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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #40 on: 07/18/16 04:04PM »
Back in  82 when I started street riding it was common for other sport riders on Japanese bikes to wave and other European bikes as well with the exception of Guy's on BMW'S. Beemer riders were almost always snobs on the road and snobs at Newcombs Ranch or when we camped on the infield at Laguna Seca. Harley riders pretty consistent over the years of not waving.  My .02.

Every BMW rider I wave to from my R1200RT waves back! :)
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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #41 on: 07/18/16 10:41PM »
Back in  82 when I started street riding it was common for other sport riders on Japanese bikes to wave and other European bikes as well with the exception of Guy's on BMW'S. Beemer riders were almost always snobs on the road and snobs at Newcombs Ranch or when we camped on the infield at Laguna Seca. Harley riders pretty consistent over the years of not waving.  My .02.

Every BMW rider I wave to from my R1200RT waves back! :)

Now I agree its changed I'm talking about my past experiences.😀

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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #42 on: 07/19/16 07:29AM »
Back in  82 when I started street riding it was common for other sport riders on Japanese bikes to wave and other European bikes as well with the exception of Guy's on BMW'S. Beemer riders were almost always snobs on the road and snobs at Newcombs Ranch or when we camped on the infield at Laguna Seca. Harley riders pretty consistent over the years of not waving.  My .02.

Every BMW rider I wave to from my R1200RT waves back! :)

Now I agree its changed I'm talking about my past experiences.😀

bkrochman was being funny... He's on a BMW... ;)

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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #43 on: 07/19/16 09:28AM »
I read this tread last week and started riding again on Saturday after a couple years off a bike.  I realized I wave when I'm on the streets, but not on the freeway.  On the freeway I wave at cars if they make room or bikes that move out of my way.

Since this was fresh on my mind, I was keeping track of the waves.  Most sport bike riders wave and only about half of cruisers wave. 

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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #44 on: 07/20/16 03:48PM »
Had a rider today that came up behind me, moved over and let him pass. Didn't give a head nod or peace sign.

Other than the duck feet, he kept an inconsistent speed only to speed up lane-splitting once he saw another rider in the lane, have them move over, then continue to ride at a slower speed. Next thing you know, we're a train of riders.

I'll give him one thing, he did notice a motocop and slowed down. Didn't give the helmet tap signal.


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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #45 on: 07/20/16 09:55PM »
Back in  82 when I started street riding it was common for other sport riders on Japanese bikes to wave and other European bikes as well with the exception of Guy's on BMW'S. Beemer riders were almost always snobs on the road and snobs at Newcombs Ranch or when we camped on the infield at Laguna Seca. Harley riders pretty consistent over the years of not waving.  My .02.

Every BMW rider I wave to from my R1200RT waves back! :)

Now I agree its changed I'm talking about my past experiences.😀

bkrochman was being funny... He's on a BMW... ;)

I know,hopefully nobody is offended just a personal observation.😀

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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #46 on: 07/21/16 07:31AM »
Didn't give the helmet tap signal.


I have not hear of this...  is this to tell riders there is a cop ahead?

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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #47 on: 07/21/16 08:48AM »
Didn't give the helmet tap signal.


I have not hear of this...  is this to tell riders there is a cop ahead?


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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #48 on: 07/21/16 08:49AM »
And then there's the farce/comedy version...


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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #49 on: 07/21/16 04:11PM »
Back in  82 when I started street riding it was common for other sport riders on Japanese bikes to wave and other European bikes as well with the exception of Guy's on BMW'S. Beemer riders were almost always snobs on the road and snobs at Newcombs Ranch or when we camped on the infield at Laguna Seca. Harley riders pretty consistent over the years of not waving.  My .02.

Every BMW rider I wave to from my R1200RT waves back! :)

Now I agree its changed I'm talking about my past experiences.😀

bkrochman was being funny... He's on a BMW... ;)

I know,hopefully nobody is offended just a personal observation.😀

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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #50 on: 07/21/16 07:34PM »
I wave when I can and make more of an effort when cars/bikes/buses let me pass more easily.  I have noticed sport bike riders going the opposite direction on the freeway appear to wave but come on now.  At that kind of closing speed don't expect a return.
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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #51 on: 07/22/16 07:53PM »
I'm a waver. :30: I especially go out of my way to wave at cars that make room when I'm splitting, or if they let me by in the canyons. I figure the more the community does that, the more cars will move out of the way. After all, who doesn't want to get a wave from all the cool motorcycle guys! :30:

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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #52 on: 07/25/16 11:30AM »
Do they have hand signals for aftermarket exhaust like hands covering ears or after market headlights as in hand shielding eyes or both arms crossed as in "it's blinding officer!"

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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #53 on: 07/26/16 08:12AM »
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