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Old 05-29-2012, 12:17 PM   #5101
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I would have to imagine everyone laughed so hard they pooped themselves..... unless of course they had already done that.
I would be willing to bet that their pants looked like they were carrying a load!
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:18 PM   #5102
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At a continence store, small group of young teen somethings walking by as I flip the kicker out, I hear one of them saying to his pals " bike you have to pump up before ya can start"
Did you answer, "It Depends"?
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:06 PM   #5103
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Many if not most bikes do that now too.

The Ducati 916 in 94 was the first one I remember doing it and people were always telling my buddy he had a light out.
i get told that buy other drives and people walking past when i ride my r100gs. they tell me my lights are out but i have them turned off 90% of the time. but people forget that bike are light cars and come with lights that turn off and on.
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:17 PM   #5104
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i get told that buy other drives and people walking past when i ride my r100gs. they tell me my lights are out but i have them turned off 90% of the time. but people forget that bike are light cars and come with lights that turn off and on.
They might turn on and off in Europe, but the ones in the USA and Canada are on all the time with no way to turn them off.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:34 PM   #5105
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They might turn on and off in Europe, but the ones in the USA and Canada are on all the time with no way to turn them off.
Unless the handlebar switch has been changed to the Euro version. I did this with my Beemer.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:50 PM   #5106
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Unless the handlebar switch has been changed to the Euro version. I did this with my Beemer.
So I should have said "with no way to turn them off, unless you've modified it to add a way to turn them off"??

This thread doesn't seem to stay on track very well anymore. I need to get out on the bike and meet more people to give them a chance to ask me something stupid so that I can properly participate in this thread.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:45 PM   #5107
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Why were a bunch of young teens at a continence store? Stocking up on catheters for grandma?


Really though, a "pump up" bike. Kinda like the BB gun I have from when I was a kid. Ten pumps was the max on my gun, but I routinely wanted to see how powerful twenty pumps was! I know, I'm hardcore.

Hey whaday spect,,spielczech aint workin fur me ta day and I went to publick skoolz.



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Old 05-30-2012, 12:33 AM   #5108
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" bike you have to pump up before ya can start"
Well I thought it was funny.

But then I once commented to a motorbike cop that it was good they gave him a gun to put his bike out of its misery if he crashed it.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:44 AM   #5109
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So I should have said "with no way to turn them off, unless you've modified it to add a way to turn them off"?
Yes.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:11 AM   #5110
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Unless the handlebar switch has been changed to the Euro version. I did this with my Beemer.
or you have a UJM that predates mandatory light laws by a few years.

i get some funny looks every year when i get a new inspection sticker. I don't have an oil light or fuel gauge, but i do have a light switch!
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:12 AM   #5111
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or you have a UJM that predates mandatory light laws by a few years.

i get some funny looks every year when i get a new inspection sticker. I don't have an oil light or fuel gauge, but i do have a light switch!
I understand there was a time when bikes lacked neutral lights too. Imagine the confusion. Riders needed to figure out if they were in neutral or if their chain had broken.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:44 AM   #5112
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Funny story, but people laugh when I tell them that my Ural is the most modern bike I've ever owned.

Until now, I've never had a bike with a windshield, a neutral light, mirrors, running lights, or even turn signals.

Simpler bikes are just more fun.

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Old 05-30-2012, 02:38 PM   #5113
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My boss actually goes out of his way to make it more convenient for me to ride home in rain. I honestly don't care if it rains on the way home because it is easy to change at home.

A common one I get is "Isn't it hot out there?" or some variant of it.
One of the guys I work with uses rain as an excuse to leave early all the time!!! It pisses me off.

"It's gonna rain, and I rode today- so I'm taking off."
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:49 PM   #5114
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The most silly one I heard so far, came from my driving instructor.

I drove up his driveway with my bike shortly after I bought it and he asked what kind of bike it was.

I asked him to have a guess (FYI: I do have a BMW sticker on my windshield, driving a Oryx conversion based on a BMW F650 GS), he replied:

"Obviously not what the sticker says, I mean it doesn't have a Boxer engine, so it's not a BMW, but I dunno what it actually is"





Seriously? I mean...he was about to buy a BMW just a few weeks ago, he SHOULD actually know.....
I asked him to take a look at the clutch cover and re-think what he just said


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One of the guys I work with uses rain as an excuse to leave early all the time!!! It pisses me off.

"It's gonna rain, and I rode today- so I'm taking off."
Well, that just sucks, maybe you should make him aware of the fact that real bikers dont care about weather and that driving a bike is about more than just having a lame excuse for pissing everyone else of :/
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:05 PM   #5115
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Funny story, but people laugh when I tell them that my Ural is the most modern bike I've ever owned.

Until now, I've never had a bike with a windshield, a neutral light, mirrors, running lights, or even turn signals.

Simpler bikes are just more fun.

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