If you ride to live, then you know what it means to own a custom Harley chopper, and I am not talking about some add-on chrome bike either; Anyone with some cash can drop by your local Harley Davidson dealer and ride away on a new Road King, or other of their other factory models.A real custom Harley chopper is a one of kind custom built masterpiece that is created from the ground up, a 100% all original work of American beauty that reflects the personality and lifestyle of the proud owner. Hard core bikers know what I am talking about; the painstakingly hard work of creating and shaping a one of a kind statement of riding to live, and living to ride, wrapped around the perfect custom Harley chopper.Building the perfect Harley doesn’t happen over night either, everything must be the perfect balance of frame, forks, the right rake and extension, rolling on tires and wheels that support the whole design. Every thing matters when building the perfect custom Harley, and if you are truly hardcore, then to complete the full extension of machine to man could mean 100% custom parts, engine, tank, and chrome. Nothing but the best will do.So what does it take to build the perfect custom Harley motorcycle? First off it takes a boatload of cash, then you gonna need to find the right craftsman to hand all that cash to, and then brother you need some patients; you gonna have to sit down and talk with your craftsman, and help him understand how you are, what is important to you, so he can put pen to paper to form up some rough ideas. These ideas will be shaped and tweaked and considered until your Harley craftsman has the design that is truly you, and no one else.Every nut, bolt, piece of molding, the right handlebars, and grips, absolutely everything will be well thought out, and nothing will be left to chance, or just thrown in. The perfect ride height that flows with a saddle that is made to fit your backsides contour, and all of the remaining pieces that are build around the heart of your custom chopper, the engine and transmission.With you custom Harley almost complete, there will hours and hours of assembling and disassembling, fine tuning, tweaking, and testing until the final phase will be applying the richest paint job and graphics that turn thousands of dollars of hard earned cash and countless hours of laborious love, sweat, busted knuckles, and blood into the work of beauty that is your custom Harley chopper.OK so where do you find this custom chopper craftsman? Well I am sure you already know the answer, and this isn’t an overnight decision either, we have read every biker rag, went to all of the top bike shows, studied every custom bike we come across, and after we have researched all of our options, we pick up the phone or ride out to our craftsman and after a serious conversation or two we close the deal by shaking hands, signing some paperwork, and dropping that big fat wad of cash we have been saving for who knows how long.Those of you who have lived that dream of building and owning the perfect custom chopper know what I am talking about. Those of you still working on the dream will very soon know as well. The love of our lifestyle is but a reflection of how we live, carry ourselves and the bike we ride, the rest of this love is in our hearts!

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There comes a time in everyone’s life when motorcycles become not only interesting but accessible, for me this was aged 15, and at 16 I had my first motorbike.The bike in question was a Suzuki ZR50 which was built like an old school chopper, with the seat, and handlebars to match, despite its blistering 28mph top speed! But unlike my friends who took an interest in the sports style motorcycles, I was hooked on the custom chopper and Harley Davidson scene.My ZR50 spent quite a lot of time in bits, I painted it up by myself, tricked up the engine to a new top speed if 48mph and I even painted a design of Eddy from Iron Maiden on one of the plastic farings.That was 1987 and since then the custom motorcycle bug is an itch that I still enjoy scratching.But the custom chopper & motorcycle scene is bigger today than it has ever been with the popularity of TV programmes such as American Chopper highlighting Orange County Choppers, and buying and selling custom built motorcycles is big business.Finding the right market value for a motorcycle with a specific specification is difficult enough, but determining the value of a custom built motorcycle is a bit of an art, and you need to know what you are doing, so you’re buying or selling a custom made motorcycle, then you need to see what other custom motorcycles are selling for, and get a heads up on the true market value.Purchasing a custom motorcycle at the right price is an excellent investment IF you know what you are looking for, and you will be the envy of your friends.If you are in the market for a custom chopper or Harley Davidson then you need to know your numbers and market value. Use our unique software algorithm to search for the best deals on the internet including eBay.In these economic times people are selling their custom motorcycles at unheard of prices which means you can pick up a real quality custom motorcycle bargain.

