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Old 11-20-2006, 09:47 AM   #1
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Is the world full of more stupid people then I think when it comes to bike vocab?

Something ive been noticing for a while now, when someone talks to me about having a bike that is a person who does not ride or a cruiser rider, For the most part I dont bother saying the whole "hondarc511000ccvtwinblahblahblah"
I just tell them I have a sportbike, plain and simple, because I know they wont understand any details I give them.

Well more often then not, I get these people I say sportbike, and they still stare at me blankly. I have to end up saying like "crotchrocket" and it just clicks and they know right away.

Does this happen to anyone else? are people this stupid now adays that they dont even know what a term like "SPORTBIKE" means? It makes me want to punch babys to say crotchrocket, what else do they think I could be talking about when I say sportbike, a flipping goldwing?
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Old 11-20-2006, 09:51 AM   #2
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I know what you mean.
However, try "sportbike", a "crotchrocket" is what you GF has in the nightstand for when your aren't there.:laughing6
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Old 11-20-2006, 09:57 AM   #4
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LOL, patrick, is it still too early for you? the whole topic is about how I do use SB, but no one gets that
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Yeah, it all got jumbled up in the middle so I read the end. LMAO!
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Old 11-20-2006, 10:19 AM   #6
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same thing happens to me, nobody understands unless you say "crotchrocket" then they all immediately know.
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I tell them 'sportbike-type' and I get back "One of those fast ones?" or sometimes "YOU ride a crotchrocket?" and I just reply "Yup."
Trying to tell them anything about sport-touring or whatnot, they'd never get it.
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Old 11-20-2006, 06:47 PM   #9
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It takes time to learn even if you have ridden one. For example of a first bike, person that owns a yzf 600, zzr600, st1100, bandit 1200s, or anything similar would think that it is a sport. think about the integrated turn signal? Did you know that the ordinary folks will not understand what it means when it is flashing? Is Honda interceptor consider as a touring or sport category?
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:02 PM   #13
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I have no idea what level5 is talking about.
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:23 PM   #14
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Some people own their first bike as a touring bike but they claimed it to be a sport bike or cruiser. Some people just have no ideas about bikes unless you owned one for a long time to realized/learned what you have.
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:31 PM   #15
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still..we need to stop inbreeding.

"I have a sportbike"
"...."
"you kknow, a sportbike, the fast ones
"..."
"crotchrocket...."
"OHHHH, ok cool, allright.
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:44 PM   #16
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still..we need to stop inbreeding.

"I have a sportbike"
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"you kknow, a sportbike, the fast ones
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"crotchrocket...."
"OHHHH, ok cool, allright.
how long have you been riding scrapp?
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Old 11-20-2006, 10:09 PM   #17
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since april
ive done 4-5k or something combined with both bikes (had the 250 before this, if you dont remember)
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Old 11-21-2006, 03:31 AM   #18
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i say its a hybrid and laugh in thier face:laughing6 :laughing6 :laughing6
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ive done 4-5k or something combined with both bikes (had the 250 before this, if you dont remember)

That explains the questions. Nothing bad, just figured you for a noob. The only dumb question is the one you don't ask. Keep them coming
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I don't mind the term "crotch rocket" actually I think it is pretty humorous and true. I mean think about it we have alot of hp in our crotch and when cars see us more than double the speed they are driving we probably do look like a rocket going by.

What didn't go over well is when my wife told our associate pastor at church that I rode a crotch rocket and he gave her a funny look.
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