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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2008, 9:21 am Thread Starter
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why people don't wave-funny

just wanted to share something i came across.


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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2008, 11:24 am
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Funny stuff.

truth hurts.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2008, 11:43 am
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I now think the top spot on the BMW no wave reason must be:
Rider afraid to let go of grips for fear of bucking bronco syndrome.

My bike went from 7500 rpm in 1st gear and accellerating down to 3000 rpms in a flash and back up to 7000 rpm in another flash. Of course, this only happens when not expecting it. Hold on or forever let go.

The bike is in the shop.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 2008, 1:07 pm
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My vote goes for "Not having the RIGHT KIND of BMW". I find that Harley riders wave more often than fellow BMW riders who ride "proper" BMW's!

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I have been riding since 1969 and I must have waved at evryone.
I am tired of waving.

But if it's below 38 degrees or if I have not seen another rider for more than two hours, or if I run out of gas, you'll get a wave.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old Jun 11th, 2008, 6:55 am
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Years ago i had a BMW buddy, who disguised a Gold Wing into looking like a Harley with a Harley fairing and forward footpegs.....He waved at every Harley he encountered and they usually waved back....He got a big laugh when the Harley rider did a double take as they got closer to him, many of them looking back over their shoulder to see what they had just waved at.....

He used to say another wasted wave
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 2008, 12:11 am
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Waving to both

I ride a BMW K100RS and a Harley Road Glide. I find that when I ride the Harley and wave at all bikes, the guys riding Beemers tend to wave less than other bikes. When riding the K100RS, I get less waves from the Harley guys. Maybe the Harley riders think I'm just another one of those damn sport bike guys. Oh well, I wave at everyone, except scooters......
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 2008, 2:27 am
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Originally Posted by lvbmw
Oh well, I wave at everyone, except scooters......
I'm with you waving at everyone. On a recent ride I waved at some old dude on a bright orange mini bike chopper riding on the sidewalk next to the highway. Got a BIG wave back for that one!
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 2008, 5:08 pm
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Very few people around here will not wave back. It is usually either a Harley or BMW from out of state that wont wave.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 2008, 9:26 pm
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I try to wave to everyone, but I find that if my attention is focused on something else (like the car about to pull out in front of me) I occasionally will "miss" a bike coming the other way. I can only hope the other guy isn't offended. The waving is one of the nice things that I love about motorcycling, but I don't take offense if someone doesn't wave back. Now, if they return with a bird, then that might be a different story

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