1%ers ? - Page 6 - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
» Main Menu

Discussion Forums
 » Twins
 » Tiger
 » General
 » RAT

Features
 » Blogs

Motorcycle.com Links

Contribute
 » Photo

Motorcycle Forums
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games

Biker Hang-Out The Biker Cafe' at the end of the Universe. C'mon in, we talk everything about motorcycles on Earth and beyond.


Sponsored by: Motorcycle Accessory Discount Superstore

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-16-2012, 08:24 PM   #51 (permalink)
Senior Member
SuperStock
Main Motorcycle: Hmmmmm
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Central Arkansas
Posts: 217
Other Motorcycle: '97 Buell S1
Local chapter has out riders and enforcers on sportbikes. Times are a changin...
S1loki is offline   Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-16-2012, 08:56 PM   #52 (permalink)
Mockerator
Site Supporter
Team Owner
Main Motorcycle: 2006 Thruxton
 
jonkster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 5,074
Other Motorcycle: 1971 T120
Extra Motorcycle: Ossa 6 day replica
out of interest

FWIW something I didn't know until recently.

I always thought 'outlaw' motorcycle gangs were named that because it is assumed they are involved in illegal activities or have no respect for the law.

Apparently 'outlaw' motorcycle clubs are called that because they didn't want to be part of the American Motorcyclists Association (AMA) and so didn't operate under the AMA club laws and weren't recognised as AMA clubs.

The 1% tag seemed to come as a result of a letter to Life magazine from Paul Brokaw, the editor or The Motorcyclist Magazine, in 1947 following bad behaviour (that Life gleefully covered) by motorcyclists in a small town in California during an AMA racing carnival .

Brokaw was cheesed off at Life about their coverage and wanted it known that most motorcyclist were not as Life presented:

Quote:
We regretfully acknowledge that there was disorder in Hollister – not the acts of 4,000 motorcyclists, but rather of a small percentage of that number, aided by a much larger group of non-motorcycling hell-raisers and mercenary-minded barkeepers. We in no manner defend the culprits – in fact drastic action is under way to avoid recurrences of such antics.
A photo Life published of the event (this photo it turns out was staged):


The outlaw clubs took the statement from the magazine editor as actually being from the AMA and ended up saying they were the "1%" and adopted that as their own.

Not that any of this matters but I found it interesting where the names came from.

http://ijms.nova.edu/November2005/IJ...l.Dulaney.html
__________________
stumble trip stumble trip
jonkster is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 12-16-2012, 09:46 PM   #53 (permalink)
Senior Member
Powerbike
Main Motorcycle: Triumph Legend
 
Randommech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Fargo, ND
Posts: 375
Nice to see someone took the time to actually research the origin of the 1%. Nice job Jonkster

Sent from my LGL55C using Motorcycle.com Free App
Randommech is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 12-16-2012, 11:34 PM   #54 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Supersport 600
Main Motorcycle: 2006 ST
 
MarkST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: HouSTon, United States
Posts: 196
Gotta appreciate that x percentage, whatever it is, of folks who share their homework with us lazier or busier ones. If I had a vote I'd elect Jongster an honorary x-%er.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com App
MarkST is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2012, 02:30 AM   #55 (permalink)
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
SOTP Vintage Series
Main Motorcycle: Tiger 800
 
welshrob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Posts: 6,940
Extra Motorcycle: 98 Triumph Adventurer
Here, the majority of 1% clubs ride HD but they ALL seem to accept Triumph, except possibly the Hells Angels. There is one very high profile 1% club in South East Queensland, the majority of whom ride Rocket 3's. I`ve run the local RAT pack since 05 and plenty of 1%`ers have come on the rides on their Triumphs. One of the best things I have I have ever seen is a patched club member wearing a cut and skull cap lid sticking a Rocket 3 up on the back wheel for the best part of 1km! They are mostly OK blokes, who are bike enthusiasts that like to ride, I have never enquired into the other "stuff" that they do and they have never sought to involve me in it.

Interesting that the Ulysses have a different take in SA, I`ve been a Ulysses member since 05, here (where it originated) it`s just a bunch of old gits riding bikes!
__________________
She said, "You can`t take ANYTHING seriously, can you?" I just laughed.
welshrob is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2012, 04:17 PM   #56 (permalink)
Senior Member
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: 2009Triumph Bonneville
 
hlmiskelly's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Near Huntsville, Alabama USA
Posts: 1,309
Other Motorcycle: 2011 Yamaha FZ8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripps View Post
One I know has an old tattoo on his arm ABMOCVP, I asked him what it stood for. "American British Motorcycle Owners Club-Vice President, LOL.
I'm guessing with that tattoo he figured his climb up the "corporate" ladder had reached its end.
__________________
The trouble with trouble is that it started out as fun.

2009 Bonneville Std - Arrow 2-1 exhaust, Hagon shocks/springs, B/C airbox removal kit, custom paint, fly screen, bar end mirrors, Baldwin seat, Lucus style lights
hlmiskelly is online now   Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2012, 04:20 PM   #57 (permalink)
Senior Member
Supersport 600
Main Motorcycle: 09 Triumph Bonneville
 
Rubicon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Tampa Bay
Posts: 158
Just a bunch of guys who like to ride, believe in a different set of rules then most of society and honestly won't bother you if you don't bother them. We have a few MC clubs here that can be classified as 1%, never had a problem but then again I don't stick my nose in places it doesn't belong.
__________________
09 Bonneville Black
Triumph Tax paid (BCARK,Pipes,TTP tune)
Rubicon is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2012, 04:28 PM   #58 (permalink)
Premium Member
Site Supporter
Team Owner
Main Motorcycle: 2003 Bonnie
 
Demonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 5,231
Other Motorcycle: 2003 Speed Triple 955i
Extra Motorcycle: Monkeybike!
Sure, if you don't think illegal drugs, weapons, prostitutes, extortion rackets, &c are a problem....

You can't live by "a different set of rules" If those rules break the law and harm society.
__________________
-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
Isaac Asimov
-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
Demonic is online now   Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2012, 05:13 PM   #59 (permalink)
LEE
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
Commentator
Main Motorcycle: Rocket III Roadster 2014
 
LEE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NM
Posts: 9,750
Other Motorcycle: Honda Goldwing 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rubicon View Post
Just a bunch of guys who like to ride, believe in a different set of rules then most of society and honestly won't bother you if you don't bother them. We have a few MC clubs here that can be classified as 1%, never had a problem but then again I don't stick my nose in places it doesn't belong.
I never thought I would agree with Demonic....but really maybe you have not had a problem meanwhile your neighbor is be turned into a drug dealing crap hole, the longer you let wound fester the more it gets infected. I carry a .45 Glock for a reason. I absolutely refuse to let any dirt bags or dirt bag threaten or hurt me or mine.
they give bikers a bad name. Luckily the goverment is watching them and know who they are and how they operate.
__________________

Iron Butt Association Member IBA #42245
LEE is offline   Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2012, 05:17 PM   #60 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: THUNDERBIRD
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: groveland,FL.
Posts: 534
Other Motorcycle: HONDA VT750DC
The way it was explained to me by a 1%er is this, " 99% of the people give a sh*t about something, we're the 1% who do'nt".
linkdog is offline   Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:59 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.