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Volume 10, Issue 4

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WheelsOfGrace.com | Volume 10 Issue 4 | 7 B I K E R J A R G O N BIKER J ARGON M o t o r c y c l e L i n g o By Axle Addict P a r t 5 Every subculture has its own lingo. Bikers are no exception. Are you on the fringe of a motorcycle society? Have you heard a biker speaking and would like to understand what he was talking about? Would you like to gain insight into the biker mindset? Do you just like words? Here you'll find an introductory dictionary of commonly used road- motorcycle terminology and biker slang, compiled with the average "Citizen" in mind. Citizen: (noun) A person with no known affiliation with a Motorcycle Club. • Earned/Earned or Bought: Refers to patches. Some clubs' patches are earned (the wearer had to complete a specific task in order to earn the patch) and some patches are bought (the wearer does not have to earn the right to wear the patch). If asked by an outlaw if your patches are earned or bought, "bought" is the safe answer. "Earned" could cause you to be viewed as a rival. • Easy Rider: classic movie. • Endo: Abruptly stopping a motorcycle so that inertia lifts the back end off the surface. Sometimes this is done on purpose as a stunt, also known as a Stoppie. If an endo is not intentional, it's called an end-over-end. • Enduro: Used to describe an off-road/trail ride competition and the bikes that are used to compete in these competitions. • Evolution/Evo: Harley-Davidson engine produced from 1984 to 2000. • Exhaust Wrap: Insulated cloth wrapped around exhaust pipes to retain heat and give an old-school look. Also known as heat wrap, pipe wrap, and exhaust tape. On cars it's called header wrap. • Fairing: Bodywork at the front of a motorcycle designed to deflect wind, rain, and road debris. • Farkle: Doo-dads, kitch, and add-ons that serve no useful purpose. One or two farkles are ok (flags, stuffed pigs, etc.) but don't overdo it. Most serious bikers don't use this term but you'll find it used in forums and occasionally in magazines. • Fins: Heat sumps on air cooled engines. • Fishtailing: Side-to-side sliding of the rear wheel • Fishtails: Flared exhaust tip that resembles a fish's tail. • Flathead: An early engine design associated with Harley Davidson engines produced from 1919 to 1973. • Flat Head: Horizontally opposed four- or six -cylinder engines. • Flat Spot: The point at which no additional power is gained from increased RPMs • Flycatcher: Hypercharger reminiscent of a racecar's Bird Catcher, but smaller. • Flying Colors: Wearing your clubs "colors." • Foot Pegs: Pegs where a rider rests his feet • Fork Bag: A small pouch attached to forks (sometimes handlebars or frame) and used to carry tools and supplies. • Frisco Style: When a fuel tank is mounted on top of the frame rather than having the frame sunk into the underside of the tank. Pick up our next issue of WOG Mag for Part 6 of the Biker Jargon series. F. A. I. T. H. RIDERS No One Left Behind www.faithriders.com

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