the gang

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What an interesting news day. We have a devastating war going on, and Martha is working on the catering service for the next meeting of world leaders to discuss banning Russian players from joining the NFL. This distinct and delicate meeting will happen while old women and children are being annihilated on the streets of the Ukraine. Should we order caviar for our meeting buffet? Fuck.

As you scroll through the news you’ll come across two teaser reports by Bill Bish of NCOM. You’ll read that England has made it easier for Harley-Davidson to sell motorcycles. The next report discusses banning (ICE) internal combustion engines in England. “We must ride electric or we’re doomed.”

Is the world nuts or what. Let’s hit the news:

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MEANWHILE AT THE MOVIES--Kawasaki Ninja Models To Be Featured In “Top Gun: Maverick”
Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell returns to the big screen, once again riding a Kawasaki Ninja.

There are few motorcycle movie scenes more iconic than Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell riding his Kawasaki Ninja GPZ 900R along the flight line at United States Navy Fighter Weapons School in Miramar, California back in 1986.

That scene helped cement Mitchell’s “Maverick” image as a TOPGUN hero. 36 years later, Maverick is not only back at TOPGUN, but back riding a Kawasaki, only today he chooses to ride the supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2™ Carbon in the new Paramount Pictures blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick” opening May 27th, 2022.

“Working with the “Top Gun: Maverick” team has been amazing,” said Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., Vice President, Marketing, Chris Brull. “When we had the chance to jump onboard and see our Kawasaki Ninja motorcycles on the big screen again, we had to be involved. We know that Maverick is a dedicated Kawasaki rider and we made sure he had a full garage of Kawasaki models.”

To celebrate “Top Gun: Maverick,” Kawasaki has partnered with Paramount Consumer Products to launch limited edition t-shirts exclusively sold at participating Kawasaki dealers in the U.S.A. These t-shirts feature both the iconic Ninja GPZ 900R featured in the original Top Gun as well as the supercharged Ninja H2 Carbon. Visit your local Kawasaki dealer while supplies last.

A total of four supercharged Ninja H2 Carbon machines and restored two Ninja GPZ 900R motorcycles were provided to the “Top Gun: Maverick” production team along with some additional surprise models that may appear in Maverick’s personal hanger featured in the film.

“Top Gun: Maverick” will premiere in theaters nationwide on May 27th, 2022 and fans can now experience the breathtaking power of the world's only supercharged production hypersport motorcycles by owning a Ninja H2™, Ninja H2 Carbon or Ninja H2™R.

Hopefully Top Gun is headed to Ukraine to take care of business.—Bandit

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BIKERNET TECH UPDATE--1950 Chevy Sportster Tank Report.
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FOUR Morning Rituals to Start Your Day Off Right--
Establishing a regular morning routine helps you stay more focused and productive during the day. It can be as simple as making your bed, or reminding yourself of one good thing that happened the previous day. These habits will help shift your perspective to a positive one and get you prepared for the day ahead.

1. Make Your Bed!

As soon as you get up in the morning, make sure to make your bed. It may seem tempting to leave it unmade and rush to get some breakfast but the simple task of tidying your bed is attributed to boosting mental health. American author and retired Navy admiral, William H. McRaven writes in his book, “Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life,” that making your bed in the morning sets you up for success. A tidy bed is a start to a tidy life. The act may be small, but it helps kick off a chain of small successes to achieve throughout the day. 2

2. Drink a Tall Glass of Water

It’s very important to drink a tall glass of water right after you wake up as your body may be very dehydrated. We tend to lose water through the night by breathing and sweating which is why it’s so incredibly important to replenish our water intake as soon as possible. Expert opinion on how much water to drink varies but ranges from a minimum of 16 ounces to a liter. Water is very important in aiding your kidneys in flushing out toxins and also helps you achieve better skin. Including this simple task in your morning routine can make a big difference in your health and will help you stay more focused and alert throughout the day, improving productivity.

