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Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul.

A good rider has balance, judgment, and good timing. So does a good lover.

Respect the person who has seen the dark side of motorcycling and lived.

Young riders pick a destination and go... Old riders pick a direction and go.

Always back your bike into the curb, and sit where you can see it.

Winter is Nature's way of telling you to polish.

The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.

If you really want to know what's going on, watch what's happening at least five cars ahead.

A friend is someone who'll get out of bed at 2 am to drive his pickup to the middle of nowhere to get you when you're broken down.

There's something ugly about a NEW bike on a trailer.

Everyone crashes. Some get back on. Some don't. Some can't.

Bikes parked out front mean good chicken-fried steak inside.

Only a Biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.

'Oh Shit!' is usually the moment when your plan parts ways with reality

Calling upon my years of experience, I froze at the controls. ~Stirling Moss

Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle.

Got a $5 head? Get a $5 helmet.

Keep thy eye on the tach and thine ears on the engine lest thy whirlybits seek communion with the sun. John 4:50

You start the game with a full pot o' luck and an empty pot o' experience... The object is to fill the pot of experience before you empty the pot of luck.

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow! What a Ride! ~Hunter S. Thompson

Never trade the thrills of living for the security of existence.

A zest for living must include a willingness to die. ~R.A. Heinlein

If you think you don't need a helmet, you probably don't.

Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN hold everything you need.

NEVER argue with a woman holding a torque wrench.

Routine maintenance should never be neglected.

It takes more love to share the saddle than it does to share the bed.

The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rearview mirror.

Never be afraid to slow down.

Don't ride so late into the night that you sleep through the sunrise.

Pie and coffee are as important as petrol.

Sometimes it takes a whole tankful of fuel before you can think straight.

Riding faster than everyone else only guarantees you'll ride alone.

Never hesitate to ride past the last street light at the edge of town.

Never mistake horsepower for staying power.

A cold hamburger can be reheated quite nicely by strapping it to an exhaust pipe and riding forty miles.

Never do less than forty miles before breakfast.

If you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride.

A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.

A good mechanic will let you watch without charging you for it.

Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to stop for the night.

Whatever it is, it's better in the wind.

Two-lane blacktop isn't a highway, it's an attitude.

When you look down the road, it seems to never end, but you better believe it does.

A motorcycle can't sing on the streets of a city.

Keep your bike in good repair: Motorcycle boots are NOT comfortable for walking.

People are like Motorcycles: each is customized a bit differently.

If the bike isn't braking properly, you don't start by rebuilding the engine.

Remember to pay as much attention to your partner as you do your carburetor.

Well-trained reflexes are quicker than luck.

Learn to do counterintuitive things that may someday save your butt.

The twisties, not the superslabs, separate the riders from the squids.

When you're riding lead don't spit.

Don't make a reputation you'll have to live down or run away from later.

If she changes her oil more than she changes her mind follow her.

Catching a yellow jacket in your shirt at 70 mph can double your vocabulary.

If you want to get somewhere before sundown, you can't stop at every tavern.

Don't lead the pack if you don't know where you're going.

Sleep with one arm through the spokes and keep your pants on.

Practice wrenching on your own bike.

Beware the rider who says the bike never breaks down.

Don't argue with an 18wheeler.

Never be ashamed to unlearn an old habit.

Maintenance is as much art as it is science.

A good long ride can clear your mind, restore your faith, and use up a lot of fuel.

If you can't get it going with bungee cords and electrician's tape it's serious.

If you ride like there's no tomorrow there won't be.

Gray-haired riders don't get that way from pure luck.

There are drunk riders. There are old riders. There are NO old, drunk riders.

Thin leather looks good in the bar, but it won't save your butt from "road rash" if you go down.

Always replace the cheapest parts first.

You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.

No matter what marque you ride, it's all the same wind.

Patience is the ability to keep your motor idling.

People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.

Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly.

It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end. ~Ursula K. LeGuin

Middle age starts when you have been warned to slow down, not by a motorcycle cop, but by your doctor.

What do you call a cyclist who doesn't wear a helmet? An organ donor. ~David Perry

Life is too short for traffic. ~Dan Bellack

Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead. ~Mac McCleary

Remember folks, street lights timed for 35 mph are also timed for 70 mph. ~Jim Samuels

Safety is a cheap and effective insurance policy.

