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Mar 23rd 2018, 11:55 AM   #1
 Sentinel's Avatar
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Harlequin
DO you talk to cars?

I thought it was just me, but as I watch motorcycle review videos I notice that a lot of people do it too.

You are approaching an intersection or a driveway, and a car is nosing-out onto the road and you start talking to the driver/car,

"See me. See me. Do NOT pull out in front of me. STAY! STAY!"

LOL. I do it all the time.

Do you talk to cars?

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Edited by Sentinel on Mar 23rd 2018 at 12:05 PM
Mar 23rd 2018, 12:11 PM   #2
 1shinysideup's Avatar
  Jan 2016

yep, usually it's "don't %!ucken do it."
Mar 23rd 2018, 12:44 PM   #3
  Jan 2016
  Woodland, WA

I don't think I talk to them but I sure give them the stare-down. I look at the driver if I can see him/her, and at the front wheels to look for movement, and I WILL them to not move.
Mar 23rd 2018, 01:24 PM   #4
 MMcN49's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Small Island Surrounded by Puget Sound

  07 Buell XB12STT, (Two) 12 Suzuki DR650 SE 72BMWR75/5 KIA @ 243K
Originally Posted by McRider
I don't think I talk to them but I sure give them the stare-down.
All riders need to make direct eye contact and bore in like a pair of high power lasers.
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Mar 23rd 2018, 01:30 PM   #5
 mjh937's Avatar
  Feb 2016
  Bellingham, WA

  Yamaha FZ-07
I talk to them but they seldom seem to listen.
Mar 23rd 2018, 03:45 PM   #6
 unicykle's Avatar
  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
I yell about how unbelievably oblivious and stupid they are
Mar 23rd 2018, 03:57 PM   #7
 Chrishil54's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  2009 V-Star 1100 Custom
I suspect that riders that don't talk to cars would be a smaller number but talking could be small too. Most I know yell at them with things like "Moron", "Idiot", "As*hole" being some of the most frequently used terms.
Mar 23rd 2018, 04:56 PM   #8
 Rock Dodger's Avatar
  Feb 2016

Yes, I talk to them. Out in the boonies (where I live), there aren't nearly as many opportunities to talk to cars, as in the big cities.
Mar 23rd 2018, 05:37 PM   #9
 Skiffman's Avatar
  Apr 2016

  Yamaha Venture --Victory Octane
I, all too frequently find myself saying," what? Are you stoned??!!" Then I realize yeah, they probably are....,frickin legal pot SHEESH!!
Mar 23rd 2018, 05:56 PM   #10
 SilvieFox's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  08Kawasaki Versys(Sylvester),72Suzuki RV90(vanvan),81Honda TwinStar(Bobber),Yamaha225,Honda Shadow
oh i do that ALL the time . even at work in the big roll back truck
Mar 23rd 2018, 07:22 PM   #11
 Bald Guy's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  KTM SAR Husqvarna Strada, Ural Patrol and a shit load of BN125
Whew! I thought I was crazy!

All the time.

Verbalizing what I am seeing helps keep me engaged in tracking hazards.
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Mar 26th 2018, 05:00 AM   #12
  Apr 2017

I'm getting older; approaching retirement. I know I talk a lot to myself, but my wife says I talk ALL THE TIME to stuff. So cars, sure.
Mar 26th 2018, 05:50 AM   #13
  Jan 2016
  Lynnwood WA

  2007 Yamaha FZ6, 2008 Aprilia Tuono & 2009 Yamaha WR250R
Originally Posted by MMcN49
All riders need to make direct eye contact and bore in like a pair of high power lasers.
While I agree, that's rarely possible nowadays, since so many cars have heavily tinted windows. Can't f-ing tell if they're even looking my way most the time.
Mar 26th 2018, 06:52 AM   #14
 equinity's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  aprilia RSV4, aprilia Tuono 1100
Not only to a talk to them, sometimes I'll go as far to point at them to make sure they know not to pull out, almost as if I was saying, "Don't you dare f&cking pull out in front of me."
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Mar 26th 2018, 02:02 PM   #15
 HalcyonSon's Avatar
  Apr 2016

Originally Posted by Sentinel
Do you talk to cars?
Add me to the "not AT ALL politely" camp.
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