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post #1 of 114 Old 04-14-2014, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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Cruiser waves

I've ridden cruisers for years and wave at everything. I usually get waves back. Last year I bought a small dual sport (XT225) and still got waves. On the V-Strom I don't seem to get waves back from the cruisers as much. I'm wondering if it looks like a sport bike so cruiser riders won't wave. Anyone else notice this?
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post #2 of 114 Old 04-14-2014, 09:30 AM
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Do middle fingers count as a wave?

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If I could put a sign on the front of my V Strom letting....cruiser riders know I don't want to be waved at I would go do it right now!

Not to be arrogant, but I get tired of waving at riders after a few hours of it. And don't get me started on doing it in the middle of a turn when they need to be watching the road.....

I still stop when a bike is along the side of the road

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There has been quite a bit of discussion on here regarding this issue. Seems to me that adventure style bikers don't wave as much either probably due to studying the traffic, GPS or just don't want to remove their hand from the grip. Sometimes it get redundant when you are riding in areas that are heavy with bikes such as the Dragon.
I generally wave unless I miss the other bike or conditions will not allow. I don't really get my feelings hurt if I don't get a return wave. After all we do look like a big scooter.

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Never noticed it, I usually just do a half assed wave where I slightly lift my hand up haha.

I had a guy on a trike flap his arms like a bird...

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We ride in about the same riding position as BMW GS riders. BMW riders seldom wave back. Maybe cruiser riders don't bother to wave at BMW riders.

Anyway, I'm semi-against waving. It means nothing to me, but I usually wave back.

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I get waves from everyone, cruisers, sport bikes, adventure touring, sport touring, dirt bikes.

This weekend I was out on a ride by myself, and came upon three guys on cruisers (Harley Soft Tail Classic, Yamaha Star, and some type of Honda) in the road in front of me. I just slotted in right behind them and followed for about 15 miles (really curvy road, scenic, I was just relaxing and enjoying the ride). When we finally got to an intersection, I stopped behind them and the lead rider asked the others if they needed anything, gas, water, bathroom. Then he looked at me and said, "How about you?" I said, "I'm almost out of gas, is there a station anywhere nearby?" (I had no idea) He said, yes, there was, and to follow them. So we all stopped at the station, gassed up, talked for a bit, and they asked where I was headed. Turns out we were basically riding the same route, and they asked if I'd like to ride with them. I said sure, and we proceeded to have a nice group ride for the rest of the afternoon.

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I find pretty much everyone waves at me. The odd time someone doesn't but I don't think it has anything to do with the the type of bike we ride or they ride.

In very bike-busy areas like Deals Gap waving isn't practical.. Just too many bikes.

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If I could put a sign on the front of my V Strom letting....cruiser riders know I don't want to be waved at I would go do it right now!

Not to be arrogant, but I get tired of waving at riders after a few hours of it. And don't get me started on doing it in the middle of a turn when they need to be watching the road.....

I still stop when a bike is along the side of the road
Pretty much the case for me, except I'll add: I like to wave when I don't feel obligated to do so.

I once had a "lady" return my wave with an outstreched stinky butthole finger from the rear saddle of an Electra Glide. Probably just a clubouse amenity anyways.

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Haven't found any pattern. Alternate the Vee and an ST. Some days folks wave some days they don't. Either is fine.

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