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Post by Painkiller on Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:08 pm

One percenter, outlaw biker terminology definitions

This "slangs" are here just to give an overview of what an outlaw biker would say/know. Some might be outdated and such, but still is a good base for you guys. And of course not all of this terms are applied inside the Khans MC.

  • 1%
    99% of motorcycle enthusiasts are law abiding citizens, the remaining 1% that consider themselves to be hardcore bikers; the one percent of society that doesn’t fit in and doesn’t want to fit in. They are untrusting of the ‘citizen’ lifestyle because everyone is only out for themselves but the biker covenant guarantees that their brothers will always be there for him, to back him up in whatever threatens him or his family. No club that isn’t hardcore enough is allowed to wear a 1% patch usually warn on a diamond shaped patch

  • 13
    Usually warn on a diamond shaped patch, the same size as the 1% diamond patch. The letter M is the 13th letter of the alphabet. You will be told it stands for Motorcycle or Marijuana; depending on who you ask.

  • 22
    Having been in prison

  • 666
    Symbolizing the mark of Satan

  • 69
    Warn on a patch or tattoo, symbolizing that a person has committed a particular sex act with witnesses

  • AFFA
    Angels Forever Forever Angels

  • Angel Dust
    Drug Terminology for P.C.P.

  • Ape Hangers
    High raising handlebars on a motorcycle. When riders dangle their arms over them, it gives an ape appearance

  • Arm-band
    A disciplinary measure to 'brand' the member as being closely controlled or scrutinized because of errant behavior. Some bands are made of leather with club initials burned into the leather but most are black, whatever material or design they have. Many times the arm band is accompanied by Prospect type duties and a fine.

  • Back Pack
    Full club colors tattooed on members' back. Outlaw clubs demand a specific amount of membership time before a back pack can be worn. If the member leaves the club in good standing, the date he left is added to the tattoo. If he leaves in bad standing, the entire tattoo is removed by various methods depending on the severity of the offence. Among removal methods is a complete ink-over (solid black ink-over tattoo to completely cover club color. They have also been cut off or burned off. These methods require hospitalization and sometimes the ex-member does not live through the experience

  • AFFA/MFFM/KFFK
    Angels Forever Forever Angels

  • Bible
    Harley Davidson motorcycle manual. Has been known to be used at private weddings and torn up at divorce proceedings. This is not to imply that club members do not believe in legal marriage ceremonies. It’s all personal preferences

  • Big Four
    Term used to identify the first four 1%er clubs in the world. Hells Angells, Outlaws, Bandidos & Pegans

  • Bounty or Contract
    A price or prize offered to any club member who collects a rival club member’s colors, takes the life, beats up or otherwise disciplines someone that has usually isn’t necessary. There is a Sergeant At Arms in the ranks that will tak equipment stripped care of internal problems.

  • Cage
    Automobile

  • Cager
    A person whose primary mode of transportation is automobiles and doesn't have a clue how to safely share the road with motorcycles

  • Chopper
    A motorcycle with all unnecessary e front brake and equipment stripped or cut off. Only bare essentials are left on the bike. Usually the front brake and fender are removed, the wheel fork is extended forward and the handlebars set high.

  • Church
    Club business meeting for full patch holders only. Church is held regularly (usually Wednesday night at the clubhouse). Members need to have an excuse to miss church.

  • Citizen
    Anyone not a 1%, independent, out rider or hardcore biker. Motorcycle enthusiasts may ride thousands of miles a year, but if they don’t live a hardcore biker lifestyle, they’re still a citizen.

  • Colors
    A club sanctioned outing for a day, weekend, or week, to a certain location for a party, camping or special event. Sometimes with other chapters and/or clubs.

  • Crash Truck
    A van or panel truck equipped with tools that follows the motorcycle clubs on runs to pick up bikes that may break down. Also caries club supplies, camping gear and weapons. Usually driven by females or Prospects.

  • Cross
    An emblem worn by 1%ers, either as an ear ring, patch or pin attached to the colors. The color of the cross signifies what action was taken to earn the patch or cross

  • Eight ball
    Patch worn on colors, earned by committing specific sex acts with witnesses present.

  • Flat Out
    A prison term describing when a person makes the decision to stay in prison for his full sentence in order to walk out free of parole at the end of the sentence.

  • Fly colors
    To ride on a motorcycle wearing colors. Colors are never to be worn in an automobile or truck (cage). It’s considered a great disrespect to the colors.

  • Garbage wagon
    A stock motorcycle with standard parts intact, loaded with saddlebags and chrome, as distinct from a chopper

  • Goof
    Someone other than a biker or straight citizen, such as hippies, petty criminals, etc.

  • Hang-around
    Someone that frequents places where motorcycle clubs routinely gather. They are there to party and get acquainted with club members. Some hang-arounds are offered membership and turn it down because while the hang-around enjoys friendships with members, he is not willing to commit his life to the club.

  • Hardtail
    A rigid frame motorcycle with no shock absorbing devices on the rear or a stock frame with solid struts in place of shocks.

  • Hog
    Harley Davidson motorcycle.

