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100 WFC: What’s It Gonna Be

What’s It Gonna Be by Keith 'Bandit' Ball with illustration by Wayfarer Jake at 6 feet and buffed pulled up to the log cabin saloon off Highway 25, in CO on his highbar 80 flathead. No other bikes in the lot, only SUVs. He ordered a 3-2-1 Jack from blonde and bodacious. Her eyes sparkled but darted with concern. Suddenly surrounded by a young crew in camos, they snarled and brandished weapons. “Your loud pipes are done. It’s a climate emergency!” Said big and fuzzy. “What’s it gonna be?” Jake asked. “Freedom and Truth or a lying piece-of-shit dictatorship.” Fuzzy hesitated and gulped. “Bring it on,” Jake said. “Bikers are ready.” (publication dated 22-May-2024) * * * Read all about ...
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Deadwood’s Biker Jailer

Based on actual events in 1982 by Keith "Bandit" Ball with illustrations by Wayfarer Deadwood, a town of outlaws, grit, gold, mile-deep mines, gambling and whores wrestled annually with South Dakota weather. It’s a bustling town of 1,200 dealing with an onslaught of three million drunken, gambling visitors a year. About 1982 a scruffy biker named Rusty, with a full beard mowed lawns and his wife worked at Family Dollar a couple of blocks away on the cobblestone street, while the Homestake mine endured another strike. Wasn’t much going on when the Sheriff asked Rusty if he would ride along on a prisoner transfer to Sioux Falls for 100 bucks. He smiled and took the job. Wasn’t much to it ...
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Softail Forward Controls

Rider's Report by Christy After I rode my Softail Standard that has mid controls for a few weeks I was feeling cramped, and my legs weren’t comfortable. I have long legs and having to be able to stretch them out while cruising is very relaxing to me. When I rode my Sportster years ago, I had forward controls. Once I got use to that feeling of extending my legs, not extending them, I felt cramped and uncomfortable while riding. Click here to read the whole Tech with images only at Bikernet.com * * * * Get the Tech you need from 27 years of expert reports and repairs, only at Bikernet.com
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Illinois Reintroduces Internal Combustion Engine Ban

DON’T DELAY! Please contact lawmakers to request their opposition for this proposal: Click to contact your representative Overview: Lawmakers in Illinois have introduced SAN-opposed legislation (H.B. 5824), which would adopt California’s low and zero-emission motor vehicle standards and ban the sale of new gas- and diesel-powered motor vehicles starting in 2035. The SAN believes Californians should not decide what vehicles are best for Illinois.
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The Outlaw West Bikernet Weekly News for May 16, 2024

Get a blast of the positive corner of the motorcycling industry. We are upbeat against the uphill climb to ride out the terror of climate doomsdayers and owner-repair naysayers. Sturgis may have a new race but the city council and its city folks may just have something to say or do about it. Dave Zein tells you like it is and how it should be. You need to be a part of MRF, IMF and ABATE. Don't worry, Sam Burns rode in with a ton of trikes and babes--well many photos of one babe at least. KlockWerks has a partnership with Indian Motorcycle, so you'd wanna know about it. There is a new rodeo in a town in Ohio by ...
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Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2024

towering Frenchmen, France 2023 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2024 Riding For Men's Health Sunday 19th May 2024 Classic and vintage style motorcycles, dressing dapper and riding to raise funds and awareness for men’s mental health and prostate cancer research. 105 nations US$ 50.44 million raised since 2012 956 Rides The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is an annual motorcycle charity event that fundraises for Movember. Movember is the leading global charity changing the face of men’s health through prostate cancer research and men’s mental health initiatives. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride looks to connect all riders around the world who own and ride classic and custom style motorcycles and scooters, to dress dapper and unite in a parade through the heart of their city ...
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International Female Ride Day

A Global Event Covered by Katmandu with photos by Catherine Palmer International Female Ride Day (IFRD) is a one-day motorcycle riding event happening each year on the first Saturday in May since 2007. Click here to read this exclusive photo feature only on Bikernet.com
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Fun and Fun and Fandango 2024

Photos and Text by Chris Callen, Cycle Source A good old fandango, kicking-up some dust Texas-style in Fredericksburg. If you're into motorcycles, chances are you are also into old ones. There's no better way to snatch a weekend full of antique and vintage two-wheel machines than an AMCA (Antique Motorcycle Club of America) meet. Problem can be some of the AMCA meets are a tad slow-paced, and sometimes if you pull in on a chopper, you'll get a raised eyebrow or two. That’s not true in Texas, with the Cherokee Chapter of the AMCA. They initiated the Texas Fandango, and 2024 marked the third annual Fandango in Fredericksburg, Texas. It was a huge success. Click here to read this photo ...
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100WFC: Divide and Run by Gearhead

Divide and Run by Gearhead with illustration by Wayfarer TJ on his ‘80 Super Glide, Budreu on his ‘80 Wide Glide and me on my ‘70 Electra Glide jammed. The local sheriff waited for us to make a slip up for days. We knew all the back roads. We left the Rusty Nail bar one night and spotted the Sheriff in our vibrating sideview mirrors. Three abreast, we pulled up to the only dingy stop light in town. He turned on his flashing cop lights, and we left on the hazy green signal in three different ways. He pulled into the intersection and just sat there. (publication dated 11-May-2024) * * * Check out this year’s winners and all the ...
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The Blues Bikernet Weekly News for May 9, 2024

A Fire in the Belly -- illustration by Wayfarer Hey, Every week has a vibe. I started to watch a Jerry Lee Lewis documentary and he mentioned something I’ve felt a few times in life, pure Nirvana. He said he encountered BB King in a blues joint and listening to the blues and R&B tunes made him feel as if he had died and gone to heaven. Sometimes these soulful occurrences happen as kids. Sometimes they happen encountering the vibration and rumble of a Harley. Sometimes they happen in the arms of a woman or at 5:00 in the morning, as you crest a hill and experience the rising sun on your fast-paced Dyna. The point is Nirvana is there. ...
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