100 word fiction contest continues…. #100WFC Wild, Free & Alive by Jeffrey with illustration by Wayfarer I woke up flat on my back in tall golden prairie grass, the sun warmed my face. My right arm felt like it was on fire, my neck hurt like hell, and breathing was difficult. Able to move my fingers and toes, I sat up placing my elbows on my knees. The tires on my Suzuki DR 650 were still spinning, the motor humming quietly. A white tail doe stood near my bike, she shook her head and stumbled off, both of us feeling the effects of the collision. After a few minutes, I straightened the handlebars and rode home. * * * Read all the entries at: https://www.bikernet.com/pages/100_Word_Fiction_Contest.aspx Yup, its a weekly contest open to all. Just sign up for the free weekly newsletter by clicking here. Then email us your 100 word limit fiction to firstname.lastname@example.org WINNERS SO FAR: 1. for the month of May 2023: “Been There Done That” by Steven Sanner 2. for the month of June 2023: “A Hundred” by Chris Dutcher 3. for the month of July 2023: “First Time” by Rhys 4. for the month of August 2023: “Hilary” by Gearhead 5. for the month of September 2023: “Mountain” by Koz Mraz 6. for the month of October 2023: to be announced soon
by Misled When I saw Harley Davidson release these rear performance shocks for Touring models, I couldn’t wait to try them. These high-performance nitrogen over oil shocks were designed with Öhlins specifically for Screamin’ Eagle Factory Team race bikes. They are monotube design with a remote reservoir that are completely adjustable to match a riding style using an adjustable preload spring to set sag and fine tune adjustments for compression at the reservoir and rebound at the bottom of the shock. Click here to read this Tech on installation only on Bikernet.com * * * * Over 90% of content on Bikernet.com is free to read, check it out today. www.Bikernet.com
Excerpts of Travelogue, Riding in the USA Graeme explores the States as changing roads and places bring new adventures in differing weather, and happy company. Text and Photos by Graeme Lowen After last night’s fiasco trying to find camera and getting back to the motel, I did some more work with google and found a Walmart only 10 miles or so away that sells cameras. The stop at the gas station and its method of pre-pay was quite a novel experience. I was instructed by the young female assistant to put the cash into the machine , as much as I needed, hit enter and out came a receipt for the amount as well as a code number. I went out and filled the bike up and went back to get my change. Read this wonderful “view” of USA from a tourist’s perspective – only at Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * * READ MORE TRAVELOGUES ON BIKERNET.COM — have a look at: https://www.bikernet.com/pages/travel_stories.aspx
with inputs from www.bmwmotorcycles.com Appearance: Bagger. Comfort: touring motorcycle. Personality: custom factory hot rod. It is driven by the powerful big boxer engine. Ride it and every country road turns into Route 66. Its style is black and matte – that’s what joy can look like. At least for those who bring #SoulFuel to life. Bagger outline, dragster seat and mini ape-hanger demonstrate that this is not an ordinary bike. Want even more rock ‘n’ roll? The bike is ready for customizing. All you need to do is own it! Character: independent This extroverted bike does not conform. It stands out despite its dark colors. Or precisely because of them. The three versions emphasize its different facets. You like doing your own thing? Take it to another level with customizing. More than a bike – your statement The iconic front with round LED headlight and 21-inch cast aluminum wheel leads the way towards the horizon. You casually grip the mini ape-hanger and rest your feet on the standard footboards, while the dragster seat gives you support on long tours. The elongated bagger outline flows straight to the stylish rear end, featuring hard-shell cases. This bike is an eye-catcher. Unmistakable: the unique boxer sound from the striking, dark chrome rear exhaust. Your bike, your rules Lend the R 18 Roctane your unique character. We offer a range of optional accessories, such as the Filler Panels or the Machined series by Roland Sands Design. A single seat is available for solo riders. Take customizing even further. There are no limits to your ideas. Everything under your control Numerous assistance systems make sure that you always have your bike under control. These include Automatic Stability Control (ASC), engine drag torque control (MSR) as well as optional Hill Start Control and reverse. Your three
