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STRANGE TIMES BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for July 20, 2017

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Hey,

We live in strange times, but actually it’s all good—sorta.For years we’ve been told the whole safety mantra thing and save the planet, control-freak bullshit. At least someone is shacking the trees and giving freedom a chance.

Without freedom we don’t have anything. It’s all so interesting. But without the ability to question and push for understanding and freedom we might as well lock ourselves in caves and turn out the lights. I don’t know about you, but I’m going to ride free and party till the end.

Click here to read the news, We have wicked news from Indian Larry, MRF, the Capital, Harley-Davidson, Springfield, Vietnam, NCOM, Choppertown, Iron Horse, Cycle Source, the Magnificent Chip and so much more

TuxCut License Plate Bracket By Heartland USA

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Heartland USA is an American aftermarket designer with a clear mission: to provide riders with the opportunity to turn their motorcycle into a one-of-a-kind custom creation. To that end, Heartland USA offers design-driven components to enhance the look of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles.

Machined from billet aluminum, these billet plate holders are available in three configurations: Standard; Cat-Eye on the Side; Cat-eye on the bottom

Heartland offers these signals in their TuxCut finish. TuxCut refers to a contrast cut finish, where parts are coated black before a machine process is applied, resulting in a jeweled contrast look.

Make sure to explore Heartland USA’s website for more components and follow them on all the social media platforms. Hit the banner below to visit them on the web now.

Note: Heartland USA will be showing off their custom creations and their products and conversion kits at Black Hills Harley-Davidson during the Sturgis Rally.

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Bike Feature — Tribute Chopper To Garry Hughes

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Camarillo is a city in Ventura County, California. It’s south of the 101 Freeway and north of Pacific Coast Highway just minutes from entering Malibu along the winding coast. Camarillo is named for Adolfo and Juan Camarillo, two of the few Californios (pre-1848 California natives of Hispanic ancestry) to preserve the city’s heritage after the arrival of Anglo settlers. They had to be boot tough and rattlesnake mean. Settlers took everything from everyone.

For decades Camarillo was a riders paradise between Ventura and Los Angeles and home to one of the mainstays in the Harley aftermarket industry, JIMS Machine. Jim Thiessen built a family owned business around special tools for builders all over the world, to make their Harley mechanical jobs easier and quality transmission parts.

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Reserve A Quiet Camping Spot For The 77th Sturgis Rally

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Folks, there’s still time to find that sweet, quiet camping spot for you and your ride this summer. Recently renovated, the Elk Ridge Campground (formerly ‘Uncle Don’s’) is strategically located on I90 between Sturgis and Rapid City, around the sleepy town of Piedmont.

Now, under new ownership, Elk Ridge Campground boasts the most scenic and breathtaking views a top a beautiful mountain ridge setting, this quiet majestic area is your getaway during the Sturgis Rally.

Now available at the Elk Ridge Campgroung are men’s and women’s shower houses with clean, well maintained facilities and laundry available for your convenience. They are under construction in completing a new bath house for next years Rally. Until then they have clean, maintained port a lets throughout the entire Campground for your convenience.

WiFi Internet is also a newly added feature throughout the Campground at no additional charge to guests. Each morning Elk Ridge offers the absolute best tasting Black Hills Brewed Coffee Complementary to our registered guests.

Elk Ridge offers a full snack shop with pizzas, rich malts and an array of night time munchies as you gather around a large fire pit and newly installed covered pavilion. Also they are currently installing a scenic half million gallon natural pond to be complete by 2018.

Choose from basic tent sites or select a limited tent site with 20 amp electric.

There are also a limited amount of larger RV sites with 30 amp electric only(no sewer or water hook ups)

Make your Reservation today online at www.elkridgecamp.com or call (605) 390-9642

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Lee Munro’s Indian Screams Through Calif. Lake Bed To Set Land Speed Record

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Fifty years after Burt Munro set a land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats, his great-nephew Lee Munro has also set a speed record.

Lee Munro piloted his custom Indian Scout V-twin to 186.681mph (300.4kmh) to set a record at the El Mirage dry lake-bed speed trials in Southern California.

The record break was officially taken by the Southern California Timing Association, which also runs Speed Week in Bonneville, this year to be held August 12 to 18.

A good way for him to understand or compare high speed was that: “its only fast if you fall off,” he said.

Following in Burt’s footsteps added no pressure but was rather an honour, Munro said.

“I’m super-proud, super, super-privileged,” he said.

“It’s a massive thing what Burt’s done.”

A lot of people in the industry knew of his great-uncle, which made Lee’s connection with people more special.

“It’s an awesome thing.”

Perhaps getting a taste of what his great-uncle was feeling after his record break half a century ago, Munro said felt a lot of relief and was elated when his own record break sank in.

He said he knew he had broken the record while he was still on his bike and before officials had even come over.

El Mirage was about testing the bikes out and gathering data, so setting the record there was just “the icing on the cake”, he said.

He had no mechanical issues in his test races but did have to alter the way he operated the gears. His bike was set up for the road so he had to move his gears backwards, he said.

Munro will return home to Christchurch for a few weeks before heading to Bonneville in August.

Racing at Bonneville would be different to El Mirage, with a different surface and shorter track, Munro said.

“A lot of people say it’s harder to set a record at El Mirage because of the shorter track.”

It could be more difficult to reach those high speeds with a shorter space to do so, he said.

But all he was focused on for now was attempting to go as fast as he could because every race was different for the individual.

“It’s hard to know what it’ll be like until we get there … no two people ride the same,” he said.

However, he was feeling comfortable on his bike and confident with his Indian Motorcycle team members, who he said had a few things up their sleeves.

“Everything’s ticking along well.”

His bike was set to go under further modifications before his runs in Bonneville but he was reluctant to spill any secrets of the “secret weapon” his team would pull out.

“We’re trying things that haven’t been tried,” he said.

He felt lucky he did not have to face many of the same challenges as his great-uncle did.

“Nothing came easy for Burt.”

It cost “a fair bit” to get to Bonneville, so Lee was thankful for his sponsors and the “great people” who had helped him out throughout his career to get him where he is, he said.

“They’ve pulled out the stops to get me here,” he said.

Below is footage from last month’s run at El Mirage.

Tech Feature — Love Jugs To The Rescue

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Goin’ thru the motions of getting Onxx ready for the annual pilgrimage to Sturgis has been a major pain in the ass this year. Lots of small things needing fixin’ – antenna (inner fairing) not working = no radio. Cigarette lighter-power for GPS not working, new brake lines, rebuilding front master cylinder, exhaust rubbing on Primary cover, needs new skins, and the list goes on. As usual, I’m just trying to cover the bases for three weeks on the road coming up.

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77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally—What To Expect From Harley-Davidson

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Harley-Davidson will again rock the Black Hills from August 5-12, at its headquarters at the Sturgis Community Center on Lazelle Street and the Harley-Davidson Rally Point on Main Street. Scheduled events include music, parties, free demo rides on new 2017 Harley-Davidson motorcycles, H.O.G. member special events, the electrifying Wall of Death, and Harley-Davidson-sponsored American Flat Track racing at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City.

To follow all of the fun in real time, tune in to #Sturgis on social media. Read more.