Majority of Veterans Motorcycle Clubs Denied Access to Public Accommodations

By | Biker's Rights

VETS-4By David “Double D.” Devereaux
For Russ Brown Motorcycle

Bobby Colella served in the infantry for 21 years and spent much of that time overseas helping protect citizens of other countries from threats of brutal dictators. He fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 05-06, in Ramadi and Fallujah, and Baqubah in 07-08. Bobby says, “I knew I was forfeiting my personal freedoms as an American to protect and preserve our civil liberties and freedoms on the home front – and like many of you, it was a sacrifice I was willing to make for the greater good of our nation.”

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Upon leaving the Army in November 2010, Bobby found himself trying to find his place in society. He met and joined the Bikers for Christ Motorcycle Ministry where the pastor was a Vietnam veteran that Bobby easily connected with. Soon  after becoming a member, Bobby and his pastor were denied entrance to a motorcycle event because they were wearing motorcycle colors. Bobby was shocked, describing “a moment of enlightenment that came in the form of a simple ‘No Colors’ sign….I was denied access to an event simply for what I was wearing. It turns out that the freedom I thought I was fighting for was a myth, especially when it came to the First Amendment and freedom to express yourself….This wasn’t the America I fought for, and it certainly wasn’t the America our brothers, fathers, uncles and friends fought and died for either.”

Unfortunately, Bobby’s experience is not unique among returning veterans. In fact, a majority of Veteran motorcycle club members have been denied access to public accommodations in this way at home after devoting themselves to fighting for the freedom of expression and association. According to the NMPS, there are an estimated 934,000 members of Veterans motorcycle clubs and almost every motorcycle club has veterans even if they are not a military club.

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Friday Funny

By | Humor

A door-to-door polltaker asked the young housewife what form of birth control she and her husband practiced.

“We use the bucket and saucer method.” replied the woman.

The polltaker started to check it off his list but he didn’t know how to enter it. ”Excuse me, ma’am, but I’m not familiar with that method. What exactly is the bucket and saucer method?”

“Well you see, my husband is shorter than me, and he has to stand on a bucket.”

“I see,” said the polltaker,” still confused.

“And when his eyes get big as saucers,” she continued, “I kick the bucket out from under him>”

—Jo Ann Sanderson
Thor, Iowa
Passin’ Gas
Easyriders 1990

JIMS Shifter Mechanism Sleeve Removal & Installation Tool

By | New Product News

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Press Release: This is a real time saver for removing and installing the shifter mechanism sleeve in Cruise Drive Big Twin transmissions.  With this new tool, the sleeve (bushing) can be removed and installed correctly without disassembling the transmission, saving hours of labor!  This tool will pay for itself in one use!  JIMS No. 5517 is proudly made in the USA, features JIMS lifetime tool warranty, and has a suggested retail price of $88.00.  For use on 2006 Dyna and all 2007-present Big Twin with Cruise Drive 6-speed Transmission.  For more info, contact sales@jimsusa.com, visit www.jimsusa.com, or call (805) 482-6913.

See the video on our new You Tube page, JIMS USA.

This is a real time saver for removing and installing the shifter mechanism sleeve in Cruise Drive Big Twin transmissions. With this new tool, the sleeve (bushing) can be removed and installed correctly without disassembling the transmission, saving hours of labor! This tool will pay for itself in one use!

New Heavy-Duty Center Jack from BikeMaster

By | New Product News

152505SteelCenterJackSafely Lift Your Bike with the New Heavy-Duty Center Jack from BikeMaster

Press Release: Maintenance on your motorcycle no longer has to be a chore with the new Heavy-Duty Center Jack from BikeMaster. This jack will lift your motorcycle in seconds, giving you more time to maintain or fix your bike and less time worrying about how you are going to work on it.

The Heavy-Duty Center Jack (P/N 152505) has a 1,100 lbs. lifting capacity with built-in stability tabs at the base. It is able to handle big and small bikes, making it a versatile tool for your shop. The heavy-duty steel is powder-coated to a beautiful red finish and includes a hex socket handle for raising and lowering. Removable rubber cradles, which are included, prevent your bike from slipping and sustaining scratches while using the jack. The rubber cradles also aid in custom height adjustments to your bike’s frame before lifting it in the position required for you to work. The Heavy-Duty Center Jack from BikeMaster also includes a one-year warranty.

To use, simply slide the jack under your motorcycle, ensuring it’s positioned under the frame. Adjust the rubber cradles to your desired height and turn the jack arm. You can achieve up to 16 inches of lift when fully raised.

The BikeMaster Heavy-Duty Center Jack retails for $109.95 and can be ordered through your local Tucker Rocky | Biker’s Choice dealer.

