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Well I'll be hitting the road on my TW in a day or two, and it's the first time I've ever ridden on the street. So in an attempt to NOT look like a newb, what's the protocol for acknowledging oncoming bikers.



I know the Harley guys throw a couple lazy fingers down low, but what about us "regular guys", lol? Be specific, is it different for different styles of bike? Are our bikes even considered "wave-worthy"




I'm having difficulty picturing a cool, low gesture to a big guy on a bad-ars Harley from my knobby-tired ditch-banger, hehe.
 

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I usually let them know that they're number 1 using my middle finger..seems to work well and they all follow me to the next bar. Gotta admit it does look cool to see a tw leading a pack of harleys
 

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TdubOhio, nice vid! OMG, I thought I was the only guy who has a bell on his bike! I'm sure I'll pay dearly for revealing that fact! But it was only a $6.00 mod! And besides, the chicks all dig it! (Do people still say dig it?) m.
 

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it’s just acknowledging them and being friendly, different people do it their own way. I think some people are putting too much thought into it thinking it's some gang thing and need to know how to do it right or your looked at weird. I say most the time I’m going too fast to see how someone is waving at me, but I can tell they are waving in some form or another. I have a jeep wrangler and most jeep people do it too. Don’t over think a simple thing like this focus on the road and the idiots in cars………On the trail it is a means of saying how many people are in your group so that is different as someone explained earlier.
 

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One important thing to remember is - there are no such things as "Dumb Question"



I have long preferred the upthrust fist - Power to the People gesture -



Most important is the smile and the wave
 

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I read somewhere that two fingers pointed down meant "keep two tires on the ground" or dont flippin wreck, so I use that one.
 

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And all the while Georgie is thinking, are we going somewhere or what.... Seems the Mayans were right. The poles have shifted and Idaho is now located in the tropics..
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Well I'll be hitting the road on my TW in a day or two, and it's the first time I've ever ridden on the street. So in an attempt to NOT look like a newb, what's the protocol for acknowledging oncoming bikers.



I know the Harley guys throw a couple lazy fingers down low, but what about us "regular guys", lol? Be specific, is it different for different styles of bike? Are our bikes even considered "wave-worthy"




I'm having difficulty picturing a cool, low gesture to a big guy on a bad-ars Harley from my knobby-tired ditch-banger, hehe.


OMG! WAVE?!?!?

Don't you know that the bike will do an immediate somersault if you relax your death grip on the handlebars?




I usually throw two fingers down and back for Hogs, whole hand out sideways for Bimmers, two fingers for Crotch Rockets, and if I see another TW I'll jump off, run over, and hug the guy!
 

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OMG! WAVE?!?!?

Don't you know that the bike will do an immediate somersault if you relax your death grip on the handlebars?




I usually throw two fingers down and back for Hogs, whole hand out sideways for Bimmers, two fingers for Crotch Rockets, and if I see another TW I'll jump off, run over, and hug the guy!


I will remember that. Next time I am in Hailey I will make sure to bring my TW and ride it around. I think you are the closest TW owner to me.
 
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