Cops Nix Laughlin Booth of SOA/HA Coones


SOA actor, business owner, Attika 7 guitarist, and Hells Angels member Rusty Coones had his So Cal Clothing Line booth closed down by police at the 2014 Laughlin River Run. I knew something was up the moment I saw them. It was hard to miss the Las Vegas policemen sitting atop their muscular horses above the Laughlin River Run crowd, their gazes focused intently on something in the distance. Following their stare, I noticed a larger contingency of police surrounding a vendor’s booth in the parking lot of the Pioneer Hotel. The first wave of police were talking to a big, burly blond guy, the group flanked by another row of patrolmen with more mounted police just behind them. Though no patches were visible, there was enough red and white hats and clothing around to realize the group being confronted by the police were Hells Angels. I didn’t know the gist of it at the time. All I knew was that the cops were out in force, the big, burly blond in the red and white was cooperative but agitated, and the group in question was bringing down an E-Z Up as I walked by.

Turns out it was the So Cal Clothing Line booth run by Rusty Coones, the giant of a man who plays Quinn on ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ operates a bike shop in Westminster called Illusion Motorsports, and is a leading member of the San Fernando Valley and Orange County Hells Angels chapters.

“Yes it’s true I was in Laughlin recently. I went there as a private citizen to help promote sales of my new so cal clothing line,” wrote Coones on his Twitter account.

Thanks to a story run by The Aging Rebel, we now know that Coones’ booth, an apparel company called So Cal Clothing Line, apparently was set up next to a booth called Lucky 7 Motorsports run by Mike Sincox, who happens to be a Vagos member. The two clubs have clashed in the past, one of the most notable incidents happening in 2011 in Sparks, Nevada when a Vagos member reportedly gunned down the president of the San Jose Hells Angels chapter. Though The Aging Rebel account states that the two parties were operating amicably, the police deemed the proximity of the two factions a liability and the welcoming party I witnessed were the police arriving to shut them down. So both parties lost sales, they had to eat the money they put up for vendor space, and had to pack home boxes of unsold merchandise.

Ever since the Angels and Mongols brawled inside of Harrah’s during the 2002 Laughlin River Run and three club members were killed, the rally has been heavily patrolled by a tri-state contingency of policemen. A strict “No Colors” policy was enacted, the signs still flying outside of just about every casino. What has happened to the Mongols since then has been well documented. The feds launched “Operation Black Rain” in 2008, rounded up dozens of Mongols on racketeering and other charges, and essentially stripped them of their patch. This has led to trademark lawsuits and a fight for the right of an organization to openly wear its colors. Questions of due process, rights to free speech and the Fourth Amendment have been invoked in defense.

What has happened to the Mongols has made other motorcycle clubs leery of suffering a similar fate. Other issues like motorcycle rider profiling, harassment of riders in groups of three or more, and rider conspicuity have crept into the consciousness of all motorcycle clubs, be it a 1%er organization or not. Their consternation was expressed at the recent Motorcycle Rider Unification Rally held at California’s state capitol. So it’s not really surprising The Aging Rebel reported that the booth run by Coones’ company and the one run by a Vagos member, who’s a legitimate businessman and family man, were getting along just fine. There’s larger issues at stake. Maybe that’s why Coones later Tweeted,

