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THE TWISTED BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for June 20, 2024

It's Never Dull on Multiple Fronts

By Bandit, Wayfarer, Sam Burns, Laura, Barry Green, El Waggs, the Redhead, Bob T., J.J. Solari, and the rest of the gang
6/20/2024


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I’ve encountered quirky, challenging, mis-aligned deals over the last month.
There’s a side of life that most folks avoid, the daunting trials, stepping off the ledge or entering the race.

Then there are others who try and don’t ever give up.

We live in strange times. And actually we are praying for someone who believes in freedom, honesty and integrity and won’t give up or give in. And there’s the adage: Life goes on. It does but we can’t stop or give in because of bad leadership. The struggle remains whether we like it or not.

At the end of the day you need to ask yourself, what’s the right path? What are the right and true thoughts and intentions? I like this last one: What are the right actions and outcomes? Without a doubt, if you ask yourself these questions you’ll find the correct path.

Let’s hit the news and then face whatever life throws at us.

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, Iron Trader News, ChopperTown, BorntoRide.com and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.







STURGIS MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM NEWS—Every week more opportunities unveil themselves to the museum staff and board.

More industry leaders are stepping up to help plus hardworking members of the Hamsters.

It’s June, and more riders and visitors from all over the world are rolling into Sturgis and visiting the museum than ever before.

Chairman Fozz of the curation committee asked me to supply my 1926 H-D Bonneville Racing Peashooter to the museum, which of course I did.



Here’s my description: Here’s Plaque info for the 1926 Peashooter for Bonneville Bike.

Keith R. Ball built this overhead valve Peashooter around 2010 using a B model lower end and C model engine with a 1-inch stroker plate for a 467cc Peashooter. Mated to a mid ‘50s BSA 4-speed transmission and positioned in a modified Peashooter frame for the tall cylinder it traveled to the Bonneville Salt flats where the 14 to 1 compression destroyed the head gasket. The miniature Ceriani front end never endured a harrowing pass on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The small female tattoo artist, Nicole, who flew in from Australia worked hand in hand with a family of mechanics from Hawaii to salvage the event to no avail. Next time…



Law Tigers stepped up to help with the sign to catch the attention of folks from all corners of the main intersection in Sturgis. Just step across the street and into the Museum.





We are closer to sealing the deal on the first sidecar bike, Vincent powered driveline to run on the salt. Built by Mike Parti R.I.P. he also piloted it.

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100-WORD FICTION SUBMISSION OF THE WEEK--Clear

After terrible stress-filled weeks jumped on the bike to clear my head. Took back roads avoiding traffic. Lost in thought, I hit roads I’d never been on before.

Eventually stopping to wet my whistle and take in new surroundings. Heading back only a few miles from home, I approached a sprawling intersection. A rather large dump truck came out of nowhere crossing my path. Mind raced. Hit the brakes? I’ll go down. Searched for opening and options. There’s always a way. Twisted the throttle and skirted around the truck but not by much.

Even using the chop to clear my head. ya gotta pay attention.

--Rhys
Daytona Florida





GREASE AND GEARS TV IS ALIVE--

We're stoked to announce the release of our latest video, Lenny Harrington's Bali Knucklehead! We can't wait for you to check it out.

You can watch the video now on our network Grease & Gears TV - please help spread the word and share it. Tell them you saw it on Grease & Gears TV.

Ride safe and be cool,

--Chris and Heather Callen

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HOT AND NEW FROM SADDLEMEN SEATS--The Saddlemen SRT fairing is a great piece, easy to install and fits Dyna, XL,FXR and M8 Softails, also we have our New Honeycomb styled seats- available styles are Step-Up and Road Sofa, all the popular HD models.



Pretty rad stuff if you ask me! In addition to the Team Saddlemen racing schedule we definitely have our hands full of work and fun.
See you in August!



--Buster Cates

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EVERYDAY AFFIRMATIONS--

“The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.” Tony Robbins. Here are some positive stories to embrace.

I am redeemed from every belief, thought, obstacle, or barrier that has held me back from truly living. Every disharmony is healed. I am healed and redeemed, expressing more of my truth each and every moment.

I live in the glorious now.

I express perfect health and see perfect health in all.

I recognize my relationship with Spirit. As I define this relationship, I move to a higher level of manifestation in my life, becoming an inspiration and model to others.