Accidents hurt - safety doesn't.

If you want to complain about the pace being set by the road captain, you better be prepared to lead the group yourself.

It takes both pistons and cylinders to make a bike run. One is not more important than the other.

If the countryside seems boring, stop, get off your bike, and go sit in the ditch long enough to appreciate what was here before the asphalt came.

Give way to trains.

You don’t stop riding because you’re getting old, but you get old when you stop riding.

Remember the time when sex was safe and motorcycles where dangerous.

It’s not what you ride, it’s your attitude that it counts.

God didn't create metal so that man could make paper clips! ~Harley Davidson Ad.

It’s a world with 20,000 television channels...get as far away from it as you can. ~Honda Ad.

Careless torque costs lives.

Ride, eat, sleep...repeat.

It didn’t look that far on the map.


“I’ve been associated with 1%er motor cycle clubs since the late

1950’s. . .Our clubs and our bikes are what we live for, and any

thing else is just that, anything else. It goes without saying

that we’ve worked hard for our reps and will do everything

in our power to maintain them. We do not apologize

for a damned thing. . .”

Sonny Barger, 2001- Hells’ Angel

“We are a group of complete individuals, and I mean individuals.

Everyone of us has a different reason for being who we are.

The only thing we agree on is our love for the club.

That, and our love for motorcycles.”

Sonny Barger, 2001- A Hells’ Angel

“The sun never sets on a Hells Angels’ patch.”

Sonny Barger 2001-Hells’ Angel

“Freedom ain’t cheap, don’t be a rat and

sometimes you have to literally

fight to be free.”

Sonny Barger, 2000-Hells’ Angel

“We were like the crusaders and Genghis Khans, and the Jesse James

gang all rolled into one. This was the same territory where Crazy

Horse led his Sioux Warriors in 1876 against General

George Armstrong Custer.”

“Cisco”, Oakland Hells’ Angel President

(In reference to H.A. 1982 run to Sturgus, SD.)

“I belonged right where I was, with my club. I didn’t have

millions of dollars and wasn’t on the cover of Time

Magazine either, but what I did have was respect.

Respect from those who counted on me. After

All, I said to myself, I was Sonny Barger.

I was a Hells’ Angel.”

Sonny Barger, Hells’ Angel

“We stick up for our own, Right or wrong. Think about it. If

your own brother is getting his ass kicked, do you give a

damn if he is in the wrong or not? Fuck it, if he is wrong,

fuck it if he is right, you’re going to jump in for him.

If he is kicking ass, cool; but as soon as he gets

Hit, then fuck all, fair fight. That is the

Easiest way to relate to a

Hells’ Angel.”

Sonny Barger, 2000, Hells’ Angel

“The story off the Hells’ Angels motorcycle club is the

story of a very select brotherhood of men who

will fight and die for each other, no matter

what the cause.”

Sonny Barger, Hells’ Angel


“They’re the wild bill hickocks,

the billy the kids—

They’re the last American hero’s we have man!!”

Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, 1965

The Legend Speaks on the Hells’ Angels m.c.

“The best thing about the Hells’ Angels is that we don’t lie to

each other. Of course, that don’t go for outsiders because

we have to fight fire with fire. Hell, most people you meet

won’t tell you the truth about anything.”


The only Brazilian Hells’ Angel in the 1960’s

“People will just have to learn to stay out of our way.

We’ll bust up everyone who gets in our way.”

A Hells’ Angel

Talking to the California police

“Our motto is “all on one and one on all.” When you mess

with an angel, you’ll have 25 of us on your neck.”

A Frisco Angel

“What do ya mean by the word ‘right?’ The only thing

we’re concerned about is what’s right for us. We

got our own definition of “Right.””


A hells’ Angel

“We are complete social outcasts– outsiders against society.

And that’s the way we want it to be.”

An Angel

“If you want cops to leave you alone, you have to shake ‘em up.

If we make the scene with less than fifteen bikes, They’ll

always bust us. But, if we show up with a hundred or

two hundred, they’ll give us a god damn escort.

They’ll show a little respect. Cops are just like

Anybody else: They don’t want anymore trouble

Than they think they can handle.”

Sonny Barger, a hells’ Angel

“Everybody believes in something. Some people believe

in God. I believe in the Angels.”

