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Old 06-20-2013, 12:10 PM   #6556
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Riding Donkeys I agree with you and it is unfortunate. But most of the HD riders I know are riders and they do not care for the "pirates" either. Some of them are in the local clubs and they really laugh at some of the "pirates." Most of the ones I have talked to have told me it does not matter what you ride as long as you ride. That is what they are concerned with, you actually ride and do not just talk about it. And I have found out it is hard to keep up with someone on an HD who knows how to ride it.
+1 on all of that. I will never forget one ride on the way to Big Bear CA, when I was riding a loaded up F800GS, and I blazed down a straight and came upon two guys on choppers that I was going to pass, but as soon as a section of uphill twisties started I only managed just enough corner speed to keep up with them. Surprised the hell out of me, those dudes could ride. That changed my view of general HD riders (not the pirates of course).
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:58 PM   #6557
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Had a guy approach me yesterday, said he really liked my bike, what kind is it? What size? He walked around it, nodding. Saying "Yeah, nice. I like it."

Then he asks, "Do you smell exhaust fumes when you ride?"

Huh?

He pointed to my exhaust, and asks sort of rhetorically, "Do you smell like exhaust fumes after you ride?" He goes on to tell me about a bike he had which had "shorty pipes," and he said that whenever he rode it he could smell exhaust and his clothes smelled when he got off the bike.

I told him I'd never had a problem. My bike had the stock exhaust.

He told me to be safe and walked on.

Oy vey. Guys riding around breathing carbon monoxide. No wonder Harley riders can't ride.

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Yeah, this happens on my sumo and dirtbikes all the time, and they all have non-stock exhaust systems including higher-flow headers. Never had the issue on larger bikes or ones with more than 1 cylinder for some reason.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:55 PM   #6558
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I actually do smell like exhaust after I ride my kx250 but I don't mind at all. Smelling like burned 2 stroke fuel is just the way you're supposed to smell after dirt riding. ;)
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:13 PM   #6559
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At risk of sounding like a Penthouse Letter, I'd like to start off by saying.....I never thought this would happen to me.

...But today...

I went to the Harley dealer to pick up some Novus plastic cleaner. As I was leaving, one of the local patrons started to chat with me while I was getting on my gear.

After a minute or so, as I was getting on my bike (I own a 2010 Ducati Multistrada, btw), he uncorked this little gem.

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Him: Is that a Kawasaki?

Me: No...It's a Ducati.

Him: ....Who makes it?

Me: Umm....Ducati....It's an Italian bike.

Him: Oh...never heard of it. I'm not much into those foreign bikes anyway.

Me:
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And that was the end of the conversation.

With that being said....

HOW COULD YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD OF A DUCATI??!! ...to me, that is like saying "Ferrari??! Whats a Ferrari? Is that a new model of Toyota?"

Now, I can understand that if someone is not into motorcycling in any way (or living under a rock) that they might have never heard of Ducati. But this guy was a rider (he owned a V-Rod) and this dealer even had a used Ducati 1198 on their showroom floor.


I just don't understand.


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Old 06-23-2013, 01:17 AM   #6560
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"My brother has that exact same BMW."

(I ride a Yamaha)
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:43 AM   #6561
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A couple of days ago I'm in the supermarket shopping. I'm wearing a yellow and orange hi-viz Olympia jacket, orange Klim Dakar pants and motocross boots. It's Vancouver in June, the temperature is 20C (70F).

Store clerk: You snowmobiling?

Me - giving him the stink eye: No, motorcycle.

Store clerk: Oh, kinda the same.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:40 PM   #6562
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Guy in a free candy van pulled up to me at a light, I felt him staring at my DR. I look over and he says " that thing bolted to your rack!?!" (Pointing at my givi case) I nod yes, an he drives off... I wasn't annoyed, just slightly confused.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:31 PM   #6563
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" that thing bolted to your rack!?!" (Pointing at my givi case)
That one makes sense to me. I'm amazed at how much some of these Givi boxes bounce around back there when you're moving. Some of them don't look attached.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:31 PM   #6564
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I was standing next to my FJR at a gas station. I had just put my earplugs in and was about to put on my helmet.

Dude: Is that a shriveled lady?
Me: What? (as I pull out an earplug)
Dude: Is that a 750?
Me: It's a 1300.
Dude: Is it hard to ride?
Me: It's kind of like riding your mom. Once you get used to the weight, it's no problem.
Dude: I bet it's fast.
Me: It does ok.
Dude: How much did it cost?
Me: I paid $12.5k. I think sticker price was around $16k.
Dude: My car cost $800 (as he points to his rusty early '90s Buick Roadmaster sedan)
Me: Those are nice cars. I have a friend with a Roadmaster wagon.
Dude: I don't like wagons. Everything I need fits in my huge trunk.
Me: I bet you could fit three dead hookers in there.
Dude: Four.


