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Old 05-25-2012, 07:08 PM   #5086
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Motorcycles are rain magnets, don't ya know?

Having a draught in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, et al? Just hold a big motorcycle rally. Problem solved!

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Old 05-25-2012, 07:45 PM   #5087
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Back in 1987 when I rode my BICYCLE from NYC to Seattle during a high school summer break..

Arrive at the YMCA in Seattle and get asked by a kid hanging out on the steps...

"Was it all downhill?"

bahahahaha, kids really don't think before they say shit. Sometimes it's funny sometimes it's really stupid, this would be both together.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:18 PM   #5088
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My CBR only lights up one headlight on low beams, and the other comes on with the high beams. People ALWAYS try and tell me I have a headlight out...
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:41 PM   #5089
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My CBR only lights up one headlight on low beams, and the other comes on with the high beams. People ALWAYS try and tell me I have a headlight out...
Oh man...I hear you! It's the same thing with the Buell.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:56 PM   #5090
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I get "you know it's raining out, right?" at work all of the time. People walk into my office, see my helmet, and get stupid. There is a 10' wide window that I can see the sky through, right next to my desk.

Yes, I have figured that out. I even waxed my visor a few weeks ago. Problem?
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:38 AM   #5091
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The other day I had come out of work from "inside the fence" and was zipping up my 'stich when another employee who works "outside the fence" came by. HD rider. He asked why I was wearing all that stuff, it's a nice day out, you don't need to wear all that stuff, yada, yada. I remarked to him that I was a real motorcyclist and not a fashion biker, pointing at all the chrome-encumbered toys parked around me. He had a confused look on his face as he walked away.
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:21 PM   #5092
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Oh man...I hear you! It's the same thing with the Buell.
Many if not most bikes do that now too.

The Ducati 916 in 94 was the first one I remember doing it and people were always telling my buddy he had a light out.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:27 PM   #5093
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I get "you know it's raining out, right?" at work all of the time. People walk into my office, see my helmet, and get stupid. There is a 10' wide window that I can see the sky through, right next to my desk.

Yes, I have figured that out. I even waxed my visor a few weeks ago. Problem?
My boss actually goes out of his way to make it more convenient for me to ride home in rain. I honestly don't care if it rains on the way home because it is easy to change at home.

A common one I get is "Isn't it hot out there?" or some variant of it.
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:29 PM   #5094
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I just got the opposite, temps in the low 70's and the lady says, I bet you wish it would warm up so you can take off all that? I'm thinking, no this is the perfect temp. But I tried to explain that the gear has vents, not insulated, and feels like riding in the shade. I then tried to change the subject but she was done talking to me I guess?
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:29 PM   #5095
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A common one I get is "Isn't it hot out there?" or some variant of it.
I got (yet another) one of those this afternoon..... from some woman at a gas station..... followed by.....

She: My boys just axed me if I wanted a motorcycle. I told 'em "nuuuh uuhh, motorcycles kill people."
Me: Really?! Mine doesn't even own a gun.....
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:03 AM   #5096
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This could be the start of it:

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/29...ng-bath-salts/

Those inmates in Miami area should be on heightened alert. Be ready to put your survival plan in action!

http://www.hornady.com/ammunition/zombiemax
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:13 AM   #5097
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the other day a HD rider pulled up next to me at a traffic light. It was about 90f and I was sweating. I looked over at him and said "my air conditioner isn't working."

He got a confused look on his face, looked at my FJR, then back at me, and said "that thing's liquid cooled isn't it?"

OK now I'm getting confused Does he really think a liquid cooled bike could have a/c?

so I asked him if his a/c was working.

"Hell no!" he said. "This thing is air cooled!"

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Old 05-29-2012, 10:09 AM   #5098
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At a continence store, small group of young teen somethings walking by as I flip the kicker out, I hear one of them saying to his pals " bike you have to pump up before ya can start"
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:36 AM   #5099
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At a continence store, small group of young teen somethings walking by as I flip the kicker out, I hear one of them saying to his pals " bike you have to pump up before ya can start"
Why were a bunch of young teens at a continence store? Stocking up on catheters for grandma?


Really though, a "pump up" bike. Kinda like the BB gun I have from when I was a kid. Ten pumps was the max on my gun, but I routinely wanted to see how powerful twenty pumps was! I know, I'm hardcore.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:38 AM   #5100
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At a continence store,
I would have to imagine everyone laughed so hard they pooped themselves..... unless of course they had already done that.
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