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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #690 on: November 06, 2017, 11:02:55 PM »
There are no stupid motorcycles, but there sure are stupid people commenting on them.

 Apparently you have never met a BSA Beagle  :rolleyes:

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #691 on: November 06, 2017, 11:26:25 PM »
I've been looking at this for 2 weeks, and I'm still puzzled.

Is growing old mandatory or is it optional?

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #692 on: November 07, 2017, 02:07:39 AM »
Apparently you have never met a BSA Beagle  :rolleyes:

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #693 on: November 07, 2017, 06:48:33 AM »
Yes.

This "Yes" is freakin good hahaha.
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #694 on: November 07, 2017, 07:27:07 AM »
There are no stupid motorcycles, but there sure are stupid people commenting on them.



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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #695 on: November 07, 2017, 08:01:37 AM »
My friend, who professes to be "into" motorcycles, looking at my 1979 Suzuki GS750, inline 4 motor in plain sight:

"Wow, is that a V-twin???"

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #696 on: November 07, 2017, 08:23:14 AM »
I use to have older guys to walk up and tell me “ I use to ride one of them big Harley’s”
Lol any older harley than this 78 model, 1200cc was  1000 or less but I’d just smile and say “ that’s cool”


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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #698 on: November 07, 2017, 12:17:09 PM »
During a lunch stop at a small tavern, a local asked, "Is that your motorcycle out there?" I said it was, half expecting him to say he'd backed his truck into it.

"That is beeuutiful!" Is it really a Motuh Gussi?" I replied that it was indeed.
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #699 on: November 07, 2017, 02:08:30 PM »
"....totally new, a world first, that will knock the socks off all Eagle of Mandello fans out there".

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #700 on: November 07, 2017, 03:30:53 PM »
I saw a Harley Davidson twostroke on Saturday.....Don't know whether the owner had the tassles and do-rag or not. :undecided: :evil:

A female coworker, who is also into bikes (mainly dirtbikes) was telling me that she restored her father's Harley for $9k.
"Nice" I thought, until I saw the picture.
It was an Aermacchi! 
I started laughing.

The funny thing is, those Aermacchis are my favorite Harleys.
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #701 on: November 07, 2017, 04:47:33 PM »
They seem to be pretty popular among the 2-stroke guys, but I've never ridden one to see if there's anything special about them.  I doubt it though, probably just unusual.
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #702 on: November 07, 2017, 06:04:15 PM »
I was getting gas today and had the usual crowd surrounding the trike.  One guy says "I'm glad you stopped here.  I saw you in Freeland (5 miles to the left) and didn't want to chase you clear to the ferry dock (seven miles to the right) to find out what you got there."  Now that's not a stupid thing to say, but the conversation wasn't over.

Noting the jerry can gas tanks I was topping off he asked what my range is. 
I said "about 300 miles, give or take." 
    "if you short-shift it does it do better?" 
"No, long or short, I don't ever shift it." 
     "Gee -- I was just trying to make conversation -- you don't have to be like *THAT* about it!"

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #703 on: November 07, 2017, 06:16:17 PM »
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"Gee -- I was just trying to make conversation -- you don't have to be like *THAT* about it!"
Well...when was the last Harleymatic produced? I am sure he is still scratching his head thinking about your remark. :grin:
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #704 on: August 30, 2019, 08:22:57 AM »
 Bump .

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #705 on: August 30, 2019, 11:08:29 AM »
Ah, fo-in-wun , the little known Chinese philosopher , usually Kant remember him .
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #706 on: August 30, 2019, 01:31:37 PM »
My niece has a new boyfriend who claims to be a certified Harley Davidson mechanic. She brought him by the house the other day and wanted me to show him my toy room. First he said he could never ride a bike if his hands were lower than his shoulder, Then looking at the Guzzies he remarked, "the drive shafts are on the passenger side" Next he said he rode his Suzuki Intruder 800cc. from his house to my nieces house and that was the first time he ever had the bike out for a long ride... It's 45 miles, I simply got up and left the room before I said something that was on the tip of my tongue. 
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #707 on: August 30, 2019, 05:35:04 PM »
A few silly things...

