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Attorney Hupy Offers $50,000 Reward in Homocide Case; Three Men Arrested

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Three men have been charged in the Za’Layia Jenkins case. Nine-year-old Za’Layia was shot and killed in May 2016. She was hit by a stray bullet while watching TV in her home and died one day before she would have turned 10. Otha Jose Brown Jr., Damonta Jennings and Tony Powell Jr. have all been charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the killing of Za’Layia. The complaint states that the suspects returned to a home and fired shots at it after being reprimanded about an apparent drug deal.

Hupy and Abraham, S.C. president, Attorney Michael Hupy, is doing what he can to deter crime and bring closure to families like the Jenkinses.  He has offered a $50,000 reward to the first person who provides theauthorities information that leads to the arrest and conviction of Za’Layia’s killers. The FBI has offered an additional $15,000 reward.

Last year, Attorney Hupy paid a $25,000 reward to the first person who helped  solve the shooting death of 5-year-old Laylah Petersen sitting on her grandfather’s lap in the living room of their house.

Offering rewards in gun violence cases is one of the ways Attorney Hupy has found to help the community.  The firm Hupy and Abraham, S.C. has helped many organizations that assist the Milwaukee community, by donating time and money to these causes.


Attorney Michael F. Hupy
Hupy and Abraham, S.C.
111 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Main: (414) 223-4800 Fax: (414) 271-3374

Clever Luggage Tie-Down Anchors For Harley-Davidsons

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Kuryakyn Tie-Down Anchors are your ticket to more time riding and less time spent mounting gear on that next road trip. Available in two variations, these easy-access mounting points offer a safe, secure and convenient location for attaching luggage straps or bungee cords on Harley-Davidson® models.

Rear Tie-Down Anchors install discreetly to rear fender struts on select Road Glide, Road King, Street Glide, and Sportster models with the included hardware. The Seat Bolt Tie-Down Anchor utilizes the rear seat bolt location on all H-D cruisers and Touring bikes without Tour-Paks. In addition to providing mounting points, the anchors also minimize potential friction damage caused by straps rubbing against painted or finished surfaces. Constructed from durable polished steel to withstand heavy luggage loads, the minimalist design provides convenient attachment points when needed, while staying virtually unnoticed when not in use.

Rear Tie-Down Anchors (P/N 5071, Silver – P/N 5072, Gloss Black)
Fits: ’14-’18 Road Glides (except FLTRU, FLTRUSE), Road Kings & Street Glides, ’04-
’18 Sportsters (except XL1200T)
  MSRP: $39.99

Seat Bolt Tie-Down Anchor (P/N 5073, Chrome – P/N 5074 – Gloss Black)
Fits: All H-D cruiser and Touring models without Tour-Paks
  MSRP: $19.99

Buy it for a nickel(plated)

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Would you pay a nickel for this bike?

Yep, it’s a trick question in a couple of ways. But yes, nickel plays a major part in the build and the opportunity to own it. Bottom line, for 200 nickels aka ten bucks you have a chance to take this tasty 100% nickel-plated 1950 Triumph home. That’s thanks to a raffle offered courtesy of the Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club as part of the festivities celebrating their 10th Annual Rally and Bike Show, the event taking place on Saturday, September 16 in Venice, CA, of course.

   With club officers Jeff Verges, Dayne Ashbaugh, Eddie Nicholas and Mel Clemens guiding the way, the rally has continued to grow in popularity, attendence and the quality and diversity of its showcased motorcycles… vintage, classic, custom, café racer, radical, you name it. And for the past several rallies, a one-off custom bike has give away to some lucky guy or gal.
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THE TWISTED SUNDAY POST for September 10th, 2017

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It’s interesting how life can twist.Sometimes we like it and others we don’t, but it never stops twisting and turning until the end. Then as we have discovered there isn’t an end…

You will see in this piece many twists and turns of the industry, motorcycling, you name it.

Many of us look at these elements and shrug our shoulders, like damn, that’s too bad. But behind each shift are the folks who relied on a paycheck. Often with magazines there are hundreds of contributors who also relied on magazines to survive.

Bikernet has done our best to help dozens of former staff members and contributors over the years, as time has changed and the industry shifted. Let’s hit the news and see how things pan out.

