Motorcycle Club Glossary of Terms

For your convenience we have compiled a list of biker terminology, you must know when reading hawt motorcycle men novels. Happy reading!

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 worn on a diamond shaped patch

AMA – American Motorcyclist Association.

Backyard – Where you ride often.

Boneyard – Salvage yard for used bikes & parts.

Brain Bucket – Small, beanie-style helmet . 

Broad – A female entertainer for the club. She may be a dancer or at times a prostitute. 

Broken Wings – a patch meaning the rider has been in a crash. 

Burnout – Spinning the rear wheel while holding the front brake. Many places have contests to time how long it takes for the tire to blowout.

Cage – Automobile.

Cager – Automobile Driver. 

Chopper – Bike with the front end raked out or extended out. 

Church – Clubhouse. (going to church, is attending a meeting at the clubhouse)

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

CLAP – Chrome, Leather, Accessories, Performance. 

Clone – A motorcycle built to resemble and function like a Harley-Davidson motorcycle without actually being a Harley-Davidson motorcycle . 

Colors – M/C Backpatch. 

Custom – Custom built bike.

Cut – Vest with Club Colors.

DILLIGAF – Do I Look Like I Give A Fuck.

Fender – A female passenger who is not an Old Lady but simply a lady a biker has invited for a ride. 

Flash Patch – Generic patches usually sold at swap meets and shops. 

Flying Low – Speeding.

Freedom Fighter – a MRO member dedicated to preserving or gaining our rights and freedoms.

FTW – Fuck The World or some are using Forever Two Wheels.

GashA vulgar term for a woman.

HOG – Harley Owner’s Group.

Independent – Someone not a part of any club or group, but normally a part of the biker culture.

Ink – Tattoo.

Ink-Slinger – Tattoo Artist.

Lick and Stick – This is a temporary pillion back seat placed on the fender through the use of suction cups.

LEO – Law Enforcement Officer/Official.

Leaving Your Mark – Oil puddle on the ground where you parked your scoot.

MC – Motorcycle Club.

MM – Motorcycle Ministry.

Moonlight Mile – A short adventure with a lady friend away from camp.

MRO – Motorcycle Rights Organization. An organization such as ABATE, BOLT, Motorcycle Riders Foundation, or, American Motorcycle Association. Having as part of their agenda to protect the rights and freedoms of motorcyclists. Membership is most often open to the public by paying yearly dues. Overseas MAG and FEMA are the biggest MRO’s.

Old Lady – Wife or steady girlfriend of a club member. She’s monogamous and has the respect of the other women. There is usually one Queen; usually the president’s old lady.

Packing – Carrying a weapon is ‘Packing Heat’. 

Patch-In – To make someone a member of a club.

Patch-Over – When one club takes over another.

Pillion Pad – The passenger seat.

Prospect – Someone hopeful for club membership, who rides with the club during a probationary period. A unanimous club vote must be cast by the membership for full initiation.

Pucker Factor – Refers to how tight your ass got on a close call.

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

Queen – the club president’s old lady.

R/C – Riding Club. 

Rags – Also used to refer to Cut or Colors. In some areas it’s used only when referring to a woman’s colors. 

Rat Bike – Usually an older bike that doesn’t look like it’s been taken care of at all.

RICO – (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Laws passed for Law Enforcement to combat organized crime such as the mafia that are also used against some MC clubs.

Ridin’ Bitch – Riding as a passenger.

Road Name – Also known as handle. Name given to to someone by his Brothers/friends.  Usually given after some kind of incident or something they would associate with that person.

Rocker – Part of M/C colors which usually designates geographic location or territory.

RUB – Rich Urban Biker.

Rubber – Tire. 

Rubber Side Down – Ride Safe; Don’t Lay the Bike Down. 

Run – Road trip with your Buds, most of the time with a place to go to in mind.

Running 66 – It’s very rare but at times it’s necessary to ride without a club patch or cut. This is also known as “riding incognito”.

Scoot – Motorcycle.

Shiny Side Up – Ride Safe; Don’t Lay the Bike Down.

Sissy Bar – Passenger Backrest. 

Slab – Interstate. 

Sled – Motorcycle. 

Sweetbutt – Club hoochie mama. Another name for a girl who hangs out with the club and is always available for sex.

Sweetie – Girlfriend.

Tats – Tattoos. 

Tail Gunner – The last rider in a group.

Turn your back – To completely disassociate from a person or club.

Twisties – Section of road with a lot of turns.

Wannabe – Refers to someone that tries to pretend to be a part of the biker lifestyle. 

Wrench – Mechanic.


Updated: 2/1/15

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