“If the m/c world is to survive the onslaught of legislation we face in this time and the future, coexistence is critical.”
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There are hundreds, if not thousands, of Harley Davidson parts and accessories to choose from. Some parts, like heated grips, are practical, while others, like Harley fashions, tend to be designed more for enjoying the Harley lifestyle. No matter if you are shopping for a part to keep your hog running or for a gift for a Harley fan, Harley Davidson has an item for you.If you are shopping for Harley Davidson parts and accessories to pimp out your hog then you may be interested in the Sportser kit. This kit comes with a limited edition belt buckle, a sports luggage rack with five bars, a medium low upright with a medallion ensignia, detachable sissy bar sideplates, docking hardware, a smooth top stitched medium low backrest pad and a breathable storage cover. This kit is compatible with 2004 and later XL models such as the XL 883, the XL 883L and the XL 1200N. This kit also is available for the Dyna, the Softail and for Harley Touring bikes.If you are interested in Harley Davidson parts and accessories that will protect your head then you may want to look at their line of helmets. The first option is the half helmet. These helmets are reminiscent of WWI and II helmet models. Other options include the 3/4, or open faced helmet, and the modular, or full face helmet.While most of the Harley Davidson parts and accessories seem practical enough, there are a few accessories that are designed for pampering the biker. If you do a lot of winter or cold weather biking, then you may be interested in the Harley line of heated biker gear. This line includes a heated jacket liner, a heated vest liner, heated pants liners and heated gloves. In order to operate these personal heating accessories you will need to buy connecting wires, plugs and controllers in addition to the heated clothing liners.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of Harley Davidson parts and accessories to choose from. Some parts, like heated grips, are practical, while others, like Harley fashions, tend to be designed more for enjoying the Harley lifestyle. No matter if you are shopping for a part to keep your hog running or for a gift for a Harley fan, Harley Davidson has an item for you.If you are shopping for Harley Davidson parts and accessories to pimp out your hog then you may be interested in the Sportser kit. This kit comes with a limited edition belt buckle, a sports luggage rack with five bars, a medium low upright with a medallion ensignia, detachable sissy bar sideplates, docking hardware, a smooth top stitched medium low backrest pad and a breathable storage cover. This kit is compatible with 2004 and later XL models such as the XL 883, the XL 883L and the XL 1200N. This kit also is available for the Dyna, the Softail and for Harley Touring bikes.If you are interested in Harley Davidson parts and accessories that will protect your head then you may want to look at their line of helmets. The first option is the half helmet. These helmets are reminiscent of WWI and II helmet models. Other options include the 3/4, or open faced helmet, and the modular, or full face helmet.While most of the Harley Davidson parts and accessories seem practical enough, there are a few accessories that are designed for pampering the biker. If you do a lot of winter or cold weather biking, then you may be interested in the Harley line of heated biker gear. This line includes a heated jacket liner, a heated vest liner, heated pants liners and heated gloves. In order to operate these personal heating accessories you will need to buy connecting wires, plugs and controllers in addition to the heated clothing liners.

The Biker Code

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What we believe and live & die for

It used to be that all bikers shared a common bond, an unspoken code of ethics and behavior that transcended words and was built on actions. There was never a bible written on this Biker’s Code, and there was no need for such. But the times are a-changing and there seems to be a lot of new riders out there hungry for the code. These days the riders you see blasting down the tarmac are just as likely to be clad in shorts and sneakers as jeans and engineer boots. And the roughest, toughest-looking biker you pull up next to could be your doctor or lawyer and may be wearing a Rolex watch under his leathers. Theres nothing wrong with that, so long as these new riders learn the Code of the West just as we old-timers did.

Being a biker used to be about using your creativity to take a basket case old hawk, and using only grit and ingenuity, turning it into a one-of-a-kind eye dazzler, then risking your life on the asphalt, on a bike you made yourself out of pride.

Bikers wore leather and grease because they knew caruso would just as soon run them down as look at them, so they had to be intimidating. We were a breed unto ourselves with no union, no support group, and in many cases, no family (they threw us out). We had to make it in the world of our own, against all rules, against mainstream society, and against all odds. You know, we survived and prospered because of the Biker Code of the West and we never took shit from anybody.

As an old scooter tramp named Jug once said, “It’s every tramp’s job to school the young. How else are they going to know a Panhead from a bed pan? ”

With that in mind, we bring you a primer on the basic two-wheeled Code of the West. Take heed, brothers and sisters, for our Code is a hallowed one filled with: The Biker Commandants

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Don’t take any shit: Be kind to woman, children and animals, but don’t take any bullshit. This is an essential part of being a biker. It has to do with respect and honor. Anyone can be a brash, quick-tempered lout. Be cool, stand tall and backup what you say with action.

Never lie, cheat or steal: Another way of saying this is to always tell the truth. Bikers are always the greasy bad guys in the movies, but every real biker knows that his word is his bond. Your word is all you have in life that is truly yours. Guard it carefully and be about something noble, for you are a true knight of the road.

Don’t snitch: If you see a wrong, fight it yourself. If you are about anything, y’all take care if problems yourself and never feel the need to snitch someone off. Witches are the lowest life forms on earth, right up there with bike thieves. This rule goes hand in hand with the next one.

Don’t Snivel: Absolutely no one likes or respects a sniveler. Another way to say this is, “hold your mud.” Still another way to think of it is, don’t sweat the small stuff “Most of lifes little inconveniences work themselves out whether you snivel or not. Keep your chin up, dammit! Your a biker, not some lowly mollusk.

