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Well, I have been waiting on the edge of my seat for months now… as I do every year.  You see, my beautiful wife and I celebrate our anniversary on July 20th, and each year it is something I am proud of and excited to celebrate!  But, this year was a touch different.  You see, this year, instead of having to wait until Sturgis, the announcements of the new Harley line up happened on, you guessed it, my anniversary!  Now, that is not to belittle my big day with the ol’ lady; of course I wait with baited breath each year to celebrate that milestone.  This year was no different and I could not wait for our Anniversary Date, just as soon as I was able to get to the Harley shop and get the inside scoop from the Dealer’s Meeting icloud fotos op windows downloaden.

 

So here’s the skinny:

2012 really does not have much new.  Now, there are some big changes, but not a whole lot new mit iphone video von facebook downloaden.

The biggest news is that many of the line up have finally received a boost in the ol’ muscle department.  The 103 engine that was first introduced in the CVO models a few years back, has trickled down to the standard fleet.  For those who think a bit differently about those numbers, a 103 is about a 1688cc engine.  More importantly for many is that the HP numbers are approx cod mwen. 100 from the factory (which will probably change before you leave the parking lot as I am sure you are gonna put on a better breathing system and exhaust, maybe a Power Commander, and possibly even a hotter cam) hintergrundmusik herunterladen.

So, the 103 is found in all the touring models (including the standard Road King which was left out last year), all the Softails (cause we all know they are the Blvd download dazn videos. hot rods), and many of the Dynas.  My guess is that the Dyna line will all get the update in another year or so… keeping some costs down and some entry models more affordable with the 96ci waiting music for free wav. (The Wide Glide, Fat Bob, and new Switchback got the 103 and the Street Bob and Super Glide Custom were held back with the 96).

The other big change in availability is that you can now get ANY of the big twin models with ABS.  Some will like it, some will not.  It is an option so you certainly don’t have to get it.  I personally am looking forward to it because Harley is one of the few that have an independent system, meaning that the front and rear brakes are NOT integrated.  This allows me to use the front or rear brake, as I see fit not a power transfer between the two.  I don’t care what you say, I know the importance of each brake and if I want just front or back, then I want just front or back… ‘nuff said Download media player dvd for free.

 

On to the new models:

 

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  • NEW Inverted front forks.
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Harley-Davidson celebrates a decade of power cruising with the V-Rod® 10th Anniversary Edition motorcycle, finished in Brilliant Silver Pearl bodywork that evokes the anodized aluminum bodywork of the original V-Rod model that introduced the liquid-cooled Revolution V-Twin engine in 2002. All V-Rod models will carry V-Rod 10th Anniversary badges.

 

The new Dyna® Switchback combines hard saddlebags and a windshield with the eager handling and Twin Cam 103 performance of the Dyna chassis. It’s a custom-touring bike ready for a long weekend trip, until the detachable bags and windshield are removed. Then in seconds the Switchback becomes a custom street cruiser with a gleaming headlamp nacelle, five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels and a mini-ape handlebar. This convertible concept makes the versatile Switchback two motorcycles in one.

 

The new CVO™ Road Glide® Custom is one of four limited-production 2012 models from Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)™, each turned out with bold paint, gleaming chrome, and the most-powerful V-Twin engines offered in production Harley-Davidson motorcycles. CVO Road Glide Custom is a hot-rod bagger with a frame-mounted fairing topped with a smoked Wind Splitter windshield, a high-output, amplified Harman/Kardon® Advanced Audio system, and a color-matched, low-profile fuel tank console.  This model takes the place of last year’s Road Glide Ultra CVO.

 

 

 

 

The Horse Backstreet Choppers Announces it’s 5th Annual FREE Sturgis Bike Show

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STURGIS, S.D gta 5 wieder herunterladen. July 6, 2011— After the huge success of last year’s show, The Horse Backstreet Choppers will bring its fifth annual The Horse Backstreet Choppers Bike Show to Michael Ballard’s Full Throttle Saloon, once again, during Sturgis Bike Week 2011.  This FREE show will be held Monday, August 8th, 2011 and will feature guest judges, door prizes and giveaways, a burnout pit, live music and beautiful women total av free download. NO registration fee or entry fee, this is a completely FREE show.

