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Re: The Wave
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2005, 08:53:47 pm »
so I mostly hang on with my left thumb and raise my fingers.  Low down if not holding on at the time.  Most riders wave in these area unless you get a pack of them.  I just hold my fingers up or out when a group go by.  Why do so many people use the peace sign? 
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Re: The Wave
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2005, 02:21:14 am »
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Why do so many people use the peace sign?

Maybe it's wishful thinking because there doesn't seem to much of it around these days.  :(
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Re: The Wave
« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2005, 07:01:20 pm »
Hey I got a thumbs down wave today!  Now what... does a lion jump out of the bushes and eat me?
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Re: The Wave
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2005, 10:07:49 am »
I had a guy pass me once on a HD with massive ape-hangers who waved his foot.  I almost fell over.  I have since adopted the "foot wave" and it is starting to catch on in small,  lesser known areas of Quonochontaug Rhode Island.  Keep a look out for the "foot wave"...

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Re: The Wave
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2005, 10:12:27 am »
Seems like I get a lot of waves while I'm in the middle of a turn. I generally have lowish bars anyway, so I mostly hang on with my left thumb and raise my fingers.


What gets me are the knee draggers who give you a big wave from about 15 degrees above the road.  Smart asses.....

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Re: The Wave
« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2005, 05:37:05 pm »
Love the avatar, Jotor!!

I have a mini die-cast 750 that I was going to do that with, but you beat me to it!

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Re: The Wave
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2005, 07:49:52 pm »
Just about every biker around here (Nashville TN) is friendly.  Including the harley riders AND the crotchies.  I get waves and return waves with 95% of all the bikers I pass.  I guess it's that gentile southern thang.
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Re: The Wave
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2005, 09:37:58 am »
i think your right Dan.

although if your riding in NC its a lil different.

freakin 4wheelers tailgate the crap out of you so bad im affraid to lift my hand from the grip.

otherwise most people round here love to wave at everything...
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Re: The Wave
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2006, 04:22:17 pm »
I HAD AN APIFANY TODAY.

I was pondering the origin of "the wave"

and as I was riding along...  it came to me!

Waving is an effective way to attract attention to yourself and other riders.

so quite possibly its in our best interest to wave and wave often.

or am I just spinning my wheels?
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Re: The Wave
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2006, 05:43:54 pm »
yes, agreed.

and, i always enjoy a nice tapity tap tap f 'ing tap on the horn button when others invade my lane.   :-*
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Re: The Wave
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2006, 05:55:37 pm »
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and, i always enjoy a nice tapity tap tap f 'ing tap on the horn button when others invade my lane

i agree i do my fair share of honking myself

i was thinking of a dual set of horns "low profile but loud"

but it wouldnt work.
the people i honk at are usually on the damn phone,
or they have the sterio on so loud i cant hear my own freakin motor.
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Re: The Wave
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2006, 06:54:24 pm »
Tailgaters are a real pain in the ass, .5'' steel ball bearings thrown over the shoulder might be a deterrent for some offenders.
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Re: The Wave
« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2006, 06:23:12 am »
you know what??

this gives me an idea for a new post..
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Re: The Wave
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2006, 09:38:51 pm »
I usually do the down low wave.

I wave at everyone on two wheels, even if it is a moped. It is funny I get less returned waves from the new metric bike bunch.

It is funny when I had my Harley's the Harley  rideras  would always wave, even if I had decied to ride one of my Honda's that day. I have had some wave with a polite snicker when I was on my Honda then would look shocked an hour later when I pulled up to the watering Hole (KICKSTART SALOON< Topeka, Ks) on my Heritage.
BUT.....New Metric owners would snub me no matter if I was on my Harley or one of my "old" Hondas. ??? Go Figure.
I always just assumed that they were such novice riders, on their first bike, that they were afraid to take their hands off the handlebars!
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Re: The Wave
« Reply #39 on: February 23, 2006, 06:03:59 am »
yea,say what you want about harley riders,but i think wingers are the worst bunch out there.
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Re: The Wave
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2006, 09:52:28 am »
well I think im gonna start this year by trying to start a new trend.

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Re: The Wave
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2006, 10:30:08 am »
Mine's aJudaean People's Front fisttothesideofthehead wave.

