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D-Day Bikernet Weekly News for June 6, 2019

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It Couldn’t Be Better

I’ll keep fighting for freedom and questioning authority until the end. I guess it’s my nature as just another grubby biker who loves to ride free.

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Sorta Late Weekend Roundup for April 30, 2019

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Car Shows, Fiberglass and Panheads
By Bandit with photos by Wrench and Art Hall

What a nuts week. I looked and rode an ’87 in Fullerton. I wasn’t impressed. Salt Torpedo got close to being ready for fiberglass work. I attended the bike/car show in Seal Beach and these shots are from Art Hall. I’m on a mission from the lord of the Piston Pirates.

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Keith Ball – biker lifestyle insights

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In the Cantina – Weekend Roundup for April 24th 2019

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You know me, I can’t sit still and talk about old times when we’re burnin’ daylight. I had to monkey with the Torpedo exhaust system again. The turn-out was going to be an issue.

Micah and I got together on Monday and hammered at the firewall. We had a long discussion with Drew, who is a Bonneville AMA, and FIM tech. We kicked around the massive fire suppression bottles and whether we need two or one for both compartments.

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“I read the weekend round up the part about us dying.. Seems I think about it from time to time. I guess when I read Arlen had passed it kinda hit me. The past 20 years have flown by. my Dad would always tell me you only live once so live and I guess that is what I try do. Great article!”
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Weekend Round-Up for April 8, 2019

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Death, Breakdowns, Salt Efforts and old Indians
By Bandit and Micah McCloskey

I don’t know where to start. Last week we Micah and I peeled into Long Beach in my ’72 Ford F250, which was recently checked out by my mechanic, Mr. Patino.

Ever since I stumbled into this cool truck, I’ve made improvements, but I still wanted to have a professional take a look. I solved lots of issues, but I wanted fresh eyes to look it over.

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Philosophical Bikernet Weekly News for March 28, 2019

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It’s all Deep and Meaningful as We Search for the Truth…

Philosophy is the study of truth. I thought it was just the notion of thought or your mantra, or notions about anything, but no. Philosophers are truth seekers.

Regarding the meaning of life, it’s really up to us to make up our minds on a daily basis. Every morning when you swing your legs outta bed, if you have a positive mission or two on your plate it’s a very good thing.

Include riding free forever, goddammit.

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Salt Torpedo Action Update Chapter 16

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Making Move on Everything!

The last few weeks have been interesting and challenging. We are actually getting close to watching the Salt Torpedo sit on its own three wheels with the help of Yelvington Shocks.

This week we could finish the steering system. We could link the steering with the wheels. We could have a gas tank mounted. We are getting damn close to making a battery mount, and then hooking up the drive line for a run around the block.

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Blue Collar Bikernet Weekly News for for March 21, 2019

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It’s all about doing it the hard way

We have always been a blue-collar effort. The world is changing fast, but we will remain the guys who build shit and ride our stuff into the sunset.

Even our Salt Torpedo is not being built by engineers. It’s the first Streamlined trike to be registered for Bonneville Salt Flats racing.

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