3. Do a Simple Meditation

Setting aside just 10 to 15 minutes every morning to meditate and self-reflect can have surprising benefits for both mind and body. In this modern age, we are increasingly overburdened with information and thoughts which make it very difficult for us to achieve stillness and relaxation. Our minds jump from one random thought to another, almost like a monkey jumping from branch to branch. This is a well-known concept in Buddhism commonly referred to as “monkey mind.” People often complain that they feel overwhelmed in the mornings just thinking about all the tasks ahead of them. Meditating has proven to help with this by helping you kickstart your day more peacefully. By calming the mind, you can think more clearly during the day and decrease anxiety.

Meditating has also been associated with boosted energy levels due to the release of endorphins. This natural energy boost can help productivity, without needing as much caffeine throughout the work day to sustain energy.

Simply hop into some comfortable clothes and drink a tall glass of water before finding somewhere quiet to relax. There are many techniques to help you meditate, but the simplest is to just close your eyes and breathe gently while trying not to think of anything. This is difficult to achieve at first, but that’s normal! Keep on trying for a few weeks until your mind learns to use this time to quiet down. You can try lighting a candle or your favorite incense to help you achieve this and send a signal to your brain to relax.

4. Try Dry Brushing

Practiced by the ancient cultures of the past, dry brushing has been associated with improving blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. The act of brushing or scrubbing your body helps exfoliate the skin, making it softer and giving it a youthful glow. It will also help get rid of dead skin thus helping you absorb moisturizers more effectively. Sweat and toxins will be able to leave your body more easily due to the unclogging of pores. Many people also report feeling energized after dry brushing. This is why it’s best carried out in the morning, before you hop into the shower.

The whole process should only take 5 minutes. Choose a good body brush—a firm bristle brush—and start brushing upwards from the bottom of your legs towards your heart, until you have covered your whole body. It should not hurt; if it does, make sure to stop as you may have sensitive skin. Brush as often as you like, but preferably a couple times a week. Your skin should give you a good indicator of how well it’s doing.

Incorporate these four habits to your morning, and you’ll be setting yourself up for a more productive, fulfilling day.

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I went to Tennesse Jack's and the barmaid really wants to buy one. I plan on selling her one next time I go in after work.

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Bill said, 'I didn't sleep with my wife before we got married, did you?'

Larry replied, 'I'm not sure, what was her maiden name?'

A little boy went up to his father and asked: 'Dad, where did my intelligence come from?'

The father replied. 'Well, son, you must have got it from your mother, ‘cause I still have mine.'

'Mr. Clark, I have reviewed this case very carefully,' the divorce Court Judge said, 'And I've decided to give your wife $775 a week,'

'That's very fair, your honor,' the husband said. 'And every now and then I'll try to send her a few bucks myself.'

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The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed.
--Carl Jung

Biden has announced that he will direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to issue an emergency waiver to allow for the sale of E15 during the summer months, as well as other actions to facilitate the sale of E15.

The American Motorcyclist Association strongly opposes these moves. The AMA fought a similar waiver under the Trump administration to allow for year-round sales of E15 and even joined a lawsuit led by the American Petroleum Institute, which successfully overturned that proposal.

None of the estimated 22 million motorcycles and ATVs in use in this country is certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to use fuel containing more than 10 percent ethanol by volume. E15, which contains 15 percent ethanol, is in fact illegal to use in motorcycles, boat engines, lawn mowers, chainsaws and other outdoor power equipment products.

The planned EPA waiver is set to be finalized before summertime sales begin on June 1. E15 sales are traditionally barred between June 1 and September 15 due to the blends’ higher volatility, which contributes to smog in the warmer months. According to the White House, the EPA will also consider working with states to expand E15 availability and modifying labeling at the fuel pump.

The AMA opposes modifying labels at the pump that could potentially misinform customers. The AMA instead advocates for stronger labeling at the pump to make the potential dangers of E15 clear and concise. The inadequacy of labeling can be seen in the rise of Unleaded 88, a fuel that contains 15 percent ethanol and is deliberately mislabeled.

The AMA is asking motorcyclists nationwide to make their voices heard and send a pre-written message to President Biden and EPA Administrator Michael Regan telling them to reconsider this misguided proposal that will increase the risk of misfuelling for motorcyclists, boaters, and other small engine owners while doing little to address the increased cost of fuel.

