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Old 04-24-2010, 03:15 PM   #1636
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I get some pretty odd looks when I remove my stainless steel travel mug from my top box as I'm getting my gear together to go into the office.
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:21 PM   #1637
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How much that "Gittup" cost?

Me and a friend were stopped by the high sheriff of Falls county several years ago for traveling at high speeds. We did not pull over right away, because we did not recognize his pickup as an official law enforcement vehicle. When we did stop, he at first, chewed us out for speeding. Then he took off his hat and said, with a big cigar in his mouth, " How much that "Gittup" cost boys?" (referring to our racing leathers) He let us go with a warning.
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:30 PM   #1638
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[quote=PrtclMn001]Stopped to pick up some caffeinated goodness on the way into the office this morning. Someone actually walked up to me and asked, "Is that a Harley?"

Um...

Well, it is a V-Twin...

I get a lot of guys my age and older who want to swap stories about their Triumphs from the 1960's and 1970's. That's pretty cool actually. I enjoy most of the conversations that seem to get started by my '06 Scrambler.
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:46 PM   #1639
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Stopped to pick up some caffeinated goodness on the way into the office this morning. Someone actually walked up to me and asked, "Is that a Harley?"

Um...

Well, it is a V-Twin...

I get a lot of guys my age and older who want to swap stories about their Triumphs from the 1960's and 1970's. That's pretty cool actually. I enjoy most of the conversations that seem to get started by my '06 Scrambler.
A Scrambler's not a V-twin
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:12 PM   #1640
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[quote=The Jerk]
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A Scrambler's not a V-twin
I was about to say something as well but thought I would let it go just in case... You know... If I see him when I am stopped some time.
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:25 AM   #1641
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[quote=The Jerk]
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A Scrambler's not a V-twin
I'm bored, I'll defend him....since reading comprehension isn't working for some.

M700 was quoting PrtclMn001 who was telling a "story" about his SV650 when he said "at least it's a V-twin" and then at the end added added a comment about his "scrambler"
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:25 AM   #1642
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I'm bored, I'll defend him....since reading comprehension isn't working for some.

M700 was quoting PrtclMn001 who was telling a "story" about his SV650 when he said "at least it's a V-twin" and then at the end added added a comment about his "scrambler"
AHHHHH now it makes sense!

Missed that, probably because it was late and I was PUI.

Thought it was one of those things where you ask someone what engine their car/bike has and they just throw V in front of whatever number of cylinders simply because they don't know any better.

Like my friend who just got a new Jetta. I asked her which engine she got. "Um, I think the V-4." Me: "Probably not."
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:58 AM   #1643
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One time some cruiser guys were looking at my Indian.
Finally one guy pints to the kicker and says, "What's that paddle for?"

Yerterday; I have an old BMW, among other things. Just to put something in an empty space, I pout a BMW badge on the front of my half-helmet. AT a stop light -on my Royal Enfield that says "Royal Enfield" in big letters on the tank- a guy moseys over and asks, "Is that a BMW?"
(Yeah... an R27... yeah- that's what I SHOULDA said)
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:35 PM   #1644
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That is a really dumb question!!

I have to ask a stupid question of my own. How do you transport your caffeinated goodness from the coffee shop to your office? I'm serious.
Well, most of it ends up being transported in by bladder

I also pack a small thermos with a vacuum seal top in my tank bag.
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:25 PM   #1645
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I was sitting around a coffee shop the other day, using my laptop, when this dude sitting nearby points to my pile of riding gear and says, 'Sweet helmet. Do you have a bike?'

So I looked at him and responded in deadpan, 'No, I just spent $400 on riding gear to look like I have a bike when I'm stopping for coffee and an email-check.'

He responded with, 'Awesome idea. I should do that. ... ... So you're really kidding, right?'
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:47 AM   #1646
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That is a really dumb question!!

I have to ask a stupid question of my own. How do you transport your caffeinated goodness from the coffee shop to your office? I'm serious.
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:36 AM   #1647
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[quote=azcycle]Every month I go into the local Pharmacy to pick up my prescription, and EVERY time the same Pharmacist looks at me in my riding gear and asks "You're not the one that keeps doing wheelies up and down the streets around here, are you?"

"No". "Are you the Pharmacist I hear about, that keeps messing up prescriptions around here"?
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:46 AM   #1648
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ive had a couple of good ones: "so have you done any hill climbing with that thing?" and "how often do you race it?"

yeah i ride a KLR with a tall windshield and 90% street tires on it....
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:04 AM   #1649
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I pulled into a carpark once and while getting off the bike some guy came up and asked me straight out without hesitation " Did you Just ride here?" I was stumped .
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:30 AM   #1650
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After installing luggage racks and 3 Givi 36L cases on my NH, at least three people came up to me and asked:

"Why does your bike have big suitcases on it?"

"What in the world do you need to carry in those?"

"If you are going to bring that much shit, why not take the car and save yourself the grief?"
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