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Bonneville Bikernet Weekly News for August 22, 2019

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It’s a Game Changing Wild News

By Bandit, Bob T., Bill Bish, Rogue, Laura, Barry Green, Sam Burns, the Redhead, and the rest of the crew

This is going to be a wild day. This would have been the day we rolled out for the 2019 Bonneville Speed Trials, but it’s not happening. We still have work to do, but we did make our first pass around the block successfully.

We accomplished a great deal in the last eight months and we are proud to say it runs and handles like a champ. Amazing. Don’t miss the 22nd Chapter of the Salt Torpedo build story.

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Mad Max and High Fives All Around

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Quite a bit has been going on here at Air-Tech, lots of new molds for new products, an awesome KZ build for a Mad Max reunion, and great race results from Air-Tech equipped racers…

Bike builder Scott Horwood was invited to display his awesome Max replica, using our bodywork, at a reunion of cast members from the original 1979 movie…

Check out Goose, Fifi, Jessie, Cundalini, and Johnny the Boy next to Scott’s bike… great job Scott ! ! !

Those of you newsletter subscribers know we don’t do a lot of sales…“High Fives” to those of you that took advantage of our Memorial Day sale and saved tons of dough!

You long term subscribers know our July 4th sale will be our last until Black Friday, right after thanksgiving…

Now’s the time to save BIG and finally get that long term project finished up to enjoy this riding season..

Give us a call on Wednesday the 3rd, or Friday the 5th, and use
USE PROMO CODE “hi5=30” to get 30% OFF
(normal people only get 20%)

Our mailing address is:
AirTech Streamlining
2530 Fortune Way
Vista, CA 92081-8441

Weekend Round-up for June 25, 2019

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Jim on the right with me, Micah and Marilyn Stemp.

It’s a Mix of Madness and Metal

By Bandit with shots from Wrench and Michael Lichter, the good ones. Oh and girls from Barry Green

I rode to Camarillo to Jim’s Retirement party after having lunch with Rebecca, my 5th wife. In a world gone mad and bikers from hell roaming the city nights, it’s cool to see a solid family like Jim’s unit blossom around motorcycle parts and everything is made in America at JIMS. Mike and his son were returning to the Headquarters after the Born Free Weekend.

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Denton Moto Born Free 11 Bike Build

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Denton Moto Born Free 11 Bike Build / Tucker Films

The Tucker Team once again heads west, this time in support our friend David Morales, co-founder of Denton Moto as he enters his 1957 Triumph “Freebird” in the Born Free 11 Invited Builders Show. See what David has to the say about his custom build.

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Strider Bikes builds new riders – “Double Down Charity Program”

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Strider Bikes Announces the “Double Down Charity Program”

New program increases youth ridership and feeds two charities simultaneously via youth balance bikes.

Rapid City, SD – Strider Bikes, the leading manufacturer of balance bikes for children with over 2 million sold worldwide, launches a new direct-sale custom Strider program designed to further increase youth ridership and charitable donations. The Double-Down Charity Program (DDCP) will support partner-designated 501c3 charities and the Strider Education Foundation’s All Kids Bike, a national movement to install Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride Programs into public schools. This all while delivering unique balance bikes designed by the Strider partner company or brand.

The Double-Down Charity Program enables a company or brand to design a custom graphics package including a competition style number plate and a complete sticker kit. Then, for each customized bike sold, the partner’s designated 501(c)(3)charity receives $20 and All Kids Bike receives $20.

As sales climb over 200 units, the partners designated charity will receive $4,000, and one school (of the partner’s choosing) is donated a Kindergarten PE “Learn-To-Ride” program care of All Kids Bike consisting of 22 Strider 14x balance bikes, training and certification for the PE teacher, helmets, pedal conversion kits, approved curriculum, and five years of technical support. Through the Kindergarten PE Program, children enjoy the mental and physical benefits of riding a bike, including the fun, freedom and mobility it provides. Donations are delivered via Strider Bikes in the name of the sponsoring partner. Partners will have the opportunity to present the donation and be on site to see their All Kids Bike donation in action, further increasing the public relations opportunity for the partner.

The DDCP is designed to increase ridership at every level and to empower those who share in the vision of more kids on bikes; learning balance, gaining health benefits and ditching screens. “We are very excited about the DDCP and what it means for increasing youth ridership,” says Strider Bikes founder and Chief Enthusiast Ryan McFarland. “We wanted to create wins at every level, and this program empowers our fans, like-minded companies, and brands to use their influence to help create more mobile, happy and healthy kids across the US.”

The Double Down Charity Program is directed by Robert Pandya, a 25-year motorcycle industry veteran known for working on new ridership initiatives, increasing female ridership and his general enthusiasm for motorcycling. “I could not be more excited to work with Strider and share the mission of All Kids Bike, as well as work with individuals and companies who see how positive and powerful it is for children to learn how to ride,” says Pandya. “I know through personal experience that getting out on two wheels, powered or not, is one of the most freeing and inspiring ways to move through life. Combining that inspiration with the opportunity to elevate charities and accelerate the All Kids Bike mission is truly energizing for the whole industry.”

