I honestly think it is how you come of, both verbally and riding style, when 18 yo my vw bus threw its belt, it was close to soft seizing, I shut down and pulled over, while looking for my spare belt, which I realized was the one thrown, 8 Harley riders rolled up on me, asked what was up, patched outlaws! One said get on, and they rode me to a Napa, I bought a belt, they rode me back, the highway patrol was behind my van, prepping to tow it, I hopped off, those guys did not miss a beat, the cop asked if i was ok, were these guys bugging me! Told them the truth, they HELPED me, leave them be! Back-up came but the Outlaws rode away, told the cop to let them go, levered my belt on drove off. Highway patrol cop told me I should not associate with "people like that" I told him to go fuck himself, those "people" helped me out! Don't judge a book by its cover. Act like you wish to be treated, granted, the world is different today, but I will place my trust in any patched member of any Motorcycle gang. Stand up, act a man, they will treat you like a man.