Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    She obviously liked to partake in far to much Wisconsin meat and cheese for my tastes.

    Would still let her show me her titties......:D
  2. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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  3. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    Not sure if I got that right, but if you are wondering whether you get a discount from your insurance company if you are running M+S tires in winter: No.

    But in germany, if you want to ride during the winter months you have to have M+S tires by law.
    So basically, if you aren't running M+S tires: A. If you are stopped in a traffic control, you'll have to pay a fine/might not even be allowed to ride any further and B. If you get involved in an accident, your insurance won't pay.
  4. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    Basically, this.

    Today I got (about 20 times)...

    "um, it's snowing..... You aren't going home on your bike are you?"

    "yup, I ride a BMW. We are not exactly the smartest people in the world."
  5. genka

    genka SUV hater

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    Our local BMW dealer offers $15 discount for keeping appointment on a rainy day.
    http://www.bobsbmw.com/service/bobs-rainy-day-service-special/
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    duck Banned

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    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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  8. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    Leave it outside and the rain washes it, right? :lol3
  9. KG6BWS

    KG6BWS Been here awhile

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    Thats my theory. :thumb
  10. Perre

    Perre n00b

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    I was riding from Stockholm, Sweden trough Poland, etc down to southern Jugoslavia on a Honda XL500 back then. On allmost every stop for fuel I had to explain that they where _abolutely not_ to put in two-stroke oil in. On one occassion, when I kick-started the engine, a very curious guy who had been overlooking the procedure burst out "-Ah, diesel!"
    :rofl:rofl
  11. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    That's pretty cool. I haven't been very impressed with the bike shops around here. Even the one BMW dealer (which is also a Suzuki dealer, and maybe one other) I've found to be pretty awful. A few years ago when I was looking for good ear plugs I stopped by the place. Asked the fella behind the counter if they carried any ear plugs. He shrugged. "What do you need those for?" He asked what kind of bike I rode and looked at me incredulously. Ear plugs? For what? You have the stock exhaust, right?

    I will say the last time I was in there to look at the new V-Strom, a salesman came up, offered a much-welcome bottle of water or Coke, and even came outside to look at my current bike. But that's a rarity.

    I dunno if it's the region or if I give off a bad vibe or what, but I can't pretty consistently count on terrible service at any of the Memphis motorcycle dealers. That said, one of our local ADV members just got a job selling bikes around here. I ought to go see him.

    Jamie
  12. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    :lol3 Classic!
  13. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    With the prices BMW charges for shop work I doubt that. It might get it closer to a fair price though.
  14. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    I was all geared up about to leave a restaurant the other night when some guy strolls on over and starts talking. I wasn't looking so with the ear plugs in I didn't know he was there :lol3 When I noticed him I asked him to repeat himself. He was telling me some story about his truck being broke down and he was short 37 dollars for the tow truck...

    I would have felt bad for the guy, but I swear this was the same guy who asked me for 37 dollars a year ago, in the same parking lot :rofl Either way, I had met my family there, and my wife left with my wallet and I had no money either.
  15. mneblett

    mneblett Professional Lurker

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl

    I own too many BMW's to be able to contest this. :lol3

    And yes, I got the "it snowed this morning, and you rode your bike in??" Duh -- flurries and nothing on the ground. Turn up the electrics and roll!
  16. Chip Seal

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  17. ZGirl

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    We rode to Reelfoot Lake with some friends a few weeks ago.
    After we had lunch at Boyette's we visited the eagles and the nature preserve (we were still in full gear except for helmets because it was cold)....

    There was a group of young children hanging out at one of the vistas. One of our friends had a black one-piece F/S suit. As we passed, one of the more outgoing kids asked if he was a racecar driver. He just laughed and said yes and we kept walking... A little later I remembered it was the same day as the Daytona NASCAR race. :rofl
  18. Tammy

    Tammy Team 2nd Wind

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    The best is did you ride to work in the snow, no i pushed it :lol3
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  20. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    I teach elementary school. At the beginning of the year I introduce myself to the class with a slide show. The show includes pics of me and my motorcycle, which I use to transition into a discussion of safety and classroom rules. I ride to work nearly every day, and generally arrive just as the busses are unloading (we're open for breakfast 45 min. before classes start). I also keep my helmet on top of the file cabinet by my desk. Invariably, within the first month of school, one of the kids will say, "Mister, I didn't know you rode a motorcycle." :rofl Gotta love them.