Biker Slange: Acronyms and Definitions
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Airheads- (not a reference to hair color) Reference to older, air-cooled BMW motorcycles
AMA – American Motorcycle Association
ATGATT – All The Gear All The Time – mouse man
ATM – All Things Motorcycle
BAB – Born Again Biker – Someone who has recently returned to riding after a period of absence and really ought to get some advanced training.
contributed by Matt the Rat
Big Twin- Large V-Twin engine
Cage– Car, Van or truck
CMA- Christian Motorcycle Association
CRAFT – Can’t remember a freaking thing – Submitted by anonymous
Dresser- Larger bike normally “dressed with” a full touring package (fairing, windshield, saddle bags an hopefully a comfortable seat).
Easy Rider- Movie title or more know The Easy Rider magazine
Fairing- The front part of the bik, (batwing) made of plexiglas or other lightweight material designed to house headlights and other electrical components such as gauges, cd players and other indicators. Also designed to deflect wind, rain and road debris.
GBNF- Gone By Not Forgotten
Hang Around- A person not invovled with an actual MC other than show they may be interested in joining. They may do this by being friendly to a particular MC by wearing support Tees, support events, hang around with the MC, and may ride, at times with them.
Independent- Biker with having no club affiliation.
Jugs-that and Cylinders
Knucklehead- Harley Davidson engine produced from 1936 to 1947. The engine is characterized by large nuts on the right side of engine above the cylinders making it appear similar to knuckles.
MC- More Coming – Overheard in conversation
Meet- An Event
Nut Cracker- The tank fuel cap (espeically if the cap is left open)
OEM- Original Equipment Manufacturer
Panhead-Harley- Davidson engine produced between 1948 and 1965. Named after the valve covers that are similar to small turkey roasting pans.
PMS – Parked Motorcycle Syndrome
Q-Tip- Elderly cage driver
Rat Bike– Motorcycle composed of several motorcycle parts, mking it as cheap as possible,and painted matt black, Can you say Mad Max?
RUB – Rich Urban Biker – Submitted by anonymous
Under Brake- Not applying brakes to their full capability, causing a longer than needed stopping distance: sometime a crash
V2 Evolution– Harley’s engine introduced in 1984
WHORE– We Haul Our Riders Everywhere
X-Trap– Rail road tracks that cross creating an X or slit which can trap the a narrow tire of motorcycle bringing the biker down
Yard Shark– Dogs who appear out of no where, chasing your tires, running in front of your bike or biting your boots
Z-Bar- Style of handlebar that sweeps from the risers toward teh front fo the bike and back again toward the rider.