Never say die and never give up: Whether it’s in a fight, a debate, or a business deal, no matter how bad it gets, a biker never gives up. Thats why you see a lot of wealthy bikers these days, ‘ cause they don’t know how to quit in any element of their lives. In the biker world of rugged individualists, only the strong survive.

Help others: When a brother or sister is broken down by the side of the road, stop and help them. Even if just moral support, if that is all you can give, it’s better than riding on by. Remember life is about the journey and the ride, not just getting there. You already are there. And don’t just help bikers, show the world that we are better than our image portrays us. Courtesy costs you nothing and gives you everything.

Stick to your guns: Do what you say y’all do, be there when yo say you will. This is called integrity. This also goes back to standing for something. Like the song says, “You’ve got to stand for something or youll fall for anything.”

Life is not a drill: yes, this am not no dress rehearsal. This is life-go out and take big bites of it. You’ve got no time to lose and bikers don’t stand around waiting for the party to come to them. You only go around once. Tomorrow you could be road kill, thanks to a chain smoker asleep at the wheel of his Caddy. Live life now, make the most of each moment.

All right, now let’s review. You are a biker, a modern-day knight of the road. Protect the weak, walk tall and stand proud. Your word is your bond. Stick to your guns. Don’t take any shit. Life is not a drill.

Now go forth and ride When in doubt, ride. Thats what we do… ride. If you want to ride around in a Day-Glo Hawaiian shirt and sandals, go for it, but if you intend to look like a goof, at least don’t act like a goof. These commandments are just a few of the broad strokes, there is a lot more to being a biker than buying a bike. If you just buy a bike, you are a motorcyclist. Being a biker is a way of life, a proud way.

Code Of The West

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You don’t need decorated words to make your meaning clear.

Say it plain and save some breath for breathing.

Don’t never interfere with something that am not botherin’ you none.

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is to stop digging.

Never grumble. It makes you about as welcome as a sidewinder in a cow camp.

If your riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure its still there.

It don’t matter so much how long a ride you have, as how well you ride it.

Always drink upstream from the herd. Never kick a fresh tree on a hot day.

The first thing you do when you get up in the morning is put on your Stetson.

Don’t worry about biting off more than you can chew. Your mouth is probably a whole lot bigger than you think.

When it comes to causes don’t swallow your tongue; use both barrels and air out your lungs.

Don’t get mad at somebody who knows more than you do. It am not their fault.

Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much. Generally, You am not learin’ nothing when your mouth is a-jawin’.

If you want to forget all your troubles, take a little walk in a brand-new pair of high-heeled riding boots.

The wildest critters live in the city! Trust everybody in the game, but always cut the cards.

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.

Don’t let so much reality into your life that theres no room left for dreaming.

Making it in life is kind of like bustin’ broncs: youre going to get thrown a lot. The simple secret is to keep getting ‘ back on.

Go after life as if it’s something thats got to be roped in a hurry before it gets away.

Don’t squat with your spurs on!

Never miss a chance to rest your horse.

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News from the American Motorcyclist Association

           Washington, D.C.: On April 19, the AMA sent a letter to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner urging the House to consider H.R. 3199 that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to seek independent scientific analysis of the effects of E15 gasoline (85% gasoline, 15% ethanol) on engines as soon as possible.

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CHARLIE HUNNAM CANCELS APPEARANCES AT IOWA GRAND MOTORCYCLE RALLY

Immediate resumption of the production schedule on the hit FX Network series ‘Sons of Anarchy’ has forced Charlie Hunnam to cancel all appearances by the series star at the Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1.

 

Affected will be the announced two-hour public ‘meet & greet’ session on Saturday, and the three 90-minute private ‘meet & greets’ – one on Friday evening and two on Saturday afternoon – at Iowa Speedway in Newton.

 

“Needless to say, we are very disappointed that Charlie won’t be able to attend this year’s Iowa Grand Rally,” said Iowa Speedway CEO, Doug Fritz.  “He had such a great time meeting all the Rally fans last year, and he was really looking forward to coming back again this year.  Unfortunately Hollywood got in the way, and he had to cancel.”

 

Anyone who purchased a private ‘meet & greet’ session will have their full order refunded, with a period of 7 to 10 days needed for the refund to be processed.  For more information on this refund, please contact the Iowa Speedway ticket office toll free 866-787-8946.

