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Do you hate motorcycles?
By Irishdancegirl92
On Sun Oct 04, 2009 09:27 AM
Edited by Irishdancegirl92 (214949) on 2009-10-04 11:18:57
Locked by Theresa (28613) on 2021-04-22 11:10:13 I’m sure this has been resolved by now


I´m really hate motorcycles and motorcyclists! they are loud, obnoxious and underpowered.Ironically, the same can be said for most motorcycle riders.many motorcycle riders wear thin leather vests over bare arms and leather chaps over jeans that look more appropriate in an S&M gay bar while offering zero protection. So what’s the point? Dressing like a gay stripper is not cool.There is no reason many motorcycles need to be so loud that they could crack concrete and make children cry. There is no reason to blip the throttle just to piss off everyone with what sounds like the world’s loudest wet fart!
and motorcyclists are naughty, aggressive,mean,rude,rapists,pornography lovers and drunk guys.
i want all motorcycles banned.
pirate´s ships are more cool than motorcycles!

26 Replies to Do you hate motorcycles?

re: Do you hate motorcycles? (karma: 1)
By dancinqt5013member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Oct 04, 2009 01:28 PM
motorcyclists are naughty, aggressive,mean,rude,rapists,pornography lovers and drunk guys.


Um, aren't you over-generalizing motorcyclists, like, a whole lot? I honestly can't believe someone would be that judgmental over what kind of vehicle someone chooses to drive/ride.

With regards to the leather, most motorcyclists wear it because it is wind-resistant and very durable. If they're riding really fast on the road, wind is blowing at them at extreme speeds. They need to protect their skin and leather is one of the best materials for that. The tighter it is, the better so that it doesn't flap and hit their skin repeatedly. Additionally, if a motorcyclist were to get in an accident and slide on the asphalt, leather is a material that is less likely to get ripped to shreds, unlike cotton or denim which would rip and expose their skin to the asphalt. So you're wrong. Leather does not "offer zero protection". It does a lot.

I, personally, would never exclusively ride a motorcycle, but only because it's a heck of a lot more dangerous than riding in a car. But I still think they're cool. My cousin rides a motorcycle and absolutely loves it (actually, he has to sell it because he's getting married, which is kind of disappointing) and he is not loud, obnoxious, mean, a drunk, a rapist, or a pornography lover in the least. My other cousin rides a motorcycle too, and she even drove halfway across Canada on it to visit my grandmother, which is the coolest thing ever. And she's super sweet, laid back, not at all obnoxious.

I rode a motorcycle once (like, on the back of one), and it was super fun. It was only for a short time, but it was still awesome. Almost like being on a rollercoaster. The wind blowing at you, the adrenaline rush, and I absolutely LOVE the sound the engine makes. I didn't even go that fast, but it was still really fun.

You can hate them if you want, but gosh don't be so judgmental about it.
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By Allymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun Oct 04, 2009 01:37 PM
Edited by Ally (147405) on 2009-10-04 13:38:40
My former high school band director, that looks like Joe-next-door, rides a motorcycle to school every morning when it isn't raining.
He lives in our neighborhood and lets my dad borrow it on occasion because my mom refuses to let him buy one.
A math teacher from my former high school rode a motorcycle to work everyday. He has a wife and kid.

Have you ever read about the Patriot Gaurd Riders? I would suggest you go read about them and you will find a whole new respect for motorcyclists.
www.patriotguard.org

Yeah, motorcycle noises can be annoying, but so are loud cars. I find babies crying to be extremely annoying, but I would never say they should be thrown in trash cans because they are useless.
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By Meganmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun Oct 04, 2009 01:39 PM
Is this a joke?
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By Ayokamember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Oct 04, 2009 01:44 PM
This post is s joke right? I really hope it is because I have a hard time imagining anyone could be so judgmental about a freaking vehicle. Or did we somehow port back to the 50's while I was asleep?

I love motorcycles. I want one soooo badly but it's just far to impractical for me. I need a car that I can transport large objects with before I can buy myself a bike *sigh*. Not to mention it rains 250+ days a year here.
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By dangslowmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun Oct 04, 2009 03:20 PM
You dont hate bikes, you hate posers on bikes. That's cool, nobody likes posers...

As far as bikes? I've had a harley and a bullet bike, and I would much rather buy another bullet bike. Maybe if I wanted a cruiser I would build a Honda powered chopper, but that's a stretch.

But yea, posers suck.
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By Joanne123
On Sun Oct 04, 2009 03:57 PM
You should realize that just because some "bikers" are rude etc. it doesn't mean that ALL "bikers" are rude etc.