Pandya will manage the DDCP, working directly with partners to assist with graphic design and communications and act as a liaison with Strider Bikes. Each unit will be sold directly via a custom-built website page at www.Striderbikes.com, meaning the partner has nothing to inventory and no responsibility for fulfillment. Pandya will work with the partners to increase program exposure to their audience through social media and PR, and high visibility events integrating with the partner’s marketing teams.

“We have developed a program for large companies, celebrities, and charity organizations,” continues Pandya. “With the goal of having an entire generation of children exposed to riding on two wheels, we know that there are many out there who will immediately understand the quadruple win of kids getting a custom Strider bike, two charities benefitting, and the partner being associated throughout the whole program.”

To kick off the program, on April 27th Arlen Ness Enterprises announced the debut of their Double Down Charity Strider that will benefit the Grand Muliple Myeloma Translational Initiative at the University of California San Francisco and All Kids Bike donations toward the schools of Moorhead, MN.

Arlen Ness, the patriarch of the family custom motorcycle business, which includes his Daughter Sherri, son Cory, and grandson Zach, passed away on March 22, 2019 after a battle with Multiple Myeloma. “I know that Dad would have been really happy with this program,” says Cory Ness. “The Grand MMTI helped him manage his cancer and deserves our thanks. The chance to teach every kid in Dad’s home town about the fun and friendship that comes from being on two wheels is a perfect tribute to a man who simply loved to ride.” The Arlen Ness Edition Double Down Charity Striders can be ordered for direct shipping care of https://striderbikes.com/buy/charity/arlen-ness-double-down-charity-bike/.

For further information connect with Robert Pandya at Robert@StriderBikes.com, or log on to https://striderbikes.com/double-down-charity-bikes/

ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC. Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. From rocking-horse bikes for babies, to patented balance bikes and pedal conversion kits Strider has revolutionized the learn-to-ride process and the childhood riding experience. Children across the globe are starting on Strider Bikes and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers.  Founded in 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold more than 2 million bikes and distributes products in over 75 countries.  Visit www.StriderBikes.com, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.

ABOUT ALL KIDS BIKE

All Kids Bike is a nationwide movement to teach every child in America how to ride a two-wheel bicycle in kindergarten PE Class. The campaign is led by the Strider Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which facilitates donations of their Kindergarten PE Program to elementary schools throughout the country. The programs are funded by a coalition of parents, educators, health care providers, businesses, nonprofits and members of the general public.

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Weekend Round-Up for May 13, 2019
Gray Skies and Strange Times

This is a strange one. It’s May and supposed to be a very calm and successful month according to the stars and Chinese tea leaves.

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Salt Torpedo Chapter 18: Ready for Fiberglass
Even on Easter we made progress

You know me, I can’t sit still and talk about old times when we’re burnin’ daylight. My grandson Frankie showed up with the lovely Em who is another well-known tattoo artist. Harold and I said hello and peeled for the shop. I had to monkey with the Torpedo exhaust system again. The turn-out was going to be an issue.

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Tim’s Ironhead Sportster chopper

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Our friend Tim works over at the Gasbox.

He came across an old ’73 Ironhead Sportster that had seen better days and decided it was a perfect evening project. He used a bunch of Lowbrow and Gasbox parts, and we think his bike turned out killer. Check it out and let us know what you think by leaving a comment at the bottom of the article!

General:

Owner: Tim Fiorucci

Year/Make/Model: 1973 Harley-Davidson XLCH.

Fabrication: Tim Fiorucci

Build Time: About 6 months.

Engine:

Year/Type/Size: 73 Sportster 1000
Carburetor: S&S Super E
Exhaust: Gasbox Sportster Dual Exhaust with 1958-61 mufflers
Air Cleaner: Gasbox Dogdish

Frame:

Year/Type: Stock 1973 XL frame.
Rear is the Lowbrow Customs KR Style Bolt-on Hardtail frame.
Rake/Stretch: Stock Rake, 4in stretch.

Front End:

Type / Brand: Kyaba 35mm

Wheels:

Front Size: 21in
Rear Size: 18in

Finish/Paint:

Paint by: Joe Koenigsmark at Jerry’s House of Kolors
Plating/Polishing: Akron Plating
Powdercoating: A&I

Accessories:

Front Fender: N/A
Rear Fender: Lowbrow Customs Manta Ray Fender
Gas Tank: Custom Aluminum Sporty style
Handlebars: Lowbrow Customs Stainless T-bars
Grips: Jackhammer
Mirrors: N/A Hand
Controls: Drag Specialties Clutch lever
Foot Controls: Customs Stainless Pegs
Headlight: Stock Seal beam
Taillight: Box taillight
Turn Signals: N/A
License Mount: Custom
Seat: Solo

This beautiful bike is also up for sale! If you are interested please email Tim directly at fiorucci.tim@gmail.com

 

Shea Nyquist’s Home-made Electric Land Speed Attempt

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Land speed racing is rarely a glamorous corporate affair. More often, it’s a lone innovator or small team sweating it out in a garage, striving toward a spot in the record books. And that’s very much the case with Shea Nyquist, who’s working with his fiancée and a couple of friends with a bunch of recycled parts to take his shot at the record books.

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