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    I have heard many different stories and opinions, so what is yours? Have you had an experience with a 1%'er?

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    To me the 1%'ers are the ones that belong to outlaw motorcycel clubs requiring an initiation and generally live outside the law. The outlaws, Hells Angels, Diablos , and Iron Horsemen come to mind.
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    If everyone is born with an a--hole then why are there more a--holes than people. My definition of a 1%er.
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    has done hard time
    ... does not think he deserved it

    still trying to "get even"
    ... with someone/something

    loves to ride motorcycles
    ... anyones

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    To be look at as a 1%er = Useless lowlife.
    To consider yourself a 1%er = Idiot! (or baffoon in some cases)
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    Someone who drives the speed limit.

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    Bikers:



    Motorcyclists:



    The term biker should be reserved for one percenters, members of outlaw m/c groups, their friends & affiliates. These are nasty people who trade in drugs, human flesh, & violence. Give them plenty of room; they consider themselves soldiers and are dangerous. Trust me, they still exist.
    A motorcyclist is a "civilian" that owns & operates a motorcycle in a legal manner.

    They're not as noticeable as they used to be but m/c's and gangs are still around. The Hell's Angels, Outlaws, Mystic 7, Nomads, Banditos, Pagans, & Mongols are among the most infamous and still quite active.
    I repeat, they are dangerous people.
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    Those who think that 99% of bikers aren't "real bikers" because they aren't clones of themselves.
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    Simply, a 1%er is an outlaw...does not abide by the laws of our Country...and usually does not work for a lviing, but takes from others who do work...


    OMG, I speed!! I am an outlaw and a 1%er!!!! oh, but I worked for a living...
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    Here is a link that will provide in-depth information about Motorcycle Clubs and One Percenters...

    http://home.earthlink.net/~rcvsmc-edu/

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    Yeah, what Bill, Dennis, and Ronbien said pretty much covers it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arn Butt Bill
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    I saw a small group of Outlaws up around St. Augustine last month...was taking Mom back to NJ...she said look at all those riders so close together... must be as Nedro pointed out ("not that there is anything wrong with that!")... also told her not to make eye contact, that they are bikers, not riders...said we are riders...they are 1%ers...she understood completely...
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    A portion of my adolescent life was spent growing up on 41st Street in San Bernardino, more or less the birthplace of Hells Angels. I got to know quite a few of the characters. In fact, they helped me put together my first street legal (sort of) motorcycle back in '68, a "Jap-bike chopper." They were basically societal drop-outs that found their identity by hanging together. Indeed they were outlaws and thugs that liked to make noise and party hard. Drugs and alcohol were the currency of their lives.

    Oddly enough I liked the guys, and they had an odd way of letting me know I was okay around them. But they seemed to work hard at making sure that I didn't screw around and end up like them.

    I identify motorcyclists like them as 1%ers, and although I am glad I'm not one of them I have nothing against them at all. They are just another part of the machine.
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    Good post, Dorian...back in my wild and crazy youth, I also knew quite a few bikers such as those of which we speak...the difference them and some/most of us, is that we do fit somewhat into society, and they either choose not to, or unable to make the necessary behavioral changes in order to fit with society...whether antisocial or sociopath, the 1%ers are social misfits and generally do not work and pay taxes...do not follow our laws...and do not behave appropriately...some may know proper ways of being, but choose to follow another path...heck, if it weren't for all the negative stuff about them (their violence, their misogyny, their outlaw lives) I could almost envy their freedom...but not with their severe handicap of social disregard...a shame, they are basically handicapped, socially disabled...
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    Way back when, I don't recall ( I should) but the American Motorcycle Association AMA, made a statement that " 99% of all motorcycle riders are nice people" The outlaw motorcycle clubs/gangs adopted this as a "Badge of Honer" saying that they were the other 1%....as time passed most outlaw motorcycle club/gangs started wearing a "1%" patch signifying that they were outside the AMA and other laws....thus the 1%er was born.
    The term 1%er still notes these rider/bikers as outlaws in the motorcycle world. As stated, some f the most notable ones are; Hells Angles, Outlaws, Bandidos, Pagans, Iron Horseman, Mongols, Sons of Silence...and many puppet clubs of the major players.
    Most if not all, wear a "three piece" patch or "colors" as their called...rocker at the top and center patch and a rocker at the bottom...most other motorcycle clubs, such as Harley Owners Group ( HOG, Southern Cruisers, Christian Motorcycle Association etc.) wear only a two or one piece patch, top rocker and a center patch with no "MC" patch on their vest....the only exception to this "rule" is the Blue Knights.
    The Blue Knights are a Law Enforcement motorcycle club that wears a three piece patch, but the international vest or colors are a light blue, opposite of the black vest the outlaw clubs wear. Some do wear a black vest with the BK colors and is acceptable now, but the official color is light blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedro
    To be look at as a 1%er = Useless lowlife.
    To consider yourself a 1%er = Idiot! (or baffoon in some cases)
    NEDRO, all of us grow up in different circumstances, Was one but not now , just grew up I guess, most people who know me would never suspect it. Yes may have been crazy but is was my life for awhile, still have many 1%er friends they are NOT ALL bad.

