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  • I'll wait for them to wave first

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    Do you wave at Harley riders?

    Just wondering who waves at Harley riders. I used to wave at every rider I saw but I noticed that most Harley riders don't wave back and the ones that do only give me a little wiggle of their fingers. Seems like they think they're better than people on a Jap bike. So now I will gladly wave at them but only if they wave at me first. Tired of gettin' snubed I guess. Funny thing is it's only just the Harley riders.
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    Re: Do you wave at Harley riders?

    I only wave if they do it first. When I first started riding I waved at everyone, it didn't take long for me to realize that people on cruisers didn't really want to wave back.

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    Re: Do you wave at Harley riders?

    Does it really matter if they *wave* back or not? Putting your hand out and towards the ground is a way of saying you recognize another rider. A fellow 2-wheel enthusiast. Don't even look at them to see if you get the *wave* back.. concentrate on the road.

    I couldn't care less what sort of motorcycle the oncoming rider is on and if he waves back or not. I always put my hand out, if it's safe to do so.

    P.S. there's no waving in Europe (unless things have changed in the last 10 years). Motorcyclist worry about riding, not collecting waves.

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    Re: Do you wave at Harley riders?

    Motorcycle riding is probably much more utilitarian in Europe, more like riding a car is to us. Perhaps there is a notion that if everyone has to use a similar kind of transport, then there's no implied similarity between the users. In the US, riding a motorcycle is much more a personal statement, something you can share even with d-bags on 2 ton cruisers.

    I wave at everybody. You never know if they're gonna wave back, so just keep wavin'. There are lots of people that either don't see me wave or are too cool to wave back, I try not to let that stop me even if I do feel stupid when they don't respond.

    Their cool facade doesn't trick other motorcycle riders. We're all just geeks on bikes doin what we love.

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    Re: Do you wave at Harley riders?

    I try to wave at everyone screw em if they don't wave back. Sometimes even I missed a cruiser wave, probably the guy who started a poll on his cruiser website about waving at those punk assholes on jap bikes.

    Now its those retards walking down the street that give me the wheelie wave or burnout wave that gets a giant.. Middle... Finger!!!!!
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    Re: Do you wave at Harley riders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Erci View Post
    P.S. there's no waving in Europe (unless things have changed in the last 10 years). Motorcyclist worry about riding, not collecting waves.
    hmmm, we wave all the time.

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    Re: Do you wave at Harley riders?

    I'll wave most of the time to Harley riders if it's safe to do so. A simple drop of the hand off the bars and a quick open palm is all they get. If they don't wave back, who cares?

    Harley riders do tend to follow the stereotype that they are the only real bikers and that makes them superior to every other rider on the roads. There are exceptions.
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    Re: Do you wave at Harley riders?

    I rode my dads Harley Heritage last week. It was loud and superbly comfy on the rear. But the interestingly, my back was sore after riding it. But what I'm getting as is his ape hangers didn't realy give me the comfort level to lift a finger.

    Oh... But when I got back on my bike it felt like a BMX. That was nice. I waved at everyone, since I was having so much fun .

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    Re: Do you wave at Harley riders?

    I wave at everyone, even scooter riders! I'm with Erci, as long as it is safe and sometimes I don't bother to see if they wave back. If I can't wave, I'll nod in their direction. Lifes too short not to enjoy being out on two wheels, regardless of what you're riding! I don't care if they don't wave back. Their loss.

    Most Harley riders around by me don't wave. Not even to each other. Other cruiser folks seem to get the idea and wave.

    I know I miss some other riders waving too, but that's because I'm concentrating on staying alive with these cagers all around.

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    Re: Do you wave at Harley riders?

    I do wave at Hardly riders and they usually wave back but I'm usually ashamed of myself afterwards.
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