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Old 03-15-2012, 05:28 AM   #4741
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i was putting on my lid and getting on my Ducati Multistrada when a guy walking by wearing a Harley jacket calls out to me
"hey those things have Harley motors in them don't they?"


me. "umm. no they are Italian they are all Italian"(ok so i fibbed a little)

I was so tempted to call back "No, I ride a performance bike, not a tractor" but i did not want to get in a fight.
Glad you were not an asshat to him for no reason. Some people like to ride chrome tractors...
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:50 AM   #4742
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I like good bike stories too. This might be a 205, but a good story from the hills never hurts....


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Old 03-15-2012, 08:56 AM   #4743
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i was putting on my lid and getting on my Ducati Multistrada when a guy walking by wearing a Harley jacket calls out to me
"hey those things have Harley motors in them don't they?"


me. "umm. no they are Italian they are all Italian"(ok so i fibbed a little)

I was so tempted to call back "No, I ride a performance bike, not a tractor" but i did not want to get in a fight.


Both are based on something like 1940's technology.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:07 AM   #4744
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dude in parking lot: "where are you heading?"

me: "Mexico!"

dude in parking lot: Now a concerned look on his face "have you made your peace with god?"

me: "Ah shit here we go..."

"have you ever ridden that to Wisconsin, you know, that state by Alaska?"

"What's with the rope?"

"Is that a BMW" (I ride a hideously transmogrified KLR 705)

"Did you ride that the whole way?"

"Where are you skiing?" (referring to my riding pants on a hot ass day on the Gulf coast of Texas)

All in all these questions represent the minority, and I still enjoy them (except for the god shit) because they crack me the fuck up. I've had some good times bullshitting with complete strangers on the road, and have even met a few inmates.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:21 AM   #4745
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Glad you were not an asshat to him for no reason. Some people like to ride chrome tractors...
i try not to be an asshat to anyone. ok maybe people on cell phones when driving or other inappropreate times.. but i generaly start friendly to others riders by default. I also try to put a good spin on Motorcycle rideres in general to the general public, i don't want them to think we are all pirates and assholes.. (even if we are )
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:27 AM   #4746
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standing in lane at the grocery check-out, while wearing my gear and holding my helmet, was asked...

"You on a bike??"


me...

"Nope....gonna get shot out of a cannon!!"

(sorta true....ain't it??)
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:30 AM   #4747
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I stopped to pick up a few things at a Target a couple days ago. Helmet was in the cart.

Cashier(purty young lady): You ride?

Me: Yup

Cashier: I'm thinking I want to start riding.


We chatted for a bit, I wished her good luck.

It does seem sometimes that the "stupid" question is being used a a conversation starter.
I believe the correct response here was "What time do you get off work?".
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:43 AM   #4748
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standing in lane at the grocery check-out, while wearing my gear and holding my helmet, was asked...

"You on a bike??"


me...

"Nope....gonna get shot out of a cannon!!"

(sorta true....ain't it??)


When I get that, my reply is usually "No, a snowmobile. Motorcycles are dangerous. "

Maybe some day...
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:28 AM   #4749
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I believe the correct response here was "What time do you get off work?".
In the "olden" days, yeah. Really do not need the complications now. Plus I'm an official old fart now, just turned 60. Then there is the wifey thing.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:37 AM   #4750
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"Is that a BMW" (I ride a hideously transmogrified KLR 705)

BMW dual sport...hideously transmogrified... I can see the potential for confusion.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:10 AM   #4751
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Both are based on something like 1940's technology.
So what? It's not the same motor that was made in 1940s. Like anything else it's been improved over the years. I don't get why some people are so stuck on bringing up that it's "1940's technology".
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:51 AM   #4752
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So what? It's not the same motor that was made in 1940s. Like anything else it's been improved over the years. I don't get why some people are so stuck on bringing up that it's "1940's technology".

Because it pushes peoples buttons... just like a lot of the comments here.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:36 AM   #4753
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So what? It's not the same motor that was made in 1940s. Like anything else it's been improved over the years. I don't get why some people are so stuck on bringing up that it's "1940's technology".
Yeah, us Ural riders get pissed when people put us on the same plane as Harleys.

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Old 03-16-2012, 09:38 AM   #4754
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So what? It's not the same motor that was made in 1940s. Like anything else it's been improved over the years. I don't get why some people are so stuck on bringing up that it's "1940's technology".

It somehow makes them feel superior. It's sad really.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:04 AM   #4755
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Steady rain all day long yesterday. Got hit with some of the typical quips people make to those of us who ride in the wet...

"Herp herp great day for a ride huh? herp"

"Aren't you soaked?"

(Do I look soaked?)

"Why would you want to ride a motorcycle in the rain?"

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