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Highly Anticipated 2023 Mecum Auction Report

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by Bandit with photos from Mecum and Micah McCloskey

Are We Doomed or Kickin’ Ass?

Some feel the Las Vegas Mecum Motorcycle Auction is the Devil Incarnate. The money-making desire to flood the market with almost 2000 Vintage motorcycles in an unpredictable inflationary period could destroy the motorcycle industry and return us to where we started—grubby bikers.

Others were excited to find bits and pieces to complete vintage projects. Some wanted to sniff the action for clues to future sales. The Bikernet investigative team, which we can’t name included builders, brokers, collectors, racers and celebrities.

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1951 Jacobsen Power Cycle Prototype Discovered

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by Bandit, Cabana Dan and the National Motorcycle Museum

A brother, Cabana Dan owns this bike. There were only ten built as prototypes to compete with the Whizzer kit motorbikes. Dan only knows of two and this is one of them. It’s been housed in the National Motorcycle Museum for years.

In the early years, the American motorcycle industry served riders with a broad range of machines including lightweight singles. But post-Depression most American motorcycles were at least 500cc’s and had a considerable weight and price tag. The price of a new Indian or Harley-Davidson could buy most of a new Ford or Chevy.

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The Punishment Bikernet Weekly News for January 26, 2023

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Riding Free since 1996

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We sold out of my second book “OUTLAW JUSTICE.” I’m in the process of having it set up on Kindle, so I can print more. But I do have some posters of the cover art by Eric Herrmann. The next two-year Cantina Member gets a poster as part of his or hers bling package.

The poster is signed by me and Eric.

In the meantime, keep building oily motorcycles and riding free.

–Bandit

The Bikernet Weekly News is sponsored in part by companies who also dig Freedom including: Cycle Source Magazine, the MRF, Las Vegas Bikefest, Iron Trader News, ChopperTown, BorntoRide.com and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.

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NCOM Biker Newsbytes for January 2023

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Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world
Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish

This Month’s Edition covers:

  • HARLEY-DAVIDSON GOING ALL-ELECTRIC
  • WYOMING LAWMAKERS PROPOSE BAN ON ELECTRIC VEHICLES
  • STURGIS CHARITABLE DONATIONS SURPASS $2 MILLION
  • LEGENDARY MOTORCYCLE DAREDEVIL ROBBIE KNIEVEL — R.I.P.
  • U.S. HOUSE JOINS SENATE IN OPPOSING MOTORCYCLIST PROFILING
  • NHTSA CHALLENGED ON ANTI-MOTORCYCLIST PROFILING
  • SAVE THE PATCH: MONGOLS M/C KEEP THEIR TRADEMARK LOGO
  • UGANDA TO GIVE RIDERS A FREE ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE
  • 2023 NCOM CONVENTION IN PHOENIX — MARK YOUR CALENDAR

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Bike Week and Biketoberfest may be changing

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Here are four new things Daytona leaders are considering

by Eileen Zaffiro-Kean, The Daytona Beach News-Journal

Daytona Beach city commissioners batted around possible changes to Bike Week and Biketoberfest at a meeting last week, and next month local residents will have a chance to share their ideas on what they think would improve the two biker parties.

If commissioners do decide to tweak any rules, it wouldn’t impact this year’s Bike Week, which runs from March 3-12.

Here are four things city commissioners are contemplating changing for the future:

Approved biker rally locations could change

The city has a map that shows where it’s OK to have Bike Week and Biketoberfest activities such as bands playing on outdoor stages and itinerant vendors selling everything from turkey legs to jewelry.

The map still shows some streets that no longer have Bike Week and Biketoberfest festivities, such as Beach Street between Bay Street and the Main Street bridge, included in the areas eligible for special privileges during the events. And the map shows streets such as International Speedway Boulevard east of the Halifax River, where at least some business owners want the right to have vendors and paid parking lots during the two annual biker parties, outside the approved areas.

Commissioners will decide if they want to redraw the map to officially exclude some areas that once drew big crowds during the biker celebrations, and add new areas that could join the party.

Daytona Beach yards could become paid parking lots

City Commissioner Ken Strickland, whose zone includes the beachside north of Seabreeze Boulevard, has thrown out the idea to let homeowners who live near Main Street and Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard sell parking spots in their yards during Bike Week and Biketoberfest.

Strickland wants to give residents who put up with noise and other unpleasantries that come with the biker parties a chance to make a little money. He also wants to make it less lucrative to let a vacant lot sit empty all year except when it’s being used by people willing to pay for a parking spot during Bike Week and Biketoberfest.

A few city commissioners have expressed concerns about the idea, and some of them said they would like Police Chief Jakari Young to weigh in on it.

Parking lot standards could change

Commissioners have also discussed whether parking should be allowed on unimproved lots during Bike Week and Biketoberfest. They’ve talked about whether the lots should meet city standards for lighting, irrigation, landscaping, level surfaces and drainage.

Deputy City Manager Jim Morris said it can get expensive to meet city codes for permanent parking lots, and land owners would probably look at the amount of money they invested and drop any plans for using the property for new development.

City Commissioner Stacy Cantu maintains that the beachside severely lacks adequate parking, and she would prefer to see the city relax its parking lot standards to create more available spaces.

Vendor buildings could face code crackdown

The commissioners’ examination of biker event policies could also lead to more buildings coming into code compliance, and becoming more attractive to year-round tenants. Currently, businesses that want to operate in a building year-round have to bring it into full compliance, but the structures Bike Week and Biketoberfest vendors rent for only a week or two just have to meet fire codes and other life safety standards.

Some buildings vendors use, for example, don’t have handicap-accessible entrances and restrooms.

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Cabana Dan’s ’13-’14 Builds

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by Bandit, with photos by Wrench

From the Hidden Black Hills of Sturgis, SD

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Moving to Sturgis is like moving to motorcycle nirvana in the Black Hills Region of South Dakota. It’s either Western or Two-Wheeled in this area. The wildlife runs from Moose to Elk, to Knucklehead, Flathead and 4-valve heads.

There are long distance riders, artists like Scott Jacobs and his entire family, to Antique Motorcycle Club guys, custom builders like Irish Rich and a master of all Cabana Dan. A Hamster and union retiree Dan builds drag bikes, customs, choppers, bobbers, long bikes and is now building, by chance three stock antiques in the 1913-1914 range.

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New Comp Master Clutch’s for M8 Models

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American Prime Manufacturing is excited to announce..

Two new Comp Master™ Clutch’s for 2017- Present Milwaukee 8 Models

https://americanprimemfginc.com

Even with a pandemic, labor shortages, material shortages, SUPPLY CHAIN WOES….We did it anyhow!!!

Introducing the NEW Comp Master™ M8 models…

1056-0030 Comp Master™ Severe Duty Clutch

  • Fits L2017-2021 M8 Models with OE Hydraulically actuated clutch.
  • Bolt-in
  • Just remove the stock OE clutch
  • Built to hold large amounts of torque & HP
  • Made in America

Available Soon!!

1056-0032 Comp Master™ Severe Duty Clutch

  • Fits L2021-Present M8 Models with Cable actuated clutch.
  • Bolt-in
  • Just remove the stock OE clutch
  • Built to hold large amounts of torque & HP
  • Made in America

Available Soon!

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