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Old 10-29-2012, 02:29 PM   #5566
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Stopped for gas on the new V7 yesterday. I hear a small voice behind me - "cool bike!" I turn around to see a small boy, prob about 5 or 6 years old, walking out of the convenience store with (I assume) his mom. Gave him a grin and a thumbs up. She grabbed him by the shoulder and hustled him to the car. Wouldn't even risk another glance at me. Don't know if it was the motorcycle, the goatee, or the post-rugby-match black eye, but I am apparently a dangerous and malevolent force to be avoided. Who knew?

I'm actually a church-going family man with two lil ones of my own. Of course, here in California, sometimes you get avoided just for that.

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Old 10-31-2012, 01:55 AM   #5567
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Not really a question, but stupid nevertheless.

NYC 1992 ... standing at stoplight waiting for the light to change - I had a FRXs Lowrider at the time. Guy stops next to me, powers down window and yells "next time buy a harley -insert expletive-"

DUH? ...

Guess the full face helmet and the absence of pirate gear gave him the wrong idea?
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:56 PM   #5568
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Not really a question, but stupid nevertheless.

NYC 1992 ... standing at stoplight waiting for the light to change - I had a FRXs Lowrider at the time. Guy stops next to me, powers down window and yells "next time buy a harley -insert expletive-"

DUH? ...

Guess the full face helmet and the absence of pirate gear gave him the wrong idea?
Nice! what a moron!!
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:00 AM   #5569
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"So how fast have you gone on it?"

Ugh...
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:31 AM   #5570
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"So how fast have you gone on it?"

Ugh...
150 MPH... Oh I'm sorry, I thought you were asking me!
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:22 PM   #5571
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"So how fast have you gone on it?"

Ugh...
I kinda wanna start answering that one with "Mach 1" or "eh... About the speed of sound" and go on to explain it without numbers.

Remember. No stupid questions... Just stupid people that ask them. That way they'll get a rash of poking fun when they finally tell their friends that know better. :p
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:55 PM   #5572
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Had my first "Isn't getting too cold to ride that thing?" of the season this morning. Hell, is was at least 37F.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:53 PM   #5573
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Had my first "Isn't getting too cold to ride that thing?" of the season this morning. Hell, is was at least 37F.

The correct answer could have been. "Shit, I never even thought about that! Now what am I going to do??"
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:35 PM   #5574
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Guy walking through parking lot, passes by several people on his way to me to ask if I have a lighter.
You think all motorcyclers smoke or something?

Yes, I do smoke, but that's not the point.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:05 AM   #5575
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Yes, I do smoke, but that's not the point.
Lol
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:12 AM   #5576
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The correct answer could have been. "Shit, I never even thought about that! Now what am I going to do??"
My usual answer is "Naw, it's well above freezing." If it is below freezing, then I will substitute "zero" in place of freezing.

I am not sure what I will say if I am on the bike in Canada in sub-freezing temperatures.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:13 AM   #5577
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Guy walking through parking lot, passes by several people on his way to me to ask if I have a lighter.
You think all motorcyclers smoke or something?

Yes, I do smoke, but that's not the point.
Hmmm, maybe the cigarette hanging outta your mouth was a hint.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:34 AM   #5578
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It's rare that I get asked for a cig. I get asked for a light a lot though. I used to be nice when I had my Goldwing, just tell them, "one sec", push the automotive style lighter in, and a bit later they had an old school light.

Of course, they went and pissed me off because then they just started using it when I wasn't there, so I started locking it in the trunk.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:12 AM   #5579
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Had my first "Isn't getting too cold to ride that thing?" of the season this morning. Hell, is was at least 37F.
Got that last Saturday morning, too. But then it was 23F when I left my house. I just laughed and said "no ice on the road!"
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:08 AM   #5580
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Had my first "Isn't getting too cold to ride that thing?" of the season this morning. Hell, is was at least 37F.
I get that all the time now. I stopped at this cafe, and a bloke commented something about getting too cold to ride, it was 3c=35f, i said i ride ski-doo's and ski when it's -20c, -4f, so it's actually a good riding weather. He said he never thought of it that way.
My hands were fucking freezing, but i wasn't going to tell him that
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