Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. G54B

    G54B Super gumby

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    On topic, while I was on my way down to my last Victorian Highlands trip a few years ago, riding my old '88 DT175. Stopped at a servo in Albury to fill up, had this pearler of a conversation with the desk jockey while I was paying for the fuel:

    Servo attendant: "Mate, I think there's something wrong with your bike, I noticed it was blowing a bit of smoke when you pulled in."
    Me: "Nah, she's right mate. It's a 2-stroke, they do that. It's the oil in the fuel burning off."
    Servo attendant: "Oh. Like a lawnmower?"
    Me: "... Yes, like a lawnmower."
    Servo attendant: "Why did you put a lawnmower engine in a motorbike?"

    :huh
  2. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    Fair question. So why did you? :evil
  3. G54B

    G54B Super gumby

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    What can I say, I was impressed with the old Victa's durability, and it cut through knee-high barley grass like a champ, so I decided to chuck the motor in the bike :p
  4. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    The SHO Taurus engine was made by Yamaha.
  5. FJ Fun

    FJ Fun Grouchy Old Squid

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    :rofl:rofl:lol3 Most of us need to come to that understanding.
  6. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    Most of youse don't even look that good....

    Sorry....

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  7. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Why?

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    Lol
  8. Noone

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  9. GapRunr

    GapRunr Been here awhile

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    I can put three 12 packs of drinks in my right pannier, or two 12 packs and two bags of ice to have cold drinks wherever we go.

    On Saturday night I picked up two gallons of sweet tea, a quart of eggnog, a loaf of bread, some yogurt, and some fresh flowers. The flowers got strapped to the top of my pannier facing backwards (stems forward) and I rode home 13 miles. I've often carried flowers that way. The seem to hold up surprisingly well, at least up to about 50mph.
  10. WDG

    WDG Not entirely domesticated

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    If I'm not mistaken, Yamaha also did the head design on the original Ford Taurus SHO.

    (Whoops, should have read further before posting. ttpete beat me to it.)
  11. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    I carried a big Easter bunny chocolate once...pillion and upright.


    I'll let you imagine the looks I got from the car drivers around...

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  12. Falconx84

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    Hope you don't mind if I steal... Err "borrow" that
  13. wyobohunter

    wyobohunter Been here awhile

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    Not at all. Though I kind of said it tongue in cheek (I was a little cold)
  14. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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  15. Falconx84

    Falconx84 Lurker

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    Of course.... Just better than:

    "Aren't you cold?"
    "its freaking 20° .... Wtf do you think"
  16. khager

    khager Long timer

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    How fast will it go?

    I ride a Wee, for crying out loud.
  17. livo

    livo Been here awhile

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    Just say, "I dunno, I've never had it over 180" :dunno
  18. Flyinace1

    Flyinace1 Been here awhile

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    Here's a twist on your common "You rode in this weather?!?"

    I work in the mountains and over the weekend it was near freezing (which is very cold here in so cal) and rainy.

    I pulled up to the front gate in my fiance's car and the girl who usually works at the front gate asked, "HEY! Where is your bike?" :huh
    Me: At home
    Girl: Go get it!
    Me: umm...
    Girl: You need to turn around and come back with your bike
    Me: Nope :D Possibly icy roads when I leave work, I'm good
    She laughed (she was enjoying the entire exchange) and let me in

    All my coworkers have come to expect me to ride to work, no matter what and I haven't even been there a year yet. :clap
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    FJ Fun Grouchy Old Squid

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    :D
    I need to remember that one.
  20. jnclem

    jnclem True Airhead

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    Not stopped, but today I was riding in a neighboring town. Just back roads and pretty low speeds, so I wasn't wearing earplugs. But I'm on a busy four lane surface street with cars all around. I'm going through an intersection and hear some guy yelling a question at me. I think he may have been hanging out the window of a van that was a car behind me and in the next lane over - not really sure. I think he was saying WHAT IS THAT!!? Maybe he was asking what kind of bike I was on? Not really sure. I'm in a full face helmet in moving traffic. I just ignored him. People are odd.