Right action unfolds in my life. I know what to do, what to think, how to act, and how to proceed. I decide the what, Spirit shows me the how.

My health is renewed. Each day, I express divine harmony in every cell of my body. I am perfect, whole, and complete.

I move forward in peace and faith, knowing that perfect unfoldment is happening in every area of my life.

My life and the lives of all I love and care for are filled with perfect reality.

I create in mind the life I want, and mind creates that life. I open up to my Divine girts of Love, Joy, Peace, Harmony, Creative self-expression, Abundance, Prosperity, Harmony, Divine Guidance, and so much more.

Today is a great day to be alive.

--Yale

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40th Annual, MEETING OF THE MINDS--September 26 - 29, 2024

ENHANCING YOUR SKILLS TO KEEP THE NIGHTMARES AT BAY
In the real world, few people wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat thinking about the future of motorcycling. The future of motorcycling is under attack today and a few of us do wake up in the middle of the night with the future of motorcycling on our minds.

In the early days of motorcyclists’ rights activism – fifty years ago for some – mandatory helmet laws at the federal (and later the state) level did not keep us awake or stop us from riding. It was always a matter of choice and there were no attempts (then) to restrict us from riding or to kill motorcycling and related businesses.

Then came federal legislation to outlaw sports bikes, along with insurance company “blacklists” of the “super bike” genre, and the nightmares of over-regulation began. The MRF moved rapidly to turn back the federal legislation and the super bike blacklists, and we slept easy – for a while.

Motorcycling is under attack. The attacks are more subtle than late-night bans of motorcycles riding through neighborhood parks, more subtle than profiling motorcyclists on the side of the road, and more subtle than a deliberate omission from the Road to Zero Coalition.

But not as subtle as “end of life directives,” not as subtle as trying to run a successful aftermarket business without the “right to repair,” not as subtle as legislation to eliminate the internal combustion engine, and not as subtle as driverless or autonomous vehicles killing motorcyclists.

Now, every motorcycle owner should be losing sleep or waking up in a cold sweat wondering just how long we will be able to ride if we do nothing to stop the legislation and regulation that exacerbate our nightmares. How long will we be able to ride if the calls to action go unanswered? How long will we be able to ride if the lessons and tools made available at the Meeting of the Minds conferences go unused?

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation is working on the lesson plans and will bring the tools needed to enhance motorcyclists’ rights advocacy to the 40th Annual Meeting of the Minds in September 2024!

A Meeting of the Minds general session panel discussion –-- with industry leaders and influencers-- will certainly keep you awake during the presentation. The panel, aptly titled “What about the future of motorcycling that keeps you awake at night,” may even keep you awake in the middle of the night as it does us. However, the panel will give you something to consider, more tools to turn back the attack against motorcycling, and, with action, help stop the nightmares.

The nightmares are real, motorcycling is under attack. Your attendance at the Meeting of the Minds may not end the nightmares. However, your attendance and taking the lessons home to your riding partners will help keep the nightmares at bay.

Take action now to attend the 40th Annual Meeting of the Minds conference, September 26-29, rest easier and make your reservations now!

ROOMS ARE LIMITED
ALL ROOMS NEED TO BE BOOKED BY
SEPTEMBER 4, 2024.

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HISTORIC New Bikernet Reader Comment!--Remembering Dick Allen

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

I have to say this is a pretty cool article. I'm sure very true.

Reading out of all these articles I get to know my dad more and more. And I knew him, but not like other people knew him. He was a crazy SOB and smart as hell?

He is truly missed.

--Lee Allen
The son of Dick Allen!!
Hampshire, IL

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"Terrific to hear from you. We are working with Irish Rich to bring a few Dick Allen Springers back to life."  --Bandit





NEWS FROM THE MASTER OF LIGHT--Artist David Uhl - Update

Greetings from the studio here in Golden, Colorado, and welcome to our new subscribers!

We've been a bit quiet lately, but I promise you that big things are in the works. David will have two Sturgis commemorative paintings this year, along with a new aviation piece for the EAA show next month in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

In the meantime (with summer fast-approaching), we recently did a little spring cleaning and want to find new homes for select pieces!

For the next 3 days, we'll be offering prints each day at fantastic prices! The prints offered include some from our traveling gallery, some that have been on display in our gallery here, a few consignment returns and some for sale by our clients.

