Rhode Island Re-Opens Comment Period for Internal Combustion Engine Ban DON’T DELAY! Please contact the Department of Enivronmental Management of Air Resources immediately to voice your opposition: CLICK TO CONTACT OFFICIALS Overview: The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Air Resources announced the “Rhode Island’s Low-Emission and Zero-Emission Vehicle Programs” regulation. If enacted, the sale of new gas- and diesel-powered cars and trucks will be banned starting in 2035. Because of a technical issue, the comment period has been extended to October 30, 2023. If you previously submitted comments, we ask that you please do so again. Refer and Share this, click here * * * *
Goddammit, it’s time for whiskey and it’s snowing again. Stay alert, stay informed and stay free. This is going to be an exciting news, hang on. Let’s hit it: The Bikernet Weekly News is sponsored in part by companies who also dig Freedom including: Cycle Source Magazine, the MRF, Iron Trader News, ChopperTown, BorntoRide.com and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. –Bandit Click here to read this week’s news only on Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * *
Be confident about the truth and freedom It’s amazing in the Black Hills. I love the mornings. Got so many projects and so little time. Think about it. We a living in the best of times from the standpoint of science, technology, communications and health (exception of Covid) but our leaders, elected officials are scared, bullied, bullies, control freaks and avoiding the truth. Get this. The last two issues of the AMA magazine have not mentioned any legislative issues. Did they miss the SEMA report or have they been taken over? The new MIC (Motorcycle industry Council) report just came out. No legislative alerts. What’s going on? If I was confident about anything it’s in the truth and freedom. Let’s hit the news. –Bandit Click here to read this Thursday’s Weekly News only on Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * * Get Freedom, Get into Bandit’s Cantina…click to know more.
Hey, It’s timely and maybe not. Life is so ironic even to an old grubby biker. On one side folks want to ban smoke. They are very afraid. It’s all nuts. It’s all the best of times in the Black Hills of South Dakota. We took my Mossberg 12 gauge pistol with a 14-inch barrel and blew the shit out of everything in its path. There was one other shooter at the open range outside Deadwood, Scott. Tremendously knowledgeable about my old, used shortened hunting rifle, an 1885 Krag 30-40, he coached us on the rifle and helped tune the sight. Fred Cuba threw his first Twisted Nipple Event in Nebraska. You’ll see a report shortly. In the meantime, ride fast and free forever… –Bandit Click here to read this week’s news only on Bikernet.com Also, Check out the winner of the 100 word contest for September 2023 Support Bikernet.com by joining Bandit’s Cantina — click here to know more.
Hey, Another exciting week in the shop. A brother recently picked up a 1960 Panhead roller from a friend in Alaska. Old shit and aftermarket news: Primo Rivera has sold and we will find out more shortly. And I received a note from a builder who is having problems with V-Twin or Tedd’s cycles early bike petcocks and front brake drums cracking. Watch out. Life is nuts-—But we’re having a blast in the Black Hills. A couple of brothers are out riding daily, to get the oil flowing before winter steps in. Stay free and riding forever… –Bandit Click here to read this week’s news only on Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * * Get the gear– get riding— its still sunny in your heart and soul. Have a look at 5-Ball Racing Shop: https://5-ballgarage.com/
The above screenshot shows a message that appears as a pop-up on the re-invented “Classic” Easyriders magazine website. This is after two years into the re-launch of this iconic motorcycling lifestyle publication. Two specific things noted after reviewing the website: The September 2023 issue is not listed for sale There is no link nor button nor any webpage for purchase of annual subscription It is unknown if there is any refunds or cancellations or any other subscriber related issues– and we don’t intend to speculate. Look out for Bikernet.com investigation into this discovery in the upcoming weekly news posted every Thursday. Refer our Weekly News section by clicking here. Below is the text reproduction from the screenshot for your information and reference only — all rights are exclusive to Classic Easyriders and Paisano Publishing only. * * * * From: https://classiceasyriders.com/ Dear Easyriders Subscribers, Due to a legal conflict between GIT Corp. (licensee) and Paisano Publishing (licensor and Brand Owner), GIT Corp. will no longer be publishing Easyriders Magazine. It will continue to be published monthly by Paisano Publishing and the current subscribers list has been forward to Paisano from GIT, in order for you monthly subscription to continue being delivered to all Easyriders subscribers. Please direct any new subscription inquiries or current subscription questions to: email@example.com We at GIT Corp. would like to thank all the customers that have supported us in the past 2 years in bringing back Easyriders Magazine. Thanks, GIT Corp.