    The real definition is, 99% of the biking community are good law abiding folks, the other 1% is not.

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    This is where all this "my chrome's shinier than you're chrome" get's started. "Motorcyclist" geeez!

    Plain and simple, a "biker" is someone that rides in snow, rain, wind or 100+ degrees. He (or she) rides further than the nearest yuppy bar and back. Doesn't really like big group rides, would rather "head out into the territory" alone. 200-300 miles is a nice "Sunday Drive". Many only have one primary vehicle and it only has two wheels. And a biker stops for ANY other rider who is in distress and does his best to help, regardless of the brand on the tank.

    A 1%er is truly an outlaw, either been in the pen or has performed some duty for the club that warrants the claim. Very few real 1%ers out there.
    Anymore, most are posers that got their patch at a Sturgis mainstreet stall.

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    Just like MrTwain said.
    99% of the bikers, ( motorcyclists) are law abiding.
    A 1% er is one who derives a lifestyle which is 100% supported by illegal activities. As well in most cases you do not get to where a 1% patch till you are a 'full patch' member or a "Nomad".{a Nomad is a contract member which does not belong to any specific Chapter, but do "work" for the clubs (read between the lines here)}
    Hang Arounds or Prospects are NOT allowed to wear a 1%.
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    Take this for what it's worth. I used to "work with" members of some of the national MC gangs. To earn a 1% patch required committing murder. Look closely at the vests. You won't see too many 1% patches. Each item has its own significance and the rules vary somewhat between clubs.
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    I grew up with a 1%'er. A Hell's Angel from Cali to be exact.

    I have a very unique view on this subject.

    There is, has been, and always will be some mis-information on the subject. I do not feel it is my place to correct said mis-information as I am not a 1%'er but there have been a few who have talked about it. Sonny from the Hell's Angels has done a few interviews trying to correct some mis-conceptions.

    Most of it boils down to respect. We have Daytona's Bike Week coming up in Florida at the end of this month. They are not to be feared, but respected. I do not mean the type of respect where you admire someone, but the kind of respect you might give Hitler for his ability to rally a country against the world solely on his motivational speaking skills. (I am not a fan of his work, but I have to acknowledge what he was able to do.)

    It's about respect. You do not **** on them, they will not **** with you.

    Some of them are the nicest people you will ever meet unless you end up on their wrong side. Nothing personal, just business.

    My 2 cents worth.

    BTW - my dad did 18.5 yrs in the Marine Corps and 5 tours in Nam. When he got back to the states, he was sh** on like most of the vets at that time and he chose to ride with the Angels in Cali. He felt his country betrayed him so he understandably did his own thing.

    I do not support much of what they are all about, but once you do some history on how their chapters are actually run, and how they handle their own, you start to understand some things. You still may not agree with them, but you at least understand where they are / were coming from.

    I have never been, nor will I ever be a 1%'er. My freedom is too valuable to me. I am not willing to lose it. Their was a period in my life where I felt I was a 2%'er, but never a 1%'er. I have always been, and will always be a biker. I am not an enthusiast. I am a nice guy, respectful, and I take care of my family, but don't stereotype me as something I am not, just because I have a wing. I will bend over backwards to help a stranger out, let alone a friend. I put my life on the line for many years as a firefighter.

    Again, I respect them for doing what they feel is the "right" thing for them, but I do NOT condone the illegal activities. (Selling Drugs, Murder, Etc.)

    It takes a lot to bring someone to that side of the fence. Don't blindly judge them as each and every 1%'er out there has, and some continue to, live in their own little hell.

