Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by cold_fire, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    Did you answer, "It Depends"?
  2. orangebear

    orangebear Long timer

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    i get told that buy other drives and people walking past when i ride my r100gs. they tell me my lights are out but i have them turned off 90% of the time. but people forget that bike are light cars and come with lights that turn off and on.
  3. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    They might turn on and off in Europe, but the ones in the USA and Canada are on all the time with no way to turn them off.
  4. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Unless the handlebar switch has been changed to the Euro version. I did this with my Beemer.
  5. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    So I should have said "with no way to turn them off, unless you've modified it to add a way to turn them off"??

    This thread doesn't seem to stay on track very well anymore. I need to get out on the bike and meet more people to give them a chance to ask me something stupid so that I can properly participate in this thread. :lol3
  6. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Hey whaday spect,,spielczech aint workin fur me ta day and I went to publick skoolz.



    :D
  7. eepeqez

    eepeqez Long timer

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    Well I thought it was funny.

    But then I once commented to a motorbike cop that it was good they gave him a gun to put his bike out of its misery if he crashed it.
  8. hrolf

    hrolf neophyte

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    or you have a UJM that predates mandatory light laws by a few years.

    i get some funny looks every year when i get a new inspection sticker. I don't have an oil light or fuel gauge, but i do have a light switch! :evil
  9. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    I understand there was a time when bikes lacked neutral lights too. Imagine the confusion. Riders needed to figure out if they were in neutral or if their chain had broken.
  10. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Funny story, but people laugh when I tell them that my Ural is the most modern bike I've ever owned.

    Until now, I've never had a bike with a windshield, a neutral light, mirrors, running lights, or even turn signals.

    Simpler bikes are just more fun.

    Sent from my Droid 2 Global using Typotalk 2
  11. Hookapelli

    Hookapelli Meat Popsicle

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    One of the guys I work with uses rain as an excuse to leave early all the time!!! It pisses me off.

    "It's gonna rain, and I rode today- so I'm taking off." :boid
  12. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    The most silly one I heard so far, came from my driving instructor.

    I drove up his driveway with my bike shortly after I bought it and he asked what kind of bike it was.

    I asked him to have a guess (FYI: I do have a BMW sticker on my windshield, driving a Oryx conversion based on a BMW F650 GS), he replied:

    "Obviously not what the sticker says, I mean it doesn't have a Boxer engine, so it's not a BMW, but I dunno what it actually is"

    :huh



    Seriously? I mean...he was about to buy a BMW just a few weeks ago, he SHOULD actually know.....
    I asked him to take a look at the clutch cover and re-think what he just said :deal


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    Well, that just sucks, maybe you should make him aware of the fact that real bikers dont care about weather and that driving a bike is about more than just having a lame excuse for pissing everyone else of :/
  13. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    You're a real old school type of guy, aren't you? :evil
  14. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    He said nothing about simpler phones being more fun. :lol3
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    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    I love technology, just not on bikes. :D
  16. NJ-GS

    NJ-GS Been here awhile

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    Yet you have a HemDroid 2 with Typotalk 2 (whatever that is). Maybe a land-line phone is more fun, too. :lol3

    Never mind...
  17. Benesesso

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    Way back ~1964 in the USAF my crew got to visit most of the S. American capitals. In some of those countries drivers would turn off their headlights at every red light. Cabbies said it was to "save gas".

    Wonder if they still do that.
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    Riteris Dessert Runner

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  19. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    Mods, can you change this thread name to "Innocent questions people ask to make small talk and replies by self important jack-asses"?
  20. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    After riding my bicycle to work this morning, as I was stashing it in a bike locker I heard a motorcycle approaching and was trying to figure out from the sound what it was? Not a V-twin, maybe a V-four or vertical twin. Finally the guy pulled in on a smaller Kawasaki. I was about to ask him my own stupid question: "Is that a Ninja 500 or 250?" but they guy never took off his friggin' helmet, so I didn't say anything.

    I guess some people like to talk about motorcycles and some try to avoid it. Oh well.