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post #21 of 80 (permalink) Old 09-04-2016, 11:04 PM
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I try waving at everybody riding anything resembling a motorcycle. The vast majority wave back. It's a simple act of respect that costs nothing.
Heck, I even give and usually receive a wave back from Amish males in horse drawn buggies. Good karma - priceless.

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I wave to all,nod my head if my hand is busy.Scooters too,you don't know their situation and it might brighten their day.Use caution, as a new rider down here waved at an oncoming bike,lost control and hit the other bike head on and killed them both.
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Some of it's regional. In upstate New York it seemed like nobody waved. In Canada (Quebec) the few other motorcycles I saw all waved. Down in Texas everyone waved, Oklahoma was hit or miss. Here in Missouri; everyone waves. Arkansas is pretty good too.

When I first started riding I did the whole two fingers off to the side biker thing. Today? Meh. I'll raise a few fingers off of the left grip to say "hello", maybe raise my hand off of the grip a little if I'm feeling adventurous. That's about it. But I do wave back to everyone who waves at me, and occasionally initiate as well. I tried to wave to a bunch of people in Upstate NY because I honestly wanted to 'figure out' if they just didn't do it there and, truth be told, I only got one person to ever wave back. Nobody did. Regardless of brand, type of bike, whatever.

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I went riding this past weekend up here in New Hampshire and 95% of the riders waved. whether i initiated it or they did. Then there was a guy who was riding that cut me off. I guess he didnt feel like doing the speed limit.

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I flashed my hi-beam to let a big rig merge into my lane and I got a nice low cruiser wave out of his window from him when I passed on the left a little later

I work as an EMT and we all tend to wave to other companies ambulances if we pass by each other. At least my arm gets a rest in my car


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Just started riding here in Central Ontario (Canada) and almost every cruiser I pass waves, some more noticeable than others, but they wave. Most sport bike riders have been waving too, but a few haven't or I've just missed it. I remember driving an MG Midget and all MG owner's would flash their lights when passing each other. Respect and camaraderie - we're all in the same club.

Funny... after getting my M2 but before I got my bike, I wanted to wave at every motorcycle that passed - from my car! lol

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I wave at anything less than 4wheels,if they don't wave back oh well,Irks me tho...wait I just say that?
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Yup, me too....
but if they don't wave back, sometimes my "all 4 fingers" hand wave slims down a bit.

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I wave at all but little scooters, and sometimes do to them as well..

I don't pay attention to see if the other rider waves back..I wait until we are within 20 feet of one another and then wave but do not look their way to see if they wave back. I often can tell if they do as a result of peripheral vision.

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I waive at everyone from Vespa scooter riders to the Banditos. We're all out in the wind enjoying something we like at a level we are comfortable with. Not everyone wants to be a 1% and not everyone wants to be Rossi. We're all in this together.


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I went riding this past weekend up here in New Hampshire and 95% of the riders waved. whether i initiated it or they did. Then there was a guy who was riding that cut me off. I guess he didnt feel like doing the speed limit.
Preacher, I'm up here in New Hampshire as well in the Monadnock Region. I give the wave or 2-finger to just about anything on 2 wheels. Most respond. About half of the Harley riders do though. Must be busy figuring out how to make the next payment I guess.

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