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Old 07-28-2014, 08:37 PM   #151
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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.
Not all HD riders are arrogant d-bags, the ones that are just seem to stand out for some reason. I'm sure there are plenty of a-holes riding metric sports bikes and latte racers as well, perhaps they just go past too quickly to be noticed.
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Old 07-30-2014, 05:57 PM   #152
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Not completely related but since we're waving our hands around, I do have a question: if tapping one's helmet indicates a cop ahead, how would one signal "thanks for warning me"? And while we're on the subject, what do you do if you encounter a bike coming the other way with an inoperative headlight? I flash my brights and point to my headlight but I don't think it's quite communicating my intent.
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:15 PM   #153
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Not completely related but since we're waving our hands around, I do have a question: if tapping one's helmet indicates a cop ahead, how would one signal "thanks for warning me"? And while we're on the subject, what do you do if you encounter a bike coming the other way with an inoperative headlight? I flash my brights and point to my headlight but I don't think it's quite communicating my intent.

The real question is, after signalling there are police ahead and in receiving a thank you signal in return, how do you signal further "you're welcome for the warning, how's ya mama durrin?"
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:59 PM   #154
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Seems like Morse code could be used here.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:29 PM   #155
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Not completely related but since we're waving our hands around, I do have a question: if tapping one's helmet indicates a cop ahead, how would one signal "thanks for warning me"? And while we're on the subject, what do you do if you encounter a bike coming the other way with an inoperative headlight? I flash my brights and point to my headlight but I don't think it's quite communicating my intent.
Hit the brakes. He'll see your tail lights in the mirror and know his warning was observed. A thumbs up maybe? Do you even have time to get in a thanks when the both of you are at speed? He's speeding because the cop is "back there" and warning you because you're speeding towards him

Don't some bikes had a headlight switch? I know mine came equipped with switches in euro-trim. My ninja has a relay to turn the light on only after the starter button is pressed and released. If you bump start it, it won't come on until you thumb the starter.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:52 PM   #156
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Hit the brakes. He'll see your tail lights in the mirror and know his warning was observed. A thumbs up maybe? Do you even have time to get in a thanks when the both of you are at speed? He's speeding because the cop is "back there" and warning you because you're speeding towards him

Don't some bikes had a headlight switch? I know mine came equipped with switches in euro-trim. My ninja has a relay to turn the light on only after the starter button is pressed and released. If you bump start it, it won't come on until you thumb the starter.
Doesn't all this seem to over complicate things just a bit? Most of the time someone taps their helmet I either don't ever see the cop or they already have someone pulled over - making the "warning" useless. I stopped bothering waving a while ago. Unless I know you, it doesn't really matter. I will wave at motorcycle cops, usually get a wave back. Why? I think they do a good job, they keep the squids more or less in line.
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:36 AM   #157
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Not all HD riders are arrogant d-bags, the ones that are just seem to stand out for some reason. I'm sure there are plenty of a-holes riding metric sports bikes and latte racers as well, perhaps they just go past too quickly to be noticed.
thats right! a-holes...and according to this guy "dickheads and motherfudgers," too!

not to mention folks throwing kittens in ovens and calling 'em biscuits! so why you gonna wave at them dumbshits!

the fun and sensibility starts at around the 2:00 mark but i'd watch the whole thing as attitude counts lol

i like this guy. what a riot....

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Old 08-01-2014, 05:51 AM   #158
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Oh man! That makes me want to buy a Harley.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:53 AM   #159
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That guy really loves to ride the shoulder and lane edges for some reason.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:55 AM   #160
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That guy really loves to ride the shoulder and lane edges for some reason.
My guess he's riding with a buddy and is making the stagger easier.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:58 AM   #161
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My guess he's riding with a buddy and is making the stagger easier.
Perhaps... but there still isn't a need to go that far over. Looked like he was riding in the bicycle lane a couple times. I see people ride solo like that all the time and it makes me cringe. With all that room in the lane, why put yourself so close to the edge - even closer to the other cars?
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:11 PM   #162
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thats right! a-holes...and according to this guy "dickheads and motherfudgers," too!

not to mention folks throwing kittens in ovens and calling 'em biscuits! so why you gonna wave at them dumbshits!

the fun and sensibility starts at around the 2:00 mark but i'd watch the whole thing as attitude counts lol

i like this guy. what a riot....

That's about an hour from where I grew up.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:16 PM   #163
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Had an odd one today;
I am out on my lunchtime bicycle ride, a sportbike with two people comes from the other way, driver's left hand goes down like he's going to wave. Odd, but I get waves occasionally from motos.
But instead of a wave, he puts his arm back around his pillion's leg.

Not sure if he was trying to keep her from jumping off and ravishing me, or what
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:26 PM   #164
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Not completely related but since we're waving our hands around, I do have a question: if tapping one's helmet indicates a cop ahead, how would one signal "thanks for warning me"? And while we're on the subject, what do you do if you encounter a bike coming the other way with an inoperative headlight? I flash my brights and point to my headlight but I don't think it's quite communicating my intent.
Just a wave at least gives them a friendly response for making the effort. What you do with the warning really doesn't matter to them.

A flash of the high beams may or may not cause them to discover the faulty light. It is a tough message to get across. Some older bikes have optional headlights, so they may just have them turned off.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:56 PM   #165
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thats right! a-holes...and according to this guy "dickheads and motherfudgers," too!

not to mention folks throwing kittens in ovens and calling 'em biscuits! so why you gonna wave at them dumbshits!

the fun and sensibility starts at around the 2:00 mark but i'd watch the whole thing as attitude counts lol

i like this guy. what a riot....

"If you are a dickhead or a motherfucker... you should probably stay outa my way"
I like his style!
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