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Old 04-16-2009, 01:42 PM   #61
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Sport?
Tag-o-rama.









































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Old 04-16-2009, 02:05 PM   #62
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Tag-o-rama.

They don't do that out here. Must be an East Coast thang.
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:45 PM   #63
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I was adjusting the valves on my 450EXC in my garage when a door to door home improvement salesman came in. He said that he was selling dual pane windows. I told him to just leave the brochures on the floor and I'd look at them later, because I had my hands full.

He proceeded to tell me how he used to ride when he was young and how he used to race dirt bikes. I humored him and just continued working, on the chance he would get the hint and go away.

He then said "I wish I had a nice Kawasaki dirt bike like this again" Apparently he spied and deciphered the first letter on the tank decal and deemed it a Kawasaki.

I tell him..."Look buddy, its not a kawasaki, its a KTM.. made in Austria". He smiles and said "Damn didn't know those Aussies made bikes down under".

I told him to just leave because he was begining to bore me.

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Old 04-16-2009, 03:02 PM   #64
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What is KTM? Never heard of that.

Get a real bike! ( I love that one )

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Old 04-16-2009, 03:34 PM   #65
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The dumbest thing I ever got asked is, "Can you pull a wheelie on that thing or are you too scared?"

This was coming from what looked like a 50 year old meth addict reliving in youth in a beatup 90's Mustang with side pipes and a mullet.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:40 PM   #66
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What is KTM? Never heard of that.
Get a real bike! ( I love that one )
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Back in the day when I was a young fellow a friend of mine had one of these.



He would almost come to blows with people who told him it was a KTM. He insisted that Penton made them from scratch in Ohio.
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:41 PM   #67
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"Hey man, you got any spare change?"





"When you gonna get a REAL bike? Haw haw haw haw." (Three guesses what sort of turdwagons these guys are riding.)

Actually, I've been asked that question a couple of different times by dudes driving a pickup with a Hardley-Ableson sticker and/or license plate on it. That's right. They're real bikers who ride REAL bikes. Except when it's below 75 degrees or above 80 degrees or raining or it looks like it might rain or there's a cloud off in the distance or their assless chaps are a little squeaky or it might get dark at night or a bug smudged the chrome last time they rode or they're hung over or there might be stinky dead animals in the road or there are other vehicles on the road.
I've got the flip side of that one. I have an older H-D, and also a dual-sport bike (KTM 950A). Once on a trip riding the H-D I was totally ATGATT including a hi-viz Darien. I had stopped at a gas-station/convenience store for fuel and also to take a pit-stop and get a snack. While waiting to pay for my goodies a couple of obvious BMW commandos came into the station, decked out to the hilt in the latest in Beemer fashion. One of them noticed me and walked over and said "Hey, how's it goin', what are you riding?" I responded "Just the old Harley out there....." at which point he looked stunned, and said "Oh, you looked like a BMW rider!", then turned to walk away. I said "No, I'm not....." I didn't add the "asshat!" that was wanting to bubble forth. But I will say that asshats don't just ride Harleys.
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:04 PM   #68
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While on the Concours:

"Hey, nice Beemer!" My response is usually "Well, it is a K bike, if K is for Kawasaki."


While on the Ural:

" Who makes a "Why-pan?" Damn Cyrillic alphabet tank badges . . .


My all-time favorite:

"What do you do if it rains?"


Most of the dumb stuff I hear is ATTGAT related rather than bike related though.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:07 PM   #69
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Impossible to keep a straight face with "what do you do if it rains" Have to share that with a few friends who have a favorite saying "People are Stupid"
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:04 PM   #70
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I am northeast of Reserve, New Mexico when a cop clocks me at 92 in a 55 (in a turn).

He asks: "Why were you going so fast?"

I say:" It is a beautiful Spring morning. I am on a great twisting road with hills and vistas all around me. I have a beautiful bike to ride and there is no one else out here.....except for you."

Then I just shrug. I don't think he got it.

Wonder if he realized I slowed for the turn?
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:39 AM   #71
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My brother, who does own a BMW car too, will pull that line the other way - "I didn't know BMW made cars! When did they start that?"
I like to point out that BMW made motorcycles BEFORE they made cars - had to find a way to keep the airplane engine builders employed after losing WWI.
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Old 04-17-2009, 07:31 AM   #72
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I had a 9 or 10 year old boy ask me if I "get a lot of chicks with that"
This while on my Vstrom with my wife on the back!
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:20 AM   #73
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Impossible to keep a straight face with "what do you do if it rains" Have to share that with a few friends who have a favorite saying "People are Stupid"

Depending on my mood, I either say "I get wet," or I explain that I have a weatherproof riding suit. One time, I came out to a parking lot after it rained and loudly said "Aww, dammit! I left the top down again!"
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:16 AM   #74
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  1. Why are you wearing a snowmobile suit?
  2. Aren't you hot in that? (if it is over 60F)
  3. Aren't you cold? (if it is under 60F)
  4. Be careful on that thing, I had a friend who...
  5. Forecast calls for rain, hope you're close to home!
  6. Lost?/Where are you going?/I can help you find it. (I'm looking for Ohio -I think it's thataway...I'm sure I'll find it eventually, then I'll start looking for Indiana) This hardly ever happens now that I've got the GPS and people mostly leave me alone with the offers for directions.
  7. All alone so far from home? (looking at license plate)
  8. Can I ride it?
  9. What kind of mileage do you get?
  10. What does FYYFF mean?
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Old 04-17-2009, 10:34 AM   #75
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What does FYYFF mean?
An answer you can have some fun with.
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