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Quick, Register for the 10th Annual Biker Belles Premium Package

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Availability of the special premium package upgrade for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 10th annual Biker Belles Celebration has been extended for just a few days to Feb. 9. The addition of two new symposium panelists and the all-women’s “Women & Wheels Bike Show™” presented by Wild Gypsy Tour, make this deal even more appealing. The inclusive event set to take place on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 celebrates women in motorcycling and offers participants a day of real riders, real stories and real passion. Biker Belles was created in 2009 to raise awareness of the passion, diversity and spirit of women in motorcycling and to raise funds for local worthy charities.

Shifting Gears Symposium Panelists

Moto-traveler and journalist Alisa Clickenger, and motivational rider and health coach Leah Misch will both participate in the inspiring symposium, titled “Shifting Gears.” Clickenger credits motorcycling with saving her life. She has ridden across the globe, on dirt and pavement, bringing her message of support and empowerment particularly to women. Misch escaped a horribly abusive relationship and obesity, turning her life around through exercise and motorcycling. As a health coach and independent nurse, she has run eight marathons and ridden over 21,000 miles. More information on 2018 Biker Belles’ special guests can be found here.

Women & Wheels Bike Show

Women & Wheels, an all-women’s bike show presented by the Wild Gypsy Tour, will bring together a unique collection of women-created machines to kick off the day’s events. Experience this one-time collection of custom designs at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads starting at 8 a.m., and ending at 10 a.m. when kickstands go up for The Morning Ride™ to The Lodge at Deadwood. There’s no cost to attend or participate in this bike show. Participants may ride in the day of the show or register in advance at

Special Premium Package Deal to End Feb. 9

Biker Belles registration includes:

Space on The Morning RideTM led by land-speed record holders Laura Klock and Karlee Cobb
On-the-Go breakfast and coffee
Catered Luncheon
Admittance to the “Shifting Gears” Symposium
Pampering and retail experience at the Comfort Zone by Team Diva
Souvenir gift bag and T-shirt

The Premium Upgrade Package is limited to the first 30 reservations and in addition to the above includes:

Premium seating at reserved table during the symposium and luncheon
Sponsor welcome gift
High-resolution download of the group photo

One hundred percent of riders’ fee from this event benefit Helping With Horsepower and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame.

More information can be found at

Bikernet Event Coverage: SMOKE-OUT 18

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Okay, just a little update on this story. Somehow we either did not send it, or it got lost in Bandit’s stack of to-do items??? As of now, it looks as though BIG changes are headed for Smoke-Out 19? Talk of new sponsors, new events and more action to come! The SmokeOut has always been a GREAT event, and I look forward to it being even bigger and better! So hang on for the updates!
Royal Enfield - Pat Jensen

Lowbrow Customs / Mikey Revolt
Royal Enfield – Pat Jensen Lowbrow Customs / Mikey Revolt


So it was that time of year again. Time for the SmokeOut to roll into Rockingham, NC. Brought to us by all of their great sponsors including LowBrow Customs and
Lowbrow Customs / Mikey Revolt
Lowbrow Customs / Mikey Revolt

This year I rode my rigid frame, 4-speed kick start only, jockey shift Evo. From where I live it is about 80 miles one way. I had been hearing rumors that I was too old for that bike with only kick start. I was too old to take the bumps on the black top? Well I had to prove it to myself that I could still handle the rough spots and enjoy the ride. Of course, I still had it and I did!
Lowbrow Customs / Mikey Revolt
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Man-Made Climate Change-Settled

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Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is settled science, proclaim the predictors of weather doomsday. Settled Science? Science evolves continuously and can never be settled, unless, of course, the ‘settled’ subject is dogma, not science. Is it just a ‘my way or the highway’ attempt by vested interests to close discussion on their terms?

Consider the term “peer reviewed”. Science evolves through the contribution of new ideas which are published so that their peers (other scientists) can review, validate, contribute, or argue with them. If we had accepted Niels Bohr’s version of the atom as settled science, there would have been no subatomic particles discovered and nuclear fission might not have ever been attempted, which would be perfectly okay with the modern day flat-earthers.