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A brother bought a Harley Trike last week and has over 250 miles on it. He has health issues and can no longer ride his choppers.

He said Progressive suspension save H-D trike handling. We will bring you a report shortly.

--Sam Burns
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The Gypsy King continues to showcase his musical talent with a duet in the BT Sport Promo for Fury v Whyte

Fury v Whyte will take place on Saturday, April 23, and is exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office

LONDON, UK – Ahead of defending his world title belts, heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury has joined forces with legendary American singer-songwriter Don McLean to create a brand-new rendition of "American Pie".

Fury, who will take on fellow Brit Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23rd live on BT Sport Box Office, famously performed "American Pie" after defeating Deontay Wilder in Fury v Wilder II in 2020. The song has since become synonymous with the boxer who is not afraid to showcase his musical talent.

The latest iteration of the song sees McLean singing the verses to "American Pie", perfectly articulating Tyson’s comeback story before he’s joined in the chorus by the Gypsy King himself. The Morecambe-based fighter is no stranger to jumping on the mic, having previously appeared on Robbie William’s song "Bad Sharon" in 2019.

Ahead of Fury v Whyte the song will be aired on BT Sport to promote the fight and will be played in the stadium on fight night as 94,000 fans pack into Wembley stadium to witness the first all-British heavyweight world title fight for a generation.

In addition to celebrating Fury’s homecoming, the duet coincides with the 50th anniversary of 'American Pie' – both the album and single as well as the release of a children’s book, a documentary about the pop culture impact of the song, and a world tour which will come to the UK and Europe starting in September 2022.

Fans will be able to watch all the build-up, undercard and the main event of Fury v Whyte exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office.

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THE BIKERNET OIL COUNCIL--US Democrats are engaging in epic denial on oil and gasoline prices.

Politicians around the world, including US Democrats, have opposed and threatened the oil and gas industry's existence. Now they are denying responsibility for the consequences: higher prices.


US Democrats are trying everything imaginable to lower oil/gasoline prices except the thing that would actually work: STOP THREATENING THE EXISTENCE OF THE OIL INDUSTRY. Instead of acknowledging their key role in increasing oil prices, Dems are engaging in epic denial tactics.

For 15+ years Democratic politicians, including Joe Biden, have relentlessly attacked oil investment, oil production, and oil transport—leading to higher prices and lower security.

Instead of taking credit for their “success,” they are denying that they are anti-fossil fuels!¹

The “business decisions” denial tactic

For 15+ years Democratic politicians have pushed everything they can to threaten new oil production: net-zero, ESG, proposed bans, etc.

Now they are blaming companies for “business decisions” to refrain from threatened oil production!²

The “windfall profits” denial tactic

For 15+ years Democratic politicians have done everything they can to make new oil production unprofitable—leading to less investment.

Now they are condemning companies for not investing enough “windfall profits”!³

The “9000 leases” denial tactic

For 15+ years Dem politicians have driven up oil prices by delaying/destroying countless economically viable oil projects.

To deny responsibility they are attacking companies for not developing 9000 leases the companies judge to be economically nonviable.4

The “price gouging” denial tactic

For 15+ years Democratic politicians have driven up oil prices by attacking oil investment, oil production, and oil transport.

To deny responsibility they are calling for yet another worthless “price gouging” investigation.5

The energy crisis is simple.

Politicians around the world, including US Democrats, have restricted fossil fuel investment/production/transport on the false promise of replacement by unreliable solar/wind.

The result: higher prices and lower security.

Anti-fossil fuel politicians, please stop the denial.

--Alex Epstein


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This month's cover dealer Steady Garage ( is getting ready to party hearty. "To kick off the Super Sunday weekend, we're stoked to once again host our Super Friday party: "Psycho World," says Duy Nguyen. Since the shop's founding back in 2012, the infamous Super Sunday has been a red letter date on their calendar.

Smack in the middle of Cinco de Mayo and Super Sunday, tacos have been added to the menu, plus some tasty new builds will tempt party goers. "Come down and check out the new builds, enjoy some good food and kick it with some good company," he adds. "See y'all soon!" Mark your calendars for May 6.

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861 Meridian St.
Irwindale, CA 91010


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