Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. brgsprint

    brgsprint Long timer Supporter

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    I once rode into a shop for my annual inspection in November. It was about 30 degrees. While waiting, a salesman in the showroom asked "Isn't it cold riding today?"

    We were standing among snowmobiles!
  2. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Two wheels, handlebar & motor = dual sport apparently
  3. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Souped-Up Weasel

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    Woah! I've never seen blue wheels on a Ducati before! Is that the new MultiStrada?
  4. shinyribs

    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    Yeah,man. It's a rare model, The Tuning Forks Edition :lol3
  5. Millwright98

    Millwright98 Share the love, leave the dirt in the garden.

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    Dude that 100% Super Motard ... put the damned knobbies back on it will ya!! .... you are even parked in a field, you f'n Rebel..... LMAO
  6. thechief86

    thechief86 jack of all daniels

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    Every bike is a dual sport, some just better than others. We've been over this...
  7. Even Madder Matt

    Even Madder Matt Been here awhile

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    To non-motorcycle people, there are only crotch rockets, Harleys, and dirt bikes. That bike doesn’t have fairings or chrome, so it must be a dirt bike.
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  8. jredford

    jredford Ninja Racer

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    A Hayabusa is not a dual sport...even in Europe.
  9. thechief86

    thechief86 jack of all daniels

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    I've literally done over 1000 miles of gravel on a Hayabusa. It counts.
    Worst dual sport I ever had was a Kawasaki Concours. Really a rough ride on dirt going 2 up.
    Disclaimer, 1000 miles of gravel not consecutive, but rather over a 40k mile ownership of said bike.
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  10. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    I was recently chilling near my Super Tenere and tent in a campground. I heard two 12 boys talking about my bike. The one kid said it looked like a cross between a Harley, a crotch rocket and a dirt bike.
  11. thechief86

    thechief86 jack of all daniels

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    That's a great combo!
  12. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    Iffn' I was not relaxing with a bourbon and a cigar, I would have gotten up and slapped them upside their heads for confusing a bike I would ride with a Hurley.
  13. thechief86

    thechief86 jack of all daniels

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    Harleys are fine, just heavy and lacking ground clearance.
    I'll eventually have one, I'm sure.
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  14. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    Nah...

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  15. zDollar Bill

    zDollar Bill Eat, Sleep, Ride, Repeat

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    I pulled in front of small town bar to get lunch. Kid pulls up on his bicycle with confused look and asks "what is it"?
    I say, it's a motorcycle.
    He says "I know, but what kind"?
    It says Honda on it. So I said, I'm not sure what you're asking?
    Heard him almost say crotch rocket ? But then asks "What's it for"?
    Wanted to say for riding, but need to finish this up. Told him it's a touring bike(ST1300). For riding long distances.
    As he thinks about it, reading the plate he say's "I've never even been to WI".
    So I think he learned there are more than Harleys, dirt bikes and crotch rockets.
  16. maineDave

    maineDave Adventurer

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    Agree!
    I enjoy driving well, enjoy the focus required, attention to detail.
    Bike heightens that, or at least should.

    Maybe it's atavistic; maybe it's self-absorption (they are by default pretty close on the food chain re: evolution, right?).
    I like it. And will probably rear-end a stopped school bus tomorrow looking at a short skirt for jinxing myself with this post...

    maineDave
  17. Offcenter

    Offcenter On The Road Again!

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    I had one the other day.
    Stopped at a deli to get a cold iced tea.
    As I'm getting back on my bright red '99 Goldwing,
    this really fat broad with a butt in her mouth and a
    baby in a stroller says to me, "Wow! Is that
    a Road King?" I said, "No! It's a Honda!"
    while pointing to the big chrome Honda badge
    on the side.
    She seemed disappointed and wandered off. (thank God!)
  18. Hamamelis

    Hamamelis Inmate

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    The combo really isn't all too far off either - two cylinders for torque, sport-y fairings for wind resistance at speed, and tall suspension for dirt

    Like, those kids are taking things that are familiar to them and figuring out how to apply those familiar templates to a new concept. That's not stupidity, that's curiosity!
  19. Bt10

    Bt10 Been here awhile

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    I was going to say harley for weight, but....



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  20. redneckK20

    redneckK20 Been here awhile

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    Had an old farmer lean around the gas pump this morning, said "A little chilly this morning isn't it?" It was 63 degrees.. Trying to be polite I just agreed and kept pumping my gas.