A hells’ Angel Old Lady

“When we do right, no one remembers. When we

do wrong, no one forgets.”

An old Hells’ Angel business card

“I really don’t care if people think we’re bad . . . we

fight society, and society fights us.

It doesn’t bother me.”

An Angel

“Actually we’re conformists. To be an Angel, you have to

conform to the rules of our society, and the Angel’s

rules are the toughest anywhere . . .You got to

want to be an angel. We don’t just take anybody in.

we watch ‘em. We got to know they’ll stick to our rules.”

Sonny Barger, A Hells’ Angel

“There’s only two kinds of people in the world. Angels,

and those who wish they were angels.”

Magoo Oakland Hells’ Angel

“Our main concern in life is to be a righteous Angel.”

A Hells’ Angel

“I don’t know why, but you almost have to join a club. If you

don’t, you’ll never be accepted anywhere. If you don’t

wear any colors, you’re sort of in between—and

you’re nothing.”

A Retired Hells’ Angel

“They worship their motorcycles. They take them inside

their homes at night. They sleep on grease-caked

beds, but their bikes are spotless.”

A Los Angeles cop, 1965

“There is no such thing as one of our brothers

imposing on another.”

Breeze, PMB 1%er

“I would do what ever is necessary to protect my club,

brothers, and family. That’s why I am here. There

are not many left that would kill or die for

our beliefs. I am a dying breed.”

Connan, 1%er, Pagan MC

“I am a realist in all aspects of life. I refuse to accept

societies set of standards, or morality. As a 1%er,

we build a world of our own that very

few can grasp.”

Breeze, PMB 1%er

“We condemn all one-percenters. They’d be condemned if

they rode horses, mules, surf boards, bicycles

or skate boards. Regretfully, they

picked motorcycles”

AMA Director, 1965

American Motorcycle Association

“I went through all that school and family jazz. It’s all

crap. Boy I’m glad the Angels took me in! I don’t

ever want to be anything but an Angel

and that’s it.”

A Hells’ Angel

“Man, when you were 15, or 16 years old, did you ever think you’d

end up as a Hells’ Angel? How did I get screwed up with you

guys anyway? Man, I got out of the Army and came back to

Richmond, Ca., started ridin’ a bike around wearing my

Chinos and clean sport shirts, even a helmet . . .and

Then I met you guys. I started getting grubbier

And grubbier, dirtier and dirtier, I couldn’t

Believe it. Then I lost my job. Startin’

All my time, either goin’ on a run

Or getting’ ready for one---

Shit, I still cant

Believe it.

A Richmond, Ca. Hells’ Angel

“Sonny Barger is an important bike rider. He is in jail unjustly,

and he should be set free. Wear your “free Sonny Barger”

tee-Shirt in public.””

Steve McQueen’famous actor and director in 1960’s and 1970’s

“My husband (Steve McQueen) told me if I was ever stranded

on the side of the road, broke down, or in trouble, and if a club

member came by, accept their help. Trust them. Nothing

bad would come of it. They’d do me right. He even

went on to say that if the politicians ran the

country like the club ran its chapters, we’d

all be much freer. I think he liked their

Honor System and the fact that with

Bike riders, a hand shake was a

Hand shake, and a deal

Was a deal”

Barbara McQueen

Famous actress in the 1970’s



“True Brotherhood is the key to our survival and to our way

of life. What matters is the strength of your heart and

the love of your brothers.”

Psycho-pmb ‘04




FRIENDS: Never ask for food.
BIKER FRIENDS: Are the reason you have no food.

FRIENDS: Will say "hello".
BIKER FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss.

FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.
BIKER FRIENDS: Call your parents mom and dad.

FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
BIKER FRIENDS: Cry with you.

FRIENDS: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.
BIKER FRIENDS: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing and just being together.

FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.
BIKER FRIENDS: Keep your stuff so long they forget it's yours.

FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
BIKER FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
BIKER FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds' ••• that left you.

FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.
BIKER FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, "I'm home!".

FRIENDS: Are for a while.
BIKER FRIENDS: Are for life.

FRIENDS: Will ignore this.
BIKER FRIENDS: Will forward this.


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Comment by Ben Lor on October 3, 2014 at 12:44pm

We may have a drink together and I may even like you but brothers we are not.

(Blind Billy to a Civilian in a bar in Oakland)

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