November 12, 2009 Part 4

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DEAL OF THE WEEK— So I decided to my 1960 Edsel ranger 2 sedan. It’s 1 of only 777 made. I purchased it from a find I just dont time opportunity for it.

I have the for it but the tags are not at the moment up to date.

It was a find when I got it, all orig and is. I got it started, but of course after for many yrs in a storage it needs an on fluids, wires ect. thinking $4500 is my price. me if you?re interested.

Serious only please, it?s in central coast/ valley


Good Morning Shoot on Motorcycling the Mountains To Air Sunday!— This past November 9, 2009, Good America weekend anchor, Weir, made his way to the mountains of North Carolina to ride the Dragon aboard the new Indian for a 6 minute segment for one of America’s one morning news and talk Focusing on Western North as one of the premier motorcycle destinations in the the segment will air during Morning America’s weekend on Sunday, November 15.

The Dragon, a of U.S. Highway 129 from Carolina to Tennessee which over 318 curves in 11 miles, is as one of the area’s premier motorcycling and plays host to hundreds of of riders annually. During the Weir met with several from the new Indian Motorcycle and took a ride on the challenging of Hwy 129 aboard the newest incarnation of first motorcycle brand.

in Kings Mountain, NC, the Indian Company is the newest of few America companies and has been developing the of the brand since 2005.

Through Time Museum Dale Walksler, of Maggie NC was also along for the shoot, to a bit of history on the Indian Motorcycle, and to the ride aboard one of the museum’s vintage motorcycles. It was an honor to a role in this weeks Morning America shoot, Walksler. Anything that we can do to more tourism to the mountains is a win for and GMA choosing to highlight motorcycle brings some of our area’s offerings to one of our largest demographics.

For information on Good Morning shoot at The Dragon, visit the website at

Now Its Official: Monica Pier Designated Point Of Route 66— It we knew that all along, but after 83 years, the Santa Pier was officially designated the Western Terminus of Route 66 Wednesday in a ceremony at the Southern landmark, where a replica of the lost ?End of the Trail? was unveiled by local dignitaries and officials.

The ceremony was preceded by a motorcade of 66 vintage cars and that drove the final tip of the highway, beginning at Santa Blvd. and Lincoln Blvd. and on the Santa Monica Pier.

The designation of the Santa Monica as the West Coast?s end to Route 66 the Pier?s centennial year was in partnership with the Santa Convention and Visitors Bureau, 66 Alliance, 66 to Cali Inc. and the Monica Pier Restoration to acknowledge a commonly held perception that the pier was the end of the roadway, although never recognized.

?This Veterans Day the 83rd anniversary of Route 66, and we are to on this day unite the nation again from Illinois to by commemorating the national link the Street of America? delivered so years ago. said Jim chair of the Route 66 Alliance. We that unveiling this at the iconic Santa Monica today will resonate with those across the who are passionate about the roadway?s legacy.?

The sign?s unveiling was a to a historic and famous sign read ?End of the Trail? once stood overlooking the Monica Pier during the Although long ago disappeared, the played a role in creating the public opinion that the end of 66 was at the Santa Monica Pier, though the official terminus was debate throughout the road?s

— — C.S.

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PROJECT FROM AIRSTREAM IN CARLSBAD, CA— Here are pics, sorry they’re not the of some artwork I just did on a for a ’40 Willys coupe. tough getting good with soooooo much We shot the whole dash in for the guy, then I did the art and did the final

—Jim Waggaman

Saddlemen Jared Mees wins Championship— After a long, year of racing, Saddlemen Jared Mees?s 5th place at the Gene Romero promoted Flat Track event in California clinched the AMA Pro Twins National Championship for the 23 year old

Recognizing his talent at an early age Saddlemen President Tom Seymour to sponsor Jared with the that Jared had the desire and to become a #1 rider. Saddlemen was first ?name? sponsor and we are proud to have helped attain his first AMA National

Jared went into the race with a 16 point in the standings but had to transfer into the event from a semi-final Jared rode a strategic event knowing he had to just 8th or better to clinch the championship.

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ART BY EARL HAND CRAFTED DISCOVERED BY BIKERNET— Earl is the of the handcrafted Triumph Bobbers. been building bikes he was eight years old and no one builds a bobber like Earl. We bring you his product line week on Bikernet and follow as his line grows.

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BURN-OUT OF THE WEEK— My went for a little ride night and now his wife isn’t to him.

He doesn’t get what’s the big


KRAWIEC READY TO FOR A SECOND NHRA TITLE AT Hines Set Sights to Finish in Third-Place

MILWAUKEE (Nov. 11, Screamin? Eagle/Vance Hines Eddie Krawiec knows all come-from-behind victories.