 

The Horse’s mission is to recognize all hard-core, garage-built backstreet choppers, all owners are encouraged to enter.  Open, FREE registration will be held from 9 a.m exe herunterladen. to noon, all bikes must be in by noon. The winners will be announced at 3 p.m. Prizes will be given out all day. EVERYONE who enters a bike is eligible to win prizes xbox one 4k spielinhalte herunterladen. Your bike does not have to win and award to win a prize. This year’s panel of guest judges will feature, Roadside Marty of Flat Broke Customs, Paul Cox of Paul Cox Industries, Chuck Palumbo of CP Kustoms, Patrick Patterson of LED Sled, Jesse Dupre of Jackyl, Sugar Bear of Sugar Bear Choppers, Matt Olsen- Carl Olsen’s son, special guest judges, Michael Ballard of The Full Throttle Saloon and Angie Carlson of Full Throttle Flaunt, and many more herunterladen.

 

“We are excited to be back at The Full Throttle,” said Steve Broyles, who heads up each year’s show. “Last year’s show was a great success so we expect even more great bikes to show up this year and to have an even better show than last year rar dateien auf ipaden. We have made some changes this year, awards will be done earlier and we have even more prizes and swag to give away.”

 

Those who enter their bikes in the show will have a chance to win over $15,000 thousand dollars in door prizes from many different companies like Custom Chrome/Jammer, Factory Metal Works, Stevenson’s Cycle, Fabricator Kevin’s, Cycle X, Affliction, Papa Clutch Customs, Chop Docs Choppers, Low Brow Customs, Baker Drivetrain and many many more herunterladen. Please see that attached list of available prizes. You must have a bike entered to win the door prizes. There will be tons of crowd giveaways as well windows 7 german. But of course, no Sturgis event would be complete without great bikes, great entertainment and great babes, so be sure to enter your bike or stop by and check out all the action steam for free.

 

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The FREE 2011 Horse Backstreet Choppers Bike Show is sponsored by Evil Engineering, LLC, Stevenson’s Cycles, CCI/Jammer Cycle Products, Baker Drivetrain, Cycle X, Fabricator Kevin’s and many other great companies.

 

For more information or to pre-register contact Kari at (313) 737 8888 or thehorseads@aol.com.

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Check out these prizes!!!  If we are lucky, we might even get the Horse to allow ArtBiker to give away some custom, limited edition prints to a few lucky entrants… we will see!

 

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Jun 302011
 

The Dealer News is out and the 2012 Models have begun to roll!  The Sportsters and the Touring bikes are already shipping and will be available on dealer’s floors almost immediately.  And for any of you who are getting into the three-wheeled world, the trikes are also being released.

 

I don’t have any super special or top secret details, but I know that ALL the touring rigs now ship with a 103 engine panda pop!  So I have waited long enough.  I see a Road King in my future… anyone want to buy an Anniversary Edition Deuce??  How about a 15 passenger van???  Or a Ford Focus Wagon??  Gonna have to sell all three, but that King will have a nice spot in the ol gahrahge when I am done!!

 

Oh, and if these bikes don’t tickle your fancy, the full release is July 20th… Which is earlier than the usual Sturgis Release, so HD is jumping on the “get the bikes out there before the season ends” bandwagon schreib programme kostenlos downloaden.

 

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MILWAUKEE (June 29, 2011) Harley-Davidson has begun delivery of all 15 models in the 2012 Touring, Trike (North America only) and Sportster lines to its dealers in the U.S. and Europe. These motorcycles will be available for sale immediately, giving customers an opportunity to get on a 2012-model Harley-Davidson with much of the riding season still available adobe.com gratisen. Shipment of these select 2012 models has been accelerated to provide greater continuity of supply in dealerships during the peak summer selling season. Additional 2012 models will be announced on July 20 at the Harley-Davidson summer dealer meeting in Anaheim, California.

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Back for its first full year of production is the Sportster® 1200 Custom, the motorcycle that introduced the web-based H-D1™ Bike Builder factory customization process. Using Bike Builder, customers can personalize their 1200 Custom with seat, handlebar, foot control, wheel, security, paint and engine finish options that are installed right at the factory app to download movies for free. Even more dealer-installed accessories can be added, and viewed, on the Bike Builder site. The customer can then print out a description of their bike and bring it to a Harley-Davidson dealer to review the motorcycle with trained staff, select additional accessories to be installed by the dealer to further customize the motorcycle, and then place an order. Customers can expect to be riding their new bike in as little as four weeks from the time an order is placed with an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer iphone musik gratis herunterladen.