    Never assume you know who someone is just because they have a vest, or patch on. "Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover." (Author Unknown)

    If I am stuck on the side of the road, I don't care who stops to help me, I just care that someone did stop. They will. I have seen more than a couple of dead-beat dads do much worse than many 1%'ers here in Florida.

    BTW -- If you look at who sponsors many of the charity poker runs, you will find 1%'ers are VERY involved. I know the Outlaws have charity events on a regular basis here in Florida. How many charity rides did your "club" "group" "chapter" do last year? (I can guaranty you your club did not do as many of said events.) Now who is giving back to the community and those who need help more? These guys, as a whole, are not the demon spawn many of you make them out to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTwain
    This is where all this "my chrome's shinier than you're chrome" get's started. "Motorcyclist" geeez!

    Plain and simple, a "biker" is someone that rides in snow, rain, wind or 100+ degrees. He (or she) rides further than the nearest yuppy bar and back. Doesn't really like big group rides, would rather "head out into the territory" alone. 200-300 miles is a nice "Sunday Drive". Many only have one primary vehicle and it only has two wheels. And a biker stops for ANY other rider who is in distress and does his best to help, regardless of the brand on the tank.

    A 1%er is truly an outlaw, either been in the pen or has performed some duty for the club that warrants the claim. Very few real 1%ers out there.
    Anymore, most are posers that got their patch at a Sturgis mainstreet stall.

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    Well said DJ. When I first moved to Georgia I started riding with a guy I met at a local wrench's shop. After awhile I found out he rode with the BoozeFighters in the area. One of the oldest clubs in the nation and had a bit of a rep. I was allowed to "ride along" on several rides and while I was never considered one of the club, I was also never disrespected. Like any group, there were definitely some a@@holes. But for the most part decent guys with family's who liked to ride with brothers and have a good time. Seems like there's always "1%" that screw up things for the other 99% just because they get the press.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wingriderz
    Why do I feel like I'm in a Mad Max movie?
    Hells YEAH! hehehe

    Thank you Mr. Twain. I thought long and hard before I posted that. I wasn't sure how it would be received. I must have read and read it 6 or 7 times.

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    It was a good post, DJ; but it went over the head of most folks who've never been on the other side of the tracks. I tried to give the Cliff Notes version to keep people out of trouble.
    I was on alot of those poker runs in the 80's and early 90's with the Outlaws and Mystic 7 when Bob Amchir was first getting the idea for the Florida President's council together. The Wings of Gold was his first project and they usually administered.
    They were always very decent to me and I was invited on many other outings ---- I went a couple of times and it wasn't for me.
    My first date with Mirtes was on a multi-club poker run. Miami Mike, Snoopy (from Ft. Lauderdale), and Doc (Davie) organized it with most of the backing from the Mystic 7.

    BTW, the Outlaws helped out my neighborhood big-time when we had a problem with the Davie Boys. They were soldiering in our area and using trees/bottles for target practice. My buddy's dad was a member of the OL and made a phone call. An hour later there were 30 bikes in the area and the Davie Boys never came back.
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    Thumbs down Really?!?!?!

    I realize this is an old thread but most of the folks that own our type of bikes aren't kids anymore and yet some of the replies I see here are totally brainless and idiotic, you know, like something a kid would say because they don't know any better.......

    I don't care who you are, if you haven't lived it or been there, then just shut the hell up!! Most of your replies are so far off base your ignorance is overwhelming !!

    It took a lot for me both mentally and emotionally to finally buy a Honda and I research a site to get your opinions and advice on what is useful and also for the obvious which would be where to get what I want/need for this bike as I haven't owned an import since I was a kid, 1974 Kawasaki KH440 I believe it was, and what do I find but a bunch of closed minded idiots. The funny part is is that you state these opinions in a "closed" Honda site BUT I bet not one of you would say this BS to one of our faces. I am by no means here to cause trouble BUT I will correct if what you state is an untruth...... All I can say is stop watching Gangland and actually go out there and talk to us when you come across us, nobody is gonna shoot ya or steal your women!!!! LoL

    You wanna hate talk somebody, talk about those idiots on those crotch rockets that make it hard on ALL of us trying enjoy our rides because they feel the need to ride wheelies past the cops then run from them and we all know that the cops take it out on all of us no matter what brand bike we are on.......

