Was posted in another forum, Had to repost here
Top Ten Reasons Why Harley Riders Don’t Wave Back
- Afraid it will invalidate warranty.
- Leather and studs make it too heavy to raise arm.
- Refuse to wave to anyone whose bike is already paid for.
- Afraid to let go of handlebars because they might vibrate off.
- Rushing wind would blow scabs off the new tattoos.
- Angry because just took out second mortgage to pay luxury tax on new Harley.
- Just discovered the fine print in owner’s manual and realized H-D is partially owned by Honda.
- Can’t tell if other riders are waving or just reaching to cover their ears like everyone else.
- Remembers the last time a Harley rider waved back, he impaled his hand on spiked helmet.
- They’re too tired from spending hours polishing all that chrome to lift their arms.
Top Ten Reasons Why Gold Wing Riders Don’t Wave Back
- Wasn’t sure whether other rider was waving or making an obscene gesture.
- Afraid might get frostbite if hand is removed from heated grip.
- Has arthritis and the past 400 miles have made it difficult to raise arm.
- Reflection from etched windshield momentarily blinded him.
- The espresso machine just finished.
- Was actually asleep when other rider waved.
- Was in a three-way conference call with stockbroker and accessories dealer.
- Was distracted by odd shaped blip on radar screen.
- Was simultaneously adjusting the air suspension, seat height, programmable CD player, seat temperature and satellite navigation system.
- Couldn’t find the “auto wave back” button on dashboard.
Top 10 Reasons Sportbikers Don’t Wave:
- They have not been riding long enough to know they’re supposed to.
- They’re going too fast to have time enough to register the movement and respond.
- You weren’t wearing bright enough gear.
- If they stick their arm out going that fast they’ll rip it out of the socket.
- They’re too occupied with trying to get rid of their chicken strips.
- They look way too cool with both hands on the bars or they don’t want to unbalance themselves while standing on the tank.
- Their skin tight-kevlar-ballistic-nylon-kangaroo-leather suits prevent any position other than fetal.
- Raising an arm allows bugs into the armholes of their tank tops.
- It’s too hard to do one-handed stoppies.
- They were too busy slipping their flip-flop back on.
Top Ten Reasons Why BMW Riders Don’t Wave Back
- New Aerostich suit too stiff to raise arm.
- Removing a hand from the bars is considered “bad form.”
- Your bike isn’t weird enough looking to justify acknowledgement.
- Too sore from an 800-mile day on a stock “comfort” seat.
- Too busy programming the GPS, monitoring radar, listening to ipod, XM, or talking on the cell phone.
- He’s an Iron Butt rider and you’re not!.
- Wires from Gerbings is too short.
- You’re not riding the “right kind” of BMW.
- You haven’t been properly introduced.
- Afraid it will be misinterpreted as a friendly gesture.