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Aug 3rd 2017, 01:28 PM   #16
 paradox206's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Des Moines

  M1200S, VFR800, XR650R & GSXR750
I don't wave at 2%ers, as I think it's best to completely avoid them. While I haven't found myself in this situation, I probably wouldn't wave at a Slingshot "rider" either. I'm down with the Can-am guys though, since I can picture myself on one of those when my body can't handle 2-wheels anymore. I give them three fingers down at the road instead of two!
Aug 3rd 2017, 01:35 PM   #17
 Mudslinger's Avatar
  Sep 2016

  Africa Twin
They look like snow mobiles with wheels to me, but I wave to everyone outside of a cage. Joggers, bicyclists, doesn't matter if they can wave back, great, if not C'est la vie.
Aug 3rd 2017, 02:09 PM   #18
 Dogo's Avatar
  Jan 2016

Don't wave to me.
We are not friends... and the obvious fact that we ride motorcycles does not qualify.
Aug 3rd 2017, 02:13 PM   #19
 2wheelpodcast's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Medford Oregon

No one!

Except the cops, I want them to know I saw them.
Aug 3rd 2017, 02:59 PM   #20
 jared p's Avatar
  Jan 2016

I wave at no one.
Aug 3rd 2017, 03:37 PM   #21
 beansbaxter's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

  Ducati + KTM
When I'm riding a motorcycle, I either wave or nod my helmet when I pass any other motorcycle.

The only time I tend to deviate is when it's a scooter/moped, and I don't know why.
Aug 3rd 2017, 03:56 PM   #22
 TimberMoto's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Salem, Oregon

  Supermoto Dreaming...
Wave at pretty much everyone except for scooter commuters. That doesn't mean the people on cool scooters & modded Ruckus'. I tend to not get overly mad when other riders don't wave. My eyes aren't automatically canted to my left while riding. Sometimes looking at the gauges or something on the side of the road and miss a chance to wave.

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Aug 3rd 2017, 05:52 PM   #23
 Wrench's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  West Richland, WA

I just don't care to wave any more.

Maybe it's because I spend more time at the track on two wheels than on the street. There is no waving on the track.

Maybe it's because of my dirt bike roots, where we roosted each other when the chance came, but didn't wave at each other.

Maybe it's because when I do hit the street, I am too focused on the inattentive cagers who want to run me over rather than focusing on other riders.

Maybe it's because I have read so many threads on riders being offended about the waving or not waving thing, I just don't want to be a part of the drama.
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Edited by Wrench on Aug 4th 2017 at 08:11 PM
Aug 3rd 2017, 06:02 PM   #24
 WarpShatner7's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  R1200ST, CB350
Originally Posted by Wrench
Maybe it's because when I do hit the street, I am too focused on the inattentive cagers who want to run me over rather than focusing on other riders.
Yeah, this; I'm really only talking about the open road. I'll always wave back if I can spare the attention. But on the street I'll rarely wave first: my left hand mostly has to stay near the clutch and my eyes on the most likely threats.
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Aug 3rd 2017, 07:12 PM   #25
 Sentinel's Avatar
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
i like waving when i'm fully committed in a corner, thinking hard about fractions of traction and acceleration rates, especially when i'm leaning hard into a left, clutch hand hanging low, near the road, and you just like...let it slide off real slow and drop two fingers lazily and let it this is as hard for me as sitting on my couch only, you know, way, way faster.
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Edited by Sentinel on Aug 4th 2017 at 04:36 PM
Aug 3rd 2017, 09:52 PM   #26
 Transported's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
If I notice them I wave. Sometimes it is just a hand on the grip with fingers up. Other times it is a low "Hey." And sometimes it is a happy fist pump. Depends on my mood. And yeah, Harley riders aren't into it, from my experience.
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Aug 3rd 2017, 11:34 PM   #27
 307T's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Washington County

Originally Posted by Transported
And yeah, Harley riders aren't into it, from my experience.
And yet we rode together now and then (he said, giving a wave)
Aug 4th 2017, 03:57 AM   #28
 Transported's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
Jeff, are you a Harley rider? Really? You are old school, loyal to the flat-track brands of your youth. I don't see you on a traditional Harley. You'd be the exception to the rule.
Aug 4th 2017, 04:45 AM   #29
 CaptainAwesome's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  Harley Davidson LR-S
Originally Posted by Dain Bramage
Anybody speak Harley? I'm pretty sure some of those downward waves translate as "FU".
Its more natural with the seating position to wave low on a cruiser.

Most anyone saying FU will want you to be certain its what they are saying.

The Harley guys wave back just as much as anyone else in my experience, I didnt see less waving when I was on my Sv650 or Fz1.

I wave to everyone on a bike that i see, if I wave back and they dont I just assume they didnt see me as I myself have been too late to wave back to be seen by the other rider.
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Aug 4th 2017, 05:41 AM   #30
 VeritasImageryNW's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
I see just as many sport bike riders doing the low wave as I do Harley riders.

And I don't notice a difference in the frequency of waves whether I'm on the Harley or the CBR.

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