Last Krawiec arrived at the Automobile of Southern California NHRA in Pomona, Calif. 19 points out of place in the Countdown to the Championship, yet to power his Harley-Davidson V-Rod to the Pro Stock Motorcycle title the leader faltered. and Krawiec steady. in Sunday eliminations.

On Krawiec returns to Pomona for the as the defending champion, but faces the of overcoming a 54-point deficit to rider and points lead Arana.

?No question we are going to Hector to stumble. said It?s his race to lose. But if he a mistake, I?m going to be there to advantage. This is drag and a lot can happen.

We are not out of this championship yet.?

To take home the Krawiec knows that the Eagle/Vance and Hines team to come off the trailer red-hot for the rounds of qualifying on Thursday.

really like to do well in and earn enough bonus to cut Arana?s lead to just two rounds, or 40 points. said We?d need to be the quickest in each qualifying round, and that he never does than fourth. That give us 12 bonus points, the bonus for being top qualifier.

also the possibility, with the predicted to be only be in the 60s, of a new class ET record, which is a 20-point bonus. There?s a lot that can happen.

?The line is that we just to do our best and continue to race the way we all season. said Krawiec. If we as well as we can, we can?t be no matter what happens.?

Eagle/Vance Hines rider Hines, who won his third event of the on Nov. 1 at Las Vegas, comes to 153 points behind Arana and out of for the title.

But the three-time world is just 38 points ahead of Suzuki rider Matt in the race for third place in the standings.

?I?m racing to on to that third position, and for an opportunity to help Eddie home the title again year. said Hines. The Eagle team will be hard all weekend.?

The Automobile Club of Southern NHRA Finals will place at Auto Club in Pomona, Calif. with rounds on Nov. 12-14, and eliminations scheduled to begin at 11 on Sunday, Nov. 15.

The Screamin’ Hines Pro Stock Motorcycle is sponsored by Matco Tools, and S100.

Win A Warlock Guitar Lita Ford— Heavy Queen Wants to Hear Kinky Thoughts — and poets with a love for and a talent for creative writing can win a B.C. Rich Warlock autographed by hot rocker Lita in a contest sponsored by

herself will choose the of The Stockroom’s Wicked Wonderland Fiction Contest, a creative competition that invites fans age 18 and over to share fantasies about what own wicked wonderland would be

The Stockroom is accepting submissions for the Wonderland Fantasy Fiction until Wednesday, December 9, For more information, go to

about Guitars: Gene has just unveiled his new Axe Bass edition. Each Gene Axe Bass is personally hand-numbered and by Gene himself. It also a specially designed leather that will bear his demon face and autograph.

has owned the Axe trademark as well as the shape of his bass for over 25 and it is the same bass model he live in all KISS shows the world. This beautiful and silver bass guitar from a single extraordinary of wood defies all expectations.

you purchase one of these bass you will also have the to meet Gene in person. The package sets you back

— — C.S.

SCOTT JACOBS LENDS A SPIRIT A HAND— As everyone to feel the holiday spirit Black Friday almost us, Scott Jacobs has decided his turn to play Santa year. So, in the spirit of giving, (Scott), is making all of you who have good this year the promise. From now until Friday weekend (ending you can acquire ANY available large edition giclee on canvas; unframed @$1550 or framed from our price list

Once you?ve picked a your Christmas present Santa/Scott will be your of ANY regular sized giclee unframed @$1050 or framed or less. Artworks must be either both framed or unframed and Scott will do dedications on the back of all framed

The dedications are your choice and can be or Holiday in nature. The easiest way to see the is to pick titles from the below (columns show and unframed prices), click link then site map at the bottom of the page. The are listed in alphabetical order.

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The choices here are virtually and as we all have experienced a rough year, Scott and his family this is a small token to back to those of you who have his career since joining seventeen years ago. have some fun with whether it be for Christmas gifts for ones or to expand your art very cost effectively.

Holidays to all and I am here so don?t to call or email your or wish list.

Wimmer Cycle Ends Relationship Drag Specialties— Myrtle SC- In an effort to be more price in the industry, Wimmer Custom has recently decided to end our distribution with Drag Specialties. Lee President of Wimmer Custom stated. Now, more ever, the consumer is shopping for the price and we have found having a distribution price makes the MSRP too high.

We all the dealers that have from Drag in the past to they will be approved directly with us with a of paperwork. We are also creating dealer sales incentives to directly with us. We will offer the great factory support and will continue the best intakes the market has to

Please continue to monitor our web for all the new parts, information and we are offering. We are also pleased to that we have relocated our and distribution facility to Harleysville, PA. phone numbers are the same) with supporting sales and in Murrells Inlet, SC.?

