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Tools of the Trade

Students with a planby Rogue & Kelly Hinseth – Photos Rogue & Holly Steffi Fifty students enrolled in Career & Technical Education (CTE) courses in Volusia County took a field trip to New Smyrna Speedway thanks to Northern Tool + Equipment and their Tools for the Trades™ program, designed to help address the trades labor shortage by igniting a passion for the trades in the next generation. Read this awe-inspiring report of a pioneering effort only at Bikernet.com –click and view

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100 WFC: Joy Of Giving by Wayfarer

100 word fiction contest continues…. #100WFC Joy of giving by Wayfarer with illustration by Wayfarer “For he is a jolly old fool, who gives away his tools…” Jenny teased her hubby who desperately gifted his old parts and tools to anyone who spent time with him. “I have one motorcycle and I love her and she has no use for heaps of junk piling up in my garage,” Grant explained. “Well, how about repairing it first?” continued Jenny. “I did.” He yanked off a canvas tarp to reveal a restored sidecar, “No excuse for you to not ride now honey!” “You did all this for me?” “I was talking to the dog!” teased Grant. (publication dated 15-December-2023) * * * WINNER of the 100 word-limit fiction contest for NOVEMBER-2023 is Jeffrey, aka J J Spain Read all entries ever published by visiting: https://www.bikernet.com/pages/100_Word_Fiction_Contest.aspx All you gotta do is subscribe to Bikernet’s free weekly newsletter and send in your entry to wayfarer@bikernet.com

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NHRA and White Alligator Racing

Telling the Trick-Tools Story with NHRA and White Alligator Racing Iowa-based metal fabrication tool specialists Trick-Tools is looking to NHRA, Pro Stock Motorcycle, White Alligator Racing (WAR), and rookie rider Chase Van Sant to spread the word about their business. “We are super-excited to race the 2023 season with Trick-Tools wrapped around a WAR Suzuki body,” said Trick-Tools owner Bruce Van Sant—Chase’s father and a former racer himself. Bruce used to race a nitrous-huffing Pro Mod Bike and can still be found racing 4.60 index and a no-bar Hayabusa. “Chase is my son, but in reality, racing has always been at the heart of Trick-Tools. We founded this company 25 years ago to help fund our own racing efforts, as well as provide solutions for fabricators and builders to make a better product, more efficiently. “NHRA racers, crew, and fans are a perfect sampling of our core customers. And although we have steadily built a good name in the industry, we can’t wait to see what the extra exposure will do to get the word out about the equipment we offer.” With team owner Jerry Savoie stepping away from racing full-time, WAR is embarking on a whole new era. Having Chase as a rider and Trick-Tools as a primary sponsor will help define the new face of WAR. “Our team has really started to take shape for the 2023 season,” said WAR tuner and team manager Tim Kulungian. “A year ago, Bruce and I had a conversation at PRI that started this, and we are all thankful for this relationship and excited to take the next step. “The seed of the Trick-Tools company was a need in industry. They listen to the folks in the shop making parts, and provide solutions. We know from our experience at the track and the shop that

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CPS automotive teacher wins $100K

He’s shocked, supporters aren’t by Samantha Dietel from ColumbiaMissourian.com When Jared Monroe returned to his classroom after a meeting, he was met with thunderous applause and a $100,000 check. He had to stop and take it all in. Monroe, an automotive instructor at Columbia Area Career Center, is one of five grand prize winners of the 2022 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. Representatives from the foundation joined Monroe’s colleagues, friends, family and students in surprising him with the award Tuesday morning in the automotive shop where he teaches. Harbor Freight Tools for Schools is awarding $1.25 million in prizes to 20 skilled trades teachers nationwide, according to the foundation’s news release. The career center’s skilled trades program will receive $70,000 while Monroe will receive $30,000. Marcus Hicks, an area manager at Ford who works as a facilitator between the career center and the motor company, worked to hold back tears during the presentation. “Everything you see in this shop, from the computers to the toolboxes, he’s done this for you guys,” Hicks told Monroe’s students. Read the complete Inspiring Article at ColumbiaMissourian, Click Here * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Click to Stay updated with all Motorcycling News that matters – every Thursday only at Bikernet.com

