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Old 04-24-2009, 12:29 PM   #136
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What is KTM? Never heard of that.

Get a real bike! ( I love that one )

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I haven't yet met a harley/ cruiser rider who has heard of a KTM. Thats the one I get a lot, or is that a Kawasaki?...No it's a KTM...Never heard of them....They're made in austria.
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:55 PM   #137
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I had a 9 or 10 year old boy ask me if I "get a lot of chicks with that"
This while on my Vstrom ...
I just don't know how to respond to this. Your veracity, however, is now in doubt. :)
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:04 PM   #138
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My new response when I get to school wearing ATGATT:

"You ride today?"

"No, I took the jet. "




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Old 04-24-2009, 01:13 PM   #139
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Oh. And. Theres this one kid who always really asks ridiculous questions without fail at my old high school.

Im walking in the rain inside the school from the parking lot with this kid next to me.

"Did you get wet?"



My response should have been:

*Holds up hand palm-up, looks at sky* "Why? Is it raining?"

Or just, "No, did you?"

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Old 04-24-2009, 01:53 PM   #140
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"Did you get wet?"

My response should have been:

*Holds up hand palm-up, looks at sky* "Why? Is it raining?"

Or just, "No, did you?"

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I usually tell them I like riding in the rain because that way I can pee anytime I want and no one knows.

That usually makes them go away.

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Old 04-24-2009, 01:54 PM   #141
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It never fails here in northern Wisconsin when riding late in the fall or early spring with ATGATT.

"Ain't it a little early to be riding your snowmobile, yuk-yuk-yuk"

or " I thought the trails were closed, you going to the moon? yuk-yuk-yuk"

dumb ass rednecks
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:54 PM   #142
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I haven't yet met a harley/ cruiser rider who has heard of a KTM.
Good to meet ya. I'm Az. I'm the guy that owns a Harley and a KTM.



Now you can't say that anymore.

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Old 04-24-2009, 03:29 PM   #143
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Out for a ride?

Nope, pushed it here just to hang out... here's your sign.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:04 PM   #144
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Eh? So what if I'm little?

Pulling up at lights, gas stations, etc. - I guess because I'm only 5'4, 115 pds, and female.

"Do you ride that thing?"

I usually just look at them, or say, "Yea - why not?"

Perhaps I should come up with something snappier, like....

"No - I just push it around, so I can sit on it at stoplights."
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:07 PM   #145
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I was riding up 395 in CA on a K100RS4V. I saw a chromed cruiser up ahead so I wicked it up a bit to pass him - just for kicks.

I stopped to get gas about 5 miles later. A little while later he pulls in to the same gas station and pulls up to another pump. "What kind of exhaust does your bike have? I couldn't even hear you when you passed me."

I had no clue how to respond.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:56 PM   #146
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I was riding with 3 other KTM950A. We stopped in Yellow Pine ID at the only c-store there. While my buddies were looking for someone to buy fuel from I was just drinking a bev. A guy sitting on a bench out front said "Hey those are V-twins aren't they!" Ok, hint 1 this guy is observant. Hint 2 he didn't think they were Kawasakis. Then he said "V-twins just like a Harley". (grrrr I can't help it I hate harleys). Hint 3 he didn't look like a harley rider. I said "yes but don't insult me by comparing to a harley" He said -"hey I ride a harley!" then "I know why you guys where the full face helments you don't want anyone to know who you are riding those bikes".
C'mon. You were in yellowpine. Its thirty miles of dirt to the nearest paved road. Did you expect an intelligent question?
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:07 AM   #147
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I've lost count of the amount of times I've had variations on this conversation whenever I take my Scrambler for a spin:

"Thats a great restoration/I've never seen a bike restored like that before, what model is it?"

"2007".

"Is that when you restored it, how long did it take?"

"As long as it took me to get to the dealer and handover a cheque".

I usually wait a few seconds for the look of confusion to sit for a while and then tell them I bought it new in 2007.

A few seconds later the penny usually drops.

Then theres the inevitable - "I didnt know you could get Triumphs again. Who makes them?"

"Triumph"

"Japanese immitation is it?"

"No, its made by Triumph. Their factory is in Hinkley, England."

"Who owns them?"



At this point I usually make my excuses and take my leave.

Every now and then I do get into a chat with someone who had an original Bonnie or Tiger etc, so I quite happily let them sit on the Scrambler and chat about bikes in the days before waterproof electrics and brakes that worked.
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Old 04-25-2009, 05:55 AM   #148
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"What kind of exhaust does your bike have? I couldn't even hear you when you passed me."

I had no clue how to respond.
WHAT????!!!!!

Speak up sonny -I used to have a bike with a loud exhaust and now my hearing is totally ruined. You are going to have to talk louder as I can't hear a word you are saying.
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:26 AM   #149
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A few years back I was teaching high school automotive. On the way home from the school I was stopped at the light not far from the school. A school bus pulled up to the right of me in the turning lane. Kid sitting in the back of the bus hangs out and yells "BMW's Suck!". Raised my shield and replied, " Yep & so does your Mama, but I still ride her everyday too!" Whole bus full of kids were cracking up. Little did I know my new supervisor was sitting in his truck behind me. Next morning he mentioned that that wasn't very professional. After ten years there I changed jobs. Just didn't fit in I guess.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:15 AM   #150
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Thats a great way to start the mornin (LAUGHING!)
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