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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 Sportbikers 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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Because other rider wasn't wearing a helmet
Fred, you need to start waving at these riders, may be the last time you see them..... :shock:
 

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:roll:

Also we must all wave at the helmet-less idiots because we want their last thought to have been a pleasant though before they become organ donors. :wink: 8)
An almost quote from my over 80 year old father (WWII Vet) to my stupid 50-ish Blonde sister gettin' on the back of her next husband's Wide Glide and he will make #5 in the inventory for her. :roll: :lol: :lol:
 

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Fred H. said:
How about this one:

Top 1 reason why I didn't wave back:

Because other rider wasn't wearing a helmet
Dang Fred and I thought I was the only one who culled my wave this way. :p
 

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Fred H. said:
How about this one:

Top 1 reason why I didn't wave back:

Because other rider wasn't wearing a helmet
...and pray tell, what does wearing a helmet (or not) have to do with a friendly gesture to/from another rider...????

Petty jealousy, perhaps? Hehehehehe
 

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I have found that most Harley riders won't wave unless you are on a cruiser type bike. They wave when riding the shadow and don't while riding my GW. Go figure????

I wave to them all, afterall they are enjoying the same wind in their faces....

If you are on the side of the road and need assistance....wing riders won't stop and ask if you need help but Harley riders WILL and DO!
Go figure?????
 

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In all seriousness. I have found that most bikers wave back IF THEY SEE ME. I have caught myself not waving back because by the time I see the other biker, he is already past me. I have never had a problem with Harley riders (I was one once). When we stop at rest stops, they are always friendly. Of course, I make sure to show them my Harley boots and belt buckle to avoid physical confrontation.
 

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Here in Florida, it seems to be related to either day of the week or weather.

I've noticed,
day of the week:
1) during the week, most riders will wave back but on the weekends many do not ... figured they were just the "Johnny come lately Sunday drivers" who either didn't know about waving or, rode so little they were too nervous to take one hand off the bike.
inclement weather:
2) on those few days when we get what might might be considered "cold" (for Florida) almost everyone I pass will wave
... sort of "hey, you had to get out too huh?" :) ...

I wave at everyone.

Dennis
 

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wingman57 said:
If you are on the side of the road and need assistance....wing riders won't stop and ask if you need help but Harley riders WILL and DO!
Go figure?????
From my experience, I've found that almost any other rider (crotch rockets excluded) will stop and offer assistance. Even the 1%ers will stop to offer help..., although you might have a few anxious moments between the time they start to pull over, and you realize that they are offering to help, and not pound the hell out of you, throw you in the ditch, and steal your ride... <just kidding>

But to be honest, I have found Wing riders to be a bit reluctant to actually pitch in and help, for fear of getting dirt on their lovely designer shirts and gloves... Hehehehehehe
 

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wingwing said:
Here in Florida, it seems to be related to either day of the week or weather.
Or whether or not you're within 50 miles of Daytona during Biketoberfest or Bike Week....

If you waved at every other rider during those events, you'd be exhauster after about 10 minutes... hahahahahaha
 

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BrianH said:
wingwing said:
Here in Florida, it seems to be related to either day of the week or weather.
Or whether or not you're within 50 miles of Daytona during Biketoberfest or Bike Week....

If you waved at every other rider during those events, you'd be exhausted after about 10 minutes... hahahahahaha
I am ....
good point.

Maybe during bike week I'll just blow up a latex glove and tie it to the left handlebar.
:)

Dennis
 

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BrianH said:
Fred H. said:
How about this one:

Top 1 reason why I didn't wave back:

Because other rider wasn't wearing a helmet
...and pray tell, what does wearing a helmet (or not) have to do with a friendly gesture to/from another rider...??
Petty jealousy, perhaps? Hehehehehe
If I have to explain it to you, never mind BrianH :idea:
 

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doug44 said:
If I have to explain it to you, never mind BrianH :idea:
Actually, maybe you COULD explain it to me. I mean, you dont have to explain the pros and/or cons of wearing or not wearing a helmet. Legalities notwithstanding, that's a matter of personal choice.

But Im not sure I understand the social significance of refusing to acknowledge another driver simply because he doesn't share your own beliefs. Seems to me, that's called discrimination..., and as Ron White says..., "That's just not right!" <smile>
 

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wingwing said:
Maybe during bike week I'll just blow up a latex glove and tie it to the left handlebar.
:)

Dennis
Left handlebar? I always thought Wing riders waved with the RIGHT hand. Cruise control, you know... hehehehehehehehe
 

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******* Dave said:
:roll:
Also we must all wave at the helmet-less idiots because we want their last thought to have been a pleasant though before they become organ donors. :wink: 8)
Well...I guess that thought may be the "next to last" thing to go through their head. The last thing being a guard rail post or some other hard object. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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