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Old December 12th, 2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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Question What's the dumbest thing anyone has said about your bike/gear?

I recall getting gas on one of my motorcycle trips, and as I'm fueling up in my full leathers, I heard the cager next to me comment about how ridiculous my gear looks and I must be stupid for wearing it in 100+ degree weather. I wanted to respond "well please stop trying to kill me on the streets and all this gear would not be necessary" argh!

What is the dumbest thing anyone has said about your gear or bike? Tell us the story, give details!
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Old December 14th, 2012, 12:33 AM   #2
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Had a guy approach my buddy and me outside a restaurant about two months ago. I was on my newly acquired (for $2k) '96 M900 which was heavily corroded all over and backfired multiple times as I sat there at idle; my buddy on his brand new Daytona 675R, the triple sounding super crisp in the cold night air. The guy asks us how much our bikes cost. My friend says "about $13k," and I'm all "$20k." His response: "Man, Ducatis are so awesome." Then he took a picture of me on the Monster with his smart phone and thanked us and walked away.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 05:34 AM   #3
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When living in Albuquerque I stopped into the local super market in full dress to pick up a few items, when checking out the cashier said to me “you look hot in all that gear” to which I said “well thank you!”
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Old March 5th, 2013, 08:58 AM   #4
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Most comments I get here in the south are.... How can you stand to wear all that gear you don,t get hot? Then I say to them are you hot, of course they are in shorts and a T shirt, then I grin and say that's why we ride so fast to keep cool
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Old March 5th, 2013, 04:17 PM   #5
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Yeah, same for me regarding my gear: leather pants, textile jacket, boots, gloves, etc.. Some guy looked at me and asked how I could stand it [the heat]. My reply was, "I'll take heat rash over road rash any day of the week. I'll bet riding in Bermuda shorts feels awesome until you low side".
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Old March 5th, 2013, 04:19 PM   #6
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Yeah, same for me regarding my gear: leather pants, textile jacket, boots, gloves, etc.. Some guy looked at me and asked how I could stand it [the heat]. My reply was, "I'll take heat rash over road rash any day of the week. I'll bet riding in Bermuda shorts feels awesome until you low side".
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Old May 15th, 2013, 07:40 AM   #7
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I was at the stop light riding my 675R when some dude rear-ended the car beside me because he was checking me out. I let him explained himself to the cop LOL!

We don't really get the Hot comments up here in Canada. What we get is the "are you crazy to ride in this cold weather?" They just don't understand that under multiple layers of gear is a heated vest!!! hehehe
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Old May 15th, 2013, 07:52 AM   #8
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I get that to, they are like what are you crazy do you know how cold it is outside!
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Old November 20th, 2013, 08:13 AM   #9
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I was in line at a sporting goods store, wearing my (brightly colored) full leathers. The guy (w/ wife and kids) in front of me asked why I wore the suit, adding "you think you're some kind of superhero?"

So I told him it was to help cagers like him see me, but afterwards I realized that I DO feel like Superman on a bike - flying through the air with my arms stretched out front. Don't all of us?

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Old June 18th, 2014, 08:46 AM   #10
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99% of the time the first question I get is "How much it cost?"
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