Why millenials don't ride motorcycles


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Why millenials don't ride motorcycles

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A recent study was done to find out why Millennials don't ride motorcycles:

1. Pants won't pull up far enough for them to straddle the seat.

2. Can't get their phone to their ear with a helmet on.

3. Can't use 2 hands to eat while driving.

4. They don't get a trophy and a recognition plaque just for buying one.

5. Don't have enough muscle to hold the bike up when stopped.

6. Might have a bug hit them in the face and then they would need emergency care.

7. Motorcycles don't have air conditioning.

8. They can't afford one because they spent 12 years in college trying to get a degree in Humanities, Social Studies or Gender Studies for which no jobs are available.

9. They are allergic to fresh air.

10. Their pajamas get caught on the exhaust pipes.

11. They might get their hands dirty checking the oil.

12. The handle bars have buttons and levers and cannot be controlled by touch-screen.

13. You have to shift manually and use something called a clutch.

14. It's too hard to take selfies while riding.

15. They don't come with training wheels like their bicycles did.

16. Motorcycles don't have power steering or power brakes.

17. Their nose ring interferes with the face shield.

18. They would have to use leg muscle to back up.

19. When they stop, a light breeze might blow exhaust in their face.

20. It could rain on them and expose them to non-soft water.

21. It might scare their therapy dog, and then the dog would need therapy.

22. Can't get the motorcycle down the basement stairs of their parent's home.


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George,
those are funny great!!!

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And yet, sadly, I would bet that at least one or two are actual reasons for some of them. More for others.

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It has been said to defeat the Millenials all that is needed is to bring back cursive writing and manual transmissions!
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wingpilot08 wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 8:30 am
It has been said to defeat the Millenials all that is needed is to bring back cursive writing and manual transmissions!
LOL!! That would do it alright!
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WingAdmin wrote:
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That is a classic! I just sent that to a bunch of people I know!
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The cursive thing is amazing. Two of my nephews, early 20's now, have horrendous handwriting. It is barely legible at best. My latest examples are from their high school graduation notices and then thank you notes for their gifts.

Then there's this beauty.



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The cursive thing is even worse. There was some issues regarding this a few years back, but I can't find any article on it now. By not teaching kids to read or write in cursive they were limiting their ability to read many important things in their original text. Many things now are digital and can be read without having to read original text, but I also remember seeing a video of some kids that were unable to read the Declaration of Independence in its original form. That was just sad. They thought it was some ancient code or something.

Manual transmissions are definitely falling by the wayside. Look at our own Goldwing, now available with an automatic transmission. Anyone wanna bet that the next big model change will only have the automatic transmission? I'm not teaching my daughter on my Wing and I haven't had a car with a stick for about 30 years. I've thought about getting one again, but no idea when or if I really will. My daughter will graduate high school next year and then she wants to move out and go to college. My opportunity to teach her is slipping away. Although, she does know how to use a rotary phone! So, I at least have that one taken care of. Oh, and she has fantastic handwriting. Thank you Catholic school!
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Here's another interesting one with the younger generation.
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That's awesome and very funny. Thanks for posting it.

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is this supposed to be funny? i dont get it,
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This is not funny! (It's hilarious)

Here is the routine for teaching Catholic penmanship:

1. WHACK! a NUN in full Blackhawk regalia hits you with a ruler, then she can speak.
2. "Hold the pencil this way" WHACK!
3. "Put your forearm flat on the desk & don't move your fingers" WHACK! Okay! "Don't sass me" WHACK, WHACK!

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keegan wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:45 pm
is this supposed to be funny? i dont get it,
Read your signature line. Nuf said!

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keegan wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:45 pm
is this supposed to be funny? i dont get it,
Keegan, I'm responding to your question after reading through your few posts and realized you probably wrote this as your first post to the forum and want to welcome you to the forum.
If my reading your post from today, 5/4/2020, is correct, that you are still in high school??
So Please excuse the attempt of some... Don't give up yet.... I apologize if that is the case.

It is known as Satire.....

A sad attempt at it...
but it makes them laugh at what they perceive is going on in the younger generation, maybe from themselves sitting on their butts more than getting involved to mentoring a younger generation member to get doing something they haven't learned to do.

But the root cause may actually be attributed to the social distancing and living further apart of families themselves, the up and coming generation not being near their grandparents to learn how we grew up working with our hands to make things work, and explaining the old school way, and how we only made progress on a project if we had a yard full of old parts to scrounge from or if new parts were needed we got them only if we went out and earned the money first to buy needed items not having a credit card or charge account but actual cash that when the money ran out you waited until the next pay check came in to buy needed necessities, and not being taught by watching the older generation actually doing the work themselves so the younger generation could learn.

And to keep to the actual subject of why millennials don't ride motorcycles....
Maybe the millennial generation is not being taught the love of riding in the wind by the older generation.
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Newday777, you are probably right but I find it ironic that a member of the z generation, seeking help on a forum populated by members in ages up to and including baby boomers has as his signature line: OK BOOMER! Look it up if not familiar with this phrase.

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And now convert £3, 5 shillings and 11 pence (£3 5s 11d) into decimal currency now used in the UK since 1971. Answers on a postcard.
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brettchallenger wrote:
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And now convert £3, 5 shillings and 11 pence (£3 5s 11d) into decimal currency now used in the UK since 1971. Answers on a postcard.
It cannot convert back and forth with the online converters. I got 3.3 (£3 3d) going to decimal but that converted back to £3 0s 7d gong back, so the online converters cannot even do this. Man you brits have screwed up money.
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I am a millennial and I love riding my Dad's motorbike. ;)

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brettchallenger wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:47 am
And now convert £3, 5 shillings and 11 pence (£3 5s 11d) into decimal currency now used in the UK since 1971. Answers on a postcard.

It cannot convert back and forth with the online converters. I got 3.3 (£3 3d) going to decimal but that converted back to £3 0s 7d gong back, so the online converters cannot even do this. Man you brits have screwed up money.
You made a slight mistake in interpreting the conversion. £3.3 is more or less correct (there is no exact conversion you have to round up or down a little) but the .3 isn't 3p it is a 0.3 of a £1, ie 30p. So the answer is £3.30p which will convert back to £3-6s-0d - an exact conversion.
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autonoob wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:29 pm
I am a millennial and I love riding my Dad's motorbike. ;)
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