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Old 10-10-2012, 01:13 AM   #5506
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Hell yeah! It's fun to let a kid sit on your bike and go "vroom vroom".


I remember nipping into the Real Canadian Superstore near Rupert Skytrain Station in Vangroovey and

coming out to find both a huge Indian and his little boy admiring my 1100GS. (Native Canadians)

We sat the little guy on the seat and chatted for a bit.

As I was headed over to friends who had a 5 year old who was dying for permission to

have a ride around the block, I offered this little guy one.

We rode around the parking lot; when I asked if he wanted a second round, he just nodded.

He never said a word, or altered his expression that I could see.

Afterwards, as I was leaving, I asked the Dad how old the little guy was.

Almost fell of my bike when he answered "Almost three."

(He was a really BIG two year old!!!!)

It was their first time in the city.

He tells the little guy's Mom about this, it'll be his last too!!!

Never could tell my friends' son that some baby got a ride, and he couldn't have one.

Wonder if that experience will lead him to decide to ride later in life...
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:58 AM   #5507
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I remember nipping into the Real Canadian Superstore near Rupert Skytrain Station in Vangroovey and

coming out to find both a huge Indian and his little boy admiring my 1100GS. (Native Canadians)

We sat the little guy on the seat and chatted for a bit.

As I was headed over to friends who had a 5 year old who was dying for permission to

have a ride around the block, I offered this little guy one.

We rode around the parking lot; when I asked if he wanted a second round, he just nodded.

He never said a word, or altered his expression that I could see.

Afterwards, as I was leaving, I asked the Dad how old the little guy was.

Almost fell of my bike when he answered "Almost three."

(He was a really BIG two year old!!!!)

It was their first time in the city.

He tells the little guy's Mom about this, it'll be his last too!!!

Never could tell my friends' son that some baby got a ride, and he couldn't have one.

Wonder if that experience will lead him to decide to ride later in life...
What a great story! My little guy (not quite two yet) loves having a sit on the bike with Dad. Too young to have a ride yet, but he's worked it out, used to love just sitting in front of me on the seat, no he stretches out along the tank to get a handful of the bars and make all the light noises
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:10 PM   #5508
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He: "Is it a Ducati?"
Me: "No, it's a Buell, An American Motorcycle"
He: "Huh?...."
Me: "It's the peformance division of the Harley that was closed in 2009"

Usually the conversation continues with something like I didn't know there was a American-made performance motorcycle or Buells were the red-headed step-child of Harley..."
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:12 PM   #5509
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He: "Is it a Ducati?"
I'm surprised I've had that a few times too, but I'm on a grotty old (ie, half restored) Honda...
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:33 PM   #5510
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I'm surprised I've had that a few times too, but I'm on a grotty old (ie, half restored) Honda...
It have a lot of valve rattle..
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:21 PM   #5511
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It have a lot of valve rattle..
...probably, can't really hear it over the cam-chain noise though :P
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:02 PM   #5512
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I didn't read the whole thread but my most hated question is, "staying dry?" when it's pouring out.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:26 PM   #5513
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Had a guy approach me yesterday, said he really liked my bike, what kind is it? What size? He walked around it, nodding. Saying "Yeah, nice. I like it."

Then he asks, "Do you smell exhaust fumes when you ride?"

Huh?

He pointed to my exhaust, and asks sort of rhetorically, "Do you smell like exhaust fumes after you ride?" He goes on to tell me about a bike he had which had "shorty pipes," and he said that whenever he rode it he could smell exhaust and his clothes smelled when he got off the bike.

I told him I'd never had a problem. My bike had the stock exhaust.

He told me to be safe and walked on.

Oy vey. Guys riding around breathing carbon monoxide. No wonder Harley riders can't ride.

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Old 10-11-2012, 02:11 AM   #5514
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I walked into work today, and one of the HR guys asked me what kind of meeting I was prepared for. I kind of looked at him funny, then he pointed out my gear and said "you look like you are dressed for war."

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:55 PM   #5515
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I got one from a new kid at work the other day. Apparently I passed him on the way in and when he pulled up he said "Nice bike, is it a Ninja?" I had to take a double take from him, to my filthy, beat up, first gen KLR, and back to him again to see if he was serious. He was. I was a bit dumbfounded and tried not to be condescending when I pointed at the big stupid looking letters on the gas tank that say K.L.R. and said, "Uh, no, it's a KLR, kind of a dirtbike thing."

The next day one of the bosses was outside when I pulled up. He said with a smirk "Are you cold?" I said, from inside my coveralls and iced up helmet, "Not as cold as yesterday" I wasn't sure what else to say.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:03 PM   #5516
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I was sitting in the bench giving plasma and a guy seen my helmet on the floor and he asked what it was for



I said uh it completes the ensemble
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:01 AM   #5517
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I was sitting in the bench giving plasma and a guy seen my helmet on the floor and he asked what it was for



I said uh it completes the ensemble
You should have told him that you carry the helmet in case you feel light-headed, then you quickly put it on while you're crashing to the floor.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:55 AM   #5518
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...probably, can't really hear it over the cam-chain noise though :P
What Honda do you have? I had a CB900F which was a great bike but the cam chain would rattle terribly at about 45 miles an hour which is what I'd drive it at in the city. On the highway though the dual range transmission air suspension and shaft drive were great.

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Old 10-12-2012, 01:37 PM   #5519
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Had a guy approach me yesterday, said he really liked my bike, what kind is it? What size? He walked around it, nodding. Saying "Yeah, nice. I like it."

Then he asks, "Do you smell exhaust fumes when you ride?"

Huh?

He pointed to my exhaust, and asks sort of rhetorically, "Do you smell like exhaust fumes after you ride?" He goes on to tell me about a bike he had which had "shorty pipes," and he said that whenever he rode it he could smell exhaust and his clothes smelled when he got off the bike.

I told him I'd never had a problem. My bike had the stock exhaust.

He told me to be safe and walked on.

Oy vey. Guys riding around breathing carbon monoxide. No wonder Harley riders can't ride.

Jamie
Next time, answer him that you have one of the rare 4 stroke bikes and it's why yours don't smell.
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:32 AM   #5520
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I didn't read the whole thread but my most hated question is, "staying dry?" when it's pouring out.
I love that one. I don't get as wet riding in my 'Stich as they get walking to their car in the rain. ATGATT!
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