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DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby FM-USA » Fri May 01, 2015 7:26 am



I've heard this phrase a lot over the years whenever I talk to others about riding year round or long rides or in rain storms, etc.. "Oh you're one of those hard core bikers". I immediately make it a point to say, "I am not a Biker, I am a motorcyclist, there's a HUGE difference".
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So curiously, how do you perceive the differences of biker and motorcyclist?
PLEASE keep it short, a line or three is all we really need.
ALSO, there's no need to DEEPLY DISPARAGE anyone who they are or what they ride. I-KNOW, i-know, HD vs GoldWing... too easy of a target.
Fun-Puns are fine just no nasty stuff. (not interested in starting WW3)

Any longer than a few lines and folks tend not to read it all. *IF* you're like me, I skim read it and miss things.
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I'll start so you get the idea.
It does not have to be written like mine, do your style.
LOL... ENJOY! ;)
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The difference between a biker and a motorcyclist is...
..a motorcyclist stores, on the bike, the proper attire if it rains.
..a motorcyclist will ride there bikes wherever they go, HD's trailer theirs.
..a motorcyclist can smile as they ride, bikers dare not. (biker bikes have no room for a toothbrush 8-) )
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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby Ol' Man » Fri May 01, 2015 7:41 am

But... but... what about us trikers, of which I are one? :lol:
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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby FM-USA » Fri May 01, 2015 7:45 am

If your trike has a car plate, NOT allowed. :shock:
kid'n of coarse
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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby Ol' Man » Fri May 01, 2015 7:53 am

My trike is a 1996 GL1500A with Motor Trike conversion with motorcycle plates, thank you very much. ;)
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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby Fiberthree » Fri May 01, 2015 10:28 am

Somebody hit a nerve....

Motorclclist is more refined and has more class than a "Biker".
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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby FM-USA » Fri May 01, 2015 12:10 pm

Ol' Man wrote:My trike is a 1996 GL1500A with Motor Trike conversion with motorcycle plates, thank you very much. ;)


Kinda got away from the threads content.
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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby littlebeaver » Fri May 01, 2015 12:48 pm

Bikers drag their knuckles on the ground, And they are tough, and mean and they scare people... Motorcyclist travel, have more of the adventure instinct in them....Do not scare people....At all.... There, 3 lines,, that's gotta be a record for me.... :lol:

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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby NVSB4 » Fri May 01, 2015 1:11 pm

I think the primary difference is the use.

The biker stays around town while a motorcyclist goes on trips.
A biker adds chrome, while a motorcyclist adds accessories.
A biker has a babe, while ...wait, that may not be the best example.

I also have a couple of pages of "You may be a biker if" that I'll try and find and post.

One off the top of my head..You may be a biker if you own 26 black t-shirts.
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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby FM-USA » Fri May 01, 2015 2:30 pm

schoenthal wrote:I think the primary difference is the use.
The biker stays around town while a motorcyclist goes on trips.
A biker adds chrome, while a motorcyclist adds accessories.
A biker has a babe, while ...wait, that may not be the best example.
I also have a couple of pages of "You may be a biker if" that I'll try and find and post.
One off the top of my head..You may be a biker if you own 26 black t-shirts.

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Do stretch them pages out.

LOL, that's a good one. But I'll add to it.
A biker has a babe, while motorcyclists have ladies.

I have 26 white T-Shirts, what's that make me? :?:

Motorcyclists will ride for hours. Bikers make four stops per-hour.

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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby NVSB4 » Fri May 01, 2015 3:14 pm

FM-USA wrote:I have 26 white T-Shirts, what's that make me? :?:


I guess it all depends if they are the ones with no sleeves (wife beaters?)

You may be a biker if:
You think black and orange would make good house colors.
Jehovah’s Witnesses won't talk to you.
It's impossible to see out of your truck's rear view mirror because of all the Harley stickers
You need one more hole punched in your card to get a freebie at the House of Tattoo
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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby garwil » Fri May 01, 2015 3:26 pm

I kind of feel the same way about this as I do the "Who do you wave at" question.

I know there are posers, but I don't worry about them much.

I don't care if I am called a biker, or a motorcyclist, or whatever, because the speaker generally does not know me, or my riding habits/skills. I am more concerned about how friendly or hostile the speaker sounds.

If I am in a conversation with someone, and I can do so in a friendly manner, I try to correct misinformation about riding motorcycles. However, I have learned that many are not open minded about it one way or the other, so I don't work at it to hard.

Many of my family and friends are actively planning my funeral, and regularly tell me about it. If I cared what they thought, I might not ride. (kind of like those who think guns kill, but have no idea who has them, for how long, and how many (or few) they have ever killed (or tried to kill) with them).

So, whether you are a biker, or a rider, or a motorcyclist, I will wave when we pass, talk to you when I can, and help you when possible. I hope you will do the same.

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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby littlebeaver » Fri May 01, 2015 3:39 pm

that's way way way way more than 3 lines,,,, I protest.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby garwil » Fri May 01, 2015 3:44 pm

Sorry!
I did not read that part.
I hang my head in abject shame. :oops:

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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby 52wingnut » Fri May 01, 2015 4:11 pm

Bikers are elitists. It's HD or NOTHING!
Motorcyclists are in it for the ride.
Destination is just the place where you start planning your next ride.

