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Old 07-01-2014, 11:33 PM   #1
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For us pumpkin heads

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Top Ten Reasons Why Harley Riders Don’t Wave Back
10. Afraid it will invalidate warranty.
9. Leather and studs make it too heavy to raise arm.
8. Refuse to wave to anyone whose bike is already paid for.
7. Afraid to let go of handlebars because they might vibrate off.
6. Rushing wind would blow scabs off the new tattoos.
5. Angry because just took out second mortgage to pay luxury tax on new Harley.
4. Just discovered the fine print in owner’s manual and realized H-D is partially owned by Honda.
3. Can’t tell if other riders are waving or just reaching to cover their ears like everyone else.
2. Remembers the last time a Harley rider waved back, he impaled his hand on spiked helmet.
1. They’re too tired from spending hours polishing all that chrome to lift their arms.

Top Ten Reasons Why Gold Wing Riders Don’t Wave Back
10. Wasn’t sure whether other rider was waving or making an obscene gesture.
9. Afraid might get frostbite if hand is removed from heated grip.
8. Has arthritis and the past 400 miles have made it difficult to raise arm.
7. Reflection from etched windshield momentarily blinded him.
6. The espresso machine just finished.
5. Was actually asleep when other rider waved.
4. Was in a three-way conference call with stockbroker and accessories dealer.
3. Was distracted by odd shaped blip on radar screen.
2. Was simultaneously adjusting the air suspension, seat height, programmable CD player, seat temperature and satellite navigation system.
1. Couldn’t find the “auto wave back” button on dashboard.

Top 10 Reasons Sport bikers Don’t Wave At All
10. They have not been riding long enough to know they’re supposed to.
9. They’re going too fast to have time enough to register the movement and respond.
8. You weren’t wearing bright enough gear.
7. If they stick their arm out going that fast they’ll rip it out of the socket.
6. They’re too occupied with trying to get rid of their chicken strips.
5. They look way too cool with both hands on the bars or they don’t want to unbalance themselves while standing on the tank.
4. Their skin tight-Kevlar-ballistic-nylon-kangaroo-leather suits prevent any position other than fetal.
3. Raising an arm allows bugs into the armholes of their tank tops.
2. It’s too hard to do one-handed stoppies.
1. They were too busy slipping their flip-flop back on.

Top Ten Reasons Why BMW Riders Don’t Wave Back
10. New Aerostich suit too stiff to raise arm.
9. Removing a hand from the bars is considered “bad form.”
8. Your bike isn’t weird enough looking to justify acknowledgment.
7. Too sore from an 800-mile day on a stock “comfort” seat.
6. Too busy programming the GPS, monitoring radar, listening to ipod, XM, or talking on the cell phone.
5. He’s an Iron Butt rider and you’re not!.
4. Wires from Gerbings is too short.
3. You’re not riding the “right kind” of BMW.
2. You haven’t been properly introduced.
1. Afraid it will be misinterpreted as a friendly gesture



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Old 07-01-2014, 11:39 PM   #2
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:36 AM   #3
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Top 10 reasons why 990 adv riders are not waving back

10. They are too afraid of the on/off throttle to ride one-handed.
9. Stock scorp wobbles the front too much to take one hand off.
8. Turbulence on helmet has blurred their vision
7. Too busy following the flickering oil light
6. There are no room to wave on single track
5. They are so surprised to see another human on the same road.
4. Too difficult to wave when doing 60 mph sideways.
3. It's winter and they are using elephant ears
2. They are too busy calculating how much fuel they may have and where is the next fuel stop
1. They are too busy keeping the glovebox closed.
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:37 AM   #4
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I rarely wave. Think it's the goofiest thing ever. Sorry...

I especially like the Scorpion one!
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:51 AM   #5
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Top 10 reasons why 990 adv riders are not waving back

10. They are too afraid of the on/off throttle to ride one-handed.
9. Stock scorp wobbles the front too much to take one hand off.
8. Turbulence on helmet has blurred their vision
7. Too busy following the flickering oil light
6. There are no room to wave on single track
5. They are so surprised to see another human on the same road.
4. Too difficult to wave when doing 60 mph sideways.
3. It's winter and they are using elephant ears
2. They are too busy calculating how much fuel they may have and where is the next fuel stop
1. They are too busy keeping the glovebox closed.
Good one :)

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Noone else could possibly be havin as much fun so why bother !
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:36 AM   #6
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:35 PM   #7
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I rarely wave. Think it's the goofiest thing ever. Sorry...

I especially like the Scorpion one!

But you do stop and help a biker if he's broke down, right?
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:44 PM   #8
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Traveling the US on KLRs a few years back and everyone waved happily, HD, Goldwings, BMW, Sportbikes.

In Sweden most of them wave apart from the HD crowd they are hard to charm.

In city traffic I keep both hands on the handlebars.

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Old 07-02-2014, 03:44 PM   #9
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Personally, I like ALL bikes and don't judge. But there is a group that seems to have the biggest attitudes.

I help anyone, bike, car, UFO. Doesn't matter.


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Old 07-02-2014, 04:15 PM   #10
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I rarely wave. Think it's the goofiest thing ever. Sorry..
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Unless it's someone I know, I don't wave
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:42 PM   #11
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But you do stop and help a biker if he's broke down, right?
That's quite a different scenario. Harleys? I'd be stopping every other mile...
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:21 PM   #12
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Top 10 reasons why 990 adv riders are not waving back

10. They are too afraid of the on/off throttle to ride one-handed.
9. Stock scorp wobbles the front too much to take one hand off.
8. Turbulence on helmet has blurred their vision
7. Too busy following the flickering oil light
6. There are no room to wave on single track
5. They are so surprised to see another human on the same road.
4. Too difficult to wave when doing 60 mph sideways.
3. It's winter and they are using elephant ears
2. They are too busy calculating how much fuel they may have and where is the next fuel stop
1. They are too busy keeping the glovebox closed.

for me its #9 at about mile 350 for the day... my eyes just can't keep up any more...

still funny overall.

11. The guy waving is on the other side of the divided highway.
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:47 PM   #13
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That's quite a different scenario. Harleys? I'd be stopping every other mile...

My interpretation of waving to a biker is that 'hey, I see you even though the cages may not. And if you're in need, I'll help and expect the same.' Peace!
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:00 PM   #14
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As far as I can make out just about everybody waves in Northern CA, unless in the middle of shifting or something, myself included
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:40 AM   #15
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Thats cause you all gay out there, right?
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