My father owns a motorcycle.. and he is actually very, very quite. and he is not rude at all!(etc.)
joanne123
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By Isla
On Sun Oct 04, 2009 06:12 PM
I don't mind motorcycles - I completely hate cyclists (as in on push bikes) who ride on the road!
Just this morning on my way to work, I nearly got hit by another car who had to pull out wide to avoid a guy on a pushbike. They completely shouldn't be allowed to ride on the road in rush hour.
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By CaffeinePremium member
On Sun Oct 04, 2009 06:21 PM
My partner rides, and I am a pillion passenger, and I take great offense at the ignorant generalisations the OP has spewed. If I trusted other road users, I'd get a bike myself.

many motorcycle riders wear thin leather vests over bare arms and leather chaps over jeans that look more appropriate in an S&M gay bar while offering zero protection. So what’s the point? Dressing like a gay stripper is not cool.
Leather is thick, sturdy, as another poster mentioned wind resistant, and provides protection against gravel. The point is body protection. A full armored jacket is too hot to wear in summer (although I have one of them, too). I saw a girl on the back of a bike once in flipflops, miniskirt and tank top; a squid: if she came off, they'd be scraping her off the road and bringing her home in a baggie. Bike gear is for protection, not looks.

There is no reason many motorcycles need to be so loud that they could crack concrete and make children cry.
Yes there is. Motorcycles are loud so idiots in big cars with their music blaring can HEAR them coming and not flatten them with a sudden lane change. Motorcyclists are very vulnerable without the steel frame that car drivers have to protect them. Ever had an SUV pull into your lane without warning? Imagine that feeling without the safety of a car chassis to save you.

and motorcyclists are naughty, aggressive,mean,rude,rapists,pornography lovers and drunk guys.
You have absolutely no idea. SOME riders may be as you described, but others are businessmen and women, IT professionals, teachers, students, or parents who ride to save money on fuel and because they love to do so. MOST riders are safe, careful, law abiding riders who ride in a fashion to keep themselves alive. (choice of reading material is completely irrelevent)

pirate´s ships are more cool than motorcycles!
It's harder to commute in a pirate ship.
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By TheMidlakeMusemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun Oct 04, 2009 06:28 PM
Wow, for someone crying about how others were being so mean in your other threads (and honestly weren't), you sure know how to be overtly offensive!

Dani
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By Beckymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon Oct 05, 2009 01:34 AM
I ride a motorcycle.

Im not aggressive, mean, rude, I certainly do not rape anyone or watch pornography and I dont drink nor am I male.

Please actually have a conversation with a motorcycle rider and quit with the very harsh offensive generalisations.
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By Kekoamember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Oct 05, 2009 01:49 AM
Ha!

I love motorcycles personally, and I'm dying to learn to drive one. My dad has a Harley and is like...the funniest, most laid-back 50 year old hippie ever.
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By obsesseddancer14
On Mon Oct 05, 2009 02:10 PM
Isla wrote:

I completely hate cyclists (as in on push bikes) who ride on the road!
Just this morning on my way to work, I nearly got hit by another car who had to pull out wide to avoid a guy on a pushbike. They completely shouldn't be allowed to ride on the road in rush hour.


Enough with the cyclist-hate already! Do you realize what happens when you spread that kind of hatred? People think getting really pissed at cyclists is justified and then they do stupid and dangerous things like try to run them off the road or "teach them a lesson" by zooming by them without leaving hardly any space and it's incredibly scary and CYCLISTS DIE. It's taking at the most a couple minutes or seconds out of your day when you're stuck behind a cyclist, are you really that selfish? You have to wait in the line at Starbucks for longer than that and you don't blow your top then but stick people in a car and they get this weird feeling of anonymity (there's been research done on this) and they start doing rude and dangerous things that they wouldn't normally do while thinking that they're perfectly within their rights because they don't feel like they're doing it to people as much as vehicles. That thought process has started to extend to cyclists and it's really dangerous. Also, most cyclists try to ride on back roads during hours of low traffic so at least in my area it's really never much of a problem but I still hear people bonding over their mutual hatred of cyclists. And I'd like to point out that if someone was driving recklessly while trying to get around a cyclist you should blame the driver, not the cyclist. That's like saying "Oh this guy almost hit my car because he was being an idiot and taking a turn too wide. I hate turns."

I'm a mountain biker and my parents ride mountain and road bikes and my mother has come home from a road ride scared out of her wits so many times because some selfish a** almost ran her off the road even though they only ride on back roads, so when people make comments like this it really makes me furious.

/rant
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By Sumayah
On Mon Oct 05, 2009 02:23 PM
I'm not a fan of motorcycles only because I personally don't enjoy them. But other people on motorcycles, sure. Live and let live. I voted before I read your post and after I read it, I felt compelled to explain my dislike since for me it's a personal thing, not a general thing. Actually specifically it's the leaning, I'm just so (unreasonably) afraid I'm going to tip over.

But wow, when I read what you wrote... It made me wish I had never opened this thread. Way to be judgmental and rude. You can dislike something and still show respect in your words. Man I 'd love to see you face the ROT Rally comes thru here each year. Thousands of bikers on the road and I must say, they're all very conscientious riders, very respectful of other traffic and the ones I've interacted with have been very cool people. So, no I personally don't like motorcycles because they freak me out (what little experience I've had as passenger on one), but I see nothing wrong with them for other people.
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By ConUnaSonrisamember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Oct 05, 2009 03:04 PM
I too am hoping this thread is a joke.

