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
Huh, sounds like you met Skippii.
I don't often get the "real bike" comments. If it does happen, I tell them that I looked at HD's, but couldn't get knobbies in the right size, so I had to go with something else.