Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. Iowegian

    Iowegian n00b

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    When I was in the army and asked "do you know John, he is in the 82nd Airborne too?", I would say "Yeah, bummer about his leg." then walk away.
  2. JGNC

    JGNC Been here awhile

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    Some fat old guy wearing a novelty helmet, homemade v-neck sleeveless shirt, 90's swimming trunks, and flip flops said to me, "Do you have any idea how fucking stupid you look with all that shit on?" :rofl

    Watched a guy on a Harley do a 25ft diameter u-turn in a gas station parking lot then waddle the bike the last 15ft to the pumps. He walked over to my DRZ and inquired when I was going to get a real man's bike in a nasty tone. I asked him when he was planning on learning to ride his.
  3. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Sound like the guy that rolled up next to me outside a store on a "chopper" (bought not built).
    Shit bucket helmet, cargo shorts, tank top and VERY white sneakers.

    I'm putting my helmet and gloves on, was wearing a mesh jacket and pants. Riding my Superduke.

    He said "if I had to wear all that shit, I wouldn't even ride"

    I told him if I only idled around town at 25 mph I wouldn't wear it either :D
  4. scottrnelson

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    Good one.
  5. beach23707

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  6. der_saeufer

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    On a permanent magnet generator with an old-style shunt regulator (e.g. on a dirt bike or old UJM), does it even cause any extra engine load to run electrical accessories? I'm not an EE, but I thought the generator always ran full-bore and got rid of extra electricity as heat through the regulator vs. a car alternator where the magnetic field is actually stronger when the load is heavier.
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  8. bwalsh

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    To you and the other inmate who mentioned generators...I was talking about vehicles from the eighties and nineties with alternators, not generators...The battery isn't going to be drained sitting at a stop light...hence the original remark.
  9. eepeqez

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    These permanent magnet alternators are still very common and are not correctly termed generators because they produce an AC output (Alternator) which is then rectified and shunt regulated.

    Using the term generator leads to misunderstandings like....

    The only motorcycle I've ever owned in over 30 years of riding which doesn't have a permanent magnet alternator with a shunt regulator is a 1984 air cooled BMW boxer with an automotive style alternator with a field winding controlled by the voltage regulator. My near new outboard motor also has a 3 Amp permanent magnet alternator.

    Field regulated alternators are still quite unusual on motorbikes.

    If the lights are on, the lights are using energy.

    That energy may be a trivial fraction of the engines output, or it may be power which the engine provides regardless of how it is used or not used (as is the case with the permanent magnet alternator or with a car heater which uses waste heat), but it has to come from somewhere.
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  13. Noone

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    You are properly qualified to ridicule me!!
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    So, are you on a BMW, a Horex, a KTM, an MZ, or a Sachs? :ricky
  16. I thought the Heisenberg was always fitted on a Husaberg :lol3
  17. Chromer

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    bahahahahahahaha! MY bikes get one wash a year. thats it.
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    No, it's part of the dilithium matrix.