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Old 06-10-2015, 09:49 AM   #1
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Your favourite motorcycle-related cliche

How many times have you heard a motorcycle engine being described as "anvil reliable" or "bulletproof"? Is there an engine made after 1980 that isn't reliable as an anvil?

"I revved my bike hard, and the engine shattered like sugar glass." You don't hear that a lot.

Another good motorcycle cliche: "Once you are moving, the weight disappears."



So what is YOUR favourite motorcycle-related cliche? Be it true, false, over-used, obvious, or otherwise.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:54 AM   #2
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"Loud pipes save lives."

Generally said from someone wearing a sleeveless black tee-shirt, jeans, and an unlined brain-bucket. Often with his headlight rewired OFF.
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:58 AM   #3
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"Loud pipes save lives."

Generally said from someone wearing a sleeveless black tee-shirt, jeans, and an unlined brain-bucket. Often with his headlight rewired OFF.
For some reason, in my mind that one pairs nicely with "I had to lay her down".
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:09 AM   #4
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"I like to embarrass sport bikes in the curves on my [INSERT RIDICULOUSLY OLD, UNDERPOWERED, UN-SPORTY MODEL OF MOTORYCLE HERE]."



And just so you know that I didn't start this thread to be mean, I am that guy who gets passed in the curves by guys on Ninja 250s, Dream 305s, Ruckuses and Schwinns.
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:40 AM   #5
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:45 AM   #6
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"I'd rather have my sister in a whorehouse than my brother on a Jap bike."

You can probably guess where those T-Shirts appear.
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:48 AM   #7
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"If your head is only worth $100, then wear a $100 helmet!"

Corrected for Inflation, and so I didn't copy-infringe any companies with 4 letter names.
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Old 06-10-2015, 10:49 AM   #8
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Old 06-10-2015, 11:22 AM   #9
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Old 06-10-2015, 11:36 AM   #10
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Old 06-10-2015, 11:38 AM   #11
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live to ride, ride to live.
Eat to Ride,
Ride to Eat....................


actually that's just me.
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Old 06-10-2015, 11:41 AM   #12
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"Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul"

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"It's more fun to ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow"
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Old 06-10-2015, 11:51 AM   #13
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It may not be [insert any good quality here] but it has personality.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:38 PM   #14
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"If your head is only worth $100, then wear a $100 helmet!"

Corrected for Inflation, and so I didn't copy-infringe any companies with 4 letter names.
Usually spoken by someone with a $600 helmet.

So, are they insinuating that their head is only worth $600? I wouldn't sell mine for that.
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Old 06-10-2015, 12:51 PM   #15
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It may not be [insert any good quality here] but it has personality.
It requires a higher level of owner interaction.
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