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Old 04-18-2009, 08:11 PM   #91
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Very very old lady, coming out of a gas station convenience store...

"I've never seen a bicycle like that before, what kind is it?"

I know it's a 250 dual sport...but jeez!!!
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:15 PM   #92
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Originally Posted by Gimme 2

Maybe some of you should work a little harder to get out of the city where there are a shit load of people who can all blur into one hidious figmant.
Dude, I am saving that description...that is priceless. Hideous figment indeed!!!
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:01 PM   #93
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On the KLR: "Do you ever wash that thing?"

On the Suzuki: "Do you ever wash that thing?"

On the Concours: "Do you ever wash that thing?"

On the Gold Wing: "What kinda bike is that?" Followed by "You don't wash that very often, do you?"




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Old 04-19-2009, 09:03 AM   #94
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I don't care how stupid the questions are if the person is trying to be nice and trying to strike up a conversation. I kinda enjoy meeting strangers on the road. Although there are some funny questions. "Does all that stuff really help if you crash?"
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:24 AM   #95
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I will occasionally get
"is that thing street legal" with blinkers and plate in plain sight.

"is that all the gas you burned" clear clarke tank tells me yes.

"that things a heavy drz it cant make it back there with the other MX bikes huh?" watch me.
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:58 AM   #96
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Originally Posted by nomiles
n00bs A similar thread with 1550 funny replies.
annoying shit people say to you at the gas station
This one must be for all the non gas station stops.
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:28 AM   #97
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I was working on the bike in my garage, when some knuckledraggers that were repaving my street walked by. "Nice bike..." yada yada. I've got a Katana 600, not the fanciest bike on the street, but its brand new so it looks nice...I'll give him that one. Then one of them goes "I've got a 'Busa, its fast, and I be poppin wheelies on it an' shit...how 'boutchu lemme buy yours"

What did you crash yours? Do you have one at all? Did you SEE a for sale sign? What do you want with my bike if you really have a Hyabusa? How exactly do you reason with stupid...

I get something along those lines pretty regularly here in New Orleans. Wannabe's and posers.

On the other hand, I have met some nice people (as well as douches) at gas stations before.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:23 PM   #98
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Stupid questions asked when stopped:

Do you know how fast you were going????

(wrong thread?)
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:57 PM   #99
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This just happened today, but it has happened before too, and I bet I'm not the only one.

I'm in the parking lot standing next to my bike, wearing my riding jacket and taking my helmet off the seat to put it on. The person walking by asks:

"Is that bike yours?"
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:36 AM   #100
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Originally Posted by nomiles
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A similar thread with 1550 funny replies.

annoying shit people say to you at the gas station
BubbaZanetti - "annoying shit people say to you at the gas station"

Knave - "I don't have that problem when I'm on the KLR, people just look away in horror"

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that thread could have ended after the first reply, classic
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:14 PM   #101
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does that thing run good?
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:38 PM   #102
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My 17 year old son and I were on a three day dual sport ride and stopped at a scenic overlook in Arkansas, when a group of HD pirates rumble in, blipping their throttles and generally acting like cruiser crows.

One of them looks at my sons KLX250 and scoffs, "Why don't you get a Harley?".

My son looks over at the guys bike and says... "Nah, I like to ride.".

Loved it! That's my boy!
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:56 PM   #103
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Summer 2008 I am in north eastern Colorado on my motorcycle...alone...headed for Park City UT from western NY. I stop at a gas station to fill up & on the other side of the pumps is a herd of motorcycles from Arkansas. A couple of them come over to chat...they look at my license plate..."New York!! wow you are a long way from home...! Where did you leave your trailer? . No trailer, I reply...."You mean you rode your bike all the way here???" Doh!!!
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:50 PM   #104
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A few years ago a friend and I rode up to a gas pump on our bikes ('00 VFR and '99 900RR) and the attendant says "Gas or diesel?" ...umm, yeah, I think we'll fill them ourselves.

The other day I'm at the grocery store and cashier sees my helmet and asks what I ride, I say a BMW, he says "hmmm, I fucking hate BMWs". I reply, "Well I guess I better sell it". I'm not sure why complete strangers think their opinions matter

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Old 04-22-2009, 07:06 AM   #105
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I'm finding a very common theme among this thread and the other thread in Jo Momma...assclowns think "Harleys" are the only "real" motorcycles.

Count the number of times somebody is asked "why don't you get a harley?" "Why don't you get a real bike (in reference to a Harley)."

Hmmm...is chrome more corporeal? (Well it is easier to see until it blinds you and you crash into a pole) Is an ugly azzz huge front tire and fender and pig that weighs 900 lbs some how more tangible? (Well, it is when it falls on you when you lay 'er down) Is the obnoxious stupid sounding off-kilter potato exhaust more GENUINE than the noise another bike makes? (well, it's certainly easier to hear, that is until it deafens you for life) Are the forward mounted uncomfortable controls that kill your back and make you hump a football for hours absolutely more "REAL" than the sensible controls on a UJM? Well they make you look like more of an idiot while you're riding the damned thing so people will notice you more (well, until you suffer from back, kidney and shoulder problems and start riding something more comfortable (but more fake)).

Well, I guess it's true. Harleys really ARE more "Real" than other bikes.
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