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What is a patch over in motorcycle clubs?

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A patch over in motorcycle clubs is the replacement of one club���s identity patch with that of the new, and usually larger, club's patch. These patches are referred to as colors.

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The patch over is just like a large company's takeover of a smaller company. It replaces the smaller group's name and logo with its own. The former club's colors are removed from the back of the member���s jacket or vest, and the new club name and chapter along with the owner's name and rank are added.

A motorcycle club may assimilate a smaller club for many of the same reasons a corporation merges or absorbs a smaller business. It may want to enlarge its territory, increase its workforce or utilize a specific aspect that the smaller group has to offer.

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