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Re: Idiot motorcyclist rant [Re: ZZman] #5071967 04/11/19 07:27 PM
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I don't care if you stand on the pegs (I do), it's the idiots I object to. Wheelies in traffic, lane splitting at highway speeds, 100MPH wearing a helmet (with mandatory fake mohawk), T-shirt, baggy jeans, and sneakers.
If the only one your riding endangers is yourself, I don't care.

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Re: Idiot motorcyclist rant [Re: ZZman] #5072081 04/11/19 09:01 PM
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I saw a guy doing a wheelie the other day with cars in front of him and behind him on a three lane, 50 mph road. He rode it for at least a quarter mile before I lost sight of him (I was going the other direction). I have to admit, it gave me a little smile. Especially when I saw he was on a Kawasaki. thumbsup
But if he were to crash in front of me and jam traffic for an hour while the emt's try to sponge him up off the highway, I don't think I'd be smiling then.

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I've thought about getting a rocket, but always hesitant because I don't want to get the stigma placed on my shoulders by guys that do stuff like that!


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Re: Idiot motorcyclist rant [Re: jongies3] #5075285 04/15/19 01:19 AM
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Who cares what anyone else thinks? If you want a Sportbike, buy one. There are self-righteous people who will judge you for whatever you do, or whatever you have. They simply don't matter.

If you don't want the stigma of doing standup wheelies in traffic, then do as I do, and don't do them.

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Originally Posted by 02SE
Who cares what anyone else thinks? If you want a Sportbike, buy one. There are self-righteous people who will judge you for whatever you do, or whatever you have. They simply don't matter.

If you don't want the stigma of doing standup wheelies in traffic, then do as I do, and don't do them.


Exactly...I'm 71 years old and ride a 900 Monster...almost all riders my age are on Harleys or a big touring bike..They ask me how i can ride an "uncomfortable" bike.. I ask them how they like their two wheel Buick.....Ride what you want and try not to be an idiot when riding in built up areas..


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Re: Idiot motorcyclist rant [Re: SatinSilver] #5078857 04/18/19 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by SatinSilver
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I'd rather have riders pulling a long wheelie on a busy road than soccer moms texting and talking on their phones on said road.


+1, or teenage girls texting/talking on phone. Give them a wide berth.


Eventually both will end up taking out some biker, which is exactly why I quit riding...

Re: Idiot motorcyclist rant [Re: ZZman] #5083699 04/23/19 12:04 PM
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Morons exist in every form of transportation. Got wickedly cutoff by both a city public transport bus and a corvette on the same day riding my DL650. The corvette was behind me and thought that he was special, and the law didn't apply to him by changing lanes behind me on a solid line as I'm merging with the legal dotted line. Had to swerve back into the on ramp lane to avoid getting swiped.

I just assume the universe will dish out the karma and drive on.


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Originally Posted by grampi
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I'd rather have riders pulling a long wheelie on a busy road than soccer moms texting and talking on their phones on said road.


+1, or teenage girls texting/talking on phone. Give them a wide berth.


Eventually both will end up taking out some biker, which is exactly why I quit riding...


Phones should simply lock up and not take input when in motion. Such an easy fix to a dangerous problem.


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Re: Idiot motorcyclist rant [Re: webfors] #5083757 04/23/19 01:19 PM
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They already do that (at least iPhones do), unless you turn the setting off. It’s kinda dumb to force that, since there’s nothing wrong with using a phone as a passenger.

It’s easy to turn it on before getting behind the wheel, then turning it back off once you’re there.


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Re: Idiot motorcyclist rant [Re: ZZman] #5083841 04/23/19 02:50 PM
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This behavior bothers me too, mostly because they are putting others safety at risk. They are having fun at the expense of the rest of us but I don't wish them ill
And yes it is the few bad apples that "spoil the bunch" but I think most of us try to be a good ambassador for our sport... be a good example... sometimes I even do a little more than I need to.


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Re: Idiot motorcyclist rant [Re: bulwnkl] #5083989 04/23/19 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by bulwnkl
They already do that (at least iPhones do), unless you turn the setting off. It’s kinda dumb to force that, since there’s nothing wrong with using a phone as a passenger.

Sure, there's something wrong with it. It's rude and obnoxious. wink Children should have video games or phones to keep them quiet in car rides, not adults.

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Plain, simple Garak.

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Re: Idiot motorcyclist rant [Re: ZZman] #5084256 04/23/19 10:42 PM
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LOL!


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Like this...


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He has more faith in his fellow road users than I do. But what really bothered me is his lack of gloves.

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Originally Posted by 02SE
He has more faith in his fellow road users than I do. But what really bothered me is his lack of gloves.


Thats the point...

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