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I am new to riding and the rider wave was something that I thought was really cool. You would see two guys pass each other and they would nod and give each other the lazy peace sign as they rode past each other. Cool stuff!



But, some people wave and some don't. I heard of Harley guys not waving to Asian bikes, but from what I have experienced it is 50/50 if someone is going to wave, dosn't matter what kind of bike. I am talking back straight roads, in all styles of bikes.



Then when I wave and they don't, guess who feels like a d-bag? Me.



Any thoughts?




Final thought
I waved to two guys on big scooters and they almost crapped themselves (they looked at each other in amazement, then massive smiles smeared their faces) and then they waved back Fanatically. I am glad I made their day, but not the type of cool I was shooting for.




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I am new to riding and the rider wave was something that I thought was really cool. You would see two guys pass each other and they would nod and give each other the lazy peace sign as they rode past each other. Cool stuff!



But, some people wave and some don't. I heard of Harley guys not waving to Asian bikes, but from what I have experienced it is 50/50 if someone is going to wave, dosn't matter what kind of bike. I am talking back straight roads, in all styles of bikes.



Then when I wave and they don't, guess who feels like a d-bag? Me.



Any thoughts?




Final thought
I waved to two guys on big scooters and they almost crapped themselves (they looked at each other in amazement, then massive smiles smeared their faces) and then they waved back Fanatically. I am glad I made their day, but not the type of cool I was shooting for.




Adam


If you do a search, someone actually made a video of all the different style of waves. It was hilarious!
 

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Ceramite,

But Who is the dirt-bag when they don't wave at you? They have every right to salute you or not; just be that better person you are called to be.

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I do when I can. whether it's a 50cc automatic or a crazy ass 6200cc boss hoss.



It's just part of the ride - and especially if you're having a really good time it's a way to show that. Don't feel bad if they don't give one back, they may have been busy working the controls, paying attention to a road hazard and didn't see you until it was too late, dodging a dumbass, the list goes on.



I get one back probably 75% of the time.
 

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[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqykEhOIaRk[/media]



Is this it? I have seen his videos but I hadn't seen this video before 5 minutes ago.




Thank you Greybeard, I really appreciate that.




That maybe true Dark Sol, I hadn't thought about it that way. When I am riding I always seem to be dogging a pot-hole or an a-hole (I live in Baltimore, ride away from Baltimore on the weekends).
 

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I read an article in Cafe Racer? a while back by a lady from the U.S. riding in England(and maybe Europe). They do not wave. They are taught to keep both hands on the grips. Sounds kinda smart to me. I prefer the James Dean/ZZ Top-type of wave.




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I wave to people on mini bikes to goldwings because Ive had mini bikes to goldwings so I feel like I have something incommon with them
 

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I read an article in Cafe Racer? a while back by a lady from the U.S. riding in England(and maybe Europe). They do not wave. They are taught to keep both hands on the grips. Sounds kinda smart to me. I prefer the James Dean/ZZ Top-type of wave.




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In the UK most riders nod rather than wave, on continental Europe they often stick a foot out particularly France and Spain.



Here's Admiral's funny video re: motorcyclist wave. > http://tw200forum.com/index.php?/topic/2374-tw200-wave-to-other-rider-techniques/
 

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I wave most of the time I see someone. I think it's funny most of the people who don't wave back are Harley riders. Don't get me wrong the when I rode with the Gypsy's in Texas they were a great bunch of people. I just think the some of the newer Harley people have little guy syndrome hehe.
 

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I wave to every bike I see, but miss quite a few as I tend to look around too much. I usually wave to the ones I miss, but they are so far past me to actually see that I did wave back to them. Heck, I even wave to guys riding peddle bikes. The other day, I even waved to a cripple riding a three wheeled mobility scooter. I do draw the line on the guys with four wheeled scooters.
 

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everybody waves except most Harley and Beemer riders.


Hey! I resemble that remark. I'm a Beemer rider you know.




Seriously though it's the same here BMW riders don't wave when I am on my Beemer unless they are also riding an old, scruffy and battered airhead like mine. (R80G/S)
 

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I try to wave or nod at every 2~3 wheel motorized vehicle I meet, but too often I'm paying attention to an idiot in a cage who is acting wonky, and don't see the other bike till it's too late.



 

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I only wave if it's below 32*F or raining. Can't stand fair-weather wannabes.
I took qwerty's remark to heart
since I tend to be a sugar baby who is afraid of melting in the rain. So I donned my new jacket and helmet and test rode them to the store in the rain yesterday. There was nobody to wave to unlike friday when the weather was warm and bikes were everywhere. I parked mine with pride next to a spanking KTM 950 Adventure and the new Super Tenere but they were nowhere to be seen. I inducted myself into the lonely league of the hardcore.



I was worried that the new helmet's closable vent holes would leak but they did not and the visor proved itself to be nicely hydrophobic so visibilty was the best I've had biking in the rain. The new jacket worked wonders but there is nothing in the design to prevent it dripping in the store so I guess storekeepers prefer fair-weather wannabes.
 

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The new jacket worked wonders but there is nothing in the design to prevent it dripping in the store so I guess storekeepers prefer fair-weather wannabes.
I've been asked to step outside and brush the snow off because of it melting and dripping everywhere.
 

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[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYXy9QSBoFs[/media]



my Favorite "wave" video



apparently I can't figure out how to embed video...



took 4 tries, but I got it.
 
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