Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. Tool.Nerd

    Tool.Nerd An idiot that owns a bike

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    No, but a few hundred posts earlier, you could barely post in this thread without being chastised to hell and back.

    But I am an idiot though. Fully agree with that part without argument. :D
  2. HuntWhenever

    HuntWhenever Motorcicle Commuter

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    For not riding a bike with an 18" saddle height? :D

    I do get a kick out of riders that think you have to have both feet flat-foot, plus knees bent. I see it often on another forum where folks are lowering bikes that already have a 26" seat height. :fpalm Turns a motorcycle into a trip hazard.
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  3. Tool.Nerd

    Tool.Nerd An idiot that owns a bike

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    I like the trip hazard comparison -- reminded me of when my wife told me she bought a dog and I was all excited to meet the thing when I got home. Got home and thought, "Okay, it's not knocking me down, where is it?" My wife says, "Here it is!" and picks up this little terrier in one hand.
  4. mach1mustang351

    mach1mustang351 Long timer Supporter

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    i worked at a Harley dealer for a few years and that was constant. The double flat foot was a daily conversation I had, even the Slim, which had a sub 24” seat height factory, I was asked about lowering, lower seats etc. I would get into talks about rideheight and cornering clearance etc. no go... if it’s not double flat footed, it doesn’t fit and is therefore dangerous
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  5. MauiCowie

    MauiCowie Long timer

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    How is it dangerous to others if a bike falls over when the rider stops? (Rhetorical question.)
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  6. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short old guy

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    I am short and you should be riding a Honda. !@#$%^&* KTM

    I am short and you should be riding a BMW. !@#$%^&* KTM

    I am short and you should be riding a Livewire. !@#$%^&* KTM
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  7. HuntWhenever

    HuntWhenever Motorcicle Commuter

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    Its quite elementary, actually.

    Rider comes to a stop on a bike that is too tall for him because he cannot flat-foot both feet with knees bent at 90-deg angles. Rider unavoidably falls over. The car beside him has to swerve to keep from hitting the rider on the ground. This car swerves into the path of a truck transporting nitroglycerin. The truck swerves to miss that car, and in the process runs off the road, down a hill, and into an oil refinery. The resulting explosion is detected by sensors in Russia, and is falsely interpreted as the release of an ICBM. Russia fires a counter-attack, which brings about a thermonuclear war and the end of society.

    It happens more than you might think.
  8. sandychain

    sandychain Been here awhile

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    They could hurt their back helping you pick your bike up.
  9. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    Maybe you could replace the lowering links.
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  10. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    I am 5'7".

    I had that happen to me once.
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  11. brgsprint

    brgsprint Long timer Supporter

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    I can rarely come up with a good retort on the spot. One benefit of this thread is that reading the stupid questions you all were faced with gives me a chance to formulate clever answers that I can call on to put the ignorant questioner in his place in a timely fashion. :jinx
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  12. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short old guy

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    I am short so give me money!
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  13. ChopperCharles

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    My personal go-to is “eat a bag of dicks”. Highly useful for almost any situation. But FYYFF seems to be a fan favorite here.

    Charles.
  14. Rippin209

    Rippin209 Long timer

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    With ADV salute for the hearing impaired
    What's the average age around here again?
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  15. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    Where did tool.nerd say that his antagonist said anything about his not being able to flat foot the bike. Way I read his post the comment he received was only that the bike was "too big" for him, with no elaboration, only repetition. Tool.nerd was stripping to his sponge bobs for part of the encounter so he had demonstrated he could stop and park the bike yet his personal idiot continued. Don't even know what bike it is.

    Then a bunch of inmates chime in with their flat footing stories. WTF?
  16. PlainClothesHippy

    PlainClothesHippy Only dimly aware of a certain unease in the air.

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    Details. Sheesh!
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  17. HuntWhenever

    HuntWhenever Motorcicle Commuter

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    Tool.Nerd mentioned getting feet down at the beginning of the post. The guy mentioned he was "too small" for the bike. There seemed to be a pretty strong case to assume the "issue" was seat height on his 790 ADV.
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  18. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    I missed that the OP’s name is tool nerd. Now’s my cue to completely change the subject and make this a thread about oddball multitools for the next four pages.

    Or I could not. I guess. Tool nerds rock either way.

    Charles.
  19. WDG

    WDG Not entirely domesticated

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    So, THAT’s what all that racket was about. :hmmmmm
  20. thereal_od

    thereal_od Been here awhile

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    Highway 153? Harbor Freight? Obviously your antagonist was from Soddy!!:roflNo offense if you’re from Soddy, hell I’m from Ringgold! I’m 5’9” and ride an 1190. Rolled into an MSF Experienced Rider Course few years ago, got off the bike and one the instructors said ‘guess you believe in go big or go home.’....I had a laugh and agreed.