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Old 04-24-2012, 01:38 PM   #4996
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I have done a bit of custom work to an uncommon bike. I understand that people don't recognize what it is. It's the fact that they jump to fake before custom that annoys me.

I'd ask the same thing... not thinking fake, but "Frankenbike." -- as in parts are BMW, but the whole thing might be as much any other brand. I definitely can't recognize it as a particular model. K1100LT that's lost half its weight?
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:02 PM   #4997
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The correct answer would have been "No, it isn't an Airhead."
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:39 PM   #4998
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I have done a bit of custom work to an uncommon bike. I understand that people don't recognize what it is. It's the fact that they jump to fake before custom that annoys me.

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Dood! Is that a real BMW?
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I'd ask the same thing... not thinking fake, but "Frankenbike." -- as in parts are BMW, but the whole thing might be as much any other brand. I definitely can't recognize it as a particular model. K1100LT that's lost half its weight?
Huh. Just looks like a K75 to me, but then I've always been a beemer guy:
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:00 PM   #4999
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"Are you going sky diving?" - Guy taking orders at KFC.

"No, I'm riding my motorcycle."

"I think sky diving would be fun."

"I'll take the number 3." (while fighting back laughter)
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:11 PM   #5000
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Guy: Is that a 650 or 850?

Me: 650

Guy: Your kinda big for a 650 aren't ya?

(I'm 6'2" 210lbs)

Me: ... have a nice day...
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:46 AM   #5001
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Guy: Is that a 650 or 850?

Me: 650

Guy: Your kinda big for a 650 aren't ya?

(I'm 6'2" 210lbs)

Me: ... have a nice day...

Hee hee.
I haven't heard that one yet (6'5", 220 lbs on a 650 Versys) from anyone other than my wife, who says it looks like my bike is too small for me.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:44 PM   #5002
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I stopped to grab a snack and when I came out there were two guys looking at my bike.
I walked up to the truck....
Guy: Is this your bike?
Me: No, I stole it.
Guy: Really?!
Me: Yah, it wasn't locked down. That'll teach 'em a good lesson in security. By the way, you guys shouldn't leave the doors unlocked and the keys in the truck.

They look at each other, to the truck, back to me, back to the truck and then the one grabs frantically at his pockets only to find the keys are there.
I laughed for a good couple hours going down the road.
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When I was a kid you probably would have gotten beaten up for showing up with a helmet.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:13 PM   #5003
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Laugh

This thread should be called "Smart-ass things to say when people try to strike up a conversation."

It's still one of my favorites, though.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:14 PM   #5004
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This isn't a stupid question but it was a question stopped when asked.

Earlier today I had an older gentleman approach me as I was getting off my Tiger. Our conversation went something like this:

Him: Nice bike
Me: Thanks, I love it
Him: A Triumph? Man that was my first bike
Me: Yeah, a Tiger - absolutely love it, which one did you have, the Bonnie
Him: No a 1941 Tiger 100
Me: Mine is a 955
Him: Damn, they make them big now

We then spent the next 10 minutes talking about his love of bikes. When we left he was seriously considering following up on his dream of picking up a Can-Am, just so he can continue to ride. My guess is he was in his 70's, but he still have energy and a sharp mind.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:59 AM   #5005
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Come on, Rev. Get with the program. Your response should have been, "Piss off, Grampa."
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:26 PM   #5006
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Hey - a T100 was a serious machine in it's day !
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:30 PM   #5007
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Hey - a T100 was a serious machine in it's day !
And it's super rare today.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:10 PM   #5008
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Come on, Rev. Get with the program. Your response should have been, "Piss off, Grampa."
Can't do that, what if I run into him at church and realises the minister just told him to piss off. There goes his planned giving
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:16 AM   #5009
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Can't do that, what if I run into him at church and realises the minister just told him to piss off. There goes his planned giving
Be nice,,,,always
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:48 AM   #5010
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Just this morn,
Stopped at the Timmy's for my caffeine fix this morning before my ride to work. It was still early, and 5 degrees celcius, the sun was just up, birds singing, lovely morning for a ride! Inside the Tim Hortons 2 guys in HD t'shirts (other than mine, no bikes in lot...or in sight...) drinking coffee, as i walk by one YELLS to me:

"Hey aren't you hot in all that?"
me: "Nope!"
HD dude: "Its like 5 degrees out, you sure you are not hot in all that!?"
me: getting confused... "um, no...all this gear keeps me the perfect temperature when I ride"
HD dude: Its too cold out for me to ride, its like 5 degrees out."
me: "ok, see you, have a good one?"

Sitting at work, i still dont even know what happened?! Meh.
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