All 2012 Sportster models will have Michelin® Scorcher™ tires with a tread pattern designed, tested and styled specifically for the Sportster motorcycle to provide ideal grip, even wear and longer life. Fifteen Sportster paint options include seven new color choices for 2012. Side covers will be finished in either gloss black or denim black to match the finish on other bodywork musik von vk.com downloaden. The Forty-Eight model will have a new tank graphic.

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2012 Touring: For 2012, all eight Harley-Davidson Touring models are powered by a Twin Cam 103 engine with Automatic Compression Release and integrated oil cooler. Producing 102 ft. lbs. of peak torque at 3500 rpm, the Twin Cam 103 provides outstanding performance around town and on the open road. All Touring models also feature the 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission, 41.3 mm telescopic front forks, air-adjustable rear shocks and an Isolated Drive System for smooth power delivery audiobooks for free without registration. The Harley-Davidson Touring chassis has a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and two-piece swingarm designed to deliver responsive maneuverability and long-haul durability. Chassis geometry and suspension are calibrated to deliver confident handling and comfort.

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2012 Trike: The 2012 Tri Glide Ultra Classic brings original-equipment design, quality and service to the three-wheel motorcycle segment, based on chassis structure and geometry engineered specifically to handle the loads generated by the steering forces and weight of a three-wheel vehicle. With a deluxe Tour-Pak™ carrier and integrated trunk, a four-speaker/ 80-watt Harman/Kardon® Advanced Audio System, electronic cruise control and electric reverse drive, the Tri Glide Ultra Classic inspires confidence, passion and independence in any riding situation video online. The Tri Glide Ultra will be available in three color combinations: Vivid Black, Big Blue Pearl / Vivid Black or Ember Red Sunglo / Merlot Sunglo.

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Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s website at www.harley-davidson.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 172011
 

The following is a re-print from How Stuff Works (by the Discovery Channel).  I have not changed it except for a couple minor grammatical errors and taking the “G” word out by replacing the last letters with x’s.  I will not comment as to the validity or whether or not I agree with either the list or its order… but it is an interesting read for many and I know I always read this stuff when I find it… so here ya go.

 

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10 Notorious Motorcycle Gangs

by Matt Sailor

 

Outlaw motorcycle gxxxs (OMGs) got their start in the 1940s and ’50s as spinoffs of more mainstream motorcycle clubs. After World War II, motorcycling began to spread in popularity as a hobby. Veterans settling into lives in the suburbs working average jobs wanted to get a taste of the more adrenaline-charged life they’d lived overseas. Riding along the country’s highways with friends — partying and often drinking — was a perfect way to do that [source: Dulaney].

The outlaw groups began to develop after a 1947 bike rally in Hollister, Calif., that erupted into a riot. According to reports, drunken bikers rode through town (even in and out of buildings and restaurants) causing trouble and destroying property [source: Thompson]. Journalists and historians have since claimed that Hollister was not the all-out chaos portrayed in the media. Still, during a widespread public outcry over Hollister, and the danger of motorcycle clubs, the American Motorcycle Association released a statement aimed at calming the public. Ninety-nine percent of motorcycle clubs were law-abiding, fun-loving citizens, the AMA said. It was the other 1 percent that caused all the trouble and got all the attention [source: Serwer] posterxxl software herunterladen.

Over the years, as certain clubs began to drift toward illegal activity, they claimed the moniker “1 percenter” as a badge of honor. Even today, most of these “outlaw motorcycle gxxxs” maintain that they aren’t criminal organizations. For example, famous Hells Angels founder “Sonny” Barger claims that while some Angels may deal drugs or commit acts of violence; the organization itself doesn’t endorse those activities [source: Serwer]. Still, law enforcement agencies from the U.S. and Canada to even Australia and Europe see the OMGs as a serious threat. The FBI considers the gxxxs organized crime syndicates whose drug dealing and turf wars put rival gxxxs and the public in danger.

Read on to find out which motorcycle gxxxs are among the most dangerous and notorious.