For information on intakes, please Wimmer Custom Cycle at 1-866-Hot Cycle (1-866-468-2925) and You can also view their product line at or them an email at Custom Cycle, 11670 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet, SC

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Sands Design on Display in Your Store) — Not just creating radicals and doo-dads for custom V-twins and the evil geniuses over at Sands Design are cooking up new POP displays to help dealers the merchandise. Additionally, the company has come up with new packaging for the that helps create a look that can more be merchandised within the dealership.

For dealers interested in the new displays but want to break the bank, RSD is on a sales program for ordering the says Cameron Brewer, the product coordination specialist. was manning the RSD booth during the Unlimited/Drag Specialties Reno in early November.

The displays are to hold several RSD products, a new lineup of casual apparel the is launching. Interchangeable panels RSD’s latest ad campaign are on all sides of the display.

Brewer the company is working to make it for dealers to merchandise and sell the RSD an approach that also has the parts manufacturer retooling of its popular products to lower MSRP. We’re starting to for more pricepoint items, he

Once a month, the company pick the best pic or video and it on the official Roland Sands blog (RSD Blog). The RSD will also award a gift certificate to one of the first customers to get 10,000 hits on video.


By: Dennis

Ex-NYC police commissioner on bail— Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard walked out of federal court a man Tuesday. But a federal judge the now-convicted Kerik that a temporary situation. Two weeks revoking Kerik?s bail for a court order, Judge C. Robinson in White Plains Kerik?s bail Tuesday, his bond to about $1.5 from $500,000 and ordering him to his home in New Jersey.

Robinson Kerik that getting out of Tuesday would only more time on the back end of his

I think it?s fair to say it?s a mortal lock there will be … at the end of this, Robinson said a bail hearing.

Kerik guilty Thursday to eight stemming from two indictments accused him of public corruption, tax and lying to White House who vetted him for two Homeland Security including secretary of the department. lawyers and federal prosecutors that the likely … would be from 27 to 33 months he faces up to 61 years by statute.

ignored reporters? questions as he down the courthouse steps, his cufflinks and climbed into a black Chevrolet Suburban. He nothing in court, either, he appeared more relaxed. and joking with his lawyers. at any time since Sept. 28, Robinson was made aware Kerik had given confidential documents to a New Jersey lawyer who the information to craft an e-mail to The Times that was never

Robinson ordered Kerik Oct. 20 over the infraction. from his stay at the Westchester … caused Kerik to himself in to the …?s psychiatric for 10 days.

Robinson warned on Tuesday that he wasn?t himself any favors by asking for now, noting that time he spends in Westchester … awaiting sentencing subtracted from whatever he gives him. In some it?s postponing the inevitable, said.

Assistant U.S. Elliott Jacobson said prosecutors and Kerik?s lawyers had in bail package negotiations Kerik?s guilty plea week. He said there was concern that Kerik be a risk of flight. Kerik?s is scheduled for Feb.


By Timothy

—from Rogue

House of Vet Monument Helps Soldiers and Families— As a nod toward military and their families, Milwaukee’s of Harley-Davidson has created the Star which will be adorned personalized dog tags and presented year on Veteran’s Day. For customers can purchase a glistening dog tag will be hung on the custom-made Monument.

Proceeds from the dog tag will go to the Wisconsin Legion specifically, the American Legion’s Support Network, which services to active service and their families.

?We are happy to this simple yet meaningful to Veterans and their families, whom we know our lives be much different than are today, said John House of Harley-Davidson owner. We are for their sacrifices and honored to them in our dealership.

?The of Harley-Davidson?s Star Monument is a way to acknowledge the work that families do. said Department Leo Endres of the Wisconsin Legion. The Support network helps of active duty service and we are delighted that the proceeds the Star Monument will such a worthy cause?.

The Monument will be on display at the of Harley-Davidson. Customized dog tags are now for just $10. For more on The American Legion and their visit

For more information on the Star call 414-282-2211 or click for the House of Harley’s website.

by Dennis Johnson


THE UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL STUDY One day, the father of a very family took his son on a trip to the with the express purpose of him how poor people live. spent a couple of days and on the farm of what would be a very poor family.

On return from their the father asked his son, How was the

It was great, Dad.

Did you see how poor live? the father asked.

Oh said the son.

So, tell me, you learned from the trip? the father.