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It’s a day of progress.Franky will get his Tattoo Dyna ready for a trip to Bennett’s Performance on Saturday.

He worked out a Tattoo Deal to get his FXR rear belt replaced. The lastest Horse magazine arrived in the mail yesterday. We heard they were in trouble, but up pops a new issue.

Parts arrived for my strange Panhead project from J&P Cycle and Franky delivered them to Bob Bennett for the rebuild.

The master painter Deny is almost finished with the ’64, ’69, and ’79 Panhead paint job. What the hell?

We have high hopes for the Easyriders pending deal. It came after the auction deal didn’t work, but this deal was initiated by the auction, so maybe the auction didn’t fail. “Still working on it,” said Joe Teresi, the publisher this morning. “No news!”

Our mural is scrambling along. I have a meeting regarding my VA benefits on Friday. I did three tours in Vietnam on the first fleet flag ship. I came back unaware of the physical impact.

I’m still trying to find the perfect Pickup for Bikernet. I’m looking for around a 2012 Ford F150 with an extended cab and long bed. I’m going to drive it to Kugal Customs for a couple of mods, then doctor it with Bikernet bling and drive away.

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A Little Bondo Will Sort It Out

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Over the Labor Day weekend, I got to work on a special project at a body shop around L.A. In the space next to me was a team of guys who spent no more than 24 hours fixing an old Toyota. They wanted to get it done so that one of the guys’ mom could drive to work in a car that wasn’t all mangled up and was the same color all over.

It wasn’t particularly pretty work, it wasn’t done by the rules, but it would have to do. One guy was mixing and applying plastic filler with extra hardener so it would cure quickly, while another was thrashing with an orbital sander mere minutes after the goop was applied. Anyway, they stayed up all night and ended up painting the car around 3:00 am.

When I came to work the next day at 8:00, there were many bottles of Pacifico beer laying around the shop, trays of half-eaten enchiladas, salsa and tortilla chips piled high on top of wrecked cars in the alley. I spotted two of the hard-working, hard-driking guys asleep, face down on pieces of cardboard that they laid right on top of the dusty shop floor.  Mom’s car was mostly back together by noon, and it looked OK from 30 feet. That would have to do… Anyway, this picture reminds me of the mad dash I was a witness to, and I thought I would share it here.

Krawiec Scores Win At NHRA U.S. Nationals

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Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec used a Harley-Davidson Street Rod competition motorcycle to crush the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle field at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Krawiec was the top qualifier for the prestigious Labor Day weekend event, heading the class with a 6.822-second elapsed time. In Monday’s elimination rounds Krawiec set the quickest time of the day with a 6.842-second blast at 196.56 mph in round one and then proceeded to charge through the field. His final-round win was the third of the season for the three-time world champion and the 39th of his career.

“This was a really big win for us,” said Krawiec. “We showed the rest of the field that we have our new chassis figured out and we’ll be bringing two very fast Harley Street Rods to the Countdown. We are here to play and they better be ready.”

Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines rider Andrew Hines qualified second at 6.825 seconds and advanced to the second round of eliminations on Monday. Hines set the top Pro Stock Motorcycle speed of the Indy weekend when his Street Rod race bike was clocked at 197.22 mph

Krawiec and Hines have both secured slots in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs, open to the top ten racers in each NHRA class. Krawiec is the number two Pro Stock Motorcycle seed for the Countdown and Hines, a five-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion, is seeded sixth.

The Harley-Davidson® Street Rod™ production motorcycle is an agile middle-weight powered by the liquid-cooled High Output Revolution X 750 engine tuned for maneuvering through traffic and congestion. The new Harley-Davidson Street Rod drag bikes made their racing debut at the NHRA Summernationals at Englishtown, N.J. in June.

“This was the prefect weekend to get the new Street Rod bikes dialed in,” said Krawiec. “We’ve been making chassis adjustments for the past three races and it’s finally starting to click for us. It’s great to be hot heading into the Countdown and racing for another championship for Harley-Davidson.”

NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series points will reset for the Countdown, which is held over the final six races of the season. Krawiec will start the Pro Stock Motorcycle playoffs in second place with 2,080 points, 30 points out of first place. Hines is seeded sixth with 2,040 points.

The Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle drag racing team will begin the Countdown playoffs Sept. 15-17 at the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.