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By Bandit, Wayfarer, Bob T., Barry Green, the Redhead, Sam Burns, Laura, RFR, Johnny White, Geno, Buck Lovell, and the rest of the crew

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I wrote something the other day
and ended it with what could be a chopper code.

Choppers will never die, because of the very nature of the breed. They are not built for efficiency, handling performance, or manufacturing precision. They are built behind a stringent survival nature and love for being a startling stand-out against the straights, conformity and regulations. We are outlaws until the end.

Who knows if anyone will agree with me, but that’s the nature of the creative spirit. Let’s hit the news:

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, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.

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These fork assemblies were brought back to life by Kiwi-Indian motorcycles and are upgraded from the original forks built back in the 20’s and 30’s. They’re made from special, swaged one-piece 1-1/4" heavy-wall (.187") tubing for the rear leg, along with 3/4" heavy-wall (.120") for the front leg. The forward spring support legs are solid 3/4" mild steel bar. The rockers have been upgraded with Paughco’s special high-strength, self lubricating space-tech cast nylon bushings, for long and reliable service.
The forks measure 20"-long from the bottom of the stem to the front axle, and fit on most stock length Harley-type frame necks with 1" bearings. Front wheels from 16" to 21" with 3/4"-diameter axles can be easily fitted, and can be set up with single or dual disc brakes.
You get your choice of top clamps..... with ears for Dog Bone risers, or without ears for Glide-style risers. Also included are the cap and crown nuts. Available in chrome, black, and polished copper finishes, these Leaf Spring Fork Assemblies will make any custom bike stand out in a parking lot.

177 Chrome fork assembly

177PC Polished Copper fork assembly

177B Black powdercoated fork assembly

SPECIAL NOTE: These are "build to order" front ends and take 2 - 4 weeks to ship.


EVENT NEWS--Fuel Cleveland 2022
Midwest motorcycle madness on a picture-perfect farm just outside Cleveland? Yup. That was this year's Fuel Cleveland Vintage Motorcycle, Van, Art & Photography Show. We picked about 20 of our favorite bikes from the massive pile of images after the show and compiled 'em here for ya:

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YOU TUBE BARN FIND PROGRAM REVIEW-- Someone needs TO WRITE a book like that on finding Motorcycles.

Hey Bandit,

Have you ever seen any episode of barn find hunter by Tom and Hagerty Media on YouTube.

Just watch the Pilot Episode of 12 minutes and then you will be hooked -- wanting to see all 128 episodes so far.

Also, in the pilot, he is staying at a motel and eating at the bar "like he always does" and few Bandidos motorcycle riders give the team a lead about about an old junkyard where he finds quite a few gems.

Pilot Episode:

I came upon Barn Find Hunter through the National Motorcycle Museum Blog Post.
Someone needs a book like that on finding Motorcycles. What about you? Or team up with some hunter since you can write and edit while they share their hunting skills.

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NEWS FROM THE MASTER OF LIGHT--Greetings to all, including our new subscribers. We are currently at the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (for the first time ever) and are excited to be here!

The gallery is set up at Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson. Show runs today through Sunday. If you are in the area, please stop by and say hi!

The studio continues to ship pieces in record numbers after Sturgis. If you haven't received yours yet, we appreciate your patience as they get them out.

Thanks for your time!

--Greg Rhodes
International Sales Director
David Uhl Fine Art
Uhl Studios
15801 W. Colfax Ave
Golden, CO 80401

Click to see the studio.
Click to see the studio.

2019 Harley-Davidson FLHR - Road King for $19,995.00


This bike has passed Lifestyle Cycles rigorous 92 point safety and mechanical/structural inspection.

STOCK # 12905N

2019 Red/Gray Harley-Davidson ROAD KING TOURING FLHR

ONLY 7609.00 Miles !!!!!

This bike is a very low mileage super clean Road King

Some of the features/Add-ons on this bike

* M8 107c.i. motor
* 6-Speed trans.
* Two-tone paint factory
* Touring seat
* Passing lamps
* Chrome exhaust

Just $19,995.00 Plus tax, license, and a $85.00 documentation fee.

