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UC Berkeley study shows lane-splitting motorcyclists are safer in traffic

UC Berkeley study shows lane-splitting motorcyclists are safer in traffic

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — A new study by the University of California Berkeley shows that motorcyclists who split lanes in heavy traffic are significantly less likely to be struck from behind by other motorists and are less likely to suffer head or torso injuries, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. Researchers, led by Dr. Thomas Rice of […]

Motorcycle Riders Foundation Weekly Update

Motorcycle Riders Foundation Weekly Update

  May 29, 2015 From Jeff Hennie Motorcycle Rider Foundation, Vice President Government Relations and Public Affairs As for motorcyclists, the news is encouraging; the less ethanol being required will mean that the smaller amounts of ethanol will have to be spread thinner. This in theory, removes the need to increase the blend to E15 […]

BikerNet.com Thursday News

BikerNet.com Thursday News

PRE-LOVE RIDE THURSDAY NEWS FOR October 16, 2014 A master passion is the love of news. – George Crabbe By Bandit, Bob T., Mistress Chris, Ben Lamboeuf, Richard Kranzler, Art Hall, Rogue, Gerry Celia, Jeffrey Najar, bad Uncle Monkey, and the rest of the Bikernet crew. 10/16/2014  See More At BikerNet.com

Obama Calls for Helmet Laws – MRF News

Obama Calls for Helmet Laws – MRF News

This week President Obama released his ideal version of a transportation bill. The proposal has a specific provision that would allow the federal government to push a mandatory helmet law, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) reports Buried in the 350 page document is language that would amend current United States code, which provides the motorcycle […]

BikerNet.com Independant Motorcycle Noise Study

BikerNet.com Independant Motorcycle Noise Study

From time to time we run across an excellent article from a fellow Moto-News Source that we must pass on to our readers. In that we must direct your attention to one from BikerNet.com Now we here at Cycle Source are a nightmare as far as Motorcycle Rights PR goes. We DO NOT believe in […]

Let the EPA Know what you think! Before MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!

Let the EPA Know what you think!  Before MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!

The EPA needs to hear from you on E15 You have until Midnight tonight to submit comments! Submit Comments! You have until Midnight tonight (EST) to tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that you support its proposal to reduce the total amount of ethanol required in transportation fuel nationwide in 2014. Submit comments today. The […]

Mandatory Helmet Laws………

Mandatory Helmet Laws………

Federal task force preparing recommendation for mandatory motorcycle helmet laws A federal task force is poised to recommend that all states have mandatory helmet laws for all motorcyclists, which the task force says would reduce injuries and deaths as well as result in economic benefits, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The AMA has repeatedly expressed […]

Loud pipes save lives, NOT according to the EPA…..

Loud pipes save lives, NOT according to the EPA…..

So everyone loves the low rumble of your bike right….. Well if you do then you better read and keep up to date on this. In Connecticut The motorcycle industry is putting up a fight from the General Assembly in the crack down on noisy motorcycles. Last week a bill involving off-road ATVs, the sale, […]

Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

California, Illinois enact motorcycle-only checkpoint laws California and Illinois are the latest states to take stands against motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. California’s governor signed a bill into law on July 13 to ban motorcycle-only checkpoints, while Illinois’ governor recently signed a bill into law that prohibits the use of federal funding for […]

Make your Voice Heard!

Make your Voice Heard!

The American Motorcyclist Association encourages riders to make their voices heard on Election Day. Throughout the past few years, the motorcycling community has faced numerous legislations that have threatened or hindered the sport, such as motorcycle-only checkpoints and the introduction of E15 fuel. The AMA hopes that riders will consider their candidates’ stance on riding […]

50 U.S. lawmakers oppose motorcycle-only checkpoints!

50 U.S. lawmakers oppose motorcycle-only checkpoints!

— Some 50 U.S. House members have signed onto a bill that would bar the U.S. transportation secretary from providing funds for motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.   The measure, H.R. 904 authored by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), would prohibit the transportation secretary from providing grants or any funds to a state, county, […]

Helmet law enforcement lawsuit gets tossed

Helmet law enforcement lawsuit gets tossed

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 | 12:26 p.m. A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging how Southern Nevada police departments enforce the Nevada motorcycle helmet law. A dozen motorcyclists filed suit in September against Clark County and the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Mesquite and Boulder City. They complained police were […]

Michigan Helmet law could be lifted……

Michigan Helmet law could be lifted……

Soon bikers in the state of Michigan may get the choice whether or not they choose to wear a helmet. Legislation passed the Michigan House 69-39 Wednesday afternoon. The bill will now go to the Michigan Senate. If it passes the Senate, it is unclear if Governor Rick Snyder would pass it. Similar attempts were […]

No Colors, No Tattoos, To Loud, Really………..

