Sell your vehicle -remove your ADv stickers

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Saltbox, May 21, 2009.

  1. Saltbox

    Saltbox WTF is this?

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    So I have been enjoying giving and receiving the ADV salute, lots of fun. Last night I'm crusing down the highway when I see a white ford explorer ahead and low and behold it has a FYYFF sticker on the rear window, yeah its fun time. Of course I speed up and manuever over to the right lane, pace the vehicle so that I am right next to the driver. A little toot on the horn to get his attention, and then give him the salute. WOW, wrong reaction, this guy is pissed. He immediatly slows down and gets right behind me. Now he's close, not to close but he's beeping his horn and saluting me over and over. Fine, I move over to the slow lane and get ready for my exit. This guy does the same thing, and gets off at the same exit as me. He follows me for about a mile and then starts flashing his lights like he wants to pass, so I move over to the side of the road, so does he. WTF? So I stop, so does he. He gets out of his vehicle and walks up to me,with a brisk pace. I got off my bike and moved so that the bike was between me and him. Did I metion that this guy is HUGE. His fists look like canned hams.
    He proceeds to rant and rave about fucking motorcycles, and why did I flip him off, calls me a fuckin smartass that needs to be taught a lesson. I try to defuse the situation and ask him what kind of bike he rides, from his looks I 'm guessing a Harley. He responds with I would never own one of those fucking death traps. So I ask him why he has the sticker on it, as I point it out. He is like WTF does that mean? I show him the same sticker on my bike and explain what it means. At this point the guy busts out laughing, apologizes to me for riding my ass. He says that it is actually his wife's car and I've just explained why motorcyclists keep saluting his wife. Seems the guys wife actually complained to him that for no reason motorcycles where flipping her the bird. He had just assumed that his wife was a crappy driver and probably had done something to deserve it.

    So if you sell your ride, take the stickers off. Some people may not be as understanding.


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  2. FILLETI

    FILLETI mild asphalt allergy

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  3. HillbillyNinja

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  4. Northwoods Yeti

    Northwoods Yeti Almost house broken

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    :lol3 Nice!

    I say leave them on..! It's good for a laugh or a beat down.:rofl
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  5. Gray Dragon

    Gray Dragon Geezer rider

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    That's good.
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  6. Tall Man

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    If the stated behavior of the Explorer's driver is considered "understanding" (and this is exactly what your closing sentence suggests), I'd hate to cross paths with someone who was not as understanding.
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  7. TonyA

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    Congrats! You've just invented a new Adventure category, and new Worry Bead. :rofl
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  8. tcourdin

    tcourdin Resident Spooner

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    That is hilarious! :lol3
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  9. Elvis70

    Elvis70 No speed traps in the sky

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    And nobody got their head unscrewed.:D
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  11. Louv

    Louv nerd with knobbies

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    Yeah, there are other people in the world that know the meaning of FYYFF. Including a friend who had it as his license plate back in the early 90s. I'm fairly sure he didn't ride adventure bikes.

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  12. sc-razor

    sc-razor Long timer

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    Crap that is funny!
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  13. duck

    duck Banned

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    Great post! :clap
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  14. mcstark

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    Oh shit that's great!

    I have a 6-year-old so there's no FYYFF sticker on my bike, but I have a few other ADV stickers on my Zegas and the Dakar guy on my helmet. I have no desire (just yet) to explain to my son what FYYFF means.

    Great story...I needed that laugh today.
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  15. Scalpel 3000

    Scalpel 3000 Proficient Scootering

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    This brings up an important question I've been meaning to ask, since I haven't found an answer by lurking.

    When can I put an ADV sticker on my ride?

    Is there some sort of minimum requirement of adventurousness to achieve before I can safely show that I'm a member?
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  16. Y E T I

    Y E T I No Talent Ass Clown

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  17. Saltbox

    Saltbox WTF is this?

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    My feeling is, that if you go to the effort to buy and apply the sticker, then you need to accept what comes along with having the sticker. A nice friendly salute. If you don't want stranger's saluting you, then don't put the sticker on.

    Hi Sam my name is Mark.........:fyyff
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  18. mb90535im

    mb90535im '05 R1200 GS

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    Love it. Totally made my day. :freaky
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  19. matloik

    matloik kludge

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    Since you have to ask, you are not ready. You will know when you are ready -- it will be an epiphaphy of mild religious proportions -- and thereafter you will not have to ask for permission to use an ADV sticker.
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  20. Y E T I

    Y E T I No Talent Ass Clown

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    I neglected to mention that I go around putting "ADV" and "FYYFF" sticker on people's bikes just so FF's like us will salute them. :lol3
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