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View Poll Results: Waving as you pass another rider?
Wave to all riders 192 89.72%
Wave to sportbike riders 8 3.74%
Wave to riders on same type bike 4 1.87%
Wave to no one 10 4.67%
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:42 PM   #81
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I wave if im not too busy pay attention to traffic. I'll usually nod if im stopped.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:36 PM   #82
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I ride an HD with MC colors on, and just like the little sportbikers who try to blow me off the road every once in a while to get a shock in a blaze of unsafe riding of epic proportions, I reciprocate the total nihilistic shock value from an HD to a sportbike by surprising the absolute out of them with a simple wave. They almost fall off their bikes when I do.

No seriously, if the HD riders have kind of an attitude about sportbikers, it's because an awful awful lot of sportbikers who are around HD riders try to show us up. We really don't care what people ride, we care how people act. We go low and slow, and if you wanna be Zippy-the-Scootmaster, hey, knock yourself out. But it doesn't impress us, so don't bother coming by revving and wheelies and blasting past with 6 inch clearance and all that nonsense. That just happens SO much, I can't tell you.

But I still wave.
Maybe they are not trying to impress you but are just riding.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:18 PM   #83
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I usually wave. Always to sport bike riders...but the HD riders are a little too cool for me sometimes
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:05 AM   #84
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Maybe they are not trying to impress you but are just riding.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:49 AM   #85
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I don't understand, maybe the wrong link was copied on your clip board.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:45 AM   #86
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I ride an HD with MC colors on, and just like the little sportbikers who try to blow me off the road every once in a while to get a shock in a blaze of unsafe riding of epic proportions, I reciprocate the total nihilistic shock value from an HD to a sportbike by surprising the absolute out of them with a simple wave. They almost fall off their bikes when I do.

No seriously, if the HD riders have kind of an attitude about sportbikers, it's because an awful awful lot of sportbikers who are around HD riders try to show us up. We really don't care what people ride, we care how people act. We go low and slow, and if you wanna be Zippy-the-Scootmaster, hey, knock yourself out. But it doesn't impress us, so don't bother coming by revving and wheelies and blasting past with 6 inch clearance and all that nonsense. That just happens SO much, I can't tell you.

But I still wave.
I.. find this hard to believe.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:54 AM   #87
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I wave at all motorcycles, but I've noticed that a lot of HD riders ignore sportbike riders...
I ride a HD and wave to all riders. Normally when someone doesn't wave back it is a sport bike rider.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:10 PM   #88
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We have same issue in the Jeep world too. The bikes that dont wave back is because you have bike owners and bikers. Big difference! Most times if I dont get a return its because they are busy with safety concerns, or they are to busy rockin the costume!
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:34 PM   #89
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The badasses an HD's won't wave. I say em and don't even waste my waves on them.
I've personally seen Bluewave wave (hand down) at a biker, other rider ignored, then raise hand to the bird over the shoulder... I laughed my off since I also waved at them
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:02 PM   #90
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I got a low wave from a HD rider on Sunday morning.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:36 PM   #91
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:16 PM   #92
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I hate it! I think it's one of the stupidest things in the world. Do you wave when you are in your cage to other drivers? What I do like to do is wave like at people who wave at me when I'm riding. I wave like Forrest Gump waves at Lt. Dan when he shows up to be a hand on his shrimping boat except I stay on my bike and don't jump off!
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:20 PM   #93
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I want to change my name on the forum now to Zippy-the-Scootmaster!
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:01 PM   #94
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I hate it! I think it's one of the stupidest things in the world. Do you wave when you are in your cage to other drivers? What I do like to do is wave like at people who wave at me when I'm riding. I wave like Forrest Gump waves at Lt. Dan when he shows up to be a hand on his shrimping boat except I stay on my bike and don't jump off!
Seems you've missed the point of waving.

Daft Punk pretty much summed it up...

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Even Jeep guys wave to each other. When you ride, you automatically enlist yourself into a brotherhood whether you like it or not. When I wave, Im simply acknowledging another "brother" and saying "right on". If you don't wave back, whether it be because it wasn't convenient, you didn't see me, or you just didn't feel like it, I'm still wishing you a fun and safe ride.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:26 PM   #95
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I put my arm up to signal I'm pitting that lap. I don't see too much on-coming traffic when I'm on the bike.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:44 AM   #96
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Seems you've missed the point of waving.

Daft Punk pretty much summed it up...
True that , it only takes a brief second to wave , it's an acknowlegement to another human being.
If you grew up in a small town , mostly everyone waves or says hello .
Guess it is a matter of upbringing for some.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:53 AM   #97
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for me personally , its more about situation.

i dont wave on the hi-way or anywhere its dangerous for me to wave.

on sundays, through town yeah i'll be more likely to wave.

Not waving (much) in the morning.

Definitely not waving with a passenger on back (she waves though)

and any other time that is super convenient i wave, but as murphy's law would dictate theres always a pothole or something dangerous preventing me from doing so.

HD'ers dont have any problem waving to me (my headlight is bigger/rounder than theirs and by the time we've past they realize its not a HD it seems)

And , I sorta stopped waving altogether after I rode outside the country. They dont really wave much elsewhere I've been, didnt see any wavers in Australia, too many bikes to wave at in thailand although I do find that I wave to cute girls out there quite more often. [funny fact: in aus they call all bikers "bikees" so when you hear about biker gang crime in the news its always "The bikies were at it again" etc. sorta takes the hard- element out of the picture no? =p]

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Old 07-24-2012, 12:13 PM   #98
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Your new road name! I'm going to copyright that for commercial purposes. Stickers sold here, $10 each, guaranteed to give your bike 10 more HP.

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Old 07-27-2012, 09:11 PM   #99
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i wave to any rider... imo they take the same risk all other riders no matter what 2 wheeled monster they ride... only time i dont is when im in a turn shifting or im busy with maintaining my safety. other than that... sure they get my wave, sometimes i even wave first
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