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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-01-2004, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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My turn to bitch

So if you have evered complained about the HD guys not waving, do be so fast to point the finger, after some long thought i decided to pick up an HD product, more for long traveling, and the fact that m,y body couldnt take long trips on the sport bike any longer, but i was going to be different, i was going to be the HD rider that waves at everybody, one of the few who always wears the gear, and one of the few who racks up the miles
SOOO i am riding home last night, later than the norm, going down Rosevelt, and here come 3 sport bike, R1 i think, R6 and another i didnt catch, send up the wave, take a good look, and not a wave back, after taking a good look in my direction, kinda pssed me off, all i hear is how the HD guys dont wave, f them blah blah blah, well guess what it works both way, so if your so in love with your sport bike, that you cant understand why anyone would want to own an HD, fine, BUT that makes you no better than the HD guys who think there is no other bike out there
I doubt is was anyone hear, no helmets, cut off shirts, what i would think are total squids
So tell me whats the difference between guys on sport bikes, no helmet, and short t's
and the HD guy with no helmet and a leather vest??????

Both squids in my book, but thats me

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No difference. And yeah, I've seen it from both sides too. Don't even bother to get upset, even if you know you were being diss'd. Wave/nod if ya can, otherwise just keep on keepin' on.

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I'm with Chuck on this one. I'd say I get a wave back 4 outta 5 times with sport riders, and 3 outta 5 times with HD/cruiser riders.

I have noticed that the majority of sport riders who don't wave back are the squidly looking ones.

But no matter what they ride I try to wave and all riders as they pass by.

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Hahahahaha yup... Its true, the sportbiek guys are the worst at waving back, I never would have believed it either but once I got my harley it became painfully obvious.




So what did ya get?




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post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-01-2004, 10:16 AM
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When you wave to a pack of cruisers, they will all wave back. Almost every time.

Agreed with Chills, the squiddly ones are, I guess, too cocky to acknowledge back
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I have learned to be like Quick-Draw McGraw...If I see them make an effort to acknowledge...I shoot em a low wave..I have noticed that Most Harley riders prefer a slight head nod down...and as far as sport riders without there gear...Im a jerk I guess cuz I dont wave to em...I just think....pretty boy in your flip-flops...stupid squid!
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Waht it really comes down to with the harley/sportbike interaction is each one is waiting for the other one to go first. So I will usually wave a little earlier than normal to give them time to respond, they almost always do since I adjusted that time frame.




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Don't even bother to get upset

Getting upset is not part of my riding experience, just think its funny that in the past year i have read more threads about the HD guys, so i figure it my time to turn the tables
More funny than anything is the fact that i read about HD's and there desire to ride with no helmets and how everone thinks there stupid for doing it, but here come 3 guys on 100+ HP bikes, in t's and sunglasses
Darwin would have a field day
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Waht it really comes down to with the harley/sportbike interaction is each one is waiting for the other one to go first. So I will usually wave a little earlier than normal to give them time to respond, they almost always do since I adjusted that time frame.
Ditto! Yesterday i even waved to a motorcycle cop, and to my surprise he waved back
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HEHE

Last weekend I was out for a cruise with my dad, me on the sportbike, him on his softtail.

We came across a poker run going the other direction, passing bike for about ten minutes. Ninety percent were harleys. They all waved when pops was leading then I took the lead for a while and about half were waving. Funny shite mang.

I personally don't care if they wave or not, I just thought it was funny.
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It those damn scooters that piss me off, damn pseudo-euro trash, never waving back!

I feel less obligated to wave these days since there're so many bikes on the road. Like when I was a kid and my dad would flash his headlights to other Saab drivers, now people would be like WTF?


I usually wave though, if it's save, regardless of bike and protective wear. I think the squids don't wave because they can't see you because their eyes are watering.


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I think the squids don't wave because they can't see you because their eyes are watering.



Either that or they are too scared to take their hands off their clip-ons.

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Either that or they are too scared to take their hands off their clip-ons.
Right, they're afraid if they unlock their elbows that they might fall into the windscreen

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I like when you're driving through some roads with a little curvature to them, and people lift a hand off the bars (perhaps endangering themselves) just to wave. Even if I am coming up to a stop light or in heavy traffic, I won't always return a wave just because I want my hands on the controls. Waving is fine, but should not come before safety on your list of priorities - can't always be done.
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I like when you're driving through some roads with a little curvature to them, and people lift a hand off the bars (perhaps endangering themselves) just to wave. Even if I am coming up to a stop light or in heavy traffic, I won't always return a wave just because I want my hands on the controls. Waving is fine, but should not come before safety on your list of priorities - can't always be done.
if there is "little" curvature to the roads, what's the big deal? You don't need both hands to countersteer
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if there is "little" curvature to the roads, what's the big deal? You don't need both hands to countersteer

I actually think its more fun to have the Harley cranked over in a turn, then pull my hand off the controls and wave at the squids, throws most for a loop, especially on that thing, usually they have no idea what to do, but they are always looking, especially mid turn
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i can't wait to buy an HD then i'm gonna run all you sportbikers off the roads!! LOL

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Ditto! Yesterday i even waved to a motorcycle cop, and to my surprise he waved back

I always wave to cops. They always wave back. Good Karma. Haven't gotten a ticket last couple of times I've been pulled over.
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I've said this in the past when this topic comes up.... I probably get double the return-waves from guys on HDs than I do guys on sportbikes - even when I'm riding a sportbike.

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I personally only start the wave to sportbike rider who worn Helmet. Other than that I just waived back if I have a chance.

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I can't wait till someone comes up with a chrome, billet aluminium, left hand shaped left mirror that I can bolt on and just forget about all the waving.

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Funny. Me too and they all seem to wave back! Except for the popo. I can't figure out why
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I prefer the low shocker wave...
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i can't wait to buy an HD then i'm gonna run all you sportbikers off the roads!!

You havent seen this HD, have shooked a few in the short time that i have owned it, and as i get used to the weight(my only complaint so far) it will get better, big change from the monster and the ZX7, but give me a little time, need to spring load the pegs(get rid of the bolts) and figure out how to get a little more ground clearence

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i like the JOE DIRT quote
I might be mistaken, the 60's ya know, but I think I may have BEEN Joe Dirt at some time in my life.

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How about one of those yellow plastic hand-shaped thingies connected via spring to a suction cup? You could stick it on your fariing and voila! Instant wave-a-thon.

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How about one of those yellow plastic hand-shaped thingies connected via spring to a suction cup? You could stick it on your fariing and voila! Instant wave-a-thon.
Maybe if I could have it chromed or if I could put black fringe on it.

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I can't wait till someone comes up with a chrome, billet aluminium, left hand shaped left mirror that I can bolt on and just forget about all the waving.
Would that come with a heavy duty chrome spring That way it would give the illusion of being waved

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