Seek the truth….get involved and informed I WANT TO SAY SOMETHING—But I don’t know how to describe it. We are having the time of our lives in the Black Hills. Guys ask me all the time about moving to snow country. It’s not so much about the move. It’s the ability to pack your shit and find a new adventure. It doesn’t matter where you go, just get it done, if you have the balls. The second part of the equation is the fact that we can still do pretty much whatever we want to do, for now. — Bandit Click here to read this week’s news only on Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * *
from Jay Jackson, MRF, with images from Sam Burns Establishment of the Motorcyclist Advisory Council (MAC) NHTSA announces the establishment of MAC for a 2-year period. The MAC will coordinate with and advise the Secretary of Transportation, the NHTSA Administrator and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Administrator on transportation issues of concern to motorcyclists, including: motorcycle and motorcyclist safety; barrier and road design, construction, and maintenance practices; and the architecture and implementation of intelligent transportation system technologies. NHTSA is also soliciting nominations for appointment to the MAC. Applications for membership must be received by NHTSA on or before 5 p.m. EST, December 15, 2023. Click and refer details in this article at Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * * Support Bikernet.com by joining Bandit’s Cantina — click to know more. Keeping Freedom Alive!
Lotsa Different Directions Hey, I said it was the odd Bikernet Weekly news, because we are living in strange times, but there’s always hope. We are actually living in the Best of Times, and everyone has the opportunity to grow, build, learn, better themselves and prosper. I say there’s hope, because like this weekend, brothers and sisters from all over the country are meeting in Harrisburg, PA to discuss strategies for freedom at the Meeting of the Minds. It’s not too late to be a part of the action. There’s always hope. Stay upright and riding free forever. –Bandit Click here to read this week’s news only on Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * * SHOP FOR YOUR NEXT RIDE — click & roar
Last week was a busy week for the MRF “Road Show”… Beginning in Ohio, President Kirk “Hardtail” Willard and Vice-President Jay Jackson attended the Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the American Motorcyclist Association Museum. MRF State Rep Sherry Hill and folks from ABATE of Ohio set up a membership table at the AMA’s Bike Night on Saturday. AMA hosted a Road Captain training that was attended by ABATE of Arizona, ABATE of Indiana, ABATE of Michigan and ABATE of Ohio on Sunday. This series of events also allowed facilitation of a meeting between the MRF President and representatives from the Federation Internationale De Motorcylisme (FIM) out of Switzerland and a member of the Board of Directors from the Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations (FEMA) out of Belgium. The topics of concern were End of Life Directives related to motorcycles, European and United Nations activities surrounding internal combustion engines and electric vehicle mandates. We also discussed the issues surrounding motorcycle parts certification and availability of parts. The timing was ideal as it allows this information to be disseminated in real time at the Meeting of the Minds this week in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The State Motorcycle Safety Association (SMSA) held their annual Summit in Columbus, Ohio September 13th through 16th. State motorcycle rights organizations from Alaska, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and others were in attendance to learn the latest statistics, trends and issues related to motorcycle safety. MRF Vice President Jay Jackson presented “Promising Practices in Rider Training” as part of an alliance with six other states. The 2024 Summit will be held in Denver, Colorado. The week ended with the MRF President and Russell Radke, the MRF Motorcycle Club Representative to the MRF Board, attending the National Council of Clubs meeting in Dayton, Ohio. The highlights were participating in