You can click on any image below to see the listing on our website.

These emails typically generate a lot of excitement, so if you see something of interest, please let me know ASAP! Only one of each is available, and they can only be purchased through me. Please reply to this email or call me at 303-913-4840 to place your order.

"The Spirit of Daytona"
Daytona Commemorative
Image size 20x26.5

$2,850 and Rare on our website, this framed piece is priced at $1,500

--Greg Rhodes
International Sales Director
David Uhl Fine Art
Uhl Studios
Uhl Studios website

303-913-4840

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BURLY BRAND BEATS FEET TO BORN FREE--

It’s that time of year again…we’re getting ready for the annual Born-Free event and can’t wait to see you there! As one of the most anticipated motorcycle gatherings of the year, this is the perfect opportunity to see the latest and greatest from Burly Brand.

Why Visit Burly Brand at Born-Free 2024?

Exclusive Product Showcase:
Get an up-close look at our newest motorcycle parts and accessories. See, touch, and experience the quality and innovation that sets Burly Brand apart.

Special Offers:
Take advantage of exclusive event-only discounts and promotions on your favorite Burly Brand products.

Meet the Team:
Connect with our passionate team members who are dedicated to helping you customize your ride. Ask questions, get advice, and learn more about what has continued to drive us for nearly 30 years in the industry.

Giveaways and Prizes:
Enter our exclusive attendee only giveaway! Swing by our booth, sign up and follow us on social media for winner announcements!

We can’t wait to see you at Born Free 15!

Oak Canyon Ranch, 5305 Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado, CA 92676

June 22-23, 2024

Be sure to also take a look at our online Flipbook Catalog, jam-packed with amazing new products like the NEW Brawler Kits and a wide range of fresh Handlebar styles.





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Universal Mounting - Saddlemen's Universal Mounting System allows each bag to be installed on just about any sissy bar, backrest or luggage rack.

Rain Cover - When the weather gets wet, this

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CLASS OF 2025 ANNOUNCED--FlashbackFriday TrailBlazers MC Style!

Following in the tracks of yet another completely sold out gathering at the 79th Annual Trailblazers Banquet back in April, the 2025 Trailblazers Honorees have been named. On Wednesday, June 12th, the Trailblazers Board of Directors met to decide on the honorees for the club's 80th annual banquet to be held in Carson, California, on April 5, 2025.



SAD NEWS FROM SUDCO

Since 1968 when three partners combined their initials to create the name, Sudco International had been the dealers’ source for go-fast goodies and replacement components for CB750s, Z1s, H1s, H2s and a whole lot more. Before the Internet, Sudco was in every parts manager’s rolodex, so it is ironic that the news of Sudco shutting down came via social media.

--DealerNews





EIGHT WAYS-- the Biden administration is working to increase gasoline prices

The Biden administration's draining of the Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve is another cynical ploy to disguise that its real goal is to raise gas prices.

The Biden administration claims that draining the Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve shows its commitment to low gas prices.

In fact, this is yet another cynical ploy to disguise that its real goal is raise gas prices.

But in fact, he’s doing his utmost to raise prices, because this is necessary for his anti-fossil-fuel goals.

Given his “net zero” agenda, Biden’s claim to be for low gasoline prices is a vote-grabbing exercise.

Biden wants the high gas prices that “net zero” requires—but if voters knew this they would rebel. Therefore Biden claims to be for both “net zero” and low gas prices.

Here are 8 actions the Biden administration has taken to increase gasoline prices.
Biden Gas Gouging Policy #1

Biden has worked to increase gasoline prices by taking a “whole-of-government” approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This entails reducing oil investment, production, refining and transport, all of which serves to increase gas prices.

Biden Gas Gouging Policy #2

Biden has worked to increase gasoline prices by expanding the anti-fossil-fuel ESG divestment movement. ESG contributed to a 50% decline in oil and gas exploration investments from 2011-2021, resulting in higher prices. Biden is making it worse.

The ESG movement is anti-energy, anti-development, and anti-America

Biden Gas Gouging Policy #3

Biden has worked to increase gasoline prices via “climate disclosure rules,” an oil and gas investment-slashing measure that coerces companies into spouting anti-fossil-fuel propaganda and committing to anti-fossil-fuel plans—plans that will raise gas prices.