***** Lifestyle Cycles takes pride in offering our bikes with NO HIDDEN FEE'S like dealers, reconditioning, prep, shipping, freight charges *****

You can fill out an online application with EZ FINANCING and EXTENDED WARRANTIES available to purchase!!! and you can ride today!

Lifestyle Cycles located at 1510 State College Blvd, Anaheim CA 92806

Call today (714) 490-0155.

To view our current inventory, please visit

METZELER Karoo 4 and Tourance-- Next 2 Tires Now in Stock and Available

The two all-new tire models for adventure motorcycles are now in stock and available through Parts Unlimited dealers.

The two latest adventure tire models from METZELER, the Karoo 4 and the Tourance Next 2, have arrived in the U.S. and are now available to riders through Parts Unlimited dealers.


“The next generation of Metzeler adventure tires has arrived,” said Scott Griffin, VP of Motorcycle Sales for METZELER USA. “These new models have already been seeing great success with European riders, and we are excited for U.S. riders to start enjoying them and putting them through their paces.”
Building on the success of its predecessor, METZELER designed the Karoo 4 around exceptional performance and reliability for riders of adventure and dual sport motorcycles. Off-road performance is key for this 50/50 tire, with scoop-shaped blocks in the tread offering maximum traction even in soft or muddy terrain. For those stretches of road miles, the Karoo 4 offers a stiffer carcass structure and a new multi-radius profile to promote line holding and grip in lean, with dual-compound rears offering enhanced grip under heavy loads.

While these types of motorcycles afford riders the ability to get away from civilization and discover the backcountry, the Karoo 4’s new rubber formulations offer improved abrasion, cutting and tear resistance in highly aggressive conditions.

Consumers can contact their Parts Unlimited dealers to learn more about tires available near them. To learn more about the METZELER Karoo 4 or Tourance Next 2 tires, visit, or follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

McAllister to Restructure Tucker's Sales and Marketing Function-- Discusses
Strategy for Growth Based on "Powered Adventure"

Fort Worth TX - September 12, 2022 - On Friday, Tucker Powersports President and CEO Marc McAllister told company employees that he was planning to update the sales and marketing functions to create a "more focused organization" and laid out the company's long-term strategy of becoming an "outfitter for powered, outdoor adventure."

"Now is a natural time to review the structure of our sales and marketing functions. We need to start with strategy, and I believe that moves us to a focused sales and marketing organization operating under a strong leader," said McAllister. He did not identify candidates for the role and he advised employees that the search was underway.

Tucker's former VP of Sales Brad Turner left the company for a new position earlier this month.

McAllister also used the meeting to expand on the company's strategy of becoming an outfitter for powered, outdoor adventure.

"We ARE a company that is built on adventure. Powered adventure. Usually that power comes from internal combustion, sometimes it's from electricity, and sometimes it's human power. We have products that support the owners of motorcycles, UTV's ATV's, watercraft, and snowmobiles…it's our products that make our customer's adventures even better," said McAllister. “But customer demands are evolving and we need to evolve to meet those changing customer needs.”

"To be successful, we are taking steps to ensure we have the right products and the right partners with us going forward. We will be parting ways with some brands that are familiar and taking on new brands that are focused on innovation and enhancing our customer’s experience."

"We will work closely with our dealer partners and, with them, we'll create a stronger online and brick-and-mortar presence, helping us meet customers where THEY are at."

Tucker frequently conducts employee town hall meetings to share business updates and strategic activities.

FIRST QUOTE OF THE WEEK--For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thank You
Yale Gelfant
Choppers Cycle

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Michael Barnes Finishes Third on Daytona H-D/Hoban Brothers Racing Road Glide

Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle factory rider Kyle Wyman led every lap to win the MotoAmerica Mission King of the Baggers race on Sunday at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J. Starting from the pole position on a race-prepared Harley-Davidson® Road Glide® motorcycle, Wyman navigated a rain-soaked track to win by 0.655 seconds in the last race of the 2022 season. The victory was the third of the season for the defending King of the Baggers series champion. Tyler O’Hara finished second, followed by Michael Barnes on the Daytona Harley-Davidson/Hoban Brothers Racing Harley-Davidson Road Glide motorcycle. Wyman also won the three-lap Mission King of the Baggers Challenge race on Saturday for a clean sweep of the weekend.

Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle factory rider Travis Wyman led the King of the Baggers championship by three points coming into this final round. After qualifying second, Travis was in third place in the race when he crashed on the wet track and slid onto the grass. Travis managed to pick up his Harley-Davidson Road Glide motorcycle and re-entered the race with a ground off shifter peg and pivot, showing his grit and determination by finishing the race.

O’Hara ended the season at the top of the standings with 123 points. Travis Wyman finished second with 113 points, followed by Kyle Wyman with 111 points.

“I’m happy to have had another sweep of the weekend,” said Kyle Wyman. “I think this is the first time I’ve won a race in the rain. It’s bittersweet because Travis went down, but I’d rather have him pushing and try to win a championship than settle for third. I think we were all looking forward to a real showdown race on a dry track, but anything can happen in racing. I want to thank all of our fans and everyone on the Harley-Davidson team for all of their hard work this season. I’m already looking forward to Daytona next year.”

For the season, Kyle Wyman won three races (Atlanta, Monterey and New Jersey) and had two other podium appearances. Travis Wyman had one race win (Road America) and finished second three times.

The Mission King of the Baggers series features race-prepared American V-Twin touring motorcycles. Harley-Davidson Factory Team Road Glide motorcycles are powered by modified Screamin’ Eagle Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 131 Performance Crate Engines.

MotoAmerica King of the Baggers Race Results – New Jersey
Kyle Wyman (H-D) Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson
Tyler O’Hara (Ind) Mission Foods/S&S Cycle
Michael Barnes (H-D) Daytona H-D/Hoban Brothers Racing
Jeremy McWilliams (Ind) Mission Foods/S&S Cycle
James Rispoli (H-D) Vance & Hines Racing
Bobby Fong (Ind) Roland Sands Design
Taylor Knapp (H-D) Vance & Hines Racing
Danny Eslick (H-D) Nowaskey Extreme Performance
Travis Wyman (H-D) Screamin’ Eagle Harley-Davidson

2022 MotoAmerica King of the Baggers – Final Season Points
Tyler O’Hara (Ind) 123
Travis Wyman (H-D) 113
Kyle Wyman (H-D) 111
Jeremy McWilliams (Ind) 91
Bobby Fong (Ind) 70
James Rispoli (H-D) 70
Taylor Knapp (H-D) 61
Andrew Lee (H-D) 35
Frankie Garcia (Ind) 30
Michael Barnes (H-D) 29

NEW FROM RMJ TACTICAL--The Weezerker is inspired by our full-size Berserker ax. Over the years customers and staff alike have provided input that led to the creation of this small, pack ready camp ax in the same 9th century Viking style as the larger Berserker.

It features a large, robust head with an aggressive 5" cutting edge, combined with a curved ergonomic handle, making it a well-balanced tool that offers incredible cutting capability. In addition to the sharpened main edge, the beard is sharpened to add more cutting options.

The bearded design allows for a high grip, facilitating more accurate fine motor skill work. The 3D contoured G10 handles have a diagonal grooved texture for a sure grip without being overly aggressive in feel. The Weezerker features a Cobalt Cerakote finish for corrosion and wear resistance. Included is a bottom-eject, molded kydex sheath and low-ride M.O.C. straps.

Overall Length: 12.5 in
Head Length: 5.75 in
Cutting Edge Length: 5 in
Thickness: .270 in
Weight: 1 Pound 11 Ounces (without sheath)
Blade Material: 80CRV2 Carbon Steel
Handle Material: G10
Sheath: Kydex scabbard two Low-Ride MOC straps

BRAND New Bikernet Staffer Comment!--

BTW: regarding Sam Burns comment: Well Bandit, everyone looks like a slug compared to your daily 24x7 (x365days) routine - And I am gonna be 43 in a few days. I think you moved to Badlands to slow down, to enjoy, (apart from other perks). But "this is" your enjoyment. Wow!!!

