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Not getting the nod anymore... because I'm on a naked?

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by Lectre, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. I just bought myself a tough little streetfighter (SV1000) and am finding that bike riders don't seem to nod at me anymore! I used to own a cbr600, but I'm still the same guy!! I mean, in Bris-vegas everyone nods to each other (especially sportsbike riders) but now nobody is giving or returning the nod.
    I gave up long ago giving the nod to cruiser riders, but COME ON !! You can even get SV1000's with half fairings!!

    thoughts?


     
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  2. Possible lecter but not likley, i used to nod at everything on two wheels...
     
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  3. I noted that... on the ZZR250 I got nodded at most of the time... on the ER-5 hardly ever... then as soon as I got on the ZX6R everyone is nodding at me... I don't know why that is... I nod/wave to everyone!
     
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  4. I feel ya man. My bike is in the shop after an accident and I haven't been getting any respect on my trail bike.
     
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  5. They're too busy trying to figure out what you're riding.


    "Hmmm, those lights remind me of some of the older Ducatis..."


    "... but clearly the angle of the front-fairing lends itself more to a Yammy FZ model..."


    "... was that a little centre globe I saw lit up, like early 2000 model Kwaka ZX's?..."



    *4km's later*


    "Aha! It was an SV! Of course!... I should have nodded or waved to that guy."
     
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  6. Surely no biker would be that shallow :shock:





    :p
     
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  7. may be all those nods i thought i was getting where in fact people shaking there heads at me...

    "WTF is that thing road worthy? man that thing blowing more smoke than a forest fire... AND WTF ISTHAT RATTLE???"


    oops

    never had a problem with the getting the nod
     
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  8. nah people just don't like you :p
     
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  10. they're probally scared that they'd loose an eye if they noded any where near it.... LOOK AT ALL THOSE SHARP POINTS!
     
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  11. I nod to everyone! I'm a noob really (been riding for about 5 months) and don't know what most of the bikes are so everyone gets a nod.

    Even if I knew what the bikes were I'd still nod everyone. :wink:

    :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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  12. nice bike!
    my BF rides a Cb1300 & he gets nodded at.
    maybe they're suzuki haters or something :LOL:
     
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  13. 23_11_62.

    No fairing, no nods.

    If it matters so much to ya, get ya CBR back. fing06.

    Sook.
     
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  14. Your new bike is gorgeous Lectre.....
    I'm not a 'bike racist'...I'll nod at ya on the next QLD ride! :grin:
     
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  15. +1 no trouble getting mods, surely they're not admiring the mighty 1982 BC250RS :shock: (Or more likely amazment at it getting past the first hill!!)
     
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  16. Where's that Noddy picture again :roll:
     
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  17. word!!
    i've got the 1983 gsx250.... [/quote]
     
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  18. Maybe you are riding naked thats scaring them :p
     
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  19. I've noticed the same thing..

    My first bike ws a black naked 250 Zeal. Everybody nodded at me, including cruiser riders.

    My next bike was a blue zzr250. Only some sportsbike riders nodded at me, and no cruiser riders nodded.

    My current ride is a black trx850. Everybody nods at me again, including metric cruiser riders, and harley sportster riders. But not ducatti riders :)) fair enough too I spose.

    I've come to the conclusion that
    * if your bike is black cruiser riders are likely to nod.
    * if your bike is a faired tourer then sportsbike riders don't nod.
    * if your bike is a faired sportsbike then tourers dont nod.

    Does this help?
     
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  20. Sucks to have a sports tourer then, no one nods :rofl:
     
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