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The Biker Wave...

Post by Choctaw » Wed May 09, 2018 8:35 am



I'm finding the biker wave to be a bit distracting and frankly annoying. Anyone else ever feel this way?



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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by 823JIM » Wed May 09, 2018 9:04 am



NO! I don't feel that way at all. I find it refreshing that people with a common interest can be civil and friendly to each other. There is far to little civility these day. Too many people won't do anything to make someone else feel good or excepted unless there is something in it for themselves. So if you meet me on the road expect a wave and sorry if your annoyed. :D
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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by DarthJ » Wed May 09, 2018 12:11 pm

Not at all. If you don't want to do it, then don't worry about it. I wave at every bike I see, unless I need to clutch, then a nod suffices.
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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by WingAdmin » Wed May 09, 2018 12:24 pm

It's interesting that when I am riding up in Canada, EVERYONE waves.

Down here in Ohio, almost everyone waves...except for Harley riders. They're too cool for that, or, more often, they will only acknowledge other Harley riders.

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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by Good Hondog » Wed May 09, 2018 12:43 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 12:24 pm
...except for Harley riders. They're too cool for that, or, more often, they will only acknowledge other Harley riders.
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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by DaveO430 » Wed May 09, 2018 3:23 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 12:24 pm
It's interesting that when I am riding up in Canada, EVERYONE waves.

Down here in Ohio, almost everyone waves...except for Harley riders. They're too cool for that, or, more often, they will only acknowledge other Harley riders.
I get the snub a lot from harley riders, you can tell, they turn their head away. If someone just doesn't wave I think nothing of it.

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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by C-dub » Wed May 09, 2018 4:28 pm

I usually always wave or make some type of hand gesture, not obscene, but sometimes I miss another biker. Sometimes it is prudent to take my hand of the grip. I've never snubbed another biker and haven't noticed being snubbed. Even if I were it wouldn't bother me. That's their issue, not mine.

I've waved at Harley riders and they've waved back or initiated the wave.

Some of those that I've noticed that haven't waved back in some way always seem to be the younger riders.
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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by mterraci » Wed May 09, 2018 5:15 pm

Pretty much all of the bikers in central Florida wave. It's part of the brotherhood.

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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by Viking » Wed May 09, 2018 9:05 pm

We get all kinds round about here. We get the HD riders that wave, those that just open their hand on the handlebar grip, and those that refuse to wave and stare straight ahead. All the "other" brand riders wave, with the possible exceptions of the CanAm riders and some of the really junior sport bike riders. They seem to feel that nobody recognizes them as riders of motorcycles, and must snub in advance of being snubbed.

That said, when I ride my Harley, all the Harley riders wave without exception, but a lot of the "other" brand riders seem confused when and if I initiate a wave, and then wave back. The CanAm riders almost have accidents when I wave to them from the seat of a Harley, so I am really careful with them.

I find the whole scenario a tad bizarre as I have no clue what any of them are going to do. I do, however, know what I am going to do. I am going to wave at everyone, even when after waving, I realize it was someone I personally do not like. Better to get em all, than miss someone who might be offended. I hate to be the harbinger of another persons pain.

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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by larryc » Wed May 09, 2018 9:39 pm

If my left hand isn't busy and the traffic is reasonable, I wave. Sometimes I miss a bike, but not too often.

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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by dingdong » Thu May 10, 2018 7:28 am

I try to wave at everyone and I go out of my way to wave at all HD riders. lol
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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by PedroTQ » Thu May 10, 2018 5:23 pm

G'day to All! :D

Here in the Oz we ride on the wrong (or left) side of the road, this makes it difficult to wave properly so we have to open our throttle hand in a gesture of a wave or just nod our heads.

I find the only reply comes from grey/white bearded men (as i have a white Goatee), otherwise i get snubbed. I wave to anything on two or three wheels.
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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by Corkster52 » Thu May 10, 2018 5:33 pm

I wave to everyone I have time, and a spare hand to do so. I thought it was funny, a while back when I was taking a class to get my license, the instructor said "I wave to everyone on two wheels!" Guess he didn't care for trikes.

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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by golden highway » Thu May 10, 2018 6:04 pm

I always wave and most wave back if they are able. I have come across a few that I know saw me wave but choose to ignore other bikers. If they could only hear what I am saying about them as they pass. Maybe if they could text me as they pass they would participate.

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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by prtfndr » Tue May 15, 2018 12:37 pm

I will wave when i can. I never do it in corners however and I never go out of my way to catch it everytime

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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by rwofford » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:46 am

I always wave, if someone else doesn't I don't worry about it. Sometimes just like me they are looking somewhere else or concentrating on their riding.

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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:09 pm

as I always use the CC,

I like to wave at the HD crowd with my right hand :D
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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by FM-USA » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:44 pm

I try to wave every time, just camaraderie & courteous.
When I see a waving HD rider approaching I'll wave the same way back.
When one is low waving, I'll low wave back with my hand open. I'll catch parts for Ebay sales. :twisted:

When one is approaching an NOT waving, I can care less (REALLY), but so they see my movement even side eyed, I'll raise my arm high and stick my thumb up. YES, it's a good gesture.
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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by chads920 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:23 pm

I wave at them all icluding those on electric bikes and our local seniors on their scooters. We all enjoy a greeting and acknowledgement, why not express an interest in others, its all good .
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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by TwoTone Trike » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:38 pm

Yes I always wave. Some do some don't but it matters not to me if they don't. Most of the Harley riders wave back around these parts. We're all brothers of the wind. So please don't be offended when someone waves at you. Maybe they're having a bad day and a friendly wave just make make them feel better. If this site had a wave emoji I'd give you one. :D :D :lol: :lol:

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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by old biker » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:03 pm

I wave at everybody on two wheels.Don't care if they wave or not I feel like it's the brotherhood of the thing.

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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by Pam » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:14 pm

I wave at every one. I have noticed that one lone Harley rider will wave. Two or more will not.

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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by FM-USA » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:54 pm

Pam wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:14 pm
I wave at every one. I have noticed that one lone Harley rider will wave. Two or more will not.
Similar thing here.
1 HD, more than likely will wave.
2+ HD's, either all wave, no one waves or 'the last one' waves(*).
_____(*) as long as his buds are not looking in their mirrors. :roll:

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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by echinus1988 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:33 pm

I never hesitate to wave. Maybe I'm being a nerd but I am having fun and I like to say a quick hi to others.

I have never had a problem with HD riders. I wave, they wave. Sometimes not but I find that will all bikers.

In fact, when I was working on my 1980 Goldwing and had taken it for a test ride, I ended up with the rear brake clamping down on me. I cleaned the wrong hole so there was no flow back to the reservoir. Got it right after that.

But, a HD rider pulled right over to see if I needed help. I, of course, said yes and asked him if he was a trained psychologist (That's my typical reply). He wasn't but we talked for a bit and I let the brake let loose and then rode home without using the rear brake. Then looked again and went, yes there is a smaller hole that looks totally plugged. Got my wire out and broke through it and cleaned the brake all up.

So, I have no problem with anyone who waves or doesn't wave. We're out there to have fun and a good time.

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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by FM-USA » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:00 am

Either truckers seem happier these days or they've seen me riding through previous winters but I'm getting more thumbs up from passing truckers than usual.
No waves from passing bike riders, well, there are no other riders on the road.
I guess 20*F for a high isn't warm enough.
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