 

10: Finks

America may be the home of the rugged, leather-clad biker image. But Australia, with its wide-open country and endless lengths of highway, has become a perfect place for outlaw motorcycle gxxxs to set up camp. On top of local chapters of gxxxs like the Outlaws and the Hells Angels, there are several Australian-based OMGs, including the Rebels and the infamous Finks.

Formed in Adelaide, Australia in the 1960s, the Finks were at the center of an all-out war with Australian police during the late 2000s. Like many other biker clubs, Finks’ leaders claim the group is misunderstood, and that they are just a group of guys who sometimes end up in trouble with the law [source: Guilliatt]. Even the colors they wear on their riding jackets aren’t your typical OMG logos. Instead of the usual threatening images of flaming skulls or scowling demons, the Finks’ colors depict a tipsy-looking court jester with a silly grin spotify auf mac herunterladen.

But the Aussie government doesn’t buy the Finks as a gxxx of fun-loving trouble makers. Finks members have been charged with crimes like drug trafficking, violent assaults and even planning a hit on a police officer [source: ABC Adelaide]. The government of the province of South Australia went so far as to name the Finks the province’s No. 1 criminal threat in 2009 [source: The Gold Coast Bulletin].

 

9: Mongols

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“Machine Gun Preacher” Sam Childers and Big Al Aceves, founder of the Mongols, are now reformed from the motorcycle gxxx lifestyle.

It might be named after Genghis Khan’s mighty empire, but the Mongols, formed in the late 1960s in East L.A., is a relatively small club. It has 70 chapters in the United States, and 800 members, most of whom are California-local [source: National Gxxx Intelligence Center]. But, while it may not be one of the Big Four outlaw motorcycle gxxxs — the four largest and most powerful biker gxxxs, as identified by United States law enforcement agencies — the Mongols has made up for its lack of size with violence and ferocity. (Keep reading the list to find out whom the Big Four are.) Despite being only a quarter of the size, the Mongols successfully wrested control of Southern California from its rivals, the Hells Angels, in the 1980s, after a protracted gxxx war. The Hells Angels still hasn’t taken back the territory [source: National Gxxx Intelligence Center] Download itunes purchased titles. The Mongols’ success in controlling the turf is due largely to their alliance with L.A.’s Hispanic street gxxxs. That alliance has also resulted in the Mongols engaging in racially motivated violence against African-American gxxx members, and even black civilians not affiliated with any type of gxxx. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms consider the Mongols the single “most violent and dangerous OMG” [source: National Gxxx Intelligence Center]. In 2008, 61 of the gxxx’s members were indicted in a huge bust, for charges including drug trafficking, racketeering and murder in L.A., Las Vegas and other parts of the Southwest [source: Goldman].

 

8: Black Pistons Motorcycle Club

One of the youngest OMGs to make this list, the Black Pistons Motorcycle Club was just established in 2002. In that short time, the Black Pistons has grown quickly. It not only has 70 chapters in 20 states, but also upwards of 200 members [source: U.S. Office of the Attorney General]. The club also operates in Canada and several European countries, including Germany, the U.K. and Belgium. The Pistons are the official support club for the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, one of the world’s largest 1 percenter gxxxs. In other words, the BPMC are the enforcers for the Outlaws, doing the dirty work that the parent club doesn’t want to be associated with. Black Pistons are tasked with dealing drugs and assaulting the Outlaws’ enemies [source: U.S. Office of the Attorney General]. The explosive growth of Black Pistons chapters has led to outbreaks of violence and tension with rival gxxxs. During the summer of 2002, for example, a new Pistons chapter in Portland, Maine attracted contingents from several local gxxxs to the city adobe acrobat herunterladen kostenlos chip#. Police worked overtime to tamp down a potential turf war from erupting [source: Hench].

 

7: Sons of Silence Motorcycle Club

Based out of Colorado, and controlling much of the Southwest and Rocky Mountain States, the Sons of Silence Motorcycle Club boasts 30 chapters across the United States and five splinter clubs in Germany. Altogether, the SOSMC is 275 members strong [source: National Gxxx Intelligence Center]. Founded in the town of Niwot, Colo. in the 1960s, the Sons of Silence have been engaged in a long turf war with rivals like the Outlaws since the beginning [source: Abbott]. The Sons are one of the few 1 percenter clubs to be allied with the Hells Angels, which means they have a lot of enemies for a relatively smaller club [source: Serwer]. They make up for the disadvantage in fire power. In 1999, a huge multi-state raid of Sons of Silence clubhouses in Kansas, Colorado and Arizona uncovered enough weapons to run a small army. Among the confiscated ordnance were dozens of machine guns, pipe bombs and even hand grenades [source: Abbott]. The club knows how to intimidate. Their motto, incorrectly translated into Latin in their colors, is “Until Death Separates Us” [source: Serwer] t-online mail.

