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Top 10 Reasons why Motorcyclists dont wave back

Discussion in 'Jokes and Humour' at netrider.net.au started by Takamii, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. thanks to carnberrariders.org

    Top Ten Reaons Why Motorcyclists Don't Wave Back

    Top Ten Reasons Why Harley Riders Don't Wave Back

    10. Afraid it will invalidate warranty.
    9. Leather and studs make it too heavy to raise arm.
    8. Refuse to wave to anyone whose bike is already paid for.
    7. Afraid to let go of handlebars because they might vibrate off.
    6. Rushing wind would blow scabs off the new tattoos.
    5. Angry because just took out second mortgage to pay luxury tax on new Harley.
    4. Just discovered the fine print in owner's manual and realized H-D is partially owned by Honda.
    3. Can't tell if other riders are waving or just reaching to cover their ears like everyone else.
    2. Remembers the last time a Harley rider waved back, he impaled his hand on spiked helmet.
    1. They're too tired from spending hours polishing all that chrome to lift their arms.

    Top Ten Reasons Why Gold Wing Riders Don't Wave Back

    10. Wasn't sure whether other rider was waving or making an obscene gesture.
    9. Afraid might get frostbite if hand is removed from heated grip.
    8. Has arthritis and the past 400 miles have made it difficult to raise arm.
    7. Reflection from etched windshield momentarily blinded him.
    6. The espresso machine just finished.
    5. Was actually asleep when other rider waved.
    4. Was in a three-way conference call with stockbroker and accessories dealer.
    3. Was distracted by odd shaped blip on radar screen.
    2. Was simultaneously adjusting the air suspension, seat height, programmable CD player, seat temperature, and satellite navigation system.
    1. Couldn't find the "auto wave back" button on dashboard.

    Top Ten Reasons Why Sportbike Riders Don't Wave Back

    10. They have not been riding long enough to know they're supposed to.
    9. They're going too fast to have time enough to register the movement and respond.
    8. You weren't wearing bright enough gear.
    7. If they stick their arm out going that fast they'll rip it out of the socket.
    6. They're too occupied with trying to get rid of their chicken strips.
    5. They look way too cool with both hands on the bars or they don't want to unbalance themselves while standing on the tank.
    4. Their skin tight-Kevlar- ballistic- nylon-kangaroo- leather suits prevent any position other than fetal.
    3. Raising an arm allows bugs into the armholes of their tank tops.
    2. It's too hard to do one-handed stoppies.
    1. They were too busy slipping their flip-flop back on.

    Top Ten Reasons Why BMW Riders Don't Wave Back

    10. New Aerostich suit too stiff to raise arm.
    9. Removing a hand from the bars is considered "bad form."
    8. Your bike isn't weird enough looking to justify acknowledgement.
    7. Too sore from an 800-mile day on a stock "comfort" seat.
    6. Too busy programming the GPS, monitoring radar, listening to iPod, XM, and talking on the cell phone.
    5. He's an Iron Butt rider and you're not!
    4. Wires from Gerbings is too short.
    3. You're not riding the "right kind" of BMW.
    2. You haven't been properly introduced.
    1. Afraid it will be misinterpreted as a friendly gesture.

    Top Ten Reasons Why Scooter Riders Don't Wave Back

    10. How can they wave back when nobody waves to them in the first place?
    9. Was too busy enjoying the imaginary rainbow left in the scooters wake in the mirror.
    8. Are you serious, wave to one of them big scary bikers?!
    7. Too scared to take a hand of the bar, after all pantyhose and suit jacket don't do much to prevent gravel rash.
    6. too busy applying makeup whilst riding
    5. Waving is so last season.
    4. Waving to Someone who's helmet doesn't match there gloves and bike - are you serious?
    3. Eye makeup so thick they didnt see the wave.
    2. Pffttt....whatever! Talk to the hand.
    1. To busy looking at my reflection in the shop window.
  2. Ha, gold! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, very funny. Alot of thought went into that and it produced a fair wack of humour.
  3. yeap there funny..thx
  4. Scooter one is the best...coz it is true !
  5. lol, my favourite, :p
  6. No no, we scooter riders won't wave because the extra wind resistance will cause the engine to stall.
  7. Who waves on a bike, haven't they seen all the nodding threads? :/
  8. yep, i always nod at fellow riders, not harleys, and if they dont i curse under my helmet..lol but i like it and shows an etiquette with all riders in a way. Maybe cars shld adopt that instead of trying to race each other to get that one spot in front of them at the lights.
    made me smile that list.!
  9. good one
  10. Lmao nice find ML. Forwarded it onto some mates who are in far riders (they are doing a bathurst run in nov if i recall - my old boy is tagging along. I would, but my 250 make that run and back? nah!).

    I nod to an individual biker... sometimes wave to groups.
    I ignore anyone with a face mask as ive never, not once ever, gotten a nod or wave back, so i save myself the effort now.
  11. yesterday at the bike shop i gave the nod and abit of a hey to Harley rider, and he looked at me as if to say wtf did you just notice my existence lol
  12. #13 Freeform, Oct 13, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 13, 2015
    I've had about a 25% success rate getting harley riders to nod/wave.
    And pretty much everyone that did was on the GOR in the sun, I think the vitamin D + great road gave them a sudden boost of 'happy' chemical and they snapped out of their proverbial bitterness.
    Oh and when they wave, WOW they wave.
    Sort of like this
  13. If I'm on the R1 (Black) with all my dark/black gear on (including mean dark visor), I'll get about 3 in every 4 HD riders nodding, some even initiating it.
    Must be the black mean bastard look they seem to feel 'at home' with ???
    Got me stuffed...
  14. I've taken to giving all those hard-ass HD riders the 'freedom/black power salute' while laughing at them. Got some funny looks in return. They dont know what to do!
  15. yesterday i was out riding around Brisbane, i come pass 5 or 6 riders and gave the nod to every one i passed. now i know yesterday was a dam windy day in Brisbane but not one gave a nod back.