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Re: WTF is it with BMW riders? **POLL ADDED**
« Reply #60 on: August 10, 2010, 08:38:19 am »
I am a KTM rider in the western cape and stopped greeting BMW riders a long time ago. I am taking the approach of "greet when greeted" because 90% of BMW owners don't greet oter riders on other makes of bikes. Easy as that.
 

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Re: WTF is it with BMW riders? **POLL ADDED**
« Reply #61 on: August 10, 2010, 08:47:38 am »
Here we go again  :eek7:

I ride a BMW and greet everyone - even the roadies - this is a personal thing and not a brand thing... :patch:

Rant on>

Somewhere there was a thread about a WD down, and a other bloke with a WD sticker just drove past.  This is WRONG on so many levels....
To me being a WD is to belong to a greater good - guys that look out for each other and helping each other and all share the pleasures of biking.
Whether you are the hardest rider out there or a novice - we all love the same thing.

Rant off>

Must admit however, I would rather greet a DS rider than a roadie the chances are better of being greeted back... :lamer:

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Re: WTF is it with BMW riders? **POLL ADDED**
« Reply #62 on: August 10, 2010, 08:48:06 am »
had my own encounter with a couple of plonker-patrols this weekend. Being mindful of this thread I kept a tally: greeted 5 bmer dualsporters and 1 responded, and 6 streetbikers with no response, 3 'other' dualsporters with 3 responses.
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« Reply #63 on: August 10, 2010, 08:55:13 am »
Hey Nimmo, you guys in the Northern cape doesn't count. We all know you are a bunch of friendly okes up there.  ;)
 

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Re: WTF is it with BMW riders? **POLL ADDED**
« Reply #64 on: August 10, 2010, 10:06:20 am »
Hey Nimmo, you guys in the Northern cape doesn't count. We all know you are a bunch of friendly okes up there.  ;)

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Re: WTF is it with BMW riders? **POLL ADDED**
« Reply #65 on: August 10, 2010, 12:01:14 pm »
Here we go again  :eek7:

I ride a BMW and greet everyone - even the roadies - this is a personal thing and not a brand thing... :patch:

Rant on>

Somewhere there was a thread about a WD down, and a other bloke with a WD sticker just drove past.  This is WRONG on so many levels....
To me being a WD is to belong to a greater good - guys that look out for each other and helping each other and all share the pleasures of biking.
Whether you are the hardest rider out there or a novice - we all love the same thing.

Rant off>

Must admit however, I would rather greet a DS rider than a roadie the chances are better of being greeted back... :lamer:



I agree with you Nimmo. Itís people that do or donít greet, not the bike.

Itís possible that more stuckupís ride BMWís   :knob:  , but it still has nothing to do with the bike.

Iím driving a Land Rover Defender and I used to greet other 4x4 users but itís seldom that a Jap 4x4er will greet back. Not even the Land Rover Discovery people greets when you greet them, but 99% of Land Rover Defender people will greet each other. So it became a ďthingĒ that Defender people greet each other most of the time. :salut:

My conclusion would be that if you are an adventures person, it is in your character to want to mix with people with the same adventures spirit hence the greeting. Some DS bikers donít have that adventures spirit and donít see the need to greet. They use the bike(Car, Bakkie, whatever) as a tool to get from A to B.  Adventures people also goes from A to B but it is also about how you get there, who's going with you, who will you bump into on your way there, how can you assist somebody in need. Almost like family I should say. :ricky:
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Re: WTF is it with BMW riders? **POLL ADDED**
« Reply #66 on: August 10, 2010, 12:40:02 pm »
Ish - Does the issue regarding 4x4 Land Rover greetings actually makes sense. As far as I know when these guys greet it is normally sign language - with 1 - 2 or 3 fingers. This is just an acknowledgement on how many times he had to replace his Land Rover's diff - actually has nothing to do with greeting :imaposer:
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Re: WTF is it with BMW riders? **POLL ADDED**
« Reply #67 on: August 10, 2010, 01:40:39 pm »
Ish - Does the issue regarding 4x4 Land Rover greetings actually makes sense. As far as I know when these guys greet it is normally sign language - with 1 - 2 or 3 fingers. This is just an acknowledgement on how many times he had to replace his Land Rover's diff - actually has nothing to do with greeting :imaposer:

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You guys never understand the complex and intricate language of the Landy gang. It's actually an indication of how many Toyotas has been recovered this week.

