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post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 04-12-2019, 12:03 PM
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reason BOB just got a Can Am


he rides his 1600 V star just fine... but with wife.. he drops the bike at stop lights / stop signs...


she does plan to learn to pilot the Cam Am soon...
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3 wheel cycle.. 2 in rear.. I wave
3 wheel cycle.. 2 in front, I wave...

any car with a child in the second or third row of a car/suv/truck.. I wave

any carriage pulled by a horse.. I wave...
any carriage pulled by a horse with children.. I wave..
any horse with a rider... I wave.

that is ME...

and YES. I wave at every 2 wheeled motorcycle. and all Bicycle riders...
as I am also a big time bicycle rider... 61 years...

I ALWAYS wave to kids, other motorcyclists, & 3 wheelers.


I NEVER wave at bicyclists, and they never waved at me. The young kids have no concept of safety.
The Spandex Commandos think they own the road, and most believe traffic signals are for everyone but them.
Aside from the fact that, at least here, we've lost many 2 lane roads, due to now having a ''Bike Lane".


I refuse to wave to Moped or Scooter riders. Again, they mostly have no idea how to ride safely.
In my state, you now have to take a Basic Riders course to get your endorsement.
I also have to register & insure my bike, they don't.



Yes, I'm old...and crotchety.
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I ALWAYS wave to kids, other motorcyclists, & 3 wheelers.


I NEVER wave at bicyclists, and they never waved at me. The young kids have no concept of safety.
The Spandex Commandos think they own the road, and most believe traffic signals are for everyone but them.
Aside from the fact that, at least here, we've lost many 2 lane roads, due to now having a ''Bike Lane".


I refuse to wave to Moped or Scooter riders. Again, they mostly have no idea how to ride safely.
In my state, you now have to take a Basic Riders course to get your endorsement.
I also have to register & insure my bike, they don't.



Yes, I'm old...and crotchety.
Me also.......

bicycles because I love bicycles... and wish them safety..

Moped and/or Scooters..... NEED to be under the same LAWS we are... same risks and dangers...
few years back.. in South Carolina.. in-acted the permit and yellow safety shirt... the out cry... but they did it... or get ticketed...

then there is the ( Young and Dumb ) thing...
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So glad this thread started. Have been contemplating a Spyder for my wife for a few years now. No more.

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So glad this thread started. Have been contemplating a Spyder for my wife for a few years now. No more.

If she needs wind in her hair, let her drive the Miata.
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Yeah, she does that. And sometimes we'll take both her car and the bike and cruise the backroads. But in a sense it's like going skiing with someone who stays in the lodge while you hit the slopes. Just not the same.


Sometimes we take both Miatas and that's a lot of fun. We'll go in the morning and then on the way back stop for lunch.

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I test rode”?” a Ryker, felt like a snow machine. A tad odd, but ok.

Up side. Never had to put a foot down, no gears, fairly quick ( considering)

Down side. Needed a ton of body English, no shifting( except a clunky f/n/r lever thingy. No lean in turns.

I can see why some folks like and dislike them. I’m just not ready for that.

I’ve been practicing slow speed maneuvering on my Vtx 1800 Neo. Most times I can manage the lights with out putting a foot down, even 2up. Very balanced machine.

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My friend has one i took it for a ride didn't like it i don't think he is to fond of it either he took my X for a ride said he might buy another one LOL he traded it towards the Spyder
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