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Old 07-30-2013, 03:10 PM   #6721
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The answer is "world bike." Red, white, blue flags are far more common than schwarz-rot-gold

But in Germany they would hold it for a Russian bike, or Serbian, or whatever eastern...
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Old 07-30-2013, 03:22 PM   #6722
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In the middle of no where

I'm in the only fuel station somewhere west of the Back of Bork Nevada topping of my GS & a couple in a Lexus w/California tags pull in behind me. He gets out & asks, "they has gas here?" The sweet britches gets out & asks, "do they have Latte here?"

He looks at my Virginia tags & says, "you aren't from around ere are you?" Candy Pants walks over & asks, "Did you ride all the way here on that?"

I nod & say "no I had it brought here by my staff!"

"Oh wow", they both said at the same time, "are they coming back for it?"

I ride away very quickly!
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:30 PM   #6723
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just had someone stop me to ask "what's that ADV sticker mean?"

course, I didnt mind too much...that's why I got the sticker.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:41 PM   #6724
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But in Germany they would hold it for a Russian bike, or Serbian, or whatever eastern...
Could do. Also, the bike is made in Thailand, which has a flag thus designed:



Bit of a thread jack there, sorry
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:34 AM   #6725
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ATGATT at Ft. Gordon in July? I'm surprised the PVTs weren't treating you as a heat casualty!! I've been thru 2 schools there, both in July/August, and it was heat cat 5 the whole time.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:40 AM   #6726
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ATGATT at Ft. Gordon in July? I'm surprised the PVTs weren't treating you as a heat casualty!! I've been thru 2 schools there, both in July/August, and it was heat cat 5 the whole time.
It's ridiculously humid down here, no doubt. But even in my Aerostich, I'm fine as long as I'm moving.

Needless to say, I don't venture out in traffic much after work. I won't even leave the gate until after 1800.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:26 AM   #6727
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I hesitate to post this. In fact, I didn't even know if I should laugh or not.

I just hit up a great little German restaurant. There was a guy busing tables that was mentally retarded. My guess is Downs Syndrome, but I don't know for sure. I was seated right at the front of the restaurant, which is all windows. He kept walking up to the windows and looking at my Husky TR650 parked outside.

After about 10 trips to the window, he finally points at me and says, very loudly, "That guy rides a dirt bike on the road! You don't need a license to drive a dirt bike! I'm gonna get me a dirt bike!" (Say that in your best Downs Syndrome voice) Then he heads for the door.

At this point, it is clear to me that he's heading for the bike. I know this can't end well, so I stop shoving my face with schnitzel and get up to follow. I'm about halfway to the door when a 5ft tall woman with 5ft long boobs goes running by my, almost knocking me down. She exits the restaurant, and manages to grab the guy by the back of the shirt just as he gets within arms reach of the bike.

She restrains him. I immediately go back to my schnitzel. Some words were exchanged between the two of them, and they both come back into the restaurant like nothing ever happened. He goes in back, she disappears.

A few minutes later, she comes out to refill my tea, like nothing ever happened. It seems that she thought I was oblivious to the whole situation.
Yea, but did you fuck her?
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:05 AM   #6728
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Yea, but did you fuck her?
Notice I used the word "long" to describe her boobs. I'm pretty sure she scratches them with her knees when they itch. They were probably much nicer about 30 years ago.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:00 PM   #6729
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Perhaps no big deal to her because that kind of stuff happens all the time?
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:10 PM   #6730
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Notice I used the word "long" to describe her boobs. I'm pretty sure she scratches them with her knees when they itch. They were probably much nicer about 30 years ago.
you know what they say "beggars can't be choosers"
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:04 PM   #6731
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Forgive me if this was already covered but a couple of times i've gotten "Wow, when did they start making motorcycles, I thought they just made chainsaws and mowers!"

I usually reply with,"shortly after they started making rifles"
I get that all the time...And that's my usual, automatic answer as well.

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I'm starting to believe this question of 'how fast' is a squid test. If we answer some number that the bike really doesn't go, then we're probably not worth talking to.
I usually reply with "45."
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half the riders I meet down here lie about their deeds, skills or how much they actually ride anyhow.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:22 PM   #6732
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I went to a car show today, and had to wait for some friends to show up. I decided to park near the entrance to the show, and just lean back on the bike until they arrived. Next to me is a really nice looking V-Rod. After about 10 minutes two guys start walking over and commenting on how nice the bike looks. The older of the two says to me, " How long have you had the V-rod?"

I reply, "Dude, which bike is it that I'm sitting on? I never sit on someone else's bike."

He looks at me funny and backs away as if I had pulled a knife or something.

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Old 08-03-2013, 11:23 PM   #6733
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... I'm actually a police officer myself and I've found that most bikes decide its best to try to run from police so when one does stop it's refreshing and worthy of a warning unless they were really being a dumbass.
Must be nice to live in MI. No such courtesy in the Northeast. Either that or riders do not run away as much.

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..."I had it going 180 down at ButtonWillow "...
Nothing illegal about hauling ass if you're not on the road.
I had a NY State cop punch into the trip computer on my GPS receiver, to retrieve maximum speed recorded. I presume it was to show me that I have been a bad boy and my protestations of (relative) innocence were for naught. Luckily, the GPS was all screwed up and indicated something like 400mph. The cop said that he knew BMWs were fast, but likely not that fast.

I got a ticket nevertheless.

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Old 08-04-2013, 06:21 AM   #6734
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Must be nice to live in MI. No such courtesy in the Northeast. Either that or riders do not run away as much.


I had a NY State cop punch into the trip computer on my GPS receiver, to retrieve maximum speed recorded. I presume it was to show me that I have been a bad boy and my protestations of (relative) innocence were for naught. Luckily, the GPS was all screwed up and indicated something like 400mph. The cop said that he knew BMWs were fast, but likely not that fast.

I got a ticket nevertheless.
Without a warrant? He'd better not touch my bike. And there are some nice things about living in MI.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:28 AM   #6735
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Took out my new 2013 KTM 990 Baja yesterday and rode all day through the mountains. Decided to stop at the casinos in nearby mountain town. When I went to park, a guy sitting on a picnic table, dressed in the casino's uniform pointed for me to park right in front of him. I figured he must have been a valet and was helping to point me to a motorcycle spot. I pulled in and he was looking over the bike and just kept saying "Wow! Wow!..." Finally, he says, "Cool turn signals man."

"Ummm...thanks."
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