5-Ball Racing Shop


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A brother, Paul Davis, from back east started to send me shots of his hand engraving tool project. I thought it was his custom approach, but it was actually designed by Rick Alexander. Paul is interested in engraving, and since he’s retiring this year, from a 40-year stint in Harley dealerships as a mechanic, he wants to tinker.

Here’s Rick’s Youtube page:

Here’s the link to Paul’s article. We’ll add to it as he rolls along.




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Rumor has it that the Mecum Motorcycle Auction cut a day off their schedule this weekend, causing much consternation with attendees and bike owners.


See the entire schedule in the Bikernet Weekly News tomorrow.




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Actually, it isn’t that bad. I had a Speedway leather shirt made from soft, light lambskin into a vest. After wearing it for a day I received several favorable comments, so I thought I would reach out. If there’s some interest, I’m going to order a few in brown and black. Let me know your thoughts. It’s longer than regular vests, has two gun pockets and four in front. Two of the comfortable pockets are hidden. It’s a light vest that could be worn anywhere.




Making the Most out of a Terrific Year

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We are making serious progress with the Salt Torpedo. I need to draw a notion of the proposed front suspension for our esteemed tubing bender, TIG welder, frame guy.

Each week I have my homework assignments and now a member of the Uglies has stepped up to pilot the World’s first Streamlined trike. Micah McCloskey is driving out two or three times a week to help with the project and jump in, anytime we need a proposed pilot for fitment. Read More


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The Beehive State made history on December 30th by becoming the first state to lower its blood alcohol concentration limit (BAC) for drunken driving to .05 percent, just in time for New Year’s Eve.

Utah lowered the drunken driving BAC from .08, the national limit imposed by former President Bill Clinton in 2000, to .05, making it the nation’s strictest DUI law. Utah’s new law also says anyone who “operates a motor vehicle in a negligent manner causing the death of another” will have committed criminal homicide, which is a felony.

In 1983, Utah was the first state to lower its blood alcohol limit from 0.10 to 0.08 for impaired driving. It would take nearly two decades for every state to follow suit, but as they did, the nation’s rate of alcohol-related traffic deaths dropped 10%. Now, Utah is pioneering the move to lower it once again.

Utah State Representative Norm Thurston (R-Provo) sponsored the bill at the request of the National Transportation Safety Board, which has been urging states to lower DUI limits to 0.05 since 2013.

The American Beverage Institute says the new lower limit targets social drinkers and calls the law an “attack on the restaurant and hospitality industries,” claiming nearly 70% of alcohol-related fatalities in the U.S. are caused by drivers with a much higher BAC of 0.15 and above.


Read all of Bill’s News Bytes on Bikernet: https://www.bikernet.com/pages/NCOM_BIKER_NEWSBYTES_for_January_2019.aspx

Don’t Miss Mamma Tried

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Go to Milwaukee February 15th – 17th

You won’t regret it. Life is too short and precious to not tear it up and have a good time. Watch the short video above to get the vibe and check out the show coverage below.

If you live within a day’s drive and don’t go we will all be disappointed. But worse, so will you. See you there!


–The Lowbrow Team


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As friends and sponsors of Flying Piston Events and the Builders Breakfast in Sturgis we want to update you on the tiny Strider Customs that were unveiled in Sturgis. On Wednesday, January 23, they’re rolling across the auction block at Mecum Las Vegas and we’re excited to get the word out.

It’s the culmination of the Inaugural class of Strider Customs and they’re bound to be showstoppers! We are so grateful for this opportunity at Mecum’s world class event, spearheaded by Ron Christenson. No event has a higher profile and it’s the talents of our builders that convinced the higher-ups to make space for us: Rick Fairless, Paul Yaffe, Jody Perewitz, Kirk Taylor, Pat Patterson and Bryan Fuller.

Auction attendees will see the Striders up close and personal: we’ll have them on display in the auction hall at South Point Hotel & Casino beginning Monday at 10:00 a.m. The bikes are also at Mecum’s site here: https://www.mecum.com/auctions/las-vegas-motorcycle-2019/lots/motorcycles/01/23/

There a 12-second slide show here to share : https://www.facebook.com/FlyingPistonBenefit/

Proceeds benefit Motorcycle Missions – a charity that helps veterans with PTSD learn skills and hopefully find carrels and purpose in the motorcycle industry. We also give Tech Ed scholarship to encourage participation in the industry we love.

–Marilyn Stemp


Town of Buffalo Chip


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Each week I have my homework assignments and now a member of the Uglies has stepped up to pilot the World’s first Streamlined trike. Micah McCloskey is driving out two or three times a week to help with the project and jump in, anytime we need a proposed pilot for fitment.

We are making another change to our Bikernet situation for the betterment of all involved. We are going to post the Bikernet Weekly News in Bikernet and on the Bikernet Blog. Today will be the first shot at it. Hang on, this news will be amazing.

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The Midnight Express Boot Repair Story

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I can’t resist the temptation to brag to you about my new cobbler which I found after reading a zillion Yelps and asking around and researching the shit out of everything boots and boot repair ….

I know, too much time sunk into that endeavor when there’s wrenchin’ to be done and parts to be chased down at swap meets. But, my old cobbler who used to be in Laguna Beach, vanished out of thin air. Gone without a trace …no forwarding number, nuthin’. What the hell?! —Read more.