In 1990, we find the United Nations’ formation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chartered to remedy carbon dioxide induced global warming without ever pausing to examine the plausibility of the theory.

A key feature of this plan is a carbon tax to be levied on developed economies with proceeds going to less developed countries (read members of the UN general assembly). The goal is to provide incentives to restrict fossil fuel development and invest (read sink money) in wind farms and solar panels with much higher costs per energy unit produced.

It also incentivizes participating governments to create grant funds for environmental lobby groups who make political contributions to the politicians responsible for creating those funds.


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THE UNIFIED SUNDAY POST for January 28, 2018

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I’m confused today, how can we unify the country and make progress down the right path. Tough one.

Does this whacky planet need conflict to fuel the fires and if we are not attacking Facism or Communism we attack each other.

I’m talking in big circles. We were once just a bunch of bikers having a good time, building wild shit, riding, chasing broads and drinking whiskey. We need to be able to get back to that.

Let’s hit the news. Click here to read the rest of the Bikernet Sunday Post.

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NCOM Coast To Coast Biker News for January 2018

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THE AIM/NCOM MOTORCYCLE E-NEWS SERVICE is brought to you by Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) and the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM), and is sponsored by the Law Offices of Richard M. Lester. If you’ve been involved in any kind of accident, call us at 1-(800) ON-A-BIKE or visit



Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish,

National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM)

The 33rd annual NCOM Convention will be held Mother’s Day weekend, May 10-13, 2018 at the Renaissance / Riverview Plaza Hotel, located at 64 S. Water St., in Mobile, Alabama, so reserve your room now for the special NCOM rate of $114 by calling (251) 438-4000.

The largest gathering of motorcycle rights activists in the world, this year’s NCOM Convention will draw hundreds of concerned motorcyclists from across America to “The Port City” to address topics of concern to all riders.

All motorcyclists are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the many meetings, seminars and group discussions that focus on legislative efforts and litigation techniques to protect our riders’ rights and preserve Freedom of the Road.

Agenda items will cover legal and legislative issues, with Special Meetings for Veterans Affairs, Women in Motorcycling, Clean & Sober Roundtable and World of Sport Bikes, as well as the Christian Unity Conference and Confederation of Clubs Patch Holders Meeting.

NCOM has successfully outreached to numerous segments of the motorcycling community in an effort to unite for our rights, in both the courthouse and statehouse, and has become a unifying voice amongst North America’s motorcycle rights organizations (MROs), motorcycle clubs, women riders, religious riding organizations, touring groups, trikers, sportbikers, and minority motorcyclists.

For more information, or to register for the 2018 NCOM Convention, contact the National Coalition of Motorcyclists at (800) ON-A-BIKE or visit

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After crash, injured motorcyclist accuses robot-driven vehicle of ‘negligent driving’

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A California motorcyclist has filed a lawsuit against General Motors, accusing one of the manufacturer’s robot-operated vehicles of “negligent driving.”

Oscar Willhelm Nilsson claims he was traveling down a San Francisco street last month when a Cruise AV aborted a lane change and swerved into his lane. The car struck him, “knocking him to the ground,” in a crash that left him injured and unable to work, according to the suit filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco this week.

The Cruise AV was operating in self-driving mode at the time of the crash, the suit alleges, but a backup driver was sitting in the front seat of the vehicle with his hands off the wheel. Read more.

Autonomous Bikernet Weekly News for January 25th, 2018

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I told you life was nuts. I watched a senate hearing last night on C-span about regulation and autonomous vehicles. What an oxymoron. These guys were complaining about regulation ahead of technology, which is sort of impossible. How can you regulate something that hasn’t been developed? They’ll find a way.

So, they want to be free to create anything that will save you and prevent you from driving your own vehicle, but you can bet you will be regulated to death in order to save lives. So, it’s okay to torture the public forever as long as they don’t see a doctor and live longer. What the fuck?

Save the planet and save the people, but kill freedom. I joked to the redhead that next will come autonomous kitchens to insure you eat properly, don’t waist and curb your weight. Who cares what it taste like, you’ll be safer and live longer.

