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Video — 1952 KRTT Road Racer

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Born in 1936 to renowned engine tuner Leonard Andres, racing was in Brad Andres’ blood. In 1955, at the tender age of 18, he turned pro and competed in and won his very first Daytona 200. His record as the youngest winner still stands.

Andres was also named the AMA’s Grand National Champion during his remarkable rookie season. He enjoyed a short but storied career, capturing two more Daytona titles in 1959 and 1960. He retired soon after, and managed his family’s H-D dealership until 1976.

Come check out Brad’s 1952 KRTT Road Racer in the H-D Museum’s entrance.

Bargain Hunters: New Three-Day Passes and VIP Packages For Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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The world’s largest motorcycle and music festival is now offering even more money-saving options at The Best Party Anywhere! For those who would like to attend, but are unable to stay for the full duration of a 14-, nine- or seven-day pass, three-day passes provide an affordable way to take in multiple days of the festival. The campground passes include tent camping and access to all events, concerts and races within the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground for the specified dates.

New three-day upgrades offer a variety of multiple days of amenities to guests including penthouse level concert viewing at the Top Shelf Lounge, VIP pit access, VIP stage seating, possible main stage entertainer meet and greets, snacks, beverages and more.

Click here for more information on the new three-day Top Shelf VIP Package: www.buffalochip.com/RESERVATIONS/Rally-VIP-Camping-Passes/Top-Shelf-Lounge

Click here for more information on the three-day Fan VIP Packages: www.buffalochip.com/RESERVATIONS/Rally-VIP-Camping-Passes/Fans-VIP-Upgrades

Prices will never be lower and those anticipating attending the concerts, races, crazy contests, bike shows and more at the Buffalo Chip in 2018 are encouraged to purchase passes before the next tier prices take effect. Multi-day passes have historically been a great value, and the three-day passes are no exception.

“We are always looking for ways to offer guests the best time of their lives at a great value,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “The new three-day passes give those who can’t take more time from work or family the opportunity to save some money, and the VIP packages offer a truly unique rock star experience at the Buffalo Chip. It’s not everyday you have the chance to meet Kid Rock and Eric Church!”

Project Patriot Bikes

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Project Patriot Bikes (PPB) is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Charitable program designed to garner patriotism using motorcycles as an artist uses canvas.

What better way to show our gratitude to those that have served our country than to use an icon of freedom. The motorcycle, since its inception, has always been viewed as representing a free spirit. It doesn’t matter if you have ridden a motorcycle or not. The motorcycle is symbolic of the freedom to travel, to see the country in a different light. The freedom of the open road, with the wind in your face is an example of the constant changing fragrances of mother nature. Project Patriot Bikes chose this canvas as the foundation of its memorial to our Veterans, past, present and future.

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It’s the middle of January in a new year. This is the time to center on our goals for this year and make a move.

There’s so much discussion going around about our industry, but much of the problem goes way beyond it. Did you know that Al Gore’s films has been aired in front of school children. In England it was stopped because of the fear is caused in kids.

I watched his first film and was impressed, but my concern has always been for motorcycling and riding free, so I questioned him. So much of his film is unfortunately lies. What’s worse is his policies will kill people and mostly poor people. Did you know Global Warming stopped in 2001. Did you know that temperatures rise first, then CO2 levels. Did you know CO2 levels are not a bad thing and were much higher thousands of years ago.

That’s just the tip of the bullshit iceberg that’s hurting so many of our industries including motorcycling. Let’s do something about it. Here’s a quote from Roy Spencer’s (NASA Scientist) “Global Warming Blunder:”

In my first book, Climate Confusion, I provided some qualitative reasons why I thought the climate models are wrong. But we have learned much more since that book was published in early 2008. We have uncovered scientific evidence that strongly suggest the fears of man-made global warming are unfounded. While scientists like NASA’s James Hansen and politicians like former Vice President Al Gore are increasingly warning us that we must act now to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the latest science is turning in the opposite direction.

Even though global temperatures have not risen in at least seven years, we are being told that the climate is changing faster than expected…

I’ll let you check out his books. He points out that science is the study of all factors good and bad, It’s does not stop at one assumption. What the hell do I know. I’m just a grubby biker. I won’t ever give up trying to keep us riding free.


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HL Billet Axle Covers

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Heartland USA known for their stylish rear fender conversion for Softail and Dyna Models. Have been quick to move forward on the 2018 Softail Harley-Davidson line up.

Heartland USA has announced a new front axle covers for all 9 of the New 2018 Softail models. As standard for Heartland USA, it’s a Simple design that has great function. No Company Logo’s to interrupt the look of your bike. Just simple and clean.

These axle covers are easy to install. No special tools required. The covers install using a threaded rod through the hollow stock axle to attach the right and the left covers together. In fact, no Tools needed. Just tighten with your hands and your all done. Looking good in no time at all.

Made from Solid Billet Aluminum and Finished in Chrome, Satin Chrome and Gloss Black.
A nice addition to any bike.

The HL Billet Axle Covers Retail for $99.00. More at www.heartlandbiker.com


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Just a long month before Bikefest I rode our 5-Ball Factory Racer into Vegas on a screaming 115 degree day after a couple of long harried days on the road from Sturgis. I needed a stiff whiskey bad.

We encountered breakdowns, not with the bikes, one a Shovelhead, but with our trailer. This was something out of the Twilight Zone as we stood in the blistering desert. I said something about Plan B and we kept moving. My grandson and I switched off riding and driving the van.

