Originally Posted by Michael
I have found that the surefire way to get a friendly conversation started is to simply say "nice bike". If it is such a rat bike that I can't say it with a straight face I can always find something else positive to say - one time I was stumped until I noticed that the owner had welded up his muffler out of a coffee can - that was actually pretty cool
I have found that the above has always worked for me, I am generally an over friendly person especially when I am riding. I have had a group of Harley guys ignore me or say what an ugly bike the GSA is, but that has only happened once. Every other time I have had good reactions with hard core Harley riders. I always park the GSA right up there with whatever brand of bikes are parked at locations.