Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Yup. Capital city, and technically where I grew up, though it was in an outlying area. Manoa Valley. Mauka view from the folks' house:
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    and makai:
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    So, yes, as Dakez points out, unless I was in AK
    or HI I was full of it. Happens I was in Hawaii, so his BS call.... is BS, lol.


    1911fan
  2. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    Get with it! Everybody knows Austria is somewhere down there in the Pacific Ocean. Come on now!


  3. Pink Lady

    Pink Lady Been here awhile

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    WELL, EXCUSE THE HELL OUT OF ME!!

    Both of our bikes are brand new. I didn't feel the need to carry any duct tape. I don't have any wrenches with me either.

    Furthermore, I am absolutely not a pirate! Just an average lady riding a Harley.

    I could have had any bike I wanted, but that is what I chose.

    TO EACH THEIR OWN, RIGHT!! POINT BEING DON'T JUDGE!!!

    I do not look down on anyone who rides, and I like ALL bikes! I will talk to anyone I run across, doesn't matter what you ride!

    NOT EVERY HARLEY RIDER IS A PIRATE, JUST SO YOU KNOW!
  4. MargaritaMotoress

    MargaritaMotoress AKA Tigger

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    I hate it when I'm filling up my bike - riding jacket and helmet on. My back's to the person who says, "Nice bike!" I reply, "Thanks" and then they say something stupid like - "Hey - you're a chick!" Like I didn't already know this?
  5. AirforceGSRider244

    AirforceGSRider244 Hardcore adventurer

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    I wouldnt survive in your country. where ever that is :evil :freakyim naked without my Glock 22 to not only defend my family but myself.
  6. smilin'Ed

    smilin'Ed Ed

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    how many times have you had to do this?
  7. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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    Yeah.
    I'd also like to hear how many times.

    Or perhaps you were just trying to make the poster feel as though living in a society where the need to carry a weapon is somehow less desirable?
  8. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    I don't think it's because you ride a harley... duct tape i a handy thing to have no matter where your adventures take you, I carry some when backpacking you never know when you might need some.
  9. motorat

    motorat TBD

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    a partial roll of duct tape has save me from a tow bill on several occasions. it is just one of the things that come in handy....sometimes to block a broken helmet vent or roadside boot repair.
  10. Islesfan91

    Islesfan91 Adventurer

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    I have no issue with whatever bike you ride, but for the love of god, stop with the pink bold comic font.
  11. Spirit_Rider

    Spirit_Rider Been here awhile

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    I do not think you will EVER convince this group of that. I have never seen a more brand bashing bunch of people then I have seen on here.

    And I think the pink font sets you off as different. Keep it!
  12. Pink Lady

    Pink Lady Been here awhile

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    Thank you folks for the information on duct tape. I really did not think of it that way. :wink:
  13. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    You mean Australia right? When people ask me where my KTM comes from and I tell them Austria, they say oh nice, G'day and any other line they can think of from a Crocodile Dundee movie. Then I just give up and move along.
  14. wyobohunter

    wyobohunter Been here awhile

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    There is more than one HD dealership in AK so I think HI is the only state that meets the "only dealership in 2,500 miles" requirement.

    There was a dealership on the Kenai Peninsula not from from where I lived and I'd bet money there is one in Anchorage.

    Edit: one in Anchorage and one in Soldotna... Only 150 miles between. Hawaii gets the fewest pirates per square mile award :-0

    Just kidding. I don't think you (pink lady) are a pirate. But you should be, imagine how cool it'd be to speak pirate and drink rum.
  15. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    Duct tape is good on long trips when you run out of Pepto-Bismol.
  16. The Jerk

    The Jerk Bring us some fresh wine!

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  17. sein

    sein Adventurer

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    I used to have pretty long hair, and ran into several guys who started conversations with me about my bike while I was getting gas only to immediately lose interest and quickly dart back into their cars once I turned to face them and opened my visor (I'm guessing they were surprised by the mustache).
  18. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    Apparently you missed the "years ago" part of the original comment. All four of the main islands have Harley dealers now.
  19. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    I've heard that one too. Australia? Cool

    How did you get it all the way to the US?

    Or KTM? That's made by Kawasaki isn't it?

    No

    But Kawasaki owns them don't they?

    Yea, sure. Have a nice day.
  20. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    It happened today. I was minding my own business at the gas pump when I was assaulted with stupidity.

    Young guy, early 20s on a Hayabusa, pulls up next to me while I'm taking the gas cap off the Husky (TR650).

    Dude: Hey bro, cool bike.

    Me: Thanks.

    Dude: That thing is all, you know, like an enduro, but with plates. What is it, a 250?

    Me: No, it's a 650. Still a single though.

    Dude: Nawwww, you're screwin' with me. They don't make singles over 250.

    Me: I suppose you're not a dirt bike guy?

    Dude: Naw, bro, I just got the Busa.

    Me: Well, the make singles in all sorts of sizes up to 650. Next time you're at the dealership you should check them out.

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