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Ultimate Motorcycle Road Trip Packing List

Road tripping on your bike is an excellent way for celebrating your love of riding Are you planning a motorcycle road trip? Then you’re in for an enjoyable time. Road tripping on your bike is an excellent way to visit scenic locations while celebrating your love for riding. However, bringing all the necessary supplies on your trip is essential to having the best experience. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of all of the most critical items you’ll need for your trip. Read on to learn our ultimate motorcycle road trip packing list. Click Here to Read this short, simple guide on Bikernet.com Ride Free, Ride Safe …. If unfortunately, you ever find yourself a motorcycle accident victim, you can call Law Tigers team at 1-888-863-7216 for assistance. Tell them Bikernet.com sent ya.

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Can you Ride with a Pet on your Motorcycle?

ASK A TROOPER: “Motorcycle Riding Dog” by Ryan Janke from https://kfgo.com/ Question: Can someone with a motorcycle permit have their small dog riding on the motorcycle or would that be considered a passenger? We have already purchased a helmet and leather jacket for this lucky pup! Thank you for your response. Answer: First of all, where will this dog be seated and how? I see less issues if you are talking about a motorcycle side car or a motorcycle trailer equipped with a kennel. But if you are talking about on the actual motorcycle with you, I don’t think this would be very safe for you or your pet. If you are going to carry a passenger, there are a few key items to keep in mind: Equip and Adjust Your Motorcycle: A passenger seat and footrests are required by law. Adjust tire pressure and suspension settings for the additional weight. (Do not exceed weight limitations specified in the owner’s manual.) Readjust mirrors. Passenger Preparation: Provide protective riding gear: eye protection, a DOT-approved helmet, boots, gloves, long riding pants and a high-visibility motorcycle jacket. Passengers under age 18 are required by law to wear a DOT-approved helmet. Small children are required by law to be able to reach both footrests with their feet while sitting on the passenger seat. Getting On and Off the Motorcycle: Start the engine before the passenger gets on. Squeeze the front brake while the passenger gets on or off the bike. Passengers should get off the bike before the operator. Passenger Safety Tips: Hold operator’s waist or hips, or motorcycle’s passenger hand-holds. Keep feet on footrests at all times, including while stopped. Keep hands and feet away from hot or moving parts. When turning, look over the operator’s shoulder in the direction of the turn.

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Barn Find Project: Where to Start

Key tips for enthusiasts No matter how old we get, we keep daydreaming. It’s these hopeful visions of what’s possible that help fuel the proliferation of the barn find trend. So, let’s all close our eyes and ponder: What you would do if you opened that random garage door and found a 1928 first year of the Harley Flathead 45 or a racing OHV Peashooter? Where does one even start in bringing a project like that back to life? As the venerable Tom Cotter has said any number of times on the Barn Find Hunter video series, it certainly involves more than just dropping in a fresh battery, airing up tires, and turning the key. Fortunately, it’s a lot easier to bring a bike back to life than a car. CLICK HERE To Read this Feature Article on Bikernet.com Now stay updated on Motorcycle market news, tech, tips, reviews, products, deals, events & fun – simply Subscribe to Bikernet Free Weekly Newsletter – click to sign-up

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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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Eight Tools to Up Your Home Workshop

Essentials to flip into high gears inside your Garage by Kyle Smith from Hagerty.com We all started somewhere, and for most of us garage-dwellers, it was a set of sockets and screwdrivers. From there we progressively acquired tools to complete tasks and projects until we reached a point where there wasn’t a project to be scared of. A big part of that is the mental toolbox, but the physical tools in your hands or on your bench can be critical in deciding if you are able to take on a project. We took a look around the garage and rounded up these eight tools that we recommend for a budding DIY enthusiast. CLICK HERE To Read this Tech Tip to up your DIY game Subscribe to our Free Weekly Newsletter to stay updated on Motorcycle news, tech, market, products, reviews, events & fun CLICK HERE and subscribe to the Newsletter – try it once, unsubscribe at anytime

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