…..again you prejudice this to just the “Harley” , “cruiser” types? There are 1%’ers of all types. Not Just HD. Plenty of bike gangs from all walks of life and just as passionate about their ideas as the next. I have a Kawasaki Vulcan 900 and never once have I ever had any problems with any Harley riders. Even some of the hard core folks approach me with more curiosity then loathing.
Areas that are saturated with bike gangs will rarely if ever approach you about your type of bike, unless your antagonizing them in any manner……wether it be your wearing the “cuts” from a rival club or your firing off at the mouth about how much better their wife looks then their bike (tongue in cheek). They don’t want or need the attention. And yes there are always exception to those rules.
A beginner should only really need to be concerned about what identifies a person as MC (motorcycle club) and not an RC (riding club). The first tell tale is the patches on the Jackets…and no not all wear black vess or leather jackets. Some of the Sport Bike MC’s around here have some sweet looking jackets that are of obvious sport riding position styling, but most if not all are easily identifiable by the huge club logo…..with the state and chapter also normally to be found is their rank of position within that club.