Here’s another brief quote from “The Great Climate Warming Blunder,” by Roy Spencer a NASA Scientist: This situation allows climate alarmists like Mr. Gore to assert that there are no real climate scientists who dispute the scientific consensus. The public is left with a baised impression of the state of the science, because they have never heard about important work that has indeed been published.

And it would take only one research study to cause the global warming house of cards to collapse.


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GEX Motor Engines for Trikes

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A Popular Volkswagen Engine has become the Heart of Trikes Everywhere.

Join the rear of a Volkswagen with the front of a motorcycle, cover it with a sleek body the color of rancid plums or electric blue, chrome the motor, put wide tires on the rear and VOILA, you have a trike. Ready to roar, the trike is fast, lightweight and very fuel efficient. The trike motor can be designed to push 2 or 3 times the weight of the trike itself. It has been called the perfect medium between the car and the bike. There is nothing like riding in the wind on the winged wheels of a motorcycle or trike.

At GEX, trike motor sales have become a fast growing segment of the business. The most popular trike motor that we sell is the 1776. It is the perfect combination of performance and reliability. Coming in at about 95 hp with dual carbs, it is the ideal trike motor.

For those looking for serious performance, then consider the 2110 cc trike motor. This is a stroked motor with the same diameter piston and cylinder as the 1776 and is about 120 hp. Either of these motors chromed out, with dual carbs and exhaust can be a beautiful addition to the rear of your trike. Let us help you design the motor of your choice to ride into the wind……


Black Precision Engine Covers For Milwaukee-Eight

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Now available in smooth gloss black, Precision covers serve as an extension of the Milwaukee-Eight’s design language, enhancing the sinister look of Harley-Davidson “Special” and CVO Touring models, as well as the Gloss Black Engine Cover Kit (H-D P/N 92500059). The modern and muscular designs deliver a truly defined appearance for a seamless integration with every factory component, whether used individually or as a complete set.

Everything in the Precision line is bolt on, creating a uniform aesthetic with the motor. The collection includes groupings of unique covers and accents that bring the same powerful appearance to often-overlooked areas of the engine and transmission. Focus areas include the cylinder base, inner primary, tappet block, transmission and starter, as well as the voltage regulator, oil cooler, and coolant pump for liquid-cooled models, among other areas.

Coming soon to the Precision lineup are full kits for 2018 Softail models offered in both gloss black and chrome finish options. To view the complete Precision collection for Milwaukee-Eight Touring models, visit

The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence  

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As America has been dramatically reducing and even eliminating their skilled trades classes, Harbor Freight Tools founder, Eric Schmidt, started Harbor Freight Tools for Schools as a non-profit program to strengthen and bring back those classes to give students a path to a skilled trade and a good paying career. The first annual Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence is part of that program, recently awarding over $500,000 to outstanding skilled trades teachers and their American public high schools.

I’m proud to announce our three first-place winners of the prize. These remarkable teachers and their schools have each received $100,000: $70,000 to the school and $30,000 to the teacher:

Bob Kilmer teaches woodworking, computer-aided design and architecture and construction at Enumclaw High School in Washington. His students are designing and building a tiny house for a local family in need.
Brendan Malone teaches marine systems technology at Urban Assembly New York Harbor School on Governors Island. His program teaches his students to build, maintain and repair boats, and his school is the only high school in the country that can credential students for a career in the marine industry.
Jonathan Schwartz teaches advanced manufacturing and woodworking at Colfax High School in Northern California. His students use software to design wood projects and then build them with traditional shop tools, CNC equipment, 3D printers and laser cutters.
Our seven second-place winners have each received $30,000, with $20,000 to the schools and $10,000 to the teachers. You can learn more about these inspiring winners and view the video highlights of the announcements here.

Additionally, Harbor Freight Tools provided a $1,000 gift card to each of the 44 prize semifinalists to support their skilled trades programs.

Please join me in congratulating and saluting these teachers—and the thousands more like them across the country—who are helping their students develop skills that are in demand and will lead to great careers. They are true heroes.

More information is available here.