 

6: Vagos Motorcycle Club

With around 300 members and 24 chapters, the Vagos Motorcycle Club is one of the most formidable gxxxs on the West Coast of the United States [source: U.S. Office of the Attorney General]. Wearing the symbol of the Norse god of mischief, Loki, Vagos have been engaged in a long, bloody turf war with the Hells Angels members in California [source: McDonald]. They also have operations in Hawaii, and along the U.S.-Mexico border. According to U.S. law enforcement, Vagos MC works with chapters in Mexico to smuggle drugs back and forth to the United States [source: U.S. Office of the Attorney General].

Like most of the other 1 percenter clubs, Vagos was founded in the 1960s [source: Dulaney]. The gxxx has become increasingly violent in later years, though. In 2009, a former president of the club’s San Bernadino, Calif. chapter was put on trial for murder after allegedly ordering club members to drive a man to the dessert and kill him. The reason? The two men disagreed over the price of a bike [source: Cruz]. In another crime, a Vagos member broke into a home, stole the homeowner’s money and some drugs, and then shot him in the head [source: Cruz].

 

5: The Pagan’s

The Pagan’s, founded in Maryland in 1959, is one of the Big Four outlaw motorcycle clubs spiele kostenlos kostenlose spiele herunterladen. The Pagan’s is much smaller than the other Big Four clubs; with only about 200 to 250 members spread over 41 chapters [source: U.S. Office of the Attorney General]. Their turf is mainly centered on the Mid-Atlantic region in the United States, especially Pennsylvania. While they may not be as big as rival gxxxs, the Pagan’s are considered extremely dangerous by both the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Among other reasons, the gxxx has close ties to other organized crime enterprises, including the Italian mafia and the Aryan Brotherhood, a powerful prison gxxx that has declared war on non-white races [source: Barker].

On top of dealing drugs like meth, cocaine and PCP, Pagan members have been tied to arsons, assaults, bombings and murders. They have also been known to illegally purchase and stockpile machine guns. Just to be initiated into the group, members first need to steal motorcycles to prove they’re worthy [source: Peirce]. In the early 2000s, Pagan’s chapter leader Pete Overly was convicted of assault for attacking a couple in which he shocked them both with a taser, broke the woman’s foot with his steel-toed boot and bludgeoned the man with a steel baton — all over an argument about bike parts [source: Peirce].

 

4: Bandidos Motorcycle Club

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U.S. law enforcement considers the Bandidos MC one of the Big Four.

In terms of membership alone, the Bandidos Motorcycle Club is one of the largest outlaw motorcycle gxxxs after passion film. The group has risen to a total of 2,000 members since it was started in 1966 [source: National Gxxx Intelligence Center]. Add to that a number of puppet clubs or “duck clubs” that do the Bandidos bidding and take the heat for some of their illegal activity, and you have a huge organization. The gxxx is powerful enough, with chapters in 16 states and at least 14 countries, that U.S. law enforcement officials have labeled it one of the Big Four OMGs [source: National Gxxx Intelligence Center].

The Bandidos name and logo come from the Frito Bandito, the mascot for the popular brand of corn chips [source: O’Hare]. But don’t let that whimsical association fool you. Based out of Texas and controlling turf across much of the Southwest, the Bandidos are heavily involved in cross-border drug trafficking [source: National Gxxx Intelligence Center]. They also have been involved in violent turf wars all over the world. This fierce warfare with rival gxxxs has led to bombings via grenade in Norway, arson in Brisbane, Australia, and multiple shootings in Canada [source: Skelton]

 

3: Outlaws Motorcycle Club

They may not be as famous as their rivals, the Hells Angels, but the Outlaws Motorcycle Club (aka the American Outlaws Association or Outlaws Nation) has exclusive bragging rights to at least one honor. They can genuinely call themselves the first outlaw motorcycle club, started in 1936 as the McCook Outlaws in Cook County, Ill. Later, they took inspiration from the 1953 Marlon Brando movie “The Wild One,” even borrowing their colors from the design on Brando’s leather jacket [source: Dulaney] süße katzenbilder kostenlos downloaden. Ironically, that film was based on the Hollister riot that got many of the outlaw clubs started. The club is still one of the largest today, with 1,700 members in 176 chapters in 13 countries [source: National Gxxx Intelligence Center].

