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Old 05-24-2011, 04:02 PM   #81 (permalink)
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I got the stare down from some skinny douche on a Harley at the gas station today.
sometimes i get the staredown/stinkeye at one of our deserted 2 lane redlights on RT.1... guess what happens next.
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sometimes i get the staredown/stinkeye at one of our deserted 2 lane redlights on RT.1... guess what happens next.
You look down and see a puddle of oil leaking from the guy's bike
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something like that. i usually let em go until they're in 2nd gear, hunched over the handlebars, with black smoke rolling out their pipes, and then, yup, you guessed it. big fun....

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something like that. i usually let em go until they're in 2nd gear, hunched over the handlebars, with black smoke rolling out their pipes, and then, yup, you guessed it. big fun....


nah...that was the old days.
What, like last week?
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Whitey just posted a link on facebook, here is an outtake from it one of 6 things people dont tell you when you buy a bike
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When you get a motorcycle, you join a club. Enrollment is automatic, and you cannot opt out. It's a club that you will always be in, right up until you get kissed by an amorous semi, or wise up and sell the bike to invest in a safer, more practical mode of transportation. Heroin, for example. But until you sign up for one of those two inevitable fates, you are part of the club. And there's only one simple rule: Motorcyclists wave at each other. No big deal. Right? Well, until you consider that:


1) It seems like every time another bike passes you and waves, you are in the middle of a shift. This leaves you fumbling to expedite the shift and get an arm out there, which will either lead you to stall, or else weave around the street like a drunken toddler experimenting with mom's high heels. Either way, by the time you've managed to get your hand up in return, they're long gone, and completely despising you and your rudeness. Oh yeah, and you're probably also sliding your bike through the median. But it's the dislike that really smarts.

2) If you do manage to see an oncoming bike with enough time to get an appropriate wave up, you better make sure it isn't a scooter. Unwritten bike rules make it a crime punishable by exile or death to wave at a scooter. And damn if it isn't hard to tell when you two are approaching each other at a combined 100 mph. If you do catch yourself mid-wave to a Vespa, however, it is acceptable to slowly turn it into an upraised middle finger. It's like the handshake-psyche of the two-wheeled world, and the look of dejection on their face will redeem any momentary awkwardness.


3) Like any club that has grown too large, it has become mired in vacuous debates and split into a thousand splinter factions. Older riders hate squids; cruisers hate sport riders; Harley riders hate everyone, including themselves. The social labyrinth is like navigating a high school prom, except you're sprinting through it at about 75 mph, on one leg, while programming a remote control and probably being attacked by bees.


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Interesting to read that the same shit happens in the USA as it does here. I reckon there'd be nowhere near the amount of Harleys here as there would be over there, but there seems to be a snob element with regard to "bikers" owning a certain brand of bike. Here, bikers in general have an issue with BMW riders. It seems that anybody who owns a BMW is too good to "slum it" with the general populus. I commute 100 miles every day and meet dozens of bikes. We all wave, nod, stick out the boot...whatever. But you can guarantee that if the bike coming toward you is a Harley or BMW...they WON'T wave or nod.

You know what....regardless of what they think, I'm better than them and I'll wave anyway. If they don't wave back....so what! Up yours buddy, at least I made the effort! We're all bikers, we all share a common interest...BIKES! What the f**k difference does it make what brand it is???

Keep her rubber side down lads and just enjoy biking life!!
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In response to the OP's original question -

They are so standoffish because they paid way too much money for something that is way too slow and way too outdated and way too heavy and they have to be super-duper-awesome-cool while riding it in their beanies and black leather. Or else the harley gods will smite them with bolts of lightning from the sky!!!

Us idiots on our "crotchrockets" are clearly morons because our bikes are dangerous. They also don't like to wave to us because we are stupid for riding something useful.
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First off, I wave at everyone ( Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic ) - even scooters ( I started riding on a 150cc scooter ).

Useful? Useful for what? Keeping chiropractors in business?

I looked at 'crotch rockets' and they are not my style. For one, I have balls. Something about the riding position on a sports bike crunches them.
The riding position also looks painful for the back - as demonstrated by many 'sports bike' riders sitting up a lot in the one-handed stretch.

My ride is plenty fast, plenty powerful. Of course I don't want to go zipping through traffic, scrape my knees on curves and do wheelies and stoppies and burn-outs - I think that is all kinda dumb. I want the open road, scenic routes, mountain roads to relax and have fun.

Any motorcycle is dangerous if you do stupid things on it.

Maybe some don't wave at you because they don't want to feel they contributed to you crashing and dying. Or maybe its because of people like SatanicAng3L.

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They are so standoffish because they paid way too much money for something that is way too slow and way too outdated and way too heavy and they have to be super-duper-awesome-cool while riding it in their beanies and black leather. Or else the harley gods will smite them with bolts of lightning from the sky!!!

Us idiots on our "crotchrockets" are clearly morons because our bikes are dangerous. They also don't like to wave to us because we are stupid for riding something useful.
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Cruiser riders hate sport bike riders. Sport bike riders hate cruiser riders.

Harley riders hate everybody, including themselves.

Way to resurrect a year-old thread, by the way.

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