No Colors, No Tattoos, To Loud, Really………..

Heads up New Hampshire riders…. we need your feedback! There’s pending legislation that needs your support! The alcohol commission is attempting to "force" bar owners to initiate a "NO COLORS, NO TRIBAL WORK, NO TATTOOS, etc." policy for bars in New Hampshire!! Rep Sherm Packard and Jenn Coffey are working to stop this. Please take […]

Motorcycle Exhaust Decibel Testing for Maine

Motorcycle Exhaust Decibel Testing for Maine

Rogue-Sturgis Freedom Fighters –Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Member 2005-www.bikerrogue.com Maine has adopted a simple yet reliable testing procedure that allows motorcyclists to prove their bikes don’t violate Maine’s motor vehicle sound law, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Under a new law that went into effect on May 26, motorcyclists ticketed for excessive sound emitting […]

Bill to repeal state’s helmet law makes it out of committee

Bill to repeal state’s helmet law makes it out of committee

Rogue –Sturgis Freedom Fighters –Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Member 2005 –www.bikerrogue.com By Anjeanette Damon (contact) Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | 2:01 a.m. Sen. Don Gustavson Carson City — They said it could never happen. Lobbyists would joke about it in the hallways. Legislators would privately roll their eyes each time the bill was introduced. Yet, […]

NEVADA MANDATORY HELMET LAW REPEAL

Rogue-Sturgis Freedom Fighters –Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Member 2005-www.bikerrogue.com There is currently a bill in the Nevada Legislature that would repeal that states Mandatory Helmet Law. It is Senate Bill 177. At this time there is a senator trying to keep it from going forwarded. I would like to suggest those living in Nevada contact […]

Florida Stiffer Penalties Bill

Information sent in from Rogue-Sturgis Freedom Fighters Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Member 2005 –www.bikerrogue.com In Reference to Florida Senate 2011 SB-608 FLORIDA STIFFER PENALTIES BILL – http://static.lobbytools.com/bills/2011/pdf/AS06081220.pdf Having dealt with both legislators and unions for many years I will start off by saying I think they are asking for to much and that will give […]

Georgia motorcycle only checkpoints

Rogue-Sturgis Freedom Fighters –Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Member 2005 www.bikerrogue.com Now confirmed by two sources. Unless Georgia has an epiphany and realizing this will cost them much in court as of this date we have been assured they they are going ahead with their motorcycle checkpoints during daytona bike week. Suggest if you have friends […]

Motorcycle Checkpoints May End Up in Supreme Court

Motorcycle Checkpoints May End Up in Supreme Court

Rogue,Sturgis Freedom Fighters ,Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Member 2005-www.bikerrogue.com Disputing the Constitutionality of Motorcycle Only Checkpoints NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Motorcyclists across the nation are awaiting a decision from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York which they hope will declare New York’s “motorcycle only” roadway checkpoints to […]

Senators debate bill repealing motorcycle safety course reimbursement

Motorcycle safety education providers would no longer receive state reimbursement under a bill debated on general file Jan. 24. The Motorcycle Safety Education Fund currently receives $3 from the Highway Trust Fund for every motorcycle registered in the state and $3.50 from the Department of Motor Vehicles Cash Fund for each motorcycle operator’s license issued […]

Motorcyclists gather at Capitol to lobby representatives

Motorcyclists gather at Capitol to lobby representatives

Sent in from Rogue Leather vests, chaps and blue jeans replaced standard business attire up and down the Capitol hallways Monday as motorcyclists from across Texas gathered to speak with their representatives about legislation affecting their freedoms and lifestyle. At the top of most motorcyclists’ agendas: helmet laws, profiling and a proposal to institute roadblocks […]

A ruler who rules!

A ruler who rules!

Checkpoint Warning in Las Vegas POLICE STATE When Las Vegas police failed to properly post a checkpoint warning sign the proper distance from a checkpoint, Weezy, a freedom fighter for civil liberties and civil rights activist held up a sign warning of the checkpoint ahead. Bad cops – No donuts. Weezy exercises his right to […]

This was just sent to me. This should apply to Motorcycle Stops as well.

