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Old 11-06-2013, 05:44 PM   #61
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Using all these. Well, once I get 12 bikes I will.
F' it, they don't know what you have.
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From what I understand from frequenting various forums you are handling this critisim completely wrong. You are supposed to get bent out of shape and start turning towards personal attacks. Get with the program!
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:06 PM   #62
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I have sometimes gotten the "Get a real bike" greeting from Harley fanboys. Ironically enough, they are usually not riding. Sometimes I will ask, "Where is your bike?" I usually get some lame excuse as to why they are not riding, but sometimes they will confess, "I don't have one."
Got crap from a few of my coworkers about riding the Honda Rebel into work and asking them where their bike was shut them up pretty quick. They weren't riders and often their excuse for not owning a motorcycle was that their wife wouldn't allow them to get one.

I give my friend a hard time about riding a girl's bike all the time even though I ride a HD and wouldn't mind having his Sportster. It's all in good fun.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:16 PM   #63
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Responses I have used to reply to the "Get a real bike" moron:


Sorry I can't ride that slow.


Dude, I have 12 real bikes.


Nah, I don't really like paved roads all that much.


I like going around corners. Without paddling.


They sound too gay.


I would, but Pirate costumes make my ass look too big.


And my all time favorite, "Fuck off!"

"The Indian and Construction Worker called. They say you have a gig tonight."
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:17 PM   #64
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F' it, they don't know what you have.
You.......you want me to lie to the asshats?

Foreign concept. No comprendo.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:08 PM   #65
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Should have hit his kill switch.
That woulda been great
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:43 PM   #66
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Should have hit his kill switch.
That's why I modded mine to a button. No clicky, just hold to kill. For this reason. And totally not because I've spent a few hours kicking it because it's impossible to tell if it's clicked in or not.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #67
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Should have hit his kill switch.
Nah, I save that shit for my brother and friends. Or rub a muffler with my front wheel, or their foot with my front wheel. Keeps them on their toes.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:58 PM   #68
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Like Strippler said a few pages back, people usually instinctively know when not to pick a fight. I don't have the training he does, but I carry and have training in that area. I carry pepper spray for the idiots who need a little convincing to back off and a glock for those who think whatever I have is worth my life. I have had to draw only once in my life and it shut the meth head down real quick. A few other instances have occurred where just the confidence of knowing that the other guy was going to lose helped me to have the body language necessary to convince the other party that they had picked the wrong target without it ever going beyond words and posturing. Fortunately, it is a rare occurrence, but I stay ready regardless. Truth be told, it is the four legged critters I have had more problems with while out riding than the two legged. Dogs, bears, and such don't intimidate the way people do.

As for other riders being a problem, I ride a DR650. I am always surprised when the harley guys walk over to tell me they own one or used to own one etc. The only one I have a problem with is a blowhard from work. I can easily ignore him though.

If I was in the OP's position, I would have started with escalating my voice and body posture like he did followed with pepper spray if necessary and a quick retreat. Sounds like he did the right thing though.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:08 PM   #69
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I heard this story re-counted once, and it fits this thread. Not MY story, but repeating it the way I heard it:

I pulled up to a traffic ilght, and ended up in the traffic lane next to a late model F-150 with a brand new Ultra Classic in the bed. The driver rolls down the window and yells "HEY....when are you gonna get a real bike??"

I thought it over for a few seconds and replied back "I couldn't afford the payments on both a new bike AND a pickup to haul it in, so I had to settle for THIS bike"
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:10 PM   #70
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[QUOTE=DirtMedic;22725324]Like Strippler said a few pages back, people usually instinctively know when not to pick a fight.

It is not necessary to appear to be a superior fighter. All that is usually needed is a distinct possibility that you will inflict damage.
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:32 PM   #71
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Responses I have used to reply to the "Get a real bike" moron:


And my all time favorite, "Fuck off!"
Have never been harassed by HD types and can't imagine receiving a "get a real bike" comment with my current ride (GSA). But, if it ever does happen, I like the "fuck off" idea.

Or, completely flip out, maybe Mel Gibson like:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOP6u...e_gdata_player
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:50 AM   #72
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+1 intimidation is useless against ability.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:34 PM   #73
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To the thread creator........hold pump hose and point at bad guy.....pull trigger and saturate person with gas....wait to see what happens.
This! I hope to have the thinking process working to do this type of thing. Very clever. (Not sarcasm).

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I have sometimes gotten the "Get a real bike" greeting from Harley fanboys. Ironically enough, they are usually not riding. Sometimes I will ask, "Where is your bike?" I usually get some lame excuse as to why they are not riding, but sometimes they will confess, "I don't have one."
I've been riding for 35 years and the ONLY asswhipes that give me any lip about what I ride are HD owners or wannabees.

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+1 intimidation is useless against ability.
If you're counting on intimidation you may be in for a world of hurt. My rule of them is either fight or run. And I can't run.

OP - good on ya for not getting into a no-win situation. With any luck, the next guy he tries that with will be someone that will be willing and able to clean his clock. Not that that's a wise solution, but it would be fun to watch.
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:34 PM   #74
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I've never gotten any flack for what I choose to ride, whether I'm on a 150cc scooter, or a touring bike. Asshattery by others is more a function of where you are than of what you ride.
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:41 PM   #75
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I've never gotten any flack for what I choose to ride, whether I'm on a 150cc scooter, or a touring bike. Asshattery by others is more a function of where you are than of what you ride.
Always get positive feedback when I stop on bikes (KLR, GS, sportster, super sherpa). I get less 'biker waves' on the sherpa though.

On the otherhand, the guys at work (who don't ride) talk (goodnatured) trash about all of them :) Then its 70% about my riding gear 30% about the bike itself
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