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“That” Build: VLXAFL-5 Build Series Part 8

Almost ready to Wire and Fire A labor of love report from Bandit with photos by the Redhead and Weed “Hang on! My alignment issues through the driveline weren’t over. I even had an issue with the front wheel alignment. This tech may jump around some, but you’ll get it. At least the transmission was in place securely and I could Flex seal the oil tank mount and install the oil tank, run the oil lines, attach the oil filter mount, make a front chain guard, make a kickstand stop, find the pieces for a clutch throw-out bearing, make the proper length pushrod, order a clutch cable from Barnett and almost forget the code for clutch adjustment.” ~~~Bandit Click here to read this custom build update with photos and more only at Bikernet.com * * * * Get all the metal and mechanics to fill your garage with new projects only at Bikernet.com FREE DEPARTMENTS — click here https://blog.bikernet.com/department/bike-builds/

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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 this 100 word mania at the contest page—click here https://www.bikernet.com/pages/Bikernet_100_Word_Fiction_Contest_2024.aspx

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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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Buckle Up for XDA Drag Racing Titans

Buckle Up: XDA Drag Racing Titans Set to Take Over VMP The 38th annual MTC Engineering Summer Nationals is set from May 17-19 at Virginia Motorsports Park. With a promise to uphold a tradition of high-speed excitement, this event will feature more than 700 professional, sportsman, and grudge motorcycle racers. XDA is committed to delivering a competitive arena that is not only thrilling but also secure and professional for every racer. Whether it’s the precision of index racing, the strategy of bracket battles, or the high stakes of the Gambler’s race, there’s a slice of the drag racing pie for everyone. It’s more than just a competition; it’s a weekend-long festival celebrating speed, skill, and the essence of motorcycle racing. Along with a substantial cash purse of $90,000, the MTC Summer Nationals will feature a vast vendor midway full of great deals on motorcycle parts, accessories, and apparel. Orient Express Racing Pro Street Prepare to be thrilled as the world’s most electrifying street-tire motorcycles roar back into the spotlight for the exhilarating Orient Express Pro Street class. Witness these engineering marvels—each boasting over 650 horsepower—shatter expectations. Every launch off the line is a spectacle, sending shockwaves through the crowd as they blaze down the quarter-mile at jaw-dropping speeds exceeding 230 mph, all in a breathtaking six seconds. Rodney Williford, the reigning king of Pro Street, is in the midst of his fourth dominant year, already clinching an early victory this season. Known for his impeccable skill and tactical prowess, Williford faces fierce competitors, each poised to dethrone him. The Race to the World Cup Finals But there’s more at stake than just the championship title. Pro Street racers are also vying for the coveted spots at the 28th annual Haltech World Cup Finals, sponsored by Wiseco, set to take place

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FXST Detachable Motorcycle Windshield

Learning To Work On A Motorcycle By Christy This journey started at Space Coast Harley-Davidson, March 2024, one sunny Saturday morning, where I test rode and bought my 2023 FXST Softail Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Years ago, I owned a Sportster and recently have been riding one, but I felt it was time to go to a Bigger bike, so I did. While I had been riding the Sportster with a windshield, I realized it was a definite must to have on my Softail and couldn’t ride without one. Riding on the east coast, there are times when it’s very windy and I feel the windshield protected me. So, with some research I decided on a detachable wind splitter windshield Click here to read this Tech and Experience only on Bikernet.com

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5th Annual Texas Fandango, April 2024

Sam Burns says — “Take sunscreen and a hat. Water & food need to be left outside the fence. Take cash, there will be a serious swap meet, antiques, unique choppers, dressers, rollers and a box with everything you every dreamed of…” The parking lot and all down the fence line are motorcycles–a bike show in itself. Slow down a bit and enjoy yourselves, and tell them Bikernet sent ya. https://thetexasfandango.com/ The Texas Fandango is a vintage swap meet, vintage bike show, and vintage races all rolled into one fun-packed weekend, April 12-14, 2024. The Fandango is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country at the Gillespie County Fairground in historic Fredericksburg. The premier event in Texas for any vintage motorcycle enthusiast. A portion of every ticket sold benefits the Optimist Club Of Fredericksburg, Texas. Purchase your advance tickets and save $5.00 per ticket. General admission is $20.00 per person at the gate. Active military or veterans $10.00 with a valid ID at the gate. Kids twelve or under are free. No Club Colors. Tell ’em Bikernet.com Sent Ya !!

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War Times Bikernet Weekly News for March 28, 2024

Hey, We are living in strange times. Take a look at history and the weird shit impacting humanity, like wars. We are right there again and most folks go about their day, ho hum. Some brave souls are sounding the alarm, like Bob Kay with the IMA, Chris Callen of Cycle Source, Marc Morano at Cfact and Climate Depot and Greg Wrightstone of the CO2 Coalition. There are more and the numbers are growing. It’s a war, but mostly of words and incarceration. If you don’t agree, you get arrested. The actions of the folks who want the war and things like open borders to control elections, killing our kids with fentanyl, ruining cities with crime and homelessness and punishing you because of your SUVs or motorcycles. Let’s see what’s in the news. I’m riding free forever or die trying, goddammit.–Bandit Click here to read this week’s news only on Bikernet.com

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