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By Bandit, Wayfarer, Rogue, the Redhead, Bob T., Barry Green, Sam Burns, Laura and the rest of the gang

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This has been a crazed week as you will see
. What is with the world, and can we come to our senses?

I’m making progress on hopefully the last real estate deal I do in my lifetime. It’s tough, and you can’t trust anyone. I’m making progress on expanding the most important motorcycle museum in the country.

I’m determined to finish wiring my Knucklehead, and this weekend I will try to spend a few hours working on a charity metal-art sculpture to support the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.

Spring is here and bikes are everywhere. Let’s hit the news and ride.

The Bikernet Weekly News is sponsored in part by companies who also dig Freedom including: Cycle Source Magazine, the MRF, Iron Trader News, ChopperTown, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.

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BANDIT’S CANTINA THE SERIES—Bandit and his crew head to South Dakota. Unfortunately, the alarmist take their show on the road. They take over a state and destroy everything. It’s a forced Armageddon. They destroy homes, businesses, roads and farms. But then, what do they have? Nada…

Bandit’s team encounter the demise of a complete state. What the hell are they going to do? Which way to turn?

I’m starting the 105th Episode. Hang On!


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Rispoli Places Fourth on Sunday in an Intense Three Bike Battle for Third Place

Harley-Davidson Factory Racing rider Kyle Wyman used his masterful race craft and Harley-Davidson horsepower to score a dramatic victory on Sunday in MotoAmerica Mission King of the Baggers action at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Wyman executed a perfect draft pass to beat Factory Indian rider, Troy Herfoss, across the finish line by 0.039 seconds and claim his fourth victory of the season.

On a double-header weekend, Wyman, aboard his race-prepared 2024 Road Glide® motorcycle, finished second in a rain-soaked race on Saturday and set a new Mission King of the Baggers track record in Friday qualifying.

Wyman has finished on the podium in seven of eight races so far this season and sits second in championship points. Harley-Davidson® Factory Racing rider, James Rispoli, bounced back from a scary crash out of second place in the wet on Saturday to finish a close fourth on Sunday, narrowly missing the podium by 0.047 seconds. Wyman and Rispoli both debuted special livery on their race motorcycles in the Raven Metallic and Golden White Pearl colors respectively of the 2024 CVO™ Road Glide® ST .

“What a great battle we had out there today,” said Wyman following Sunday’s victory. “The team considered this a must-win race and we got it done. I love a one-on-one race and there were spots on the track where we both had the pace. That came down to sheer willpower and horsepower at the end. My Road Glide was outstanding today and I’ve got to say this is the most fun I’ve had in my racing career and I love this rivalry. It’s really special to get a win at Road America, so close to Harley headquarters in Milwaukee and with Willie G. Davidson and so many Harley employees and fans at the track. Let’s keep it going!”

“I’m so thankful I was able to walk away unhurt from that crash on Saturday, and keep building on the momentum we have going,” said Rispoli. “I was feeling super inspired today with the Davidsons here. It was an absolute scrap in the race today and I left everything on the track. I’m proud of Kyle and this team for putting H-D on the top step. Can’t wait for the next round at Brainerd.”

Wyman started both races on the pole after posting a track-record lap time of 2:19.135 in dry conditions during the first round of qualifying on Friday. A pouring rain on Saturday made for very challenging conditions. Herfoss led from the start with Rispoli and Wyman chasing in second and third place. Rispoli lost traction under braking approaching turn 1 and slid off the track at high speed as the leaders started the fourth of five laps on the 4.050-mile 14-turn Road America course. Herfoss won by 5.254 seconds as Wyman brought his Factory Road Glide safely across the line in second. Factory Indian rider, Tyler O’Hara, finished third just ahead of a surging Jake Lewis on the Team Saddlemen Harley-Davidson Road Glide.

