Poll

I just GOTTA know.  You should:

Give your standard wave or otherwise cool hand signal.
61 (85.9%)
Check to see if anyone is looking and THEN wave.
2 (2.8%)
Follow them til they stop and see if they will tell how much they REALLY paid.
2 (2.8%)
Fein vision problems and stare straight ahead.
5 (7%)
Go buy one yourself so you can see how they feel.
1 (1.4%)

Total Members Voted: 70

Author Topic: Do you wave to Can-Am Spyders or not?  (Read 20496 times)

Bob

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Re: Do you wave to Can-Am Spyders or not?
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2011, 07:27:56 pm »
Watch out bro, capnboob is not gonna like you dissin' the Hardleys...


 Hey don't get me wrong. He's right that a lot of Harley riders will not wave back, will not talk to you in public or other. Maybe even disrespect you for what you ride! I just get aggravated when the first thing we do is stoop to that level and play the anti Harley card. For the record, I have never owned a Harley and have no immediate plans of purchasing a Harley. I just have the opinion that we are all motorcyclists. And any unessasry bias against other motorcyclists never makes any of us look good. It just brings us down to the level of the certain people that are being targeted in the first place.
 I understand that it is just being all in fun. But why I get upset is that it becomes a dog pile on the Harley  (or other) bashing party! And like I've said in other threads about us: I think that we're better than that.
 So don't take me took seriously on this. I just try to head off at the pass, threads that probably will go down hill quickly! 

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Re: Do you wave to Can-Am Spyders or not?
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2011, 07:31:47 pm »
Of course I wave....  Actually, if you non-believers get a chance, take one of them for a test drive!  If you ride a sled or a quad you'll take to it like a duck to water.. ;D   If I had arthritic issues with my ankles, I'd buy one in a heartbeat!  Although I would prolly get a custom paint job on it along with a chip & a nice sounding set of pipes to let that Aprilia motor breathe a bit more...
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Re: Do you wave to Can-Am Spyders or not?
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2011, 07:33:51 pm »
I gotya Bob but I've got a dark sense of humor and I've been there and done that with the Harley's and I can tell you that most of them (not all) HATE us for riding non-American "iron". I really don't see the point in trying to kid-glove this.

Maybe you are a real saint. I can respect that. But I don't want to have to be politically correct when I talk motorcycles. I refuse.

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Re: Do you wave to Can-Am Spyders or not?
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2011, 07:34:27 pm »
Seriously T Cro, I was just having a little fun. I actually find Urals intriguing and some of the nicest folks I've ever met ride them, so far. So, yes, I would probably give you a wave the moment you were detected.

A scooter, Can Am, Beemer, Ducati, or Harley rider...probably not.   :-\

I know that your just having a little fun at my expence and I'm good with that...... It's not like we sleep together or something!  :-*

But I'm serious I give everyone a wave if I'm a mind too no matter which bike I'm on or what they ride as for me its the idea that you ride not what you ride that makes us a true band of brothers and sisters out there.

I think most scooter riders are too scared to wave to full size bikes like they are unworthy of returning salute.
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Re: Do you wave to Can-Am Spyders or not?
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2011, 07:37:45 pm »
I think most scooter riders are too scared to wave to full size bikes like they are unworthy of returning salute.

A lot of "scooter only" folks have no clue about the "wave" tradition...I think it's just that simple.

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Re: Do you wave to Can-Am Spyders or not?
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2011, 07:39:25 pm »
I find most scooter riders won't wave (maybe being smaller). But most will return the wave. Then they probably get a big smile on their face under their helmet, thinking that they've taking the first step!

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Re: Do you wave to Can-Am Spyders or not?
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2011, 07:40:21 pm »
I'll wave to anyone on a vehicle as opposed to in a vehicle.  So Spyders, scooters, trikes, etc. all get waves.  If I don't wave, I didn't see you, or I'm cornering too hard to take my hand off the bars.  (Or I'm stopped, and have one hand on the clutch and the other on the brake - Then all you'll get is a nod.)