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Re: WTF is it with BMW riders? **POLL ADDED**
« Reply #68 on: August 10, 2010, 01:47:57 pm »
Ek groet vanoggend fokken niemand nie
Of hy nou 'n vliegtuigenjin op sy bike het of nie
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« Reply #69 on: August 10, 2010, 01:54:50 pm »
I'm getting my bike back tomorrow.

Just name a place I should be and I will make sure I wave at everything on two wheels that passes me.

Then we can all go along and live our lives again as normal.....

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« Reply #70 on: August 10, 2010, 02:35:29 pm »
I'll say that J-dog is one of the friendliest dogs I have met. Even when he zoomed past me at 120 kph in Alexandria, me frantically waving to get him to notice me, he greeted back :thumleft: :biggrin:
 

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Re: WTF is it with BMW riders? **POLL ADDED**
« Reply #71 on: August 10, 2010, 02:43:16 pm »
I'll confess:

I won't greet KTM nor Harley riders unless they greet me first.
Everyone else I'll cheerfully wave to regardless of their bike or if they have greeted me.

But I'm not brand-ist. some of my best friends ride KTM ;D
 

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« Reply #72 on: August 10, 2010, 02:45:15 pm »
Ek groet niemand, te bang ek bliksem af, jammer manne...
 

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« Reply #73 on: August 10, 2010, 03:23:29 pm »
Ek like dit om almal te groet, dis vir my 'n community ding  :thumleft:

Ek was ook eers so Kola  :laughing4:
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« Reply #74 on: August 10, 2010, 03:34:36 pm »
Ill be honest, me and my boet did an awesome ride yesterday. He on his 990 me on my KLR. Past came 3 BMW's on the tar... They all waved, and we hooted. Must be the KLR... ?   ;D
 

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« Reply #75 on: August 10, 2010, 04:58:38 pm »
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Drove past three guys on BM's today in town. Two 1200's and one 800. I waved cheerfully at all of them. No response whatsoever. Not even a nod.

WTF?

Own up - which of you WD's was it?  >:(

The last time I do that to a Be-Em-Vee rider  :deal:

Maybe they thought that you want to sell them something orange?  :imaposer:

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Re: WTF is it with BMW riders? **POLL ADDED**
« Reply #76 on: August 10, 2010, 05:02:57 pm »
Ek groet niemand, te bang ek bliksem af, jammer manne...

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« Reply #77 on: August 10, 2010, 05:03:22 pm »
Another thing. I don't wave when commuting. To busy trying to stay alive.

On the open road I wave to everybody. Ok, not the Sportbike okes but they are a different breed anyway plus it is hard for them to wave when their nuts are being destroyed while in that hunchback position.

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« Reply #78 on: August 12, 2010, 01:43:15 pm »
it happens in Australia too.. the BM riders don't wave..

I wave at every rider.. even Harley guys.. now I know most of them are too scared to take their hands off the bars because they may crash, but quite a few do actually wave back.. more so the real bikies.. not accountant Harley owners.. they never wave back..

funny thing happend a few days ago while riding the new Super Tenere.. a 1200GS came past and I waved at him.. he started the wave back (assuming it was another GS) and stopped half way through the wave when he realised it was a Yamaha.. what a twatwaffle !!  :imaposer: :imaposer:
 

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« Reply #79 on: August 12, 2010, 01:48:33 pm »
I always greet but I don't carry on like a windmill in a fucking hurricane - it is more subtle, a nod, perhaps hardly noticeable, but I greet nonetheless.  If you are to pre-occupied to notice then fine, I don't mind - I've done my part.  But these days I hardly see guys on bike anymore.  Maybe it is to cold for them...
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