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

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

  1. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    This guy is not my friend, but a childhood friend of my brothers who resurfaced recently.

    We were at my family farm. Childhood-friend invited himself (something that became a habit, unfortunately). My brothers coworker was there with a Honda ATC. Coworker crashed and broke his collar bone. Another friend drove him to the hospital. Childhood-friend proceeds to ride the absolute piss out of the ATC while coworker was gone. Then, found coworkers keys and 4-wheeled the piss out of the guys Ram the rest of the day. Now, not only am I a wuss, but he's about the biggest guy I've ever met.. so there wasn't much I could do to persuade him to not be suck a cockholster.

    I could go on and on about that guy..
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  2. MotorCade

    MotorCade Rugby whore

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    Since your company HR policy probably has something to say about this, it might not be the best option.

    But you could always suggest the, "tell you what... I'll let you ride my baby if you let me ride your wife/gf/sister/mom. If that doesn't get it across, not much will. I suggest this line, tailored to your own taste:

    "I only let people I trust ride my bike. And I don't trust you. "

    Cheers,

    Cade
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  3. StudlySteve

    StudlySteve Adventurer

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    Calmly tell him to get off your bike and that you do not want him to ride it.

    He'll probably respond, "but...(something he thinks that will persuade you)", to which your response should be "no".

    As he persists just stay strong and continue to either ignore him or just say "no" calmly.

    Don't let him get under your skin, and don't elevate the situation because he's an asshole and his whole goal is to annoy you and get what he wants.

    He'll give up after a while.
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  4. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Stranger (or work associate, whatever): "Hey, nice bike! Let me take it for a ride?"

    Me: [Silence]

    Stranger: "Just 'round the block"

    Me: [Silence]

    Stranger: "I CAN ride a bike."

    Me (placing keys in pocket): "Not this one, you can't!"

    End of conversation
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  5. Platinumgrit

    Platinumgrit Adventurer

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    Coworker: *demands to ride my new bike*
    Me: No.
    Coworker: *wheedling attempts at persuation*
    Me: If you don't get the phuck off my bike I'll cut your head off in your sleep and schitt down your throat.
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  6. craftsmanracer

    craftsmanracer Been here awhile

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    If you dont get off my bike, I'll drop a floater in your coffee when you least expect it.

    What the hell is that sposed to mean?

    Exactly what you think it does.
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  7. Wlfman

    Wlfman Long timer

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    ONLY after you let me ride your wife...
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  8. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer

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    Y'all need to buy a KTM with a nice intimidating 37" seat height. :lol3

    People sitting on or wanting to ride my bike has never been a problem for me.

    But I did come out of a store and find a toddler playing under it once.
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  9. craftsmanracer

    craftsmanracer Been here awhile

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    Did you overreact and kick it's ass?
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  10. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer

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    Oh, there was an over reaction and the little girl did get her ass kicked. But it wasn't from me. Mom pretty much freaked when I pointed out where her little girl was sitting. Then for some reason I got the stink eye. :lol3
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  11. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    OK, the real answer (if you want to keep your job):

    "You probably don't realize it, but sitting on another guy's bike is like flirting with his wife, and asking to ride it is like asking to take her out on a date. Now you know."

    Don't smile while you say it. :ddog
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  12. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    I guess I'm sheltered, I've only had problems with one half-wit start messing with my bike, and a co-worker (former semi-pro MX racer) put a stop to it.
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  13. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    Of course you got the stink eye. Motorcycles are dangerous, everyone who rides one is a threat to society and will die in a horrible crash.
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  14. paulom

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    Some nice suggestions here. Some are pure gold :evil
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  15. Iwantabikesobad

    Iwantabikesobad Long timer

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    November issue of Cycle World has a fantastic one pager called (Can I Test Drive Your Personality).
    Very well written page from the guy handbook about (Can I Ride Your Bike) and how to avoid it.
    Really funny stuff.
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  16. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    I I take it you fixed everything you hosed up, without figuring any damaged part was "good enough to leave it". If not, I can see why it is GF "at the time". You break it you fix it.

    I won't drive or ride anything with the slightest aggression unless I can afford to fix or replace it. Thus my reason for not driving a twin turbo Porsche competition model when offered. It was worth about ten times the value of my house... $750,000! The one time I did crash a friend's XL600R I replaced everything that was even scuffed. Cost me $500 at dealer cost on parts with no labor. Never again. My friend rides a ZX14, I won't ride it unless I would have to and then it would be embarrassingly slow and easy. I can not afford to replace it.

    I've not encountered anyone screwing with my bike, but I guarantee I would not be happy and they would definitely KNOW so.
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  17. ph0rk

    ph0rk Doesn't Care

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    Apparently not online yet, but for those with weak google-fu: http://doamm.com/2012/10/07/never-touch-another-mans-motorcycle/
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  18. KeithinSC

    KeithinSC Long timer

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    I had a 750 Shadow and was mid way thru a 600 mile 'day' ride. Bike all loaded up with camping gear for a 2 week stay.
    I was tired and cranky when I came out from paying for gas to find some dumass sitting on the bike cranking away at the controls while his friends snapped pictures. Turns out they were tourists from another country.
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    It became very clear when I jumped into the driver seat of their rental car, tossed a few pieces of luggage out, adjusted the seat, radio, mirrors and started making race car noises.

    They slowly stepped away from my bike and moved away from the odd , screaming man in the leather jacket and FF helmet sitting in the front seat of a Cobalt.

    I think lunacy was a universal language:wink:
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  19. HammerMacGreed

    HammerMacGreed Long timer

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    About 8 years ago I'm down at the renn faire doing prefaire classes. Come out to my chopper and see a friend on my bike, feet up (side stand down) and making vroom sounds. Well, me being the dick I am I walk up, grab his girlfriend (also a friend) and french kiss her. She was a very good sport and responded nicely. He looks at me somewhat slack jawed, gets off the bike and says "point taken".

    That's about the only time I've ever had a friend do anything like that. Strangers on the other hand seemed to really like messing with that bike. Kinda glad I got rid of it, kicking guys in the nuts gets old.
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  20. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    So, did she call ya later on.......:evil
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