Sunny and dry conditions on Sunday allowed tighter racing with the full performance potential of the Mission King of the Baggers bikes on display. RevZilla/Motul/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson rider, Hayden Gillim, jumped out to an early lead with Wyman, Rispoli, and Herfoss in close pursuit. Wyman passed for the lead on lap 3 with Herfoss getting around Gillim and into second place. Herfoss then passed Wyman entering turn 1 to start lap 4 as the leaders opened a gap on Rispoli and Gillim. On the final lap Wyman passed Herfoss in Canada Corner (turn 12) only to see Herfoss get by in turn 14, the final turn before the long uphill straight to the finish line. Wyman tucked into the draft and pulled past as the pair crossed the line. O’Hara finished third, just ahead of Rispoli and Gillim.

After eight of 18 rounds in the 2024 MotoAmerica Mission King of the Baggers series, Herfoss leads the championship with 180 points. Wyman is second with 171 points, followed by O’Hara with 111 points, Rispoli with 92 points, and Gillim with 85 points.

Harley-Davidson® Factory Racing returns to action June 14-16 at Brainerd International Speedway in Brainerd, Minn. during the MotoAmerica Superbikes at Minnesota event.
  • Tyler O’Hara (Ind) S&S/Indian Motorcycle
  • Jake Lewis (H-D) Saddlemen/Harley-Davidson
  • Cory West (H-D) Saddlemen/Harley-Davidson
  • Max Flinders (Ind) Mad Monkey Motorsports
  • Bobby Fong (Ind) SDI/Roland Sands Racing
  • Rocco Landers (H-D) RevZilla/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson
MotoAmerica King of the Baggers Race Results – Road America Race 2
  • Kyle Wyman (H-D) Harley-Davidson Factory Racing
  • Troy Herfoss (Ind) S&S/Indian Motorcycle
  • Tyler O’Hara (Ind) S&S/Indian Motorcycle
  • James Rispoli (H-D) Harley-Davidson Factory Racing
  • Hayden Gillim (H-D) RevZilla/Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson
  • Max Flinders (Ind) Mad Monkey Motorsports
  • Cory West (H-D) Saddleman/Harley-Davidson
  • Jake Lewis (H-D) Saddlemen/Harley-Davidson
  • Travis Wyman (H-D) Saddlemen/Harley-Davidson

HOLD ON FOR THE INDIAN MOTORCYCLE BAGGER RACE REPORT--Indian Motorcycle Factory Rider Troy Herfoss Goes 1-2 at Road America, Leads King of The Baggers Championship Standings

Three-Time Australian Superbike Champion Troy Herfoss Continues Remarkable Performance Aboard S&S Indian Challenger, Secures Fourth Victory of Season

What started as a wet weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, turned into another successful doubleheader for Indian Motorcycle factory rider and King of the Baggers (KOTB) rookie Troy Herfoss. Making his return to Road America after 17 years, Herfoss continued his remarkable performance aboard his S&S Indian Challenger, winning Race 1 and taking second in Race 2.

Starting the weekend off hot, Herfoss won the Mission Foods Challenge and its $5,000 prize, edging out Harley-Davidson rider James Rispoli by 0.04 seconds. After Qualifying, Herfoss and teammate Tyler O’Hara each earned a spot on the front row for Race 1 and Race 2. Despite consistent rainfall during Race 1, Herfoss quickly took the lead and navigated the wet track to a comfortable win. The following day, Herfoss was met at the front of the pack of Race 2, as he and Harley-Davidson rider Kyle Wyman battled for the win. Ultimately, Herfoss missed the mark by a mere .39 seconds. O’Hara, who is finding his groove on the S&S Indian Challenger, secured back-to-back third-place finishes.

“Congrats to Troy, Tyler and the entire S&S team on another successful race weekend,” said Gary Gray, Vice President Racing and Service for Indian Motorcycle. “As we hit the halfway point of the season, the team is really hitting its stride. S&S has the Indian Challenger dialed in like never before, and Troy and Tyler are comfortable and confident as we stay on the gas and push to bring the KOTB championship home in 2024.”