Personally, I don't hate motorcycles but they terrify me. I don't want to ever ride on one (well maybe on a deserted road or something) and I honestly am thankful my loved ones don't have any. I admit, some of them look really awesome, but with so many careless drivers, just one little mistake and a motorcyclist is dead. That's not a risk I want to take with my life and I hope my loved ones don't either. I don't trust the other drivers on the road not to flatten me! My dad had a motorcycle when I was a baby but after he saw his buddy lose both his legs from the knee down due to getting run over by an 18 wheeler, my dad promptly sold his.
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By Orionmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Mon Oct 05, 2009 03:43 PM
My boyfriend's dad used to ride a motorcycle. He's now a quadriplegic due to a moron in an SUV trying to run him off the road.

My boyfriend's dad is also one of the coolest, most laid back, nicest people I've ever met. Your post was unfair and hateful. Stop with the stupid generalizations.
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By SaraTheGrouchmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Wed Oct 07, 2009 09:11 PM
When I get the money, I'll be buying a Ducati 848. And I'll likely be wearing leather (or kevlar) because it'll PROTECT me from the road, should I happen to meet with it someday, not because I think I'm a badass that belongs in a porno.
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By martha_grahammember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Oct 08, 2009 03:06 AM
This post is the one of the most rude and ignorant posts I ever seen on this site.
they are loud, obnoxious and underpowered

They are loud so careless car drives can hear them. Underpowered? My motorbike can go over 300 km/h? How fast is your car? I travelled to France on my bike this year and it was the most awesome experience in my life. On motorcycle it is much different to travel than in car you are more exposed to the surroundings which is awesome.
many motorcycle riders wear thin leather vests over bare arms and leather chaps over jeans that look more appropriate in an S&M gay bar while offering zero protection

As said before leather offers protection, vest covers your vital organs. I almost never ride motorcycle without full body armour.
and motorcyclists are naughty, aggressive,mean,rude,rapists,pornography lovers and drunk guys

Girl you need to stop watching movies and go out in the real world. With that statement you offended me, my family, my boyfriend, his family and many other people dear to me.
pirate´s ships are more cool than motorcycles!

Like the ones in Somalia that they are killing and robbing people these days? That is what you call cool?
For the end a picture of naughty, aggressive,mean,rude,rapists,pornography lovers and drunk people. (me and my boyfriend).
Image hotlink - 'http://photos-h-7.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs247.snc1/9427_131215443146_743128146_2373223_3278003_n.jpg'
P.S. Cycles are awesome they don't pollute air and it is healthy to ride a bicycle. It is fault of your government that they don't have lane\road especially for bicycles like we have it here in the Netherlands.
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By Snuffymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Oct 08, 2009 06:07 AM
^Awww, you guys are the most handsome couple of naughty, aggressive, mean, rude, drunk, pornography lovin' rapists I've ever seen. :)

...I'm not even going to dignify the OP's comments with a response!
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By majeremember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:34 AM
I don't mind them. Sometimes they scare me while I drive...
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By novicedancer1991member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:49 AM
No, I don't hate motorcycles, although I would not want to ride one myself. I also don't think people who ride them are bad people. I have known some people who own motorcycles who are very nice.

Comment #8578461 deleted
Removed by TheMidlakeMuse (78507) on 2009-10-08 19:34:52 You're welcome to disagree but you cannot swear or call people names.

re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By Staceymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Oct 08, 2009 06:47 PM
I like motorcycles!
The picture is my boyfriend and I on his motorcycle.
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By martha_grahammember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Oct 09, 2009 06:12 AM
Edited by martha_graham (144775) on 2009-10-09 06:18:27
Edited by martha_graham (144775) on 2009-10-09 06:20:50 Huge pictures
Edited by martha_graham (144775) on 2009-10-09 06:22:39 Sill huge
Haha Stacy I got pink MC as well. Here is a picture when I was trying it on.
Image hotlink - 'http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/5274/snc00086n.th.jpg'
I see that your boyfriend got supersport bike. I know how those high passenger seats are annoying for your hands, and the fact that you slip a bit forward and press the driver on lower speed.
So my boyfriend and I found a little thing that made our drive easier. www.motorparts-online.nl . . . That is a duo drive tankgrip it works perfectly and it is very safe only down side is that you can't have the grip and tank bag in the same time (tank bags sucks anyways). Sorry that site is on Dutch but I think you can get the point.
Here is how it looks on our Suzuki:
Image hotlink - 'http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6797/dsc00549mb.th.jpg'

/end of hijack
re: Do you hate motorcycles?
By Staceymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Oct 09, 2009 07:04 AM
Thanks for that idea. I used to slide forward a lot, but now when he is breaking I reach a hand back and hold onto the grabrail.

It looks interesting but I prefer to hold onto my boyfriend, I don't lean far enough forward to hold onto that while we ride.

Also, whats a pink MC?
The helmet?
My helmet is a Vega Altura and my jacket is by FXR.
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