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Old 03-11-2013, 12:38 PM   #6106
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I got the "BMW question" a while back - about my DR350. Granted, it has a dual headlight chin fairing with windshield, an oversize tank, and GIVI trunk on it - as well as being blue/white.

I think it's more the adventure bike = BMW thing.
I got the question about my KTM 990 ADV this weekend.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:18 PM   #6107
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Honestly, that is not the worst thing someone has said. It is pretty funny, though.
I agree. I thought it was more funny than stupid. She'd never been around motorcycles until we met. It made me laugh. My friend and I still laugh about it.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:44 PM   #6108
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2nd and 3rd gear at 7k+ RPMs Love my FZ1. 85K+ miles on her.
Catching up to it was a bitch on a CB-1 though. For that matter, I could barely find the GS that was behind you, so it's probably an issue with the operator.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:34 PM   #6109
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Personally, I love acceleration, and don't have a fear of speed. I don't trust myself with a bike that handles that well, and goes that fast. It will only be a matter of time before something bad happens. ... Maybe in another 20yrs I'll mellow out some more, and find another level of restraint.
I'm 41 now, and just beginning to show some self control. I still like to run through the gears full throttle, but I do it further from cars/other objects. Another 10 years, and I might be ready for a liter bike.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:35 PM   #6110
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I know that wearing a hi-viz yellow jacket and white helmet is considered "old guy" wear in the motorcycle world, but I'm pretty sure my gear was why the guy that pulled up next to me at the gas station today asked if my 2004 Yamaha FZ6 was a BMW.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:20 PM   #6111
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I get the BMW question a lot, probably because my FJR is blue and silver. BMW colors are blue and white, so the connection is understandable.
I get the BMW question when I ride my Concours. It doesn't help that I removed the tank badges.


I say it's a "K" bike.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:04 PM   #6112
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Breaking in my new Husqvarna TR650 today when I get a very funny to me question.

Guy: "Is that one of those BMW dual-sport bikes?"
Me: "No, it's a Husqvarna."
Guy: "I didn't know they make motorcycles, it sure does look like a BMW!"
Me: "Well, actually...."

Then I realized I didn't really want to have this conversation. The time to explain motorcycle businesses is not when you're trying to grab a tag. This guy had no clue how right he was though. Half the parts on this bike are stamped BMW.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:43 PM   #6113
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I get the BMW question when I ride my Concours. It doesn't help that I removed the tank badges.


I say it's a "K" bike.
I get it once in a while too. Maybe because of this. "Which BMW is that?" "That's the one Kawasaki made."


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Old 03-12-2013, 04:37 PM   #6114
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I rode into a gas station parking lot in August about 50 miles west of Memphis to get the coldest water I could buy to pour in & on me.

As I take my mesh gear & full face helmet off, a couple of guys wearing shorts, tennies & abbreviated helmets ask if I'm cold...

I smile & say no. They inquire about the jacket, gloves and helmet, indicating that they are probably hot to wear at this temp / humidity level. I smile again and said "Not as hot as road rash". :-)
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:50 PM   #6115
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In the NC summers, you can typically catch me in mesh gear, with Ranger panties and an UnderArmour shirt underneath. I'll soak them in water before I set out for the day. Feels grrrreeeeaaaattt!
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:06 PM   #6116
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Two different Hardley riders yesterday morning to me: "You rode this weekend? Too windy for me!" 45 mph gusts aren't so bad if you're paying attention and ride a few thousand miles per year.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:36 AM   #6117
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Two different Hardley riders yesterday morning to me: "You rode this weekend? Too windy for me!" 45 mph gusts aren't so bad if you're paying attention and ride a few thousand miles per year.
If you can't ride in the wind you simply shouldn't have a bike in Colorado. This morning when I left home the wind was blowing the snow along the road so it felt like I was floating in a 6 inch sea of white. 'Course that did make it a little difficult to find the really icy patches....
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:16 PM   #6118
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"Wait, you rode in TODAY? It's snowing...."

Yup. I had a service appointment, and I got 15% off for showing up when it was below freezing. It was dry out, who cares if it's a bit cold. OK, a lot cold. -10°C was pretty f-ing cold. Whatever. I even rode over some ice and didn't fall down. Damn.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:55 PM   #6119
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If you can't ride in the wind you simply shouldn't have a bike in Colorado. This morning when I left home the wind was blowing the snow along the road so it felt like I was floating in a 6 inch sea of white. 'Course that did make it a little difficult to find the really icy patches....
Bad weather approaching on the way home from Mt. Rushmore. My SV let the side winds be more tolerable, but my daughter's Ninja 250 made her life miserable.
Fairings are good for cutting through, but with side winds the surface area makes for a less than idea situation.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:52 PM   #6120
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I got 15% off for showing up when it was below freezing.


I just get yelled at.
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