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post #51 of 64 (permalink) Old 04-26-2019, 07:00 PM
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I'm a big believer in Karma, and what you send out to the universe is mostly what comes back to you. It doesn't hurt to be friendly, and I wave at all of them if I can. If they wave back, I feel like I've made a little connection with a kindred soul that enjoys the ride like I do.
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post #52 of 64 (permalink) Old 04-28-2019, 12:38 PM
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I wave at all bikers and most times get a wave back. There are those times though that I may miss a biker or two mainly due to keeping a close watch on traffic or a specific cager that gives me concern.

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I'm with lansmank on this. I wave to all bikers. Sometimes even the cops will wave back.
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I wave like this...


Near Raleigh, NC, I get waves back from almost everyone. The few times I don't (other than ones starting/stopping who are obviously busy) I noticed they were BMW adventure bikers. No biggie to me. I figure they've got safety in mind and don't want to take their hand off the grip. If they're actually snubbing me, I don't know and don't care.
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Reading the early posts on this thread i was surprised in two ways:

1) how many members have moved on.

2) how many members are still on a FJR and still here.

Some of us long term members still about.


Yea anyway i nod, yep im mr nice to anybody on two wheels, but some riders on a certain make of bike rairly nod back, nealy alway BMW riders, just dont get that. Whatever, maybe a badge thing.

There is also an area i ride though and very few nod in that area, far few square miles, mind you they can be funny buggers i worked there for 20 years.
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Wow, you northerners need to move south where we are still friendly. I get and give waves no matter which of my bikes I'm on. I usually even get waves from the local Bandido members when I'm on my V-Strom (geek bike).
Your right. I recently did a week tour around Texas, **** nice people down yonder.
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Reading the early posts on this thread i was surprised in two ways:

1) how many members have moved on.

2) how many members are still on a FJR and still here.

Some of us long term members still about.


Yea anyway i nod, yep im mr nice to anybody on two wheels, but some riders on a certain make of bike rairly nod back, nealy alway BMW riders, just dont get that. Whatever, maybe a badge thing.

There is also an area i ride though and very few nod in that area, far few square miles, mind you they can be funny buggers i worked there for 20 years.
How long does it take us newbies to have the "Training Wheels Fitted" moniker switched to something more rugged??? JK, i don't mind the abuse. I'm very impressed by this forum and how many active riders there are on it.

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How long does it take us newbies to have the "Training Wheels Fitted" moniker switched to something more rugged??? JK, i don't mind the abuse. I'm very impressed by this forum and how many active riders there are on it.
It's because the FJR is so solid a bike through the generations, they outlive us! Ha!

I started out as Training Wheels Fitted and seem to be on Farkle Trainee for quite some time, I don't know the numbers of each crossover step.

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I wave, but I am a born and bred Tar Heel. We are nice that way.

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How long does it take us newbies to have the "Training Wheels Fitted" moniker switched to something more rugged??? JK, i don't mind the abuse. I'm very impressed by this forum and how many active riders there are on it.
Ive no idea i never took any notice of what those silly logos say.

Just because you are new to the forum you may still be a wealth of information.

Look at me im a motor vehicle engineer but i dont shout the loudest and ive very few posts considering ive been around since 2006.

I stay around because i still have my FJR - yep same one for 14 years now, but i look after my bikes. Other bikes have come and gone but the FJR has stayed. I also have a mint Mk1 R1 and spend a lot of time on the R1 forum.

So be yourself and dont feel you have to prove anything or make lots of posts.

I look forward to learning something from you in the very near future.

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