"You can't tour on a 750"

"Are you sure you are tall enough for that bike?"

"motorcycles are dangerous" - said by someone puffing on a cancer stick.....

"when are you going to get a proper bike?"

"You need a Harley"
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #708 on: August 30, 2019, 05:56:01 PM »
Before we got married, my very cool future wife fronted a pocket full of cash so I could buy a Laverda 750SF for a song after hours on a weekend.  We picked it up, not too far from the Dragon.  While we we out that way, we swung by a favorite motorcycle junkyard just in case.   

There was a new young guy behind the counter, holding court next to a fish tank holding a live and relatively pissed off rattlesnake.  Never had seen the guy before.  He was talking a mile a minute and he would not shut up.  He knew everything about every bike and was throwing information at everybody.   

Finally, when it was our turn for direct enlightenment, he told us "I've ridden every kind of motorcycle ever made as fast as it will go.  You can't name a motorcycle brand that I haven't ridden. Even if it wasn't mine, I've been on every one."

Then I asked him if they or knew anybody that had any Laverda parts...

"What did you say?  What kind of bike is that? I've never heard of a Laverda.  I don't think they were ever built."

So I walked him out to the truck, showed him a Laverda and he finally shut up.

Every time we cross paths with a similar know-it-all, that guy still pops up for reference.  In fact, I just read the thread title to her and asked if she could guess what I was.. And before I was finished asking the question, she smiled and started quoting that dude.  Too funny.
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #709 on: August 30, 2019, 08:20:45 PM »
" you want to sell that thing"   :laugh:

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #710 on: August 30, 2019, 09:12:03 PM »
From ScepticalScotty
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"when are you going to get a proper bike?"
In my experience it has been "When our you going to get a real bike."
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #711 on: August 31, 2019, 07:49:03 AM »
I knew a madcap iron worker from East Texas that rode an '81 Suzuki GS1100E. When I asked him about the paint that was flaking off his front fender he replied, "Yeah, it starts to peel off when I get over 180..."
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #712 on: August 31, 2019, 08:28:54 AM »
"what you need is a Virago"

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #713 on: August 31, 2019, 08:43:07 AM »
"Hey...what's that?"

"A Moto Guzzi"

"What's that?"

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #714 on: August 31, 2019, 12:04:40 PM »
My Pal & I were out on our Ducati's and he made a stop to drop off some documents. We parked & shut 'em down & a guy next space was getting in his car and says....."shame its not a Harley.". I say.....if I pulled up in a turbo Porsche, would you say..."shame its not a 72 chevy pickup- leaking oil and belching smoke?" Cuz that's about what you just said.
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #715 on: August 31, 2019, 01:09:22 PM »
Stopped in a very cool HD restoration shop run by a codger.  There were a few very cool restorations in progress.

I mentioned that I was in the process of restoring a bike.

He asked me what I was working on. I said a Moto Guzzi V7 Sport.   After I told him he let out quite an annoyed sounding snort, and with a hrumph  said MOTO JUNK! 
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #716 on: August 31, 2019, 05:04:05 PM »
Next he said he rode his Suzuki Intruder 800cc. from his house to my nieces house and that was the first time he ever had the bike out for a long ride... It's 45 miles, I simply got up and left the room before I said something that was on the tip of my tongue.

Ouch. :shocked:
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #717 on: August 31, 2019, 05:11:10 PM »
I have heard a ton of bonehead questions & statements about motorcycles, and guzzi in genera

but to me the stupidest and most annoying is "how fast does it go" and "how much did it cost" because I seem to get that almost  every time i fill up on gas
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #718 on: August 31, 2019, 08:15:43 PM »
"Have you taken it off any sweet jumps?"
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #719 on: August 31, 2019, 11:31:55 PM »
Back in another life I had to meet a lot of Harley owning lawyers. One particularly obnoxious ass had a stupidly raked shiney monster with 2 enormous nitrous tanks on either side. I asked him "what it was like when he hit the button" and his answer didn't surprise me. "I don't know, I've never put any gas in them". He dropped it about a week later.
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