Heavily-tattooed Finks bikie boss dies after the Harley Davidson he was riding slammed into a road barrier – as a mysterious collection of 13 balloons are left at the scene
- A high-ranking bikie has died after flying off his Harley Davidson in accident
- The Finks MC member died at Bellbird, an hour from Newcastle on Wednesday
- Fellow Finks members memorialised him with 13 balloons at the crash site
A high ranking bike gang member has died after smashing a Harley Davidson into a road barrier on Wednesday in a horror crash at 4am.
The president of the Tamworth City chapter of the Finks, Bodie Dwyer, bike gang was thrown from a bike in Bellbird, an hour west of Newcastle, New South Wales.
Fellow Finks members mourned his death by placing 13 balloons at the crash site, a significant number for bikies.
High ranking bike gang member Bodie Dwyer (pictured) died after smashing his Harley Davidson into a road barrier on Wednesday at around 4am
The President of the Tamworth City chapter of the Finks Motorcycle Club (pictured) died after being thrown from his bike in Bellbird, an hour west of Newcastle in New South Wales
There are numerous theories on how the number 13 was popularised in the bikie community, including that being the 13th letter of the alphabet it stands for marijuana or motorcycle
One motorist said he stayed with Mr Dwyer and described the severity of his injuries as ‘heartbreaking.’
‘He was awake and we just tried to reassure him that help was on the way and stayed with him until police arrived,’ Roger Lewis told The Newcastle News.
‘It was absolutely heartbreaking to know that there was nothing any of us could do due to the nature of the injuries except reassurance and try to keep him still.’
Fellow Finks members mourned Mr Dwyer (pictured right) by placing 13 balloons at the crash site, a significant number for bikies apparently because it ‘M’ is the 13th letter of the alphabet – and could mean marijuana or motorcycle
Family members and friends mourned Mr Dwyer on social media, with one saying her ‘heart is broken’.
‘[You] were such an amazing person whenever you were around it was always a good time,’ she wrote.
‘I knew you’d always have my back my heart is broken love you my darling rest in paradise [sic].’
Another friend wrote, ‘we love you and we will ride again soon rest easy brother.’
Family and friends mourned Mr Dwyer (pictured). A friend called him ‘an amazing person’ and another said ‘we love you and we will ride again’
The Finks motorcycle club was the first to be declared a ‘criminal organisation’ in Australia.
It is a tight-knit group known for its rigorous membership process and was formed more than half a century ago in Sydney with chapters all around the country.
One of the alleged rules of the club is that women are not allowed to wear club T-shirts, arm-patches or told club business.
RULES OF THE FINKS MOTORCYCLE CLUB
RULES OF THE FINKS MC AUSTRALIA (revised 1996)
Must ride and own British or American bikes.
Must have a road-going cycle 650cc or more, no two-strokes.
Can be nominated to join after one interstate run.
75% majority to become a probationary member.
Only full patch members can have club tattoos.
Colours not to be worn in cars etc.
All matters discussed at meetings are Fink business and no one else.
Women are not to wear anything to do with club T-shirts, arm-patches etc or told club business.
3 Major runs per year
3 Bike shows per year
Miss 1 major run away – lose voting privileges
Miss 2 major away runs – show cause to home chapter
Miss 3 major run – lose membership
3 months without bike – lose voting privileges
6 months without bike – lose membership