These are popping up in car parts shops all over the country.
These are popping up in car parts shops all over the country.



Biden Gas Gouging Policy #4

Biden has worked to increase gasoline prices by issuing a moratorium on oil and gas leases on federal lands, stunting oil and gas production and investment. When it’s harder to produce and invest in oil, gasoline gets more expensive.

Biden Gas Gouging Policy #5

Biden has worked to increase gasoline prices by hiking the royalty rate for new oil leases by 50%. This is money the government gets from the industry on top of taxes. And it discourages oil investments, meaning less production meaning higher gas prices.

Biden Gas Gouging Policy #6

Biden has worked to increase gasoline prices by restricting oil and gas leasing on nearly 50% of Alaska's vast petroleum reserve. This is a crippling blow to Alaska's oil and gas industry. Less Alaskan oil means higher gas prices.4

Biden Gas Gouging Policy #7

Biden has worked to increase gasoline prices by threatening to stop oil and gas mergers. Mergers, which increase efficiency, benefit domestic production and lower prices. Blocking mergers raises oil prices long-term, which means higher gas prices.

Biden Gas Gouging Policy #8

Biden has worked to increase gasoline prices by cancelling the Keystone XL pipeline. This prevented Canada from using its vast oil deposits to their full potential—meaning lower global supply and higher prices for oil and gasoline.

When Biden takes action after action to make sure gasoline prices increase for the sake of “net zero” and then loudly claims to be for low prices, he is lying. But the mainstream media won’t expose him because it too wants to be “net zero” but not seen to be for high gas prices.

Politicians who are against oil and gas production, investment, and transport are necessarily for high gasoline prices—and they know it.

E.g., when I debated Robert Kennedy Jr. in 2019, he admitted that under his energy plans “the gasoline price at the pump would go up to $12.50”!
Joe Biden should level with the American people and make clear that his agenda is to increase gasoline prices—much like Obama's infamous admission that “electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket” under his energy plan.

Better yet, Biden should apologize and embrace energy freedom.5

--ALEX EPSTEIN

This is Alex's new book. Watch for it and the Center for Industrial Progress.
This is Alex's new book. Watch for it and the Center for Industrial Progress.







MORE ON GAS PRICES--
Over the weekend, I filled up my car's fuel tank, and I thought fuel has become really expensive after the recent price hike.

But then I compared it with other common liquids and did some quick calculations and felt a little better.

To know why, see the results below – you'll be surprised at how outrageous some other prices are !

Diesel (regular) Rs.58 per litre
Petrol Rs.67 per litre
Coca Cola 330 ml can : Rs.27 = Rs.81 per litre
Dettol antiseptic 100 ml Rs.20 = Rs.200 per litre
Radiator coolant 500 ml Rs.160 = Rs.320 per litre
Pantene conditioner 400 ml Rs.165 = Rs.413 per litre
Medicinal mouthwash like Listerine 100 ml Rs.45 = Rs. 450 per litre
Red Bull 150 ml can : Rs.75 = Rs.500 per litre
Corex cough syrup 100 ml Rs.57 = Rs. 570 per litre
Evian water 500 ml Rs. 330 = Rs. 660 per litre
Rs. 500 for a litre of WATER???!!! And the buyers don't even know the source (Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)
Kores whiteout 15 ml Rs. 15 = Rs. 1000 per litre
Cup of coffee at any decent business hotel 150 ml Rs. 175 = Rs. 1167 per litre
Old Spice after shave lotion 100 ml Rs. 175 = Rs. 1750 per litre
Pure almond oil 25 ml Rs. 68 = Rs. 2720 per litre

And this is the REAL KICKER...
HP deskjet colour ink cartridge 21 ml Rs.1900 = Rs. 90476 per litre!!!

Now you know why computer printers are so cheap ? So they have you hooked for the ink !

So, the next time you're at the pump, don't curse – just be glad your car doesn't run on cough syrup, after shave, coffee, or God forbid, printer ink!

--Bikernet Fan from far

"One issue with your hypothesis. I only need an ounce of printers ink every six months, but I need 26 gallons of fuel for my truck each week." --Bandit





BORN-FREE THIS WEEKEND!

BF15 Motorcycle Show 2024
June 22- 23 AT 5 pm PDT
Oak Canyon Park

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