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post #1 of 92 Old 04-17-2008, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Secret V-Strom Wave

You all know it: that special feeling when you wave and give a knowing grin to a motorcyclist on the same ride.

Today, while driving my daughter and her friend to school, we drove past a fellow sitting parked on a DL650, chatting to someone on the sidewalk. Unable to contain myself, I gave the "V" peace symbol salute, hoping that he'd understand that I, too had a 'Strom. One thing I'm sure of is that I completely embarrassed my teenaged passengers!

Does anyone have a suggestion for, or know of a V-Strom specific wave?
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post #2 of 92 Old 04-17-2008, 11:43 AM
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Just make sure to use all your fingers.

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post #3 of 92 Old 04-17-2008, 11:52 AM
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I sit straight up and salute fellow Strommers, nothing less would be an insult to my bretheren and sisteren.


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post #4 of 92 Old 04-17-2008, 12:05 PM
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I try to hide my face when I see other motorcyclists, ashamed of being seen on such an ugly bike.

Kidding, really, just kidding.

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post #5 of 92 Old 04-17-2008, 12:10 PM
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I like Ian's idea; How about a left-handed salute?

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post #6 of 92 Old 04-17-2008, 12:12 PM
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Talking what a cool idea...

I can always tell I'm waving to a fellow strommer because of the hearty wave I get back...

also happens to be why I know I'm riding the best bike there is because nobody waves like there having an absolute blast like a v-strom rider.

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post #7 of 92 Old 04-17-2008, 01:02 PM
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I haven't done any specific vstrom wave.

I give the Advrider salute to any on an adventure bike or an adventure ride. I just get scolds in return tho. Don't know why.
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post #8 of 92 Old 04-17-2008, 02:22 PM
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How 'bout this?

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post #9 of 92 Old 04-17-2008, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by rjwinz View Post
How about a modified Legion salute? Left hand, clenched fist, first strike your breast (yes, thats what its called) with it and extend out at the appropriate 45deg angle. Kind of a Hail and Farewell thing, ala the Marx Brothers.
While placing your left foot on the passenger peg and touch your chin to the gas cap. I LOVE IT!

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post #10 of 92 Old 04-17-2008, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by JetJaguar View Post
How 'bout this?

Excellent!! And the motto "live long and prosper" couldn't be more apt. Most of us are, um, rather chronologically gifted; and since our bikes are so economical, we're generally prosperous too.
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