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Just saw this on email and thought I would pass it on. It does explain some things!!

Top Ten Reasons Why Harley Riders Don't Wave Back

10. Afraid it will invalidate warranty.

9. Leather and studs make it too heavy to raise arm.

8. Refuse to wave to anyone whose bike is already paid for.

7. Afraid to let go of handlebars because they might vibrate off.

6. Rushing wind would blow scabs off the new tattoos.

5. Angry because just took out second mortgage to pay luxury tax on new

4. Just discovered the fine print in owner's manual and realized H-D is
partially owned by Honda.

3. Can't tell if other riders are waving or just reaching to cover their
ears like everyone else.

2. Remembers the last time a Harley rider waved back, he impaled his
hand on
spiked helmet.

1. They're too tired from spending hours polishing all that chrome to
their arms.

Top Ten Reasons Why Gold Wing Riders Don't Wave Back

10. Wasn't sure whether other rider was waving or making an obscene

9. Afraid might get frostbite if hand is removed from heated grip.

8. Has arthritis and the past 400 miles have made it difficult to raise

7. Reflection from etched windshield momentarily blinded him.

6. The espresso machine just finished.

5. Was actually asleep when other rider waved.

4. Was in a three-way conference call with stockbroker and accessories

3. Was distracted by odd shaped blip on radar screen.

2. Was simultaneously adjusting the air suspension, seat height,
programmable CD player, seat temperature and satellite navigation

1. Couldn't find the "auto wave back" button on dashboard.

Top 10 Reasons Sport bikers Don't Wave:

10. They have not been riding long enough to know they're supposed to.

9. They're going too fast to have time enough to register the movement

8. You weren't wearing bright enough gear.

7. If they stick their arm out going that fast they'll rip it out of the

6. They're too occupied with trying to get rid of their chicken strips.

5. They look way too cool with both hands on the bars or they don't want
unbalance themselves while standing on the tank.

4. Their skin tight-Kevlar-ballistic-nylon-kangaroo-leather suits
any position other than fetal.

3. Raising an arm allows bugs into the armholes of their tank tops.

2. It's too hard to do one-handed stoppies.

1. They were too busy slipping their flip-flop back on.

Top Ten Reasons Why BMW Riders Don't Wave Back

10. New Aerostich suit too stiff to raise arm.

9. Removing a hand from the bars is considered "bad form."

8. Your bike isn't weird enough looking to justify acknowledgment.

7. Too sore from an 800-mile day on a stock "comfort" seat.

6. Too busy programming the GPS, monitoring radar, listening to ipod,
XM, or
talking on the cell phone.

5. He's an Iron Butt rider and you're not!.

4. Wires from Gerbings is too short.

3. You're not riding the "right kind" of BMW.

2. You haven't been properly introduced.

1. Afraid it will be misinterpreted as a friendly gesture.

Top 10 Reasons Why a Honda ST1100/ST1300 Rider Won't Wave

01 - Too busy trying to shift into 6th gear.

02 - Distracted by boot grinding on Pavement.

03 - Waving-hand in use fiddling with power windshield.

04 - Endless seeking of some other place to put feet
['please, dear God, just one'].

05 - Concern that low-fuel light has come on at only 315 miles.

06 - Annoyance at having to use full-throttle to get
past that fat couple on the Gold Wing GL1800.

07 - Pre-occupied with anxiety that Yamaha FJR1300 is faster.

08 - Non-stop wishing that he could afford a BMW K1200GT.

09 - Total concentration figuring out one new [any]
reason to convince wife/gf to ride pillon.

10 - Paralyzing Fear of confessing to wife/gf that
he needs another set of new tires this year.


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I couldn't give a rats crack if people wave or not. I always wave or nod depending how quick I'm going and if people choose not to, then too bad. It really doesn't matter, for me it's about the ride and being on board a great bike. Anyway safe riding to all of you, and have a happy Christmas.

Cya The Tankman
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