Today, the Outlaws are considered one of the Big Four and control the Great Lakes region of the United States. Much of their violent activity is the result of their ongoing feud with Hells Angels. To fund their operations, the Outlaws cook and sell crystal meth and deal other drugs like cocaine and MDMA, better known as ecstasy. They have a heavy presence in Canada, where they fight opposing gxxxs for control of the cross-border drug trade. Among other crimes, the Outlaws have been tried in the United States for (but not always convicted of) arson, murder, kidnapping, explosives, robbery and even running prostitution rings [source: National Gxxx Intelligence Center]. In Australia, the Outlaws have been charged with crimes such as assaulting police officers, attempted murder and planting bombs in rival gxxx members’ cars [source: Barker].

 

2: Warlocks

Even in the criminal underground of outlaw motorcycle gxxxs, the Warlocks, an OMG active in Pennsylvania and Florida, have a bad reputation. Other clubs like the Pagan’s see themselves as too upstanding and respectable to associate with the Warlocks, who are seen as “low lives” by many other gxxxs [source: McGarvey]. So what kind of activities do bikers get involved in when even their fellow bikers don’t respect them? Wearing the image of a harpy, a winged monster from Greek mythology, as their emblem, the Warlocks have been involved in dealing drugs and violence crime since they were founded in the late ’60s duo formulierenen.

One example of a Warlock’s violent streak is the 1988 kidnapping of a rival biker gxxx leader. Retaliating for an attack by The Breed Motorcycle Club on Warlocks members who were drinking at a Pennsylvania bar, fellow Warlocks kidnapped Breed chapter leader Craig “Coyote” Gudkneckt, tied him up and beat him repeatedly with the butt of a handgun. The offending Warlocks went to jail once “Coyote” reported the beating to the police [source: McGarvey]. In 1995, a Warlock known as “Mudman” was convicted of murdering a cop after being pulled over, worried that he would be taken back to prison for violating parole [source: Graham]. “Mudman” died in a prison brawl a few years later [sources: Knipe Brown].

 

1: Hells Angels

 

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The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club is the most well known and notorious of the outlaw motorcycle gxxxs.

Even if it’s not the most dangerous, or the oldest, the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club is the most well known and notorious of the outlaw motorcycle gxxxs. The name has become synonymous with the word “biker.” They still get the most press, too. A 2009 study that surveyed coverage of OMGs in international newspapers found coverage of 51 different alleged crimes perpetrated by the Angels between 1980 and 2005 [source: Barker]. The Hells Angels have almost 2,500 members worldwide, spread out across 250 chapters, 26 countries and six continents [source: National Gxxx Intelligence Center] folge auf netflixen.

Today, the Angels are considered one of the Big Four OMGs by the FBI because of their involvement in dealing drugs, trafficking weapons and violent crimes. The gxxx is involved in bloody turf wars, like a battle with the Mongols for control of California, and a bloody war with several rival gxxxs in Quebec. One Canadian Angel confessed to murdering 43 people in the 1970s and ’80s [source: Serwer]. In 1985, when Canadian Angels decided one of their chapters wasn’t worthy of the name Hells Angels, they killed six of the members and dumped their bodies in the St. Lawrence River [source: Serwer].

The gxxx has been around since almost the beginning of 1 percenter clubs. Members of some of the clubs involved in the infamous Hollister incident of 1947 went on to form the Hells Angels a year later in San Bernadino, Calif. The gxxx quickly rose to fame as books like Hunter S. Thompson’s “Hell’s Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga,” and exploitation films of the ’60s based on the Angels turned them into countercultural heroes [source: Dulaney]. That reputation was destroyed after the infamous Altamont Music Festival organized by The Rolling Stones in Northern California. A Hells Angel who claimed to be working as paid security for the Stones stabbed a woman in the crowd to death. That biker was acquitted of the murder, but the incident was enough to transform HAMC’s public image from rugged individuals to dangerous thugs [source: Dulaney].