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September 20, 2019, 07:07:26 PM
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HDBitchin

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Old thread but I felt the need to add this...

Why Riders Don’t Wave Back

Top Ten Reasons Why Harley Riders Don’t Wave

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

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 Ten Reasons Why Sport Bike Riders Don’t Wave

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

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 acknowledgement.
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, and talking on the cell phone.
5. He's an Iron Butt rider and you're not!
4. Wires from Gerbings are 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.

September 21, 2019, 09:54:44 AM
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NoSuperSlabs

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I see some truth in some of the above post!!
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September 21, 2019, 11:12:16 AM
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Rider Ron

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I see some truth in some of the above post!!

Me, too.  Great stuff.   ;D
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September 23, 2019, 05:58:50 PM
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Old thread but I felt the need to add this...

Why Riders Don’t Wave Back

Top Ten Reasons Why Harley Riders Don’t Wave

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

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 Ten Reasons Why Sport Bike Riders Don’t Wave

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

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 acknowledgement.
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, and talking on the cell phone.
5. He's an Iron Butt rider and you're not!
4. Wires from Gerbings are 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.
I am stealing this one! LOL
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September 24, 2019, 03:01:53 AM
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TD

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Love the above!
Myself, I generally wave to most folk, and the fist salute, I used recently to a few guys in the club as I turned up for a meeting.
That said, they're younger than me and possibly thought WTF?  ;D

TD 8)
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October 16, 2019, 08:40:27 AM
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TroubleHead Fred


Wow, I can't believe it's been 5 1/2 years since I started this thread, time flies. I drop in now and then and read posts on the forum but it had been much longer than I thought since I logged in and posted.

I still wave except when around a rally or where there is too many bikes to wave at all of them. I notice it being sort of regional on people waving, some areas everyone waves other areas, nobody. I still honk at cows once in a while too.
Ride On...

October 16, 2019, 09:22:18 AM
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Wow, I can't believe it's been 5 1/2 years since I started this thread, time flies. I drop in now and then and read posts on the forum but it had been much longer than I thought since I logged in and posted.

I still wave except when around a rally or where there is too many bikes to wave at all of them. I notice it being sort of regional on people waving, some areas everyone waves other areas, nobody. I still honk at cows once in a while too.

I used to honk at cows but quit because they never honked back.  Was telling a riding buddy about that and he explained that it wasn't personal, just that their horns don't work.  :(
"No man ever steps in the same river twice,
For it is not the same river and he is not the same man."

--Heraclitus
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October 21, 2019, 09:19:27 PM
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I used to honk at cows but quit because they never honked back.  Was telling a riding buddy about that and he explained that it wasn't personal, just that their horns don't work.  :(


LOL


October 21, 2019, 09:21:05 PM
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bc45

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Wow, I can't believe it's been 5 1/2 years since I started this thread, time flies. I drop in now and then and read posts on the forum but it had been much longer than I thought since I logged in and posted.

I still wave except when around a rally or where there is too many bikes to wave at all of them. I notice it being sort of regional on people waving, some areas everyone waves other areas, nobody. I still honk at cows once in a while too.


@TroubleHead Fred  good to see you back on.
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October 25, 2019, 05:35:23 AM
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TroubleHead Fred



@TroubleHead Fred  good to see you back on.

Thanks, I still dropped by to read now and then but I had forgotten my credentials for several forums until recently I ran across a reminder.
Ride On...

November 05, 2019, 02:30:40 PM
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Yup I'm a waver...i wave at anyone on a motorcycle. I do find that other HD riders wave back the least and they're tied with those sport tourer type bikes...the bmw's usually have those big square cases on them...those guys never wave and seem insulted by the fact that I waved at them lol. I've seen some pretty enthusiastic waves over the years...the straight in the air fist pump...one guy did the whole arm wind up and had a side arm dice throwing motion that ended with him pointing at me as we passed. Made me wonder if he did that for everyone or if I was special in some way, guess I'll never know. My go to is open hand down at an angle...kinda like a low five instead of a high five.

 



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