To start his KOTB career, Herfoss has never missed a podium, securing four wins and four second-place finishes – earning 180 total points and a nine-point lead at the top of the championship leaderboard. O’Hara, the former 2022 KOTB Champion, has found his stride in the 2024 season, having secured a second-place finish, and back-to-back third place finishes the last three races. O’Hara is firmly planted in third place of the season leaderboard with 111 points.

MotoAmerica’s Mission King of the Baggers season continues at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota June 14-16.

The S&S Indian Challenger race team is sponsored by S&S, Progressive, Mission Foods, Drag Specialties, Parts Unlimited, and Performance Finance.

For more information on Indian Motorcycle Racing, visit and follow along on Facebook, X and Instagram.

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RHINESTONE REVIVAL TRAVELING EXHIBIT--Exhibit Containing Stage Costumes, Instruments, Awards & More Open For Two Years!

The Kody Norris Show was honored over the weekend with a new exhibit at The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky highlighting their music and career from throughout the years. Hailing from Mountain City, Tennessee, Kody Norris heads up the band known for their musicianship, songwriting, and entertaining live performances. Visitors are now able to immerse themselves in the tradition of The Kody Norris Show, which includes Kody Norris, his wife Mary Rachel Nalley-Norris, Josiah Tyree, and Charlie Lowman.

The new exhibit, Rhinestone Revival: The Kody Norris Show, features several of the band’s brightly colored suits with intricate rhinestones and embroidery, cowboy boots, hats, instruments, and awards. Among their accolades, the band has been named Entertainers of the Year for the past three years by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association (SPBGMA). The exhibit is set to be on display for two years.

More information can be found at

The band recently brought home seven trophies from SPBGMA for Entertainer of the Year, Instrumental Group of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Band (Overall) of the Year. Adding to the wins, Mary Rachel Nalley-Norris was named Fiddle Performer of the Year, and Josiah Tyree won Banjo Performer of the Year.

Of the twelve songs included on The Kody Norris Show’s latest album, Rhinestone Revival, four are penned by frontman Kody Norris: "Baltimore I’m Leaving," "Please Tell Me Why," "Gotta Get My Baby Back," and their latest single, "Fiddler's Rock." Last October, the first single, "Mountain Rosalie," was released along with an accompanying lyric video. New elements to Rhinestone Revival include a track sung by Kody's fiddling "sweetie" Mary Rachel Nalley-Norris, who steps out on "Endless Highway," a tune Alison Krauss made famous in 1990. In addition, the band's banjo ace, Josiah Tyree, takes the lead on their current single, "I Call Her Sunshine." Charlie Lowman rounds out the group, keeping perfect time on bass.

The Kody Norris Show’s 'Rhinestone Revival' Tour Dates:

JUN 05 - Country For A Cause @ 3rd & Lindsley / Nashville, Tenn.
JUN 07 - The Farm Jamb 2024 / Bagdad, Ky.
JUN 08 - Blazin' Bluegrass Festival / Whitley City, Ky.
JUN 09 - Sunday Mornin’ Country (Grand Ole Opry House) / Nashville, Tenn.
JUN 13 - Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Festival / Bean Blossom, Ind.
JUN 15 - Willow Oak Bluegrass Festival / Roxboro, N.C.
JUN 21 - Flat Rock Bluegrass Jamboree / Armstrong Creek, Wis.
JUN 22 - Flat Rock Bluegrass Jamboree / Armstrong Creek, Wis.
JUN 28 - Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival 2024 / Rotterdam, Netherlands
JUN 29 - Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival 2024 / Rotterdam, Netherlands
JUN 30 - Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival 2024 / Rotterdam, Netherlands
JUL 12 - Norsk Counrytreff 2024 / Breide, Norway
JUL 13 - Norsk Counrytreff 2024 / Breide, Norway
JUL 14 - Norsk Counrytreff 2024 / Breide, Norway
JUL 19 - Doc and Rosa Lee Watson Music Fest / Sugar Grove, N.C.
JUL 20 - Backyard Breakdown / Mountain City, Tenn.
AUG 02 - Fuhrmann Auditorium / Covington, La.
AUG 03 - The Station Inn / Nashville, Tenn.
AUG 09 -Elkins Creek Bluegrass Festival / Pedro, Ohio
AUG 16 - North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival / Marion, N.C.
AUG 17 - Gandy Dancer Music Festival / Mazomanie, Wis.
AUG 18 - Bluegrass Ramble at the Barn / Columbus, Ohio
AUG 23 - The Lakes Bluegrass Festival / Backus, Minn.
AUG 24 - The Lakes Bluegrass Festival / Backus, Minn.


