When I was in Cali and ATGATT:
Man at gas station with a crappy smirk, laughing to himself at my gear, "Why do you wear that hot suit?"
Me, "So when you are talking on your phone and eating a cheeseburger with your head up your a** and you hit me, I MIGHT come away OK."
He promptly changed his attitude and departed.
I usually have good luck talking with nice folks while traveling solo.
gone - 2008 Bandit 1250 ABS, 2006 XT225, 1995 K75RT, 2005 F650GS, 2005 R1200GS, 2003 R1150RT, 2001 R1100RS