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It’s been commented on by many scooter riders that riders on Harley-Davidson motorcycles seldom wave back when waved to. It should be pointed out that there are some very good reasons for what might seem like anti-social behavior…

They’re afraid it will void their factory warranty

Leather and studs make it too difficult to raise their arm

They refuse to wave at anyone whose bike might already be paid off

They won’t let go of the handlebar, because it might vibrate off

They’re angry over the second mortgage they had to take out to buy their Harleys

They can’t tell if other riders are actually waving, or just trying to cover their ears

They’re upset that after spending $30,000 they still don’t own a bike that’s as comfortable as a Burgman

To be fair we should point out that sometimes Goldwing riders don’t wave back either. Again, there are some perfectly valid reasons for their seemingly snobbish attitudes…

They have arthritis, and it is difficult to raise their arm

They were asleep when the other rider waved

They were in the midst of a three-way conference call with their stock broker and their accessories dealer

They were simultaneously adjusting their air suspension, seat height, seat temperature, programmable CD player, and satellite navigation system

The onboard espresso machine had just finished pouring a cappuccino

They couldn’t find the “automatic wave-back” button on their control panel

They’re upset that after spending $50,000 they still don’t own a bike that’s as cool as a Burgman
 

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Brian:

I've found that most riders wave back, including Harley riders.
 

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wave

they wave back when you wave with a gun in your hand.
 

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Edwljoseph said:
I've found that most riders wave back, including Harley riders.
It's a joke, Eddie. Don't over-analyze it. :roll:
 

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As funny as it is, it's so close to the truth
And I didn't know the Goldwings had a wave back button :lol:
 

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I totally agree. Very funny!!
 

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*moved it here from General Discussion*
By the way...Very Funny!
 

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Brian said:
The onboard espresso machine had just finished pouring a cappuccino
Hmmmm.... onboard espresso maker. Almost enough to tempt me into a Goldwing. :)
 

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Maybe I shouldn't admit this, but I RARELY wave at anyone. And I am a verey social "people person". Not a sour puss or poser. It's just that I spend about 2 months or so a year in Europe, where I do ALOT of scootering, and there NOBODY waves. No more so then you would wave at other cars. It just isn't done. Ever. I'll wave back if I see someone wave at me and I have time, but that's it.

It also strikes me as funny sometimes that here in the US, we gun each down like crazy, but wave to each other on bikes. Then if the other guy doesn't wave back, we want to gun him down.



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Bleeder said:
No more so then you would wave at other cars. It just isn't done. Ever.

Errrr. Here perople in cages do wave at each other. Found it a bit strange after being away for several years.

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It also strikes me as funny sometimes that here in the US, we gun each down like crazy, but wave to each other on bikes. Then if the other guy doesn't wave back, we want to gun him down.
Beware! The trucks here have gunracks and if they feel so inclined, they often have the firepower to "gun him down" (along with his brothers, cousins, friends, and dogs). :violent3:
 

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Bill, here in CA cages don't wave at each other. At least I've never seen that, and I've lived here my entire life. But it's funny you mentioned that. My brother just moved last October from here to Pulaski, TN, and he was just telling me EXACTLY what you just said - about the wave, the guns, everything. I believe he said the wave consisted of raising your 4 fingers from the hand gripping the top of the wheel. Anyway, I thought that was real interesting.





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Bleeder said:
My brother just moved last October from here to Pulaski, TN, and he was just telling me EXACTLY what you just said - about the wave, the guns, everything. I believe he said the wave consisted of raising your 4 fingers from the hand gripping the top of the wheel.
Pulaski? He moved to Pulaski (didn't just break down and couldn't get parts in the one horse town)? He chose to move there (without a shotgun pointed at him)? :lol:

If you ever head out this way to visit your brother, let me know. I'm only about 30 miles from Pulaski and therefore allowed ... nay required to make fun of them. ;)

He nailed the 4 finger salute. The other option is to raise the 4 fingers of the left hand that is either on the open window or wrapped around the Budwiser bottle (propped on the window ledge).
 

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LOL!!!

Yes, I'm with you all the way - I thought Pulaski residents were like Iowans, the only people who lived there were folks who were unaware that they are free to leave. But no, he actually LIKES it there.



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I know as a fact up north they wave a lot in there cages,
closed hand with only the center finger raised . :lol:
 

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<<They couldn’t find the “automatic wave-back” button on their control panel>>

:thumbleft: Reminds me of that line about Barbie: "I hate Barbie...that b**** has everything!" :D If the GWs don't have one, you can bet they soon will! (Maybe the H-Ders aren't waving 'cause they're trying to keep their handlebars from falling off.) :cry:
 

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Invincsum said:
...(Maybe the H-Ders aren't waving 'cause they're trying to keep their handlebars from falling off.) :cry:
Brian said:
They won’t let go of the handlebar, because it might vibrate off
:D
 

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Brian said:
Invincsum said:
...(Maybe the H-Ders aren't waving 'cause they're trying to keep their handlebars from falling off.) :cry:
Brian said:
They won’t let go of the handlebar, because it might vibrate off
:D

I wonder if the handlebars vibrating off is a standard feature on an option?
 

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JD said:
I wonder if the handlebars vibrating off is a standard feature on an option?
It's an optional feature.

The automatic driveway oiler, however, is standard. :D
 

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LOL!!!! :lol:
 

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I would join in with picking on HD owners and riders
but I was raised not to pick on people less fortunate then me . :lol:
 
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