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Re: The Wave
« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2006, 01:46:37 pm »
I nod. But if its a modern (faired ) bike I wait for the other guy to go first 'cos I got sick of being ignored by the plastic fantastic brigade. If its an older bike (unfaired), I'm happy to nod first.

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Re: The Wave
« Reply #43 on: April 22, 2006, 01:57:38 pm »
A couple weeks ago a new gold wing passed me going my direction.  He gave a big wave as he went by.   I fell in behind him and then a couple cruisers came other way and he did the "foot thing".
Laughed the rest of the way home. first time I had seen it.



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Re: The Wave
« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2006, 06:46:22 pm »
usually wave at anyhting on two wheels, but have never had a good response from the HARD lookin harley guys.... so dont bother, the harley guys that are out there in there mid life crisis usually wave though.... but the tassley leathers gives them away ;D... being a rider of both plastic and steel...  i do find that sport bike riders respond more to the CBR than to the CB.... but the CB gets heaps more attentions when you park it some where, so i think the CB is more inclined to get attention.... just my two bobs worth..peace
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Re: The Wave
« Reply #46 on: March 15, 2007, 01:32:59 pm »
When bigger brother was ridin the h-d and I wasnt ridin yet, he would wave at the h-ds below the bar down low and ignore streetbikes whether they waved or not. When I started ridin the honda, I would wave at everyone. Ill extend a better "handshake" to the harley fellas, under the bars usually two fingered than most. Dont know if it a respect thing, or that Im an inch away from putin the downpayment on the dynaglide. I dont take offence if they dont wave back. Sure think its funny when my harley ridin brother is on his honda and doesnt get his wave back he gets all bent out of shape...
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Re: The Wave
« Reply #47 on: July 19, 2007, 07:00:23 am »
Before posting a new waive topic, I decided to revive this thread.

After reading through the post, I noticed that most have the same experiences that I have, even with me only a little less than 600 street miles under my belt. I've grown up with dirt bikes, ATV's go-karts, and driving all over at 12 years of age in Bobtail Bronco's.

I look at riding as a two-wheel experience. I waive at all riders and so far, the most unreturned come from HD guys riding together---usually younger in age; I am 27 btw.

I believe that more riders need to ban together and increase rider awareness. In IL if you hit a construction worker it's up to 14 years in jail and a 10000 dollar fine. I'd like to see the same enforcement applied to hitting a motorcyclist. Granted some riders feel the need to go exceedingly fast or have a few alcohol drinks and that is the riders fault, but in events where people are in outerspace and run people over, that needs to have a higher punishment.

Bikes are a great way to quickly curb America's thirst for petro, go juice, and reduce the congestion that major areas are plagued with.

In sticking with the topic, even if I don't get a waive from the first group of riders, I still extend the limb below the bars for the next group. It's a bike thing.

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Re: The Wave
« Reply #48 on: July 20, 2007, 08:17:39 am »
I knew not about waving. I suppose I'll find out how I waive when I'm given my first opportunity. Chances are I'll be scare sh!tless to take my hand of the handlebar.

I did own a jeep for a while and jeep people waive to eachother as well. I guess the fellowship there is that you and he both know if the sh!t hits the fan you've both got a vehicle that can get you out of it... if its running that is.
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Re: The Wave
« Reply #49 on: July 23, 2007, 07:38:13 am »
I tend to wave only when waved to.  Around this area I've noticed most H-D riders won't wave, and no BMW riders will.  I also find more waves come from solo riders than two-ups.

The wave also seems to be predicated by a head turn.  It's almost like a tell so neither rider will extend a hand without the gesture being returned.  Once both heads turns and each rider has acknowledge the presence of the other, a wave (or nod) will follow.  On the other hand, if I see an oncoming rider who doesn't turn his head towards me, I know I'll be ignored.

But I've also found that acknowledgment doesn't simply occur when passing in opposite directions.  I pulled up behind a 919 one time at a light and he kept looking in his mirror until I gave him a nod.

It seems like as vintage bike riders, most other riders (who will be on H-D's, sport bikes, or metric cruisers) don't know what to make of us.  At least in my area, we're a rare breed.

 

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