About BikeMaster
Established in 1981 by riders, BikeMaster believes in dedicated customer service, quality-driven products and the right tools to get the job done. Combine that with decades of experience among a group of life-long riders, and you have a brand you can rely on. Providing O.E.M. quality and performance, our ever-expanding portfolio of tools, parts and accessories provides you with everything you need to maintain your bike, enhance performance or even revive a classic. The BikeMaster team has your back every step of the way. For more information, visit BikeMaster online at www.bikemaster.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice
Featuring the most powerful portfolio of parts, accessories and apparel brands in powersports, Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice is the go-to supplier for retailers across the nation. In addition to an unmatched product selection, Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice is proud of its relentlessly customer-centric culture and unwavering pledge to on-time delivery. Because of its uncompromising commitment to continuous improvement, Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice has been earning the trust of the best dealers in the industry for nearly 50 years.

For more information, visit Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice online at www.tuckerrocky.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. To inquire about becoming a Tucker Rocky dealer for products and accessories, contact the New Dealer Development Department at (817) 258-9255 or newdealer@tuckerrocky.com.

Indian Motorcycle and Red Wing Shoes new Handcrafted Motorcycle Boots

By | New Product News

IND-Redwing-Boots-0038 (Large)Indian Motorcycle Announces General Availability Of 2016 “Red Wing Shoes Collection” Of Handcrafted Motorcycle Boots

Press Release: Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced the general availability of the “Red Wing Shoes Collection” for Indian Motorcycle. This line of fine, handcrafted American motorcycle boots combines the finest leathers and quality materials with Red Wing Shoes legendary reputation for uncompromising craftsmanship. The two legendary Minnesota-based manufacturers partnered to design and produce the line of three unique boot styles for men and women to celebrate the rich heritage of both brands and to build upon their mutual legacy of American-manufactured excellence dating back more than a century.

“Bridging more than 100 years of shared history, this partnership between two historic Minnesota company’s highlights values of American craftsmanship, lasting reliability, and rugged durability. We’re proud to team up with Indian Motorcycle to create some of the best riding boots out there,” said Dave Schneider, CMO of Red Wing Shoe Company. Read More

Understanding the Waco Biker Prosecution

By | Biker's Rights

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Motorcycle Profiling Project – For Bikers By Bikers

David “Double D” Devereaux

On May 17, 2015, Paul Landers was looking for a place to hang a Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents banner in preparation for a scheduled political gathering to discuss motorcycle rights issues when gunfire erupted at a Twin Peaks in Waco, Texas. Paul was there to provide the region updates following the National Coalition of Motorcyclists National Convention that was held in Denver the previous week.

Despite being a dedicated political rights advocate with an indisputable track record, Paul and 176 other individuals were arrested and charged under the state’s organized crime statute for engaging in organized crime and committing or conspiring to commit capital murder. 154 of those arrested have had their cases presented to a grand jury, have been indicted, and are currently awaiting trial.

The significance of Waco to the motorcycle club community cannot be over-stated. What law could possibly allow 177 motorcyclists to be arrested for mere association? A simple analysis of the Texas Organized Crime Statute is key to understanding the prosecutor’s strategy and the legal argument 154 defendants will have to overcome.

Read the whole story

S&S Complete Cam Chest Kits

By | New Product News

Cam ChestThe S&S Complete Cam Chest Kits combine all of the best components into one perfectly matched package. Kits include Cams, Outer Drive Gears (or chain tensioners) Cam Plate, Tappets, Oil Pump, Quickee Pushrod Kit and all bearings and gaskets needed for installation.  Each part is designed to work with everything around it and create optimum power and reliability for 1999-’16 and even many 2017 Harley-Davidson big twins (except touring). Multiple cam grinds as well as chain or gear drive options means we build a kit suited for the performance demands of your motorcyle and you’ll know all the components are designed to work together.  For more information see your local dealer or click here

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Dirty Bird Concepts Trunk For Indian

By | New Product News

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John Shope’s latest tour pack and mounting rack for Indian motorcycles

Dirty Bird Concepts announces the all new Stampede Series Tour Pack and Rack Mount designed to fit your Chieftain, Dark Horse, Classic, Roadmaster, Springfield and Vintage Indian Motorcycle.

Are you an owner of an Indian motorcycle and would like to add a tour pack?  If so, John Shope’s recent mounting rack allows you to install a tour pack to any Indian model motorcycle (excluding the Scout).  Each tour pack comes assembled with your choice of slim or tall and features a gas shock for easy packing and organizing.  All hardware is included and comes equipped with a lock and key.   The Dirty Bird tour pack is made from injection molded polymer, not fiberglass and guaranteed not to crack.  Simply disassemble the tour pack, mock up to your bike, take it for paint then, re-assemble.  Back rest pan and mounting rack are sold separately and can be added at time of checkout.

To shop Dirty Bird’s entire line of aftermarket Indian parts, visit us online.  For an easier shopping experience, you can now shop by specific bike model and year.

