Honda XRV Forum banner

1 - 20 of 192 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,472 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Craicin day today so me and the missus went for a ride to the coast via the city.

On the way in I noticed a fair few GSs riding 2up like us, afforded the usual nod and received the usual ignorance yet they clearly seen us.

Pulled along a set of lights and a bike pulled alongside, nice clean red Triumph Tiger, L Reg. He admired my new Alp, turns out he'd just sent 6 months reconditioning his Tiger, lovely job too. He noticed the usual snobbery GS riders too. Had a good laugh chatting at each of the red lights round the ringroad.

Got bored counting them after a while so started ignoring them too so sorry if I ignored anyone who actually has a life and may read this. The rest can p##s off back to their warm garages for another 6 months.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

·
Tonight we dine in hell
Joined
·
269 Posts
I detest anyone that ignores the bikers nod, I've given up on the black leather brigade Harley riders a long time ago.

Surely a biker is a biker regardless of what steed you choose to ride?

I even nod at the Traffic Rozzers on bikes and have ALWAYS got a return nod:thumbright:

So what makes the average GS rider so snobby then?
 

·
Now on a BMW R1100RS.
Joined
·
952 Posts
We're the good guys you see. :thumbup:
The key is never to get so annoyed at the ignorant ones that one stops acknowleging other bikes oneself.

You know what they say, don't let fear of rejection be an excuse :D.
 

·
geriatric
Joined
·
2,474 Posts
Don't be too hard on them chaps, they do have their reasons, if you had that amount of money wrapped up in finance and bank loans you Wouldn't take your hands off the bars either and you definitely would not look anywhere but straight ahead of you just in case you missed a pothole to swerve round or a great puddle to splash through and save yourself some of that bmw spray on mud,those cans are not cheap you know!
 

·
hedgerow specialist...
Joined
·
1,398 Posts
seems to me to be "UK" based bikers who are ignorant for fellow riders as the French and German and Dutch all acknowledge you what ever your ridingbe it sports bike ,tourer or Adventure bike whatever the make.

I work on the principle well i`ll wave or nod and if you cant return the goodwill gesture well , your loss . Just because someone thinks them self superior in some "misguided way" shouldnt stop them saying high as they may need your help someday.

In the case of the Gs 1150,1200 brigade its to pick up there shaft drive from the floor and tow them to there dealer with the superior "Honda":D.

Its hard enough on the roads without bikers falling out over what they ride or wear;).

"many roads one dream so live it"
 

·
Matron
Joined
·
12,080 Posts
Marvinite stop being a cock now, there's a good lad.

Generalisations are never wise, it is sometimes sensible to find put who your insulting before you start though. Throwing broad general insults around makes you sound rude, ignorant and a snob.

Also if you look very carefully you'll find there are lots of GS riders on this site, the site owner being one of them.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,523 Posts
Just w#####s mate dislike them more than power rangers!
Really! So the bike someone chooses to ride affects you that much? You must be full of hate then that's all i can say. We're all bikers FFS! :mad:
I wave nod and acknowledge anything and anyone on two wheels and get plenty of returns.... I couldn't say that any particular type of bike doesn't elicit a return.

And whats with all the gs hating in this thread? Shall i start to list all the problems with AT's and TA's..... I think the Varaderos can be exempt as I can only think of 1 particular issue.
My gs has never had a final drive problem!

So as Sharrie says don't generalise! :blob5:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
146 Posts
Oh better watch out what i say if the owner of an Honda trail bike site has a beemer dont want any late night visits from men in black uniforms goose stepping up my driveway!
 

·
geriatric
Joined
·
2,474 Posts
I wave nod and acknowledge anything and anyone on two wheels and get plenty of returns....

:blob5:
All paid off then dave? ;);)
 

·
Truffle shuffle king
Joined
·
1,281 Posts
Also if you look very carefully you'll find there are lots of GS riders on this site, the site owner being one of them.
Yeh but I bet they nod n wave :)
Agree with you on the rest....although I don't know marvinite
 

·
geriatric
Joined
·
2,474 Posts
In all seriousness, Farky I think you just had a particularly bad day mate, if you stand back and look at the really big picture you should feel sorry for the scooter riders, they ride along like nodding dogs hoping someone will nod back.
I do occasionally nod back at the bigger scooters and some of the properly dressed riders or the ones who look like thay take there health and life seriously but the 'in shorts or jeans and hoody brigade' generally get a slight shaking of the helmet in disbelief from me, SO, I am probably just as guilty as those you passed yesterday.

Don't be offended by it, they probably just adopt that attitutde in life where they go through it blinkered and missing the others they pass as they travel. I have had a whole multitude of different bikes and riders ignore me and I have done it myself when on a bend or road that needs 110% concentration. Just enjoy the nods you do get and the waves etc and remember what it was like the first time you rode out and realised we all acknowledge each other without actually knowing each other. warms the old cockles eh?
Like a big club there are always the rude grumpy members, they might have been concentrating on the mrs rabbiting in their ears and cursing the day the dealer fitted the autocom! Who knows.



:thumbright:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,964 Posts
they might have been concentrating on the mrs rabbiting in their ears and cursing the day the dealer fitted the autocom! Who knows.
:thumbright:
:toothy10: ha.
I have some bike comms. Bike to bike radios, my wife when on pillion is on one channel. I am on another. She can talk to my mates wife on the back of his bike and I can speak to him. Result!

I ride a Goldwing, so I know what it is like to be pidgenholed. Different reactions to when I am on my Africa Twin.

I also have a 125 Virago. If I see myself in its mirrors I dont even nod.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,193 Posts
I nod or wave to every bike even people on mopeds I make a point of doing it, but I will admit I get very few nods back from GS riders Im not saying that to wind anyone up I find the same with power rangers as well.
My theory is allot of GS owners have watched ewan's adventures and decided they want a piece of it bought themselves the bike and all the gear but are not what I would call real bikers and dont understand what the bike culture is all about.
They most probably spend most of their riding day wondering how all these guys on bikes waving at them know them. So I think the real bikers that own a GS are caught up in their snobbery I for one will keep on waving and nodding in hope that I will receive a friendly wave back:thumbright:
As said we're all on two wheels so does it really matter who waves and who doesnt, i usally wave because i'm enjoying myself and when i see another bike it's a wave to say great fun isnt it mate:thumbleft:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,964 Posts
I nod or wave to every bike even people on mopeds I make a point of doing it, but I will admit I get very few nods back from GS riders I’m not saying that to wind anyone up I find the same with power rangers as well.
My theory is allot of GS owners have watched ewan's adventures and decided they want a piece of it bought themselves the bike and all the gear but are not what I would call real bikers and don’t understand what the bike culture is all about.
They most probably spend most of their rididing day wondering how all these guys on bikes waving at them know them. So I think the real bikers that own a GS are caught up in their snobbery I for one will keep on waving and nodding in hope that I will receive a friendly wave back:thumbright:
As said we're all on two wheels so does it really matter who waves and who doesnt, i usally wave because i'm enjoying myself and when i see another bike it'sa wave to say great fun isnt it mate:thumbleft:
I think your summing up describes the picture perfectly. I have a similar view. I nod all and sundry. The only contrary comment I can understand came from someone who commutes in London. They pointed out that they would be in need of a neck brace given the number of commuters they see.
 
1 - 20 of 192 Posts
Top