Okay, I made up the part about his mom and the hookers.

The whole scenario did get me thinking. Is it just me, or does everyone seem to want to start a conversation right after the earplug go in?
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:57 PM   #6565
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Pull the helmet on, tap the side, and say "Earplugs".

Works even when you're not wearing earplugs.
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:47 PM   #6566
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Pull the helmet on, tap the side, and say "Earplugs".

Works even when you're not wearing earplugs.

The GF and I were quickly gassing up just after leaving the Paris Vintage MC Show last week.

Some guy in a rustbucket pulls up and says something.

I smile politely, tap my helmet, and tell him to talk to my GF, as I cannot hear him due to my music.

(Thought he wanted directions.)

She smiles at him, then smiles and nods at me.

Not till I get home do I discover that this walking dildo had said:

"Hurry the fuck up!!"

The GF knew my reaction wouldn't have been pretty, so she just smiled at both of us and nodded.

I'm still wishing I'd had a chance to offer him my honest opinion of him...
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:58 AM   #6567
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Had this one last year that still stands out. On the way home from somewhere, stopped off at CVS to grab a gallon of milk. As soon as I step off the Bandit, I see a CVS employee on cigarette break. He walks over to me and the following ensues:

CVS Guy: Cool Cowey bro.
Me: Thanks.
CG: What kinda Cowey is that?
Me: Oh, a Suzuki Bandit. *I walk inside*
CG following me inside: Oh, it's a Suzuki? Fuck that man, you shoulda bought a Cowey.
Me: Ah, I've had Kawasaki's in the past, but now a Suzuki and a Yamaha. Do you ride?
CG: I used to have a ZX-10R man, but I'm too fast for the road, woulda got myself killed, Had to run from the cops too many times. How big's your bike?
Me: You just saw me stepping off it, so about this big *motions chest high*
CG: Hahahaha, oh man, no how big's the engine?
Me: 1200, actually 1147 cc.
CG: WHOA MAN! My buddy's got a 1000. You think you could beat him?
Me: Haha, no, my bike's not a race bike. If your friend has a 1000 sport-bike, he could probably dust me, but I'm not a fast rider anyway, haha *keep trying to walk away and shop, but he is following me around the store*
CG: Dude, lemme call my friend up so you can check out his Cowey and race.
Me: No thanks, gotta get home *check out with cashier*
CG: He could be up here in like 3 minutes. Just hold on.
Me: Maybe another time. You have a nice day.
CG: Alright, see you man, but you shoulda bought a Cowey!
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:18 AM   #6568
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Had this one last year that still stands out. On the way home from somewhere, stopped off at CVS to grab a gallon of milk. As soon as I step off the Bandit, I see a CVS employee on cigarette break. He walks over to me and the following ensues:

CVS Guy: Cool Cowey bro.
Me: Thanks.
CG: What kinda Cowey is that?
Me: Oh, a Suzuki Bandit. *I walk inside*
CG following me inside: Oh, it's a Suzuki? Fuck that man, you shoulda bought a Cowey.
Me: Ah, I've had Kawasaki's in the past, but now a Suzuki and a Yamaha. Do you ride?
CG: I used to have a ZX-10R man, but I'm too fast for the road, woulda got myself killed, Had to run from the cops too many times. How big's your bike?
Me: You just saw me stepping off it, so about this big *motions chest high*
CG: Hahahaha, oh man, no how big's the engine?
Me: 1200, actually 1147 cc.
CG: WHOA MAN! My buddy's got a 1000. You think you could beat him?
Me: Haha, no, my bike's not a race bike. If your friend has a 1000 sport-bike, he could probably dust me, but I'm not a fast rider anyway, haha *keep trying to walk away and shop, but he is following me around the store*
CG: Dude, lemme call my friend up so you can check out his Cowey and race.
Me: No thanks, gotta get home *check out with cashier*
CG: He could be up here in like 3 minutes. Just hold on.
Me: Maybe another time. You have a nice day.
CG: Alright, see you man, but you shoulda bought a Cowey!
Holy balls I got annoyed just reading that!
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:36 AM   #6569
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Holy balls I got annoyed just reading that!
Yeah, it's spelled "Kawi".





Just kidding. Actually I thought it was a better than average post in this thread.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:49 PM   #6570
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Yeah, it's spelled "Kawi".





Just kidding. Actually I thought it was a better than average post in this thread.
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