Received from Rogue A civil liberties group filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging the use of "stop and frisk" searches by Philadelphia police, alleging that the policy is violating the rights of blacks and Latinos who have done nothing wrong. The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed the lawsuit on behalf of eight men […]

State Of New York Steals Motorcycles

Received From Rogue New York State DMV steals motorcycles? November 4th, 2010 12:12 am ETDo you like this story? Wednesday, November 3, 2010, was an historic (half) victory for Mike Willig of Hudson Falls, New York, against the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles. Some background on Mike’s case, as excerpted from Hank McGrath’s previous article (see […]

OSHA Wants to Ban Motorcycles

OSHA Wants to Ban Motorcycles

Imagine if motorcycles did not exist and someone tried to bring them to market as a new, efficient, fun, space-saving form of transportation.  They would never get even considered for government approval for sale. Notice that she was not teaching the kids how to do wheelies and burnouts (that’s our job) just riding along and […]

Florida Legislature Is In Session

From Our friend Rogue Like many areas of the country Florida’s Legislature is in session. That means there will be a lot of new laws proposed and passed. I try to pay attention to these proposed laws and how they will affect, motorcyclist, friends, family and me personally. I also try to let others know […]

Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

A good read from Rogue Lisa, Motorcycle Only Checkpoints are increasing around the country and are definitely a form of profiling. I thought you might be interested in what is going on in North Carolina.

This came from Cycle News Blog… I think it is great

This came from Cycle News Blog… I think it is great

Many are currently fighting the injustice of the CPSIA – which has banned the sale of youth OHVs – by going by the book to make their voices heard. But Malcolm Smith remembers a time when motorcyclists were rebels. He, and a number of others in the motorcycle industry, decided to take the rogue path […]

Stop The Insanity: Updated

Stop The Insanity: Updated

The Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008 Could Be Devastating To All Joe Hawkins walked into his local dealership in Washington State, strolled up to the parts counter and told the salesman that he wanted to buy a throttle tube for this Kawasaki KLR650. He was told that couldn’t be done. Turns out the […]

New Hampshire Riders Beware!

New Hampshire is trying to pass a bill for loud pipes. This could effect you the rider that enjoys and supports Laconia as well. Please read and tell a friend! HB 95, in my opinion, will be harmful to all who ride motorcycles.   Below is the entire text of the bill. It is my hope […]

Bikernet.com’s Keith Ball Heads Up Exploratory Motorcycle Action Committee as a Part of SEMA- First Official Meeting to be Held at V-Twin Expo In Cincinnati

Bikernet.com’s Keith Ball Heads Up Exploratory Motorcycle Action Committee as a Part of SEMA- First Official Meeting to be Held at V-Twin Expo In Cincinnati

If there is one guy you want on your side , it would have to be Keith.This guy kicks ass and is committed to the fight Wilmington, California, December 30, 2008: Keith R. Ball, President of Bikernet.com has met with several industry leaders to investigate a Motorcycle Action Committee under SEMA. The tough economic times […]

From the desk of TBear

Hi Lisa, REAL BIG ice storm here on Thursday night thru Friday. 1/2of New Hampshire Vermont and my area of NY had 1 ½ inches of ice causing massive power outages. We just got ours back but they say it will take up to a week for the rest of the area to get power […]

And It Continues…..Club Patch Bans & Seizure Strategy Spreading Across the Globe

  Bikies to Be Stripped Of Colours, Insignia By Police The shit U.S. Feds have started on the West Coast to take patches through trademark seizures has already spread to Australia. Is Free Speech an endangered right for organized motorcycling? QUEENSLAND bikies have called a truce to discuss action over the State Government’s plan to […]

Colors

We are all aware of the controversy that has been going on for a long time about Colors. Many places have refused to let people in wearing them. There will always be a discussion on if this is right or wrong. No matter what you think about the subject it has gotten out of hand. […]

Trouble For Bikers In Florida

Trouble For Bikers In Florida

Here’s an excerpt from my friend Cyril’s blog www.cyrilhuzeblog.com. It was a response to a post from Pepper of the Sturgis Rally and needs your attention! …And speaking of freedom, let’s not forget the grassroots movement in this country, and around the world, who represent riders, who are generally unaware of the battles that are […]

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