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Old 03-04-2015, 05:31 AM   #1
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What are Harley riders doing?

Have you ever returned to your parked motorcycle to find some idiot rider has backed into the space on your right so close to your bike that when he flopped his bike onto its side stand there's no room (or just barely enough) for you to stand your bike up vertical to ride away? I have, and more than once.

Is this stupidity or passive aggression?
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Old 03-04-2015, 05:48 AM   #2
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I'm not a Harley Basher, but...







Three times he did this. The third time I left a nasty note telling him if he did it again I would park his bike in the middle of the street.

He did apologize and said he wouldn't do it again!
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:26 AM   #3
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Probably read your plate.
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:28 AM   #4
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Have you ever returned to your parked motorcycle to find some idiot rider has backed into the space on your right so close to your bike that when he flopped his bike onto its side stand there's no room (or just barely enough) for you to stand your bike up vertical to ride away? I have, and more than once.

Is this stupidity or passive aggression?

Yes.

I'm trying to go with the 'never attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity' mindset though.
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:33 AM   #5
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Have you ever returned to your parked motorcycle to find some idiot rider has backed into the space on your right so close to your bike that when he flopped his bike onto its side stand there's no room (or just barely enough) for you to stand your bike up vertical to ride away? I have, and more than once.

Is this stupidity or passive aggression?

This behavior isn't limited to Harleys...not sure why you had to bring that brand into the mix....and I'm keen to avoid the boredom of yet another HD bashing thread.

Discourteous, or thoughtless, behaviour isn't all that unusual on the road - whether it be driving/riding or parking. I've seen plenty of bikers wedge their bike into a space between two cars - without any thought as to how those cars will then get out.....and I've had a fair few bikers park way too close to my bike just to save them a 100 yard walk. Today I had a scooter taking up two spaces....
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:38 AM   #6
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Three times he did this!
Haha, I looked at the pictures 3 or 4 times trying to figure out how his bike could have gotten closer to yours between shots. Makes sense now that I knew it was multiple occasions.
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:45 AM   #7
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I think he's got a man crush on JVB...
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:50 AM   #8
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Was it cold there? Maybe, the bikes did that on their own to keep warm.
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:04 AM   #9
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I attribute it to stupidity. I've actually done it myself - and I've never owned a Harley!

Thankfully, the coworker I inconvenienced knew it was my bike and just moved it over a bit so he could get his bike out safely and told me about it the next time he saw me.

It looked like plenty of room when I parked. But, now I pull in to the other side of bikes when possible. And if not, I make sure there's plenty of room for the other bike to stand upright.
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:11 AM   #10
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Just to be clear, I wasn't bashing HD, it could have been any brand doing the same thing. It just happened to be a HD in this instance.

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Old 03-04-2015, 07:17 AM   #11
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"This behavior isn't limited to Harleys...not sure why you had to bring that brand into the mix....and I'm keen to avoid the boredom of yet another HD bashing thread."

Because it's advrider.com. It's how things are done here. Take any subject whatsoever, and twist it into a Harley bash fest!

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Old 03-04-2015, 07:32 AM   #12
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Get a cheap padlock and install it on his brake rotor. Drop the key in the storm sewer. I hate assholes like this, can you tell? LOL
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:49 AM   #13
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"This behavior isn't limited to Harleys...not sure why you had to bring that brand into the mix....and I'm keen to avoid the boredom of yet another HD bashing thread."

Because it's advrider.com. It's how things are done here. Take any subject whatsoever, and twist it into a Harley bash fest!

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Old 03-04-2015, 08:18 AM   #14
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What I would like to know is how he was able to get the bike that close to begin with?

I know that after parking it there, putting it on the side stand makes it appear even closer but does the guy have only a right leg? I just can hardly see where he would be able to put his left leg while backing in. And then he would have to get off the high side plus worry about damage to his own bike should it fall.

I'm sorry but I can't help but wonder if this photo is staged...
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What I would like to know is how he was able to get the bike that close to begin with?

I know that after parking it there, putting it on the side stand makes it appear even closer but does the guy have only a right leg? I just can hardly see where he would be able to put his left leg while backing in. And then he would have to get off the high side plus worry about damage to his own bike should it fall.

I'm sorry but I can't help but wonder if this photo is staged...
Loads of space until you lean it over. I saw this done by one biker to another outside my apartment - the guy whose bike was trapped in simply wheeled the offending bike into the middle of the road (it's a one way side street with excellent visibility) and then left it.....I briefly toyed with whether I should go and move it back in again but decided against it.
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