 

The Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally, slated for Thursday, May 30 through Sunday, June 2, is the first major event on Iowa Speedway’s busy 2013 schedule.  The Rally’s entertainment line-up will include live music acts, numerous food, beverage and merchandise vendors, bike displays, tattoos, burn-out and talent contests, motorcycle drag racing, lawnmower racing, body painting, and the ever-popular ‘Wall of Death’ motorcycle daredevil show.

 

Individual ticket prices for the 2013 Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally are $20 for Friday, May 31 ($25 with a rider), and $25 for Saturday, June 1 ($30 with a rider).  Two-day tickets are available for $40, or $50 with a rider, while the Thursday and Sunday activities are free and do not require a ticket.

 

Additional information about the 2nd Annual ‘Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally’ may be accessed on the Rally’s official website, www.iowagrandrally.com, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iowagrandmotorcyclerally.  Vendors and potential advertisers may reach Iowa Grand Rally Coordinator, Sabrina White, at swhite@iowaspeedway.com for details.

 

Season Tickets and weekend passes are also available for Iowa Speedway’s 2013 racing season, which begins on June 7 – 8 with the first of two NASCAR Nationwide Series events, the ‘DuPont Pioneer 250’.  Other major events include the ‘Iowa Corn Indy 250’weekend on June 22-23, the second NASCAR Nationwide Series weekend, the ‘U.S. Cellular 250’, on August 2-3, and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series weekends, the ‘American Ethanol 200’ on July 12-13, and the ‘Prairie Meadows 150’ ARCA race and ‘Iowa 200’ NASCAR Truck clash on September 7-8.

 

About Iowa Speedway

 

Iowa Speedway is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located just 30 miles east of Des Moines at I-80 Exit 168 in Newton, Iowa. The track is owned and operated by U.S. Motorsport Corporation and designed by NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace, now an anchor and analyst for ABC-TV/ESPN. Call 1-866-RUSTY-GO, or visit www.iowaspeedway.com to learn more.

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The Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally

With engines rolling full steam ahead The Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally at the Iowa Speedway July 25 – 28th announces headlining acts and the substantial support of both state and county wide officials. Kicking off Wednesday night is Black Oak Arkansas and Head East, with Lynard Skynard tribute band Edge of Forever opening. Pyrotechnics ‘80s sensation Hairball lights up the rally on Thursday, and country star Joe Diffie and rock band Rev Theory make for a high octane Friday. Blue Oyster Cult and Eddie Money tip the scales of awesome nostalgia rock for Saturday. Comedian Gallagher was to perform but due to health reasons was forced to cancel his appearance and the rally production team wishes the legend a speedy recovery.
Daily doses of super charged Sturgis and Daytona bands include Jasmine Cain, Ryan Rolando and Farrell Webber Band. Celebrity meet and greets include FX Networks Sons of Anarchy Stars Katey Sagal “Gemma” and Charlie Hunnam “Jax,” along with The History Channel’s American PIckers star, Danielle Colby Cushman. Hosted by Jay Allen, Iowa Grand events including tribute rides, bike rodeo, swap meet, sportbike track days, vintage and custom bike shows and much more can be found at iowagrandrally.com. Jay Allen’s Builder Invitational will feature the amazing talent of unknowns that have been developing great builds behind garage doors to the established industry giants like Papa Clutch and PB Choppers.
The significant planning and hard work of the Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally team has been impressive to the community at large. Governor Terry Branstad expressed the state’s support of the rally by passing a new Iowa DOT bill. “We are excited to support events like the Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally that promote tourism and support the economic health and wellbeing of Iowa. To encourage the success of the Iowa Grand, a new DOT bill was passed that will allow the sale of new and used motorcycles at events off dealer property.”
“The Iowa Grand has all the makings of a major motorcycle rally and we’re excited to be the official Harley Davidson dealership of the rally,” said Dan Moellers, coowner of Big Barn Harley-Davidson in Des Moines. “Right in the thick of a great rally event in our home state, customers from all over can check out our new and used Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and take demo rides on new bikes through the rolling hills surrounding Newton.” Plus, Big Barn is providing a 2012 HarleyDavidson motorcycle to be raffled off for charity, as-well-as on-site service technicians, and will be selling official Harley-Davidson merchandise at the event.
The City of Newton is creating a weekly bike night called Thunder Nights during the summer months to support the Inaugural Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally. “Our community is really looking forward to all the bikes and people coming to Newton for the first ever Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally,” said Mayor of Newton, Chaz Allen. “On top of the rally, several members of our community have banded together to create Thunder Nights in Newton. The big rally at the speedway in July and Thunder Nights throughout the summer will create a lot of excitement in Newton.
The City of Newton committee is also planning a welcome pig roast to all rally attendees which will be held in the city square on Thursday, July 26th. The Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally is expected to draw several thousand motorcycle enthusiasts nationwide to the area.
Go to www.iowagrandrally.com and www.facebook.com/iowagrandmotorcyclerallyfor more information and to buy tickets on sale now! Early bird special pricing: $75 for 4-day pass includes free tent camping. Offer ends May 31st. Self-contained RV camping is an additional $50. Day passes are also available. 866-787-8946.About Iowa Speedway: Iowa Speedway is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located just 30 miles east of Des Moines at I-80 Exit 168 in Newton, Iowa. The track is owned and operated by U.S. Motorsport Corporation and designed by former NASCAR Champion Rusty Wallace, now an anchor and analyst for ABC-TV/ESPN. Iowa Speedway is designed for year-round use and includes 30,000 permanent grandstand seats. Call 1-866-RUSTY-GO, visit www.iowaspeedway.com, “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @IowaSpeedway to learn more.
About Jay Allen Productions: Jay Allen is the creator of the World’s Biggest Biker Bar: The Broken Spoke Saloon and the Campground at Sturgis County Line. Jay is also emcee and a consultant for The Lone Star Rally, in Galveston, TX, emcee for Ohio Bike Week and Arizona Bike Week. A Land Speed Record holder on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Jay is an avid collector of motorcycles and has appeared on countless television programs, documentaries and DVDs about the motorcycle culture. He is the founder of Jay Allen Productions, a rally production company that includes multi-media film projects and Jay Allen’s Road Show, a traveling interactive motorcycle rally show. An innovator in the motorcycle industry, he is sponsored by
S&S Cycle, Baker Drivetrain and ONEsource Nutrition. www.officialjayallen.com