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Kuryakyn’s Hypercharger Gets An Upgrade For 2018 Softails

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Kuryakyn’s Hypercharger ES, the latest chapter in the near 30-year history of the iconic air cleaner, is now available for the entire 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail lineup.

The Hypercharger ES’ state-of-the-art electronic throttle response butterflies eliminate vacuum-triggered fluttering. An integrated servo motor syncs with the coil to actuate and open the butterflies for smooth, precise movement with every twist of the throttle. Air delivery is maximized through the Kuryakyn-designed high-flow K&N filter featuring a larger surface area compared to the original Hypercharger. The larger filter element offers approximately 10% more airflow, improved CFM rating, and utilizes a unique end cap with internal stinger design that directs concentrated airflow into the throttle body.

Performance: Third-party dyno testing performed by St. Croix Harley-Davidson (New Richmond, Wis.) resulted in added horsepower and more than six additional ft. lbs. of torque throughout the power band on a stock 114ci Milwaukee-Eight Heritage Softail. Previous dyno testing performed on a stock 107ci Milwaukee-Eight Street Glide by Those Dyno Guys (Zimmerman, Minn.) produced an 8.5-percent increase in horsepower and 3-percent more torque.

Custom Options: The Hypercharger ES’ modern muscle car-inspired A380 aluminum housing is offered in three finish options. The modular housing allows for easy customization with available Classic Faceplate Kits (sold separately), featuring a fluted design that completely alters the style in minutes.

Additional fitments for Milwaukee-Eight Touring and Twin Cam Dyna, Softail and Touring models are also available, with Sportster applications coming soon. For more information, visit www.kuryakyn.com/hyper.

Sonny Barger Call To Action

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Over the years I have always been asked… When are they going to make a movie based on your book, Hell’s Angel? Here’s a brief explanation:

In 2000, my life story, Hell’s Angel, came out and was quickly an International Bestseller. Soon after, Hollywood came knocking, wanting to make the book into a Major Motion Picture. For over a decade they put elite Hollywood writers on it, not one of them collaborated with me during that time, and not one of them produced a screenplay that was authentic from the book. They being 20th Century Fox. When I made the deal with Fox they agreed it would be an origins story of how I founded the Oakland Charter in 1957, with the great cast of iconic characters in my crew like, Skip Workman, Terry The Tramp, Johnny Angel, Doug The Thug, Zorro, Cisco, Big Al Perryman, etc. All attempts to write a genuine story failed on their part. I guess they wanted to tell a different story, one that was fictional and portrayed us on how they felt society viewed us. Obviously, I wasn’t going to let that happen and never would! So on a last effort for Fox to make it right, and 13 years later, they let me choose two writers to collaborate with. Those two writers being independent filmmaker/writer, Jeff Santo(Dead In 5 Heartbeats, This Old Cub), and writer/producer/director, Rob Weiss(Entourage, Ballers). With Jeff and Rob we finally produced a screenplay that I approved, one that told the true historical origins story of the club and the rise of our Oakland charter, and the club’s expansion across the nation, and my fateful ride into Folsom Prison. In the end, even with our willingness to work with Fox on the story, they decided to shelve the script. Now Fox holds my book and story hostage. A story that is a part of American history. A story told through my eyes, my experiences, from my best selling book. Maybe they’re waiting for me to move on from this life and then tell it their way. Again, that will never happen! So I say this: Make the movie or free up our script and the book, and let someone who will.

Show how strongly you want to see this film and use the hashtag #makethesonnybargermovie

PLAYOFFS SUNDAY POST for January 14, 2018

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Great weekend to catch a nasty cold, Playoffs mania. I haven’t watched football all year. I caught a cold the other day from the Redhead and bada bing I feel like shit. So don’t mind me if I’m off key today.

Deals at Pendleton constantly. Tell 'em Bikernet sent ya.
Deals at Pendleton constantly. Tell ’em Bikernet sent ya.

Let’s get with the program. Another game is going to start…

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Register to Win A Street Hooligan Indian Scout Sixty

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An Indian Scout Sixty customized into the ultimate street-legal tracker by the dream team at J&P Cycles will be going home with a crazy-lucky winner in the 2018 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede Bike Giveaway. The Buffalo Chip teamed up with J&P Cycles and GEICO Motorcycle to create a one-of-a-kind beast that will tear up the track on Sunday and be ready to gather a few gawks along the street on Monday. Any licensed driver 18 years or older may enter to win this beastly beauty by going online to https://www.jpcycles.com/sweepstakes/buffalo-chip-moto-stampede-bike-giveaway or registering in person at the Buffalo Chip before Aug. 7 at 5 p.m. during the Sturgis Rally event. The bike will be presented to the winner on the Chip’s main stage on Wednesday, Aug. 8.

The unique build was meant to inspire motorcyclists of all levels of technical skills to investigate customization possibilities they can perform themselves. To that end J&P Cycles expert builder Pauly White created a dream machine any motorcycle enthusiast could build in their own garage, using their own tools. While completely changing the body, handlebars, controls, wheels, tires, seat, exhaust and lighting, the bike never left the garage, except for painting. A link to the list of the parts used on the bike can be found on the sweepstakes registration page.

The bike will be on tour with GEICO at the International Motorcycle Shows until it will be displayed at the Buffalo Chip in August. Sweepstakes registration is open at each IMS GEICO display.