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Old 07-20-2014, 02:11 AM   #136
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Looking me in the eyes and nodding "no" seems like going out of your way. No, I really don't care, but I can still identify a dickhead when I see one.

How do you nod no?
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:44 AM   #137
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How do you nod no?
I made the point that shaking of the head means no, nod means yes. You can't shake your head yes. I was told that was kind of an autistic thing to say.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:45 AM   #138
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I made the point that shaking of the head means no, nod means yes. You can't shake your head yes. I was told that was kind of an autistic thing to say.
The Indians shake their head to say yes. Confused the crap out of me the first time I worked with them
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:10 AM   #139
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Some of you care waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much about if folks wave back or not. It suggests that you've got some pretty serious issues with your ego if you get so butt-hurt (despite your denials) when your existence isn't acknowledged.


I wave if I can. If they wave back great, if they don't, great. I don't make judgments about why they're using the bike, or whether or not they're refusing to wave because I'm not riding "x" bike, I'm just happy to see another biker on the road.
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This thread has way too many gritty kitties......holy shit people, get a life, and ride!

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Old 07-20-2014, 09:12 AM   #140
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This thread has way too many gritty kitties......holy shit people, get a life, and ride!

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Old 07-21-2014, 01:35 AM   #141
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:16 PM   #142
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I'm working on getting my first adventure bike soon, but right now I ride a cruiser (highly modded Kawi Vulcan 900). I get snubbed by guys every now and then as well, even when appearing to be apart of 'their crowd'.

I'm proud to say that I wave at just about anything on two wheels (three wheels if it has a two wheel equivalent, ie, Goldwing Trike, etc). Hell, I even wave at little 49cc Vinos.

I have to admit, I haven't decided one way or the other on waving at Can-am Spyders though. Sure, they're in the elements, facing the same dangers as the rest of us - but they're so damn goofy it hurts.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:23 AM   #143
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I'm working on getting my first adventure bike soon, but right now I ride a cruiser (highly modded Kawi Vulcan 900). I get snubbed by guys every now and then as well, even when appearing to be apart of 'their crowd'.

I'm proud to say that I wave at just about anything on two wheels (three wheels if it has a two wheel equivalent, ie, Goldwing Trike, etc). Hell, I even wave at little 49cc Vinos.

I have to admit, I haven't decided one way or the other on waving at Can-am Spyders though. Sure, they're in the elements, facing the same dangers as the rest of us - but they're so damn goofy it hurts.
How about one of these?

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Old 07-22-2014, 07:21 AM   #144
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Hey, at least those lean.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:23 AM   #145
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Hey, at least those lean.
I'd hate to see them on the Dragon - imagine the threads!
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:39 AM   #146
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I raise my entire arm to shoulder level and point in the other rider's general direction. It's like a nonverbal "Yo! What up, man? I hope you are being the best you that you can do today!"
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:49 AM   #147
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Checking in

So I thought I'd pop back in and see which direction this thread has wandered off too. From a hand movement question to rants about attitudes and waving. It seems this thread has taken an adventure of its own. Perhaps that is inherent in the mentality of the rider, to keep going and not really care where. I say, good on ya, and this forum is definitely entertaining. Ride on.
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Old 07-26-2014, 03:28 PM   #148
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Left arm straight out at 45 degree downward angle from the shoulder, palm flat, fingers extended, the universal salute around here. Extra points if it is mid apex.

But do not confuse left hand on thigh as an anti-wave. They may be simply resting as an alternative to the crouch of sportbike ergos.
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:25 AM   #149
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Are all cruisers bad, or just HDs? I have a cruiser (non HD) and a vintage bike, haven't noticed much difference in wave activity, I usually wave unless I am busy. But it can get a bit tedious in California in the summer.
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:45 PM   #150
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I did not know if this was true until yesterday. While out on my 950 Adventure running errands I see a chopper coming at me. The rider made a very clear and definite motion to put his hand on his thigh while passing me. I really feel sorry for anyone that upset that I don't ride the same bike he does.

Any way I now know that this signal really does exist.
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