Wow! Von Dutch is a true legend and this is his signature masterpiece tucked away in a safe place waiting patiently for Mike to come and buy it to be put right where it a museum displayed for the public to see and enjoy.

Top five pick ever Mike!!! Thank you very much brother for saving this awesome piece of motorcycle history and being willing to share it with the world. If this bike could talk, right?!?

-- Matthew Monroe LaFleur
Nederland , TX


Friday, May 24th marked the deadline for California Assembly and Senate to pass bills out of the house of origin.

The following anti-gun bills received a floor vote ahead of this deadline and are still active in the legislature:

Senate Bill 53 prohibits firearm possession in the home unless the firearms are stored in a locked box or safe that is approved by the Department of Justice and renders them inaccessible to anyone other than the owner. SB 53 ignores the U.S. Supreme Court decision in D.C v. Heller which argued that storage requirements that prevent gun owners from easily accessing their firearms are unconstitutional. SB 53 was voted off the Senate Floor and has moved to the Assembly it will be heard next in the Assembly Public Safety Committee.

Senate Bill 1253, as introduced, would have prohibited an individual in California from possessing a firearm without a valid Firearm Safety Card (FSC). Under current law, an FSC is only required to purchase or receive firearms, not for continuous possession.

SB 1253 was amended removing the ongoing FSC requirement and now requires persons bringing firearms into the state to obtain an FSC within 120 days. SB 1253 was voted off the Senate Floor and has moved to the Assembly, it will be heard next in the Assembly Public Safety Committee.

Assembly Bill 2917 expands upon California’s existing Gun Violence Protective Order to allow the court to also consider “threats” directed towards a group or location when deciding whether to issue the order. If issued, Gun Violence Protective Orders result in a five year firearm prohibition, subject to indefinite renewals. These so-called “red flag” orders deprive citizens of their fundamental rights and property without due process safeguards and a clear evidentiary basis. AB 2917 was voted off the Assembly floor and has moved to the Senate, it will be heard next in the Senate Public Safety Committee.

We will continue to keep you updated as these bills move through the legislature.

Yours in Freedom,

Ed Worley
Manager of Members Councils NRA

THE LEGENDARY KAWASAKI Z1 LIVES--he as a limited edition art print

Since its launch in 1972, the Kawasaki Z1 has fascinated bikers all over the world and is still one of the most sought-after classics today. German artist Jonathan von Moevinckel has now dedicated a fascinating and colorful illustration to this legend on two wheels., the world's leading accessory store for owners and fans of these fascinating classics, has secured the exclusive license to make this artwork available to a select audience.

The art prints, hand-signed and numbered by Jonathan von Moevinckel, are available in strictly limited editions in two sizes: 42 x 59.4 and 59.4 x 84.1 centimeters (16.53 x 23.38 and 23.38 x 33.11 inches). In keeping with the year of the Kawasaki Z1's birth, only 72 copies of each size will be printed on high-quality, 300-gram art paper. Depending on the size selected, they are available unframed for 89 or 129 euros.

The art prints of the Kawasaki Z1 can only be purchased online at

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