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Old 09-22-2013, 10:29 AM   #7006
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I normally carry zip ties.

Now there's an idea! I do have some pink zip ties! I think I will throw them in the side bag.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:40 AM   #7007
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Now there's an idea! I do have some pink zip ties! I think I will throw them in the side bag.
People laugh, but all my luggage has flourescent pink and green zip ties on the handles. I can spot it a mile away at the baggage carousel, and nobody dares grab my bag by mistake.

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Old 09-22-2013, 02:47 PM   #7008
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People laugh, but all my luggage has flourescent pink and green zip ties on the handles. I can spot it a mile away at the baggage carousel, and nobody dares grab my bag by mistake.
I've got a Pelican 1600 with red/white hiviz tape on the sides, same reasons. Tough and unique.

And because it's a fancy equipment case, its usually delivered to the service desk because it could (and sometimes does) contain firearms or expensive equipment. It's about a 50/50 shot of it even getting to the carousel.

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Old 09-22-2013, 05:12 PM   #7009
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I normally carry zip ties.

Several, in different sizes.
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:32 PM   #7010
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Pulled into the gas station on my Tiger and a guy on a Road King pulls to the other side of the island. Looked over and told me that he hates rice bikes. Laughed and pointed to the tank and said, "It's a Triumph, British. Not rice but,............I guess crumpets! He just stared as I put my helmet back on.
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:38 AM   #7011
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Pulled into the gas station on my Tiger and a guy on a Road King pulls to the other side of the island. Looked over and told me that he hates rice bikes. Laughed and pointed to the tank and said, "It's a Triumph, British. Not rice but,............I guess crumpets! He just stared as I put my helmet back on.
Ironically, I'm working on my father-in-law's 2002 electra-glide right now. Every part I've ordered has arrived in a box stating that it is made somewhere in Asia.

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Old 09-23-2013, 06:22 AM   #7012
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Years ago, when I worked for a Kawasaki/Harley dealer parts department, our pirate customers would occasionally give us ricerocket riders grief about being un-American by supporting a foreign brand. This, while they're buying parts with packaging stamped "Made in Brazil/Taiwan/Singapore/etc" I recall one guy who was pretty annoying about it, and we were kinda busy, so he had an audience to play to.
Unfortunately for him, so did I, and so as I sacked up his stuff I loudly announced where each part was made. "Here's your bendix gear, all the way from Brazil.... Here's your turn signal assembly, handmade in Taiwan.... Here's your headlight switch, all the way from Singapore...."
Yeah, I was amused. We were the only Harley dealer in 2500 miles, so he had to come back.


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Old 09-23-2013, 07:09 AM   #7013
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People laugh, but all my luggage has flourescent pink and green zip ties on the handles. I can spot it a mile away at the baggage carousel, and nobody dares grab my bag by mistake.

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I've done the same for about 15 years now, but I don't use pink
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:15 PM   #7014
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Tourist Busses....

A bunch of whitehairs swarmed us up on one of The Passes we stopped at.

"why do your bikes have BMW Logos?"
"are those Real bmws?"
"Did You ride here by yourselves?" (we are two ladies)

I looked AT My gf and informed The crowd that all Info on The bikes was available From their local BMW Dealer and thät we Teleported in From Venus.
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Old 09-23-2013, 11:24 PM   #7015
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Pulled into the gas station on my Tiger and a guy on a Road King pulls to the other side of the island. Looked over and told me that he hates rice bikes. Laughed and pointed to the tank and said, "It's a Triumph, British. Not rice but,............I guess crumpets! He just stared as I put my helmet back on.



WOW.

What a fucking asshole.

Good response; crumpets indeed.

I love Tigers!!!

In 27 years of riding, I have never encountered such a twatwaffle.

I suppose if it occurred in the US, I'd talk him down.

If it was in my country I'd just call him an asshole.

(No one has guns here.)


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Old 09-24-2013, 06:47 AM   #7016
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I looked AT My gf and informed The crowd that all Info on The bikes was available From their local BMW Dealer and thät we Teleported in From Venus.




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Old 09-24-2013, 04:20 PM   #7017
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After having a nice breakfast at Cracker Barrel, husband and I stopped for gas at the Exxon station.

In comes this van dragging some big hunk of plastic. Son was driving, dad was in the passenger seat. Son goes around all of the gas pumps and parked next to the building.

Then he backs up and pulled up to the gas pump directly behind us. We were finished getting gas, so I walked over to the van to see what they were dragging. It was pretty obvious they had hit something on the right front.

The dad gets out, I tell him they are dragging something. He looks at me and says '' I know, it's part of the trim from underneath the car
(as he is tucking it back under the front where it goes) DO Y'ALL HAVE ANY DUCT TAPE?"

Keep in mind I am riding a 2013 Heritage Softail Classic, and my husband is riding a 2014 Ultra limited.

I kind of grinned and said you know I have a lot of things in my side bags, but duct tape is not one of them. I was wishing I had a nice fat roll of pink duct tape to give him. I think I will put that on my shopping list for today!
No duct tape? Not even a few feet wrapped around one of your wrenches? You offend me madam! ;-)
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:30 PM   #7018
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Years ago, when I worked for a Kawasaki/Harley dealer parts department, We were the only Harley dealer in 2500 miles, so he had to come back.


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Old 09-24-2013, 04:31 PM   #7019
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Pulled into the gas station on my Tiger and a guy on a Road King pulls to the other side of the island. Looked over and told me that he hates rice bikes. Laughed and pointed to the tank and said, "It's a Triumph, British. Not rice but,............I guess crumpets! He just stared as I put my helmet back on.
I've heard the same shit when I'm on a KTM.
I just figure they are ignorant fuckheads and ride off. It's easier that way for me.

Then I'd have to give them a geographic lesson on the location of Austria.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:06 PM   #7020
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No question, they wouldn't even look at or speak to me but..., Today after a ride of about 200 beautiful Western Colorado miles, I met my wife at Camp 4 coffee in Crested Butte. After all the recent rain, the dirt portions of the ride were pretty mushy, plus I ran into a section of "Blading Operation," (read 4 inches of gravel and mud) on Kebler Pass - So the GS was happily filthy.

When I pull up, there are two guys going nuts over a custom HD chopper of some sort that they have parked right in the middle of the street so that cars had to squeeze by one at a time. One guy was the owner, the other considered himself to be an expert on the subject of custom chopping. My wife has been listening to them for a while now, and is pretty amused. We know nothing about the chopping subject, but the conversation was funny.

The thing was immaculate, tons of chrome, brilliantly polished so that reflection burned your retinas, not a speck of dust or grime anywhere, shovel head, orange flame job tank, tall ape hangers, with a gold anodized riser - not sure why they needed a riser, straight pipes of some kind, shifter on the side of the tank, NO FRONT BRAKE, etc., etc.

The owner is relating horror stories of all the times he has almost "laid her down" because, "even with the rear wheel locked up," he almost hit this or that. The other guy, the expert, is jumping on and off the bike snapping pictures of every inch of it, and telling the owner what he SHOULD have done different. Expert doesn't even know the owner. He just waked up, started chattering, and getting on this guy's bike. Owner is clearly annoyed, but doesn't seem to be able to stop him.

Anyway, it was all pretty amusing, but I noticed that they had absolutely no appreciation for me or my filthy GS that had actually been ridden. Honestly, to each his own, but I don't get that whole scene.
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