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Lisa Jorgenson

INCREDIBLE BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for August 17, 2017

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Hey,

I’m sorta lost today. We are still unwinding from the Sturgis run and dealing with the aftermath. We fixed something wrong with the Shovelhead and need to address a couple more issues.

My Factory Racer is still in Vegas until Las Vegas Bike Fest. I’m on the search for a new pickup. Car dealerships are very strange places now.

We started to work on Franky’s Dyna right away. He’s anxious to ride it. We just need to hook up the wiring and install the sheet metal. We need to install the new LowBrow taillight and a few other details. He needs a seat and we need to haul his bike to a dealer for the security code to be reset.

The list goes on and folks are already talking about Sturgis for next year. We might be involved with a Trike Show sponsored by Bikernet Trikes and Iron Trader News. Let’s hit the news.

 

Click here for this week’s news, we have some from Australia, Sturgis, Texas, Paughco, S&S, Lowbrow, BIKERS CHOICE, Memphis Shades, MRF, AMA, S&S Cycle, martin moto, Hells Angels, Loretta Lynn Ranch, Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival, Metalsport, INDIAN, Bonneville Speed Week and mo’.

SURVIVING STURGIS SUNDAY POST for August 13, 2017

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Hey,

We survived Sturgis ’17, but it was a fucking adventure, and you’ll read all about the breakdowns, the action, the roads, and we were pulling a trailer. WTF!

A motorcycle save us.

Let’s hit the news.

 

This week in the Sunday Post we have wild news from Sturgis, the road home, the NMA, Nash, Feedblitz, Veterans, Indian, Harley and Redheads. Click here to read the post.

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BOSS IS GONE STURGIS IS ON BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for Aug 10, 2017

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Bandit is gone and I’m in control! The news took awhile to get together. I hope he’s enjoying his self but I also hope he gets his ass back here soon. I can’t do this editor gig all by myself. Ahh forget it, that’s enough pretending. We’ll get through this and Bandit will be back soon. I hope you enjoy the news below.
This week we have news from Sturgis, Yamaha, Royal Enfield and Harley-Davidson. Click here to read it all.

RUN READY BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for August 3, 2017

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Hey,

As you know, life is nuts. Just about the time you’re packed to roll 1,500 miles to Sturgis, you’re best tire goes flat. It’s one of those glass half empty, half full omens.

Sometimes I’m pissed, but generally it means there was a problem that needed addressing. Better now than out on the road.

I know many of us are hitting the road to the Badlands, so I’ll cut this short.

This week we have news from the Mighty Chip, Iron Horse Saloon, Grease and Gears, Fury Riding Club, the Redhead, Lifestyle Cycles Exile and the Editors. Click here to read it all.

SLIPPERY SUNDAY POST for July 30, 2017

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It’s all in the wind.I’m watching a series called Ozark. It’s a mess. Have you watched House of Cards? Talk about a train wreck. It has no social redeeming value. It’s all evil. I stopped watching it after a couple of episodes. I don’t like watching shows that turn all negative or immoral. I still like to think there’s a happy ending.

I know there’s a happy ending. Just got to work at it. One of the codes includes taking the negative bullshit out of your life. If Ozark goes too far down that negative road, I’ll turn it off and never go back. I don’t have time. We’re always up to something positive or creative around here.

Here's my Grandson's exhibit piece for a show last night. He's clean and sober for three years and working his ass off as a tattoo artist, artist and biker.
Here’s my Grandson’s exhibit piece for a show last night. He’s clean and sober for three years and working his ass off as a tattoo artist, artist and biker.

At Tatuaje— curated by Freddy Negrete

This week’s Sunday Post has news from the Profiling Project, Choppertown, Rodeos, Sturgis, Flying Pistons, Long Beach Show, Royal Enfield, Colors and even Indian. If you don’t have a subscription, grab one here.

PRE-BADLANDS RUN BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for July 27,2017

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Hey,

It’s getting to be that week. Rogue is rolling out for the Badlands tomorrow. Brothers are heading to Sturgis all next week, packed and ready to party and hang out at the biggest industry gathering of the year.
 

