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Old 06-28-2013, 02:23 PM   #6601
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At a local station, Full service guy comes up to me and asks why I have so many lights on my bike. I have an HID head light, 2 LED lights above that, and 2 LED markers on the front end. I told him I rather be seen then squished. He says "My friend!! This is dirt bike, you must be stealth!" I just nodded and laughed it off
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:26 PM   #6602
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Wtf??

At a gas Station in Phoenix, fueling up my R1150GSA..

Question From a guy in a Jeep: "That a Four Wheel Drive?"

Answer: Yup even got Low Gear on it !

Answer from Jeep Guy! Well I bet you can't go on the trails I get on!

Answer: Yeah I bet you cant do a 120 on your Heep!
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:51 PM   #6603
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Just the fact that you have a full service gas station is amazing to me.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:51 PM   #6604
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Just the fact that you have a full service gas station is amazing to me.
One has to - 90% of the commuters from New Jersey are clueless about how to pump their own gasoline, never mind about checking the oil, tire pressures, or cleaning a windshield.

We even had a full-service station in the middle of Pennsylvania - in State College next to the Penn State Campus - that pretty much catered to visiting New jersey-ites.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:38 PM   #6605
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He knows what a Ural is and can differentiate between it and a Triumph. Promote ahead of peers.
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He can tell that, but can't figure out that someone can have two bikes? I call bullshit!
Some sort of book smarts, but no common sense...?
Officer material for sure. Lol
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:36 AM   #6606
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I once had a guy point to the brake reservoir on the handlebar and ask if that's where I put the petrol.

I had my bike still set up with touring mods from Europe between another refit when a cop asked me why my bike was modified. I told him I was setting it up to ride it overland to Asia. He laughed at me and asked if I knew they had planes now.

I pulled up on my BMW in Bangkok. Very loud pipe, and I was dressed in armoured jacket, gloves, boots and helmet. As I stepped off, a motodop taxi driver ran up and asked if I need to rent a taxi.

I was in India and got very interested in the Enfields 500s. I saw a nice one and asked the guy if I could sit on it. He said it was fine so I sat down and my mate took a photo. Then a very irate Indian ran out of a shop, flailing his arms and screaming at me not to steal his bike...
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:09 AM   #6607
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I work at one of those Joint Base places only ours is run by the army. They started hiring ex army people to stand the gates so i would get some momentum up on my 23 year old Transalp and hit the kill switch just before the gate. Glide in quite as a mouse! Most of these guys are young and have never seen a Transalp, it never failed they would comment on just how quite it was. I would look at them straight faced and tell them it was electric, you know, battery powered. They would always be impressed and give me back my ID at which point I would hit the start button and drive off. Fortunately, these guys have great sense of humors.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:23 AM   #6608
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Toll gate attendant at the TZB last night, as I pull up on the Tiger w/dual headlights and Piaa auxiliaries; "Why doesn't your bike have amber lights in front?"
Me-"What?"
Him- "Amber lights. You don't have any amber lights."
Me- "I don't know."
Him- "Think about it."
Me-"Umm,ok." As I pulled away he yells out "Amber lights!"

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Old 06-30-2013, 06:32 AM   #6609
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Toll gate attendant at the TZB last night, as I pull up on the Tiger w/dual headlights and Piaa auxiliaries; "Why doesn't your bike have amber lights in front?"
Me-"What?"
Him- "Amber lights. You don't have any amber lights."
Me- "I don't know."
Him- "Think about it."
Me-"Umm,ok." As I pulled away he yells out "Amber lights!"

Well of course he did. Amber headlights were mandatory on cars in France until the '80s. That's why.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:01 AM   #6610
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Toll gate attendant at the TZB last night, as I pull up on the Tiger w/dual headlights and Piaa auxiliaries; "Why doesn't your bike have amber lights in front?"
Me-"What?"
Him- "Amber lights. You don't have any amber lights."
Me- "I don't know."
Him- "Think about it."
Me-"Umm,ok." As I pulled away he yells out "Amber lights!"

He meant "amber lamps."

If'n you go on riding that dangerous moorsickle, you'll need to call the amber lamps.

From this.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:00 AM   #6611
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He meant "amber lamps."

If'n you go on riding that dangerous moorsickle, you'll need to call the amber lamps.

From this.
nicely done, haven't heard that one in a while.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:40 AM   #6612
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He meant "amber lamps."
From this.
I never saw that before. Old beard-man really put the smack-down on that guy!
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:50 AM   #6613
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He's lucky he needed amber lamps and not a mo-tishun, that old guy was serious.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:38 PM   #6614
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^ cool vid, Santa Clause can kick some ass!

I had a (kinda) stupid question last week. I was starting a week+ long DS trip, but the first 300 miles was all highway to meet with a friend in Boise. I went to a bike shop to grab a couple spares for the trip, but my KLR was waaay overloaded with extra luggage on the back for my buddy, a fresh front I was going to spoon on that afternoon before we headed out for the real trip, plus my large home made soft panniers that were loaded for 10 days of bike camping, with tent and pad strapped to the top of them. And the usual KLR tool tube and tank bag. A guy in the parking lot in a cage with wife and kids wanted to shoot the breeze while I was getting ready to head out. Talked about the KLR he used to have etc.

He asked, "Do you live off that bike?"

I kindly explained I was carrying a bunch of extra shit for my gear poor friends bike, was on my first day of a trip, and was mounting the tire that afternoon.

Considering my homeless looking beard, my ugly, beat to shit, faded to pink KLR, with about 75 lbs of extra shit tied on, I thought the question wasn't too stupid, but it made me chuckle.

Little did he know that if I had no family to support, I WOULD live off the bike
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:26 PM   #6615
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I was in India and got very interested in the Enfields 500s. I saw a nice one and asked the guy if I could sit on it. He said it was fine so I sat down and my mate took a photo. Then a very irate Indian ran out of a shop, flailing his arms and screaming at me not to steal his bike...
Classic!

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