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rshute4
7th May 2006, 04:06
What are the biker rules? any do's and dont's?

stuff like dont stick stickers on the paint :doh or your helmet...

Any other things like the gremlin bell? just want to know so im covered!

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Homarr
7th May 2006, 04:10
Just be yourself.

whispanic
7th May 2006, 04:15
NO EIGHTBALL PATCHES

Trust me

Adios

Scooter_Trash
7th May 2006, 04:16
Apparently, one of them is don't sit on a Hell's Angel's bike.

nzsailor
7th May 2006, 13:14
and ALWAYS use the secret handshake!!!!!!!!!!!!

oakies
7th May 2006, 13:18
Wear your foil beanie whenever your off the bike...

jamman
7th May 2006, 13:27
Don't be a weenie

oakies
7th May 2006, 13:32
Just be yourself.


Like he said....Be yourself and show respect towards other bikers and you'll get the same in return..And if you see a biker broke down on the side of the road...Stop to see if he or she needs any help...The next time they might be helping you out...

JicJac
7th May 2006, 13:32
Don't forget to put your britches on under your chaps.

XLFREAK
7th May 2006, 13:37
dont ride wearing shorts.

oakies
7th May 2006, 13:43
dont ride wearing shorts.

If you do, Youll learn your lesson like we all have. My right leg is scared from all the burns. I can tell what burns are from what bikes I've had over the years by the height of the scars on my legs..Finally I've learned my lesson.

Gone
7th May 2006, 13:44
Don't let your mouth write a check your ass can't cash.

jwb47
7th May 2006, 13:52
make sure your chaps dont make your ass look to big and your helmet should match your bike and if you like patches and pins , that kinda stuff join h.o.g. group they love sending out all the above.
seriously unless you belong to a club , gang or what ever you want to call it unless invited to join a conversation just be polite say hello or smile and move on . dont infringe your self on a group of unknown bikers , dont be an ass in public we get enough bad press the way it is ( I should listen to my own advise ) everybody cant or some dont want to own a harley , dont get caught up in the my bikes better than your bike thing and the biggest rule of all is be carefull , ride within your ability, and get home safe after enjoying a day on your bike.

XLFREAK
7th May 2006, 14:05
make sure your chaps dont make your ass look to big and your helmet should match your bike and if you like patches and pins , that kinda stuff join h.o.g. group they love sending out all the above.
seriously unless you belong to a club , gang or what ever you want to call it unless invited to join a conversation just be polite say hello or smile and move on . dont infringe your self on a group of unknown bikers , dont be an ass in public we get enough bad press the way it is ( I should listen to my own advise ) everybody cant or some dont want to own a harley , dont get caught up in the my bikes better than your bike thing and the biggest rule of all is be carefull , ride within your ability, and get home safe after enjoying a day on your bike.
:iagree yeah, what he sayed. i still think anyone who doesnt like sportys just never rode one but thats a different thread.
ride safe.

chuckp
7th May 2006, 14:11
No rules besides respect other people and keep your opinion, eyes and hands to yourself unless asked. Some general guidelines to not looking like a complete idiot, however, would start something like this:

1. Just buying a bike doesn't make you a "biker". You're a guy with a motorcycle. Period.

2. If you don't know what you're talking about, stop talking (or don't start).

3. Buying "distressed" leather is out and just makes you look like a tool.

4. Don't bolt on stuff from the local HD store and start calling your bike a "chopper" or "bobber".

5. It's NOT a costume party.

6. Every other person who owns a motorcycle is not your "bro".

7. What you see on the "Discovery Channel" is just bad television. You didn't watch ER and suddenly show up at the local hospital wearing scrubs; don't watch OCC and show up at the next rally "Bro"-ing everyone and talking about your latest "chop".

Sportster Girl
7th May 2006, 14:17
Like he said....Be yourself and show respect towards other bikers and you'll get the same in return..And if you see a biker broke down on the side of the road...Stop to see if he or she needs any help...The next time they might be helping you out...


