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Old Yesterday, 06:49 PM   #1
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Does anyone understand the culture of "Don't touch my bike"?

Does anyone understand the culture of "Don't touch my bike"?
And can you explain it?
ie: "make (an idea, situation, or problem) clear to someone by describing it in more detail or revealing relevant facts or ideas."
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Old Yesterday, 06:53 PM   #2
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Yes, I understand. Pretty simple concept.
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Old Yesterday, 06:57 PM   #3
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One of my neighbors didn't. And he owns two bikes. I had to remind him of the stupidity of ever doing it again a couple months ago.

It's an extremely offensive thing to do.
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Old Yesterday, 07:03 PM   #4
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Absolutely! The bike I recently bought came with scars caused by a scooter rider who decided to shift it in order to squeeze into a park - and dropped it. Bikes are relatively easily damaged, and that damage can be very expensive. Plus people then often just walk away from their responsibility, as happened in this case.
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Old Yesterday, 07:10 PM   #5
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Does anyone understand the culture of "Don't touch my bike"?
I'm actually surprised that there are people that DONT understand it.
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Old Yesterday, 07:24 PM   #6
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Yes:

It means "Don't touch my bike"

To explain it in more depth, it means: Unless you have asked and been given permission to do so, "Don't touch my bike"

I'm rather surprised that somebody who is a member of a motorcycle forum doesn't get it.
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Old Yesterday, 07:25 PM   #7
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Are you stupid?
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Old Yesterday, 07:29 PM   #8
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Would you let a stranger mess with your car? Bikes are much more easily damaged, and some of them are more than a car in price.

Frankly I am a bit surprised you had to ask this question.

Then again, if all your bikes are well worn off-road bikes, I guess you wouldn't care if someone touched, or even dropped, your bike.

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Because the sales guy at work swung a leg over and a drug his foot across the top of my hard bags on the HD when it was 2 days old... deep gouges.

Because the neighbor wife climbed on the HD when I wasn't looking and when she stood it up, it kept going the other way. Hurt her more than the bike and that sucked.

Because I came out to the garage to find a 7 year old kid sitting on the GS on the center stand 'riding' it like a rocking horse. Not only could he have gotten really hurt, but it sits between the ducati and the harley with the drz in front of it. If it fell, one of those bikes was going with it if not two.

Because people get burned on hot pipes, shoes melt on hot chrome pipes, paint and fairings are expensive...

I don't climb in your car without asking, treat my bike the same.

Now then, if you park in a limited area and either block access to multiple spots or block me in, i'll move your bike. If you leave your ignition on, i'll turn it off for you, if you leave your key in, i'll take it and leave a note with my number...
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It appears that some people are so romantically attached to an inanimate object that they become very angry if someone other than themselves touches it. How weird is that?
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Old Yesterday, 07:40 PM   #11
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I feel the same way about my car and my house. Unless I invite somebody in or on, they have no business touching. Anybody that doesn't understand basic property rights is unsuited to be left unattended in public.
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It appears that some people are so romantically attached to an inanimate object that they become very angry if someone other than themselves touches it. How weird is that?
So all your possessions are junk?

It has nothing to do with "romance" (very inappropriate use of the term), but more to do with practical reality. I take care of my stuff, obviously you do not!
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Old Yesterday, 07:53 PM   #13
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Old Yesterday, 07:56 PM   #14
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I feel the same way about my car and my house. Unless I invite somebody in or on, they have no business touching. Anybody that doesn't understand basic property rights is unsuited to be left unattended in public.
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Yes, I understand. Pretty simple concept.
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So all your possessions are junk?

It has nothing to do with "romance" (very inappropriate use of the term), but more to do with practical reality. I take care of my stuff, obviously you do not!
I agree with these folks.

I take care of my stuff. I tend to get the good stuff and not buy it often...therefore, I take good care of it. Someone not invested in it won't have the same care.
Even if none of the above were true, it's just common courtesy.
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These rugged individuals get it.
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