The Biker Wave...


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Solina Dave
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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by Solina Dave » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:11 am



I wave to other bikers, if it's safe to do it. I wave to riders on trikes, and riders with sidecars. But I'm afraid I have to draw the line at Can-Ams, and ATVs, and scooters, and motorized bicycle, and motorized wheelchairs, and dirt bikes, and on and on and on.
I do often wave to people who are just out for a walk, or cutting their grass with a riding mower, or out for a cruise in their convertible on a winding country road, or sitting on their porch. And I especially like to give a wave to to the farmer on his tractor.
I love everybody. Especially when I'm out for a ride on my motorcycle. :lol:

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markmine
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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by markmine » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:07 pm

I find myself waving to bikes when driving in my car, natural reflex....

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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by Uptwobucks » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:53 am

In Texas some wave some don’t. Doesn’t matter to me. I wave at all. But I have never seen a wave from a BMW owner. I think their arms are glued to the grips.

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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by DougEFresh1123 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:42 pm

Uptwobucks wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:53 am
In Texas some wave some don’t. Doesn’t matter to me. I wave at all. But I have never seen a wave from a BMW owner. I think their arms are glued to the grips.
I try and wave or nod to everyone on two or three wheels.

I had an BMW rider wave to me as he passed me, he saw the Magna in the back of the pickup truck.

Why was it in the back of the pick up truck? We were on our way back from Shreveport LA and we were hauling the camper.
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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by mjsracing » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:16 pm

I try to wave, when safe, to every 2-wheeled vehicle, other than bicycles and mopeds. The wave continues for every bike in the group going by.

Depending on what I'm riding the wave may be a power wheelie, or a 12 'o'clock balance wheelie, or just a simple two fingers down wave.

My favorite is the standing on the pegs, left hand down, 2-fingers wave. (I'm not comfortable enough to do that on the wing)

Never wave when you need to use the clutch. (saying for a friend)

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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by mjsracing » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:22 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 12:24 pm
...except for Harley riders.
I'm not a Harley kind of guy, but I went to Sturgis on a rented Harley in Aug 2018. The day rides are crazy crowded with bikes, almost all Harleys. I started waving to the passing bikes, but it was simply impractical -- continuous bikes, all day, for hundreds of miles. I came to the realization that some Harley riders don't wave because they are so used to seeing other bikes pass that it the norm.

I like all bikes, and especially the one I happen to be riding at the time.



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