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Old 09-22-2008, 06:37 AM   #1
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Great motorcycling compliments

Not stuff like: "Nice bike!" from the guy at the gas station, but more like "Nice bike!" as you're sitting on the side of the road with the tank off and the carb in your hands.

My favorite:

"You sure were hauling ass when I passed you back there."

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Old 09-22-2008, 06:40 AM   #2
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"you are F***ing nuts!"

get that once in a while on those cold cold mornings. Nobody likes to ride in 15%f?
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:15 AM   #3
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A 7 or 8 year old kid walks by with his mom while I am putting on my helmet.

"NICE BEEMER"! the kid says.
"Ooooo, a BMW" the mom coos.

I smile because I ride an old 87 RT and have never had anyone say that before.
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:09 PM   #4
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I got the "Cute bike" from a Harley rider. I was about to be offended for my masculinity, but I was riding a Kawasaki W650, which IS kind of cute, actually. I let it go.
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:20 PM   #5
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One of my favorite is how fast can it go

try to explain to someone that isn’t what you are trying to do
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:31 PM   #6
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Stopped for a break at a gas station

Grizzled looking guy rode up on the other side of the building on a very chromed out Harley, full pirate gear, open pipes (yeah, he was hard to miss). I was off the GS stretching my legs when he came out the door on my side of the building for a smoke and immediately comes out with "Wow, THAT'S a motorcycle!". He slapped me a high-five and gave the bike good look while taking his smoke.

Not at all what I expected.
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:39 PM   #7
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Or when someone says that they should take the group on the "easy trail" because some one showed up with a “big red pig”



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Old 09-22-2008, 08:47 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Wreckster
"you are F***ing nuts!"
I got that from Bubba Blackwell one time. I wish I had the pics.

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Old 09-22-2008, 11:30 PM   #9
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complament

Sitting wait for the ferry I watched as other riders flocked to park near the GSA. 2008 red GSA with less then 700 miles on it. Plenty of room down the road to park by other bikes but after I parked off by myself riders would drive by, turn around and drive against traffic to pull up and park next to the GSA. Cruisers, sports bikes, tourers, mopeds, and of course not ONE BMW I saw parked farther then 20 feet from me. And at least 2/3 of them asked questions and made comments about the bike. One guy walking by had to stop and touch the bike like he thought he was seeing things. Just the end of the handle bars. That was a little strange, but none the less entertaining. Just lastnight I had a sports bike rider from down the street walk by and yell "Love your bike" on his way home.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:16 AM   #10
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"Wow is that a vision? i really wanted one in 84 but i got a seca instead, i hated that bike"

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Old 09-23-2008, 03:58 AM   #11
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I was riding a K100RS4V up 395 in CA one day. Saw a hog up ahead so I wicked it up to 100 or so to pass him - just for kicks. About 5 miles later I pulled into a gas station to fill up. He pulled into the same gas station a couple of minutes later: "What kind of exhaust do you have? I didn't even hear you when you passed me."

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Old 09-23-2008, 04:03 AM   #12
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Another one:

Gearing up on the ferry before the boat docked and chatting with a guy on a dresser next to me: "I've never ridden a BMW before, I hear those are the Cadillac of motorcycles."
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:50 AM   #13
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Parked my bike in large, Wash DC lot that has a motorcycle row, with 200 other bikes, taking off my gear...an older, attractive woman is walking by, I'm thinking fairly oblivious to the parking lot activities. She looks at my bike, flashes a beautiful smile to me and says only "Ducati" with an Italian accent, gives a second look and continues on up the sidewalk smiling.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:00 AM   #14
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Yelled out of a car to me, while pushing my bike to a gas station:

"What kind of mileage does that thing get?"
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:37 AM   #15
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Went to BBB in Fayetteville AR. Someone has to represent BMW there.

Filling up in gas station with a bunch of fancy paint chromed out customs and several attractive young women walked past them to look at my bike, and talk to me about it. One to them said, "I did not know BMW made bikes, when did they start that?"

Of course I had not removed my helmet yet and they did not know what I looked like. It was nice while it lasted.

This year I am leaving the helmet ON

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