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Old 03-09-2013, 07:09 PM   #6076
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I did not read all 400+ pages of posts, but I have been on plenty of MC trips and have gotten a ton of dumb comments/questions. But in return, I am sure that I have sounded like an idiot to the non-riding community. I just relish in the fact that when I am cruising down the interstate, the Dad in the mini van I am next to wishes he was me!
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:37 PM   #6077
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I didn't say it,but several years ago when business women didn't ride motorcycles.

My (hot)asst manager bought a 81 Honda CBX.

Which she rode to work on casual fridays.

Our District supervisor was in the office , he asked her
"what does a little thing like you do with such a big motorcycle"?

She looked him in the eye and said"Well mr. Laney I like to put it between my legs sir"
ADV riders having fun in Warshington,,Trip to Alaska planning meet-up,,Ellensburg,,
happened to arrive at a liquor store the same time Tracy did,, I park my 1200GS on one side of a black and chrome cruiser,she parked her KTM 950 on the other side of him. I came out of the store and stored away my purchase in the bike,,cruiser Dude is waiting on his bike.then Tracy came out of the store.
Dude with chili bowl helmet says," That's an awful big bike for such a small woman.",,
,to which she quickly replied,,"That's an awful big head for such a small brain!",,I thought I'd die of a heart attack/ lack of air from laughing!
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:50 AM   #6078
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ADV riders having fun in Warshington,,Trip to Alaska planning meet-up,,Ellensburg,,
happened to arrive at a liquor store the same time Tracy did,, I park my 1200GS on one side of a black and chrome cruiser,she parked her KTM 950 on the other side of him. I came out of the store and stored away my purchase in the bike,,cruiser Dude is waiting on his bike.then Tracy came out of the store.
Dude with chili bowl helmet says," That's an awful big bike for such a small woman.",,
,to which she quickly replied,,"That's an awful big head for such a small brain!",,I thought I'd die of a heart attack/ lack of air from laughing!
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:59 AM   #6079
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Dude with chili bowl helmet says," ...
"Chili bowl!" I haven't heard that one before. That opens up a huge realm of new metaphors and put-downs. It beats pudding basin, novelty helmet or beanie.

e.g. "Are you seriously expecting that thing to protect your head or is it just a convenient way to carry your chili bowl?", or

"They were all carrying nice carbon-fiber/chrome/shiny black chili bowls",

"Why do pirates need to carry chili bowls?", etc.

I'm sure someone can come up with better than that
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:21 PM   #6080
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Was at the pool today, and guy sitting nearby asked why I had a cast on my arm.(I got rear ended last week). so I answered, said I had gotten in a motorcycle wreck and told him was riding a sv650. "oh that sucks man, I'm gonna get an R6". He proceeded to tell me all about how he drives 175mph in his uncle's mustang "all the time", but it isn't really fast enough for him.
The best part was when he went on to say "I've ridden a friend's GSXR 1000, and a R6. So have you ever gotten a elbow on the ground yet?"
Me-"no..."
It amazes me how people will act just to look cool. I put about 2500 street miles on my SV already before the accident, and there is no way i would hop on a liter bike, nor do I have any desire to ride a R6. And the only place anyone is going to be "dragging elbows" is on rnickeymouse's youtube channel.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:24 PM   #6081
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I put about 2500 street miles on my SV already before the accident, and there is no way i would hop on a liter bike, nor do I have any desire to ride a R6. And the only place anyone is going to be "dragging elbows" is on rnickeymouse's youtube channel.
I agree. I had a loaner F800ST for a day. Plenty fast enough for me. If I had the money Id definitely look at picking one up for street duties. I can also definitely see myself getting splattered on a liter bike. No thanks, not my cup of tea.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:06 PM   #6082
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Don't twist the twisty thing on the right so much?
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:34 PM   #6083
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I refer to them as Deer Catchers!
At times, I'll try to keep a cage 800-1000 ft ahead of me as a "Deer Plow"
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:18 PM   #6084
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"What kind of BMW is that?" When I'm riding a Yamaha...

I usually just say "the one made in Japan" and leave it at that.

Usually leaves them looking confused. Seems to happen with the FJR and the Super Tenere both. I guess the average non-rider only things of the GS and fully faired Sport Touring bikes as "BMWs". Sort of like all cruisers are HDs.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:57 AM   #6085
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Frequently when I say I ride a motorcycle, I get asked what kind? Harley? I usually respond 180 degree Vee twin.

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Old 03-11-2013, 06:47 AM   #6086
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Don't twist the twisty thing on the right so much?

I don't understand.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:58 AM   #6087
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I don't understand.
Liter bikes can be as docile as any other, just go easy on the throttle. I like riding mine like a grandma most of the time, every once in a while I wind up completely alone somewhere and it try's to pull my arms off.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:08 AM   #6088
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Was at the pool today, and guy sitting nearby asked why I had a cast on my arm.(I got rear ended last week). so I answered, said I had gotten in a motorcycle wreck and told him was riding a sv650. "oh that sucks man, I'm gonna get an R6". He proceeded to tell me all about how he drives 175mph in his uncle's mustang "all the time", but it isn't really fast enough for him.
The best part was when he went on to say "I've ridden a friend's GSXR 1000, and a R6. So have you ever gotten a elbow on the ground yet?"
Me-"no..."
It amazes me how people will act just to look cool. I put about 2500 street miles on my SV already before the accident, and there is no way i would hop on a liter bike, nor do I have any desire to ride a R6. And the only place anyone is going to be "dragging elbows" is on rnickeymouse's youtube channel.
Actually there are riders than can and do get an elbow down. Watch MotoGP sometime. I've also seen a guy do it at The Dragon.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:12 AM   #6089
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This question wasn't so much stupid as it was kinda cute. I had a white Shoei helmet with a gold iridescent shield on it and had taken it into a grocery store to pick up something or other, and as I came out I hear a lady saying "go ahead and ask him--he won't mind" So this little boy comes up to me and says courteously "Sir, are you an astronaut?" He had seen helmets that looked like that in space-walks on TV. I thought it was kinda cute of him. I had a good chuckle over it.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:19 AM   #6090
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Liter bikes can be as docile as any other, just go easy on the throttle. I like riding mine like a grandma most of the time, every once in a while I wind up completely alone somewhere and it try's to pull my arms off.


I recently bought a FZ1, after having an ex500. I normally ride the FZ shifting at about 5K RPMs, but when alone... yeah, it will nearly throw me off the back of the bike

Oh, someone asked me last week "Is that bike fast?" I just replied, "Probably, I haven't tried yet."
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