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Old 07-12-2013, 10:30 AM   #6631
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Motorcycles in car spots are only assholes if there's a bunch of them and they took a whole space each. Some cruiser riders are bad about this but I think the wide spacing reflects their general "largeness" and lack of precision about riding.
Now that's quite a genteel way to call them fat.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:59 AM   #6632
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Now that's quite a genteel way to call them fat.
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I might have just been referring to the bikes
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:40 PM   #6633
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:18 PM   #6634
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Motorcycles in car spots are only assholes if there's a bunch of them and they took a whole space each. Some cruiser riders are bad about this but I think the wide spacing reflects their general "largeness" and lack of precision about riding.

At my local Tuesday Night Coffee we usually get about 7 or 8 bikes (sometimes more) parked in two spots. We had a rather large lady bitch because 'There are so many motorcycles in one spot, this isn't a gang area'.

Talking to the baristas I guess she comes in every Tuesday and her job shift changed so she was coming in later.

We took up 10 spots the following week.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:22 PM   #6635
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At my local Tuesday Night Coffee we usually get about 7 or 8 bikes (sometimes more) parked in two spots. We had a rather large lady bitch because 'There are so many motorcycles in one spot, this isn't a gang area'.

Talking to the baristas I guess she comes in every Tuesday and her job shift changed so she was coming in later.

We took up 10 spots the following week.

I call BS, people in Washington state don't drink coffee
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:42 AM   #6636
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A gas station attendant at a gas station near Route 78. I was on my Multistrada 620.

Him- "How fast does that go?"
Me- "I don't know, maybe 120 but I've never tried to find out."
Him- "Oh, really? I see them go by here at 200, 300."
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:16 AM   #6637
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A gas station attendant at a gas station near Route 78. I was on my Multistrada 620.

Him- "How fast does that go?"
Me- "I don't know, maybe 120 but I've never tried to find out."
Him- "Oh, really? I see them go by here at 200, 300."
Since I ride a 250 ninja, any time someone wants to gawk and then ask how fast it goes, I just point to the tail and say that it says 250, but I've never had the balls to get it up that high.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:22 AM   #6638
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"Oh, really? I see them go by here at 200, 300."



WTF???



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... I just point to the tail and say that it says 250, but I've never had the balls to get it up that high.


I wish I hadn't taken the "1200" off my bike.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:59 AM   #6639
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A gas station attendant at a gas station near Route 78. I was on my Multistrada 620.

Him- "How fast does that go?"
Me- "I don't know, maybe 120 but I've never tried to find out."
Him- "Oh, really? I see them go by here at 200, 300."
He probably meant furlongs per hour, a measure still common in parts of the US.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:44 AM   #6640
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I agree with you.

However, in some cities(like Washington, DC) the law says one bike per parking spot.



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Motorcycles in car spots are only assholes if there's a bunch of them and they took a whole space each. Some cruiser riders are bad about this but I think the wide spacing reflects their general "largeness" and lack of precision about riding.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:02 AM   #6641
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with the DR750 at a motorcycle shop, the shop co-owner looks at it from 5 feet away and asks:

"is that just a KLR with DR Big stickers on it?"



granted the DR750 is uncommon but I had just finished asking him about DR750 parts


yeah bud, I not only put DR Big stickers on my "disguised" KLR, but I'm even going the extra mile of looking for parts for my imaginary motorcycle


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and with the ST1300, I had a guy come up to me while I was leaving the gym and say "hey you should lend me your bike! it looks really comfortable and my wife would like riding on the back"

when I asked him what he was planning to use for a security deposit, he got indignant and said "it's not like I'm gonna crash it!". Then he began telling me about how he wheelied an ST the last time he rode one....
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:00 AM   #6642
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He probably meant furlongs per hour, a measure still common in parts of the US.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:29 AM   #6643
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Furlong = 1/8 mile so 200-300 would be 25-37.5 mph, which is about right for a cruiser on a nice, twisty road
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:19 AM   #6644
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I call BS, people in Washington state don't drink coffee
SHHH, don't tell people that. It is so much more fun when people show up thinking we have Starbucks or Seattle's Best.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:56 PM   #6645
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