Good words here. ^^^^

Here's the scoop on the Gremlin Bell....a whole thread no less.....:D

http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?t=22183&highlight=gremlin+bell





Biker's Code


I ride purely, and only, because it is fun. I ride because I enjoy the
freedom I feel from being exposed to the elements, and the vulnerability
to the danger that is intrinsic to riding. I do not ride because it is
fashionable to do so. I ride my machine, not wear it. My machine is not
a symbol of status. It exists simply for me, and me alone. My machine is
not a toy. It is an extension of my being, and I will treat it
accordingly, with the same respect as I have for myself. I strive to
understand the inner-workings of my machine, from the most basic to the
most complex. I will learn everything I can about my machine, so that I
am reliant upon no one but myself for its health and well-being. I
strive to constantly better my skill of control over my machine. I will
learn its limits, and use my skill to become one with my machine so that
we may keep each other alive. I am the master, it is the servant.
Working together in harmony, we will become an invincible team. I do not
fear death. I will, however, do all possible to avoid death prematurely.
Fear is the enemy, not death. Fear on the highway leads to death,
therefore I will not let fear be my master. I will master it. My
machines will outlive me. Therefore, they are my legacy. I will care for
them for future bikers to cherish as I have cherished them, whoever they
may be. I do not ride to gain attention, respect, or fear from those
that do NOT ride, nor do I wish to intimidate or annoy them. For those
that do not know me, all I wish from them is to ignore me. For those
that desire to know me, I will share with them the truth of myself, so
that they might understand me and not fear others like me. I will never
be the aggressor on the highway. However, should others mess with me,
their aggression will be dealt with in as severe a manner as I can cast
upon them. I will show respect to other bikers more experienced or
knowledgeable than I am. I will learn from them all I can. I will not
show disrespect to other bikers less experienced or knowledgeable than I
am. I will teach them what I can. It will be my task to mentor new
riders, that so desire, into the lifestyle of the biker, so that the
breed shall continue. I shall instruct them, as I have been instructed
by those before me. I shall preserve and honor traditions of bikers
before me, and I will pass them on unaltered. I will not judge other
bikers on their choice of machine, their appearance, or their
profession. I will judge them only on their conduct as bikers. I am
proud of my accomplishments as a biker, though I will not flaunt them to
others. If they ask,I will share them. I will stand ready to help any
other biker that truly needs my help. I will never ask another biker to
do for me what I can do for myself. I am not a part-time biker. I am a
biker when, and where ever I go. I am proud to be a biker, and I hide my
chosen lifestyle from no one. I ride because I love freedom,
independence, and the movement of the ground beneath me. But most of
all, I ride to better understand myself, my machine, the lands in which
I ride, and to seek out and know other bikers like myself.

Author
Unknown-

XLFREAK
7th May 2006, 16:16
Never , Never ever try and Bulls#%t. a Bulls#%%er

Big_Baazzoo
7th May 2006, 16:16
Don't spend too much time looking at your reflection in the windows of the buildings as you ride by.

OldFenderGuy
7th May 2006, 16:37
Here is another "Author Unknown" set of rules;

The Biker's Code
by Author Unknown

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.

These days the riders you see blastin' down the road 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 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.

We survived and prospered because of the Biker Code and we never took shit from anybody. As an old scooter bro 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. Take heed, brothers and sisters, for our Code is a hallowed one filled with honor and loyalty, the likes of which have not been since the days of knighthood:

Don't take any shit. Be kind to women, 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 quick-tempered fool. 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 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 of problems yourself and never feel the need to snitch someone off. Snitches are the lowest life forms on earth, right up there with biker thieves.

Don't Whine. Absolutely no one likes or respects a whiner. 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 whine or not. Keep your chin up, dammit! You're a biker, not some lowly snail..

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.

Help others. When a brother or sister is broken down by the side of the road, always stop and help them. Even moral support, if that is all you can give, is better than riding on by. Remember life is about the journey, the ride, not 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 you 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 idiot, at least don't act like an idiot.

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 of life we hold in high regard with a burning passion for the open highway.

garbiker
7th May 2006, 17:52
Never Ride A Green Bike>

klinesamuel
7th May 2006, 19:27
Don't spend too much time looking at your reflection in the windows of the buildings as you ride by.

