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Gentlemen and ladies. I usually don't whine too much, but this one kind of got me. I was riding Sunday, just cruising along in a really good mood. I was waving at anyone on two wheels, getting responses from most. I come upon three sportbikes, not sure what they were, but I throw a wave, the guys look right at me and just keep on trucking. I guess because I'm only riding an SV that "real" sportbikes can look down upon me. I can understand it from Harleys and cruisers and have even come to expect it, but not from other sportbike riders. Am I not in the same category as sportbikes because I don't have a $10K liter bike? Just wanted to know.
 

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Did you put your visor up and mabey your ugly?:D
Just a dig. I run into all kinds of people that don't wave.
Sometimes I get tired of it after a full days riding.
Mabey they where tired. Who knows. Ride. Have fun. Don't crash.
blah blah yada yada yada.:D :D :D


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sounds to me like you could of been riding an r1 or gsxr 1000 and they would not have waved. some people are just too cool. Happened to me a few times myself.It's not your bike ...just the other guy thinkin he's somethin.
 

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Waving:

Most do, some dont.

The sport attracts all types of personalities and he could have just been in a bad mood or caught off guard ~like I have a few times, and even though I see you, its just too late to throw out a wave....

Dont sweat it. :)
 

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Do not fret.

Some do & some do not. It is up to them. Man I am into my 56th yr of riding & getting tired of waving back to beginners to those with experience. I truck along & so do they. Most, in this area, are not fans for waving.
 

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Hopefully they were just having a bad day or missed the opportunity to wave back. I've noticed that alot of people on this site really appreciate the SV so it appears that the bike is respected as a sportbike by most & only the very ignorant would "dis" the ride just because it doesn';t have an "R" in its' name. You're riding man & that means alot in my book.
 

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Maybe you missed the Nod while looking for the wave...

I lean so far foward with all my weight on my wrists, it's so much easier to nod.
 

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I wave at everyone, Harleys, sports, mopeds, and kids riding in the backseat. Most times I get a wave or a nod back. Sometimes I don't. But who cares.

I do know that sometimes people wave at me but I see it too late to acknowledge it. That could be what happened in your situation. Don't let it bother you.
 

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arseholes

arsehole... probably...

I have noticed that "outlaw" harleys, newbies and old farts on goldwings are the worst about returning a wave... outlaws are jagoffs, newbies probably don't know better, and the old guy are suffering from senility.

sportbike riders around here are good about returning the wave, but subtle. usually just a nod, or they'll sort of raise a couple of fingers off the grip.
 

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It's the rider not the ride. Dont sweat it. Being good to others feels good.


I wonder if my friends will read this! :D :D :D
 

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Ya the Super Cool guys that can't wave back kill me. It's like their pissed that someone else has a bike and theirs is still way cooler. Give me a brake. You will be suprised who waves and who doesn't. All about the person on the bike.
 

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It's generally agreed upon out here that:

Harley dudes can't wave back, they'd drop their tools.:D
 

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if someone not waving back at you causes you enough grief to start a thread over it, dont wave at anyone ever again. its called stress management. so what? maybe he was using his clutch and brake, thats the main reason i dont wave at people, bikers, cagers, and peds. just unwad your panties and keep riding, later
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I wonder if they realize that a really good rider, may actually out-perform them on their "real bikes".

The SV is a great bike (although I've never ridden one, but considered buying one); and maybe even more practical for your needs. Screw 'em. They were probably squids concentratin too hard on looking cool.
 

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oldgixer said:
It's generally agreed upon out here that:

Harley dudes can't wave back, they'd drop their tools.:D
Thats good. Can I use that line sometime?:)

Someone else in these forums once said that HD riders don't wave back because their too busy shoveling coal into the engine.

These two lines are just too perfect.
 

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I'd wave at you, no doubt. I get snubbed by more and more sportbike riders each season. I hate to say it, but there is a growing faction withing sportbike riding that seems to have copped an attitude from some of the snobby Harley riders (a lot of whom DO wave back at me). If you look down on any rider ONLY because of the bike they ride, you are a pathetic life form. ;) You don't have to like their ride, but you can still like the persona and acknowledge that he is a fellow rider.
 
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