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Why some Bikers do not Wave

Top Ten Reasons Harley Riders don't wave

10. Afraid it will invalidate warranty.
9. Leather and studs make it too heavy to raise arm.
8. Refuse to wave to anyone whose bike is already paid for.
7. Afraid to let go of handlebars because they might vibrate off.
6. Rushing wind would blow scabs off the new tattoos.
5. Angry because just took out second mortgage to pay luxury tax on new Harley.
4. Just discovered the fine print in owner's manual and realized H-D is partially owned by Honda.
3. Can't tell if other riders are waving or just reaching to cover their ears like everyone else.
2. Remembers the last time a Harley rider waved back, he impaled his hand on spiked helmet.
1. They're too tired from spending hours polishing all that chrome to lift their arms.


Top Ten Reasons Why Gold Wing Riders Don't Wave Back

10. Wasn't sure whether other rider was waving or making an obscene gesture.
9. Afraid might get frostbite if hand is removed from heated grip.
8. Has arthritis and the past 400 miles have made it difficult to raise arm.
7. Reflection from etched windshield momentarily blinded him.
6. The espresso machine just finished.
5. Was actually asleep when other rider waved.
4. Was in a three-way conference call with stockbroker and accessories dealer.
3. Was distracted by odd shaped blip on radar screen.
2. Was simultaneously adjusting the air suspension, seat height, programmable CD player, seat temperature, and satellite navigation system.
1. Couldn't find the "auto wave back" button on dashboard.


Top 10 Reasons Crotchrocketers Don't Wave:

10. They have not been riding long enough to know they're supposed to.
9. They're going too fast to have time enough to register the movement and respond.
8. You weren't wearing bright enough gear.
7. If they stick their arm out going that fast they'll rip it out of the socket.
6. They're too occupied with trying to get rid of their chicken strips.
5. They look way too cool with both hands on the bars or they don't want to unbalance themselves while standing on the tank.
4. Their skin tight-Kevlar-ballistic-nylon-kangaroo-leather suits prevent any position other than fetal.
3. Raising an arm allows bugs into the armholes of their tank tops.
2. It's too hard to do one-handed stoppies.
1. They were too busy slipping their flip-flop back on.


Top Ten Reasons Why BMW Riders Don't Wave Back

10. New Aerostich suit too stiff to raise arm.
9. Removing a hand from the bars is considered "bad form."
8. Your bike isn't weird enough looking to justify acknowledgement.
7. Too sore from an 800-mile day on a stock "comfort" seat.
6. Too busy programming the GPS, monitoring radar, listening to ipod, XM, or talking on the cell phone.
5. He's an Iron Butt rider and you're not!
4. Wires from Gerbings are too short.
3. You're not riding the "right kind" of BMW.
2. You haven't been properly introduced.
1. Afraid it will be misinterpreted as a friendly gesture.

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post #6 of 37 Old 11-13-2008, 06:50 AM
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That was awesome. I would like to add to the Harley one what I always tell my brother and brother-in-law: they are worried the bike will come apart at any moment, and removing a hand just might be that last moment.

By the way, in my area the sportbike riders wave, but the Harley, Goldwing, and BM'er riders aren't too likely.

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another reason for h-d
they don't wave cause their afraid they'll drop their tools
for b.m.w
they might drop their lattes

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Was actualy asleep

Great list. Very funny.

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If you created that, you should be a writer for Letterman/daily show! That's a fantastic list.

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+1, I love when everyone gets picked on at the same time, if you can't laugh at yourself you shouldn't laugh at anyone else.

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I don't know... I didn't see the Naked class in the list?

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I don't know... I didn't see the Naked class in the list?
or the dual sport, but if they were there I'd be laughing at them

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thats cause we wave Rip


hell, i wave at scooters





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I also wave at sccoter riders if they're looking. Most of the time "scooter dudes" are so busy looking straight ahead and gaining revs, they never see you wave.
Anyone ever rode one of those Aprilia 50cc moto/mopeds that have gears and a clutch, due about 65 mph I hear and cost in the $4500 range?
How was it?


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This thread's making me think of excuses why people don't wave to riders on 919s.

- Harley riders see a round headlight, but it looks sporty. Maybe it's a Buell, we hate those guys. Do not wave.

