This might be the simplest tech tip ever but it is really useful. Suspension Technologies was installing their touring fork cartridge on my Electra Glide. When they took off my brake calipers they did something I hadn’t seen before.
Although I have been riding motorcycles for years, it has only been in the last few years that I have really wanted a pair of Kevlar riding jeans. Two things have kept me from buying a pair; cost and sizing.
Not having a brick and mortar store that allowed me to try on a pair, kept me from ordering a pair online not knowing if they would fit or not. Now, I can tell the world about an awesome pair of Kevlar jeans made by a woman rider to help other women riders be safe and look great while doing it, at a very reasonable price.
Say a Prayer for the Brothers and Sisters who Fought for Freedom
This is one of those strange holidays. It’s at a time of the year when the party lamps are lite. On the other hand, it’s a time of thought and prayer for those who died in battle.
We have a tremendous amount to celebrate this weekend with the country reopening, more businesses reopening and the celebration of life. But take some time out this weekend, to ponder those who have died in any combat including our own motorcycle freedom fighters. And think about life and our good fortunes to be living in the best of times of life on earth.
It’s just life and it’s inspirational the Human Spirit
By Bandit, Rogue Wayfarer, Barry Green, Bob T., Sam Burns, the Redhead, Laura, Andreas, Gearhead and the rest of the crew#
I love all the doom and gloom, the blame and the conspiracy theories. As you will see, Joe Smith sent us some damn interesting images from the Spanish Flu era in 1918 that killed 500,000. We survived to have an economic collapse in 1929. There’s never a dull moment in life. The light at the end of the tunnel is bright!
Investment Strategies and News from Around the World
Life is nuts and then you die. I find it crazy how some folks want to turn a recommendation into a law. They seem to want control. They want to find reasons for control, or maybe they want others to handle the issue for them. I wonder if a University ever took on the study of control?
Are we living through some strange times or what? This is one of those tests and we won’t know the answers until it’s over.
It’s sorta like a final at the Bikernet medical school. You could check Covid Measures too reactionary and costly and be wrong or visa versa. Let’s just hope at the end of the flu season, we can laugh and say it wasn’t a big deal.
Bikernet isn’t shutting down or curbing operations.
I’m working around the clock with a couple of contractors in Deadwood to dial in the Badlands Bikernet headquarters for the rally. Sin Wu and the Redhead are approving the Chinese whorehouse décor.
Dr. Hamster and Mike Stevenson delivered the Doctor’s Panhead project back to the headquarters, and I will start the finishing touches on it tomorrow to get the sheet metal to Deny for paint and prep this bike for the trip to Deadwood and the rally.
Let’s get to the news and at the end I’ll attempt to explain the other items on the Bikernet To-Do list for this year. Hang On!
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. Most recently Quick Throttle Magazine came on board.
BANDIT’S CANTINA BAD JOKE LIBRARY-– Since it was such a crappy day, I sat in my recliner and started thinking about life. I came to realize that as I have grown older I’ve learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.
Condoms don’t guarantee safe sex anymore, a friend of mine was wearing one when he was shot by the woman’s husband.
NEW BIKERNET AND BANDIT’S CANTINA PROGRAMS FOR 2020
To keep Bikernet moving forward in the New Year, we’ve shuffled things around a bit. We have decided to shut down all major advertising sales and will move all of Bikernet’s impressive library and 24 years of archived editorial content into Bandit’s Cantina, Bikernet’s subscription-supported section.
What are you waiting for? Each dime we take in supports Bikernet content; that’s archived forever–we hope…
So, from a business side here’s how it will work for the New Year. We will continue to build great content featuring the Weekly News, a variety of features and tech articles.
Our readers can stay abreast of all the action on Bikernet by joining the Cantina for as little as $24 yearly or $39 for two years. They will also receive a special package containing an assortment of Bikernet goodies and bling.
Industry members, if you’d like us to keep supporting your company and promote your products, events or services with editorials, we will do so for a mere $98 a year. Keep sending your press releases and we will take care of them.
For the company that wants to reach all 50,000 Bikernet readers and Bandit’s Cantina subscribers 24/7, your ad will be placed on our Blog page and your banner will accompany any and all of your company’s content. Just $165 a month. This also means all of your company content is archived on Bikernet for the duration working 24/7 and supported with your banner ad.
After more than 25 years of publishing The Rodder’s Journal, it’s no secret that we love print. The traditional way to view content is on the printed page. And just like these hot rods we all love, magazines are tactile and real, with their own feel and smell.
To give those of you who don’t currently subscribe to TRJ an opportunity to see what we’re all about, we’re dropping our subscription price to $49.95 ($74.95 international). In addition to receiving four 168-page magazines each year, we’re including a free “Hall of Fame” T-shirt and double-sided TRJ poster with every new subscription. That’s a net savings of $40! We’re so certain you’ll like what you see that we’re offering a money back guarantee. If after receiving your first issue you decide TRJ’s not for you, we’ll gladly refund your money—you keep the issue, the poster and the Tee on us.
This offer will be available until this Sunday at 11:59 p.m. East Coast Time.
A note to our current subscribers: this program is aimed at introducing new readers to TRJ, but we always want to make sure we’re providing our best offers to our loyal customers. We sincerely appreciate your support, and if you would like to renew your subscription or buy a gift sub for a new reader, you will receive the discounted rate, the poster and the “Hall of Fame” Tee. And if you just want to help spread the word, please forward this to any hot rodders you know who don’t currently read TRJ.
As an independent publisher with nearly a quarter-century of history under our belts, we believe this is a very exciting time in hot rodding and customizing. We’re excited to have you along for the ride.
Your Friends at The Rodder’s Journal
P.S. Our regular subscription price is $59.95 ($84.95 international), T-shirts are $20 and individual posters are $9.95. So this no risk offer not only saves you $40, but if you’re not completely satisfied with your subscription we’ll give your money back—and you keep the issue, the Tee and the poster!