  • Independent
    Hardcore bikers that live lives much like outlaw clubs but don’t tie themselves to any one organization.

  • Jap Crap
    Motorcycles made in Japan

  • Knucklehead
    The knucklehead was a Harley-Davidson motorcycle two cylinder engine, so named because of the distinct shape (looked like knuckles) of the rocker boxes. It replaced the flathead engine in 1936. The engine was manufactured until 1947 and was replaced by the Panhead engine in 1948.

  • Mama
    A female that is property of all club members. She is expected to work at anything she can do to bring finances to the club. She is available to all club members to wash bikes, keep the clubhouse clean, and meet any other needs a club member may have.

  • Motorcycle Enthusiast
    See Citizen

  • Nomad
    Elite members of a motorcycle club that are voted in to the privilege of not being tied to any one chapter, therefore, relieved of daily mundane chapter responsibilities and paying chapter dues. They can attend meetings of any chapter that is convenient. They can also perform duties of an Enforcer and other privilaged duties.

  • Old Lady
    A woman with wife status. Sometimes there is a legal marriage but it’s all a personal preference. Some 1%ers firmly believe in marriage; others don’t.

  • Originals
    Original set of colors when a 1% is first voted in as a full member. Originals must never be laundered or cleaned. Any soil only reflects the many miles of hard road, hard parties and hard fighting it has seen. It shows the true sign of a veteran. When the originals get so worn they’re starting to fall apart, the originals are stored in a safe place, only brought out to be worn at funerals or other life-changing events.

  • Outrider
    See Independent

  • Out Bad
    Club members are allowed to 'retire' if they are in good standing. They retain their colors and can attend parties or functions. However, if a club member leaves a club on bad terms or has committed some kind of betrayal, he is 'kicked out of the club on bad terms. The term 'out bad is the short reference of such a situation. If someone is 'out bad', he may be hiding from club members and will shy away from having his picture taken. Always ask permission before taking anyone's picture if you're at a private party or other function.

  • Packing
    Riding a passenger on the back of a bike is ‘Packing’. A female may be asked how she ‘packs’. She is being asked how much experience she’s had riding on the back of a bike eg: will she know what to do if they ‘go down’ (have an accident), can she ride so the pilot barely know she’s there when it comes to handling the bike in turns, etc.

    See packing below

  • Packing
    Carring a weapon is 'Packing Heat'


  • Participate
    To aid a fellow member in a fight whether he deserves the trouble he’s in or not. A member’s duty is to the patch – the patch can not be disrespected or hit the floor without retaliation. If a patch holder acted improperly, club dirty laundry will be dealt with behind closed doors but in public, if one is cut, they all bleed.

  • Patched out - Pached In
    When a new outlaw member is approved for full membership, he is given his full 3 piece patch at a celebration. The term has morphed into 'Patched In' which makes more sense because you are now IN the club.

  • Pea pad
    A small pad about 4”X 8” that may or may not be permanently affixed to the rear fender for female passengers to sit on (packing a passenger)

  • Pig
    See Mama

  • Poser
    Phony, fake, plastic person

  • Probate
    See Prospect

  • Prospect
    Club probationary member may go on runs but are not allowed to attend ‘church’ (club business meeting). He must perform any duty that a full patch holder requires of him without hesitation.

  • Property Patch
    When a 1%er takes a woman as his Old Lady (wife status), he gives her a vest with a property patch on it which reads :"Property of biker's club name and his road nameExample:"Property of Scorpion Zig Zag

  • Pull a train
    Term used when every man in the club has their way (sexually) with a girl, one right after another.

  • Ridged Frame
    See Hardtail

  • Riding Names‘
    Street Names’. Many bikers (but not all) use nick names. In recent years, even motorcycle enthusiasts are choosing riding names, however, most bikers are usually given their names by someone in the club and it usually has something to do with their habits, personality, looks or unique riding style. After getting to know someone, you can usually figure out how they got their name e.g.: a man with bushy red hair and bushy full red beard rides a bike with ape hangers may be called Orangutan.

  • RUB
    Acronym for Rich Urban Biker

  • Run/Ride
    A club sanctioned outing for a day, weekend or week to a certain location for a party, camping or special event, sometimes with other chapters and/or clubs.

  • Sit-down
    Usually a one-on-one, eye-to-eye, or toe-to-toe meeting for the purposes of correction or airing a grievance

  • Sheep
    See Mama

  • Show Class
    To do something out of the ordinary, usually an act which is shocking to the public (to make a citizen snap). This is 'Showing Class' within the biker ranks and uncouth to 'Steal your brother's Class'.

  • Street Names
    See riding names

  • Striker
    See Prospect

  • Suck to the Bulls
    Talk to or act friendly toward policemen

  • Sweetie
    Girl friend

  • Trainable
    A female that has a temperament perceived as not bucking club authority and willing to do whatever she is asked

  • Turn Out
    Send females out to earn money for the club in prostitution

  • War Wagon
    See Crash Truck

  • Wings
    See cross

  • Wired
    Using drugs to stay awake and pirk you up. Some would call it 'Strung Out'


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