NY has determined that the Spyders are motorcycles for the purpose of licensing.  You can take your motorcycle test on one. 

There's a local guy on a scooter who commutes and runs it around town almost year round.  He definitely deserves the respect of a wave.
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Re: Do you wave to Can-Am Spyders or not?
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2011, 07:40:28 pm »
i love them!  i will be adding one to the stable before to long.
and yes i wave to them!

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Re: Do you wave to Can-Am Spyders or not?
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2011, 07:40:36 pm »
I priced a Can-Am Spyder, just out of curiosity, and my final analysis was that if you want a motorcycle, get a motorcycle, otherwise get a convertible, a NICE one, and you'll be out the same amount of money and you can raise the top when it rains and carry a couple more babes and get BETTER or the same MPG to boot! 

I'm a hardcore 2 wheeler so trikes and dykes just have no appeal to me...zero.

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Re: Do you wave to Can-Am Spyders or not?
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2011, 08:02:48 pm »
Several riders and I were having a discussion on this one.  Do you wave to Can Am Spyders or not?  The overwhelming majority seemed to think the Spyder does NOT qualify as a motorcycle, and therefore their riders do not receive a wave.  The majority also seemed to think they should be ranked the same as scooters.  What do you think?

In Texas, the Department of Public Safety seems to think they are motorcycles.

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Re: Do you wave to Can-Am Spyders or not?
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2011, 08:15:16 pm »
Just like women, I wave at'em ALL.  Slow, overweight dressers...  sleek, fast little ones that ya' got to bend over to ride....  extra wheels for a wide stance... I don't care... I like'm ALL. 


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Re: Do you wave to Can-Am Spyders or not?
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2011, 08:17:28 pm »
here in MO if you take your MC test on a 2 wheeled bike you can ride what ever, but if you take on a 3 wheeled bike you can legally only ride a 3 wheeled bike.

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Re: Do you wave to Can-Am Spyders or not?
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2011, 08:19:43 pm »


I've got a 03 Harley Vrod, I call it the PURGATORY BIKE, the "purist" greaser Harley guys always give me grief cause it's liquid cooled, the Jap guys did too because I was on a Harley...I could care less the bikes a riot to ride.

I also own a Pair of Spyder's (one for me one for the dear wife) one with manual clutch hers with electronic...You can say what you want, but they are a blast to ride.

FORD and CHEVY's boys, when you start thinking your a little bit better than others you might need to get the mirror and take a GOOD hard look.

I get my 11' Concours this week, I can't wait.  Another style of bike to ride.  I wave to all, if you don't it doesn't bother me, your not the type of person I would care to associate with anyway.  I'm about having a good time and enjoying the time I get on the bike.
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I ride Ski-doo's 600 Etecs, I've owned Sea Doo boats, and I sell Bombardier Jet's for a living (along with all other makes and models)
THE SPYDERS are a blast to ride...Bombardier makes good stuff. 

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Re: Do you wave to Can-Am Spyders or not?
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2011, 08:22:46 pm »
I also wave to any trike or vehicle with two wheels including the hardcore bicyclists I often encounter on county roads in the middle of nowhere, they'll often nod back.  Doing what you enjoy is all that matters and pretty much everyone you see on less than 4 wheels made a decision to do so.

I also wave to semi drivers as I pass them and farmers driving various implements in either direction.  They have to deal with the same issues with inattentive cagers that we do, except they have to do it to get paid.  Both of those groups seem to respect motorcyclists too.
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Re: Do you wave to Can-Am Spyders or not?
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2011, 08:28:49 pm »
I give three wheelers the three finger solutes. Bikes normally get the two finger solute!

Bob, I hope you don't run across any unicycles!

I try to wave at anyone riding something in the open air with a motor.....If it's safe at the time.

I don't usually wave at bicycles unless they wave first....I don't know why, I guess it has to have a motor.  :-\