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    Default On my first 2 hour ride today

    On my first 2 hour ride on my can am almost every 2 wheeler gave me the wave... Never happened when riding my slingshot.

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    Enjoy !

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    I get more waves on my Spyder than I ever did on a two wheeler, including my last bike, a Victory Cross Roads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RICZ View Post
    I get more waves on my Spyder than I ever did on a two wheeler, including my last bike, a Victory Cross Roads.
    I live in Vermont and it seems " waving to other Mts. riders is No longer a thing that's done - PERIOD .. I miss it .... Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rider Steve View Post
    On my first 2 hour ride on my can am almost every 2 wheeler gave me the wave... Never happened when riding my slingshot.
    Glad you enjoying it. I tend to wave at nearly everyone. But I gotta say, a lot of people would never wave at the slingshot due to it having a steering wheel. I wave at them, not because of a "biker brotherhood thing", but because I think they are cool.
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    In Southern Illinois, I rarely get the wave now that I went from two to three wheels. It's the same bikes that I would pass everyday on two....Oh well....
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    We get waves from about 99% of the biking population. Only the die hard 1% group seems to be the anomaly.

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    The slingshot isn't a bike/trike. It's an inexpensive stripped down sports car (sorta). Looks like fun to drive but I can see why many don't wave to them.
    I wave to the folks on saddles - bikes, trikes, & horses.
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    Me too.
    I also wave to people on scooters, e bikes , and mobility scooters.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    We get waves from about 99% of the biking population. Only the die hard 1% group seems to be the anomaly.

    My experience too. And I wave at everyone...... Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rider Steve View Post
    On my first 2 hour ride on my can am almost every 2 wheeler gave me the wave... Never happened when riding my slingshot.
    Maybe they are too busy trylng to keep those monsters under control??????? :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    We get waves from about 99% of the biking population. Only the die hard 1% group seems to be the anomaly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    We get waves from about 99% of the biking population. Only the die hard 1% group seems to be the anomaly.
    I also agree, and from what I’ve seem, most of that 1% crowd do not wave at anyone. Not even to each other!

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    Some do, some don't. Me I wave to everybody no two or three wheels.
    If you really want to make some ones day, wave to a kid on a Vespa

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    I wave to everybody. If they don't wave back - that's their problem.... doesn't bother me.... I go on down the road feeling good that I waved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooch View Post
    I wave to everybody. If they don't wave back - that's their problem.... doesn't bother me.... I go on down the road feeling good that I waved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooch View Post
    I wave to everybody. If they don't wave back - that's their problem.... doesn't bother me.... I go on down the road feeling good that I waved.
    Yep, that’s my attitude too, Pooch. Besides, unless you focus your complete attention on an approaching rider, from when you first see them, until they pass you, how can you guarantee they haven’t waved/nodded/some-other-thing back at you….. and if you do focus that hard on them, please let me know when you are heading out for a ride, as I want to stay WELL away from you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peteoz View Post
    Yep, thatís my attitude too, Pooch. Besides, unless you focus your complete attention on an approaching rider, from when you first see them, until they pass you, how can you guarantee they havenít waved/nodded/some-other-thing back at youÖ.. and if you do focus that hard on them, please let me know when you are heading out for a ride, as I want to stay WELL away from you
    Pete
    I hear what youíre saying Pete. A lot of my cage friends tell me that they saw me out and waved, but I guess you didnít see me, you didnít wave back. I hear that a lot, and no, I didnít see them...I was focused on the road and the trffic

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    Default Wave-a-lot

    I tend to wave at almost all two and three-wheelers (except during rally weekend) I often wave to bikers and trikers when I'm in my truck or car, just to let them know I'm aware of their presence. When I'm in my BMW Z4, I also wave to other sports cars. Come to think of it, I guess I wave a lot!
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    I love Slingshots and will totally wave if we ever ride past each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OuluPulu View Post
    I love Slingshots and will totally wave if we ever ride past each other.
    Sold my slingshot mostly because some of the after market people were real buttholes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rider Steve View Post
    Sold my slingshot mostly because some of the after market people were real buttholes.
    That's too bad. I guess I will never wave at you then.

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    I wave at all 2-3 wheelers. Mike I will have to come to Vermont so I can wave at you. LOL. Bruce
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    I am originally from a small little hic town in NC (Roxboro). I still own land and a house there, and am up there each week for church. When we first moved back to the area from S.C., I forgot about how friendly everyone is. It seems like everyone waves at everyone. Doesn't matter what you are on. Heck, it can even be somebody mowing the lawn besided the road. Everyone still waves. I miss that when I come back to my permanent residence in Apex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUEKNIGHT911 View Post
    I live in Vermont and it seems " waving to other Mts. riders is No longer a thing that's done - PERIOD .. I miss it .... Mike
    Come spend a little time riding in Texas. It doesn't seem to matter what you are riding, there is only maybe 1 in a 100 bikers or trikers who won't wave. I get consistent waves regardless of if I'm on the Spyder, one of the beemers or my wife's 450 Honda Rebel.

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