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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #20 on: 07/13/16 07:31PM »
Rode home today...got a nod from a rider down bake and we split up to the 5...got 1 wave from freeway opposite direction...I gave drop waves to 2 guys that moved over for me

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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #21 on: 07/14/16 07:11AM »
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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #22 on: 07/14/16 08:37AM »
well for whats its worth, i will still wave.


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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #23 on: 07/14/16 03:58PM »
I commute through Santiago Canyon each day, and get about a 50% wave ratio, either responses to my wave or initiating a wave to me. Non-waivers are usually HD riders. I see a few guys each day, commuting in the opposite direction (red CBR 250, R1200GS to name a few) and we waive to each other. On my way home I usually see more bikes, probably on the way to Cooks. I also work in downtown L.A. on weekends, and although I get the odd waive from the other side of the 405 or 110, I'm usually too busy scanning drivers on my side of the road, especially if I see slowing traffic ahead.

My wife is sweet - since I ride, she is keen to watch for bikes on her commute, and always moves her car over. She loves to tell me how many riders give her a waive each day.

Funny, I live on the Orange side of Santiago Canyon, and remember my first venture outside of my immediate neighborhood into the canyon when I was a newb learning to ride. I thought it was cool that everyone coming the other way was waiving to me, but was bewildered why they were patting their helmets... was my headlight out, bike on fire, my fly open?... Went home and immediately looked up the meaning of different waves.
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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #24 on: 07/14/16 04:12PM »
but was bewildered why they were patting their helmets...

I am still confused why people do this on the fwy when the cops are on their side of the road and there's a massive concrete divider in between??

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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #25 on: 07/14/16 04:19PM »
but was bewildered why they were patting their helmets...

I am still confused why people do this on the fwy when the cops are on their side of the road and there's a massive concrete divider in between??

I only do it when there's a motocop AHEAD of the rider...

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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #26 on: 07/14/16 04:23PM »
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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #27 on: 07/14/16 05:46PM »
Stole this off the ADVRider site back in '06.

Top Ten Reasons Why Harley Riders Don't Wave Back
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 Sportbikers 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 is 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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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #28 on: 07/14/16 07:02PM »
 
Stole this off the ADVRider site back in '06.

Top Ten Reasons Why Harley Riders Don't Wave Back
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 Sportbikers 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 is 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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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #29 on: 07/14/16 07:06PM »
People wave at me...maybe it's because I do have tits :)

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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #30 on: 07/14/16 10:26PM »
Another things I've noticed is when I've been behind a few riders, many of them don't give a wave when cars make room for them.


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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #31 on: 07/15/16 08:19AM »
People wave at me...maybe it's because I do have tits :)

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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #32 on: 07/15/16 08:36AM »
People wave at me...maybe it's because I do have tits :)
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Funny story, I was riding home on the 101 and as I pulled along side a pick up truck the female passenger flashed me! Now for that I'd take my eyes off the road, but only for a moment! Needless to say, they got a  :29: from me.
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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #33 on: 07/15/16 11:09AM »
I don't wave to cruiser riders. They're either accountants or gang members and I don't need that kind of trouble.
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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #34 on: 07/15/16 12:27PM »
I don't wave to cruiser riders. They're either accountants or gang members and I don't need that kind of trouble.

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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #35 on: 07/15/16 04:38PM »
Another things I've noticed is when I've been behind a few riders, many of them don't give a wave when cars make room for them.



i always wave at cars that give me room when splitting lanes, its a matter of respect, i think alot of the newcomer hipster rider crowd dont know what it is.

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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #36 on: 07/15/16 04:49PM »
I was riding down I believe Hwy 79, had a few Harley's in front of me (briefly) then a couple come from opposite direction, they wave at Harley Riders...........see's me  :17:, immediately stops waving and brings hand in.

I guess he knew I can't stand the sound of open Harley pipes  :52:.

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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #37 on: 07/16/16 06:55PM »
Another things I've noticed is when I've been behind a few riders, many of them don't give a wave when cars make room for them.


I head nod to most cars that move over as I'm splitting lanes. Sometimes things are moving to fast and if I miss one or two, I'll get them the next day.
Cars get very vigorous waves on ACH and all others,when they move over a little to let me (group) pass in the lane or use the turn out! I do not hesitate or skip this .
« Last Edit: 07/17/16 04:25PM by paul13131313 »

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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
« Reply #38 on: 07/17/16 11:39AM »
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.
« Last Edit: 07/17/16 01:41PM by Kevs Rex »

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Re: what happened to the motorcycle community
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