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Old 07-28-2014, 03:25 PM   #1
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Question Where's the line between motorcycle and cage?

Once you add a third wheel things get a little fuzzy. All are licensed as motorcycles in the U.S. and subject to motorcycle laws.

Who would you wave at?









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Old 07-28-2014, 03:32 PM   #2
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Can-Am's offend me from a logical perspective.

All the protection of a motorcycle: Get rained on, baked, frozen, eat bugs, get thrown off or knocked off and go sliding or get crushed.

All the size and performance of a car: can't lane split, can't park in tight spots, can't go off road, 13 second quarter mile, doesn't lean, doesn't wheelie.

Some people are physically unable to handle two wheels. I respect them for riding whatever they can handle. The rest of you schmucks on Spyders don't make no damn sense to me so I don't wave to them.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:35 PM   #3
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I am not sure, I generally wave back to anybody who waves to me but I almost never initiate the wave..

But I do think I want a test ride/drive in a new slingshot.....
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:48 PM   #4
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I can respect the Ural. It has bike heritage and sidecar setups are almost as old as motorcycles themselves.

Spyders on the other hand... I feel they have more in common with snowmobiles and ATVs than motorcycles. Only difference is they are fully street legal. I agree on 'ride what you can' part. I'm not against people having them, owning them, riding them (hell I'm curious enough to try), but at the end of the day they just don't feel like they belong in the same category as motorcycles, trikes, and sidecar setups. They're coming from a different heritage and appeal to a completely different demographic (I'm sure there is overlap, but on the whole, the people I see riding Spyders aren't the kind I expect grew up with two wheels under them).
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:51 PM   #5
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There's two wheels and then there's everything else. Who I wave to is another topic. I still wave to jeeps sometimes
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:59 PM   #6
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I always wave to Spyders, sidecars and trikes, but the Morgan and Slingshot just look too much like cars to me. Honestly, if I saw them coming, I wouldn't even know they were a 3-wheeled vehicle until they went past.

Sweet rides, but for me not wave-worthy.
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:54 PM   #7
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Condensed version: Spyder. All the disadvantages of a car combined with all the disadvantages of a motorcycle.

Edit: It it has handlebars, I wave.

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Can-Am's offend me from a logical perspective.

All the protection of a motorcycle: Get rained on, baked, frozen, eat bugs, get thrown off or knocked off and go sliding or get crushed.

All the size and performance of a car: can't lane split, can't park in tight spots, can't go off road, 13 second quarter mile, doesn't lean, doesn't wheelie.

Some people are physically unable to handle two wheels. I respect them for riding whatever they can handle. The rest of you schmucks on Spyders don't make no damn sense to me so I don't wave to them.
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:58 PM   #8
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Edit: It it has handlebars, I wave.
I like that. Its easy.
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:16 PM   #9
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I wave to anything motorized on two wheels (three if it's a sidecar), Amish buggies (they wave back; always), VW Vanagon Syncros and Westies. And any kid at a lemonade stand.
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Anybody that waves at me who isn't on big V-twin gets the middle finger. It's just how I roll.














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Old Yesterday, 06:24 AM   #12
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Three wheeled vehicles seem to be the CrossFit of the motorsports world.

Lots of haters, lots of diehard fans, and a huge chunk of people that don't give a damn.

The more people out enjoying their drive in a lightweight vehicle, the better.
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The line is in your head, man.... in your head.
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I'd wave to slingshots as well as to crossbows. I often wave at motorcycles when driving the Smart of my sister since I do wave at roadsters if I'm on the motorcycle.
To me the cage begins when you're encaged. Topless is hybrid enough to feel connected to the driver.
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Handle bars, two or three wheels, sit on not in I wave. Some do not wave back so there is the second wave
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