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Harley-Davidson: The Biker Code

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   This video embodies the spirit of the American biker and shines a light on what we think.  If you are a Biker then you know what I’m talking about. I am going to post below, as promised, “The Biker Code” the code that should be firmly engrained on your brain! For those that it is not and our up-n-comers it is posted here for you to memorize and  live by from this day forward.

The Biker Code

“What we believe and live & die for

It used to be that all bikers shared a common bond, an unspoken code of ethics and behavior that transcended words and was built on actions. There was never a bible written on this Biker’s Code, and there was no need for such. But the times are a-changin’ and there seems to be a lot of new riders out there hungry for the code. These days the riders you see blastin’ down the tarmac are just as likely to be clad in shorts and sneakers as jeans and engineer boots. And the roughest, toughest-looking biker you pull up next to could be your doctor or lawyer and may be wearin’ a Rolex watch under his leathers. There’s nothing wrong with that, so long as these new riders learn the Code of the West just as we old-timers did.

Being a biker used to be about using your creativity to take a basket case old hawg, and using only grit and ingenuity, turning it into a one-of-a-kind eye dazzler, then risking your life on the asphalt, on a bike you made yourself out of pride.

     Bikers wore leather and grease because they knew cagers would just as soon run them down as look at them, so they had to be intimidating. We were a breed unto ourselves with no union, no support group, and in many cases, no family (they threw us out). We had to make it in the world of our own, against all rules, against mainstream society, and against all odds. You know, we survived and prospered because of the Biker Code of the West and we never took shit from anybody.

As an old scooter tramp named Jug once said, “It’s every tramp’s job to school the young. How else are they gonna know a Panhead from a bed pan?”

With that in mind, we bring you a primer on the basic two-wheeled Code of the West. Take heed, brothers and sisters, for our Code is a hallowed one filled with:

The Biker Commandants

Don’t take any shit: Be kind to woman, children and animals, but don’t take any bullshit. This is an essential part of being a biker. It has to do with respect and honor. Anyone can be a brash, quick-tempered lout. Be cool, stand tall and backup what you say with action.