-- Wayfarer

Ah shucks.

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INTERMOT 2022: The first motorcycling highlight of the year

Premieres, innovations, special events and test tracks are waiting for motorcycle fans

It’s the first trade fair highlight of the year for motorcycle and scooter fans from Europe and the specialized trade from all over the world: INTERMOT, the International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair, from 4 to 9 October 2022.

Around 500 exhibiting companies and brands from around 29 countries, including many big names, will present their new and current models and product innovations to the international specialized trade and the biker community.

In addition to motorcycles and scooters, the INTERMOT offering also encompasses accessories, clothing, parts, heritage and customizing, travel and workshop equipment. INTERMOT is organized by Koelnmesse GmbH, and the conceptual sponsor of the event is the German Motorcycle Industry Association (IVM), based in Essen, Germany.

Starting in Cologne are, among others, the brands Benelli, BMW Group, Energica, Honda Deutschland, HOREX Motorcycles GmbH, Kawasaki Motors Europe N.V., KTM, MSA with the Voge brand, the Piaggio Group with the brands Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and Vespa, SUZUKI Deutschland GmbH, Triumph Motorrad Deutschland GmbH, or ZERO Motorcycles.

INTERMOT will be staged in Halls 7, 8 and 9 and in the neighboring outdoor areas of the Cologne fair grounds. The big brands will thereby be distributed through all halls in order to ensure a steady visitor flow to all areas and segments. Horex, KSR with the Royal Enfield brand, the MSA Group with Voge, Piaggio Group with the brands Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and Vespa as well as Suzuki will present themselves in Hall 7.
Benelli, Kawasaki and Zero, among others, can be found in Hall 8. The BMW Group, Energica, Honda, KTM and Triumph will appear in Hall 9.

Further information:

This song offers wisdom from the family mind. Only when a person is truly in Zen mind would they be unaffected with or without company. Sometimes we are so afraid of losing a loved one that we forget to love anyone at all.

Editor - Bikernet Blog

Song : "Buy Dirt"
Artist : Jordan Davis
Album : Buy Dirt
Written by : Josh Jenkins / Matt Jenkins / Jordan Davis / Jacob J. Davis

A few days before he turned 80
He was sittin' out back in a rocker
He said, "What you been up to lately?"
I told him, "Chasing a dollar"
And in between sips of coffee
He poured this wisdom out
Said, "If you want my two cents on making a dollar count

Buy dirt
Find the one you can't live without
Get a ring, let your knee hit the ground
Do what you love but call it work
And throw a little money in the plate at church
Send your prayers up and your roots down deep
Add a few limbs to your family tree
And watch their pencil marks
And the grass in the yard all grow up"

'Cause the truth about it is
It all goes by real quick
You can't buy happiness
But you can buy dirt

Before you get caught on that ladder
Let me tell you what it's all about
Find you a few things that matter
That you can put a fence around
And then he laid it out

Buy dirt
Find the one you can't live without
Get a ring, let your knee hit the ground
Do what you love but call it work
And throw a little money in the plate at church
Send your prayers up and your roots down deep
And add a few limbs to your family tree
And watch their pencil marks
And the grass in the yard all grow up

'Cause the truth about it is
It all goes by real quick
You can't buy happiness
But you can buy dirt

You can buy dirt
And thank the good Lord for it
'Cause He ain't makin' any more of it

So buy dirt
Find the one you can't live without
Get a ring, let your knee hit the ground
Do what you love but call it work
And throw a little money in the plate at church
Send your prayers up and your roots down deep
Add a few limbs to your family tree
And watch their pencil marks
And the grass in the yard all grow up

'Cause the truth about it is
It all goes by real quick
You can't buy happiness
But you can buy dirt


NEW GIRL OF BIKERNET IN BANDIT’S CANTINA--Jack McIntyre Girl of Bikernet shinning from Johnny Mac’s Chopper House, Philly

The two bikes were built here at our shop in Philadelphia. The chopper is a Redneck Chopper Frame that we drove from Philly to South Carolina to meet with Vince. Once we had it back in Philly, Johnny Mac then turned it into what it is today.