There's your 3 sentences. And I definitely fall under the Motorcyclist description. I also wave at ALL riders and stop to help if needed. I don't care what you ride.
A day, month or year, it's all subjective when your riding!

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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby Dogsled » Fri May 01, 2015 4:45 pm

Well I been ridin since the late 60's and never called myself anything because I was never associated with anyone club. what you're lookin for is SOMEBODY else toi verify what you are......well\, send me 1000.00 bucks a year and i'll say your an outlaw....That's what you're lookin for, right? or join the AMA and become a chartermember of the largest droup of riders......Now that's pretty impressive......How about this....find a few local guys you can ride with and have friendship with.......can't beat that.....no dues.....no patches.
What's more important to you......what you are or what people think of you.....this is in EVERYTHING you do in life............you ain't never gonna be a commercial bad-ass on a Wing......................................Harley holds that bogus title.
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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby littlebeaver » Fri May 01, 2015 5:38 pm

I wear a Hawaiian shirt when I ride around because I just don't give a duck what anyone says about me....We can fight if they don't like my shirt.... :D

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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby ankgrays » Fri May 01, 2015 7:49 pm

I'm with littlebeaver...ANYBODY that disses a Hawaiian shirt better watch their backs!!

(Fight???...Like the Sharks and the Jets?)
I don't tolerate voluntary stupidity very well, and it seems to be rampant now-a-days.

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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby FM-USA » Fri May 01, 2015 7:54 pm

"you ain't never gonna be a commercial bad-ass on a Wing"
(I'm turning my head side to side to side to side) Where the HECK did that come from?
This isn't any Who's Who thread, just a fun little gathering of quips.
Don't be start'n no riot, too many of those going on already.
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littlebeaver wear'n a Hawaiian shirt when you ride?
You have all Ethnic groups of BEE's following you? :P
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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby Mag » Fri May 01, 2015 10:43 pm

Hawaiian Shirt when I am off the bike, tye dye hoodie when on the bike....never fit a mold, and wave to all you "bikers" and "motorcyclists" out there.....we are all on 2 or 3 wheels, that is all that matters. We shake hands with those with a common bond....and help all that are stuck.

Yup. Welcome to the family....whether you like it or not...

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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby themainviking » Sat May 02, 2015 7:11 am

I wear a patch on my leather that says "You do not have to be an outlaw to be a biker".

A biker is committed to the motorcycle lifestyle, while a motorcyclist is simply a hobbyist. It does not necessarily have anything to do with tough, or nasty, or what one rides. We had a guy that used to show up to all the charity runs on a 250 dirt/street bike, dressed all in black leather. People looked down on him because his bike was small. He would be riding along with the rest of the run and then he would peel off through a ditch and run some backroads, then rejoin the rest. He was the first one riding in the spring and the last one to stop in the fall. Now that is a biker.
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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby FM-USA » Sat May 02, 2015 7:54 am

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"So curiously, how do you perceive the differences of biker and motorcyclist?"
I suppose I missed a couple of words in that line?
"So curiously, how do you perceive the differences of the word usage, biker and motorcyclist?"
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Some of these answers can get this thread into trouble if one took offense.
Which makes me wonder,... maybe I should just request this thread be deleted?
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I seem to touch on near taboo subjects no one else dares to touch.
I'm NOT looking for conflict, just individual theories with different persona's of light hearted entertainment.
Strangely, I've also noticed where ever the word BIKER is used, it seems to bring out "certain types of attitudes" of some, and that's usually HD riders BUT NOT ALWAYS, tho it is a high percentage. THAT is from my experience over 50+ years of riding.
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As I said, I've ridden now 3.5 years straight in northern ILL.. In that time I've done everything I needed to do and continue to do so on my Wing.
Many say I'm a BIKER, but since I do it because I truly enjoy riding, I am a motorcyclist.
It's a word/phrase that's said and makes me feel like I'm one of those 1%'r. But of coarse, that's not correct... just my feelings of the word, biker.
Did I grow up in the 50's and early 60's watching those bad-bad BIKER movies? Some will say maybe, but at my ripe mid-old age, I know the difference.
So this is kinda ironic...
A motorcyclist ride for enjoyment, bikers have an agenda.
"Motorcyclist project wholesomeness, bikers project an image."
(but that's debatable)
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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby suvcw04 » Sat May 02, 2015 11:34 am

Motorcyclists wear helmets.
Bikers wear scarves.

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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby littlebeaver » Sat May 02, 2015 12:21 pm

I guess I am a Bikerist then,,lol OH by the way,,,Have you seen FM's knuckles lol...... :lol:
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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby RoadRogue » Sat May 02, 2015 12:36 pm

Its a matter of semantics, do you ride a bike or do you ride a motorcycle?
Go ahead and call me whichever one rolls off your tounge first, it really doesnt bother me either way. 8-)
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Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Postby FM-USA » Sat May 02, 2015 2:34 pm

littlebeaver wrote:I guess I am a Bikerist then,,lol OH by the way,,,Have you seen FM's knuckles lol...... :lol:

Their smaller, no callouses and cleaner than yours.
NYAAA-nyaaaa :)

no, wait.... I worked a ceramic tile job last week.
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