- Sport bike riders are confused, have no idea what they're looking at, and before they remember to wave it's too late and you've flown by.

Those are my guesses.

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thats funny as hell. nice work!!

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This thread's making me think of excuses why people don't wave to riders on 919s.

- Harley riders see a round headlight, but it looks sporty. Maybe it's a Buell, we hate those guys. Do not wave.

- Sport bike riders are confused, have no idea what they're looking at, and before they remember to wave it's too late and you've flown by.

Those are my guesses.
+1 sounds dead on!!!

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Great Top 10s.....Glad everyone got a little lashing. I typically am harder on SQUIDS and HD riders.

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those were excellent ... keep it up i need all the laughs i can get

i actually had a guy on a "nightster" talk to me a red light today.. he told me i had a nice bike and i returned the complement.. then the light turned green........ he nailed his i nailed mine.... he never stood a chance... next red light he told me "damn that things fast"...... lol wooo hoo



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those were excellent ... keep it up i need all the laughs i can get

i actually had a guy on a "nightster" talk to me a red light today.. he told me i had a nice bike and i returned the complement.. then the light turned green........ he nailed his i nailed mine.... he never stood a chance... next red light he told me "damn that things fast"...... lol wooo hoo
That is his very FIRST bike, and he thinks he can beat anything on the road.
Otherwise he would not have spoke to you, he would have just looked and shook his head.

I own alot of bikes, so I fit into all catagories except the crotch rocket one, I still do not have one of those....

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That is his very FIRST bike, and he thinks he can beat anything on the road.
Otherwise he would not have spoke to you, he would have just looked and shook his head.

I own alot of bikes, so I fit into all catagories except the crotch rocket one, I still do not have one of those....
actually he was a seasoned rider.. probly 50 ish.. you can tell the seasoned ones.. i think he was just the rare friendly guy... mean lookin s.o.b also..lol



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Anyone ever rode one of those Aprilia 50cc moto/mopeds that have gears and a clutch, due about 65 mph I hear and cost in the $4500 range?
How was it?
No... But I -did- ride a burgman 650. I wasn't aware that there were any scooters that could actually make me say "****!" Or lift the front wheel.


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Awesome list and dead on accurate!!!

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No... But I -did- ride a burgman 650. I wasn't aware that there were any scooters that could actually make me say "****!" Or lift the front wheel.


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Enjoyed the lists there. Can verify that the feelings towards HD, Goldwing and Beemer riders are felt on the other end of the world.

Down here the "wave" is rarely done to acknowledge another rider, we tend to "nod". I guess riding on the left hand side of the road, we just don't take our hand off the throttle as we notice a fellow rider.

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^ I sometimes nod too, especially when pulling up to a light, I have the clutch pulled in, can't really wave there.

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Great Top 10s.....Glad everyone got a little lashing. I typically am harder on SQUIDS and HD riders.
On another site, I made a joke about Harley riders and my God, you would have thought the Holy Grail had slipped through my fingers and fell into the deepest part of the ocean. I usually wave at all riders and it use to bother me when the wave wasn't returned but then I thought it doesn't matter; its the gesture thats important.

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Enjoyed the lists there. Can verify that the feelings towards HD, Goldwing and Beemer riders are felt on the other end of the world.

Down here the "wave" is rarely done to acknowledge another rider, we tend to "nod". I guess riding on the left hand side of the road, we just don't take our hand off the throttle as we notice a fellow rider.
is it true you when you guys flush the toilet the water goes in the other (counter clockwise) direction??



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is it true you when you guys flush the toilet the water goes in the other (counter clockwise) direction??
I've always wondered about this too. I've been across the equator on 4 occations and forgot to look everytime.

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Enjoyed the lists there. Can verify that the feelings towards HD, Goldwing and Beemer riders are felt on the other end of the world.

Down here the "wave" is rarely done to acknowledge another rider, we tend to "nod". I guess riding on the left hand side of the road, we just don't take our hand off the throttle as we notice a fellow rider.
Switch the throttle and the clutch lever around or wave with the other hand.

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is it true you when you guys flush the toilet the water goes in the other (counter clockwise) direction??
It's true. Cyclones (Hurricanes, Typhoons, etc.) spin the other way too.

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