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New Harley Engine

August 24, 2016

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New Harley Engine

The Harley-Davidson Motor Company premiered its new engine yesterday. It is called the “Milwaukee-Eight.” Harley trademarked the name “Milwaukee-Eight” in March 2015 so the engine has been in development since at least then. It is the biggest stock engine the company has ever sold and according to Harley promotional materials it is also the prettiest. […]

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Barger For Trump

August 23, 2016

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Barger For Trump

Ralph Hubert “Sonny” Barger, a still active member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and an icon of American individualism, announced on his Facebook page yesterday that he is moving back to Oakland. And, when he gets there he will register to vote. And, after he registers he intends to vote for Donald Trump for […]

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Warlocks Versus Warlocks Case Ends

August 21, 2016

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Warlocks Versus Warlocks Case Ends

The last murder case that resulted from a September 30, 2012 shootout in the parking lot of a VFW Post in Winter Springs, Florida was dismissed last Thursday in a Sanford, Florida courtroom. Three members of the Warlocks Motorcycle Club named Peter “Hormone” Schlette,     Harold “Lil Dave” Liddle and Dave “Dresser” Jakiela were killed […]

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Our EPA Strikes Again

August 19, 2016

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Our EPA Strikes Again

Everybody who has been around American motorcycles long enough to have an opinion that counts knows what the Harley tax is. The Environmental Protection Agency thinks it means something else. The Harley tax is the price you have to pay to transform the brand-new Harley-Davidson motorcycle you bought into the bike you want to ride. […]

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A Reply To George Christie

August 18, 2016

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A Reply To George Christie

Some of the people former Hells Angel George Christie has vilified recently, including writer Candy Chand and filmmaker Nick Mead, commented on an article about Christie published on this page yesterday. Not everybody reads the comments. In case you missed it, here is what Mead – in the photo above and who coined the term […]

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California Gang Database

August 17, 2016

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California Gang Database

Elaine M. Howle, the California State Auditor, released a 115-page report August 11 that called the state’s “CalGang” database inaccurate and poorly managed. The information in the database is widely used by prosecutors to “validate,” or prove that defendants are members of criminal gangs. “CalGang,” the report explains, “is a shared criminal intelligence system that […]

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Thanks For Reading George

August 17, 2016

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Thanks For Reading George

George Christie will never drown. No lifeguard could ever ignore his furious cries. He has a genius for getting attention. He has managed to get mentioned on this page twice so far this week. He is thisclose to being on TMZ. Probably in another month, when his memoir is published, he will be inescapable. Like […]

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Christie’s Honesty Questioned Again

August 15, 2016

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Christie's Honesty Questioned Again

George Christie, who has made a late life career of telling tales about the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, has had his honesty questioned again. Last week the Ventura County Reporter, an alternative weekly newspaper with a circulation of about 35,000 in Christie’s hometown, published a letter titled “A Challenge to George Christie.” The letter read: […]

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Amigos, Goths And Gangs

August 15, 2016

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Amigos, Goths And Gangs

A more than two-month-old lawsuit in Washington became news late last week when the Walla Walla County commissioners responded to the suit by trying to legally define “gang attire.” The suit was filed June 6 by two members of the Amigos Motorcycle Club named Corey Ray Puckett and John Allen Smith. They wanted to wear […]

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Vagos Insignia Case

August 13, 2016

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Vagos Insignia Case

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court ruling that a former Vago named Ronald Godwin could be fired from his job at the Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility in Grants Pass, Oregon because sometimes “on special occasions, he wore clothes with a Vagos patch.” Godwin worked at the youth lockup for […]

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Texas Déjà Vu

August 12, 2016

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Texas Déjà Vu

Friction continues in Texas between motorcycle clubs that belong to the Texas Confederation of Clubs and Independents and clubs that loudly proclaim the COC&I to be a Bandidos controlled racket. That friction seemed to reach a climax 15 months ago when members of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club crashed a confederation meeting at the Twin Peaks […]

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Sayonara 911 Ride

August 11, 2016

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Sayonara 911 Ride

After 15 years, state police in Maryland and Virginia are shutting down “America’s 911 Ride,” a memorial ride that is very heavily, but not exclusively, attended by police and firefighters. The ride begins at Highland Harley-Davidson in Somerset, Pennsylvania on Friday, August 19, travels to the nearby Flight 93 Memorial and from there to the […]

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Kingsmen Flips

August 10, 2016

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Kingsmen Flips

A Kingsmen Motorcycle Club patch holder named Emmett Green has apparently agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in the federal racketeering case against 16 members of the club now proceeding in the Western District of New York in Buffalo. Green reached a plea deal sometime before July 29 and pled guilty to racketeering conspiracy two days […]

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