The son answered: I saw that we one dog and they had four. We have a that reaches to the middle of our and they have a creek has no end. We have imported in our garden and they have the at night. Our patio reaches to the yard and they have the horizon. We have a small of land to live on and they fields that go beyond our

We have servants who serve us, but serve others. We buy our food, but grow theirs. We have around our property to protect us; have friends to protect

The boy’s father was speechless.

his son added, Thanks Dad for showing me how we are.

Isn’t perspective a thing? Makes you wonder would happen if we all gave for everything we have, instead of about what we don’t

Appreciate every single you have, especially your

—Later, Chop

BIKERNET CENTER EXHAUSTIVE RESEARCH FINDINGS NOW PUBLIC ALERT— 4 Holiday Appetizers. Holiday are notorious for finger foods with high-glycemic carbohydrates and fats. To help guide you to nutrition choices this season, follow the advice in my Food Pyramid, and use this of appetizers to avoid:

1. Dips. the creamy, cheesy dips and opt for low-fat fresh salsa

2. Cocktail franks and mini-meatballs. is a good source of lean and both can pack a big serving of sodium and saturated fats. peel-and-eat shrimp or sushi

3. Anything fried. From and quiche to chicken wings, foods contain altered that are detrimental to the body. crackers and a small slice of cheese can satisfy a savory with far fewer calories and

4. Foie gras. Its controversial aside, foie gras is a spread that has little benefit. Give it a pass and hummus instead — an source of soluble fiber.

here’s 4 Healthy Holiday We went over four to steer clear of this season — Now we serve up options for your cocktail

1. Crudit?s. The fiber in veggies help fill you up, and they a nice, satisfying crunch. a spectrum of colors (broccoli, and carrots are good choices) and with low- or non-fat yogurt.

Add some fresh and seasonings for flavor.

2. Mixed When eaten sparingly, are a terrific snack. Walnuts are a as they are rich in omega-3 acids. Almonds and roasted soy are also good choices.

can be high in calories and fat (even if the healthy monounsaturated kind) so overindulge.

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3. Smoked salmon. (especially wild Alaskan salmon) provides omega-3 acids, the anti-inflammatory, essential our bodies need for optimum

4. Grilled figs and bleu Figs are high in fiber and and when combined with a bit of cheese, provide calcium and — all in a delicious, easy-to-eat

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Moto Guzzi three new prototypes around the V12 Miguel Galluzzi and Pierre are without a doubt two of the most motorcycle designers out there. The being an industrial designer in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the of Ducati’s highly successful family, the latter a native of Africa and responsible for Ducati’s controversial and successful models: the 999 and Classic series.

These two teamed up to center their expertise around Moto legendary in-line twin-cylinder The result are three futuristic V12 developed around the 1,200 cc 90-degree V-twin from

While the company’s tribute to the one that turned the Italian with the eagle into a of motorcycling, Moto Guzzi intends it to be a reinforcement of its commitment to developing and improving its flagship for the years to come.

Pierre prototypes stand out for their design, utilizing an aluminium frame that allows for a layout of the bike with dimensions. Tank, saddle and are integrated into one monocoque combining the fine art of design technology, style and practicality. Not a cable is left visible, the prototypes and uncluttered appearance.

The V12 models are true to the Moto tradition and the brand’s commitment to that goes back nine decades. With quintessential Italian bikes Guzzi wants to return to bikes being a statement of combined with technology. than putting the focus on for performance’s sake, the V12s the mechanics, essential design and fun.

The prototypes feature details and solutions, like the bikes they are. The noteworthy innovative details are the suspension of the V12 LeMans, the LCD rear-view the LED light units, the suspended footpegs and the heat sinks.

The Guzzi V12 LM is the Italian sports reinvented, true to the legacy of the of Le Mans it is named after. bike is for those who want an motorcycle to ogle and to own for the utmost pleasure. Moto Guzzi this bike provides performance under all riding and easy rideability for all to enjoy.

the other two versions, the V12 LM combines details like height for top fairing and handlebars with yet well-proven components.

The Moto V12 STRADA is designed to be the most bike and the most versatile in the V12 range. Perfect for everyday comfortable for two-up riding, perfect ergonomics. The touring-style is matched by a generously sized fairing capable of accommodating a comfortably. The V12 Strada sports a of technical solutions and aesthetic built around the Moto twin-cylinder engine.

The passenger are connected to the swingarm through a system which makes look as if floating in midair, the sleek, uncluttered look of the concept.

The Moto Guzzi V12 X is a motorcycle, true to the character of the twin-cylinder. The focus is on riding enhanced by its aggressive design. The V12 X is for aggressive riders who want to it to the limit.

Born to show off and fun to its spirited personality is highlighted by the riding position, a sports-like set-up, longer suspension and a rev happy engine.

