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Old 04-22-2009, 06:06 AM   #106
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I'm finding a very common theme among this thread and the other thread in Jo Momma...assclowns think "Harleys" are the only "real" motorcycles.

Count the number of times somebody is asked "why don't you get a harley?" "Why don't you get a real bike (in reference to a Harley)."

Hmmm...is chrome more corporeal? (Well it is easier to see until it blinds you and you crash into a pole) Is an ugly azzz huge front tire and fender and pig that weighs 900 lbs some how more tangible? (Well, it is when it falls on you when you lay 'er down) Is the obnoxious stupid sounding off-kilter potato exhaust more GENUINE than the noise another bike makes? (well, it's certainly easier to hear, that is until it deafens you for life) Are the forward mounted uncomfortable controls that kill your back and make you hump a football for hours absolutely more "REAL" than the sensible controls on a UJM? Well they make you look like more of an idiot while you're riding the damned thing so people will notice you more (well, until you suffer from back, kidney and shoulder problems and start riding something more comfortable (but more fake)).

Well, I guess it's true. Harleys really ARE more "Real" than other bikes.
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:20 AM   #107
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Yesterday, while stopped on my homebound leg of commute, aboard the ZZR with full gear (boots, gloves, stich, ff helmet), I get an F150 driver in the lane to my right, leaning out his window and asking me,

"Why didn't you buy a real bike? Get yourself a Harley!"

My response to him was succinct.

"I'm not the one stuck behind a wheel, am I?"
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:58 AM   #108
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The other day I'm at the grocery store and cashier sees my helmet and asks what I ride, I say a BMW, he says "hmmm, I fucking BMWs". I reply, "Well I guess I better sell it". I'm not sure why complete strangers think their opinions matter

I wouldnt sell, I'd get on my bike and GTFO before the caveman tries to fuck it
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:21 AM   #109
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I get ( thats a little bike, what size is it? ) with a puzzled look. Followed by 800 -RED button- drowning out anything the follows muffeled from the Termi. twice pipes, rude blip of the throttel for the full asshole effect.

I know it's a yellow bike I should expect it..
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:41 AM   #110
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If I get the can I ride your bike question I respond with "Can I ride your girlfriend? I'll just take her around the block."
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:44 PM   #111
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Triumph riders very quickly get used to two questions:

1. What year is that? (or "Did you restore that yourself?")

2. Didn't they go out of business?

Usually followed by "I had a Triumph/knew a guy who had a Triumph/my Dad/Uncle/brother had a Triumph back in ...."

When I lived in Charlotte I had a Yamaha Virago 1100 and riding through my ghetto apartment complex one day, a kid yelled out "will that thing do a wheelie?"

My response was "not as long as I own it!"
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:19 PM   #112
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I had a 9 or 10 year old boy ask me if I "get a lot of chicks with that"
This while on my Vstrom with my wife on the back!
So long as you didn't give a stupid answer...
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:46 PM   #113
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Child Unit got his endorsement last month and has ridden to school every day since, including some real crappy days when we offered him car keys. (heh. snicker. BWA-hahahaha... my work is done here.) Anyway, he says he gets some real doozies:

(Wearing full gear, carrying his helmet.)
"Do you ride a motorcycle?" or "Did you ride your motorcycle to school?"
No, I'm a poser.
"What's a poser?"
I'm late for class.

Some of the comments he's well prepared for.
"Did you know motorcycles are dangerous?"
Life is dangerous; I want to enjoy it while I can.

We got him a "beginner" bike, a 1989 VTR250. He hears "My bike is a bigger/faster/cooler than yours" a lot. The default answer is "Swell. Why don't you ever ride it?"

One of my bikes is an Aprilia Falco. I know it was never the most popular bike, and "What's that?" is a frequent question.
It's an Aprilia.
Uh, cool who makes it?
Aprilia. It's an Italian bike.
Oh, like Ducati?
Er, sort of...
Hey, come look at this guy's Ducati Aprilia!

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Old 04-22-2009, 04:57 PM   #114
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I occasionally get comments from people in cars next to me or pedestrians waiting to cross the street pointing out that my Ducati sounds like it is in serious need of a valve job. I just pull in the clutch lever and ask "Does that sound better? It's the way Ducatis sound with dry clutches".

At the gas station people occasionally say something like "Wow, a Ducati. That must be fast." Usually that's when I'm on the ST2 with hard bags, which isn't exactly a race bike.

A few years ago when I broke some ribs after falling off of a chair while painting a door frame in my bathroom about half of the people at the company I work for asked if I had crashed my motorcycle again. "No, it was a bathroom accident."

Most comments that I get are friendly and I've never gotten an offensive comment from the Harley crowd.
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:11 PM   #115
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my wife and i were just outside the badlands on our rt in sd stopped for a drink and this guy and wife on a motorcycle stop. the guy asked me if i knew anything about bikes and i said no (my wife gave me a weird look). then he proceeds to tell me that riding through the badlands overheats your tires and you need to weave back and forth like the nascar guys to cool your tires. i kept a straight face and said thanks for the info. later my wife said how did you know? just lucky i guess.
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:48 PM   #116
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We got him a "beginner" bike, a 1989 VTR250.
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.... When he's tired of it, can I have it?
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:09 PM   #117
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"How fast does it go?"

"How much did it cost?"

ARGH!
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:11 PM   #118
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Aren't motorcycles dangerous?
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:34 AM   #119
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Aren't motorcycles dangerous?

OMG!! I HAD NO IDEA! Thank you.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:42 AM   #120
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Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.... When he's tired of it, can I have it?
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