Dam, how did you know I do that.

Sam

el jeffe
7th May 2006, 20:32
Don't ride with your mouth open.

whispanic
7th May 2006, 23:02
Dont forget to put down the jiffy stand...

Oh yeah if you see a chick with a patch that says "breezy rider", get to know her cause she will fun at rallys!

Adios

loki03xlh
7th May 2006, 23:09
Watch out for cagers, especially ones with cell phones glued to their heads.

merc
7th May 2006, 23:14
keep your lips closed unless you want bugs in your teeth (like popcorn)
plus alll of the above
plus lots of leather and chrome
and flames
and bullets
oh and don't listen to the "foil beanie when not on the bike" stuff.
You should wear it all the time. I have lined ALL my helmets, do rags, skull caps,. baseball hats, and my cowboy hat with the foil stuff.

Homarr
7th May 2006, 23:21
Don't forget to put your britches on under your chaps.
Whoops!! Is that why I feel a draft?

mwndragon
7th May 2006, 23:48
Always try to keep it on the black stuff between the trees. Remember, it's easier to go around the trees then through them.
Always expect the idiot in the cage next to you too cut you off or try be in the same exact spot your in.
Be proud in what you ride, as long as you ride it, and often.

pquirk
8th May 2006, 00:36
Rules? We don't need no stinkin' rules....

xllent01
8th May 2006, 00:43
Rules? We don't need no stinkin' rules....

Thank god someone with some sense, rules are for those who follow others.

Rules are meant to be broken, i don't live or ride by someones else's definition of rules.

rshute4
8th May 2006, 03:48
sounds like good advice all around from everyone...thanks!

Jason's Sporty
8th May 2006, 04:09
Remember the #1 rule to the married guys "bikers" here: Never ever call your wife your ole lady when she is in earshot of you!

OldFenderGuy
8th May 2006, 04:37
Marriage? What's that??? :yikes

Tried it once, long ago, but I think I'm too independent, and have never liked answering to anyone.....

Kind of reminds me of a story I heard long ago;


"Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl "Will you marry me?"

The girl said, "NO!"

And the guy lived happily ever after and went fishing, hunting, riding, worked on his Harley a lot, drank beer, and farted whenever he wanted.


THE END"

oldsporty1
8th May 2006, 15:07
Been riding for about 40 years, there are no rules, but you should'nt have to be told to help others as a human being we should do that anyway. treat people the way you want to be treated and you won't have any trouble with the biker folks. check out the P.G.R. website and join if it suits you, they will show you how a biker should conduct themselves, welcome to the group.

Gone
8th May 2006, 15:15
Show respect for the 1%ers, respect all riders, be yourself, respect the ladies, be nice to kids and animals, honor our troops, be willing to help those that ask for it and those that need it.

xl1200r
8th May 2006, 15:23
Thank god someone with some sense, rules are for those who follow others.

Rules are meant to be broken, i don't live or ride by someones else's definition of rules.

Kind of what I was thinking. Do whatever you want. If you feel like you want to go talk to a group of "bikers" and they get their panties all bunched up over it, that's not your problem. If you happen to talk a certain way, don't change it because of the company. I say "bro" all the time. It's part of the language that I've gown used to working with some of the people I work with, just like I say "bucko", "sweet", and "bitchin". If you have a problem with how I talk then I don't need to be talking to you.

Just be a good human being - the respect word has been passed around a lot. Show it, get it. That's all.

Just be yourself and do what you want.

SkippyRay
8th May 2006, 16:29
Don't forget to put your britches on under your chaps.

I threw up a little.................

xl1200r
8th May 2006, 16:34
I threw up a little.................

And I bet you swallowed it too...:doh

...sicko...

seagullplayer
8th May 2006, 18:05
Bikes are invisible thru a windshield.

jamman
8th May 2006, 19:36
I say "bucko"


He said. "Bucko" :roflblack :roflblack :roflblack

seriously just be you, don't be someone your not, quit worry'in about it. And cagers think you are made of rubber.

leadmagnet
8th May 2006, 23:36
Never refer to a woman who likes to ride passenger as a "shoulder monkey".

Lead