Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. eepeqez

    eepeqez Long timer

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    I do, all the time.

    My "dririder" motorcycle jacket is great for winter sailing and my sailing bib and brace overalls are the most comfortable and waterproof riding over-pants I've ever owned. My summer motorcycle gloves are my winter sailing gloves.
  2. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    My one piece "Mustang" cruiser suit has to be the most comfortable and waterproof piece of kit I have ever worn on the bike in cold wet weather.

    I gave the old orange one away and got a yellow one. And cheap.....not approved at work anymore, they updated.:wink:

    There are other fine Canadian "Mustang" brand jackets/pants and suits that are perfectly good for riding in cold wet weather. But I shop at the commercial fishermen's supply stores for a lot of other "oily" products that work well for motorcycles. Cheaper too without the "motorcycle" premium.:wink:
  3. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    Tachometers work on marine engines as well as on motorcycles. In fact they also work on lawnmower engines.
    Therefore it is entirely possible when entering a shop to be taken for the lawnmower. :rofl
  4. GPrairie_Rider

    GPrairie_Rider Dirt Junkie

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    Got this one today on my Fathers Day ride with Dad:

    Hipster Douchebag: You guys going and looking for some dirt today?

    Dad: Ummmm, no just out for a ride.

    HD: Kinda hot.

    Me: Me thinking under my breath; No shit, plus where are we gonna find dirt in the middle of Dallas. :huh

    Chris
  5. WDG

    WDG Been here awhile

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    635. Or any other perpetual construction project. :rofl
  6. Scottyridewhere?

    Scottyridewhere? Adventurer

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    nice bobber K75... i've been busy and haven't caught up on this fun thread the last couple years...

    cheers!
  7. Shadow 9er

    Shadow 9er renegade

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    Hell, I've seen a guy riding a damn horse on the street inside the Dallas city limits...there's bound to be dirt someplace!
  8. Spacelord

    Spacelord Mutha Mutha

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    At a gas station in Blue Ridge Ga. a kid in toyota with the hotrod muffler...

    Kid; Hey dude I'm thinking about getting a crotch rocket, mind if take your for a little spin ?

    Me; Hell no.

    Kid; i dont blame you, i would'nt let just anybody ride my Kawasaki Adventure either.
  9. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Every now and then, I want to answer that question with a yes. It is an excellent opportunity to see darwinism at work, and I hate that my love for my motorcycles is impeding natural selection.

    Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...
  10. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    I fixed it for you:


  11. CallMeBoog

    CallMeBoog hi functioning idiom

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    Klay, please pick up the red courtesy phone...
  12. Jeephoto

    Jeephoto Low Post Old-Timer

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    Funny you mention Starbucks; that is where we were. I was spending Starbucks Gift Cards.
  13. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    Last night headed home from work on the Enduro, stopped at a small podunk store. Young pretty girl parks beside me and hops out and says....... "Is that even a motorcycle? It looks like a big dirt bike."

    :huh

    :huh

    :huh

    :huh

    And she happened to make this statement just as I am taking a sip of me Redbull. Needless to say I got a little in my nose.
  14. señormoto

    señormoto Supermoto Abuser

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    +1 on all of that. I will never forget one ride on the way to Big Bear CA, when I was riding a loaded up F800GS, and I blazed down a straight and came upon two guys on choppers that I was going to pass, but as soon as a section of uphill twisties started I only managed just enough corner speed to keep up with them. Surprised the hell out of me, those dudes could ride. That changed my view of general HD riders (not the pirates of course).
  15. señormoto

    señormoto Supermoto Abuser

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    Yeah, this happens on my sumo and dirtbikes all the time, and they all have non-stock exhaust systems including higher-flow headers. Never had the issue on larger bikes or ones with more than 1 cylinder for some reason. :confused
  16. Marylander

    Marylander Been here awhile

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    I actually do smell like exhaust after I ride my kx250 but I don't mind at all. Smelling like burned 2 stroke fuel is just the way you're supposed to smell after dirt riding. ;)
  17. Revan

    Revan Throttle Jockey

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    At risk of sounding like a Penthouse Letter, I'd like to start off by saying.....I never thought this would happen to me.

    ...But today...

    I went to the Harley dealer to pick up some Novus plastic cleaner. As I was leaving, one of the local patrons started to chat with me while I was getting on my gear.

    After a minute or so, as I was getting on my bike (I own a 2010 Ducati Multistrada, btw), he uncorked this little gem.

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    Him: Is that a Kawasaki?

    Me: :confused No...It's a Ducati.

    Him: ....Who makes it?

    Me: :huh :huh Umm....Ducati....It's an Italian bike.

    Him: Oh...never heard of it. I'm not much into those foreign bikes anyway.

    Me: :baldy
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    And that was the end of the conversation.

    With that being said....

    HOW COULD YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD OF A DUCATI??!! ...to me, that is like saying "Ferrari??! Whats a Ferrari? Is that a new model of Toyota?"

    Now, I can understand that if someone is not into motorcycling in any way (or living under a rock) that they might have never heard of Ducati. But this guy was a rider (he owned a V-Rod) and this dealer even had a used Ducati 1198 on their showroom floor.


    I just don't understand.


    Revan.
  18. ______

    ______ Been here awhile

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    Today:

    "My brother has that exact same BMW."

    (I ride a Yamaha)
  19. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    A couple of days ago I'm in the supermarket shopping. I'm wearing a yellow and orange hi-viz Olympia jacket, orange Klim Dakar pants and motocross boots. It's Vancouver in June, the temperature is 20C (70F).

    Store clerk: You snowmobiling?

    Me - giving him the stink eye: No, motorcycle.

    Store clerk: Oh, kinda the same. :huh
  20. planemanx15

    planemanx15 Long timer

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    Guy in a free candy van pulled up to me at a light, I felt him staring at my DR. I look over and he says " that thing bolted to your rack!?!" (Pointing at my givi case) I nod yes, an he drives off... I wasn't annoyed, just slightly confused.