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post #21 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-03-2016, 10:35 PM
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Always wave to all 2 wheelers, 80% wave back, 10% I believe don't see, other 10% jerks that show their not real bikers.
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Last year on our ride through California I observed the same thing there. I guestimate the percentage who wave in all the rest of the states being 75% or higher. The reverse or even less was true in California. Maybe they're all just p*ssed about the gas prices there.


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I always wave at other riders. Usually a lowered hand with 2 fingers out, which often times is the same in return. I've heard before this means "keep the (2) wheels down".
But.....HD riders do wave less than others imho.
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Howdy fellow Utahrine! I've noticed most do wave, even Harley riders. Sunday I went for a ride through Ogden Canyon and there were a tremendous amount of riders out for the day. My left arm got a workout from grip to wave. Most responded but a few did not. And I wasn't even on my wing, was on the Majesty instead as that's all I've got while the girl is on the mend. I think I get more waves on the wing though, whatever. I wave to everyone, don't care what they ride.

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"Why don't Californians wave" ? They're Californians....

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My father taught me to wave at other riders long before I could ride myself. To him is was symbol of a brotherhood of riders who lookout for each other on the road. He believed that if they waved back, they were among the riders who would help you if you had a problem. Like brothers who never leave you stranded. Because of this, I wave at everyone and about 60% wave back. If they wave back, great, if not, no matter I would still be there to help. I like to joke that many Harley riders don't wave back because they are afraid to let go of the handlebar. LOL
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most in texas will wave back
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Smile The WAVE

This is from a facebook page a a British biker group of "SCUM" Society of Cheshire United Motorcyclists

From SCUM feb 22, 2015 . Really. Its funny.
they have a lot of funny bike videos

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Riders here in Ut are awesome, I've been riding the roads here since the '70's and in the last 10 yrs the "Salute" is becoming more prevalent. It used to be if you "Saluted" a Scooter rider or a rocket rider they would just look at you. As the increase in Dual sport riding has grown these riders are riding with more and different styles of riders, I believe that this has made the "Salute" more popular here.

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I've noticed the different heights of the wave. The wings I pass almost always have a high, above the waist wave, and the Harley / cruiser guys have the down low wave. I even started the down low when I got my V-star. ???

I couldn't fix my brakes so I made the horn louder
Motor started to knock. Turned up the radio.

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