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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-05-2010, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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Was riding day before yesterday and drove passed a guy in the lane next to me who was in a pickup , saw he was looking @ the bike-- didn't think nothing of it -- a couple miles down the road I see this guy is following me so I turn in to a Quick stop / connivence store to get a drink & the guy pulls in behind me and gets out to check out my JP. The guy just was overwhelmed - was slightly irritating but not too bad.
Guess its the price you pay for owning a Victory. Any one else out there get this kind of reaction??

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howdy...on one my first rolls on the new XC...in the parking lot of a taco-bell (i always stop at taco bells)...about 100m north....i got swarmed by about 7 1%-ers...literally surrounded as i was getting my rag-on...these looked to be the real deal..all colored up and haired-over.. outta AJ i think...and i gotta say that i had a bit of pucker for a few moments...i knew some 1%ers when i was younger but i am not so much anymore...just a past it cubie...anyway, the top-dog wanted to see the bike..seemed he was on a JP and we talked...lasted about 10 minutes...cool but like i say, got my attention....it is hard to walk past the XC...either you love it or you don't i reckon..

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its not just our vics, i also find myself playing look e loo when i see a different motorcycle , trike , or ? it is what it is . were all qurious at heart to some degree.

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All the time...all the time.

I'm one of those motorcycle owners that goes to Starbucks regularly.

I am answering questions the whole time I'm there.

I'm answering questions at stoplights. I find it funny when people try to talk to me while moving. LOL I just point at my ears to signal I can't here them.

I've had a few people follow me. I understand the irritation as I can be very paranoid in that situation.
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All the time...all the time.

I'm one of those motorcycle owners that goes to Starbucks regularly.

I am answering questions the whole time I'm there.

I'm answering questions at stoplights. I find it funny when people try to talk to me while moving. LOL I just point at my ears to signal I can't here them.

I've had a few people follow me. I understand the irritation as I can be very paranoid in that situation.
Starbucks??? Your a biker you should be going to a bar or better yet a truck stop. Starbucks???
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Me a biker???
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Starbucks!! Geez! I gotta save up for a couple of months before I can afford to go there! You must be one of dem rich bikers I've been hearing about.
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Been followed by a Highway Patrol car for about 5 minutes one morning on my way to work. I was ridding with almost no cars on that portion of the freeway, and the officer decided to get behind me, one lane over, and sat in my blind spot for a few minutes. Then he slowly inched up until we next to each other, and he was just staring at the bike. I smiled, which caught the officer off guard, so he put a serious face on and accelerated away.

You might think he was running my plates, thus the excuse to stick with me for a while, but I had no plates on the bike yet at that time.

In defense of those who stare, I used to stare too. I was at a gas station once (about a year before I got the XR) and saw this XC entering the freeway. It was such a quick glimpse, but all I saw was beauty. I ended my fueling early and hopped in my truck, and got on the freeway, in search of that muscular stallion I saw so graciously taking the S turn of that freeway entrance. Caught up with him and followed, and made sure I looked at the bike from just about any angle I could get. Fell in love with it, went home and did my research, and about a year later I am riding my own stallion. It was love at first sight. So, when I catch others staring, I totally don't mind - as long as they don't run me over in the process.

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Yeah, it happens a lot. I've had guys ride behind me, inch up on one side and then the other, looking at it form both sides. They usuually gravitate to looking at the tank medallion trying to figure out who make it. Nad that's just in basic black. My son calls it the Batman motorcycle.
Any XC owners notice the monkey face when you look at the dash from the rear of the bike?
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I get it all the time....sometimes it takes me 20 minutes to leave a gas station cause people walk up and start asking questions. You get used to it after a while.

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