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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by cold_fire, Apr 13, 2009.
I call BS - no self respecting Aussie will call petrol "gas"
Maybe he filled the tank with propane.
"Would you like me to call an ambulance?"
I ride all winter, so around this time of year, I get "aren't you cold?" at every gas station, store, and sometimes even at traffic lights. It's 20 degrees out. Of fucking course I'm cold you dumb cunt!... But they're just being friendly, so I don't give them the answer I'm thinking of inside my head. I usually smile and tell them it's not too bad with the right gear on.
Again, not a term used here.
Thanksgiving weekend, I was heading back home, from about a 250 mile ride to Tulsa. It's upper 20s, and a van load of teenage girls pull in to the gas pump next to me.......1/2 of em said "You're effin CRAZY"....
I didn't tell them I was wearing heated gear....
If by "teenage" you mean 18 or 19 year olds, then the proper response is, "Why, yes, I am crazy. Want to go for a ride and join the crazy?"
If by "teenage" you mean 13 or 14 year olds, then the proper response is, "Is your mom single?"
Would that be a CB 900 Custom? The 900 F had a chain final drive, no 2 speed. Honda used the Hi/Lo 2 speed gear box to get the power over to the right side of the bike so they could use the proven shaft drive system from the GoldWing. Had a custom, great motorcycle, put over 50k on it. Don't recall too much cam chain noise.
Always enjoy the questions you get while stopped, especially from the old guys ( of which I am quickly becoming) and kids. The long look from the guy driving the mini van at the stop light. Yeah, some questions are silly but most folks seem like they would trade places with you, even if they wouldn't admit it. Coldest ride I had was an early morning departure for the Big Bend National Park, first weekend in December. Electric gloves & socks, HD touring suit. About 30 miles out I stretched my left leg out and unplugged the sock. Riding with about 40 other folks so I didn't stop. Another 100 miles or so to the first stop and my left foot was a Popsicle. Looked kinda funny in the restroom of a McDonald's pealing off gear to get down to the plug. A more experienced electric gear rider handed me some trash bag ties which work great for holding those plugs together. That has never happened again
Sounds like you really lived up to your online name that day...
You are right, it was a custom. I think the cam chain needed replacing since no amount of adjusting would quiet it.
If it's a woman, ask her if she'd like to warm you up!
Usually from other women, especially my age or older:
Are you riding by yourself?!
You would think by 2013.......
My wife gets that one a lot. She has been asked several time if that is her husband's bike. Pisses off both of us.
Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...
Had a guy at work ask me today if I rode into work. (it's been raining for a day and a half now). I said yes. He said, you know it's raining outside right you idiot?
I said........hmmm no shit that wet stuff falling out of the sky is rain? I would have never guessed it. I then went about my business doing the morning meeting and getting ready to start maint for the day.
You would think! I get that question when mine is the only bike there and the back seat is covered by luggage.
Unless you have very short connecting cables, you don't need trash bag ties. Just loop the ends around each other (like tying a shoe lace) before plugging the connections together. Then gently tug the slack out of the loop.
All season rider here.
Some of the common ones.
If I leave it out in the rain at work.
"Hey is your bike going to be okay in the rain? It's going to get all wet."
Sitting at a gas station in 25F weather.
"Don't you get cold riding that thing in the winter?"
I ride a PCX150 scooter. So when people ask how fast it goes if I tell them 65 - 70mph. They're just in awe that a scooter could go anything faster than 30mph.
One thing that does irritate me, but it's forgivable is when people call it a moped.
Okay, legitimate question: what's the difference between a scooter and a moped? Not trolling... I really don't know.