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preunit

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preunit says:

Never knew it was so complicated

The Nod :blink:


I've always found BMW/Adventure bike riders to be the most miserable, ain't got nothing against them......just find they return less nods that's all.

But saying that, of late i've found Harley/Cruiser riders ave been returning more nods :shock:

Strange ol' world innit :wacko:

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ANichol

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ANichol says:

Biker snobbery

Used to be weekend warriors on their Hogs who knew little about other bikes. Bought a Harley coz they'd heard of Harley. They didn't not at sportsbikies, and sportsbikeis didn't not becuase a Harley weren't a real bike like their latest wizzbang.

Then, customising got a bit cooler. Caff racers came back and sportsbikes started getting swapped for nakeds, etc. The worlds merged. Now the biker snob wants a 2-wheeled range rover so buys a GS and looks down (literally) upon all others.

Sportsbikes ain't for me, though I appreciate their talents. I like customs, dirt bikes, and retros/caff racers/supermotos (in no particular order). I also like adevnture bikes and could see an Explorer/1290/Multistrada in the ol' fantasy garage.

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Beefy1902

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Beefy1902 says:

Ignorant Bikers

BMW and Harley riders hardly ever nod back. Not saying they are all the same as thats unfair, but a lot of them are the type of people that pass their test, go into a bike shop and buy a lifestyle. IE - New BMW, Branded Luggage, Branded Textile Suit etc. They also only ride in a straight line all day and probs get off there bikes to go round corners.

 

I nod at everyone, even scooters (as long as they are not wearing a track suit with no gloves) as believe all bikers should be given respect and encouragement.

Been working on nod technique and think a tilt to the side looks best. Sometimes give a wave or stick a leg out too :)

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bobsnicholson

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In Spain

It's customary to drop the left hand below the grip and just acknowledge an approaching bike. I do it all the time when in Spain.....and to any bike, if they want to reciprocate they will.


Now in UK, i posted awhile ago a (i assume)  young un on a f-off sports bike coming towards me in traffic, obviously saw i was on a Goldwing and proceeded to give me the W--nker wave. Nice.
So i chased after him....................oh sorry i went into a dream.
Anyway, i nod all the time, i would say 50% reciprocate. If i was on a sports bike maybe 70% would return the nod.
Am i bothered........let think about that.:roll eyes:

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ninjachica

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ninjachica says:

Continent

So much easier, and much more bike friendly.

In Germany as well as Spain, most kids have mopeds from 14 or 15, so are used to 2 wheels.

Sticking a leg out, is the accepted alternative to a casual (underhand) wave.

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JAWAPAWA

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JAWAPAWA says:

get a nod

on ya quingo

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

"as long as they are not wearing a track suit with no gloves..."

Hey, I am going to go ride my scooter in a track suit (Cortech Latigo - yeah its cheap, but successfully crash tested).

Oh, you meant "that" kind of track suit.  :upset:

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Here in the colonies,

most Beemer riders wave.  Most Harley-Davidson riders do not.

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preunit

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preunit says:

"Most Harley-Davidson riders do not"

Do they acknowledge each other I wonder....or are they too busy trying to look all mean and moody :unsure:

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ANichol

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ANichol says:

Riding in Nevada

on a heritage softial, I found most other Harleys nodded, waved or something. Might've all been tourists like me though.

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aehewitt

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aehewitt says:

Lots...

Of Scooterist out last weekend all nodding and waving..I even nodded back..:shock: well i was in a good mood..:lol::lol:

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