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Do you wave ?
« on: May 25, 2022, 07:55:39 AM »
It seems to me that everyone waves, at the start of the riding season.  They're so happy to be able to get out and ride.

Fast forward to summer, and it can be hit or miss.

If the cars see you out riding in really cold temperatures then they simply point at you.  And laugh.  I am sure.

So - do you wave at the other little motorbikes ?
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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2022, 07:57:32 AM »
I generally do unless I am in the zone.
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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2022, 08:04:27 AM »
I try to be generally friendly in life (to the point where I stop and help the many lost tourists in my town with directions, or pull over and help folks change tires or push a vehicle off the road), but I dont wave when I'm riding and I have no idea why anyone would? Maybe if I pass a Guzzi I will wave.. but that happens so infrequently that I cant ever remember doing it.

Sometimes people wave at me and I reciprocate on reflex, but I'm always like, 'Why?'

Do you beep and wave at other drivers if they are driving the same car? 
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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2022, 08:05:59 AM »
Sometimes I'll wave. Most of the time I just give an exaggerated head nod.
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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2022, 08:05:59 AM »

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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2022, 08:09:02 AM »
I try to be generally friendly in life (to the point where I stop and help the many lost tourists in my town with directions, or pull over and help folks change tires or push a vehicle off the road), but I dont wave when I'm riding and I have no idea why anyone would? Maybe if I pass a Guzzi I will wave.. but that happens so infrequently that I cant ever remember doing it.

Sometimes people wave at me and I reciprocate on reflex, but I'm always like, 'Why?'

Do you beep and wave at other drivers if they are driving the same car?

LOL "Guilty your Honor" I do when in the Porsche or when I had a Jeep, but otherwise no. I also go out of my way to be friendly and helpful to those around me. 
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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2022, 08:17:11 AM »
They have to wave first and Iíll respond. 99% of the bikes here are Harleys with guys dressed like pirates who are clearly disgusted with me having a helmet and orange vest and weird motorcycle.

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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2022, 08:17:34 AM »
Iím so burned out on the whole waving thing, 22 years ago I was completely into it but a few years later I realized most folks are waving to the bike not the rider

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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2022, 08:28:03 AM »
I was out yesterday on the Roamer, coming at me was a HD.  He started to wave, but then very quickly retracted his hand and rode past me as if I were in a Camry.   All I can conclude is he thought I was a fellow sheep, but realized I wasnít rolling a Sportster and couldnít bring himself to recognize brand x.
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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2022, 08:44:36 AM »
The Gold Wing owners have it figured out.

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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2022, 08:53:00 AM »
I've waved for the last 45 years assuming I noticed the other bike, some are returned some are not, but I don't wave to see if someone waves back.
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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2022, 08:59:42 AM »
Yes, because I'm a nice guy.

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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2022, 09:07:29 AM »
I do. Unless it's unwise due to conditions. The world is an ugly place. I figure the more strangers thoughtlessly express any degree of kindness or brotherhood to one another it's a good thing, don't much care the reason. I'm also not bothered if people don't wave. No skin lost.
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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2022, 09:11:12 AM »
I wave unless it's someone with ape hangers and Goldwing riders unless either one waves first.
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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2022, 09:12:08 AM »
I usually wave and so do motorcyclists coming toward me, even Hogs with riders dressed like pirates.  It seems to be a thing to do where I ride.  I even wave to scooters.
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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2022, 09:20:23 AM »
I do. Unless it's unwise due to conditions. The world is an ugly place. I figure the more strangers thoughtlessly express any degree of kindness or brotherhood to one another it's a good thing, don't much care the reason. I'm also not bothered if people don't wave. No skin lost.

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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2022, 09:29:24 AM »
Nod, wave or leg wiggle to all except GS & hogs - one's too far up their own backside and never wave and the other's too "bad ass" to be nice to others.
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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2022, 09:38:36 AM »
I ride to put me in a good mood and I like to share it by waving at all bikers unless I am in the middle of a curve.If they donít wave back thatís their problem and I donít let it bother me.I never understood where the low wave comes from and donít do it as it takes more effort than a brief lifted hand,but Iím ok with anything but a middle finger.

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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2022, 09:55:57 AM »
I am not a waver. I will wave back, but I don't initiate the wave. If that bothers you then you have a bigger problem than me not waving. I ALWAYS stop when I see a rider at the side of the road. I might not wave at you, but I WILL lend a hand if you are in a bad spot.

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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2022, 10:02:21 AM »
I do.  I really like to wave at sport bikes when I'm on my Road King...King has apes and my beard is pretty long at the moment so I like to see the sport bike riders caught off guard.  I'm a motorcyclist not a "Harley" guy.  I have 2 really cool Harleys currently but I've had a lot more sport bikes throughout my life than Harleys. 
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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2022, 10:11:50 AM »
My wife rides passenger, most of the time. 

She waves at motorcycles.  Scooters.  Kids on bicycles.  Cows out in the field.  Stuff like that.

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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2022, 10:20:42 AM »
I don't wave at all :evil:
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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2022, 10:21:55 AM »
No

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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2022, 10:26:18 AM »
I was out yesterday on the Roamer, coming at me was a HD.  He started to wave, but then very quickly retracted his hand and rode past me as if I were in a Camry.   All I can conclude is he thought I was a fellow sheep, but realized I wasnít rolling a Sportster and couldnít bring himself to recognize brand x.

LOL! I have seen this "club only" mentality in the past, mostly with HD riders.
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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2022, 10:35:35 AM »
I wave at all bikes scooters and even pushbikes if the rider is doing something special like powering up a long hill.
I even left hand salute anyone driving a hack.
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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2022, 10:59:57 AM »
     I wave at everybody.   :laugh: Bikes, scooters, bicyclists,kids on tricycles, ladies working in their garden, old men cutting their lawn, farmers tilling their fields.

    Without a doubt, the biggest smiles returned are from the young Mennonite boys in the horse wagons.

     I ride in mostly rural areas, it's a small token of acknowledgement of another human being doing whatever it is they happen to be doing out in the fresh air.

     I get a good chuckle when the pirates scowl, stare straight ahead and maintain their big burly ftw attitude facade.

     I find it comical how some riders get so worked up about it and refuse to wave at ebikes or trikes, wtf really? life is far too short.

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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2022, 11:04:12 AM »
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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2022, 11:05:21 AM »
Always  :bike-037:

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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2022, 12:31:03 PM »
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Completely agree with this sentiment too! I wave (usually a two wheels down salute) to all in symbolic recognition of a shared passion for all things moto.

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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2022, 01:14:08 PM »
Yes. To all other motorcyclist. One well 2 things I noticed here in Idaho. The wave seems more like a point to the ground. Arm out about and down 45 degrees from horizontal with index finger extended pointing at the ground???  Seems like all riders wave to each other regardless of make or model.  :thumb:
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Re: Do you wave ?
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2022, 01:21:10 PM »
I usually do. My thoughts are if I were to have a "problem" and someone were to stop and offer assistance (most likely another motorcyclist) I would have already had a wave exchanged with them.

 


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