Never lie, cheat or steal: Another way of saying this is to always tell the truth. Bikers are always the greasy bad guys in the movies, but every real biker knows that his word is his bond. Your word is all you have in life that is truly yours. Guard it carefully and be about something noble, for you are a true knight of the road.

Don’t snitch: If you see a wrong, fight it yourself. If you are about anything, you’ll take care if problems yourself and never feel the need to snitch someone off. Snitches are the lowest life forms on earth, right up there with bike thieves. This rule goes hand in hand with the next one.

Don’t Snivel: Absolutely no one likes or respects a sniveler. Another way to say this is, “hold your mud.” Still another way to think of it is, “Don’t sweat the small stuff” Most of life’s little inconveniences work themselves out whether you snivel or not. Keep your chin up, dammit! You’re a biker, not some lowly mollusk.

Never say die and never give up: Whether it’s in a fight, a debate, or a business deal, no matter how bad it gets, a biker never gives up. That’s why you see a lot of wealthy bikers these days, ’cause they don’t know how to quit in any element of their lives. In the biker world of rugged individualists, only the strong survive.

Help others: When a brother or sister is broken down by the side of the road, stop and help them. Even if just moral support, if that is all you can give, it’s better than riding on by. Remember life is about the journey and the ride, not just getting there. You already are there.  And don’t just help bikers, show the world that we are better than our image portrays us. Courtesy costs you nothing and gives you everything.

Stick to your guns: Do what you say you’ll do, be there when yo say you will. This is called integrity. This also goes back to standing for something. Like the song says, “You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.”

Life is not a drill: Yeah, this ain’t no dress rehearsal. This is life-go out and take big bites of it. You’ve got no time to lose and bikers don’t stand around waiting for the party to come to them. You only go around once. Tomorrow you could be road kill, thanks to a chain smoker asleep at the wheel of his Caddy. Live life now, make the most of each moment.

All right, now let’s review. You are a biker, a modern-day knight of the road. Protect the weak, walk tall and stand proud. Your word is your bond. Stick to your guns. Don’t take any shit. Life is not a drill.

Now go forth and ride When in doubt, ride. That’s what we do…ride. If you want to ride around in a Day-Glo Hawaiian shirt and sandals, go for it, but if you intend to look like a goof, at least don’t act like a goof. These commandments are just a few of the broad strokes, there is a lot more to being a biker than buying a bike. If you just buy a bike, you are a motorcyclist. Being a biker is a way of life, a proud way.

The Biker Prayer : To keep you safe when your on the road  and return you to your loved ones

 

 

Code Of The West

 

You don’t need decorated words to make your meanin’ clear.

Say it plain and save some breath for breathin’.

Don’t never interfere with something that ain’t botherin’ you none.

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is to stop diggin’.

Never grumble. It makes you about as welcome as a sidewinder in a cow camp.

If you’re ridin’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure its still there.

It don’t matter so much how long a ride you have, as how well you ride it.

Always drink upstream from the herd. Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.

The first thing you do when you get up in the morning is put on your Stetson.

Don’t worry about biting off more than you can chew. Your mouth is probably a whole lot bigger than you think.

When it comes to cussin don’t swallow your tongue; use both barrels and air out your lungs.

Don’t get mad at somebody who knows more than you do. It ain’t their fault.

Talk low, talk slow, and don’t say too much. Generally, You ain’t learin’ nothin’ when your mouth is a-jawin’.

If you want to forget all your troubles, take a little walk in a brand-new pair of high-heeled ridin’ boots.

The wildest critters live in the city! Trust everybody in the game, but always cut the cards.

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.

Don’t let so much reality into your life that there’s no room left for dreamin’.

Makin’ it in life is kinda like bustin’ broncs: you’re gonna get thrown a lot. The simple secret is to keep gettin’ back on.

Go after life as if it’s something that’s got to be roped in a hurry before it gets away.

Don’t squat with your spurs on!

Never miss a chance to rest your horse.

There you have folks the words to live and die for a true  “Bikers Code”  I  sincerely hope you take these words to heart and commit them to memory if you intend to become a biker because I guarantee It is the code that many road whores like myself live by and take very seriously.  I hope to see each and every one of you on the road somewhere and we can kick back and some fun together!  Just memorize the “Biker Code” first so we don’t have problems when we meet.

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