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Old 10-25-2012, 05:35 AM   #46
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If you dont get off my bike, I'll drop a floater in your coffee when you least expect it.

What the hell is that sposed to mean?

Exactly what you think it does.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:54 AM   #47
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Hello, n00b here.

While we're on this subject, what would be an acceptable reaction to finding an a-hole co-worker trying your brand new bike and almost demanding you to let him ride it?
ONLY after you let me ride your wife...
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:10 AM   #48
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Y'all need to buy a KTM with a nice intimidating 37" seat height.

People sitting on or wanting to ride my bike has never been a problem for me.

But I did come out of a store and find a toddler playing under it once.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:43 AM   #49
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Y'all need to buy a KTM with a nice intimidating 37" seat height.

People sitting on or wanting to ride my bike has never been a problem for me.

But I did come out of a store and find a toddler playing under it once.
Did you overreact and kick it's ass?
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:21 AM   #50
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Oh, there was an over reaction and the little girl did get her ass kicked. But it wasn't from me. Mom pretty much freaked when I pointed out where her little girl was sitting. Then for some reason I got the stink eye.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:42 AM   #51
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Hello, n00b here.

While we're on this subject, what would be an acceptable reaction to finding an a-hole co-worker trying your brand new bike and almost demanding you to let him ride it?
OK, the real answer (if you want to keep your job):

"You probably don't realize it, but sitting on another guy's bike is like flirting with his wife, and asking to ride it is like asking to take her out on a date. Now you know."

Don't smile while you say it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:54 PM   #52
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I guess I'm sheltered, I've only had problems with one half-wit start messing with my bike, and a co-worker (former semi-pro MX racer) put a stop to it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:58 PM   #53
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Oh, there was an over reaction and the little girl did get her ass kicked. But it wasn't from me. Mom pretty much freaked when I pointed out where her little girl was sitting. Then for some reason I got the stink eye.
Of course you got the stink eye. Motorcycles are dangerous, everyone who rides one is a threat to society and will die in a horrible crash.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:08 AM   #54
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Some nice suggestions here. Some are pure gold
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:38 PM   #55
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November issue of Cycle World has a fantastic one pager called (Can I Test Drive Your Personality).
Very well written page from the guy handbook about (Can I Ride Your Bike) and how to avoid it.
Really funny stuff.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:34 AM   #56
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On the other side of the coin, I jumped on my GF's (at the time) SV650 a few years ago for a short trip to the hardware store (2 miles away). Rather than the boring straight shot, I thought I would scrub the chicken strips on the curvy road over the mountain. I met a Honda Accord mid-turn and chose the shoulder over the car. Luckily, I was able to lay it down, rather than crashing it, although the subsequent guardrail totaled the bike.

She was understanding about the whole thing, and still is.

My dad came by my work today and was looking at my bike, and hefted it off the sidestand, and it almost pitched over onto its other side. I was surprised he saved it. BUT, when I think of all his stuff that I either lost or broke over the years, how could I even begin to be mad, if he'd dropped it?

Complete strangers, however, deserve a push or a shove. Or grab a handful of his woman's bewbies.

I I take it you fixed everything you hosed up, without figuring any damaged part was "good enough to leave it". If not, I can see why it is GF "at the time". You break it you fix it.

I won't drive or ride anything with the slightest aggression unless I can afford to fix or replace it. Thus my reason for not driving a twin turbo Porsche competition model when offered. It was worth about ten times the value of my house... $750,000! The one time I did crash a friend's XL600R I replaced everything that was even scuffed. Cost me $500 at dealer cost on parts with no labor. Never again. My friend rides a ZX14, I won't ride it unless I would have to and then it would be embarrassingly slow and easy. I can not afford to replace it.

I've not encountered anyone screwing with my bike, but I guarantee I would not be happy and they would definitely KNOW so.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:05 AM   #57
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November issue of Cycle World has a fantastic one pager called (Can I Test Drive Your Personality).
Very well written page from the guy handbook about (Can I Ride Your Bike) and how to avoid it.
Really funny stuff.
Apparently not online yet, but for those with weak google-fu: http://doamm.com/2012/10/07/never-to...ns-motorcycle/
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:50 AM   #58
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I had a 750 Shadow and was mid way thru a 600 mile 'day' ride. Bike all loaded up with camping gear for a 2 week stay.
I was tired and cranky when I came out from paying for gas to find some dumass sitting on the bike cranking away at the controls while his friends snapped pictures. Turns out they were tourists from another country.
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It became very clear when I jumped into the driver seat of their rental car, tossed a few pieces of luggage out, adjusted the seat, radio, mirrors and started making race car noises.

They slowly stepped away from my bike and moved away from the odd , screaming man in the leather jacket and FF helmet sitting in the front seat of a Cobalt.

I think lunacy was a universal language
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:05 AM   #59
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About 8 years ago I'm down at the renn faire doing prefaire classes. Come out to my chopper and see a friend on my bike, feet up (side stand down) and making vroom sounds. Well, me being the dick I am I walk up, grab his girlfriend (also a friend) and french kiss her. She was a very good sport and responded nicely. He looks at me somewhat slack jawed, gets off the bike and says "point taken".

That's about the only time I've ever had a friend do anything like that. Strangers on the other hand seemed to really like messing with that bike. Kinda glad I got rid of it, kicking guys in the nuts gets old.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:47 PM   #60
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About 8 years ago I'm down at the renn faire doing prefaire classes. Come out to my chopper and see a friend on my bike, feet up (side stand down) and making vroom sounds. Well, me being the dick I am I walk up, grab his girlfriend (also a friend) and french kiss her. She was a very good sport and responded nicely. He looks at me somewhat slack jawed, gets off the bike and says "point taken".

That's about the only time I've ever had a friend do anything like that. Strangers on the other hand seemed to really like messing with that bike. Kinda glad I got rid of it, kicking guys in the nuts gets old.
So, did she call ya later on.......
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