Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    They don't do that out here. Must be an East Coast thang. :lol3
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  2. oddfire

    oddfire Master Malcontent

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    I was adjusting the valves on my 450EXC in my garage when a door to door home improvement salesman came in. He said that he was selling dual pane windows. I told him to just leave the brochures on the floor and I'd look at them later, because I had my hands full.

    He proceeded to tell me how he used to ride when he was young and how he used to race dirt bikes. I humored him and just continued working, on the chance he would get the hint and go away.

    He then said "I wish I had a nice Kawasaki dirt bike like this again" Apparently he spied and deciphered the first letter on the tank decal and deemed it a Kawasaki.

    I tell him..."Look buddy, its not a kawasaki, its a KTM.. made in Austria". He smiles and said "Damn didn't know those Aussies made bikes down under".

    I told him to just leave because he was begining to bore me.

    Oddfire
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  3. sunsurfnride

    sunsurfnride Been here awhile

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    What is KTM? Never heard of that.

    Get a real bike! ( I love that one )

    JD
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  4. Fishyhead

    Fishyhead Eremikophobic

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    The dumbest thing I ever got asked is, "Can you pull a wheelie on that thing or are you too scared?"

    This was coming from what looked like a 50 year old meth addict reliving in youth in a beatup 90's Mustang with side pipes and a mullet.
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  5. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Back in the day when I was a young fellow a friend of mine had one of these.

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    He would almost come to blows with people who told him it was a KTM. He insisted that Penton made them from scratch in Ohio.:rofl
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  6. HardCase

    HardCase winter is coming

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    I've got the flip side of that one. I have an older H-D, and also a dual-sport bike (KTM 950A). Once on a trip riding the H-D I was totally ATGATT including a hi-viz Darien. I had stopped at a gas-station/convenience store for fuel and also to take a pit-stop and get a snack. While waiting to pay for my goodies a couple of obvious BMW commandos came into the station, decked out to the hilt in the latest in Beemer fashion. One of them noticed me and walked over and said "Hey, how's it goin', what are you riding?" I responded "Just the old Harley out there....." at which point he looked stunned, and said "Oh, you looked like a BMW rider!", then turned to walk away. I said "No, I'm not....." I didn't add the "asshat!" that was wanting to bubble forth. But I will say that asshats don't just ride Harleys. :lol3
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  7. AlanCT

    AlanCT The Byronic Man

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    While on the Concours:

    "Hey, nice Beemer!" My response is usually "Well, it is a K bike, if K is for Kawasaki."


    While on the Ural:

    " Who makes a "Why-pan?" Damn Cyrillic alphabet tank badges . . .


    My all-time favorite:

    "What do you do if it rains?"


    Most of the dumb stuff I hear is ATTGAT related rather than bike related though.
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  8. sunsurfnride

    sunsurfnride Been here awhile

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    Impossible to keep a straight face with "what do you do if it rains" Have to share that with a few friends who have a favorite saying "People are Stupid":huh
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  9. Kilter

    Kilter As In "Out of ......."

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    I am northeast of Reserve, New Mexico when a cop clocks me at 92 in a 55 (in a turn).

    He asks: "Why were you going so fast?"

    I say:" It is a beautiful Spring morning. I am on a great twisting road with hills and vistas all around me. I have a beautiful bike to ride and there is no one else out here.....except for you."

    Then I just shrug. I don't think he got it.:(:

    Wonder if he realized I slowed for the turn?
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  10. majlee_vmi

    majlee_vmi Tidewater 41009

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    I like to point out that BMW made motorcycles BEFORE they made cars - had to find a way to keep the airplane engine builders employed after losing WWI.
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  11. dcwn.45

    dcwn.45 Frozen Rider

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    I had a 9 or 10 year old boy ask me if I "get a lot of chicks with that"
    This while on my Vstrom with my wife on the back!
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  12. AlanCT

    AlanCT The Byronic Man

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    Depending on my mood, I either say "I get wet," or I explain that I have a weatherproof riding suit. One time, I came out to a parking lot after it rained and loudly said "Aww, dammit! I left the top down again!"
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  13. VFR_firefly

    VFR_firefly Buh Bye!

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    1. Why are you wearing a snowmobile suit?
    2. Aren't you hot in that? (if it is over 60F)
    3. Aren't you cold? (if it is under 60F)
    4. Be careful on that thing, I had a friend who...
    5. Forecast calls for rain, hope you're close to home!
    6. Lost?/Where are you going?/I can help you find it. (I'm looking for Ohio -I think it's thataway...I'm sure I'll find it eventually, then I'll start looking for Indiana) This hardly ever happens now that I've got the GPS and people mostly leave me alone with the offers for directions.
    7. All alone so far from home? (looking at license plate)
    8. Can I ride it?
    9. What kind of mileage do you get?
    10. What does FYYFF mean?
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  14. DAKEZ

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    An answer you can have some fun with. :eek1 :rofl
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  15. G.Gordon

    G.Gordon Nation of Frustration

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    "Did you get caught out in this?"


    It was 30 degrees out. I was headed to Big Bend and stopped for gas and a bathroom when some guy says that when I'm in the store.


    HOW THE HELL DO YOU GET "CAUGHT OUT IN THE COLD"? It ain't like it can sneak up on you.




    Leaving a gas stop the clerk follows us out the door to get a smoke. "Aren't you cold?"

    I explain the heated gear, etc.

    "Ain't that cheating?"


    I didn't know there were rules?
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  16. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    What kind of bike is that?
    Its a KTM
    Who makes that...Kawasaki?
    no KTM.
    Oh never heard of them are they new?


    ATGATT Question:

    What are you expecting to crash?
    A: hopefully not but if so healing is a lot easier when you have all your skin.

    What kind of oil slick does that thing leave?
    A: Uhhhh what?
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  17. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    At a rest stop one night a trucker stopped and talked to me for a minute while I was suiting up. Conversation was basic right up until he asked..."So ahve you had a chance to take our lord savior Jesus Christ into your heart?" or something along those lines. I just looked at him and said....no. He started to go on and I then said "Look I guess that will just have to be my own decision when the time comes". He stopped, wished me a good night and we parted ways.
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  18. VFR_firefly

    VFR_firefly Buh Bye!

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    What was the matter with his pillion seat?

    When I found jesus he was behind the refrigerator the whole time. I didn't even know I had lost him! He must have fallen off the top and then rolled back there. I should clean back behind there more often, the fridge is much more efficient when those coils have the dust vacuumed off of them.
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  19. chef_of_the_future

    chef_of_the_future You talking to me?

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    I got bird-dogged this week in a PA filling station by one of the local Jethro's..."Golly...is that there a BMW-yaw!?!? I didn't know they made 'em as bikes. Wee-oo" {repeat until I leave the station}

    Tried to fill 'er up so fast I squirted gas all over the f-ing place.:cry
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  20. Counter Steer

    Counter Steer Fly Fisher

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    "I used to have a motorcycle!"
    This is a question I get asked when I stop my bike at stop signs.
    Says Irishlady friend of Counter Steer:sweeti
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