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Old 03-26-2012, 12:48 PM   #4831
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Not really "stupid"... made me smile.

Walking out of the post office today. Lady in front of me with two younger kids.

My bike's parked right in the front space, *bam* right there as you walk out the front door.

The boy stops, points, "Whhoooaaaa!"
Mom, "Look at that, an orange motorcycle!"
Mom turns around, sees me with orange jacket/helmet in hand... kid turns around... "And guess who gets to ride it! Isn't he lucky!"
Big smiles from the kid as I hit the starter and blipped the throttle.

Orange motorcycles are awesome.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:20 PM   #4832
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Not really "stupid"... made me smile.

Walking out of the post office today. Lady in front of me with two younger kids.

My bike's parked right in the front space, *bam* right there as you walk out the front door.

The boy stops, points, "Whhoooaaaa!"
Mom, "Look at that, an orange motorcycle!"
Mom turns around, sees me with orange jacket/helmet in hand... kid turns around... "And guess who gets to ride it! Isn't he lucky!"
Big smiles from the kid as I hit the starter and blipped the throttle.

Orange motorcycles are awesome.
When I'm in a situation like that, I usually let the kid hit the starter button for me. Then they give me an even bigger smile.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:10 PM   #4833
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When I'm in a situation like that, I usually let the kid hit the starter button for me. Then they give me an even bigger smile.
Part of the advantage of being female and someone's mother is that it doesn't at all seem weird when I ask the parents if the kids want to sit on my bike. The smiles are awesome!
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:21 PM   #4834
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Well the question is typically asked, "how fast do you think you were going"...but sure you can be a smart ass to the cop but to what end? If your license is in jeopardy, by all means clam up and fight the ticket with the best attorney you can find, but don't be a smart ass, just deny the charge in a calm manner....but otherwise size up the situation. If the officer is not a traffic cop you have a decent chance of leaving with a warning (he's got calls to go to and is not judged on traffic enforcement), but not if you are a smart ass. If the cop is a traffic cop and he got you on radar or laser, you have a very slim chance of winning in court unless you get lucky and the officer doesn't show, so your angle should be to get a warning or get the cop to reduce the speed he writes you for to lessen the impact or put you in the eligible range for online traffic school...being a smart ass will not help with either of those options. Cops tend to give back what they get. Be a reasonable person and treat the cop like you would want to be treated and I think you will end up better in the end. If you are a prick, you can be sure the cop will show for the court date if you choose to fight it and have some good notes as well...if the traffic stop was unremarkable from the cop's perspective, he's unlikely to remember you and there's a small chance he won't show or if he does he'll be more agreeable with the prosecutor to possibly offer you a reduced charge. That's my 2 cents.

i had a cop tell me i was doing 120 mph and asked for an explanation (actually doing 90-100 mph) except he was very aggitated and about to blow a gasket. I said " experience has taught me not to argue with the police so even if you said i was going 200 mph i wont argue with you"
It must have been correct response because he wrote me for a "falure to obey road sign " .A no points ticket .
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:19 AM   #4835
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Not really stupid, but it was interesting
I'm parking my bike outside a camping shop and in the car beside me an old couple are sitting watching me, i take my helmet off and the guy says to me:
"is there something wrong with you?"
i look at him a bit confused
"you're wearing kneepads, around here people riding motorcycles are only wearing a shirt, shorts and thongs (flip flops to the rest of the world) good to see you have some sense"

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Old 03-27-2012, 11:21 AM   #4836
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I'm stopped at a convenience store having a smoke and a girl parked next to me gets out of her car and says; "Hey nice bike is that a Harley? I have a Harley! I'm trying to get it running..."

I look at the side of my R1200RT to make sure the decals or badge hadn't fallen off...
I hope you got the hell out of there in a hurry. She probably wanted to have SEX or something!
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:26 PM   #4837
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I said " experience has taught me not to argue with the police so even if you said i was going 200 mph i wont argue with you"
Nice job reading his mood, it probably saved you a pretty penny!
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:56 PM   #4838
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Five of us went to Daytona this year. The plan was to leave early Wednesday morning and slab it down 75 South. Now 700 miles of 75, 10, and 95 just didn't seem like fun to me. I decide to leave Tuesday morning and ride all secondary roads.

I am suited up at the gas station, get me a biscuit and milk and standing outside by my bike.
A dude walks over and says,"you riding today"?
Now the weather is iffy for rain and I don't really care if it does or not.
I look at him and tell him, yeah I am riding, I am going to Daytona.

He proceeds to tell me him and his buddies are leaving at midnight for Daytona.
I asked if he enjoys riding at night.
He tells me that there is ten of them so they HAVE to TRAILER down.
I had a nice ride and hope they had a nice trailer trip.

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Old 03-27-2012, 04:04 PM   #4839
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Not a question some one asked me, but one my 7 yr old daughter asked, as overheard by her teacher. A young lady in her class was bragging about her father buying a new Harley. My daughter looked her in the eye and asked if it came with a trailer? I guess she heard my wife and I trash talking every time we see a Harley in a truck or on a trailer.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:48 PM   #4840
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Not a question some one asked me, but one my 7 yr old daughter asked, as overheard by her teacher. A young lady in her class was bragging about her father buying a new Harley. My daughter looked her in the eye and asked if it came with a trailer? I guess she heard my wife and I trash talking every time we see a Harley in a truck or on a trailer.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:29 PM   #4841
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I hope you got the hell out of there in a hurry. She probably wanted to have SEX or something!

LOL, I've been thinking that ever since I read it.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:37 PM   #4842
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Not a question some one asked me, but one my 7 yr old daughter asked, as overheard by her teacher. A young lady in her class was bragging about her father buying a new Harley. My daughter looked her in the eye and asked if it came with a trailer? I guess she heard my wife and I trash talking every time we see a Harley in a truck or on a trailer.




I hope my daughter says something like that some time.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:12 PM   #4843
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I hope my daughter says something like that some time.
Mine says (kind of loudly) potato-potato-potato-potato any time a Hardly goes by. We had to teach her a bit of discretion at big gatherings and Dealerships.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:42 AM   #4844
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Five of us went to Daytona this year. The plan was to leave early Wednesday morning and slab it down 75 South. Now 700 miles of 75, 10, and 95 just didn't seem like fun to me. I decide to leave Tuesday morning and ride all secondary roads.

I am suited up at the gas station, get me a biscuit and milk and standing outside by my bike.
A dude walks over and says,"you riding today"?
Now the weather is iffy for rain and I don't really care if it does or not.
I look at him and tell him, yeah I am riding, I am going to Daytona.

He proceeds to tell me him and his buddies are leaving at midnight for Daytona.
I asked if he enjoys riding at night.
He tells me that there is ten of them so they HAVE to TRAILER down.
I had a nice ride and hope they had a nice trailer trip.


Well Duh. What kind of idiot rides their motorcycle to bike week?
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:14 AM   #4845
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Yanno, to me it's not a stupid question of someone doesn't know that ____ company makes motorcycles. That type of thing is just off people's radar, and doesn't make it stupid, just uninformed, as every one of us is uninformed about a whole ton of manufacturer details in the non-mc world.
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