We've all got one of those friends...

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by MotorCade, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. craftsmanracer

    craftsmanracer Been here awhile

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    Not my bike, but something I witnessed at a local bike meet.

    Guy trying to sell his bike, talking to a potential buyer.

    You sure your confident riding this?

    Oh yeah! I've had tons of waaay faster bikes GSXR, etc etc.

    The power comes on a little different tha... buyer interrupts him rudely by starting it up. (open chambers, not mufflers to speak of)

    Anyway, the dumbass hit the powerband of this H2 750 TRIPLE in second gear, and wheelies across the parking lot into one of those concrete guard poles outside of a bank drive thru. He hits his leg on the corner of an atm machine, breaks it pretty good too.

    But the bike... oh my god the bike was destroyed. Beautiful all original except for engine mods i guess, cuz it sounded hella good. Broke handlebars, dented tank, cracked frame by steering neck.


    Luckily the seller had the sense of mind to have cash in hand before he let the tard test drive. He handed him the title while he was on the gurney LOLOLOL.
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  2. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Very smart.

    1. One of my brother's friends hopped on his quad while the motocross style helmet was sitting on the fender. It fell just right to break the sun visor in half. Not that big of a deal for my bro, but some riders would consider that helmet written off after it hit the ground. With the price of helmets these days, that could be an expensive mistake.

    2. A couple of weeks ago, I met a group of guys at a restaurant. The last guy there noticed the keys in the ignition of another guy's work truck, and moved to the other side of the restaurant. When we all came out, it was all he could do to keep from laughing as the guy began to panic. The owner took it well, but I could tell he wasn't pleased that his truck full of tools had been parked out back for an hour.
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  3. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    He should be quite pleased to have found it there. Apparently where it was parked made no difference if they didn't notice it gone the entire hour, and someone else noticing the KEYS IN THE IGNITION might have taken that as an invitation to hold a tool sale two counties over.
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  4. MotorCade

    MotorCade Rugby whore

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    Well, technically, I was sitting down putting my shoes on, but he wasn't thinking. After I busted his balls about it, he apologized and was quite sincere. I don't think he was aware how it would come across. He's early twenties and kind of acts before he thinks most of the time. Self control low on his skill set. But a genuine good guy who'd trade the shirt off his back if it'd help you. So he stays a friend.
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  5. ABHooligan

    ABHooligan The Flying Mythos

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    On the other side of the coin, I jumped on my GF's (at the time) SV650 a few years ago for a short trip to the hardware store (2 miles away). Rather than the boring straight shot, I thought I would scrub the chicken strips on the curvy road over the mountain. I met a Honda Accord mid-turn and chose the shoulder over the car. Luckily, I was able to lay it down, rather than crashing it,:evil although the subsequent guardrail totaled the bike.

    She was understanding about the whole thing, and still is.

    My dad came by my work today and was looking at my bike, and hefted it off the sidestand, and it almost pitched over onto its other side. I was surprised he saved it. BUT, when I think of all his stuff that I either lost or broke over the years, how could I even begin to be mad, if he'd dropped it?

    Complete strangers, however, deserve a push or a shove. Or grab a handful of his woman's bewbies.
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  6. Dogscout

    Dogscout Been there done that

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    Layer it down huh? Bullshit you crashed.
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  7. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    I did once have a roommate take my bike for a joyride while I was on vacation a few years back. He didn't crash it or anything, but I noticed the extra miles on the odometer. That bike was my main means of transportation at the time, if he'd wrecked it I'd have been screwed trying to get to work. He couldn't understand why I was pissed off at him. :huh I don't get why some people just see motorcycles as toys that should be shared.
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  8. ct-ktm

    ct-ktm Long timer

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    This thread makes me remember a wreck from years ago..

    I was waiting at my house for a buddy to show up..at the time we would go out a few nights a week..He has late...when he showed he told me about another friend seeing him and his brother at a local park and asking to take the bike for a ride..I guess the brother was real weary...but he says yeah go for a ride..well the idiot was passing a car around a blind corner..:eek1:eek1 truck in the oppisite lane..He ended up wrecked in the field...Broke his Femur and got banged up...
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  9. ct-ktm

    ct-ktm Long timer

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    Why the heck do I keep getting smilies in my title part...I don't put them there..??.
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  10. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Must be your bubbly personality coming through...:D
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  11. ct-ktm

    ct-ktm Long timer

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    Thanks..:D
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  12. dwoodward

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    Going back to the original post...
    I thought about it, and... I don't have any "non-riding friends".

    Probably any that would be got tired of hearing me blather on about racing, or fun roads, or {brand} bashing, or... [​IMG]
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  13. MotorCade

    MotorCade Rugby whore

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    So you're about the "lifestyle?"



    Kidding. You definitely love to ride.
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  14. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    College kids on my block do that pretty much everytime they start their bike,its a statement of some sort. Second it fires............pin it! make the rev limiter work for it's living. Cold engines can rev high it turns out. Same guys that ride around wearing flip flops/shorts/sleeveless T shirt on a 186 mph sportbike.
    And really,why not?
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  15. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Ive got a longtime ex racer bud,weve done many coast trips on bikes. The trick is to fly by,reach over and flick his kill switch off in a blur. Its got to happen quick and smooth.
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  16. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Hah! Roommate stories are the best! I once absconded with a way too drunk roommate's girl,he brought her home but was slobbering knee crawling drunk,she wanted a ride home so I did so.

    While I was gone,Kermit (real name) drug my KTM420 out of the garage and started kicking it and kicking it till it started,didnt know about the choke. Then in shorts and no shirt/helmet began ripping up and down the suburban street in ft of the house,eventually working up some decent wheelies so I heard later,of course he looped it out in at least 3rd gear. Amazingly the bike had not much damage,narrowly missed tagging a parked car.
    I walked by his room after I got home,lights were on,he was out cold,big blood stains spreading from his knees on to the sheets,back all hamburgered up,elbows ground raw,appeared as if he had a good time.

    I thought it was so funny I didnt even give him much shit over it,he replaced what ever he jacked up on the bike.

    Roommates can be hilarious!
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  17. paulom

    paulom Adventurer

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    Hello, n00b here.

    While we're on this subject, what would be an acceptable reaction to finding an a-hole co-worker trying your brand new bike and almost demanding you to let him ride it?
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  18. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    One of my co-workers took it upon himself to be helpful and turn off the BT intercom on my helmet. Unfortunately, he set the language to Russian instead. It took me some time to get it back to English...
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  19. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    Its only $X, if I could afford one on our salary, so can you.
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  20. Veteran Noob

    Veteran Noob Astoundingly Unremarkable

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    4 or 5 shots with your helmet about his head and shoulders should cure him.:1drink
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