SIX EXCITING RIDE IN ROUTES LEAD TO THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON HOMECOMING FESTIVAL Routes From Every Corner of North America Guide Motorcyclists to Milwaukee MILWAUKEE (April 21, 2023) – All roads lead to Milwaukee this summer as motorcyclists plan to converge on the Lake Michigan shore July 13-16 for the Harley-Davidson® Homecoming™ Festival, a celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the world’s most-desirable motorcycle brand. To help riders plan their Homecoming expedition, Harley-Davidson has plotted six exciting Ride In routes, each starting from the furthest reaches of North America and leading to Milwaukee, with a planned arrival on July 12. Harley-Davidson® Homecoming™ Festival events will take place at venues across the Milwaukee area, including the Harley-Davidson Museum, Harley-Davidson Powertrain Operations, and at local Harley-Davidson dealerships. Veterans Park in downtown Milwaukee will be the epicenter of day-long, family-friendly activities and music on Friday and Saturday with musical acts Foo Fighters (July 15) and Green Day (July 14). Also slated to perform during the weekend are: Cody Jinks, Social Distortion, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Phantogram, White Reaper, and KennyHoopla. General admission and special VIP tickets with premium benefits for both Veterans Park events are on sale at H-D.com/HomecomingTickets. Ride In Routes Each daily Ride In segment begins and ends at an authorized Harley-Davidson dealership, with a mid-day stop also at a H-D dealership, giving riders an opportunity to mingle with other riders, chat with local staff, fuel up at local food trucks and get a bike checked out. Each Ride In is intended to embrace the freedom of the road. Riders are welcome to join at any point along the route, can depart at any time each day, and can ride at their own pace. Riders are responsible for planning their own lodging, fuel and food stops. There is no fee required to
Indian Motorcycle, America’s First Motorcycle Company, expanded its Elite class with the all-new Indian Pursuit Elite and return of the highly exclusive Chieftain Elite. With only 150 units available globally, the Indian Pursuit Elite is known as the most capable and refined American touring machine on the road, offering sophisticated style and unparalleled comfort and performance. The Chieftain Elite makes the ultimate return in 2023, featuring more aggressive styling and custom-inspired details straight from the factory. With only 175 units available globally, the Chieftain Elite is a limited-build and highly exclusive. Pricing for Indian Pursuit Elite and Chieftain Elite begin at $39,999 and $35,499, respectively, and will begin shipping to dealers around the world in spring 2023. Watch out for Details in upcoming Weekly News only on Bikernet.com , so bookmark : https://www.bikernet.com/pages/cantina_bikernet_news.aspx * * * *
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by Rogue Comfort On Long Distance Bike Rides Though my 2022 Harley Ultra Limited is a very comfortable motorcycle, past experience has taught me that being able to change my position from time to time is definitely important. I have used this same set up for over 100,000 miles and it was an easy decision to put them on this motorcycle. Stretch out for added comfort. This Adjustable Highway Peg Mounting Kit can be set for shorter riders, and it can be reversed to reach far forward for those with long legs. • 5-inch angled peg mounting kit in gloss black finish • Angled design allows the arm to reach back and around to clear fairing lowers • Arm can be raised and lowered for a custom fit • Mounting clamp firmly grips the engine guard, and the locking design secures the peg at the desired angle Click Here to Read this Photo Feature and Tech only on Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Go get yours and learn more by diving into history of chopper builds & related tech. Simply Click to Join Bandit’s Cantina !!!
by Rogue Protecting your Harley-Davidson 2022 Saddlebags. I for one like saddlebag guards on my motorcycle. I recently got a 2022 Harley Ultra Limited and it did not have side guards on the bags as standard equipment. I decided to rectify that by installing Harley’s kit Part Number 90201902. These Guards surround and protect the lower portion while providing a traditional look for Touring Motorcycles. Click here to read this photo feature and tech, only on Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * STAY UPDATED With All Motorcycling Products, Reviews and More. Grab the Bikernet Blog FREE Weekly Newsletter. CLICK HERE To Sign-up.
by Rogue, Dale, Christy “This event has a big turn out and has for as long as I can remember. I never miss it, and it appears many others feel the same way. Wille from Tropical Tattoo, some sponsors and a lot of volunteers come together to present this great bike show twice a year. While the motorcycles on display are all great, Roadside Marty the MC is always a hit with the mic.” Click Here to see the Winning Bikes and Event Report only on Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Come Ride With Us, Ride Free Forever !!!