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Old 03-14-2013, 12:22 AM   #91
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I did get "f*cking BMW riders" at work once when a colleague who street races his sport bike saw my hi-vis vest on the coat rack. I laughed.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:10 AM   #92
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Once I stopped by the office around midnight to grab my laptop. I didn't bother taking off my helmet or the gloves. So here I walked in, fully dressed in black - boots, cargo riding pants, leather jacket, gloves, helmet. I scared the crap out of the cleaning crew, one of them thought a SWAT team was raiding the office.
Some years ago, I entered a kwiki-mart to pay for my fuel purchase. As I wasn't stopping for anything but the fuel, I didn't remove my helmet. A female clerk yelled at me, something to the effect of "you can't come in here with a helmet on!" My reply to her was, "Then come outside and take the money for the gas I just put in my bike." She shut up then.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:24 AM   #93
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The other day talking to a local rider with a HD Sportster, I asked her what the Harley guys call us. She said we don't really have a nickname for the riders, but we call Honda bikes Tupperware bikes. To which I replied, "Well you know, Tupperware lasts forever."

We both had a good laugh about it.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:09 PM   #94
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The other day talking to a local rider with a HD Sportster, I asked her what the Harley guys call us. She said we don't really have a nickname for the riders, but we call Honda bikes Tupperware bikes. To which I replied, "Well you know, Tupperware lasts forever."
Ask her what they call Yamahas. Then Suzukis. Then Kawasakis. [Aprilia, Ducati, Triumph, BMW...]
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:35 PM   #95
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Ask her what they call Yamahas. Then Suzukis. Then Kawasakis. [Aprilia, Ducati, Triumph, BMW...]
Honda's.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:04 PM   #96
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Some years ago, I entered a kwiki-mart to pay for my fuel purchase. As I wasn't stopping for anything but the fuel, I didn't remove my helmet. A female clerk yelled at me, something to the effect of "you can't come in here with a helmet on!" My reply to her was, "Then come outside and take the money for the gas I just put in my bike." She shut up then.
It's for the security cameras. They don't want you to wear your helmet inside so cameras can get a shot of your face.

I had a run in myself at a casino when I entered costume contest on Halloween as a knight complete with helmet (and I don't mean a Shoei) and security asked me to remove it. I didn't argue because, ya know, security on a native american reservation probably isn't going to worry about customer service.

When they were walking away one of the guys did tell me it was a cool costume
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:56 AM   #97
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All the cruiser guys I know just say dual sport riders.

They use the term squids too, and yell "ARRRGH MATEY" every time I call them pirates.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:26 PM   #98
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Yep that's what my Harley riding buddy's wives call me. But they also call my T800 a "crotch rocket".
Do you call him a polygamist?
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:12 AM   #99
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We call you guys "Ewan and Charleys"

As in.

"Went for a rip up to Duffy Lake today and saw so many Ewan and Charleys..."
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:20 AM   #100
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We call you guys "Ewan and Charleys"

As in.

"Went for a rip up to Duffy Lake today and saw so many Ewan and Charleys..."
I only call the ewan and Charlie if they have helmet cams
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:39 PM   #101
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:17 PM   #102
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All they ever say is "Dude, do a wheelie"
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:34 PM   #103
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Pirates down our way like to call dirtbikes "chook chasers" as in farm bikes for chasing chickens around.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:35 AM   #104
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some people call us "sport / dual bikers"
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:17 AM   #105
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It's for the security cameras. They don't want you to wear your helmet inside so cameras can get a shot of your face.
...and yet, as a security model, getting law abiding motorcyclists to remove their lid is utterly, utterly pointless. It inconveniences the righteous, whilst the bad guys will still continue to use them to disguise their faces.

The only implementation of this rule which (as stupid an overreaction as it is, at least) confers some security benefit, is to post signs insisting upon removal of helmets before riders enter the premises and then, when people don't comply, you MUST respond, in every instance, as though they were actually trying to rob you.

I used to live in a predominantly Muslim area. A colleague was asked to remove his bike helmet when popping in to the superstore to get a pint of milk. He just laughed and ignored the person who asked him to. About 20% of the females in the store were wearing Burkas that showed less of their face than his full face lid. Not to mention that they made them generally much less identifiable than a guy in a particularly distinct high vis jacket.

The 'rules' around this should be very simple. Each society needs to make a fundamental choice regarding the legal requirement to be 'identifiable' from your face, when in public. Either it is:
A) Never acceptable to cover you face in public.
B) It is acceptable to cover your face in public, but a number of clearly defined, authorised parties may ask you to remove the covering and non-compliance has some consequence*.
C) It is acceptable to cover your face in public and no one, not even LEOs, may ask you to remove the covering.

A is pretty retarded and unworkable, as is C. So, for my money, it's all about B and just formalising who exactly can ask you to remove the covering and in what scenarios they are entitled to. Making the distinction based on what you perceive to be why someone has covered their face is very flawed and should not be part of the equation. Something as innocent as a halloween mask or a child's face paint can be (and has been) used by the bad guys. Exceptions for 'religious freedom'** are equally stupid, for exactly the same reason.

*Ranging from being arrested, to something as minor as being refused service, without any recourse to action against the establishment doing the refusing.
**Before some white, middle class hand-wringing liberal jumps in and claims I'm anti-muslim, I'll warrant I've lived and worked with (and remain friends with) more muslims than they have. For what it's worth, I would apply this equally to Komuso and any other group.
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