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So tonight for like the third time in the past two weeks I pull in somewhere and someone comes up and their like nice bike man and I'm like thanks and they ask a couple questions and then they just sit down and grab on the bars without asking. I'm about the crack the next one on the side of the head with my brain bucket. Pisses me off ?


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I had that problem once while in a bar, when I was asked to come outside as someone was on my bike. When I got outside, there were five friends standing around the bike and wouldn't let him move until I got there. Don't think he tried that again. I will not sit on even a friend's bike if offered. The friendship is worth more to me. Sometimes things happen.
 

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Never had one swing his legs over the tank but had one or two sit their butts on the seat from the side. I'm not a little guy, and when I get pissed, it's not hard to tell as evidenced by how fast those gentlemen found other places to park their butts. What's nice about these situations is that usually there are other bikers nearby, and they seem to always be sympathetic to the owner of the offended bike. Strange how group actions convince people of their wrongdoings.
 
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I'm kinda new to this but I'd be willing to bet that's a big No-No!
 

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I'm kinda new to this but I'd be willing to bet that's a big No-No!
I got more invested in my bike than the infamous Altima. You sits on da bike, you gets da owner in youse face.
Problem often is some idiots want to pick the bike up and pretend they're Rock Studly, the greatest bike rider ever. Then they drop the bike....or they manage to leave a huge scratch in the paint. Regardless, they're trespassing on private property.
 

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Never had one swing his legs over the tank but had one or two sit their butts on the seat from the side. I'm not a little guy, and when I get pissed, it's not hard to tell as evidenced by how fast those gentlemen found other places to park their butts. What's nice about these situations is that usually there are other bikers nearby, and they seem to always be sympathetic to the owner of the offended bike. Strange how group actions convince people of their wrongdoings.

Sadly I'm a small guy I weigh like a buck fifty five so people probably don't get too scared. I was tempted to fight the dude but he was drunk and I was at an unfamiliar bar so I let it go. Next time I'm gonna have to do somethin, I'm pretty sick of it.


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hasn't happened to me, but if I saw someone start to pull such a move, I would head them off with: STEP THE @#$% AWAY FROM THE BIKE. Woodrow Call said it best in lonsome dove-cant stand rude behavior in a man-wont tolerate it!
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I agree with the others,
Even with my closest friends, we ask each other if we want to set on their bike.
There is another thread on here about the advantages of a big ball peen hammer. Ya might want to check that out.
 

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That's like having some idiot say how nice your car
is then open the door and get in and sit down.

You don't F#ck with someones bike! EVER!!
 
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Sadly I'm a small guy I weigh like a buck fifty five so people probably don't get too scared. I was tempted to fight the dude but he was drunk and I was at an unfamiliar bar so I let it go. Next time I'm gonna have to do somethin, I'm pretty sick of it.


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Don't fight, finish'em off. Hit fast, hit hard, keep hitting until down for good. Worst I ever got my ass kicked was by a five foot nothing man.


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Sorry, I have to bring back some old AMA and Dear Abby. If any of you remember the Dear Abby from Jan 1993 where she described a motorcycle as an "attractive nuisance," and the response by Eric Lundquist, Legislative Affairs Specialist, AMA.

Chicago Trib, Jan. 1993:

Is A Motorcycle An Attractive Nuisance? - Chicago Tribune

And, then Greg Harrison's response in American Motorcyclist in April, 1993:

American Motorcyclist - Google Books

I don't see much else since then, but keep in mind that many of those who would just sit on your bike without permission were likely raised by parents who thought Dear Abby made sense.

Hope this brings back memories for some of the older folks here.
 

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Sorry, I have to bring back some old AMA and Dear Abby. If any of you remember the Dear Abby from Jan 1993 where she described a motorcycle as an "attractive nuisance," and the response by Eric Lundquist, Legislative Affairs Specialist, AMA.

Chicago Trib, Jan. 1993:

Is A Motorcycle An Attractive Nuisance? - Chicago Tribune

And, then Greg Harrison's response in American Motorcyclist in April, 1993:

American Motorcyclist - Google Books

I don't see much else since then, but keep in mind that many of those who would just sit on your bike without permission were likely raised by parents who thought Dear Abby made sense.

Hope this brings back memories for some of the older folks here.
When I was a kid, the folks about 1/2 mile away had a inground pool with a 8 ft chainlink fence topped with wire around it . One summer when they were out of town on vacation, two of the neighborhood kids drowned in their pool. It came out in court ( law suite that followed) that the mothers of the kids would toss a blanket over the wire, so the kids could climb over without getting cut up. The home owner still lost the suit, the court judged that the pool was an "attractive nuisance", and as such it was the fault of the home owners that the kids drowned.

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That's like having some idiot say how nice your car
is then open the door and get in and sit down.

You don't F#ck with someones bike! EVER!!
I believe this is a good answer.
 

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Better yet walk over to his date, put your arm around her and say 'how about I try you out?'


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I like this one.

Hell, I don't even like brushing someone else's pipes as I walk by, no f'n way would I ever dream of sitting on their bike unless I know them, they gave specific permission and I was ready to fully compensate them for any and all damage I did. I really don't want to be paying for a bike I can't ride.
 
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