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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #750 on: October 09, 2019, 08:41:18 AM »
"Go run you(r) Guzzi up to 90mph, you’ll live longer"

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #751 on: October 09, 2019, 08:54:06 AM »
We grew up on Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Benny Hill, Spike Milligan and the Goon club, as well as Asterix & Tintin, all were regular staples in our household, amongst other oddities.

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #752 on: October 10, 2019, 11:28:10 AM »
In Missouri you get the bikes inspected to get the license renewed.  I took the bike in for inspection, and after checking that the lights and horn worked, the tech was studying the rear end of the bike.  I got worried, and asked if he saw a problem there.
He answered that he was supposed to inspect the chain for proper tension, but couldn't find the drive chain.

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #753 on: October 10, 2019, 01:01:49 PM »
Rode my 30 yr. old Ducati 851 to the gym this am. Young guy there asks....."I'm thinking of getting a MC and learning to ride. Would you consider selling me you Ducati?"  We had a nice chat.....
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #753 on: October 10, 2019, 01:01:49 PM »

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #754 on: October 10, 2019, 01:54:57 PM »
An 851 Duc would be an EXCELLENT first bike.   :evil:
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #755 on: October 10, 2019, 02:04:20 PM »
Rode my 30 yr. old Ducati 851 to the gym this am. Young guy there asks....."I'm thinking of getting a MC and learning to ride. Would you consider selling me you Ducati?"  We had a nice chat.....

Well, my son learned how to ride on the street on my Centauro when he was 16.   First thing I made him realize was that the bike would act just like a CB350 Honda if you actually controlled the throttle.   After that, no trouble, and he's been riding ever since.

If anyone comes up to me when I'm on ANY of my bikes and indicates that he might want it more than I do, we'll be talking price and asking to see the color of his money quick fast and in a hurry!!   That WILL be a nice chat, maybe for both of us ....

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #756 on: October 13, 2019, 04:31:49 PM »
After 30 years of Guzzi ownership this was a new one for me today. I rode about 30 miles to a small town liquior store. The solenoid on the T-3 has been stick occasionally lately so I decided to leave it idling. While I was taking my gloves off the store door opens and clerk comes out looking up and all around and then at me and she says to me "Oh that is you, I thought a helicopter was landing."
I never had named the T-3, maybe I should call it Huey. :grin:
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #757 on: October 14, 2019, 09:29:29 AM »
My wife and I was at the Honda dealer. She was looking at the Forza. When she asked about ABS, the salesman stated "that you only need ABS on the highway, not around town."

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #758 on: July 30, 2021, 07:54:40 PM »
Here Dan , there is some pretty funny stuff in this old thread .

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Yea I remember that thread 👍

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #759 on: July 31, 2021, 06:08:28 AM »
My wife’s ex-husband looked at my almost-completed roundfin restoration and said “there’s no accounting for taste.”
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #760 on: July 31, 2021, 08:18:09 AM »
Gassing up my air head and the guy inside asked "what's that big thing sticking out of the motor?" The cylinder? I said, there's one on the other side too. He came out to look at the other side. "I never seen one like that." The same guy was always talking bikes and being all knowing.


Just heard that for the first time today, While getting ready to ride home from the hardware store the guy parked next to me says, "Nice bike. What's that sticking out of the engine?" as he pointed to the cylinders...
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #761 on: July 31, 2021, 09:39:13 AM »
Just heard that for the first time today, While getting ready to ride home from the hardware store the guy parked next to me says, "Nice bike. What's that sticking out of the engine?" as he pointed to the cylinders...
Now that’s funny😂😂😂😂


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