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Old 05-14-2012, 08:39 AM   #5011
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another one : I saw Bmw with two driveshafts,..
this one?
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:06 PM   #5012
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It's July. I'm sitting at a red light, wearing my FF and Joe Rocket mesh jacket and pants, boots, and lightweight gloves.

It's about 90 degrees.

Three cougars pull up next to me on my left. They keep looking at me. Finally, the lady in the front passenger seat rolls the window down and says "Aren't you hot?"

I pretend not to hear her, and I say "What?"

She yells even louder "Aren't you hot?"

To which I replied, "Thank you, so are you."

The look on her face was priceless. Just then the light turned green and I vanished....

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Old 05-14-2012, 01:46 PM   #5013
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-- When standing next to the Boul --

Them: Is that a Harley?
Me: Hardly.
Them: Oh cool. [delay] What?

-- When not standing next to the Boul --

Them: What do you ride?
Me: A Suzuki cruiser.
Them: Is that like a crotch rocket?
Me: More like a dirt bike.

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Couple weeks ago, I did a little service trip to a small town that was hit bad by a tornado. My group got mixed in with another group of workers we had just met, replacing a roof on an uninsured home. I was running a nailer, and I had a partner that was bringing packets of shingles and cutting the ends. While standing on the edge of the roof, we had this conversation...

Him: Sure is hot up here in the sun.
Me: Yeah. Too bad, would be a great day to go on a ride too.
Him: Hey you have a motorcycle?
Me: Yep. Been riding since I was in college. You?
Him: [This is verbatim. I couldn't believe it.] Yeah, I have a Harley. I always wanted a Harley, and two years ago I finally bought my Harley. I love my Harley. When I went to get my Harley from the store, I didn't know how to stop and rode it straight off the road, down the embankment and wrecked at the bottom. I didn't get to take my Harley home that day.
Me: [stunned] Umm...whoa. That's kinda crazy. [backs away from edge of roof] Didn't you take a class? The MSF course is free in this state. [points east towards a community college that is about 5 miles away]
Him: Oh yeah. After I wrecked the salesman said I should come back and take the Harley course. Shoulda did that earlier huh! So do you ride a Harley?
Me: No. I currently have a Suzuki cruiser.
Him: Is that like a crotch rocket?
Me: ...yeah.
Him: Oh.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:47 PM   #5014
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What other kind of bikes are there besides Harleys and crotch rockets?



















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Old 05-14-2012, 06:50 PM   #5015
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What other kind of bikes are there besides Harleys and crotch rockets?

Dirt bikes.

Guy at work: "I know you ride a motorcycle what kind is it?"

Me: A BMW 1200gs

Guy: "That is a dirt bike right."

Me: "Sometimes"

Guy: ""

I then went into all of the different types of bikes.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:50 PM   #5016
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-- When standing next to the Boul --

Them: Is that a Harley?
Me: Hardly.
Them: Oh cool. [delay] What?
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:58 PM   #5017
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What a hoot! I had an HD cruiser rider call my DL 1000 a "crotch rocket".

The ignorant manage to make us all look good, whether we deserve it or not.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:40 PM   #5018
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What a hoot! I had an HD cruiser rider call my DL 1000 a "crotch rocket".

The ignorant manage to make us all look good, whether we deserve it or not.
I dunno, my pops can't make heads or tails of bikes like the DL1000. They didn't have adventure tourers back when he last rode, so when he started looking at the list of bikes I had given him to price on CL, he thought they were all either ugly or "crotch rockets". Some people don't sub divide like us.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:11 PM   #5019
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I dunno, my pops can't make heads or tails of bikes like the DL1000. They didn't have adventure tourers back when he last rode, so when he started looking at the list of bikes I had given him to price on CL, he thought they were all either ugly or "crotch rockets". Some people don't sub divide like us.
LOL! I hear you, Phlemdog! Good on your Dad for taking a look at all the toys these days.

Hope you and your Dad can lay down some miles together, no matter what he feels comfortable riding. It's all good there!
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:13 PM   #5020
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LOL! I hear you, Phlemdog! Good on your Dad for taking a look at all the toys these days.

Hope you and your Dad can lay down some miles together, no matter what he feels comfortable riding. It's all good there!
I wish he could, but his health is such that riding has not been possible for the last ten years or so.


So I ride hard enough for the both of us, and he has more say then he realizes in what I buy for a bike.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:16 AM   #5021
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I wish he could, but his health is such that riding has not been possible for the last ten years or so.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:49 AM   #5022
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:41 AM   #5023
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Unfortunately, it's not just holding the bike up that is the issue (believe me, he would have a GW trike in a heartbeat if that was the case), it's the fact that he has no feeling in his hands and feet, and virtually no strength either.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:08 AM   #5024
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Dirt bikes.

Guy at work: "I know you ride a motorcycle what kind is it?"

Me: A BMW 1200gs

Guy: "That is a dirt bike right."

Me: "Sometimes"

Guy: ""

I then went into all of the different types of bikes.

Yep filling the KLR up this morning and a yokel asked me if my bike was a 250. Now there is nothing wrong with that cause there are definately some good 250 dual sports out there, but this guy assumed it was a full on dirt bike form the way he asked. He was shocked when I said it was a 650. To him it looked like a dirt bike therefore it was a dirtbike(I assume).

I didn't have the time or inclination to talk to him about different kinds of motorcycles, so I was polite and rode off. I should have told him it was a 2 stroke, then he would tell his buddies about the badass riding the 650 2-smoke dirt bike.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:41 PM   #5025
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What other kind of bikes are there besides Harleys and crotch rockets?
I started using the term "crotch ninja."
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