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Old 05-06-2011, 09:53 AM   #3241
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Oy, Gevalt!

Gas stop. You're getting put back together to go out on the road again at about 6:30 pm. The pump neighbor is eyeing up your bike. They look at your license plate, from about 2,000 miles of really long states away. They come near you and say the name of the state... "East Weinerdonia, huh?" You nod and smile. Wait for it, wait for it... then they ask, "Did you ride it here today?"

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Old 05-06-2011, 12:11 PM   #3242
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Eek My faves.

1. How big is the engine? Que tamaño es?
-"DR650" stickers on each side. Rider bud has same prob with an '01 GS1150.

2. What is it, a Yamaha? (or Honda) Que marca es?
-"Suzuki" right on the windshield.

Either one is often a prelude to, "You have any spare change?" It is a sure thing if he/she (asking) starts with, "Hey my friend...", in English, and then continues speaking in spanich.

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Old 05-06-2011, 12:56 PM   #3243
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I used to get a little annoyed trying to explain what kind of bike I rode when someone would ask after seeing me with my helmet but not near the bike.

"Sportbike" didn't usually work so I had to go to the "Ninja type bike but it's a honda" (or yamaha when I had the fzr.)
Now I have a Ninja though I never call it that, it's a ZX10R to me but at least if I have to explain it to a non rider, I could just say Ninja.
I've tried to tell my father that I ride an Dual Sport/Adventure Bike and he says I ride a Enduro dirt bike.... I try to say that the KLX250 is an "enduro" as he thinks of the term.... the KLR650 is more for long distance travel and has limited off road ability compared to a true dirt bike. He looks at me like I have three heads..... Some folks can not grasp the concept of a dirt bike with lights vs a street bike with long suspension and ground clearance....

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ahhhhh, now I understand why my wr250 has been called a crotch rocket
somebody needs to make a smiley with a lightbulb coming on over it

Last week while ATGATT, 60 degree day and the snow finally all gone, heading to my bike, somebody asked me if I was riding a snowmobile.... should have said "why yes I am"
Wednesday I pulled in at a local bar and a young 20-ish girl is out front smoking on the patio, she walks over as I am undressing from my gear and says "I love crotch rockets, can you take me for a ride?". I replied that I have no use for crotch rockets and would never own one..... she looked back and forth from me to my KLR as if to say....your insane.... and she verbalized "Isn't this a crotch Rocket?". I told her it was a dual sport and I got a confused look.... and she replied (must know my father?), "You mean it's an Enduro?".... I wanted to bash her head in with my helmet. I locked up my givi trunk and walked past her into the bar and was happy to be left alone....
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:59 PM   #3244
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Wednesday I pulled in at a local bar and a young 20-ish girl is out front smoking on the patio, she walks over as I am undressing from my gear and says "I love crotch rockets, can you take me for a ride?".
The CORRECT answer is "YES, let's go..." regardless of what kind of bike you think you have.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:04 PM   #3245
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The CORRECT answer is "YES, let's go..." regardless of what kind of bike you think you have.
If you knew my wife... you would not say that!

That woman would keel me dead!
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:17 PM   #3246
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I have an R100 and a 50cc scooter. Is that enough?
No. There is no "enough".
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:18 PM   #3247
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... then they ask, "Did you ride it here today?"

Correct answer is: "No, I pushed it here."
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:19 PM   #3248
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A rider needs more than one motorcycle. I hold that truth to be self-evident.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:24 PM   #3249
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1. How big is the engine? Que tamaño es?
-"DR650" stickers on each side. Rider bud has same prob with an '01 GS1150.

2. What is it, a Yamaha? (or Honda) Que marca es?
-"Suzuki" right on the windshield.

Either one is often a prelude to, "You have any spare change?" It is a sure thing if he/she (asking) starts with, "Hey my friend...", in English, and then continues speaking in spanich.

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you can imagine the trouble they would have with a KTM, I get it all the time: "what, a Kawasaki?" "No it's a KTM, from Austria"
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:32 PM   #3250
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The CORRECT answer is "YES, let's go..." regardless of what kind of bike you think you have.
There's only one woman that will ride on my bike, until God decides otherwise.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:46 PM   #3251
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1. How big is the engine? Que tamaño es?
-"DR650" stickers on each side.
So you answered that it's a 644cc right?
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:55 PM   #3252
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If asked what engine is in my bike... International T-444E!
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:22 PM   #3253
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I was slowly backing up to a space right in front of a Starbucks. A guy was sitting on the outside seating 4 feet from my bike. He asked " Wow, is that your bike?", and "Is that a Kawasaki?". I said "Yes sir, it is. Thank You." Then I walked inside.
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:51 PM   #3254
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you can imagine the trouble they would have with a KTM, I get it all the time: "what, a Kawasaki?"
Reply with "Kraftfahrzeuge Trunkenpolz Mattighofen".

Make them sorry they asked.

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Old 05-06-2011, 04:11 PM   #3255
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