    Opinions are like a**holes, everybody has one some just stink more then others and it seems to me that the majority of the posters to this thread are damn STINKY!!.........

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    Thumbs down Ignorance is bliss........

    Quote Originally Posted by keysyrider View Post
    If everyone is born with an a--hole then why are there more a--holes than people. My definition of a 1%er.
    Is that supposed experience making that comment cuz it sure sounds like you just may fit your own definition........
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    Quote Originally Posted by nedro View Post
    To be look at as a 1%er = Useless lowlife.
    To consider yourself a 1%er = Idiot! (or baffoon in some cases)
    You live in the land of the idiot Hells Angels so I can assume why you made that statement, being as I know that they ARE idiots and buffoons. The difference is I have said it to their faces but it's obvious you haven't and will probably never acquire the courage to do so.

    I love how all you internet tough guys belittle something you know nothing about and are so ready to condemn us all on what you think you know or ran across one idiot 1%'er that did indeed cause a problem. We all are not what you have preconceived us to be and you really shouldn't try to poison other people with your misconceptions.........

    Just remember, there is usually at least one idiot in every circle..... Welcome to the circle!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Fire View Post
    I grew up with a 1%'er. A Hell's Angel from Cali to be exact.

    I have a very unique view on this subject.

    There is, has been, and always will be some mis-information on the subject. I do not feel it is my place to correct said mis-information as I am not a 1%'er but there have been a few who have talked about it.

    Most of it boils down to respect. They are not to be feared, but respected.

    It's about respect. You do not **** on them, they will not **** with you.

    Some of them are the nicest people you will ever meet unless you end up on their wrong side. Nothing personal, just business.

    Again, I respect them for doing what they feel is the "right" thing for them, but I do NOT condone the illegal activities. (Selling Drugs, Murder, Etc.)

    It takes a lot to bring someone to that side of the fence. Don't blindly judge them as each and every 1%'er out there has, and some continue to, live in their own little hell.

    Never assume you know who someone is just because they have a vest, or patch on. "Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover." (Author Unknown)

    If I am stuck on the side of the road, I don't care who stops to help me, I just care that someone did stop. They will. I have seen more than a couple of dead-beat dads do much worse than many 1%'ers here in Florida.

    BTW -- If you look at who sponsors many of the charity poker runs, you will find 1%'ers are VERY involved. I know the Outlaws have charity events on a regular basis here in Florida. How many charity rides did your "club" "group" "chapter" do last year? (I can guaranty you your club did not do as many of said events.) Now who is giving back to the community and those who need help more? These guys, as a whole, are not the demon spawn many of you make them out to be.

    First and foremost I apologize for trimming (editing) your post in the quote, I did it to save a little space.....

    And here is the man with sense!!! The magic word as you stated is RESPECT, you give it and we
    WILL return it. That simple!! I have a couple close acquaintances who are Hell's Angels and yet we are supposed to be "sworn" enemies but it all falls back to respect and to be honest we don't advertise our friendship as it would cause grave conditions on all our parts even though we've known each other since middle school.

    As I stated in one of my other replies, there is at least one idiot in every circle so don't judge me just because I wear a vest with a 3 piece patch. I give what I get and if you take the time to glance at my profile I have worked very hard and been fortunate to get what I have and to get as far as I have in my 45 years. Not only that but most people I run into professionally have no idea of my other life, not that I am ashamed but I am a businessman with an electrical contracting business and that is how I support my family, and that comes first to me and as we can see in this thread alone misconceptions and assumptions are poisonous.....

    You obviously have been around the lifestyle in one fashion or another, what and how you stated your opinion shows that. Thank You!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Fire View Post
    I grew up with a 1%'er. A Hell's Angel from Cali to be exact.

    Some of them are the nicest people you will ever meet unless you end up on their wrong side. Nothing personal, just business.

    Never assume you know who someone is just because they have a vest, or patch on. "Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover." (Author Unknown)

    If I am stuck on the side of the road, I don't care who stops to help me, I just care that someone did stop. They will. I have seen more than a couple of dead-beat dads do much worse than many 1%'ers here in Florida.
    I remember years back when I got my GL1200 stuck in the mud out in the boonies of Wisconsin. No cell phone then. I was thinking about what to do when a pickup stopped and two biker guys got out. These guys looked scary to me, but they were really nice and helped me get out.
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