?There is an yet very real force in the of Moto Guzzi. It lies in the and in the unrelenting research work led Moto Guzzi to build its on innovation. says Miguel Manager of Piaggio’s styling Mentioning all the accomplishments of Moto and their significance in the history of the motorcycling industry would like indulging in some of vain celebration.

Throughout its Moto Guzzi has put forward a concept of motorcycle. Everything with an idea, and new ideas always been the lifeblood of the eagle’. He continues with an promise, that may almost a like for the competition. New ideas again mark a turning in our history.

The prototypes showcased are only the beginning: such care for detail and neat would be unthinkable without our engine. Keep an eye on Moto because this is just the step. We are back to relying on and we have plenty of them.

is just the beginning?.

As of this there is no word yet when the of these models may be anticipated.

— C.S. Berg, Piaggio

PINKY CHARITY EVENT SHUT DOWN— Organizers said it was a bike for charity. County officials it was one in a series of illegal events by Thomas ?Pinky? Marsh.

On night, Superior Court David Lee signed a temporary order for events on Marsh?s and ordered sheriff?s deputies to the entrances to the Marshville farm, de Toros Rio Grande.

?I?ve been through so much trying to help somebody in my said James Parker, the organizer.

Marsh has been at with the county over the use of his for two years, holding rodeos which the county has said are an injunction was granted to the county month. The county says a special permit is required for on Marsh?s property ?in which music, vendors, bike camping, bike shows, rodeos, and/or disc with amplified music is

On a flier, the Old Skool Motorcycle was promoted to have ?live Old Skool contest, vendors, games, camping, bike bike rodeo, DJ, 50/50, racing, tattoo contest,

Marsh said he leased his to Parker for only $1 for the weekend so could maximize their to Turning Point. He said he was not with the event and was not in town

?I said. I won?t have to do with it. he said.

Parker said he plans a rally to benefit Turning Union County?s battered shelter, every year.

He this year?s event at farm to coincide with a for Tots drop.

?We didn?t we needed permits, bottom Parker said. All they had to do was us we need a permit and we would gotten one.

It?s all the county wanting to get in a (expletive contest with Pinky over his land.?

Parker there would be alcohol at the but that noise would be down by 11 p.m. and everyone be respectful.

Sheriff Eddie did not trust that it would be a event. It?s a motorcycle he said, indicating that would be loud partying all It?s not going to happen.

Parker said he did not have a plan worked out because he not have fathomed that would shut him down. got us between a rock and a hard he said. The ones that are going to get hurt are the kids.?

Throttle Magazine advertised the in a list of similar upcoming The event this weekend was as the ?OLD SKOOL BIKE and did not mention a charity. Other events have ?Poker

Toy Run. or ?Ride To Remember? in the

—from Rogue


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2. Of, relating to, or characterized by sleepiness or


1. A medicine, drug, or other agent that has the of inducing sleep; a narcotic.

voice droned on, hypnotic, the gloom beyond the windows the backdrop of a waking dream.

T. Coraghessan Boyle, Riven

They were almost an behind in their daily and both women looked after a soporific afternoon of executive meetings.

— Garcia Marquez, News of a

Happily, these three books offer the sort of bedtime soporific that has generations of children, young and into deep, safe

— Lisa Shea, New Times, January 30, 1994

is from French soporifique, Latin sopor, a heavy + -ficus, -fic, from to make.

BIKERNET LE PERA OF THE WEEK— This was a one-off Le Pera did for a customer. The seat with a King Cobra with white vinyl, Diamond stitch and gold

—Christine Le Pera


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WELL, WE ARE— Another week by in the blink of an eye. We still some food in the fridge and Daniels in the cupboard. Every there are events and rides. We can buy some gas, find a woman, build a very bike and ride. Strange

I’ve never seen the so divided politically since the war years.

Don’t miss the Source issue devoted to Larry.

We’re living in times. We’ve got four as many projects on our plates. building a couple of vintage for Bonneville, finishing a book, another one, researching a about freedom and motorcycling, to magazines, writing like for Bikernet, trying to do my part to our industry free by initiating a motorcycle council, attending meetings, working out, this old hotel from we live in and what else?

invited me on the Long Road across country next from Smoke Out West to Out East.

I tell myself year to slow down, take on a half-dozen new projects. I it keeps life vibrant, but I we need to slow down to get involved in the important stuff, keeping motorcycles free. If pass this healthcare it’s going to be tougher on us. now, they’re trying to amendments restricting smokers, who want abortions, and what That’s all we hear about on the

Watch out. We need to the time to join our local rights groups and follow the

In the meantime let’s party.


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