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MRF Updates: Wee Tol You So….

August 26, 2022: We Told You So… At last year’s MRF Meeting of the Minds in Atlanta, Georgia the fate of the internal combustion engine was discussed. In fact, at the urging of ABATE of Illinois, the following language was added to the MRF’s 2022 Legislative Priorities: “Work to ensure the survival of combustion engines. Including elimination of the California air quality waivers which threaten combustion engine production.” In October of 2021 California Governor Gavin Newson signed a bill into law banning the sale of all off-road, gas-powered engines, including generators, lawn equipment, pressure washers, chainsaws, weed trimmers, and even golf carts. And less than one year later we learn this, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that governs motor vehicle emissions for the state adopted new rules that will require 35% of the new cars sold in the state are electric or plug-in hybrids by 2026, with that percentage rising to 68% by 2030 and 100% by 2035. That’s right gas burning cars will no longer be for sale in the country’s largest state in less than 15 years. Other states, including Massachusetts and Washington have already signaled that they would follow California’s lead. What does the future of motorcycling look like? Will the bike you are riding today be legal in a few years? What will your kids or grandkids be riding… or will they even be allowed to own a motorcycle? Your Freedom is under assault and without your help we can’t fight back! Thank you to all the members of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation for defending your Freedoms. We need all street riders to join this fight. Ride Safe and Ride Free! About Motorcycle Riders Foundation: The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as motorcycle […]

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Guess the first motorized vehicle to cross the U.S.

First motorized vehicle to cross the U.S. wasn’t a car – it was a bike by Jeff Peek from Hagerty.com George A. Wyman made a name for himself as a bicycle racer, but he reached legendary status 119 years ago. He rode a motorized two-wheeler from San Francisco to New York to become the first person to cross the North American continent aboard an engine-powered vehicle. Read this Photo Feature Article on Bikernet.com – Click Here * * * * Celebrating 25 years of www.Bikernet.com

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Fact Vs Fiction: New York Exhaust Noise Legislation

SEMA’s Government Affairs staff have been successful thus far in killing or amending many onerous proposals before they become law In 2021, New York enacted a bill into law–the SLEEP Act–that aims to crack down on excessively loud vehicles. The law goes into effect on April 1, 2022. Unfortunately, vague local news reporting has created confusion amongst enthusiasts about what the law will actually do. The SEMA Action Network (SAN) is here to set the record straight. NOTE: The contents of this article focus on the impact of the new law on light-duty cars and trucks, not motorcycles. Background: Since 2021, over a dozen states, including New York, have introduced bills aiming to curb the amount of noise emitted from a vehicle’s muffler. While no two state’s means of achieving this goal have been identical, they all have one thing in common: they were requested by constituents upset by loud vehicles in their community. Why? For many workers across the country, the pandemic meant an unexpected shift to remote work. As a result, people became far more aware of their surroundings, and the noises that come with them, especially from cars and trucks. Fortunately for enthusiasts, SEMA’s Government Affairs staff have been successful thus far in killing or amending many onerous proposals before they become law. So, what about in New York? Claim: A new bill in New York will ban exhaust modifications Rating: Fiction In January 2021, lawmakers in New York introduced a pair of bills (S. 784 and A. 471) seeking to curb loud cars and trucks. The bills were amended several times prior to passage and were approved by Governor Kathy Hochul in late October. Importantly, the proposal did not change the state’s existing exhaust noise laws, which require every motor vehicle to be equipped with a

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Electric Cars Can Kiss My Ass

Eclectic article on Electrifying Changes in Our Lives by the Wicked Bitch Here it from the lady who has driven everywhere and tweaked the vehicle to get anywhere. ‘Charge’ up your courage and decide the road for your own fate. “My dad bragged that I could tell a Ford from a Chevy by the time I learned to walk.. and when i did learn to walk, I left tiny handprints in the dust of an old yellow Volkswagen bug in the corner of the shop.” CLICK HERE To Read this “Heart to Kickin’ Butt” article on Bikernet.com Join the Cantina if you aim to Ride Free Forever!!! Sign up by Clicking Here.

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Different Types of Fire Extinguishers for your Workshop

Different types of Fire? Yes ! Know the Class Category for Fire Extinguishers by Keith Dooley and Roger Tunsley from ehow.com Auto garages are full of electrical equipment, gasoline, oil and chemicals, any of which can cause or make a fire worse. For this reason, it is best that your workshop is equipped with relevant type/s of fire extinguishers to deal with different types of fire. Fires are classified by the type of material that’s burning. There’s a broad international agreement on fire classifications in Australia, Asia and Europe. But the American classifications differ. CLICK HERE To Read this key Tip for your DIY Workshop or full-fledged Garage business. Stay updated with important motorcycle news, products, events and tech – SUBSCRIBE to Bikernet FREE Weekly Newsletter – CLICK HERE

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St. Paddy’s Thursday Night at Irwindale Dragstrip

THIS THURSDAY NIGHT Kick the St. Paddy’s Night Off at Irwindale Dragstrip!! Gates Open at 4pm with Drag Racing from 5pm to 10pm and Burnout Box from 6pm to 10pm!! From street legal to full blown race vehicles, bring out your car or bike and spend your Thursday at Irwindale Dragstrip and Burnout Box!! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Competitor Tech Card – Thursday, March 17th Drag Race Competitor Tech Card for Thursday, March 17th $40.00 Spectator Admission – Thursday, March 17th Spectator Pass is for Thursday, March 17th – Entry for One Adult (13 years and over). -Burnout Box Participation is Free with paid Spectator Admission, just need to sign waiver and receive wristband at the box. -Crew Access (Starting Line / Staging Lanes) is Free with paid Spectator Admission, just need to sign waiver and receive wristband at Tech/Registration. $20.00 Follow All Motorcycle Events, News, Product Launches, Tech, Tips, Reviews and more Simply SUBSCRIBE to Bikernet’s FREE Weekly Newsletter – CLICK HERE

