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Do Harley rider's acknowlage you ?? - December 24, 2007, 01:50 PM

went riding today i saw about 9 other bikes out
3 harleys
1 goldwing
5 Sport bikes

Only the sportbikes & the gold wing waved back or nodded there head depending if they were in motion or shifting

the harley riders just look at me

could have been a supermoto thing maybe they never saw one before

is that how it usally is ?
when im in my car i always see bikers aknowlage each other
not inportant just wondering
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I wave to all motorcyclists (but never scooter trash), but I get mixed results from Harley riders. I attribute it to jealously.


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December 24, 2007, 02:14 PM

Harley riders almost always wave to me, they can't figure out until it's too late that I'm not one of them.


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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 Gixxers 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 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 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, 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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December 24, 2007, 02:43 PM

Who really cares if anyone waves? I wave but could care less if they wave back.


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December 24, 2007, 02:48 PM

Ha, I just asked this in the SB - I was out today, and of all the bikes I saw, the only one who DIDn't wave or acknowledge my presence was the sportbiker.

ALL the Harley guys waved.....maybe it's the


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Here is Rronin acknowlaging HD

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could have been a supermoto thing maybe they never saw one before

is that how it usally is ?
when im in my car i always see bikers aknowlage each other
Welcome to supermoto...I don't bother with cruisers unless they wave first. Usually, sportbikes will wave because they know what a supermoto is....the harley and cruiser people usually think you're some nut on a dirt bike.

Now, back it in when they're behind you...that's always fun


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December 24, 2007, 10:01 PM

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I wave to all motorcyclists (but never scooter trash
so that's why you never wave at me huh?





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December 24, 2007, 10:25 PM

i ride anything on two wheels and aknowledge anyone who is the same. i cant speak for others but i always,no matter what the type of bike, aknowledge other riders. i'm sorry you had that experience and please dont hold it against all of us. btw when you are driving your car do all other car drivers wave to you?!
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Hey all! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!! This is Little Knickers responding under fxdwg94.... just a thought: maybe the riders have other things going on (ie: a trucker swaying in his lane, or a car dangerously weaving, or his girl leaving him, or being laid off from work, or his car breaking down, etc...) down sweat the little things..... I get on my bike & don't pay much attention to people waving at me.... many people have many other things on their minds... get over it.
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Here is Rronin acknowlaging HD
thats just wrong...
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I'm riding too fast to wave.


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I ride a Harley so they wave to me.


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so that's why you never wave at me huh?



I don't wave at you cuz yer a punk. You want a wave? Fine, here you go:


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