 

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Gun Control Is Treason

By | Biker's Rights, Opinion

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by L. Neil Smith

Yesterday I saw a headline on Breitbart.com. It wasn’t much of a headline as these things go, a minor story slipped in between two more important subjects, but it started my mind ambling down a path it has followed many times before, yet for some reason I have never written about.

The Breitbart headline reported that Hillary Clinton was screeching that the problem of terrorism (she actually said the word, apparently) will never be solved until America has more gun control. Now, I freely and unashamedly confess that I didn’t read the rest of the article; I have heard everything this brain-damaged, bloody-fingered collectivist harridan has to say on the subject of victim disarmament what seems like at least a hundred million times since I first regretfully became aware of her miserable existence back in the 1990s. To the best of my ability, I cannot remember ever hearing her (or her disgusting specimen of a husband or their ill-spawned daughter) utter anything that even remotely resembled the truth.

It makes me wonder whether pathological lying is genetic.

As I’m sure you know, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” It’s a sentence that every individual reading this essay has seen many, many times before. Give or take a comma or two, it is far from ambiguous; its meaning, where rights are concerned (of the individual, as it turns out), is perfectly clear, no matter what Marxists like Hillary Clinton—out of the closet and grimly determined to see their prey (that’s us) rendered helpless—claim to the contrary. Their entire cowardly purpose, theirs and their pet celebrities and their fawning sycophants in academia, is to get around our rights, and to do things to us that they can’t do as long as we have our guns.

And yet, there is another aspect of the Second Amendment (which is unique among the ten articles of the Bill of Rights in many ways) to contemplate. The great, glaring failure of the Bill of Rights and its otherwise distinguished authors is that it doesn’t include a severe and stringent penalty clause, a punishment prescribed for government officials and others who try to violate the rights that it protects. However the Second Amendment, by implication, contains its own penalty clause. It defines itself, and the liberty it enshrines, as “necessary to the security of a free State”. It doesn’t take much interpretation to infer that anyone who strives to weaken, or abolish that right altogether, is endangering the security of the free state in which we live.

A more direct way to say it is that they are committing treason.

And the customary punishment for treason is death—by hanging.

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Publisher and Senior Columnist L. Neil Smith is the author of over thirty books, mostly science fiction novels, L. Neil Smith has been a libertarian activist since 1962. His many books and those of other pro-gun libertarians may be found (and ordered) at L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE “Free Radical Book Store” The preceding essays were originally prepared for and appeared in L. Neil Smith’s THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE. Use them to fight the continuing war against tyranny.

UPDATE: SDPD Won’t Return Chosen Few MC Colors After Profiling Stop

By | Biker's Rights

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The story relating to two members of the Chosen Few Motorcycle Club that were profiled in San Diego last week continues to develop. Although both men were arrested for wearing rings as brass knuckles (find the previous story here), including wedding rings, the District Attorney is only pursuing charges against one member for a decorative whip and keychain. Both items were zip tied to the bike nullifying the ability to use either as a weapon.

The member being charged with two felony crimes is employed as a professor and has no criminal record. Internal Affairs and Citizen Review Board Complaints have also been filed. Most troubling, it appears that one detective in particular has been targeting and harassing members of the Chosen Few MC in San Diego.

SDPD Targeting the Chosen Few MC?
According to the professor and Chosen Few member being charged, “It is interesting that the detective behind the scene, Timothy Coyle, is the same detective who has been harassing all the San Diego Chosen Few members. And the DA is the same DA (J. McLaughlin) who is prosecuting another one of our members who was jammed up under similar profiling circumstances by the same “crime suppression” unit.”

These concerns are definitely worth exploring. It is clear that police were conducting surveillance based on appearance, not behavior. A minor traffic infraction was used to conduct a stop to harass and investigate based on a discriminatory stereotype.

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Indian Wrecking Crew Documentary

By | Racing News

This is the story of three America motorcycle racing champions who rode their Indian “Big Base” Scouts to victory in the post WWII era against the factory machines of Europe and Harley-Davidson.  They won races even though the Indian motorcycle company was on the down turn and would go out of business in the mid 1950’s.  Bobby Hill, Bill Tuman and Ernie Beckman bested all the competition coast to coast on dirt tracks and road courses all across the United States. Let the Indian Wrecking Crew tell you their story of traveling 60,000 miles a year racing motorcycles with handshifters, hardtail frames at speeds of 100 mph plus with NO BRAKES!!!!

If you’d like to purchase the entire “Indian Wrecking Crew” documentary as a download or DVD go to www.indianwreckingcrew.com

For those who may be wondering, ” just how much more is in the documentary?” There’s another full hour of interviews, stories, photographs, era racing footage and reenactments.

Thank you for taking the time to watch Indian Wrecking Crew part 1.

Unique T-shirts and patches are also available.