Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. forrestrider

    forrestrider Dont Do Stupid Shit..

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    There is a Boy Scout Troop over in Mobile for scouts with mental and physical disability's once a year they ask if rider's would ride in for about an hour and tell about there bikes and let the boys look at them. There were about 25 bikes there mostly H/D some BMW few other street bikes, I took my 990 covered in Mud, I put the bike on the center stand let some of the kids sit on it, one kid asked
    - How fast will it Go? -
    I say
    - It go's so Fast it you can goto Jail. -
    He jumps off the bike waving his hands in the air walking away saying
    I not sitting on that bike.
  2. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl

    :clap

    Good on you for doing that event :thumb
  3. basketcase

    basketcase lifelong reject fixer

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    Many people seem fascinated by motorcyclists and the setting has a little bit to do with what I hear.

    For example, riding in the Smokies on either bike during the riding season no one really pays much attention. But if I'm off the beaten path of motorcycling venues or otherwise out during the off season, I get two different sets of questions based on which bike I'm riding.

    On the Gold Wing I usually get -
    1. "Where are you from?"
    2. "Where all are you going?"


    And on the DR I typically get these:
    1. "Where are you from?"
    2. (Then looking me up and down) "You rode here from WHERE?"
    3. (And then, looking at the bike) "You rode here on THAT?"

    From there the discussion can meander into all kinds of questions about the bikes, fuel economy, comfort, whatever.

    But the openings are nearly always the same.
  4. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    That's fantastic!!! :clap
  5. scrubby81

    scrubby81 Auto Builder

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    I'v gotten a few of these in last few days as the weather in W.I. has just started to break and I got the bikes out for the year. Dam sure nice day to be riding, Me yes it is, Them that your sled out at the pumps, Me nope to cold to be riding a sled, my bike two pumps down. them ahhhhhh what.
    You dont ride a sled but you will ride a bike in this weather, me yep . them your nutz :evil

    Had my honda out three times this year so far got this every time this one was this am at the fuel station lol
  6. Droptop50

    Droptop50 Been here awhile

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    I'm at a gas station when a guy walks up to me and starts talking bout my bike. After the usual "nice bike", "is it fast?" type stuff he realizes it is a BMW and says, "it's a BMW?" "I didn't know they made motorcycles, how long have they been making motorcycles?"

    I told him, "about 90 years I guess", and he says, "well that shows you how dumb I am." He walks away....:lol3
  7. SAPB

    SAPB Long timer

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    Probably kicking himself for never having one, his wife wouldn't allow it......
  8. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    On my Versys in the rain on my way home from work.

    A small american car pulls up next to me at a stop light and says "Nice bike" I said "Thanks"

    Him: What size is it?
    Me: 650

    Him: "Nice looking bike, I like the way it sits Like a cruiser"

    I smiled said thanks and rode away.
  9. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    This was not asked to me, but I was there. Gassing up at Merrit BC and some other rider was sitting on his bike waiting for a passenger to leave the store. The guy was riding a Honda VTX and sporting a leather vest with a patch on the back that said Riding for Jesus or something like that. Complete with all the little patches that are usually worn by the 1% er type guys. He also had a beanie and a skull face bandana. He's staring stright ahead looking all tough and stuff and as the gal he was waiting for nears his bike a fellow filling up his pick up truck shouts to her, "Hey sweety. Doesn't your mascot know that halloween is a couple of months away?" Lot's of laughs all over the station and tough christian biker dude stares straight ahead, ignoring it all. Awesome. :lol3
  10. Truckin_Thumper

    Truckin_Thumper low profile

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  11. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    I am easily amused.
  12. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    Yesterday while riding my KTM 690 Enduro, taking a break at a convenience store. An older gentleman walks up and asks, "Is that a Can-Am?".

    My first though was, it only has 2 wheels:huh. Then remembered Can am used to make dirt bikes. I'm assuming that was where he was coming from because when I told him it was a KTM, I did not get the usual "Who makes that?".
  13. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Yup, and they made orange ones too!

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  14. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    I figured he was probably an MX rider in the 70's... I think the KTMs were primarily white back then. (?)
  15. SAPB

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    Back when I had an Ossa, they let me come in the back to have a look at a Can Am, and an Ossa engine apart, side by side, way beefier on the CA, even though, at that time Ossa was the "King of the Hill" in MX.
  16. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    They were called Pentons back then............:rofl
  17. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    :gerg


    I was called diaper filler back then. :lol3
  18. SAPB

    SAPB Long timer

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    Those Penton engines Sached.
  19. GapRunr

    GapRunr Been here awhile

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    I was gassing up in a small town north of Marion VA on Sunday at a gas station with two islands for the four pumps. The place is deserted. One employee inside, no one else in the parking lot, no cars on the street, almost like a ghost town.

    As I am standing there in full gear, including my hemet, holding the nozzle in my filler and putting gas in the R80 a car pulls up. The guy gets out, walks over to me, and says "Is that your bike?"

    :eek1

    I realize he was probably just trying to make conversation but the question was a bit "out there".
  20. Salzig

    Salzig Been here awhile

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    25+ years ago.
    Coming home from a nigth ride with some friends and my brother riding pillion on a friend's bike.
    Entering a small town, we got pulled over by cops.
    I was riding a Honda XL200R PD, little clone made in Italy of the XL600R ParisDakar: red frame, red plastics and big blue white and red tank.
    They checked our papers and registerd our data (and my bike become white...)
    When they started giving back the papers, one of the cops called me by name and stated:
    "You have a brother!"
    :huh