This week we have news from the Chip, the Sturgis Museum, Le Pera, Gypsy Tour, Biker Belles, Lifestyle, Climate Change, Bad T-shirts and the best Redhead. Click here to read it all.

STRANGE TIMES BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for July 20, 2017

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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

WILD BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for July 13, 2017

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This has been a wild-as-fuck week at the Bikernet Headquarters, and it’s not over yet. Our two Bonneville bikes left for the Sturgis Museum. Jimmy and his Rioja son, Josh started to prep the side of the building for a mural effort.

Carlos Canales came by to discuss the mural elements and Paul Aiken, from Aeromach sent us the final babe image—Perfect.

Tony Spinalli, a Hamster, who is buying a Road Glide from Eddie Trotta wanted to stop by for lunch. I didn’t have a minute to breath, but I said yes. Maybe he could give me a hand prepping the bikes for the KeyBoard Shippers who were due to arrive, but who the hell knew when.

We were working on a couple of bikes to take to Sturgis and I finished one. The other one was messing with me. Tony saved my ass.

This week we have hot news from Black Hawk, RFR, Aeromach, S&S, Saddlemen, Harley-Davidson, Thailand, Shovelhead World, Chance Hogan, Barnett’s, Spectro, Choppertown and more. Click here to read it all.

RUN PLANNING BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for July 6, 2017

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This is a week for planning. We are scrambling in many directions, but we always need plan B. We will tear into the 1928 Shovelhead this weekend and see if we can make it Sturgis run ready.

I need a backup for my Sturgis ride. Because of Born Free, my Panhead engine rebuild is slow going.

The factory Racer is running, but may need some fucking with. We are going to make it more rideable with some more Paughco Vintage components.

This week we have news from Le Pera, S&S, ABATE, Tennessee, Loretta, MetalSport, NRA, Trailblazers, Buffalo Chip, Indian and DucatiMetalSport, NRA, Trailblazers, Buffalo Chip, Indian and Ducati. Click here to read it all.

THE BORN FREE BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS from June 22, 2017

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Last week was Smoke Out Action on the east coast. This week it’s Born Free Weekend with builders coming from all over the world.


Dave Polgreen and his almost finished Knuckle. Beautiful!

 

Mike Lichter, shooting for Easyriders, and I hit it over to the Vard Manufacturing shop in Santa Ana where guys from all over the country and even a builder from Sweden put the final touches to their bikes for the show.


Jeff kicking Dave’s scooter to life.

 

Some were actually assembling their bikes on the spot. I was edgy about being in this organized but small shop when guys are trying to concentrate on their annual goal. Most were invited builders. Three of the bikes were big twins (two Knuckleheads) in modified single loop VL frames. Dave Polgreen, partners with Jeff Leighton in the Wretched Hive Bike Shop (also Vard). Dave pored fluids in his beautiful Knucklehead for the final start up with dual chromed Linkerts, while we were there and on hand. Amazing bikes and a couple of years ago folks said choppers were dead—Never.

Mike Silvio, Cycle Mos, in Tennesse stopped by to deal with a 45 primary chain issue.


Swedish builder finishing up.

 

Martin Carlgren of Ringo Chop Shop, Gothenburg, Sweden worked assembling the one-off Husgarvana engine from the ’40s. It still wasn’t done, but he smiled while pushing forward on his amazing build. Andy Carter from Pangea Speed, in Salt Lake City with 80-inch ULH flathead tuned his slick chop for sea level riding.

His handmade custom narrow glide reminded me of Andy Hansen’s first full-on custom in 1970. He rough engraved some of his components and I quizzed him. I’m thinking about engraving something on my Panhead with the help of my grandson who can make a tattoo template. Hang on for more reports.


Click here to read the full news. This week we have news from the Coast, the NRA, Le Pera, Vard, Brass Balls, Top Gear, Avon, Barnett, NCOM, and far, far, away.