The blue flamed bike is another in-house build including the paint that Johnny built. It won the Sportster class of the Rats hole show a few years back in Daytona during Bikeweek.

--Jack McIntyre
Amazing Photographer
Bandit’s Cantina™

Chance of a lifetime. Click and join.
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FXR Division - Phoenix, Arizona
BAKER Drivetrain Dealer Since 2013

FXR Division, out of Phoenix, was established in 2013 when Justin Coleman of Torch Industries and Chris Staab of Foundry Moto wanted to create a company that gave them the ability to freely create and to help push the industry forward. Justin and Chris both have a long history in the V-twin Industry as custom builders and build bikes that are anything but typical. They don't just buy bolt-on parts, they custom fabricate their own parts to attain the exact look that they strive for.

They launched their customized parts line with their FXRP Bags, Split MX Bars, and Split Angle Bars. Their customized products include FXR-compatible parts and products that fit baggers to make them look like FXRs. Most of their customizations have turned into production parts and are proudly made in the USA. Check out Scott’s interview with Justin at Born Free 13 to see some of their builds!

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THE MODERN CLASSICS COLLECTORS TENT--Bring your pre-1990s moto and display it for sale in our collectors tent during our Modern Classics Ride-In event. Whether you’re looking for your next project, or interested in selling your vintage motorcycle come display it for free during our exciting event!

We are still currently searching for a vintage Kawasaki Z1 to be painted the day of the event. If you have interest or know someone who would be interested please contact Dennis at to make arrangements.


*All bikes are welcomed to be displayed in our Collectors Trent, whether they are running or not.
*You can display your bike all day with no costs associated.
*If you are bringing a trailer we will have a designated parking space for your vehicle and trailer.
*Collectors tent will be located near the main entrance of the building. Both tents will be labeled as “Vintage Bikes For Sale”.
*Your bike will be displayed in view of hundreds of potential customers and vintage enthusiasts.
*Check-in will be under the tent when you arrive.
*We will be providing tags with your contact information on them. Someone will be able to assist you with properly tagging your bike and what area of the tent the bike will be displayed.
*You will receive a complimentary Modern Classics Ride-In event t-shirt for displaying your bike in our Collectors Tent (while supplies last).
For additional information please email

Hosted by: Martin Moto
Location: Martin Moto- 1037 Unger Ln. Boyertown, PA 19512
Date: Saturday, September 24th, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm

THE J.J. REPORT--Human-Caused Global Warming.

A fabricated imaginary meteorological scapegoat created by bureaucrats who are unable, or more likely unwilling, to provide the utilities and roadways and water supplies - the most important aspects of modern life - their respective citizenries have for some imbecilic reason entrusted them with providing.

And enthusiastically endorsed as fact by journalists because it amuses them to see ruination and spiritually excites them to write about it.

This sort of thing - that humans control the weather - USED to be called "rain dancing." At least when the Apaches were controlling the weather. Academically it was referred to as "paganism," or “Pantheism” or “Animism” whereat primitive superstitious people such as lived in Ancient Persia and Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome attributed self-awareness and infallibly-wise willful motivation to plants and animals and terrain and sea and sky, and to anything else that doesn't actually have these things.

Today these notions are mandatory as belief systems whether you ascribe to them or not. Incidentally, from an American Constitution standpoint, not that it matters, these notions violate the “establishment of religion” clause in the Bill of alleged Rights.

In fact the Constitution itself violates the establishment of religion clause and every Supreme Court Justice and Constitutional Law student in history knows that. Good luck getting them to admit it, they’d have to take a drastic cut in pay via an actual job.

--J.J. Solari
journalism/bureaucrat dictionary

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You are right. It is about the creative and artistic vision of the builder. It could be a chopper, bobber or a hot rod Harley.That is what is so great about the freedom we have now . K.R.B. knows that as much or more than most of us.

Torrance, CA
Friday, September 16, 2022
Editor Response Thanks brother.

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