The Biker Wave...


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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.
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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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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by Mountain rider » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:55 pm

Choctaw wrote:
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?
You were kidding when you wrote this, right? There aren't too many other groups you will ever find that show any degree of respect for eachother like motorcycle riders. There are exceptions, always a couple that stick their nose in the air, but I've had everyone from a moped rider to a Harley rider wave at me. If they can make the effort, so can I. Respect goes both ways.
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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by Big Blue UK » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:29 pm

PedroTQ wrote:
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
I can relate to that, over here it's nod city. When passing on a dual carriageway or motorway, they will give a wave as they pass by.
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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by Choctaw » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:39 am

Mountain rider wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:55 pm
Choctaw wrote:
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?
You were kidding when you wrote this, right? There aren't too many other groups you will ever find that show any degree of respect for eachother like motorcycle riders. There are exceptions, always a couple that stick their nose in the air, but I've had everyone from a moped rider to a Harley rider wave at me. If they can make the effort, so can I. Respect goes both ways.
No, that's why I posted.

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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by Mountain rider » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:16 pm

Ok, then I guess I'll consider MI a no wave zone and move on. :o
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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by TwoTone Trike » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:58 pm

I'm with you Mountain, I thought that he was kidding. I never knew that riders like this existed :o :o :o :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:06 am

back in the '70s when I lived in the Dumas and Borger Texas area,

nearly every one waved at you.... bike, car, pickup

they guys in pickups were almost 100% with waving back at you

here in OkieLand, not so much, just the bikers
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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by 823JIM » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:23 pm

Mountain rider wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:16 pm
Ok, then I guess I'll consider MI a no wave zone and move on. :o
Don't put all Michigan riders in this category, check post #2 in this thread.
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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by Mountain rider » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:35 pm

823JIM, you're right, I shouldn't lump everyone together. I wave whether I get one in return anyway. Ride safe all, and keep the shiny side up.
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Re: The Biker Wave...

Post by llenryb » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:05 pm

I wave at everybody except moped riders. I even wave at the dirt bike riders and it really seems to confuse them. It's 50/50 chance whether a HD rider will wave back though. Those lawyers and Dr's riding them have to look cool don't ya know.



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