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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #660 on: May 24, 2017, 09:48:10 AM »
I love my dear Sister but she took the cake when she saw my shiny new KZ400 and said Kawaski, are those made in Poland?

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #661 on: May 24, 2017, 09:51:50 AM »
I love my dear Sister but she took the cake when she saw my shiny new KZ400 and said Kawaski, are those made in Poland?

 You laugh , but as a 9 year old in 1963 Kawasaki looked a lot like a Polish name . Took a few months to sort that out  :laugh:

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #662 on: May 24, 2017, 09:55:15 AM »
Well, on my way home from picking up my Califonia I stopped at a gas station to refill my truck and I got asked what kind of Harley was that?

Guzzi owner for just a couple hours and I was already getting asked stupid questions...

Just an hour or so east of you I also had an interesting question on the ride home from picking up my new V7 III this past Monday.  I got the anniversario model which given its chrome tank and brown leather seat (and tankstrap) has a vintage look so I wasn't surprised to get questions.

BUT -I got "Is that new or a reproduction?".  After 3 hours riding without a stop it took my brain a while to process but I finally answered "new".   Seems to me that was really two different questions.

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #663 on: May 24, 2017, 11:16:47 AM »
Just an hour or so east of you I also had an interesting question on the ride home from picking up my new V7 III this past Monday.  I got the anniversario model which given its chrome tank and brown leather seat (and tankstrap) has a vintage look so I wasn't surprised to get questions.

BUT -I got "Is that new or a reproduction?".  After 3 hours riding without a stop it took my brain a while to process but I finally answered "new".   Seems to me that was really two different questions.

Jim

 Or the same question  :laugh: Next time just answer "yes"  :rolleyes:

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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 #664 on: May 24, 2017, 11:49:49 AM »
Or the same question  :laugh: Next time just answer "yes"  :rolleyes:

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Now, that would just be mean.   :evil:

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #665 on: May 24, 2017, 07:02:24 PM »
True story - when I borrowed a friends cb125 single for a few days, guy asks me at a light "is it a one stroke" .  Now that would be something...... :boozing:

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #666 on: May 24, 2017, 08:03:51 PM »
My wife asked me "Dont you ever grow up?"
(While looking at 7 mopeds and 4 motorcycles in the garage)

No. Not really....😁😁
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #667 on: May 24, 2017, 08:22:24 PM »
Well, on my way home from picking up my Califonia I stopped at a gas station to refill my truck and I got asked what kind of Harley was that?

Guzzi owner for just a couple hours and I was already getting asked stupid questions...

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #668 on: May 26, 2017, 11:35:27 PM »
I had by BSA A65 Lightning at a predominantly Harley swap meet.  As I shut it down and was pulling off my gear two older (than me) guys walk up, dressed in the usual black leather uniform to look it over.  One guys says "I met my wife on a BSA like that", the other guy doesn't miss a beat "funny, I met your wife on a Harley".  I thought I was going to piss myself, I nearly fell over.
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #669 on: May 27, 2017, 08:45:25 AM »
True story - when I borrowed a friends cb125 single for a few days, guy asks me at a light "is it a one stroke" .  Now that would be something...... :boozing:

Double acting steam engine maybe?   :grin:
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #670 on: May 27, 2017, 04:44:40 PM »
True story - when I borrowed a friends cb125 single for a few days, guy asks me at a light "is it a one stroke" .  Now that would be something...... :boozing:

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #671 on: May 27, 2017, 05:50:04 PM »
My wife asked me "Dont you ever grow up?"
(While looking at 7 mopeds and 4 motorcycles in the garage)

No. Not really....😁😁

Growing old is mandatory, growing old is optional!!!  :grin:

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #672 on: May 27, 2017, 06:20:21 PM »
Growing old is mandatory, growing old is optional!!!  :grin:

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #673 on: May 27, 2017, 07:40:24 PM »

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #674 on: May 27, 2017, 07:42:26 PM »
Growing old is mandatory, growing old is optional!!!  :grin:

What you say is true ... from a certain point of view ....
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #675 on: May 27, 2017, 07:59:49 PM »
  I thought he said you wankle.
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #676 on: June 07, 2017, 04:28:32 PM »
You should have told him "In case of a tank slapper, immediately jump off the motorcycle."   :evil:

No, no, no, everyone knows that in the event of a tank slapper that you just have "Lay 'er down!"      :rolleyes: :violent1:

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #677 on: June 07, 2017, 05:53:15 PM »
I ran into an old boss recently...who asked me...with a smug look on his face:

"Are you riding those MURDER-CYCLES?!?"

I wanted to put my foot right up his a**!!! :laugh: :grin: :wink:
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #678 on: June 07, 2017, 08:05:32 PM »
  If you are going to say the then it is "MURDER SICKLES".
 and a one stroke engine is a turbine or ramjet.
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #679 on: June 07, 2017, 09:34:49 PM »
Growing old is mandatory, growing old is optional!!!  :grin:

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 #680 on: June 07, 2017, 09:40:34 PM »
I've been looking at this for 2 weeks, and I'm still puzzled.

Is growing old mandatory or is it optional?

 Chuck was really excited to meet us at Cedar Vale , had him all shook up  :laugh: You guys know what he meant .

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #681 on: June 07, 2017, 10:39:28 PM »
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.  There, fixed it for ya!

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #682 on: June 09, 2017, 07:49:41 AM »
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.  There, fixed it for ya!

Yes...that one is better..."Growing old is NOT for the faint of heart...so enjoy each and every day!"
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #683 on: June 09, 2017, 10:16:52 AM »
Yes...that one is better..."Growing old is NOT for the faint of heart...so enjoy each and every day!"

You gots that right, pal.. :smiley:
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #684 on: October 15, 2017, 02:45:36 PM »
 Just a few minutes ago .

 Sitting outside enjoying the weather , guy I have known for years comes riding up on one of those new motorized bicycles , and despite my attempts to avoid him he corners me . After a few minutes he starts telling me about a Harley his buddy has built that is getting 100 MPG due to the "magic" carburetor it is running . I made the mistake of attempting to explain why that can't happen , (stoiciometry , aero drag , etc) . He got kind of defensive , hem-hawed a bit , and left . Hmm , now that I think about it , maybe it wasn't a mistake  :grin:

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #685 on: October 15, 2017, 03:10:04 PM »
At least this was in Jr. high...one kid would swear up and down that his daddy's 58 Ford with 6cyl. and three on the tree would turn 13 second quarter miles. And no, his daddy did not have a race version.
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #686 on: October 16, 2017, 08:25:31 AM »
 My daddies 58 ford with V8 wouldn't do that, I know, I tried.
 Maybe with the body removed along with any other extra weight, and a set of tires that had traction.
 Dads' 58 would burn rubber and chirp tires during gear changes though.  After all, it was a 312 inch V8.
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #687 on: November 06, 2017, 09:15:44 PM »
My good gosh....



                        ...this thread is still alive!
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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #688 on: November 06, 2017, 10:30:02 PM »
My good gosh....



                        ...this thread is still alive!

 Mat , this thread is gonna go on forever , because folks keep saying stupid things about motorcycles :laugh:

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Re: The stupidest thing anyone ever said to you regarding motorcycles
« Reply #689 on: November 06, 2017, 10:41:29 PM »
There are no stupid motorcycles, but there sure are stupid people commenting on them.
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