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Motorcycle Tires Vs. Car Tires

What are the Differences? by Isabella Brown When most people think about tires, they think about the rubber that sits underneath their car or motorcycle. They might not give a lot of thought to the different types of tires available on the market, but there are a lot of options out there for both cars and motorcycles. What are differences in design, traction, tread life, price, maintenance that make it ideal for particular vehicle or motorcycle? CLICK HERE To Read this Article on Bikernet.com Subscribe to the Cantina for all the Tech, Tips, News, Events Coverage, Reviews & Fun CLICK HERE To Subscribe to the Cantina – get Bikernet swag free.

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Honda RC213V-S Breaks Auction World Record

An as-new example of Honda’s RC213V-S has just broken a new world record, becoming the most expensive Japanese motorcycle ever sold at auction. Hosted by specialist automotive marketplace Collecting Cars, the ‘MotoGP bike for the road’ sold for a remarkable total sales price of £182,500. The rare superbike has never been ridden and remains in its original flight case, with just one mile on the odometer. Having never left its shipping crate, the bike is totally pristine with absolutely no damage or wear. Created with a focus on light weight and agility, the RC213V-S is a road-legal MotoGP bike, built around a hand-fabricated aluminium frame with carbon-fibre body panels and titanium fasteners, resulting in a dry weight of just 170kg. Powered by a 999cc four-stroke V4 engine, this 2016 model also features the full HRC Race Kit, which comprises a recalibrated ECU, a titanium exhaust system, a front ram duct, a race-pattern quickshifter, a data logger and a remote control cable for the front brake lever. These upgrades reduce the bike’s total weight by 10kg and increase power output from 157hp to 215hp. Also fitted are some of the highest quality components available, including Ohlins TTX front forks, powerful Brembo brakes and forged magnesium Marchesini Racing wheels. Edward Lovett, founder of Collecting Cars, said: “Honda’s RC213V-S is a thrilling, exquisitely crafted machine, and this example attracted global attention and extremely competitive bidding on Collecting Cars. We are proud to have achieved yet another world-record sales price – this time for an incredible road-legal MotoGP that will be a jewel in the new owner’s collection.” To find out more information on this lot, visit Collecting Cars. https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/2016-honda-rc213v-s-1 Compared to traditional car auctions, Collecting Cars offers significantly better value for sellers and buyers alike. For sellers, the detailed photographic presentation and professional

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The “Biker Lives Matter” Organization

Click Here to Get Involved – http://www.bikerlivesmatter.com/ Article by Rogue – Founder of Biker Lives Matter, Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame I have been asked a lot why I and some others started an organization named Biker Lives Matter and why it is important to me. My answer is simple, there is a need for an organization that calls attention to the tragic loss of lives and livelihoods from motorcycle crashes. In the 1970s, I became involved in motorcycle rights and safety. At the time, motorcycle injury and death rate were high so the government and insurance companies began trying to pass laws that they hoped would help protect motorcyclists when crashes happened. I have been riding motorcycles for 69 years and both my life and that of the others who ride has always been important to me. I have seen many people injured and I know too many that have died. I consider myself one of the lucky ones to still be riding at the age of 83 years old. CLICK HERE To Read this insightful feature article on Bikernet.com SUPPORT Biker Lives Matter – Visit website to know more: http://www.bikerlivesmatter.com/

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Lon Nordbye Joins Electrify Expo

Lon Nordbye Joins Electrify Expo as Business Development and Sponsorship Executive (Sioux Falls, SD December 9, 2021) Lon Nordbye has joined Electrify Expo, North America’s largest Electric Vehicle Festival to lead Business Development and Sponsorship efforts. A recent recipient of ‘Expo of The Year’ honors at the 2021 IMPACT Conference, Electrify Expo is focused on scaling the experiential platform, and this appointment highlights the commitment to achieve that. Nordbye brings two decades of leadership experience in business development and integrated marketing to the Electrify Expo executive team. Lon Nordbye most recently served as VP of Strategy & Commercial Development at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip where he played a significant role in developing some of the rally’s most successful promotions, events, and brand partnerships. “Our team is excited for Lon to join the company and know he will make immediate contributions that will benefit our partners and fans,” said BJ Birtwell, Founder and Executive Producer of Electrify Expo. In his new role with Electrify Expo, Nordbye will lead development of Electrify’s e-motorcycle, e-bike, e-scooter, e-skate, and e-surf lifestyle categories. He will also oversee larger scale activations with national, non-endemic brands looking to reach the e-mobility consumer. “BJ, Jeff and their dynamic team have not only pioneered how consumers engage and interact with e-mobility, they’re pushing the industry, culture and lifestyle of electric mobility forward,” said Nordbye. “I couldn’t be more excited to join an enterprising team and get immersed into the day-to-day work to achieve the high expectations we have for Electrify as well as ourselves.” Electrify Expo is a weekend festival that takes place multiple times per year featuring the world’s leading brands in e-mobility. Consumers get the opportunity to demo and drive the best electric vehicles the industry has to offer as well as engage with interactive brand displays, enjoy live music and

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