Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. TheAntiCage

    TheAntiCage Adventurer

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    bahahahahahahaha! MY bikes get one wash a year. thats it.
  2. mapleleafalumnus

    mapleleafalumnus Demigod

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    No, it's part of the dilithium matrix.
  3. mapleleafalumnus

    mapleleafalumnus Demigod

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    1978 Suzuki GS760E (the HC is an aftermarket part, though).
  4. mapleleafalumnus

    mapleleafalumnus Demigod

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    Actually, by detemining where I am, my location has changed due to the fact that my looking caused me to move -- it's this weird new quantum physics crap. and I thought the "new math" didn't make any sense!
  5. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    I was also talking about cages. not bikes...:D
  6. backroadbob.com

    backroadbob.com Roads Scholar

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    Does that thing really have a Turbo?
    "Yes. It's right under here. That's why it has 'Turbo' written on it in five different places."

    Did you really ride all the way from Pennsylvania?
    "No. It has 140,000 miles on it because I trailer it everywhere."

    What's wrong with your odometer?
    "Nothing. You've just never seen a dual sport with that many
    miles."

    Where's your truck?
    "I don't have one. I ride to, ride in, and ride home from events on my dual sport."
    Yea? But where's your truck?

    Did you see that tornado?
    "See it? Hell I rode through it. I guess you didn't notice my shredded rainsuit."

    [​IMG]
    Aftermath of a Texas Tornado (1981)

    More humor at http://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Ro...8&qid=1339456973&sr=1-5&keywords=backroad+bob
  7. lethe

    lethe Long timer

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    Yesterday about my Duc..
    "Do you ride that through saltwater?!?"

    now that I think about it, it is both not that stupid a question and maybe a case for why some people brag about why their bikes never have seen bad weather. Maybe they're not so dumb either.
  8. Tuna Helper

    Tuna Helper Rawrr!

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    Many years ago while walking home from school I passed a lady mowing her yard. I remember this because there was a crank handle on top of the motor. She wound it up, pulled a lever or something, and the spring spun the motor and started it.
  9. eepeqez

    eepeqez Long timer

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    Victa in Australia (inventors of the rotary lawnmower) had a wind up spring starter on some models back in the 1970s or earlier.

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gIr0guH3b4c" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

    I'm sure other companies elsewhere must have had the same idea!
  10. mnd

    mnd Long timer

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    Neat, but I've always wanted a cartridge start lawnmower.
  11. Wingfixer

    Wingfixer Watch this...

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    Dude should be ATTGATT!
  12. parannoyed

    parannoyed hey look...chickens

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    :lol3
  13. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Not that I have a problem with my mower, but that would be pretty cool!
  14. daveoneshot

    daveoneshot Been here awhile

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    Gassing up in the Florida Keys, I've got my Conspicuity Vest on ( always ), and this alcohol fueled chick decides she wants to talk : " Are you related to Evil Kneivel ? " Me : " Why, yes, I am, he's my second cousin and I see him now and then, he's a cool dude, I wish I could live closer to him but that's the way it is. " By this time I pulled on my helmet
    and hopped on the bike. Unreal expression on her face.
  15. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Of course it was an unreal expression, she thought he was dead.

    :rofl
  16. scrubby81

    scrubby81 Auto Builder

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    Had a 2 kids (16-20 ish) this last winter try to tell me that I was riding a motocross bike and I would wreck it as it was way to cold to be out riding it. My reply was you must have a hog rider or two in your famly huh? There answer was how did you know that...:rofl I just laughed and said well I have a hog too but they won't run unless its sunny 75,( mine goes when I say so tho ) these dual sports can run in the snow. He then tryed to tell me that I was drunk or somthing... It was a 45 deg day n sunny in jan northern Wi
  17. ScooterboyII

    ScooterboyII Adventurer

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    Seems like the most frequent comment I receive is "I rode a motorcycle once but fell on a gravel road and never got back on."
  18. Stromdog

    Stromdog Howl at the Moon

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    I actually met him at a bar in Clearwater, FL. A friend of mine used to hang with him. He actually left in his Aston Martin, drove home and brought back coins from his Snake River Canyon Jump, posters that he signed for us and some samples of some special muscle ointment he was working on. He also regaled us with stories of the Hollywood starlets he had slept with. The one he got the biggest kick out of was a regular gal that showed up at his hotel room door with her boy friend in tow. She told him straight out that she wanted to screw him. When her boy friend protested, she told him that if he had a problem with it, he could just take a hike. He stomped off and she came in. LOL!

    He was quite a character and our money was no good at that bar.
  19. ScottDill

    ScottDill TANSTAAFL

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    Ok....I rode the FXR yesterday and I got this form a wee-strom rider.

    "Hey cool, I didn't know Harley made v-twins"
  20. BasarGuven

    BasarGuven n00b

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    6/10 Chick:
    Traffic really sucks, would you take me to my house in under 20 minutes if I give you a blow j0b? :rofl

    Better intro then broken sink... :)